I love the look of military dog tags as a fashion accessory. Especially for moms, who have to battle tantrums, nap times, diaper bombs and more! So I was super excited when Nicole at Juicy Alligator Blog told me she opened an Etsy shop that sells dog tags.

Each chain comes in "traditional military style", with two tags. The main chain is 30 inches and holds one dog tag, then there is a smaller 4 inch chain attached with a second dog tag. She offers medium and small embossed lettering and can do names, inspirational words, monograms and dates. The dog tags come with a silencer, although Nicole likes to wear hers sans silencer. I chose a black silencer and think it looks awesome! You can also choose camo, blue camo, white and pink silencers. Additional dog tags can be bought for moms who have more than two kids! And you can also add beads to the chains for some feminine charm.

What I really love is how sturdy these are. My boys have broken all my gold chains. They yank and chew on them. But these dog tags have withstood the toddler test. Also, I love that it is personalized with my boys names and birthdates. This is the first personalized jewelry I have commemorating them. Also, if I have a third child I can just order an additional dog tag! Easy!

This is a great gift idea for moms, dads ... really anyone. Wear it as a chain, order it as a keychain or wrap the 30" chain on your rearview mirror.

And yes, you can watch the video to hear me glow about these Juicy Alligator Blog's Dog Tags!


Well, Nicole has decided to spread some holiday cheer and offer a reader one for the New Year! How can you win one?

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Dog Tags Etsy Shop and let me know what color silencer you would choose and would you add beads?

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  • Tell me what would you have embossed on the dog tags?

Good luck everyone! And thank you Nicole for this wonderful give-away! Contest is open to US and ends on 12/31 when the ball drops. Please refer to the Mom Buzz's official contest rules.