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Making It Personal
SHOP BLAKE RUBY
While living in Atlanta, Detroit-native Alison Weiner was inspired by the custom cheerleading gear she saw her neighbor sewing. She was also missing the boutique clothing she loved shopping for while living in NYC, so Alison started Shop Blake Ruby, named after her daughter. T-shirts, tank tops, jean jackets, flannels and leggings come in sizes newborn to adult and can be customized to your liking. Personalize with your kids’ favorite princesses, MLB players, school or superheroes. The possibilities are endless — our favorites are the family sets. $25 and up. Etsy.com/shop/blakeruby or follow her on Instagram @shopblakeruby.
Perfect for the vegan/yogi/musician in your life and favored by Madonna, Giada De Laurentis and Real Housewives, Coup’s trademarked “Lettuce Turnip the Beet” products are super soft, and come in a variety of colors and styles. These conversation starters are hand silk screened in two types of vintage prints and make fabulous gifts for a wide range of demographics and ages (newborn-adult). The shop offers upgrades for gift wrapping, too, so not only do they promote healthy eating habits and do-gooding, but Coup will save your fingers from papercuts, too! Most styles are ready to ship 1-2 days from payment. The top-selling kid’s tee is made to order and ships about 3-5 days after production. $17 and up. Coup.etsy.com.
Chicago-based Psychobaby offers a wide assortment of personalized gifts, but this set of four customizable coasters are perfect for the holiday hostess in your family. Personalize each coaster with the name or phrase of your choice, up to 20 characters, and add a set of the chic mugs to complete the gift. We are also crushing on the personalized aprons and custom glass-etched casserole dishes, the perfect size for noodle kugel! $20 and up for coasters and mugs; $30 and up for aprons and casserole dishes. Etsy.com/shop/shoppsychobaby.
THE STITCHED CO.
Let the Wild Rumpus start! Your toddler will love these super-soft and cozy handmade leggings by the Stitched Co. Created by a stay-at-home mom to keep wild ones looking cute and stylish, all leggings are pre-washed, free of dyes and perfumes and come in a variety of fun colors and prints — including Harry Potter, Pizza and Milk. We are eating these up, we love them so! Custom leggings are available newborn-4T and run small, so size up! $24-$32. Etsy.com/shop/thestitchedco.
Rips and cold shoulders are having a fashion moment, and so are these custom snipped sweatshirts and tees. New Jersey-native Sharri Hyams’ background is in fashion and she has been making clothes forever, but she started Tailgate Tailored last year when her daughter was a senior in high school. She cuts up muscle tees, sweatshirts and flannels, creating a unique item for each customer. And although she favors MSU goods, where her daughter is a freshman, she’s happy to shred, lace, stud and acid wash a shirt from any school. She also custom makes on-trend chokers and bracelets, and has recently expanded into spirit wear and clothing for teams and moms, too. We can’t wait to rock a studded sweatshirt from our alma mater. Jewelry starts at $15; custom tees and sweatshirts start at $42. Tailgatetailored.bigcartel.com.
Hop Skip Jump Paper
Loved ones too far away to light the menorah together this year? Let them know just how much they are adored with these personalized fine-art prints. Hop Skip Jump Paper offers modern typography prints, available in 36 colors, with the text of your choice. Prints are individually made and range from $26 for an unframed 8 x 10 to $120 for an 18 x 24 stretched canvas print (our fave!). Order by Dec. 8 for delivery by the holiday. Etsy.com/shop/hopskipjumppaper or hopskipjumppaper.com. *
By Jodi Feld, Special to the Jewish News