November 4, 2009

Business gift idea: designer coffee mug

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 3:05 pm

17596_ftGive your client or co-worker a stylish mug in their favorite (PANTONE) color. This colorful collection of 10 PANTONE-hued mugs from Uncommon Goods is available in shades that are sure to satisfy everyone on your business gift list. Pair with a bag of coffee or box of tea and you have an easy yet thoughtful holiday gift.

P.S. My favorite is 549C!

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Watch the bright spot for new business gift ideas each week! And read our Tipsheet How do I Find Alternatives to Traditional Gift Giving? for more ideas.

October 26, 2009

Business gift idea: city guidebook

Filed under: Goods & Wares,Local (Chicago) — Tags: , , — lidia @ 9:00 am

0811810712_normThese city guidebooks from Chronicle Books make a great gift for out-of-town clients, as well as locals. With the Moleskine City Notebook Chicago and 52 Adventures in Chicago, your faraway clients can get to know your hometown—while local colleagues can play tourist in their own city. Several other cities are also offered in both series.

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Watch the bright spot for new business gift ideas each week! And read our Tipsheet How do I Find Alternatives to Traditional Gift Giving? for more ideas.

October 13, 2009

Business gift idea: travel mug

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 12:53 pm

sPY-CMWFLOWith Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m thinking about all the special people in my business life—and how I can thank clients, vendors and other colleagues who make my life easier all year long. These fun, colorful travel mugs from French designers Créa Créa will make a unique business gift—and are sure to brighten up a desk or work commute. Créa Créa also has lots of other fun and funky desk accessories. (thanks to Stationery Trends magazine where I discovered their products)

Watch the bright spot or follow us on Twitter for more business gift ideas each week! And check out our Tipsheet, How do I Find Alternatives to Traditional Gift Giving? for more great ideas on finding unique business gifts.

October 12, 2009

Got holiday cards?

holiday cards by Lidia Varesco Design

holiday cards by Lidia Varesco Design

Yes, it’s that time of year again… cooler temperatures… warmer sweaters… and holiday cards!

Get a jump on the busy holiday season and order your personal or business holiday cards from Lidia Varesco Design now. Visit our online shop to see new card designs, as well as old favorites, featuring botanical motifs, historical patterns and whimsical typographic designs.

And don’t forget: we can personalize any of our card designs with your personal message or business logo. Larger quantities are available too. Email us for pricing and ordering info.

September 21, 2009

Sunny happy thoughts indeed!

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: — lidia @ 8:00 am

284t-01My new favorite notepad is this one by Night Owl Paper Goods, producers of “modern yet folksy” ec0-friendly wooden cards, notepads and other goodies. Small enough to fit in my purse, yet stylish enough that I want to show it off.

Purchased at one of my favorite Chicago stores, Hazel.

August 21, 2009

Get your greeting card fix!

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: , , , , — lidia @ 8:00 am
Lidia Varesco Greetings Notecards

"Ciao" Notecards

We all know how important it is to follow-up with clients and prospects — not to mention send a birthday card to Aunt Sally.

If your greeting card stash needs a boost, stop by the Greetings by Lidia Varesco Design booth at the Chicago Indie Collection at Oakbrook Center this weekend!

Peruse our collection of elegant and whimsical greeting cards, notecards and stationery. Buy just one card or a whole set, so you’re prepared for any occasion. We can also personalize any card with your name, message or logo. Order any quantity — just ask us for details.

Chicago Indie Collection
Sat, Aug. 22:  10 am-9 pm / Sun, Aug. 23: 11 am-6 pm
Oakbrook Center
(Oak Brook IL) between Crate & Barrel and Lord & Taylor
Don’t forget to vote for us in the Shopper’s Choice Awards, we can both win prizes!

August 20, 2009

Greening up our greetings!

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: , , — lidia @ 8:00 am

recycled_symbol_grWe are pleased to announce that Greetings by Lidia Varesco Design now uses biodegradable plastic sleeves to package our cards!

While we currently use paper with some recycled content (which we “recycle” from our printer’s leftover scraps), we are moving towards using all 100% post-consumer recycled papers. We already offer a 100% recycled envelope with our Tall Notecard Sets.

Buy some of our greener cards this weekend at the Chicago Indie Collective at Oakbrook Center.

August 18, 2009

Home sweet home

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: — lidia @ 12:39 am

new-home-card

Creativity is everywhere. Our newest greeting card was literally inspired by home: the soft green of our newly-painted bathroom. Pair our happy new home card with a potted plant for a nice housewarming.

We want you to be creative too: mix and match cards from our entire collection to create your own greeting card set. Stop by our booth at the Chicago Indie Collective at Oakbrook Center this weekend to peruse and buy!

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