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REVIEW – Made4Keepsake Personalised Birthday Vests/T Shirts

REVIEW – Made4Keepsake Personalised Birthday Vests/T ShirtsScore 91%Score 91%

When my daughter turned 2 recently *sob*, I wanted a special outfit for her to wear on her special day, ideally something with her age on so that it could be a great keepsake of the occasion. I had tried to do something similar for her first birthday but found it really difficult to find a design I liked. I encountered similar problems this time around in that:

  1. The few stores that did sell them only sold them in the same size as their age – e.g. I am 2 TShirt was only available in a size 2 years. As my daughter is a little on the small side, this wasn’t going to work – a 2 years Tshirt would swamp her, and there wasn’t the option to buy it in a smaller size.
  1. Other personalise your own T Shirts were very basic in design, and didn’t look high quality. I wanted a design that looked stylish and trendy!

Just when I thought I’d have to park the idea completely, I came across the amazing new designs from Made4Keepsake. Having known Leanne from Made4Keepsake for a while now, and previously reviewed her Date of Birth frames,  I was really excited, as they were just what I was hoping for. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive!

About Made4Keepsake

I first came across Made4Keepsake on Twitter, and was immediately impressed with the wide range of keepsake items on offer, including Keepsake Bears (made from babies sentimental first clothing), Date of Birth Prints, Christening Prints, and Handmade Personalised Photo Albums. Made4Keepsake was created by Leanne, who as a fashion designer, has created and designed all of the artwork and imagery for every single one of the products on offer. She wanted to create products with an added personal unique touch so that important moments can be cherished forever.

The Designs:

Birthday Boy / Birthday Girl T Shirt

This fun birthday t-shirt is personalised with the child’s name, age and year of birth on.

T-shirt is 100% cotton and available in the following sizes.

  • 6-12months
  • 1-2 yrs
  • 2-3 yrs
  • 3-4 yrs.

Price is £11.95 plus P&P


Birthday Girl / Birthday Boy Vest

This beautifully designed birthday vest comes with the child’s name, age and year of birth on.

Vest is made from 100% cotton and is available in the following sizes: •

  • 6-12 months
  • 12-18 months
  • 18-24 months.

Price is £10.95 plus p&p

Both products are perfect to remind everyone who’s special day it is and make a wonderful keepsake. Because they are unique they makes a great gift for the birthday boys and girls and looks fab on birthday photos!


Our Experience

We ordered Erin a birthday vest – and were finally able to order a vest didn’t need to match the age of her birthday!

The order process with Made4Keepsake was quick and easy, we simply completed the online form here!/Girls-Heart-Birthday-Vest/p/51605963/category=13148743 outlining Erin’s details, including her name, age and year of birth and selected the size of vest we wanted to order. We received a confirmation to advise that our order had gone through successfully.

Postage is just £2 (for the one vest) and was very quick – my vest arrived just 7 days after order (advised 7-10 days), which for an individually personalised item is a really fast turnaround.

The vest arrived wrapped in tissue with a Made4Keepsake tag, and I was over the moon upon opening it!


The vest itself is traditional white in colour, but the design features a large pink heart with little flowers on the one side, and my daughter’s name in a large fun capitalised font.

The vest is soft to the touch, with no rough texture where the design is present on the fabric and sizing was accurate – the vest fitted Erin perfectly (we ordered a 12-18 month as she is on the small side!)

Unlike some birthday outfits, this vest isn’t vulgar and garish, but really subtle and girly and looks very cute with a little rah rah skirt!


I was (and still am!) over the moon with the finished look and quality of the product and will be placing an order next year for an Erin is 3 T Shirt!

We took some of our now traditional birthday photos with decoupage letters to mark the occasion, and visitors commented on how cute it was on her big day! I think this is a perfect way of marking the occasion, and with Tshirts available up to 3-4 years, I reckon I can get another two birthdays worth of these yet!


As a final note, I think its important to note that the vest washed well, unlike some other personalised items I have had in the past. It did not crack or peel and stayed soft and clean.

Overall I cannot recommend this product more highly, and I think a fab addition to Made4Keepsake’s existing range of personalised products. Other TShirt and Vest designs are available on the Made4Keepsake website – see the ONLINE SHOP button for the full range!


  • The design is subtle and beautiful!
  • A great way of marking your child’s special day, and a wonderful keepsake.
  • Personalised with your child’s name, making them feel extra special!
  • Good quality vest/tee, which washed well and didn’t crack or peel.
  • Completely unique, you won’t see them on every street corner!
  • Available in the size of choice, so if your child is small or big for their age, you can find a vest or tee to fit!
  • Great value for money!
  • Would make a perfect gift for a child’s birthday!


  • I honestly cannot fault this product as I absolutely LOVE it! I always try to play devil’s advocate and think of a con – but the only one I can think of is that she can’t wear it every day! Lol
  • Not a con but a suggestion – don’t leave it to the last minute to ensure you have item in time! Products are sent by royal mail and delivery in our case was very quick, but to be on the safe side I would recommend that you order to ARRIVE at least 5 days BEFORE the child’s birthday to avoid disappointment.

You can learn more about Made4Keepsake on their website here and on their facebook page

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