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Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!


teacherstickers 300x209 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!Teachers have one of the hardest jobs out there and it’s important to remember them during the holiday season.

That’s why teachers are the next group of people from A Personal Touch’s Forget-Me-Not List that we are going to offer gift ideas for! has a wide selection of Teacher Gifts, however today we’ll just be highlighting a few gift ideas we think you’ll enjoy most.

If you’re looking for just a little something for your child’s teacher, in the $10 and under price range, we suggest you take a look at our unique Star Student© Personalized Teacher Stickers which sell in 1 set of 64 stickers for just $9.95! Your child’s teacher’s name will be printed within each of our 6 exclusive designs indicating who the sticker is from. The teacher you personalize them for will be thrilled you thought of them and will be happy with all the time and hand cramps you’ll save them from the next time they’re grading papers!

applescrollmug 150x150 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!However, if the students in your family are a little too old to be receiving stickers on their papers and you are still looking to stay within a $10-$15 budget, take a look at the Apple Scroll© Personalized Teacher Mug, which you can personalize for just $12.95, or any of our teacher-themed coffee mugs! The teacher’s name will be featured inside our apple design filled with repeating teacher words, such as “inspire, learn and care” and on the back, choose from 3 inspiring teacher verses or write your own very special message to add that personal touch! Your child’s teacher will think of them every time they take a sip of their morning coffee!

candyjar 150x150 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!If your child’s teacher isn’t a coffee drinker and if you have a little more room in your budget, the Inspiring Teacher© Candy Jar with LifeSavers® is a great gift idea for any teacher who has a sweet tooth! Our heartwarming candy jar can be personalized for just $24.95 and features the verse, “Teachers inspire dreams, shape lives and give us hope for the future…” engraved in the shape of an apple with any name engraved in the center. But that’s not all! We also fill the jar with the irresistible 13 flavors of LifeSavers that are each individually wrapped! He or she will be able to keep it out on their desk for themselves or they can give out the candies as a reward for answering questions correctly in class or getting good grades on tests!

teachernotepad 150x150 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!At we have endless beautiful, personalized gift options like the Set of 3 Touches A Life© Personalized Notepads, which would be perfect for all the teachers on your Christmas Shopping List! So make sure you explore all of the options has to offer and don’t forget to keep checking back here for more gift ideas!

Happy Gifting!


The “A Personalized Christmas” Contest is Underway!


ChristmasBlog1 The A Personalized Christmas Contest is Underway!December is officially upon us … let the Christmas shopping begin!

Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” and there’s nothing more wonderful than seeing the look on your loved one’s face when they open a touching personalized gift that you’ve made special just for them!

Here at and A Personal Touch, we can’t get enough of all the wonderful stories our customers tell us about how big of an impact our personalized gifts had on their loved one. And with our wide selection of products, you can find a special gift to personalize for everyone on your Christmas list no matter what their loves and hobbies are!

And since we’re getting into the Christmas spirit, we’d like you to tell us, “Which gift would be the best Christmas gift for your loved one and why?” in our A Personalized Christmas Gift Contest!

All you have to do is send an email with the subject line “A Personalized Christmas” to before midnight December 15th with the following information:

- Your answer to the question: Which gift would be the best Christmas gift for your loved one and why?”

- Be sure to include the product item# so we know which gift you’re writing about.

- Include the name and relation of the loved one you are writing about.

- Your full name and email address for where you’d like to be contacted if you are the winner.

After we’ve gone through and read all your entries, the A Personal Touch staff will choose the most touching submission and name them the winner!

The winner of the A Personalized Christmas Gift Contest will win the gift that they wrote about in their entry! The winner will be posted here, on the A Personal Touch blog on December 16th and will be contacted by email soon after so that the prize can be shipped before Christmas.

We can’t wait to hear all your creative and touching ideas! Head over to now to start searching for the gift you want to write about!

Good luck!

How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!


freakyfrankie 300x295 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Halloween lands on a Monday this year which means your kids will be stuck in the classroom all day anxiously waiting for the bell to ring so they can head out and start their trick or treating. Just imagine how thrilled they’d be if you were to send them to school with a Halloween themed lunch to help get them through the day!

To start their day off right, surprise them by handing them a Freaky Frankie© Embroidered Trick or Treat Bag or one of’s other popular treat bag designs with their lunch inside! They’ll love that you switched up the usual boring brown bags and sent them to school with a lunch bag they can actually use! They’ll be able to fill Frankie with the goodies they get from their Halloween party at school and then they can bring him home to use when they go trick-or-treating that night!

mummy juice box 300x246 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Now that you’ve wowed them with the actual lunch bag, it’s time to find ways to bring some Halloween fun to what’s inside! Put together their favorite sandwich and put it to the side for now, we’re going to use the side items to carry the Halloween theme for this masterpiece from mom!

