NEW Stainless Steel Straw

Companies around the world have already begun removing plastic straws from their stores and one by one, cities have started banning them. Plastic straws have a negative impact on our oceans and marine wildlife since most do not get recycled.

Creative Gift Direct’s new stainless steel drinking straw set will help you reduce waste and be environmentally friendly. The set includes two straws, one straight and one bent, a cleaning brush and clear, water resistant pouch.

The straws are made of 18/8 stainless steel, are dishwasher safe, have rounded tips and are BPA free.

These sets make for a perfect gift or door prize!

Ready for Retirement?


After decades of commitment, diligence, and passion, the time has finally come for retirement. What a huge milestone that deserves to be celebrated with family and friends. There should be great food, close friends, and gifts to remember the years spent with coworkers.

Retirement gifts can be tricky depending upon the wish list of the recipient, but we have a few clever ideas that can make the retiree’s day! When considering a gift for someone who’s about to retire, think about what their plans are for the months and years after they stop working. Some retirees plan to travel, while others plan to spend time with grandchildren or doing a hobby they haven’t had time for such as gardening or golf. This may help when choosing the perfect gift for a retirement party.

Golf Lovers – If your retiree loves being out on the links with the sun shining and grass freshly mowed, then Creative Gifts Direct has several ideas with the golf lover in mind. This Golf Flask with Golf Tools is a great gift that can be used over and over again. Not only does this stainless steel, leather-wrapped Golfer’s Flask hold 6 oz. of your favorite beverage, but it has four wooden tee’s, two silver golf ball markers and a divot tool. Check out some more of our golf-themed gifts here.

For the Traveler – Now that the years of work are through, it may be time to take that trip to a luxurious beach resort or around the globe! The sky’s the limit. For this retiree, we suggest a gift of luggage tags. Stand out from the crowd at baggage claim with our grey leatherette luggage tag. Make it even easier to identify with a monogram or initial. This piece comes with a clear window on the other side so a name, address, and phone number can be added for protection.

For the entertainer – If your loved one likes to entertain or attend gatherings often, chances are they may want to have a way to transport wine or other beverage. This canvas and grey colored leatherette wine holder is the perfect gift for someone to arrive at a party with a bottle of wine! It can be used to deliver wine to a friend or for use on your own back deck. Either way, have it personalized and make it even more special.

Check out our wide range of gifts that can welcome your retiree into the next phase of his/her life. Check them out on our website.

Gearing Up for Graduation

Cue to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” get the gowns ready, and straighten your mortarboard & tassel. The day has finally arrived when your student will be happily accepting their academic degree!

It’s true what they say, “The days go slow, the years go fast.” It may be hard to believe that your student is heading into the home stretch, and graduation looms on the horizon. There is so much to look forward to and potential to be explored.

If you have an upcoming graduation, you may be looking for a one-of-a-kind gift to let your graduate know how proud you are of their hard work and determination. Personalizing it will make it even more unique. Whether the commencement is for an undergraduate degree or for an advanced degree, you will want to commemorate the day with something special. Here are a few ways to show your student how proud you are.

Professional Card Case
As your graduate heads off to the world of work, they will need some tools to network and get their name out there. This tan leatherette card case is like no other in our line. The soft carrying case can hold up to 20 standard sized business cards comfortably with a magnetized flap to keep your cards safely tucked away. Add a personalized initial or monogram to add that special touch to this gift. Check out the wide variety of card cases in our line that also includes hard cases with monogramming available.

Desk Clock
Mark your student’s commencement day with a desktop clock that will add a professional look to their office. Add the date of the graduation or a short inspirational quote to remind him/her of the special day they received their diploma. This Parthenon Clock is named for the temple of Athena at the Acropolis in Greece because of its strong vertical lines related to the columns of the Greek temple. We also offer several other styles of desk clocks in glass, crystal, and metal finishes.

Rosewood Finished Box with Black Pens
Graduation may mean the end of studying, but it doesn’t mean that your student won’t need the right tools to get them ahead in a professional environment. This beautiful rosewood finished box with black pens can set the atmosphere that your student has become a professional in their field. The set includes a rollerball pen and a ballpoint pen, both with black ink. Both pens take a standard ink refill.

Visit our website to see the wide range of graduation gifts we can personalize. Frames, wallets, gift boxes, keepsakes, and luggage tags can all be a wonderful gift on graduation day. Congratulations and best wishes as your grad moves forward!


The Tassel Was Worth the Hassle

Graduation is a major life transition for young adults who are ready to take on the world. When choosing a gift, think about this new chapter of their life and how your gift can help make their life a little easier. Personalized gifts are also great for grads who are looking to add their own touch to a new home. Here are our favorite college grad gifts.

The Leatherette 2 Card Deck Set is great for grads who are moving into an apartment with roommates or for someone who likes to entertain. The leatherette top can be laser engraved with the engraving showing up as black.

Are you passing down a family heirloom or did your grad receive a pin during graduation? This charming 3.25” square box is a great piece to add to any jewelry collection to keep those cherished items safe. It has a lift off lid with beaded edging and is lined in a dark blue flocked cloth.

