Candy canes, peppermint bark, gingerbread houses, and sugar cookies in festive shapes – there are so many tempting sweet treats during the holidays. But if you want to give your little ones some super sweet presents without all the sugar, we’ve got some personalized baby gifts that are sure to delight.
A personalized growth chart featuring scoops of ice cream makes a sweet addition to any nursery and will growth along with wee ones. (ONE: We All Scream, TWO:Doodle It Up, THREE: My City, and FOUR: My Town personalized growth charts)
Personalized onesies, as well as little and big sister shirts that feature candy canes, lollipops, and hard candies let kiddos wear their favorite sugary indulgences instead of eating them. (ONE/TWO: Sweet Treats Little and Big Sister Tshirt; THREE: Candy Cane Wishes and FOUR: Naughty But Nice personalized onesies)
December birthdays often get mixed in with holidays, but personalized 1st birthday shirts featuring cakes or cupcakes puts the emphasis on their own special day in a very sweet way. (Shown: Cake Time, My First Birthday, and Birthday Boy and Girl 1st Birthday Shirts)
Are these sugar-free personalized baby gifts sweet or what?!
Holiday weekends are usually filled with lots of events, but on weekdays when the kids are home from school in the afternoon or once holiday break begins, it can be tough to keep them entertained. We’re here to help though! We occasionally take a break from designing the best personalized baby gifts, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, 1st birthday shirts, and personalized onesies, to create fun freebies for parents and kiddos, like these adorable woodland paper cone animals that you can download here.
Download our Woodland Papercone Animals here.
After you download, print and assemble, here are a few fun ideas of how to use them:
- Place them on the Christmas tree to add to your ornaments, lights, etc.
- Place small ball ornaments, acorns, or pinecones on their heads to make festive décor for the mantel, tabletop, etc.
- Let the kids play with them like finger puppets or paper dolls.
- Fill them with small bags of candy or tiny treats.
Let us know how you plan to use these free downloadable cone animals, we’d love to hear!
Happy Thanksgiving! As much as we love designing the cutest personalized baby gifts, including 1st birthday shirts, personalized onesies, alphabet posters, personalized growth charts, big brother shirts, and big sister shirts, we’re taking the day off to spend with our families.
We’re so thankful for you, our readers and customers, and we hope you are having a festive day with family, friends, and fabulous food!
P.S. If you’re planning to do some early holiday shopping and don’t want to face the dreaded Black Friday crowds, stay in your jammies, grab a mug of coffee or hot cocoa (with whipped cream of course!), and shop our 15% off holiday sale on personalized baby gifts. Through 12/1, use code Merry15 to save 15% off all 1st birthday shirts, personalized onesies, alphabet posters, personalized growth charts, big brother shirts, and big sister shirts.
Online holiday shopping and a sale? Another thing to be thankful for!
Last week we wrote about pink as a classic, but not necessarily clichéd choice for a girl’s nursery, so we thought it was only fair to offer the same advice when using blue for a baby boy’s room.
We found some baby blue nursery décor options that will inspire a beautiful, not boring, boy’s room.
A personalized growth chart with a very graphic design boosts the décor power of baby blue, plus they make excellent personalized baby gifts. (ONE: 1 to 10, TWO: Colorful Words, THREE: Growing Giraffes, FOUR: Spell My Name personalized growth charts)
ONE: Between the chevron-patterned shade and the customized initial shape, this baby blue lamp will really light up a room design. (Perelle Lamps)
TWO: The Caravan Crib from Kalon Studios has light wood with baby blue slats to add impact to any nursery, and it’s FSC-certified to appeal to parents looking for an eco-friendly crib. (Posh Tots)
THREE: Pairing baby blue with a bright color, like with this soft minky blanket in orange and blue, really pumps up the color scheme. (Amazon)
Have you used baby blue in a nursery design? What did you do to make it really stand out?
And don’t forget, through 11/30 you can save 15% off all personalized baby gifts by using code Merry15 at checkout!
Want some gifting inspiration for boys? We’ve got five ideas on how to create a custom gift set using our little or big brother shirts.
ONE: Love to Sketch big brother t shirt and a pack of colored pencils
TWO: Nuts N’ Bolts big brother t shirt and a mini tool set (real or toy, depending on their age)
THREE: Rock On big brother t shirt and a drum set or other musical instrument
FOUR: Batter Up big brother t shirt and a baseball hat, glove, bat, and/or ball
FIVE: Super big brother t shirt and a superhero figurine or tickets to see Thor 2
Are you traveling to visit family or friends this Thanksgiving? Or maybe like us you’re just a big fan of the classic movie Planes, Train & Automobiles starring Steve Martin and the late great John Candy. Either way, we love the idea of using planes, trains, and/or cars as a theme for a nursery.
