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Stikins ® – Name Labels for Nursing Homes, Care Homes & Residential Care Facilities

Friday, November 17th, 2017

While most Stikins ® name labels are bought (by parents) for use as school uniform labels, clothing labels, general purpose labels, we have also found that a number of our customers have given us really positive feedback about using our self adhesive name labels on the belongings of relatives or friends who are living in a nursing home, care home, or residential care facility.

Keep items safe and secure with Stikins ® name labels

Stikins ® name labels are a really simple solution to the problem of labelling multiple items quickly and securely; our multipurpose sticky name labels can be stuck onto the wash-care labels of clothing and fabric items or directly onto personal items, including books and photo albums, glasses cases and pill boxes, and food and drink containers.

Nursing Home Name Labels

Nursing homes and care homes rely heavily on the use of shared spaces and facilities (including kitchens and laundries), which makes it all too easy for items to be misplaced or mixed up. Adding stick on name labels to clothing and personal belongings is a really easy way to make it straightforward for residents, visitors, and members of staff to return items to their rightful owners.

How do our name labels work?

Each name label measures 30mm wide by 15mm high, which makes them a discrete addition to any item but also provides plenty of room to add a name (with the option to add a room number as well). They simply peel off their backing sheet and then stick on and stay on – whether you use them as name labels for clothing, shoes, bedding, boxes, containers, or individual personal belongings.

Our name labels use a unique and powerful adhesive to remain firmly stuck in place, which means there’s absolutely no ironing and no sewing required. The adhesive also means that you can use one pack of our stick on labels for clothing, fabric items, and personal possessions so there’s no need to buy different types of name labels (e.g. sew-in labels, iron-on name tapes, clip on name tags, or name stamps) for different items – these stick on labels can be used to label pretty much everything and anything.

How can I order a pack of name labels?

Orders can be placed anytime online by filling in our handy order form or you can call our Customer Service Team Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm to order by phone. We print name labels every day, Monday to Friday, which means that most orders will be despatched same day (up to 3pm; orders placed after 3pm or over the weekend will be despatched next working day). Our prices are inclusive of VAT and standard delivery (Royal Mail’s first class service) with the option to upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery service if you need to receive your name labels quickly (for example, if a friend or relative is transferred to a care home or nursing home at short notice).

While individuals can place their own name label orders (or order on behalf of a friend or relative), we are also happy to deal with nursing homes and care homes directly. If you need to order a large number of name label packs, you can simply email us the list of names (and room numbers) you would like printed and we offer a 10% discount to all nursing and care homes who order name labels on behalf of their residents.

Have A Happy #coffeemorning from Stikins ® Name Labels!

Friday, September 29th, 2017

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Today is Macmillan’s annual coffee morning, which aims to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by encouraging everyone to get together for a cup of coffee (and hopefully some cake too).

Whether you’ve hired a hall and a band or you’re simply meeting up with a few friends, family, or co-workers to raise some money (and your mugs), we hope you have a good time.

Someone’s Spilt the Beans About our Name Labels

While you might think of name labels as being something that belongs solely to the school yard and classroom, they can also be a small thing that makes a difference when it comes to dealing with medical conditions. Our name labels are used by people, young and old, who need to label their belongings with medical alerts or allergy information to make sure those items are safely and clearly labelled. They’re an easy way to create an extra level of security for people with medical conditions and allergies and can be applied onto all kinds of personal items, including lunch boxes and water bottles, medical supplies (and the various bags and boxes that they need to be stored in), as well as general personal items that may have more emotional value than practical importance.

We have a variety of customers who order name labels for themselves or for a friend or relative staying in a nursing or residential care facility, to provide extra security for their belongings and to help prevent the stress and worry that is caused by personal belongings going missing. Stikins ® name labels can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items (including towels, bedding, and soft toys) or directly onto personal items, such as books and photo albums, shoes and slippers, or mementoes with significant sentimental value.

