Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: CafePress Hoodie Review and Giveaway


Some of the best gifts are those that are personalized or custom. This Valentine's Day, don't just buy a gift, create one. CafePress can help you to create custom Hoodies, T-shirts, Paul Frank SIGG Water Bottles, iPhone Cases, iPad Cases, Underwear, Thermoses and more. They are also always adding new products like their new Stadium Blankets and Custom Yoga Mats. I was lucky enough to receive a dark custom zip hoodie.


I decided to create a custom design for myself that reflects my love for Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars. As some of you may already know; they are one of my favorite bands. The last 30 Seconds to Mars concert that I attended was outdoors and I had to cover my T-shirt with a sweatshirt jacket to stay warm. Now, I can just wear my 30 Seconds to Mars custom CafePress Hoodie and be warm while still representing one of my favorite bands. Here is the design I came up with:


The picture (yes, you can use pictures too!) is from when I saw them live in California last September. Then, I placed the bands name, the word "Echelon" (a term for dedicated 30 Seconds to Mars fans), and some of the symbols that represent the band. I was a little worried about the photo because it wasn't the best quality (I had zoomed in to get this picture). CafePress did a wonderful job! The photo looks just like it does on the computer screen (if not better) and the entire design came out perfect. It is also well done. These letters/ photos will not be rubbing off anytime soon.

As for the hoodie itself, it felt a little stiff where the design was when I first received it. I couldn't wait to try it on, so I wore it anyhow. I was really impressed with how soft and comfy it is. The slight stiffness worked itself out after a few wears and I didn't even notice it when the hoodie was on. It does run really big, so I recommend ordering a size smaller than normal. I ordered a size smaller than what I normally get and it was still a little big (which I personally love). The hoodie is 90% preshrunk cotton and 10% polyester.

Want some ideas for Valentine's day hoodies? CafePress has a lot of great designs to inspire you. Here are a couple that I loved:



They even have whole sections devoted to "I Love My Husband" or "I Love My Girlfriend". I think the military one's are particularly sweet since the Wife/Girlfriend can stay warm and think of her soldier while he is away.

I definitely recommend CafePress for hoodies or any photo product you may want. I have received several products from them and they have all been fantastic.

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Melissa B. said...

My favorite is when my husband takes me out to eat and to a movie.

Jeannine said...

my fav valentine gift was a hotel stay with a nice dinner and dancing


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Breanne said...

I've never gotten anything for Valentine's Day :/
My husband will be underway this year and on deployment next year so he won't be able to get me anything anytime soon.

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I like the Vintage Indiana Blue Hooded Sweatshirt

loni said...

we generally do exchange gifts, but we spend the day together at dinner or a movie

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April said...

I don't like valentine's day so we don't really do gifts but my father in law usually gives me chocolate covered cherries which are my favorite.
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naturegirl said...

My favorite Valentine's gift is an African violet that I received several years ago. It has bloomed with lovely blue flowers almost continuously since I got it.

JD said...

a towel with my name stitched into it..i still have it to this day

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susansmoaks said...

i love a handwritten note, wine, chocolate and my husband for Valentine's day
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Years ago a boyfriend surprised me by setting up a waterbed in my bedroom and arranging for a professional massage at home.

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Our first Valentine's Day together, my husband gave me a diamond ring (not an engagement ring, mind you, but a diamond ring nonetheless!). Keeper!

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Hubby had a painting of our first house together commissoned for me as a gift once, that was a really, really good one.

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I like the Army tote (My Husband Carries an M4). I would get that for my daughter - in -law and if she didn't love it, my son would, lol.

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My favorite was a pin my son made for me in 2nd grade. He's now 24.
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My favorite gift is getting to go to my favorite restaurant. It's expensive so we can only go once a year or every other year. thank you!!
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My favorite Valentine's Day gift is a dozen long stem roses. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

The futurama alien language tee.

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Atreau said...

It was this gold heart necklace my parents bought me when I was little..

calgirl said...

My favorite Valentine's Day gift is doing something together that we have never done before such as cooking class or hiking a new trail or dining at an ethnic restaurant.

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I love the German Shepherd dog hoodies.

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