Add some personal touches to your mantel piece with this wood arch clock in piano finish. The area under the gold accented clock face has room for engraving with a graduation date, name or special quote.

Spring Into Entertaining

Our favorite time of year is almost here! It’s time to plan for your spring and summer patio parties that you’ve been dreaming about all winter long. Creative Gifts Direct has some unique gifts and special touches that can bring your food spread to the next level. Check out some of our favorites below. Bring as a hostess gift or, better yet, treat yourself!

Kiss the Cook

The best part of a BBQ or patio party is the fun you have while standing or lounging around the grill. Give your chef an apron fit for their personality. We offer many styles and colors that can suit just about any cook! We especially love this one about “Mr. Good Lookin’!”

Grilling

What’s an outdoor party without tools for the “Grill King or Queen?” A new set of stainless steel wood handled tools for outdoor grilling is a must have item. The oversized tools include tongs, a fork, and a  spatula. Each piece comes with leather ties for easy hanging on the grill. The carrying case makes it easy to store and protect for the next party.

Taste Testing

Even if you don’t brew your own beer, this Tasting Flight will make for a fun night trying out the beverages you are offering. The wooden holder has a handle and six circular indents in the wood for the cups to sit in securely. It is both functional and fabulous. Color code your tasting with each finely crafted glass.

Save Room for Dessert

Serve your signature dessert in these beautiful glasses that come with a miniature spoon to scoop out that last bit of heaven. These 4.75-inch glasses can also double as shot glasses after removing the spoons. Who doesn’t love multifunctional kitchenware?

Creative Gifts Direct offers a huge variety of gifts for entertaining, both indoors and out. Check out our hostess gifts and serving platters that can make your tabletop shine during your next event. Pair our items together for a cohesive look and a night your guests won’t soon forget. Check out our options and our newest items on our website. See you at the grill!

Welcome Little Bundle of Joy


Is a wee little one about to enter your family? Celebrating with the mom-to-be can be so much fun! As the big day approaches hopefully family, friends, and maybe even co-workers will host a baby shower to help the new parents get ready to welcome their little bundle of joy. From diapers, to onesies, to keepsake items, they will need it all. If you are looking for something personal and unique, check out some of our specially designed baby gifts that will be cherished for years to come.

Some of our more popular items for baby showers are the adorable banks we offer. They come in so many fun styles including Noah’s Ark, a kitty, teddy bears, a puppy, elephants, trucks of all kinds, and, of course, the traditional piggy bank. There are a wide variety of looks to choose from such as brushed pewter, ceramic, or silver. As always, our keepsakes can be personalized with the name of the child, his/her birthday, or a monogram. You may even want to start the newborn off with something to fill the bank!

Babies mean that there are many milestones to come in the weeks, months, and years ahead. The first smile, first word, and first steps are among some of the much-anticipated landmark moments. In addition to these moments are the loss of the first tooth and the first hair cut. Our personalized Baby First Curl and Tooth Silver Box Set is a traditional keepsake gift featuring a raised Teddy with “My First Curl and My First Tooth.” The years will pass by quickly but items like this can be held onto forever.

Baby’s first photo will be a cherished item for years to come. Celebrate this moment with a “Hinged Baby Frame and Engraved Message” to the new little one. Include a short message, quote, or maybe even the baby’s name and date of birth. While there are many picture frames to choose from, this particular one has an adorable teddy bear and hooks that allow the piece to be hung on a wall as well.

Creative Gifts Direct has a huge assortment of gifts that can be personalized for many different occasions. Check out our website and search by event, product, or recipient. Happy shopping!

Spring Showers Usher in Once-in-a-Lifetime Moments


Spring is on its way and for many, it will mark the beginning of a new journey. Spring is the perfect time for weddings! Do you have a friend or family member getting ready to celebrate a shower for their upcoming nuptials? Wedding showers are meant to help a young couple, both bride and groom, with household items that they will share together in their new home or apartment. “Showering” the couple with gifts is a way of supporting them as they begin this exciting time in their lives.

If you are looking for a gift that is more personal, yet still functional and useful in their new living space, consider some of these items as you begin your search. Almost all of Creative Gifts’ products are able to be personalized with a monogram, initials, a wedding date, or even a small quote to mark the occasion. Here are some of our most favorite shower gifts for the happy couple.

For the couple who loves to spend time together in the kitchen or entertaining friends, a matching pair of Mr. and Mrs. Aprons are a perfect gift. These simple, yet elegant aprons are full length for good coverage and have extra long ties for double wrapping. Think of the parties they will enjoy as husband and wife!

If you love to give gifts that multitask, this is the shower gift for you. Not only can this Cake Knife and Server Set be used to cut the cake at their wedding, but at every event they throw from here on out, whether it is a holiday celebration or a future child’s birthday party! The handles are finished in glistening rose gold and feature an array of embedded crystals twinkling like stars in the galaxy. Such a beautiful gift for a beautiful couple.

Do you know a couple who enjoys spending their weekends binge-watching Netflix with a glass of wine and some homemade pizza? If you do, then this Wood Pizza Board and Utensils may be just the right gift! The 14” board features a smooth side and a side with routed guides for slicing your pizza into 6 perfect slices. Both the wood board and utensils feature rubberwood. Make it even more special with an engraving of the couple’s new name on the back!

