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Two is Better than One

Posted by Kyle Design on February 24, 2012

When it comes to cookies, friends, vacation days, and 100-dollar-bills, I’d say 2 is better than 1. At Kyle Design, we understand that sometimes, one is just not enough. That’s why we have Double Design Gifts. Use two designs to convey a unique gift message. Get creative! Let our “Lucky in Love” compact mirror, “21st Birthday” flask, and “Family Practitioner” business card holder inspire you. Another fun idea is to pick out 2 letters for someone’s initials and add them to a custom double design pill box, bookmark, or decorative metal cell phone case. With over 500 designs there’s a lot of great combos out there! What will yours be?

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Design Your Own Compact Mirror

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Custom Cigarette Case from Kyle Design

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Personalized 21st Birthday Custom Flask

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What 2 designs will you put together?

Design Themes include sports, occupations, animals, foods, hobbies, and more!

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Double Design Custom Christmas Ornaments

Double Design Custom Christmas Ornaments

Custom Silver Eiffel Tower Eye Glasses Holder

Off to Paris Dual Design Glasses Case

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Decorative Metal Business Card Cases

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Personalized Chinese New Year Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on January 10, 2012

Happy New Year! As the calendar quickly turned from December to January we welcomed 2012 with fireworks, balloon drops, and champagne toasts around the world. And now another countdown begins – the coming of the Chinese New Year. Since the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, which means it’s based on the moon as well as the sun, the Chinese New Year can fall anywhere from January 21st to February 20th on the U.S. (solar-based) calendar. This year, it falls on Monday, January 23, 2012.

One thing I love about the Chinese Calendar is that each year is associated with one of 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. If you were born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, or 2000 you were born in the year of the Dragon. If not, do you know what your birth zodiac is? Look it up on this chart….

Notice any similarities between your zodiac animal and your personality? 😉

Whatever year you were born, Kyle Design can help commemorate your year with a custom animal business card case, engraved animal flask, or unique pill box. Or, give a friend or relative a unique Chinese New Year gift to help celebrate the exciting year that lies ahead in 2012.  Ring in the Year of the Dragon with personalized Chinese dragon money clips, engraved business card cases with dragons, dragon flasks, dragon nightlights, and more dragon gifts. Visit Chinese New Year Gifts for some ideas, and remember –

ANY

DESIGN IT” gift

ANYWHERE on www.kyledesigns.com

can be personalized with a dragon design and your choice of color behind the dragon.

Just pick a “DESIGN IT” gift and select a dragon design from the “Animal” Category (“Dragon #122” OR “Dragon-Chinese #187”).

Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

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Personalized Graduation Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on May 17, 2011

With graduation just around the corner, the entire staff at Kyle Design is gearing up for the celebration. Each year we engraved hundreds of graduation quotes commending students all around the world for their perseverance and dedication as they conclude one chapter in their life and begin the next. Whether they are graduating from law school or high school, graduates deserve a memento to remember this milestone and look back at it with a sense of accomplishment.

A great gift for graduates is a beautiful ornament honoring their achievement with a congratulatory engraving that they will be proud to display during the holidays or even year round. Finding the perfect gifts for grads can often times be complicated, but at Kyle Design we do our very best to make sure that whatever item you choose will be one-of-a-kind and special.
For English Literature or Creative Writing majors, a unique bookmark with our graduation cap design is a useful gift idea that they will continue to use for years to come. This bookmark is durable and just the right size and can even be engraved on the back with a graduation date or the graduate’s initials.

If your graduate will be setting out into the business world, choose from our many occupational designs to adorn a sophisticated business card case that they can use at interviews or mixers. These professional business card holders are one of our top-selling gifts for graduation and can be given to any student who is about to enter the corporate environment.

If you know anyone who is graduating from a nursing school, consider surprising them with a practical custom badge reel that they’ll use well throughout their career. Available with a nurse cap or RN design, these reels are one of our most popular graduation gifts for nurses.

The graduation of a family member or loved one is a momentous occasion for families and friends everywhere. This year put a little bit of thought into the gifts you give by personalizing them with your graduate’s name, favorite color or future occupation for an unforgettable surprise.

