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The Best Personalized Baby Gifts of 2019 for Hospitals and OBGYN’s

When parents are looking for the perfect gifts for their newborns, personalization options can go a long way in convincing them to purchase one product over another. Many hospitals offer baby gifts in their gifts shops for customers to pick up when visiting the newborn for the first time but many of these items lack any personal touches.

As a hospital or OBGYN office, you are missing out on a valuable opportunity to offer the parents who visit you with something special that they’ll be thrilled to give their newborn if you don’t offer personalized baby gifts. With Makaboo’s line of personalized baby gifts, you can offer parents something special that they and their child can appreciate for its personal value for years to come. Today, we’ll be giving you our tips on finding the best personalized baby gifts of 2019 for hospitals and OBGYN offices.

Creating Lasting Memories With a Personalized Baby Gift

If you are a parent, it’s likely that you have your fair share of experience shopping around for the perfect baby gift for your newborn. There is an entire world of baby gifts to choose from with an overwhelming amount of options in terms of brands. Unfortunately, many retailers offering baby gifts don’t go the extra mile in catering to the unique needs of their customers by offering personalized baby gifts.

If you aren’t a parent, you can still see the value of a personalized baby gift. Thinking back to your favorite item gifted to you by your parents when you were a child, it’s likely that this item holds a tremendous amount of personal value to you. In putting yourself in the shoes of today’s parents-to-be, you can see the added personal value that could be ensured with a personalized baby gift.

By offering personalized baby gifts at your hospital or OBGYN office, you can give new parents and their newborns a gift that will create lasting memories and hold tremendous personal value for years and years to come. Whether it’s the newborn’s name or simply a logo for your organization, a personalized baby gift can serve as a reminder of the happiest moments in a parent’s life. Every parent holds onto the items gifted to their newborn and a personalized gift will give them the chance to look back with fond remembrance, even if it is a personalized item that holds the name of the hospital where their child was born.

Representing Your Brand

While there is a tremendous amount of sentimental value supplied to the proud parents of newborns in regards to personalized baby gifts, such items are also a great way to represent your brand. If you are a hospital or doctor’s office such as an OBGYN, personalized baby gifts that have your organization’s logo embroidered on it can be a win-win situation for you and new parents alike. When new parents pick up an item that has been customized with your organization’s logo, you represent your brand and bring attention to the services that you have to offer parents.

Personalized baby gifts of high quality, like those found at Makaboo, will be sure to draw attention. When customers are able to see that your organization cares enough about new parents and their newborns to offer gifts with personalized options, they will be much more likely to seek your services.

The Best Personalized Baby Gifts for Newborns

Now that you know the benefits and importance that personalized baby gifts for newborns can bring to your organization and the new parents that you service, you may be wondering which items to purchase. We’re glad you asked!

At Makaboo, we put our all into offering high-quality baby gifts that can be uniquely customized to the specifications of our customers. Here are our top picks for the best personalized baby gifts of 2019.

Angel Dear Personalized Lovie Blankets

Angel Dear Pink Bunny

Makaboo’s selection of personalized lovie blankets are a best-selling item and for good reason. With an extensive variety of different prints and styles, new parents love our lovie blankets for their newborns. These perfect little security blankets will bring an unrivaled sense of comfort to newborns with their soft, cashmere-like material. They are also durable enough to withstand any number of new adventures with your child as time goes on.

Our Angel Dear personalized lovie blankets also come with a cute animal head that is easy to grip and will have newborns smiling from ear to ear. There is a wide selection of animal heads to choose from ranging from a frog to a sweet little bunny rabbit. Measuring 13 x 13, our Angel Dear personalized lovie blankets are even machine washable so no amount of mess will get in the way of your newborn’s snuggle time. Whether you’re a parent choosing to get your child’s name embroidered or a hospital who wishes to offer new parents a keepsake that they and their child can appreciate forever, Makaboo’s Angel Dear personalized lovie blankets are the way to go.

