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5 gifts a professional organizer says you should never give | News OK

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list can be difficult. We’ve all had the experience of not knowing what to buy someone and then opting for something generic so the person at least knows we were thinking of them. And despite our good intentions, a gift can become a burden for the recipient if they don’t need it but also don’t want to give it away because they consider it meaningful. If you’re considering one of the following items as a gift this year, think about personalizing it or replacing it with something perishable.

Mugs

Many people have too many mugs in their cabinets and don’t need another one to add to their collection. But they’re so tempting to buy as gifts. Trendy coffee shops display mugs with their logo by the cashier to entice you into grabbing one when you’re buying your daily cup. Plus, with everyone working around the clock these days, don’t we need a variety of mugs for our daily caffeine fix? No. Every household needs two — maybe three — per coffee drinker. And most people already have enough — not to mention a favorite mug that they use every day. If you’re personalizing a mug for grandparents with pictures of the grandchildren, go for it. It will probably be used happily and often. But if you’re contemplating a generic mug as a gift, opt for tea or coffee instead.

Frames

We all love displaying framed photos of family and friends. But people print fewer pictures than they once did, and when they do they usually buy a frame at the same time or plan to frame it in a particular way. Giving an empty frame almost ensures it will never get used because it’s not the correct size or the style isn’t quite right. But giving someone a special photo in a frame is a great gift the recipient can enjoy immediately.

Candles

A candle can make a great gift because it’s finite: Once you’ve burned it, you’re done. But it’s easy to have too many candles, and many people have more than they can use in their lifetime. Beautifully scented candles are tempting gifts, as are beautifully wrapped ones, but most of the time they end up in the drawer of a dining room cabinet or in a linen closet. (They also kind of scream, “I didn’t know what to get you but wanted to bring you something.”) If you want to fill someone’s home with lovely scents in the coming weeks, consider fresh flowers or, better yet, a bottle of wine they can enjoy while burning a candle they already own.

Calendars

Calendars are a hot seller around the holidays, and they seem to be everywhere, with so many different themes and in so many different sizes. In December, it’s easy to find what you think is the perfect calendar for someone based on their interests — national parks, cats, flowers, Paris. Furthermore, it feels as if you’re doing someone a favor by getting them a calendar because they’ll be able to ring in the new year with a tool that keeps them organized. But many people track appointments electronically and, if they do use a paper calendar, probably favor a particular type: a wall calendar with large squares to accommodate family activities, or a certain type of desktop calendar they’ve used for years and always buy before the new year. But if you want to use a photo site to create a personalized calendar, by all means go for it — the recipient will love the collection of special pictures.

Aprons

Most people don’t wear aprons when they’re cooking at home, unless it’s a big, complicated meal for a special occasion. Anyone who loves to cook and cooks or bakes regularly probably already owns one. There are all kinds of cute aprons in fun colors with humorous sayings on the front, but if you give one as a gift, chances are it will end up being stored in a broom closet or stuffed in a cabinet with other rarely used kitchen accessories. Most households need only one or two aprons. If you want to stick to a cooking theme with your gift, consider a collection of spices, a gift card to a kitchen supply store, or specialty oils, sauces or condiments.

Anzia is a freelance writer and owner of Neatnik.

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Tea room offers unique experience

The First Lady Tea Room, 300 N. Cedar brings a culinary experience to its guests, as opposed to a restaurant where you order a meal and expect to leave with a full belly or take-out box.

Sara Talbert moved to Abilene in May from Colorado where she had followed her dream and owned several American-fare restaurants, having opened her first one about 35 years ago.

“The interest is just in the satisfaction you get when you present a really good product to people and you provide a service that they enjoy,” she said.

As time went on her idea of what she wanted to do shifted when she came across a tearoom in Broomfield, Colo., which was tucked away in an antique shop.

She fell in love with the idea of a tearoom, and began to visit a few others in the area.