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Lakers Gloat After Winning 12th Battle in Historical Rivalry with Celtics

Posted by Kyle Design on June 21, 2010

Cool Los Angeles Hometeam Lakers Buiness Card Holder Case for Avid B-Ball Fans.

6 Oz. Polish Boston "Big Three" Celtics Stainless Steel Flask for Avid B-Ball Fans.

Though the Celtics may have lost this battle, the war is not yet won. Toast good luck to your favorite team as they begin to strategize for the next Basketball season.

I’ll admit, while I’m not the most well-versed person in the basketball realm, I know enough about basketball fans to know that losses – similar to that of the Boston Celtics in last week’s Game 7 – can crush a fanatic’s faith in both justice and the world at-large. On the upside, clinching an NBA Title basically guarantees a lifetime of bragging rights for a champion team.

Case in point: the LA Lakers celebrated their recent triumph to the tune of a $2 million victory parade that took place in downtown Los Angeles this morning. Gloat much?

“Humble” displays of NBA Finals victory aside, I have to say that I admire basketball fans for their blatant passion, generally manifested in loud, overt displays of shouting profanity at televisions, radios and random passersby. Every team also has a sentimental story, as evidenced in the great Lakers-Celtics rivalry, and here basketball seems to have evolved into a coherent way of life for many. Said best by the late-great John Wooden:

It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion.”

Got basketball on the brain? For those who can’t stop dribbling day and night, check out our Hip Hoop Dreams Gifts and B-Ball Accessories to show off your athletic spirit.

Gift shopping for a basketball coach, MVP or team captain? See our First Place Championship Keepsakes and Memorable Gift Collections for Coaches and Athletes to find a winning gift that’s sure to be a slam dunk!

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Gifts for Soccer World Cup Fans

Posted by Kyle Design on June 11, 2010

2010 World Cup Flask

Cheer your friends as you watch the matches with our original 2010 6 ounce World Cup drinking flask

Soccer Flask

It has been four years in the making, the 2010 FIFA World Cup is finally here!

The first match began early this morning, and they will continue until the 32 countries dwindle down to just 2, facing off in the final match on July 11th in South Africa.

This world wide event is enjoyed by millions in countries all over the world. I will be rooting for USA tomorrow in their first match of the event against England.

Who will you be rooting for?

Do you have any devoted soccer fans in your life, or perhaps you are one yourself? Our Soccer Money Clip is the perfect way to hold the money you will be betting with.Give your favorite soccer coach our Soccer Business Card Case. Surprise your soccer playing son or daughter by decorating their room with our Decorative Soccer Balls Switchplates.

Or take a look at all of our Cool Soccer Gifts.

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Tea Party Political Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on June 11, 2010

Political Flask

Our Tea Party Flask makes a clever, creative gift for politicians, political activists, voters and of course, Tea Party members

Show your passion for the electoral process with our Vote Stamp key chain

With the recent “Mini” Super Tuesday Election results in, I’ve been feeling more politically charged.

Congratulations to all of you who voted this week! It is important to exercise this right, whatever your political beliefs may be.

With the addition of a new political party, the Tea Party Patriots, I have created a new design to mark their emergence into the political spectrum. The Tea Party Patriots stand for fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. They organized themselves over the shared philosophy of ending excessive government spending and taxation.

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work to give to those who are not.” — Thomas Jefferson

Stamp Holder for Roll of Stamps

For more political gift ideas try our Republican Elephant Flask, our Democrat Business Card Case with Donkey, our A New Dawn Christmas Ornament, our American Flag Pill Holder, or our Voter Money Clip.

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What Does Your Dog Say About You?

Posted by Kyle Design on June 4, 2010

Our dog is always on the prowl for something to do, some mischief to get into. There's never a dull moment with Milano!

Mutts may not always look like their people, but we’re 100% confident that our dog DOES look like us, right down to the hair and facial expression!

Have you ever heard the myth that dog owners supposedly look and/or act like their dogs? A fun concept, but something I’d never seriously considered until now. Or rather last week, when I caught a news story featuring the success of a US study to prove this uncanny fact.

