Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gifts for the Lunch Packer: Back to School Edition - Fun Extras PLUS Lunchbox Love Giveaway!

This is a series of posts I'm going to do about good gift ideas for the lunch packer - or for the follower of my blog!

First things first, I want to disclose that I am an Amazon Affliliate, and the links I post are my affiliate links.  All opinions of products are my own.
  I have not been compensated by Lunchbox Love in any way.
Some of this post is a re-post of one I did at Christmas, but I have many new readers since then (hello, and Welcome), so a recap is a good thing.


Sometimes, a lunch needs a little extra something to make it really special.  For fun, I like to use cookie cutters - I don't tend to go crazy with the cuteness, but I like a little something.

I have a wall of cookie cutters in my house.  Seriously.  A giant peg board,  covered in cookie cutters.  I need better hooks, so they are always falling off, and are not always prettily put away, but some day I'll get them up there and take a picture for you.  It's impressive.  I've been collecting for a long time.

Cookie cutters are wonderful for lunches.  They can make boring things interesting.  Nothing like a carrot flower to perk up a carrot!


I love this little butterfly set, but then again, I have a true butterfly lover!
These are from a larger butterfly set, but I used a mini one on the babybell
I don't own this fairy tale set (yet) but it looks lovely!

Like to spell messages in lunches?  Here's one big alphabet set from Wilton, and another one, too.  I have a large alphabet set and a mini one, and both have their uses.

These mini animal cracker cookie cutters would be perfect for lunches, don't you think?

Whatever you get, cookie cutters are good fun, for way more than just cookies!
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Image courtesy Say Please, Inc.

Another way to make lunches extra special is to put a note in them.  I particularly enjoy Lunchbox Love notes from Say Please, Inc.  Each note contains a "Did You Know" trivia fact on one side, and a sweet note on the other.  (Two notes per pack of 12 cards are blank on the note side, for special personalized notes)
Image courtesy Say Please, Inc

Image courtesy Say Please, Inc
Image courtesy Say Please, Inc


They have special sets for holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), which are really fun.
Image courtesy Say Please, Inc

They also have 32 different volumes of Lunchbox Love Notes for kids - volumes 17-32 are all new for this school year), as well as special volumes for Birthday Boys, Birthday Girls, and Tweens & Teens.  In addition, they have a few volumes for grown ups in your life.  Want to give a special note to someone you work with?  They've got it covered.

Now for the fun part - Say Please is offering Volumes 17 & 18 to one lucky reader, as well as a 10% off coupon code for everyone!  To enter - please visit Say Please and then come back here and tell me your favorite thing about them.  If you like, you can leave a trivia tidbit in your comment.

As always, I need a way to contact you.  Anonymous commenters, with no contact information, cannot win.  If I can't contact you, I can't get your information to Say Please and you can't get your prize.  Simple as that.  US entries only, please.

One comment per person, please.

I will choose a winner, using Random.org, on Wednesday, August 10 at 6 PMish, EST.


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22 comments:

  1. The thing I love most about them, is everything! Actually, I just love that this would make my job easier as a Mom, sending creative love along with my little ones!

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  2. I have never visited their website before today, and I have to say what a great idea!!!I love the note cards, my girls would find them precious when they find them in their lunch boxes...

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  3. SAY PLEASE......what a wonderful site....absolutely love the cards. I love the fact that there are little "fun" facts on the reverse......what a fun way to encourage learning AND let your children know that you are thinking of them. This is especially good for the older kids who don't want us "publicly" expressing our love......this is a cool way to get it across via another avenue.

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  4. I love that they combine a sweet, positive message with a fun fact. My son would adore it! I also love the design and bright colors.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  5. What's not to love! They are fabulous! I would often find myself struggling to find something cute to write on my kids napkins and this would help so much for my second grader! Would be great if they had something fun for kids who can't read yet too!

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  6. I love these! I love how colorful and collectible they look - I could see my kids saving them. And time-saving for me, I'm already short on time packing 5 lunches, and can never find a pen :) I could keep a set of Lunchbox Love cards in the lunchbag drawer though... Fabulous idea.

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  7. I'm getting married this weekend, and I'd love to use them for my husband's lunches! Those are really neat!

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  8. I love packing my children's lunches and these would be a great addition that I am sure would bring a smile to their day!
    mrsrader1986@hotmail.com

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  9. My twin boys LOVE when I leave notes in their lunch boxes and these would definitely be of the extra special kind! What a great idea!
    nathanandangela@yahoo.com

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  10. So cute! Such a great way to let your kids know you love them in the middle of their school day:) The fun fascts look so cool. That would be something fun for my Son and all his friends hat sit with him at lunch:)
    SabraLeane@gmail.com

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  11. Astrid- I've tried to comment a million times and it won't link to my google account....contact me via FB messaging if need be - Katie Thomas Peebles (March mommy!)

    Used thse love notes last year and LOVED them - well, actually BETH loved them, the trivia especially. Love the seasonal ones...maybe have to get those!

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  12. I discovered Say Please and Lunchbox Love last school year and I have to say my favorite thing is the Lunchbox Love notes for kids. I introduced this with my daughter last year and I loved getting to choose the perfect card for the day (Wether encouraging for a test, thanking her for helping me around the house, or putting in a sweet sentiment when we had a rough morning) and she really looked forward to lunch time! She even saved all of them, didn't want to throw them away. It is a great concept and I look forward to buying more as I only had 4 volumes last year.

    BTW, I just found your blog/facebook through the Lunchbox Love facebook recently and wanted to say hi and you do a great job -- I am always looking for new ways to do my daughters lunches.

    Christine
    Mommy092702@aol.com

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  13. Jeccabee@yahoo.comAugust 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    I love these because my daughter is a learner. She loves learning new things and then telling me all about them later and then we have a fun time together finding even more information about what interests she has. It's great bonding because we both enjoy these discoveries. These cards might spark something that neither of us thought about investigating.

    Jessica

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  14. I love the notes! My youngest is starting kindy this year and it's going to be hard for me, even if I am pregnant with my 3rd.

    Identical twins do not have the same fingerprints? I've always wondered about that!

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  15. What a fabulous idea! My oldest is starting kindergarten this year and would LOVE these! I wrote a little note on his napkin every day last year for MDO and he has kept every single one of them in a little box in his room. I've been looking around online for lunchbox encouragement ideas since my little napkin notes meant so much to him last year. The Lunchbox Love Notes for Kids are exactly what I need! He would love the trivia on the back also! So fun!

    Laura
    hogfansx4@yahoo.com

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  16. What a great way to personalize your kid's lunch! Love it.

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  17. I love the Back to School survival kit!
    http://www.sayplease.com/back-to-school-survival-kit
    What a great idea!

    craftedbydesign at gmail dot com

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  18. They are all so cute but I love the Halloween ones, too cute!

    jenhill@wowway.com

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  19. I love the positive message.

    Mrskatielittle @ aol . com

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  20. I love that there is a set for tweens and teens!

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  21. I like that each card has a little trivia fact on the back. "did you know that millions of trees are planted by squirrels who bury nuts and forget where they hide them"

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  22. this is great. We now have to pack lunches everyday for school due to stomach issues over the summer that landed my 10 yr.old in the hospital for about 3 days. Looking for great ideas to make things fun and healthy..thanks!
    hahughes@hargray.com

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