Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Start 2009 in style!

Forget making New Year's Resolutions that you simply can't keep! Make one that you can!

Resolve to be a savvy entertainer, a stylish host and a gracious guest. It really is a simple resolution to keep. It does not involve costly gym memberships or a pledge to stay away from yummy food. In fact, it allows you to get even closer to the things you love. Like these, must-have, gotta get goodies:

Nice Napkins for your next shindig! Notice the personalization. Yum!

Fabulous tub to keep your beverages stylishly cool.

Snazzy Coasters are a must to protect your furniture!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Do I have to write a Thank You note?

When is the last time YOU received a handwritten thank you note? I bet you can remember exactly who it was written by and when it arrived. You can probably even remember the paper it was on and the gift it was sent for.

Today's world is all about instant gratification...fast, impersonal and easy. As the owner of a fine stationery store, for the past 20+ years, one would think that if I {{notice the STRONG emphasis on the word think}} gave someone a gift---that they would feel obligated to send me a thank you note. Right? She does own a stationery store. She does practice good manners. She did go out of her way to select a nice, thoughtful gift. Right? Wrong!

It just shocks me that even I have some relatives and friends that simply do not send thank you notes. I would at least send one to me! This year, I received my first "MySpace" thank you email after I sent a lovely baby gift. At first, I was aghast. Then I thought...well...at least it was an attempt. Albeit an impersonal, unconventional attempt.

Come on faithful readers...what do you think about this subject? Are your feelings hurt when you scour the finest stores for the perfect gift for someone and then never receive a thank you note or an acknowledgement that the gift was indeed received? I want to know! I need to know!

BONUS: To tempt you to get your thank you notes done this Christmas, we are offering this fabulous stationery special. This is 100 piece set: 50 deluxe cards and 50 envelopes. Great price. Please order now and surprise your loved ones with gratitude. Puh-lease!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last Online & In Store Sale of the Year!

Well, VIP's you are amazing! Your loyalty and support have helped end our year on a high note. To thank you one last time this year...here is our secret code for our sale: SANTAELF
Use this code online at both Frill Seekers Gifts and Tales by the Sea for 20% OFF your ENTIRE ORDER Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!


PS: Remember to order your thank you notes now, so you are ready to show your gratitude after Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Finally---it's time to shop for Y-O-U ! Use this DISCOUNT CODE to earn 20% OFF your ENTIRE ONLINE ORDER today only! Shop now!




Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We can STILL ship personalized Gifts to you!

While other sites have shut down for the Holidays...the Frill Seekers Gifts elves are just working away. You can still order items today from the shop or website and have them in time for HO! HO! HO!

Check out these must have, gotta get, too cute to pass up gifts:
Collegiate Notepad sets:
Purrrrfect Puppy Presents:

Lunch Boxes:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

F*R*E*E Mongramming In-store & Online!

We can't thank you enought for your support this Holiday Season...but we're gonna try anyway!
F*R*E*E MONOGRAMMING SITE WIDE & STOREWIDE THIS WEEKEND ONLY!We can still get your orders to you in time for Christmas if they are ordered by this SATURDAY! Woo! Hoo! Our machines are humming, the elves running and the little drummer boy drumming!

Miss Dottie Bamboo Bag:

3 piece Luggage set:

Monogrammed License Plate:

Waffle Make up Bag:

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday Open House This Weekend! Join Us!

Join Us this weekend for our Annual Open House!
Saturday and Sunday 10-6. In store specials, snacks, treats and prizes.
Comment and you may win a little something extra.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

2 Day Stationery Sale!

Forget the tree...decorate your desk with a set of personalized stationery! This 100 piece set comes with 50 beautifully embossed monogram cards and 50 ivory envelopes. Colors to pick from are: Mississippi Mocha, Louisiana Lime, Savannah Navy and Crimson Red! Priced at only $39.99, this is the perfect gift to give. Get going---it's only on sale for T-W-O days.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Last Call for Coasters! Contest Winners Announced!

