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We are Create Gift Love, formerly known as Made Lovingly Made. We create beautiful, personalised gifts made from ethically sourced wood, leather and stainless steel. From keyrings to cufflinks to coasters, we even make wooden bow ties. Everything is made to order in our little workshop in The New Forest, UK and all items are individually hand checked before being dispatched. Priding ourselves on quality and innovation, we love what we do and hope it shows in the products we create.

Started in 2012 by husband and wife duo, Tony and Emily Carr, we are now in the exclusive best seller’s list on Not on the High Street with orders being placed from as far afield as Australia. As a trained pharmacist, Emily started Create Gift Love by chance when demand for her handmade cufflinks began to soar. Outgrowing the shed in the back garden pretty quickly, we now produce over 300 individual products for all occasions.

This includes Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Weddings, New Home, New Baby and Christenings. Particular highlights include the Never Forget Range meaning important dates can always be remembered, the Photo Range is perfect for displaying your favourite images and our beautiful Keepsake Boxes to keep your most treasured memories in.

At Create Gift Love we not only love the products we produce but we love the environment too. It is paramount that only sustainably sourced wood is used in the manufacturing of our products. The wood that we purchase from suppliers is either FSC or PEFC certified. These two organisations account for some 98% of the world's certified forests and chain of custody certificates.

We recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements which is reflected in the processes we have put in place. We look to manufacture most products in-house but should we ever need to outsource certain processes, we look to local suppliers to minimise our carbon footprint.

As registered members of The Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, we are helping to offset our carbon emissions. We use approximately 1000kg of wood across our product range a year so we ensure trees are re-planted to compensate for this.

  

Get to know the team...

Emily

Co-founded Create Gift Love with Tony in 2012. Studied Pharmacy at University of Portsmouth which obviously prepared her well for a career in wood!

Loves: Espresso martinis, coffee (anything caffeinated!), a good Instagram filter and coconut ice-cream.

Favourite product: Never Forget Keyring but is determined to design the ultimate wooden handbag!

Awesome fact: Tony and Emily met on Emily’s first night of university back in 2003, married in 2013 and welcomed baby Evelyn in 2014.

Tony

Co-founded Create Gift Love with Emily in 2012. Studied Product Design at University of Portsmouth.

Loves: Kite-surfing, snowboarding and Ringwood Best Ale.

Favourite product: Personalised Bottle Opener.

Awesome fact: Tony is currently training for Rat Race coast to coast challenge.

Nick

Joined the team in July 2013 and has a degree in Design Engineering from Bournemouth University. As Operations Supervisor, Nick makes sure everything runs smoothly from creating artwork to processing orders and purchasing raw materials...he's the man!

Loves: Coffee, bears, making fires and hip hop. He also makes a mean chicken and leek pie (he has photographic evidence)

Favourite product: Acrylic and wood photo keyring. I love the blend of the two materials together.

Awesome fact: Nick is a professional fly swatter. His technique is pretty impressive and he generally has a 100% strike rate!

Liz

Joined the team in June 2015 and has a degree in Film and Television from Roehampton University. As Marketing Manager, Liz gets involved with all of the fluffy (!) promotional activity at Create Gift Love....she is also the resident website 'guru' and is on a quest to achieve global 'personalised wood gift' domination.

Loves: Shoes, handbags, travelling the world, anything 80s, the French accent and cheese.

Favourite product: Set of 4 Animal Print Coasters

Awesome fact: Liz can’t straighten her arms but there is no medical reason why not.

Katie

Joined the team in September 2015 and has a degree in Fashion, Promotion and Illustration from University of Creative Arts. As Graphic Design and Product Developer, Katie fulfils her dream of drawing pretty pictures all day long...but in doing so is pushing the boundaries in wooden gift product innovation for Create Gift Love and we love her for that.

Loves: Rabbits, bagels and travelling.

Favourite product: Personalised Leather Clutch Bag

Awesome fact: Katie's first job straight out of university was airbrushing women's modesty from adverts used in video game magazines.