Once upon a time, children’s parties required only the basics… a few party games, some sweet treats, and kids ready for a good time. While fun and games still remain the focus, modern parties have evolved to include everything from pony rides and magicians to swag-heavy party bags! At The Giggle Guide®, we’d like to highlight some creative activity products that can help make a party memorable and meaningful, without touching the college fund. Check out these great options from Fresko’s Nuvo-Group, Makeit Products, MyDesign, and Minui. They’re perfect for a sleepover, birthday, holiday, or “rainy-day” celebration.
The newest, trendiest products on the west coast can be found during The California Gift Show®
“The California Gift Show is a must-attend market for buyers looking for fresh and unique product. The Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Mart will offer a combined temporary exhibitor roster of more than 1,000 resources for buyers to choose from,” said Peggy Coleman, vice president of marketing, L.A. Mart and California Gift Show. “Our buyers will see some of the hottest, most innovative lines available today.”
New products and lines, by location, are listed below.
For centuries, mothers in India, Thailand and Cambodia have used beautiful bell-adorned anklets to ward off bad spirits and keep track of young children. Alerted to the movements of their babies by the jingling bells, parents could constantly hear their wandering tots. These anklets are the original baby-tracking device! The Giggle Guide® sounds off on two bell-brands, Bumble Bells and Baby Emi, that have been inspired by the fashion and the function of this age-old tradition.
By The Giggle Guide - Thursday, December 10th 2009
It probably comes as no surprise that Moms are the big shoppers in most families. However, Dads do play an important role, especially during the holiday season. ‘Tis the season for Dads to play Santa Claus! The Giggle Guide® surveyed 26 mothers, living throughout the U.S. and Canada, about today’s children’s market and the products they purchase. The sixth question in our exclusive series asks…
What role does Dad play in the purchasing of children’s products for your family?
Bill Cook is known as the “Bullfrog” of Frogs Frills and Daffodils, a unique children’s clothing company with an equally non-traditional approach to design, brand collections, merchandising and sales strategy. Together with his wife and designer Mary, these grandparents have brought an original and successful approach to specialty stores that want to do business in a different, and for many, a better way. Innovations include $100 minimum orders, no pre-packs, and mix-and-match combo orders for styles, brands, and seasons.
Henderson, NV – (December 2009) – pediped® footwear is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Proud as the company’s Canadian Sales Representative. In the newly created position, Kim will have responsibility for expanding pediped’s business in Canada which will include overseeing all Canadian accounts.
When Carol Yenne’s grandson was born prematurely, weighing only 2 lbs 11 oz, this San Francisco granny realized it was time to make hard-to-find preemie outfits readily available for other families. At her store, Small Frys, she now offers a variety of sweet clothing collections, designed for babies weighing 2 pounds and up. The preemie collections are from Coccoli, Kissy Kissy Preemie, Petite Bateau and Le Top. At Small Frys, they know that when babies come early, having comforting little outfits can make a big difference.
Laura Woodland went from working at the New York Stock Exchange to taking stock of product needs for expectant moms, newborns and their siblings! Since its opening in March 2008, Ciao Belly has celebrated the great expectations and gift-giving opportunities for pregnancies, newborns and growing families. From its cute, Italian-inspired store name to its highly personal service, the store has become a welcomed addition to the neighborhood. Laura shares how her dream store was born, and why listening to her gut (belly?) made her a believer in the importance of location, location, location!
Jan Brett’s beloved children’s story, The Hat, chronicles a day in the life of an amusing hedgehog that pokes his nose into a knit sock and finds himself stuck. Wandering around the farmyard, he begins to view his hat as highly fashionable and important protection against the chilly air. His barnyard friends poke fun at his new look, but are soon drawn to the thought of wearing a hat themselves.
LegRuffles, the MUST HAVE accessory of the season, introduces two fabulous new colors just in time for the holidays. Legruffles are legwarmers for babies and kids that are softly shirred for a romantic, ruffled look that is utterly feminine. Scarlett Red and Pink Sparkle are perfect for Christmas dressing and are great carryovers for Valentine business!
Beba Bean brings laughter, love and something memorable for baby to Circle Showroom in NYC!
Vancouver, BC (October 20th, 2009) Beba Bean Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative baby products that babies love and parents can’t live without, invites you to view their collection in person at Circle Showroom in New York.