Archive for April, 2013
Have you explored PMall.com’s Mother’s Day Gifts Store yet?
You better get to it – Mother’s Day is May 12th!
Our store is filled with perfect gifts for moms with all sorts of hobbies and personality types but today we thought we’d focus on gifts with a specific theme – flowers!
After seeing this unbelievable Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet (at left) on Pinterest (at first look we thought they were real hydrangeas!), we were inspired to put together some flower and garden themed Mother’s Day gift ideas that any mom with a green thumb (or who just enjoys flowers) will love!
If you’re brave and crafty enough to try and create your own cupcake bouquet for your Mother’s Day dessert, we have the perfect way for you to present your masterpiece – with our Garden Of Love Engraved Flower Pot!
You can choose from a rich red or purple ceramic pot and have it engraved with any special title or message you’d like, such as “Mom’s Garden Of Love,” on the front surrounded by our precious heart design. On the back of the flower pot you can feature all of her children’s names, each separated by a heart. Celebrate Grandma this Mother’s Day by personalizing this beautiful gift with each of her grandchildren’s names, too! Not only will this flower pot add a personal touch to your cupcake bouquet, it will be a treasured gift that she can actually use to store her favorite flowers and plants. Now when she’s bragging about her kids or grand kids, she can brag about her beautiful flowers, too!
A Personal Touch Tip: Go one step further and add another personal touch by having the kids hand paint the flower pot base with colorful ceramic markers or paints!
If your mother loves flowers but doesn’t have the best track record of keeping plants alive, we suggest personalizing one of our beautiful Personalized Vases that you can fill with her favorite fresh cut flowers. The Blooms For Her Personalized Glass Vase (top left vase in photo at left) is a popular design among PMall customers and offers your choice of 7 beautiful verses (or you can write your own) that will be engraved, along with a closing sentiment and all of the children’s names, next to the sweet floral design. Another one of our popular vases is the Photo Sentiments Personalized Vase (bottom left vase in photo at left). This vase is made of fine-quality, chip-resistant stoneware and features a contemporary square design with rounded corners but what people love most about it is that it can be personalized with any photo and 3-line message! Create a vase with the first photo you have of your mother holding you in her arms in the delivery room, or a photo of a memorable vacation or trip. No matter which photo you choose she’s sure to think of you and how much you love her every time she uses her treasured vase.
If your mother has a green thumb and loves to spend her time working outside in her garden, she’s sure to love everything in our Personalized Garden Gifts & Accessories Department.
With the You Name It Garden Stones you can select a large or small stone and have it engraved with any family name or first name in your choice of 6 different font styles. One of our personalization suggestions is to have a large stone engraved with “Mom’s Garden” (or any message you’d like) and then personalize a small stone with each of her children’s names to create a beautiful path around her garden. With the You Name It Garden Stones you have the ability to create any masterpiece you’d like!
The Our Loving Family Garden Stone is a unique gift that you can have engraved with any 2-line message at the top plus a personalized character and name for each of her children below it! You can choose from all sorts of characters, including adult, youth or baby figures – even pets! Create a character for the whole family and she’ll love displaying this unique piece of art next to her beautiful flowers.
We hope you enjoyed our gift suggestions for green thumbs! We’d love to hear your personalization suggestions for our vases. Did you come up with a sweet poem that you could share with our fans that have writer’s block? We’d love to hear all of your suggestions and feedback – just comment below! And don’t forget to explore all of our Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts - we really do have a gift for moms with all sorts of hobbies and style tastes!
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Unknown
We love this quote and think it’s a great thing to keep in mind, especially because Wednesday April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day. Now is a great time to show your coworkers how much you appreciate their work and we have some great gift suggestions to help you!
Our Personalized Office Gifts Store is full of beautiful gifts that your assistant, office manager or coworker will love and no matter what your budget is, we’ve got great gift suggestions for you!
If you’re on a small, strict budget you will be happy to know that we have a wide selection of gifts in the $20 and Under section of our Office Gifts Store. Choose from personalized coffee mugs, calendars, mouse pads, note pads and more! Customize a gift with their name, a special message, a favorite inspirational quote, photos, favorite colors, a beautiful design or pattern and other personalization options to help you coworker add a personal touch to their desk or office. They’ll love to know that their hard work is appreciated and they’ll be truly touched that you thought of them on Administrative Professionals Day!
