The Gift Buying Season

Halloween is a week and half away and soon it will be Thanksgiving. As usual Black Friday marks the beginning of the gift buying season. If you are looking for that perfect personalized gift, we have it. Engraved glassware, Travel Mugs and Tumblers, Games, Picture Frames, Personalized mugs, Serving Sets and more just come in and ask. Cant come to the store? Call or email us. We will ship it to you.

Have you ever wondered about what to give to that special someone at Christmas? Basement Woodworks Inc/Accolades Awards & Trophy has the answer. We are more than just a trophy shop. We have suppliers of all types of gifts for your needs. Engraving & Personalization is included in the price of each item we sell. We have Pocket Knives, Lighters, Wallets, Bar ware, Wine Gift Sets, Some Jewelry, and many more items to offer.

We carry thousands of unique and unusual gifts, from fun jewelry and cool accessories to creative home decor and kitchen items. Items can be personalized to your liking and ready to give on that special day.

Have a wedding coming up? Need engraved wine classes for the bride and groom? We have you covered. Engraved Cake Servers to commemorate that special day? No problem. Need Groomsmen and/or Bridesmaids gifts? We have you covered there too. We offer laser engraving, Diamond Drag engraving, and sand carving.

Looking for Coaches Gifts?

Fall sports seasons will be ending in a few weeks. Having been a Youth Sports Coach, Parents and Kids alike are always wondering what to give their Coach to show their appreciation. Sometimes its a travel mug or a signed team picture. Those items are always a welcome sight at your end of season party.

Another idea is a Coaches Gold or Silver Whistle Gift Set. It is a perfect gift for the retiring coach or to mark a winning achievement! Nothing is more perfect than an engraved Coaches Whistle Gift Set. Both the whistle and the gift box can be engraved, and come with an engraved plate inside the lid.

Its Hockey Season!!!!

Mite, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, and High School Hockey teams have begun their season along with the NHL. If you look back on an NHL Players career, you will see that their career started at an early age. They had someone who willing to get up with them on early mornings. Get them to the rink for practice on time. Someone to drive long distances, sometimes out of state, to get to games. Someone to pay for the expensive gear needed to play the sport, particularly if your the parent of a Goalie. That’s right! Nobody makes it to the NHL without that special someone. Why not show them how special they are with a 12oz Personalized Polar Camel Wine Tumbler. $23.40 Each includes engraving.

New Item 20 oz Polar Camel Travel Mug

Get your 20 oz Polar Camel Travel Mugs! These travel mugs are right on par with YETI Travel Mugs. They keep drinks hot for extended periods of time and can keep drinks cold for over 24 hours. Each Mug includes 2 engravings on your choice. For a limited time we are offering an additional 2 engravings per Mug for a total of 4 engravings (size permitting) for $24.99. Each 20 oz Stainless Steel Polar Camel Travel Mug features double-wall vacuum insulation with a clear lid. The mug has a narrower bottom to fit most standard cup holders. Not recommended for dishwashers, hand wash only.

Engraved Samples of 20 oz Polar Camel Travel Mugs in Black, Blue, and Stainless Steel
Engraved Samples

New Item Drill Instructor Hat Presses

The Hat Press is made to fit men’s campaign hats to include Air Force BMT Campaign Hats, Marine Corps Drill Instructor hats, Army Drill Instructor hats, and State Trooper hats. The hat opening is approximately 8″ wide by 10″ tall, but can be modified if need be. Without hardware, they measure approximately 16″ x 16″ x 1.5″. Presses can be made of solid oak, Walnut, Mahogany, or Cherry and can be stained to suit your needs. Prices will vary with different types of Wood. A clear polyurethane coat is placed over the wood to seal the wood and help protect the surface from the elements. This press comes equipped with two swing locking mechanisms to hold your hat firmly in place and the center of the press is lined with felt for an added layer of protection and are available in black, blue, red and green. This hat press is also equipped with a convenient carrying handle.
Custom engraving will be done upon request.

Price Range $ 135 – $185

Fall is Upon Us

Fall is upon us and people are beginning to think about Halloween, Thanksgiving and yes Christmas. This means everyone will be looking to find that perfect gift for that special someone. Well Basement Woodworks/Accolade Awards & Trophy is your one stop shop for personalized gifts. We carry a full line of personalized gifts including Drink Ware. Need something personalized for a wedding? Come see us. We have cake servers, Groomsman Gifts and Bridesmaids gifts. Need something Engraved? Bring it in, we can help you. See us at 52 Farley Rd, Cooks Corner Brunswick or call us at 207-725-8980.

Military Retirement Shadow Boxes

Time to order your  Military Retirement Shadow Boxes. Spring is here and it is typically a heavy season for Military Retirments

Order your Military Retirement Shadow Boxes Early. It’s never too early to start planing for your Military Retirement Ceremony. We have a full line of Military Shadow boxes, from Flag Displays to Elaborate Sea Chests.

Most Military Retirement Shadow Boxes can be customized to your satisfaction. We have a full line of Military Retirement Gifts. See our website for Shadow Boxes at and for gifts at you can also see some of our catalogs at We look forward to serving you.

Military Beer Steins (Set of 2)

Engraved Military Beer Steins are perfect gift for any promotion or retirement. Deeply carved using our sand carving technique, each of our custom beer steins are meticulously custom made to order making it the perfect gift for beer lovers. These beer steins can also be personalized for an additional fee. Our beer steins hold 15 oz. and are dishwasher safe. Currently we have the NAVY Stein and the CHIEF Stein. I will soon have the SCPO and the MCPO Steins ready to go in the near future to be followed by many more. Our intent is to have at least one for each branch of service plus more. Please visit our personalized gifts page and select glassware to find the latest steins available. We also carry Pilsner and wine glasses too.

CPO Beer Stein
CPO Beer Stien

Navy Beer Stein
Navy Beer Stein

Custom Wood Projects

We continually get asked if we make custom shadow boxes and other projects. The answer is “yes we do”. Not just shadow boxes, but other projects as well. Just recently we finished a Command Board for Naval Recruiting District New England in Boston. Although Custom projects do take more time they are worth the wait. This Command board is just a little over 8′ by 4′ oak plywood trimmed out with solid cherry ant solid cherry slide in picture frames with plexiglass fronts. The Navy Seal and the NRD New England logo are 3D solid wood images that were hand painted. and the lettering is 1.8″ blue acrylic. NRD New England was ecstatic about the board when they picked it up and are currently considering us to make an Awards board for them as well.

nrd-ne-command-board nrd-and-usn-logo

Trad. Military Shadow Box

Just recently we have redesigned one of our old favorites,…. The Traditional Shadow Box.  Still with the three bays measuring approximately 7″ x 8″ on the end compartments and the center measuring approximately 6″ x 8″ (inside dimension). We have added to the overall width to 26″, increased the inside dimensions to allow more room for your awards, and added a decorative opposing Ogee edge to the bottom and top and an Ogee edge to the flag compartment as well giving way to a more decorative traditional design.

Traditional Style Military Shadow Box in Walnut
Traditional Style in Walnut