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Christmas Gift Guide: 5 under £30

Christmas is coming and we are getting excited! To help you get started with the mammoth task of gift shopping we've put together our pick of 5 gifts under £30, all of which are lovingly made by us here in our New Forest workshop. So, if you're in need of ideas for your mum, sister, girlfriend or girl gang, or some inspo for your own wish list, read on (and maybe send on this link!)   Coin Purses Our coin purses are perfect gifts for friends - the ideal size for nights out or holidays when you only need coins and a few cards. Made from sustainably sourced UK leather, our coin purses are available in a range of colours and prints,...

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Our Personalised Leather Purse Range: A Product Development Story

The last couple of months have been really exciting for us at Create Gift Love, with the launch of our printed personalised coin purse range over the summer. You guys have been so positive about all our designs, but it was the leopard print that shone through as most popular by far, so much so that we decided to make a full-size leopard print origami purse. They make a great gift for friends or a payday self-purchase treat, and fit right in with this year’s animal print trend. And did we mention they’re personalised?! As all our products are designed in-house and made to order in our workshop, it means that we can quickly respond to new trends and your...

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Plastic-free Packaging at Create Gift Love

Being sustainable has always been a priority for us, from the sourcing of our natural raw materials to our energy usage in the workshop and being responsible with our waste. It’s always been important to minimise our impact on the environment where possible. We support the Woodland Trust who do great work protecting and restoring our forests, and we only use wood that is FSC certified to ensure it comes from sustainably managed forests. In the last couple of years there has been an increasing amount of attention on excess unnecessary packaging or, more specifically, on single use plastics. It’s great that we’re all becoming more aware of this and to see lots of small businesses switching to more eco-friendly...

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How Natural Materials Can Impact Your Well-being

From the very beginning, natural materials have always been our first choice at Create Gift Love, with almost all of our products being largely made from wood, leather, or a combination of the two. We love how individual this makes each item and how nature dictates their exact textures, colours and patterns. It means that no two CGL items are the same, each being as unique as its owner. But what if the benefits of working with natural materials went even further? We've talked before about the benefits that nostalgia can have when customers choose our products to capture their favourite memories, and there are now studies showing that the materials we use can also have a positive impact on...

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Teacher Gifts Edit 2018

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Ask a teacher on the last day of term going home with twelve selection boxes and seven bunches of carnations and they might just say yes. But teacher gifts don't have to be the same old every year. If you're looking for a really personal way of saying "thank you" to a superhero teacher who's given nothing but support all year, we've put together a collection of great ideas.  After all, teachers leave a lasting impression long after the school year has ended, so make theirs a gift to remember, and show them how much they're appreciated.   Travel Gifts Those blissful summer holidays are as longed for by...

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Working with your Dad: Father's Day Quiz 2018

They say to never work with children or animals, but what about when your own son is the boss? Create Gift Love has always been a family oriented business with husband and wife directors, Tony and Emily at the helm, and lots of family members lending a helping hand along the way. The longest-standing relative at Create Gift Love is John, Tony's dad and five year member of the production team. With Father's Day fast approaching, John and Tony took a little time out from the busy workshop to talk about what it's like to work together, and to play a little game! John: "It’s stressful working together, but only because I know I’ve got to do a good job! I think...

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Learn about our Leather

  With an extensive selection of colours, properties and capabilities, it's not surprising that leather is one of our favourite materials to work with at Create Gift Love. It's versatile, durable and looks pretty fantastic. Being sustainable and responsible in the sourcing of our materials has always been hugely important to us and this goes for all aspects of our business. The leather we use is a bi-product of the food and drink industry and we source it from within the UK wherever possible to minimise our environmental impact. We also do our best to minimise waste by using off-cuts and leather scraps from larger products to make things like keyrings and clasp straps, so nothing gets thrown away.     Leather...

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Personalised Packaging by Create Gift Love

  Looking to take your personalised gifts one step further? At Create Gift Love we’re always looking for that extra special something to add to the gifting experience, so we’re really excited to introduce our newly revamped personalised packaging upgrade sets, available in three stunning designs. Each set includes a printed kraft gift box made from recycled card, a length of matching velvet ribbon and a solid maple wood gift tag, personalised for the recipient. Our beautiful boxes and ribbons can be used again and again for future gifting should you wish and the personalised tag is an added keepsake. The set gives you all you’ll need for fabulous gifting packaging at your fingertips, but we leave all the ribbon tying...

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Mother's Day Prize Draw Giveaway 2018

  **This giveaway is now CLOSED - congratulations to winner, Jean Stubbs** If you're looking for a way to make this Mother's Day extra special, you've come to right place. Whether it's a way to say thanks to your own wonderful mum, a treat for your SuperMama friend or partner, or a high five to yourself for the amazing job you're doing, we've got you covered! In this bumper prize draw, you have the chance to win a bundle of personalised products worth over £140! A desk photo block to capture a favourite memory, a personalised gold necklace for a little bit of luxury, and a personalised leather coin purse and tassel set in a choice of four exciting colours. If you fancy the chance...

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What Love Means to Us

Every day at Create Gift Love we set out to help our customers spread love with our collection of beautiful personalised gifts.  Valentine’s Day is the number one day for celebrating love, and this year we’re taking time to reflect on love in all its forms. Love comes in all shapes and sizes, from the grand romantic gestures, to coffee shared with friends, to the tiny hand-prints you find climbing the walls after messy play. We’ve been asking the CGL team what love means to them and for their gift recommendations for all the ones they love this Valentine’s.   Katie, Designer: Love is… “For me, love is all about sharing new experiences together and creating wonderful memories in the...

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