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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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Gifts for Friends with Specific Interests

Posted by Kyle Design on December 7, 2011

We all have that one Facebook friend who’s constantly updating their status and uploading pictures to update us on their current obsession whether it’s athletic shoes, the Twilight movies, their cat, or their latest masterpiece in the kitchen (yes, those chocolate brownies look delicious thanks for sharing!). Whether they’re on Facebook or not, we deal regularly with the specialized interests of the people closest to us. My best friend is obsessed with the Wizard of Oz, my mom’s obsessed with her dog, and my neat-freak brother is obsessed with cleaning his car (he’s the weirdo washing his car in the driveway at 2am). I’m sure on some level you can relate.

The best thing about people with such obvious interests is that they are SO much fun to shop for! Nothing beats getting a gift that someone will use (like a purse hook) with a design they’ll love (like high heel shoes for my fashionista girlfriend who has about 300 pair – but I’m not complaining since we’re both a size 8). At Kyle Design, there are 500 designs that you can put on any one of our gift items. So if you know someone who loves their dog, you can get them a dog ornament, dog pill box, dog bookmark, dog purse hook – the list goes on and on because you can get a dog on any item we sell on our site!

Customized Poodle Pill Cases

Personalize a Pill Box Gift for someone special

We have 7 different dog designs . Want a pill box with a Chihuahua instead of a Poodle? Design one now at www.kyledesigns.com.

And that goes for our other designs as well – we have designs for all sorts of specific hobbies, interests, and careers. We’ve got common designs like flowers, sports, and animals, and super niche designs like quilting, the I Love You sign language sign, and the Asian symbol for Happiness. I have a feeling you’ve got a specific design in mind right now and you’re wondering if we have it – chances are we do – click Kyle’s Design Categories Page and see for yourself!

Once you find a design that fits that special someone you’re shopping for, just find the Kyle Design gift you’d like to put it on, then add your favorite design to that product in silver or gold and pick any background color to personalize your gift for the recipient. On many gifts you can also add a high quality diamond-tip engraving for even further customization.

Since I rarely update my Facebook status, people probably don’t know what I’m obsessed with (leopard print…hint hint). Christmas is just a couple weeks away – if you haven’t been updating your Facebook and Twitter enough this might be a good time to start (otherwise you’ll probably end up with another tacky item that will have you wishing you had given your status a little more thought). Happy Holiday Shopping from Kyle Design!

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Hot Guy Buys from Kyle Design

Posted by Kyle Design on November 29, 2011

Since guys are always the toughest to shop for, Kyle Design has some ideas to get you started (and finished!). This year, get him what he wants – manly gifts in masculine colors – blue, green, orange, black, and brown. (But don’t be surprised to see some fun feminine gifts in the mix! Especially those leopard print patterns!)

Engraved Business Card Cases in Unqiue Colors

Personalized Business Card Holders in 100s of Designs

Cool Money Clips with Pocket Knives for Guys

Custom Money Clip Pocket Knifes with Hobby, Sport, or Occupation Themes!

6 oz Football Flasks

Unique Sports Flasks Engraved for Men

Lots of orders are coming in for credit card cases and business card holders. Is there anyone on your list who could use a sleek new personalized holder? Or an engraved flask or money clip? Get gifts guys want at Kyle Design! Pull out that shopping list and find the perfect holiday gift for your dad, brother, boyfriend, Grandpa, friend, coworker, boss or anyone! There’s something for everyone (and plenty of othergreat colors too)!

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Unique RN gifts you can’t resist!

Posted by Kyle Design on November 10, 2011

I just learned that Registered Nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation in the U.S. today. There’s literally 2.6 million RN jobs out there! Woah! That explains why I know SO many people in nursing school! My sister-in-law graduates in a week and a half and my cousin will become a nurse next summer. And they’ll be joined by many others – I’m sure you know a few too. If you plan to give them money as a graduation present – which I’m sure you do as that’s what most graduates want! – why not throw in an inexpensive, personalized trinket to help commemorate their special day? I’m giving my sister-on-law a Kyle Design RN badge holder in the hospital colors where she’ll be working, and an RN keychain in her school colors with her name, school, and graduation date engraved on the back.

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Custom RN Badge Holder

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Personalized Nursing Key Chains

One thing that’s fun about nursing is there’s so many areas nurses can work in, which makes designing RN gifts so fun! This year for Christmas I’m going to give all the nurses I know gifts that are specific to their line of work – for instance, this awesome Navy Nurse card case for my friend in San Diego…

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Cool Navy Nurse Gifts

What kind of nurse do you know? Here’s some other combos from Kyle Design to get you thinking…

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Fun Pediactric Nurse Card Cases for RNs

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Gifts for Family Nurse Practitioners

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Home Nurse Gifts in over 30 colors

For even further customization Kyle Design has some sleek new triple-design and quadruple-design cases which have already been flying off the shelves! A couple of my favorites are the ER Nurse and the Pre-Med designs – super practical gifts for the Emergency Room Nurse or Medical Student you know is working SO hard!

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Unique Pre-Med Card Cases for Medical Students

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Custom LVN Business Card Holders – Design Yours!

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Design your own Emergency Room Nurse Gift

Of course, our etched metal RN design is fun all by itself, and you can put it on a Kyle Design jewelry box, magnet, compact mirror, purse hook, pill case, glasses case, or Christmas ornament (which, by the way, are great for hanging in your hospital or doctor’s office or handing out at holiday parties – a thoughtful way to thank your hospital staff).

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Specialty RN Christmas Ornament in vibrant colors – custom design yours!

So if you’re looking for the perfect graduation, birthday, or holiday gift for a nurse, be sure to check out Kyle Design’s RN-inspired gifts. Remember, they’re all fully customizable so go nuts! And please, don’t tell my sister-in-law what she’s getting for her graduation! 😉

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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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