Gifting for your Better Half

So you celebrated the holidays and rang in the New Year in style. You even made your resolutions and seem to be sticking to them. Congratulations for facing the new calendar year with a fresh sense of accomplishment. Since you are already ahead of the gang, it is time to start thinking about your significant other – you know, your “Better Half.” Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and waiting ‘till the last minute just never pans out.

 

This year, think ahead and get creative with your gift giving. Nothing says “I love you” more than choosing a gift that considers their unique personality and interests and, of course, is personalized especially for them. While some people find it difficult to find the perfect gift that shows the person how much you care, Creative Gifts Direct has so many to choose from including gifts for men and women such as: clothing, accessories, kitchen items, home decor, sports related items and all can be personalized with a monogram, date, name, or even a quote. Here are a few ideas to get you started. For more ideas visit our website at Creative Gifts.

 

This Heart Shaped Pendant and Necklace is the ideal way to tell your “Better Half” that they are in your heart forever. Include a personalization like “My Love,”  or maybe the date you first met as a reminder of what you mean to each other. The necklace hangs 18 inches and can be flipped over to a solid side to match any outfit day or night.

 

If your significant other is the grill master at all of your backyard parties then this Folding BBQ Tool Set will let them know that you know what makes them happy – food and friends. These grilling tools – a long spatula, grill fork and a basting brush – come in a creative package just like your unique relationship. Also compactly included in the handle is a cork screw, and the spatula includes a bottle opener, too, so you have everything you need for tailgating or the backyard BBQ. All you need now is to add initials, a monogram, or a name and the gift is complete!

 

For either him or her, this Black Leather Box could make for the perfect place for rings, necklaces, earrings, watches, or cuff links after a long day of work. This gift is crafted from genuine, top-grain leather and measures  7″ x 5″ x 3.75″. It features a grey velveteen lining throughout. A lift out section of the tray inside reveals more storage in the compartment below. Surprise your love with a new piece of jewelry hidden inside!  

 

Happy gifting this Valentine’s Day. Visit our site for more great ideas for your “Better Half” this February 14th.

4 Gift Giving Resolutions for the New Year

It is almost time to say goodbye to 2017 and usher in a brand new year full of promise. Many of us take this time to create a list of resolutions that often focus on eating better, exercising more, and living a better life overall. Here at Creative Gifts Direct, we have a unique twist on the traditional resolution list for our customers – the Gift Giving Resolution List.

All too often we struggle to find the right gift for our loved ones, whether it is a birthday, anniversary, or milestone event. Here are a few resolutions for you to try in 2018 so that when it comes to give, you will find gifts that are personal and meaningful.

  1. Get Organized – All too often important dates like birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations sneak up on us and leave us scrambling to find a gift for the honoree. Spend a little time this new year to get organized by putting all important dates into a calendar, such as the one on your smartphone, and arrange to get alerts in advance so you have plenty of time to choose the gift, wrap it, and deliver to your friend, relative, or loved one.
  2. Get Personal – One of the best things about our products on the Creative Gifts website is that most of our gifts can include a 1,2, or 3 letter monogram or more personalization, and others can be customized in other ways. Better yet, personalizing or customizing your gift is free through Creative Gifts! Take your gift to the next level and personalize it!
  3. Consider Personal Interests – Does your loved one love photography, golf, cooking, or entertaining? Then choose one of our gifts that celebrates his or her interests. Not only will it be a great gift but you will show that person that you put thought into what they really love.
  4. Start Early – Resolve this year not to be that harried person running to the corner store to buy an impersonal gift card that sends the message that you didn’t have enough time or energy to find the perfect customized gift. Once you have organized your gifting list, start early so you have plenty of time to prepare for the event.

 

Do you have trouble finding the right gift when it comes to holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries? Check out Creative Gifts product lines for a wide range of ages, hobbies and interests. Happy New Year!  

Gifts for the Women in Your Life

Shopping for the woman (or women) in your life can be challenging, whether it is the holiday season, her birthday, a graduation, or even a special anniversary.  Knowing how to choose a gift that not only tells her how much you appreciate and love her, but also that you really “get” her, can be overwhelming. Here at Creative Gifts Direct we have an extensive selection of gifts for the women in your life. Whether you are shopping for your mom, who does it all, or a girlfriend, who deserves to be treated to the best, or a friend who needs to know how amazing she is, we have what you need to make her feel special and remembered.

