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This Little Lamb is Moving to Australia


Canada is an amazing place to live or visit!

Other than our weather woes and fact that we haven’t brought home a Stanley Cup in a VERY long time, we don’t have much to really complain about in our Great White North (in spite of all of our whining about it being too hot/cold/dry/humid/rainy/frosty/sunny/snowy…did I leave anything out there?)

People from all over the world live here, visit here, and do business here. Many of us are lucky enough to have friends and family from other countries to visit! Or to visit us here in Canada.

Our embroidery department recently received an order for our embroider-able lamb, with the message:

“First Trip to Canada April 2015”

We HAD to know more!! WHO was the lucky person visiting our great country for the first time?

Our customer, Kristin, is anticipating a visit from her sister-in-law, coming to Canada for a month from Australia with her newborn! Kristin will be meeting her 3 month old niece Marissa for the first time and decided to mark the occasion with a personalized gift for her. Of course, we’re a huge fan of this idea so thought we’d share it with you!

I can only imagine how quickly Marissa will fall in love with her new soft, squeezable lamb, and as a bonus, will have a wonderful keepsake of her very first journey to meet her aunt to keep forever.

It also got me to thinking about all of the other gift ideas you might consider for a visiting friend or family member. There are a few suggestions below for you to consider (really, the sky is the limit with personalized gifts!)

Whichever gift you choose, your guest will have some great memories to take home from Canada, made memorable by your kindness and hospitality.


From your Things Engraved Social Team,


Looking for a personalized gift idea for a visitor to Canada this year? Consider these suggestions…


“What happens in…” Photos in an album to blackmail remember later!


Let them can carry our beautiful flag!


For carrying our official beverage wherever they go (which we all know is a double double!).


Pieces of the puzzle, even when you are separated by an ocean.


To purchase, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

Blog Review: Christmas Gifts!


We’re so excited to be featured in BC Mom‘s Holiday Gift Guide!  Read the detailed review of our gifts on BC Mom’s blog here or below:

Things Engraved, Personalized gifts for the Holidays! #giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide


Raise your hand if you are the perfect gift giver. The one who shops 6 months in advance, always has the perfect, sentimental gift on hand, painstakingly created and shipped with ample time for the holidays. You spend December relaxing in front of the fire, sipping egg-nog and watching Christmas movies without a stress in the world during the holidays.

Anyone? Yeeea…. I’m not one of those either. I love giving personalized gifts but it is a challenge to find the PERFECT gift every year and find by the time I have decided what I want, it is too late to order it. I end up settling and this year I want something that won’t be forgotten about as soon as the holidays are over.

I’ve had amazing success ordering my Christmas gifts from Things Engraved and we are thrilled to include them in our Holiday Gift Guide! 


Things Engraved has really thought of everything to help take the stress out of gift giving. With thousands of products to choose from and over 100 store locations in every province, as well as an ample online store, they are there to help you find the perfect gift. On their website, they offer you the choice of choosing the occasion you are shopping for, or (what I think to be) more importantly, the recipient you are shopping for! How helpful is that? Whether you are shopping for him, her, teacher, bride or groom to name a few, they have painstakingly organized their gifts to make you finding the perfect gift that  much easier.

Things Engraved Bracelet

Things Engraved shipped Alivia & I a surprise box, we had no idea what was coming in this box, it was definitely a thrill! When it arrived, Alivia helped me carefully unwrap everything and was very excited to see her name on so many things! She was very excited to hold her Princess ornament with her name on it, to wear her beautiful customized bracelet and to know that when it was time to take off her bracelet, she had a special box (just for her!) to store it in. They really thought of everything for us and included a beautiful engraved keychain locket that I am so excited to fill with this year’s Holiday photos.

We were impressed by the weight of the Christmas ornaments, they are solidly made to last and include a matching ribbon tie, making them ready to hang on the tree the moment you open the box. Things Engraved also offers a variety of different fonts to personalize your gifts so you can have a bit of fun matching them to your recipients personality!

Things Engraved Crown Things Engraved Monkey

In our box we received a girl’s ID bracelet with daisies, a princess trinket box and a silver locket keychain, these gifts are perfect for any time of year and the the ability to engrave a special message or name on them makes them a very cherished gift. We also received a purple tiara ornament, a sock monkey ornament and an owl ornament, engraved with both names and years they make the perfect gift to look back on each year as you trim the tree, adding a special ornament each year that commemorates any special events or celebrations makes for a one of a kind Christmas tradition.

November is the perfect month to grab your Christmas gifts at a discount as there is an assortment of Christmas ornaments and gifts on sale until November 24, 2014 during the ‘Tis the season to engrave’ promotion. Sign up for their newsletter and you’ll also receive 10% off your online order, with free shipping over $75, you can start crossing names off your list in your pajamas!

Excited to get a start on your shopping? Things Engraved has generously given us a $50 in-store gift card valid at any location in Canada to get started on your gift ideas.

Enter the contest on BC Mom’s blog here.


Happy Grandparents Day!


Grandparents Day image

Sunday, September 13th is National Grandparents Day!  It’s a day that was founded to acknowledge the importance of Grandparents to the “structure of the family in the nurturing, upbringing and education of children.” (Wikipedia)  While Grandparents should be celebrated and remembered everyday, take the time on Grandparents Day to recognize and remember their significance in your life.  Did they pass down a hobby or personality trait that you have in common with them?   Or perhaps you have their big eyes or curly hair.  Did your grandparent(s) overcome amazing odds? What makes your grandparent(s) special to you?

There are a lot of ways you can celebrate Grandparents Day.  You can visit with your Grandparents or take them out for a nice meal.  A special card or a personalized gift can be a great way of remembering the day.  If your Grandparents are deceased, visit a favourite place of theirs or do an activity that they enjoyed, such as a walk in the park or playing a favourite board game.  Personalized memorial gifts are a great way to keep your favourite memories close to you.  We hope you can celebrate and/or remember all of your grandparents this weekend in some special way.

How will you commemorate Grandparents Day?

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

Grandparents will love anything you give them! But might we suggest a few things for you. To see our personalized gifts for grandparents, visit our website or find it in a store near you.





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