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Top Personalized Baby Gifts

December 31, 2012 21:53

Top 10 Personalized Baby Gifts We *love* to see the sweet and oh so creative ways our customers design personalized gifts to welcome new babies, celebrate special events, or just plain spoil the adorable little ones in your lives. Cries of "that's so cute" are heard over and over again as we sew and gift wrap our Boo''d think we'd be immune to cuteness by now but no. Here are some of my favorite creative gifts from this past year (and yes, it was hard to choose!).

If you see one of yours comment and tell us how your Makaboo gift was received...we just bet it was a hit! If you find these gift ideas inspiring, Pin it or even create one of your very own at

Personalized Diaper Covers Personalized Storage Bin & matching hooded towel
Personalized 3 Sprouts Storage Bins Personalized SwaddleDesigns Burp Cloths
Personalized Stephen Joseph Small Quilted Backpacks Personalized Stephen Joseph Rolling Luggage
Personalized Knit Sweaters Personalized Knit Baby Cap
Personalized Sleep Sack Personalized Satin Trim Baby Blanket

Top 10 Personalized Baby Names of 2012

December 31, 2012 21:45
Top 10 Personalized Baby Names of 2012 We have the honor of helping to welcome lots of adorable new babies to this world with Makaboo Personalized Baby Gifts, and it is SO fun to see first-hand what the most popular baby names of 2012 are. In fact, we’ve tallied them here - AND thrown in our predictions for the hottest names of 2013.
Makaboo’s Top Boy Names of 2012
1. Jack
2. Charlie
3. Liam
4. Henry
5. Jackson
6. William
7. Max
8. Luke
9. Oliver
10. Owen
Makaboo’s Top Girl Names of 2012
1. Olivia
2. Emma
3. Ella
4. Charlotte
5. Lily
6. Emily
7. Lucy
8. Ava
9. Claire
10. Abigail

Most Popular Baby Names of 2013
Here at Makaboo we are at the cutting edge of what baby names are going to be the next big thing, and we already have some predictions for 2013! The big news is that gender neutral baby names are hotter than a pregnant woman’s ankles in July.

Check out our list of the Top 10 Baby Names of 2013 to look out for (or avoid, depending on how you feel about it!) over the next 12 months.
1. Dylan
2. Rowan
3. Parker
4. Ellis
5. Hudson
6. Mason
7. Quinn
8. Easton
9. Carter
10. Ryder

What baby names do you think will top the list in 2013? Comment below with your top baby name ideas...who knows maybe it'll be the new Maxwell!

Makaboo Sneaks an Appearance on TLC's Mario & Courtney's Wedding Fiesta!

December 16, 2012 20:51

We were so thrilled to see our Personalized 3 Sprouts Storage Bins make an appearance on TLC's premiere of Mario & Courtney's Wedding Fiesta! Courtney has been a long-time fan and friend of and it makes our hearts all warm and fuzzy to know that our Boos are keeping little Miss Gia company in her nursery!

 Check out the clip below, and we wish the Lopez' so much love and joy!

Oh. My. God. We like, totally won! We are awesome!

December 14, 2012 15:41

You like us, you really like us!

Once again, we'd like to thank the Academy - we mean the voters - for selecting Makaboo as the winner for Greatest Baby Shower Gifts in Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards!! We are so totally psyched!

We could not have done this without such an awesome, rabid fan base. We beat out some of our very favorite brands, including the Honest Co. and Aden & Anais! We are pleased as punch.

We'll be celebrating this very soon and don't worry, you'll get a little something too!


Makaboo Wins Totally Awesome Award Best Baby Shower Gifts

They Grow Up So Fast

December 3, 2012 14:00

Three years ago today, late on the evening of December 3rd, 2009, we "flipped the switch" and Makaboo went live.

In one sense it feels like millenia ago; in the 1000 or so days since then, my mother beat not one but two bouts of breast cancer, my father was diagnosed with dementia, and my husband's sister bravely survived a horrific accident at the hands of a drunk driver. During the same 1000 days, we welcomed three more nieces and nephews into our extended family, and learned that we were expecting a little one ourselves. In March of 2012, I both welcomed our son Walt into the world AND closed on Makaboo's first round of outside funding.

So, it's been a dizzingly busy few years.

To the thousands of people across the country and world who have chosen Makaboo to help mark a special occasion, and to the countless little ones who snuggle up to a Boo each night, thank you so much for letting us be a little part of your lives. We hope we're around for a long, long time, and that the next three years are as thrilling as the last! turns 3!

It may be Makaboo's Birthday but we have a gift for YOU! Use code HAPPYBDAYBOO and enjoy $10 off your order of $30+ at now thru 12/31/12. Yay!

In honor of all things Cyber Monday!

November 26, 2012 03:01

One of our fans, and a truly great customer, sparked an idea early on that I’m so pleased to have accomplished this year…personalized Christmas gift items. Our new Holiday Gift selection includes Personalized Advent Calendars, Scarfs, Hats, Santa Cookie Mats and more.... Today, as an insider special offer, all our Makaboo fans can enjoy Free Shipping site wide and 40% off our all new candy-striped Knit Hats!