“I thought, what a great concept. She was open only by reservations so she knew exactly who was coming in and who to cook for,” she said. “And I thought after having three full-blown restaurants and bars – this will literally be a tea party.”

She also looked at how changes in her life were progressing and realized it was time to put the restaurant/bar businesses behind her.

“When you’re a child you play with toys, when you are in your early 20s you have bars and restaurants. And when you’re in your 60s you do a nice quiet tearoom.” she said.  

She anticipated Abilene, with its charm and elegance, would be a perfect location.

“There are lots of tourists, lots of sorority groups, lots of Red Hat groups – women looking for special places to meet with a friend,” she said.

Since opening on June 1, she learned her instinct was right. Her guests, as evident by the number of five-star reviews on the First Lady Tea Room Facebook page, are enjoying the experience of a tearoom.

The four-course culinary experience starts with a fruit kabob, and a fresh scone with Devonshire cream. This is followed by a seasonal salad, and then a choice of three tea sandwiches served on a three-tiered platter with a brief explanation of each one.

Each course is served on an eclectic collection of fine dinnerware, which adds to the elegance of the room.

Following the tea sandwiches, a serving of sorbet will cleanse the palate before the tea deserts are brought to the table. Throughout the experience there is a selection of teas to choose from and it ends with a hand-dipped strawberry.

Talbert explained there is no menu, but if someone has dietary concerns to let her know when they call for reservations.

“Other than that, they come in and they are just willing to be surprised and thrilled. They are having a tea experience,” she said. “They’re really not just coming in and ordering off a menu and having a meal. It truly is just this – you sit down and you’re waited on. It’s a quiet environment, there’s no TVs blaring and you just get all these wonderful little sandwiches and deserts.”

First Lady

Tea Room

Location: 300 N. Cedar

Hours: By reservation only

Cost: $20 per person

Reservations: Reservations are required 24 hours for groups of 10 or fewer; 48 hours for more than 10

Occupancy: 32

Website: firstladytearoom.com

Phone: (785) 307-5309.

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Home decor retailer Kirkland’s coming to Lake Lorraine development

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New renderings of The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine reveal the walking, retail area south of the bigger-box stores such as Hobby Lobby in the Lake Lorraine mixed-use development in Sioux Falls.
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The Lake Lorraine has a new incoming tenant.

Kirkland’s, a home decor and gifts retailer, is bound for the Shoppes at Lake Lorraine in the multi-use development just west of Interstate 29 between 26th and 41st streets.

“Kirkland’s has leased 10,000 square feet, which is currently under construction,” said Mike Van Buskirk, director of operations for Van Buskirk Companies, in a news release. “It’s always exciting when you have the opportunity to introduce a brand new retailer to the market and Lake Lorraine is just a great spot for them to be.”

Kirkland’s offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture, art and wall decor, lighting, pillows, rugs, curtains, kitchen accessories, gifts and seasonal merchandise.

Kirkland’s, which is headquartered in the Nashville area, was founded in 1966 and has 409 stores in 36 states. The Lake Lorraine location would be the first South Dakota store for Kirkland’s. 

In its latest annual report to shareholders, Kirkland’s said its business concept supported growth to 500 stores, but would likely experience a slower growth rate as it focuses on website sales, stores in high-density markets and store relocations.

Kirkland’s is the latest of a string of retailers eager for a spot in the booming area under development by Van Buskirk Companies and Friessen Development. The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine include a number of now-open retailers including Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, Carter’s/OshKosh, HomeGoods and Marshalls. Those stores opened in October.

Van Buskirk Construction is wrapping up work on the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse location, which is expected to open next spring.

Leasing continues on new retail buildings south of The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine, which dominates the northeast corner of the development. That area will have space for more than 102,000 square feet of specialty shops, lakeside dining and an Aloft Hotel.

When completed, the Lake Lorraine development will feature national retailers, small shops, corporate headquarters, office space, a retirement community and condos, all centered on Lake Lorraine.

