When it comes to putting a unique spin on children's gifts, no one takes their job more seriously than Scott and Mark, the friends, dads and founders behind Frecklebox, a fabulous online purveyor of personalized books, coloring books, placemats, growth charts, posters and more, geared just for toddlers.
And yes, I know there are a lot of personalization sites for kids out there already, but when it comes to the overall impressiveness, or wow factor of the final product if you will, Frecklebox is king.
Not only can you personalize each story page with your child's name (dedication page, too), but the sharp photographic imagery - including exotic animals like polar bears and ocean scenes that'll make any parent want to pack up and head to the nearest airport - used in many of its titles give it an inimitably endearing, grown-up, coffee-table book feel on a kid-sized level.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.