Make Valentine’s Day Sweet With These Personalized Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Her

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Finding the perfect Valentine’s gift for that special lady in your life can be challenging, but we have the solution.

These personalized Valentine’s gift ideas show her that you care, and they’re also cute and practical.

Choose from this list, and she’ll remember your thoughtfulness all year.

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Fleece Blankets

One out-of-the-box idea is to get your Valentine a soft, cozy fleece blanket.

The Super Plush Valentine’s Day Sweethearts Blanket can be engraved with a standard poem or your own personalized message. 

Plus, it comes in an assortment of colors so you can choose the blanket that will suit her best. With that and your choice of message, you can be sure to make her gift perfectly personalized.



You can keep her caffeinated, warm, and thinking of you, all with one gift.

The Thermos Stainless King keeps drinks hots for 5 hours, or cold for 9 hours, and looks classy in the process–only the best for your Valentine.

You can engrave the bottle with Valentines-themed hearts, a sweet message, or keep it simple with her name in a nice font. Not only will it look great, but it will get used over and over again.

Guys love these mugs, too! For ideas on what to get a special guy for Valentine’s Day, check out our post on Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him.


Personalized Compact

Some people check their reflections in passing windows or in the reflection on their iPhone.

For a classy and stylish alternative, try giving her a personalized compact. This compact has a pretty scalloped edge and two mirrors on the inside.

Your art or text engraves in a beautiful tone-on-tone finish to complete the look, making a truly elegant Valentine’s gift.


Agate Slice

For a fresh idea and something she’ll never expect, what about a customized agate slice?

Agate comes in a beautiful array of colors and sizes, and no piece is like another, making it a truly unique and personal gift.

Agate slices can be made into magnets, necklaces, key chains, or plaques. Add your special message to your color and size of choice, and she’ll treasure that unique present for a long time to come.


Picture Frames

Photo FramePicture frames can fit any personality, with finishes from bamboo to silver. Plus, framing something important to her could score you extra points.

Frame her favorite photo in a customized picture frame, like the Glitz Silver 5×7 Frame.

Or, check out our other Valentine’s Day picture frames!

You can complete the gift by engraving something special on the frame, such as your anniversary date or a sweet message.


Phone Cases

She uses her cell phone all day, so why not give her a personalized phone caiPhone Casesse?

It will not only protect her phone but remind her of you every time she uses it.

Choose a case in her favorite color or engrave a special greeting on the Nature Custom iPhone 5 Wood Case for a thoughtful Valentine’s gift.


Pocket Knives

Delica KnifeOn the hunt or in the house, a woman sometimes need a dependable knife for use in the camp or the craft room.

With a sturdy 3-inch locking steel blade and convenient pocket clip, the Spyderco Delica is sure to come in handy.

Plus, with a handle that comes in so many different colors, you can find the color that will suit her best.


Ceramic Mugs

Ceramic MugImprinted with her name, favorite animal, or inspirational quote, a custom ceramic mug is an excellent Valentine’s gift.

It’s available in almost any color and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

With the 14oz Personalized Jumbo Ceramic Mug, you get a classy two-toned effect and can keep that special someone hydrated all year round.


Cutting Boards

Maple Cutting BoardsWhen the woman on your gift list has a particular passion, she needs a custom shaped cutting board.

These maple cutting boards are fun, useful, and totally customizable.

Select a design that speaks to her. Does she love baking? Get one shaped like a cupcake!

Whether it’s her favorite animal, sport, or something special, this gift is truly a personal one any woman will adore.


Leather Notebooks

Leatherette NotebookIf she loves to write, a personalized leather notebook is an excellent gift idea.

Not only is it useful, but it’s beautiful and perfectly sentimental when engraved with your art or text.

The Personalized Leatherette Notebook comes in four color options so you can choose the color that she will like best.

Plus, it includes an elastic closure and a ribbon marker so she can always find her spot.


This year, you can skip the line at the florist and find the perfect gift for the woman in your life. Simply choose from these personalized Valentine’s gift ideas, and this year she’s sure to be impressed.

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Break Out of the Chocolate Box with These Personalized Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him

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When Valentine’s Day creeps up on you, it can be hard to think of what to get that special guy in your life.

As loved and appreciated as they may be, men can also be the toughest to shop for.

This Valentine’s Day, skip the sugar rush of chocolates and try these personalized Valentines gift ideas for him.

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From broken toys to leaky faucets, some guys can fix anything. That handiness is equal parts elbow grease and the right tools.