Specifically, a survey conducted at UC San Diego has found that people tend to choose dogs that resemble them on some level, so they often select purebred dogs because what they see is what they get. Unfortunately, the same study found inconclusive results for mixed breeds as a hybrid dog’s physical growth is unpredictable, so there’s still a looming question mark over whether or not this applies for us mutt owners. Dang it.

Although lacking in size and so low to the ground, Wiener Dogs never seem to acknowledge their limited size constraints!

Dachshunds are a symbol of endearment here at the studio – with a number of us being doxie owners, we love to trade unique and hilarious stories about our long little dogs!

I guess, regardless of my bearing resemblance to my dog or not, the underlying importance is that every dog owner thinks his/her dog is the greatest. In fact, this idea rings all too true around the studio where every staff member’s desktop is decorated with pooch pictures and mementos of their mongrels. Even I myself am guilty of promoting this animal-friendly atmosphere since one of our latest designs comes in the form of a Dachshund, totally fueling this pet loving attitude.

This particular design has a special place in my heart as it’s largely inspired by my own Dachshund-Papillon mix (Papshund?), Milano, whom my husband and I affectionately refer to as our “coach” since we walk him — or does he walk us? — 7 miles a day. Having been a part of our family for over three years, we’ve gotten to know the in’s and out’s of Millie’s eccentric personality; if we try to slide on walking him, for instance, he “chases” us by hopping around on two feet and nips at our legs, so we do what we can to make him a happy camper.

My pedometer unfortunately won't keep up Milano's pace, but please do let me know if you know of one that can!

As our very own “personal trainer,” Milano keeps us in shape with 7-mile daily walks.

Sometimes, I’m even convinced he says “Waaaaalk” in his low, warbling dog voice. Other times, it pretty much sounds like distressed whale talk to me.

The musings of Milano aside, a “Weenie Dog” design has been a long time coming since several of us at the studio have (or have had) dachshunds, so it seems to be the dog of choice here at Kyle Design.

In search of the perfect gift idea for dachshund owners, breeders and rescuers? Consider a Long Little Dog Business Card Case with Dachshund Emblem, Engraved Doxie Dog Money Clip or Handy Wiener Dogs Pill Box for a beautiful keepsake your loved ones are sure to love!

Thinking of becoming a new dog or pet owner? Commemorate your pet adoption with eye-catching Dog Lovers Gifts, Kitty Cat Decor and Accessories or Fantastic Fish Gifts and Furnishings for a truly one-of-a-kind animal lover gift!

Recently lost a beloved furry friend or companion? Honor your loyal pet’s loving memory with a beautiful wooden Remembrance Box adorned with an etched metal Dog, Cat, or Dragonfly design image.

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“This Is What Change Looks Like”: A New Appreciation for National Doctor’s Day

Posted by Kyle Design on March 24, 2010

For those of us who make an early retreat to bed on Sunday nights, we missed a pretty big deal last weekend when President Obama’s health care reform bill officially passed in Congress. Lucky for us, we can redeem our political savviness with the fact that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was just signed into law, marking a significant turning point in American history. In response to this, the President made a notable statement: “This is what change looks like.” Elsewhere, the controversial backlash has already reared its ugly head on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. As a fairly neutral party, I’ll share only one matter-of fact observation towards a positive outlook, and it’s that change is most certainly coming whether supported or not. In fact, it’s due to be celebrated next week!

Professional Wood Desktop Collection with Medical Caduceus Emblem

With this sophisticated desk organizing set, you're sure to become your doctor's favorite patient!

Next Tuesday, March 30th is Doctor’s Day, and what better time to acknowledge this national holiday than literally a week after a historical healthcare transition for the country. More specifically, Doctor’s Day is observed as a yearly opportunity to thank and honor all of the medical professionals who have overseen our health and well-being from birth. Now, with the idea of a universal health policy on the brain, we can only imagine how drastically life will change for the physicians, nurses, surgeons, medical assistants, radiologists and anesthesiologists entrusted with our care.

Traditionally, patients demonstrate their thanks on this day with a red carnation or flower given as a token of appreciation for their physician’s help and aid. In light of the recent political climate, however, we might want to consider “upping the ante” by sharing more unique, lasting gifts as we enter a renewed appreciation for the holiday.

