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Personalized Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your List

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We put our Christmas tree up over the weekend and despite the rocky start because we couldn’t get the lights to work and a couple of ornaments had broken during transit from the attic, the experience ended up being the best Christmas tree decorating time I’ve ever had.  There were a few things at play that made that the case.  The first was the Christmas music in the background.  When Jingle Bells started playing on Pandora, we all sang along.  Then there were the sausage balls I made.  We finally had to bring them into the living room to munch on or I wasn’t going to see my husband or kids while I decorated the tree alone.  Then the kids started going through the ornaments and found their favorites and ones that are special to them.  My daughter lined her ornaments up on the couch and asked my husband and I where each ornament came from, how old she was when we got it, and why we got it for her.  It was really nice to see her face light up as we talked about each ornament and the story behind it and remember those special times surrounding each ornament.

Once the tree was decorated, I headed to the den to finalize Christmas gift shopping.   I love getting my kids and husband personalized items.

One thing I’ve learned since having kids is that kids LOVE to see their name on things.   They like feeling like something was made for them.. it exists because of them.  I remember the first time my son saw his name on a billboard for a store. It was a coincidence, yes, but he acted like that was his store which brought a huge smile to his face! He was 6 years old at the time. Now he’s 14. He still loves to see his name on things which is why I love getting him personalized gifts.

This year, I chose a few items that are very fitting to his personality, to personalize. He’s getting older and keeps change and trinkets in his pockets. What happens to those things when he gets home from school? They end up strewn all over his desk. Personal Creations has a really nice large wooden catchall that will be monogrammed with his initials which I hope he will keep his loose change and trinkets.

Large Wood Catchall-Monogram

My daughter recently started playing soccer and gymnastics and will be thrilled to see a new ornament on the Christmas tree that looks just like her, playing soccer and my son will have a Lacrosse playing ornament.  Maybe there is hope that they will play together after-all, even if it is just the ornament versions of themselves.  ūüôā

I am excited about the Sock Monkey ornaments the kids will be getting for the tree soon.  Both of my kids love monkeys.  I’m not sure why but when I saw these adorable sock monkey ornaments at Personal Creations, I knew they’d be a perfect fit on our Christmas tree.

sock monkey personalized ornament

My daughter is really into playing with makeup now and what better way to get her to not use my makeup brushes than for her to have her own?  I am going to give her mine when I get this new set personalized with my name on it.  ūüôā  The makeup roll includes a 6 piece brush set with 2 large, full-coverage cheek and face brushes, 2 eye blending and smudge brushes, 1 angled liner brush, and 1 eyebrow groomer brush.

personalized makeup brush set

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If you need inspiration on coming up with great personalized gift ideas, this Pinterest board is a great place to start!

Wear Your Most Memorable Dates With This Calendar Key Charm From Not Just Any Old Day

I am going to surprise my husband with a special gift for our 13th wedding anniversary this year.

November 13th, 2009 is the day my husband and I were married.  Our wedding took place in a beautiful historic home in downtown Roswell, GA, surrounded by family and friends.

Mother's Day gift from my husband
Mother's Day gift from my husband

During the last 13 years, my husband has presented me with many memorable gifts. ¬† It’s nearly impossible for me to trump his gift giving skills. ¬†For¬†Mother’s Day one year, he wrote me a beautiful letter and framed it with photographs of our kids. ¬† Imagine trying to top that gift come Father’s Day?

For our anniversary this November, I can confidently say that I will finally trump him.

I am thrilled to present him with a¬†Not Just Any Old Day..It’s YOUR Special Day¬ģ Calendar Key. ¬†This beautiful piece of jewelry is¬†an heirloom quality sterling silver key engraved with “November” and our anniversary date is marked with a gorgeous crystal. I know without a doubt that he will treasure this piece for years. ¬†Because he is sentimental and will want to see it every day, I think we’ll hang it from a hook next to our mirror in our room.


For wives who’s husbands aren’t quite as sentimental as mine, you can put the key on a necklace chain and wear your favorite date close to your heart.

Not Just Any Old Day silver calendar key


Actress Tori Spelling has a Not Just Any Old Day necklace with the dates of her first two children Liam and Stella.

Personalized engraving is available.

The chain is sold separately.

Create your own Not Just Any Old Day key or other personalized piece such as a charm, ring, or wide cuffed bracelet at

Personalized Post-it Notes, the Perfect Gift for a Teacher

Valentine’s Day and other holidays provide your child the opportunity to express her appreciation for what her teacher does every day. ¬†While your child’s teacher surely appreciates a card, chocolates or flowers, personalized Post-it notes are a fun and memorable way for your child to say thank you to her teacher.

