Monthly Archives: August 2016

Small Gestures of Affection – Give a Keychain

open heart keychain engravingKeeping that which you treasure most you safe and secure is of incredible importance. It may mean placing valuable items in a safe, strapping your child into a car seat, flipping the deadbolt on your front door, or entrusting your secrets to the person you cherish most. Whatever and however you secure your valuables, an engraved keychain is a unique way to honor them.

Keychains make fantastic, small gifts to commemorate just about any occasion. Engrave your wedding date on a unique outlined heart-shaped keychain. Give them to your wedding guests as a one-of-a-kind gift to remind them of your special day. Personalize one and give it to your spouse on the big day – it’ll make for a handy reminder of your anniversary! Or keep one for yourself, a daily reminder of the most magical day of your life.

flip flop keychain mongrammedPersonalize flip-flop shaped keychains for a special girls weekend. Whenever your friends grab their keys, they’ll think of the wonderful trouble you into together and the great memories you made. With free engraving, it’s easy to give these mementos an extra glow.

Customize keychains with a tree design as holiday stocking stuffers. It makes for a unique way to commemorate a special holiday season – first Christmas after getting married; baby’s first Christmas; first holiday in a new house; first winter after you’ve retired someplace warm! Having a small token like this, in your hand every day, will remind you of special memories any time of year.

tree cutout keychainOr engrave a simple oval-shaped keychain with your son or daughter’s initials, and give it to them to keep track of their keys as they head off to their first year at college. A small reminder of where they have come from and how much they are loved no matter whether they’re close to home or far away. And the customization will make it easy to find keys that get left behind in the cafeteria or lecture hall by accident!

Gifts don’t have to be grand gestures. Often, it’s small reminders of kindness and affection that mean the most to us!

Best Baby Shower Gifts

engraved picture frameIt’s one of the biggest joys in life – welcoming another little person into your family. It’s a special occasion for everyone – the expectant parents, their friends, their parents, their siblings. Whether you’re the expectant parent entering into this new phase for the first time, or the elated grandparent anxious to dote on a new baby, it’s an event unlike any other and one which deserves all the commemoration it receives.

Baby showers are a wonderful way to honor life as it has been and life as it is about to become, and putting thought into your shower gift will be profoundly meaningful to the new parents. Engrave a special message on a picture frame, something the child can read and remember you by in the years ahead. Personalize their very first piggy bank and start them off with a baby-sized savings plan – even if the bank is a pumpkin or a pirate ship instead of a pig! Or go with something both piggy bankfunctional and thoughtful – an engraved mug with a baby-friendly sippy top! A gift that will get years of use and be wonderful reminder of you for both baby and parent.

And don’t forget siblings! It can happen when new babies come along that older siblings feel somewhat left out. We have plenty of gifts to remember those little ones as well – no matter how big or small they may be. Get the sibling who likes collecting little treasures a unique keepsake box. Or the little girl who’s just learned to brush her hair on her own a personalized brush and comb set.

nantucket style basket boxOr get something thoughtful that both the older sibling and the new baby can enjoy together in years ahead, like engraved frames or personalized photo albums they can fill with images of them on adventures.

However you celebrate the arrival of a new person into your life we have a gift to make the occasion personal and memorable. Shop now!

Bring out the Backpack, We’re Headed Back to School!

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Charles Darwin had it right in the Tale of Two Cities. Although he was not referring to the return to school every fall, he very well could have been. Heading back to school is both a moment steeped in happy expectations as well as sadness that the lazy days of summer are quickly fading away. It is truly a double edged sword that calls for a keepsake to celebrate the event. Perhaps there is a special teacher, student or staff member that you would like to surprise this school season. Take a look at some of our wonderful “Back-to-School” gifts that can make the start to the year a happy one!

330x330-1158For that special teacher consider giving him/her the proverbial “apple a day” in the form of a beautiful key chain. The apple measures 3″ (including ring) x 1.5″ and the ring is about 1″ diameter. The apple can be engraved with a special message or monogram. Choose the initials of your new teacher or possibly the year that you are in his/her classroom to make it even more personal and special.

330x330-3928For the student who likes to stay organized at their homework desk try this phone stand. If your favorite student is always putting their phone down on a messy desk, this stand can help them from always being on the search for it. The stand also makes it easy for maintaining hands-free activity and holding the phone stable during Face time conversations. Make it even more unique by monogramming your students initials on the stand.

330x330-3880For the student, teacher or mom who finds themselves always on the laptop or desktop during the school-year, this mouse-pad can be not only stylish but also utilitarian. The pad measures 7.25″ x 7.25″ x .5″ and can be nicely monogrammed or personalized. It is acrylic so that means long lasting and easy to clean when messy hands eat while working on the computer.

Back-to-School doesn’t need to be a gloomy occasion when gifts are involved. Let your favorite student, teacher or staff member know how much you care about them and start this year off right.