Some of you may have seen some name changes here and there but we have officially changed our name from TGI Found It to The BASIQ!
Hi TGI lovers! Hope you’ve all had a great start to the week. We’ve had a few changes around the virtual office and if you haven’t already, go check out our new logo!
Yep! We’re in the process of updating our look starting with giving our logo a bit of a facelift. Most of you that have been with us from the beginning will know that we started out small and are growing steadily and that’s largely thanks to the support from you guys! So we felt a little upgrade to our style was in order.
Our new logo represents our growth and maturity as a company, without losing our cheeky edge that kick started TGI Found It! off. Our slogan has also changed to include what we have felt our online store has naturally evolved into, that is lifestyle gifts and home décor. Of course we will always have our novelty range to appease the young at heart.
Above all, though we may, over the coming months, look different on the outside, know that on the inside we are the same fun-loving gift company that aims to bring you excellent customer service and unique and stylish products to decorate your life with.
Watch this space!
The TGI fam xoxo
Your dad has always been there for you since you were little. When you were young, he ran alongside your bike until you finally become stable enough to pedal on your own and he also gave you numerous piggyback rides in your backyard. When you grew a little older, he used to attend every school play and even picked you up from your first party (and probably scolded you about the same for a few more days) and maybe he even turned a blind eye the day you came home 45 minutes past curfew.
Right now, he is probably taking your own kids to the parks so you and your partner can finally have a moment of peace (or maybe get a little naughty around the house). He has given the parenting thing more than100 percent over the years. No wonder you are struggling to find a unique and perfect gift to celebrate him on father’s day. We understand your dad has always been there for you and he continues to do so much for you. Finding just the right gift that can fully express your gratitude is quite a challenge.
This time round, we want to make shopping for Father’s day a little less daunting and more of like a fun treasure hunt. You might be thinking that your dad already has all he needs or he buys himself anything he wants. Or maybe he is just one of those minimalistic dads that only keep what they really and truly need. We know the struggle, we are here to help, and in our opinion; it’s high time you traded in that stripped tie you get him every father’s day with some out-of-the-box gift, unique ideas.
Father’s day gift ideas and tips
1. Type Of Dad
What does your dad love? What is his personality? Is he a music buff? Does he have a quirky side that is always waiting to jump out at the right time? These are some of the questions you need to answer before going out looking for a gift for your dad. If he is a gadget guru, think of something like the iPhone Memo Notepad or a smartphone case. If you consider him a food connoisseur, a BBQ cooking apron that also acts as a cooking guide or something as simple as a coffee dripper can be a fabulous surprise.
If you happen to have a quirky dad, then things get even more interesting. There is a wide range of quirky, but decent gifts from a little freaky options such as the Skull Tidy Decorative Bowl to the somewhat naughty picks like the Gentlemans Ball Scratcher (this one is not for your dad, it’s for your kids dad, please!). Whichever the type of dad your father is, you can always find something that perfectly clicks with his personality.
2. “Useful” gifts
Unless it’s something really sentimental, most dads love gifts that they can actually “use”. Whether you want to go funny or quirky, you can always find some useful items that perfectly incorporate these elements. For instance, if his office desk is overrun by old boring accessories and paperwork, look for a unique desk organizer in his favourite colour (of course considering his office color theme too). Does he like being pampered? How about a beard bib? Yes, a beard bib; it’s a very unique and ferociously practical piece of cloth designed to catch the beard while shaving so that they don’t fall on the floor or in the sink. If I have to mention all the unique practical ideas then I will run out of space.
3. When in doubt, go classic
If you happen to have a practical dad, feel free to wrap up a classical gift that you know he will love for years. You can make it special by adding a romantic or funny handwritten note.
