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Do You Know What Types of Gifts Your Friends and Family Would Appreciate?

Written by Swap Shop on January 4th, 2018. Posted in Kentucky bourbon accessories, Kentucky football apparel, Ky flag apparel

Makers mark merchandise

Most people love to give and receive gifts. While some prefer to be surprised, others definitely know what they want. A 2011 Journal of Experimental Social Psychology article published the results of five independent studies on gift giving. The results confirmed that people are more appreciative when they receive a gift that they specifically requested.

Spending on Christmas and other holiday gifts in particular has been a subject of study. The American Research Group discovered that the amount people spend on gifts has risen since 2006. In 2016, for example, it was found that for the first time since 2006, the average person in the United States spent over $900.00 on gifts. The American Research Group also discovered that people spent more on Christmas gifts in 2016 than they did in t

The 4 Ways Donating to Charity Helps the World

Written by Swap Shop on December 27th, 2017. Posted in Clothes donation, Donating clothing to charity, Donation pickup

Veterans charities

Americans are generous people. It has been estimated that about 94.5% of people in the United States do something to give back to their communities. Whether is is by donating to a military support group or one that is devoted to helping families in need, people like to be a part of something bigger than themselves. The problem is that many people want to help others but they find that they do not have the money to donate, nor do they have enough time to volunteer. One thing that most of us do have is an abundance of stuff. When it comes to clothing, the amount we have today is much gre

Simple, Everyday Tips To Give You That Glowing, Unblemished Skintone You’ve Always Wanted

Written by Swap Shop on December 27th, 2017. Posted in How to make skin whiter, Skin imperfections, Skin lightening

How to make face lighter

Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It requires an attentive eye and ongoing good habits to remain supple, soft and smooth. Despite our best efforts, however, we can fall victim to all sorts of frustrating issues that cause us to scramble for help. Sun spots caused by harmful UV rays, uneven tans that don’t go away no matter how hard you try and acne scars are but a few of the imperfections that can mar your skin. How can you cultivate the healthy glow you’ve always wanted and keep it in the long-term?

From changing your diet to seeking out treatments that provide more than just short-term relief, the quick list below will help you understand your skin better than ever.

Did You Know?

It’s better to understand your skin than seek out quick solutions. You

How to Capitalize Charitable Contributions on Your Tax Returns

Written by Swap Shop on December 20th, 2017. Posted in Charities for military families, Clothing donations pick up, Military donations

Organizations that accept clothing donations

Most companies feel obliged to help charitable organizations and other well-wishing foundations. However, the number of donation requests to respond to can be overwhelming, and sometimes its difficult to choose which cause to support. Corporates get pressure from different stakeholders, including the staff, government, competitors, shareholders and suppliers. Everyone seems to have their preferred charity, something that hampers most companies to donate. Giving can mean an advantage to your business if it’s done in the right way. Here are few ideas on how to manage and leverage your charitable donations.

Money Donations
The two ways you can donate money to an eligible charity is either in cash or a check. If your donations are in exchange for goods or servic

8 Tips to Help You Get More Bang for Your Banner Buck

Written by Swap Shop on December 19th, 2017. Posted in Custom mesh banners, Custom pop displays, Point of sale display materials

Outdoor mesh banners

Having good signage is incredibly important for many businesses. If you own or manage a brick and mortar business, getting people in your door to buy from you starts with a great banner or printed wall. There are some things you can do to make sure you attract the most people to your business.

  1. Place your printed signage well. In real estate, they say “Location, location, location.” The same phrase can be used in banner advertising. When you are looking at the best placement of your banner installation, you should make it a point to look at the spot at different times of the say. Walk by your printed wall. Drive by it. Do this in the morning and afternoon. You need to make sure people can see it and read your message.
  2. Make sure your text is large enough. Even the most beautiful pr

How to be Charitable Around the Holiday Season

Written by Swap Shop on December 14th, 2017. Posted in Charities that pick up clothing donations, Clothes donation, Donate clothes

Clothes donation

A charitable donation could change the day in the life of someone who needs it most, and your selfless donation can bring joy around the holiday season. By helping families in need through charitable donations, you are being a part of something bigger. You may look at what you have done and ask, “How does my little donation do anything?” but just remember – if others are doing the same thing, you are all being a part of something much bigger, and leaving a positive impact in our world. You’re also setting an example for those around you who may be asking the same questions. With 95.4% of Americans participating in some type of charitable giving to this day, it’s apparent

From UK Mugs to Kentucky Bourbon Accessories, You Can Find the Perfect Gift

Written by Swap Shop on December 6th, 2017. Posted in Kentucky football apparel, Simply southern accessories, University of kentucky gifts

University of kentucky womens clothes

Finding the perfect gift to give someone special in your life can bring on mixed emotions. The idea of seeing their face light up with joy instills excitement and anticipation, but before that, there could be a bit of stress involved, especially if that person is particularly difficult to shop for. Some people just don’t thrive off of material things, others seem to have everything that they need already. So how do you narrow down the endless possibilities to find something that will truly resonate with them? One way to go about the process of finding a gift for that important person in your life is to take a look at some of their hobbies and passions. Once you have settled on a theme, finding something to customize for them could get a bit easier.

From location speci

5 Tips and Tricks for the Care and Feeding of Your Safety Attire

Written by Swap Shop on December 3rd, 2017. Posted in Hi vis work shirts, Safety equipment companies, Types of safety clothing

High visibility t shirts

No one wants to be injured at work. Accidents involving constructions workers being hit by vehicles can be greatly reduced by wearing safety jackets for construction and other high visibility clothing and gear. Also called hi vis raIn gear, you have to make sure you do a few things to get the right high visibility jacket for your needs and to maintain it so it can give you the best protection possible. You also need to be able to recognize when it is time to hang up your safety jackets for construction and replace everything. Nothing lasts forever.

  1. Start with high visibility clothing that fits you correctly. If y

Are You Concerned About the Country’s Landfills? Donate Used Clothing and Textiles to The Military Order of the Purple Heart

Written by Swap Shop on December 2nd, 2017. Posted in Charities for military families, Charities that will pick up donations, Clothing donation

Military families

People in the United States tend to be generous individuals. In fact, about 95.4% engage in some type of charitable giving. In addition to donating their time and expertise, many Americans will also make monetary, household, and clothing donations. Since there are organizations that pick up donations, this can make it even more convenient to donate clothes and other items throughout the year.

In 2007, for example, charity foundations within the United States received approximately $5.8 billions-worth of clothing-related donations. Just four years later in 2011, roughly two million tons of clothing and textiles were donated to charities or recycled. As a result,

Choosing the Right Scuba Gear for the Best Possible Experience

Written by Swap Shop on November 9th, 2017. Posted in Archery supplies, Bouldering, Stand up paddle boarding

Fishing gear shop

A lot of people spend time and resources trying to remain healthy, and to maintain a good level of fitness. While there are so many things you can do to ensure that you remain healthy, one of the best ways to ensure this is to regularly engage in fun sporting activities that can not only help you stay in shape, but also bring you your share of adventure and thrill. There are a number of activities you can practice which check all the right boxes, and quite a lot of them involve water bodies. Fishing, paddle boarding, and scuba diving are all extremely popular in the country, and for good reason. These provide a modicum of adventure and settle, while also giving you the right kind of physical exercise, and