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by Lori Blum $100.00
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Sleep Tight

Surprise the proud new parents with a pillow that celebrates the newest addition to their family. Inspired by mass transit systems' vintage "roll-stop" and subway signs from the 1920s and '30s, Lori Bloom's personalized cushions commemorate the child's birth in regal, old-world style. Each custom printing featuring the child's name, birthday, time, weight, location, inches at birth, his or her parents' names. Handmade in New York.

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Handmade
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Item ID
21077
Made from
linen, cotton
Measurements
16" x 16" Square
Notes
Removable cover with colored front and natural back.
Spot clean or wash in cool water with phosphate-free detergent.
Not to be used in cribs or carriages. Perfect to display on a chair, shelf or dresser. This pillow is not a toy.
Please also check out our custom family pillows .
  • the maker
Lori Blum

Lori Blum

Artist Lori Blum has more than 15 years experience in the decorative pillow business. Inspired by her two-year-old labradoodle, Charlie, and her recently adopted Manx cat, Scout, she decided to launch a line of handmade, eco-friendly, pet-themed pillows.

She started by creating the designs for her own home, then "family and friends began to ask about custom pillow featuring their pets' names," she says.

Now the collection includes many styles to celebrate man's best friends. "Charlie and Scout have since asked for royalties," she jokes. collection

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Birth Announcement Pillows
 
4.7

(based on 134 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (69)
  • Durable (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable (15)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (83)
  • Special occasions (36)
  • Baby showers (21)
  • Everyday use (6)
  • Baby gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (34), Parent of two or more children (32), First time parent (11), Child care professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (159), No (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (64), Child (29), Mother (11), Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (85), Birthday (18), Christmas or hanukkah (6)

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5.0

Birth Announcement Pillow

By 

from Cleveland, OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Uniquely Special
  • Well Contructed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decorative
    • Keepsake

    Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

    A beautiful keepsake to announce the birth of a child. The blue color was just as shown. The new parents were ever so appreciative of this lovely gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
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    • Other

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    5.0

    Lovely gift

    By 

    from Boston, ma

    About Me First Time Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

          Great unique keepsake gift. Gift giver spelled babies name wrong on the gift and I called uncommon goods to ask if they could do anything and they sent us a new gift with the correct spelling. Very impressive! I had never heard of uncommon goods but plan to order from them now based on the quality of the item and the customer service I experienced!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Wonderful Gift

          By 

          from Laguna Beach, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

              This is the second personalized pillow I've purchased for friends of mine who have just had their second child. The first pillow was such a surprise for them and a huge hit - the parents love it and every asked about it.

              As soon as the second baby was born I was gathering all the vital statistics for this pillow. Once more it's the biggest success you can imagine! The speed of getting something like this personalized and made is very fast and the quality is great. If baby number three arrives, there will be one more pillow too!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Birth announcement pillow

              By 

              from Marietta, GA

              About Me Parent of Two or More Children

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Perfect

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

                  Great memento

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
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                  • Other

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Birth Announcement Pillow - Green, not so much

                  By 

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  About Me Grandparent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lifelong Keepsake

                  Cons

                  • Color Misleading - Green

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

                  This was the third birth announcement pillow that I have purchased in the last two years as gifts. First was pink, second purple and the third green. The Green pillow is NOT even close to the display picture of lime green. It's more of a dark forest green. Very misleading, especially when you're expecting a lighter version of green. My gift was for a male child, so I can live with it However,had I purchased for a baby girl I would've been very disappointed. Please work on getting this color correct in your display advertising.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Excellent, Original Gift

                  By 

                  from College Point, NY

                  About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • New Born Gift

                    Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

                    Made a wonderful gift for 1st time parents. They loved it. Can only order after the baby arrives due to the "statistics" needed. So doesn't really make it a baby shower gift. Gave it to my Godson's first son.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    3.0

