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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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A Guide to Create Gift Love Packaging

At Create Gift Love, we’re always looking for ways to make things simple for you and extra special for whoever is receiving your gifts. Gift wrapping can be a chore, and we know that sometimes it’s easier to have your gifts shipped directly to the recipient, so you don’t always have the chance. With this in mind, we’ve been working on a solution! After the success of our limited-edition Father’s Day packaging upgrade earlier this year, we wanted to develop some more options for use all year round. They say to never judge a book by its cover, but there’s no denying that receiving a gift is all the more exciting when it’s beautifully presented and looks great on the...

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Celebrating 5 years in business!

At the start of October we celebrated 5 years in business by throwing a party for local bloggers and the media at Urban Reef in Boscombe. We decided to do a Q&A session about the trials and tribulations of running our own business and to share our story, explaining about our humble beginnings to becoming one of the top selling suppliers on Not on the High Street.  It was great to meet local influencers and other small business owners to bounce ideas off. There is so much talent in the Dorset area and we are proud to be a part of that! Having made it to five years trading, we felt this was a huge milestone for a small business...

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The Benefits of Nostalgia

  Have you ever been hit by that nostalgic feeling? A certain song, smell or photograph catches you off guard and you’re overcome by a warm reminder of a time from your past, or a memory of a favourite day. At Create Gift Love, we’re proud that our customers choose us to help them share their favourite memories, which in turn trigger that particular feeling of nostalgia. So many of the things we make capture the most important occasions in people’s lives, whether it be their wedding day, new baby, milestone birthday or favourite holiday. But did you know that there’s more to sharing memories than just a brief happy feeling? Nostalgia actually has some huge benefits, both for yourself...

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Send us your gift photos and get £5 off of your next order

We send hundreds of orders out each week with such lovely sentiment and we always wonder what the story is behind each order? Some messages are quite cryptic and others are just darn right lovely :)  As we'd love to know where or who your personalised gifts go to, please tag us into a photo on social media with the hashtag #gift£5 to receive a £5 discount code off of your next order! We'd love to see any reaction shots of the recipients receiving them too :) We've included some examples above of the type of shot we are after. Once we've seen the images that you've tagged us in we will contact you via a direct message with your bespoke...

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Top Picks for Graduation Gifting

With another academic year over and graduation season upon us, orders for grad-related goodies have started to roll in, and we’ve been thinking about the best end-of-uni gifts in our range. Georgia, our Creative Assistant, is the most recent graduate of the Create Gift Love team and has put together her top picks for graduation gifting.  Bournemouth University Graduation - 8th November 2016 Before joining Create Gift Love in February 2017, I spent three long years studying for a BA English degree. Although it was a lot of hard work and was very stressful on occasions, I had such a great time at university and I’ve got so many happy memories to look back on. My graduation day for one is something I’ll...

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Wooden Wedding Gifts for the Happy Couple

It’s always exciting to receive a wedding invite – a date to mark in the calendar, outfits to plan, friends to see again. But knowing what to give the happy couple is sometimes a struggle. Do you stick to the usual request of money for the honeymoon, a toaster for the new kitchen and vouchers for the future, or do you dare to go “off-list”? After a little chat in the office with the happily married members of the Create Gift Love team, we agreed that it’s usually the more personal, sentimental gifts that stand out and are remembered years later. If that’s the route you want to go down then keep reading – we might just have the solution!...

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