Free Standard US Shipping thru 11/26/12, use promo code: SANTAFREESHIP

Angel Dear Knit Hats 40% off thru 11/26/12, Use promo code: SANTAWEBELIEVE

Angel Dear Candy-striped Knit Hat

This will be the first year that I'm celebrating the holidays as a parent, and while Walt will be too little to wonder when Santa's coming down the chimney, his personalized Knit Hat will make an unforgetable Holiday photo.

Gobble gobble

November 22, 2012 09:43

This year, be the Kid's Table Hero, print out copies of our free Thanksgiving coloring page for all the little ones. Bring lots of crayons/markers & then stand back and enjoy the peace.

Trust us - you'll rule! 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from everyone at Makaboo!

Makaboo Personalized Gifts Thanksgiving

p.s. - we'd love to see finished pages...take a photo and share them on our Facebook page.

Need Help Counting Down The Days?

November 7, 2012 09:08

When I was little my Grandmother gave me a Christmas tree shaped Advent calendar with adorable quilted ornaments for each day. It was always the first sign that the holidays were upon us. I've been searching for the perfect personalized advent calendar for Makaboo ever since, and I'm so thrilled to announce that we've finally found them!

Our classic Christmas Tree Advent Calendar or sweet Gingerbread House Advent Calendar will look perfect when personalized with either a child or family name. And can I just say that I love the thought that Makaboo will be such a sweet a part of other little one's holiday seasons! I have the best job ever.

The countdown begins December first and we have limited quantities so get your order in soon!

Personalized Gingerbread Advent Calendar

Personalized Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

See What's Coming Soon to Makaboo!

November 5, 2012 10:09

My absolute favorite part of running is selecting what are hands-down the cutest new baby gifts, and then designing and photographing them for our site. A ton of hard work and creative magic all converged on our latest action packed photoshoot weekend, and I love giving everyone a behind the scenes look.

For all our photoshoots we've been so lucky to have real and very stylish homeowners open their doors to our crew. Our photographer Jason has done all the product images for the site (the images without cute kids) and it's always great to see him work his magic! It was also great to have Jason's assistant Brigham and stylist Sharlene back to help create another set of new Makaboo product shots. After so many photoshoots we're a well oiled photoshooting team and I'm so grateful to work with such a talented group of people! Oh and nothing could keep our Chief Baby Officer, Walt, from overseeing the shoot just to be sure we're always keeping it real for the baby set. He kept napping on the job though....

Makaboo's CBO Walt likes personalized baby gifts
That's Makaboo's CBO Walt approving of
our latest baby gift photo setup

Embroidered Diaper Covers aka fancy pants
Cute bootie patootie! Three all new
Fancy Pants diaper cover styles!

Personalized Milk Moon Kids Growth Charts
Finally! Adorable personalized kids' growth
charts, totally flipped when I found these.

Walt & Cindy with Personalized Moses Baskets
Walt looooved his Moses Basket and
insisted we add these to the site!

Personalized KidKraft Toy Box Bench
No playroom is complete without a personalized
Toy Box - love the bench on this one!

Personalized MJK Knits sweater, hat & blanket
Gorgeous hand knit baby hat, sweater &
blanket - enough said!

Personalized KidKraft Toy Caddy
Toting toys is essential for little ones!

Cindy Teasdale McGowan a Makaboo photo shoot
Here I am consulting the master shot list.

Woah Dude! Help Us Be Totally Awesome!

October 18, 2012 10:45

UPDATE: Wow! You totally helped us win it! We're now officially the 2012 Totally Awesome Award Winners for best Baby Shower Gifts. Big thanks to everyone who voted...our fans are Totally Awesome too!  Our lucky winner of Makaboo for a year is Angela Freeman!


Uhm, like, did you hear that Makaboo was nominated for a Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award? I know: we are so totally psyched. But now we like totally need your help!

We’re a finalist in the Style/Baby Shower category! I know, right?!? So, can you tell your friends and their boyfriends and like everyone else you know to vote for us too? Since winning an award called Totally Awesome would be, well…totally awesome, we’re offering a giveaway to one lucky voter, Makaboo for a year*!

Here’s, like, how to enter:
1. Visit Red Tricycle to vote:
2. Vote for Makaboo Personalized Gifts and leave a comment below saying "I voted for Makaboo"
3. Earn an extra entry by tweeting the following message on Twitter:
“I voted for @MakabooGifts in @Red_Tricycle #TotallyAwesomeAwards:”

Voting ends on November 30th and you can only vote once, so make your vote count, then tell everyone you know to vote for Makaboo too – it’ll be totally tubular!

Vote for Makaboo in best Baby Shower Gifts Red Tricycle

Thanks again and party on!

*Winner receives a series of 12 $20 gift certificates in 2013 with a total value of $240.

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