Let me mention right away that when it comes to gifting your dad a gift on father’s day, it’s the thought that counts, to how much you bought it; after all, you can never “repay” all the good deeds and years he spend looking after you. Generally, showing appreciation doesn’t have to dent your bank account. So if I were you, money isn’t something I would worry much about. Having said that, always remember to be realistic and gift within your means, particularly if you have several great men to celebrate on this special day
If you have some good time left to spare, consider personalizing the gift to make it extra special. Whether it’s with a monogram or an engraving, any attempt to personalize it will make him feel exclusive. If you are on a last minute rash, this might be tricky to pull off.
Finding a perfect gift for your special dad on father’s day should not be a hassle. By simply following the above tips, you should get a unique and special item for him, if you run out of ideas, feel free to go with our pointers and suggestions within the article above. All the best.
The silly season is at our doorsteps and TGI Found It! has the silliest and funniest novelty gifts to keep your friends and fam giggling this Christmas.
In most families, friendship groups or work places, Secret Santa is a yearly staple and has long been touted the inexpensive and most effective way to do Christmas gifts. Pretty soon those names will be pulled out of that hat and the questions on everyone’s minds will be, “What’s a good present to give?” and “I want to get him/her a cool gift, but what?”.
Of course the general budget is usually around the $20 – $25 mark which, let’s be honest, these days it’s hard to find good quality gifts without having to resort to the usual bottle of wine, box of chocolates or a nice photo frame.
Don’t be boring! TGI Found It! has some awesome Secret Santa gift ideas to make yours the coolest gift to receive and keep this season as silly as it can be.
Here’s our top 5:
We love using them in our texts, on our social media and now we can’t seem to express our feelings without them. That’s right I’m talking about EMOJI’s! What better way to get your Secret Santa laughing than with TGI’s super cute emoji pillows! Show them how you really feel with a smiling poop pillow.
If you want to inspire your Secret Santa this Christmas season, then the Scrabble Canvas Tiles will certainly be the gift for her or for him! DANCE, DREAM, LOVE or SWEET these funky, deco tiles will be a constant reminder throughout the new year.
There’s always that one friend who just adores stationary! I know this, because I am that person in my group . TGI knows exactly how to pamper to their tastes with our range of novelty stationary. We have Nasty Notes, funky To Do lists, Awesome notes, weekly whiteboard planners and so much more. Why not make a little gift pack of novelty stationary gifts for your Secret Santa?
For your mate who is a fan of calling it as he/she sees it, our WTF! And Bullshit Buttons were made for them. These crude swearing buzzers always bring a good laugh to the novelty gift receiver.
How lucky are we that our Christmas season falls in Summer?! The beautiful sunshine, the amazing beach days and let’s not forget, the sweaty stank and B-O that floats around. Well there’s a way to leave the stench outside with TGI’s hip hop Car Air Freshener! From Tupac and Snoop to Kim and Kanye make your car the freshest this Summer.
For more funky Secret Santa novelty gift view our range of gifts for under $20.
Having a tough time finding gifts for him? Looking for something a little cheeky, a little crude but a whole lot of fun? Check out our range for the perfect man-gift.
Novelty gifts can often be rather cliché, especially when it comes to gifts for him. Now we’re not talking about finding him the most sophisticated watch that he will cherish for many years to come. We’re talking about the funny, sometimes rude and outlandish gift that typically a guy would appreciate.
TGI Found It! has a variety of gifts to suit every man, some may challenge your moral standing, but deep down you know you wanna buy it! Here are a few ideas for when you’re deciding on gifts for him.
Men at work
It’s no secret that some men need help being organised. Hey – it’s nothing to be embarrassed about, that’s why at TGI we have creative products to make being organised, fun! Take Toilet Boy, he does more than just sit on the loo, he takes care of your paper clips, pens, pencils and other stationary goodies you can poke at him.
Men often have bundles of files and papers that they don’t want moved from their desks. TGI’s F*ck You Gold Hand Paper Weight is what he needs! Even if he doesn’t, he’ll still display it on his desk when he doesn’t want to be disturbed.
Men love to dress to impress! With TGI’s Pac-Man Cufflinks he can really get his geek on.
If you’re a little unsure whether these may be a good idea at work, just think what a great conversation starter they’ll be!
