About Create Gift Love
Personalised keepsakes to celebrate all of life’s special moments, handcrafted with love in the New Forest, UK. Treasured gifts to hold close to your heart, in your hand.
From the first pair of cufflinks that Emily made on her kitchen table, Christmas 2011, to the keyrings we lovingly wrapped and posted from our workshop this afternoon, Create Gift Love have always made gifts to raise a smile: handcrafted personalised keepsakes to hold close to your heart, in your hand.
Gifts that say a tiny “hello” from your baby to her Daddy on his first Father’s Day. Gifts that say, “I love you as much today as I did when we first met”. Whether it’s a “congratulations, you only went and did it!”, a “thank you for being you,” or a treasured memory of those we’ve loved and lost.
Keyrings, coasters and small accessories, handmade with love from sustainably sourced wood and leather: natural materials to create products with as much character as the team that make them and the people that own them. Unique, individual items made from quality materials here in the UK, with renewable manufacturing processes to save our footprints for sandy beaches.
While you’re out there making memories, we are here in the workshop capturing them in your words and pictures, bottling up moments for you to look back on one day and say, “remember when…?”
Creating personalised keepsakes since 2012…
It all started with some wooden cufflinks, handmade in Emily and Tony’s kitchen in December 2011. Emily, a working pharmacist, decided to make cufflinks for her family’s Christmas presents, and was delighted when they were loved by everyone who received them. Emily soon had friends asking her to make more and in early 2012 she decided to try selling her wooden gifts online. The orders started rolling in rapidly and Emily’s garden shed became a makeshift workshop. She called on the help of her husband Tony, her family and friends, and soon she was ready to leave the pharmacy behind and focus on her brand new small business full time.
Create Gift Love is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. A decade later and we’re a team of 12, headed up by Em and Tony, with a purpose built workshop in Ringwood, near the New Forest. Our product range has grown, our skills have developed and we’ve even launched two more brands since then. But other than that not much has changed: we still make everything in the UK, we still source the best quality natural materials we can find, and we’re still making wooden cufflinks.
Our business values
Our gifts are proudly designed, made and personalised here in the UK, in our workshop in Ringwood. Being British-made supports local people, the local economy and the other small businesses we work with nearby. It also helps to keep our carbon footprint small as we source our materials as locally as possibly from responsible British suppliers.
Since the beginning we have always kept the planet in mind when designing and making our gifts because it's incredibly important to us that our environmental impact is kept to a minimum. All the materials we use are sustainably and responsibly sourced (including vegetable tanned leather and FSC certified wood), our packaging is completely plastic-free and our workshop is powered by 100% renewable energy. We're really proud to be running a sustainable small business.
When you shop with Create Gift Love you’re supporting a small team with great values, not a faceless corporation who puts profits before people. Our keepsakes start with us – a new idea from someone in our team, inspired by their own memories and experiences – and finish with you, making them entirely your own by capturing your precious moments with words and pictures.
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Our other brands
The Create Gift Love workshop is also home to our two sister brands, Sbri and Man & Bear. All three brands are run by the same team with the same materials and values, they just have a slightly different flavour. Come see what we have to offer and if you like Create Gift Love, we think you'll love the rest of the family.