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Feb 13, 2013
Monogrammed Stuff for Kids Makes It Personal
In honor of Get a Different Name Day (seriously, it's every Feb. 13!), make a swap – or immortalize your child's real moniker – by personalizing some cool gear
We all know our kids assume multiple identities. So why not jumpstart their imaginative play with the Get a Different Name Day holiday? You read it right. Get a Different Name Day is a legit holiday – every Feb. 13, to be exact. It's even copyrighted! So, in the spirit of this wacky (but fun) event, we surfed the web and came up with a few nifty items that you can personalize – you choose the name. Click through the photo gallery to discover our top finds.
Program them to eat a good lunch with this personalized robot-themed lunchbox that sells for about $29.95 on Frecklebox. You can even write them a quick note on its functional dry-erase surface, reminding them to eat all of the healthy food you packed. Great for any age that still carries a lunchbox!
OK, no one knows it yet – but your little one has assumed the identity of a helpless baby to confuse evildoers everywhere. Her true identity? Superbaby! Customize your miniature superhero with the name, or nickname, of your choice. Find it at Personalized Creations for only $19.99, in sizes 18-24 months.
You'll think this keepsake set is charming; they'll think it's swashbuckling good fun. The personalized book uses sea creatures to spell out your child's name – and reveal them as the treasure. When you're done reading, they'll engage in high seas high jinx, with the personalized pirate bandana. For ages 0-10, you can find it at I See Me! Personalized Children's Books for $46.95.
Who says snail mail is a thing of the past? Good old-fashioned manners go a long way in life – and these thank cards in a variety of designs make it creative and fun. Personalized stationery is perfect for any age. Find many different designs, with different price points, at The Stationery Studio.
They'll be on time if they have one of these personalized clocks from Olive Kids. The colorful designs make the timepieces an eye-catching feature of any bedroom – and maybe they'll pay more attention to it if it has their name on it. One can only hope. For about $29.99.
Your creative cutie will love this portable art ensemble that travels everywhere with her. It comes with 24 Crayola crayons, a memo pad and a soft chalkboard with chalk, as well as an eraser. It runs for about $28 at KooKoo Bear Baby and Kids. Personalization is available for $10 more.
Kids can personalize these water bottles with the name of their choice and one of dozens of designs, by Lim Bean Kids for about $24. Moms will love that they are BPA-free, and kids will love that it holds 20 ounces of their favorite hot or cold beverage.