Bring Your Own Floatie: Throwing a Budget Pool Party

Inviting your friends and family to a pool party is one of the best ways to get everyone together during the summer. Who can say no to cool water, iced drinks, and themed snacks with the sun blazing overhead each day? As lovely as this notion of a pool party sounds, you may think that your budget limits what you can do to make your party memorable. Fortunately, a fun and exciting pool party is just around the corner, even on a budget. The party you want at a cost you can afford is within reach with these tips.  

Make Your Party Exclusive

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By keeping your guest list slim, you can cut your costs down considerably. Each guest will need food, beverages, and maybe alcohol, meaning a 10-guest party is far cheaper to host than a 30-guest party. Limit your invites, and if possible, discourage your invited guests from bringing extra guests.

To avoid the expense of invitations, try setting up a Facebook invite or an e-vite for free. These options list everything your guests need to know about the upcoming event as well as allowing them to RSVP with no charge to you or the guests.

Turn It Into a Potluck

Feeding all of your guests is the most expensive part of any party. While you may be able to find inexpensive recipes, it is far easier to ask each guest to bring their favorite chip, dip, vegetable, or snack to share with the group. This will provide a variety of foods to keep your guests happy while avoiding any issue of allergies or dietary restrictions.

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Spring Break Gifts

In a few weeks spring will be in the air.  It may not feel like it here in the Midwest, but if you are planning a trip for your up coming spring or would like to get someone a spring break gift to make their trip one unforgettable spring break!

Custom Sunglass Strap

The sun can do harmful things to the eyes if they are not protected by sunglasses.  However, sunglasses and swimming do not mix well and most of the times results to a pair of nice sunglasses at the bottom of the ocean can really be a bummer.   A pair of these Custom Sunglass Strap can help prevent that dilemma from occurring.  The straps are made from neoprene material and the image is infused into the material.  Add a favorite pattern and the initials or perhaps their phone number asking to return the glasses if lost!

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Fitness Gifts

It can be a little tricky when it comes finding fitness gifts for someone.  Even more if they have just started introducing a new fitness routine to practice.  You do not want the recipient to think that you are trying to offend them when you are just trying to help them achieve the body that they have been dreaming about.  You do not have to go out and buy them an entire home gym equipment for them.  Instead give them something personalized from Pic the Gift!

Personalized Photo Sports Towel

Give a fitness gift that will help them wipe away the sweat from working out so hard!  Towels can even be used in exercise moves to work out!  The Personalized Photo Sports Towel is made from premium microfiber that is formulated to create a soft feel, softer than typical microfiber feeling.  The towel measures about 15″x22″ and is very absorbing.  Design the entire towel front and back, but designing the back will cost extra.   Pic the Gift uses a custom decoration process that actually decorates the fibers of the sports towel to ensure that the towel will have a vibrant photo realistic image for many trips to the gym and trips in the washing machine!  When designing the sports towel be sure to fill the entire template as any area not covered will remain white.  If you choose another background color, please select background button for another color.  You may upload your favorite photo or photos for a collage.  Pic the Gift’s online designer also provides a large assortment of stock clip art that you may use.

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Custom Tablet Cover

Tablet covers are a great way to keep your tablet from getting scratches, damages, and being broken into a million little pieces.  Most of the time cases are plain and bit boring.  However, at Pic the Gift we can help you create an outstanding custom tablet cover!  Stand out and no longer be boring with a cover that you created!  By the way stickers do not last as long on those tablets and who really likes all the sticky gunk all over the place?

Apple iPad 2, 3, or New iPad Plastic Case with Smart Cover

This iPad Hard Case is attached to a smart cover, creating an amazing 2-in-1 personalized bargain!  The hard case is snap on and is very protective to the tablet.  The hard case also functions as a SMART cover; automatically puts the iPad to sleep when you close it and has the ability to fold in multiples ways to create different stands while using your iPad. Designing your own perfectly matched case is easy!  The hard case its self is offered in either black or gray, but you have endless options to decorate the cover!  Use Pic the Gift’s online designer to upload your own photos, files, designs, or text.  Pic the Gift also offers hundreds of stocked clip art and special effects to use when designing.  Be sure to design key images and text away from the boarders to reduce the possibility of losing part of the image during production.

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Personalized Mardi Gras Party Favors

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which will be Tuesday, February 17th.  Carnival celebrations with masks, costumes, beads, dancing, and parades are held as it reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday.  This year hand out personalized Mardi Gras party favors at your Mardi Gras celebration!  Traditional colors of Mardi Gras; purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.