Leatherman WaveForget scrounging though a messy toolbox; make sure he has exactly what he needs with a convenient multi-tool.

The Leatherman Wave is the ultimate all-in-one with 17 different tools, including pliers, wire cutters, screwdrivers, files, knives and scissors.

Inscribe it with his name, a special date, or a sweet message like, “Love you forever.”

Lighter weight option is the Leatherman Rev – the tools he needs, less weight.


Photo Frames

You’ve had some great times together. What better way to remember them than with a custom heart photo frame? Perfect for his office or desk, his home-away-from-home.

Choose the photo that best represents your relationship and give it to him in a fun frame.

You can get it engraved with your names, anniversary, vows, or even something fun like a movie quote that exemplifies your relationship.


Pocket Watch

Some guys like golf shirts and ironic superhero tees, and some guys like to throw a touch of tradition and class into their daily wear.

Pewter Pocket Watch

If your husband or boyfriend likes things perfectly old-fashioned, help him accessorize with a classic pocket watch.

The Pewter Finish Pocket Watch is an iconic timepiece that is suitable for everyone from empty nesters to young hipsters. Plus, peeking at a pocket watch is much more sophisticated than pulling out a smartphone to check the time.

Make it personal by adding his initials or a date with special meaning.


Engraved Glassware

If your Valentine enjoys a drink every now and then, give him something special to pour it in. Red plastic cups have their place, but so does classic glassware.

Beer Mug

Give his favorite craft brew, wine or whiskey an upgrade with engraved glassware.

The 15 oz. Personalized Glass Beer Mug is ideal for storing in the freezer for a frosty drink. And with your personalized engraving, he’ll think of you every time he takes a sip.


Personalized Hunting Knife

Hunting KnifeIs he a hunter?  Get your Valentine something he’ll be sure to use on the hunt and every day.

A hunting knife is a practical gift, but is sure to inspire an excited reaction upon opening. The Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife has a fixed blade and a soft-grip rubber handle to make camp work a breeze.

Make it even more special by adding his name or a short quote engraved on the blade. He will remember that gift for a long time because the knife will be around for a long time! See more personalized knife ideas.


Travel Mugs

Travel MugMaybe your husband or boyfriend is never without a cup of coffee. At home, it can be ceramic, but at work, it helps to have one in rough-and-tumble stainless steel.

Get him a travel mug to make the journey with him to work. The Thermos Stainless King 16oz Travel Mug will keep his coffee hot and his hands cool and will look great doing it.

For engraving, you can request artwork or inscribe a personalized message that will surely warm his heart just like his coffee.



HeadlampEvery guy has a use for a flashlight. Maybe he loves to camp, or work on cars, or tell a mean ghost story.

The LED Lenser Headlamp will keep his hands free while he scouts forest trails or fixes cars.

Plus, it can be personalized with his name or initials so everyone knows to keep their hands off.

Think a flashlight is right for your man? See more ideas here.



Valentine’s Gifts don’t all have to be sweet and over-the-top.  If it’s a newer relationship or he’s more of a simple guy, a small multi-tool could be a good option.

The Leatherman Brewzer is a fun little multi-tool with a bottle opener, mini pry, and key ring hole to keep it handy.

The Stainless Steel DoohicKey Key Tool has a box cutter, bottle opener, wrench, ruler, and flat head screwdriver — all in one handy tool.

If you give one of these guys to your Valentine, he’s going to have so much fun learning all the different functions.

Shopping for guys is a challenge because we want to give them something they’re really going to love. This Valentine’s Day, throw a little spice into the gift mix with these personalized gift ideas.  He is going to be so impressed.

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Bamboo Notebook and Pen Product Review

Bamboo notebooks are a beautiful way to take notes!

Spiral bound, bamboo cover front and back, make this a great gift. Personalize with photos, text, logos, and pair with a quality pen for the complete package.



The bamboo notebook, your logo, text or photograph beautifully laser engraved into the front of the notebook.

The front and back are made out of thick bamboo for sturdiness. It is spiral bound and lays flat easily, and is full with 80 pages of lined, double sided paper.

It comes with this bamboo pen, which is held in place with an elastic loop.

The elastic closure loop holds the top securely in place when not in use.

The bamboo notebook is 5 3/4″ wide by just over 7″ tall.

Click here to personalize one today!

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Real World Ways Your Small Business Can Be Green, with Examples from LazerDesigns

At LazerDesigns, we believe in stewarding our resources for the good of our people, our community and our world. What can a small business do to make a difference and have a positive impact? How can your company be “green” and create sustainability?

