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Order Custom Christmas Gifts

Custom Silver Christmas Gifts From Silver Superstore

Even with 364 days to prepare, most people fall behind on holiday gift shopping. They forget to allow time for baking, menu planning and finding something to wear to the office party. They forget the amount of effort required to make decorating look effortless. They forget that items sell out, and they have to start all over.

If this describes you, then you’re in the right place.

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Reed & Barton At Silver Superstore

Reed & Barton: A History Of Beautiful Design

For nearly two centuries, the name Reed & Barton has been synonymous with superior craftsmanship and timeless elegance. The company is family-owned and is one of the oldest silversmiths in the U.S. It is largely known for its popular flatware patterns, but it manufactures hundreds of other items that delight collectors or become cherished family heirlooms.

A History in Silver

Reed & Barton was founded under another name in Massachusetts in 1824. Its earliest products were made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy appreciated for its smooth, silvery finish. Many are surprised to learn that the Oscar statuette is made of Britannia dipped in gold. In subsequent years, Reed & Barton designers expanded their skills with pewter, silverplate and sterling silver.

In 1858, when silver was discovered in Nevada, Reed & Barton capitalized on the increased demand for solid pieces. Not only was silver durable and pleasing to the eye, but it was easy to melt down and convert to currency during hard times.

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Christofle From Silver Superstore

Christofle: A Company that Knows Quality

The holidays are a happy time. Unpacking ornaments and holiday décor brings back memories of family moments spent together while planning parties and fancy dinners give you the chance to use your decorative tableware including your high-end flatware and sophisticated china.

Known for its lavish table service products, Christofle is a highly respected brand, one that adorns the tabletops of those who appreciate quality. From traditional silverware lines to contemporary pieces, Christofle offers choice.
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Bell Ornaments From Silver Superstore

Beautiful Bells To Adorn Your Tree This Holiday Season

Christmas bells ring in a season of joy, happy memories and closeness with family and friends. They go hand in hand with the aroma of baking gingerbread, the crackle of logs on the fire and the twinkling of lights on a decorated tree. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without bells.

Carry on the tradition by making finely crafted bell ornaments a part of your holiday decor.

Reed & Barton Christmas Bell

Christmas Bell 2018

Reed & Barton Christmas Bell 2018

This year’s design is a testament to understated elegance. The smooth, lustrous surface beneath the plain finial catches the light to stunning effect.

 

“Christmas 2018” is engraved in classic italicized font on the front. The back awaits your own personal engraving.

This timeless piece will add shimmering allure to a holiday tree, wreath or garland.

Size: 3 inches by 2 ½ inches

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Give The Gift Of Barware

Give The Gift Of Custom Barware From Silver Superstore

Bartending is challenging and fun, especially when company’s coming. Having the perfect utensils and glassware not only makes your drinks taste better, but it makes your guests feel pampered.

Take advantage of the vast selection of barware available from Silver Superstore. We have everything from tankards to mint julep cups to one-of-a-kind coasters. We even carry practical items such as jiggers, strainers and shakers made of high-quality stainless steel.

Are you prepared if someone requests a Moscow mule? This classic cocktail made of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice went out of vogue for several years, but it has recently made a comeback. Furthermore, there are at least a dozen new variations that call for gin, tequila, bourbon, Irish whiskey or even culinary ingredients like dried lavender.

In short, it may be time to stock up on copper Moscow mule mugs.

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Christmas Items From Silver Superstore

Before you know it, there will be a noticeable nip in the air. The changing leaves will usher in Thanksgiving, and the proverbial silver bells will ring in Christmas.

Make this holiday memorable with gifts, ornaments and table settings that will be treasured for generations to come. Silver Superstore has a wide variety of unique keepsakes, and our custom engraving service will make them deeply personal.

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A Breakdown of our Engraving

Nothing makes a gift more personal than customized engraving. Not only does the recipient feel valued and special, but engraving adds context for future generations that come across treasures passed down in families.

Silver Superstore is proud to offer this silver engraving to our customers, and we wanted to pull back the curtain and share what goes into this process that turns any ordinary gift into an extraordinary one.

There are two techniques for enhancing gifts with a personal touch.

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A History Of Gorham & The Gorham Snowflake

A Brief History of Gorham & Their Annual Gorham Snowflake

The 2021 Gorham Snowflake is in stock. Buy it now while supplies last!

The 2021 Gorham Snowflake ornament in sterling silver with red ribbon.

One of the cheeriest days of the year is the day that holiday ornaments are unpacked. Greeting familiar items warms a winter day like nothing else, especially when trinkets have been in the family for years.

The annually issued Gorham Snowflakes are particularly elegant pieces. Their appearance varies from year to year, but it remains true to the original designer’s vision. For almost 50 years, these sterling silver ornaments have been brightening Christmas trees, fireplace mantels and gift boxes across the country.

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Refreshing Independence Day Cocktails

Eight Refreshing Cocktails For Your Classy July 4th BBQ

If you are looking to make your Fourth of July gathering red, white and boozy, you need the right barware and drink recipes. Summer cocktails should be light, fun and classy. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

Blue Sparkler

This drink should be served on ice. Use thick ice cubes to add some white coloring to the drink. To mix the drink, combine a cup of UV Blue, a cup of mango Absolut vodka and two cans of your favorite lemon-lime soda. Add a drop of blue food coloring for a vibrant color. Drop a few cherries in the drink to garnish it, and you can add a splash of grenadine if you wish. For ultimate visual appeal, serve it in a crystal Double Old Fashioned glass from Crystal by Godinger.

Red, White and Blue Sangria

For this drink, mix a bottle of white wine with one-half cup each of simple syrup, berry vodka and lemon juice. Add a cup of triple sec. Cut fresh pineapple slices into star shapes with a sharp knife. You can use a small cookie cutter as a guide if you have one. Put the slices in the pitcher, and add some blueberries and strawberry slices. Chill before serving. This refreshing cocktail looks stunning in a crystal pitcher such as the Serenity pitcher made by Nambe.

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Why Moscow Mules Come In Copper Mugs

Why Are Moscow Mules Served In Copper Mugs?

The Moscow Mule is a simple yet popular mixed drink. It consists of lime juice, vodka and ginger beer. This beverage first appeared in 1941, according to The New York Times. It succeeded in greatly boosting the demand for both vodka and copper mugs. You can find several reasons to serve a Moscow Mule in this type of cup.

Extra Cold 

Beverages feel colder if you drink them from copper vessels. The metal’s temperature immediately drops when someone adds a cool liquid and ice cubes to a mug. Consequently, the drink seems particularly refreshing. Cocktail enthusiasts have recognized this advantage of copper for hundreds of years.

Insulating

This material doesn’t only create a chilly sensation. It also insulates the beverage from warm air. Your Moscow Mule will remain as cold as possible, and the ice cubes won’t dilute it by melting too soon. The insulating effect benefits drinkers who venture outdoors on hot summer days or sip cocktails in rooms that lack air conditioning.

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