Gift Edit 2023

The Brand Behind My Favorite Custom, Insta-Famous Phone Case Now Has Personalized Throws Perfect for Gifting— They’re on Sale!

published Mar 10, 2023
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Credit: BaubleBar

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For the last few years, I’ve been seeing one particular color-blocked, personalized phone case inundating my Instagram feed (it’s basically the influencer phone case). Naturally, I needed to find out where it was from, and stat. Flash forward, I discovered that this iconic, funky bubble-designed name case was actually from BaubleBar, an online store known for its affordable (and often very kitschy!) fashion jewelry. Needless to say, this was a plot twist!

I’d never owned any of BaubleBar’s jewelry, but I’ve had their ridiculously fun phone case on my wishlist for awhile. So when the brand reached out to graciously let me try it out, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. To make things even sweeter, the Insta-famous brand recently made its foray into home goods with seriously chic custom throws that are just as covetable as their iconic phone cases. Luckily, I got to try out both items, and I’m obsessed. TL;DR, I’m telling everyone I know to buy these for themselves and as gifts for the trendsetter in your life.

Whether you’re looking to up your tech game or are on the hunt for a thoughtful gift for the person who has it all, you can’t go wrong with BaubleBar’s compliment-inducing phone case. Pair it with an equally chic throw, and you’ve just won the gifter-of-the-year award.

So, how exactly do you customize these items? Simply pick the phone case or blanket you want, add your personalization on the product page — whether it’s a full name, nickname, or initials (you can even add some cute graphics like a smiley face on the phone cases!) — and add to cart! Note that since they’re made to order, it may take around four weeks to arrive. So, it’s time to start planning gift shopping for the rest of the year ASAP.

It was essentially Christmas morning the day my customized goods arrived. My friends had heard me talking about these things for a month because I was so stoked. And now that I have them, I can’t stop telling everyone I know about them (even though they really speak for themselves). I love that no one else owns these exact items, so they’re truly a unique present for someone who has it all.

Credit: Tamara Kraus

Aside from their dashing-good looks, these items are super durable, too. The phone case is made with a thick plastic that can handle being tossed around a bit in my bag or purse. It also feels soft to the touch in my hand, but it’s grippy enough that I won’t easily drop it. The fit is perfect on my phone, too.

The throw has a nice, thick feel that screams luxurious — minus the steep price tag. There’s also a bigger blanket size as well, and yes, they’re machine washable! Psst: the one I got reminds me of a certain splurgy designer throw adorned with an initial, but for thousands less. If you or someone you know has expensive taste (raises hand), this is the perfect alternative so you can get the look without breaking the bank. Score!

Credit: Tamara Kraus

One thing to note about the phone case is that the letters are a bit thick, so it can be a bit bulky if you put it in your pocket or bag — and it won’t lay down flat. Not a dealbreaker for me, but just a little thing to be aware of. Also, it’s not compatible with MagSafe chargers. Again, not the end of the world for me because it’s totally worth it.

Now, BaubleBar doesn’t host a sale often, but right now, you can get everything on the site for 25 percent off with the code SPRING25 (some exclusions apply). So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself or your friend to a case or blanket (or a new necklace!) while everything is on sale.