The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® opened on Wednesday, January 12, and by Saturday the buyers had packed the halls. Unseasonably cold weather made it snowy and chilly outside, but inside the showrooms, the sales were hot, hot, hot!
As always, the products showcased were fascinating and fun. Enjoy this photo review of the really big snow… I mean show!
With 35,000 attendees, over 85 countries and all 50 states represented, the New York International Gift Fair is the place buyers and sellers will want to be this January 29th through February 3rd. Held twice annually in January and August, the NYIGF showcases the best and newest in gift merchandise. Stationery, candles, seasonal, houseware and kitchenware are among the categories displayed, in addition to, of course, games, puzzles, toys, baby and child products. Today, The Giggle Guide® gives you a sneak peak of GRIMM’S, Kidlandia, Jaxxwear, and BabyBindle to whet your appetite for the big event!
Satsuma Designs - love babies! We believe that gift giving is the perfect way to welcome baby into any family. That means creating cozy, all natural and beautiful gifts that are useful, durable and affordable.
Oh Plah!: the wearable teether and multi-sensory toy
The virtually indestructible Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet is teething jewelry that can be safely used as a fabulous fashion accessory, a durable teether and a multi-sensory toy or tool for babies and kids any age.
Oh Plah! is fully recyclable: Roundhouse Design pays to have Oh Plah! shipped back to them to recycle into new products!
CPSC is in the process of notifying manufactures of the Database and encouraging them to “register” a company representative who will receive information about complaints pertaining to their company’s products. I strongly encourage each of you to nominate and register such an individual so that you will have an opportunity to timely respond to any published complaint.
For your information, a press release from the CPSC announcing the Database is available on their website (www.cpsc.gov)
As our planet continues to populate and urbanize, our commitment to recycling and eco-friendly manufacturing has strengthened. Following this trend, many parents vow to choose organic products. When friends and family are shopping for that perfect shower gift for an eco-minded new mommy, whether it is “green” is more imperative than if it is pink or blue. Thankfully, there are more organic baby products available to consumers than ever before! The Giggle Guide® presents an array of fashionable, functional and affordable organic baby products from Becoming Baby, Happy Heinys, Wee BE Organic from Babe Ease, and baby chai by Lucky Jade.
Beyond the baby basics, the most desired shower gifts are functional products that showcase singular quality in design and style. “Cuteness” is also an essential element shoppers look for, hoping to induce plenty of jubilant “oohs!” and “ahhs!” during the gift opening occasion. When customers are in search of “the perfect gift,” steer them to baby shower must-haves from Itzy Ritzy, Wry Baby, Urban Smalls and Dara & Co. These innovative companies offer fresh, fun, exceptional products that are guaranteed to bring a downpour of fun-loving giggles and heart-warming memories to the party.
Now fashion and function are even more affordable!
Roundhouse Design Collaborative is excited to announce new, lower pricing for its award-winning Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet. Previously retailing for 19.99, the wearable teether and multi-sensory toy is now retailing for 14.99. Please contact Caryn Paradis at Roundhouse (860.581.4594 x101) for wholesale pricing information.
Itzy Ritzy, a company delivering chic and functional baby, toddler and adult products is proud to announce its partnership with Nordstrom. Nordstrom, the leading fashion retailer, will carry the brand’s must-have items in the children’s department of all 112 full-line stores across the country, including future locations, beginning immediately.
Creating bunches of fun and funky notecards, calendars and T-shirts, Two Sisters Designs touts the unique tagline, “a monkey for the people.” What does it mean? One theory suggests that these two grown-up siblings monkeyed around with art and graphics until they produced a family of products that make people go bananas! There’s a third sister swinging in this family tree too. She confides that before they were drawn to graphic design, one of her two sisters was a curly-haired girl scout while the other was a tomboy bouncing around the basketball court. Monkeyshines run in the family!
Teething is a challenging time! Sleepless nights and seemingly endless bouts of crying are difficult enough to struggle through; add in the fact that a teething baby chews on everything in sight, and you’ve got a source of concern. Parents also worry about their drooling infant wearing cold, wet shirts. In the past, parents used feeding time bibs to catch the drool and water-filled, chilled teething rings for chewing. Now there are more trendy tools available! Per Bambini, Dr. Bloom, Inc., ZoLi, Inc., and Amberizon offer fashionable, creative teething accessories that soothe parents and babies alike.
Breastfeeding is a special time for mother and child, but can be challenging for moms with busy lifestyles. The creators of Peek Away understand this difficulty firsthand. Always traveling, creators and parents Natalie and Glen Sanders wanted a nursing pillow that would allow Natalie to nurse her baby on the go without having to lug a huge wrap-around style breastfeeding pillow. With its unique streamlined design, the Peek Away is the perfect alternative for many moms. The convenient Peek Away does double duty as an all-in-one breastfeeding aid and portable diapering center.