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Friday, July 26, 2013
It's hard to resist a good piece of candy. Everyone has their favorites. There's just something about the taste of the candy of the 1950s that brings back nostalgic memories. A lot of great things happened in the 50s. Even if you weren't born during that time, you might remember learning that during that decade, Elvis had his first recording, Disneyland opened and Mr. Potato Head was invented along with everyone's favorite, Silly Putty. What a fun decade the 1950s were. So it should come as no surprise that the candy of that decade was great. 



Who remembers back in the day when you could actually buy penny candy? Times may have been tight during the 50s but the economy was starting to boom, and a dime would get you a bag full of your all time favorite candies. As anyone from the 1950s will tell you, candy was a big hit. There are a lot of good choices for candy today, but none can compare to the candy of the past. There were a lot of choices when it came to 1950s candy; everything from chocolate to hard candies and everything in between. Some great candy of the 1950s include such favorites as Boston Baked Beans, Zotz, Mary Jane, Good & Plenty, Gold Nugget Bubble Gum, Chick-O-Stick, even candy cigarettes and Bubble Gum Cigars were a hit, made you feel as if you were really smoking. Oh, such memories…



Perhaps you have a friend or family member that can recall going to the corner store when they were growing up and picking out some of their favorite candies. They might have enjoyed being able to get two pieces of candy for a penny. Back then that was a lot. Sure there are plenty of good candies on the market today and if you're lucky you can still find some of the classic candy of the 1950s on store shelves. The prices are much higher now, but the taste should still be the same. If you're looking for a great gift to give someone, why not consider a gift of nostalgia by giving that special someone a gift full of candy from the 1950s? Let them reminisce about the good old days. Such a gift would also be a wonderful way to introduce a younger person to the wonderful world of candy from back in the day. Candy always makes a yummy treat for kids of all ages.


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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Costumes are great ways to incorporate a little fun into everyday life. Although wearing a costume to certain events may seem odd, costumes are mandatory for many specific parties and events. A Santa Clause costume is one costume that may or may not be needed for different holidays. Although it is an obvious choice for Christmas, a Santa suit may not be the best costume for a Halloween party. That has not stopped many people from purchasing a Santa suit XXXL for Christmas, Halloween, and other costume parties.



The Santa suit XXXL is an excellent choice for a plus size individual who wants to have a jolly time. The costume comes complete with a red coat. The coat is lined with the classic white faux fur. It can be worn easily and offers a zippered closure for easy on and off. It has long sleeves and is very warm. The costume also includes a pair of matching red pants. The pants have a drawstring waist they are easy to put on and take off. Plus, the drawstring waist makes them adjustable so whoever wears the Santa suit XXXL will have a truly custom fit. The coat will fit anyone up to a 76" chest. It is 33 inches long so it is a great option for the big AND tall person. The drawstring feature of the pants can accommodate anyone with up to a 60-inch waist.

The Santa suit set also includes a red hat. The red hat perfectly matches the red and white coat and pants. The hat is incredibly whimsical and the perfect compliment to the Santa costume. The Santa suit set also includes plush trimmed tops for boots. Of course, no Santa costume is complete without a white beard. The costume includes a long white beard and a wig of matching white hair. 

The Santa suit is the perfect option for a Christmas party at work, school, or with family and friends. The plus size of XXXL guarantees a great fit for anyone including the big guy in the family. The costume is comfortable and offers a breathable material so it is not too warm when it is worn. It is a perfect option for entertaining children at home, school, or at other events since it is truly realistic. The Santa Claus suit is a great addition to add to the family's holiday decor and will delight anyone who sees it.


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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Most adults recall childhood birthdays as being filled with parties, balloons, perhaps a clown or two, and especially birthday candy. One could wait all year for the special occasions that implied an abundance of sweets: Halloween, Christmas stockings, Easter morning, but especially one's birthday.



Unlike other major holidays where candy is varied and given out for mass appeal, a birthday meant one's preferences were paramount. Goodie bags for a birthday party were not filled with generic "filler" candy, but rather the birthday girl or boy's favorites. The complimentary birthday candy would be overflowing with Razzles, Fun Dip, or candy necklaces. The guest of honor would pick all of his or her favorites to share with friends and celebrate the day with candy toasts.



Giving an old friend the gift of retro birthday candy is a great way to give the excitement that candy held during childhood. All one needs to know is a friend's birthday year (if you can get him or her to reveal that information) to pick the best candy gift. Gift options are available for multiple decades and gift recipients will be transported back in time as they peruse their candy gift.



