Flash Sale - UNB Graduation Celebration!

Flash Sale - UNB Graduation Celebration!

Congratulations, graduates!

On Wednesday, May 17, to celebrate the UNB class of 2017, we are having a one day only SALE. Take 20% off all University of New Brunswick themed products in store or online (using the code UNB2017 at the checkout). But there's a catch - supplies are limited and we will not be restocking.

At the time of posting, we have only 4 UNB Memory boxes, 10 UNB Ornaments, and 14 UNB Keytags. That's all - once they're gone, they're gone!

The UNB ornament is also available to be framed. Frames and engraving ordered in store on Wednesday can be picked up at 10am on Thursday - that's right, for this flash sale all engraving orders will be ready in just one day!

Hurry - don't miss out!

May 16, 2017 by Aitkens Retail .
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pewter maple leaf memory box

New - Canadiana Steward's Box

Working on our Canada 150 collection has us feeling so patriotic that we couldn't help but expand our line of Canada-themed pieces. The Canadiana Steward's Box is four inches wide, making it the largest of our memory boxes. It features detailed, bas-relief maple leafs and maple keys against a lightly textured background.

The Canadiana Steward's Box is now available online and in-store, just waiting to find itself on your desk or bedside table.

This little pewter box can surely hold a lot of memories - what will go in yours?

April 15, 2017 by Aitkens Retail .
cupids tree pendant promo

Introducing the Cupid's Tree Pendant

*contest has ended*

We're so excited to show off our newest pendant that we have to give one away. Find us on Facebook and follow the instructions to win!

This exquisite pewter pendant was carved by Cupid himself so that you can wear your lover's name next to your heart - back of pendant is blank for engraving.

February 08, 2017 by Aitkens Retail .

We All Have A Story. What's Yours?

Whether it's personal or corporate, let Canada's leading pewtersmith help you tell your story of purpose, history, hard work and achievement through a specially designed, handcrafted pewter ornament.

It's an innovative and classy way to say thank you, show your appreciation or raise awareness about your town or city, church, school or business.

Visit our Custom Shop and browse our custom-work book to see some of the items we've created over the last 4 decades.

Superb craftsmanship and quality service are the reasons why Aitkens Pewter is Canada's leading pewtersmith. They're also the reasons why you'll treasure your Story Told in Pewter.

We can customize the packaging and presentation of your ornament as well as its size and shape. In fact, we can make whatever you would like.

Call toll-free 1-800-567-4416 or send an e-mail to Martin Aitken at mga@aitkenspewter.com

January 09, 2017 by Aitkens Retail .
New 2016 Train Car!

New 2016 Train Car!

We are so excited to announce the latest addition to our pewter train set, the Gifts car! This simple little car is just overflowing with presents that are on their way to be a special treat.

The piece is about two inches long and will couple snugly with the rest of your train collection. We have plenty at our retail store, so drop in or order online to get yours today.

October 21, 2016 by Aitkens Retail .
Coins of Motivation, Inspiration, and Perseverance

Coins of Motivation, Inspiration, and Perseverance

Coin of Inspiration - Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Orphaned in 1894 at the age of nine, Eleanor Roosevelt is an unhappy child full of insecurity and self-doubt. At 15, she attends an English finishing school where the headmistress encourages her to believe in herself.

As First Lady from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor plays an active and outspoken role not only in American politics, but also in bringing about social change. Eleanor Roosevelt's words, like those of other remarkable individuals throughout history, give us insight, hope and encouragement.  

Coin of Perseverance - Winston Churchill

"Never, never, never give up."

It is late 1940 and early 1941 and bombs are falling on London and other British cities. Death and destruction are everywhere. Using words as steadfast and strong as the spirit of the British people, Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspires his nation to fight on and never give in to Hitler and the fascist scourge of Nazism. 

Carry this finely crafted Coin of Perseverance in your pocket or purse, and it will inspire you to meet the challenges of your day with confidence and determination.

November 01, 2015 by Aitkens Retail .
New UNB Collage Ornament

New UNB Collage Ornament

Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is Canada's oldest English language university, and among the oldest public universities in North America. For more than 225 years, this respected national and international institution has been "opening the minds" of people from around the world. Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city, UNB also has a campus in Saint John, the province's largest urban centre.

Located "Up the Hill" UNB's Fredericton campus is considered one of the nation's most attractive university settings. In keeping with UNB's long history of pursuing excellence in education, research and innovation, Aitkens Pewter is pleased to offer this finely crafted ornament detailing five of the university's most architecturally significant buildings as well as its front gates, through which thousands of students pass each day following their dreams for a brighter future.

November 01, 2013 by Aitkens Retail .

Celebrating Harvest Jazz and Blues with Music in the Trees

As you wander around downtown Fredericton during the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, pay close attention; you just might hear the music the trees make.

