Category Archives: Keepsakes

round wood clock

Are You Ready for a Party?

Who doesn’t love a party? Whether you are celebrating a milestone birthday, special anniversary, retirement, or welcoming a newborn, a party is a perfect time to give a gift that says you care. If you’re struggling to come up with the right gift for a “hard to buy for” family member or friend, we have ideas to help you. 

We love gifts that have a personal meaning or message for the recipient. Take a look at our personalized gifts that can be a keepsake that will be cherished for years. Here are some of our favorite gifts for whatever party you have been invited to this season. 

golf tool kit

Golf Tool Kit 

If the special person in your life is a golf enthusiast, then this personally engraved tool kit may make the ideal gift for a birthday or retirement party. Give them something they can use that is also sharp looking hanging off their keys or god bag. This stainless steel tool kit includes a knife blade, cleat tightener, divot repair tool, brush, and ball marker.

round wood clock

Round Wood Clock with Piano Finish 

This beautiful wood clock would make a gorgeous addition to a mantle, desk, or shelf in a new home, office, or bedroom. No matter what you are celebrating, this gift is truly “timeless.” The front of the clock features an area measuring 2″ x 4″, which would be ideal for optional laser engraving of a favorite saying, date, or name. 

luggage tags

Luggage Tags 

For the traveler who is throwing a “Bon Voyage” party, a set of luggage tags would be a practical and eye catching keepsake. Not only will the monogramming take the hassle out of identifying luggage pieces after a long flight, but the look is professional and good looking. Check out our other pieces such as our card carrying cases or money clips that come in the same tan leatherette. A full set in the same style will make for one happy traveler. 
Search our gifts by occasion, special event or even by who is the recipient. We have so many new items and sale items, you are sure to find something you will love giving as much as they will love getting.

New Home Decor to Refresh Your Interior

Have you just purchased your first home or finally moved into your ultimate dream home? That means it’s time to start collecting your favorite kitchen items, keepsakes, and entertaining pieces to make your house into a welcoming home. 

We have so many quality pieces of home decor to furnish your living areas and kitchen, and make entertaining a snap. Check out some of our favorite items that can make hosting your friends and family a true joy. Most of our items can be personalized for the individual you plan to gift. 

slate coasters

Slate Coasters 

Keep your side tables and coffee tables free of water marks and drink rings with these 4″ square genuine natural slate coasters that feature textured edges and 4 padded feet on each coaster.  Add a laser etched monogram for the new home owners to enjoy for years to come. Many of our clients use these as coasters, mini-cheese servers, or even as place markers as they can be written on with chalk and later erased with a wet cloth. This set makes for a great housewarming gift, birthday present, or wedding gift. 

lazy susan

Lazy Susan Server

If you plan to entertain in your new home, this accessory is a great addition to your kitchen. This Lazy Susan rotates easily to keep cheese spreads, veggies, or dips easily within reach. The attractive looking rubberwood is washable and durable for years to come. The versatility of the server is amazing as you can change up your offerings in this piece from dinner party to dinner party. 

wine stopper

Silhouette Wine Stopper

What new homeowner wouldn’t love this chrome plated bottle Silhouette wine stopper? It is non-tarnish and has a 1.5″ area for engraving so it can be personalized. Include the individual’s initials or monogram to make it a special keepsake. This gift will be enjoyed for years to come. Add the individual’s favorite bottle of bubbly to the gift to add to the grandeur. 

Are you looking for a gift for a house warming or welcome wagon? Check out our wide variety of kitchen accessories, keepsakes, and serving ware that is sure to be enjoyed for years to come. 

New Year, New Items!

Now that the calendar has turned to a new year and decade, it’s natural to think that this is a great fresh start. For some, it means setting new goals for the year, while others just enjoy the blank slate and promise of new opportunities waiting in the coming months. In the retail gift industry, we think about our newest items and how much our customers are going to love them. 

Necklaces

Have you seen our “New Items” page? It’s filled with some wonderful gifts for all ages and recipients. Most of the gifts can be personalized to make the keepsake even more special. Some of our newest gifts include: cheese plates, pizza boards, coin banks, mouse pads, leather carrying cases, trinket boxes, and stylish necklaces and bracelets. We love them all! Here are just a few of the latest items we know you will love too! 