Personalized Can Koozie

Give everyone a memorable party favor for their 2015 Mardi Gras by giving them a can koozie.  This Personalized Can Koozie is collapsible and can be be order as 1 or 1,000!  What is great about Pic the Gift’s can koozies are the fact that we place the images onto the koozie and then assemble.  This way of assembly eliminates the creases down the side and bottom and allows an all-over-design, even on the bottom!  This koozie will fit any standard can.  Be sure to design the template right up to the border and use the entire image area to create a unique one-of-a-kind koozie.  Please follow the instructions on the template for correct placement of designs and text.  Add the classic tragedy and comedy masks with “You partied with (YOUR NAME) for Mardi Gras 2015!”

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Personalized Bottle Koozie with Zipper

Of course there are going to be some of those who will be at your party where they only prefer bottles over cans.  Just like the Personalized Can Koozie, these Personalized Bottle Koozie with Zipper are first designed the way that you wanted and then assembled.  This eliminates white creases down the side and on the bottom to allow quality design all-over!  It will fit any standard bottles.  Place a feather masquerade mask image on the koozie with text, “Mardi Gras 2015 with (YOUR NAME)!”

Personalized Cooler Bag

Need something to carry all those nice cold drinks around while keeping hands free to dance with everyone?  A Personalize Cooler Bag from Pic the Gift will keep your drinks cool and your dance moves hots!  This cooler bag has a zipper closure and a 40″ adjustable strap.  It is made with a durable material that will make this cooler last for the following Mardi Gras party!  Be sure to design this cooler to fill the entire template and include the bleeding area to not lose any of your design  Any area that is not covered will remain white.  Avoid the key text and image away from the border to ensure that it is not lost during production.  Use a Mardi Gras gator playing a saxophone with text “Laissez les bons temps rouler.”  It means, “Let the good times roll”, a Mardi Gras slogan in French!

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Personalized Water Bottle with Straw Top

Everyone needs to stay hydrated with, “high quality H2O.”  These Personalized Water Bottle with Straw Top are pure stainless steel and available in silver or white.  White will give true photo realistic images and the silver will give a cool, antiqued look.  This water bottle will help eliminate your use of plastic and making a lot trash at the parades!  Pic the Gift will infuse the image and photos directly into the steel so that your image will last for many Mardi Gras!  Do not forget the Mardi Gras jester, as he entertained everyone!

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Personalized Fabric Photo Coaster Set

Want people to use coasters and add Mardi Gras look to your place?  Make some Mardi Gras coasters with these Personalized Fabric Photo Coaster Set! Four coasters come in a set and made from neoprene material.  Pic the Gift will infuse the image, photo, or text into coating to ensure their durability to last for many Mardi Gras celebrations in the future.  You may decorate each individually or just duplicate the design for all four!  Mind the boundaries to not lose any of your design.  The Fleur-de-lis symbol would look great on these!

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So please do not forget the King Cake, gumbo, jambalaya, étouffée, boudin balls, muffulettas, po’boys, red beans and rice to go along with your personalized Mardi Gras party favors for the best Mardi Gras all your friends and family will not forget!!!  Please check out Pic the Gift’s site for a full list of products that we offer  Happy Mardi Grad and Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Personalized Valentine’s Day Gift

Love is in the air!  Pink and red paper hearts are being hung up and cute little cupids with their bottoms flying everywhere!  That is right, Valentine’s Day is close.  Every year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candies, chocolates, flowers, and gifts with their valentine to express their love for them.  This year give a personalized Valentine’s Day gift to your valentine from Pic the Gift!  Here’s a fun fact about Valentine’s Day:  There will be nearly 150 million cards exchanged on this day!

Personalized Heart Shaped Photo Puzzle

A heart shaped puzzle is a great romantic gift idea for your partner!  Spend time together putting the pieces of a heart together that shows your love for one another!  This Personalized Heart Shaped Photo Puzzle measures 6.7″ when completed and has 23 pieces.  It is composed of hardboard that offers premium surface that is durable and will last.  The puzzle will be shipped in a clear display sleeve.  When designing this puzzle you may use our online designer to upload your favorite picture or pictures to create a collage.  We have a large selection of clip-art, backgrounds, and fonts.  There are advance settings that will add enhancements to the text.

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Personalized Heart Shaped Photo Coasters

Coaster sets are a fancy way to commemorate special occasions, even if it is a moment of love!  These Personalized Heart Shaped Photo Coasters come in a set of 4 along with a Mahogany holder.  The coasters are made from premium material with cork backing.  You may use the same photo on all 4 coasters or design each differently.  Text can be added to create a personal touch.  When designing, mind the boundaries in order to not lose any key text or images.