Stikins ® are extremely easy to use; they simply peel off their backing sheet and then stick on and stay on – with absolutely no sewing and no ironing required. They’re ideal for keeping track of belongings that are regularly moved around in shared facilities and living spaces, or carted about quickly between different places and appointments.

You can add whatever information you like; we’ve printed labels with names, room numbers, contact information for a relative or friend, medical alerts and allergy information, and “if lost” messages.

Find out more about our Name Labels Today!


Our name labels can be ordered anytime online or by phone during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm); if you need to receive your labels urgently, you can give us a call and request a guaranteed next day delivery service (shipping: £5.75). All orders received by 3pm are made and despatched same day, with orders received after 3pm or over the weekend being made and despatched on the next working day. We despatch orders via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard and both UK delivery and VAT are included in the prices on our website.

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!

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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.

Name Labels – A Small Thing That Makes A Big Difference In Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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Most of our name labels are used by parents to label their children’s school uniform and equipment BUT they’re also a valuable tool for people who are helping a friend or relative as they move into a nursing home or residential care facility.

While everyone involved will be doing their best to keep things as stress-free as possible, moving into a care home can be a worrying time and is often a sudden change that is done as a matter of urgency. While we can’t take away the stresses and worries of moving into a care home, you may find that our name labels can give some peace of mind when it comes to keeping your friend or relative’s personal possessions safe and secure.

Nursing and residential care homes are reliant on the use of shared rooms and facilities, which means it is all too easy for a resident’s belongings to be mixed up or accidentally left behind in a communal space. When items are lost in this way, it can cause great distress to residents (and their friends and family) and to members of staff, who will lose precious time trying to locate missing items – time that could be spent doing much more important things.

Name labels are a simple and easy to use solution; adding a label with a resident’s name (and room number) to their personal belongings makes it extremely easy to return items to their rightful owner. We supply TWO name label products, both of which are already used by a number of care facilities across the country:

STIKINS ® name labels; our most popular product, these multipurpose labels simply stick on and stay on and can be used to label clothing and fabric items, as well as personal items.

TRONS ® name transfers; these labels do require a bit more patience to apply but create a completely permanent name label on any fabric item.

We are happy to accept orders from residents themselves or friends/family members acting on their behalf (order anytime online via our website, give our Customer Service Team a call to order by phone (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), or use one of our Leaflets to make a postal order) OR from care homes and residential care facilities who wish to order (in bulk) on behalf of their residents (please contact our Customer Service Team by phone or by email to receive a 15% discount).

Visit our dedicated information pages to find out more about our Stikins ® name labels and Trons ® name transfers; use our Stikins ® or Trons ® product pages to place an order online, or contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions about using or ordering name labels for a resident of a care home or if you would like to place an order over the phone.

Name Labels For Residents Of Nursing Homes & Care Homes

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Winter can be a difficult time of year, with a steady rise in the number of elderly people being moved into nursing and residential care homes over the last few weeks of the year. While this transition might be something that has been in the works for a while, more often than not it is a sudden change and it can be a stressful experience for both the individual and their friends and family.

While they might not be the first thing you think of, name labels can be a small way to help reduce the stresses and worries that come with the process of moving into a care home by giving residents (and their friends and families) some peace of mind by making sure that their personal possessions are safely and securely labelled.

Care facilities rely on the use of communal facilities and living spaces, which means that clothes and personal possessions may be mixed up or temporarily lost, left in communal spaces or “returned” to the wrong owner, causing a lot of anxiety to residents and taking up the valuable time of staff, carers, and visitors in the process. Name labels are a simple way to make it easy for items to be returned directly to their rightful owner.

Our multipurpose name labels (STIKINS ®) are extremely easy and quick to apply; they simply peel off their backing sheet and can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items or directly onto other personal items that a resident has with them. Stikins ® are already used in many residential homes across the UK; they are printed with the resident’s name (and room number, if preferred) and can be applied quickly and easily by staff, visitors, or by residents themselves. Our name labels have been independently tested to ensure that they will survive repeat trips through the washing machine and tumble drier (as well as dishwashers and microwaves).

