October 3, 2010

Classy gifts from Executive Gift Shoppe {giveaway}

The other day at work we were discussing what to get our boss for Christmas. It's a small office, so we usually just chip in a few bucks apiece and try to get something nice.

Key word: try.

It's not easy finding executive-calibre gifts on our budget. He doesn't need another tie or more golf balls. It's a dilemma we go through every year...

...until this year. Because this year, I found Executive Gift Shoppe.

Once you go to Executive Gift Shoppe's website, you are instantly struck by how professional it looks. This isn't some fly-by-night organization out to fleece you for a few quick holiday bucks. No, these people are in it for the long haul and are doing everything right. And I mean everything. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

You've heard that before, right? But at Executive Gift Shoppe, it's not just a cliche - it's a business model. They won't be happy with any order until you are happy with it. Period.

There's something here for everyone, from letter openers to
business card holders. From Swiss Army knives to engraved flasks. Money clips. Groomsmen gifts. Sports gifts. And all so sophisticated, well-designed and well-made that you could easily mistake them for something costing many times more.

Pete Ekizian, owner of Executive Gift Shoppe, gave me the opportunity to see for myself. He didn't just send me a product to review. No, he allowed me to choose any product from their line (within reason, of course). That, to me, shows the confidence he has in every single thing he sells.

So I spent a great deal of time on the website, trying to decide what I wanted to review. I perused page after page of wonderful products, thinking all the while "oh, this would be great for So-and-So" or "wow, that's perfect for So-and-So".

And then I saw this:

Executive Brass Pen, Letter Opener and Magnifier Gift Set  $60

It was love at first sight. I couldn't even see the top, all I could see was what you see above, but I knew this was the right item for me to review.

When it came, packaged very carefully and securely, I couldn't wait to see it. Pete had told me the item featured free engraving on the top of the box, so I quickly came up with initials to have engraved. Hey, if nothing else, I can use this for a very splendid Christmas gift, right?

At any rate, after removing the protective wrapping, my jaw literally dropped when I beheld the beauty with my own eyes.

My cheap digital camera doesn't do it justice:
The natural wood finish is so warm and inviting that you just want to stroke your hand across it. There's a nice engraved decoration around the box itself (which you can barely see in the above photo). The highly polished gift box features the rich tone and beautiful grain of burlwood.

The box alone is impressive enough. But then take a look at the desk implements inside:
Brass. Class. It's one thing to have a nice pen. It's another thing to have a nice pen and a letter opener that match. But it's quite another thing entirely to have a nice pen, a letter opener, and a matching magnifying glass, all in a prestigious gift box.

Most definitely an executive gift. And only $60. Engraved free.

Amazing value.
Everything has a perfectly formed and molded place for safe storage. This is one fine gift that anyone would be proud to receive. And use.

So I think I'm going to show this to the folks I work with at the office and see what they think about getting this for the boss for Christmas. We could even have it laser-engraved on top, right into the wood, for free. Not just his initials or name, but anything we want to say. What a great appreciation gift or retirement gift! I can think of any number of people that this would be perfect for, such as your pastor, father-in-law, grandfather, best man at your wedding, business partner, etc. The list is endless, because this is suitable for anyone.

Now the only thing left to figure out is....
Who is RWT?
Executive Gift Shoppe is a retailer of personalized gifts for young professionals. Their products include flasks, business card holders, money clips and groomsmen gifts. Their goal is 100% customer satisfaction. They have been in business since 1999 and online since 2000. You can trust them to deliver the prestigious gifts you need.


~~GIVEAWAY~~
Executive Gift Shoppe is giving one lucky Shady Lady reader the item of your choice from their extensive gift line, up to a $50 value, engraved and shipped free! Lucky you!! This giveaway is open to US residents only please.

Entering is easy. Please do the mandatory first step before doing the extra entries. Winner will be determined by using Random.org. Entries will be verified before winner is contacted, so please make sure you use the same username, name, and/or email address for each entry, or tell me how to identify you. And PLEASE leave an email address in your comment if it is not publicly visible on your blog! Thank you for adhering to these giveaway rules.

~~Mandatory~~
Visit Executive Gift Shoppe and tell me something you found there that you love. This step is required before extra entries will count. Please don't copy from someone else's post.

Extra entries - please leave separate comments for each:
*One extra entry if you follow my blog through Blogger or Google Friend Connect. (see left sidebar) Current followers qualify also.

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*One extra entry if you follow me on Facebook. (see sidebar) Current fans/friends/followers qualify also.

*DAILY ENTRY - Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet. Feel free to copy and paste:

#Giveaway #Win Executive Gift Shoppe item of choice up to $50! Free engraving! @tnshadylady @giftshoppe http://bit.ly/aiLe1D ends 10/20

*One extra entry if you follow with Networked Blogs. (see right sidebar) Current followers qualify also.


*One entry each if you are a subscriber to my email updates and/or rss feed. (see left sidebar) Tell me what email address and/or reader you use. Current subscribers qualify also.


*FIVE ENTRIES - Help me spread the word! Post this giveaway on your own blog or giveaway site or linky or other social networking site. Leave me a link so I can verify. Be sure to leave five separate comments.

*FIVE ENTRIES - Post my button on your blog. It doesn't have to be "above the fold", but it does have to be on your main page. Leave a link so I can verify. Be sure to leave five separate comments.

Giveaway closes midnight CST Wednesday October 20, 2010. Giveaway open to US residents only please. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Remember to leave separate comments for each method of entry! This is the only way to be sure that you get all your entries. And if you are already a subscriber or follower, you still get those entries! So be sure to get all the entries you are entitled to.

Disclaimer: I was provided a sample from Executive Gift Shoppe gratis in exchange for providing an unbiased review of the product. (Thanks Pete!) No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.

119 comments:

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