Creative Present Ideas

Do you want to give somebody a present that’s a bit different?

Whatever the occasion, be it a birthday, an anniversary, a thank you gift or a housewarming gift you can give a present with a bit of flare.

Here is a list of creative present ideas for you to give to someone special:-

Homemade Cupcakes

Everyone loves home baked goodies and cupcakes are very fashionable. You can make all types of flavours from strawberry, chocolate, and blueberry, to lemon meringue, banana split and raspberry ripple. To be creative go with an unusual flavour, buy cases with an abstract design and once you have iced the cupcakes add crystallised flowers for that extra special twist of creativity. These cupcakes are perfect whatever the occasion.

Gift Baskets

No matter what your recipient’s interest is, or whatever the occasion, you can create your own gift basket. For a thank you gift basket you can add a candle, a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine, a luxury hand cream or soap, anything you know your friend will like. For a book lover you can add a new novel, a bookmark, a bookstore voucher and a collection of tea or coffee. You don’t have to be artistic to make a beautiful gift basket, just fill it with items you know your recipient loves and you instantly have a creative gift to give.

Handbags/Purses

If you have creative hands then you should try to make a handmade handbag or purse. There are lots of patterns available online or at your local craft shop and the beauty of this is you get to personalise it with fabrics and colours your friend loves. Alternatively you can buy a handmade bag or purse that has been beautifully crafted to give the wow factor.

Stained Glass Gifts

Whatever your budget is you can create your own stained glass present. A candleholder, a sun catcher, a window decoration or picture, you decide what you would like to make. Again if you aren’t gifted with creativity then there are many companies specialising in stained glass present for you to give as an unusual and creative gift.

Embroidered Pillows

To give a creative present, make your own pillow. The possibilities for patterns and designs are endless. You can embroider a poem or message on the front or sew a beautiful design lined with sequences and colourful threads. Have a relative help you if you aren’t skilled at sewing or visit your local gift shop for a handmade pillow that gives a personal touch to your present.

Family Tree

For a relative you can create them their own Family Tree. It can be a hanging tree, a mounted tree or computer generated. Have their family give you pictures of themselves and ask them to write a short message to the recipient to add to their family tree. Not only is this a creative present, it is very kind and thoughtful of you to have gone to the trouble of involving their family and making it unique.

Whatever you decide to give, rest assured that it will be greatly appreciated as everyone loves to receive a unique, unusual and creative present.

Prepare for Your Next Salary Negotiation

Entering into a salary negotiation can be one of the most intimidating parts of the job search process. Knowing the correct questions to ask and the proper way to handle the situation easily can be the difference maker between thousands of dollars on your annual salary. Being able to approach the negotiation in a professional and informed manner can make the process not only profitable but also stress-free.

I entered my first salary negotiation extremely unprepared. It was my first job after college, and I was excited to have simply received an offer. Prior to my interview, I focused on honing my skills and responses. I spent little time thinking about my salary, let alone the necessary knowledge I needed to enter into a professional negotiation.

I quickly realized that I had overlooked a major component of my job search process. I felt clueless when the employer asked me about my salary expectations when offering me the position. I realized I should not have spent all my time researching possible interview questions; instead, I should have also devoted energy to investigating the position’s average salary and some negotiation tips. Although I felt confident with my responses during the interview, I knew my inexperience during the salary negotiation led me to accept a much lower salary.

Although this early blunder most likely cost me thousands of dollars, it helped me understand the importance of salary negotiations during my next job search. I quickly understood that employing a few simple tips would provide me with the necessary tools to confidently discuss my salary during my next job search.

When preparing for a salary negotiation, a perspective employee should begin by researching the average salary for the position. Luckily, there exists multiple websites that that provide salary information to perspective employees. I found of a number of these resources helpful, particularly when interviewing for a position outside my traditional field of employment. These websites allow perspective employees to not only research the average salary for a given profession but also the average salary for an array of companies-primarily large corporations. Having a basic understanding of the salary range for a given position allows for a perspective employee to develop a starting point during the negotiation process.

