February 27, 2023

Hey, Mama! We’ve been thinking a lot about self-esteem lately. It seems like in the journey of life, self-esteem is really the foundation for everything else to be built on. We decided to ask the question, do personalized gifts affect kids’ self-esteem? The answer we found is surprising. When kids open a personalized gift, they feel seen and important. Here at Rey to Z, we feel honored to know that by offering personalized gifts for kids, we are actually helping them on their life’s journey. Pretty cool. From cool beanies to custom embroidered baseball caps, we offer something for all kids. Check out what we found out!

How Personalized Gifts Improve Kids' Self-Esteem & 3 Ways Parents Can Help Too.  

Personalized gifts are especially effective for kids whose love language is ‘gifts.’ Any kid will feel special when they open a personalized gift because humans naturally respond to their own name. It’s an age-old sales tactic to use a person’s name 3 times. Why is this? We are affirming their identity and importance. Kids light up when they open a gift that was made just for them. Heck, adults do too!

What are the benefits of healthy self-esteem in kids? 

Kids with positive self-esteem see their world with a growth mindset. They are confident, and unafraid to try new things. They make new friends easier. Kids with positive self-esteem also don’t view problems or challenges as roadblocks. They enjoy finding solutions and solving problems.  They learn from their mistakes and like to improve what they are doing by learning.  They are also more likely to stand up for themselves and ask for help when needed. 

As a parent, you help your child develop positive self-esteem by teaching them that they are loved and relevant, That they have a safe place to experiment, and even fail. It’s important to show them that working hard toward goals and seeing the hard work pay off is better than taking the easy route.  Allowing your child to solve a problem, or overcome a challenge teaches them that they have what it takes to face the next challenge and the next.  As they learn, through work, failure, trial, and error they are able to develop that there are differences between challenges and problems. 

Helping your child develop positive self-esteem will ensure they:

  • Feel respected
  • Are resilient and understand that mistakes are part of learning
  • Have a sense of control over activities and events in their life
  • Act independently
  • Take responsibility for their mistakes
  • Are comfortable forming and developing relationships
  • Will make good decisions even when facing peer pressure

    We are in the business of helping kids feel special. Not only do we create  custom embroidered hats for kids, but we also offer  Mama Beanies  and  hats for dads. Feeling like they are part of something like your family, is also a way to build a strong sense of self. They will love going out and about with the family, all wearing hats that remind them of the family they are part of. Their roots. 

    Here are 3 Ways Parents Can Help Build Kids Self Esteem 


    • Let Them Fail

    We know it's so hard. We as moms want to swoop in and solve the problems our kids face. We hate to see them struggle. We want to fix it. When we choose to let them fail, we show them that failure is nothing to fear and a normal part of a successful life and that they still have value even in failure. 
    • Talk Them Up

    Tell them when they do a great job. Tell them how funny, smart, and amazing they are. Be their cheerleaders. Don’t worry. You can’t ruin them. You should always be the person who they know will always accept them. Such a gift in a world where judgement reigns.
    • Give Them Experiences

    Take them with you to things you think may be boring or challenging for them. You never know what they will soak up from the experience. There are so many adults who are now who they are because an adult included them in something that challenged them or even let them soak in new things that caught their attention.


    We know the pressure we have as moms to make sure our kids grow up strong. Personalized gifts are a fun way to build kids self-esteem. Grab them an adorable heart or smiley beanie, a pom pom beanie, or a customized baseball hat, and match it with a mama beanie for you! Then take a pic and send it to us - we love to see them!

    We see you and we know you are doing your best. That’s why we do our best to provide every style you can imagine and make it customizable for you and your unique family. We also always offer15% off your first order when you sign up for texts and free shipping on orders $60 or more. Also, if you love us as much as we love you, we offer a  Refer a Friend program, you and your bestie both get $5 off your order. 

    Fun idea:

    Order yourself and your best gal pal mama beanies or baseball hats, get the kids outfitted in beanies or baseball hats, and take a friend's photo to capture the moment and the priceless friendships forever. Frame them for all the kids and give them something to look at every day to remind them that they are loved and supported in their communities. 

    Thanks for being part of the Rey to Z family! 

    All The Best, 

    Jennifer Bennett
    Jennifer Bennett