Where We Come From
Executive Awards by Gilson’s has been creating elegant gifts of distinction since 1974 when our founder, Tony Gilson, opened his first store in Downtown Cincinnati in the Dixie Terminal Building. Since that time, our expanded product lines and services, state of the art in-house engraving, and excellent customer service have allowed us to serve many local and national corporations, both big and small, for their corporate and executive gift needs.
Throughout the years, we’ve strived to honor the tradition of corporate gift-giving while moving forward in style, technology and culture of gift-giving in business. Through long-term relationships with quality manufacturers, and personal attention to detail with each and every order, we’ve become a small business with big-business capabilities. We offer an extensive collection of engraved corporate gifts and awards manufactured by proven and reputable manufacturers such as Waterford, AT Cross, Seiko, Bulova and Wilton Armetale. Whether you’re looking for corporate awards that stick with tradition, or unique crystal plaques with post-modern designs, we’ve likely curated it. We’re unique, so know that each business is unique, so we do our best to make anything accessible. If you can think it up, chances are, we can make it comes to life.
What We Do
Our traditional line of executive corporate gifts includes wall plaques of the finest wood such as walnut, cherry, and mahogany, glass and crystal desktop awards, executive desk accessories, quality timepieces, and pewter & silver trays, tankards and bowls.
We can also help you create custom corporate awards and recognition pieces to add uniqueness to any special recognition event. Whether to commemorate a groundbreaking event or bid good luck to a treasured employee who’s retiring, our staff can create the perfect item for your occasion, such as a custom crystal logo sculpture or a building replica. We’ve done our best to provide a wide selection of quality, unique corporate gifts and awards, but we can’t cover everything. (Plus, we really enjoy helping clients design a whole new kind of award for their corporate event; it helps keep us sharp.)
Our membership to ASI in 2003 has brought to our resources all the advertising specialty products on the market. If your corporate sales event requires gifts for 1, 20 or 500, we are able to provide a wide-range of items – within your budget – to make your event not only successful, but also memorable for those who attend!
Not sure what your corporate gift needs are? Allow one of our trained corporate recognition specialists help to select and create the perfect products that would best fit your requirements – while staying within your budget and timeframe.
We invite you to browse our site and learn more about us. If you have any questions or need additional information please call us at 1-800-906-7654 and a corporate gift specialist will be happy to assist you. Or if you’re in the Cincinnati area, please come visit our 2300 square foot retail showroom – it’s a great way to get some inspiration and advice for your own vision for your executive gifts or awards.