Cheers! I am ready to toast to a tough, but successful Holiday season! We've really had to think differently the last quarter of 2008 to find reasonable, yet unique personalized gifts to offer you. Alas, we did it!

Our monogrammed coasters are popular year round, but during the holidays sales on the coasters spike. The Frill Seeker's team thought it was because EVERYONE was ordering them to use at their Holiday shindigs. We soon learned that people were also ordering them to use as adorable gift tags on their wrapped gifts. We LOVE that idea!

Your tree will look even more amazing with each box sporting a snazzy monogram gift tag. These are perfect for that use, because they are made on a 90 pound card stock circle and thermographed deeply with the monogram. Simply take out the old sharpie and add a "To: & From:" and you are D-O-N-E!

Coasters are offered in black, green, red or blue ink. Lettering choices are script or diamond seal block. When used as a coaster, each one can be used several times. They are super absorbent and super nice.

If you need them in time for Christmas...ORDER TODAY! Cut off will be announced any day now.

PS: Congrats to CHRISTINA for winning our insulated tumbler giveaway! Email us with your choices and we will get your surprise out ASAP!

PSS: Two Winners for Ornament Give Away! Both Ashley & Christina won a personalized ornament for just leaving a sweet post on our blog. Girls, email us your color & letter and we'll send your treat!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gift Items for their Camp, Beach House, Boat, Home, Office

Guys Gifts Galore!
Last night, I felt like Santa Claus! I made my Christmas list and began checking it twice. (Too bad I couldn't notate who's been naughty or nice!)While checking it one thing repeated itself over and over. The guys on my list still needed a gift.

Finding the perfect gift that a guy will go "ga ga" over is not easy. Unless it's a remote control, tickets to a sporting event or a subscription to Sports Illustrated...the guys are hard to buy unique personalized gifts for. BLAH!

Until now---
---what guy wouldn't love a personalized gift promoting his favorite hideaway or hobby? Order something special for his Camp, Lake House, Boat, Beach House, Cabin, Office or Hobby! This set of personalized drink huggies is just the gift. Made of neoprene in the color of his choice with a snazzy design and fun wording...the gift will make your guy swoon.

To finish off his "new look," order a set of cocktail napkins to coordinate with his koozies. Select a color, design and font and our personalization team will create a logo. Priced at only $36.00 per 100, this gift has a high perceived value.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Getting the guys to go "ga ga" was pretty easy with these gifts. Keeping him "ga ga" for a few weeks...now that you'll have to handle with your special powers. {{wink, wink!}} If you need these in time for Christmas, place your order now.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Engraved Acrylic Serving Tray & Glasses

Personalized Acrylic Glasses & Serving Tray

So you need a gift for the person who already has it all? Or how about a gift for your boss? You know, a very nice gift with a high perceived value, but reasonable price point? Look no further...

Serving breakfast in bed, cocktails on the veranda or dinner at dusk will be even better when served on our acrylic serving tray. This durable tray has two handles on each end for ease when carrying a tray of tasty treats. Your name, monogram or a single letter will be hand engraved in the center of the tray.

Add to the gift by including a set of engraved drinking glasses. These are fab to bring to the little one's ballgame or to take to the pool. Never stress again about breaking one of your good glasses. Your glasses will stand out with a monogram or single initial engraved in the center portion. The Frill Seekers staff suggests ordering a set of 6,8 or 12 engraved glasses.

Still time to order for Christmas gifts! Log on now to Frill Seekers Gifts! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

FREE GIFT to Thank our Customers

Thanksgiving is first...thanks and then giving! Today, it is YOU, our loyal customers that we are most grateful for. Thank you for your business, but most importantly your friendship over the years. We could not stay in business without your support.

As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering this JOY hand engraved soap with any $25.00 in store or online purchase thru midnight Black Friday. Keep this beautiful Fresh Linen scented candle for yourself or give it as a gift.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Co-worker Gifts under $19.00 !!! Win one FREE!

