Put that marker pen away. You won’t need to write your kid’s name on his belongings when you can print, embroider, and record it professionally. DOROTHY TAN susses out seven products that can be personalised.
BATH TOWELS & SLEEPING BAGS
Walk on the wild side with animal-themed sleeping bags ($158.70) and hooded bath towels ($79.30) by The Land Of Nod. Everyone loves functional gifts, especially if they look this cute.
Featuring exclusive designs by independent artists, these charming pieces will make little ones look forward to everyday routines like bedtime and bath-time. The animal face on the sleeping bag can be used as a pillow, while the towel’s adorable hood helps to dry little heads quickly. Both items are machine-washable, made of soft comfortable materials, and extremely snuggle-able.
Using ﬂash cards with babies and toddlers is a great way to introduce words and ideas to them. These educational moments can also double as precious bonding time.
The simple, attractive illustrations and clear text on Papypress’ ﬂash cards ($49.90) are designed to catch the eyes of little ones, and can be personalised with the child’s name to foster a sense of ownership.
Besides alphabet ﬂash cards, the store also offers bilingual ﬂash cards that feature both the English and Chinese names of various animals. A useful tool for exposing kids to a second language, these cards can be printed with their Chinese names.
These adorable personalised plush toys ($48.90) by Label of Love Studio are actually mini-me versions of your mini-me. Meant to be fun childhood companions, these dolls are completely customisable, from the colour and style of their hair to the design of their clothes – you can also choose to print a name on your doll.
There are three ‘Lil Girl’ and three ‘Lil Boy’ characters to base your plushie on. Standing at about 30cm tall, each of these are made from organic cotton and stuffed with polyester. There is even a personalised pet plush toy for those with fur-babies.
No list of personalised children’s products would be complete without a mention of clothes. There are many options available for cute baby and children’s clothes printed with names, special words and graphics. However, if you do not want strangers to know your little one’s name for security reasons, it may be safer to keep personalisation of garments to those that are worn only at home.
These adorable pyjama sets ($43.95 for summer sets; $56.95 for winter sets) by Stuck On You, featuring minimal designs and timeless stripes, are perfect for helping kids sleep comfortably through the night. There are numerous graphics and quotes to choose from, including icons of a cupcake and a unicorn – we especially like the typographic design that says “Eat Sleep Repeat”.
Based in Estonia, Etsy store Prosto Concept offers a wide range of lovely baby pillows (from $33), including ones that are shaped like clouds, raindrops, animals, ice cream, fruits, and more. Each pillow has a calm and soothing face, and can be embroidered with a name, in a font of your choice.
Designed to be held comfortably by little hands, all of the store’s pillows are made with 100-percent cotton and ﬁlled with hypoallergenic polyﬁbre. The fabric used in the pillows has been washed with eco-green conditioner, and only non-toxic paint is used, to ensure that they are safe for babies and young children. Personalisation costs an addition $10.
Kipling is known for its lightweight, durable bags, but did you know that it also offers customisation? Top up $10 and you can embroider up to eight letters and numbers on the item purchased.
This service takes about a week, and is available at its stores at Bugis Junction, Ion Orchard, 313 Somerset, Jem and Vivocity.