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Staff Picks - Great Boating Gift

Do you know someone who loves their boat? Do they take the boat out every possible weekend, and even some impossible ones? A pleasure craft can be an all-consuming hobby, which is why this bottle opener created by one of our shoppers is so clever: Their boat may be a "Nauti Habit," but it is one that they love. And now their pride and joy has an awesome, customized stainless steel and mahogany outdoor Capcatcher, designed specifically for boats! We love the pun and the extra touches of an anchor icon and green border. Bon Voyage! We see hundreds of personalized gifts every week. Whenever we see a fun, unique or otherwise interesting personalization come across our table, we take a pic and share it on our...

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Staff Picks - Grilling Accessory

Grilled meat and beer just go together. Friends gather on the patio, the smell of grilling steaks wafts through the yard, everyone has a cold bottle of beer and all is right with the world. That happy relationship between grilling and beer is perfectly captured in this cool wall-mount bottle opener designed by one of our customers: "Beef and Bottle". What a great grilling accessory for a summer BBQ! We see hundreds of personalized gifts every week. Whenever we see a fun, unique or otherwise interesting personalization come across our table, we take a pic and share it on our blog. Scroll through the Staff Picks tag to get ideas for your own personalized products!

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Staff Picks - A Toasty Firepit

As winter fades away and the promise of Spring grows brighter, we are all eager to start enjoying our outdoor spaces again. If you have a fire pit, you can begin sitting outside a little sooner thanks to the warmth the fire provides on an otherwise chilly evening. As you're prepping your pit for the season, why not add a fun personal touch with a custom outdoor fire pit bottle opener like this one designed by one of our shoppers: "Where Friends & Marshmallows get Toasted!" Time to grab some friends and some beers and drink a toast to the coming summer. We see hundreds of personalized gifts every week. Whenever we see a fun, unique or otherwise interesting personalization come across...

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5 Unexpected Things to Bring to Your Vacation Rental

Combining the economy of a staycation with the appeal of an exotic getaway, renting a house or condo for a week has become one of the most popular ways to spend vacation time. Most rental units are equipped with the basics like towels, sheets, pots and plates, but your stay can be made much more enjoyable if you bring a few select items from home. 1. Knives. Though the rental kitchen will have a couple of knives, they will almost certainly be flimsy and dull. Even if you don't plan to cook big meals during your stay, you will save yourself a lot of frustration if you have one of your own good sharp knives to slice a tomato for your sandwich....

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Green Tips for an Eco-Friendly Summer Party

I love to host summer parties and barbeques where I can enjoy good food and beer outside with friends. But after a few seasons of hauling trash bags full of cups and plates to the landfill, I started to look for realistic ways to make my gatherings more eco-friendly. Here are some easy green tips you can try, too! Reuse Plates. Everyone knows disposable plates are bad for the environment. But what can you use instead? A few summers ago I went to my local big box home goods store in late July and bought up 2 dozen dishwasher-safe plastic plates on clearance. They've survived many runs through the dishwasher, and guests enjoy eating from something solid instead of something flimsy. Of...

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