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How a Special Message Can Turn a Unique Gift Into One That’s Awesome

Sometimes it can be a simple “I love you,” and other times you need a special message with a more personal meaning. I make a unique back scratcher that comes with its own individual serial-numbered dog tag. Over five years ago I made the original design as stocking stuffers for Christmas. Two years later I started selling online. After over three years of making what is becoming known as the best back scratcher on the market, I still keep learning from customer comments. One of my first requests was to personalize a backscratcher for a gift recipient. I used a hand engraver to write a message on the stamped dog tag that I include with each purchase. Since then, I’ve...

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At this time of year with the holidays and a new year coming, it’s easy to forget to be thankful and grateful for all the blessings and good fortune we share. My special thanks go to my customers, who continue to pass on favorable reviews about ITCHTHATBITCH backscratchers. It was not always so. Several years ago, looking for a unique stocking stuffer for my adult children, I created a handmade backscratcher out of simple bent and twisted wire. Eventually these came to be known as ITCHTHATBITCH backscratchers. My first creation was both unique and ugly, but it worked. After a year of people encouraging me to market the scratcher online, I developed prototypes and then started making the first sales...

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PICKING THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT - Five Tips for Successful Gifting

PICKING THE PERFECT GIFT -  FIVE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT GIFT A SUCCESS The dilemma: A friend, relative, or loved one is having a birthday or a significant life event. Or maybe it’s a holiday, Christmas, Father’s or Mother’s Day, or Valentine’s day... and you want to do something special. For most of us, that something special will be limited by budget. After all, most of us aren’t celebrities or tycoons with a lot of funds for high-priced gifts. But that's okay, because choosing a thoughtful and meaningful gift can make an impression far beyond monetary value. It says you care, and are thinking about that special person and their feelings. For major gifts like graduations, anniversaries, weddings and...

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