Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Today's YOU TAKEOVER TUESDAY question comes from Amanda in Beech Grove, Indiana:

Dear AFOMFT, My daughter is three and all of a sudden, she has a ton of birthday parties to go to.  I'd like to save myself the time and trouble of trying to come up with a different present for each kid so is there a great gift you can suggest that will work for boys and girls in the 2-4 age range?  And it's a huge plus if it's $25or less!

I feel your pain, Amanda.  Gabrielle and Alaina have gone to more birthday parties in the past few months than I think I did in my entire childhood, and coming up with what to give is never easy.  How many more toys or outfits do most kids need, right?  Luckily, I recently stumbled upon a fabulous option that's going on my go-to list for gift ideas - personalized book plates from Jack and Izzy:

Is that cute or what?  And before you say anything about butterflies being too girly, check out the airplane version:

I love how sweet they look in the front of a book!

There are lots of different images and color combinations to choose from so even if you buy the same gift for12 kids, each one can still be unique.

And you can give Jack and Izzy's book plates to grown ups too.  The modern monogram style would make a terrific gift for your child's teacher.

The best part about this gift idea is the price - you get 35 book plates customized to your specifications and packaged in a custom tin for $18!  For that price, you could wrap them up with a few books too.

And here's another adorable - and affordable - product from Jack and Izzy that would also make a perfect present - personalized note cards:

I've gotten note cards with the girls' names on them as gifts a few times and they always come in handy.  They're also terrific to give at baby showers or to new arrivals too.

Amanda, I hope that my suggestions from Jack and Izzy solve your gift-giving dilemma. And now I've got a present for one of you!

Sarah, the owner and designer of Jack and Izzy, has graciously offered to give a set of personalized book plates to a lucky AFOMFT reader!  To enter, visit Jack and Izzy and post a comment here telling me which illustration choice and scallop color you'll choose if you win (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber
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  • Visit Jack and Izzy and make the store a favorite.
  • Follow AFOMFT on Twitter (@AFOMFT or click the birdie icon on the sidebar) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  Win a set of personalized book plates for your little one from @AFOMFT - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
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  • Blog about AFOMFT or this giveaway (worth 2 entries so please post two comments) and post a link to the post.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends June 7th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on June 8th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

If you'd like help from A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS or want to share something fabulous you've found, we want to hear from you!  Have a party theme but want help finding decorations?  Just redecorated your kid's room and want to show it off?  Shoot me an e-mail at afomft@gmail.com if you're on the hunt for the perfect product and just can't find it or if there's something you love and want to share. We'll do our best to help out and every reader featured on YOU TAKEOVER TUESDAY will receive a special gift from AFOMFT. What are you waiting for? Hit us up!

Images: Jack and Izzy

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