Things Remembered is a retail engraving specialist that sells a range of gift items which can be personalized through engraving. It has more than 600 retail stores around the country, as well as an online shop and catalog business.
Customers can either browse items available for purchase and customization in store or they can bring in their own items to be customized by a Things Remembered engraver. Customers can also use Things Remembered coupons to shave off the price of engraving and personalization.
Founded in 1966, the business started with a small engraving shop called “Can Do.” Since then it has expanded all over the United States, as well as Canada, and has become the top engraving specialist in America. Its corporate headquarters is in Highland Heights, Ohio. The company employs more than 5,000 engraving specialists.
Since 1997, the company has partnered with the non-profit Make-A-Wish Foundation. A portion of Things Remembered’s inventory are designated “Make-A-Wish” items. When customers buy those items, a portion of the proceeds go to the foundation, which then uses funds to grant the wishes of children with terminal illnesses.
Some of its other community and charitable giving partners include Domestic Violence Center, Fresh Air Camp, The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, The United Way and The March of Dimes.
Items available for purchase and engraving at Things Remembered include jewelry and charms, watches, picture frames, customizable home wares like blankets, mugs, awards and plaques, stationery and photo albums. Consumers should check specific Things Remembered discounts and sales for any exclusions of the aforementioned product categories.
The company carries gift items designed for special events, from weddings to baby births, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, retirements, memorials, business gifts and Thank You presents.
Some of its top selling items for special occasions include keepsake boxes, monogrammed wine glasses, flasks, pocket watches, charm bracelets, decanters, portfolios, dog tags, monogrammed quilts, money clips and cuff links. The company also often runs Things Remembered promotions and sales around holidays, when consumers are buying special keepsakes for dads, grads, family or friends.
The company has been honored with a number of awards over the past decade. In 2008, it received the Store Fixture Award from the Association of Retail Environments. In 2005, it was recognized as a Platinum Sponsor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for donating more than one million dollars to the cause in one year. It received the Cause Marketing Halo Award in 2004 and has been recognized as one of the “99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio” by the Employers Resource Council.
Things Remembered allows customers to apply Things Remembered coupon codes obtained on their site or from a partnering site online by entering the coupon code when placing their orders and then clicking “Apply to Order.”
The company urges customers to pay attention to any geographic restrictions when using Things Remembered coupons at their retail locations.
Written by Kameela Din, a freelance writer and core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.
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