Around 2003, we were sitting one cold winter’s day in Alaska trying to come up with a name for our lip balm company. Now if you’ve ever spent a winter there, you can understand how harsh that environment can be.
As we threw out different names, we kept coming back to the “cold” and how your “nose” just doesn’t thaw out ’till spring.
So, on a whim, we came up with “Cold Nose Gifts”. And it stuck.
The Change To “Brookhaven Gifts”
Over the years whenever we would tell someone that our company name was “Cold Nose Gifts”, they usually did not equate it to Alaska, but rather assume we only carried dog items, which was ironic since we didn’t produce any dog merchandise until years later.
We have however, over the years, ventured into products for animals (like our dog bandannas and doggy cookbook), but mostly from happenstance and the love for our own pets.
The past year has moved us into even more products like our soaps, lotions and candles (the latter coming soon!).
So rather than have to explain the name “Cold Nose”, we thought it was important for us to come up with a more fitting name for the company (or at least a less misconstrued one).
The house we purchased in 1999, has a little brook running alongside of it.
So the name “Brookhaven Gifts” is a tribute to our home.
The name has changed, but the ownership has not. It is still owned and run by the same family that started it.
(see “meet the family“)
Great changes have come along with the new site. We have greatly expanded our product lines and made significant changes to our existing merchandise (like new graphics and barcode labels for everything)
Check back often as our product lines keep expanding.