Perhaps, during festivals past, as you've watched some of the world's finest jazz and blues musicians performing under the stars, you've looked up and noticed the swinging and swaying of tree branches far above. You may have assumed it was the cool, crisp September breeze causing them to move - but it's more than that; it's the trees responding to each note, each beat of the drum, with their own natural rhythms.

When the leaves rustle, that's the hymn of the universe you hear-the anthem of nature. It's the music the trees make as they celebrate the power of jazz, the poetry of the blues.

In celebration of the 2013 Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival,  all of us at Aitkens Pewter are proud to present our popular Music in the Trees Brooch at our Fredericton store.

Located in the heart of downtown, in the middle of all the jazz and blues action, our store has hundreds of great gift ideas including our  Musical Madness Pendant and Earrings.

September 02, 2013 by Aitkens Retail .

NEWS RELEASE: Canada's leading pewtersmith supports NB Special Olympics

FREDERICTON - Aitkens Pewter, Canada's leading pewtersmith, is pleased to support New Brunswick's 2013 Special Olympians with a donation of more than 500 medals. The 2013 Special Olympics New Brunswick Summer Games take place August 22-25 at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, and Kingswood Park in Fredericton.

"We're pleased to support our Special Olympians and the spirit of the Special Olympics, which is an organization that does excellent work, not only here in New Brunswick but around the world, Aitkens Pewter president Martin Aitken said. "We know that each Special Olympian will wear the medals we made for them with pride."

Josh Astle, executive director of Special Olympics New Brunswick, said Special Olympics NB offers sport opportunities to hundreds of individuals with an intellectual disability each year.

"Without the support of champion local businesses many of these individuals would be left with few opportunities to participate in physical activity," Astle said. "This donation will create joyful smiles on the faces of the recipients. Each medal is a symbol of happiness, courage, strength, and sportsmanship. Thanks to Aitkens Pewter, and others who support our organization, this year's games will be a fun and exciting time for more than 200 Special Olympics athletes from New Brunswick and PEI."

Since 1972, Aitkens Pewter has been producing some of the finest pewter creations available anywhere. Based in Fredericton, Aitkens Pewter is dedicated, not only to creating quality products, but also, to providing excellent service at its three stores. This dedication to quality and service is why the company's touchmark-the triple A in a circle-has become such a highly respected, and enduring, symbol of craftsmanship.

August 21, 2013 by Aitkens Retail .
NEWS RELEASE: Romance Of Your Life Pendant

NEWS RELEASE: Romance Of Your Life Pendant

FREDERICTON - Romance: it brings joy to the heart; passion to the emotions. It's that overwhelming swell of emotion -that spark of self-awareness-that awakens feelings deep inside. In honour of Valentine's Day, the time of year when romance and passion are celebrated, Aitkens Pewter introduces the Romance of Your Life pendant and brooch. First of the company's 2013 offerings, the pendant and brooch are now available at the Aitkens Pewter stores in Fredericton, Saint John and Halifax, and online at www.aitkenspewter.com.

Crafted with Swarovksi Crystal and the world's finest pewter, the brooch and pendant appeal to the "romantic in all of us," Aitkens Pewter president Martin Aitken said. "After 40 years of designing and crafting pewter products, we've learned the value of incorporating a theme into each of our creations. We want our customers to connect with them emotionally, which is why establishing a "design theme" is so important."

Aitken said "celebrating the joy and passion of your life," is the design theme for both the pendant and the brooch. "When combined with the quality of the pewter and crystal, and the high level of craftsmanship, we believe this theme imbues each of our Valentine's Day offerings with a transcendent quality that inspires an even greater level of trust, respect and openness of spirit in romantic relationships."

Aitkens Pewter commissioned local designer Pierre-Luc Arseneau to come up with the concept. "Pierre-Luc did a wonderful job at the front end," Aitken said. "It means a lot to have access to his level of talent. And, as always, our production team in Fredericton did a fantastic job making the concept a reality. We're all extremely pleased, not only with the way both products turned out, but also with the positive response that we're getting from our customers. It's gratifying to see that people want gifts that have special meaning, gifts that have lasting value.

Aitken said that anyone who buys either the pendant or brooch online or in one of their stores will receive a Hershey's chocolate kiss. "All they have to do is mention to us that it's a Valentine's Day gift, and we'll give them a kiss. We love our customers," he said with a smile. The Romance of Your Life Brooch retails for $35, plus tax while the pendant sells for $29, plus tax.

Since 1972, Aitkens Pewter has been producing some of the finest pewter creations available anywhere. Based in Fredericton, Aitkens Pewter is dedicated, not only to creating quality products, but also, to providing excellent service at its three stores. This dedication to quality and service is why the company's touchmark-the triple A in a circle-has become such a highly respected, and enduring, symbol of craftsmanship.
February 11, 2013 by Aitkens Retail .