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favor-“ette”: caravan shoppe

Oh, do I love Caravan Shoppe.

Let’s start with their mission:

“Everybody deserves beauty when they want it and at a price they can afford.”

Caravan Shoppe offers charming – I’m talking  super charming – and affordable printables that you will SO want to have. From posters and stationery, to adorable children’s toys and games, and  party tags and decor, there’s something for everyone.

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How does it work (I know, I was confused at first too)?

All of Caravan’s products are digital downloads. As soon as you place your order, you can then print your downloaded piece of art (no waiting!). And get this – you can keep printing it as often as you like! So you can print a piece for yourself, and several more to give as gifts.

This is where it gets fun.

Because  you can also get creative, using magnets, sticker paper or even blocks.

Take this “Match That Monkey” download:

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First of all – the (all original) artwork is beautiful. But there is no end to what you can do, beyond the matching game.

How about monkey magnets? Or monkey coasters? Cupcake toppers? How cute! These would make for a quick gift solution (we’ve all been there), and if you lose a piece (hello!) you can replace it immediately.

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I also adore these Olliblocks. Printed onto sticker paper, the pieces can be attached to blocks for a simple and charming toy.

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But again, there are so many other options. You can print onto magnet paper, cut out the pictures and use the tiles on your fridge or magnet board. Or frame the whole piece for your child’s room. Or back the figures with cardboard for an easy and portable set of paper dolls.

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all images courtesy of Caravan Shoppe

While “free” and “easy” are all well and good, what sets Caravan Shoppe apart is their rigorous commitment to aesthetic and quality. The site is very easy to navigate, and their customer service (should you get a little confused……) is friendly fast and fabulous.

And guess what – they’re nice too! Caravan Shoppe is offering one of my lucky readers a $30 gift certificate!

Simply leave a comment sharing your favorite “go-to” gift (mine is a set of pretty note cards). Be sure to include your e-mail address if it’s not already linked to your comment. The giveaway is open through Saturday, May 18th at 5 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced on Sunday, May 19th.

But wait – there’s more! If you can’t wait till Sunday (or if you never win anything), you can get 20% off your purchase right now! Just enter the code “happycaravan”.

But you should still enter the giveaway….

(Update: Dana is the lucky winner! Thanks for participating!)

So go! Check out Caravan Shoppe – I know you’re going to love them as much as I do.

Note: I was not compensated for this post. Caravan Shoppe kindly gave me a gift certificate to use personally, along with a gift certificate to give away to one of my readers. All comments and opinions expressed here are – as always – completely my own.


  1. Lacy on May 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Love this! Especially those sweet baby toys.

    My go-to gift for a wedding or housewarming is a custom address stamp. Etsy has some great shops for neat wooden ones!


  2. Lisa on May 15, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Such sweet stuff! Makes me wish I had a baby. Kinda. OK, not really. xo

  3. Mehnaz on May 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    These are adorable! I moved a little while ago into my very own apartment, and let me tell you, finding affordable artwork for my walls was such a challenge!

    My go-to gift: A diary or notebook. i’m a notebook carrier, and I love pretty ones. For non-paper things, I almost always resort to a tea sampler 🙂

  4. Sara on May 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    My go to gift is usually something fun and vintage … A tray, an little piece of art. Always vintage

  5. Elina on May 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    love this company!! featured their blocks a while back. so smart and cute to boot

  6. Dana on May 16, 2013 at 1:28 am

    go-to gift: CHOCOLATE

    I’d love to play with these blocks with my kids

  7. Christa the BabbyMama on May 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    My go-to gift is always wine!

  8. Caroline on May 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I LOVE the block people toys! SO adorable and what good design! Can’t wait to check this place out!

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