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I recently heard of a really fun new product that I think kids who are wired” will enjoy.  I’ve never seen anything like Hallmark’s Text Bands, which send messages through a watch-like bracelet.

It’s a way for kids to send each other messages to each other that are like text messages from a phone, but they’re still interacting together face to face.  They can be creative and just have fun, but not be quite so connected to the wired world either.

How? Kids enter up to 10 characters into the screen on the band and bump fists or shake hands to pass the message. The bands will light up and the messages will transfer from band to band.  If you want to see them in action, they have a couple of videos that I found really helpful, including how to get started with your Text Band.

They also come in a variety of different colors and styles, so your kids can match the wristband with their personality.  If your child likes to switch their style around, you can purchase just a wristband to put on the text box for about $5.  You can pick Text Bands up at your local Hallmark store for about $15 each.

The Giveaway:

Two Southern Savers readers are going to win a package of Text Bands.  A package comes with 6 interchangeable wristbands and 1 text box.

To Enter:

In a comment below, tell me which wristband style your kids will love most.

Winners will be chosen Monday, 8/13.

This giveaway was sponsored by Hallmark, but all opinions are 100% my own.

    • Lisner

      My son would love the Star Wars wristband.  That is a neat idea.

    • Lisner

      My son would love the Star Wars wristband.  That is a neat idea.

    • Lisner

      My son would love the Star Wars wristband.  That is a neat idea.

    • Lisner

      My son would love the Star Wars wristband.  This is a neat idea.

    • Jennifer T

      My kids would love the blue camo breeze and limeade

    • Melissa M

      The Peace Graffiti style

    • Rach3lbu11man

      definitely pink safari for my girl and star wars for my boy!

    • Sherri

      The Camo Breeze and the Pink Safari.

    • fink6pack

      star wars

    • barb

      Camo Breeze and Pink Safari

    • Amy L.

      Camo breeze .. have 2 boys that really want a phone .. have no need for one .. so .. this might be the next best thing!  :)

    • My boys would love the blue camo ones!!

    • Staygold95

      I think it was called love…

    • Jaymee024

      The Peace Graffiti style

    • Anyamcq

      My little man would love Star Wars!

    • Cindy

      Emily shot right to the blue camo!

    • Georgeanna Jenkins

      My son would love the star wars one and my daughter would love anything pink.

    • Jeanine L.

      Green and orange stripes for my daughter, and Star Wars for my son!  

    • 1bigsaver

      Definately pink safari!  She loves zebra print and her favorite color is pink.  Combine the two, and its a home run!!!

    • jessandjackson

      My 9 year old already has eyes for the Star Wars band. He told me he needed to save money to get his cousin one, too.

    • lucysullivan

      Peace Graffiti

    • amyr

      Pink Glitterati and Camo Breeze

    • Mandy

      My son would like the blue camo and my daughter would love the plain pink as those are their favorite colors!

    • Lucy

      Star Wars

    • lucysullivan

      I love the pink, my daughter will flip for this

    • Clark3531

      Oh wow! My son Conner would loooove the blue one!!  And my daughter likes every color of the rainbow, so she would like them all :o)

    • Steph McCann

      My son would enjoy the camo breeze band.  These are cool!

    • M

      My pick has to be the 

    • Ekmiller28

      My daughter would love the purple one with peace signs.

    • Marcie

      My boys would love the camo breeze band!

    • Maggie

      Peace Graffiti and Pink Safari for my girls and Star Wars for my son.

    • Tmullins74

      My grandson would love the Blue Camo Design these are Great!

    • Beccabaran84

      My son would totally love the (Camo Breeze style band) Blue camo one! my hubby is retired navy and our son says he is gonna be a sailor! we will see. i was army…lol

    • Ekmiller28

      wait i just saw that there is a star wars one. scratch my earlier post.
       she would flip out over the star wars one.

    • my daughter would love the minnie mouse

    • Terry Meyer101

      My zebra-loving daughter would think Pink Safari is ‘very cool’!

    • Kelley H

      My son loves camo!

    • Lra301

      Peace Graffitti would totally match her backpack!

    • Peggy

      My Parker would LOVE the peace graffiti! How cute!

    • My daughter would love the Pink Glitterati style band.  She loves anything pink!  :)

    • Pink Safari would be the favorite!

    • Kerri

      My son is totally  into Star Wars…..he’d love that one!

    • Mikeentina

      My daughter would love the zebra print!

    • Charityfp

      My 2 sons 11 and 12 would love the blue camo text bands these are awesome :)

    • Sodriggers

      peace graffitti for my girl  blue camo for my boy!

    • R

      Star wars :)

    • Newkitcat35

      Anything and everything pink would be right up my daughter’s alley….I’d have to get them all for her, lol!

    • Kelly M

      My girls would love either the peace graffiti or the blue camo.

    • Star wars print with the charcoal

    • June

      Definitely the “Peace Graffiti” style.

