Monthly Archives: April 2016

Make Mother’s Day Memorable with a bit of Personalization

When we are young, handmade gifts are our best way to show our mom’s how much we love and appreciate them. It can’t help but come through in the time, thought, and effort we put into making something special with her in mind – even if it’s just a painting, a small potted plant, or a homemade birdfeeder. As we grow older, handmade gifts give way to other thoughtful gestures – breakfast in bed, an afternoon for herself, fun family activities together (or maybe just day of togetherness with no complaints!). And then one day we move out on our own and we have to get a little more creative about how we express our appreciation. Creative Gifts Direct can help you find the perfect personalized gift for your mother that captures the sentiment of those handmade childhood gifts, or the thoughtful gestures of your youth.

Silverplated RoseFlowers are always appreciated as a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift – but why not take it up a notch this year? Personalize a silverplated long-stemmed rose with her name, initials, or other message and add it to the bouquet. Long after the other flowers have wilted and gone, your mom will have the personalized rose to remind her that you’re thinking of her all the other days of the year.

Recapture the handmade sentiment by putting together a personalized photo album of family memories. Whether it’s a collection of holiday portraits, candid snaps from family vacations, or a compilation of school photos, your mom will appreciate the time, thought, and effort that went into the creation of such a personalized gift. Add her name or other special details with our (always free) personalization. And if you’re close enough to your mom, you can spend the day together reminiscing about family adventures (or misadventures)!

Victorian Style Jewelry BoxIf your mom has allergies and bookshelves full of family photo albums, we still have tons of items that you can personalize and add a special touch to. An engraved jewelry box with a handwritten note inside. A bookmark personalized with her initials and stuck into one of your favorite novels that she’s never read. Or, if you don’t live close, maybe a personalized luggage tag and an invitation (or even tickets) to come visit you!

Whatever you do to celebrate Mother’s Day, making a thoughtful gesture can be as easy as a special, personalized gift from Creative Gifts Direct! Shop our wide selection of Mother’s Day gifts now!

Baby Gifts they will Treasure

There really is nothing sweeter than bringing a little bundle of joy into this world. That feeling of completeness when you hold your baby for the first time is unparalleled in the love and serenity that it brings. All those feelings of “Am I ready?” and “Can I do this?” go right out the window. Part of the confidence of knowing that you can do this (and will do it well) is knowing that you have all the baby paraphernalia that you will need – probably for months to come. From strollers to rattles, babies tend to need a lot of stuff!

Creative Gifts Direct is a fantastic place to start when looking for that perfect baby gift this shower season. In fact, some of the most treasured baby shower gifts are those that have the extra touch of personalization. As a mom of two little ones, I can attest that some of my favorite baby items are the engraved or personalized items that were given to me with my child’s birth date, full name or birth statistics such as time of birth, weight and height. I still look back with happy memories on the frames, baby banks and keepsakes with my child’s name from that precious first day. I will keep them forever and eventually pass them on to my children, when they have their own.

Here are some of my favorite items that you may want to give the parents-to-be at a shower or after the baby is born when you can personalize with all the critical information!


These adorable first banks for the baby come in several styles including footballs, bank vaults, kitty cats, trucks, boats and cars. They are great for engraving and make the perfect gift if you want something customized for a child and it is a great way to help the child by adding a little cash inside for their college savings account!

330x330-2698For many families having a baby means bringing a child into not just their family but into their religion as well. A beautiful engraved cross can hang in a child’s bedroom and be a custom piece with the child’s full name that can be kept even as the child grows.

330x330-2725There really is nothing better than a baby’s first photo that captures those few moments with mom and dad. This bi-fold, hinged frame allows a relative to send a written sentiment that the parents and child will cherish for years to come.