The Office Gifts from $20 to $30 section includes beautiful gifts, such as the Personalized Monogram Post-It Holder, Sticky Note Cubes, Personalized Pens, and the Inspiring Quotes© Personalized Keepsake that you see in the photo at right. The personalized sticky note cubes come in several different designs and colors so you can find the perfect match for your coworker’s personality! Our personalized pens and Inspiring Quotes designs let you choose from provided verses or you can write your own so you can let your coworker know just how much you appreciate them.
If you have a little more room in your budget, we suggest browsing through our Office Gifts from $30-$50 section where you’ll find an eclectic offering of gifts for all types of personalities and interests. As you can see from the photo at left, you can personalize a Business Professional Personalized Portfolio, Personalized Executive Candy Dispenser, Personalized Sand-Filled Hourglass, Personalized Leather USB Flash Drive with Key Ring and more! The Executive Candy Dispenser is one of our favorite gift suggestions because it’s cool, unique and you know everyone will love it (who doesn’t love candy or snacks?)! Not only will your coworker love being able to offer everyone a snack from her new gift, your whole office will enjoy being able to use the dispenser to get a treat every once and awhile, too!
And there you have it – our 2013 Administrative Professionals Day gift ideas! Don’t forget to visit our Personalized Office Gifts Store to find all of these gifts and more so you can show your coworkers that you appreciate them and their hard work!
Calling all family and friends of the bride-to-be! We know how stressful it can be to put together the logistics of a bridal shower, not to mention the immense pressure you feel to create a beautiful, special and memorable day that you know the bride will love. But never fear – PMall is here! We’ve put together some great tips so you have everything you need to help you host the perfect bridal shower!
These unbelievable, almost-too-pretty-to-eat Kitchen Cookies from The Adventures of Sugarbelle blog had us instantly inspired to come up with ideas for a kitchen themed bridal shower (we first saw the picture on Pinterest, but you can find the recipe and decorating tips for creating these beauties here). We think these pretty treats would not only add some fun to each table, they’ll also make great favors that each of your guests can take home with them!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – the first thing you need to do after setting a date and securing a location is work on the bridal shower invitations. But before we talk about creating beautiful bridal shower invitations like this, this or this, we need to go over the focal point of the kitchen themed shower.
The purpose of any bridal shower is to help the bride start off her married life with a kitchen and home full of everything she needs but with our personalized tips and ideas, you’ll also be helping her build a kitchen and home that’s hers.
The From The Kitchen Of… Personalized Recipe Cards, which come in both 3×5 and 4×6 sizes, or any of our other Personalized Recipe Card Designs will help you achieve both of those goals because while they do make a great gift (a gift that she’ll actually use!) all on their own … they will be extra special when you announce that you’ve had the bride’s family and friends fill them out with their favorite recipes!
In order to surprise her with this gift you’ll have to personalize enough cards (they’re sold in sets of 24) so you can include 1 or 2 of them with each of the bridal shower invitations (we also suggest personalizing an extra set of recipe cards that you can leave blank so when you present them to the bride she can add her own favorite recipes to her collection). When you’re creating the invitations, make sure to include a line somewhere on the invite that says “Please fill out the recipe cards and bring them to the shower. Write down 1-2 of your most favorite recipes to help us start the bride’s recipe collection!” Send the invites off and you’re well on your way to creating a one-of-a-kind gift that will be a bridal shower show stopper!
The final part of the gift is to personalize the From The Kitchen Of… Bamboo or Clear Acrylic Recipe Box for the bride. We suggest trying to match the theme of the recipe box to the theme of the recipe cards, however we also offer different designs for you to choose from in our Personalized Recipe Box Department, including a Personalized Recipe Binder that would also work well for this gift. These recipe boxes are excellent additions to anyone’s kitchen – the lids on the bamboo recipe boxes feature a slit that can hold a recipe card upright while you’re cooking and the acrylic recipe box lids not only hold the recipe cards upright, they also protect them from food splatter!
We suggest quietly collecting all of the recipe cards from the guests as they arrive so when the bride opens the recipe box you’ve personalized for her, you can surprise her with all of the recipe cards that her loved ones have filled out. Just think of how special it will be for her to receive secret family recipes, the directions for making her future husband’s favorite meal from his mom, or the recipe to her favorite dessert that her aunt makes and brings to every holiday party. You’re not only setting her up with a good start to a recipe collection, you’re giving her the opportunity to surprise her husband with his favorite dinner from growing up, or to recreate her favorite holiday meals that she’s enjoyed since she was a little girl – there won’t be a dry eye in the place!