We make and despatch name labels every day (Monday-Friday), so you can order and receive your labels in plenty of time (even if you have a friend or relative who is suddenly transferred into a care facility). We also offer a discount to nursing and residential care homes who wish to order name labels on behalf of their residents. You can order name labels at any time using our website ( or you can choose to order by phone or by post.

You can find out more about our Stikins ® name labels on our dedicated Information Page, get in touch with our Customer Service Team if you have any questions or would like some assistance placing an order, or visit our Stikins ® product page to place an order today. 

Stikins ® – Easy To Use Name Labels For The Whole Family

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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While you might think that name labels are just for making sure that your children’s belongings make it safely back home from school, our versatile stick on name labels are perfect for EVERY member of your family – from the youngest to the eldest – and can be used to make sure that almost any item is safely and securely labelled.

Our Name Labels are for Everyone

Name Labels For Children
Stikins ® were designed to withstand the rough and tumble of the school year and to be as simple as possible to apply and use; the bold black font means it is really easy to read the name (or information) on each label so your child can easily find (and keep hold of) their belongings in the chaos of the school classroom (and changing room and playground).

These multipurpose name labels can be used to label all kinds of things, from clothing and fabric items (where they should be applied onto the wash-care label), bags and shoes (apply them beneath the tongue or onto the side wall of shoes), and onto personal belongings, such as lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery, or even phones and tablets. The labels are discrete enough that they won’t be plastered all over their belongings and smooth enough that they won’t cause any irritation against their skin when applied into clothing – which means your children are free to get on with their day!

Name labels are an easy way to make your children’s belongings that extra bit secure and can also help to teach your children about being responsible for their possessions, help younger children recognise and identify their own name, and can also be used as extra medical alerts if your children have any medical conditions or allergies.

They’re also a pretty useful tool if your children have a lot of similar (if not identical) belongings; sticking a name label onto these items is an instant way to put an end to arguments and tantrums about which item belongs to which child.

Name Labels For Parents
Our name labels were designed with busy parents in mind, which means that we’ve tried to make them as quick and easy to use as possible. These multipurpose name labels simply peel off their backing sheet and can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items or directly onto all sorts of personal belongings – this means that these name labels take only a moment of your time to apply and will safely and securely label pretty much all of your children’s belongings so you don’t end up having to buy replacements time and time again.

BUT they’re also a pretty useful tool if you want to get organised yourself or if you’re trying to keep your stuff safe at work or on trips away. For example, if you work in a busy shared environment and share equipment with colleagues – or if you use equipment that is identical to that used by your colleagues – name labels are an easy way to get your tools labelled to avoid problems with items getting mixed up or misplaced (or, indeed, to avoid issues with colleagues helping themselves to anything in the communal fridge).

They’re also useful for labelling up personal belongings and any specialist equipment that you have for holidays or hobbies; you can add your name and phone number to help make sure that any items you take with you on trips or holidays is easily returned to you should anything go missing.

Name Labels For Grandparents
Stikins ® are a great helping hand if you have a relative who is moving or has moved into residential care or a nursing home. Moving into a care home can be a stressful event for both the individual being moved and for the relatives and friends around them, and the process can often be an abrupt one. Name labels can help to ease this process by removing the worry of making sure that your relative’s belongings stay safe.

For example, care homes tend to use shared laundry facilities and it can be difficult and/or time consuming for staff to ensure that items are returned to the correct owner; labelling your relative’s clothing (and other fabric items) makes it quick and simple for members of staff for sort and return these items and so prevent the unnecessary stress caused by mix ups or items going missing. They’re also useful for bringing some extra piece of mind (and security) if your relative is taking certain items with them that are of significant emotional value, such as photo albums, books, trinkets, and ornaments.

Contact us Today to for more Information about our Name Labels

To find out more about these brilliantly useful labels, you can take a look at our Stikins ® Information Page or read independent reviews from customers who are already using these labels; alternatively you can simply place an order and find out for yourself how useful these labels can be! If you require any further information do not hesitate to get in touch today, for helpful and friendly advice.

