Personalized Clocks for the Esteemed Executive
On any list of traits an effective executive needs, great time management skills ranks near the top. The CEO always has another meeting to get to, another plane to catch, another report to read. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. That’s one reason why a custom-engraved clock makes the perfect luxury gift for a corporate executive. Clocks, whether standalone or set in an artistic base or frame, are a unique corporate gift that tells the recipient you understand how important their time is. Read More
We offer a wide range of personalizable clocks to fit any occasion – nearly all of our curated clocks include engravable plaques to create a custom message, place a company logo, etc. Whether you are looking for personalized corporate gifts for clients, engraved gifts for a retirement, or ideas for recognition awards for your employees, clocks are an excellent choice.
Engraved clocks convey thoughtful messages to valued business partners, employees or friends. And you can be sure that the recipient of this meaningful gift will use it often, and will be reminded of you or your organization.
Wide Selection of Fine Materials
At Gilson’s, you can choose from a wide selection of personalized timepieces in different styles and materials, including crystal, glass, metal, and wood. Our pieces feature Waterford clocks set in crystal awards carefully constructed and crafted in unique and innovative designs. These are works of art that are built to last. Our clocks add a touch of elegance to any part of a corporate environment – as a decoration on a desk, filing cabinet or conference room table, or as a dynamic bookend on your office bookshelf.
You can personalize your clock with a unique engraved message that makes a connection to your business or organization as well as the individual who’s receiving it. You can customize it with a company logo, favorite saying or memorable quote, or images that are meaningful to the new owner.
We have been setting the standard for executive corporate gifts ever since our founder, Tony Gilson, opened his first store in Downtown Cincinnati at the Dixie Terminal Building in 1974. We serve big and small to modest companies, massive corporations, and mom and pop operations. We use the finest materials and partner with the best in the business to deliver a product that is truly exceptional. Each creation is a work of art that is built to last.
Gift-Giving Superstitions around Timepieces
Before giving a timepiece as a gift, however, you must carefully consider the cultural origins and beliefs of the person receiving the gift. You might not think it, but there are certain situations where you think you’ve designed a beautiful and meaningful personalized clock to gift an employee, client or partner, but it actually ends up insulting them deeply. When dealing with international employees or business associates, researching their cultural gift-giving norms is a must. The last thing you need in business is to accidentally offend someone; it can put a strain on the relationship, or even ruin it.
Did you know that in many Chinese communities, giving a clock or a watch as a gift is totally off-limits? It represents a countdown to the death of the recipient of the clock, a belief partially enforced by the extreme similarity of the pronunciations for “giving a clock” and “attending a funeral.” You’ll spend hours carefully designing and personalizing a clock only to have to recipient think you’re trying to predict and encourage their death.
In some European cultures as well, like Germanic for instance, the gift of a clock to your significant other is believed to bring bad luck to the relationship, as if the clock is counting down the time until the relationship ends. So, choosing a unique corporate gift for an occasion where you need, say, engraved Christmas gifts for your employees, or a personalized retirement gift requires more thought than simply the object, material and inscription. You want a workplace gift to speak to the longevity of a relationship, not its end.
Clocks are Unique and Versatile Executive Gifts
Many of our customers prefer clocks that come with engraved plaques, such as the popular Glass Book Award with Clock.
Mantel clocks are also very popular gifts recipients are proud to display in their homes or offices. One example we offer is this stylish Rosewood Mantel Clock.
If you are purchasing a clock for a business partner or employee who travels a lot, you may be interested in a travel alarm clock such as this Adamo Travel Alarm Clock.
For truly unique corporate gifts, be sure to consider clocks like this Captain’s Clock in Mahogany-finish Case or this elegant Night and Day Clock.
If you are looking for an engraved crystal clock for a gift, we have several outstanding options, including this Waterford Crystal Metropolitan Clock.
Our Clocks are Customized to Fit Your Needs
We stand behind the quality of our clocks, and we are confident that you will love presenting them. Between the array of styles we offer, as well as your ability to design virtually any customization, a timepiece gift from Gilson’s is sure to make the recipient valued and appreciated.
When you order one of our personalized clocks, you will receive FREE design work, FREE proofing and FREE setup on your order. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit our contact page.