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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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Valentine's Prize Draw Giveaway 2018

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** *Congratulations to Danielle Martin* Valentine's Day is on its way and we're giving you the chance to WIN a matching Personalised Leather Keyring Set for you and your partner by entering our Valentine's Prize Draw! Love isn't always about the grand gestures, it's about the connection between the two of you and the memories you share together. Our beautiful set includes two keyrings and you can choose to engrave a personal message on each. Whether it's an important date, a set of coordinates or simply your names, the keyrings are a reminder of that special person that you can take with you wherever you go. If you fancy a chance of winning, just follow the simple instructions...

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Welcome to our Workshop

  Have we ever told you that all our lovely products are made to order in our very own workshop, here in the UK? We’re pretty proud of that fact! With Christmas approaching, the team are getting super busy, and we thought it was about time that we let you have a peek inside. From raw materials through to finished product, it’s all done under one roof. Designing and making everything ourselves means that we have total control over the quality of our products and we make sure everything is top notch before it leaves us. We’ve got a small but skilled team working in all areas of the business and they’re experts in what they do. Just call us...

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November Prize Draw Giveaway

**This prize draw is now closed** Roll up, roll up it's November's Prize Draw! Surprise your little ones with their own Personalised Christmas Eve Box by entering our November Prize Draw. Printed with a festive setting, you can personalise the removable lid with a name. The winner will be selected at random on Friday 1st December. Entries must be received by 23.59GMT on Thursday 30th November, 2017 and the winner will be notified by email. If you fancy a chance of WINNING then read the simple instructions below. TO ENTER: Comment on this blog post below, telling us when you put your Christmas tree up. Simple! Are you an eager beaver and put it up on the 1st December or do...

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L'Oreal PR Campaign

We recently fulfilled this corporate enquiry from a brand agency in London which involved making a collection of rustic looking boxes as part of a L'Oreal PR campaign.  The brief was to manufacture the boxes to appear aged and distressed which we achieved using a walnut stain. The boxes were made from a light, porous wood which needed to be sanded, engraved and then hand-stained using a brush to achieve the aesthetic. It's so important to brush the same way as the grain to ensure an even coverage. L'Oreal filled the boxes with their beard grooming items which were then sent out to a range of celebrity profiles and influencers receiving great traction.  We work with a range of clients...

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