This charming pendant comes in a horizontal and vertical orientation for that special someone. It’s never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or her birthday! The bar is made in a non tarnish stainless steel that has enough space for a message, initials, or a monogram. Maybe you want to say “I love you,” engrave a special date, or even personalize with the latitude and longitude of your first meeting. The sky’s the limit. 

Trinket Boxes

Our new trinket boxes are also becoming one of our favorites. These cases come in a host of styles including: heart shaped, dolphin, shamrock, turtle, camel, frogs, butterflies, dogs, cats, a host of other shapes. These trinket boxes are designed to keep your treasures safe and are adorned with detailed edging, crystal, and gold. Check out all the new styles of our popular trinket boxes online. 

For the Office

For the business professional, we are offering a few new leather items that are utilitarian and well as stylish. This leatherette mouse pad is a favorite for those who spend their day at a desk in front of a computer.  It comes in grey and caramel to coordinate with your office decor. The wrist support comes in handy for long days and the personalization is a nice professional touch. We have other leatherette-style business gifts including attache carrying case, desk trays, tape measures, and key rings. 

Take a look at our newest items online and get a jump on your shopping for the upcoming birthdays, retirements, showers, and, of course, Valentine’s Day! 

Gearing Up for Graduation

Cue to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” get the gowns ready, and straighten your mortarboard & tassel. The day has finally arrived when your student will be happily accepting their academic degree!

It’s true what they say, “The days go slow, the years go fast.” It may be hard to believe that your student is heading into the home stretch, and graduation looms on the horizon. There is so much to look forward to and potential to be explored.

If you have an upcoming graduation, you may be looking for a one-of-a-kind gift to let your graduate know how proud you are of their hard work and determination. Personalizing it will make it even more unique. Whether the commencement is for an undergraduate degree or for an advanced degree, you will want to commemorate the day with something special. Here are a few ways to show your student how proud you are.

Professional Card Case
As your graduate heads off to the world of work, they will need some tools to network and get their name out there. This tan leatherette card case is like no other in our line. The soft carrying case can hold up to 20 standard sized business cards comfortably with a magnetized flap to keep your cards safely tucked away. Add a personalized initial or monogram to add that special touch to this gift. Check out the wide variety of card cases in our line that also includes hard cases with monogramming available.

Desk Clock
Mark your student’s commencement day with a desktop clock that will add a professional look to their office. Add the date of the graduation or a short inspirational quote to remind him/her of the special day they received their diploma. This Parthenon Clock is named for the temple of Athena at the Acropolis in Greece because of its strong vertical lines related to the columns of the Greek temple. We also offer several other styles of desk clocks in glass, crystal, and metal finishes.

Rosewood Finished Box with Black Pens
Graduation may mean the end of studying, but it doesn’t mean that your student won’t need the right tools to get them ahead in a professional environment. This beautiful rosewood finished box with black pens can set the atmosphere that your student has become a professional in their field. The set includes a rollerball pen and a ballpoint pen, both with black ink. Both pens take a standard ink refill.

Visit our website to see the wide range of graduation gifts we can personalize. Frames, wallets, gift boxes, keepsakes, and luggage tags can all be a wonderful gift on graduation day. Congratulations and best wishes as your grad moves forward!


What’s New at Creative Gifts?

We pride ourselves on having exceptional gifts for moms, dads, grads, and all those milestone occasions like welcoming a baby, buying a first home, or retiring after a successful career. What makes us even more special is that we are always adding and changing our products to suit events of the season or new trends. What puts our products over the top, however, is that so many of them can be personalized to the recipient, whether it is an initial, monogram, or special quote. Check out what’s new here at Creative Gifts on our “New” page. Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

 

Stainless Steel Necklaces – We have a new assortment of necklaces that come in many different shapes including: hearts, a cross, an angel, a star of David, a circle, or a rectangle. Each 18-inch necklace is made of stainless steel so you know it will last. These brightly polished pendants come displayed in a beautiful black-flocked presentation box. Choose the design that matches the person’s personality or the event, such as a cross for confirmation or a Star of David for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

This beautiful black leather jewelry case is one of our favorite new items. The elegant case is made from genuine top grain leather and features a black leather exterior and a brushed saddle interior. This great travel accessory has two compartments that allow for safe storage of watches, rings, or small jewelry. It comes in a black presentation-style gift box and it’s perfect for the graduate or college-bound senior.

