The Art of Engraving

Have you ever gone to buy a pen, wallet or briefcase for someone and panicked because it’s not personal enough? You know they’d love the actual item, but somehow it doesn’t feel unique enough to or for them. You know this is it, but there’s still something holding you back. If only there were a […]

Foolproof Gift Guide For Him

We’ve all been waiting for it, and here is it; June has finally arrived. It’s the end of school, the start of summer, and full blown graduation season. It’s time for vacations, a day at the lake, and nights outside by the grill. It sounds easy and carefree, but we all know better- at least […]

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is the sales event of the year. It is on the Friday following Thanksgiving and used by many retailers as the official start of the Christmas shopping season. In the beginning, stores would open a few hours early, enticing shoppers to come to their stores to get their Christmas shopping done. The sales […]

Back In School Supplies

Well, it finally happened. After spending all of August ignoring the commercials and radio spots, after failing to read the color inserts of the Wednesday and Sunday paper, after brushing off the conversations that all your friends and family were trying to have with you, it happened. School started! Now you’re at your desk, dreaming […]

Back-to-School Laptop Bags, Backpacks and Briefcases

Piel Leather Ladies Laptop Tote

Anyone still in school for one reason or another is dreadfully aware that it starts again soon. The end of August means the end of summer and back to school. We already talked a little this month about the many fine pens that Executive Essentials has to make going […]

Best Father’s Day Gifts

Montblanc Limited Edition Ludovico Sforza Fountain Pen

In Germany, Father’s Day, which they refer to as Vatertag, has a whole different type of style than here in the United States. Their Father’s Day celebration happens forty days after Easter on Ascension Day –which is a federal holiday and therefore a really good day to […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Don't get him this.

Father’s Day is on June 17th this year. And, if you take a look at your calendar, you will notice that it is only several weeks away. That means you need to dust off the old idea box lying dormant between your ears and fire it into overdrive if your […]

Back to School: Laptop and iPad Sleeves

Clark and Mayfield

Getting your school supplies ready for the new school year used to be a fairly simple endevour. If you were in K-8, you went to your local department store with your folks, picked up the school supply list and shopped for the items you needed to start the year off right. […]

Back To School: Messenger Bags and Backpacks

Timbuk2 Messenger Bag

Even though it’s only early August, it’s time to start thinking about that special time of year that parents love and kids tend to forget about – back to school. There are still plenty of opportunities to swim, camp, travel and vacation, but you don’t want to get caught at the […]

Our Own Blue Light Specials

When I was a kid growing up in the heart of Wisconsin, the one thing I dreaded more than anything was going shopping with my mother. It didn’t matter what kind of shopping it was either; grocery, clothes, Christmas, odds and ends or just browsing — I hated it all. And not because my mother […]