Holiday Gift Dilemmas, Part 1: Family Matters

In FOR HER, FOR HIM, Holiday 2017

Help! What do I give my ______?! Since we’re in the gift business, we’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to other people’s holiday gift conundrums. With the abundance of online shopping resources and a growing collective desire to give unique, meaningful items, holiday gift giving should be easier than ever. If you’re still tripped up by the recipients on your gift list–especially if you don’t know them well–finding Christmas…

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Final Exams Are Coming Soon: Here’s What To Send Your College Student

In CARE PACKAGES

Send A College Care Package Just In Time For Finals This time of year, we see an uptick in college care packages flying out our doors. College students love to receive care packages year-round (after all, what college student will turn down free food?), but parents in particular tend to send them in early November to arrive just before final exams. The gift messages on these packages are designed to provide encouragement…

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Tailgating 101: Tips & Tall Tales

In Outdoor Gifts

“Meet us in the south parking lot. Bring hot dogs.” To the uninitiated, that invitation sounds decidedly unfestive and downright weird. To those who spend their summers counting down the days to football season’s tailgate parties, you need say no more before the coolers are stocked and the grill is lit. Ask individual revelers what tailgating means to them and you’ll get answers that range from the poignant (UW Husky football is…

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What To Give When Life Gives Us Lemons

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This has been a difficult few weeks here in the U.S. Disasters – of both the natural and man-made variety – seem to be coming at us hard and fast. Just when we had wrapped our heads around Hurricane Harvey relief there came Hurricane Irma, then Maria, and then the tragedy in Las Vegas… It’s a truism that when circumstances are at their worst, people are at their best. And right now, most…

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Expert Professional Gift Giving Tips

In BUSINESS, Holiday 2017

Think about your office’s holiday checklist. Somewhere between “water the poinsettia” and “plan company party–don’t invite the ventriloquist this year” you’ll probably find yourself with a list of holiday gifts to send to your clients, colleagues, and employees. Depending on the size of your company and your industry, the list may be long and somewhat complex, but one thing’s for certain: corporate gifts are an important way to build relationships with your…

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Signature Gifts For The 2017 Holidays

In Holiday 2017

Our founder Laura is famous among friends for her perfectly-planned gifts, whether she’s hosting, attending, or sending. Here, Laura shares her best tips for holiday 2017 gifts, including how to create a signature gift you can give to just about anyone. Anyone who loves giving gifts dreams of having abundant time to create a unique gift for each recipient on our list, whether they’re business partners, party hosts, out-of-town relatives or dear…

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Top 10 Corporate Company Gift Ideas of 2017

In BUSINESS, Holiday 2017

As the holidays creep onto our calendars when it seems like we only just took down the colorful lights from last year’s festivities, we’re left with the yearly realization that gift-giving isn’t always the breeze that seasonal commercials would have us believe. While you probably already know who’s on your family and friends gift list, buying thoughtful gifts for your company’s corporate clients and employees can get lost in the hustle and…

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Top 5 Unique and Creative Client Gift Ideas

In BUSINESS

Why You Should Give Unique Client Gifts When it comes to business, gift-giving helps build relationships, keeps your company top of mind, and can be a creative way to show your clients you appreciate them. Giving at the holidays is customary, but savvy givers should take advantage of other opportunities like birthdays, business referrals, company milestones, or a simple “we appreciate your business” acknowledgment given outside of the holidays to really stand…

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A Letter From Our Founder: Hurricane Harvey Relief

In CARE PACKAGES

Every day at Knack we have the privilege of seeing compassion and altruism pass through our doors. We read the messages of thanks, congratulations and love that our customers write to their family, friends, and business partners and we derive great joy from playing a small role in bringing people closer together. Like all of you, our hearts are broken witnessing the devastation faced by those in the path of Hurricane Harvey….

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Gourmondo & Knack “Celebrate Seattle” Crossword Puzzle Answers

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Sometimes thinking out of the box means thinking about what should go IN the box. When we decided to partner with Gourmondo, one of Seattle’s most delicious catering companies, we told founder Alissa Leinonen we wanted to make the experience fun for everyone who was about to enjoy Gourmondo’s fresh, delicious boxed lunches. We borrowed our mom’s thoughtful habit of leaving notes in our school lunchboxes, with a twist: because Seattle is…

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