With only so many weeks left until Christmas there’s always at least one person on the list who will leave you scrambling for a gift idea. My husband is actually that person for most of my family, because he doesn’t have many wants and when he does he usually just purchases it for himself. I’ve had more frantic texts and phone calls than I can count from family members at their wits end at the mall. So when I found out about personalized gifts from the New York Times Store I was really excited about the prospect of actually finding something my husband didn’t already have.
The New York Times Store is a treasure trove of unique and unusual gifts. From newspaper reprints and puzzles to personalized kitchen gear, mugs and even an oak whiskey barrel, The New York Times Store carefully selects their products for superb workmanship and design. I could probably clear out my entire holiday shopping list in just one afternoon of shopping on the NYT Store website. Historical reprints for my history buff uncle, a personalized cutting board for my foodie friend, a personalized beer growler and pint glasses for a cousin who loves craft beer, a NYT from page jigsaw puzzle for my aunt and a personalized wine barrel for my mom. The list really could go on, and since the selection is so unique I’m guaranteed to have a one of a kind gift!
The New York Times Store sent me a sample of their personalized items – a wine and champagne bucket – for review. Not only was the item personalized and delivered in record time, the item itself if beautifully made and the personalization is perfect. We entertain quite a bit and the wine bucket has had a prominent place on the buffet, keeping our wine chilled as we sit down to dinner. The wine bucket is a great size and can easily accommodate two bottles of wine. The bucket is stylish and simple in it’s design, making it easy to blend into any home or party decor. Of course my favorite part, and the feature that always grabs our guests attention, is the lovely personalization on the front. Bearing our family name, hometown and date established, it really makes this a special item in our home. The bucket and handles are sturdy and certainly worth the price. The wine and champagne bucket also comes with a reprint of the historical Times reporting on the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. This was a great touch that we have since framed to hang over our bar.
Whether you’re shopping for the person who seems to have everything, or just looking for a very special one of a kind gift, The New York Times Store is definitely the place to go. My only problem is that I wind up spending too much time shopping for myself instead of for gifts! Have you checked out the New York Times Store? What item would you love for your home?
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