Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Back to School 2010 Giveaway: Personalized Hoodies for Girls & Boys [CLOSED]

Have you ever seen a piece of children's clothing and wished that the brand made the same thing in your size? Well, that's how I feel about the Angel Dear Classic Hoodie Jacket from Makaboo. It is so soft and cuddly. I would like to have all my clothing, bedding, and upholstery made out of the same material.

This personalized hoodie comes with free embroidery so you can add your child's first name or initials on the front. That's one less thing I'll be required to label when she starts preschool. Plus personalized items always make my children feel extra special.

This hoodie, which is available in a size 0-6mos up to a 4T, comes in six basic colors. Whether you are shopping for a boy or a girl, you should be able to find a color that would be suitable for your little one. The ordering process was very user-friendly and included the following . . .
  • Free embroidery
  • 5 embroidery colors to choose from
  • 5 fonts to choose from
  • A reminder to verify your spelling
  • A gift message option

This hoodie arrived quickly and nicely presented. It is ready to throw into a gift bag and is also presentable enough to ship directly to a gift recipient.

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This Angel Dear hoodie is made of 100% polyester and is extremely plush. If it were any plusher, I think the embroidery would get hidden in the depths of the nubby fabric. I love how the jacket gently hugs my daughter at the wrists, the hem, and around the edge of the hood. The two front pockets are perfect to keep her little hands warm. She is wearing a 4T, which is her true size. I also love how the zipper matches the jacket exactly and is completely hidden when the jacket is zipped up.

This hoodie would make a great jacket for early autumn. It also can be layered under a denim, fleece, or barn jacket for even brisker weather. The hood is not deep, but does cover my daughter's ears, which is what is important to me. I think a deeper hood might be too bulky in this thick material.

To view Makaboo's full selection of personalized baby, infant, and toddler gifts, visit, where you can receive Free Ground Shipping on orders over $100. Join the Makaboo Mavens mailing list to receive 10% off your first purchase.

Thank you to Makaboo for sending us a sample hoodie free of charge to base this review upon and for providing a second hoodie for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive an Angel Dear Classic Hoodie Jacket in their choice of size, color, and personalization (subject to availability).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of personalized gifts offered by Makaboo. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the item you would like most to give as a gift (aside from the item reviewed in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, sign up for the Makaboo Mavens Newsletter . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did so. Please leave the email you used to sign up, if it is different than the one in your profile. I will be verifying these entries.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!