The Hangry Man
Ever seen a man when he’s hangry? Avoid this disease with TGI’s emergency Take A Break Food Storage. Fill this little tin up with goodies and treats to keep his hunger induced anger at bay. If it’s already gone too far, break the tin!
The Travelling Man
Men and their cars, can’t keep them apart really can you? Keep his ride fresh with TGI’s variety of Air Fresheners. From 2pac to Nicki Minaj, these babies will have you both rollin’ down the streets smelling cool.
Travelling, whether it’s flying, driving or just leaving the house for the day, can sometimes mean packing all your gadgets. Keep him super organised with the Grid-it Bag Organiser that has room for all his accessories, cables and more!
Men at home
When men are at home, they are more relaxed and sometimes forget their manners. What better way to keep him decent than with TGI’s Gentleman’s Ball Scratcher. This fancy item is for the classy man who knows better than to scratch with his own hand.
Love a man who can cook? Or at least tries to cook? Give him a helping hand with the Stand Clear Man Cooking Apron. This nifty apron not only has pockets for cooking utensils, but also has extra pockets for what a man really needs when he’s cooking – BEER!
Take it one step further and throw in a Star Wars Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener!
Do you often hear the kids asking dad questions and wish they had asked you instead? Why not make it easier on them and get dad the Ask Your Mother Mug, it really says it all!
The Playful Man
Generally when men pull a prank, it somehow always comes back to a fart. TGI’s mini Whoopee Cushion and Classic Hand Farter will have him giggling and pulling pranks on everyone!
Tired of him practicing his target training on your household items? The Toy Gun Desktop Shooter is an excellent way to keep him entertained and out of your hair!
Check out TGI Found It! today for the full range of cool, creative, gifts and accessories.
Fathers Day is coming up this Sunday 1st September, hooray! It’s your opportunity to spoil the big guy with wonderfully awesome gifts you know he’ll get a kick out of.
Still on the best-sellers list, the ‘Gentlemens Ball Scratcher’. Or if socks are what he needs, then don’t settle for boring socks, check out the ‘Sneaker Socks’ (designed to look like high top chucks!). If music is more his thing, then he’ll love the convenience and ease of tangle-free ‘Zipper Earphones’ with in the ear buds.
No matter what kind of stuff your dad likes, you’ll find something cool (that won’t blow the budget!) at TGI Found It!
Wow! It’s almost Mothers Day again. Feels like it was just yesterday we were showering our mummy’s with presents and luckily for them, it’s almost that time again.
This year Mothers Day is on 12th May – so get prepared and get her a fun gift she’ll love. TGI Found It gifts are all under $100, so you don’t need to spend a gazillion bucks to make her smile.
Here are my top 5 present ideas for Mothers Day 2013:
1. Keep Calm and Drink Wine Canvas – $14
Perfect present for a mama who appreciates some fine wine and great interiors!
2. Almigh-tea Bag – $9
Let your favourite lady relax with a cup of tea using her practical and reusable silicon tea-bag.
3. Keep Calm and Carry On Coloured Canvas – $14
Another pretty canvas mum will love hung on the walls. It will brighten any dim day!
4. Teacupcakes – $24
For a mum who loves to bake, get her something that will work a treat. You might even get to have a cupcake to yourself.
5. Classic To Do Notepad – $12
Busy mums need something to help them with their hectic mum-duties, a classic To Do notepad would be a great little helper.
Plenty more cool gifts for mums on TGI Found It!
We’re definitely well into 2013 with summer now been and gone, and autumn just arrived. The beginning of the year usually sees us getting organised with our affairs, but as the months trail on, some of us (uh-hem… me) start to see things getting a little disorganized.
So… it’s time to return to purchase the GET ORGANISED KIT!
TGI Found It has heaps, heaps, heaps of cool stuff to help you get things in order! ‘To Do’ lists, notebooks, earphone pouches, weekly planners and more! And to make things better, we’re putting them into a packaged bundle just for you!