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Personalized Photo Heart Key Chain

Key chains are a great gift to give that will always be carried with your valentine!  The Personalized Photo Heart Key Chain is composed of FRP and is made to last like your love!  The key chain measures 2.5″.  Both sides of the key chain may be designed with either your own photos or use our stock images.  The advanced text field will allow you to create amazing effects on your design.  Be sure to mind the boundaries!

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Personalized Dog Tag

Jewelry is among the top gifts to give as a gift for Valentine’s Day.  Our Personalized Dog Tag is metal and measures 1 1/18″.  You have the option to include a free beaded chain.  One side is designable, but you can create a truly stunning piece that your valentine will always keep close to their heart.

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Custom Photo Panel Set Flat

If you never heard this statement, let Pic the Gift be the first to tell you: “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Give your valentine a gift that could describe every way there is to describe your love for them by giving them a photo of your favorite moments with them!  This Custom Photo Panel Set Flat is two 5″x7″ hinged panels and uses Chromaluxe Coating that makes the photos vivid and long-lasting.  It is ready to display the moment they open their gift, no need for framing or hanging!  Cover the entire photo template, because any space not covered will remain white.  You may add a quote of love to create a beautiful and one-of-a-kind gift for your valentine!

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A friendly reminder, Valentine’s Day is February 14th!  Get in your order of a personalized Valentine’s Day gift for your valentine from Pic the Gift!  We offer free shipping on all orders, no minimum!  All of our manufacturing is done here in the USA, our roof, our strict quality standards!  If you would like to check out our full line of products please visit our site:  Happy Valentine’s Day from Pic the Gift!

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Super Bowl Gift

This Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. is the NFL Super Bowl XLIX.  On the field is going to be Seattle Seahawks up against the New England Patriots!  Who will be this year’s Super Bowl Champion?!  Celebrate the Super Bowl with family and friends with a great Super Bowl gift from Pic the Gift!  Make this true American tradition fun and enjoyable by getting everyone geared up and ready for the game that will sure to score you a touchdown when ever you show up to any Super Bowl party!

Personalized Photo Football Bag Tag

Personalized bag tags are great to use for party favor tags, ID tags, and backpack tags.  Our Personalized Photo Football Bag Tag measures 2.75″x4″ and fits great on suitcases, gym bags, and backpacks.  Both sides are designable, so place the team logo on one side and their favorite player on the other and the images are infused in the plastic coating.  The tag is made from Fiber Reinforced Plastic and includes a Mylar strap to ensure its durability.

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Personalized Car Flag and Car Pole

Car flags are a great way to fly team spirit proudly as they drive!  This Personalized Car Flag and Car Pole will display the person’s fandom anywhere they will go!  The flag is imaged on side and measures 10.5″x16″.  Car window clip and pole is included with the flag.  When designing the flag, be sure to not place key text or images away from the borders so that it is not distorted during production.  Upload your own images or use stock images provided, add background colors, and use the advanced text field to create an awesome car flag.

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Personalized Trailer Hitch Cover

This Personalized Trailer Hitch Cover will go perfect with the Personalized Car Flag to display team spirit!  The hitch cover is black durable FRP and measures 2″ and there is a 1.25″.  The image area is flat and infused into the plastic to create a durable and vibrant photo.  Upload your own files or use any of the hundreds of stock images.  Reduce the chance of distorting the image by minding the boundaries.

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Personalized Bottle Koozie

Here is a gift that is absolutely practical, Koozie!  The Personalized Bottle Koozie can be used at future games and even Super Bowls!  There is absolutely no minimums to order, so order 1 or 1,000!  Their shaped as Jerseys and customizable on both sides.  The material is neoprene and makes a great bottle insulator.  When designing, be sure that the area is decorated up to the border or it will remain white.

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Men’s Personalized Performance Crew T-Shirt

A team t-shirt is a great gift for a die-hard fan!  The Men’s Personalized Performance Crew T-Shirt is made from quality, 100% polyester.  The antimicrobial/wicking is a smooth knit that will absorb moisture and minimize odor causing bacteria.  You can design a 10″x12″ area on the front and back or just only on one side.  You may also place a 5″x5″ Left Chest Logo Box, this is optional.  The shirt pricing will depend on how many areas you design.  The actual design size might adjust slightly for different sizes of the actual shirt and if you want a specific image size, please make notes on your order.  If designing for woman here is the Women’s Personalized Performance Crew T-Shirt.