Angel Dear Pillow Pals

Angel Dear Brown Bear Pillow Pal

Another Angel Dear product that we love to recommend to those looking for the perfect personalized baby gift for newborns is our selection of Angel Dear Pillow Pals. Makaboo’s Angel Dear Pillow Pals are the perfect snuggling companion for newborns and can be personalized in any way that you see fit.

Our wide selection of friendly looking Pillow Pals are particularly versatile products as they can be used in a variety of different ways. For one, our Pillow Pals can be used as nursing pillows, on the changing table, or as the perfect bedtime companion when your child gets a little older. Having so many different uses, this is one baby gift that a newborn is sure to enjoy for years to come, made all the more special with personalization options.

All Angel Dear Pillow Pals come equipped with a removable insert and are pillow machine washable so any unexpected messes or accidents won’t ruin the fun. Pick up a pillow pal for your child, hospital gift shop, or OBGYN’s office today to bring the perfect personal touch!

Personalized Blankets and Swaddles

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Blankets and swaddles are a must-have baby gift for all newborns. Not only does a high-quality blanket or swaddle provide that extra bit of comfort to newborns, it also serves as a great multi-use product that can be used to give your newborn a soft surface to lay on in any setting. From the changing table to a trip to the beach, personalized baby blankets and/or swaddles should be at the top of any newborn shopping list.

Makaboo offers a huge selection of customizable blankets and swaddles featuring different prints, sizes, and materials, so finding the right one for your newborn is easy. As a hospital or OBGYN office looking to offer something particularly special to new parents, adding your embroidered logo will not only represent your brand but also serve as a reminder that parents and their newborns can treasure forever. Don’t miss out! Makaboo’s line of blankets and swaddles are extremely popular, so don’t miss the chance to place your order today.

Baby Clothes

Baby clothes are one of the top items on any new parent’s list of things to pick up for their newborn. As a hospital or OBGYN office that wishes to offer an impressive selection of personalized baby gifts to your visitors, baby clothes are a must-have.

At Makaboo, we put love and care into selecting only the best personalized baby clothes to our customers. Here is just a small taste of some of our most popular personalized baby clothes:

Shop Makaboo’s Line of Personalized Baby Gifts for Newborns

As a hospital or OBGYN office, we know you care about new parents and their newborns as much as we do. At Makaboo, we put our all into offering the best personalized baby gifts available to parents and organizations like yours. Our goal is to make you 110% happy with your purchase every single time. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every item in our shop. If you are anything less than thrilled with your Makaboo product, contact us within 60 days and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase as well as working alongside you to make sure you get the best personalized baby gift for your newborn.If you have questions or need a little extra guidance in selecting the best items for the new parents that visit your hospital or OBGYN, feel free to contact us! We are happy to assist you in offering the very best personalized baby gifts that money can buy. Every new family deserves the highest quality and

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Give Your Favorite New Parents the Perfect Gift – Give a Personalized Baby Blanket

Copper Pearl Swaddles
baby blanket makes a perfect gift

Buying a baby gift is always a challenge, but finding the perfect gift for a set of brand new parents can be even harder. You could go the safe route and buy them yet another set of onesies or a toy chest full of fun baby toys, but a special occasion like this demands an equally special gift.

If you are looking for a baby gift that will be used now and treasured for a lifetime, why not give the gift of a personalized baby blanket? Few baby gifts offer this unique combination of practicality and beauty. The new parents can enjoy the personalized baby blanket now, using it to bed down their infant for the night or wrap them up for a nighttime trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Both parents and baby are sure to love the snuggly warmth and softness of a personalized baby blanket.

Unlike many other baby gifts, which will be quickly outgrown and perhaps even discarded, a personalized baby blanket is sure to be cherished long after that once-tiny baby has outgrown the crib and started to walk. When the baby is too big for the blanket, the new parents can frame or otherwise preserve your thoughtful gift for years to come. With one gift, you can give a practical item and a treasured family heirloom.

Some parents even give their old personalized baby blankets to their now-grown children. A framed personalized baby blanket makes the perfect housewarming gift, and it is sure to be a unique conversation piece.

