makaboo offers personalized gifts for babies and toddlers and the prices are quite reasonable (all prices include embroidery). they carry the swaddle design blankets--my absolute faves--that you can have baby's name embroidered on. you pick the placement, color and font, all for $34.99.
i ordered the angel dear lovie ($19.99) to review. to be honest, when first browsing the site i wasn't 100% sure how i was going to feel about this lovie --i am not a lovie type of mom. the online process was super simple and after a couple of clicks, a sweet little lamb with henry's name on it was on its way.
when the package arrived a few days later i was instantly impressed. it came in a very cute printed box and inside a handwritten note (i go wild for this kinda thing!). the whole thing screamed quality and care. oh and that lovie that i thought was bound for henry's daycare cubby, is so soft and sweet, i melted. the proportions might seem strange at first (it's little) but it's the perfect size for baby and there are all these little nubby bits that babies love to rub as they drift off into sleep. the embroidery looks great and durable as well. one small criticism: i wish there were more (better) font options.
angel dear pillow pal ($29.99 value) to a lucky coos & ahhs reader. the pillow pal is a curved plush pillow that can be used for nursing or a snuggle toy for baby. makaboo will customize it to the winner's specifications.
fan of makaboo on facebook or follow them on twitter, then leave a comment here letting me know what you did.
additional entries: become a fan of coos & ahhs on facebook or follow on twitter, then leave a comment letting me know what you did. or do both of the above for makaboo and coos & ahhs. (4 total entries per reader). i will post the winner next week and the winner will be notified by email.
UPDATE: if you aren't a facebooker or a twitter, you can tell me your favorite item from makaboo and leave a comment.
the giveaway is open to all us readers. entries will be accepted till 8:00 pm (est) tuesday, june 8.