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Super Bowl is this Sunday!!!  Get the all the awesome appetizers, foods, and drinks ready along with your super bowl gift!  Pic the Gift offers free shipping on all orders, no matter the total and all production is done right here in America!  Best of luck to each team and to their fans!  Check out Pic the Gift’s full line of products at

Customized Couples Gifts

Needing some inspiration for great customized couples gifts?  Whether, its a gift for newly engaged or wedded or even if it is for their anniversary?  Pic the Gift has them!  No matter what type of couple they are or just became, a customized gift is truly a perfect one!

Custom Yard Flag

A yard flag can be customized to have the couples names or denotes a special occasion for the two that can be displayed for the world to see!  This Custom Yard Flag measures 12″x18″ and is made out of 100% polyester.  The flag is single ply and decorated on one side.  A flag pole is a sturdy, black wrought iron that is 8 mm in diameter, 49″ tall (above ground) with 9″ ground stake.

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Personalized Hand Towel

Hand towels can add elegance and style to any bathroom.  Our Personalized Hand Towel could be designed for his and hers or monogram it to make a great gift for the couple!  The towel measures 16″x28″ and made from 100% cotton.  Decorate the strip with a cute saying, “I’ll wash” on one and “You dry” on the other.  There are endless possibilities with our online designer with stocked images or upload your own.

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Custom Decorative Pillow Cover

Decor pillows will enhance any home with personality.  These Custom Decorative Pillow Cover measures 18″x18″ and crafted with an invisible zipper on the bottom.  The pillow insert is optional for an additional cost.  Both sides are designable and if both sides are not filled, the front side will be duplicated onto the back.  Be sure to fill the entire image area, as any area not filled will remain white!  Please be aware of placing key graphics or text away from the sides of the pillow, as they may be distorted during production.  Upload your own photos or use Pic the Gift’s stock images.  Monogram it or use your favorite photo of them together to create a one-of-a-kind gift!

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Custom Cork Backed Heart Coaster Set

A coaster set is great for those couples who love to sit back and have a moment with a warm cup in their hand or a cold one! Whatever they prefer this Custom Cork Backed Heart Coaster Set is great for those moments!  You may use the same photo or design on all four of the coasters or design each individually.  Our art online designer allows you to copy and paste certain features to give consistency through the design process.  A mahogany coaster stand is included for free.

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Panoramic Metal Photo Panel

How is not giving a couple a very large gift of their self?  This Panoramic Metal Photo Panel is perfect to show them how much they love each other!  The panel measures 10″x20″ and made from aluminum.  A 5/8″ shadow mount is include so that is ready to hang up right out of the box!  Pic the Gift uses its unique imaging process of infusing the image directly into the specially coated metal panel with a scratch resistant finish, making it a long lasting, durable, vibrant, and amazing gift!  Use the advance text filed to create amazing effects and add personalization.  Be sure to design key text or images away from the boundaries to reduce the possibility of lost during production.

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Couples are two people that are in love and made a commitment with one another to devote their love for one another.  Customized couples gifts can show the couple that you are happy for their love for another.  For more gift ideas please check out our full line of products at  All orders, no matter what the total, is eligible for free shipping!

Winter Gifts

Did you notice that Old Man Winter and Jack Frost have been nipping at your nose?  Well, I hope you know that winter is in full swing and it is not going anywhere soon.  Unless, you go to the tropics, then I am super jealous!!!  If you have some crazy friends or relatives who absolutely love winter and want to give a gift that they will display for the rest of the winter?  Or perhaps, know someone that goes into complete hibernation until Spring and want to give a gift of warmth?  Pic the Gift offers many awesome winter gifts!

Personalized Placemat

Placemats can transfer any dining area instantly and act as a functional table protector.  Pic the Gift’s new product, Personalized Placemat will look amazing on any table that it is placed on!  The placemats are made out of polyester and washable.  The measurement is 12″x17″ and when designing be sure to create the art to be 12.5″x17.5″ to cover the entire area.  Be sure to design both sides, because these placemats are double sided.  Create two different winter images or one side for Spring to ensure the beauty of the upcoming season!

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Metal Photo Panel 6″x6″

I am not going to lie, photos of snow, ice, and a still winter moment is beautiful.  I just prefer to look at it and not go out in it!  A Metal Photo Panel can display a stunning winter image to be a perfect gift for the winter lovers!  The photo panel measures 6″x6″ and is gloss white metal made from aluminum.  The image is Chromaluxe coated, which gives the panel a very vibrant and durable look and is scratch and UV resistant.  You may design the panel to be hung either landscape or portrait.  Include an easel back to prop on a desk or table or wall mount it with a shadow mount.