Stikins ® Name Tags – A Helpful Extra For Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

name tags care home

Moving into a nursing or residential care home can be a stressful time for both the individual who is moving and the friends and family members around them; plus, with more and more people needing the help and care provided by these facilities, members of staff are under increasing time constraints to ensure that all of their charges receive the attention they require.

All of this means that there are more people and more belongings than ever before using the same shared facilities (e.g. kitchens and laundries) and same shared spaces (e.g. gardens and communal activity rooms), which means that the possibility of belongings going missing or getting mixed up has also increased.

Our Helpful Name Tags

The possessions that residents take with them are often of significant value to them and any mix up or loss of personal belongings will result both in significant distress for the individual (and their friends and family) and in members of staff losing precious time trying to track down items that have gone missing or sorting out mixed up items.

A simple solution is to label the items that each resident takes with them and Stikins ® are one of the quickest and easiest name labelling solutions available. These name tags simply stick on and stay on, which means they can be applied by staff, friends and relatives, or residents themselves, and make it extremely quick and simple for items to be returned to their rightful owner.

Stikins ® can be used to label fabric items such as clothing, bedding, and linens (where they should be applied to the wash-care label), shoes and slippers (where they should be applied beneath the tongue or onto the side wall), containers for food and drink or medical supplies, and any personal belongings that a resident has with them.

Orders can be placed online via our website, by phone, or by post; we are happy to accept individual orders (whether these are placed by residents themselves or by friends and family acting on their behalf) or group orders (placed by a nursing or residential care home on behalf of their residents). Care facilities can contact our Customer Service Team by phone or email to request a 10% when they order from us directly. For more information about our Stikins ® name tags, please visit our Stikins ® information page.

Contact our Team for Name Tags

We know that moving into a nursing or residential care home is often a situation that arises with little to no warning and can be a highly stressful process for all those involved; if you need to receive your name tags quickly, please contact our Customer Service Team by phone and we will ensure that your order is made and despatched the same day (providing we receive the order before 4pm). We can also offer a guaranteed next day delivery service for £5.75 if you wish to add this option to your order.

Stikins ®: They’re Not Just For School Term Time (Or Even Just For Kids!)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

While the majority of our Stikins ® name labels are bought by parents for use on clothing and equipment that their children need for school, these products can be used pretty much anywhere, at any time, and by anyone!

They’re brilliantly simple and quick to apply, which makes them a perfect way to help prevent the problem of items getting mixed up or going missing – in all sorts of situations that involve leaving things in shared spaces or facilities.

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Name Labels Are not just For Schools

Stikins ® are ideal for use in nursing and residential care homes; these facilities rely on the use of shared laundry facilities and communal areas that their residents are encouraged to use and share. While staff will do their utmost to ensure that clothing and belongings remain with their rightful owners, sometimes things go missing or get mixed up – which can result in staff having to spend precious time tracking items down and can cause distress to residents who may already be unwell or distressed, and who have often brought items of particular emotional significance or sentimental value with them from home.

Adding a name label to clothing and bedding means that it is easy to ensure items are returned to their owner, which is highly beneficial for residents and staff alike. Personal items can also be labelled to help prevent any distress over such important items being lost or misplaced.

Siblings often share likes and dislikes, which means that family homes are often full of clothes and toys that are similar or even identical in appearance – and that can lead to all sorts of arguments and tantrums.

Name labels are a quick and easy way to ensure that everyone knows which item belongs to which child and they can be used on pretty much anything, from clothes and shoes to books and toys.

Stikins ® are also a brilliant assistant to have on hand for when your children are out and about, whether it’s a simple day trip, a weeklong event at a residential site, or even a summer away at a camp.

It doesn’t matter if you’re preparing for a family holiday or if your children are taking part in a trip with their school or a local activity group; any trip away will involve packing a bag with all sorts of extra bits and pieces – in the knowledge that it’s very possible that not all of it will make it back home.

Our name labels are a highly versatile multipurpose label, so you can use them to label pretty much anything. Whether it’s a packed lunch for a school trip, camping equipment and supplies, or even a spare set of clothes for “just in case” situations, our name labels can help prevent mix ups and make it easier for items to be found and returned.

