Meet Our Mythical Creatures – Win a Set!

We’ve been working hard at My Nametags HQ to bring you some new mythical designs – mermaids and unicorns! We hope that you like them as much as we do.

To celebrate we are giving away two free sets of My Nametags stickers to two lucky readers. Find out how to enter below!


A mermaid is half human half female with a human head and the tail of a fish. Did you know that mermaids appear in folklore of many cultures worldwide? Mermaids are sometimes linked with floods, storms and shipwrecks. Most children will know Disney’s famous mermaid, Princess Ariel. Did you know that Ariel is based on the title character of famous children’s author Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’? And that the colour of a mermaid’s tail shows her mood? Now you can have your very own mermaid nametags and customise them with your child’s name, favourite colour and background.

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Unicorns are legendary creatures that we have been fascinated with over the centuries as far back as the ancient Greeks. In European folklore the unicorn is often described as a white horse or goat like animal with a long horn and hooves.  But in fact, unicorns can be any color, from jet-black and brown to dazzling gold, brilliant red or pure white. A unicorn’s horn is said to have magical powers such as healing sickness and turning poisoned water into pure drinking water. Unicorns have featured in many books and films such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Stardust and Harry Potter to name a few. Which background will you give your unicorn? Countryside, seaside or lots of different magical colours?

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Competition Time!

To celebrate the launch of these designs we are giving away to sets of nametags featuring these new designs. To win a copy just send an email titled ‘Mythical Nametags UK’ to before 20th May 2018. Full T&Cs below.


Terms and Conditions:

  • The two winners shall be drawn at random by My Nametags.
  • UK entries only.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • Competition closes at midnight on 20/05/2018.
  • Winners will be notified either by email within a week of the closing date.
  • The winner will have 7 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.
  • There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability of the intended prizes.
  • The entries that are incomplete, illegible or fraudulent will be deemed invalid. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, corrupted or delayed in transmission.
  • Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.
  • Data is being held under the terms of our privacy policy and our company terms and conditions – please click links for more information.
  • Entry into the competition authorises My Nametags to contact you, and publish your name on our blog should you be the winner.
  • The winner will receive one set of My Nametags colour sticker labels and must include one of the designs highlighted in the blog above.

WIN A Bundle of Goodies with My Nametags & Trunki

We are back with a new giveaway!


This time we have teamed up with Trunki to offer you the chance to win an awesome bundle of Trunki & My Nametags products.


My Nametags

My Nametags aim to provide the very best name labels in the world.

There are thousands of possible design options to create the perfect label for your little one and ensure that their items don’t go missing at school or on your travels. We pride ourselves on the quality of our labels and offer a 10-year washing guarantee for our iron-ons. Our colour stickers are rub resistant, wash-proof and can even be used in sterilisers.

Just click here to start designing your set today!

As part of this giveaway, we are offering 6 sets of our colour sticker labels.



The original innovative ride-on suitcase for globe-trotting tots! Designed to be used as hand luggage, kids can pack Trunki with all their favourite belongings whilst parents keep them in tow!

As part of this giveaway, the winner will receive one Trunki ride-on suitcase

Brand new from the creators of Trunki, this super cute ToddlePak backpack range is designed for making trips to pre-school or nursery, safe and fun for little tots!

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ToddlePak Backpack

Meet Bert, Betsie, Dudley, Leeroy and Tipu, five fun, adorable backpack characters, bringing enjoyment and style to trips to preschool & nursery! Bright and colourful in its design, these playful characters, will certainly give little ones the stand out factor when hung on nursery school pegs!

With a spacious 4 litre capacity and easy to reach front face pouch, each ToddlePak backpack comes with, an easy to grab handle, padded adjustable shoulder straps and chest strap, smiley hi-visibility nose, reflective piping around the paws, wrap around arms, so that their favourite teddy can hitch a ride, little ears, and a little tail.

A perfect first backpack for little ones, keeping them seen and active, when light levels are low! Hi-Visibility is at the centre of the design, making the Trunki ToddlePak backpack a nursery school essential.

As part of this giveaway, Trunki are offering one ToddlePak Backpack!

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Enter The Competition:

Enter the competition using the plugin below. None of the options are mandatory, so we have given you lots of different options & methods of entering, but remember, some of them count for more than one entry… and the more entries you do, the more chance you have of winning!