Co-worker Gifts for under $19.00 !!!
Being the boss can be a challenge during tough economic times. One thing that should not challenge you is finding a gift for each of the employees that make you look so successful all year long. Yes, times are tough...but your team has worked ALL year long and they have earned a small token of appreciation.

We've scoured the creativity files and found 2 personalized gifts with HIGH perceived value that won't break the bank, but WILL impress your staff.

Pictured first is our popular Insulated Tumbler cup. You can personalize this gift in several ways. We could print the design in your company colors or school colors and add each persons name in the center. Another option is picking fun colors and putting the person's name or initials in the center. Lastly you could put the company name in the center.

Tumblers are great for coffee or tea, cocktails or coca cola. Each one features a pop-top, no spill lid and stainless steel interior. Buy this for just $18.99

Need a more contemporary gift? Then left the Frill Seekers team design a custom mouse pad for you.

Again, your office or school colors can be done and each recipient's name placed front and center. These are great for dance teams and cheer teams, too. Perfect at only $16.99.

Staff members like everyone just need to feel appreciated, even in tough times. The economy may be a challenge, but buying gifts is always easy at Frill Seekers Gifts.

IF ORDERING 12 OR MORE OF THE SAME ITEM, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR BULK DISCOUNT PRICING. JUST EMAIL US OR CALL FOR DETAILS. ** Leave us a comment and we'll pick a winner next Thursday that will WIN their very own pink and brown insulated tumbler. **

Monday, November 17, 2008

Teacher~Co-worker Gifts under $30

Yes, Virginia there IS a Santa Claus and there ARE gifts for teachers and co-workers UNDER $30. at Frill Seekers Gifts.

Our notepads pictured above offer 200-300 sheets custom personalized with the teacher's name and/or school or the co-workers name and/or company. These have a high perceived value. Each set of paper is tucked in a snazzy acrylic holder. The paper can be personalized in your school colors or a favorite color.

Jotting notes each day will have the recipient recalling your generosity! After all, everyone loves a personalized gift! Your child might even get that elusive A+ !

Order 12 or more of the same style and earn a quantity discount. Just ask!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Zebra Luggage you'll go Wild over!

Zebra Luggage AND Free Gift with purchase!Search engines are working overtime with Zebra and Giraffe Luggage searches. Forget googling, just call Frill Seekers Gifts and place your order for a set of our wild zebra luggage. Orders placed before 11-20-08 will get a FREE matching zebra luggage tag!

The Free Luggage tag would be a great addition to your suitcase, gym bag, school bag, lunch bag or purse. The durable, laminated, double sided card is a snazzy way to personalize a plain bag. A single letter in curlz font accent the center of the tag.

The luggage set comes with a large rolling suitcase, that has a wide belly to pack lotsa fun outfits. Plenty of pockets and compartments make this piece a must for savvy travelers. The second piece is also a rolling piece of luggage. This would be a nice bag to take along on an overnighter. The smaller bag is designed like an old fashioned "train case," perfect for your cosmetics, toiletries or jewelry.

The entire set is being offered at ONLY $199. AND you get the luggage tag FREE.

Frill Seekers has 11 sets left...a few giraffe and a couple of zebra sets. ORDER TODAY. Ask about the other coordinating pieces that work with this set, too. The most ordered pieces as been the insulated lunch/travel tote.

Santa has even been emailing us orders on this item! WOW! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A very personalized Christmas!

Indeed, this will be a very personalized Christmas!

The paper dolls at Frill Seekers Gifts have scoured market to find unique, personalized gifts that are beautiful AND affordable for Christmas 2008.

It's a well known fact, that gifts with a name or monogram on them become an heirloom. No one parts with an item that is personalized, thus adding increased significant value to the gift.

The economy has everyone buzzing, right? Well, you don't need to spend a fortune to give a gift that has a HIGH perceived value! {{light bulb flashing! wink, wink!}} Simply order one of our fabulous new engraved jewelry pieces, that start at just $15.99.