 

  For Mom – Let’s face it, our moms do so much and ask so little in return. Next time you need to find the perfect gift for her, make it one she won’t forget. Chances are that your mom has some special keepsakes like necklaces, rings, and other mementos that she would like to keep close to her heart. This vintage style round box has beautiful beaded detailing and is plated with an antique silver finish for a classic look. The inside is lined with a dark blue flocked cloth for all those special items to rest securely. Make this keepsake even more personal by adding your mom’s initials to the front cover.

 

For a Significant Other – Does the special lady in your life like to entertain friends or throw exceptional dinner parties? Consider this beautiful clear glass carafe with 4 matching glasses a a gift she can show off at her next cocktail party. Whether it is sangria during the summer or her favorite drink for parties, she will love the carafe that has room for monogramming.

 

For a Friend – Friends are amazing, and friends who are women ‒ who help you through this rollercoaster of a life ‒ are even more exceptional. Our Bangor wood photo frame comes in a dark brown finish and holds a 5×7 photo of you and your bestie. Show your best friend how much you value her friendship with a frame that has a picture of the two of you as well as a personalization, such as a quote, a date, an initial, or just an “I love you” engraved on the frame.

Buying for the “Hard to Buy For” this Season

Every year I make my list and check it twice to be sure I have accounted for every family member, loved one, and friend who go on my holiday gift list. As I scan the names, I smile and reminisce about all the memories shared and how I want to pick the perfect gift for each and every person. While looking over my list, I also notice at least one person who is notoriously difficult to buy for, you know, the person who already has it all. I consider these relatives and friends my challenge. I am up for it and you should be too!

Creative Gifts Direct has a wide assortment of gifts for men, women, sports enthusiasts, wine lovers, foodies, children, and all those wonderfully unique people on your list. One of the best things about our gifts is that most of them can be personalized. This means that even the most difficult people to buy for on your list can get something special and personal! Personalization is a great way to turn a gift into a keepsake that will stay with that person for years to come.

Instead of opting to give the mundane and extremely impersonal gift card this holiday season, think about some of these gifts for your loved ones this year.

  • For the Foodie on your list check out our kitchen and entertaining gifts such as barware, bowls, cutting boards, serving trays, BBQ sets, and hand towels.

 

  • For the Sports Enthusiast on your list check out our whistles, trophies, golf gifts, and flasks for those long hours on the field or court.

 

 

  • For the Woman in your life look at our ring holders, jewelry boxes, frames, wine stoppers, bracelets, and lockets.

 

 

  • For the Man in your life take a look at our money clips, beer steins, pocket watches, card cases, and knife sets.

 

 

  • For the New Baby on your list consider our frames, sippy cups, piggy banks, and more.

 

Visit our website at CreativeGiftsDirect.com to shop for the hard to buy for on your list this season. Enjoy.

Holiday Gift Shopping

Can you believe it? It is just a few short months until the holidays! Making your lists and checking them twice should be at the top of your list as we roll toward this very busy season. Finding special gifts for each person on your Christmas list can be hard. Thankfully, Creative Gifts Direct has some truly heartwarming gifts that are not only unique, but that can be made even more precious through personalization. Let’s take a look:

If you have a “foodie” in your family, then this Pizza Board with matching utensils is the perfect choice. This 14” diameter rubber wood pizza board includes two matching tools to make your pizza party fun. The board has both a smooth surface for serving and a grooved surface for cutting perfect 6 inch slices. The smooth side of the board can be personalized to make this gift unique.

 

For the collector in your life who loves to wear rings, necklaces, watches, and all sorts beautiful baubles, this Black Leather Jewelry box will be a cherished gift. Made from genuine top grain leather this 12″ x 6.75″ x 3.25″ black leather box features a grey velveteen lining throughout. Inside are several compartments including a four-section pillowed area for watches or bracelets. Add personalization to put this gift over-the-top for your loved one!

