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What some people don’t realize about PersonalizationMall.com‘s wide selection of personalized gifts is that they offer more than meets the eye!
That’s why A Personal Touch is here to help offer some unique and alternative uses for our personalized gifts with “Think Outside The Gift Box” posts!
Today I’d like to show you a great way to use the Bridesmaid© Personalized Photo Frame as a tool to accomplish a more unique, intimate and welcoming atmosphere for your bridal shower.
This elegant frame is the perfect bridal party gift for your bridesmaids because the design features a collage of cute “girly” terms like, “Girls Night,” “Laughter,” “Martini,” “Style,” “Friendship,” and comes with the choice of 7 color options so you can personalize the frame to match your wedding colors! The frame costs only $24.95 (great for brides on a budget!), and becomes even more memorable when you add your own personal 2-line message and wedding date to showcase the special bond you share.
Now if you’re a bargain hunter like me then you’re in luck because I have an outside-the-gift-box idea for these personalized frames that will help you get 2 or 3 uses for the price of 1! Not only can you give these frames as bridal party gifts, you can also use them to create a “Meet the Maids” table that you can feature at your bridal shower and wedding reception!
I immediately loved the “Meet the Maids” idea when I first saw the Pinterest Photo you see at left, and after reading Cherry Blossom Events’ “Meet The Maids” post I knew that the only thing this great idea was missing was PMall.com’s Personalized Photo Frames!
The “Meet the Maids” idea works as a fun ice breaker at your bridal shower and is a great way for your guests to meet your bridal party. I don’t know about you, but I’m always curious about how the bridesmaids and groomsmen came to know the bride and groom and with a “Meet the Maids” table, you can share these sweet stories with your guests and make them feel more included before the big day!
All you have to do is create a personalized frame for each of your bridesmaids and fill them with a mini “profile” that helps your guests get to know them a little better. The mini bios can include anything you can think of, however I recommend at least sharing how you and your bridesmaid met, how long you have been friends, and some of your favorite shared memories. Be sure to include a small photo of your bridesmaid or one of the both of you so your guests can easily recognize them and don’t forget to personalize an additional frame that features the words “Meet the Maids” to finish off the display.
Once the shower is over you can gift the frames to your bridesmaids or create frames and bios for a “Meet the Men” display and then feature both near the guest book at your wedding ceremony or by the gifts table at your wedding reception. That way you can give the frames as gifts after the wedding and everyone who may have missed out on the shower will still be filled in with all the bridal party details!
I hope you enjoyed my out-of-the-gift-box idea for your personalized frame! I’d love to hear about the alternative uses you have for any of PMall.com’s personalized gifts! Please share your ideas by commenting below or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were so excited to see that the new groomsmen and usher gift trend has a fun, creative and do-it-yourself twist!
As you can see from the photo we came across on Pinterest (at left), the new gift idea that is becoming more and more popular is creating a “Groomsmen Bouquet” full of “man favorites” such as mini bottles of liquor, cigars, shot glasses, beef jerky, and much more!
The idea is to arrange the goodies in a way that all the different items can be seen and well presented – just like a bouquet of flowers.
In order to create this gift, all you have to do is attach a wood skewer on the back or bottom of all the different goodies you’ve gathered by using a strong type of tape or glue (make sure the shot glasses are secure so they don’t topple over!).
Since we believe that gifts are always better after you’ve added A Personal Touch, we love the idea of arranging the “manly bouquet” in PMall.com’s popular Groomsmen© Over-Sized Beer Mug, which you can customize with any 3 lines of personalization! You can have the tall, 25-ounce mug engraved with their Name, Job Title (Groomsmen, Usher), and the wedding date all for just $24.95.
The personalized mug will help you show the groomsmen and ushers how much you appreciate them celebrating with you and they’ll love the added personal touch to the mug, especially because they’ll be able to use it again in the future!
PMall.com’s Groomsmen Gifts Store has a wide selection of personalized gifts that would also make a fantastic addition to the bouquets.
The Engraved Silver Cigar Case and Cutter is a handsome cigar accessory set that retails at only $38.95 and would be the perfect gift to arrange in the front of the bouquet so the guys can grab it before taking out their new cigars!
The cigar case will also help the men keep the cigars safe and their tuxedos clean throughout the ceremony and reception before they light up in celebration afterward. The cigar case can be skillfully engraved with his name, nickname, event or message and the cutter can be customized with his single, 2 or 3 initial monogram.
PMall.com’s The Wedding Party© Personalized Pocket Flask would also be a great gift to add to the bouquet so that the groomsmen and ushers have somewhere to store the contents of all those bottles! The pocket flask features intricate detail in the brushed finish base with a convenient, attached cap for easy open and close plus a handy funnel so not a drop is missed! PMall.com skillfully etches any name, title and date you choose into the flask for only $29.95. The guys will love their flasks – just make sure they don’t “Love” them too much before the actual ceremony!
We hope we’ve helped you come up with some gift ideas for your groomsmen and ushers. For more ideas, head over to PMall.com’s Groomsmen Gifts Store and check out all the personalized gifts we have to offer. You’ll have a blast searching through our personalized shot glasses, bottle openers, baseball bats, can and bottle wraps and so much more!
