UPDATE: Due to numerous complaints from customers including many orders than have not been completed and lack of communication, I can no longer recommend Fill in the Blankie. While I had a pleasant experience, it seems that is not the norm.
Personalized gifts are always a hit. I love them because you know they are given with love and made especially for the recipient. When it comes to baby products, monograms are always in, but are especially hot right now. Fill in the Blankie takes monogramming to a whole new level with their beautiful embroidered baby blankets. If you are looking for a one of a kind baby gift, this is it.
The customization process is very simple and only requires two steps. On the first page, you choose your blankie. There are 8 blankets to choose from and all of the information is laid out for you on one page- size, softness, weight, and quality.
On the next page, you will personalize your blanket and check out. You have the option to use their standard fill-in-the-blank form or you can create your own from scratch. There are several font and thread color choices. Other add-on options include glow in the dark thread, gift wrap, a stuffed pig, and illustrations.
You enter your payment information and check out on the same page.
The price of your blanket includes monogramming- up to 200 characters of embroidery. Prices start at $39 and go up to $145. Add-on options like glow in the dark thread do require an extra fee.
I chose the 400 ct. Sheety Blanket ($87) in the Pink Peony with Chocolate backing design. The reasons I chose this style are because I wanted a lightweight blanket that Bella could carry with her and that will hopefully become her security blanket. I also went with it, because it is the only blanket they offer with designs. All of the other blankets are available in different colors, but none offer printed fabrics or designs.
I put a lot of thought into what I wanted printed on Bella’s blanket. This is a blanket that I hope she’ll keep forever and I wanted to encourage her with it. Here is what it says
“She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”
“She believed she could so she did.”
It also has her full name.
No matter if she is 2 or 22, she can look at this blanket and know that her mama loves and believes in her.
It looks like the specific blanket I ordered is currently out of stock, but the Sheety Blanket is available in other styles.
While the Sheety Blanket is listed as a light/ medium weight blanket on the website, I would call it a light weight blanket. This is not a blanket you would use to keep warm, but more just to cuddle with.
Overall, I am pleased with the ordering process and with the final product. It’s a one of kind blanket and no one else will ever have one exactly like it. With that said, $87 is quite a bit for a family on a budget and I could never afford to spend that kind of money on a blanket. If you are looking for a quality piece and can afford a Fill in the Blankie, I do think you will be thrilled with your purchase.
Fill in the Blankie provided a blanket for our family to review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always.