It’s coming soon, and we will post about it, blog about it and email you about it when it’s launched! Woo!
So it’s been quite a well since the last post. Woops! But, hey – hello. Blog is back and we plan to update you on what we’ve been up to in our business and how we’ve handled the first couple of months.
Christmas was insane – by the way, you guys sure like to shop and makes us feel happy knowing you get the stuff that also bring happiness to either you or the person you’re giving the gift to. The award for Top Gift For Christmas, went to the Gentlemen’s Ballscratcher. I’m not that surprised! It’s funny and unique. Not every male owns one yet, so if you don’t I’m sure you will… Eventually.
January was all about planning for the year ahead and getting some awesome new stock in. You might have seen them in The Hot Stuff – the Pocket Memo Pad, Plug Tags, The Art of Hand – Pen Holder, Hand Bookends, WTF Slammer Button and the Emergency Phone First Aid.
This month we’ve continued planning the next cool products to launch and looking into who to tell this to. I’m talking, PR. We’re happy to have on board a new member of the team who’s chatty, creative and of course, cool. So, if you wanted to know about TGI Found It send us an email to email@example.com and our PR peep will respond.
Are you stuck trying to figure out what to get people for Christmas? Christmas gifts for your brother, Christmas gifts for your sister, Christmas gifts for parents, Christmas gifts for your friends or even Christmas gifts for work? TGI Found It has all the best cool and creative Christmas gifts you will need.
We’ve got a huge range of gifts under $20, gifts under $50 and all products are under $100. If you’ve got a limit of $20 for your Kris Kringle gifts, you might want to check out our awesome range under $20. There are many fun, creative and cool gifts to choose from.
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ALL OF THE ABOVE GIFTS UNDER $20! A fantastic range to make everyone smile on Christmas.
Wow! October sure came around fast… It’s time to start prepping for Movember and Christmas is just around the corner. We’ve got cool mo-stuffs for Movember and we have some rad items which would be excellent Christmas presents. I think we’d make a good office Secret Santa go-to shop.
Good thing us guys at TGI Found It are pretty organized… ah, well sorta. =P
We have got a couple of new things which have arrived and we’re super excited about. All very cool, unique, awesome and just bloody brilliant! These upcoming items arrived last week and we’re in the process of releasing them.
Here’s our To Do list to give the general public an idea of what we’ve got to do:
- Make sure we’ve received the correct shipment, quantity and colours
- Add the stock to our inventory system
- Weigh, measure the products
- Write a nifty product description
- Photograph the products (yes, we do it ourselves)
- And finally, put them online for you to buy!
Currently, we are at number 3. Who wants to help me weigh and measure each product? Haha.
We’ve got a couple things we’re working on for TGI Found It, to make sure we get as many cool things as possible. Thanks for all the support you guys have given us and thanks for the sharing the word… Yeah! TGI Found It!
Alrighty! So here it is. We have a blog. Time to write some extremely interesting stuff…
Like, er… umm…
Well, let’s start it off with telling you a little bit about us and why we started TGI Found It. One day we were browsing stuff online (as many people do) and felt there was a lack of interesting, unique and innovative items to buy in Australia. Things like cool gifts, things to buy for yourself and the house and just anything fun and geeky. There were some, but not a lot and we wanted to be the people to fill in this gap.
From this, TGI Found It was born. One half of our business is made up of a web designer, the other smaller half comes from a marketing background. This started it off as a small project and now we’re selling nation-wide to complete strangers who also appreciate cool products.
Our top performing products this month include:
1. The Gentlemens Ball-Scratcher (Hahaha… Really, it currently is no.1!)
2. Toilet Boy – office desk organiser
3. Giant Pen Lid – office pen organiser
4. Mini Laptop Mirror – geeky pocket sized mirrors
5. Silicon Jelly Watch
Current things we’re trying to get in for our customers are the iPhone 5 cases. Still quite new, but hopefully! Could be sooner than later 🙂