If you’re planning a wedding and aren’t on Pinterest yet – go join now! We find the best ideas from various wedding boards; including our inspiration for this Wedding Party Gift Guide’s Bridesmaid Edition post (continue reading for a coupon code that will help you save big on all these bridesmaid gift ideas!)!
One of the new wedding trends that we see popping up everywhere is personalizing robes as a bridal party gift for bridesmaids and posing in them for pictures before the ceremony - it’s adorable and we can’t get enough of it!
Personalizing robes is such a smart idea – you’re sure to get your money’s worth because it’s a gift that both you and your bridesmaids will love!
For starters, as you can see from the picture at left which we recently repinned onto our Pinterest board, brides love giving personalized robes as gifts because it creates a cute new wedding photo opportunity that is truly unique! Instead of having pictures taken of you and your bridesmaids in old, mismatched t-shirts or tank tops while you’re getting your hair and makeup done, you can have beautiful pictures that look more elegant, girly and just plain fun!
PMall’s beautiful and soft Velour Spa Robe is the perfect robe for brides to personalize for their bridesmaids because they not only get to choose from 15 thread colors so the robes will match their signature wedding colors, they also get to personalize them in any way they’d like! The kimono-style robe can be custom embroidered with the word “Bridesmaid” or you can choose to use your bridesmaid’s first names, monograms or initials … you even get to pick having it personalized in block or script lettering style! The robes usually retail for $59.95 but they’re on sale now for only $44.95, better yet - you can get them even cheaper if you act fast because as a “Thank you” to our A Personal Touch Readers, we’re offering the coupon code “BRIDESMAID” which you can use at checkout to save 25% off all of PMall’s Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts now through the end of May!
To really make your fun bridesmaid photo pop, be sure to personalize a matching robe for yourself that says “Bride,” customize one of our Mr. and Mrs. Collection© Embroidered Robes so that it says “Mrs. (future last name here),” or look through PMall.com’s wide selection of robes for robes in different colors and designs that best suit your wedding style!
Your bridesmaids will be truly touched when they see that you personalized a gift just for them and they’ll be thrilled to receive a gift that they can use for years to come! Let’s face it, after all the help they’ve given you with planning the wedding, bridal shower and bachelorette party, they deserve to be pampered with a luxurious robe so they can relax and be comfortable the morning of your wedding (especially because of the uncomfortable high heels you’re making them wear that night!).
Speaking of heels, another unique bridesmaid gift idea is the Just My Style© Personalized Shoe Bag. This cotton bag features a cute high heel design that you can personalize with your bridesmaid’s name in one of 8 colors. It’s the perfect way for your bridesmaids to carry and protect their heels as they take them to and from their hair and makeup appointments on the day of your wedding and in the future!
This gift is especially perfect for destination weddings and for brides who have offered to pay for their bridesmaids’ shoes as a bridal party gift because they can give the shoes to their friends in these cute bags for a memorable presentation! The bags are also great for brides on a budget because they’re only $14.95 (save even more by using the coupon code “BRIDESMAID” we mentioned earlier in the post)!
Another trend we’ve been seeing is brides giving their bridesmaids the jewelry they will wear at the wedding as their bridal party gift. This is a nice gesture for helping cut the cost of being a bridesmaid for your friends, but what we think would make it even better is by presenting the jewelry inside the Wedding Reflections© Personalized Jewelry Box! The exquisite box features glistening beveled glass within a shimmering silver-plate that can be engraved with your bridesmaid’s name and any 1-line of personalization, such as “Bridesmaid,” below. While the jewelry is a great gift, this beautiful jewelry box helps convey your appreciation and love for your friends who are helping you celebrate your big day. It’s an impressive and feminine keepsake that she will treasure through the years – just like your friendship! You can personalize the jewelry box for only $26.95 or use the coupon code “BRIDESMAID” before May 31st and get 25% off the retail price!
We hope you enjoyed our Bridesmaid Gift Guide and that you take advantage of the “BRIDESMAID” coupon code which is worth 25% off all PMall’s Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts before the code expires May 31st and check back here at A Personal Touch for the next edition of our Wedding Gift Guide!
In this edition of A Personal Touch’s “Wedding Party Gift Guide” we’re talking all about your flower girl (and be sure to keep reading for a coupon code that will help you save big on your personalized flower girl gifts)!
From what we’ve been seeing on the Pinterest Boards, the flower girl’s job requirements seem to be evolving and we love the new creative ideas brides are coming up with!
Instead of dropping petals as they walk down the aisle, some brides are having their flower girls carry signs with cute sayings (like the ones pictured at left).
We think it looks adorable and is a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding, and since it’s so unique, it’s sure to be a moment everyone will always remember!
If you’re a fan of unique wedding details, you’re going to love all the gift ideas that PMall.com’s Wedding and Anniversary Store has to offer!
The Our Flower Girl© Youth T-Shirt is a great gift idea that offers an adorable photo op, too!
You can personalize this cute design by picking out the character’s skin, hair and clothing color so it matches your flower girl perfectly.