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Home decor retailer Kirkland’s coming to Lake Lorraine development

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New renderings of The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine reveal the walking, retail area south of the bigger-box stores such as Hobby Lobby in the Lake Lorraine mixed-use development in Sioux Falls.
Wochit

The Lake Lorraine has a new incoming tenant.

Kirkland’s, a home decor and gifts retailer, is bound for the Shoppes at Lake Lorraine in the multi-use development just west of Interstate 29 between 26th and 41st streets.

“Kirkland’s has leased 10,000 square feet, which is currently under construction,” said Mike Van Buskirk, director of operations for Van Buskirk Companies, in a news release. “It’s always exciting when you have the opportunity to introduce a brand new retailer to the market and Lake Lorraine is just a great spot for them to be.”

Kirkland’s offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture, art and wall decor, lighting, pillows, rugs, curtains, kitchen accessories, gifts and seasonal merchandise.

Kirkland’s, which is headquartered in the Nashville area, was founded in 1966 and has 409 stores in 36 states. The Lake Lorraine location would be the first South Dakota store for Kirkland’s. 

In its latest annual report to shareholders, Kirkland’s said its business concept supported growth to 500 stores, but would likely experience a slower growth rate as it focuses on website sales, stores in high-density markets and store relocations.

Kirkland’s is the latest of a string of retailers eager for a spot in the booming area under development by Van Buskirk Companies and Friessen Development. The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine include a number of now-open retailers including Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, Carter’s/OshKosh, HomeGoods and Marshalls. Those stores opened in October.

Van Buskirk Construction is wrapping up work on the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse location, which is expected to open next spring.

Leasing continues on new retail buildings south of The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine, which dominates the northeast corner of the development. That area will have space for more than 102,000 square feet of specialty shops, lakeside dining and an Aloft Hotel.

When completed, the Lake Lorraine development will feature national retailers, small shops, corporate headquarters, office space, a retirement community and condos, all centered on Lake Lorraine.

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Home decor retailer Kirkland’s coming to Lake Lorraine development

CLOSE

New renderings of The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine reveal the walking, retail area south of the bigger-box stores such as Hobby Lobby in the Lake Lorraine mixed-use development in Sioux Falls.
Wochit

The Lake Lorraine has a new incoming tenant.

Kirkland’s, a home decor and gifts retailer, is bound for the Shoppes at Lake Lorraine in the multi-use development just west of Interstate 29 between 26th and 41st streets.

“Kirkland’s has leased 10,000 square feet, which is currently under construction,” said Mike Van Buskirk, director of operations for Van Buskirk Companies, in a news release. “It’s always exciting when you have the opportunity to introduce a brand new retailer to the market and Lake Lorraine is just a great spot for them to be.”

Kirkland’s offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture, art and wall decor, lighting, pillows, rugs, curtains, kitchen accessories, gifts and seasonal merchandise.

Kirkland’s, which is headquartered in the Nashville area, was founded in 1966 and has 409 stores in 36 states. The Lake Lorraine location would be the first South Dakota store for Kirkland’s. 

In its latest annual report to shareholders, Kirkland’s said its business concept supported growth to 500 stores, but would likely experience a slower growth rate as it focuses on website sales, stores in high-density markets and store relocations.

Kirkland’s is the latest of a string of retailers eager for a spot in the booming area under development by Van Buskirk Companies and Friessen Development. The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine include a number of now-open retailers including Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, Carter’s/OshKosh, HomeGoods and Marshalls. Those stores opened in October.

Van Buskirk Construction is wrapping up work on the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse location, which is expected to open next spring.

Leasing continues on new retail buildings south of The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine, which dominates the northeast corner of the development. That area will have space for more than 102,000 square feet of specialty shops, lakeside dining and an Aloft Hotel.

When completed, the Lake Lorraine development will feature national retailers, small shops, corporate headquarters, office space, a retirement community and condos, all centered on Lake Lorraine.

