Christmas 2023

Its been a while since I posted a blog post. We are currently doing some work to our website and making some much needed upgrades. If you have landed on my blog page please click the “about us” link and you can still shop online or you can call us direct at 207-725-8980 to place you order. Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and I look forward to serving you in 2024

Welcome 2020

Well 2020 is upon us and the Military Retirement season is just beginning. I urge you to order your Military Shadow Box early. Our turn-around time is generally 2-6 weeks with most cases averaging about 4 weeks before shipping. Larger cases, such as the Grand Colonial, Specialty Cases, and Custom Shadow boxes do take closer to 6 weeks to build.

Trophies and Engravable Gift items are available as well. If you are looking for specialty gift items you have come to the right place. We carry a large array of Personalized Gift items. If it can be engraved we most likely carry it. We carry items for almost every occasion, Weddings, Anniversaries Birthdays, and Holidays. Visit our website for more information.


Thursday marks another Thanksgiving holiday and officially kicks off the Christmas Shopping Season. Don’t forget that Basement Woodworks Inc/Accolades Awards & Trophy can help you with those unique gift Ideas.

Do you have someone who is difficult to buy for this season? We have several gifts to choose from. We carry personalized coffee mugs, Travel Mugs, games and much more. Please see our Gift Catalog from JDS.

Do you have a former military member on your shopping list? We specialize in Military Shadow Boxes and Military Gifts.

Lastly, during your day that you spend with family and friends, I ask that you take a moment and say a prayer for those who cannot be home for the holidays. The young men and women of our armed forced make it possible for us to live as a free nation. It takes hard work and sacrifice to keep these freedoms that wee hold true. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. God bless out troops.

Traditional Style in Walnut

Unique Gifts This Season

Wine and Cheese Gift sets make the perfect Holiday Gift for that wine lover in your life. Each set can be personalized with a logo or name to be engraved. Makes a great housewarming or wedding gift.

Still looking for that personal gift item for people on your Christmas list? Do they like a particular wine? How about a personalized presentation box for your wine gift.

How about a Personalized Wine and Cheese Set? Comes with a personalized cutting board and the necessary tools to serve your guests.

What about a personalized Barrel Wine Tool Set? Wooden Barrel can be laser engraved and the corkscrew can be personalized as well.

Wine and Cheese Gift Sets
Personalized Wine and Cheese Gift Sets

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.