For the new driver in your family or the student heading off to college, this black key chain with multifunction tools and a light is the perfect gift. This small personalized gift is nice to look at and handy when in a pinch. Overall this handy little multi-tool is just 3.5″ long, but it opens to reveal numerous tools inside and out, including: a knife blade, slotted head screwdriver, phillips head screwdriver, and a bottle opener. Then, press the button to turn on the LED light that’s also included.

 

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.

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.

Fall Wedding Gifts

According to a 2015 survey by The Knot, one of the top wedding planning sites, summer months  no longer hold the title of “the most popular wedding months.” Summer is quickly getting edged out as the signature wedding season and being replaced by the cooler weather and colors of Autumn. Fall has been making headway, with 39 percent of couples choosing to say “I do” in September (15 percent), October (17 percent) and November (7 percent), up from 31 percent in 2014. That means that this is prime wedding gift season. Are you looking for something more sentimental and personal? Creative Gifts can help you find the perfect keepsake for the new couple that is both personal and unique.

330x330-2745These beautiful toasting flutes for the new couple feature the Glitter Galore look of acrylic covered crystals encased in bright, non-tarnishing, silver-colored metal in the base of each. A great gift for the new couple to use to toast their families, friends and wedding party as well as for commemorative toasts for years to come. Make it really special by adding a one to three letter monogram, a first name or a special message.

330x330-2744“The Bride cuts the cake, the bride cuts the cake. . . ” We all know this fun tradition of cutting the wedding cake and feeding each other. Here is a lovely keepsake for the bride and groom that will be used for years to come. This is a must have gift that can be used during the reception and for years to come during special family events, birthdays and anniversaries. Make it even sweeter by engraving a special message, monogram or date on the knife or server set.

330x330-3437Give a bit of elegance with this old world style silver plated Gadroon Wine Cooler. The graceful curves of this cooler with the exquisite attention to the beaded detail around the rim and handles is what makes this piece a pure beauty. The couple can use it both at their reception and for all future parties and anniversaries. It will remind them of their special day. Add a personal touch with monogram letters, dates or a special message to the new Mr. & Mrs.

Gifts of Faith for Special Occasions

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” – John Rohn.

Religion and beliefs are extremely personal. They make us better people. They give us a safe place to land when the going gets tough. Religion gives us a road map and compass to guide us through this life no matter what beliefs you hold. Religion and beliefs also help us welcome new members of the church family through special ceremonies like Baptisms or Naming Ceremonies. Gifts for these once-in-a-lifetime moments should be just as unique and special as the person you are giving it to. Here are just a few of our religious gifts for your loved ones special moment as he/she enters your church family.

330x330-2698This beautiful Cross has an Old World design around the edging combined with the contemporary smoothness of the inner cross. The area on the inner cross allows for engraving of a name or date of ceremony. The Cross is 6″ tall by 4.5″ wide and nickel plated to make it non-tarnishing. It can be hung on a wall or arranged with other items from the Christening ceremony. This piece will be a keepsake that will be cherished as the receiver continues along their religious journey.

330x330-2699This faux “book design” box with a cross can hold small treasures and trinkets such as rosary beads or religious medals. The box is 3.5″ tall by 2.75″ wide and 1″ deep with a .75″ by 1.375″. The lid, or book “cover,” is hinged and opens to reveal a lined compartment inside. The outer cover of the book can be personalized with a name, monogram or date. This special piece can truly mark this special occasion and stay with the child for years to come.

 

330x330-1475This photo album keepsake can hold up to 72 –  4×6 pictures of the Christening day. Capture the family, child, Godparents and friends that chose to share this spiritual moments with you in this pewter finished, “My Christening Day” photo album. The album pages are acid free to help protect your images. In addition there is a smooth ribbon on the front to include the child’s name. Preserve the memories of this special day in an equally special album.

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!