Category Archives: Holidays

Prepping for Thanksgiving

The smell of the turkey cooking, the crisp autumn air, and the sounds of family friends gathering. It’s hard to believe that the big day is just a few weeks away. Over the next days, weeks, and months, Thanksgiving hosts/hostesses will begin to prepare for the big meal by making the guest list, shopping for ingredients, making the pie crusts, and prepping the table. It takes a lot of work to pull of the perfect Thanksgiving feast, so treat your host to a gift they can use on their table, during appetizers, or for drinks or dessert. Here are a few ideas to add to the blessings this November 22, 2018.

For Starters

This Cheese Dome with Rubberwood Board is a great way to start the day off with a cheese course. This set includes a 14.25-inch long rubberwood board, 3 stainless steel utensils with rubberwood handles, and a clear glass dome. The reverse side of the wood board also has a recessed area for the glass dome so you can remove the utensils and the dome from the front of the board. This unique set can be used year after year and will be a wonderful host/hostess gift.

 

Mealtime!

These Rolled Edge Napkin Rings are an excellent gift that can be displayed on the feast table. This set of 4 napkin rings feature a non-tarnishing finish for year of service and a timeless, classic design. Each 1.5-inch diameter ring has two rolled edges, top and bottom, plus ample space between those edges for personalization if you choose. Engrave names of guests or the initials of the host family to make it personal.

 

After Dinner Desserts

Who doesn’t love dessert? That is, if you left room after the turkey and all the fixin’s. This set of 6 mini dessert cups with adorable bent spoons that hug the rim are perfect for grandma’s apple crisp or some homemade ice cream. Indulge in some Thanksgiving desserts with these beautifully crafted dessert cups.

 

After Dinner Drinks

After a filling meal and great company, there is nothing better than sitting back and watching the football game with good company. This seven-piece tasting rack and glasses are a perfect way to unwind after the day. The wooden holder has a handle and 6 circular indents in the wood for the cups to sit in securely, both functional and fabulous.

 

Get ready to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with friends and family. Don’t forget the host(ess) gift. From our family here at Creative Gifts Direct to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

 

Housewarming Happiness

It is a huge milestone that most of us dream about – owning our own home. Whether the house is a newly-built construction or on a historical registry, every home and new homeowners deserve a gift to brighten their new home and celebrate this next chapter in their lives. Do you have a friend or family member who has taken the leap into homeownership and you want to celebrate with them? Finding the right gift may seem difficult, especially if you don’t know what is needed in the kitchen, or even for entertaining, but we have lots of ideas that are useful for new homeowners, as well as personal.

 

Showing off a new home can bring much happiness. Many new homeowners enjoy entertaining and need all sorts of kitchenware to do so. Here is a Lazy Susan that is great for serving side dishes, appetizers, or finger foods during friendly get-togethers. This 15 inch Rubberwood tray is a light-colored hardwood that shows beautiful during any entertainment event.  

 

If the new homeowners are dreaming of hosting family dinners and holidays around a roast dinner or a turkey, this carving set may be a perfect gift that will last for years. This stainless steel carving knife (12.25”) and fork (12..25″) set features smooth, stainless steel, easy-to-grip handles and includes a black box with silver colored dual metal hinge-and-clasp closure. Cherish every holiday meal with this carving set.

 

What’s a housewarming without drinks? The new homeowners will love this 5 piece carafe set that includes 4 matching glasses and a beautiful glass carafe, perfect for a favorite beverage. Add a monogram or initials to make this set even more personal and one that will be used and cherished for years to come.

 

Commemorate this special day of finding the perfect home with this Wood Tower Shaped Clock. The wood has a rich, piano finish to go along with the gold accented face. The front of the clock features an area measuring 4.75″ x 1″, which would be ideal for optional laser engraving to put the date of the home or street address so they remember the day they bought their dream home.

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!  

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

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.

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!

 

Holiday Gifts from the Heart

As the holiday season races toward us at what seems like lightening speed, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle-and-bustle of holiday shopping, holiday parties and the seemingly endless list of things to do. Don’t forget about spending precious time with your loved ones and show them how much they really mean to you. To do this, you may be on the hunt for a unique and personal gift from the heart to let them know that, in the middle of all this holiday craziness, you were thinking of them. Creative Gifts has some special items meant for just this occasion.

330x330-4055This beautiful stainless steel charm bracelet can send just the right message for someone near and dear to your heart from your mom, to your wife or maybe a special woman in your life. The bracelet comes with two charms that can be personalized with a message, date, or monogram to make the gift even more personal. With each special occasion or life event your gift can be added to with new charms.

330x330-1932For many people decorating the tree is a time honored family tradition.  Many families have ornaments that mark special moments that they shared or adventures they went on together. Creative Gifts has a special line of bright, nickel plated ornaments to choose from. These ornaments can be personalized to denote a moment in time such as a baby’s first Christmas, an engagement or a wedding date. The ornament options include: a snowman, snowflake, angel, bells, tree, Christmas stocking and many other options. Check out our online catalogue to see them all.

330x330-1923Do you have grandchildren you would like to show off or perhaps a vacation photos you would like to remember each year? This set of three holiday themed frames can be used as ornaments or can stand up on their own. One frame has a tree design with green accents and reads “Merry Christmas”, the second frame has a Santa Claus design, red accents and reads “Ho Ho Ho,” while the third frame has a snowman design and blue accents and reads “Let it snow.”

 

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!

Celebrating Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up fast – June 19, 2016. Finding just the right item that shows your dad, father figure or male mentor how you feel can be a challenge. We have some unique ideas of how to pay tribute to the special man in your life. Show your dad that you love and appreciate all those times that he guided and coached you along the way with one of these personal Father’s Day gifts.

330x330-2880-2For years you asked your dad for the funds to head to the movies, gas money and the list goes on and on. Treat him this Father’s Day with a black leather card case and money clip combination to keep his valuables including his credit cards and ID safe and secure. Add a personal monogram to make your gift choice truly unique.

 

330x330-1372Is your dad the “Grill King” in your family?  If he loves grilling every summer this personalized stainless steel Bar-b-cue set is just the right gift for your outdoor dad. The three oversized tools include: tongs, fork, and slotted spatula that features a built in bottle opener. The attractive carrying case includes a self-adhering engraving plate for personalization.

 

330x330-1184-2For the “Do-it-Yourselfer” dad, this stylish and functional tool set is an all-in-one item. The Hammer-Shaped Tool includes: a hammer, pliers, 2.5″ blade, 2.5″ saw blade with file, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, bottle opener, reamer and wire cutter. Add initials and this gift becomes a keepsake for your dad, pa, or pops – no matter what you call your special man.