Posted at 5:49 pm
Citrus Lane has a really awesome collection of care packages for kids and they make great grandparent gifts. My favorite is the gift box subscription that will deliver months of fun to your little loved ones far away! You can choose 3, 6 or 12 months and they will send age-appropriate care packages right to their door. ($$-$$$) Check out How it Works for examples of the items they include in their gift boxes by age. They also have great baby shower gift boxes and lots of educational toys to choose from.
Posted at 6:57 pm
If you have little ones coming for Christmas, the Toddler’s Tender Tidings Dinnerware Set from McKenzie-Childs is a great way to make meals festive and fun. ($$)
I also love these adorable Santa Sacks from Mark and Graham ($$) which you can have personalized with a child’s name:
Posted at 6:02 pm
I love technology as much as the next girl, but there will always be something about curling up on a cold winter day with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate. The In Bloom Collection from Rifle Paper Co. includes some of my favorites: Heidi, Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess and Little Women and would make a great gift for a someone who will be experiencing these stories for the first time, or rereading them again many years later. ($$)
Posted at 7:41 pm
I know you’re all thinking that it’s crazy early to be thinking about Christmas presents. But it’s not. Especially if you want to do something special. And special is what Custom Cornhole Boards from West Georgia Cornhole are! Perfect for a basement, man cave, backyard or fraternity house. Here’s just a sample of what West Georgia Cornhole can do, but they offer endless customizations so you can get creative ($$$$$):
They also offer these Plain Jane DIY Cornhole Boards. Get the kids to help you decorate them and you’ll have a truly unique gift that the whole family can enjoy for years to come.
Just make sure you get your orders in early so Santa has plenty of time before Christmas!
Posted at 6:09 pm
If you’re looking for a great baby gift check out these amazing night lights from Casita Night Lights on Etsy. They were recently profiled in Better Homes and Gardens and while a bit pricey as far as night lights go, these are far from your average night lights and there is one available for just about every decor. ($$$$)
Posted at 12:49 pm
While it’s hard to believe with all the cold weather this winter, spring will be here again soon (I hope). And with spring, comes the Easter Bunny! If you have little ones who will be hunting for eggs or baskets in a few weeks, here are some great Easter baskets from Good Wishes Quilts that are as fun to fill and hide as they are to find ($$)
Posted at 5:10 pm
Help a child learn his or her own name with a personalized book! In My Very Own Name animals bring letters one by one to spell out the child’s first and last name in rhyme! At the end, they celebrate because they have created the perfect name. ($$)
Or, help a child understand how important being a big brother or sister is with a personalized What Big Sister Does Best or What Big Brother Does Best . You can even include a picture and a note from you at the beginning of the book. ($$)
For Christmas, how about a personalized The Night Before Christmas? Customize this classic Christmas poem with the child’s name, town, favorite pet, and more. Write a special dedication message, upload a holiday photo, and even include the child on Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” list. ($$)
Posted at 6:38 pm
Girls love to play house. Now they can design their very own play homes with Roominate, a building toy that encourages creativity, inspires imagination, and introduces girls to the basic principles of engineering in a fun, age-appropriate way. Each Roominate Kit comes with all the parts necessary (including a battery pack, circuits, and simple step-by-step instructions) to wire rooms with working lights, a fan, or motorized pulley. Ages 6+ but ideal for ages 8-12. ($$)
Posted at 6:49 am
Start good habits early with a piggy bank. If you’re looking for something other than a pig, here’s a modern twist on the classic from Jonathan Adler:
Want something a little more whimsical? Check out the hand-painted, custom banks from Alphadorable like this one:
Alphadorable can customize a bank to match any theme or pattern. How about this cute Train?
Or for a Christening, a personalized Noah’s Ark? ($$)
Posted at 9:40 am
These Porcelain Ice Cream Cones are made by a local Brooklyn artist especially for Brook Farm General Store. They are perfect for serving ice cream or for baking cupcakes or muffins, and also work well as small planters for succulents or little cacti. Add a little whimsy to a table by using them for small floral arrangements at each place or gather a few in the center. ($)