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Our fabric items are customisable

Due to the fact that my products are digitally printed and can print up to 3m wide, our customers love the freedom of making up just about anything!

I always encourage my customers to ask if the item they want is not available, as i will always make a plan to get it to them.

I also love a challenge!

Have you got a specific item that you need to fit into a specific size bag? I can make it happen!

Do you have a specific event that needs a specific item? I can make it happen!

Are our bags just not big enough? I can resize it specifically to your requirements.

Have a specific style of bag that i haven’t yet made… I will try my darndest to make it up for you!

You see, if we don’t have it, we will go above and beyond and do our best to get it for you. And if we can’t, we will definitely recommend a specialist in the field to do it for you! We have a lot of contacts in various fields that could assist in making your dream item come to reality.

If you have an item that you require, I will try my hardest to either make up the product myself, or source someone that will do it for you. I try and be your ONE STOP SHOP!

Our fabric items can be made in any size. I’ve had customers that have asked for specific sized bags. I’ve been requested for little pouches to be made for things like Nintendo DS, USB hard drives, laptops etc. However, when it comes to these sorts of things, I do require the item to measure it up and ensure that it will fit 100%.

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Product care instructions

My fabric gifts have care instructions that come along with it. See this post: for what substrates we use.

 A lot of my customers are not aware that these products can be washed!

Popping your lunch bags, book bags handbags, pencil bags (we know how dirty these get), etc. are 100% safe to throw into the washing machine! How awesome is that!

Here’s the reason why:

These items are extremely durable and long lasting.  My nephew has used his for 4 years now and it still looks good as new! And boy it’s been through a lot. What makes the die sublimation process a bonus for us, is that you can happily wash your items in the washing machine, without anything happening to it, as it’s already been cured at a high heat!

So don’t hesitate to give your items a good old clean! Another reason you should order from us, and not have to worry!

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Paper Printed Products

When you request a quote from us, we will need to know if your items are double or single sided. And then of course, the quantity that you require.

I will then quote you on design work, if needed, and then printing costs. Great news about these is that courier to your door is free on these items only.

Recommendations of substrates of our most popular printed items:

  • Business cards:
    350gsm matt. I often find that potential customers might need to add some form of text to their cards. Gloss, although looks amazing, is an unnecessary extra expense.
  • Flyers:
    Unless you’re looking for a VERY premium flyer, don’t worry about going for the thicker substrates. You can quite comfortably get away with a 115gsm gloss flyer.
    We offer them in:
    Processing: Standard, Perforation, Holes, Perforation & Holes
    Size: A3, A4, A5, A6, DL
    Paper: 350gsm, 115gsm, 150gsm, 250gsm, 80gsm
    Finish: Matt, Gloss, Bond
    Sides: 1 Side, 2 Sides
    Packs: 10 – 100000
  • Posters:
    The same applies here as for the flyers:
    Size: A0, A1, A2, A3
    Paper: 115gsm, 150gsm, 250gsm, 80gsm, 135gsm, Self adhesive Vinyl, Self adhesive Vinyl removable
    Finish: Matt, Gloss, Bond, Satin Matt
    Packs: 1 – 100000

Hope this mini guide clarifies this up a bit and helps you make an easier decision.

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A quick guide to our fabrics

Here’s a better understanding of what our fabric gifts are made of and how we print them.

We make use of die sublimation. This means the images are initially digitally printed on coated heat-resistant transfer paper as a reverse image of the final design, which is then transferred onto polyester fabric in a heat press operating at a temperature around 180 to 210 C (375 F).

We can print up to 3m wide and as long as a roll of fabric.

We print onto polycotton and polytwirl.

Polycotton gives you a nice vintage feel, and has a yellow tinge to it. I don’t’ like this option too much as it doesn’t have a vibrant colour once printed.

Polytwirl is my favourite! It ends up with beautiful, vibrant colours, and a shiny finish to it!

Both items are extremely durable and long lasting. It’s a hit for our drawstring bags, and don’t get damaged after one look. My nephew has used his for 4 years now and it still looks good as new! And boy it’s been through a lot. What makes the die sublimation process a bonus for us, is that you can happily wash your items in the washing machine, without anything happening to it, as it’s already been cured at a high heat!

So, when your gifts arrive, they are made to stand the test of time and last for ages! You can be assured of high quality! The only reason you may need a new one is because your little one has outgrown the little butterflies or monsters!

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Other business collateral and printed products

One of my passions is helping grow a small business!

So, I take you through all your branding requirements and again, offer advice with regards to the items you’ll need or should consider. I’ll be able to tell you what you can skip for now to save the budget, and tell you what’s most important.

Some of the products I offer are:

  • Business cards
  • Flyers
  • Stickers
  • Postcards
  • Invitations
  • Menus
  • Letterheads
  • Wall Calendars
  • Vehicle Magnets
  • Notepad
  • Posters
  • Gazebos
  • Banner flags
  • Promotional tables
  • Banner walls
  • Pull-up banners
  • Etc.

As I am a graphic designer, I also offer design for these items, taking the hassle out of you still trying to find someone to do this. I will quote accordingly.

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Social media and digital marketing

I have a new passion! Social media and Digital marketing.

Where this comes in handy for you, is me assisting new small startups that have absolutely no clue where to start to promote their business!

I guide you in what type of marketing and adverts you should be doing online. What platforms you should be using, and provide startup designs for your social media platforms like cover photo’s, profile pictures, etc. And so much more. It’s best to have a consultation and we can come up with a plan from there.