Explore our collection of Medical Professional Accessories and Presents for Life Savers to find the perfect keepsake to impress your general practitioner, pediatrician, medical doctor (MD) or private practice physician.

Shopping for a loved one who happens to work in the medical field? Check out our Nifty Nurse Collections and RN Keepsakes, Psychiatry Furnishings and Therapist Decor and Radiant Radiology Gift Ideas for the perfect gift to show off your thanks!

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Distinctive Business Card Cases Even The Artist Will Remember

Posted by Kyle Design on March 9, 2010

The flip side of sending my artistic gifts all over the world is that sometimes they come back to visit me in unexpected ways. I was thrilled last night at Barnes & Noble when at the coffee counter, the gentleman helping me noticed my dragonfly business card holder.

Silver Dragonfly Business Card Case with iridescent aqua blue background.

Dragonflies are meaningful to me, so that's why I carry a Dragonfly business card organizer.

He asked if I bought it online, and I replied that, well, in fact, I made it, but yes they were available online as well. Turns out he received one of my cases as a gift at Christmas over a year ago, and proceeded to pull it out of his pocket. I felt like a proud momma whose all-grown-up baby had come home to say, “Look ma, I’m doing great and I’m loved.”

Internet Cafe business card case in silver with coffee and computer designs

Coffee and Computers - A great combination for getting much accomplished.

But here is the best part: I actually squealed when I saw it because I remembered it! I had even taken a picture of it! Considering how many thousands of business card cases I have made and sold over the years, for me to remember that specific one was so amazing. It was a double design case of a coffee cup and a computer, and we guessed it was for someone who works at an internet cafe. The owner of this case gave me his business card and it turns out he is an analyst for Peet’s Coffee and Tea. Mystery solved. It was so fun to get the true story behind this case!

Kyle Design “dual pattern” business card cases tell stories and are windows into someone’s life. They can represent very specialized careers or simply reflect one’s interests, and at times are just funny. When we send them out, all of us here at the studio postulate on the meaning and wonder for whom they are destined. They make an impression on us, and I’m sure they make an impression on others as well  – there is nothing else like them out there.

If you are interested in seeing more clever “double design” card organizers that our customers have purchased over the years, please visit Kyle Design’s Double Design Business Card Holders.

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Kathryn Bigelow Wins Big at Oscars – A Perfect Start to International Women’s Day

Posted by Kyle Design on March 8, 2010

Mark your calendars: today is International Women’s Day, annually celebrated on March 8th as a day of love, respect and appreciation for women’s achievements around the globe. And for those of us recovering from the Academy Award thrills last night, there’s certainly more than enough reason to pay tribute to Kathryn Bigelow today, the winning woman of the night and first-ever female to win an Oscar for Best Director. With a slew of successful films like Point Break, Blue Steel and now The Hurt Locker under her belt, the 58-year old award-winning filmmaker is an inspiration for doing what she loves, plain and simple:

Kudos to women everywhere who pursue their dreams without gender limitations.

Kathryn Bigelow is just one example of an inspirational, accomplished woman.

Let the inspirational woman in your life know she's the award-winner in your heart.

“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.” — Kathryn Bigelow

There’s also something to be said for the fact that her most notable competitor was actually ex-husband James Cameron, director of popular success Avatar. Really, it takes a humble woman to restrain herself from exploding into a series of Running Man dance moves and gloating to the extreme in such a moment of victory. Well done, Ms. Bigelow. Well done, indeed.

Joking aside, International Women’s Day truly is an occasion to celebrate women and what we are capable of. How lucky we are to have a day in which we can revel in the amazing successes we’ve made, and where we can congratulate one another in accomplishing what we love. Take today as an opportunity to pat your girlfriend, mom, wife, sister, female cousin or aunt on the back and show her just how special she really is.

For Oscar-worthy present ideas and accessories to make her feel like a winner, check out Achievement Gifts for Leading Ladies and “I Am Woman” Home Décor Ideas available exclusively at Kyle Design. Impress her with a unique gift personalized especially for her: Mirror Compacts, Purse and Handbag Holders and Eye-Catching Business Card Cases.

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