By Michelle Armstrong - Wednesday, December 15th 2010
Sean and Tracie Gildea realized they needed to take matters into their own hands when shopping for their baby boy’s room left them uninspired. Despite a diligent search, the couple was disappointed by the limited selection of children’s bedding they saw in stores. “Most of what we found was either dull or too sophisticated,” Sean recalls, “when a baby should be about being whimsical and fun.” And so, like the old saying goes, necessity truly is the mother of invention. The void the Gildeas found in the marketplace inspired the pair to launch Sozo, a charming collection of colorful clothes, blankets, sleepwear and accessories.
The Chicago Market Presents Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine
CHICAGO (December 13, 2010) –The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine will lead the keynote presentation at this year’s January Market, on Monday, January 24, 2011.
CHICAGO (December 14, 2010) – MMPI is pleased to welcome Nancy Michael as Senior Marketing and Strategy Director for the Gift & Home Décor industry, effective January 3, 2011. In her new role, Michael will be based in Chicago working directly with Trisha Schultz, Marketing Director and the entire Chicago Market team, as well as coordinating and leveraging marketing activity across all three locations; Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
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.
Winter is fast approaching and with that comes the excitement of SNOW! Something about the delicacy and pureness of a fresh snowfall is captivating as it floats from the heavens and blankets the earth below. Children are especially taken with the phenomenon of snow and, from the first flake, long to touch it, roll around in it, and hurl it into the air! Yet not every child gets to experience snow, or at least not as often as they’d like. With Snow To Go®, children can celebrate the joy of snow all year long!
What better way to add that certain something to a gift-giving occasion than infusing it with real magic, particularly for children who delight in being “in the know” and periodically having the spotlight? That includes “children” of all ages, since adults also marvel at well-done magic that can bewilder their friends. The Giggle Guide® reveals magical products from Giddy Up™, Toysmith, Fantasma Magic and Bright Products, Inc. that work like a charm to spellbind your customers and conjure up spectacular sales!
With the average 3-year-old watching several hours of television every day, pediatricians are making recommendations to get kids off the couch and engaged in active learning. Parents may feel unequipped to help their little ones find constructive activities, but thanks to the expert design of Grasshopper Prep Kits, all the work is done and parents and children can enjoy creative and fun learning time together!
When Debbie Runge and her father received more greeting cards at a shared birthday party than they could keep, Debbie decided to invent a product that, unlike cards, could be paid forward and reused over time. That thrifty thought led her to create WebRappers, re-recordable 8” plush toys that can be customized with songs and personal greetings. Velcro on WebRappers allows gift givers to wrap the toys around presents to celebrate special occasions and milestone events. They can be wrapped around cribs, baskets, bottles and practically anything one can imagine!
BBs Tees is proud to announce the launch of our Sibling Plates! We have been receiving rave reviews from stores as well as the media. We are being featured this month thru January in Pregnancy Magazine with our Big Sister Fleur De Lis Plate! These plates will serve up lots of love to your child. It is dishwasher safe and kids love eating their meals on them!
The plates may be purchased as is or you can also have them personalized with your child’s name.