I will also start offering content creation, which is something a lot of new small businesses struggle with. My favourite to work with are new mom owned businesses.

Ask us if there’s something you need, and lets start building your brand!

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No just gifts, Graphic and Web design too!

Not only do I do gifts but I also do other Graphic design, including basic WEB design.

With regards to my web design, I often offer payment in terms of a trade. So, if you’re a business starting up, I’ll gladly offer to do your website in trade for the product that you’re offering. (Terms and conditions apply) This comes with added bonuses like me promoting your business on my business pages and bragging about your work to friends. Having said this, if you can’t do a trade, I can quote accordingly. I do also do e-commerce sites.

As I am a graphic designer by trade, this comes with many benefits to you. I do extra things such as e-invites which are very affordable! From this, I can do all other party décor design to match!

I also do business design such as logos, social media images, corporate stationery, flyers, business cards, promotional items such as branded flags and gazebo’s etc.

So, anything that you need designed, give me a shout a I can put together a quote and offer advice.

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So much variety for everyone!

My gifting range is the most popular! And personalize my favourite, as my customers pour their hearts into these personal, sentimental items.

You have so many items to choose from. I thought I’d make a quick short guide on the different people you need to buy for and what you can give them.

  • TEACHERS:  The favourite here is  personalize our tote bags! The pencil bags are also a huge hit with teachers! We also do personalized stickers with teacher’s name on it. Reward stickers that can also be used in workbooks.
  • MOMS: Tote bags again, makeup bags, and most popular are the mini purses and handbags. The mini purses and handbags usually get bought together. Watch out for our promo’s we often give the purse free with the handbag!
  • DADS: APRONS! Sunglasses bags, toiletry bags, beard grooming bags. Mugs are popular too.
  • GRANNY: Granny adores the cushions!  Cosmetic bags are super special too. And opening a personalized hand bag, which she brags with, and finding her sweet grandbabies staring at her when she finds her mini purse!
  • TEEN GIRLS: Make-up bags are great! These can double up as bags for hiding sanitary items. In fact, our mini purses are great for that too! Imagine a design that says PRIVATE: DON’T TOUCH!
  • TEEN BOYS: Lunch bags, book bags, pencil bags… And how about introducing them to shaving by creating your own shaving kit with one of our make-up or toiletry bags?
  • BABY SHOWERS: Our lunch bags make FANTASTIC bottle bags. Our drawstring bags are great for all the nappy paraphernalia too! Wet wipes, nappies, bum cream, nappy bags etc. fit perfectly.
  • BRIDAL SHOWERS: Sashes! Soon-to-be-MRS…!  Makeup bags to take with on honeymoon with her new married surname on it.

I’m sure that this mini guide has gotten your mind working overtime! Let us know if we’re missing anything and we’ll sort you out as best we can.

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Why spend a lot, when gestures go a long way!

Would you love to do something custom and personal, but don’t have a massive budget?

Did you know that Give Thanks was originally started as company that supplies digital Thank You cards? And now look at all the products I have added to the catalogue.

Give Thanks originally did a trial run in the beginning to build a portfolio and get feedback from clients. I used to create very personal cards for customers to send to their loved ones, colleagues, friends etc. The receivers of these cards were always very touched with these messages, knowing that they are appreciated, loved and thought of. It makes a world of a difference to a person’s heart!

They were originally FREE cards, but my customers started knowing the value of kindness and started requesting more permanent memories, and hence my other products were born.

So, if you’re strapped for cash, think of other ways to gift your love and appreciation. I still offer the digital cards for free, so this is an option.

Otherwise think of other avenues. I saw a lovely post of a friend of mine that came up with a brilliant idea! She wrote down 100 reasons why they loved her husband / children’s dad onto sticky notes and pinned them to the curtain!  Me personally, think that this idea speaks to me louder than anything else! I won’t lie, I had a tear in my eye when I saw her post! It was so touching!

They ideas are endless, just get creative and, of course, Google or Pinterest your heart out for ideas! Chat to me too, I’ll be happy to assist in making your ideas come to life! It’s a bonus that I’m a graphic designer, and always willing to help where I can.

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Choosing different options make it fun

I love to offer my customers different options. It also helps them understand the difference between my products, as well as makes them aware of the other items I may have available, which may even be more perfect for the person you’re buying for. This is the most fun part of the consulting. I make sure that you get the most out of your order.

My “cheapest” item that I have is the mini purse. They’re incredibly popular, due to names being put on, making them extra personal, and fairly quick and easy to get out, with a relatively short lead time.

These are great to use as: (The options are ENDLESS)

  • End of year staff gifts.
  • Teacher appreciation gifts.
  • Birthday presents!  I usually pop in a slab of chocolate (yes it fits in) and a gift voucher.
  • Make-up bags, they fit eyeline, lipstick, shadow etc. perfectly!
  • Pencil Bags: Perfect size for this too, although I’m a stationery freak, so my stuff will NEVER fit. We do have a bigger pencil bag option!
  • Spinners / marbles / Pokémon and other trading card collections, etc. I think my son has a gazillion lying around!
  • They’re the perfect spot for cash and those pesky till receipts.
  • I even use one for my tissues

The idea though with these mini purses, although great to use on their own, they are perfect for up-scaling my other items. My clients love adding matching items to it, like the handbags, make-up and toiletry bags, sling bags, tote bags and so much more.