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Thoughts on Gift Giving from Yoda

 

 Hello again!

It's me Yoda trying out a blanket for Christmas and with a message from Eco Galleria!

Christmas  is just around the corner with the rush on to search for all the perfect gifts.  May all your gifts be given with love and pleasure.  Gift giving is an art and Eco Galleria can masterfully help you to give each friend and family member gifts that are special and unique and  reflective of each friend’s personality.  It is gratifying, as gifts are presented and opened, to see the enjoyment that they bring because of the thought put into their choosing.

Here at Eco Galleria, we strive to find very special gifts for all your very special people.  We are an eco-conscious specialty boutique that features gifts, jewelry and wearable art that are Made in the USA, functional art made from recycled and repurposed materials. Each gift is artfully wrapped to make a great presentation.

In our fast paced, computer driven world, where people have little time to shop, we can work with you to find the perfect gift for friends, family or business associates.  We will help you put some thought into each gift.  Believe me, the recipient can tell when someone rushed to buy a last minute gift just because they had to. Make everyone feel special – give the gift that shows you care.

 Let  Ecogal be  your gift guru and we will save you time, effort and make you look good!

And, you will  always find Yoda ready to help you shop via our website and  blog.

 












Posted by Kathryn Longo on December 11, 2010. Continue Reading

Greetings from Yoda!

Hi Everyone:

It’s been a while since Kathryn let me write my own blog entry – I love our new home (we’ve been here a year already) and I have been spending a lot of time watching the birds and chipmunks. I am almost finished writing my first book “Black Cat Diary… Adventures of Yoda” so I have been very busy.

But… it is that time of year again – pumpkins and sunflowers and leaves falling – and we are getting deliveries of boxes to fill all your holiday needs. And our website is growing every day with new things for you to buy. And I must say that it is fun trying all these empty shipping boxes for size. Just when I find one that I like, Kathryn is throwing me out to use it to ship something out.

So, check out the website and start your holiday shopping early!

Time for a cat-nap!

Ciao,

Yoda


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Posted by Kathryn Longo on October 29, 2009. Continue Reading

The Art of Gift Giving

The holidays are fast approaching and now starts the search for all the perfect gifts.

Gifts should be given with love and pleasure – gift giving is an art. I have always loved to give (and receive) gifts but specifically to give gifts that are special for the recipient.

In my travels over the years, when visiting other cities, I was under-whelmed by the sameness in malls from city to city. All the same chain stores with the same merchandise and nothing unique. Mostly imports with less and less being made in the USA.

I always searched for the small independent boutiques that had the rare find and supported US artists. My holiday shopping would always be done way before the holidays because I would find the perfect gifts for friends in my travels – gifts that were thoughtful and reflective of each friend’s personality. As gifts were presented and opened, it was gratifying to see the enjoyment that they brought because of the thought put into them.

When, I decided to transition into a new career, I realized that I loved to give gifts and I loved things that were creative and unique. So, I opened an eco-conscious specialty boutique that featured gifts, jewelry and wearable art that were Made in the USA, functional art made from recycled and repurposed materials. Each gift is artfully wrapped to make a great presentation.

In our fast paced, computer driven world, where people have little time to shop, I can work with you to find the perfect gift for friends, family or business associates. I will help you put some thought into each gift. Believe me, the recipient can tell when someone rushed to buy a last minute gift just because they had to. Make everyone feel special – give the gift that shows you cared.

So think of me as ecogal, your gift guru. I will save you time, effort and make you look good!


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Posted by Kathryn Longo on October 21, 2009. Continue Reading

Days to celebrate

September 12th:

International Angel Day – send someone an angel!

September 14th:

Grandparents Day – show your appreciation by sending a gift to your grandparents!

Posted by Kathryn Longo on September 05, 2009. Continue Reading

Time to schedule your home parties

Well, the holiday season is just around the corner and I have returned from the NY Gift Show with lots of orders for goodies for your holiday gifts and gift baskets. So, it’s time to call to schedule a home party for your holiday shopping. Dates are booking fast, so give me a call.

Also, we are scheduled to do the following holiday boutiques:

Glen Rock Jewish Center in Glen Rock on Sunday, October 18th
Gerard Berman Day School in Oakland on Sunday, Nov. 15th
Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes on Sunday, Nov. 22nd

We will keep you posted on other Eco sitings! And keep checking the website for new merchandise.

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    Posted by Kathryn Longo on August 20, 2009. Continue Reading

    Off to the NY Gift Show!

    Spent the past two days at the NY Gift Show and took today to rest. What sensory overload! So much to see, so much to consider for the website. Finding great new things for everyone especially in the eco-conscious, recycled and Made in the USA categories. Back to the show tomorrow all day. Yoda is resting while I am shopping – he will be very busy unpacking things after Sept. 1st.

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      Posted by Kathryn Longo on August 17, 2009. Continue Reading

      What's on Your Wish List?

      Being in the gift business is a wonderful thing! You get to help customers find the perfect gift for everyone. But if you are not sure what to buy for someone, or if you are one of those people for whom it is difficult to buy, why not register at Eco Galleria online. Registries are not just for brides.

      Here at Eco Galleria, we use our “Wish List Gift Registry” all year long. Although many of our jewelry and gift items are “one of a kind” or Limited Editions, when you fill out a Wish List, it gives me, as a personal shopper, a glimpse of your tastes. So, when someone wants to buy you a gift, even if we no longer have the items on your list, I can choose the perfect gift for you from newer items (or special order one of the things that you wanted).

      One of the things of which I have been very pleased is the fact that, over the years, we have very few returns and most often customers report on how well their Eco Galleria gifts were received.

      So, call us to fill out a Wish List or Bridal Registry or email us and we will set up a registry for you.

      Over the next few weeks, I will be attending various trade shows to do my ordering for the holiday season, so tell me what you think I should look for. So, what’s on your wish list? Let me be your personal shopper!

      Fondly,
      Kathryn Longo
      “Ecogal – Your Gift Guru”

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        Posted by Kathryn Longo on August 04, 2009. Continue Reading

        Follow us on Twitter

        Having fun learning all the new social media stuff – can’t exactly get the hang of Twitter but I’m there so you can now follow “Ecogal – The Gift Guru” on Twitter

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          Posted by Kathryn Longo on July 29, 2009. Continue Reading

          New Clearance Sale Section

          We have added a Clearance Sale section to the website. Sale items include handbags by Leaders in Leather, jewelry by Extasia, The Brag Bra Bag, t-shirts by KNOW and Be-ology, jewelry by Amy Peters and more. Take a look and happy shopping!


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          Posted by Kathryn Longo on July 23, 2009. Continue Reading

          Eco Galleria wins Readers' Poll!

          I want to thank all of the people that voted for Eco Galleria in Bergen Health & Life Magazine Readers’ Poll. We were just notified that we won in two categories: best gift shop and best boutique in Bergen County. The article in their September issue is due out in late August, so keep an eye out for it. The magazine photographer was here taking pictures on Friday but it was naptime and Yoda was sleeping and didn’t get into the pictures.

          We are now having a great summer sale online.


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          Posted by Kathryn Longo on July 13, 2009. Continue Reading