Please note: All winning entries will be moderated in detail – If you have any questions, just do send us a message on Facebook.

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Terms & Conditions: 

  • UK entries only.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • Competition closes at midnight on 17/3/2018.
  • Winners will be notified either by email or social media within a week of the closing date.
  • The winner will have 7 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.
  • There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability of the intended prizes.
  • The entries that are incomplete, illegible or fraudulent will be deemed invalid. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, corrupted or delayed in transmission.
  • Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.
  • Data is being held under the terms of our privacy policy and our company terms and conditions – please click links for more information.
  • Entry into the competition authorises Trunki and My Nametags to contact you, and publish your name via social media should you be the winner.
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • My Nametags: The winner will receive six sets of My Nametags colour sticker labels.
  • My Nametags: The winner shall be contacted by My Nametags to receive their choice of labels within 30 days of the competition closing date.
  • My Nametags licensed products (Battersea, Hello Kitty and Mr Men) are not included within the competition.

Be a Tasty Cook – Win a Recipe Book!

Image of Tasty cook bookWe are so excited to share a couple of recipes from brand new official cookbook from Buzzfeed’s  popular global food channel TASTY and PROPER TASTY, which shares the best and most loved recipes of 2017, as voted by the public. There are over 80 mouth-watering recipes with staying power and we’ve got one copy to give away!

Here are a couple of recipes to get you started extracted from Tasty: Latest and Greatest (Ebury Press, £14.99), photography by Lauren Volo.

To win a copy just send an email titled ‘Tasty Competition UK’ to before 1st Feburary 2018. Full T&Cs below. Check out more of the mouthwatering cooking videos @buzzfeedtasty, @buzzfeedpropertasty PLEASE NOTE – THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.


Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

(Makes 8 sandwiches)

With a healthy dose of cayenne in both the marinade and the flour dredge, this sandwich packs the heat along with the crunch. Just the juicy chicken fillet, piled onto a lettuce and tomato-lined bun would have been enough to amaze, but the dilly, lemony yogurt sauce puts this one over the top.
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475ml/2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
350ml/1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons dill, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
20g/¼ cup  grated
Parmesan cheese
250g/2 cups plain
(all-purpose) flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1½ teaspoons cayenne
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Peanut or vegetable oil,
for frying
Softened butter  for buns
8 brioche burger buns
Butter lettuce
2 tomatoes, sliced
1  In a medium bowl, combine all the buttermilk marinade ingredients.  Toss in the chicken thighs to coat. Marinate for at least 1 hour in the fridge, or overnight.
2  In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dill dressing. Cover and let sit for at least 1 hour in the fridge to chill.
3  In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the seasoned flour. Dip the marinated chicken in the flour mixture until the chicken is completely covered.
4  Heat the oil to 180°C  (350°F) in a deep pot. Do not fill more than half full with oil. Carefully fry the chicken for 7 minutes, or until cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 75°C (165°F), and the chicken should be golden brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate or wire rack.
5  Heat a large frying pan or skillet. Butter the cut sides of the burger buns, then toast on the hot pan until browned and crisp. Build the sandwiches with the toasted buns, lettuce, fried chicken, tomato slices and dill dressing.

Giant Cinnamon Roll
(Serves 12)