Best sellers include the set pictured above with the shell pendant. This pendant can be slipped off of it's necklace and added to any of your other necklaces or chains. You can even wear it backward without the monogram showing for a chic look. Sterling silver pieces consistently sell well for babies and the youth group. Moms and grandmothers really like our wood jewelry collection.

SURPRISE GIFT: As a little treat for our best clients---YOU---the engraving is F*R*E*E! Simply visit the website and select your pieces. Get your list in hand! Think teachers, neighbors, friends, co-workers and children.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"Mint" to be cute Holiday Cards

Some things are just "mint" to be!

The Frill Seekers Gifts holiday card collection for 2008 is one of those things---just "mint" to be cute!

We've scoured isle after isle at Market and selected the most adorable photo and invitation cards around. The most important part of selecting a card is finding one that just "wows" you! Think of what photo you will use on the card or what theme your holiday shindig will have.

Next, call the paper dolls at Frill Seekers Gifts and tell us what you are looking for. Or better yet, check out our website and pick a card.

Our printing team can print the cards in a matter of days. A snazzy return address can be printed on each and every envelope, making mailing a snap. Or you can order one of our new custom return address stamps. The self inking stamps come with a pad that gives you over 14,000 impressions.

The first card above, is a new version of our favorite ornament invitation. This die-cut card is in the shape of a real ornament and even comes with an ornament hook for each card! Fun ribbon is tied at the top and you can even splash some glitter on the bulb to add to its beauty. The invitation can by hung on your guest's trees or mantles. So unusual.

The second card, Peppermint Patty's, features the Patty girls on a mocha brown photo card. A precious greeting is tucked inside of the fold card. Glad tidings abound.

The last card featured is Peppermint Twist, comes with cards, cellophane to wrap up the card, glitter and ribbon to tie the sides. When your guest open their greeting card, they will be amazed by your creativity. This card screams: FUN PARTY!

Call us or email what you are looking for and we'll help you find the perfect card for 2008. After all, we were "mint" to be your stationery store!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Frill Seeker Fun in Destin! COUPON $$$

We're "frilled" that you love our shop!
For those of you fortunate enough to visit our beautiful Gulf Coast and Sandestin Resort in particular...you know how fun it is to shop with the paper dolls at Frill Seekers Gifts.

From the moment guests step onto our porch and pop their cute little faces into our Frill Seeker sign the giggling starts. Our sign, shown above, has appeared in national magazines, newspapers and on countless television shows. The first photo above, was recently spotted on MY SPACE!

Next, guests step into our shop and the "oohhhs and aaahhs" begin. Husbands instinctively run for the door guarding their wallets, only to realize the "Mrs." has already pick pocketed his credit card. CHARGE! Onward shopping soldiers. The fun has begun.

However, today after hearing from one of our online shoppers, we realized that some of you have never visited Destin, Florida. A few of our clients have simply discovered our little piece of paradise via the world wide web. Their frosty little toes have never scampered through our sugar white sandy beaches or soaked in a glorious deep orange coastal sunset over the Emerald Coast.

With this in mind, we offer you photo number two. This is peek from above of our island paradise. As you will notice, Destin is a tiny town, but big on hospitality. Destin is a picturesque tourist town, with photo opportunities at every turn.

Please stop by and visit when you are in the area. We would love to give you a behind the scenes tour of our company and town or take your photo in our Frill Seekers sign. We truly are "frilled" to live here and proud to call Destin home! Comment this article and tell us why you are proud to call your town home!

PS: DON'T FORGET TO REDEEM YOUR 15% OFF "I VOTED" DISCOUNT GOOD UNTIL 11-6-08, simply put IVOTED in the discount code box during checkout!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Giraffe Luggage...go WILD!


Travelling can be a hassle these days. However, travelling in style is never a hassle. Check out these fabulous giraffe print pieces. Clients are going W*I*L*D over them.