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The Wall Street Journal

A Guide to the Best Baby Gifts

June 1, 2013

“It’s about getting something that will really make an impact,” said Cindy Teasdale McGowan, founder of the St. Louis baby store and website Makaboo. “Not just the bottle cage that you put in the dishwasher. Nobody wants to give that.” Ms. Teasdale McGowan has baby-gifting cred in spades. When she established Makaboo in 2010, she was already an aunt to 23 nieces and nephews.”…

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St. Louis Business Journal

McGowan Touts the Perfect Gift

June 1, 2013

Cindy Teasdale McGowan, founder of local baby store Makaboo, touted the merits of a personalized gift in a Wall Street Journal “Guide to the Best Baby Gifts.”

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Baby Takes Manhattan

Baby’s First Easter Featuring Makaboo Personalized Gifts

March 27, 2013

#2. Easter Must-Have: Makaboo’s Personalized Angel Dear Lovies

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The Simple Moms

Make It Personal With Makaboo Gifts

March 6, 2013

Friends, there’s a new online shop in town, and it’s going to blow your mind with how easy they have made personalized gift giving. The store is called Makaboo, and it’s my new favorite place for personalized children gifts.

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Makaboo’s Organic Farm Buddy Lovies Get Some Love


February 21, 2013

Your secret weapon: Makaboo. The go-to site for sweet personalized gifts makes creating a one of a kind keepsake a cinch. Our pick? These quirky-cute farm animal lovies.

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Edmonton’s Child Magazine Recommends Makaboo

February 4, 2013

Makaboo, a leader and specialist in the trend of personalization, has the perfect gift for all the little ones in your life.

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St. Louis Business Journal Spotlights Makaboo

Makaboo, online retailer for custom kids’ gifts, raises capital

January 17, 2013

Founded by Cindy Teasdale McGowan, Mak•a•boo was launched in downtown St. Louis in 2010 and sells personalized gifts such as blanketsclothingaccessories and more.

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Gift Idea Of The Day

New York Family Magazine

December 19, 2012

Makaboo’s Angel Dear Knit Hat is’s gift idea of the day! Just in time for Holiday stocking stuffers, personalize this adorable candy-triped hat sized just right for babies and toddlers.

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Makaboo Is Featured by Matchbook Magazine’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

December 4, 2012

Matchbook Mag is our field guide to the charmed life! We’re thrilled to have our personalized gifts listed among their top holiday gift picks!

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Makaboo Makes Working Mother’s 2012 Hot Holiday Toys Gift Guide

December 3, 2012

The edititors of Working Mother Magazine rounded up 24 great Holiday gift ideas all under $50. Makaboo’s Personalized Angel Dear Lovies are featured!

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Makaboo Founder Will Be Keynote Speaker

Missouri Venture Forum – December 7th

November 13, 2012

Cindy Teasdale McGowan, Makaboo Personalized Gifts Founder, will be the keynote speaker at Missouri Venture Forum’s (MVF) breakfast meeting, held December 7th, 2012.

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Huffington Post’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Makaboo made the list!

November 12, 2012

The editors at Huffington Post announced their top holiday gifts for kids under $100 and Makaboo’s Personalized 3 Sprouts Stroage Bins are a top pick!

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Makaboo Makes Spearmint Baby!

Makaboo Personalized Gifts

November 9, 2012

My kids LOVE seeing their name on things and this Christmas they are each getting something personalized from Makaboo.

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Thanks Simply Real Moms!

Get Personal with Makaboo Personalized Items!

November 1, 2012

I am excited to tell everyone about Makaboo Personalized Baby, Infant and Toddler Gifts, especially with Christmas just around the corner and always needing baby shower gifts.

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Makaboo Earns The PTPA Seal of Approval

Parent Tested Parent Approved

November 1, 2012

Makaboo Personalized Gifts is thrilled to have been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval. Consumers purchasing Makaboo’s innovative personalized baby gifts can rest assured that our products’ excellence has been evaluated by unbiased parent testers. PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.

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Find a Unique Baby Gift That Stands Out In The Crowd!