Then you add her name and your wedding date or any 2-line message below the character all for just $14.95!
This one-of-a-kind shirt is perfect for her to wear to the rehearsal dinner, engagement parties, and even the reception after the formalities!
The Perfectly Picked Flower Girl© Personalized Coloring Activity Book & Crayon Set is not only a great gift to pair with the t-shirt, it also helps keep your flower girl happy and occupied during your wedding rehearsal and ceremony! The activity book has many wedding-themed pictures to color, as well as games, puzzles and mazes. It features your flower girl’s name on the front cover and on many of the inside pages, which also feature your choice of two flower girl characters. You also get to add your own name and wedding date to the cover for a gift she’ll love and actually get to play with – all for just $12.95!
When it comes to bridal party gifts, some brides prefer to give gifts that her friends and family will use or wear during the ceremony itself. If you’re looking for a great ceremony gift, make sure to personalize the Flower Girl Personalized Bracelet for your little helper!
This pretty bracelet features a sterling silver flower charm and faux pearls that stretch to accommodate most children’s wrist sizes. The bracelet is custom engraved on the sterling silver oval medallion with any initial on one side and optional year on the reverse.
It’s a beautiful and thoughtful flower girl gift that she’ll be able to wear during your wedding and long after – all for just $24.95!
Now we know that wedding costs can cause a lot of stress, especially in these hard economin times … that’s why we’d like to help and and show our appreciation to our blog readers by offering 25% off these three flower girl gifts! All you have to do it use coupon code “FLOWERGIRL” at checkout before May 1st, 2012 and you’ll save 25% off the Flower Girl T-Shirt, Activity Book and/or Bracelet just for being A Personal Touch reader!
We hope you enjoyed our Flower Girl Gift ideas! Have you or are you planning to have your Flower Girls do something out of the ordinary when they walk down the aisle at your wedding? Which gift idea did you like best? Please comment below – we love to hear your opinions and ideas!
And be sure to explore all of PMall.com’s Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Gifts that we didn’t get a chance to write about in this post and check back here for the next edition of the Wedding Party Gift Guide!
Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way and A Personal Touch has some great tips to help you throw the best Easter Egg hunt and celebration ever!
Hunting for Easter Eggs takes a lot of energy so PersonalizationMall.com was thrilled to see the recipe for “Bunny Bait” from Brown Paper Packages on Pinterest! (Check out our Pinterest Easter Board Here). This snack mix is perfect to hand out to the kids to munch on while they’re searching for their eggs and it will help hold them over until brunch, especially if they’re used to eating earlier in the day. You can also use the individual snack bags as place settings for the adults at your party or just fill a large bowl for everyone to share as an appetizer!
As you can see by clicking the above link, the “Bunny Bait” recipe consists of Reese’s Pieces Easter Eggs, pretzels, mini marshmallows and honey roasted peanuts, however you can edit the recipe to include any of your other favorite snacks, too.
Don’t forget to leave some ”Bunny Bait” out the night before to make sure the Easter Bunny knows where to leave the baskets … it will add to the magic of Easter Morning for the whole family!
When the kids wake up and run downstairs to see if the Easter Bunny has come, make sure they put on the Official Egg Hunter© T-Shirt you personalized for them before they start tearing through all the chocolate and messy candy in their baskets! The adorable design can be personalized with your little one’s name in either pink or blue font and can be printed on youth or infant t-shirts, toddler sweatshirts, infant rompers or a baby bib.
The cute outfits make for a great family photo op and will also help protect their nice Easter clothes from candy and grass stains while they’re searching for eggs.
Once they have their snacks and outfit – they’re ready to hunt!
We know the Easter Bunny usually hides eggs filled with money or candy, but we have a great idea that will add an extra surprise to this year’s eggs … turn the hunt into a search to find the secret message the Easter Bunny left for your kids!
You start by personalizing our Happy Easter© Puzzle with your children’s names and placing a couple of the puzzle pieces inside each egg (If there is more than 1 child involved in the hunt, we suggest designating a certain color for each child so you can make sure they find all the puzzle pieces that belong to them).
Then watch as their excitement grows with each new piece as they hurry to put the puzzle together and try to uncover the Easter Bunny’s special message!
This new twist can help balance out the competition for kids who sometimes struggle to find eggs but are great at puzzles, and it’s also great for competitive families because they can offer an extra prize to the child who completes their puzzle first.
Kids will love that the Easter Bunny left them a special message and game with their name on it, and moms and dads will love that putting the puzzle together after the crazy egg hunt will help calm down the kids before the family heads out for church or brunch!
We hope you enjoyed our gift ideas and tips to making this Easter extra special!
Along with the cute Kid’s Apparel and puzzles we talked about, PMall.com’s Easter Gifts Store has a wide selection of unique personalized gifts, such as Easter Baskets, festive home decorations, plush bunnies and more, all of which are sure to add a personal touch to your spring celebration! If you hurry over to our store now, you can save up to 30% off all our Easter Gifts before our sale ends Sunday, March 25th.
We hope you have a Hoppy Easter and please feel free to leave your own personal Easter Party tips in the comments below!