 If you’ve never made a breakfast pastry, this would be a great first one to try. Because if a regular cinnamon roll is awesome, this one is the absolute best!
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115g/½ cup unsalted butter, melted, plus  extra for greasing the  pan
475ml/2 cups whole milk,
warm to the  touch
100g/½ cup sugar
1 pack fast-action dried
(active dry) yeast
625g/5 cups plain
(all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
175g/¾ cup soft butter
150g/¾ cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
115g/4oz soft cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
140g/1 cup icing
(powdered)  sugar
1  Generously butter  a 25.5cm (10in) cast-iron frying pan, skillet, or cake tin (pan).
2  In a large bowl, whisk together the warm milk, melted butter,  and granulated sugar. The mixture should be
just warm, registering  between 40°C (100 and 110°F). If hotter than that, allow to cool slightly before proceeding. Sprinkle the yeast evenly over the warm mixture and let sit for 1 minute. Add  520g/4 cups  of the flour to the milk
mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Cover the bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
3  After 1 hour, the dough should have nearly doubled  in size. Remove the towel and add an additional  100g/
¾ cup  of flour, the baking powder, and  salt. Stir well, then turn  out  onto a well-floured surface. Knead the dough lightly, adding additional flour as necessary, until the dough just loses its stickiness and does not stick to
the surface. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 1cm (½in) thick. Fix corners to make sure they are sharp and even.
4  In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients and stir to combine. Spread the filling mixture evenly over the rolled-out dough, spreading right to the edges. Using a pizza cutter, make 3 horizontal cuts to divide the dough into 4 long, evenly sized strips. Starting from the bottom, roll the first strip  up right  to left. Take the first roll and place it back on top of the next strip, starting again on the right side and rolling up right to left, building  on the first. Continue with the remaining strips until you have a giant cinnamon roll.
5  Place the giant cinnamon roll in the prepared pan or cake tin (pan) and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm spot and leave to rise for 30 minutes. The cinnamon roll should expand to the edges of the pan during this time.
6  Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F/gas 3).
7  Uncover the cinnamon roll and bake for 45 minutes. Cover the roll with foil to prevent the outside from burning, and bake for an additional  35 minutes.
8  While the cinnamon roll is baking, prepare the frosting. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, butter, milk, vanilla, and icing (powdered) sugar until smooth.
9  Remove the cinnamon roll from the oven and let cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes. Once cool, remove from the
pan and drizzle the frosting over the roll before serving.
Competition T&Cs:
– The winner shall be chosen at random on 2nd February 2018.
– The winner shall be chosen at random.
– My Nametags will contact the winner no more than 30 days after the competition closing date.
– The prize is one copy of Tasty: Latest and Greatest.

Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2018

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January is the time of New Year resolutions and new beginnings. Hence, it is the perfect time to start a new fitness regime or reignite an old one. We thought you’d like to read all about the hottest fitness trends for 2018 as surveyed by The American College of Sports Medicine.

(Don’t forget to label all your kit from trainers and yoga mats to water bottles and skipping ropes with our extremely versatile stickers which will stick on virtually anything). If you need to order some iron-on or stick-on nametags then you can design and order your own set here.




1. HIIT image of weights

High-intensity interval training has remained at the top of the pile as it is uber popular in gyms all over the world. HIIT usually involves short bursts such as 40 seconds of high-intensity exercise such as running on the spot followed by a short period of rest such as 10 seconds. Most HITT classes are 30-45 minutes or less. It’s very easy to do-it-yourself at home too using an app which times you.


No matter what your fitness level, if you’re in need of extra motivation group training is the one to go for. Take your pick from aerobics and spinning to even dance classes. Group classes have been around for a long time but it was only in 2017 that group exercise training made the top 20.


Coming in at number 3, wearable technology includes a whole host of items such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, heart rate monitors GPS tracking devices, and smart eyeglasses (designed to show maps and track activity) that were introduced only a few years ago. Wear one of these devices and take your fitness up a notch! – Misfit, Apple iWatch, Garmin, EFOSMH, Pebble Time, Juboury, Samsung, Basis, Jawbone, and Fitbit. Take your pick!

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Body weight training appeared for the first time in the survey in 2013 and was in number 2 position for 2017. Although body weight or resistance training has been around for centuries, health clubs and gyms have made it popular around the world. It’s a very inexpensive way to exercise as most programs require minimal equipment.


Strength training continues to be extremely popular in all areas of the health and fitness industry. Weight training has become more widely used than ever with men and women both young and old using them to improve or maintain strength.


As more and more health and fitness professionals become certified it is easier to find someone who can help you get fit. Do your research and choose the person with the right training.


Yoga has edged up the rankings to 7 from 8 in 2017. There are so many different types to choose from – Power Yoga, Yogalates, Bikram Yoga to name a few. The sustained popularity of yoga seems to be that it reinvents and refreshes itself every year making it an attractive form of exercise, says the ACSM. MNT - resistance


More and more students are studying kinesiology suggesting that they’re preparing to move into the world of personal training. If you’re the type of person that needs motivating then one-to-one coaching is the one for you.


With the baby boomers retiring there is a growing market of older adults who are retiring healthier than other generations. Health professionals are creating age-appropriate classes to keep older adults healthy and active.


Fitness programs designed to complement your everyday life is important. It’s not just about looking good in your clothes, it’s functional – can you run after that child if they’re heading towards the road. Functional fitness trains your muscles to improve all aspects of everyday living including core strength, stability and balance.