Check out all of our shower and wedding gifts on our webpage and get shopping now. Visit Creative Gifts Direct and see all of our products!

“Will You Be My Valentine?”

“Will You Be My Valentine?” Isn’t this the phrase we all want to hear around February 14th from our sweethearts? Saying the words are special, but showing you care in thoughts, words, and actions is even more important. Do something for your Valentine to show them you care like taking on a chore they dread, planning a night of fun and relaxation or just being there for your loved one. Love can be shown in so many millions of ways, so find something that is meaningful to your special someone. Then, consider commemorating the day with a personalized gift that will remind them of how much you love them all year long. Here are a few ideas.

 

Are you a traditionalist? Then this heart-shaped necklace is just the right gift for your Valentine. Both sides of the heart allow for optional personalization, such as a name on either side or a short message like “My Love” or perhaps the date when you first met. Find something that is perfect for your relationship. She will love it and cherish it for years to come.

 

This beautiful jewelry box is a perfect gift to hold all her special pieces and a perfect place to keep an engagement ring for safekeeping. The cover is hinged and has a beaded design along the cover edges. The cover and box are lined with a dark blue flocked cloth. Have a name, a date or a short phrase engraved so it is even more personal.

 

For the man who loves to go out in style and could use a reminder of the time, this brushed stainless steel finished Pocket Watch with chain is a perfect choice. The lid opens with the push of a button to reveal the clear black numbers and can be engraved with initials, a date or a name to make it uniquely his.

 

If dressing up for work is a must for your Valentine, these palladium finish cufflinks are a perfect gift! This classic gift can include a monogram initial for your loved one. Every time he looks down he will think of you!

Ring in the New Year with Resolutions You Can Keep

The start of a new year is a great time to make some personal goals or resolutions. If you, a friend, or a family member are notorious for making resolutions but not following through with them, realize that none of you are alone. Resolutions are sometimes hard to keep because our daily lives get busy, we lose the motivation, or we just plain forget. This year, strive to make a resolution with a friend and give a gift that will remind you both of that promise. Here are some cute ideas of how to ring in the new year with resolutions in a personal and fun way.

Financial Resolutions:

For those resolving to cut back on spending or save a little each month, this adorable piggy bank may just be the perfect reminder to help you save for that adventure you are dying to take in the new year. Our ceramic Pig Bank can be a daily reminder to save your pennies and follow through with your resolution. This is a great way to help children keep up with this resolution as well.

Eating Healthy Resolutions:

If your resolution this new year is to eat better for your health, this Lazy Susan for displaying cut up veggies and fruits may be a good choice. This handy accessory can be used in a variety of settings from entertaining to just keeping the healthy stuff within reach during prime snacking hours. When you have this in the house, you’ll be encouraged to use it and eat healthier. This 15″ diameter Lazy Susan style server rotates easily on a durable mechanism attached to the bottom of the unit.

Organization Resolutions:

For those of us promising that this will be the year that we stay organized, try this desk organizer/mini sorter. Our clear, acrylic sorter has two compartments to help keep you organized, be it letters, menus, to-do lists, or bank statements. Add a little something personal with a monogram or initial to make it that more special. Staying organized isn’t easy unless you have the right tools. This can help keep all those papers on your desk in a logical location until they are filed away.

Looking for a “Creative Gift” to commemorate your New Year’s Resolution? Check out our site.  

The Holidays are Right Around the Corner

Take a look at the calendar and you will find that the holidays are right around the corner. We all want to find the ideal gifts that say we care, cherish the person, and that we understand the receivers likes and interests. But how do you even begin to find a personal and meaningful gift? First, don’t panic! This is where Creative Gifts Direct comes into play! While there may be fleeting days left to plan, shop, and wrap, there are so many fantastic gifts out there that can be personalized on our site. Here are just a few of our favorites this holiday season.

Tree Ornaments are a favorite this time of year. Who doesn’t love the smell of a freshly cut tree and the twinkle of lights adorning the branches? Give your friends, relatives, and even neighbors a gift that they can use every year on their tree. We have many styles and types, ranging from teddy bears, to stars, to hearts and angels. Choose a style that fits and then have it personalized with the year and name to make it even more special.

 

Wine Bottle Stoppers make a perfect gift this time of year when friends and family are gathering for some good food and cocktails. After popping a little bubbLy, why not present your host with a wine stopper with their monogram or date on the top? Choose from a variety of styles including chrome plated, crystal, emerald, and clear. Some of our stoppers also double as pourers – two gifts in one! Check out the options on our website.

 

For that special woman in your life, this beautiful jewelry tree is the perfect gift to display and organize all of her special pieces including necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Whether it is your sweetheart, a special aunt, or your amazing mom, who wouldn’t love to get this brightly silver finished tree? As an added surprise, add one of our pieces of jewelry such as a heart shaped pendant or charm bracelet to the tree to take this gift over the top!

Looking for more ideas this season but don’t know where to start? Check out all of our gifts on our website and get shopping today.