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Summer is officially here and before you know it, it’ll be time to drop the kids off at summer camp! Whether it’s a daily program for younger children or an overnight camp for kids who are a little older, PMall.com has some great Personalized Camp Gifts that will help you prepare them for their summer fun!
The first day of camp can be nerve-racking for kids of all ages. Younger kids may be shy and nervous about leaving Mom while older kids attending an overnight camp may have anxiety about sleeping somewhere other than home. In order to ease their fears, personalize the Photo Collage Water Bottle with 5 photos of your family for only $20.95 and let your child know that whenever they feel homesick all they have to do is look at their water bottle and remember that Mom and Dad are thinking of them!
With an attached carabiner that they can snap onto their backpacks, a pop-off lid with a cover that keeps the drinking spout clean, and a screw-off lid that can be used to add ice on the hot days, you won’t have to worry about them losing their water bottle or getting dehydrated!
Another great item that will come in handy at camp is one of PMall.com’s Personalized Beach Towels! You can personalize a towel with just your child’s name or you can pick one of our fun colorful designs!
The Go Fish!© Embroidered Beach Towels will be a hit with younger kids because they come in 4 different colors and can be personalized with their name in ”curly” or “kids” lettering plus they can pick out their favorite ”fishy” graphic (options include a girl fish, boy fish, dolphin and octopus) for just $32.95!
Older kids may prefer our Embroidered Polka Dot Beach Towels which are reversible and feature a convenient loop sewn on the edge for easy hanging. The cute polka dot design comes in 4 different color combinations and can be personalized with their name.
These beautiful towels usually sell for $44.95 however, as of right now they’re on sale for only $33.70!
With all the swimming they’ll be doing at camp, they’ll be thankful their towel is personalized so it’s easy to find when it’s time to get out of the pool!
Another great item you’ll want to add to your sleep-away camp checklist is the My Slumber Party© Signature Pillowcase! Even if your daughter was homesick and didn’t like camp at first, by the end of the program she is sure to be asking you if she can stay longer because she won’t want to part with her new best friends – and that’s where the cute pillowcase comes in handy! For just $18.95, the adorable “Slumber Party” design can be personalized with her name and comes with a permanent marker so all her camp friends can sign it and write her little notes like a yearbook! Throughout camp she can write down her favorite activities and have her friends write down their phone numbers and email addresses so when she’s home from camp and misses them, she can always look at her pillowcase and remember all the fun times she had!
Speaking of keeping in touch, don’t forget to personalize our adorable Custom Camp Note Cards! They come in 4 different designs, like the cute S’more News© theme, and they are the perfect stationary for your kids to use when they write home to tell you what they’re doing and how much fun their having (after all, Moms can get homesick for their kids, too!). They can also become pen pals and use the stationary to write letters and keep in touch with their new camp friends throughout the school year!
Even moms can use the note cards – if your kids are going to a daily camp, you can write a little note on the personalized camp cards and sneak them into your children’s lunches for a cute way to let them know that you’re thinking of them!
These camp checklist items are sure to not only help your child make a smooth transition into their new camp, but they will help improve their camp experiences, too!
Check out all our great Personalized Camp Gifts and let us know if you have any items that you’d like to add to our Camp Checklist. We’d love to hear your ideas about ways to help make a child’s time at camp more fun and enjoyable in the comment section below!
Don’t give Dad just any ol’ picture frame this Father’s Day – make it special by creating a personalized frame just for him!
There are photo frames that are perfect for dads with all kinds of hobbies such as, fishing, golf, hunting and even Rock N’ Roll! But today I wanted to share an outside-the-gift-box idea on how to personalize PMall’s unique Loving Them Collage© Frame so that it’s tailored specifically for your Dad (or husband if you’re helping your little ones)!
The collage frame can be personalized to say “I” or “We” love Dad, Daddy, Papa, Grandpa or any other name you’d like for just $39.95. The message will be cut out on a white matte board so that you can uniquely display your favorite family photos! But since we like to think outside the gift box here at A Personal Touch, I have a creative way for you to fill your frame so that it’s truly one-of-a-kind … after all, Dad deserves the best!
Instead of having the kids pose for staged photos to display in the frame, take individual pictures of each kid holding up a sign that says what they love most about their dad like the photo we found on Pinterest (at right).
Have your kids sit down and think really hard about what they love most about their dad. It could be because he watches cartoons with them Saturday mornings, or helps them with their homework or any fun thing your little ones can dream up. Then write down their answers on individual chalk boards, white boards or posters and have each child smile for a photo while holding up their sign!
The result is a beautiful frame personalized with all the cute little things that your children love most about their father. Your little ones will love being able to actually help create a Father’s Day Gift instead of just going to the store plus their Dad will love the personal touch his kids left on his gift!
If you’re short on photos and need help filling out the extra letters in the frame, another great outside-of-the-gift-box idea is to display your children’s colorful artwork like the little girl is doing in another photo we found on Pinterest (at left)!
Dad is sure to love this thoughtful gift and will have fun proudly displaying it at home or at work so he can show it off to all his coworkers!
Hurry over to PMall’s Father’s Day Gifts Store now so you can place your order and have it in time to wish Dad the best Father’s Day ever!
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!