    • alivias_closet

      I think they’d love the Peace Graffiti

    • tuemai

      pink safari and peace graffiti for my girls and star wars for my boys!

    • Melissa

      Star Wars Style Band is the one for my son!

    • Terrapingirl

      Definately pink safari for my 8 year old girl!

    • A Floyd

      Absolutely Peace Grafiti – My girls will love them.

    • clemson9697

      Definately Star Wars for my two boys!

    • We like the Blue Camo!

    • Lorilasky

      One of my sons would love the Star Wars band and the other would love the blue camo. Very cool!

    • Rowell123

      blue camo for our two too!

    • Shayelyn

      I have an 8-year-old daughter that would love this!  Currently her favorite color is blue, so I guess it would be blue camo for her!  

    • JaniceW

      Pink safari!

    • Couponerjinks

      My daughter would love the green, blue and orange strip one!

    • Terri C.

      Definitely the blue camo! My grandson is 8 – he would LOVE this!

    • Tp

      My son would like the camo style

    • Afsears

      Definitely the green.  My daughter would LOVE!  And her BFF!

    • MichelleOU

      Pink all the way for my girly girls!

    • Ryoung12

      The Blue cameo! Too cool!!

    • Christinajsharpe

      Would love the charcoal starter kit or the volcano band for my son!

    • Kmfinger

      The peace graffiti style would be my daughter’s choice.  Her birthday is next week, what a great gift this would be!

    • Bargain_shopper1

      purple of course everything my daughter owns has purple

    • Theaikenparrs

      The blue camo for my 7 year old that loves blue….and camoflauge!

    • Jea

      This sounds incredible!  Our tween is going to love playing with these!  Of course she’ll want the Blue but pink is never out of style.

    • Hendrix34

      Hot pink- it goes with everything!

    • Shira b.

      Pink Safari style band because i have 3 girls!!!!

    • Ram_z99

      it’s a toss-up between the star wars and cmao breeze style between my 2 boys

    • Jenn Barton

      Pink for my little diva!

    • Couponjunkie

      My 2 girls would love the pink and the lime ones!

    • candy

      blue totally

    • StephanieR

      My daughter would love the pink glitterati.

    • Melissa

      Hot pink would be my daughters pick for sure!

    • phred84044

      Charcoal Starter Kit!

    • Whitts3

      The blue camo one would be my son’s fav….

    • Mary

      Minnie Mouse or Vader.

    • Kim

      my son would love the blue and black  one . school colors of course .

    • Kim

      my son would love the blue and black  one . school colors of course .

    • Kim

      my son would love the blue and black  one . school colors of course .

    • Susan

      The pink for my 9-year-old daughter.

    • Erinp500

      The green and orange one. 

    • Jkelseytn

      my daughter would love the purple ones

    • Jkelseytn

      my daughter would love the purple ones

    • Couponeagle11

      Minnie or mickey

    • Couponeagle11

      Minnie or mickey

    • Liisaann

      My son would like the black one best. These are cool! I love southersavers, I tell everyone about it when the convo is appropriate.

    • Liisaann

      My son would like the black one best. These are cool! I love southersavers, I tell everyone about it when the convo is appropriate.

    • Liisaann

      My son would like the black one best. These are cool! I love southersavers, I tell everyone about it when the convo is appropriate.

    • Bbookie1953

      anyone of them

    • Bbookie1953

      anyone of them

    • Ckbiron

      My 4 daughters would love anyone of these!  I love your site….you have saved me hundreds of dollars and for that I thank you!

    • daytondoll

      Minnie Mouse!

    • Kmiller

      My daughter would love the pink zebra stripe band.

    • Jennifer

      Pink Glitterati style band for my daughter :)

    • Kim

      My daughter would love the pink one :)

    • Tony

      Blue for my son

    • guest

      Camo is new thing in my house for my 8 year old son = ) My daughter would like the green and orange because of the “funky” colors ;)

    • Jruth

      My grandchildren would like the peace signs and Star Wars!! They are 9 and 7, just right for this limited tech idea.

    • Sherrywr67

      My grandson would love the blue camo. Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Lstewart002

      My granddaughter would love any of them, but I think if she had to choose, she would pick the Peace Graffiti.   They are all so very cool!

    • Myrna

      My granddaughter loves green; so, green it is!

    • Crunkgirl876

      Peace pink one :)

    • Lisa G.

      Very cool. Never seen them before. I have boys so the blue camo colors would be best. Thanks! If nothing else…sounds like good stocking stuffers.

    • FunNvrEnz

      My neice would love tbe pink one. And I’m sure she would be fascinated by how these wristbands work. She is only 7 and works an Ipad like a teenager so I’m pretty sure she will figure out this gadget in no time.

    • Teri P.

      My kids would like the minnie mouse style

    • Jesstopher

      My son would love the black one and my daughter would love the pink safari!

    • SmoochTheCook

      My son would love the sky camo!!!

