Customizable Gifts for the Holidays

With days to spare before the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear, we’re sure you’re wracking your brain trying to decide how to get the perfect gift for the kid who has everything. Well, we’ve found three ways to satisfy any hard to please kid with these customizable gift options!

2010-11-09_12-54-55_765.jpgFill-R-Up – Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Fill-R-Up is a one of a kind store dedicated to all things you. Which means you can walk in and order a monogrammed gift basket or tote bag and fill it up with items any mom, dad, friend or new parent will love. The baby gifts are absolutely precious. And the “silly bandz” holder is pure genius. If you don’t live in the city but would like to order a gift from the shop, simply visit Fill-R-Up and start customizing!
girltee.jpgSwitchittz T-Shirts Now available online and at the W Hotel, these cool long and short sleeve tees will give your child the chance to change the look of their shirt with different 3D patches. Choose from a variety of scenes – space, jungle safari, princess and much more! Each shirt comes with one Switchittz patch and then you can purchase more for each tee. Just think – you don’t have to buy more shirts and your child can have a new look in seconds!
bttf-nike-dunk-custom-sneakers-010.jpgCustomizable Kicks at Nike Town or at – I can’t tell you how many compliments my daughter has received ever since she designed her own Converse sneakers online. While Converse offers fashionable sneaker options, head on over to Nike Town in New York City to create your own sneakers that you can wear for sports related activities.

Twitter Tuesday’s with “The Talk”

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(Los Angeles Parenting Bloggers meet the ladies of “The Talk”/Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS).

I am so psyched about this Tuesday’s Tweet Up topic on “The Talk.” Want to know why? Simple! It’s a time for all of us to rant about “what stresses you out about the holidays?” Of course, you’re welcome to share some of your own solutions during the show. But, sometimes when things are stressing you out you just want to rant to your girlfriends and it makes you feel better (or at least it works for me).
Guests on Tuesday’s edition of “The Talk” will offer tips on how to create a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner (don’t cook) and Martha Beck will be on hand offering life changing advice on how to de-stress the holidays.
Joining us for “Tweet Up Tuesday” will be “The Talk’s” “Mom on the street” Marissa Jaret Winokur who will be the show’s official “Mom on the tweet.” Marissa will be on hand throughout the show tweeting with viewers about all those things we’re annoyed about right now with all this holiday stresss!
You can join in on Facebook or Twitter and if you are itching to get in on the conversation and are like, okay, how do I start? Watch the show at 2pm ET (if you’re in another time zone, watch it when it’s on the air in your area), go to The Talk and they’ll show you how you can join in or if you’re a Twitter expert, you can join us on and enter #TheTalk. Looking forward to spending the hour bonding over what’s bothering us! Make sure you follow @rolemommy @marissajwinokur and @marissatalks and you’ll be good to go!