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Our new website is finally live!


We have been working hard in the past few months to put the new website together, and have created a ‘shop window’ which reflects the quality and range of the personalised gifts with coats of arms.  We hope you like the changes we have made. So, here are just a few of the things you can expect to find on the new website:


Great photography


We have some gorgeous new images of our product lines, taken by a specialist company local to our headquarters in West Somerset. This basically means that you will now be able to see a variety of photographs of your chosen personalised gift. Plus, you will often get an idea of how that gift looks in a home setting. Above all, we hope you like the new photographs!


New products


We have some gorgeous new products to show you, but don’t worry – our favourites from the old site are still available. Both our coat of arms and surname history print and our double coat of arms print remains our most popular gifts. Each scroll contains a wealth of information about your chosen name. Furthermore, you now you have more framing options! We have our favourites of a gold frame, and mahogany-effect with gold inlay. However we have added two further options. Customers told us that they wanted more modern choices too, so we have chosen two lovely new styles. These are are oak effect, and dark wood-effect. We hope you like them and they make great gifts, as ever.



New framing options available



Plus, we have added some completely new items, which make fantastic personalised gifts for the home. For example, check out our new range of slate gifts, including wall clocks and slate hours signs. Both of these gifts make a lovely addition to any home. They are produced by an independent company in Lancashire, with the highest standards of craftsmanship. Furthermore, each gift has your chosen coat of arms expertly engraved. The slate is hand crafted to the highest standards and we have carefully chosen a UK-based independent business to create these lovely new gifts. The clocks are available in in a square style or round, to suit your personal taste, or that of the gift recipient. Make a real statement in any home!




If you would like to purchase a personalised an engraved slate gift, but would prefer something for the table, then the slate sign could be just the thing for you. We have two choices of style, which are round and rectangular. Both of these are available in the extra large size, and the rectangular style is also available as a medium size option. Perfect for everyday use, or to impress at a dinner party.




Similarly, we have a new range of wooden platters with coats of arms, which are a great centrepiece in any kitchen.  All of these gifts are available in a variety of size and style options on our new website, with prices varying accordingly. For example, the wooden platters come in round, or rectangular styles. There is a ‘paddle’ style also available, with rope attached to the end of the handle to create an easy storage option. We have chosen quality with value, and would welcome your feedback on these new lines!




We hope you like all of our new gifts, and do keep a lookout for further lines. We have lots of new and exciting plans for the coming months. Choose Hall of Names’ new website for all your special occasion gifts!


Easier navigation on our new website


We have improved the usability of our new website and you will now find your personalised gifts easier to find. As usual, you will be able to look for your chosen surname using our search facility at the top of each page. If you are looking for a specific gift, we have a search option available at the top right of each page. Simply type in what you are looking for and you will be shown all items relating to your search.

We have a ‘shop all products’ header, from where each of our gifts can be further specified by type. The types are prints and scrolls, crystal and glass, shields and wall plaques, and gifts. If you are looking for a gift to suit a particular budget, we have added a handy price slider. This enables you to specify the amount you are happy to spend. Our aim is to make shopping with Hall of Names as easy as possible.


New crystal collections


We have added new lines to our stunning range of personalised crystal so that you can start and add to your collection. Also perfect for weddings and anniversary gifts, with the option of personal engraving available on each glass. Our collections are as follows:

Mayfair collection: Stylish choice with a traditional, diamond-cut design, creating a gift to treasure. Choices available are whisky tumblers, wine glasses, champagne / prosecco flutes, and hi-ball glasses.


Mayfair Personalised Crystal Gift Range

Mayfair Personalised Crystal Gift Range


Verona collection: A modern ‘wave’ pattern appears around the base of each glass, to create an eye-catching, sparkling gift. Choices available are whisky tumblers, wine glasses, champagne / prosecco flutes, and hi-ball glasses.





Blenheim collection: The Blenheim collection is truly stunning, and created from lead-crystal to give a heavier feel to each glass. The style is a traditional diamond-cut design with central engraving panel for your chosen coat of arms. The collection contains whisky tumblers, wine glasses, champagne / prosecco flutes and hi-ball glasses, as the other collections do. However, the Blenheim collection also includes brandy glasses, a decanter, and a stunning wine gift set. This celebration set is a perfect gift for a special occasion. You have the option of a bottle of red or white Richelieu.


Blenheim Personalised Crystal Gift Range

Blenheim Personalised Crystal Gift Range


More than just a gift website


new website

Our new website features a great range of products!


As recognised specialists in surname histories, we have also included loads of useful information on the site. Ideal for family history enthusiasts! Our blog section has categories which we hope you will enjoy browsing. Many of these contain links to useful sites which may help with your research. We have included many posts from our archive, but do look out for future blog posts.  We will be keeping it regularly updated with news, special offers and useful information.


Blog categories


Our existing categories are as follows: Celtic roots, family celebrations and weddings, Hall of Names information, heraldry, and  historical events. Plus read in the news, Irish family history, migration to the new world, our retailers, personalised crystal, the meaning of surnames and tracing family history. We love to hear your thoughts and feedback, If you read a blog post, please do share your opinions with us.


Useful pages


We have retained our useful dictionary of heraldry symbols and what they mean. This is a useful free resource, allowing you to add extra background to your knowledge of the heraldry relating to your chosen surname. If you click on the where to find us page of our new website, you’ll see that we have created a map of our retailers. There is also a useful list of any shows that our independent retailers are attending.


And finally…

On balance, we hope you like our new website and have fun looking through all of the resources and personalised gifts available. It not only provides great gifts, but also tons of useful resources, articles and links. Whether you are researching your family tree, or looking for that special present, we are here to help! We always love to hear what you think, so please do provide feedback and if you have purchased a gift, we’d love to hear your reviews. Don’t forget that you can also do this via our Facebook page. By using Hall of Names, you are supporting an independent, family-run UK business, and we truly appreciated your custom. We look forward to hearing from you! Be sure to visit our shop for a whole range of fantastic gifts that are sure to impress.


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