Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mabel's Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo Review

Once upon a time, in an elementary school near our house, a first grader went to school. With much excitement he selected his school supplies and proceeded to run off to his class. He lived happily ever after. Until....the school, when he lost his brand new lunchbox!

Bok Boy was heartbroken, since he had picked out a special lunch box that had a separate insulated wrap for his water bottle. We spent days searching the lost and found, hoping that someone had returned it, but alas, it was gone for good.

Now, I am not a totally clueless mom... His lunchbox had his name on it, but because of the color of his box, his name was not in an easily seen location.

Of course, that was before I discovered Mabel's Labels!

Mabel's Labels carries a wonderful selection of labels, for just about everything you could think of to label. They carry 411 wristbands so if your child is separated from you people have your info. They have allergy stickers that stay on your child's cups or lunch containers.

They also carry many household labels and even stationery products.

Mabel's Labels sent me their Ultimate Back to School Combo pack to review. This pack is no longer available, but they still carry all of the component items, along with other combo packs.

This pack contained:

50 Tag-Mates
40 Skinny Minis
16 Shoe Labels
2 Teeny Tags

The Tag-Mates are wonderful stickers with your child's name on it that sticks to their clothing tags to identify their clothing. It's a great alternate to iron-on tags for people like me (who have to hunt to find their iron) and SO much better than trying to write with a marker on the tag!

The Tag-Mates are truly amazing! They're easy to stick on and don't come off in the wash. I've washed Bok Boy's favorite sweatshirt multiple times and it's still stuck on strong.

The Skinny Minis are labels that stick to toys, sippy cups, spoons, bottles, whatever you have with a smooth surface that you want labeled. And, since Mabel's Labels is truly awesome, they're dishwasher and microwave safe and UV fade resistant. How much better does it get? Labels that stay on! No more masking tape on the sippy cups at daycare.

The Shoe Labels are these amazing circular labels that stick on the inside of your child's shoe, under his/her heel. There's a special clear sticker that goes on top and protects the label from your sweaty feet. These labels don't come off, and they're perfect for playlands, karate class, or places where your child's shoes might get mistaken for someone else's.

Bok Boy's favorites are the Teeny Tags, which are a little metal tag that hangs from a keyring and attaches to things (such as zipper pulls). He now has these tags on his backpack and his lunchbox, and they're easy to see if he loses his lunchbox again.

While the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo is not currently available, Mabel's has a Big Combo that contains 45 Sticky Labels, 50 Iron-Ons or 75 Tag-Mates™, 24 Shoe Labels, 2 Bag Tags for only $45 and a Camp/School pack that has 15 Sticky Labels, 40 Iron-Ons or 50 Tag Mates™, 8 Shoe Labels, 2 Bag Tags for $34.

Mabel's Labels is one of the best new products that I've found in a long time, and I encourage you to try them (but only if you want to make sure that your child comes home with the correct shoes or lunchbox or coat!) I only wish I had discovered Mabel's Labels before school started!

Full disclosure: Mabel's Labels sent me this product to review and keep. My review is my honest opinion and is not biased based on the receipt of product.


  1. oh wow, these sound great. i love the idea of having tags for shoes!!!


  2. Very handy product, both for safety reasons and for practical reasons, especially for kids as forgetful and absentminded as ours are sometimes (god love em!). Thanks for sharing your review!

  3. Neat assortment in the package, I luv to use lables it keeps things much more organized!

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