Personalized and Decorated Gifts for Kids and Adults

Woodbridge, Connecticut · 1191 Sales


Personalized and Decorated Gifts for Kids and Adults

Woodbridge, Connecticut 1191 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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decoratedessentials is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello, I'll be moving my shop until the second week of August, 2017. Please come back and visit!!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 14, 2017

Hello, I'll be moving my shop until the second week of August, 2017. Please come back and visit!!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
sheila glickman

sheila glickman on May 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

it took a week from time ordered to time delivered. very cute design and perfect for granddaughter's rock collection. cindy was easy to work with and communicated in a very timely manner. will remember for future gifts.


anelson215 on May 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome seller and great product! I know my nephew is gonna love it!! Even went out her way to accommodate my last minute shipping request! Lightning fast shipping.. Would definitely purchase from again:) A+++++++ seller!

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Decorated Essentials; personalized and unique novelty products and party favors.

Hi, my name is Cindy and I'm a mom of three boys. When they were young I designed a portable decorated activity box out of desperation(!) to keep my children happily occupied during their siblings' sporting events, doctors' appointments, religion, etc.

I received such great feedback from peers that I began my company in 2009 by creating Tyke Totes, LLC. With this success I expanded my line to include sorting trays and organizers in order to keep small toy parts/trading cards/ electronic games and treasures separated and organized.

I joined partners with local party places to supply their party favors customized with their logo.

From customer suggestions, I've since branched out into hand decorated gifts, novelties and gift bags.

And, wanting to give back, I developed a chemo/hospital healing tote, full of useful and thoughtful products, and a cancer awareness umbrella, and donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

I've been in sales for over 20 years and understand that customer satisfaction is everything and the best advertisement for future business. I will strive to deliver the best product possible with a processing time of less than a week (unless specified for larger orders). I feel so humbled and honored (and totally joyous) that you have chosen my company when I realize there is infinite competition out there. Therefore, I strive to fill each order to make it the very best it can be. My goal is to give my customers that same happy feeling and satisfaction, when they see their custom designed, finished product.

Thank you for "stopping by" my store today!
If you don't see what you're looking for, let me know! I'm happy to accommodate special orders.

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  • Cindy Kruger

    Owner, Owner

    Decorated Essentials; personalized and unique novelty gifts and party favors, healing helpers and vintage treasures.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 4, 2014
Thanks so much for visiting. I want you to know that I realize you had a trillion purchasing choices today. When I receive your order, this is always in my mind and fuels my motivation to create a piece for you that will be the best I can possibly make and one that will leave you overjoyed when you receive it. I appreciate your business! Please see my profile to learn the background of my shop and selling history and credentials. All of my children's items meet the CPSIA regulations and requirements.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I accept all forms of Etsy payment.
I most of the time will ship your item within 7-10 business days of receiving your payment (the longer time being for larger orders). I strive to get your order to you as quickly as possible. I either ship by USPS priority mail or Fed Ex home delivery. Typically, shipping time is 3-5 business days. I am just beginning to branch into worldwide sales, so please inquire if you are interested and we will research the shipping costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Since most items are personalized, I typically do not accept returns unless item is defective (has never happened). However, once you place your order, I work with you to make sure you receive the color and designs that you want, on bigger order I may email pics of the first one to make sure it meets your approval. In other words, I will do everything in my power to make sure you will be overjoyed. If, for some reason, you aren't (also never happened, thank goodness!), let's have a discussion about how to fix it.