9 Birthday Gifts For Your Girlfriend She Actually Wants

In FOR HER

This is it–your chance to get your girlfriend’s birthday gift absolutely right this year. As her beau, it’s important for you to learn her likes, dislikes, and “birthday rules” to help make her special day a perfect one. Maybe she doesn’t go in for fancy parties but a cozy breakfast in bed is her idea of bliss–or perhaps she spends weeks planning the festivities, and needs an excuse for some R &…

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The 10 Best Gifts for College Boys (and Students)

In FOR HIM

Congratulations to your newest scholar-in-the-making, leaping over scholastic hurdles into the new world of college and life experiences. While he’s academically prepared for the upcoming journey ahead, we’re sure he could use a variety of gifts to ensure his new endeavor into adulthood is full of goodies along the way. Yet, as easy as it sounds, we know how difficult shopping for a college student can truly be! Consider us your one-stop…

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Shop With Friends: A New Take On Group Gifting

In Knackshops.com

The problem with group gifting–and a brand-new solution: Some things are just better with help from a group: tug-of-war and synchronized swimming, to name a few. Another group activity that should be fun (but often isn’t!), is group gift giving. If you’ve ever attempted to rally friends, family members, or colleagues to coordinate a group gift, you know the experience can feel chaotic and ultimately unsatisfying, lacking the excitement of giving a…

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Visit Seattle and Knack online collaboration

Introducing the Knack & Visit Seattle Partnership

In BUSINESS

One of the best parts of our business is introducing people to regional treasures–the things you might only find by strolling through neighborhood shops and artisan markets, or by following a local’s favorite tip. That’s why we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Visit Seattle, Seattle’s official destination marketing organization, as their exclusive ecommerce gift partner. Visit Seattle shares our passion for supporting local businesses and telling the authentic stories of our…

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Administrative Professionals Day Gift Ideas 2017

In BUSINESS

5 Tips For A Great Administrative Professionals Day Gift Your administrative professional knows all about you… exactly how late you’re likely to be for your next meeting, which interruptions you welcome any time, and – even if you carefully separate your personal and work lives – when something’s going on at home, based on how often your partner has called today.  This year, Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday April 26th. Don’t miss this opportunity to…

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Redesign 2017: Check Out Knack’s New Look!

In Knackshops.com

As a startup, we’re constantly making adjustments as we build our brand. Some of these changes are behind-the-scenes tweaks crucial to helping our team work effectively, while others–the most exciting ones–are directly customer-facing, meant to make your gifting experience even more fun, efficient, and creative. Once we found ourselves enjoying the afterglow of the 2016 holiday season, it felt right to celebrate a successful year. Ever find yourself eyeing a new outfit…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Guide 2018

In CARE PACKAGES, FOR HER, FOR HIM

Ask anyone how they feel about Valentine’s Day and you’ll find that most people fall into one of two camps: the “Have To’s” and the “Love To’s”. The “Have To’s” are the people who dutifully punched out paper valentines illustrated with cartoon characters and a half-hearted signature for every classmate in grade school, while the “Love To’s” were (and still are) thrilled to make elaborate handmade paper cards decked out with all…

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Salted Caramel’s Slick Success

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The French Confection Brittany, France, 1981. Pastry chef Henri Le Roux flouts one tradition while paying homage to another: while it’s customary in the pastry world to use unsalted butter in baking and confectionery, Le Roux couldn’t resist experimenting with Bretagne’s famously rich salted butter. He swirled it into a batch of caramel and studded the mixture with chopped walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. His “Caramel-Beurre-Salé” transfixed customers as the idea spread across…

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PSA: What YOU Can Do To Prevent Resting Gift Face

In HOLIDAY 2016

When the diagnosis is Resting Gift Face, the only prescription is Knack’s Genius Gift Tips. The scourge of the holiday season is not hopelessly-tangled Christmas lights, stale gingerbread, or Alvin and the Chipmunks’ “Christmas Don’t Be Late” on repeat. No, it’s called Resting Gift Face, and we hope you never have to see it flicker across the brows of your gift recipients. Symptoms vary, ranging from disbelief to disappointment and, in severe…

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How to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday

In BUSINESS, HOLIDAY 2016

If you’re a Knack regular, you know how much we value the artisans and small business owners who make up our merchant community. Unless you’re a fervent farmers’ market-goer, boutique junkie, or Etsy VIP, it can be hard to find and connect with the craftspeople who create memorable products on a small scale, much less learn their stories. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to shopping small, local, and handmade, in…

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