Simply Stacie Makaboo Review

October 6, 2012

I think we all appreciate and enjoy when we can buy or receive products that have been custom made especially for us.  Enter mak•a•boo, with a line of personalized baby & childrens’ products that are easy and fun to purchase!

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The Perfect Gift!


September 25, 2012

The coolest part of the Makaboo experience is customizing the gift to the recipient.

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Why We Love Makaboo


September 24, 2012

 It’s the perfect place to start, ensuring that no two gifts are ever the same again.

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Personalized Baby Gift Review

from Cool Mom Picks

September 12, 2012

Custom embroidery on just about any kids’ gifts you can imagine: Makaboo!

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Makaboo Is Featured on A Hen’s Nest

September 9, 2012

When you want to welcome a new baby into the world, whether your own or a friend’s, you want to do so in a special way. Personalized baby gifts are a really fun way to show how much you care. Makaboo has so many beautiful items.

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7 Personalized Picks For Back to School

From Baby Center

August 28, 2012

Makaboo tops Baby Center’s list of the best places to shop for personalized back-to-school gear.

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Makaboo’s Founder Talks Baby Trends

From KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis

May 23, 2012

Watch Makaboo Founder Cindy Teasdale McGowan discuss trends in baby fashion and decor, names and more with Show Me St. Louis’ Julie Tristan

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We Want You To Be 110% Happy

At Makaboo we work very hard to produce the highest quality gifts, and there’s nothing more important to us than your satisfaction.

To that end, please check your spelling and embroidery choices very carefully before completing your order.

If you are less than thrilled with the quality of any Makaboo item you’ve purchased or received within the last 60 days, please contact us and we’ll do our best to make you happy.

We’ll also give you 10% off your next purchase, because we want you to continue making Makaboos!

Please note that we typically do not provide refunds for embroidery that was misspelled or incorrect on the part of the purchaser.

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Where Are Māk•a•boo Products Made?
Māk•a•boo purchases the highest quality baby gifts we can find, from all over the world. We embroider them on-site at our St. Louis, Missouri facility and ship them across the country. You can learn more about where each of our brands' goods are manufactured in the section on Our Brands.
Where Does Māk•a•boo Get Its Icons?
Māk•a•boo hires designers to create each adorable icon in our exclusive collection. These designs are one-of-a-kind — you won't find them anywhere else! We add new icons every few months, so there's always something fun and new to make each gift as special as the person it's being given to.
What If I Made A Spelling Error On My Gift?
Please contact us as soon as you realize you've made a spelling error of any kind. If your order has already been completed, we will work with you to correct the error. We want you to be happy with every Māk•a•boo!
How Many Font Choices Do I Have?
Depending on the fabric type of your gift, you'll have anywhere from two to ten font choices. On thicker fabrics like chenille, we limit the choices to thicker fonts that will stand out on the fabric, while on very fine fabrics like Pima cotton we limit choices to delicate fonts that don't run the risk of tearing the clothing.
Does Māk•a•boo Do Monograms?
Māk•a•boo hopes to add monograms to its embroidery options very soon! For now, we recommend selecting the "One Text Line" option when you choose a layout for your gift, then entering one, two or three letters to create your own monogram.


What Credit Cards Does Māk•a•boo Accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. We can accept cards from any country.
Where Does Māk•a•boo Ship?
Māk•a•boo can ship anywhere that the United States Postal Service ships, including international addresses, PO boxes and military bases. If you have trouble placing an order to a specific address on the site, please call us at 855.326.8670 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
How Long Does It Take To Receive An Order?
Māk•a•boo ships most orders from its St. Lous, Missouri facility. Non-rush orders take business 5-7 days to be sewn and shipped. Once your order is shipped you will receive a shipping confirmation email with package tracking details. Any item marked Special Order ships directly from the maker. Please note that MJK Knits items usually take 4-6 weeks for delivery.