                    I like this product, but the color is darker than online

                    By 

                    from Vail, CO

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Baby Present Idea

                    Cons

                    • Color Not As Shown

                    Best Uses

                    • Baby Showers

                    Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

                    The product is great, but I purchased this as a gift for a baby girl - online, the green color looks different, so based on that, I went with the green. When it arrived, the color is darker than expected which I am very disappointed about but because this is a personalized baby gift, it cannot be returned. I have to send it anyway. If I had known the green was going to be darker, I would have gone with the pink. I am really upset that I didn't order pink to begin with (if only). I am worried that the recipient now won't love this gift because the color isn't so great!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    Awesome gift

                    By 

                    from Madison, WI

                    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

                          I purchased one of these when my brother had his first child in 2013 but have never seen it. However, since my brother's family said they liked it so much, I purchased another for my sister's new baby recently. I just visited and was particularly pleased with the quality and simplicity of the product - which they keep on display in their living room. Definitely my go-to baby gift from here on.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes, Yes
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                          • Other
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                          • Other

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                          5.0

                          buy for every grandchild

                          By 

                          from Bloomfield hills MI

                          About Me Grandparent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gift

                            Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

                            Birth of a grandchild..............perfect to put
                            in the nursery.........forever!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes, Yes
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                            • Other
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                            5.0

                            Best baby gift ever !!

                            By 

                            from Virginia

                            About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gift

                                Comments about Birth Announcement Pillows:

                                Great presentation
                                Lifetime keepsake
                                Children will love this as they grow

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes, Yes
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                                • Other
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                                Q and A

                                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                399votes, 78 comments

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                We think these handmade pillows could make a great new baby gift. Would you commemorate the arrival of a new bundle of joy with this soft, customized birth announcement by artist Lori Blum?

                                Seneca
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great gift idea.

                                Sarah
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                this is something that will be kept forever!

                                elena
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                LOVE this! Simple and useful...Not to mention very reasonable in price.

                                Julie
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I would cherish this forever

                                Stephanie

                                Great idea, but seems a little pricey.

                                Robyn
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Seems cheesey, and WAY too expensive!!! $80 for a pillow?!

                                Heidi

                                What a cleaver idea. Wish I had some sewing skills!

                                Tajuana

                                Love it...except for the font. Will you be able to choose the font?

                                K
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love the idea; do not love the price.

                                Carolyn
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Awesome gift idea! Wish it had been available a few months ago! A little more than I would typically spend, but for the special little one, a wonderful keepsake item.

                                Sanriobaby =^.^=
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love this!

                                Jessica
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great idea, love it!

                                Christine
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                would be great also as a wedding gift for date of Marriage or Grad Gift with Date of Graduation

                                debra
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                very creative but very pricey

                                Joan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                There are embroidered ones for less.

                                summer
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Isn't this the same info that will be in their baby books?! Besides don't most parents remember every detail about their child's birth. Not sure why you would need it on a pillow.

                                Yolanda
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love the idea! If we can know if it's shell is detachable and easy to clean, the $80 price tag will be worth it for preserving the special occasion.

                                cori
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                much too expensive

                                Natalie
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Cute idea, but the colors aren't 'baby blue' and baby pink' (ie. pastel.

                                sharon
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Cute but does not appear to be "hand-made" to give it a quality look. too expensive but idea is cute

                                alena
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                too pricey and kind of tacky.

                                HELEN
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cute ides - but it would be better in my opinion if it was on something that is framed. It would last longer.

                                Izzy

                                too expensive for me...absolutely love the idea and the orientation of it

                                KJ
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Great idea - historical font et al. Way too much for even custom made pillow.

                                Rebecca
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                great idea, but way too expensive for a pillow!

                                Laura
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                cute idea---can absolutely see as part of room decor

                                Jana
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I can never remember my child's exact length/weight/time of birth. This would be a great reminder.

                                susan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cute idea, but the girl's pillow would be cuter if some lace were added around the edges.

                                Peggy
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                I find the cost of "throw" pillows to be rediculously overpriced no matter what they have on them. It's only 2 squares and some stuffing that could be put together by anyone.

                                jessica
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                super cute.....but way too expensive

                                Sue
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I like it but think it's too expensive. $80 is better spent on diapers!