We’ve rounded up some fantastic nursery designs that feature these forms of transportation and paired our personalized growth charts with them.
Colorful and fun, this adorable nursery features all kinds of moving vehicles and we think the On the Go personalized growth chart would complement it perfectly, don’t you? (Image courtesy of Must Have Mom blog)
The oranges and blues in our construction themed Let’s Get to Work personalized growth chart works really nicely with the colors and framed vehicle artwork that decorate this sweet nursery. (Image courtesy of Roomzaar)
For a little boy who’s on the go and growing fast, we love this nursery design and would pair the My City personalized growth chart with it. (Image courtesy of Formula Mom blog)
Which personalized growth chart and planes, trains, and automobiles themed nursery design pairing is your favorite?
It’s a short work week – yay! And to celebrate, we’re having a 15% off holiday sale on all of our exclusively designed personalized baby gifts. Starting today through 12/1, use code Merry15 to save 15% off all 1st birthday shirts, personalized onesies, alphabet posters, personalized growth charts, big brother shirts, and big sister shirts.
It’s the perfect time to stock up on personalized baby gifts for the holidays!
(Personalized growth chart show here: Monkeying Around in Ocean Blue)
We’re often asked what kind of pen is best to use when recording a child’s height on their personalized growth chart. There are actually two parts to the answer to that question.
(Sample personalized growth chart: Zoo Friends in Ocean Blue)
First off, it’s best to use a fine point permanent marker, like a Fine Felt Tip Sharpie, on personalized growth charts to write easily and accurately. A fatter tipped pen will be harder to write legibly with and will not look quite as clear and concise.
(Sample personalized growth chart: Perfect Pennant in Navy Blue)
The second part of the answer depends on the background color of personalized growth charts. Use a colored pen that shows off well against the color darker personalized growth charts – i.e. a silver pen looks best against a dark background; on lighter colored backgrounds choose a colored pen, like black, blue, red, purple, etc that stands out against the personalized growth chart’s color scheme.
(Sample personalized growth chart: Best Friends)
User’s tip: Hang the chosen pen from a grommet with some twine so it’s easy to get to and can be used consistently whenever you choose to record your child’s height.
Have you noticed that multiple births seem to be on the rise? If like us you have friends or family with twins, you know that buying personalized baby gifts for baby showers, birthdays, holidays, etc, is especially appreciated as each child deserves to be recognized in their own right.
We’ve rounded up some twin-tastic personalized baby gifts here:
Whether its personalized onesies for a baby shower or 1st birthday shirts for parties, it’s nice to have them coordinate, not necessarily match. (ONE/TWO: Playful Hello and Classic Monogram personalized onesies (new design available onesie in BLUE!!); THREE/FOUR: Fun to Be One and Party One 1st birthday shirts)
Holiday cheer is twofold with this personalized ornament for twins. (Confetti Gifts by G)
Books that include twins’ names make story time extra special time and are thoughtful personalized baby gifts. (I See Me)
The KidKraft Personalized Aspen Kids’ 3 Piece Table and Chair Set makes an ideal place for twins to eat, draw, etc. (Wayfair)
We hope these personalized baby gifts for twins offer lots of inspiration for any upcoming gift giving needs.
Now that it’s starting to get colder, it’s time to break out the sweaters and jackets. But if your kids have short sleeve tees they love and don’t want to stop wearing, no worries, you’re kids aren’t going to freeze. Layering is the answer. And since we live in the San Francisco Bay Area’s ever changing microclimates, we are experts at layering!
Here are a few ways to pair comfy cardigans and dressy blazers with some of our personalized onesies, big sister shirts and big brother t shirt designs throughout the cold weather season.
Mix and match the Chic Style and Playful Doodles big sister shirts with J. Crew’s Girls Tipped Caroline Cardigan and Schoolboy Blazer in Velvet for super stylish ways to stay warmth.
Cozy up the Whale of Fun and Love to Sketch big brother shirts with a waffle knit cardigan and pinstriped blazer from H&M.
Keep babies warm (and super cute) by layering Old Navy’s Fox Critter Zip Hoodies and Micro Performance Fleece Hoodies over the Sweet Fox and Joyful Elephant personalized onesies.
Are these layered looks hot or what?