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North America Region Will Contribute Enormously in Induction Cooktops Market Growth

Induction cooktops, also known as induction hobs, use induction technology to generate electromagnetic field and transfer heat directly to the bottom of the metal vessel that must be made of ferrous metals such as cast iron or steel.

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Valley Cottage, NY — (SBWIRE) — 12/20/2017 — In this 21st century, mankind is blessed with multifarious advanced technologies for nearly everything which makes life simpler. Similarly, there are cooking appliances, which make cooking easy, convenient and environment-friendly. Induction cooktops can be considered as one of the advanced technological innovations that work on electricity and is extremely safe to cook food effortlessly.

Request a Sample Copy of Keyword Research Report @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-3495

Induction cooktops, also known as induction hobs, use induction technology to generate electromagnetic field and transfer heat directly to the bottom of the metal vessel that must be made of ferrous metals such as cast iron or steel. Since, the cooking pan or vessel is heated by a magnetic field rather than heating the bottom of the cooking vessel with an electric heating element or flame, energy wastage by heating up the surrounding air around the cooking vessel is very less and it makes the induction cooktop energy efficient. The cooking surface of induction cooktops are generally made from tough, heat resistant ceramic or glass.

There are numerous advantages of using induction cooktops. Firstly, they are more energy efficient appliances (around 90 percent) when compared to other traditional cooking appliances. Induction cooktops help cook food quicker than conventional ones. Moreover, they are usually built from glass or ceramic cooktops that are strong, durable and very easy to clean. Induction cooktops can cook food even at low temperatures. Additionally, these induction cooktops come with a safety function feature and shut off automatically when cooking vessel is not present on the top.

Induction Cooktops: Market Dynamics

Rapid urbanization and rising awareness among consumers to opt for energy efficient kitchen appliances with advanced safety features are the major driving factors for the induction cooktops market. In addition to that, induction cooktops are relatively safe than LPG cylinders because of the absence of open flames. Owing to the rising prices of conventional cooking fuel, people are choosing induction cooktops as an alternative option. Moreover, induction cooktops have become a part of lifestyle standards for healthy and safe cooking.

However, cost is the major restraint for induction cooktops market as they are two to three times more expensive than an ordinary gas or electric cooktop. Moreover, induction cooktops can work properly with cooking vessel made up from cast iron or steel. Aluminium, copper pans and glass cookware do not work on induction cooktops, which is also a restraint to the market growth.

Induction Cooktops: Market Segmentation

Based on product type, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Free standing induction cooktops

Integrated induction cooktops

Based on size, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Small

Medium

Large

Based on surface, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Flat surface

Concave surface

Based on Power, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Less than 5 KW

Between 5 KW- 10 KW

More than 10 KW

Based on Distribution Channel, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Supermarkets

Specialty Stores

Online Stores

Others

Based on application, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Household

Commercial

Induction Cooktops: Regional Outlook

In terms of geography, Europe holds a major market share in the global induction cooktops market. However, Asia Pacific region is becoming a fast growing region in the global induction cooktops market owing to rising disposable incomes and rapid urbanization that lead to increase in sales of induction cooktops majorly in India and China.

Request Report TOC (Table of Contents) @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/askus/rep-gb-3495

Induction Cooktops: Market Participants

Examples of some of the market participants identified across the value chain of global induction cooktops market include:

Avantco Equipment

Alluserv

APW Wyott

Eurodib

Bajaj Electricals

Inalsa

Philips India

Stovekraft

TTK Prestige Ltd.

Panasonic

LG Electronics

Haier Group

Hatco

Vollrath

Waring

Bon Chef

Globe

Cal-Mil

Future Market Insights is the premier provider of market intelligence and consulting services, serving clients in over 150 countries. FMI is headquartered in London, the global financial capital, and has delivery centres in the U.S. and India.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/north-america-region-will-contribute-enormously-in-induction-cooktops-market-growth-906417.htm

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North America Region Will Contribute Enormously in Induction Cooktops Market Growth

Induction cooktops, also known as induction hobs, use induction technology to generate electromagnetic field and transfer heat directly to the bottom of the metal vessel that must be made of ferrous metals such as cast iron or steel.