A birthday get-together can go from humdrum to lively and festive as you and your guests enjoy the retro candy of your childhood. Ditch pearls and a quiet restaurant for candy necklaces and party games in your living room. Puff on candy cigarettes and dare your guests to take the Pepsi and Pop Rocks challenge! See who can blow the biggest bubble with Double Bubble and sneak pictures of friends' best-pinched faces as they suck on Lemon Heads! Chuckle over Chuckles and compare tongue colors from enjoying Razzles as you recall your favorite birthdays growing up.



While a night out wining and dining can be a fun way to celebrate, a night reminiscing about the simple things in life can make for an unforgettable evening and remind guests about what's really important in life. It's difficult to remember the excitement one would experience as a child while racing to the candy store to spend an entire week's allowance on candy dots, Chiclets and Jujubes. Giving the gift of candy from one's childhood is like giving a piece of the joy of youth and reminding your friend to embrace the simple joys of life. Plus, giving candy gifts is a great way to re-pay all those goodie bags you enjoyed from your childhood friend!


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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
When it comes to selecting a gift for someone special, a good choice is often something reminiscent of their past. Every generation has its own special moment, a time that’s looked back upon with warmth and fond memories, a period of youth and innocence before the serious business of earning a living and making a mark on the world became pressing matters.



For the generation growing up after World War II and the conservative 1950s, the so-called Baby-Boomer generation, those days were the flourishing, creative, controversial 1960s. It was a period in American culture that saw a dramatic growth of music, art, social consciousness and technological achievements. Television entered our homes in black and white then burst into colors, becoming the mouthpiece for fashion, products, news and entertainment as never before.



Now, forty years later, fans of that time are clamoring for memorabilia. 1960s gifts are more popular than ever, not only among adults who grew up during those years, but among a whole new generation of young people who’ve found a fascination with retro-style and the iconic art and fashion of the 60s.



From metal lunch boxes depicting classic 1960s television shows to games that tied us up into knots and sent girls on mystery dates; from love beads and psychedelic posters to Nehru jackets and tie-dye shirts, 1960s gifts have a unique way of capturing that moment in time when youth seized the attention of society and made a statement to the world.



Genuine articles from the 60s are in big demand and can fetch a high value among serious collectors, but many retail outlets and websites today offer a large assortment of reproductions that can still satisfy the nostalgia buff’s appetite for souvenirs from that era.



Music played a major role during that decade, springing from the controversies and trends of the time. Its sound was not only an echo of the new generation’s dreams and ideals, but a driving force behind some of society’s important changes; songs about peace and love, the Vietnam War, the drug culture and social inequality, all painted a picture of a generation bursting to fruition and challenging the established norms and limitations of a generation that came before.



Of all the gifts that could be cherished and enjoyed for years to come, the gift of music might be the most valuable and rewarding. While vintage LP's in their original jackets are becoming more and more rare, modern day collections of classic songs are available now on CD's and in digital format.



 So whether you’re looking for an Elvis Presley coffee mug, a scale model of the original Starship Enterprise, an eye-popping Peter Max poster for a loved one’s wall or even just some candy or toys from that era that isn’t commonly found, chances are there’s someone out there who has it. A brief search of the internet for 1960s gifts should turn up some retailer or aficionado who has just what you need to bring that special, groovy feeling to someone’s heart.


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Thursday, July 11, 2013
It's quite common for people to feel nostalgic towards food and toys that were a part of their childhood. That is especially the case when many of those toys and food items are no longer made or difficult to acquire. For those that are looking for unusual gift ideas, giving unique retro gifts is one way to give the gift of that childhood nostalgia. Giving someone such a personal and unexpected gift is certain to please the gift recipient.

Consider purchasing a fun, retro gift box that is personalized for the year that they were born. For example, if the person was born in 1975 the basket will then be filled with candy from when they were kids. They will certainly enjoy a gift bag filled to the brim with all of their favorite candies from childhood. Choose this option for virtually every year, even if the person was born back in 1943! These unique retro gifts include hard-to-find candies such as candy cigarettes, Mary Jane's and Bit-O-Honey.

In addition to candy there is the option to choose a gift box that contains also contain retro toys from the era. For example, a gift for someone born in the 1950s might enjoy candies and gifts from their childhood in the 1960s. This type of gift is also fun for them to share with their kids and explore those childhood memories together. Another idea for unique retro gifts is to give the gift of a coffee mug or a lunch box. The mugs come with patterns such as popular rock bands and characters from the past, such as The Rolling Stones and Marilyn Monroe.