Knowing when to discuss salary requirements is also crucial to the negotiation process. Although an interviewee might be eager to enter into a discussion about the position’s salary, it is inappropriate to discuss during the interview process-unless the employer brings the topic up first. Instead, a perspective employee should wait until they are offered a position to begin negotiating their salary.

More importantly, they should try to begin the discussion by inserting what they feel is an amount appropriate for their skills and experience. By initiating the first offer, an interviewee is able to control the negotiation from the beginning and causes the employer to work around the presented offer-a crucial tactic during any negotiation. From my own experiences, making the first offer allows me to feel in control and significantly boosts my confidence during the process.

If an employer brings up the salary requirement first or responds to an initial offer with a lower counter-offer, it is appropriate for a perspective employee to reiterate their initial offer. This response should be framed in a proactive manner that highlights the specific skills, experiences and goals that qualify the candidate for the position. I have found that by reiterating my skills and discussing perspective goals, I was able to not only remind the employer why they had offered me the position but also was able connect clear, concrete examples of why I deserved my requested salary-a win, win situation.

While many employers may accept the salary requested by the interviewee, some might wish to discuss the offer with their human resource department-a common occurrence. A perspective employee should honor this request but also ask that the employer respond within a specific deadline. Stating that an answer is time-sensitive due to the presence of other offers positions a candidate as sought after and competitive. Furthermore, a perspective employee should restate their interest in working for the company to make them feel like their first choice. I have found employing this approach allows the conversation to end on a positive note and without any damaging miscommunications-such as leaving the impression the position is not your initial choice.

Finally, an interviewee should always remain professional during the negotiation. Making an aggressive demand or offering an ultimatum to a perspective employer rarely works. Being assertive is expected but being rude and pushy can cost a perspective employee the job. I always make sure to keep my voice level and ensure I am not taking an aggressive tone that would offend the employer.

As you prepare for your next salary negotiation realize it is normal to feel overwhelmed or intimidated. By following a few simple steps, such as being prepared and remaining professional, you can ensure the process is not only positive but also a confidence builder. It is impossible to build skills overnight, so understand mistakes are expected; however, being able to minimize those mistakes can add thousands of dollars to your annual salary.

Spring fashion 2022 and summer business clothes for men

We all want to be the first when it comes to fashion. We want to be the first person who wears the new fashion trend or even be the ones who start the trend. The best way to do that is to know what to expect from the incoming season and what all the fashionistas are thinking about. Here we will tell you all to expect from the spring fashion 2022. There’s also a saying that goes dress as you choose to be addressed so as a man, be it casual or business a man has to look his best in whatever situation he finds himself in. Therefore, we will also look at summer business wear for men.

What’s looking good for women in spring fashion 2022

Spring fashion 2022 for women is looking awesome and if you’re a lady who likes to dress up then you’re in a very good year. Spring fashion 2022 brings back low slung waists one of the old classics which is all about bearing the midriff. Pleated skirts are also looking good with various styles and colours going from pleated, printed, colourful, and even monochrome. Liquid metal is also seen as a new way to do with metallic spangle without the need for sequins which are considered to be damaging to the environment. If you just want to have fun with fashion then the super sheer is the new trend for you and if you’re looking to protect your modesty you can also choose to put some layers in and still look your best. White suiting is also expected to be a good look for ladies looking to look formal and oriented.

What’s looking good for men in spring fashion 2022
Spring fashion 2022 for men is also looking very neat with sleeveless shirts rocking the line and men who work out gearing up to show up those biceps. Big Shorts are also a fashion choice that is expected to be a hit this spring. They are extremely comfortable when going for a casual walk and they are also easy to wear and very relaxing. A huge bonus is you can just pop them on with any type of shirt and you’re good to go.

Summer business wears for men.

Summer is when new businesses pop and to be successful, you have to look successful. You have to know the perfect attire that will attract your clients and make them believe that you are the person to trust and the person to work with. We look at the best Summer business wear for men so our men will look all glammed up and ready for business. When choosing Summer business wear for men. You can never go wrong with an everyday work suit or just a layer free look without a top on. A great idea for a business dinner is to dress traditionally. You can wear a dark suit with a light-coloured shirt. If you want to go for a patterned suit, make sure that the pattern is muted and not loud.