Thursday, December 13, 2007
Style File: Extreme Gifts
Most men will tell you they don't need another tie. Most women will tell you they don't need another pair of shoes. Give your loved ones something unique. Seven's Belkys Nerey is unwrapping ideas in today's Style File.
WSVN -- Bah humbug. If you're sick of schlepping through crowded malls and fighting for the same old presents. Take your gift-giving to the Extreme with the help of Excitations.
It's a gift-giving service that just launched in South Florida, offering just about any kind of adventure you can dream up. Choose a package that lets your loved one screech around the track like Jeff Gordon. Slow things down with a Segway tour, or sail away on a gondola ride in Fort Lauderdale.
Marie-Claude Martel: "It's just a beautiful view you see here."
You can either pick out the experience for the gift recipient or give them their choice, and it comes wrapped in this pretty box!
Anju Olson: "When they open it up, they'll see a description of the experience, where it's taking place."
Anju Olson: "It's giving them an experience, something that they can take the memories and keep forever."
Kristen picked indoor karting for her thrill-seeking boyfriend.
Kristen Gasiewski: "He loves adventure, anything that takes him to the edge. He is going to go nuts about this."
If you're not into adventure and not good with words, let Kre8tiveworkz tell your loved one how you really feel about them.
Todd Edwards: "I have been able to express what other people can't."
Todd Edwards puts your life into a poem. All he needs to create a sentimental gift is the letters of your name.
Todd Edwards: "What I do is take a person's name, and get background information about that person, and I write a story of rhyme based on that occasion."
The name is written downward in acronym form and tells a personal story about that person. Even people with the same name won't have the same poem.
Todd Edwards: "Say there is 10,000 Belkys Nerey. Only one will ever be made, because only one has that life and those experiences."
Julianna gave a reality rhyme to her grandparents about their lives together.
Julianna Avilez: "They were floored. If I tried to write something like that, there is no way something beautiful like that would come out."
So what would mine say, at least in Todd's words?
Todd Edwards: "Your dynamic and witty personality makes each style segment, so that we can party on without strife."
Belkys Nerey: "These framed pieces start at $250 and go up to $1800. It takes about two weeks, so get your orders in now. As for excitations.com, you can order your gift up to the last minute, even on Christmas Eve, and they also serve 11 other areas for your out-of-towners."
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