Track your travels with a handsome scratch-off-where-you've-been map that charts globetrotting in a fun, colorful and innovative way. Scratch off the areas you've visited to reveal adventurous pops of color that turn traveling into a "domestic" treasure hunt of on-the-fly geography lessons. Its brilliant colors and worldly charm is sure to enliven any room?just be sure to keep a coin handy for easy scratching. Made in the UK.
This padfolio is made with brown tanned ostrich made in the USA. This case will last for years and offers a unique look that stands out from the generic portfolios you could purchase from an office supply store.
This padfolio is made with brown tanned hippopotamus leather imported from Africa and crafted in the USA. This case will last for years and offers a unique look that stands out from the generic portfolios you could purchase from an office supply store.
This padfolio is made with black tanned alligator skin made in the USA. This case will last for years and offers a unique look that stands out from the generic portfolios you could purchase from an office supply store.
Blackouts, dark alleys, and spooky campsites -- he made light of any situation. This hands-free, clippable lantern is lit by a powerful, usb rechargeable battery for up to 52 hours of light or a backup boost to your phone. With a 360 degree stand and three lighting modes, it's a handy headlamp, lantern, and bike light all in one compact design. Made in China.
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Record a lifetime of cherished memories in each stitch with this world map keepsake. Mark favorite locales on this living work of art with lattice embellishments and herringbone patterns or French knots and feather flourishes. The 11-count canvas is mounted in a handsome wooden frame, and each kit includes 4 vibrant skeins of embroidery floss, 2 embroidery needles, and a handy font guide to amp up your needlepoint know-how. Made in China.
From morning tea and smoothies to infused water with a workout, approach beverages as "all of the above." This integrated bottle handles six types of drinks in one design, incorporating an insulating double wall for hot coffee or tea, a tea infuser, a fruit-infused water compartment, a smoothie powder agitator, and more. The soft silicone spout protects your teeth while drinking and exercising, and every sippable surface is covered by the lid to keep it clean in your gym bag or backpack. Designe
This padfolio is made with brown tanned alligator skin made in the USA. This case will last for years and offers a unique look that stands out from the generic portfolios you could purchase from an office supply store.
Bearing a birch inlay in the shape of your choice of US state, this journal's sustainably sourced cedar cover makes a gorgeous frame for its 96 lined pages. Whether it's a traveler's impressions, a recent graduate's dreams, a cook's favorite recipes, or a newly promoted manager's big plans, this journal will faithfully preserve those moments of thought, no matter what state of the union?or of mind?they happen to be written in. For inspiration, go local: In Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne and
The Etiquette Guide to Gifts for Freelancers and Freelance Clients
Freelancing can feel like the Wild Wild West of employment. Work remotely! Make your own hours! Get paid by project, by hour, or by some other unclear algorithm! The rules for freelancers, or lack thereof, makes it tricky during the gifting season when you've hired freelancers. And maybe one freelancer is even a friend! What's the proper etiquette for giving gifts to freelancers or freelance clients? And how can you find clues as to what freelancers might like? We've reigned in some answers.
If you just started working together:
As you might guess, there are no hard-and-fast rules for clients giving gifts to hired freelancers. Probably the best Christmas gift you could give would be to hire the freelancer for another project! But a note of praise for all their hard work — in the form of a holiday card — would be a way to sweeten their holiday, too.
If you've contracted them for a long time:
Another way to think about freelancers — like consultants you’ve hired or virtual assistants — is they are providing a service to you. Much like you’d give a small gift to your hair stylist, you can choose a gift card or small gift to give a freelancer who went above and beyond for a project (and has worked with you through many pay cycles.)
If you're just sending out cards:
Should you do paper or email holiday cards? You’ve probably shared a million emails through the project, and digital holiday cards are faster. But if you’ve worked closely with someone, it’s better to opt for a paper greeting. (Mail out 2- 3 weeks before Christmas so it gets there on time.) If you’re a freelancer sending holiday cards to thank clients, make sure it’s a “professional” or neutral holiday card. You don’t want to mail your boss the family portrait of you and your kids in matching pajamas.
If you're a collaborator:
With freelance work, there’s often more people involved than the one-in-charge. Think about the team of people you’ve worked with. Send a thank you to fellow freelancers who worked with you on a big project, as well as someone who referred you for a job. Either a small gift or a holiday card with a note of thanks will make a good impression.
If you're the freelancer:
For freelancers, the etiquette of gifting is also unclear. Do you send a holiday card with a small gift card as a way of saying thanks, or does that look like you’re desperately trying to get more work from a client? Extravagant gifts are definitely out — but even a small gift is unnecessary. There’s a fine line with giving gifts to someone who’s hired you. Stick to a holiday card with a personal note.
If you're looking for another reason to give:
You can likely take a tax deduction (up to $25 per recipient) for business gifts that are a way of professional networking or thanking a freelance business team member. Even more incentive to give some holiday cheer!
If you're friends or family:
Think about practical gifts that will help your freelancer friend or relative in what they do. It’s tough to make the bacon when you’re self-employed! Beyond gadget gifts and accessories for their home office, find out how they backup their work — you could gift a subscription to a cloud service as a gift that gives peace of mind.
What about gift ideas for people who work in an office?