 

If you have a friend or family member who loves to entertain, then this Five Piece Carafe Set would be a welcomed gift that will be used for years! This carafe set with matching glasses is great for entertaining and enjoying a favorite beverage. The carafe is 10 inches tall and holds up to 38 ounces. The cups measure 3.5 inches tall with a 3.25 inch diameter rim, and hold 8 ounces each. Add a monogram or initials to the carafe to personalize this gift.

 

For more unique ideas this coming holiday season check out the entire collection at CreativeGiftsDirect.com

Getting Personal on Every Occasion

Gifts are wonderful no matter what the occasion, whether it is an anniversary, birthday, retirement, christening or graduation. Young, old and everyone in between enjoys getting a well-thought-out gift. This is especially true if the gift is personalized in some way. Trending in the gift giving market this year are personalizations that mark a special date, a unique message or an engraving of a monogram or name. Here are just a few ways that getting personal with your gift giving is the right way to go.

  • Weddings – When two people are celebrating joining themselves together as “one” there is no better way to get personal than by monogramming their new initials or last name on a special wedding gift. Toasting glasses, picture frames and clocks are especially popular keepsakes that will be around for years to come.
  • Welcoming a New Family Member – The birth or adoption of a family member is a momentous occasion. Personalize your baby gift such as a piggy bank, frame, or birth certificate holder with the important date, name and weight/height of the child. This keepsake can remind you of the special moments and be passed to the child as they grow.
  • Retirement – The act of retiring can be very bittersweet for many people leaving the career they have loved and the people they have loved for many years. What better way to celebrate the event than a gift that had a favorite message or quote that inspired you? Say farewell to your co-worker in a personal way.
  • Graduation – Gifts that mark graduating from high school or college provide a unique chance to personalize the date of the event or a beloved quote. Personalize picture frames, jewelry boxes, cuff links and more for the soon-to-be graduate.
  • Christening – This holy day can be commemorated not only with a special gift but made even more unique with a personalized quote from the bible or an inspirational quote to live by. A gift of an engraved cross or picture album can be especially personal.

If you are looking for a way to get personal for your next gift giving even check out the many options at Creative Gifts Direct.

Hosting a House Warming Party- Here are some Ideas to Get you Started

There is nothing more thrilling or stressful than buying your first home. Once you have secured your loan, signed on the dotted line and begun to move in, then it becomes real and exciting!  What better way to thank your friends and family for helping you along the way while you searched for your perfect home than to host a house warming party! Here are a few ideas  and party gifts to get you started.

Your new place is just begging to be shown off so dress it up in style with a theme or meal idea that will have your guests falling in love with your home as much as you have.

Dress it Up – Now is the time to take out the “good dishes” and arrange them in a beautiful spread on the table. Use your glassware that you have been dying to use and dress up the table so that it looks sparkling and welcoming for your guests. If you want to try something classic and elegant from Creative Gifts crystal collection, check out the wide range of items from toasting goblets to high ball glasses to adorn your table settings.

Create a Theme – If you want to create a fun theme like a picnic, Luau or a carnival, you may want to show off a new BBQ set and serving items to make it even more special. Grilling may be a part of your theme, so spice it up with a personalized grill set for the new homeowners! Not only will they be able to use these personalized tongs; fork and slotted spatula for years to come but it will be even more special with a personalized message or initials.

Thank Them – Along the road to your home ownership, there were probably countless friends and family that helped you in the search for your forever home, from listening to the struggles along the way to helping you pack up your old pad. Now would be a great time to thank them with a small keepsake keyring that they can keep their home keys on. Creative Gifts has a wide array of shapes and styles that can fit the personality of the receiver. Add a special touch with engraves initials, a monogram or message on the ring.

Back-to-School Shopping

Don’t let the end of summer sneak up on you this year. School will be back in session before you know it. Will you be ready? The are so many things to prepare like packing book bags, getting back into a routine, and of course, finding the perfect gifts for your teachers, coaches and the student in your life.

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.43.15 AMIf you have a book lover in your life, no matter what age, you will want to commemorate this school year with a personalized present of a book mark inscribed with a name, date or short quote. Creative Gifts Direct offers a variety of book mark shapes including: an apple, heart, fleur-de-lis, and an angel. This could be a great gift for a teacher or student in your life. These book marks are non-tarnishing, nickel plated and a thoughtful present at the start of the school year.