Of course we also have a way for you to lighten the mood again – bridal shower games! Now stop groaning (yeah, we heard you!), these aren’t the same ol’ games that you’ve seen done a million times … they’re kitchen-themed and interactive! We loved all of the ideas they offered on this Kitchen Bridal Shower Games post, but especially the Spice Quiz. To set up the game you remove the labels from 10 jars of spices and assign each of them a number. Pass the spices around to each of the tables and ask the guests to guess which spice it is that they’re seeing, smelling, and (if they’re brave) tasting. The person with the most correct guesses wins and the bride can keep all the spices to stock her kitchen!
If you’re looking for bridal shower gifts in addition to the recipe cards and boxes, check out our Personalized Entertaining and Home Gifts Store - especially the Kitchen and Grill Department or head over to the Kitchen, Bar and Home Department in our Personalized Wedding and Anniversary Gifts Store where you’ll find more great bridal shower gift ideas that every bride will love.
If you have any other tips for throwing a kitchen bridal shower please share with us and all of our fans by posting in the comments below!
As soon as we saw this adorable photo on Pinterest we knew that we had to share it with all of you who are welcoming new spring babies into your life!
We loved the “Sibling for sale” photo shoot idea – what a cute way to include the other kids in the baby announcements that you’ll be sending out to all of your family and friends! Even though the photo is staged, we know that it’s not always easy for older siblings when a new baby comes along. It’s easy to see why an older sibling would be upset over getting a new little brother or sister – suddenly all of the attention that was on them is now shifted over to the new family member. Not anymore! We’re excited to share a couple of tips that will help prevent your children from feeling left out when the new baby comes and instead get them excited about becoming a big brother or sister!
Our first tip is to create a Big/Baby Brother & Sister Personalized Apparel item for each of your little ones. Choose one of the four titles (Big Brother, Baby Brother, Big Sister and/or Baby Sister) and have it personalized with any name on your choice of a baby bodysuit, infant bib, youth t-shirt or a toddler hooded sweatshirt. Once the baby arrives you can give them to your kids – they’ll be reassured that no one has forgotten about them and they’ll be excited to get a gift. They’ll love wearing their new t-shirts and will walk proudly around the hospital letting all of your visitors know that they’re the new big brother or sister! Just think of how precious it will be to have your little ones wearing their personalized t-shirts when you introduce them to their new sibling for the very first time! You’ll be thankful that the first photo you have of your children meeting each other will include that extra, personal touch.
That special photo will look even better when you display it in a Big/Baby Brother & Sister Personalized Photo Frame that you created exclusively for your family. Select a blue and green design or a purple girl design and personalize it with any name and your choice of Big Brother, Baby Brother, Big Sister and/or Baby Sister on a vertical or horizontal frame. It would be a great idea to sit down and spend some quality one-on-one time with your children before the baby comes. Give them their new personalized frame as you explain how exciting it will be for them to have a new little brother or sister. Once you’ve explained any questions or anxiety they may have or feel, they’ll feel much more comfortable about the upcoming changes in lifestyle and they’ll get even more excited about becoming an older sibling!
With all the time you’ll be spending in your hospital room, your children are bound to become restless and bored. The Big Sister/Brother Personalized Coloring Activity Book & Crayon Set is the perfect gift to pair with the personalized kids’ apparel to help keep them occupied during your hospital stay or while your family and friends are looking after them. The activity book features a storyline that explains how a new older brother or sister can help their mother prepare for the baby and what to do when the baby arrives. The book offers pictures to color, as well as games, puzzles and mazes that will teach your little one about your new bundle of joy. You can select a boy or girl design and add their name so it will be featured on the cover and throughout the inside pages of the book. Your children will have a blast coloring and learning about their new sibling at the same time!
For more great sibling gift ideas, check out PMall.com’s most popular Personalized Kids Gifts or PMall’s Personalized Baby Gifts Store. We have a wide selection of gifts that kids of all ages will love! Good luck with the new addition to your family and don’t forget to show the baby’s siblings some love this spring!