Now here’s a favorite recent discovery that we made through a Christmas gift Sam received (Thank you Tita Lizzie!). The brand is called Frecklebox, and they sell personalized children’s gifts. Isn’t that neat?
I’d never actually heard of it until we received the package in the mail. Sam loved the idea that she had a box with her name on it. Initially I thought that they were name cards, but when she opened it we discovered, lo and behold, that it was a personalized puzzle!
Sam absolutely LOVES puzzles, and she loves the design. In fact when she decides to pull out the puzzle to play with, she’ll put it together and take it apart over and over again. It was great during those first few days of several jetlag, she would happily play by herself for a good 30-40 minutes and I could sneak in a nap. I actually now wish I had this with us on the plane for long trips (Idea for the future!).
When I checked their website, www.frecklebox.com, I discovered that they don’t only do puzzles, but storybooks, lunchboxes, placemats, growth charts and all these other things too. My only complaint is that I think is that the number of puzzle pieces are a constant 20, when I would have liked there to be an option as to how many pieces you can break it into as well. Although one plus I’d say, from the looks of it, is that they also update their designs according to the upcoming occasion or season. For instance now, they’re selling a lot of Valentine’s themed items. I find that incredibly cool! It keeps the site fresh and new, and gives customers a reason for a repeat purchase.
It’s a great present to give as well. In fact Sam and I chose and purchased some to give to her friends and they too were an instant hit. How can you go wrong when you see ones name on the game you’re playing after all? We both liked it so much, we already picked out a design for Jamie’s puzzle too! 😉
January 29, 2012 at 10:18 am
This is so great! I hope they have an online store so I can give it as gifts to my friends’ kids.
January 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm
It is an online store. I just don’t know if they ship outside the US. 🙂
January 30, 2012 at 1:19 am
THIS IS AWESOME!!! I wish Luna is big enough for this already! Haha! Will bookmark their site!
January 30, 2012 at 9:04 am
haha! I know right?!
January 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm
That’s an excellent alternative to no-brainer toys for little kids 🙂
January 31, 2012 at 1:12 am
Cute! I love the idea of giving something personalized to kids that they will enjoy.
January 31, 2012 at 11:08 am
Just saw this article. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments everyone. Let us know if we can do anything to help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm
Hi Mark! Thanks for dropping in! 🙂
February 10, 2012 at 2:46 am
Too bad no one has franchised this in the Philippines. This will be a hit No more gift mix ups too!
February 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm
True! Maybe we should start one? 😉