Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The most thoughtful gift ideas are the ones with a personal touch, the ones that say, “I thought about you, and I know you’ll love this!” What’s more personal than personalized stationery? It’s a gift that only they can use, chosen with care and imprinted with their name or initials.

This Christmas I decided to give personalized note cards to all the women in my family: sisters, sisters-in-law, mother and mother-in-law. In choosing the designs, I carefully considered each woman: her style, her personality, her needs – and found a design for each that matched her style perfectly. I then personalized them, some with a first name or initial, some with the family name, and some with both, depending on how I thought she’d use them. It was fun to do, and I can’t wait to hand them out at our Christmas gathering.

Stocking Stuffer IdeasOur note card sets also make nice stocking stuffer ideas, because they are gifts everyone can use. We all wish we had a spare birthday card or get well card on hand for those occasions that take us by surprise. And special stocking stuffer ideas for moms or kids are our little mini note cards, for those times you want to leave a message for someone you love. Just like a handwritten note, the gift of stationery says, “I’m thinking about you.”

For more gift ideas, keep reading our blog, or visit our Gift Guide and get your holiday shopping done in minutes!

Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Hostess gift ideas I don’t know about you, but I’m not one of those people who keeps a closet full of candles, chocolates and tip towels wrapped and waiting to be used as last-minute hostess gifts. No, during that last minute before a party I’m usually running to pick up a bottle of wine, a gift that displays as much thought as the dozen other bottles of wine lined up inside the hostess’s door. This holiday season, I vow to be a more thoughtful guest. Continue reading

College Care Package Ideas to Make Mom Happy

Handwritten NoteMy son left for college at the end of August and left a big hole in our family. I don’t miss his messy room or dirty socks, but I do miss our conversations and being in touch with what’s going on in his daily life.

He doesn’t seem to miss me much, if the number of times he’s contacted us is any indication. I know he’s having a great time and is busy with new experiences. Like all moms, I want him to be happy and make friends, but to know that if he’s sad or lonely or just having a bad day, we are still here for him.

I have decided to send him a care package and have been asking other moms for care package ideas. I will fill it with lots of his favorite snacks, the sandals he left under his bed, a new set of earbuds for his iPod, a throw pillow for his dorm room, a pound of coffee, and a gift card for his favorite takeout restaurant. Then I’ll top it off with a little note on my personalized note card (that I made just for this purpose) that says “packed with love” on the front.

He won’t expect it. He doesn’t need it. But he will like it, I’m pretty sure. Just picturing the smile on his face makes me feel better already.

Be sure to shop our stationery collection for personalized note cards to top off your care package ideas.

A Letter as a Present

a letter as a presentOne of our team members shared a wonderful DIY gift idea for the holidays. Her family flies a long distance, at considerable expense, to spend the holidays with their extended family. She wanted her kids to bring gifts for the family members they visited, but felt the need to scale back because they were spending so much on travel. Her solution? For Christmas this year, her children are giving a handwritten note on personalized note cards to each family member that expresses how meaningful they are to them. The kids will read their notes aloud to each person when they get together to share gifts.

We love this DIY gift idea because it truly comes from the heart, far more thoughtful than anything they could buy in a store. The kids are learning many valuable lessons, not the least of which is how to express their feelings, and the lucky recipients will undoubtedly be touched. Get out the tissues. These handwritten expressions of love will be treasured for years to come.

Pear Tree has both Christmas thank you cards designed just for kids, as well as year-round kids thank you cards. When kids have their very own stationery personalized with their name or an image they love, they will be happy to write these little “gifts.”

Personalized Gift Ideas

The season of giving. If you’ve ever given the perfect gift, you know how good it feels. But sometimes, it’s oh so hard. Check out these great personalized gift ideas that boast stylish designs at a price that makes you smile. Go ahead, reclaim that status of Giver of Great Gifts. You deserve it.

Hostess Gifts
It will happen. You’ll get a last minute invite, you can’t get to the store, and all you have on hand is a box of dried macaroni. Personalized note cards make great hostess gift ideas. (Plan ahead and have it personalized to really impress–a generic message like happy holidays or thank you works, too!). Always keep some note cards at the ready and you’ll never be caught empty handed again.
gifts for teachersTeacher Gifts
We wholeheartedly encourage oodles of thanks for our kids’ teachers. Personalized teacher stationery is perfect, if for no other reason than teachers will actually use it.
P.S. Include a handwritten note about how great a job they’re doing – they really do appreciate it.
Kids Gifts
Personalized gift ideas for kids are always welcomed because they become instant keepsakes. Anything that has the child’s name on it (or in it) will be treasured forever. Our personalized children’s books, kids placemats and kids coloring books make great gift ideas and stocking stuffers.

Shop our Gift Guide or keep reading our blog for more great gift ideas!

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