Stay on trend this Fall with graphic tees that get even cooler with personalized touches that make them stand out from the crowd. Each of these shirts can be emblazoned with your tot's name or first initial, making them a great way to create a really special personal style for your tot. Made just for boys, this collection of customized tees fit with any personality and can be layered with a long-sleeved shirt or light jacket.
What's in a name, baby? Names are some of the first words that kiddos learn to recognize — and boy, do they love them! A personalized gift for tots is one that they're sure to love, since it gives them an even bigger sense of ownership. Check out these name-bearing gifts and don't leave them until the last minute — they require extra time to customize with your tyke's moniker!
Choosing a name for baby is one of the first major parenting responsibilities bestowed upon expectant parents. A lot of thought goes into selecting "the perfect" baby name — why not display that choice where you can? Here are 10 ways to display your tot's name, from the nursery to back-to-school supplies!
Clockwise from top left: A 3-month supply of Milkmakers ($132) will not only help a new mama keep up her milk supply, but they taste great too! Make memory-keeping easier with a pocket-sized Flip UltraHD 2 hr video camera ($200) – either design your own pattern, or use this beautiful one Jenna Elfman created based on a painting by her son. Craftsbury Kids' Custom Silhouette Pendants ($85 each) allow mom to carry her kids with her at all times. Wry Baby's New Parents' Fun Book ($13) adds some humor to the traditional baby book with unusual memory-keeping pages. Splurge (big time!) on a designer diaper bag that doesn't look like it should be carrying nappies and tush cream. Not Rational's Kelly Diaper Bag ($590) will make mom feel like a stylish woman again!
Clockwise from top left: Tots will be begging for every meal to be served on For That Occasion's Superhero Placemat with Melamine Plate ($44). Marvel doesn't have all of the world's superheroes in its books. Little Wonder Company's Little Girl (and Boy) books (starting at $13) allow mom to customize the hero to look like her tot. Young Explorer's Personalized MLB Framed Sports Cartoon Print ($40) works a fan's names into the comic strip four times. Sandra Boynton's whimsical board books are a favorite of tots and parents. Her new Are You a Cow? invites gift-givers to provide a lil one's name and two photographs to have the tome's text and dedication line customized specifically for the budding literary connoisseur. Watch how fast they grow with Olliegraphic's Personalized Growth Chart ($49) featuring a comic version of growing tots.
If you like it, put some bling on it! Violet Affleck leaves no doubt in anyone's mind that she's the big sis in the Garner-Affleck household. The adorable 4 year old was spotted out at dinner last night with her mom, dad, and lil sis, wearing a sparkly, black t-shirt bejeweled with "Seraphina's Big Sister." The personalized rhinestone shirt ($40) also has a matching baby version and is a fun way to honor big siblings when a family welcomes an addition.
Put your name on it! Parents-to-be spend plenty of time choosing their lil one's moniker. Selecting a name that meets everyone's requirements and still manages to look nice in a monogram (one that doesn't spell out any strange words) takes some time. So why not celebrate your name choice by designing a nursery around it. We recently noticed that monograms are popping up all over baby's rooms. If this trend is up your preppy alley, take a look at some of the fun options we've found.
City slickers unite with these adorable customized onesie gift packs created by Etsy-seller Handmade Jig ($32). Choose three designs from your favorite American cities including New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago and Alyssa Coberly will add your lil one's name to the graphic, transfer the image to a 100% cotton garment, package it up in a wooden box and ship it off with a bow on top. The sets make great gifts for tots with relatives scattered throughout the country and can simply state the name of the city they showcase if you choose not to place a name on them. Coberly also creates similar sets with hat designs, zoo animals or castles and donates $1 from each order to Save the Children.
Decorating your lil one's nursery is an individual thing so why not make it as personal as possible with a monogram designed expressly for baby? Dabney Lee Woglom, the ultimate prepster known for her stylish stationery designs, has created a line of home goods that includes vinyl wall monograms ($120) available in six designs and colors. The large, three foot decals are easy to apply and safe for both the paint and wall.
Tots of all ages love to sing and dance along with their favorite tunes, but hearing their own name sung by their beloved characters may make them get up even faster. Just Me Personalized CDs ($30) feature today's most popular TV characters serenading your lil ones in each track on their discs. Choose from Elmo, The Wiggles, Barney, Disney Princesses, Mickey Mouse or the Veggie Tales to receive an album with at least 17 familiar songs recorded by the original artists. With more than 1,000 names available, you are sure to make your child feel like a star every time she taps her feet to the tunes.