5 Ways to Personalize Without the Baby's Name

January 02, 2017

5 Ways to Personalize Without the Baby’s Name

Sometimes personalizing a gift is not as straightforward as adding the baby’s name. What if you don’t know the name yet? You’re not sure of the spelling? Or maybe (my favorite reason) you want to do something a little beyond the ordinary.

Here are some of my go-to tactics for making a super customized gift without knowing or using a child’s name.

Highlight the Last Name

This is the easiest workaround when the couple hasn’t chosen a name yet, but you still want to give a gift. Adding a cute adjective before the last name makes it personal. This is actually preferable for gifts for older kiddos because having first names on older children is not always desirable.

Some of our styles I think highlight this the best are Oui Oui, Cool Kids, and Moto.


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Give a little Hometown Love

There are a lot of things more personal than a name, and a little bit of hometown love is one of my favorite ways to call out a different aspect of what makes this babe unique.

Our Varsity, Vintage Summer and Local styles are great options for this.

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Headed for Greatness

Calling out a future college, profession or hobby for your little is a great way to tie in the parents to the gift. I think the more specific the better here; use a dorm or fraternity name instead of the university. A job title or project callout over simply the company name.

Our North Country and Patriot styles work great for this kind of customization.

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Play up the Pets

They were the first baby, and are sure to be the little ones best friend, so why not give the dogs, cats and goldfish siblings of the world a little credit. People are obsessed with their babies, but they’re really, really obsessed with their dogs.

I like Printing Block, Patriot and North Country for this playful option.

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Pay Homage to the Pain

I really wish I could take credit for this idea, it's a customer's genius and just might be my favorite personalization of all time. The mom made that being, give her some credit!

This personalized newborn gift uses our Straight Outta Style

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