GuideShopping and Product Reviews

Top Ten Gift Ideas for Shoe Lovers

When the holidays come around and you are shopping for someone who is a shoe lover, then you have quite a few options for gifts that you would like to give them. Wait until you see all these gift ideas for that special shoe lover that you know or maybe even for yourself. So read through them and then get out there and have fun shopping for you shoe lover this holiday season. Although you always have the option of gifting shoe insoles that are one of the basic and important requirement for all the shoe lovers. The insoles that you get from the link are the best that you can get with a decent budget. If you want to gift something else then here are some of the best suggestions for you.

  1. The very best gift to give your shoe lover is a gift certificate to their favorite shoe store or a department store so that they will feel absolutely loved. This way they can go in and shop for their own pair of shoes, which is always a shoe lovers most enjoyed shopping trip. Roll the gift certificate up and put a pretty bow around it and there you have a very quick and easy gift to give them.
  2. Another great gift for a shoe lover is a great pair of dancing shoes. Make them a good pair with a strap so they can be whirled around on the dance floor when they go out to have a great time.
  3. A shoe phone is another fantastic gift idea for a shoe lover. They will just love receiving their shoe phone. You will probably need to search for a shoe phone over the internet, but that should turn up lots of places where they are available. Shopping at the online stores is very easy and convenient. You can shop at your own pace and not worry about lines in a store.
  4. Shoe lovers also love little purses that are in the shape of a shoe, too. They make them and they are adorable, hit the stores to find the shoe purse for your shoe lover this year.
  5. You can also get them small unique ornaments in the shape of a shoe. There are many fascinating shoe ornaments that come out every year for the holidays. So check the Hallmark stores and other shops for the latest.
  6. Shoe collectors love to receive stickers of shoes, too. They can use the stickers in all kinds of fun ways.
  7. Any jewelry in the shape of shoes is loved, too. That goes for earrings, necklaces and bracelets, too.
  8. Books that deal with shoes and the history of them are also a shoe lovers dream. There are so many unique shoes that are made and a collection of them on paper is a great way to see them all.
  9. A really sharp key chain made in the shape of a shoe is another fantastic gift to give them. You can find these at specialty stores and at special online gift shops. Make sure you search for specialty key chains in the shape of shoes.
  10. You can also give them the gift of jewelry box that is in the shape of a shoe. They can keep their very special items and memorable pieces inside the jewelry box that is shaped like a shoe.

You see a shoe lover is easy to please. With all these gift ideas you are sure to find the right one to give your shoe lover this year at the holiday. Give more than one or all ten for a total shoe lovers dream. You will have fun shopping for these unique gifts and what is much more you will make someone very happy at the holiday time.

Make sure that you take the time to wrap the gift in a special way. Put a very dainty, pretty bow on the package and tie a small shoe to it. It will be the extra, added touch for your shoe lover. Include a sweet card, yes, you guessed in the shape of a shoe, to wish them a very happy holiday, too. With these gift ideas this will be one special holiday for your shoe lover and they will always appreciate the extra thoughts that went into the gifts that you gave them. You know that you will probably receive a thank you card in the shape of a shoe, now don’t you?

Start your shopping now and make someone very happy this season. You will be glad that you did.

GuideHome Improvement

DIY Tips - 15 Essentials of a Tool Kit

If one isn’t mechanically inclined or simply hasn’t been on his or her own long enough to have to repair anything, tools can seem as confusing as a chef’s utensils would be to someone who doesn’t cook. In truth, as a home cook does not need all the same trappings as a professional chef, neither does a home tool kit need to be anywhere near as vast as a professional one. With this guide, it should be easy to pick out a comprehensive kit that should work for most common home repair needs. Look for a full shopping list at the end.

The most important on the list, or at least the most commonly needed, will be the screwdrivers. These are generally sold both individually and in multi-packs, but for most people, 1 medium-sized Phillips head screwdriver, 1 medium-sized flat head and 1 mini-sized Phillips head should do the trick. For home use, the length will not be as important as the grips. Screws are often over-tightened and a good grip can make all the difference in whether or not that screw will come out or just get a stripped head. The grip should be comfortable, but not so soft that padding will just slide around when a lot of pressure is exerted instead of turning the screw. When in doubt, ask a hardware professional which handle should provide the maximum torque with the least pressure.

A hammer is a definite must-have. Again, size is not that important. Unless a serious home-improvement job is being tackled, like a deck, just get one that can be easily swung one-handed. One made entirely of metal is probably best, because wood shrinks over time and eventually the head may fly off a wooden handled hammer.

Also, make sure to keep a nasensauger (read nose cleaner) in handy as the dust particles will definitely make you cough and sneeze very often during the time period.

Adjustable pliers are multi-purpose and necessary for all kinds of things, such as plumbing repairs, nuts and bolts. The same is true of vice-grips and a small socket set. The only sizes of interest here are the sockets. Stick with a set in the medium range, just as for the screwdrivers. Small sets are fine, as long as the set includes a socket wrench and a ½ inch socket (preferably somewhere in the middle of the range).

For a wide range of reasons, a heavy-duty pair of scissors, electrical tape, duct tape and a lubricating agent such as WD40 or 3-in-1 Oil will come in quite handy. Particularly for small tasks such as picture-, plant- or shelf-hanging a tape measure, a variety of nails, screws and hooks, and a small level also will be necessary.

Finally, a pad of paper and a pencil might not sound like tools, but when the job calls for writing down measurements, not having to spend 15 minutes searching for something with or on which to write them down will seem like a minor miracle. That makes them essential…and completes the list.

Bear in mind that with tools, price usually does indicate quality. If “there in a pinch” is the only goal (or price is just a big issue), by all means, it is okay to go cheap. If durability is a concern, but price is less so, buy from a name brand like Snap-On or Matco. Craftsman would be somewhere in the middle of the road.

  1. Phillips head screwdriver
  2. Flat head screwdriver
  3. Mini-sized Phillips head screwdriver
  4. Metal hammer
  5. Pair adjustable pliers
  6. Pair of locking Vice-grips
  7. Small socket set
  8. Pair sturdy Scissors
  9.  Roll electrical tape
  10. Roll Duct tape
  11. Can of 3-in-1 Oil or WD40
  12. Tape measure
  13.  Small level
  14. Small box with an assortment of screws, nails, and hooks in varying sizes
  15. Pad of paper  amp; pencil