                                Robyn
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cute, but only if they can come in custom colors. I do not plan on blue for boy/pink for girl color restrictions. Otherwise, great gift idea!

                                Grace
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Neat idea, and fashionable too, but WAY too expensive.

                                Brandi
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very cute and worth gifting, but too expensive. I would pay (maybe) $50 for something like this...especially since I think I could get it made cheaper locally.

                                Kelly
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Cute but $80? Wow that's expensive!

                                SDChicky
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Price is too high!

                                Lina
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I absolutely love these pillows. Very cute and clever.

                                Kimberley
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very cute.

                                Liane
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Way over-priced.

                                Patti
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Cute idea - too pricey.

                                Carol Lee
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Cute idea but not for long periods of time. Could fade get worn and not easy to store.

                                Jennifer
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Need to have them available in a few other colors for those who are adverse to stereotypic pink and blue

                                Sarah
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                It's way too expensive and a little tacky. I'm just having a hard time thinking of who would like this or where you would put it... maybe in a baby's room, but cribs aren't supposed to have pillows.

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                Thanks for the feedback, Sarah! We think this pillow would look cute on a rocking chair in babies room, or even on display with other keepsakes (baby booties, favorite teddy bear) on a shelf. You could also use it as decoration in a crib, but it should be removed when the crib is in use.

                                Angela
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                This is cute and practical!

                                Stephanie
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                LOVE it! Although, I'm kind of hesitant about spending 80.00 for one pillow.

                                k9rescue9
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very cute idea

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                Thanks for the question, Tajauna! We are considering this item with the font as shown. What other fonts would you like to see?

                                KATH
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Bit expensive

                                Megan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I like it but think its overpriced

                                Kelly
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                If the materials were recycled and you had more variety of colors/materials I could justify the cost. If it were priced closer to 55.

                                Jessica
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love it! Wish it came in more colors. I would buy red!

                                Courtenay
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Expensive for a pillow that will get dirty and have to be thrown away

                                Tajuana

                                I would love to see the font in script.

                                Elizabeth
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                I think the novelty of this would wear off quite soon!

                                Tess
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Might be a bit high-priced, but a VERY cute idea!

                                Jacquelynn
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Quite clever!

                                Mallory
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very Very Cute!! Not something I've seen before.

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator.

                                Script would look nice. Thanks for the feedback, Tajuana! And thanks to all of our voters for your great comments and suggestions!

                                Elizabeth
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cute idea. Too expemsive for one pillow. Would be better looking if made in different styles and colors or could be custom done to match nursery colors. Then the price might be justified.

                                ellen
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Fabulous forever gift!

                                Kimberly
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                The price is way too high on this item. It's cute though.

                                Jan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I like this a lot more than needlepoint or an embroidered blanket.

                                angela
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                80 $ wow

                                Christina
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Expensive! And other than the writing, not very one-of-a-kind.

                                kim
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great idea but just too expensive.

                                jason
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                80 bucks? golly.. thats pricey.. even if its customized

                                amy
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cute idea for a baby gift. Haven't seen elsewhere.

                                Barbara
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Agree with Christine - offer for Wedding and Graduations, and with Stephanie - too pricey!

                                Wendy
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Thumbs up IF...it came in more sophisticateed colors like black and cream, the font was more stylized, maybe distressed. Pink and blue can only be used in a baby room for a couple years...and then what?? Also, too expensive! Love that it's handmade in New York though.

                                Christine
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                cute idea, but WAY too expensive for a pillow.

                                Elisabeth
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great idea but seems too expensive.

                                Jane
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Too expensive for the size. You could have the same thing screen printed and sewn into a pillow for less than half. I do love the font though and the idea, but I wouldn't buy this.

                                Michelle
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                When I saw these I thought they were fantastic!...but not $80 worth of fantastic.

                                Christen
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Unique gift for new parents!

                                Victoria

                                $80.00 way to expensive but cool idea!

                                nancy

                                Unusual, clever

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