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.

Baby Gifts for Spring Showers

So you planned the perfect baby shower for your bestie. You picked an adorable theme, made Pinterest-worthy decor, put the final bows on the favors, and have the baby games all ready to go. You even went so far as to create “Mommy Advice Cards” and a “Daddy Survival Kit” for the parents-to-be. You have done it all. . . now you just need to find an out-of-this-world gift for the little bundle of joy. Creative Gifts has a wonderful assortment of gifts for the baby that are personal and a one-of-a-kind keepsake that they will cherish for years to come. Let’s take a look at a few of the options to shower the new baby during this spring’s baby shower season.

330x330-2814Give a gift that is both practical and charming. A bank will help baby towards saving for college, a toy or just some mad cash that they will appreciate as they grow older is a fun gift that also can help start the child off on the right foot. We have many styles to choose from including: a traditional “Piggy” bank, race car, a train, puppy, football, ATV, teddy bear, alphabet block, and this beautifully detailed Noah’s Arc bank. Each style comes with an area that can be personalized with the baby’s name or birth date. Don’t forget to put a few bills in there before you wrap this up for baby!

330x330-1475Capturing those first precious moments when a beautiful newborn is in mom and dad’s arms is an instant in time that will never be forgotten. Place that precious memory in one of our personalized frames that will be viewed over and over again throughout the years. Choose from different shapes and styles including a pumpkin coach in a Cinderella style or a baby book frame. Each can be personalized with the child’s name and date of birth.

330x330-1473Plan ahead for the child’s major milestones like losing a first tooth or getting that first haircut. Give mom and dad one of these unique “First Tooth” and “First Curl” boxes that they can keep for a lifetime. Choose a bunny or teddy bear design that can hold these items and memories. Each box can be personalized and is lined with blue velvet.

 

All of your careful baby shower planning will wow the new parents and so will one of our special baby gifts that they will have for a lifetime.

Gifts for the Men in your Life

Why are men so hard to buy gifts for? The male species tends to be the more difficult to purchase presents for no matter the event: a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. Why? The reasons are wide and assorted. Men are less inclined to be interested in clothes or accessories. In addition they tend not to verbalize what they want. While this can be frustrating, we have a few suggestions that may help you show your appreciation to the man in your life while making it personal and useful.

330x330-1184Does the man in your life have a special day coming up? This functional and practical Hammer Shaped Multi-Tool is perfect for the guys who has everything. This tool has it all -10 tools in 1 – a hammer, pliers, 2.5″ blade, 2.5″ saw blade with file, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, bottle opener, reamer and wire cutter. This stylish gift can be monogrammed to be personal as well as utilitarian.

330x330-1370Is the man in your life a barbecue master who loves to entertain while firing up the grill? Then this three piece set of stainless steel tools for outdoor cooking is a great gift. The three oversized tools include: tongs, fork, and slotted spatula that features a built in bottle opener. The Blackstone tools feature black-clad handles that help dissipate heat and provide a sturdy look and feel, too. Make it even more personal with an engraving on the carry case.

330x330-2774Does he lead a busy business life? For the professional man in your life this nickel plated card case can be used to carry credit cards, ID or even business cards. The accordion style interior is designed to carry up to ten cards while the exterior can be monogrammed to make it personal and unique.

 

Still need ideas for the man in your life?  Check out our website and search by recipient. We have hundreds of ideas for every occasion and even for the most difficult-to-buy-for man!

 

Valentine Gifts from the Heart


Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine originated as a celebration day in Christian liturgy honoring a saint named
Valentinus. According to legend, Emperor Claudius II imprisoned and later persecuted two men who were secretly performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry during the rule of the Roman Empire. They were both named Valentinus and signed their farewell letters “Your Valentine.”

Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with romantic love and has been celebrated in the United States since the 18th century. By the mid 1800s Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards. Today, it is one of the most popular holidays on the calendar, with an estimated 1 billion cards, gifts and flowers sent each year. No matter whether you have been with your Valentine for decades or it is a “new” love, the pressure is on to find the right gift for your beloved.

Send your love something special, unique and true to your heart by choosing one of our personalized gifts this year. Your love will cherish it for years to come.

330x330-3509The heart is the identifying symbol of true love on Valentine’s Day. Choose this eighteen inch pendant for your beloved this year and show them how much you adore them. The stainless steel heart can be personalized with a monogram, initials or message of love. This gift can be something they keep forever and remember the special Valentine from whence it came.

330x330-4055For the girl who loves baubles and bangles, this piece will soon become her favorite and most sentimental jewelry item. This stylish stainless steel charm bracelet includes two charms; one charm in the shape of a heart and the other is a round shape disk.  Personalize each item or add charms each major holiday or milestone to mark the moments in your story.

330x330-2693 (1)For the man in your life, finish off his look with these palladium finished cuff links. The pieces are able to be personalized with a monogram or initials to fish off the perfect ensemble for work or an evening out.  He will think of you each time he wears these classic and stylish oval cufflinks.

Party Favors to Ring in the New Year

Hard to believe that yet another year has come and gone. Nonetheless, here we are ready to start yet another year. The New Year promises to be an exciting one, and what better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate with friends and family? What’s a party without food, spirits and, of course, fun party favors to ring in 2017 with style? Depending upon your style, theme or  budget, party favors can be a great treat for each guest. Pick a theme, style or just something fun and whimsical to delight your guests this new year.

330x330-1187Many people wish for a better financial situation every new year. If you want to wish your party guests much fortune in the new year, perhaps a money clip or card case can give them luck as they begin 2017. This tan leatherette card case/money clip combo has three slots for your cards on one side and a money clip on the other side. You can add personalization to make it truly unique for each party goer.

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Perhaps you are going with a theme such as “Ring in the New Year”  where you present each guest with a personalized key ring that suits their personality and interests. We have many styles and shapes to choose from including: hearts,  a home, ovals, apples, angels, bottle openers, stars, a wrench, a grand piano, and a dog bone. One key ring that is very popular is the locket key ring that holds two mini pictures in a hinged oval compartment. Add a monogram and make it even more personal.

330x330-1142 (1)For the party revelers who want to remember kicking off the year with friends an engraved flask for their spirits will be a whimsical and fun gift. We offer several different styles and colors to suit each guest from black or brown leather to “bling-ed” out pink crystal flasks. Your best gal pals will remember this New Year’s Eve with this darling pink crystal covered flask. The lid is hinged so that you won’t lose or misplace it. In addition there is a space reserved for personalization to give it that special flair!