Meet Our New Sport Icons

We had to let you know that we’ve got seven new sports icons for you! You can decorate your trainers, boot bags and even footballs and make sure they don’t get lost! Take your pick from general sports sportsman or sportswoman icons to ballet shoes, ice-skating or even fencing!

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We think your little ones will love these sporty icons. Pick either a boy or girl running with a ball, choose a typeface, colour and background and you are ready to go!

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Ice-skaters, whether it’s a regular thing or just occasionally will love the new My Nametags ice-skating boot icon. Our stickers will truly stick on anything from your boots to socks and jumpers.

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Maybe martial arts is your thing? Karate, Taekwondo or Judo. We think this martial arts uniform with a black belt will do the trick.


We’ve added these gorgeous ballet shoes which we think will any fans of dance will love. Use them to stick inside your ballet shoes, on your ballet bag or even on the care label on your leotard.

badminton iconBadminton, as we know it today, was first played in the mid-19th century and it was first played at the Olympics in 1992. Don’t forget to label your racket, water bottle and shuttlecocks!

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Or perhaps fencing is your thing? Did you know that the sword is actually called a ‘foil’? And that fencing has been played at every Olympic Games since 1896?




Going Global Video Competition

My Nametags are delighted to have been announced as a runner-up in Google’s “MSMEs Going Global Video Competition”.


The competition was launched in partnership with The World Trade Organisation and The International Chamber of Commerce to highlight the importance of internet technology in developing our business. We have now sold our labels to 127 countries across the world from our base of eight, country specific websites.


Google’s competition attracted participants from all across the world, from the United States to Mauritius. Entrants included brands dealing in fashion, fruit and even banjos!


Find out more about the competition here:


You can view our entry below:


Doggie Double Competition

In partnership with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, we launched the #DoggieDouble initiative – to create the UK’s largest gallery of pets who look like their owners! We asked the public to share their ‘Doggie Doubles’ and ‘Kitty Clones’ with us on social media by using the hashtag #DoggieDouble


All pets, from dogs, cats and hamsters, to birds and fish… and even reptiles, were invited to join in the fun – the only rule is that they needed to be a dead ringer for their owner, or vice versa!


To celebrate our new range of Battersea nametags, we teamed up with to give away a bundle of goodies worth £100 to one lucky entrant!  The prize included products from dotcomgiftshop’s pet accessories range – fun and colourful bandanas, collars, leads, and even socks for pets!

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The winner, Phill Worboys (above), was the entrant who had received the most votes by our Monday 13th November 2017 deadline.


We didn’t have the heart to throw away all of the lovely photos that we received, so please see a selection of them in our gallery below! Whilst the competition has now closed, if you would like to have your photo included in our gallery then please don’t hesitate to send them over to us at



We launched the initiative to show our support of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home charity and the incredible work that the team there does for animals. The charity has taken care of more than three million animals since it launched in 1860. It now cares for over 7,000 animals every year. The core mission of the charity is to never turn away a dog or cat in need of help and we hope this fun initiative will remind people of the important work that the charity does.

You can see our full range of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home labels here.




Doggie Double


New Flag Icons

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Here at My Nametags, we’ve been busy working on new designs to offer you even greater choice for the back to school period. There might already be 1000s of options for customisation on our website, but now you can show off your patriotism in style with our collection of flag designs!

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We have launched a selection of international flag designs from across the globe, Belgium to Brazil. We’ve taken great care to include each of the home nations as well as Malta and Iceland – where we have a loyal following. If you’re based stateside, or just fancy adding some Hollywood glamour to your lunchbox, why not take a look at the Star-Spangled Banner?

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Followers of football, rugby or netball can show their love for the national teams with a circular flag icon. Our colour nametags are perfect for use on sports equipment so are a great investment for the start of the season to ensure that nothing goes missing. Sometimes leaving everything on the pitch isn’t a great idea…

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Leaving sports aside, if you or your little ones simply love where you’re from then there’s nothing better than our heart shaped flags to show off how proud you are of your roots. All of our new designs are available as both hearts and circles.

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View the full range and design your own set here!

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Win a Fun-filled UK Family Break with Parkdean Resorts


We’ve teamed up with Parkdean Resorts to offer a lucky winner a short break fit for the whole family at one of its 73* holiday parks in 2018.