    • Bsmiley1

      I have 3 boys.  I think my little guy would LOVE Star Wars.  My middle guy would LOVE the Camo.  My oldest, but oh so cool guy would probably prefer the solid black.  Cool product.  I see silliness coming my way…

    • Vandahms

      my boys would love the star wars style!!

    • JRogers38

      My daughter would think she was super cool is she got the pink and black Zebra print one!

    • Bamamom02

      My daughter would like the zebra print watch because it will match her purple painted  room done in zebra print accessories.

    • sandra

      Either the mickey mouse or the pink zebra print. This is too cool!

    • Stickrn3

      star wars!

    • Kesha

      My daughter would LOVE the Pink Safari Band
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    • Jrallgo

      My son would LOVE the Star Wars text band.  My daughter would really love the Minnie Mouse one.  I think these are a great idea for kids and am planning on getting them one as a surprise later (no money for that right now), but winning one would be great!

    • Hrifkin

      Camo breeze

    • Sweetiee1

      My daughter would love the peace one!

    • trungnguyen

      My son likes the 
      Star Wars™ style band

    • Tera

      Wow!  These are so cute!  My kids would love them and the face they could change the bands to match outfits or maybe the occasion or even their mood=)  I love the pink, camo and mickey ones personally but they would love to have any of them.

    • Mspillers9308

      The volcano style.

    • ChristiL

      peace graffiti would be a hit at our house!

    • momaof3

      My daughter would think the pink one was the BOMB:))))

    • Justine0529

      Lainie would love the Pink Glitterati style band.  Pink is her favorite color and she loves the bling!

    • Melissawinters

      definately the camo – it let’s her be her – not too boyish but not too girly either

    • Mapunka_15

      Camo-Breeze – he loves blue.

    • Malia Liermann

      Pink Glitter!  Girly all the way!

    • Denise_worsley824

      very cool for neighborhood kids to keep in touch…my boy will love it while playing pellet gun wars:)

    • Kw52398

      My son would love Star Wars and my daughter would love peace graffiti.

    • Mommybarnes

      Both my boys would love the Camo Breeze .

    • Milian O

      My daughter would love the peace graffiti style 

    • Mackensmay

      The limeaid style band. This is such a great idea.

    • Ashley

      my girly girl would love pink glitter!

    • Collinsbrad

      My soon to be 11yr old would love the pink wristband.

    • Dpratser

      My kids would love the purple wristband.

    • Srcjames

      my son would love the green one :)

    • Melissa

      My son would want the Star Wars for sure, and my daughter would want the pink glittery or the Minnie Mouse!

    • tlt

      My son would like the bad to the bone text band, my oldest daughter would want the circle pattern, and my other daughter would want the love band.

    • Toolbelt78

      It’s a toss up between the Minnie Mouse and Star Wars!

    • Stephanie Michelle

      These are so neat! Purple all the way in our house!

    • Ginger

      There is no contest……STAR WARS wins our vote! AWESOME!

    • Eac

      STAR WARS 

    • Crysclear5

      peace graffiti and pink zebra
       

    • yellownikki

      Star Wars!

    • Baileyclan4

      pink zebra

    • mandy

      peace signs!

    • Nikkipel

      peace signs for the hippie child

    • Nikkipel

      peace signs for the hippie child

    • nikkers15

      Limeade is my favorite!

    • nikkers15

      Limeade is my favorite!

    • Ksm9172

      blue camo and probably green also!

    • Ksm9172

      blue camo and probably green also!

    • Lucinda

      probably the blue camo ones for my kids

    • She would love anything pink! These things are so cool!

    • She3090she

      Blue camo for our guys! ….since camo IS their favorite color! :)

    • She3090she

      Blue camo for our guys! ….since camo IS their favorite color! :)

    • Miller091909

      She would like the pink and green one

    • ccrensh1965

      My two kids would LOVE the orange and blue ones.  What a great, fun idea!

    • savingformyfamily

      Pink Glitterati wins the vote in our home :-)

    • Jennifer M

      We like Pink Safari

    • Ken

      My boys would love the Camo Breeze… or maybe the Star Wars!

    • Pink Safari

    • Angie

      Camo Breeze for sure!!

    • Jennifer

      Star Wars

    • Mlkdivine3

      Pink Safari

    • Mlkdivine3

      Pink Safari

    • Ramonafbud

      some of the best things i have ever seen

    • Ramonafbud

      some of the best things i have ever seen

    • Camiele

      They would like the Star Wars ones the best!

    • Camiele

      They would like the Star Wars ones the best!

    • Camiele

      They would like the Star Wars ones the best!

    • Cupcake_Woman

      i really like these!I hope i will be one of the winners!Oh and what about a minecraft one?

    • Cupcake_Woman

      plus like the Darth Vader one

    • Billi Jo SIgmon

      Camo or lime green for sure!  These look really neat!!!

    • Tarashanko

      Purple. Anything purple my girls love.