Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. is a country inspired American chain of restaurants, with a Southern specific. The gift shops here are an important section, so you cannot leave until you pay a visit. What is characteristic at Cracker Barrel’s locations is that they are decorated with American artifacts, the biggest contributor being Larry Singleton. Let’s see what interesting stuff you can find in here!
First of all you can purchase Cracker Barrel gift cards of 10$, 25$, 50% and digital gift cards. With these gift cards you can buy meals in the Cracker Barrels restaurants or any products that fall in the amount shown on the gift cards. The great thing about these gift cards is that they have no expiration date and no fees. I for one love when I forget about money or a gift card in this case in some pocket and then I found it after a while – it’s the best feeling ever! As you probably know from other gifts cards, the card can’t be exchanged for cash or credit.
Another thing that you can find at the Cracker Barrels gift shop is the Butterflies Dolls – each one embodying a different personality, with a personal set of accessories; there are eight type of dolls from where you can choose from at 20$ a piece – this can be a great idea for a collection.
Moving up to the next category, you will have the pleasant surprise of discovering some of the special breakfast’s ideas entitled: Breakfast makes me happy. Here there are all sorts of instruments that make your breakfast preparation easier and fun like coffee canister and scoop, smiley faces salt and pepper set, smiley tea for one set, three compartment tea box, pancake round cutting board, tea infuser and others similar.
Some other categories are: cookbooks, DVD’s, candy, garden collection, Easter, figurines by Willow Tree, food, for the home, inspiration, music, peacock collection, personal care rocking chairs, rooster collection, toys, Valentine’s Day and women’s articles. Some of the music they propose is Dailey and Vincent Gospel CD, The Grascals and Friends CD, Smokey Robinson, American Legends: Patsy Cline, Montgomery Gentry and others. For your home Cracker Barrel has prepared candles, chip and dip bowls, mugs and plates. For the special occasion like Valentine’s Day or Easter, there are some specific items that will brighten your holidays.
Published by Andreea Barsan, on Feb 21 2012, in the categories: By location
Boeing is among the biggest producers of airplanes and aircrafts. It comprises multiple units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Capital, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Engineering, Operations and Technology and Boeing Shared Services Group.
The Boeing gift shop it’s like a mini museum from where you can take the pieces at home. The categories of products are collector’s gallery, featured items, apparel, accessories, toys, travel, office and clearance.
The collector’s gallery holds models, posters, matted prints, pins, patches, stickers, magnets and key chains, books and DVD’s; the most interesting here is the models section of commercial, defense, space and historic airplanes, this is ideal either for children but also for adults how have a passion for Boeing airplanes.
In the featured items you can find heritage products, what’s new, 787 Dreamliner, Blue Angels, 747 (8), biking, ecofriendly products and dream delivered. In the first you can buy T-shirts, hats, pins, mugs, wallets and card holders with the emblems of Boeing, North American Heritage, McDonnell Heritage and others.
Next, there is the apparel section for men, women and children; here there are T-shirts, sweatshirts, outerwear, hats, bottoms, accessories, athletic (for men), tops, T-shirts, bottoms, outerwear, sweatshirts, hats, accessories (for women) and basically the same items for children too. So the whole family can leave from the Boeing gift shop renewed from head to toe. The accessories department completes the apparel with watches, hats, sunglasses, wallets, badge holders, key chains and jewelry.
Next we have the toys from Boeing, meaning activities and learning, games and puzzles, DVD’s, plush toys, sports and outdoors and hobbies. From the first one a kid could learn more about airplanes, more specifically the Boeing ones by combining education with pleasure; it is actually a smart way to spread information. In the sports and outdoor Boeing has managed to be innovative once more, especially nowadays when the computers make you stay in home more than ever. So these products from this section makes you go outside and explore more with the Boeing products: pedometer, umbrellas, blankets, water bottle, golf set and Eitech Solar Two – Model Metal Building Kit.
The travel area is, as expected, designed for those that are forever on the road, holding luggage, accessories and business bags with the Boeing logo. Further, the office section has items for writing, tools and gadgets, desktop, mugs, business bags, key chains and clocks. And last, the clearance holds products designed for apparel, toys and gadgets, office, books and DVD’s and collectibles – here it is a sort of summary fr the whole gift shop. Go, buy!
Published by Andreea Barsan, on Feb 17 2012, in the categories: By location
We’ve reached an interesting point – the Budweiser gift shop. I have a feeling this article will have a great deal of viewings. As I am sure you all know, Budweiser is one of the most selling beers in the USA. The Budweiser gift shop is addressed especially to the Budweiser beer lovers, but why not, to all beer lovers in general – it’s a celebration of beer. If you would think what more can it be, besides beer itself, you have no idea! There are lots of products here that can be purchased as a birthday gift or for your personal use and delight.
I’m going to start with the apparel section – yes, there is an apparel section. Basically, from here you can buy hats, T-shirts and shirts with Budweiser logo, as imagined. For the ladies, for their partners, these items are just comfortable clothing pieces so that you can enjoy a good old Budweiser at a barbeque, at a football match or at your home, plain and simple.
I believe that the Barware is the most expected category; here there are accessories (Budweiser Logo 24 oz Tumbler with lid, Budweiser hand towel, Budweiser Logo 16 oz Tumbler with lid) and glassware (Budweiser Bucket gift set, Budweiser Logo Print Glasses set of four and so forth).