Here’s a few real-world examples from LazerDesigns.

1. Redeem Boxes – Now THAT’S recycling, reusing what you can

At LazerDesigns, we see over 25,000 boxes come in and out our doors as we fulfill orders. That’s a lot of boxes! Through our Redeemed Boxes program, we re-tape, relabel, and reuse shipping boxes that are still structurally sound.

This is real recycling – no energy spent to break it down, clean it, and recreate it.

This also saves us and our customers thousands of dollars a year! This is savings we pass on through our competitive prices.

Of course, what we cannot reuse, we recycle.

2. Install LED Lighting

While LED lighting is still expensive (though prices are coming down), rebates from energy companies are encouraging businesses to bring down the energy consumption.

Why are LED lights greener?

  1. Lower power consumption
  2. Create less heat, lowering your AC bill
  3. No toxic mercury (though they do contain nickle, lead, arsenic)
  4. More than 95% of LED lighting is recyclable

Does installing LED lighting in your business makes sense? Here’s how it broke down for us:

  • We needed to retrofit our lighting from an old, outdated bulb type, so we had to upgrade to a newer, more energy efficient lighting type
  • Retrofitting to newer T8 and T5 was expensive, but so is LED
  • When comparing retrofitting with LED lighting, LED lighting was actually lower cost than T8 or T5
  • Add in the lower energy cost of LED lighting+ energy rebate, and the winner is LED

Plus, LED Lighting does look better!

Before LED lighting upgrade

Part of our warehouse before LED lighting upgrade

After LED Lighting upgrade

After LED Lighting upgrade

3. Go as Paperless as possible

Whenever possible, we email documents. We’ve invested in an up-to-date paperless system for our customers. We don’t do much faxing (that’s so 90’s. Or 80’s). With digital signing, long agreements don’t need to be printed.

4. Reuse clean packing supplies

Packing paper, peanuts, air bubbles — it can all be reused multiple times. Instead of throwing it away, we reuse it.

Other idea: Use newspaper to pack boxes (we don’t do this, but some of our vendors do)

How does your business reuse, recycle and redeem resources?


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Lazer Designs Partners with Living Water and Builds a Well in India!

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The original well in Kesayarayenpalem


The mission behind Lazer Designs has always been to help others in whatever way we can and shine the Light to others.

One of the ways we can help is through partnering with others.

In the Kesayarayenpalem community in the Anhdra Pradesh of India, one tube well was available to support 1,000 people.

The well was in a poor location and couldn’t meet the needs of the growing population.

Then Lazer Designs and Living Water partnered together to help bring relief.

After we donated the funds to build the well, the Living Water team worked to build a new one that would relieve the pressure on the single water source in Kesayarayenpalem.

With this new well, the community of Kesayarayenpalem has access to clean, safe water.

Women and children testing out the new well

Women and children testing out the new well

“The old well was close to drainage and the water stunk and was not good for drinking,” shared the local pastor, and “The Living Water well is giving us sweet water! Thank you.”

We feel called to make an impact on our community in Colorado and around the world. Wherever that mission leads us, we will go. Thanks for your support in partnering with us.

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Hit the Right Note with These Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriends

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Finding the perfect holiday gift for your sweetie is a balancing act.

You want to amaze him with a unique present, but you don’t want to scare him with something that is more serious than the relationship.

Whether you just met online and had your first real-life date, or you’ve been together for years and are hoping there’s a ring under the tree, a customized gift is sure to hit the mark.

These personalized gift Christmas ideas for boyfriends range from simple to extravagant, so you can show him that you care just the right amount.


Bottle Opener

DoohickeyIt may seem overly simple, but a bottle opener just might be the perfect, fun gift for a new relationship, or a handy addition to a stocking.

Plus, it will give him a chance to brag about his awesome girlfriend when his buddies need an opener at their next tailgate party or boys’ night.

Forget those boring openers from the kitchen aisle at the department store. The Stainless Steel DoohicKey is a multi-tool that features a box cutter, wrench, ruler and a flathead screwdriver in addition to the bottle opener.

For a fun twist, add it to a case of his favorite craft brew and you have a gift that he is sure to love.



Flask SetScore major points with this unique present.

A flask is a little rowdy, a little outlaw and something only the best girlfriends would think to give.

Pair a metal, engravable flask with a bottle of his favorite liquor and let the good times roll.

Or, give him the makings for a boisterous guys’ poker night with the Gambler’s Flask Gift Set, which comes with a flask, shot glass, dice and playing cards in a Rosewood case.