USPS w/ Delivery ConfirmationOrders normally arrive 2-4 business days from ship date. Please note that this time period is not guaranteed by the Postal Service. We do not ship internationally. 
RUSH Order w/ USPS Express MailAdding Makaboo RUSH for an additional $24.99 means that Makaboo will sew and ship your order the next business day. Orders normally arrive 1-2 business days from ship date to most locations. If your order must arrive by a certain date, please email us at or call us at 855.326.8670 to make sure we can accommodate you - we'll do our best!
USPS Priority MailOrders normally arrive 6-10 business days from ship date.
Can I have my order rushed to receive it as soon as possible?
Of course! If you select the “RUSH” option when you select your shipping choice, for an additional $24.99 Māk•a•boo will push your order to the top of the queue and will be sewn and shipped the next business day, then shipped USPS Express Mail, where it will arrive within 1-2 business days. Please note that any item marked Special Order is not eligible for RUSH orders. For more details, email us at or call us at 855.326.8670.
What Are My Shipping Options and Costs?
Māk•a•boo ships from its St. Louis, Missouri facility. Non-rush orders take 5-7 business days to be sewn and shipped. Once your order is shipped you will receive a shipping confirmation email with package tracking details.
Standard Shipping Within Continental US
Māk•a•boo’s standard shipping is USPS Priority Mail, USPS First Class Mail, and USPS Parcel Post depending on the weight and size of your package. All services cost $7 per shipment for orders shipping within the contiguous United States. Packages normally arrive 2-4 business days from ship date. Please note that this time period is not guaranteed by the Postal Service. Additional delivery surcharges may apply for Special Order items that ship directly from the maker.
Standard Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii,
Standard Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, is provided via USPS Priority Mail, USPS First Class Mail, and USPS Parcel Post and costs are based on location and service. Please note these shipments will take longer to arrive.
Standard Shipping to International Destinations
Māk•a•boo can ship anywhere that the United States Postal Service ships and shipping costs are based on package destination. We use USPS
Rush Order w/ USPS Express Mail
Makaboo offers RUSH service and expedited shipping.  Shipping costs are based on package destination, and orders typically take 4-8 business days to arrive. If USPS does not offer Express Shipping to your destination, the site will not list it as an option in the card.
RUSH Order w/ USPS Express International to Some International Destinations
I am sorry we do not ship internationally
Free Standard Shipping on Orders Over $100
Māk•a•boo offers free standard shipping for orders over $100 shipping to a single domestic location within the 48 contiguous states. For orders over $100 shipping to multiple domestic locations, the first shipment in the cart will ship for free. Free shipping does not apply to expedited orders,
Do I Have To Pay Sales Tax?
Māk•a•boo must charge Missouri sales tax to all orders being shipped to a destination in the state of Missouri, where we operate. If your order is being shipped to another state, you will not be charged sales tax.
Does Makaboo Offer Free Shipping?
Māk•a•boo offers free standard shipping for orders over $100 shipping to a single domestic location within the 48 contiguous states. For orders over $100 shipping to multiple domestic locations, the first shipment in the cart will ship for free. Free shipping does not apply to expedited orders,
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About Us

mākaboo Personalized Gifts was launched in St. Louis, MO in December of 2009 with the goal of becoming the nation’s premier online destination for high-end personalized children’s gifts. Since its launch, mākaboo has shipped gifts to all 50 states, and has been featured on Stroller Traffic, and a variety of other local and national media outlets.

Since mākaboo is primarily an online retailer where customers cannot see and touch its products, the site features brands that moms already know and love – lines like Aden & Anais, Angel Dear, Bella Bliss, Kissy Kissy, and Swaddle Designs. We are proud to include our one-of-a-kind personalization experience, embroidery, and darling packaging free with all of our gifts.

About Makaboo's Founder

Cindy Teasdale McGowan, mākaboo’s founder, came up with the idea for mākaboo while working in the Product Group at in San Francisco. She loved helping consumers to build tangible products with intangible software and thought no one was doing a fantastic job in the baby gift space.

In 2007, Cindy moved back to her hometown of St. Louis to be with her now-husband, real estate developer Bill McGowan. After a few stints at agencies in town, she decided to take the leap and start mākaboo.

Cindy graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. She and Bill now live in St. Louis’ Central West End with their cat Me (who used to have a brother named Julio), within a few miles of 18 of their 23 nieces and nephews.