Optari Customizable Backpacks and Wristlets (Review and Giveaway)

by Jill Berry

Flowers. Soccer ball. Ballet shoes. Kids just love to customize their stuff, don’t they? My teen has quite a collection of charms for her shoes – I love that she shows who she is through these little customizations. Wouldn’t it be fun to have charms on other kids’ stuff? Like backpacks, purses, and bags? Recently I learned about a fun way to jazz up your child’s backpack.

Optari is the maker of fun, colorful bags, cute wristlet purses, and custom charm accessories called Fobbz.


Optari‘s backpack line features:

  • Backpacks in 6 vibrant colors: purple, black, blue, green, red, and purple.
  • The backpack has two large internal compartments, one large internal pocket, a pocket for pens, side net pockets.
  • The dimensions of the backpack are 6″ x 13″ x 17″.

5 Minutes for Mom Optari Backpack

What makes the Optari Backpack unique is that there is a front panel. This front panel allows the child to decorate to his heart’s content with Mini Fobbz, which are approximately 2 inches each. And don’t think that your child will have to pick and choose what Mini Fobbz to use. In fact each Optari Backpack can hold up to 21 Mini Fobbz. There’s plenty of room for all the Mini Fobbz!

The Mini Fobbz come in an assortment of shapes and sizes including:

  • Cheer
  • Biker Dog
  • Coll Penguin
  • Faerie
  • Horse
  • Owl
  • Mermaid
  • Robot
  • Skate Monster
  • And so many more.

Your child can use the Mini Fobbz on the wristlet, backpack, or Sol Bag. If your child plays only one sport or only has a couple of interests, think about purchasing one or two of the Large Fobbz to accessorize his backpack; each Large Fobbz is about 4 inches wide.

large Fobbz at Optari

My daughter loved the purple backpack I was sent by Optari. She very quickly customized it with the large Fobbz. She chose the Butterfly and Heart Fobbz. Cute! And the backpack is so useful too.

In addition to backpacks, Optari also has a new Wristlet. The Wristlet is the perfect size bag for carrying back-to-school essentials. Features one internal compartment, a wrist strap, and a flap that holds the Mini Fobbz collection.

5 Minutes for Mom Optari Wristlet

To learm more about what Optair has to offer:

Win an Awesome Back To School Prize Pack from Optari

One (1) reader will win a prize pack that includes an Optari backpack, a Wristlet, and Fobbz. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

This is just one of our giveaways running every day in August for our Back To School Giveaway 2012. Please see the main Back To School Giveaway 2012 page for a full list of daily giveaways.

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Disclosure: I was given an Optari Backpack and two large Fobbz to facilitate my review. The views expressed in the post are my own, I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.

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1 jennifer accardi August 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Thea hearts they have hearts EVERYWHERE!!!!


2 Jessica Beard August 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Butterflies are cute.


3 Rochel S August 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm

My son would like any of the sports themed ones!


4 K Quinn August 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Oh this is so cute! That ladybug bit would be lovely for my sweet peanut.
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5 Denise August 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

My son would use do sports and my daughter would use the cute little bugs!


6 TawndaM August 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm

she would love the Zebra Bling Flower


7 Jennifer Thomas August 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Probably a robot!


8 Brandy W. August 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I think she would use the Faerie & the Unicorn!


9 Jenny August 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm

My daughter would like the ballet shoes and my son would like the fish


10 kate August 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

My kiddo would love the owl or butterfly!


11 Idaho Jill August 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

butterfly, heart, ladybug – those would be her top 3 i’m sure!
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12 Angela Akinniyi August 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

The butterflies would be my child’s favorite!


13 Bekki August 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

probably all of them, but the hearts and lady i thing she’d like best


14 Vickie Couturier August 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

mini Dragon an mini robot


15 Noreen August 8, 2012 at 1:43 am

Ladybug, my daughter lves them
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16 Melanie B August 8, 2012 at 3:37 am

probably the faerie and the mermaid


17 Terra Heck August 8, 2012 at 3:43 am

Two that my step-daughter would like are the Love and Peace Bus Fobz. Thanks.


18 Kathy Stevenson August 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

Pink Peony Bling Flower


19 Monique Rizzo August 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

She would like the bugs.
Thanks for the chance.


20 Just Jennifer August 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

These products look super fun!
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21 Tabathia B August 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

She would like the owl or the mermaid


22 Beth A. August 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

My kids would want the Robots or anything sports related!
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23 stephanie gregory August 9, 2012 at 12:18 am

Peace signs and lady bugs


24 Stephanie V. August 9, 2012 at 12:24 am

robot, biker dog and that pirate one I see above


25 nannypanpan August 11, 2012 at 12:02 am

the robot or skateboard


26 ellen August 12, 2012 at 12:03 am

The Faerie would be a big hit around here!


27 Jackie August 12, 2012 at 2:49 am

The faerie and mermaids


28 Jenn M August 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

my son would like the Pirate
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29 Jammie August 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

my daughter would pick the butterflies!


30 Jessica T August 13, 2012 at 12:15 am

My daughter would love the ballet shoes!


31 Christine Jensen August 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

My boys would like the pirate or the skater guy!
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32 HappyMomC August 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

Mermaids for sure!


33 Stephanie Wolfe August 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

My daughter would love to carry this to school every day. She is a fashionista at four:0)


34 Mia Dentice Carey
August 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

He would LOVE skate monster!


