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Personalized Luggage For Your Little Traveler

For being so little, babies sure do travel with a lot of stuff! Between diapers, wipes, toys, extra clothes, the sound machine, etc., I end up giving up half my suitcase to my daughter when we go out of town. So when it came time to think of a Christmas gift for my brother- and sister-in-law (who are expecting their first baby at the end of February), I knew just what to get. Baby luggage is a gift to the parents as much as it is a gift to the little one. I’ve wanted to blog about this adorable suitcase ever since I bought it, but since I personalized it with the baby’s name, which wasn’t public knowledge until last week, I’ve had to wait. . . until now!

I searched everywhere for cute children’s luggage that I could personalize. Pottery Barn Kids has adorable luggage, but it’s pretty expensive (regular price $79.50-$124.50, depending on the piece and the size). I was also looking for something small and fun, something they could use for baby clothes now and he could use for toys later. I pictured their little man wheeling this behind him through the airport on the way to Disney World, filled with fun stuff for the flight. I finally found exactly what I was looking for on Etsy (not a big surprise—LOVE Etsy for this type of thing!).

Vickie Toalson with Deerpath Designs specializes in customized gifts, including this Stephen Joseph rolling luggage. I blogged about the Stephen Joseph backpacks a while back, and the luggage is just as adorable! There are designs for boys and girls, and Vickie can personalize them in a variety of colors and fonts. The embroidery turned out great, and the whole thing ended up costing about $53, including personalization and shipping. Now their little guy is all set for his first trip, and mom and dad won’t have to share their suitcase. . . at least not as much of it!

Lisa Leonard Jewelry

For Christmas last year, my dad and stepmom gave me a Lisa Leonard necklace like the one pictured below with my daughter’s name and her birth date. The necklace is so simple that it goes with almost anything, and I wear it to work all the time (can’t wear necklaces around my grabby little one). Every time I wear the necklace, I get compliments on it. All of her jewelry is really cute, and necklaces like this one make great holiday or birthday gifts!

Tiny Squares Necklace ($56)

Back to School

I am thankful that I won’t have to worry about back to school shopping for several more years, but when I do- I’m ready! A friend recently introduced me to The Crazy Dazy, which has everything from nap mats to lunchboxes to personalized backpacks. I absolutely LOVE the quilted Stephen Joseph backpacks- they are the perfect size for little learners and are super soft. With almost 50 different designs, I am sure I’ll find something Olivia will love. I am definitely not trying to speed things up (I was just saying yesterday that I wish I could keep her tiny forever!), but I am looking forward to the day I get her dressed for her first day of preschool with her new cute backpack!

Shake Your Bon Bon (Dress)!

How classic and adorable is this dress by Princess Linens?! I ordered one for my daughter’s first birthday and had her name embroidered on the front. Not only will it make for some great pictures, but it will definitely be a keepsake outfit. The dresses come in different colors in either corduroy or cotton pique. And they even have little jumpers for boys. Love it!