#BacktoSchool with Mabel's Labels: Review and #Giveaway CLOSED

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Last year, my daughter misplaced her sweater at school so I had to pay a visit to the Lost and Found pile. Two things surprised me, as I stood before it: first, the huge number of items, and second - none of them were labeled. Imagine trying to identify your child's belongings in a mountain of uniforms where everything looks the same! Well all I had to look for were the labels. Because I label everything that can potentially walk away from my kid at school.

Mabel's Labels make labels that are an art form - a very useful one. Created by moms, these fun labels come in eye-catching colors and beautiful designs. I've been a fan for almost two years and have never gone back to using a permanent marker as a labeling tool. I can tell you that their labels don't just look pretty - they stay put and survive the daily use and abuse of my kids' stuff.

This year, I am using the Mabel's Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo to make sure my daughter's things stay away from the dreaded lost and (never) found bins. The combo includes 50 Tag Mates, 40 Skinny-Minis,  16 shoe labels and 2 Teeny Tags. The tag mates are small labels that fit perfectly on the tags of my daughter's clothes. They handle laundry very well - just as the Skinny-Minis handle the dishwasher and microwave. The shoe labels make sure my little dancer's ballet shoes make it to her bag. And on the bag, we use a Teeny Tag - a small metal tag with, of course, her name on it. We are still debating whether the second Teeny Tag looks better on a backpack or a lunch bag.

The labels in the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo are available in several color schemes. Our fave is the Colourful Look where the background is different in a very clever way, depending on what icon is picked for the design. I suggest experimenting with the designs and backgrounds until you find the prefect fit for your child's likes and personality. We chose the butterfly icon and the labels look wonderful.

The Ultimate Back-to-School Combo from Mabel's Labels is only available until September 30. For $42, you get over 100 labels. To me, that's the cost of one school jacket or a pair of shoes that could be lost for good had I not labeled them. The peace of mind that I would not have to console a child who lost her favorite polka-dot lunch bag? Priceless.

The Giveaway
One lucky reader will win an Ultimate Back-to-School Combo from Mabel's Labels!

To enter, please check out Mabel's Labels and comment below with your favorite product - or tell us how you label the stuff kids lose.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to #29 RisingSouth!

The deadline to enter is August 31, 2011, 11:59pm EST. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. or Canada. Subject to this site's Official Rules.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary item to facilitate this review. No compensation was provided for this post. Prize fulfillment by sponsor. Product description and pictures courtesy of the company or PR firm.

164 comments:

  1. Crissy said...

    Right now we are labeling things with a Sharpie, but these labels are great. I love the design with the skate board that is black and red with the lightning bolt, it suits my son very well.

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  22. Nikki M said...

    I love the colorful bag tags. These would really help us especiall with dance class.
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  25. Risingsouth said...

    I would love to have the Colourful Bag Tags to mark my daughter's jackets.

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  36. AnneLoyd said...

    I currently use a label maker but the refills are so expensive.

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  44. Trung Nguyen said...

    I like the Colourful Essentials Combo

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  59. Crissy said...

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  60. riley said...

    I really like the classic sticky labels. It's great that they are waterproof, so I could use them on my kids water bottles and lunch bags!

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  70. Charity and John said...

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  71. andalene said...

    I'd like to try their bag tags. I label with a black marker, at present. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  74. bigdisneyfan said...

    My favorite Mabel's Labels product is the Tag Mates. These are great for labeling so many things like shirts and pants right on the size tags.
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  91. Charity and John said...

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  92. corey said...

    I like the Sticky Labels and Skinny-Minis. I'm not good at labelling any of my kids stuff, everything gets misplaced - and if anybody has tips on labelling SPOONS, please pass them on.
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  95. leanne_mac said...

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  104. Debbie Kennedy said...

    I've used their labels before and I love them. My fav is the mini metal tag
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  108. polly said...

    i like their classic camp/school pack in the ocean colors. i use to use a marker to write the kids names on items
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