35 Jamie Brigham August 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

My daughter would use the butterflies, they are her favorite :)


36 jara August 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

The mermaid and owl


37 Erinn A August 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I like Biker Dog & Pirate


38 kimbuckjr August 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm

My daughter will more than likely pick the following Fobbz…

Butterfly, Cool Flower, Cool Shark, Cool Shoe, the word DANCE, Horse, LOVE, Ladybug, Mermaid, Owl, Unicorn, & Surf Dog.



39 Shan August 17, 2012 at 12:38 am

My daughter would probably use the butterfly, faerie, unicorn & mermaid fobbz to decorate her backpack.
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40 stacy August 17, 2012 at 12:43 am

She’d like the mermaid


41 Eileen August 17, 2012 at 5:41 am

Love, PeaceHopeLove, ROCK, and XOXO for sure. She’d also love the “bling” pack I saw on their site. CUTE idea!


42 chana August 17, 2012 at 7:51 am

definitely the butterfly


43 mandi August 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

The butterfly and the unicorn


44 MH August 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

The sports themed would be great at our house!


45 Staci A August 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

The soccer ball would be great!


46 Velvet Hubler August 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

my kids would love the butterfly fobbz


47 Christine August 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

So cute! My 7 year old would LOVE this!


48 Gemma August 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

My daughter would pick the owl.


49 Renee R. August 17, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Oh my goodness! These are really cute. My daughter would really love the Butterfly of the ladybug.


50 Debbie Welchert August 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I like the Biker Dog and Cool Gator.


51 Maryann August 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

The cool shark and surf dog


52 Karen Gonyea August 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Most likely the Butterflies :)


53 Hoa Le August 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

The cool penguin and the karate panda.


54 dario August 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

any type of animals she wants to be a vet when she grows up


55 Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

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56 Kimberly B. August 23, 2012 at 2:49 am

I would use the butterfly.


57 Karry August 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

My kiddo would love hearts and butterflies


58 Jeana K. August 24, 2012 at 1:17 am
59 Courtney
August 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

With a house full of boys sports are always the theme :)
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60 kathy pease August 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm

my son would love the Basketball


61 LB August 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

beach bucket, turtle and guitar
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62 Caitlin McClure August 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm

He’d love Robot


63 andrea August 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I am sure the mermaid


64 Anita Sears August 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Definitely the butterflies, they are too cute!!


65 Tamar August 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I actually love the butterfly, heart, and ladybug pictured. My daughter would love those too.


66 Kim H August 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Zebra Bling Flower


67 Wendy August 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I would guess the unicorn, the lollipop and the frog prince.


68 micheal dale grim August 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

the sports one would be great for my son


69 sara rose August 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

My son is about to start First grade and we have yet to get a backpackers, these look like so much fun!
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70 sara rose August 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I forgot to mention Alex would love the skate monsterpack!
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71 Christine Sarkauskas August 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm

The robot or butterfly ( 2 boys 1 girl)


72 Christina August 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Hearts, flowers and ladybugs!


73 polly August 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

skull & crossbones and puppy


74 Becky Grayson August 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

My youngest granddaughter would LOVE this. She said she really likes the following Fobbz:

Face Flower
Groovy Heart (her favorite)
Peace Bus (my favorite)

We had fun looking at all of them. Thanks for the great giveaway.


75 Jenny August 30, 2012 at 12:01 am

Depending on which child, we might choose owls, horses, robots, or something rockstarish :)
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76 Emilee August 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

My daughter would love butterflies!


77 Chelsea M August 30, 2012 at 12:38 am

I would have to say the faeries!


78 Doris Calvert August 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

They would like the ladybug, butterfly and the biker dog


79 kendra W August 30, 2012 at 1:46 am

My daughter loves spiderman!


80 Jeni Lutz August 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

My daughter would use the cupcake,peace sign,hearts


81 benita August 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Definitely a butterfly!



82 Amber Porter August 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The cupcake and crown.


83 Jennifer Chiafalo August 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Boy, my daughter would love picking one of these! her bro has a cool backpack already, but hers is kinda cruddy. They start kindergarten next week – yikes!


84 Jennifer Chiafalo August 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Crud, forgot to mention she loves the butterfly and the robot best.


85 gala August 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

she will use Butterflies


86 Peggy Rydzewski August 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm

He would like the alien ones


87 Susie August 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

My daughter would like the ice cream cone.


88 Sarah Y August 31, 2012 at 1:22 am

she would like a mermaid and a cupcake


89 Tanya White August 31, 2012 at 1:24 am

my daughter would pick the Butterflies


90 Kristin August 31, 2012 at 2:29 am

Definitely a ladybug!
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91 brenda Elsner August 31, 2012 at 6:11 am

My son would love the sports theme.


92 Angela Neynaber August 31, 2012 at 8:49 am

A ladybug would be cute.


93 Sherry Conrad August 31, 2012 at 8:53 am

Probably the animals.
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94 Jennifer Peaslee August 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm

My nieces would probably like hearts or butterflies


95 Paula Tavernie August 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

He would love the Pirates!!
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96 mary j. August 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

The silk flowers


97 Re Morgan August 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

definitely teh pirates


98 Ann Council August 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

We like Hearts.


99 Sheree Algie August 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

It would definitely be the pirates!!


100 Laurie Emerson August 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm

My son would use butterflies, bugs, and dogs.
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101 Resham August 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Butterfly or heart


102 Gianna August 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm

My daughter likes the butterflies.


103 meme August 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm

she would like things like the cheer, butterfly and bee


104 Angela W August 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

She’d pick the Butterflies


105 shanta spradlin August 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm

The hearts and butterflies.


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