Buck BonesWe don’t actually need men to take care of most things. But, admittedly, it is nice when they can help break into that tricky plastic packaging or slice open a box.

A good quality folding or pocketknife, like the Buck Bones 3” Blade, is a handy tool for any guy to carry.

Just be forewarned: he could instantly turn into MacGyver and use it for absolutely everything, including whittling sticks.


Solar Chargers

Solar ChargerFor the tech-savvy, there is nothing better to geek out over than solar devices. Every smartphone and tablet becomes just a little bit cooler when it’s powered by the sun.

The Emergency Solar Charger For Two Devices lets you power your iPhone, mini or micro USB devices so you are never out of touch no matter where your adventures take you.


Fleece Jackets

Fleece JacketIf he’s going on a hike or just around town on a chilly day, a fleece jacket is a great thing to have in the car.

Personalize the Revelstoke Fleece Jacket with his initials, a sports logo, or favorite animal. Every time he wears it, he will think of you!


Gift Sets

Zippo Gift SetZippo lighters are handy to have around, and everyone can use a good pocket knife.

The Chrome Lighter and Knife Gift Set gives you both in one easy-to-wrap box. You can make the gift extra special by engraving his name or artwork on each piece.

Plus, why give one gift when you can give two?


Shopping for a guy (and especially one so significant) can feel tricky. But with a little out-of-the-box thinking and a little personalization, you can be sure to make this year’s Christmas gifts a total success.

Check out more options for personalized Christmas gifts for boyfriends.

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Give Him Something Fun This Holiday with These Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas for Grandpa

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He might be the family’s patriarch, but Grandpa still loves roughhousing with the kids, working hard and indulging in his hobbies.

Sure, he’d love a crayon drawing from one of the kiddos along with a slobbery kiss. But, this holiday season you want to give him something a bit more.

Thinking about personalized Christmas gift ideas for Grandpa lets you give him something special and meaningful that he will use again and again.


Digital Photo Frames

Grandbabies are the pride and joy of every Papaw and they always wish they could be a bigger part of their daily lives.

Photos are the perfect way to let them see the next generation grow, but most granddads aren’t Instagram savvy.

Instead of filling every vertical surface in their house with framed pics, give them a digital frame loaded with photos.

Make it a family affair by including snaps of not only your kids, but their other grandchildren as well. Don’t forget to include a few of them playing with the tots.


Personalized Calendars

Right now you might be thinking, “That’s an obvious choice.”

It’s true; this classic has been done before; but with good reason. Calendars are an inexpensive gift that can be used all year long.

Give this perennial favorite a boost by writing in the birthdays of all his family members, wedding anniversaries, and special events.

For an extra-special surprise, sneak in the days that the grandkids will be visiting.  Once he notices it, he’ll have something sweet to look forward to.


BBQ Tool Sets

Now that he’s retired, Grandpa has more time to master his skills at the grill. Plus, what’s more fun than cooking up burgers and hotdogs while the grandkids run around the yard?

Pick up a set that includBBQ Setes a spatula, tongs and a BBQ fork.

The handy case can be imprinted with his nickname and keeps everything together so it doesn’t get lost in a kitchen drawer full of garlic peelers and apple corers.


MagLite Flashlights

Whether it’s an early morning at the fishing hole or hunting camp, or working on the truck, every man needs a reliable flashlight.

A heavy duty Maglite, customized with his name or a special message, is a spectacular personalized Christmas gift idea for Grandpa.

Or, make it a gift set and include a handy Leatherman multi-tool for all of Grandpa’s quick fixes.


Engraved Blankets

When all the work and roughhousing is over, Grandpa can settle down with the kids and tell a story or watch a movie wrapped in a nice, fleece blanket.

Does he have a favorite sports team or saying? Try personalizing the blanket by engraving it with a team logo or quote.

While the blanket keeps him warm, so will the memories of the grandkids who gave it to him.


Golf Tools

Does Grandpa like to golf? If so, show him you pay attention to his hobbies and get him something he’ll be able to use on the green.

The Brushed Silver Multi-Function Golf Tool keeps Golf Toolhim prepared for the game with a knife, repair tool, ball marker, brush, and key ring.

Engrave the tool with his name or favorite saying, slip that into a stocking, and Grandpa will have so much fun going over all the different functions.


Shopping for Grandpa this holiday season doesn’t have to be a challenge.  Throw in a little personalization and use these ideas as a guideline, and he will surely be impressed. See more gift ideas for Grandpa.

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