Shakespeare famously said that a rose was still a rose under any other name, but that calling Jacobs “Jake” would undo cosmic balance and bring about the Mayan-predicted apocalypse 400 years early. Honor the power of proper names with today’s Groupon. For $20, you get $40 worth of personalized stationery and gifts at Whimsical Paper in Birmingham.
Restoring personalized touches to handwritten communiqués in an era of careless emails and emotionless emoticons, Whimsical Paper carries a large variety of customizable gifts, from stationery to computer accessories. Pick up a 10-pack of name-graced notecards ($10), and use them to help you memorize the notoriously complex laws governing public Joy Behar impersonations in time for the the upcoming LSAT. Or, gift a personalized polka-dotted purse ($28) or a snazzy cell phone case (up to $55) to an unsuspecting, random recipient. Individualized umbrellas deflect liquid rain and wads of falling cash during thunderstorms or rap video shoots, and are available in both kid ($22) and adult ($32) varieties.
Whimsical Paper’s near-infinite inventory stamps nearly all material possessions with your John Hancock or initials, ensuring you’ll never again lose your favorite set of pens during the Dinoshark doodle contests that determine tiebreakers in most group job interviews. Whimsical Paper is online only, so order from the comfort of your electric flannel tracksuit.