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Custom Picture Puzzle

A puzzle is perfect for those who do not like to go out into the bitter cold.  Create a Custom Picture Puzzle to either display a beautiful winter image or a nice, warm appeasing beach!!!  This puzzle is 10″x13.5″ and has 252 pieces and makes a great gift for all ages.  The image will be infused into the puzzles to create a quality finish.  Design an image that is flawless in the Pic the Gift designer.  You may change the background colors, select clip-art, add custom text, and even use advanced settings to create visual effects.  Be sure to keep any important text and graphics away from the edges, so they are not distorted.

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Custom Gold Metallic Photo Coffee Mug

Give a gift that will warm someone from the inside! An 11 ounce, Custom Gold Metallic Photo Coffee Mug is a perfect gift to do that!  Use an image of a winter moment and text “It’s cold outside, but warm in here!” When adding text, use the Warp on the text since the mug is a round surface. Include some hot cocoa and marshmallows or different types of teas!

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Custom Photo Throw

What a better gift than one that wraps them in warmth?  Our Custom Photo Throw is perfect for wrapping up and staying warm on a cold, winter night!  The tapestry is made of 50/50 Cotton/Polyester blend and is machine washable in cold water and tumble dry on low.  The throw is very simple to design and design the entire image area or it will appear white.

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If you are looking for the perfect winter gift, consider one of these cozy, stunning products that will warm not only their body, but their heart.  Pic the Gift offers free shipping on all orders and all made in USA!  Please check our full line of products



Personalized Baby Gifts

A new bundle of joy on their way?  Needing a gift for a baby shower that you want to be unique?  Pic the Gifts has many options to create plenty of personalized baby gifts!

The practice of celebrating pregnancy and childbirth date way back to Ancient Egypt.  During the Renaissance, mothers-to-be were presented with handmade gifts, clothes, and food.  The modern baby shower started after WWII during the baby boom era to help with the ease of the finances of welcoming a new addition to the family.  There are many different traditions of pregnant women and celebration of their new child all across the world.

Personalized Laundry Bag

Accidents happen, especially with babies and kids!  I would keep a small bag in my diaper bag to put any clothes that may have gotten dirty or soiled.  This Personalized Laundry Bag is 23.5×27″ and made out of canvas.  The bag has a drawstring to close it for easy opening and dumping straight into the washing machine.  Both sides are able to designed with an image, background, or monogram.  Any area that is not covered in the designing stage will remain white.  There is an additional 2-3 day production process for this product.

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Personalized Baby Bib

Baby bibs not only protect baby’s clothes when they eat, but it is great for when they become little drool monsters!  The Personalized Baby Bib is made from super soft material with a satin trim and an easy Velcro neck closure.  This bib makes a great gift, because it can be decorated from edge to edge with realistic images.  Include cool designs or a favorite baby saying!  Any area that is left blank with appear white.  Create a truly one-of-a-kind baby bib that will stand out anywhere!

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Personalized Door Hanger

I would have loved to have a door hanger to hang on my front door…”Shh, Baby is sleeping! Please do not use the doorbell!”  Do you know how many naps that could have saved?  The Personalized Door Hanger is fully customizable on both sides and made from durable FRP plastic.  Pic the Gift uses it’s unique decoration process by infusing the image into the plastic that creates a true photographic quality full color decoration.  Create a sign that will keep everyone sane when the baby goes down for their nap!

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Custom Baby Blanket

Diapers and blankets are two things you could never get enough for the beginning materials for a baby!  This Custom Baby Blanket is very super soft and double sided!  The blanket is made from super soft poly fleece and measures 16″x12″.  During the production process be creative and keep all key images from the edges of the blanket or they will be cut off.  Give a gift that could possibly become the baby’s favorite keepsake when they become older and last forever!

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Personalized Sport Bottle

Give a gift for the mother that will sure be practical for when the baby comes!  A breast-feeding mother needs to stay hydrated!  This Personalized Sport Bottle can hold 32 ounces of pure liquid gold, water!  This bottle also includes a clear straw with a tip, white lid, and an insulator sleeve.  The plastic is Biodegradable, CPSIA Certified, Recyclable, FDA and Phthalate Free, BPA Free-Lead Free.  It is made in the USA and top rack dishwasher safe!  Please be sure to follow all the design instructions on the template to give the best placement of designs onto the bottle!

Personalized Baby Gifts

When a woman is pregnant and even the birth of a new child is a great time to celebrate!  A baby shower is a great time for soon-to-be mothers to receive gifts they may need to help get ready to welcome their new bundle of joy!  The next time you are invited to a baby shower and want to give a great gift that will last please choose from Pic the Gift’s personalized baby gifts!  For to view our full product line, please visit us at