Archive for May, 2017

Blooming Great Names Freshly Picked From The Garden

Friday, May 26th, 2017

In honour of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is heading into its last couple days of glorious gardens and perfectly planted – well – plants, we’ve taken a look at the names favoured by our customers that share a distinctly botanical theme.

As you might have guessed, there are plenty of female names that have a floral feel – among our customers, the most popular are LILY, DAISY, and POPPY. An honorary mention goes to ROSE, which is the sixth favourite flower-inspired name for girls BUT is by far and away the most popular choice when it comes to picking a floral middle name (or as half of a double barrelled first name).

Other botanically inspired favourites include WILLOW, VIOLET, IVY, HEATHER, HAZEL, BLOSSOM, BLUEBELL, LAUREL, and PEONY.

For boys, the theme tends to lean more towards trees and more general nature-inspired names, such as ROWAN, ASH, HEATH, and WOODY.

While the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an excellent place to pick up all kinds of wonderful ideas for the garden, we think it’s also a pretty good place to discover a name with a touch of flower power.


Did you know: our Stikins ® name labels can be used to label all kinds of items, including personal possessions so – if you’re a bit of a gardening fan, why not use some of your name labels to get your gardening gadgets labelled up. You could also try our Stikins ® Name Label Kit, which contains blank labels and a pen so you can write whatever you want onto each individual label – perfect for adding permanent labels onto pots or storage containers for all of your gardening supplies.

More Reasons To Save Time & Smile With Stikins ® Name Labels

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Stikins ® name labels were designed with busy families in mind and offer a quick and simple solution to the problem of labelling children’s school uniform and equipment safely and securely – AND with the minimal amount of time (and fuss) required!

We’ve developed our products and our website to make it as easy as possible to order and use your name labels, so when you order Stikins ® from Label Planet you can save time and smile knowing that:

  • You can order your labels quickly and easily online, by phone, or by post. Simply let us know what name or information you want printing, select the pack size you prefer, and make payment.
  • We despatch all orders on the SAME working day (up to 3pm) with orders placed after 3pm or over the weekend being despatched on the next working day.
  • All orders are despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard; if you need your labels urgently (for example, if your child is going on a residential trip), you can give us a call and upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery option (upgraded shipping is £5.75).
  • We offer a 10% discount on any order that contains four or more packs – whether you order four packs for yourself or you club together to order with friends and family.
  • You simply peel each name label off its backing sheet, stick it onto an item, and the job is done.
  • There’s absolutely, positively NO sewing and NO ironing involved.
  • Your name labels will stick in and stay in thanks to our unique Stikins ® adhesive.
  • You can use one pack of name labels to label clothing and personal items, including shoes and bags, lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and tablets and phones.
  • Help is at hand if you need any advice or assistance with an order; simply contact our Customer Service Team and they’ll be happy to help!

We also offer schools and PTAs the opportunity to raise money by earning commission on sales of name labels; so if your child’s school or PTA is registered with us, you can quote their fundraising number when you order to raise money for your child’s school.

You can also use Stikins ® name labels to label items belonging to relatives who are moving into a residential care or nursing facility to give them (and you) extra piece of mind that their possessions can be returned to them quickly and easily.

We also offer a 15% discount to residential care homes or nursing homes who wish to order name labels on behalf of their residents – contact our Customer Service Team to find out more or to order.

Visit our website to find out more about our name labels (and to read independent reviews from parents who have already tried Stikins ® for themselves) or to place an online order today.

Happy Limerick Day (There Once Was A Label Called Stikins…)

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Today is National Limerick Day; a day for encouraging people to read (and write their own) limericks.

Limericks are short five-line poems that are generally designed to be funny (although many are also rude). They’ve been around since the early 18th century but were popularised in the 19th century by the English artist, illustrator, musician, author, AND poet Edward Lear – known best as the author of the nonsense poem “The Owl and the Pussycat”.

The Owl and The Pussycat – illustration by Edward Lear            (via Wikimedia Commons)

In fact, the 12th May was chosen as Limerick Day because it is Lear’s birthday (which means today is also The Owl & The Pussycat Day!); Lear wrote over 200 limericks, which tended to be more nonsensical than humorous (or rude) but nevertheless played an important role in popularising the limerick form.

So, why not celebrate Limerick Day by writing your own limerick? Here at Label Planet, we’ve had a go and came up with the following (we apologise wholeheartedly in advance…):

The Stikins ® Limerick
All parents know this to be true;
Their kids will lose anything new
But use a name label
And they will be able
To keep their stuff safe all year through!

(As we said – we’re really, really sorry!)


For something that we’re much, much better at, why not visit stikins.co.uk to take a look at our superb stick on name labels; these easy to use, multipurpose name labels are designed to simply stick on and stay on – with no ironing and no sewing required – leaving busy parents time to get on with the more important things in life!

Check Out What’s New This Summer From Stikins ® Name Labels

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Here at Label Planet, we want our products and services to be the best they can possibly be – which is why we work hard each and every year to find NEW ways to help our customers AND to improve our OLD ways to make them even better than they were before!

Take our Stikins ® name labels; we’ve been selling Stikins ® since 2003 and we really believe that these labels are a brilliant solution to the problem of labelling items safely and securely (you don’t have to take our word for it though – we’ve received over 5,000 independent reviews from parents and families who have already tried our name labels for themselves).

However, we also know that there’s always room for improvement and we’ve launched several new and/or improved versions of our name labels (in 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017). This year, we’ve actually gone one step further by improving the OLD version of our Stikins ® (by developing a new unique Stikins ® adhesive) AND introducing a NEW version of our Stikins ® (in the form of the Stikins ® Name Label Kit).

The unique Stikins ® adhesive is even better than our previous adhesive and has been developed using the latest materials and manufacturing processes; this adhesive is ONLY available on Stikins ® name labels and is designed to make absolutely sure that our multipurpose name labels will simply stick on and stay on!

The Stikins ® Name Label Kit contains sixty blank Stikins ® name labels and a pen so you can personalise each and every label exactly as you wish – so you can share the pack between as many different people and purposes as you like. These name labels are made with the same material and Stikins ® adhesive as our printed name labels but have a special “write-on” matt finish.

We’ve also been working on our website to make it an even more detailed and useful resource for our customers and fundraising partners.

STIKINS ® NAME LABELS: we’ve updated our information pages to provide customers with everything they need to know about our name labels, including a completely updated Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer questions and queries that parents may have about how to order and/or use Stikins ® name labels. We also offer customer service through our Customer Service Team who are available to help via email and phone – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Find out more about Stikins ® on our Stikins ® Information Page or get the answers to your questions on our new look FAQs Page.

SCHOOL FUNDRAISING WITH STIKINS ®: we run a fundraising scheme that allows schools and PTAs (and other groups) to earn up to 30% commission on sales of name labels. The scheme is completely free to join and provides year round fundraising with only the minimal input required; we allocate each school or PTA with a fundraising number (which parents quote when they order from us) and supply free resources (such as leaflets and samples) to help our partners promote the scheme to parents.

Visit the Fundraising Home Page to find out more.


Please note: we are no longer selling mixed packs of Stikins ® name labels and silver name labels (product codes: M240 and M120); however, both items are still available to buy as individual product packs.