We had a wonderful time today with a Back To School Gutzy Gear Party. What is Gutzy Gear you ask? It is a fun way for your kids to personalize their backpack, suitcase, hat, and much more. Gutzies stick to a Gutzy strap cover that you put wherever you want.
Gutzy Gear was born out of the deep-rooted imagination and entrepreneurial spirit of its founders, cousins Lauren Bass and Wendy Koolik. Hailing from a long line of business savvy and creative minds, and inspired by Wendy’s own children’s love for self expression, the pair had their sights set on creating a children’s product that would be personal, interactive, and most importantly fun… but it wasn’t until they fortuitously came across their grandmother Betty’s old golf sweater that their concept came to life.
The sweater—decorated with an array of patches to represent golf courses she had visited and played during her lifetime—was a symbol of Grandma Betty’s adventures, and each patch was a badge of her accomplishments. And… EUREKA! Gutzy Gear was born!
Inspired by Grandma Betty’s keepsake and determined to translate the concept for kids, Lauren and Wendy embarked on a three-year journey to create a product that would allow children to literally “wear their heart on their sleeve” and express their unique personalities, hobbies and passions.
With a collection of hundreds of patches (aka “Gutzies”) to choose from, Gutzy Gear encourages kids to trade with each other and, in the process, build lasting friendships rooted in positive themes and high self-esteem. For founders Wendy and Lauren, giving kids the “Gutz” to express themselves isn’t just their company motto, it’s the way they live their lives.
With over 56 Gutzies and always growing, there is sure to be quite a few Gutzies that your kids will love. I know that I have received the list of Gutzies my girls want. 🙂
If you create an account at Gutzy Gear, you can keep track if the Gutzies your kids have and the ones that they would like. I love this option.
I mentioned that you can get a Gutzy Strap to put your Gutzy Gear on. Right now there is a special offer where you can get a Gutzy Gear Starter Kit in a girl or boy theme.
Each Gutzy Gear™ starter kit includes:
• 3 strap covers
• Rare patch
• 6 patches (choose the Boy or Girl styles!)
• SpongeBob SquarePants patch
If you have a Gutzy Gear fan in your house, then there are a few other items that you might want to take a look at.
The Gutzy Gear Collector Book is the best way to keep all of your favorite Gutzies safe and in one place. With twelve pages and a cover and back, the Gutzy Gear collector book provides 28 pages to pack in over 200 Gutzies!
My personal favorite is the Gutzy 2 Go.
Bring your Gutzies everywhere with a door hanger that rolls up and holds over fifty Gutzies! The perfect way to store your Gutzies, Gutzy 2 Go also displays your collection and comes with a carabiner clip so you can travel with your Gutzies on your bike or backpack! Just Stow, Show and GO with Gutzy 2 Go!
Our favorite Gutzy is Flutter and Whiskers.
I am excited to announce that Gutzy Gear wants to help your kids get Gutzy. Three lucky MomMomOnTheGo fans will be the winner of a Gutzy Gear Starter Kit. This giveaways is open to residents of Canada and the US who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please read all terms and conditions found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter entry form.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided products in order to complete this review. All opinions herein are those of MomMomOnTheGo and are formulated based on the experiences with the product and family members. MomMomOnTheGo never supports a product or company that she does not love.