We’ve covered lots of clever personalized gifts that we’ve discovered over the years, and especially personalized gifts for Mother’s Day — with more in the next few weeks, no doubt! And the new-to-us Irvine-based Etsy shop, Fontem, is a new one to add to the top of our lists.
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This shop offers personalized handbags of all kinds only with a twist — instead of a monogram or an initial on the outside (or, in addition really), you can have a private message printed on the inside. Try a favorite short poem (up to 500 characters), an inspirational quote, a beloved line from her favorite book, or if you’re great with writing, pen your own note.
Best of all, they’ll also accept a PDF of your own handwriting, and print that. Or perhaps you have a special inscription from a book or a photo album from a long-ago relative that would be amazing reproduced inside the bag, so it can be carried around all day for a little extra moral support.
Can you see why I love this so much?
Our own Lisa Barnes discovered this shop and having ordered from them herself, she raved about the customer service and how helpful and responsive owner Maayan Hotam is, which I’m so glad to hear.
Besides, I think the clutches, handbags, and totes are all beautiful before you’ve even opened them. They’re each lovingly crafted of high-quality Italian leather (with prices to reflect it), so of course any mom, grandma, or lucky grad will get a ton of use out of it.
But that note on the inside? That really makes this personalized gift something incredibly meaningful.