Can't you just picture yourself landing in Vegas or New York and scampering to the luggage turnstile to look for your luggage...and you reach out to grab this wonderful set of 3 giraffe print suitcases. The other travelers simply drool with envy. You smugly pick up your things and saunter away. Ahhhhh, that was nice.

The 3-piece luggage set has a large rolling bag with front and inside zipper pockets. The pull up handle makes carrying your luggage a breeze. The medium suitcase is perfect for overnight outings. It has a pull cart handle, also. The last piece of this set is the "train case" or more commonly known as the cosmetic bag. The 3 piece set is on special for just $199.00 while they last.

The next part of this family shown is the insulated lunch tote. This is a consistent best seller. Designed to keep hot food warm and cold foods cool, this sturdy bag has 2 canvas handles and 2 outside pockets for silverware and napkins. A great gift item. For school, for work, for travel, for YOU! Price? Only 17.99.

Looking for the right size tote bag that can handle office work, diaper duty or beach time? You'll want to order one of the giraffe tote bags shown at the bottom right of the photo. This is the ultimate tote bag. It is chic and functional. Teachers seem to adore this bag.

Don't you think it's time to explore the country with a new set of snazzy luggage? We think you should! Remember to say, "VIP" when you order to get the extra discount!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fabulous Party Idea & Invitation

Looking for a great idea for a fall party? Take a hint from the prestigious Krewe of Artemis's recent soiree.

Krewe founder, Joanne Harvey, contacted the "krewe" at Frill Seekers with a challenge...find a fabulous invitation for the krewe's fall party. The invitation has to be reminiscent of Mardi Gras, dressy casual in style, fun yet functional for an afternoon event and reasonably priced. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

The paper dolls at Frill Seekers Gifts swung into action. Knowing that this "krewe" (Mardi Gras word for members of the elite Carnival Organization) has a roll call of South Louisiana's who's who, we knew it had to be a special invitation.

Suddenly, we thought of a relaxing afternoon of good wine and good friends. You know, like "Wine Down" after a busy day kinda thing! We tapped the creative creations of Odd Balls Paper Company and found the perfect card. The vertical, water color card, features the majestic Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold. A beautiful, long stem wine glass graces the side of the card. Notice that our personalization team added an elegant initial to the glass in a soft charcoal gray color. This color change gives the illusion that the letter was hand engraved into the glass. {{Ohhhh, ahhhh!}}

Next, the wording was laid out to fit the card. If you've ever ordered an invitation from Frill Seekers, you KNOW our team does the most amazing layouts. Every inch of the card space is used, along with delectable font choices and stunning wording. It's what makes our invitations stand out from the crowd.

Captain Harvey was very pleased with her latest order. But...she had another challenge for us! She wanted custom printed napkins to coordinate with the invitation and a unique party favor for each guest.

Soooo, gotta go...the hunt is on! We'll keep you posted on what we come up with.

If you are hosting a party this holiday season, let the Frill Seekers team create an unforgettable invitation for you. We're just a phone call or email away!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Last Chance to Order Platter for Christmas

Need a unique gift for the person who has everything? Our popular platter, ALL in the FAMILY, is a stunning personalized gift! In fact, it is by far one of our most requested items. Brace yourself...the deadline to order this item to have in time for Christmas 2008 is...November 5, 2008.

Hand made and hand painted, the platter is earthenware. It is food and microwave safe.
The platter measures approximately 16 inches around.

The All in the Family platter is a thoughtful gift for Moms and Grammies. You can even change the large wording in the center! Some suggestions:
Grammies Kids
Our Family
Grandma's Dears
Our Mom Rocks
Grandma Smith's pride and Joy

Our artist will hand paint the family names, up to 26, around the wording. Not to worry if your clan is tiny. We've even done just two names and filled in the extra space with the design.

When not using this platter to serve tasty treats our clients like to sit it on an easel for display. Awwwwwww {{all together now}} Awwwww.

Priced at $179. Colors as shown. Allow 4-6 weeks.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ahoy! Boat Items

Drop an anchor and head to Frill Seekers Gifts for fabulous items for your most prized possession.

