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Monday, August 18, 2014

Gift idea: Puzzle with your child's lovey

Over the past year, Toby has fallen in love with a stuffed animal named Mr. Fox. They cuddle together at night and, according to Toby, Mr. Fox tells really funny jokes. So...
As a back-to-school present, we gave him a puzzle with a photo of Mr. Fox. The puzzle has 12 big pieces—perfect for a just-turned-four-year-old.
We made the puzzle through Pinhole Press, the company that makes beautiful photo gifts. They have amazing and fun photo products for kids, including a personalized memory game, drawing pad, and book of names and faces.
I'd love to make more puzzles with family photos, and the more intricate puzzles would make great gifts for grandparents, too.
Which photo would you feature in a family puzzle? Does your child have a lovey?

Bonus for all readers: Get 15% off all Pinhole Press products with the code CUPOFJOLOVE, good until next Monday. (I'm planning to make some magnets for our new apartment, and how cute are these photo notepads?)

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo. Pinhole Press is one of my beloved long-term sponsors. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Cup of Jo possible.)

38 comments:

Catherine said...

That fox is awfully clean for a lovey! :)

Christie. said...

What a cute idea. My 3.5 year old is really into jigsaw puzzles at the moment and I've been so frustrated at only being able to find little ballerina and fairy puzzles.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha i think he looks cleaner in photos:) also toby's old pillow pets are DISGUSTING haha: http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2013/02/motherhood-mondays-lullaby-that.html

V said...

I love your throw pillows and blanket, could you let me know where I can get them? thank you

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks, v! the blankets were from terrain and west elm, and the throw pillows were from anthropologie.

Chetna Singh said...

My son has a Minion that he loves! I'm afraid he is pretty disgusting but he refuses to part with it.

Kathryn Sutton said...

This is adorable! Such a good gift idea - one I'll definitely be bearing in mind for the littles (and maybe not so littles) in my life... Love it.

Kat x
http://thelondonplaybook.wordpress.com

stephanie said...

This is so cute! I really love all the ideas from Pinhole Press, and Toby is such a great model :)
I hope your moving day wasn't very stressful, I'm looking forward to see some photos of your new house!

Mary said...

Mr. Fox is so cute!
Where is Mr. Fox from?

Yilin Kelly said...

This fox lovey looks so nice. Could you please let me know where to get it? I want to get it for my son's birthday.

Carmen Varner said...

Such an excellent idea for any age really. My nana would have loved a fun puzzle with a family photo. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

Elisha said...

I was thinking you are lucky to have your child attached to such a hip little lovey but then I LOLed at the link to the pillow pets!

Marta Greber said...

This is a lovely idea

Joy said...

Such a cute idea!
Unfortunately my son's favorite bear is in bad shape due to him being dragged everywhere with us.
Mr Fox looks like a sweet friend.

cookingwithtoddlers said...

I LOVE this! A perfect christmas gift for my little man and the stuffed turtle he's obsessed with.

Kiri Cragin Folwell said...

What an adorable little present!

Lauren Burkitt said...

Oh my gosh look at his little behind hahh so adorable!

Mrs. Sitzman said...

Pingu and Pinga are the lovies here! Love the memory game idea too

claire margaret said...

This is exactly what I have been wanting to organise for my Oma who loves puzzles. Just a shame they only seem to ship to USA and Canada. I'm in the land 'down under'. :)

jess newton said...

I have a lovey. We named our son Lovett and call him Lovey :)

Danielle Connelly said...

I love this idea! I am definitely going to try this for my nephew!
Adorable :)

xo,
danielle

deareverly.com

Wendy said...

My son also has a fox - Foxy. He has never spent a night without him. He is the same size as Mr. Fox and right now he is Lithuania with my son and my husband. Did I mention that my son is 32?

Ursula Rosien said...

Hello! What a lovely present. My daughter who is five is SO into foxes right now. Yes, my kids have a lovey and each one of them has a bear. But the bears have a special name called "beos". It is so cute how much they love their bears!

PoetessWug said...

That is such a great idea!!...for wedding gifts too! :-]

Rudey R said...

What an adorable idea! My youngest (also 4) would love that. She has a lovey named Monks (he is a monkey).

Cynthia Schoonover said...

Mr. Fox is adorable! Will Toby share Mr. Fox's jokes or are they a secret?

Cynthia Schoonover said...

Mr. Fox is adorable. Will Toby share Mr. Fox's jokes or are they a secret?

Alexa said...

haha that last photo! so cute.

Nina Leung said...

Cute idea! I'll have to do the same for my son's doggie. I love Toby's shorts in the last shot. He's standing like a little man. So cute!

amy said...

Such a cute idea! However, my 4 year-old's lovie is the most disgusting little blanket. Maybe I should photograph it anyway. I'm sure Claire James would love it.

Joanna Goddard said...

amy, i almost think that's cuter:)

bredd said...

I still have a lovey of my own! :) He was a gift for me/my mom at my baby shower before I was born. His name is Squishy and he is a tiny pillow. Needless to say, he has undergone several reconstructive surgeries. My parents always told me that I would surely get rid of him someday, but each year I keep proving them wrong. He was even the ring bearer at my wedding :)

Jess said...

Your new place looks amazing! Hope the move went well.

Anselm said...

- So, as a back-to-school present, we gave him a puzzle with a photo of Mr. Fox. ... 1giftsformen.blogspot.com

Independent Woman said...

When I was pregnant with my first baby I had mini puzzles made with his ultrasound to give to our parents as announcements. I super super live this idea of the lovey puzzle!

Cecilia said...

I've always wanted to order from Pinhole Press, and when I saw they made photo magnets I jumped at the opportunity. Afterall, I would be getting 3 more magnets than you do with stickygrams + the 15% discount for supporting a CupofJo sponsor, so I figured it would make it worth my while...That was until I got to the shipping part! $32 or $55 for shipping to Canada?? No thanks, I'll go with 2x orders from stickygrams with FREE shipping worldwide.

eastcoastbird said...

Joanna, Please tell me where you got the framed Union Jack?! I've been lusting over it since spying it on your wall ages ago!

Thank you!!!!

Juliana said...

Any idea where the adorable stuffed animal came from, Joanna? He's so cute, and I have a number of baby gifts to get in the near future...

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