330x330-1623Coaches guide us, mentor us and push us to be better athletes. If you have a coach in your life consider one of our coaches whistles and lanyard. These non-tarnish finished stainless steel coach’s whistles are a hit on or off the field. They can be personalized with a one to three letter monogram, a first name or a special message. This particular style comes with a black finished wood keepsake box for storage.

330x330-1158-2For a special teacher, school secretary, principal or bus driver, you may like the varied selection of key chains that we offer. Shapes include: apples, shamrock, sailboat, house, whistle, hearts and many more. Choose the shape most appropriate for the receivers personality. Most shapes are approximately three inches and the ring itself is an inch. The bright silver finish is nickel plated and will not tarnish. There is even a spot for a monogram, initial, or short saying to personalize it even more.

Father’s Day

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” Wade Boggs

For Wade Boggs, his dad taught him the love of baseball. Maybe your dad taught you to drive, skate, run, draw, paint or, more importantly, to look at the world in a new way. It really does take someone special to be a dad. Remembering  your dad with a personalized gift on Father’s Day this year is a great way to show him that all of his sacrifices and sleepless nights were appreciated. Here are a few ideas to get you started on making June 18, 2017 a memorable one for the dad in your life.

330x330-1435If your dad, or the man in your life who is like a dad, likes to tinker and enjoys fixing things around your house or other people’s homes, here is the perfect gift. This tool case is not only extremely useful but stylish as well. Our 20 piece tool kit includes a knife, tape measure, level, needle nose pliers, a multi function handle and twin adaptor that lets you use any of the 4 ratchets or 9 different screw driver tips. All of these useful pieces are stored safely in a black leatherette case with silver accents. Include a monogram or personalization on the front cover to make it even more special!

330x330-1370If the man in your life loves entertaining outdoors and is the “King of the Grill” this 3 piece stainless steel BBQ set with aluminum case is a perfect choice! The heavy duty case for storage has a self-adhering plate for engraving to make it even more personal. The three oversized tools include: tongs; fork; and slotted spatula that features a built in bottle opener. This summer’s grilling season will be a wonderful time as he enjoys not only the company of friends and family but his new grill set from you.

 

330x330-1443For the dad who loves to relax on the links, this combination flask and golfer’s tools will be a fun way to tell dad you love him! This stainless steel, leather wrapped Golfer’s Flask can hold 6oz of your dad’s favorite beverage as well as four wooden tee’s, two silver golf ball markers and a divot tool. (Not that your dad ever makes a divot!) The convenient strap makes it easily attachable to a belt or his golf bag.

Graduation Season is Just Around the Corner

Graduation Day conjures up so many memories including: mortar boards, tassels, graduation gowns, and of course the sound of  “Pomp and Circumstance” being played as graduates march in. Graduation is seen as a rite of passage for teens and young adults moving on from high school or college. Achieving a diploma or advanced degree is a momentous occasion that should be celebrated with family and friends. Part of that celebration should be a gift that marks the event and will be cherished long after graduation day has passed.

330x330-2751What better way to commemorate this moment in time than this Optic Crystal Semi Circular Clock? The optic crystal is clear, heavy and stunning. The area under the clock on the front facade has room for engraving or personalization with graduation date, name or special quote. This beautiful clock will remind the graduate of the special day and how he/she has started a new chapter with this achievement.

 

330x330-2857For the jewelry lover, this vintage box is plated with an antique silver finish and delicate detail-work. The interior is lined with a dark blue flocked cloth. Not only is this timeless piece a wonderful gift that can be engraved and personalized, but you may want to include a piece of family jewelry to be passed on as an additional keepsake on this memorable day. This lovely box will adorn a dressing table for years to come.

 

330x330-2694For the young man who is about to embark on interviews and enter a career he has worked so diligently toward, these cuff links may be a perfect gift. These classic, rectangular cuff links can be engraved and will be a cherished part of a young person’s wardrobe as he sets off into the working world. It is presented in a wonderful black gift box.