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How-To's & Tips - Tips on Gift-Giving

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Posted on May 23, 2014 by LampsUSA Experts | 0 comments

How do you choose just the right gift for someone special? First ask about the persons interests, hobbies, passions, etc. Consider their personality. Are they practical, whimsical, organized, care-free, casual, formal, a prankster, etc?

Ask questions like:

  1. What is their lifestyle? What is their age? Where do they live (climate, urban/rural)
  2. What do they do with their free time? What grade or profession are they in?
  3. What culture/heritage/religion are they? What style of home, furniture, clothes, etc. do they like?

The answers to these questions will help you create a gift-giving "profile", which will help you to narrow your gift choices. Home decor items like lamps, clocks, art, and giftware make great gifts because they will be used by the special person everyday. Every time they use your gift, they will think of your thoughtfulness.

Unlike larger ticket purchases like furniture, decor items fit into most normal gift price ranges and can reflect your good taste without disrupting the recipients theme or the rooms' style. Lamps are a great addition to a room, to help brighten dark corners or the highlight dimly lit work areas. Clocks are a classy gift. Just like watches, clocks can be given for special occasions like graduations, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, etc. They will be looked at often, and have traditionally been given for special occasions. Home Decor and giftware items can add an individual flare to a room and can reveal your thoughtfulness, being sensitive to the recipient's style and fashion taste. Gift basket can be loaded with lots of goodies.

Smart Gift Shopping

To help stretch your gift-giving dollar and reduce returns, try these tips:

  • Plan ahead! Keep a list of birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
  • Purchase a gift when you find it, even if the occasion is several months away.
  • Select quality gifts and choose color/style to please the recipient.
  • When in doubt, choose gifts that they will actually use. Practical items are usually better than novelty,

Gifts do not have to be expensive to be appreciated or appropriate. Gifts that show your time and effort are just as special as expensive ones. Mom was right, its the thought that counts, and If you can surprise them with your thoughtfulness, you will be remembered.

  • Avoid religious gifts except for close family members of the same religion.
  • Save your receipts just in case a return or an exchange is necessary.
  • The humane society does not recommend pets as proper gifts.
  • Stick with the recipient's favorite brands

Gifts for Special Occasions

Mother's/Father's Day: Don't forget mom or dad on their special day. Choose a gift that will reflect how much you appreciate how much they have done for you.

Wedding/Anniversary: Choose a gift the couple will use, remember and appreciate. Home decor items make great wedding or anniversary gifts. Its fun to follow the Traditional and Modern anniversary gift chart.

Retirement: Clocks make great retirement gifts. Many clocks include a brass plate to engrave a special message

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An aging pair of eyes is proven to be only half as effective as the eyes of the younger people. For instance, older eyes have trouble seeing distances, distinguishing colors and looking at small fonts and other details. The glare that younger people do not mind is a major setback for older people because of their sensitivity to it. All these complications come along with age. These ill-effects of aging will continue to hamper someone’s vision as age rapidly rises. This is why you must ensure that old eyes get the amount of light that they need to see clearly.

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CFLs perform best in open fixtures that allow airflow, such as table and floor lamps, wall sconces, pendants, and outdoor fixtures.

For recessed fixtures, it is better to use a reflector CFL than a spiral CFL since the design of the reflector evenly distributes the light down to your task area.

If a light fixture is connected to a dimmer or three-way socket fixture, you'll need to use a special ENERGY STAR qualified CFL designed to work in these applications. Make sure to look for CFLs that specify use with dimmers or three-way fixtures.X

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Posted on May 23, 2014 by LampsUSA Experts | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - How to Recover a Lampshade

Once you purchase a new shade cover in a fabric and size that matches your existing lampshade, slip it over the shade and you're done! Updating your room’s décor, renewing an old lampshade, or providing a burst of color takes only minutes when you use a shade cover.

They are form fitting, removable and stretch to fit most lampshade sizes. They give your lamp and your room a whole new look, it is like getting a whole new lamp! Shade covers also protect brand new lampshades and keep them fresh for years to come.

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Posted on May 23, 2014 by LampsUSA Experts | 0 comments
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Install your light right, the first time with these tips:

  1. For this project we will need a Screwdriver and Wire Cutters.
  2. Go to the Breaker Box and turn off the power and lights. Make Sure light is off by checking the light switch.
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