Items tagged “Toys & Recreation”

Oomfy has released new range of adorable super soft plush animals and board books specifically for newborns. The new Baby Oomfies are baby safe - with embroided eyes and recycled polyester stuffing. And they are machine washable!

Contact: Troy Klith

Connect with buyers and showcase your products in the expanded Kids/Baby collection at the January 21–24, 2011 California Gift Show! The largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast is proud to bring you key retailers such as:

  • A Child’s Room
  • A Whale of a Tale
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Disneyland
  • Fairytales Children’s and Maternity Boutique
  • Fred Segal
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kitson Kids
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Land of Nod
  • Sanrio
  • Target
  • Warner Bros.
Contact: Laurie Morylak / (213) 763-5808

Society continues to move forward, and if businesses don’t follow the global lead, they will be left behind. The juvenile products industry, inch by inch, is going organic and placing Fair Trade practices squarely on its business radar. By supporting Fair Trade, organic, and eco-friendly transactions across the globe, both the environment and low income economies are given a fighting chance at sustainability and growth. Every day, more and more children’s businesses are becoming part of the Fair Trade phenomenon, including: noted*, mirasa design, One World Projects, and Maggie’s Functional Organics.

Baby Bella Maya
Pedoodles
Satsuma Designs

Last summer, when my fair-skinned infant spent the bulk of her time lying about on blankets in the grass, I spent the bulk of my time searching for shade. Or, in the event none could be found, channeling my inner MacGyver in attempts to jerry-rig a small sun shelter using only a stroller and a burp cloth. If only the Tent in a Bag from Mommy Toolbox had been around then.

Contact: Mary Kay Holmes / (310) 397-7471

Fair Trade is an organized social movement that focuses on exporting original goods from developing countries around the world to larger markets through fair treatment of producers. Quite often, the artisans are disabled, widowed, or ill. In many cases, income to these workers and their families is double the local average. In addition to providing individuals with the opportunity for a quality life, several Fair Trade companies donate to worldwide charities and orphanages. By purchasing Fair Trade products, consumers enjoy beautifully-crafted merchandise while making a real difference in the world!

ABC Kids Expo - Las Vegas, Nevada (10/10/10 - 10/13/10)

As the primary trade show for independent retailers and manufacturers of juvenile products, ABC Kids Expo is growing as quickly as the children who use the products it showcases. With over 900 exhibitors, Expo’s October 2010 show in Las Vegas was testimony for the power of partnership that drove domestic and international attendance and fostered new business relationships. Among the numerous exhibitors whose innovative products intrigued The Giggle Guide® were Straw-Lution™, The Juno Company, Spuds, Inc., and ViveVita.

Sound Beginnings
Emily Press Labels
J. Austin Ryan Designs
The most exciting American and international selection of today's best collections

A unique fair that includes all of the essential elements you are looking for.

WHEN:
March 5-7, 2011
(online pre-registration will open December 3)

WHERE:
82Mercer. A beautiful and easy-to-access venue in Soho, NYC.

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443

As the weather turns cold and little ones bundle up, kids are warming up to wearing fun faux fur and animal-inspired look-alikes that are cozy, practical and politically correct. The Giggle Guide® has hunted through the fashion kingdom to track down chilly-weather collections that feature durable and warm pieces that get kids’ imaginations roaring, including Two Flowers One Bear, Kyber Outerwear, and Bearington Bear. Take a look at the wintery wild side for kids this season, with inspired themes that coat children as baby elephants, leopards, bears, seals, dogs, cats and more! Let the fun fur fly!

What do you want to be? That’s a question children bring to life in imaginative play throughout the year — not just on Halloween! Costumes have become more kid-friendly and realistic in recent years, as manufacturers in the children’s industry are paying close attention to what get-ups today’s kids want in their dress-up trunks. The Giggle Guide® presents creative garb from Aeromax, Small World Toys, Kids Safari and Groovy Holidays to put in your retail costume closet for year-round sales, from full body costumes to the perfect dress-up accessories.

Andy & Evan
Caletha Crawford
Michael Scott Studio

Sign up today to exhibit at the California Gift Show, January 21–24, 2011. The directory deadline is fast approaching and I want to make sure that you are included. Act now to reach tens of thousands of quality buyers looking for product like yours!

Contact: LA Mart / (213) 763-5817

Just in time for the Holidays, Dandelion has expanded our collection of Dolls to include a Toddler Doll - available in Blonde or Brunette. The Dandelion Toddler Doll is the perfect gift for little girls. And like all Dandelion toys, our Toddler Doll is Safe and Soft - made from Organic cottons and filled with corn fiber filling.

Dandelion’s Toddler Doll was named one of the Top 100 Products of 2010 by Dr. Toy, as well as one of 10 Best Socially Responsible Products!! www.drtoy.com

MSRP: $24.99

Contact: Kelly Rundle / (888) 222-3053

When children discover there’s a day set aside to dress up like Shrek or a Disney Princess out in public and collect gallons of candy from strangers, it’s hardly a surprise that glorious day becomes every little monster’s favorite! Halloween often requires retailers to stock their shelves a bit more creatively than other celebrations, and The Giggle Guide® has found just the right mix from La Vie New York, International Playthings LLC, Surprise Balls, and Paper Magic Group to guarantee every trick-or-treater has a safe and spook-tacular time!

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