A loving smile, a boo-boo kissed away, a helping hand in a time of need, and words of wisdom when it matters most are but a few universal examples of a mother’s love. Every day, mothers around the world give love unconditionally, yet they rarely take the time to do anything special for themselves. With Mother’s Day approaching, The Giggle Guide™ reviews a sensational selection of gifts from Curious Chef, Aromababy, Scientific Explorer, and Made By Hands that gives kids and dads a chance to show Mom how much she is truly appreciated.
Parents of little ones are constantly on the lookout for clever products that turn daily rituals, like mealtimes, into child’s play. The Giggle Guide™ has discovered some fantastic new feeding utensils that will have tots “opening wide” and parents dishing out for these innovations that make mealtimes with children easier, neater, and more fun. Check out these unique and colorful products from Constructive Eating, Baby Dipper, Boon Inc., and Elegant Baby that have everyone saying “ahh”!
For families with children, food storage containers need to satisfy many needs, from storing lunches and leftovers, to after-school snacks and treats both at home and on-the-go. Factor in parent’s concerns about the negative effects of certain plastics on the environment and their children, and you’ll see why the demand for safe, smart food storage is on the rise. Sustainable plastics and stainless steel alternatives that combine safety, fun and functionality are great solutions! The Giggle Guide™ shows what’s hot (and cool) in food storage from Skip Hop, BornFree, LunchBots and Packin’ SMART.
Dr. Seuss knew what he was talking about when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham! The daily battle between parents and children over vegetable consumption is a familiar one with a long history. Nutrition experts say that it is important for kids to eat a full spectrum of at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day, but it can be tricky and tiring to get kids to open wide for those peas and brussel sprouts. Kidz SuperFood by Amazing Grass provides a simple and delicious way to get even the pickiest eaters to enjoy fruits and veggies.
Be apart of The Chicago Market’s fasting growing kids section where fun, function, fashion and accessories cover newborns through teens.
Industry research has proven that buyers are shopping closer and closer to home. It’s so important to have a presence in Chicago because our buyer base pulls from the 15 core Midwest states - that’s over 100,000 people! Does your product have a presence in the Midwest?
Did you know.
80% of our buyers ONLY shop Chicago
89% of our buyers place orders at or after Market
The Giggle Guide™ asked 26 moms “Are there certain types of children’s products you’re willing to pay a premium for?” When it comes to the welfare of their children, it is not surprising that most moms will invest more on products that ensure their kids’ health, safety, comfort and education. Quality and durability are also worth a premium. It is interesting that there is one product category in particular moms don’t want to skimp on — what do you think that is?
The Children’s Club Fall 2010 show had a great turnout and was a huge success! It was exciting to see several new companies exhibiting with some unique products. Without the Bubble show running, some of its regular exhibitors decided to attend Children’s Club, largely exhibiting together in one row. With so many great lines, it is a difficult task to pick out favorites, but the following brands stood out to me with their soft, comfortable fabrics and fabulous style!
Goodbye heavy winter stews, hello ham sandwiches and fruit salad — spring is picnic season! After a long winter, who doesn’t love to get out and enjoy some al fresco dining with family and friends? Packing up some yummy kid picks, and being properly prepared, is the key to making these outings more enjoyable. Today, The Giggle Guide™ is offering an enticing menu of picnic supplies from Tuffo, Itzy Ritzy, and Kids Konserve, who have plenty of appetizing ideas for outdoor dining, family style.
Business is booming at The Chicago Market, and now is the time for you to be a part of it. Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is E-A-S-Y!
Early advertising: When you exhibit with The Chicago Market, you reap the rewards of an all-inclusive marketing package. You will be listed in the Product Locator, our online directory available 24/7, in the Preview Directory, mailed to over 30,000 Chicago Market buyers, and the Onsite Directory, available to everyone during the market.
Spring 2010 Gift & Home Market™ at the L.A. Mart® March 14-16, 2010
The Spring 2010 Gift & Home Market at the L.A. Mart, March 14-16, 2010, buyers and retailers will discover fresh, new product from a multitude of categories and will shop some of the most exclusive product, much of which can only be found in Los Angeles.
“The Spring Market is shaping up to be the best yet, with new and exciting product offerings in every category,” said Peggy Coleman, vice president marketing, L.A. Mart and California Gift Show. “Our buyers will see some of the hottest, most innovative lines available today.”
All over the globe, there is the undeniable presence of poverty and loss. Basic human rights are often violated, parents struggle to feed their families, and animals cope with reduced habitat. With so many hands outstretched in need, it’s easy to turn the other way, not seeing how to make a difference individually. However… together we really can make a difference. MayaWorks, Oomfy Corp and Bébé Ravi Collection are three of many outstanding organizations that make it their daily mission to provide answers that are sustainable, ethical, and empowering!
Best in Show award winners, twitter raffle winners and a Chicago Market recap.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® delivered comprehensive lines and name brand products during the January Market. The Chicago Market saw an exciting traffic increase of 22%, up from last January. Buyers and retailers were wowed by the breadth of market resources offered, with the temporaries boasting a 50% growth in the number of temporary exhibitors offered, with 40% of those being new to the January Market. The Chicago Market offered buyers and retailers highly sought after product lines and unique specialty resources that will help differentiate their business.