The winning family could enjoy visiting Newquay in Cornwall and build sandcastles at the nearby golden beaches, White Cross Bay in Windermere to discover wildlife and go nature spotting by the surrounding picturesque lakes, or Grannie’s Heilan Hame in Dornoch to wake up to stunning views of the Scottish coast.


Surfing fans will love Ruda Holiday Park on the stunning North Devon coast. Just steps from Croyde Bay and with its very own on-park surf school, it’s the perfect location for little adrenaline junkies and budding surfers alike.

Excite the children as February half-term dates are included in the prize package, meaning a getaway during the first school holiday of the year or a quieter trip as the warmer months approach can be chosen.

Back at base the winning holidaymakers won’t be short of activities to keep the whole family entertained, as a wide range of indoor facilities are available which can include swimming pools, soft play and amusement arcades, as well as cafes, restaurants, and Showbars which host nightly live family entertainment. Younger guests can join in with kids’ clubs too.


There’s also adventure play areas, multi-sports courts, and nature trails to help make the most of the great outdoors if the sun is shining.

The prize is a three night weekend break (Fri-Mon), or a four night midweek break (Mon-Fri), to be taken during the 2018 holiday season, staying in a caravan holiday home at one of Parkdean Resorts’ 73* holiday parks, up to the value of £399. Five runners up will each receive two free sets of My Nametags labels.



How to enter:

To be in with a chance of claiming this prize, just email with an email titled ‘Parkdean Resorts Holiday Competition’. Please note, this competition will close on 13th September 2017. Entries received after this will not be considered.


Terms and Conditions:

⦁ The winner is entitled to a three night weekend break (Fri-Mon) or a four night midweek break (Mon-Fri) staying in a caravan holiday home at one of Parkdean Resorts’ 73 holiday parks*, up the value of £399.

⦁ The holiday is to be taken during the 2018 holiday season subject to availability and holiday park opening dates. Exclusions include all school holiday dates, Bank Holidays and festive breaks except February half-term.

⦁ The winner must pay any additional cost of the holiday if the price exceeds £399.

⦁ The prize must be booked before 31st May 2018.

⦁ Any extras including pets, dining options, cots, bed guards and highchairs will be chargeable.

⦁ The winner(s) is (are) responsible for any expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prize.

⦁ The holiday cannot be transferred to another person and the winner of the break must be the lead booker.

⦁ The lead booker must be at least 18 years of age.

⦁ The prize is non-changeable and non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.

⦁ Standard Parkdean Resorts’ booking terms and conditions apply – see website for details.

⦁ Only one entry per person per household is permitted.

⦁ *Gatebeck, Hawthorne Sands and Glasson Marina Holiday Parks are owner only parks meaning the winner’s holiday prize cannot be booked at any of these parks.

⦁ Ferry charge to and from the Isle of Wight is not included in the prize.

⦁ The winner shall receive up to three sets of My Nametags colour sticker labels and will be contacted by My Nametags to receive the designs for these no later than 11th October 2017.

⦁ Five runners up will receive two sets of My Nametags colour sticker labels each and will be contacted by My Nametags to receive the designs for these no later than 11th October 2017.

⦁ Please note that this competition opens on 06/09/2017 and will close on 13/09/2017.


Our Eco-friendly credentials

Here at My Nametags we are constantly striving to be as eco-friendly as possible from encouraging our employees to cycle to work to heating the office with recycled water.

We know you love our labels but thought you might like to know a few of our eco-friendly credentials




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All of our labels are free from BPA and Phtalates which is better for children and also for the environment. As you know, the print on our My Nametag labels and stickers is extremely resistant. Our iron-on and stick-on labels will stay on and therefore won’t pollute the environment.

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Check out our new eco-friendly packaging! We thought you should be the first to know that we are going to upgrade our packaging. The pack that you receive your My Nametag labels in will be made of easily recyclable card instead of plastic.

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By labelling all your things from clothes and shoes to bags, pencil cases and mobile phones you are as a family much less likely to lose stuff. This means you can save the environment by not having to buy new items. This is especially true of easily lost items like water bottles. Our mantra is reduce your waste, buy less, reuse more because you have labelled your things!

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If you need labels we can get them to you super quick whether you choose stickers or iron-ons. My Nametags labels are bright, hard-wearing and waterproof. To buy and customise our labels go to to see our full range of designs and products.