First, I ordered these adorable flat notecards personalized for the boys (pictured below). It came with an assortment of circus animals and brightly colored coordinating envelopes. They are perfect for thank-you notes, invitations, birthday cards or a just-because note. I love that they have the boys' name across the top - so classy.
I also ordered these mommy calling cards (pardon the picture, I just didn't want to publish all my personal info here :)). They are so cute! I love that I can use them to quickly give my numbers for babysitters and day camp. They are great for exchanging information with another mom to plan play dates and they are especially wonderful for when I'm working and have a patient that wants to keep in touch (they include my e-mail and main blog address in addition to my phone numbers). I love how they turned out!
While neither item is a necessity for life, they are a lot of fun! It was hard to choose what to spend the gift certificate on and I don't think you would be disappointed with anything. So, check them out if you are on the lookout for some great stationary etc.!