The Clydesdale section comprises all sorts of articles like: Clydesdale Stable Stein, Budweiser Clydesdale Cap, Budweiser Clydesdale Tee (medium) and Parade Dress Clydesdale Stein.
What are you going to do with a warm beer? You will need to cool it in a Budweiser cooler: yes, they have those here too: Budweiser personalized cooler, Budweiser personalized 48 quart cooler, Budweiser collapsible wagon/cooler and Budweiser personalized 60 quart rolling cooler.
Your home wasn’t neglected by the Budweiser gift shop, you can find here articles for culinary (Budweiser sauce six pack set, Budweiser grill master, Budweiser mitt and sauce set and Budweiser Bowtie grill), holiday (Budweiser glass beer can ornament, Budweiser glass bottle with scarf ornament) and pool and patio.
There is a sports and recreation department where you can take your Budweiser outdoors, racing (Hardtop Kevin Harvick Die Cast 1:64 on Base, Bud Kevin Harvick Gray Tee) or at a game (Budweiser playing cards).
Last but not least, the collectibles category holds the 2012 Budweiser Clydesdales calendar, the Parade-Dress /Clydesdale Stein and the Clydesdale Stable Stein. As I told you earlier, the Budweiser gift shop may surprise you, so let yourself surprised.
Published by Andreea Barsan, on Feb 10 2012, in the categories: Gift Shops
I believe the world is divided into two types of persons: cat lovers and dog lovers. I, for one am part of the first category and for those like me I am writing this article.
I was very surprised in finding out how much stores are dedicated to cats: there are a lot of gift shops full of all you can imagine a cat needs (and at a larger scale what a cat doesn’t need but gets anyway). I’ve chosen only one gift shop of such and I’m going to talk a bit about what you can find in a cat gift shop.
I’m going to start with the sales and clearance cat gifts – the aisles where are cat items with big discounts; I would definitely start from here. Then you have the cat bags and accessories – because the cat gift shops doesn’t address only to cats, but to their owners too. So, here you can choose from lots of bags with cat prints and models, cat keyrings, cat mirrors, cat purses, glasses cases, umbrellas and other. As you can imagine, the products are as cute as your cat, actually as all cats!
Another section is full with cat cards under all shapes and sizes, with funny and sweet texts. There is the book and game area, where you can get trained in raising the good way a cat (“A cat to train its human”), as well as having a good time doing a cat jigsaw or playing catopoly.
Woman are not neglected here, they can accessorize with cat jewelry like cat bracelets, brooches, earring, pendants and pins. As well, the ladies can accessorize their kitchen as well, because here there are cat egg cups, cat mugs, cat teapots, towels, cat salt and pepper sets and Rosina Watchmeister.
Now, here is the fun part – the cat toys! The diversity is huge, but here are some suggestions: cat toy balls, cat toy mice, catnip toys, large cat toys and cat TVJ all of which will make your cat really happy and playful.
In the cat supplies area there are products you beloved cat needs, such as cat accessories, cat beds, cat collars, cat grooming, cat health articles, cat litter accessories and feeding and drinking products. So you can say such a gift shop has all covered, from master to pet. It’s like a supermarket for cats!
Published by Andreea Barsan, on Feb 09 2012, in the categories: By location
The CIA gift store is an ingenious place to go if you are in search of something new, something that not everybody thinks of. As the name says, this gift shop is inspired from the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) activity and work. The merchandise here is basically addressed for the daily work, at home or at the office, the CIA gift shop products being something that can take your mind of the quotidian problems. In the diversity of articles, I’m going to take them one at a time and see what it would be a good choice for a birthday gift, or even just for you.
For the holidays section comprises articles for Christmas, especially decorating items and ornaments.
The children are not forgotten, and if they want to become little investigators, they now have that opportunity; here there are all sorts of merchandise that would fit the little ones curiosities: Spy Doll, Spy Kit, What happens in Langley, stays in Langley, black zip-up hoodie, baseball cap and other similar.
The grown-ups can find clothing articles and accessories in the category to wear: they have to choose between hats, T-shirts, golf shirts, windbreaker hoodies, spy shirts, authentic CIA thermal hoodie, sweatshirts, CIA golf polo shirts, long sleeved heat gear CIA patch, and cold weather black pullover. For the pet lovers, there is a surprise product: a dog sweatshirt. So the whole family can enjoy a full of action experience!
In the to drink from category there are spy mugs, blue etched shot glasses, silver CIA travel mug, not a spy mug, heat-activated travel mug, navy blue and gold agency seal coffee mug – all of these having the CIA logo and some very interesting texts.
To play with area has that kind of product that we dreamed of when we were kids – police men gadgets and gear that could make you feel like one; well, here you can find toys like spy radio with which you can make up a real live scenario of discovering some secret Russian codes or something like that.
For the golf lovers there is a specials section of golf equipment like balls and shirts. The Medallions and Seals category is for the winners; what I mean is that here are items that reward a good investigator’s work. What the gift shop recommends for you is a CIA logo key chain, CIA Seal Pewter Flask, CIA Seal Patch and Ye shall Know the Truth Medallion.
Enjoy all the CIA gift shop products!
Published by Andreea Barsan, on Feb 09 2012, in the categories: By location