Personalized Post-it Notes come in different sizes, colors and backgrounds including flower, geography, sports and animal themes. Your child will love choosing from over 3,000 different styles of Post-its for the perfect one for her teacher and then personalizing it with her own words.Why personalized Post-it Notes? That’s an easy one — everyone appreciates having them available and uses them every day, and every time your child’s teacher writes a note on her Post-it Notes, she’ll think of your daughter and smile.

Personalized Post-it Notes

personalized Post-it Notes on

I made personalized Post-it Notes on and received them in the mail yesterday.  My daughter smiled from ear to ear when she saw the Post-it Notes!
I write notes to her teacher often so I thought it would be nice to have Post-it Notes with my name and my daughter’s name on them already.
Creating personalized Post-it Notes on¬†is easy. ¬†First you choose a size; 4×3 or 4×6. ¬†I chose 4×3 as that is a more practical size for what I will be using them for. ¬†Next, you choose a Style, Industry, or Designer Collection. ¬†Then you customize the text by choosing from a selection of fonts, colors, and text sizes. ¬†The entire process took me about 10 minutes. ¬†How easy is that? Priced at just $6.95 a pack, personalized Post-it Notes are a great gift or treat for yourself!

While you’re at the site, why not personalize a set for your sweetheart, or your children for Valentine’s Day, an upcoming birthday or just because? It’s a special way to say “I love you,” and they’ll be reading your message each time they write on a Post-it Note.

Cards are usually put in the recycle bin or thrown away within a day or two after they’re received, and chocolates also don’t last very long. Other gifts may get put on a shelf and forgotten, but people rely on Post-it Notes every day for reminders, bookmarks, refrigerator messages and countless other uses. Personalized Post-it Notes are great ideas for holidays, especially if you have a number of people you want to reach out to.

If you have a small business, consider sending your clients holiday greetings with a gift that will keep you constantly in mind. This effective and unobtrusive form of advertising is very reasonably priced and can lead to increased orders.

Disclosure: I received a set of customized Post-it Notes for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% my own.
Alicia Hagan, Editor

Is your Baby a Sassie Baby?

Diaper Diva bib
Sassie Babies - Diaper Diva bib

I love personalized baby bibs, bags, and baby clothes. ¬†Personalizing your baby’s bib, diaper bag, or onesie makes that item something you and your baby will treasure for years to come, unlike generic store bought baby clothes and other items. ¬†As your child gets older, she will love to look at her first bib and see her name on it or ‘Diaper Diva’ and smile.

Georgia Bulldogs Pacifier Clip
Georgia Bulldogs Pacifier Clip

Dads, you’re in luck too! ¬†Sassie Babies offers sports team pacifier clips. So next time you have to take the baby to your buddy’s house to watch your favorite team play, make sure your baby is sporting his/her team pacifier clip. The pacifier clips are constructed with durable cotton fabric¬†and are about 1 inch wide and 10 inches long. ¬†The pacifier clip can also be used as a toy clip.

Baby burp cloths, pacifier clips, bibs, and hats can all can be monogrammed with you child’s name or initials.
Sassie Babies also embroiders aprons, tote bags, travel mugs, bridal pary shirts, mother of the bride, mother of the groom.

For embroidered items you order from you can choose an embroidery font style and thread color.

Shop Sassie Babies here

Alicia Hagan, Editor

Personalized Plates for Kids

I’ve been searcing for a personalized gift for the children on my holiday gift list. I came across some personalized melamine plates and thought they would be perfect. What could make mealtime more fun than your very own plate? It is also a good way to teach preschoolers how to spell their name. The will see it emblazoned across their plate at every meal. That is assuming they eat their food and uncover the design underneath! These plates are the modern day version of the circular piece of paper I drew on as a kid and my mom sent it away to be laminated and returned to us. It was special to eat on my own personalized plate and I loved to eat my meals on it. I’ve found several personalized plates, a bit more sophisticated than the designs back in the day. You may even find some that coordinate with your home’s decor. The letter to Santa plate can be customized with a custom letter from your kids. Sweet! There are several sites which offer these plates and one place I always turn to again and again for personalized childrens items is Etsy


Plates featured above:

Pink Polka Dot plate, $22 at, Candy Cane Striped plate, $22 at, Letter to Santa plate, $22 at, Baseball plate, $24 at

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