Look What’s Afoot at Neat Stuff!

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If you’re Irish (or just love St. Patrick’s Day), then it’s time to start thinking green!  Neat Stuff has a wonderful collection of St. Patrick’s Day gifts.  Whether you’re looking for family, friends, coworkers, or significant others, Neat Stuff has something for everybody.

Here are some ideas:

For Mom or Grandma

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Show Mom or Grandma how lucky you are to have her with a personalized t-shirt.  You can choose whatever title you like (Mom, Grandma, Nana, etc.) and include up to 30 names!  She’s sure to feel lucky in this tee on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year!


 

For Dad or Grandpa

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Your Dad or Grandfather will love this one-of-a-kind, personalized beer stein.  Featuring the colors of the Irish flag and the symbolic shamrock, the stein is crafted from heavy-duty ceramic.  Personalize with first and last name.  Bottom’s up!


 

 

For Your Wife or Girlfriend

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Give her something she’ll treasure for years to come.  Perfect for storing keepsakes and pictures, this keepsake box is engraved with an Irish blessing and your choice of personalized wording.  Make it extra-special with a picture of the two of you or of the kids.


 

 

For Your Hubby or Boyfriendhubby

If you’re feeling a little naughty this St. Patrick’s day, this fun pillowcase says it all!  Personalize for free with his name.  He’s a pretty lucky guy!


 

 

For the Kids

kidsThis adorable teddy bear comes in three sizes (11”, 17”, and 21”) and is unbelievably soft and cuddly.  Dressed in a t-shirt bearing a green shamrock, this bear can be personalized with any name.  Sure to be your child’s favorite bedtime companion!


 

 

For Babybaby

The perfect gift for the wee bit Irish.  This baby creeper includes free personalization with any name you choose.  Great for baby’s first St. Patrick’s Day or the ideal photo op!

 

 

For the Family Cat

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Don’t forget your kitty when purchasing gifts for your loved ones!  This cat food bowl is hand-crafted and features painted green shamrocks and personalized with your furry friend’s name.

 

 

For more gift ideas, browse through our entire collection of St. Patrick’s Day gifts here.

Monogram Etiquette

Monogramming rules can be confusing. In order to help you understand monogram etiquette, we’ve broken down traditional rules into these easy to follow guidelines.

The Basic Styles of Monogramming

Although there are many different fonts to choose from, there are only a few

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basic styles of monogramming, as shown here:

3 Initials, Center Larger (First, Last, Middle)

Single Initial (First or Last)3 Initials, Same Size (First, Middle, Last)

 

When purchasing a monogrammed gift, the initial placement varies, depending on who you are giving the gift to. Selecting the correct order of their initials is of utmost importance. To help you figure out what goes where, here are a few general guidelines to make it easier:

 

Monogramming a Gift for a Couple

The correct monogram order for a couple is:

MG21. Woman’s first name initial

2. Couple’s last name initial, shown larger in the center

3. Man’s first name initial

So Jane & Paul Morgan would be shown as above. Be sure to choose a monogram style that will complement the couple’s taste. Ask yourself what suits them…modern, traditional, or whimsical?

 

Monogramming a Gift for a Woman

A monogrammed gift for a woman includes her first, middle and last initial. They are placed in this order:

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2. Last name initial, shown larger in the center

3. Middle name initial

If her name is Nancy Jane Rhinehart, placement would be as shown here.

 

JMA Monogramming a Gift for a Man

As it is for a woman, it is also correct to put a man’s last name initial larger in the center. However, for men’s gifts, it is very important to consider the shape of the item to be
monogrammed when choosing the order of the initials. You might use the above style on items such as cufflinks, key rings, and glassware.

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But many people prefer to use the same size initials on personal items such as briefcases, luggage, shirt pockets, and cuffs. This style places his initials in the order of first name, middle name, last name.

So if his name is Thomas Wayne Boyle, it would be shown like it is here.

 

ARJ Monogramming a Gift for Kids

Children often receive monogrammed gifts when they’re born and when they’re older to MG6commemorate special occasions, like birthdays and holidays. The same monogramming rules apply for kids as for adults. Gifts for small children, both boys and girls traditionally follow the first, last, and middle initial order.

When ordering a gift for a child, it is important to remember their age and their use for the item when choosing a monogram style and font. An elegant script may look wonderful on a christening gown, but a simpler type font may be best for items like backpacks and bathrobes.