The first thing you grab should be their juice box, after all it should be in the bottom so it doesn’t smash the sandwich! And thanks to’s post about “scary sippers,” we have a way for you to transform their juice box into a mummy in 2 easy steps! Just pick up some white electrical tape from your local hardware store and wrap it around the juice box, remembering to leave a space open so your son or daughter can still bunch a hole with a straw. Then add a pair of googly-eyed stickers to the front and there you go! A mummy juice box!

halloweenoranges 261x300 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!We couldn’t plan a Halloween lunch without finding a way to incorporate a pumpkin which is why we were thrilled when we came across the Under Construction Blog that suggested coloring oranges or clementines with black marker to make the perfect freaky fruit! Your kids will love the jack-o-lantern in their lunch and you’ll be happy knowing your were able to get some healthy fruit into their lunch on the day known for it’s supply of sweets!

You can add your own personal touch to the fruit by creating a goofy face, scary face or even adding a note or a simple “Love, Mom” on the back! It’s an easy tip that any mom can do, even if you aren’t that crafty!

coloringbookbig 300x291 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Speaking of crafty, we have the coolest surprise for you to add to your son or daughter’s surprise Halloween lunch on October 31st … it’s the Happy Halloween© Personalized Coloring Activity Book & Crayon Set!

Personalize the coloring book by going to the item page here and selecting one of four characters that most resembles your child, then type in their name and click the button that says “click to view your personalized item.” There you can see how your child’s name will be personalized on the cover and throughout the 24-page activity book!

The book includes an answer key for the games and puzzles and comes with a set of 24 Crayola® Crayons. Your kid will have a ball coloring and playing the games and activities with their friends during lunch or on the bus ride home, too!

spidersuckers 150x150 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Finally, no lunch is complete without dessert! The spider suckers we saw on were so creepy we had to include them! All you have to do is take a couple of black pipe cleaners, which you can get at any craft store, and twist them around the stick of a lollipop. Bend the pipe cleaners down at the end so it looks like they’re actually walking on furry spider legs. Can you imagine the look on their faces when they see these spooky suckers crawling out of their lunch bag? They’re sure to be a hit with your kids and their friends!

We hope these tips help bring some fun to your kids’ Halloween lunch this year. Even if your child is having a classroom party, you could make any one of these items for the whole class! You’ll be the talk of the cafeteria! We’d love to hear what you think of our tips, or if you have any tips of your own that you would like to share please do so by commenting below or by sending an email to us at We’d love to see pictures of how your lunches turned out, too!

Happy Halloween!




Thoughtful & Homemade Sweets For Your Sweetie!


sweetestdaysale 300x186 Thoughtful & Homemade Sweets For Your Sweetie!This year Sweetest Day, the day people take the time to let their “Sweetie” know how much they care about them, lands on October 15th. Now even though you just looked down at your calendar, saw that Oct. 15th is only 10 days away and started to panic – don’t worry, we’ve done all the research for you and we have some great tips to share with you as you look to find the perfect way to express how much you care about your Sweetie!

From now through Sunday is having a Sweetest Day Sale where you can save up to 25% off romantic gifts that you can personalize for the upcoming Holiday! Choose from items like the beautiful You’re All I Need© Personalized Keepsake (As shown in above picture).

The quality-crafted Lucite block that features an elegant heart mosaic design can be personalized with the verse “Were there nothing else but our love for each other, I would still have all I need,” or for those of you who are good with words, you can write your own personal message to your loved one!

sweettin 300x289 Thoughtful & Homemade Sweets For Your Sweetie!There are several gift options that can display your own personal and touching engraved message, but if your sweetie is a fan of sweets, we have a couple of gift options they’ll love even more!

The Sealed With A Smooch© Personalized Treat Tin can be purchased to include Hersey Kisses or you can personalize the tin alone and fill it with your own homemade treats.

You can fill the tin with your famous chocolate chip cookies and wrap them up for your significant other, or you could send them to your kids in college as a nice Sweetest Day care package to let them know you’re thinking of them!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies Bakers Royale Stacked 150x150 Thoughtful & Homemade Sweets For Your Sweetie!If you’re looking to make your own treats but want to try something new, we have a recipe we think you may enjoy. We came across the recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies on the Bakers Royale blog and instantly started drooling!

It doesn’t get much more sweet than combing one of the most popular candy bars AND cookies! If you like what you see in the picture, click here for the instructions on how to make these decadent desserts.

fondue1 150x150 Thoughtful & Homemade Sweets For Your Sweetie!If you and your loved ones are a little more calorie conscious but wouldn’t mind indulging a little this Sweetest Day, the You Warm My Heart© Personalized Fondue Set is a customer favorite and is great because while you can personalize it for your significant other, you can also customize one to share with your other ”sweeties” like your kids or close friends. You can dip your favorite fresh fruits like pineapples or strawberries and not feel as guilty about splurging as you would with the rich cookies.

We hope these suggestions help steer you in the right direction for your Sweetest Day gift needs! Have fun shopping around all the unique and beautiful romantic gifts at and don’t forget to submit your entry for the Sweetest Day Contest! Click here to read all the details about how to enter and your chance at winning the Your Love Letter© Personalized Sculpture for your sweetie!

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