Review and Giveaway: Up A Notch Gifts

There’s something about personalization that makes an item more, well, personal. My kids tend to take better care of their items that feature their name.  It’s almost as if they act like it’s a piece of them.  It’s impossible to come by my daughter’s names on items in stores or theme parks that feature their names.  Even while visiting Malaysia where they had popular Muslim names, I couldn’t find anything with their name on it.

Up a Notch  has expanded their custom candy wrappers line to now include personalized gifts. There is a variety of items available for a variety of different occasions.  You can now personalize name plaques and signs, lunch boxes or backpacks, or mugs and pillows… and so much more. The growth of this company stems from the frustration of one Muslim mother’s inability to find personalized items with her children’s names. I would have loved to see some products that featured Islamic art motifs or general Islamic themes. Just some of my own personal wishes for the company.

You may remember Up a Notch from the custom candy wrappers review I featured from last year. Those wrappers are still one of my favorite ways to wrap the million dollar chocolate bars that I give out on Eid.

Some of the items I like from the site are:

Bismillah Cutting Board.  This would be such a great housewarming gift or hostess gift to take during Ramadan.

Bismillah Cutting Board

Family Name Slate Plaque. Welcome guests to your home with this pretty painted plaque.

home welcome sign

Accent Garden Stone. I can definitely see this in my mother’s garden.  Any gardener that takes pride in their space will appreciate this personalized touch in their garden.

garden stone

Market Tote. Our county recently mandated that grocery stores no longer use plastic bags. This tote would be perfect for quick stops at the supermarket or Target when I only need a couple of items.  This tote can act as my own personal basket in the stores as I gather the items I want.  At checkout, everything can go right back into the tote. With the personalization, there won’t be any question about who the tote belongs to.

market tote

Here’s a look at the custom candy wrappers that Up A Notch created for me. Love them!

up a notch custom wrappers

Up A Notch Gifts is offering one reader the chance to win the gift of their choice valued at $24.99.  All you need to do is head over to Up A Notch Gifts, browse around, come back and leave a comment on this post sharing what your favorite item is.

Giveaway open June 17 – June 24, 2013 11:59 PST.

** Congratulations Asma Khan!! **

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22 Responses to Review and Giveaway: Up A Notch Gifts

  1. Autumn says:

    Those custom candy wrappers are so awesome. I bet the kids loved them!

  2. Maryam Sami Iqbal says:

    I love love the bismillah cutting board, the mugs, and the diaper cakes.

  3. Mona says:

    I love the accent garden stone. It would be an awesome gift for anyone who loves to garden.

  4. Farida says:

    Thanks for sharing. I love the painted family name plaque. It would definitely brighten up my door!

  5. Nosayba says:

    I liked the Bismiallah cutting board

  6. Sher says:

    my aboslute favorite is the mug “this — belongs to —-” . I ordered it for my husband as a present from my kids and he loved it.

  7. Teri W says:

    I love the Family Canvas “Home” wall plaque. It’s beautiful! I also love those candy wrappers!!!

  8. Aamina says:

    I love the mug ‘This Dad belongs to …’ Going to order it for hubby.

  9. Afrah Abdullah says:

    My favorite is the Bismillah cutting board.
    It makes an excellent house warming gift, and also serves as a form of Sadqa e jariya because the buyer gets ajar each time the user sees it and actually says “Bismillah”.
    It is the best way to let someone know that that you pray that Allah provides barakah in the rizq (food). :)

  10. Cece Zaou says:

    I love the wooden cheese boards. What a lovely idea to have them monogrammed!

  11. Celeste says:

    I like the Name Wall Canvas.

  12. Asma Khan says:

    I like the engraved cheese board

  13. Hira says:

    I love the family name slate. What a cute way to welcome guest!

  14. I love the cheese boards! Such a unique idea!

  15. sarah says:

    Cuddle blanket is very cute…!

  16. Bailey Uzdevenes says:

    Love the Home Family Canvas! Would love to accent it in my new home as a newlywed!

  17. Shannon F says:

    I love the “Live Laugh Love Wall Canvas”.

    Shannon F.

  18. Sharifah says:

    Ohhhhh! What a fun site! Thank you for sharing it ya Amnah. This site has WAY to many things I adore. The Bismillah carving board and cereal bowl, the serving tray, heartbeat pillow cases, and “this dad belongs to” coffee cup. Oh I could go on….. :-)

  19. Farrah says:

    I love the gorgeous Arabic Eid candy wrappers! I’m ordering some to hand out at Eid prayers. It’s usually so hard to find such beautiful customized items!

  20. My mother went to Malaysia once and when she came back she also gave me a necklace that has my name on it. It was wonderfully done and I really liked it. I even have it with me until now.

  21. Nermeen says:

    I loved those candy wrappers!