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Dad ‘Bug Eyed’ Over Father’s Day Surprise

Black Bug Eyed Sprite and the Marcikic Family

48. That’s the number of cars Ronald Marcikic has owned. Austin-Healey Sprites were among his favorite cars. This Father’s Day, his sons surprised him with 4 classics… Ronald is perhaps best known for his love of swimming. A varsity swimmer, he founded the UCSD Masters swimming program in 1983. The program has become a hot-bed for triathletes and open-water swimmers, and San Diegans   …Continue Reading

Written by Dayse Macias

Written by Dayse Macias on June 12, 2014

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Touching Mother’s Day Tribute to ‘Mother’ of 100 Children

Katie reacting to her Mother's Day Gift

Katie Hosseinzadeh was brought to tears when 25 people converged to give her a surprise gift of letters of appreciation for Mother’s Day, and we were delighted to be a part of it. Why 25 people wanted to give Katie a moving Mother’s Day gift has a lot to do with Katie. With her first   …Continue Reading

Written by Dayse Macias

Written by Dayse Macias on May 6, 2014

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Inspiring Mother’s Day Story

Katie Hossienzadeh and family.

Katie Hosseinzadeh was living the American dream in Southern California until her husband was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer in 2012. Katie immigrated to the United States with hopes of building a better life. A native of Iran, she came to the United States to continue her education, married Amir and had four beautiful   …Continue Reading

Written by Dayse Macias

Written by Dayse Macias on April 18, 2014

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It’s The Surprise That Counts

3 year old gets surprise of a lifetime.

Think back to a time when you received a gift better than anything you’ve ever received before. How did it make you feel to know someone FINALLY got it right? Think about the emotions you went through while opening your best surprise gift. I still get the same warm and fuzzy feeling when I think   …Continue Reading

Written by Dayse Macias

Written by Dayse Macias on February 21, 2014

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Last Minute Gift Ideas that Might Just Buy You Some Time

Valentines day

So it’s Valentine’s Day. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have noticed the plethora of heart shaped EVERYTHING, stuffed animals, and flowers. Lots and lots and lots of flowers. Seriously, do you really think your boo wants more flowers and candy? I know I don’t but then again that’s just me. I would   …Continue Reading

Written by Dayse Macias

Written by Dayse Macias on February 14, 2014

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Small Acts of Kindness

Small random acts of kindness.

My neighbor, Jackie, asked if I could watch her dog overnight while she went away for a business trip. As any dog owner knows, it can be difficult to leave man’s best friend alone for an extended period of time without worrying about them. You know, like making sure your pup doesn’t get lonely, or   …Continue Reading

Written by Dayse Macias

Written by Dayse Macias on February 13, 2014

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Three Tips for Last Minute Gift Shopping

Only a few days remain before Christmas and for many people, that means the panic-shopping season has arrived. This is a perilous time of year when hurried last minute gift givers will waste their money on some of the worst gifts imaginable. Before you shop for a last minute gift, here are a few things   …Continue Reading

Written by Brian Jessup

Written by Brian Jessup on December 18, 2013

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Why Staying Home May be the Best Way to Save Money on Holiday Gifts

In the battle of thought vs. money, thoughtfulness wins when it comes to gifts.

How do you “save money”, by spending it? It’s that time of year again: retailers will tell you that you are saving money by spending it on gifts. It’s a form of salesmanship called the “presumptive close“. They start the discussion by assuming that you were going to buy that item, so by getting a discounted price you therefore saved money!   …Continue Reading

Written by Brian Jessup

Written by Brian Jessup on November 26, 2013

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Gift Giving – By the Numbers

Gifting can be Tough

When we first started taking a look at how we could make gift giving a lot easier on people, we started with numbers and research. What we found may surprise you. Check out our fancy infographic below. Stuff from the cutting-room floor: Part of the way through the infographic we switch from talking about the   …Continue Reading

Written by Brian Jessup

Written by Brian Jessup on October 30, 2013

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It’s About How You Finish – The Origin of Giftovus

Jessica and Brian

In 2006, I was a carefree 23-year-old in her first job out of college. Everything in life seemed to be going the way I had planned. But during a routine doctor’s appointment, the physician found a lump in my neck. That’s when everything changed. The doctor held out hope that it was nothing serious. In one doctor’s   …Continue Reading

Written by Jessica Wong

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