I’m a huge fan of giving personalized baby gifts, especially for babies that aren’t firstborns. And I recently learned about a cute personalized gift idea (and smart way to keep your children’s pacifiers straight) that is today’s hint: personalized pacifiers.
Didn’t know you could personalize pacifiers? I didn’t either, until I asked the folks over at MAM if it was an option. It turns out that since 2012, MAM has been offering customers the ability to buy pacifiers customized with a “child’s name, initials or clever saying” (think “Little Sister” or “Spoil Me,” for instance).
MAM is offering a $100 gift package — including six personalized pacifiers, teethers, oral care items, bottles, cups and pacifier accessories — to one lucky Hint Mama reader. See below for details.
Beyond MAM, others also offer pacifier personalization. Pacifier brand RaZBaby, for example, lets customers customize certain pacifiers with a line of text (think baby’s name). And there are a host of sites offering personalized pacifiers, including MyPacifier.com, PersonalizedPacifiers.com and Zazzle.com.
Don’t have any babies you need to buy gifts for? Customized pacifiers don’t just work great as cute gifts for new parents.
A spokeswoman for MAM says parents also purchase personalized pacifiers for their babies because the personalization makes it “easy to know which pacifier is yours at day care.” Plus, if you have multiple kids or your child likes to swap pacifiers with friends, personalized pacifiers can also make it easier to tell whose paci (or “baba,” as my tot calls her pacifier) is whose.
In addition, as shown in a video featured over at Today Parents, customized pacifiers can be a fun way to announce a pregnancy to a relative, like the future grandpa. They can also serve as cute baby shower decorations and favors.
To be sure, the personalization feature isn’t cheap. MAM charges $19.95 for two personalized pacifiers, $24.95 for four pacis and $29.99 for six (the pacifiers arrive in a nice gift box).
There also are limits to how much customization you can do. MAM, for instance, only offers customization of words, not images, on a select number of pacifier colors, and there’s a word limit of two lines of text with 10 characters each. RaZBaby, meanwhile, offers two $5.99 pacifiers with penguin images that can be customized with a short line of text.
However, even with these limitations, personalized pacifiers are a fun idea to consider. What are your thoughts on customized pacis and why? What uses could you see for them? Share your thoughts, and enter to win a MAM gift package, below.
MAM is offering a $100 gift package — including six personalized pacifiers, teethers oral care items, bottles, cups and pacifier accessories — to one lucky Hint Mama reader. Enter to win below.