How fab would your crew and captain look in one of our monogrammed polo shirts featuring your boat's name and logo? OK, so you ARE the captain and crew...you would look super cute, too "all decked out."

Our favorite "Nauti-girls" are featured on the transom of their daddy's boat in the last photo. Precious, indeed. Our decals are perfect for personalizing Motor Homes, Boats, Airplanes, Horse Trailers, Sports equipment, and so on. Let your imagination run wild with uses for our vinyl decals.

Boarding the boat, Heidi, would be wonderful with it's personalized facade! Can't you just picture yourself yachting around NYC aboard this vessel? Call the shop for a custom quote on lettering or email the personalization team at frillseekersgifts@cox.net

Friday, October 17, 2008

Lunch Bunch Boxes!

Yummy Lunch Bunch Boxes!

"Am I doing Lunch Bunch, mom?" This was my son, Andrew's first question each morning before preschool at Jefferson Baptist in good old Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

You see, lunch bunch was fun...pack a yummy lunch in a cool lunch box, stay after preschool with your bunch of friends and watch a fun movie while you eat. For a four year old, this was pure heaven at the Baptist church. I didn't have the heart to tell him that it purely designed to keep the kids busy until their mommies got off the tennis court from their morning matches. Oh, well.

Today, "lunch bunch" is even held at offices for big boys and girls in the working world. It can still be fun, IF you pack your food in one of Frill Seekers Gifts snazzy lunch bunch boxes.

The photo above shows many options. Best sellers are the houndstooth for Bama Babes and the Tigers for Auburn or LSU fans. Teens seem to order the zebra and leopard mostly, while the Tweens like the stripes in their school colors or the camoflauge design.

The lunch boxes are durable and have a black plastic handle and metal tongue and groove closure like an old fashioned lunch box.

The lunch box is perfect to take out to restaurants or to church. Simply fill it up with art supplies or books and your little one will be busy, quiet and content. Priced at just $39.99 including the personalizing. Turn around time is only 7 working days! Great Christmas gift idea.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Seriously Cute Halloween Costumes...can be monogrammed!

Frogs, Penguins and Spiders, Oh My!

How precious would your little monster look in one of our Mullins Square Halloween costumes? These darling costumes are selling out sooooooo fast at just $19.99!

Hop to it and call the shop to order the froggie costume. It is designed in soft lime green fabric. It has a matching froggie hat and little lily pads for the feet. So cute. If you live in a colder climate we suggest adding a turtleneck and some leggings as shown.

Waddling around like a penguin would be fun on Trick or Treat street. This black and white ensemble even has silver "bling" material on the front. A hat with beak is included and yellow flippers to cover the shoes. We've even been monogramming the front of these costumes! How cute?

Want to create a web of fun? Then dress your child in the not so spooky spider costume. Orange and black fabric coordinate to match the spider hat with funky spider legs. Black tights and a black turtle neck sweater will add to this fun set.

Remember to order one of our trick or treat bags or buckets to gather your goodies in on Halloween. Get it monogrammed, too! Duh!

**Editor's Follow up note*** These are selling as fast as we can ring them up. Call now and order yours before they are gone like ghosts.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wicked cute Invitations

Boo! Hate to scare you, but Halloween is frighteningly close. This year you must host a party for goblins and ghosts!

These precious invitations will tempt your friends near and far to attend your shindig. Halloween is the perfect time to have a party with a twist: Hallow-Teen party, Hallow-Tween party, Costume party or a Wicked Wine Party.

Be known as the "ghostess with the mostess" by pulling out all the stops in your planning and decor. Think outside the box for decor that you already have. Use cake stands and platters to display your food. Label the food and drinks with fun spooky names: Spider Sauce, Whine, Witches Brew or serve Spooktinis!

For party favors, check out Frill Seekers Gift's Yummy Pumpkin Gumball jars or a monogrammed treat bag.

Don't trick us, send us treat! We'd love to see the photos of your Halloween bash using our invitations.