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Valley Cottage, NY — (SBWIRE) — 12/20/2017 — In this 21st century, mankind is blessed with multifarious advanced technologies for nearly everything which makes life simpler. Similarly, there are cooking appliances, which make cooking easy, convenient and environment-friendly. Induction cooktops can be considered as one of the advanced technological innovations that work on electricity and is extremely safe to cook food effortlessly.

Request a Sample Copy of Keyword Research Report @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-3495

Induction cooktops, also known as induction hobs, use induction technology to generate electromagnetic field and transfer heat directly to the bottom of the metal vessel that must be made of ferrous metals such as cast iron or steel. Since, the cooking pan or vessel is heated by a magnetic field rather than heating the bottom of the cooking vessel with an electric heating element or flame, energy wastage by heating up the surrounding air around the cooking vessel is very less and it makes the induction cooktop energy efficient. The cooking surface of induction cooktops are generally made from tough, heat resistant ceramic or glass.

There are numerous advantages of using induction cooktops. Firstly, they are more energy efficient appliances (around 90 percent) when compared to other traditional cooking appliances. Induction cooktops help cook food quicker than conventional ones. Moreover, they are usually built from glass or ceramic cooktops that are strong, durable and very easy to clean. Induction cooktops can cook food even at low temperatures. Additionally, these induction cooktops come with a safety function feature and shut off automatically when cooking vessel is not present on the top.

Induction Cooktops: Market Dynamics

Rapid urbanization and rising awareness among consumers to opt for energy efficient kitchen appliances with advanced safety features are the major driving factors for the induction cooktops market. In addition to that, induction cooktops are relatively safe than LPG cylinders because of the absence of open flames. Owing to the rising prices of conventional cooking fuel, people are choosing induction cooktops as an alternative option. Moreover, induction cooktops have become a part of lifestyle standards for healthy and safe cooking.

However, cost is the major restraint for induction cooktops market as they are two to three times more expensive than an ordinary gas or electric cooktop. Moreover, induction cooktops can work properly with cooking vessel made up from cast iron or steel. Aluminium, copper pans and glass cookware do not work on induction cooktops, which is also a restraint to the market growth.

Induction Cooktops: Market Segmentation

Based on product type, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Free standing induction cooktops

Integrated induction cooktops

Based on size, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Small

Medium

Large

Based on surface, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Flat surface

Concave surface

Based on Power, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Less than 5 KW

Between 5 KW- 10 KW

More than 10 KW

Based on Distribution Channel, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Supermarkets

Specialty Stores

Online Stores

Others

Based on application, the global induction cooktops market is segmented into the following:

Household

Commercial

Induction Cooktops: Regional Outlook

In terms of geography, Europe holds a major market share in the global induction cooktops market. However, Asia Pacific region is becoming a fast growing region in the global induction cooktops market owing to rising disposable incomes and rapid urbanization that lead to increase in sales of induction cooktops majorly in India and China.

Request Report TOC (Table of Contents) @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/askus/rep-gb-3495

Induction Cooktops: Market Participants

Examples of some of the market participants identified across the value chain of global induction cooktops market include:

Avantco Equipment

Alluserv

APW Wyott

Eurodib

Bajaj Electricals

Inalsa

Philips India

Stovekraft

TTK Prestige Ltd.

Panasonic

LG Electronics

Haier Group

Hatco

Vollrath

Waring

Bon Chef

Globe

Cal-Mil

Future Market Insights is the premier provider of market intelligence and consulting services, serving clients in over 150 countries. FMI is headquartered in London, the global financial capital, and has delivery centres in the U.S. and India.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/north-america-region-will-contribute-enormously-in-induction-cooktops-market-growth-906417.htm

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