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4 Gift Ideas For The Wife Who's A Greeting Card Shop Owner

by Matias Keranen

Can't figure out what to get your wife for her birthday? Consider gifting her with something helpful or fun that she can use at her greeting card shop ā€“ here are four fantastic options:

A Cardboard Box Shredder

The greeting cards that are shipped to your loved one's store likely come in cardboard boxes which can take up valuable space and make the store's back room cluttered. Gifting your wife with a cardboard box shredder for her shop will allow her to reduce cardboard debris significantly and make it easier to get rid of overall.

Instead of having to wait for the garbage man or take the boxes to the dump herself, your gal can shred the boxes as they get emptied. She can then use the fragments for composting, put them in the regular garbage bin, or find a recycling center that's willing to pick up and pay for the material. The shreds should be easy to store until they're disposed of in some way, so pair the shredder with a couple of plastic tubs with tops that she can put the cardboard debris in after shredding it and before disposing of it.

A Custom Stamping Kit

Give your wife an opportunity to create her own custom greeting cards to feature in her shop by gifting her with a custom stamping kit. Choose a kit that comes with blank plates and a series of customized stamp stencils for the plates that tie into her particular business. For instance, you can have one stencil made in the likeness of her store's logo, one in the shape of a greeting card, and another that depicts the overall look and feel of her storefront. She can use the stamp kit in conjunction with textured embellishments and paints to create unique, limited edition greeting cards that are sold in a limited capacity. She can also use the kit to create custom thank-you cards for her colleagues, business associates, and long-time customers.

Some New Signage

Surprise your wife with an updated look and feel for her store by gifting her with new signage that can be used both inside and out. It's important to maintain branding by sticking with her current colors, logos, and style, but you can work with a graphic designer to update the look a little before having the new signs printed out. Order several different types and sizes of signs for your wife to take advantage of including:

  • Aisle Numbers

  • A Welcome Sign

  • A Storefront Sign

  • Shelf and Product Identifiers

  • Business Cards

  • Wall Posters

If you're not comfortable designing the new signs yourself, consider creating a gift pack that includes a variety of different signs, a graphic design voucher, and a gift certificate for printing and laminating.

Branded Mats

Give your wife something fun that adds some extra pizzazz to her store by designing some branded mats for her to put at the entrance, near the bathroom, and anywhere the floor might be wet at a given time. Not only will new welcome mats greet customers and create additional brand recognition, but they'll also decrease the chance of slip and fall accidents occurring among employees and customers. Choose mats that are certified "High Traction" by the NFSI to ensure that they've passed laboratory testing and are deemed slip-resistant. Have your wife's logo or store name printed on the mats with waterproof ink so they can be thoroughly cleaned without the risk of print fade.

Your wife is sure to appreciate any one of these gift ideas for many years to come, but consider choosing more than one if you really want to impress her.

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