You can also use name labels as a way to make sure your child always has emergency information with them; for example, you can include a phone number so they always know how to call home or you could include medical/allergy information to alert others if an emergency arises and your child requires assistance.

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Name Labels for Adults

For most of us, going to work means sharing communal spaces with colleagues, which can lead to mix ups and items being lost.

Some businesses and organisations require employees to wear a uniform or to use identical equipment, which is often stored in shared areas. Stikins ® make it easy to label items to avoid mix ups and to help make sure that everything is returned to the right place. They can be used to add an individual’s name to personal items or to label equipment with the name of the particular branch or department of a larger organisation that owns a particular item.

Of course, Stikins ® also come in handy when it comes to the communal kitchen; whether you find that your lunch keeps going missing or someone keeps pinching your favourite mug, Stikins ® are a quick way to add your name to your stuff to make sure that you can eat your lunch or have a quick tea break in peace.

Nursing & Residential Care Facilities: How To Order Name Labels For A Group Of Residents

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

We have a number of nursing homes and residential care facilities who order our name labels on behalf of their residents to help prevent clothing, linen, and personal items from getting mixed up or going missing.

Moving into a care home can be a worrying experience and name labels are unlikely to be top of anyone’s list if they are moving or helping someone else to move into a facility. However, name labels can be extremely beneficial and a wonderful tool to help prevent unnecessary work for staff members and unnecessary emotional distress for residents.

Care and residential facilities tend to have a lot of communal areas and shared laundry facilities, which means it is all too easy for clothing to be mixed up or for items to go missing, which can lead to staff members spending a lot of time returning items to their rightful owners or individuals worrying about where something has gone. It can be especially distressing for residents when their personal belongings go missing because the items they keep with them will often be of particular emotional significance, meaning it can be devastating if such an item is lost.

Name labels are a quick and easy solution; our Stikins ® name labels simply stick on and stay on. These labels can be applied by anyone – family and friends of residents, staff members, or residents themselves, and they can be applied to the wash care labels of clothing or onto any personal items.

Our name labels can be ordered for individuals – by residents or by a family member or friend acting on their behalf – BUT they can also be ordered by nursing and residential care facilities themselves. These labels can save staff members a lot of time and help avoid the fallout of items being mixed up or lost entirely. Plus, if facilities contact us and order labels from us directly, we are happy to offer them a 10% discount on their order.


While care homes can place an order online like any other customer, the best way to place group orders is via email (this also allows us to make sure you receive your 10% discount!).

Simply send us an email with the details of your order and we will send you a proforma invoice against which you can make payment (by cheque, bank transfer, or credit/debit card payment).

Remember to let us know: the delivery address for the order, the product(s) you want to order, the pack size(s) you want to order, and the name(s) you want printed. If you are ordering for a large number of residents, the best thing to do is to send us the names in an Excel spreadsheet.

Of course, if you have any questions or issues with placing an order you can always give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist.

Stikins ®: the product for busy mums… and dads… grandparents… teachers… nursing care staff… activity groups… and, well, anyone really…

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

While the majority of our customers are mums and dads buying name labels for school uniform, Stikins ® name labels are so versatile and easy to use that they can be used by pretty much anyone for pretty much any purpose.

These name labels are made with advanced materials that allow them to stick onto almost everything AND survive trips through the washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, or dishwasher. They simply peel off their backing sheet, like any other label, and can be applied onto the wash care label of clothing or applied directly onto all manner of personal items. There’s no sewing or ironing required, which means that the days of spending hours applying name labels are completely over!

This also means that they can be applied by anyone and are suitable for all kinds of label applications including labelling school clothing and equipment; labelling clothing and personal items belonging to residents of nursing homes and care facilities; labelling uniform and equipment in the workplace; labelling equipment belonging to activity groups and organisations; and for pretty much any other purpose you can think of.

You can find out more about our Stikins ® name labels on our website or simply go ahead and buy!