Growing up, I never had anything personalized. I wasn’t named Dinesh or anything, but I did have a slightly uncommon name that never made it on the personalized necklaces and accessories that all my friends had. And, being one of 5 children, I always wished that I had one, or maybe even two, items that were unquestionably mine. Because of that, I have always had a love for things that you can personalize with any name you want or even pictures of your loved ones.
Dakota’s Gifts offers a huge selection of personalized items I would have certainly adored as a child, and even more that I covet as an adult. When I was shopping the site, I found numerous pieces that I would absolutely love to own, like their engraved jewelry and photo gifts, as well as dozens of items that would be perfect to give this Christmas. But, because I can’t wait that long to surprise someone I love, I had to get my grandma a summertime tote for all her farmer’s market shopping and swim classes now.
When I saw the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Canvas Tote Bag, I knew it was the perfect thing to wrap up for my grandma. I asked to have it embroidered with her full name in the middle of the pink ribbon so no one would ever walk away with it, and sent off the order to the company. Literally a few days later, I got a knock at my door from the USPS carrier with the package containing the tote.
The website does say “Dakota’s Personalized Gifts: Fast Personalization” but I really never expected it to be that fast. It shipped so fast that I couldn’t believe that it could possibly be my tote at the front door. But, the best part is that even with super fast processing, personalizing, and postage, the tote and embroidery was still of extremely high quality and looks like someone took great care with it, which both me and my grandma will certainly appreciate.
Personalization aside, I was really impressed with the quality of the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Canvas Tote and how heavy duty the bag is. I must have 100+ of those cheap tote bags they hand out free at just about every event - the ones that start coming apart after just a few uses, so I was really excited to see that this was a high quality tote bag. Made of natural canvas and complete with sturdy pink straps, this personalized tote will surely last through anything my grandma could throw at it.
There are some really great special touches on this tote that I’m raving about, including a sewn-in key strap so you can always keep your locker key or house key handy, an expandable bottom so you can flatten the bottom of the bag to keep it upright, and a Velcro closure at the top of the bag to keep items from falling out. I also love the front pocket on the tote that is perfect for storing small and quick-grab items on the go and helps add to the functionality of the tote. The tote itself is a good practical size for shopping, working out, or even for using as a beach bag, which is why I know it’s going to be my grandma’s new favorite bag.
Now that I have seen the quality of the personalized products at Dakota’s Gifts, I am really excited to start my holiday shopping and create something memorable for everyone on my list. I love that they offer such an expansive collection of engraved gifts, photo gifts, embroidered items and more, but I also love that they ship quickly and package your items using recycled wrapping to ship via USPS – not only does it save costs in most instances, it also utilizes our great mail carriers who visit us every day, even if it’s just to give us bills and invoices!
Price: $34.95 for the Breast Cancer Awareness Tote with free personalization with a short name or monogram of your choice. Measures 21 1/2 x 16 x 7
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A huge thank you to Dakota's Gifts for creating a such a great keepsake for my dear, dear grandma for us to review and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. All opinions are 100% ours and no type of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.