We ALL know how hard it can be for to find the perfect gift for those #ungiftable family members, friends or colleagues! Finding something within the budget which is not just another piece of “tat” adds to the pressure even more. I love to watch a recipients face when they genuinely LOVE the gift I have chosen for them and I LOVE a personal touch!
I was delighted when Card Factory came to Mumbler to ask if we could work together to tell you all about their brilliant (and great value) online offering.
There are lots of Card Factory Stores in Wharfedale & Craven – Ilkley, Otley, Yeadon & Skipton, however, on their website they offer a massive array of items that can be personalised.
When we were naming our daughter we never thought about the effect said name would have on her ability to pick a named keyring or teddy bear (like her brother does) in the various gift shops we visit on our days out! Problem Solved: Card Factory’s personalised gifts can be made with any name!
We are all under time restraints at this time of year and we don’t want to spend hours deliberating over “the perfect” gift. With this in mind, we have put together our TOP 10 Personalised Christmas Gifts from the Card Factory.
We have had great fun searching through the huge selection of personalised gifts, our top 10 are all priced under £20 – so perfect for gifts for teachers, grandparents, children and friends – regardless of how unusual their name is!
From £5.99. I never realised Card Factory did Photo Calendars, the Mini-Mumblers buy one for Daddy every Christmas! It’s lovely to turn over to the next month and see how they have changed in the last year – they are growing up too fast!!
Desk versions are just £5.99 and the A4 wall calendars just £7.99. You can upload your own photos and choose from three different sizes. I don’t know any family which functions without a calendar pinned to the kitchen wall! We ALL know the golden rule – if it’s not on the calendar it doesn’t count! A must to keep any busy family on track throughout the year.
Price – £12.99. I’m known for bringing my trusty cuppa everywhere with me so I’m a BIG fan of a travel mug. There have been numerous occasions where I’ve walked off the sideline of the Rugby pitch with someone else’s mug… this would never happen with a personalised version! (Hint Hint Mr Mumbler!)
Another tick for those eco-conscious amongst us- most chain and local coffee shops offer a small discount if you bring your own cup rather than using a disposable one. It’s a small change to make to save money & plastic.
Price – £6.99. Another brilliant, environmentally friendly gift idea, and something that will get used time and time again. I don’t know about you, but paper straws just don’t work for me and my family! There is nothing worse than getting halfway through your milkshake and the straw collapsing! These are a great little stocking filler for children and it comes with its own cleaning brush too – will be enough to get my Mini-Mumblers to actually clean it themselves?… here’s hoping!
Price – £12.99. Our school have branded bottles but this would be perfect for all those extracurricular sporting activities my 2 do! There will be no doubt whose bottle is whose if it had a picture of them or their name on! An Eco favourite and even better news its DISHWASHER SAFE!!!! Game changer!
From £5.99. I love a diary, my Mum loves a diary and my Grandma lived by her diary! – This one is nice and compact so that it fits in your bag but still has plenty of room to jot down all those important dates! Don’t get me wrong, I regularly need the reminders from my phone calendar but the best thing about a paper diary is they never run out of battery! An ideal gift for any busy mum! These can be personalised with photo uploads, and/or their names.
Price – £9.99. I love this – it would be a great gift for a baby’s 1st Christmas, something to look back on with fond memories, maybe even to add a new one each year and watch the little ones grow! You can choose to upload a photo or simply personalise one of The Card Factory’s many designs.
Price – £19.99. Cheese is life in this house! This would make a great Christmas gift for a newlywed couple or even the actual wedding present. A heart-shaped personalised wooden cheese board comes with two cheese knives and a cheese fork tucked under the sliding cheeseboard lid. You can add two names and two messages of your choice which is carefully engraved onto the board in a cute uppercase font. A beautiful romantic gift for all those cheese lovers out there!
Price – £14.99. A great way to capture a memory and keep it forever! The perfect gift for a family member who lives far away (I hope my sister isn’t reading this!!), a daily reminder they are loved and we are only a FaceTime away!
The photo can be repositioned with various effects of your choice to make a homely new update! Plus it has a zip fastening and is machine washable which is a MUST with kids in the house.
Price – From only £2.99. Grandad was the recipient of many a personalised mug! A great gift for teachers or an idea for your work secret Santa? Offering traditional and modern designs, with a wide range of personalised and non-personalised options. You can personalise with names and/or photos! Think Love Island but for a hot beverage in the miserable wet winter! They even have mugs that change colour when they’re filled with hot water and there are over 200 designs to choose from.
Price – £6.99. Last but by no means least – a personalised sack to put all these lovely gifts in! We always had a personalised sack as children at Christmas, seeing them all lined up underneath the tree on Christmas morning is one of my fondest memories! This one is definitely going into my basket! I can’t wait to add “getting the sacks out on Christmas Eve” to our Family Christmas Traditions. #makeitatradition
Personalise with your child’s name, this lovely, soft Christmas sack is perfect for putting all sorts of presents inside! Measures 70cm x 50 cm.
We hope that you like our selection of beautiful gifts that are eco-friendly, capture memories and are great little tradition makers! So there you go Mumblers – get shopping! All items we’ve mentioned are dispatched within 3 working days, but during periods of high demand, the production may take a little longer.
You can also get FREE delivery on orders over £20 at the moment (terms and conditions apply)- just look out for the free delivery code at the top of their website.
MUMBLER DISCOUNT FOR CARD FACTORY: 20% off all personalised gifts when you use the code ‘XMAS20’ at the basket.
Terms and conditions: Discount voucher is only valid at cardfactory.co.uk and is not valid in stores.
All offer codes are applied to the value of the order excluding postage and are subject to our general terms and conditions.
The offer code XMAS20 must be entered in the Voucher Code field on the basket page and applied in order for the discount to be deducted from the order.
The voucher code entitles you to 20% off all personalised gifts, delivery charges apply.
Offer excludes all store gifts and non-personalised gifts.
Offer is valid until 11:59 pm on Monday 16th December 2019. Unless stated, discounts cannot be combined and only one offer can be applied to any single order.
Offers can be amended or withdrawn at any time and at the sole discretion of Card Factory.
* NEW CARD FACTORY COMPETITION *
We’re going to be running a “Caption the Card” competition on Instagram on Monday 9th December in conjunction with Card Factory and if you win, you will get £100 to spend on-line at Card Factory. Follow us (Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler) on Instagram here and be sure to enter the competition before it closes at midnight on Friday 13th December 2019. (See T& C’s below)
Mumbler/ Card Factory “Caption the Card” Competition T & C’s
Card Factory will pick 1 winning caption from all the Mumbler entries and we (Mumbler) will contact the winner by direct message on Instagram on Monday 16th December.
The winner will have until midnight on Tuesday 17th December respond to their message otherwise a new winner will be drawn.
You can enter as many times as you like, one caption per comment though.
Keep it clean! No swear words to be used or comment will be deleted
Winner will receive £100 in credit to be used on-line with Card Factory (NOT in-store)
No cash equivalent
£100 credit valid for 12 months only (expires 16th December 2020)
*Disclosure: This is an advertorial blog for Card Factory, however, all the thoughts are our own and we have been honest and truthful as always. We’re genuinely impressed with the products on offer- so much so that I’ve just placed an order!