It's also possible to also give unusual retro gifts that are for occasions other than birthdays. Perhaps send a gift of appreciation in the form of a gift box filled with vintage candy. Another option is to give a thank you gift in the form of nostalgic candy and toys, complete with popular items such as wax lips and jujubes. For those that are giving a retro joke type of gift, consider some of the funny "over the hill" retro gift items. Those include special geezer sunglasses, as well as a gift box filled with retro toys such as silly putty and yo-yos.

Searching for the perfect gift to give can be difficult, whether it's for a holiday or another occasion. Think outside the box and give a gift box filled with memories.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Finding the perfect gift for someone who already has everything seems to be a common dilemma in life. Nearly everyone has experienced the frustration of wandering the aisles of every store in the local mail looking for just the right gift for a special occasion. Mom's Birthday is approaching and the last thing she needs or wants is another bath set or robe. Father's Day is fraught with anxiety over what to get the man who does not need another tie or electric shoe polisher.



A unique gift is now available that can be personalized for any special occasion. Retro candy gift boxes offer something for everyone, even for the person who already appears to have everything. These gift boxes can be personalized to meet even the fussiest of gift recipients.



The retro candy gift boxes can be ordered by the gift recipient’s year of birth. The gift box will include nostalgic trivia from that year, as well as sweets that were popular during the person's childhood. Toys and trinkets from the era chosen are included in these gift boxes. 

These one-of-a-kind gift boxes are not limited to birthdays. They can be personalized with the gift recipients’ name. These candy treats and neat little gadgets can be given for any special occasion. Even the occasion can be personalized and printed on the gift box. Need a get-well-soon gift for the boss? These candy gift boxes provide a perfect solution and certainly will stand out from all the flower bouquets and cards. Personalize the gift box and the boss will never forget the thoughtfulness of this gift.



It is all too easy to fall back on the old stand-bys when a gift-giving occasion sneaks up on you. In our busy lives, it is hard to plan ahead for all of the special days in our friends and family's lives. No one wants to feel forgotten on their special day; so many of us send the same old token gifts at the last minute. This allows most of us to feel like we have done our duty, and we assumed the gift recipient will be happy that we remembered their special occasion.



The true spirit of giving a gift on a special occasion is the thoughtfulness that goes into the gift. Giving retro candy gift boxes or baskets with personalized options is a wonderful way to avoid mindless gifts on special occasions. The person receiving the gift box will feel special and appreciated. When someone receives a gift personalized in so many ways, they know that time and effort were given to them out of thoughtful planning on your part. The gift recipient cannot help but know that you think of them often, and that you have listened to them in order to personalize a gift just for them. When they realize the care and effort you put in to get just the right items in their gift box, they feel your thoughtfulness is an additional wonderful gift.



Give with thoughtfulness, personalize a retro gift box for the next special occasion, and receive thanks gracefully.


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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Turning 40 can be a hard time for anyone who has been there or who is quickly approaching that age over the hill. One of the best things about turning 40 are the great gifts that are sure to be given, some that have deep though but most that are just funny. It can most definitely ease the burden of being "old" or "middle-aged" to receive a gift that is just too funny to put down. People receive thoughtful gifts for almost all of their birthdays, so why not make a 40th birthday gift special by making it funny?

Some of the funniest 40th birthday gifts are gifts made at home. It is very easy to go out to a gag gift store and purchase some silly over the hill message, but nothing shows a person they are loved like a gift from the heart and funny bone! A 40th year survival package is a great way to show loved ones they are being looked out for. Things to include in this kit are: baby food, Metamucil, Ensure, adult diapers, and a pair of reading glasses. Badges to celebrate 40 are also a great idea to put into the survival package.

Badges are a great way for loved ones to show off their age. Make things that say, "40? No, this is my second 39th birthday!" or "22 plus 18 years experience." These are good for letting the almost senior citizen know that they can still have fun and can be proud of their seasoned age. A sign is also a great way for the middle-ager to let people know who they are about to be dealing with. Make the sign with a construction theme that has some sort of caution or warning and a funny saying about being 40.

Gag pills made out of candy coated chocolates are another of the funny 40th birthday gifts. Get an unused or cleaned out pill bottle, or old film bottle and fill with candy. Then, make a sticker label with different uses for different colored "pills." Red ones can be for anger problems, brown ones can be to satisfy chocolate cravings, yellow to cure headaches, blue can represent the little blue pill we all know about, and so on. Another great idea that requires a little less creativity is to just buy one of the big lollipops and write "40 Sucks!" on the wrapper.

All of these are just a few ideas for silly gifts for the 40 year old. The best way to be sure the birthday girl or guy feels loved is to make sure that the gift comes from the heart. Get creative, and personalize the gift to the specific person. Everyone likes something made just for them, no matter what age.


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