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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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What's your life story?

Here at Create Gift Love we're all about the memories! We make sentimental gifts to celebrate all occasions and milestones in people's lives and we've decided to start a social campaign to shout about your actual life stories. We'd love to hear about your marriage proposal or perhaps a momentous gap year, the birth of your first child or bagging the job of your dreams. Whatever your special moment is, we'd love to document it in our social feed. All we need from you is some rough dates, what happened and even better any photos you want to share with us! We'll create your 'life journey' through a series of social media posts and to say thanks for contributing we'll...

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Personalised Thank You Gifts for Amazing Teachers

As the academic year draws to a close, it’s got us to thinking about the wonderful job that teachers do, as they prepare for their well-deserved summer break. They pass on knowledge and guidance, they encourage and educate, and most of all they put up with our children all year round! There comes a time when we need to say THANK YOU for all they do, on behalf of our little ones. But the best way? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered with personalised gift ideas that will make your child memorable for all the right reasons! An Apple a Day The humble apple has for a long time been a symbol associated with teaching and the classroom, for a...

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Preferred Suppliers for the Italian Villa at Compton Acres

We are proud to announce that we have been selected as preferred suppliers for The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, Poole. The wedding venue is one of Dorset's finest, we are therefore honoured to be recognised for our high quality products and involvement in the 2017/2018 local supplier programme. Our range of handmade, wooden wedding styling items including our Table Plans, Table Numbers and Bunting will provide the perfect backdrop at the exclusive location. What;s more, our Bridesmaid, Best Man and Mother of the Bride/Groom Hampers will also tie in with any theme and make for the ideal gift for your wedding party. Throughout the year we shall be attending one of the wedding fairs held at The Italian Villa so be sure to come...

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Father's Day Gift Guide 2017

If there's one family member that you can guarantee will be hard to buy for, it's your dad. Whether it's his birthday, his Christmas stocking or the big "dad day" in June, dads are always a dilemma. Father's Day is creeping up on the 18th June, but the good news is that Create Gift Love have got you covered! With a huge range of personalised gifts to cater for the difficult dads that have it all, to the brand new daddies with all the fun ahead of them, you're sure to find something that suits. All of our products are designed and made with care in our UK workshop in the New Forest, ensuring quality and authenticity. Giving something personalised means...

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May's Prize Draw Family Luggage Tag Set

Roll up, roll up it's May's Prize Draw! With the kid's half term nearly upon us this Family Luggage Tag Set is ideal for a sunny getaway.  Printed with an on-trend tropical theme, you can personalise the back with your contact details as well as including your family name on the front.  The winner will be selected at random on Wednesday 31st May 2017. Entries must be received by 23.59GMT on Tuesday 30th May, 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 what your one must-have item is for holiday. Simple! It could be a good book,...

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