With Father’s Day quickly approaching on June 20th, The Giggle Guide® has gathered a mountain of manly goodies for show and sell! While today’s dads don’t have to hunt woolly mammoths for dinner, they certainly don’t cave in when it comes to child-rearing responsibilities. Daddy Cakes, Diaper Dude, Poo-Pourri, and Air Hogs know best when it comes to awesome Dad’s Day gifts that help all the pops have a blast, while they perform their fatherly functions with ease.
“You have a gifted imagination,” is a praise-worthy complement that young children used to hear a lot from teachers and parents. Before the current home computer, video gaming, and iPod revolution, generations of kids were inspired by dawn-to-dusk outdoor neighborhood adventures and creative play with blocks, models, “army” men, tea parties, crafts and board games. Enthusiastic about these “good ole’ days” of playtime powered by active imaginations, Lisa Pearce and Wendy Scarbrough, both kids at heart, opened their Gifted Imaginations store last year. The store is a kid’s dream playroom filled with traditional wooden toys, puzzles, games and more.
Lisa Malcic’s seven-year-old son may have some explaining to do when, down the road, his friends discover he was both the inspiration behind, and model for, the revolutionary Pee-pee Teepee.
“My poor son, he’ll have to have Pee-pee Teepee therapy,” joked Malcic, who created the amusing spout guard about seven years ago in response to the diaper-changing dilemma encountered by many parents of newborn boys. Every time Malcic and her husband took off their son’s diaper, he immediately peed on them before they could get the next one on.
Help your customers avoid travel nightmares! Whether simply driving to the local park, or navigating unfamiliar GPS routes on a summer road trip, parents need to be extra organized when getting out and about with babies and kids in tow. The Giggle Guide® encourages you to stock up on and suggest terrific travel essentials like Chicco car seats, Itzy Ritzy car seat covers, Dandelion toys and teethers, organicKidz thermal bottles, and Mrs. Smith diaper bags. These nifty products turn any trip away from the comforts of home into a pleasure cruise!
Carolina Baby Company, a manufacturer’s representative of children’s gear and gifts, is proud to announce their recent partnership with several new brands including: LifeFactory: innovative, non-toxic products like glass baby bottles and adult beverage bottles; Baby JaR: fun, funky, and hip line of bibs, burp cloths, blankets, and hooded towels; and the Oh Plah bracelet that a baby or child can safely play with as a toy or teether.
Lucky Jade introduces baby chai by Lucky Jade, a new contemporary lifestyle collection fusing the brand’s well known nature-inspired graphics with lush eco friendly materials. The collection debuts a new cloth diapering system created from these same natural elements designed to bring this environmentally friendly solution to the modern luxury market. Bath wraps, bunting bags, blankets, and beautifully packaged gift sets complete this new line of stylish baby essentials.
Satsuma Designs fans are showering babies from coast to coast with the company’s spring and summer weight organic bamboo baby products. From the best selling double ply organic bamboo jersey swaddling blanket to the perfect-fit infant cap each item in the organic bamboo jersey line is ultra soft, breathable, and always eco-chic.
7 W New York® will host The Eco-Friendly Expo, showcasing the best in high-end design, architecture, transportation, travel, art and fashion. The Expo is devoted to bringing green to a grand new level, with over 50 exhibitors on board for the boutique style marketplace including El Museo del Barrio, Decorazon Gallery, Kohler, Cosmos Communications, The Architect’s Newspaper, Bath Fitters, Siw Thai Silk, Green Mountain Energy, Juan Valdez Coffee, and Recycle-A-Bicycle (recycleabicycle.org).
Summer is almost here, and after a seemingly endless school year, kids are antsy for some fun in the sun! Families will soon be out enjoying beaches, pools, and tons of fun, sun-shine-anigans. Summer shopping isn’t limited to just swimsuits and towels though. Today’s parents are concerned about safeguarding their children from harmful UV exposure, and they’re stocking up on plenty of sun-protection. With these hot products from Splash Funwear, Seasons UV Swim & Active Wear, Baby Banz, TruKid, and Kiss My Face, parents can feel at ease while the kids safely enjoy those beautiful rays.
The following exhibitors and showrooms will be offering show specials and discounts during market!
L.A. MART — 1ST FLOOR
WILCO IMPORTS, SUITE 166
Shop our showroom each morning for our famous cinnamon bagel chips and coffee. Then join us from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thursday-Sunday for champagne and a raffle!
TWO’S COMPANY/TOZAI HOME/CUPCAKES & CARTWHEELS, SUITE 2LOBBY
Pick up a functional & fashionable Two’s Company tote bag and complimentary bottle of water.
We will also be serving our famous freshly-baked cookies.