What?

The Giggle Guide® is the ultimate online destination for information related to today’s children’s marketplace. Our site is home to thousands of categorized business profiles, feature articles, event listings, product announcements, blogs, and much more.

Why?

We think it should be easy for retailers, buyers and consumers to find information on the latest children’s products and services. We also don’t think a business should have to empty their bank account to get noticed in the marketplace. That’s why we’re here.

How?

Ready to get started? Excellent! To make the most of our site simply register for a free member account. There are many membership benefits including access to Gigglemarks and free business profiles. It only takes a second, then it’s time to explore… Smile

February is the month for love! To celebrate, The Giggle Guide® has some love in store with fun party ideas that are innovative and on-trend. Children’s birthday parties range from traditional backyard get-togethers to all-out themed events. Become an invaluable resource for all your party-planning customers by stocking a colorful party-time display with a broad selection of everything from invites and favors to gifts and treats. RSVP to these festive products from Meri Meri, Kids Central Kitchen, Feeling Smitten, and Find It Games, and be sure to look for additional supplies for sensational shindigs throughout The Giggle Guide®.

Girly-girls rejoice! Whether she wants sequin shoes, big bows, or chic tailored and elegant items; being a girly-girl is all about expressing femininity and a vibrant personality. One of the funnest parts of having, or being a girl is living it up with clothing and accessories! Girly products should be well-crafted to last; we know how attached girls get to their favorite pair of shoes or that perfect fitting dress. They should also be trendy and fun. The Giggle Guide® has found these fabulous fashions and accessories that are sure to make a girl feel twirly and girly: Girl Gotch, Maggie Breen Too, No Slippy Hair Clippy and China Doll Shoes.

The holidays are past, the New Year is officially in full swing and trade show season is upon us. Trade shows are great for getting out in front of buyers, networking with industry peers and writing orders. For all the benefits, however, there is a cost. The financial investment, not to mention the time away from the office, can put a strain on a business. Choosing the right shows, making the most of your time there and seeing a positive return on your financial investment can make or break a marketing budget. Following are some tips for determining which shows make the most sense for your business, ideas for maximizing your presence and strategies for ensuring a good show.

Bows Arts
Baby Bella Maya

Animal, vegetable or mineral? Unlike the children’s game, no guessing is involved when products are labeled “certified 100% organic,” manufactured as food, fiber/textile or personal care products to confirm the quality, prevent misrepresentation, and encourage organic commerce. Since 1985, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been an advocate and force of change in promoting organic standards for certifying products and instilling consumer confidence. The Giggle Guide® showcases four OTA members to highlight some of the ways their products support the certified 100% organic label: Sckoon Organics, B nature, Pure Blankz, and Fresh Organics.

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® - Atlanta, Georgia (1/12/11 - 1/19/11)

With gifts being one of the strongest sales category in the children’s business, thousands of gift lines were on display January 12-19 at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. This year marked the 50th anniversary of AmericasMart, the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings and area rug marketplace and trade mart complex. In honor of this golden celebration, The Atlanta gift show hosted retail buyers from around the globe to explore more than 7 million square feet of products over eight days. Among the merchandise featured, The Giggle Guide® chose these standouts to highlight in our post-show review:Mark-My-Time, Scribble Mats, BRELLI, and Zebi Baby.

A good night’s sleep filled with sweet dreams is every parent’s wish for their young one each night. A cozy crib with comfy bedding is the perfect setting for peaceful rest. Yet, as the makers of Nook Sleep Systems know well, not all crib mattresses and bedding are created equal. Through their extensive research, the Nook Design Team found that many infant mattresses are actually made using harsh chemicals which release potentially harmful gasses and toxins. They developed a revolutionary sleep system that would not only provide a good night’s sleep but a healthy one as well.

pediped footwear
Wiggy Studio / Angel Toes

While others may spend their 2011 Valentine’s Day exchanging roses, cards, and chocolates, or sharing a romantic plate of spaghetti, many of us in the juvenile product industry will be celebrating in a rather different fashion. KidShow at Bally’s in Las Vegas kicks off on Valentine’s Day through February 16th. Exhibitors include top brands, including le top, Vitamins, pediped, Posh, See Kai Run, Wee Ones, Kissy Kissy and a lot more. In addition, here’s a preview of a few first-time exhibitors that caught our eye and heart: First Cleats, Jelly the Pug, Lotty Dotty and Prayer Wear Turned Inside Out.

Personalized gifts and creative DIY kits are a popular trend at baby showers and children’s birthday parties. A custom-made gift adds sentimental value, turning the gift into a treasured keepsake that commemorates both the recipient and the thoughtful giver. Meyamo invites consumers to be a part of the creative process by customizing gifts with its iron-on transfers. Available in a wide array of designs — from cute alphabet letters to charming scenes — iron-on transfers from Meyamo can be used to customize everything from t-shirts and bibs to bedding and paper. Let the fun begin!

Decorating a baby’s nursery is a project filled with possibilities that adds to the excitement and anticipation of the child’s arrival. Paint, window treatments and art on the walls are meant to provide babies with an uplifting environment including plenty of colors and images to keep them entertained. However, accidents can happen, and pretty decorations may pose a danger if they are too easily pulled off the wall by an admiring, young art lover. Luckily, there’s a safe and fun alternative to wood and plastic decorations: soft wall décor by Loveable Creations.

Attitude Pie
KIDShow - Specialty Trade Shows

Piloting airplanes and running a children’s fashion business are certainly different career paths. Two ambitious ladies, however, have melded these vocations seamlessly to soar to new heights! To take on the challenge of flying, a pilot must be level-headed, a good multi-tasker, trustworthy, detail-oriented, organized, and a team player. These skills also come into play in running a successful business, as Wendi Shaffner of Gigis Apparel and Marta Sala-Rothwell of Baby Bella Maya have shown. Shaffner and Sala-Rothwell fly the skies as pilots, while ascending the mountain of the children’s accessory industry in flawless style.

Login:

Username:
Password: