Shoes and Booties That Rock…The Cradle! Saturday, Feb 28 2009 

Baby Booties and fun and fancy little shoes make beautiful baby gifts. They are the icing on the cake when dressing a baby in today’s unique stylish baby clothing. Tip toe through the Internet with me and see what’s available for your next baby gift or your own baby’s piggy toes!

New Little Kicks Added!

Silly Soles (Black/White)

Trumpette’s new Silly Soles striped and dotted mocs. Shiny in patent and bold in graphic stripes and dots……these little silly soles are the shoe of the year! Too much fun for $38.50 in sizes 0 -6 months to 18 months. trumpette.com

These little sweet things are over the top beautiful! Designed by Shoosies…….they have been hand finished and made with both vintage and new silk and lace. The entire line is tiny finery! This pair is the Elizabeth and features French braid trim. A beautiful gift! $40 at shoosies.com


Sourpuss - Baby Ramones Shoes

Talk about Crib Rock! These little Baby Ramones by Sourpuss are really the sweetest things! Black and white canvas with no skid soles……..they are too too much….for a not so high price of $21 at oliebollen.com


The Lelli Kelly Camomilla Bow Dolly shoe is really just over the top! There’s enough beads and rhinestones to bling out any baby girl in style! The pastel colored flowers are precious. Love them. If you do too…..they are available for pre-order now at LittleMonkeyToes.com for $68


Handmade and heavenly! These Sage Green Beaded Slippers have been featured in People Magazine and I can see why. They are embellished with rhinestones…..beads….and lace. Lovely colors and wrapped for giving! $30 at dimplesanddandelions.com

Well…… Aren’t these little shoes GQ! Navy Blue Croco embossed wing tips are the height of luxury for the little man. They are available In European sizes from 18 – 25. $155. The little metal accessory charm is $15 extra. milaniboutique.com


Lelli Kelly Shoes - Sun Fantorange Sandal

Lelli Kelly shoes are always on the best dressed kids list. The Sun Fantorange Sandal says a slice of Summer! Bright and pretty colors make this little shoe special. Originally $69 and now $49.40 at angeliboutique.com

Jack and Lily Pastel Blue Golf Shoes

For the little duffer! The Daddy golfer will love these baby golf shoes for his little baby boy. The Jack and Lily shoe will be a hole in one gift! $24 at dulcebebeboutique.com


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Sweet and simple for baby girls 6 – 24 months. She will be looking quite stylish at an affordable price ($16) in these little leather Mary Jane’s. Made by Empress Baby and found at BeanNewYork.com

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For the little speed demon! The Bibi leather shoe is all about the details! Love the racing stripes and checker flag pattern. $51 at Zappos.com


Camellia Bebe Bon Bons

The Camellia bebe bon bon silk bootie is a stunning statement in black and white. Love the touch of red in the little bon bon rose. A special little shoe for $23.00 at beninibug.com

Every child loves a pony! Let them wear Ralph Lauren’s Big Pony Slip On. Classic and preppy…..this little canvas shoe comes in white…red…. and navy for sizes 0 – 3 at RalphLauren.com $25



Madeline Baby Shoe

Baby be chic! The Madeline Baby Shoe in vogue colors of chocolate and pink is simply darling. Chocolate embossed leather is decorated with pink cotton. The combination is perfection. Made for newborns. $ 20 at trescouture.com

Burberry Boy! Let him sneak around with style in the Burberry Cotton soft soled sneaker. Everything about the little shoe says status! $110 at Saks.com


Rosebud Sneakers-Rosebud Sneakers by little fiori

The Little Fiori Rosebud sneaker have been handpainted with non-toxic pink rosebuds and polka dots. They are for sweet little feet sized 1 – 10. A delightful little gift for $35.99 at 2sweetsisters.com

Little Raggio! Very hip for baby in chocolate and blue. Handmade from soft leather with an elastic back for baby’s comfort. So stylish! $48 at laylagrayce.com

These little ballet flats by Baby Bloch are so stylish……mom will want to wear them too! The Frilled Pearl shoe is made from pearlized sheepskin with patent accents. Tres chic! $42 at RonRobinson.com


The only thing classic about these little sneakers are the slip on styling. The canvas Tatoo Crib Shoe certainly will rock the cradle! They are of Vegan construction…meaning no leather was used……..by Me In Mind Footwear. Too cool for school. $ 26 at RonRobinson.com

Bella Bling Ballet Slippers

Baby gets blinged with Bella Bling Ballet Slippers! Perfect for any tiny little dancer wearing a tutu or any special dress. adorned with Swarovski crystals and available in colors shown. $52 With darling hat presentation box…$60 at couturebabyboutique.com

For the baby jetsetter! These little booties will play well in any big city. The Infant Cream City Shoe by L.A.M.B. is hip and happening for $60 at ShopKitson.com

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Baby girls go a little wild in these leopard print satin ballet slippers! Imagine the double faced satin ribbon wrapped around her little leg! The sole is a chocolate brown suede. These beautiful slippers are designed by Kayden Grace Designs. $19.99 at thetrendybabyonline.com

You can’t get much more “boy” looking shoes than these! A classic boy booties in leather and suede gets a modern spin with bright and bold color blocking. Love the orange sole! Made by Petit shoes and can be found at globalenfant.com for $62.30

Bellarisa Ballet Booties

Oh how gorgeous! Made by Bellarisa Designs……these ballet booties are satin and sensational! They come in a vaariety of color combinations to match any little fashionista’s ensemble! $24 at bellarisadesigns.net

Retro Tennies Toddler Shoes for Boys by Pedoodles

How dapper! Your little man goes retro with the Pedoodles tennis shoe. Quite the sophisticated look in cream and brown leather. Available for sizes 12 months – 4 years. $34 at jujubeaneboutique.com


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Girls just want to have fun! These little sweet feet are the creaation of Foostie Pops……a wonderful collection of hand painted unique baby shoes. The Razzmatazz shoe are show stoppers! They make a statement in bright and bold colors. The perfect baby gift! $65 at momglam.com

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Fancy feet! Dress her up and take her out. She will be the best dressed anywhere in One Ruby Lane’s Mary Jane Patent Shoes. $50 at saigenicoles.com

Baby Boys Shoes

Finally! A Baby Bootie that is a little bit glam but not too glam for baby boys. Made by estella-nyc…..these little guys……..crafted in bronze leather……are loaded with quiet details. Even the soles are decorated ! A great bootie in a fab color for $ 30.00 at estella-nyc.com



Sweet as sugar and fit for your little sugarplum……Pedipeds Morgan Pink Cupcake Mary Jane…….will make a delicious baby gift. Available in sizes Newborn – 12 months for $32 Yummy! littlemonkeytoes.com

For All American Baby Boys! The Robeez Mit and Ball Booties will be a home run gift. The Robeez brand is known for their soft and flexible soles and fine leather. Adorable! $ 32 at petittresor.com

 Gumdrops Hand-Painted Baby Shoes

Goody Goody Gum drops! Hand painted and perky little polka dot shoes are as cute as baby can be! The perfect shoe to wear with today’s hip and stylish baby clothing. Made for babies 6 weeks – 3 months. these will be a hit at the baby shower! $34.95 at BabyOnce.com

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For the juicy baby! Here’s an old fashioned bootie that is just a slice of heaven. Watermelon colors create the cutest little baby feet. These booties have been hand crocheted and even the yarn has been hand painted. Very special for $15 at SmashingDarling.com

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Glam Baby! These shoes really rock! Too adorable with shiny metallic. A zoom view shows that the little designs are actually kiss prints and x’s. One of my favorites! By Pastry shoes for $ 24.98 at shiekhshoes.com

OH MY! These little ballerina Slippers melt my heart! They are handmade and heavenly. Available in sizes 3 months – 3 years at dimplesanddandelions.com

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Goodness Gracious! It’s Gracious May! These are some of the very best baby shoes that I have ever seen! This little Linen Flower Mary Jane is such a happy shoe! Pink Linen is embellished with a fab flower. I want a pair! $21.50 at GraciousMay.com

Save dollars and cents with Restoration Hardware’s Leather Crib Penny Loafers! Detailed perfectly from the classic loafer. Leather and lovely! Originally $34 and now on sale for $16.99 at rhbabyandchild.com


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Oh how chic! The Baby Espadrille from Ralph Lauren is done in the classic style. Love the Sunfish Yellow color canvas….also comes in a bright Maui Pink. $30 at RalphLauren.com

Here is a lovely gift idea…..a pair of personalized baby shoes! You select the monogram thread color. A great keepsake that all parents will love. $18.99 at burpstobottoms.com

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Easter is right around the corner and every new baby needs a pair of bunny booties! These are by Trumpette are a contemporary take on the classic bunny. A close up view shows the little cotton tail on the back of the bootie and an adorable gold heart on the bottom of thee bootie. Makes a great gift and is so cleverly packaged! $15 at MyPrincesscloset.com

Bella Frosting - MOD Mint Chocolate Booties - LIMITED EDITION

If you are looking for a blue and chocolate baby shoe……here’s your answer! The MOD booties by Bella Frosting are luxe to the max! The damask pattern in a minty blue is topped off with a chocolate felt flower. Too cute! Made just for you in sizes 0 – 12 months for $18.50 at Etsy.com

So Sweet! The Sweet Shoes Blue Palm Slip Ons are hip and classic at the same time. Love the tree print! The combination of French blue canvas with the brown leather sole is quite distinctive. $30 at nomiboutique.com

How absolutely enchanting! Beautiful silk brocade booties embellished with colorful beads. I realize that the beads might be a safety issue……so please don’t take your eyes off baby while wearing these. They are so cute…..I might just want a pair to sit on baby’s shelf. Really special from chinasprout.com $15.95


















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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Everyone You Love! Thursday, Feb 5 2009 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Show your sentiment with style this year! Here is an edited list some of this season’s sweetest gifts for all of the loves of your life. Give stylishly without breaking the bank…..or a heart!

Get graphic with your feelings……..Graphic Image.…..that is. The Mini Envelopes in V-Day Red or Not So Basic Black, is a stylish way to say “I love You” and to carry business cards, calling cards, or credit cards. Lined in gold leather and comes complete with 4 creative calling cards: I Love You, Secret Admirer, Be Mine and Lips (graphic). $18 at GraphicImage.com

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Tell then they are the bomb with the Smitten Bath Bomb Set! These are a sweet treat for the bath and the body. Handmade and moisture rich..these bath bombs will soften the water and pamper the skin. They are for any sweetie on your list……be they solo soakers or cupid’s couples. A sweet treat! $20 at HenriBendel.com


Kiss Me You Fool! Add a little romance this Valentine’s Day…….and seal it with a kiss! The Book Of The Kiss will proclaim your love and leave something for them to remember you by! A reproduction of a charming book originally printed in 1914. This little gift proves that you can buy love for less than $10! bellocchio.com for $9.00

Saying it with flowers is always an old standby for V-Day. This year add some burning love to your gift. From floral artist...Jane Carroll….The Kobo Scented Candle with Fresh Red Roses……is an unique way to say I love You! The candle is a beautiful blend of mango and jasmine. It will burn 70 hours ……keeping love alive way past the 14th. The roses are artistically arranged in a 4 inch mound. Adorable! Save 10% off with Coupon Code: LOVE $89 at jane-carroll.com


Amber Hagen cashmere dress, heart.

For the little fashionatta! She’ll break your heart when wearing Amber Hagen’s Cashmere and Cotton Heart Dress! Graphically adorable and as soft as she is. Available in size 6 – 12 Months. 12 – 18 months on backorder. $ 98 at jenklairkids.com Save an additional 25% with Coupon Code: groundhog Expires: 02/09/09

Who can resist a Rubber Duckie? Let them know that “they are the one” with this adorable duckie duo! Great for the big and little loves of your life. Set of two for $4.23 at HeartSong.com

Put an end to Junk Mail! Hanky Panky’s Love Letter Low Rise Thong will make her go wild! Both sexy and sweet……this clever gift comes with its’ own mailing envelope. $20 at Saks.com

‘Tis the season to speak his language of love……..BASEBALL! The Beringo suede baseball is a home run gift (or at least will get you to first base) for all of the men in your life. Handmade and handsome. Play Ball for $25 at Beringo.com


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Let him wear your love on his sleeve! The Secret Message Cuff Links allow you to leave a new love message for him day after day. Made of stainless steel with a classic design…..these cuffs come with tiny scrolls with the following messages: “Born to be wild. Live to outgrow it,” by Lao Tzu and “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do is in harmony,” by Mahatma Gandhi. Also included are two blank scrolls for your own special love letter. $49.95 at RedEnvelope.com CouponCabin.com has some great Coupon Codes for Red Envelope. Click here.

Something for your BFF (Best Friends Forever). You will be WC (way cool) when you gift a tween or teen with this Text Talk Note Stack. Three 100 page pads might get them off the phone and writing again. Perfect for jotting down EMA’s (E-Mail addresses), phone numbers, or homework assignments. $19 at RoomServiceHome.com

Double Cherry Pops

Prelude to a kiss! Here’s a fun little tidbit for lovers….or at least candy lovers. The Double Cherry Pop is whimsical Dutch treat. Grownup lovers can share a pop before stealing a kiss. Younger lollipop lovers will have fun making a wish while trying to break the pops in half. Sometimes all it takes is simple pleasures. $12 for 15 pairs of pops. Williams-Sonoma.com

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Amorous Amusement! Here is an adorable idea…..passion from Paris…..where romance blooms. Handmade tickets for your lover will give he or she entrance to your world of love. Be as creative as you wish with your love notes, and issue your tickets one by one, using the perforated edges. Tres chic! $22 at TheParisApartment.com

Custom Swarovski Crystal Compact

Sweet Swarovski! A little bling is always acceptable for special occasions! Love Me offers plenty of romantic gifts and the Custom Swarovski Compact is one of my favorites. Their designs are exclusives…….and there is something for every diva in your life. I’d spell my feelings out and go for the Banner Love in red crystals! $98 at ShopLoveMe.com

For the pampered puppy! The Happy Puppy Skull Carrier is for little loves up to 11 lbs. Your true love will travel in snuggly style as it is airline approved and loaded with luxe details such as:

  • Two interchangeable handles (including shoulder)
  • Peek-a-boo roll up flap
  • Indestructible wire window
  • Fur-lined removable hard bottom insert
  • Blankie to snuggle
  • Side pocket

Funny how this little gift is the most expensive one on the list! Makes sense…….our doggies are the most precious possession of our lives. Spoil them! $119 at TheRitzyRover.com

Spin the bottle! A new game is in town…….in time for Valentine’s Day. No children allowed as this game gets romantic with a spin of some adult flavor. Commands might be G-rated and other’s spin the stakes to R Rated or higher. A great little love game by Jimmyjane at WHotelstheStore.com $35. Save 35% with Coupon Code: R5GC6

Valentine's Plates

So sweet and good enough to……..eat on! This set of four Valentine’s Plates are designed with hearts and animals. Their heart will go pitter-patter year after year. Ceramic and terrific for $19 at PotteryBarnKids.com

Valentine Paperweight, Pink Heart

Decorate their office, cubicle, or at home desk with a clear statement of love! Designed by British designers Jane Glibbery and Christina Greenhalgh…..the clear glass paperweight comes in a padded gift box…perfect for giving. $28 at KatesPaperie.com

Make this Valentine’s Day a Red letter Day with Kate Spade’s Idiom Bangle! Turn a phrase and win a heart with a stylish bangle bracelet made of enamel and gold plate. She will get the message! $98 at KateSpade.com

















Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Kids Tuesday, Nov 11 2008 

There’s nothing like the sight of the big eyes of little ones on Christmas morning! Even if they did get you up at the crack of dawn…..it is a magical time. Gifts for children are a pleasure to buy……naughty or nice. Here is my edited list of fabulous finds for this Holiday season. I have also included special money saving coupon codes to save the budget during these difficult financial times. If you don’t see a code you are looking for…..be sure to check my Stylish Savings Section for Website codes that are updated daily. I hope you enjoy this special edited guide for “kids.” Get shopping! Go ahead and spoil them!

$25 and under~

Alphabet Cards- French

ABC Oui!

It’s never too early to start teaching them. This tin of 26 Alphabet Cards is an unique gift for any continental child! $24 at PoshChicagocom

Save 10% Off $50 Coupon Code: NOV10 15% Off $100 Coupon Code: NOV15 Expires: 11/30/08

Who is it for? ……….Any Francophile and their children……..language teachers

It’s A Magical World!

Robert Sabuda’s Alice In Wonderland pop up book is a magical version of this wonderful story. $24.95 at alphabetsnyc.com

Who is it for? ………….Children of all ages!

Artist On The Go!

The Pig Art To Go Roll is a cute crayon tote for busy little artists on the go. Carrying cases vary in design and crayons are included. $18 at lisakline.com

Save 20% Off Full Priced Items. Coupon Code: style08 Expires: 12/21/08 or use Coupon Code: turkey08 for 40% Off. This code expires 11/30/08

Who is it for?……….. Young artists……Babysitters

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Over The Moon!

A new take on a children’s classic. French Bull’s Kids Dish Set is both affordable and adorable. The set is made of melamine and is dishwasher safe. This gift makes every meal a happy meal! $24 at FrenchBull.com

Who is it for?………… Little foodies ages 6 months and up!

Clowning Around!

Here’s a blast from the past that is sure to still be a winner. The Total Bozo Game just made me smile when I found it. It will bring back wonderful memories for parents and gift givers, and create new ones for little gamers. $24.95 at landofNod.com

Who is it for? Retro kids of all ages……..Great for teachers and babysitters too!

If These Walls Could Talk……

They would say “Draw on me..not the wall!” The Peel and Stick Chalkboard is actually removable and repositionable pre-cut stickers. Offered in either Planes and Clouds or House and Trees. Give a gift of creativity! $21.95 at AcaciaCatalog.com

Who is it for?………….. Little Picasso’s aged 3 and up!



$25 – $50

Elegant Baby - Wooden Spelling Blocks in great colors - 36 pieces

A Is For Apple!

Elegant Baby’s Wooden Spelling Blocks is a very colorful way for wee ones to learn their letters and begin their own spelling bee. 36 pieces come in a handy drawstring storage bag. $30 at LaLaLing.com

Who is it for? ……….Inquisitive babies and children……pre-school teachers……babysitters

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Sock It To Me!

A six pack of fanciful socks for baby boys and girls! The Sockerdoodle Set comes packaged in a cute cookie tin. A gift that is sweet enough to eat! $28 at comfymunchkins.com

Save 20% with Coupon Code: deb01 Expires: 12/31/08

Who is it for?………. All little piggy toes from size 0 months – 12 months

Aprons, Mitts & Towels - Jessie Steele Cupcakes ApronSprinkles Cupcake Mixes

Cute as a Cupcake!

Who can resist a cupcake? More delicious is a sweet little girl sporting a Jessie Steel Apron embellished with tasty little cakes! Apron has 19.5 inch ties at the waist and two handy pockets. Complete this gift with a Sprinkles Cupcake Baking Mix from the famed Beverly Hills Cupcake Shop, and you have one sweet gift. Each mix make a dozen treats in many flavors. They are all delish but I say go for the Red Velvet. Mmmmm Good! Apron is $21.95 and available at Wrapables.com and the Sprinkles Mix is $14 and can be found at williams-sonoma.com

Save 15% Off At Wrapable.com with Coupon Code: HOLIDAY08AT Expires 12/19/08

Who is it for?…….. Sweet petites ………a great gift for Grandma to give to her grand daughter with a promise to bake them together.

Booty Call!

Metallic Booties by Yo My Booties are just over the top cute. Made of the super soft leather they feature an elastic band to make them STAY ON! $32 at yomybooties.com

Who is it for? Urban babies……celebrity kids……children of stylish parents!

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Snuggle Me!

The Snuggle Blankee makes a beautiful gift when personalized. Made of 100% Organic Cotton Fleece or 100% Cotton Velour with Satin ruffle or straight edge trim. Nothing but the best for the little one on your list! $48 at OrganicBlankees.com

Save and additional 15% Off With Coupon Code: pretty deserving Expires December 31 2008

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Who is it for? Any Baby on Your Shopping List!


$50 – $100

personalized holiday bear

Bear Hugs!

You will receive lots of bear hugs when you give this Personalized Holiday Bear to your favorite wee one. This adorable little girl or boy bear is made of wool felt and is appliqued with the child’s name. A charming keepsake gift! $98 at chasing-fireflies.com Order by November 30th for Christmas delivery.

Who is it for? ………Anyone who needs a hug!

Hair Dryer

Ready Set Style!

Anyone that has a daughter knows that the perfect hair style becomes important at an early age. Even cool guys spend hours in front of the mirror with their dippity do. Pottery Barn Teens has styled a great looking hair dryer to help doing the do! It’s no lightweight dryer with 1,875-watts of power. Girls will love all three patterns and the guys will love the dots in blue or green. $69 at PBteen.com

Who is it for?……. Teens and Tweens of both sexes!

Golden Girl!

Little divas can get glam with the Goldilocks Children’s Bracelet. It is a beautiful mix of Swarovski crystal gemstones in silver shade and 14kt gold and filled beads. A sterling silver alphabet letter accents the bracelet …….making it a personalized keepsake. Each one is made especially for you. Available in sizes Newborn – 12 years for $ $67.00. laylaGrayce.com

Bag Of Tricks!

They will amaze you with their magical powers when using the ultimate magic collection! Included are props and instructions for 50 tricks and an instructional DVD. $79 at restorationhardware.com

Now On Sale For $62.99!

Save an additional 20% on this item and anything at Restoration Hardware with Coupon Code: FFEO817 Valid November 13 – 17

Who is it for?……… Little Houdini’s age 8 and above!

Animal Attraction!

Dwell Studio known for their iconic contemporary home goods has created a very clever gift for babies and toddlers. The MAGNETIC ANIMALS – SET OF 3 is made of encased magnetic parts, allowing children to mix and match their own animals! They will invent, even if not exactly zoologically correct, the next breed of Elephants, hippopotamuses, and oxen! Nurtures tactile curiosity! $53 at DwellStudio.com

Who is it for?………….Curious infants and toddlers!

Built With Love!

The Little Amsterdam Block Set, made of beechwood, is an amazing collection of 166 pieces. Any child will spend hours creating Amsterdam or any city their imagination can conjure up. Made in Germany and sure to be an heirloom for generations to come. $69 at ThreeSistersToys.com

Who is it for?…….. Little architects three years and older!

Electronic Teaching Drum Set

Little Drummer Boy (or Girl)

The Electronic Teaching Drum Set teaches children to play the drums with electronic lights and sounds. With 40 pre-recorded songs the electronic tutor lights up to show the child where to hit the drum. The set includes seven precision instruments, foot pedals, drumsticks, stool, and four learning levels. You may hate me for finding this neat toy! Appropriate for children ages 4 – 8. $99 at BacktoBasicsToys.com

Now on sale for $ 79.99!

Dwarf's Adventure Land

What a fabulous gift! Dwarf’s Adventure Land…..winner of numerous awards.…. will get little one’s imagination going. More than a play mat for babies, older children love it as well. There are so many play elements that it is a great toy for multiple children to play together. Great for parent and child interaction! $75 at beebuzzbright.com

Save 40% off this great gift and all full priced items on the site (excluding the Sit n Stroll and Nap Sac) All Sales are Final! use Coupon Code: SAVE40 Expires: December 31st.

Who is it for? ……….Little ones from birth – 4 years old!

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Crib Candy!

As sweet as a candy cane……these Swarovski Converse Crib Candy Cane Shoes are an adorable idea for all of the baby elves in your life. Hip for the Holidays in Infant sizes 1 – 4. $59.99 at BabyBlingthingsBoutique.com






Spoil Them!

Gifts Over $100

Supercool Fridge, Pink

Kool Kids!

Wow! Didn’t you wish for a refrigerator of your own back in the day? This mini fridge comes in five fab colors to match most decors. It actually is a practical gift. Now the kiddies can get their own drink of water without disturbing your sleep. It would come in handy in a nursery to keep pre-made bottles of formula fresh and cool. This will be the coolest gift under the tree! $199 at PBteen.com

Who is it for?………. All cool kids big and small…….teenagers!

Top Chef!

The kids will be cook’n up a storm with their own Wooden Kitchenette! It is just the right size to play chef in any room of the house. This well made toy set is all tricked out with: oven with a see-through door, cupboard, cook top, sink & utensil rack all in one spot. Comes with pots and pans, utensils, veggies, bread, cheese & an egg. To spice things up a bit….salt and pepper shakers are included. $125 at rompbklyn.com


Who is it for?……… All little cooks ages 3 and up

Rock On!

Rocking horses are nice but a rocking bunny is funny. The Black Rabbit Rocker by Playsam is perfect for the modern nursery. It is wooden and striking in glossy black and white. Winner of the Excellent Swedish Design award. $165 at Vivre.com

Who is it for? …………Babies 10 Months and Older

Fresh water cultured pearls bracelet with mini sterling silver bear.

Pearls For Girls!

This may be the sweetest bracelet I have ever seen! The Tous Bear Bracelet is designed with Freshwater Pearls and a mini sterling silver bear. Wonderful! $104 at tous-shop.com

Who is it for?…………. Baby Bears of course!

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Baby Bling!

The classic Olympus set is for little fashion gods and goddesses. The set features a heavenly black and white print onesie with a bejewled “A” on the front. (“A” for aristabrat, awesome, amazing, and attitude!) 100% cotton and even the snaps are diamond-like! Completing the set is the Crystal Palace Rattle and Pacifier…both encrusted with Austrian Crystals. $299 at Aristabrat.com

You can save 15% off by using Coupon Code: People15 Expires: 12/31/08

Who is it for? Privileged babies ages 3 months – 24 months!



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Yikes! Stripes!

Surely you know a little one that deserves cashmere. Yes…that’s right……these adorable rompers by Eye Spy are 100% Cashmere.…..perfect for silver spoon babies! $186 at MilkShop.com

Who is it for?………….Soft and Cuddly Babies 3 – 12 Months!

If you need gift ideas for HIM……my Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Him might be helpful.

Need an unique idea for a couple? The Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Couples will give you some ideas.

There are many great finds for women at The Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Her

If You are looking for a fabulous Holiday Party Dress for a little girl…take a peek here

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Couple Tuesday, Nov 11 2008 

Here is a well edited list of Holiday gift ideas for all of the couples in your life. You‘ll find something for their homes, their lifestyle, and their love life……..at all price points. There are also Coupon Codes to save additional $$$$ on the gifts you buy. If you don’t see a code you are looking for…..be sure to check my Stylish Savings Section for Website codes that are updated daily. Get ready…get set….get gifting!

$50 and under~

Rendezvous!

Give them the gift of romantic notions. In the Little Cream Book of A – Z Romance Destinations, 26 far flung and romantic places to runaway to are featured. Each letter of the alphabet defines a city and its’ romantic atmosphere, places to visit, and moments to cherish. According to the website: “The concept behind the Little Cream Book Series is Cream of the Crop Destinations meet Little Black Book Exclusivity.” Very clever idea! $22 at Violet.com

Who Is It For? Newlyweds…….Engaged Couples…..Jetsetters…..Your Best Friends!

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Probing Questions!

“What do you miss most about being single?” “Is it your similarities or your differences that attract you to each other?” Inquiring minds want to know. Provide an intimate Date Night for your favorite couple with the Couples Table Topics Game. 135 probing questions come in an acrylic case. They will either love you and each other after playing or……..just the opposite! $29.95 at RedEnvelope.com

Who Is It For? Newlyweds……..Open minded couples……..Couples in therapy………Your In-laws!


Be An Angel!

Give a gift that will last forever. Two years ago I found The Angel Wreath Company. Every couple I knew received one for the holidays. The wreaths are made of fluffy feathers. Available in over 20 color combinations…….there is sure to be the perfect color for the couple’s decor. $39.95 each at AngelWreaths.com

Who Is It For? Anyone that celebrates Christmas……….Great for Floridians or Californians as there are fun pastel colors available.

What’s Cook’n!

Staying home is chic again….especially with these economic times! This personalized Denim Chef’s Apron Set is a fun idea for an affordable present for two. Personalize them with your choice of words and 35 different thread colors. $42.96 at personalizationmall.com

Who Is It For? Gourmets…….Couples Who Cook Together………Newlyweds………Mom and Dad

Bell’Arancia Kissing Ball

I Saw Mamma Kissing Santa Claus!

One of my favorite Holiday Traditions is the Kissing Ball. Williams Sonoma offers the Bell’Arancia Kissing Ball that is exclusive to them. It is a special piece made of Boxwood, Eucalyptus, Key Limes, and Orange slices. This wonderful fresh present is sure to smell as good as it looks! A romantic holiday gift. $49 at Williams-Sonoma.com


Who Is It For? Every home that celebrates Christmas………Romantic Couples………Teachers………….Hosts and Hostesses……..Co-Workers…….


$100 and under~

Game On!

Assouline’s Gamebook Set explores the world of twentieth-century music and art. The set is a different way to approach these art forms offering both questions and answers for the gamer couple. Beautifully presented in a colorful wood box with clear lid. $60 at assouline.com

Who Is It For? Those who appreciate contemporary art and music………Baby Boomers…………Hip Couples

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A Clean Slate!

They will entertain in style with Napa Style’s Clean Slate Risers….set of three. They are great for adding height and dimension to a buffet table. You can even label your presentations with chalk. The uses for these terrific slate slabs are endless. $98 the set at napastyle.com

Who Is It For? Couples who entertain……….hosts and hostesses


HORSING AROUND!

Sometimes the best gifts are created by thinking outside of the box. Ralph Lauren has a “Create Your Own” section, where one can design a multitude of items that make great gifts. The Chino Baseball Cap would be such a fun gift for your favorite guy and girl! Both are embellished with the Polo Pony on front, and each cap sports the individual’s monogram on the back of the hat. You select the hat, pony, and monogram colors. In the end……..you have designed a very fun and special gift! Man’s cap $30 and the Woman’s Cap is $35 at RalphLauren.com

Save 30% Coupon Code: HOL2008 Expires: 12/08/08

Who Is It For? Sporty Couples………..Golfers………….Boaters…………….Casual Dressers………

Black Damask Martini Glass

Shaken……Not Stirred

If they drink martini’s…….they can’t have enough glasses. Chances are they don’t own a martini set this classic in black and white damask. The pattern is timeless and quite “of the moment.” Each piece is sold separately but together they make a lovely gift. Two glasses ($15 each) and The Shaker ($30) together becomes a $60 gift. Lovely! surlatable.com

Who Is It For? Vodka Drinkers……….People with Black and White color schemes…….Business Associates Your favorite Maitre d’………..Movers and Shakers!

Crooner Collection!

Sinatra in Hollywood 1940 – 1964 is a beautifully packaged 6 CD Boxed Set of Frank’s Hollywood Film classics. For Sinatra fans…..it is a treasure trove of 160 songs! Also included are interviews with Frank and a 120 page deluxe book. They will swoon over Frank’s box office hits like: Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town), Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered, I Love Paris, Someone To Watch Over Me and so many more! $95.98 at Amazon.com

Who Is It For? Sinatra Fan…………..Movie Buffs……….Music Collectors……..Parents……….Grandparents!





$150 and under~

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Picnic In The Park!

Their picnic will be off to a stylish start with French Bull’s Picnic Set! The set begins with a nylon backpack that features shoulder straps and insulated compartments for food and beverages. The day turns into a party with sets of four fun assorted dinner plates, coordinating cups, and cotton napkins. The fun doesn’t stop there…….also included is flatware, plastic cutting board, salt and pepper shakers, corkscrew, and bottle opener. All your gifted one needs to supply is vino, food, and a sunny day! A great gift for $138 FrenchBull.com

Who Is It For? Gourmets on the go…….Foodies……….People who enjoy outdoor concerts……….Romantics

LUXE Grand World Tour Box Set (12 Pack)

Bon Voyage!

The Grand World Tour Box Set by Luxe will get your gifted wherever they want to go. There are 12 City Guide Books that lead one to a carefully culled tour of restaurants, hotels, and stores that are steps above tourist class! Destinations included are: Rome, Paris, New York, Bangkok, Madrid, Istanbul, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney. Maps are included. Everything is packed in a handcrafted black and white velvet flocked brocade box. Super gift! $108 at Libastyle.com

Save 20% on anything from LibaStyle.com with Coupon Code NOVSALE ! Expires November 30th

Who Is It For? Jetsetters…..World Travelers…..Business Travelers…….The boss………Hip Couples!

MEMORIES!

A lovely gift to give is the gift of memories. Rag and Bone Bindery makes an amazing album……well they make many albums, guest books, baby books, digital scrapbooks, journals, and more! Each one is bound by hand in the most fabulous fabrics and patterns! I chose “Pear” as my example to feature. It is made of 100% silk dupioni. To my eye it is a sophisticated shade of green, a bit holiday-ish, and neither feminine or masculine…….making it a great choice for couples. You might prefer the black and white “Flourish” pattern or the richness of the “Basic Brown.” Whatever you select……you will be giving a gift that will represent and last a lifetime! A 12 x 12 Album with Cream pages is $98. ragandbonebindery.com

Who Is It For? Anyone that takes photographs!

Form and Function!

Every once in a while I see something that takes my breath away. These Carafes and Cups designed by Brian Keaney and Tony Alfstrom did just that. They are a mix of creative form and fabulous function. The carafe is made from black ceramic, and it is covered in a walnut veneer sleeve. The wood serves to protect hands from the hot beverage and acts as a trivet at the same time. Though contemporary in design, the walnut veneer can lend itself to many decor types. Large Carafe: $148 Small Carafe: $112 Cup Set of Two: $55 Espresso Cups Set of Two: $40 unisonhome.com

Who Is It For? Tea and Coffee Drinkers…….Couples who have everything…….Contemporary homeowners!

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Boxed Bubbles!

A gift of wine is always appreciated. Make the wine a 95 point rated limited edition of Veuve Clicquot, packed in a Riva gift box of black lacquer with leather details, and then it becomes exciting! Once the bubbles have been consumed, the couple has a beautiful box to use. Available at the very helpful NYC wine store Morrell Wine. $149 morrellwine.com

Who Is It For? Champagne lovers……….Wine lovers……..Business Associates……..The Boss……..Me!

Vintage Silverplate Cafe Coffee Filter Set

Cafe Couture!

If your gifted couple have been to Belgium or Paris…….they will instantly know what this is. Found in a Belgium Flea Market this Vintage Silverplate Cafe Coffee Filter Set will bring back memories of romantic afternoons in Europe. All pieces are circa 1940’s and include two coffee filters with their glasses, a small cream and sugar set, and a small tray just big enough to carry the set in style. This is an amazing set and each set is unique……..like the couple you will present it to! $150 at PoshChicago.com

Save 10% on a $50 order with Coupon Code: 10DEC Save 15% Off a $100 order with Coupon Code: 15DEC……..Both codes expires December 24th 2008.

Who is it for? Coffee Drinkers……….World Travelers……….Antique Collectors………Belgium Ex-Patriots!






Big Spender Gifts~

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CHEERS!

Two of the most special champagne flutes I have seen on line! From Paul Smith, these glasses are mouth-blown and hand engraved. Made in the Czech Republic. $ 475.00 Find them here.

Who Is It For? Very special people!……..Artistic Couples……..Wine Lovers!

Hearth and Home!

Made for home fireplaces, The Tuscan Grill makes grilling a year-round event. It is a free standing grill that will surely be the talk of any family gathering dinner party or romantic night for two. $165 at thegardener.com

Who Is It For? Couples with fireplaces…….Gourmets……….Chefs…………Romantic Couples……..Empty Nesters!

Cuddle In Cashmere!

Wrap them in cashmere! Who wouldn’t want a monogrammed cashmere throw? Give the ultimate in luxe comfort…..cashmere. Throws of this quality can be over a $1000 dollars. Restoration Hardware’s is $299. Certainly a pricey gift but one that they will thank you for every day of the year. RestorationHardware.com

Save an additional 20% on everything at RestorationHardware.com by using Coupon Code: F2E0817 Valid 12/12/08 – 12/15/08 Valid on Sale Items Too!
Who Is It For? …………Couples who appreciate the finer things in life………

Hardy Home!

I bet they don’t have one of these! The John Hardy Sterling Dot Candle Snuffer is so very luxe! The snuffer features a palmwood handle and the notable Hardy sterling dot pattern. It is jewelry for the home. $225 at lbgreen.com

Who Is It For? Couples who appreciate the finer things in life………People who entertain………The Boss

Light Their Fire!


Dayna Decker’s Ora Oil Lamp is really lighted sculpture. The concept is that of an ordinary oil lamp……fill the base with the included scented or unscented oil.…..light the horizontal wick…..and voila! You have an extraordinary visual and sensual ambiance. Shown here in Maccasar Ebony Wood and also available in Wenge or Burlwood. $320 at StitchChicago.com

Who Is It For?………Couples who entertain……..Those who appreciate wood…….The Boss!


COMFORT and JOY!

What more could a couple want that Comfort and Joy? These artistic Poet’s bottles are made of sandblasted and opaque glass etched with wonderful thoughts. The Comfort Bottle reads: Contains simple pleasures, sweet joys, warmth, solace, ease and soothing dreams. The Joy Bottle reads: Contains: happiness, smiles, delight, warm humor, easy breezes & a dash of laughter”. Each bottle is signed and dated. The set is $155 and each bottle can be purchased separately. ArtfulHome.com

Save 15% with Coupon Code: FIFTEEN118 Expires: 12/15/08

Who Is It For?…….Collectors……..Couples with Contemporary Decor……Anyone needing comfort and joy!



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Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Him Tuesday, Nov 11 2008 

Men are tricky ones to buy for. It can’t be too trendy or too conservative. They don’t want you to spend too much money on them…..or they will take it back. Here’s an edited selection of Holiday Gifts that might make your shopping a bit easier this year. Due to these hard financial times I have gifts for all price points……..including coupon codes for additional savings. If you don’t see a code you are looking for…..be sure to check my Stylish Savings Section for Website codes that are updated daily. I hope you enjoy this special edited guide for “him.” Get ready to shop for the perfect gift for the man in your life!

$50 and
under

The Wine Enthusiast!

We have all been there……..at a restaurant enjoying a delicious bottle of new wine………..we scribble the name on a napkin or put the cork in a handbag or suit pocket. Neither the cork or the napkin can be found in the morning. Enter Graphic Image and their Crocodile Leather Wine Notes Post Miniature! At only 2.75 x 3.75 in size, it will fit into any wine lovers pocket. He will look like a connoisseur with this handy leather book for notes. $22.50 at graphicImage.com Make it more special with personalization for an additional $7.50.

Who is it for? Wine enthusiasts………Business Men…….A Great gift for Business Associates………Teachers!

SCORE!

What do big and little boys love more than toys? Sports! The Porsche Multi Use Sports Ball is as sleek as a 911 Turbo! Suitable for Soccer Volleyball and Basketball for $35 at porsche.com/usa

Who is it for? Porsche enthusiasts………Sports players of all ages!

If he dreams of seeking fame and fortune on The World Tournament of Poker, he will appreciate Assouline’s Poker Book Special Edition. It is a reference book with astute tips and strategies. You will find answers to your probing questions and more. The book is great tool for the poker player to master his game. $50 at assouline.com

Who is it for? Gamblers……..Poker Players of All Ages……..Those Planning a Trip to Vegas!

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The Next Big Deal!

Everyone knows that exchanging business cards may be the key to the next big deal. He’ll make a big statement with this little Gents Hinged Business Card Case! Made of Stainless Steel. $14 and available at RedPigGifts.com

Save an additional 20% Off with Coupon Code: WEADORE Expires: 02/12/09

Who Is It For? Business Men of all ages…….Hip Guys…….Great Co-Worker Gift!

Pathway DVD from 5inch

BURN BABY BURN!

Pathways 10 Pack of Blank DVD’s will add some style to his DVD collection! They are silkscreened in 5 colors with 120 min. of video. $17.50 at supermarkethq.com

Who Is It For?……… Anyone who burns their own DVD’s!









$100 and
under

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Traveling Man!

Here’s a new take on the old Dopp kit. Malcolm Fontier has designed the Bahia, a modern looking accessory bag for all of his necessities. $65 at Malcolmfontier.com

Save an additional 20% off this great bag or anything on the site with Coupon Code: Deb Expires: 12/31/08.

Who Is It For?………Any Man who travels……..College students!



The Cool Life!

The A – Z of Powder, Golf, and Cool is all he needs to find his own coolness. Three books with A- Z listings and information on the hippest places to be for golf, skiing, and well…..cool destinations. There are even web addresses so he can start planning his next big getaway from home. Give this gift and maybe he will take you along! $65 at Violet.com


Who Is It For?………Any Man who travels……..College Students planning spring break……The boss……Golfers……..Skiers!

VALENCE HORN MAGNIFIER

MAGNIFY!

Most guys (and gals) over 40 are a bit sight impaired. This good looking magnifier will be a useful tool at home or office. The Valence Horn Magnifier offers 5X magnification and is made of sheep horn. $52 at JaysonHomeandGarden.com Save 20% on this item and anything on their site with Coupon Code: INSTYLE08 Expires: 11/30/08

Who Is It For?………Men over 40………A Great gift for the boss or co-worker……….Beautiful client gift!

Daddy Dearest!

Perhaps one of the most clever and useful gifts of the season! The Dad Diaper Vest will send Dad and Baby packing with ease and style. It holds all of the essential Dad gear without him carrying that pink or blue diaper bag! Celebrate his fatherhood and your “Me time” with this great gift!

$78 at calliopeboutique.com

Who Is It For?………..Dad’s of new babies………

Rack Them!

If they have tunes……they need this! The CD rack, designed by Sojiro Inoue, is a sleek and contemporary component for any guy with a CD and DVD library. Made of steel in a great color…. it will hold 75 CD’s. It is a wall-mounted unit and a great way to save on precious real estate in small spaces. $75 at alphabetsnyc.com

Who Is It For?………Great for offices and college dorm rooms………Perfect for small space apartment dwellers!

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TOOL TIME!

Here’s a handsome set for the man in your life.  Heavy gauge with leather handles……the set has 4 pieces including a leather encased tape measure.  Pieces can also be purchased separately.  Set $97 at the fabulous Stanley Korshak’s in Dallas.  StanleyKorshak.com

Who Is It For?………The D.Y.I. Guy









$150 and

under

Card Him!

From the famed UK designer....Paul Smith……is a great Pinstripe Card Case. Fear not, these are not your Father’s pinstripes. Done in Paul’s signature multicolored stripes this case is shiny and polished. Made in Italy. $140 at Eluxury.com

Who is it for? Hip guys of all ages……….

Metallic Black/Black Iridium (02-659)

SLOPE STYLE!

Oakley offers a tricked out Ski (or snow) Goggle endorsed and designed by Skiing Icon Tanner Hall. The metallic black frames are as sleek as Tanner’s iconic style. Inspired by Tanner’s music and lifestyle, the straps are decked out with Rasta Flag Stripes and The Lion of Judah. Way cool! Of course, the goggles also feature the Lightweight O Matter frame with flexibility and comfort. $135 at Oakley.com

Who is it for? Skiers of all ages!

TIME FOR CHANGE!

The Alessi Tanto x Cambiare, designed by Franco Sargiani, is a new Alessi watch. The contemporary details include an unique display, mineral glass crystal, and water resistance to 3 ATM. I think this is a cool looking watch for the $140 price tag. watchismo.com

Who is it for? Boys from 16 -96……….Men who enjoy contemporary style…….Men who like the color blue

COOL TUNES!

Keep warm while chilling out skiing or snow boarding! The Kombi IRIP Ski Glove allows him to have IPod wireless convenience while out and about. No more dropping a glove or unzipping the jacket to change songs and tracks. Attach the IPod to Kombi’s wireless transponder……..and it’s a music filled day on the slopes! $150 at skicenter.com

Who is it for? Cool Dudes……….Snow Boarders……..Skiers!

He Wants!

So he has an IPod. I bet he doesn’t have a cool case like this to stow it away. WANT’S luxury leather and suede case is inspired by vintage cigarette cases. With it’s lightweight aluminum frame and sleek styling, the case offers full access to all IPod features. Other style elements are laser-engraved signature, business card holder, and a strap. Available in 3″ x 4 7/10″ x 0.9″ (fits old 30GB and new 80GB models) and 3″ x 4 7/10″ x 1″ (fits old 80GB and new 160GB models) $125 Vivre.com

Who is it for?……….Anyone With An IPod……..Cool Dads………Hip Guys!

The Sanctuary

EmPOWER HIM!

The Sanctuary will power up his life. It hides cables and charges a selection of over 1500 electrical devices……..think IPod, Mobile Phones, Blackberries, PDA’s, Bluetooth Headsets and so much more! All you need is the perfect spot to plug in this sleek little unit to organize his life! $130 at Charlesandmarie.com

Save an additional 25% Off this item and anything at CharlesandMarie.com with Coupon Code: luckybreaks2 Offer Expires: 01/04/09

Who is it for?………….Anyone with power needs!

Juicy Couture Poker Set

FIVE CARD STUD!

Juicy Couture’s Dirty English Poker Set is perfect for the stud in your life! All of the necessities for a game of poker are included in this logo embossed wood box. $145 at nordstrom.com

Who is it for?……………. Gamblers……..Poker Players of All Ages……..Those Planning a Trip to Vegas!





Indulge Him!

Laptop Luxe!

One of the finest Laptop Cases I have seen this year……..WANT’S Leather Computer Portfolio Case. It is sleek and streamlined just like the laptop he carries. A refillable notepad, pen, phone, and stationary pockets are included. Signature gold and silver zip closure. Sweet! $475.00 at Vivre.com

Who is it for?……….Anyone With A small laptop……Cool Dads………Hip Guys………Business Travelers!


 Hot Gear Classic Heated Boot Bag

ICE HOT!
This gear bag is hot! Designed as a sports bag to keep winter sports equipment toasty warm. The Hot Gear Bag plugs into any wall outlet or any automobile’s power socket. There are compartments for clothing boots gloves and thermals. Straps are included for using it backpack style or carrying it by carry handles. Outside pockets will keep the water bottle and goggles cool and near by. A cool idea for a sporty hot guy. Available at Rei.com $159


Who is it for? ……….Men who ski………….Boys who ski…………Ski Instructors……….Snow Boarders…….Construction Workers!

Picnic Trunk with Table

Tailgate Time!

Design Within Reach has a terrific table and picnic set that has tailgate written all over it!. Called the Picnic Trunk….. it really is perfect for outdoor dining. The interior is well planned with a table that extends to serve his feast (that you probably prepared). Made of durable canvas it comes with a carrying sling. It is tricked out with 2 melamine plates napkins flatware corkscrew and salt and pepper. All he needs to supply is the beer and brats! $200 Dwr.com

Who is it for?…………..Bears Fans……….Notre Dame Fans………..All Sports Enthusiasts……….Hunters……Road Warriors!

Hip-i-fy Your Guy!


Guys have to be comfortable. They bawk at trendy style. Inside they really do care about the way they look. James Perse Los Angeles makes the best cotton knits and tee shirts. We girls have known that for a long time. The tops feel like second skin in 100% Cotton. Need I say comfy? The Contrast Band Zip Up is hip to the max without being too trendy. $175 at Jamesperse.com


Who is it for?………..Men young and old………Men in warmer climates……..Men going on a Winter Vacation!


If you are looking for some good ideas for Kids this Holiday season click here

There are some great things for the women in your life…at all price points…here

And if a Couple is on your gift list……The Guide For Couples can be found here

Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Her Tuesday, Nov 11 2008 

Do guys really know what a girl wants? Not really. It’s not their fault. We change our looks with our moods. I have tried to do both girls and guys a favor with this Holiday Gift Guide 2008 for Her. Here is my edited list of gifts that are sure to make girls smile…….at least a few days of the month. You will find blinged out things and eco chic things……..items for our work life and our love life….and everything in between. There are also Coupon Codes to save additional $$$$ on the gifts you buy. If you don’t see a code you are looking for…..be sure to check my Stylish Savings Section for Website codes that are updated daily. I hope you enjoy this special edited guide for “her.” Get shopping!

$25 and Less

Get Carded!

If she is a working girl or even a mommy who carries a mommy calling card Graphic Image’s patent Slim Business Card Case makes a successful statement. The bold colors say that she means business. Designed exclusively for Vivre.com and $25 each.

Who is it for?……….A Co-worker………….Any working girl…….Teachers……..Your manicurist

Pencils with Swarovski Crystals

Rainbow Bright!

For the girl who has everything! These hand colored pencils are adorned with Swarovski crystals, and are just beautiful! Made with vegetable dyes that permeate the pencil, the ends always maintain the dark stain that make them so sophisticated. They come nicely packaged and are $16.75 from SpoonSisters.com

Save an additional 10% Off a $40 order ( you will find lots of fun things there) at Spoon Sisters when using Coupon Code: direct Expires January 15, 2009.

Who is it for?……… A Co-worker…….Your Interior Designer…..An Art Major…….Teachers……Magazine Editors…….Graphic Artists………Any Hostess

Splendid Glam Mini Nail Enamel Collection

Give Glam!

The CK Calvin Klein Splendid Glam Mini Nail Enamel Collection is the perfect stocking stuffer for any trend setting gal. The set is exclusive to Sephora and comes in four cool colors. $25 at Sephora.com

Who is it for? ………..Any trendy girl from age 10 – 110………A great gift for BFF’S!

Who Needs A Boyfriend?

Give her a pair of her own adorable boxers! Victoria Secret’s Boyfriend Boxers are so cute and cozy in cotton. Guaranteed that she will live in them! $22 at VictoriasSecret.com

Save 25% Off Any Single Item With Coupon Code: GET25 Offer Expires: November 26th 2008 Excludes UGG® Australia, Frye® and the 2008 Fantasy Bra.

Who is it for?……….. Any girl without a boyfriend or has one and wants to look cute for him. These will be big hits for college co-eds!

Mile High Mobile Phone Charger

Mile High Club!

Nothing is worse than to be traveling with a dead cell phone battery! This little clever gift….The Mile High Charger will charge your Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, and Motorola phones while you are in flight. It will give you 30 minutes of talk time once you land. Runs on batteries. Order now for December delivery from ShopIntuition.com $20.

Save 20% Off at Shop Intuition With Coupon Code: ILOVEPEOPLE Code Expires: 12/26/08

Who is it for? ……….Actually anyone…… but we girls love to talk!

The Betrothed Coffee Cup

With This Ring……

……She’ll drink coffee or tea. What a brilliant idea! The Betrothed Coffee Cup gives a girl a little bling and a ring to drink with. The handle slips over the finger resembling an engagement ring. Who cares if she is still single? $17.99 at ModCloth.com

Save 10% when you use Coupon Code: ShopMax08. Expires: 12/25/08

Who is it for? ……….Any girl with a sense of humor…….BFF’s……….Co-Workers

MISO PRETTY!

Scrap the paper bags and go green with Blue Q’s Miso Pretty Eco Shopper. It’s like art with handles to carry all of the stuff girls haul around. It’s laminated with two outside pockets. Very eco-chic! $11.50 at fredala.com

Who is it for?………. Any stylish girl who walks to work……..urban women who walk to the market……..little girls who carry Barbies around…….Knitters and Needlepoint artists…….teachers……….best friends.

Save The Date!

The perfect desk accessory! The Eco Chic Desk Calendar by artist Cat Seto is environmentally sound with recycled paper and reclaimed lumber. Each month’s calendar is a different artistic design. Simple and sustainable for $23 at SeeJaneWork.com

Save $20 Off $80 or more at SeeJaneWork.com with Coupon Code: SJW20 Expires: Midnight December 5th

Who is it for?…….. Working girls of all ages…….great gift for the boss……..wonderful teacher’s gift………..the office receptionist

Cupcake Couture!

Almost sweet enough to eat! These little cupcakes designed by Barbara Thompson, are actually small ( 3.5 x 3.25 ) lacquer boxes. Oh the things one can do with these! Wonderful to present as a gift box with a surprise inside. They can be used as a decorative item in a kitchen or child’s room. How about as a ring holder in the dressing room? They are clever and darling decorative pieces. $16 at RoseandRadish.com

Who is it for?…….. Anyone with a sense of humor……….those young at heart……..co-workers……..BFF’S


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SERENITY NOW!

There’s nothing like a bubble bath to wash away the stress of the day! Lollia’s Relax Evening Bubble Bath is one of the best stress relievers I have tried. Tons of bubbles and each little bubble emits the wonderful scents of White Orchid, Tahitian Vanilla, Bee Blossom Honey and Indian Amber. These fragrances are blended with moisturizing Olive Fruit, Avocado, Almond Oils and Vitamin E. The bottle is so pretty and very giftable! $32 at LeTrainBleu.com

This gift becomes $24 when using Coupon Code: luckybreaks5 Expires: 01/04/09 Good for 25% Off The Entire Site.

Who is it for?……….. Anyone who loves a bubble bath……a great price point for Secret Santa gifts…………………..Co-Workers…………All the Women on your list!

Hello Lover!

If the woman on your gift list didn’t see Sex and The City: The Movie yet………she missed out. If she did see it……I bet she would watch it again and again! I won’t spoil the plot………just get it for her. The movie and a pair of the “right” shoes will make the best gift of the year! $22.95 at WarnerBros.com

Who is it for?………..Anyone who loved Sex in The City……….Your BFF…………Sarah Jessica Parker Fans P.S. Rated R…..


$25 – $50

Bead Ensemble Bobby Pin, Cream

No More Bad Hair Days!

Give her hair security with Colette Malouf’s Bead Ensemble Bobby Pin. This is a very thoughtful gift…….. especially when given to her by a man. $44 at FengJunk.com

Save 15% and Get Free Shipping when you use Coupn Code: stylebakery Expires: 12/31/08

Who is it for? Any woman with hair…….lovely gift for a hair stylist!

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Scented Tassels!

I love a good looking tassel! They make a style statement in the most elegant manner. The Agraria Tasselaire is a tassel with a twist. It is infused with the sophisticated scents of Agraria. I know first hand that their fragrances are distinctive, beautiful, and long lasting. Shown left to right: Bitter Orange, Lemon Verbana or Lavender-Rosemary. Perfect for hanging in the closet, on cabinet doors, or any where you wish to smell scentsational! $35 at Gumps.com

Who is it for?……… Any elegant woman…….makes the PERFECT hostess gift or teacher’s gift

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So Sassy!

These are perfect stocking stuffers if I have saw one! Made exclusively for Henri Bendel in NYC by Graphic Image. The Python Mini Book is clever and chic. Available in five embossed colors, each with a sassy saying on the cover. Blue (“Bliss List”), Seafoam (“Me, Me, Me”), Black (“Thin, Rich, and Fabulous”), and Yellow (“Worth Waiting For”) and FUSCHIA – (Confessions of a Bendel Girl) $25 each at HenriBendel.com

Who is it for? ……….Sassy women…….NYC women…….Your BFF……..Makes a fun hostess gift!

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And good looking she will be in French Bull’s iconic Paisley Apron. In true traditional French Bull style…this apron is alive with color and pattern. So fab! $40 at FrenchBull.com Pair it will a matching Oven Mitt for $17 and you really have a tasty gift.

Who is it for?……… Gourmet cooks……..Bakers…….Martha wannabes……….Makes the perfect Hostess Gift!

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Ingrid Cusson’s elegant checkbook cover in the softest suede is too beautiful to hide in a handbag! Apparently I am not the only one who thinks so……..the website states that it is in the December Lucky Magazine Gift Guide. Fancy that! $39 at ThisisAuto.com

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Who is it for? ……….Artistic women……..teachers……..hair stylists…….co-workers.

William Morris Chintz Garden

Garden Guru!

The William Morris Chintz Garden Tool Set is clad in an 1884 design that now is housed in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The tools are as hardworking as they are stylish. Ergonomically shaped and beautiful! $45 for the set of two. Gumps.com

Who is it for? …….Garden Guru’s……Martha Wannabees…….Artistic Women







$50 – $100

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Charlotte Moss has a very clever Decorating Kit that includes a Mini Leather Notebook, Bamboo Pen, and Tape Measure….essentials when out on the job or shopping. $70.00 at charlottemoss.com

Who is it for?……. Your Interior Designer…An Architect…..Shelter Magazine Editor…..A Serious Flea Market Shopper!

Get Glam!

Our expensive handbags deserve better treatment than they get. I mean really! Throwing that Gucci or Mulberry on the yucky restaurant floor just doesn’t make sense. Enter Luxe Link Swarovski Crystal Purse Holders. It holds up to 9 lbs (so if you can carry it…this holder will bear the weight.) Available in pink or black and worth it’s weight for $58.50 at Delight.com

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Who is it for? …… Almost any woman you know…….great gift for teachers……..hair stylists……..BFF’S…….Moms!

T Is For Tory!

Tory Burch ANYTHING is hot now. Most of it is priced a bit high for the average gift giving budget. The Medium Sized Metallic Snake Cosmetic Bag is perfect for $100 and less price points. Very luxe looking in purple (one of the season’s hottest colors) and also available in Azure Blue, Platinum, and Navy. $95 at ToryBurch.com

Who is it for?………. Any Tory Burch fan…….luxe ladies!

Amrita Singh Gold Crystal Bangle Bracelets Set of 36

Bevy of Bracelets!

Layering is key in accessorizing. With Amrita Singh’s Gold Crystal Bangle Bracelets you get a set of 36 bangles! The possibilities are endless. Wear them all together or split them up and wear a few at a time. Or purchase the set for yourself and give half away for a holiday present. $88 at PalmBeachJem.com

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Who is it for?……….. Chic girls from age 16 – 96!

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This scarf is a celebrity favorite and has a cult following. Each Italian Linen scarf comes with an inspirational quote and 10% Of the price are donated to International Children’s charities. It will be hard to decide what color to select…….there are so many. This on-line boutique offers them in 12 colors. $78.00 at weoneyoutwo.com

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Who is it for?………. Absolutely any woman! Makes a great office gift.

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Creme de la Creme!

Laura Mercier creates some of the finest body creams I have ever experienced. The Souffle Body Creme Trio is a sample of three fabulous fragrances…..French Vanilla, Creme Brulee, and Almond Coconut Milk. The fragrance is lasting and true to the names. My personal favorite is the Almond Coconut Milk. This is a lovely gift at a perfect price point of $50. Sephora.com

Who is it for?……….Ladies who love the fragrance of Vanilla Creme Brullee and Almond. Girls wit dry skin!

Fownes Women's Patent Leather Gloves

Glove Me Tender!

How wonderful! Fownes Long Patent Leather Gloves are sleek and shiny with black leather on the palm. I want these! $100 at Bloomingdales.com

Who is it for? ………..Any woman of style! A Great gift for a special lady!

Chick Clips!

Boy do women need these brilliant little things! Swarovski crystal keeps cash and cards together while making a fashion statement. The Jeweled Chick Clip is small enough to fit in a pocket or the tiniest evening bag. Super chic for $88 at MaterialPossessions.com P.S. The store does excellent complimentary gift wrapping.

Who is it for? ………..Women who do black tie often………..Women who carry small handbags……..Fancy Girls…….. Ladies who lunch!

INDULGE HER!

Gifts Over $100

Techno Style!

Women love their yoga and lounge wear. In fact we live in it. The Liquid Jersey Cocoon Anorak by Adam Adam Lippes is a mix of cool and comfort. It is whisper weight and made of Japanese polyamide providing a stunning shine. Coordinating pieces are also available, but this jacket is great alone with leggings or yoga pants. $295 at Vivre.com

Who is it for? ……………Anyone who enjoys looking stylish while being comfortable……yourself

Arm Candy!

Toy Watch USA tells time with playful energy. The Plasteramic Watch made of colorful plastic is like candy for your wrist! It comes complete with rotating bezel and date window. $195 at NeimanMarcus.com

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Who is it for? ………..Any woman who doesn’t take time seriously…….Fun for teens to grandmothers!



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Pitter Patter!

Charming and romantic, Whiting and Davis has created THE clutch of the season! Designed in the designers famous mesh chain fabric, it will feel as good in your hand as it looks. Available in Black, Blue, Red, or Silver. $145 at HenriBendel.com

Who is it for? ………Party girls of all ages!

Oh The Places You Will Go!

And you will arrive in style with Kate Spade’s De Gaulle Expandable Check-in Wheelie. So chic and shiny in Black Patent Leather! The suitcase has a separate garment sleeve (shown above) to match the coral quilted lining and 14-karat gold plated hardware. You Go Girl! $595 at kateSpade.com

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Who is it for? ………….Trendy Travelers……..College Co-Eds…….Private Jet Travelers …..Kate Spade Fans!


Louie Louie!

Louis Vuitton’s iconic initials are as hot as ever! They are also more expensive than ever. Give this luxury line without breaking the bank with the Multicolor Monogram Mini-Scarf. At 17.7″ square….it is the perfect size to tie on a handbag wrap around the neck wear as a headband or loop around a pony tail. She will love it! $170 at Eluxury.com

Who is it for? ……Louie Lovers……..any trendy woman………What a nice assistant gift!

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Haute Helmet!

Here’s a perfect gift for the golden girl in your life. Bogner’s Gold Rush Helmet is a stunning ski accessory. I don’t ski and I want one! $498 at Gorsuch.com

Who is it for? …………Stylish Skiers……Steamboat Socialites………Swiss Misses……….Luxe Ladies

Geek Chic!

Go Go Voyage’s golden Laptop Case is a glam look for your prized laptop. Its all leather and luxe! Also available in many other colors. $130 at fredala.com

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Who is it for?…….. Chic Business Women of all ages……….Techies……….Glam Girls!

Purple Peretti!

Listen up guys! Girls have 3 favorite kinds of boxes that they like to see under the tree……the black and white box of Chanel, the orange Hermes box, and The little blue Tiffany box. You can’t go wrong with any of these! New from Tiffany is the Elsa Peretti Lacquer Bangle in Orchid. Purple is the “it” color of this season. Won’t you look so hip and happening when gifting her with this little bauble? I happen to own this one in silver, and I believe they also come in black and red. Be a really big spender and get one in each color! It’s fab for $395 at Tiffany.com

Who Is it For? ……….Any girl that has a wrist!



If you need gift ideas for HIM……my Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Him might be helpful.

There are many fun gift ideas for kids in my Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Kids.

Need an unique idea for a couple? The Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Couples will give you some ideas.


Have fun shopping!




Beautiful Baby Blankets~ Saturday, Sep 6 2008 

I have always considered a baby blanket a great gift. There are so many uses for them……several to swaddle the baby, thick ones to use on the floor, stroller blankets, crib blankets, christening blankets, blankets to match a special outfit, receiving blankets, and blankets so special that they become heirloom pieces. A parent can always use one more. Enjoy this selection of very special blankets for your next baby gift purchase.

Parisville Baby Blanket

How chic! the Parisville Baby Blanket is perfect for the francophiles on your gift list. The sweet print is that of a French Marketplace and is backed with pink chenille. Created by Baby Bee’s Boutique at $45 for The Children’s Nest

Chenille Baby Blanket - Finn

Nothing boring about this baby boy blanket! Made by Finn it is just fabulous and comes in three sizes. They say it is very soft and it is a combination of chenille patterns. Priced from $64 for the Carriage Size, $78 for the Crib Size, and $103 for the Throw Size Blanket.…..big enough for baby and parent. It also can be monogrammed for an additional $10. Take a look at BornFabulousBoutique.com

For the fancy baby and their elegant parents! From Little Giraffe, the blanket is a velvet floral print on front and satin on the back and ruffled trim. All colors are lovely but the Mocha is fabulous! $58 at LaylaGrace.com

How beautiful! Take baby for a stroll with the Pink Embroidered Garden Stroller Blanket from VintageLily.com. The soft pink cotton fabric is embroidered with flowers and butterflies. The reverse of the blanket is a soft white cotton chenille. $60

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I must admit that baby boy “things” are hard for me to select. They are either too frilly too fanciful or too colorful for boys. This blanket is none of those. I think it is perfect in every way with just enough sweetness. This handsome blanket is made of sweater fabric on one side in soothing shades of blue brown and oatmeal. The opposite side is a fleecy winter white. 100% wool for $99 at petitpatapon.com

Hot Pink and Black Damask Minky Blanket

Minky Blankets are all the rage and come in many different color combinations. The Hot Pink and Black Damask print blanket is one of my faves. So bold yet sweet and classic. This blanket would make a luxe gift for any lovely little lady. $49 at PinkTaffyDesigns.com

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Simple clean design is what the JoyaBaby Blanket is all about. It is soft and plush on one side and a cotton knit on the other. The use of color is exceptional and modern. Also available two other colorways. $68 at JoyaBaby.com


Nevaeh heirloom lace baby blanket.

The Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) Heirloom Lace Blanket is indeed special! An investment piece that will be passed on from generation to generation. It is a luxurious patchwork of silk, lace, and texture. The backing for the blanket is of curly minky fabric. No detail has been spared. Just one of the prettiest blankets on the marketplace today. $275 at jenklairkids.com

Organic Fleece with Ruffled Edges Polka Dot

Here’s a sweet blanket with a sophisticated color story. The blanket is made with 100% Certified Organic Cotton Fleece on both sides. The grey polka dot ruffled trim is made from silk charmeuse . All together the natural ingredients add up to a beautiful blanket. Available in two sizes and priced from $88 -$116 at Petittresor.com

The Pink Toile Chenile Blanket by Cuddly Wuddlees is beautiful……especially for the price! The toile print and colors of Black and Pink are both sophisticated and sweet. It is backed with a plush striped chenile. $39.95 at bugsandblossoms.com

Caden Lane Ruffle Blanket Blue Collection

Calling all Boys! The Caden Lane Ruffle Blue Collection is perfect for any new baby boy. The styles are modern and masculine with a sweet baby touch of a brown ruffle. Available at missfitzinc.com for $40. Also available is a pink collection.

For the traditional baby! What a sweet way to learn their ABC’s! The Sferra Linens ABC Sampler Quilt is so simple and beautiful. Perfect as a crib cover or for tummy time on the floor. It is made from Egyptian Cotton and available for $174 at JReneeonline.com

I want one of these! Nothing like starting off in elegance! The Stardust Blanket is sure to be silky soft, as it is made of satin rayon. The double ruffles add such a fancy and calming touch for baby. I love the neutral color. Available at PoshTots.com for $140. Oh! It is also hypo-allergenic, formaldehyde free, and washable.

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Hello Lover! This little Blanket by Olli & Lime is appropriately called The Carrie Blanket. Hmmmm I wonder who it is named after? Made of 100% Cotton Percale 280 thread count, it is both simple and sophisticated. It happens to be the most clever little blanket for little fashionistas ever! She will be going from pram to pumps in no time… and in style. $90 (much less than a pair of Jimmy Choos) from www.fawnandforest.com

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For the little Prince or Princes! The Royal Baby Rhinestone Crown Cotton Knit Baby Blanket is the perfect little gift! It is 100% Combed Cotton and 100% Royal. Available in Boy Blue, Baby Girl Pink, or Newborn White. Offered at a very giftable price of $ 29.99 at royalbabyboutique.com

Gorgeous Boutique Velvet Baby Blanket

This gorgeous baby blanket is very special and is “Made To Order” just for you! Available in four fab and shabby chic prints. The Roses and Stripes style is my very favorite. The beautiful print is edged in a bridal satin ruffle and backed with the prettiest pink velvet. At $45 ……..this is one gift that will last a lifetime. Take a peak at the other fabrics at .judithanncottagedesigns.com

Cozy Cocoon Leopard Baby Bunting and Little Gnome Hat Gift Set
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Snug as a little bug and cozy in their Leopard Cocoon, baby will be safe, secure, and stylish in this innovative precious package! The Baby Bunting comes with a darling little Gnome Hat and is perfectly packaged with dotted swiss ribbon, tissue, and drawstring gauze bag. I can’t imagine a more lovely gift at this price point! $38 at twirlshoppe.com

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What a delight for baby girls and boys alike! The Filmore Blue Blanket set includes a matching bib ready for giving. 100% Cotton on one side and plush Miky fabric on the other side. Just beautiful! $75 at craftsburykids.com

The Swankie Blankie Receiving Blankets are just delicious! Love the color story and better yet…….you get to choose the color of the beautiful satin trim. This blanket is a sweet and sophisticated look for baby girls or boys. Available at pippinmcgee.com for $56. I also found a matching diaper cover which you can see here.

Little Giraffe Chenille Satin Dot Blanket

The Little Giraffe Chenille Satin Dot Blanket is so plush and playful. I just want to wrap up in it! Though it is contemporary in look the colorful dots can match a classic nursery too. $60 at Shopcupcake.com

Lucky Jade tree cashmere/cotton blanket, choc./pink

For the Modern Baby! Lucky Jade Sweater Knit blankets are delightful! This natural tree print on one side reverses to a bird’s eye print on the reverse. it is a blend of cashmere and cotton. What could be better for baby’s delicate skin? Best yet….it is washable! $78 at jenklairkids.com

Cupcakes Cashmere Blanket by Amber Hagen

For sweet babies only! The Amber Hagen Cupcakes reversible Cotton and Cashmere Baby Blanket is frosted with the perfect icon for sugar and spice baby girls. $165 at babyboudoir.net

Polka Dot Layette

Made With Love……..Babies…as it should be. Marie Chantal’s white and pink dotted blanket is perfect for your new little bundle of joy! 100% cotton and simply precious. $60 at cuddlycouture.com

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For The All Star Baby! Art Walk’s Multi Sport Blanket is classic, cute, and cuddly . A wonderful gift by itself at $115. The matching sweater would certainly create one luxe baby gift. Sweater is $56 and both can be found at Artebebe.com

I am not usually drawn to plain and simple things……until I found the Hand Knit Bear Blanket by Empress Arts. First of all it is 100% Organic. That’s a good thing. It is also comes with a little surprise bear…which is a very good thing! The tone on tone cream stripes create a vintage feel that is very special. Perfectly suited and priced for baby boys or girls at $52. CoutureDreams.com

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Here’s a Blankee that just is begging for a chance to cuddle up and get baby cozy! It is Organic Blankee’s Snuggle Blankee. What is so very nice about this company is they let you choose the style of Charmeuse Trim…either a 2 inch ruffle or 2 inch straight edge. The color choice is yours as well…..sand, turquoise, or ivory. Even the fabrication of the blankee is an option…100% Organic cotton fleece or cotton velour. Then for the final touch, add the monogram initials you wish to have embroidered. All of these custom details are only $48! Available at organicblankees.com

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Baby Boo Pouf Blanket

Pouf! A touch of whimsy has been added to this wonderful and cozy fleece blanket. I just think this little blanket is the height of fashion with it’s feather pouf! So sorry the matching hat is sold out. $38 at poshbaban.com

Baby will be warm and cozy this winter in this Pink Sherpa Blanket. It is ultra suede on one side and lined in soft sherpa fleece. Just delightful in five pleasing pastel colors. $39 at jenjenkids.com

A lovely Lovey! Ciuccio’s Circles Lovey is a fab little security blanket and the perfect 15″ x 15″ size! The top is quilted in 100% Cotton and the back is lined in everyone’s favorite Minkee fabric. A very clever grosgrain ribbon loop keeps the binky in place. Adorable and affordable at $38. candystorecollective.com

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Simple and clever in design the LemLem Gabi blankets are lovely and unique. The blanket features a tassle hood which will keep baby snug and cozy. Made of organic cotton. $150 at sonsanddaughtersinc.com

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How precious! Victoria Kids Little Beauties Blanket is the perfect baby gift. Something almost any baby girl and their parents will love. 100% Pima Cotton. $45 at atterdagkids.com

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The Dandy Damask Lovey Blanket is the prettiest security blanket I have ever seen. Very elegant in design and soft and cozy minky fabric make sure baby is comfy. This is one blanket you will be proud to have your little one drag around! $20 at thepatacakebaby.com

A good white blanket is hard to find these days. Today’s blankets are so whimsical with bright and bold colors. They are great fun. Sometimes however an elegant white blanket is just what you need for a special occasion. This beautiful Soft Knit Blanket is perfect for those special days. $55 at pattycakefashions.com

Fun, fabulous, and perfect for your little pumpkin! The Bla Bla Pumpkin Blanket is handwoven in Peru in the best seasonal colors! $70.00 at childishclothing.com

Here’s a blankie that you won’t mind your little one carrying everywhere! From Patricia Ann Designs, this Travel Silkie is so pretty and luxe that both baby and parent will coo over it. Love the Vanilla Creme color and the satin trim! Sized for little hands at 15″ x 18,” and priced right at $26. $4 additional for a ruffled trim. Patriciaanndesigns.com



Four, Three, Two, Onesies: The Best Onesies For Babies! Thursday, Aug 28 2008 

Onesies have become a baby dressing phenomena. They are everywhere, and come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and themes. In my baby dressing days, they were simply called Bodysuits, and they were much more basic, and frankly, I just used them as a layering piece for warmth. Well, the times have changed. You asked for, with your search words, adorable onesies, and here they are!

New Additions!

Ooh La La Couture Pink and Black Toile Onesie Dress

Ooh La La! This couture toile onesie is also a tutu! Designed for the girly girl by Ooh La La Couture it is very special in black and pink toile. Soft and comfy for $66 at bornfabulousboutique.com


I’m wild about these 100% cotton and !00% adorable onesies! they are so nicely priced you will want to get one in every pattern. Each pattern is also offered in a matching beanie cap. Available in sizes 0 – 3 months to 24 months. Onesies: Short Sleeve $11.95…..Long Sleeve $12.95….. and Beanies $7.95 infinitelysweet.com Save 10% with Code: poshlittle10

This is what you get for the CEO’s new baby! Mini Shatsu’s CEO Onesie is sure to get a chuckle! Available for $30 at dearjac.com Take 15% Off With Coupon Code: springfling Expires: 04/17/09


Not to be outdone…..little fashionista’s get a cool look from Mini Shatsu.  This little number is not only hot pink…..it is hot fashion for baby girls.  $30 at dearjac.com Take 15% Off With Coupon Code: springfling Expires: 04/17/09





Polka Dot fun! By Milk on The Rocks…..this little onesie is unisex styled for babies 0 – 12 months in size. So sweet. $46 at crembebe.com

I’m over the moon about this little edgy Stars and Moon Bodysuit! So different than the norm. Perfect for the little boy baby. For baby girls….pair it will a ruffled yellow skirt. By Lucky Fish at Crembebe.com $40



If you know a baby that is as cute as a little bug…….this Ollie Baby organic onesie might make the perfect little gift….. $32 at ForestandZoe.com

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So hip and cool for Baby Boys! This onesie rocks! The D and G navy onesie is crib couture. $50 at LavishKids.com


BBM Lollipop Leopard 3 piece Gift Set

Girls gone wild! What an adorable Onesie Set by BBM Lollipop! Leopard ruffles decorate the tushy and matching headband and booties complete the look! It all comes wrapped up in a great heart shaped box. Perfect for gifting! $45 Available at YoungandStylish.com

Boy's Pinwheel Onesie (NEW $88)
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Love this! The Boy’s Pinwheel Onesie by EyeSpy is a great play in print and pattern. It is fresh and modern and available for pre-order now. $88 at ArteBebe.com

Monogrammed Long Sleeve Onesie-Pink

For girlie girls! So cute and feminine! The monogrammed onesie features three snaps and a lot of class! $30 at missprissstyle.com



Mommy Forever onepiece romper

Amber Hagen’s Mommy Forever Onesie is for the Rock Star baby. A sparkling tattoo embellishes the chest with a heart tattoo crest, and the back side of the onesie blings out baby’s love for Mommy with “Mommy Forever.” Very cute for $28 at jenklairkids.com

The Ballerina Onesie with Silk Ribbons and Flowers is over the top cute! Satin……organza……tulle……soft cotton and silk…..all add up to one belle of the ball! Onesie….$36.50 Flowered Beanie….$12.50 at TheBriarPatch

Camera Short Sleeve Bodysuit in Green

Paparazzi in training! How adorable. By Egg and Avocado…..this little onesie rocks. The old fashioned camera gives it a retro feel…….the metallic silver……rocks it out. $34 at LittleBoyChic.com


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All Babies are little sweet hearts……especially at Valentine’s Day! Here’s the perfect little onesie for your little sweetie pie. The Baby Couture Rhinestone Onesie is fancy and just adorable with plenty of baby bling. Important to know that the rhinestones are lead free! $29.99 at royalbabyboutique.com

Cherry Blossoms Onsie

Soon it will be Cherry Blossom time. Celebrate the season with the Cherry Blossom Onesie. So sweet! Made from sweatshop free cotton and felt of post consumer recycled plastic bottles. All the other babies will be green with envy. Precious and $49 at petittresor.com


Perfect for play dates! Jannuzzi’s Tuxedo Onesie is formally fabulous! Dress him up and take him out for $32 at psychobabyonline.com

Organic  Green Daisy Onsie Set

How sweet! This Organic Green Daisy Onesie Set in a great sage green color is embellished with pink rhinetones. It is as clever as it is cute……each daisy is removable for washing! Available in size 6 months and now on sale for $19.20 at yourcouturekid.com

Posh Baby Pink & Chocolate Flower Onesie and Hat Set


Posh Baby’s Pink and Chocolate Flower Onesie and Hat Set is blooming with springtime fun! I love the graphic floral images against the chocolate brown background. Nicely priced at $17…down from $34 at tinytotboutique.com

Sparkly Princess Crown Onesie

Crown that baby princess with this adorable Swarovski crystal crown onesie. I especially love it in black. $32 at babyjakes.net


Bold and modern for today’s baby, the Applefield Onesie in Yellow by Plastisock is great! Made of super soft cotton and imported from Sweden. It is $30 at Ittikid.com

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Hot Pink and Haute style for baby! This little set is hip and happening with a silk flower embellished onesie with matching headband. $40 AND NOW ON SALE FOR $20 at dimplesanddandelions.com

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Another babylicious black onesie. I must admit I am crazy for babies dressed in black. The La Flores Black Onesie is all about Rock’n Roses. Your baby girl will rule when wearing her Betty and Dean onesie! Love it! Available at ShopManhattanite.com for $22

How sweet! Mom knows that Flowers are in for the Fall season, and certainly will want her chic little baby girl to be in style. Perfect for the little fashionatta! Dolce and Gabbana’s Floral Print onesie is just beautiful. Available at Chicago’s Milani Boutique for $67 milaniboutique.com

At first glance this bright and bold onesie looks like a vintage damask print. On second look it really is a
Fairytail print with kissing frogs, knights in shining armour, castles, and mermaids. Love the use of color and modern appeal. Available at ittikid.com for $30.00

Girls "Cupcake" Onesie Fluff

Cute as a cupcake and oh so fluffy! This tutu onesie is sweet enough to eat! Rhinestones spell out a sugary style. $ 37.95 at breasbabyboutique.com

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This little onesie or bodysuit by Sozo is alive with color and design. It is Flower Power time and this playful little piece is as cute from behind as it is in front. Sassy little rows of ruffles decorate the rear. Available at Bellababy.com for $19.00

Eva and Oli Trees Bodysuit

For the modern baby! Eva and Oli’s graphic image onesie is gender neutral and adorable for Fall and Winter. Was $56 and now on sale for $28 at babyskyeboutique.com

Jamie Rae Halloween Boo Hat and Onesie Set

Trick or Treat! This is the cutest little goblin I ever saw! The Jamie Rae Halloween Boo Hat and Onesie Set is a perfect gift for any Fall Baby. Available for all little punk’ns in sizes 3 months – 18 months. $39 at YoungandStylish.com

Good Things Long Sleeve Ruffle Onesie
If this isn’t the best wrapped package I don’t know what is! Baby will be all tied up and decked out for the Holidays in this festive frock. $20 Now on sale for $10 at bebecakesboutique.com


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Lucky Wang’s infant line is so wonderful, I had a hard time in selecting just one item to post. The Nippon Wave Kimono One Piece did tug at my heart strings. It is as easy to wear as it is pretty to look at, with side ties and snap closures on the bottom. Love it! $36 at GingerandScallion.com

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Every baby is a star! If you have a little rock star on your gift giving list the Ooh La La Mama Pink Rock Star Onesie is a must have! It’s just too cool for school. $38 at oohlalamama.com

Sweet enough to eat! The Daddy’s Cupcake Onesie Set is made from 100% combed cotton, making it super soft. Embellished bright and boldly with crystal letters and cupcake frosting. This three piece set makes an adorable gift for any sweet child! $52 at ElegantBaby.com

Garden Party Blossom Onesie

Baby in bloom! The Garden Party Blossom Onesie is perfect for a tutu or to wear alone. it is embellished to the max front and back with a garden of gorgeous silk flowers. $34 at Littlemissblooms.com

Charmed I’m Sure: A Bangle Bracelet of Fresh Roses! Thursday, Jul 31 2008 

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Say it with flowers!
Jane-Carroll’s charming bangle bracelet of mini roses is the newest twist for your wrist, or that of your girlfriend or a special toddler. Made from beautiful roses on a real bracelet form, these stylish and adorable floral bracelets come sized for adults and children ages 2-5. They are a fab fashion statement and the perfect replacement for tired old wristlets. Buy one for yourself and wear it to a beach party or any affair where you wish to be noticed. Buy it for a friend and let the world know it is her birthday! It is also perfect for brides to be. Stash that trashy faux wedding veil in Vegas for bridesmaid parties and have the bride wear this tasteful bracelet instead. Also perfect for the bride to be to wear at a shower or dress rehearsal dinner!

Little one’s will look “oh so” sweet wearing the bracelet for the first day of school, dance recitals, confirmations, or graduations from anything. The bracelets are $27.99 . Add a special wood or sterling charm to make it even more special. Charms are priced from $1.50 – $13.00. You can view the charms here and the bracelets here. Jane packs your bracelet gift in a gorgeous box with coordinating organdy ribbon that matches the flowers inside. Charm your friends with this delightful gift idea! jane-carroll.com


Working Girl’s Survival Kit! Monday, Jul 28 2008 

If your BFF is a working girl or just got a new job this is a must buy gift! The compact aluminum attache is a genius idea and includes 22 little necessities for all girls : Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Dental floss, Lip Balm, Mints, Pain Reliever, Hand Lotion, Emery Board, Nail Clipper, Clear Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Hair Brush, Mirror, Deodorant, Tampons, Lint Remover, Mending Kit, Stain Remover, Static Remover, Shoe Shine Wipes, Adhesive Bandages, and Facial Tissue.

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Floral Tools For Frilly Friends~ Sunday, Jul 27 2008 

Here’s a perfect gift for girls girls!  Perhaps they just moved into a new home or apartment these would make a nice housewarming present.  Also perfect for a Interior Design student or Interior Designer.  This trio of tools proves that “tool time” can be pretty!  Priced from $ 7.50 – $10.00 each. Found at a great little store in Rhinebeck NY papertrailrhinebeck.com

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A Tisket A Tasket….A Bicycle Basket! Saturday, Jul 26 2008 

Now, I must admit that it will take a certain kind of girl to appreciate this gift.  It is as unique as the girl receiving it.  She must:  1)  Be a girly girl  2)  Enjoy bike riding   3)  Have a sense of humor and 4) having a cute little Yorkie or French Bull dog to put in the basket wouldn’t hurt!  Found at The New York Botanical Garden website this green and Eco-Friendly plastic basket caught my eye. Reminiscent of Swedish crocheted tablecloths and $54 it is both functional and charming. nybgshop.org

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A Friend In Need: Comfort Pillows! Friday, Jul 25 2008 

if your friend is a pain in the neck or has a pain in her neck, the Lavender Comfort Therapeutic Hothouse Comfort Pillows will give some relief in style. They are filled with Buckwheat and French Lavender and can be heated in the microwave to place on sore muscles and ease tension wherever needed. Made of soft linen and silk and printed in soothing designs. Available at Wrapables.com for $43.95.

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Gifts For Gourmets! Wednesday, Jul 23 2008 

I have many friends that I would categorize as “gourmets or foodies.” They love food and take their food and dining out seriously. Most of them are also gourmet cooks which can be intimidating at times. The good news is that I know that giving them a gift pertaining to the kitchen, food, or anything about dining will always be appreciated. The problem is…..these “Foodie Friends” have most of what they need already. I find that I must be very creative in my gift selections. Perhaps you have found yourself in the same gift giving situation. I offer the following selection for your own gift giving needs. Bon Appetit!

I cannot tell you how many times I wished I had some spice in my pocket…especially on road trips. Flight 001 has a genius idea in their Organic Mobile Foodie Kit! Inside the slim aluminum box you will find 17 different spices from sea salt to curry powder. There even is a bottle of tobasco sauce for those bland room service omelets! This little spicy gift will make even a seasoned chef smile! $35 at Flight001.com.

Bordeaux Canvas Buckets

To Market To Market!  The gourmet shops lot!  These Bordeaux Canvas Buckets are as good looking as they are useful. perfect for a trip to the farmers market……the bread shop……or the wine store.  A chef also might enjoy keeping them on the counter with todays’ fresh produce in them.  Great!  $24 – $32 at NapaStyle.om

Direct from Di Bruno’s, Philadelphia’s landmark food purveyor, is a wonderful gift for any gourmet. In tradition as the basics of Italian cooking this gift set combines DiBruno’s Private Collection of Extra Virgin Fruttato Olive Oil and Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar. Together they can create the best vinaigrette or used alone for dipping, drizzling, or glazing. Packaged in a wooden gift box this set is perfect for the serious cook. $59.99 at dibruno.com

Le Cordon Bleu Chef's Apron

Any gourmet on your list and worth their salt, has heard of or attended the Paris’s Le Cordon Bleu School of fine cooking. A chef’s apron embellished with Le Cordon Bleu’s logo will have them cooking in style. It is 100% cotton, can tie twice around the waist and fits most sizes. A very fun and usable gift! $25 at PierreDeux.com

Jane Carroll, floral artist extraordinaire and interior designer, creates fresh and innovative floral arrangements that can be shipped coast to coast. It was hard to select just one of her whimsical designs, but her Steamer Basket of Orchids and Fresh Veggies is really something special for the creative cook on your list. The recipient receives two steamer baskets…one filled with a medley of fresh vegetables and then topped with a steamer of chartreuse green cymbidium orchids. Beautiful and healthy for your favorite hostess or chef. $95 plus shipping. jane-carroll.com

I have been an admirer of Laguiole Steak Knives for a while now. They are quite special and made in Laguiole, a small village in the Auvergne Region of France. They have a lifetime guarantee and are really works of art! The name Laguiole is not trademark protected so be careful where you purchase yours. A true laguiole knife is hand forged with solid bolsters in stainless or brass. You should be able to see the logo or name of the French cutler clearly. These steak knives, crafted by Claude Dozorme, are real beauties. They are made from exotic woods including: Madagascar Ebene Palo Santos Chene Palissandre Bbinga and Cade. Each handle is different and that is what makes them so unique. Presented in an Oak Box, this is a gift that will be remembered for a lifetime! $335 at laguiolesteakknives.com

If I had a hammer…….I would pound a nail into the wall. If your foodie friend had a Seafood Hammer he or she might cook and crack a lobster tail for you! Yes, that’s right, this is a Seafood Hammer designed by Marcus Vagnby for Nuance. It is made completely of stainless steel, and would look great in any kitchen or on any table top when the need arises. Chances are your recipient doesn’t have one of these yet. $64 at UnicaHome.com

Even for the best of chefs, some things are better left to others. Enter New York’s Rocco’s Pastry Shop. If the foodie in your life happens to be Italian, an ex- New Yorker, or just a pastry lover Rocco’s sweet and scrumptious Cannoli can not be beat! A Greenwhich Village icon Rocco’s has been in business for over 31 years and many a New Yorker has crowned their cannoli the best in the city. I say the best in the country. They will ship them coast to coast for you via overnight delivery. I have used the service many times without disappointment. The yummy Ricotta filling comes separately from the deep fried shell so no soggy dessert for you. All you or your recipient has to do is pipe the cream into the shell and add the chips or pistachios. They are priced at $3.00 for the pistachio cannoli and $3.50 for the chocolate. A sweet treat anyone will love! roccospastry.com

Gourmets enjoy all of the Food Network and other cooking shows just like the rest of us. A foodie friend of mine really enjoys the America’s Test Kitchen Program…..me too! Last year I purchased the companion cookbook for him and he was thrilled! Inside the 2008 edition you will find this year’s best recipes equipment reviews and tasting notes. There is step by step instructions and special notes on why each recipe was selected. In other words….It is The Best Of The Best…from the highly rated PBS show. This best seller will be a best gift, too. The Best Of America’s Test Kitchen 2008 for $26.50 at Amazon.com

One ounce tin Spanish saffron

Saffron.…at $85 an ounce, will be like gold to the chef! This 100% pure and Kosher certified Spanish Saffron by The Gathering from Spain makes a luxe gift. It is said that it is the most popular brand used by chef’s worldwide. Your favorite foodie will use it in risotto, stews, ice teas, ice cream and more. Saffron is often a secret ingredient in many recipes. This saffron comes in a fabulous tin that makes it oh so giftable. The tin is perfect for keeping the saffron fresh and will be used long after the spice is gone. A tasty treat of a gift! Found at saharsaffron.com

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I have many cutting boards and none of them look like these! A chef cooks, cuts, and creates. So give them a creative gift that he or she is sure to use. They are so good looking that they also can be used as a serving tray. Available in cherry, ash, or maple wood, and made from fallen hardware trees in Minnesota. At $36 this is an affordable and beautiful gift from Showlifestyle.com


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Any cook worth their salt uses Olive Oil. I know that I would appreciate a good looking decanter for my oils. Created by a California ceramic artist and painter, Jeffery, the Greathouse Decanter Set comes in several bright colors and white. Included for $48, is a matching funnel and spare corks. If you purchase three or more, the price is $42 per set. A good looking gift for any finicky foodie. Available at jeff.twocreators.com

Finding a new cook’s tool is always a fun challenge. Most of us own a bread knife, but mine looks nothing like this! Simon Pearce has designed Handcrafted Bread Knives that are as beautiful as they are functional. made from Cherry and Maple wood they are sure to please the gourmet in your life. $35.00 at SimonPearce.com

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Scent It To Them: Scented Drawer Liners! Tuesday, Jul 22 2008 

A Great Gift Idea!

If you haven’t used a scented drawer liner before your clothing is missing out! Drawer liners or papers are an aromatic experience for your dressing ritual. Soap and Paper Factory’s scented drawer papers are delicately scented in your choice of six fragrances: Verbena, Orange Blossom, Rosewood, Green Tea, Fig, and Cinnamon Clove. The paper designs are wonderful and printed on recycled paper. These papers would make a great gift for any female friend…especially one who has just moved into a new home! Available at SoapandPaperFactory.com. $28

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Chic Cosmetic Cases~ Friday, Jul 18 2008 

Cosmetic Cases or Bags make a great gift alone or filled with your favorite cosmetic items for your BFF’s. Beauty Habit has a few beauties for your gift giving selection. The cases are made of silk scarves and have vinyl linings to make them both pretty and practical. They come in both a medium and small size and are priced from $22 – $26. If you are hosting a girl’s lunch, they would make beautiful table gifts when tied with colorful silk ribbons! No paper needed. You can save an additional 20% Off by using Coupon Code: INSTYLE08. Offer Expires: 07/31/08.

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Give The Gift Of Luxury Zzzzzzzzz’s! Saturday, Jul 12 2008 

If you know a woman that has a passion for the finer things in life, and she loves her jammies, here is the perfect gift. As seen on Extra and in the New York Times and Travel in Leisure, these Embroidered Pajamas are made with a very high thread count of 100% Egyption Cotton. They come in many designs and colors, and arrive in their own wonderful pillow case. Use the case to cover those nasty airline pillows while traveling. Your recipient of your could taste and these pajamas will not only thank you, but they will be counting threads instead of sheep while they sleep! $148 at threadcountzzz.com

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Gifts Of Beauty For Girlie Girlfirends Thursday, Jul 3 2008 

When in doubt, buy something Beautiful for your friend. Afterall, can we ever have enough cosmetics, smell good things, bubble baths, spa treatments? Nah! I have a bathroom filled with lovely beauty gifts I have been given or have presented to myself. It is mighty fun not spending the hard earned dollars on these type of things. Here are my suggestions for gifts of beauty that will get you kudos for your great taste, from your favorite friend. Wish we had Smell Shopping here!

Isn’t this a pretty little bauble? Besides being lovely to look at, it is filled with 40 Ounces of Wish no23 bubble bath. Admitingly, I haven’t tried this brand, I am only recommending it on looks alone….the bottle is gorgeous! But how could you go wrong with notes of Rice Flower & Bergamot, Almond Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, and Avacado Oil, and bubbles? It is sure to soften the heart of any recipient! $48.00 at PinkOliveBoutique.com

Now here is something I can talk about! The Lollia Relax Eveining Bubble Bath is a great gift for anyone on your list. I received this as a thoughtful gift from Ms. Barbara, and I really enjoyed it. Not only does the scent send me…think white flowers and fruit oil.…the vitamin E oil leaves you feeling silky long after the bubbles have gone. Equally as lovely is the cork sealed bottle! The recipient will feel as if she is opening up a bottle of fine wine! Terrific gift that will leave you smelling pretty! $ 32 at lollialife.com

Laura Mercier’s Almond Coconut Milk Souffle is my “go to gift,” for girlfriends I love. Why? Because I love and use this product myself. The fragrance is irresistible…at least my husband thinks so. With notes of almond, coconut, vanilla, and powdered sugar with a hint of cinnamon, it smells good enough to eat. It comes in a very large jar (12 ounces) and keeps you moisturized all day. I wear it to bed at night and smell and sleep very sweetly. Scrumshish! $55 at LauraMercier.com

Orgasm Lip Gloss And Nail Polish Gift Set ($40 Value)

Do you have a friend who is looking for The Big O? Of course, you do! Well, here it is, and whether you buy dinner is up to you. Nars Orgasm Lip Gloss And Nail Polish Set is a must have. The color is fantastic…kind of a peachy pink that gives you that “afterglow.” Gloss is gleamy great. I haven’t tried the nail polish, but I think it would be a perfect toe nail color! Wonderful present for any girlfriend….without strings attached. Found only at Sephora.com for $30.

Nail the perfect gift…….The Robertson Exclusive from Chanel Cosmetics! Designed in a limited edition jst for the shopping mecca Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. California cool colors are as bright and fun as a California day. Besides the names with attitude and the quality of Chanel’s nail lacquer, your gift becomes even more special as these great polishes can only be purchased on Chanel.com or at The Robertson Chanel Boutique. If you have a big gift budget, give all for colors or add a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure to your favorite color. $25 each at Chanel.com


Wrap It Up With Style! Friday, Jun 27 2008 

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I must admit that Gift Wrapping is a specialty of mine. My personal pride, personal style, admiration of the gift recipient, and the creative part of me, demand that I create a pretty package. To give you an idea of how passionate I am about stylishly wrapped presents, all of my Christmas gifts match my home decor. If you think about that for a minute, it does make sense. Would you put on a red blouse with a salmon colored skirt? Probably not. My home is is shades of salmon, so red paper or ribbon doesn’t walk thru my door, unless, of course, it is generously brought in as a gift.

A great gift that you spent hours or days selecting, deserves to be wrapped with the same care. Beautiful wrapping can make a “little something” gift look more important, and certainly will make the recipient feel valued. Wrapping with style is fun whether you have a knack for it or not. All you need is fabulous paper, wonderful ribbons, scissors, and double sided tape ( a must for a neat package). If you have fabric remnants at home, or even if you don’t, you may want to purchase some, as a package wrapped in silk or any fabric is indeed special. Something to remember…..it is always clever to wrap a package in a style that goes along with the theme of the gift. Giving a Sushi Set? Wrap it in Sushi Paper. (see below) It is the small details that make the difference. Walk down this gift wrapping aisle and browse the wonderful designs that are available today. Remember…..anything you do is worth doing with style! Pictures at the top of the page are courtesy of carolyneroehm.com. They are having a huge sale right now. Check it out!

Double the fun! Double the wrap! The excitement of the circus will brighten up your gift…especially for a child. This double sided paper is so charming and lively! Mix and match the stars with the elephants and oh my! $4.00 per sheet at KatesPaperie.com

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Make every gift a little bit sweeter with the Whimsy Press Cupcake and Chocolates Wrap. What fun for gifts for the young or young at heart. $4.50 per sheet at whimsypress.com Put the icing on this package with the Pom Pom Wired Ribbon pictured above. The chocolate brown ribbon with pink pom poms is $2.45 for two yards at joggles.com

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If you have a passion for purple……the Lotus Flower Paper will delight your inner zen side! A 10 Foot roll is $6.25 or get one of their nifty cutter box rolls……100 Feet for $36.75 OliverPaper.com Top off the package with MJ Trims Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon in Passion Flower….for a complete look.  $3.98 a yard at mjtrim.com


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I love the cleverness of this perfect Valentine’s Day “Key To My Heat” gift enclosure card and envelope. It is hand drawn and each little key…that was cut from vintage picture book covers…..is different. The key is enclosed in a small manilla envelope that is sealed with a heart sticker. Precious! $4.00 each at artschoolgirl.com

Cute as a cupcake! Whimsy Press’s cupcake gift bag is so great…..it doesn’t matter what you put inside. These bags are uniquely designed with strong reinforced sides and bottoms. The handles are stiched in coordinating colors to maatch each style of bag. My tip for this bag: If you live in L.A. fill it with Sprinkles Cupcakes. If you live elsewhere…....Sprinkles makes their own cupcake mixes and sells them at Williams-Sonoma.com. What a yummy gift! whimsypress.com $5.00 each

Wrapscallion! Now that’s a term I haven’t heard before. Be that as it may……this paper with the fun and sassy scalloped edges will certainly line any gift box or wrap an odd shaped gift with style. Many color combinations to choose from. $ 6.00 for 6 sheet sets. bellocchio.com

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Midori make some of the most luxurious ribbon around! They also make beautiful paper. I have paired their Cloisonne pattern made from 100% recycled cotton fiber with simply gorgeous dupioni silk ribbon. The darker shade is called Amour and the lighter shade is Blossom. Either shade will make an exquisite gift! The prices: Ribbon $45 for 40 yards and the paper $44 for 10 sheets. This pricey wrap will make any gift look expensive! beau-coup.com


Wrapping some garden tools and gloves? Is your gift recipient one that loves beautiful flowers or is into nature? if so Whimsy Press has a fabulous double sided paper called Sage, part of their Modern Garden line, that will surely be perfect for your gift. It is $4.50 per double sided sheet, but each sheet is 24″ by 36″, which is very large for the standard sheet. If you are wrapping two boxes for the same recipient, you might want to buy two sheets, so that each box is different but beautifully coordinated, as pictured above. Available at WhimsyPress.com

Now for that Sushi Paper I wrote about above. Also from Whimsy Press, The Dim Sum Cool Paper Collection is an Asian Buffet of hip designs. If you are wrapping a Saki or Sushi Set, Green Tea and Tea Cups, or perhaps a set of chopsticks, take a look at the Wasabi paper. It is all that and Dim Sum! As in all of their papers, $4.50 per double sided sheet. WhimsyPress.com

From Erin Ruth, a graphic designer with a passion for paper, The Reese and Jacqueline patterns both make a bold statement. Trendy yet classic in design, each piece is $4.50 per 24″ x 36″ sheet. Each with a silky finish. Erinruth.com

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Carolyne Roehm, designer extraordinaire, of all things stylish, offers some of the finest gifts and wrappings available. Her new papers and ribbons from India are stunning and oh so summery. Pictured above is the Green and Gold Floral Paper along with Green Multicolor Piquot Edged Ribbon and a Tangerine Poppy. The whole package is a citrus delight! Paper $20 for 3 22″ x 30″ sheets. Ribbon $48 for 22 yards. Poppy $18 for 4 Stems. Carolyneroehm.com

One of Carolyn’s best selling papers is the Alligator Paper available in four bright and chic colors. I can speak to the quality of this paper, as I have used it. It is bold, strong, glossy, and luxurious. Shown here is the Pink Beauty Satin Ribbon, Weatherstone Style Gift Cards, and Carolyn’s Pillow Gift Box. The gift box is perfect for wrapping table gifts for your guests. Paper $20 for 3 sheets, Ribbon $40 for 27 Yards, Gift Cards $8 for 10 tags, Pillow Gift Box $25 for 10 boxes. Carolyneroehm.com

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Style can come in all forms, and this trendy Skull Paper by Seltzer certainly makes a stylish statement with a sense of humor! Made from recycled paper using soy ink, you receive two 20″ by 30″ wrapping sheets for $6.00. The beautiful Midori Khaki Silk Ribbon luxes up the presentation. Sold by the yard at $3.75 per yard. I find that three yards makes a generous bow. I couldn’t resist the Skull Thank You Cards, as a gift tag. If enlarged, you will see that the card reads Much Obliged on the cover. It is blank inside for your own creative prose. Box of 8 for $14.00. You know you will use the cards more than once! All found at RedStamp.co

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Sometimes a Gift Bag makes the perfect presentation for the occasion. I often use them as “goodie bags” for special events I host, or for unusually shaped items, that are impossible to wrap. PlumParty.com has some of the most unique die cut gift bags around. Peace out your gift with The Flower Power Gift Bag. Perfect for a garden party hostess gift wrap. You can sweeten up any gift with the Cupcake Bag! It is cute enough to eat. The Rose Gift Bag would be an elegant way to present any feminine gift. Chocolate and roses are always a good combination. Pop in some bon bons and your gift giving is done. All priced from $5.00 – $6.00.

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Goosey Press offers vintage look papers for everyone with a nostalgic memory of the simplicity of Mother Goose Rhymes. Perfect for wrapping a child’s gift or anyone who is young at heart. The black and cream graphic images on feltweave paper are charming and quite unique. Available either in The Mother Goose or Children At Play Design. $3.50 per 19″ x 27″ shee4t. gooseypress.com



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Someone you know deserves a package wrapped in the Decorative Stitch Paper embroidered with flowers and vines on a natural recycled paper sheet. If you haven’t ever used a stitched or embroidered paper, let me tell you that the designs are extraordinary and expensive, but some gifts are just worth the price. Like a summer day! I have matched the paper with three ribbons from MJTrim. From the left, A Wired Picot Edged Organza in Yellow/Multi, $3.98 per yard; Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon in RudBechia $7.98 per yard, and in Willow. Paper from PaperStudio.com

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This paper & ribbon combination would make an elegant presentation for anyone. Pretty gilded petals are scattered on the surface of burgundy (looks more like rose to me) handmade 22 x 30 paper. The paper is deckled on all four edges, which is so nice for wrapping. $3.00 per sheet at paperorigins.com. Matched up with the subtle gold and rose of MJTrim’s hand dyed one inch silk ribbon in the color Peace, adds the perfect touch without over powering the delicate paper. Ribbon, $3.98 a yard. Love it!

Who knew that The Container Store had stylish gift wrap? I, for one, did not. I found this Aquamarine Damask wrap and it reminded me of wonderful wallpaper. They also offer the perfect Satin Wired Ribbon to complete your gift package. The paper, a roll of 5′ x 30″, is priced at $4.50, is most likely not as fine or heavy as the other papers I have found, but with the ribbon, priced at $10.99 for 10 yards, your gift will look beautiful. Find them both at containerstore.com

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Elum Designs creates fabulous paper and gift bags! My favorite is The Holiday Rococo. I would use it everyday of the year. Pair it up with lesbonribbon.com’s sensational striped ribbon at $4.50 for 5 yards and take your package from rococo to contemporary with one loop of the ribbon. Both are beautiful.

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Soap and Paper Company sells wonderful soap, body treatments, fragrances, and wrapping paper! With names like Green Tea, Rosewood, Fig, and more. These papers are naturally fabulous. The photos truly need to be enlarged to appreciate the pretty patterns. You will be ready to wrap, ribbon, and roll with the paper gift wrap set. Each pattern comes with 6 sheets of recycled finely printed paper, 3 yards of coordinated ribbon, and six gift tags. All for $24. You can save an additional 25% off with Coupon Code: SCRUBADUB. This deal expires: July 29 2008. soapandpaperfactory.com

Occasional Tags

I must admit that I usually make my own gift tags, however, I discovered these terrific tags by elanami over at etsy. Inspired by vintage typographic frames, they come in a set of 8 with colorful ribbons to attach to bags, wine bottles, and packages. Delightful! $16 for eight. Etsy.com

Birds are not my thing…in fact I am afraid to death of them. But I couldn’t resist these little birdies. They are die cut and stitched on Lotka paper in a beautiful burgundy paired with mauves and peaches. A simple silk bow made from Paper Studio’s Liquid Amber ribbon is all you need to complete this precious presentation. Paper $4.75 per sheet. Silk Ribbon $1.00 per yard. Both at PaperStudio.com

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If you give a bottle of wine as a gift….take a moment and create a nice presentation of it. Wisteria’s set of four jute wine bags are elegant without being fancy. They are perfect to give to a man or woman. The pictures depicted are of antique corkscrews. A very classy presentation! $16 at Wisteria.com

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This paper and ribbon combination can be used for any type of wrapping, but I think It is lovely for the Holidays. The paper is from Europe done in a raised flocked damask of leaves and decorative sashes. Called Mirage red.…… it isn’t the normal bright and bold Holiday red we are use to seeing. I matched this elegant paper with hand dyed silk ribbon in a complimentary color called China Doll. If you are going for a soft yet sophisticated Holiday look…….this might work for you. Paper is $3.75 per sheet at Paper-Source.com The Ribbon is $3.98 per yard (pricey but worth it for this paper) MJtrim.com

Red & Gold Beaded Cord

The Red Flourishes Gold on Red paper is so elegant and distinctive! The paper is described as ‘crispy thin” but strong. It hardly needs any further embellishing……but I found this red and gold beaded cording that might enhance it nicely. The paper is $4.50 per sheet at PaperStudio.com The cording can be found at jamaligarden.com for $5.50 per 5 yard roll.

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Peppermint Pump Gift EnclosureWhat fun and Hello Lover! This paper is for the shoe lover in your life. It is really over the top stylish and perfect for someone you know. Sold in a set of three sheets for $3.00 at Remanents.com Pair it with the shoe enclosure card for $2.00 per card. Also at Remanents.com

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Luxe and lovely in shades of Copper Gold and Brown! Both are from KatesPaperie.com who has just redesigned her website…….it is acting a bit funky at the moment…….so details are a bit sketchy. I think that all three paper patterns can be yours for $9.95, and the Loop Edged Metallic ribbon which coordinates so nicely is $7.95 for 5.5 yards. This paper will make a statement in your home, on your table, and in the hands of the lucky person on your gift list.

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What happy paper! This lovely handmade wrapping paper is made in India using Lotka paper. I love the beautiful embroidered sunburst designs! Your gifts will not only look fabulous……they will be eco-friendly too. $7.99 per sheet at radiantideas.net


Come back soon for more wonderful wrapping ideas~

A Bounty Of Beach Bags~ Thursday, Jun 26 2008 

Updated for 2009!

Is your BFF a Beach Baby or a Sun Goddess? If so, she most likely would enjoy a new Beach Bag. These affordable bags make great gifts as is, but even better if filled with beach necessities like, a good beach book, suntanning lotion, beach towel, water bottle, etc. Selected for their style and price points, these bags will be turning heads from ship to shore.

And don’t miss my new collection of the best in swimwear for 2009!
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Take along your sunscreen and Marc Jacobs on your next seaside vacation. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Print Tote is colorful cotton canvas with leather handles. It folds to tuck away into your suit case. $170 at Net-a-porter.com

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Here’s a retro looking beach bag by Mad Imports. Love the old school look. Perfect for the beach or farmers market. Available in Ocean or Express. On sale for $48. Originally $80 at happy-la.com

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Echo Design’s Geo Nautical beach Tote is bold and colorful. Extra large and big enough to hold that trashy beach book and all of your necessities. Fun! $58 at EchoDesign.com

Sandy Chilewich has created the perfect beach tote! Bright and bold colors and prints……and roomy! Their durable vinyl construction will will keep the sea and sand at bay. Available in seven contemporary prints at unicahome.com $68


Fleur-de-lis studded bag.

Of course I love the stunning studded Fleur-di-lis design of this great carry all bag. Beach bling! $109 at BostonProper.com



Great braided detailing on this terrific tote! By Big Buddha. perfect for carrying everything ship to shore! Also available in black. $54 at FredaLa.com Save an additional 10% Off With Coupon Code: NEWYEARNEWME Offer Expires: March 1st!

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Here’s a little bohemian chic to take to the beach! It’s the Tribal Trio bag in canvas print. Love thee tassels and beading! Available at EchoDesign.com for $78


Whimsical in black and white……the Flowie Garden Love Dumpling Bag…….is fully lined and perfect for running to the beach or wherever. Designed by textile designer Yaling Hou. 100% Linen. $66 at DesignPublic.com

Get color….all five colors…..and have the cutest bag on the beach. Fairly traded from Madagascar……the hand wrapped raffia design is bright and cheery. Love it! $66 at Btcelements.com Save 20% Off with Code: grechen.

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Love the sizzl’n stripes of this French Cotton and washable Beach Bag! Great colors and a hefty size. $58 at quelobjet.com


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The Echo Oversized Tote is big enough to fit all of the essentials and colorful enough to attract the right kind of attention. $58 at LunaBoston.com Use Coupon Code: Now on sale for $29  And save 20% off with Coupon Code:  luckybreaks12 Expires May 3rd.

Pretty and practically indestructible, the Damask Tote from RoomServiceHome.com is perfect for any summer activity, beach, flea markets, sporting events, and more. Available in three sizes (the large tote is backordered until 06/30/08) and priced from $24 – $44.

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I’m loving all of the Market Bags that are in style this year. of course, they can be used for more than going to the market. This set of three bags (unbelievable deal) could be used for so many things. The large bag at 17″ x 15″ x 6″ would make the perfect beach bag. Available in 4 colors/patterns at MaryJaneBags.com for $28.

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Haute Baby Hats! Friday, Jun 20 2008 

Who can resist a sweet baby girl or boy sporting a spiffy hat? The traditional baby bonnet that ties under the neck has been replaced with stylish designs to accessorize the trendy clothing babies are wearing today. I think they make fun gifts that are sure to receive many ooh’s and ahh’s when received. Take a look at these totally wonderful haute hats.

Truffle Pink Rose Hat

Nothing is sweeter than a baby girl wearing pink and black! The hat is cotton and the flower is embellished with a crystal little gem. Sold exclusively at pinkbowtique.com for $25.

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Kate Mack’s Tutu Cute Amazing Pink Sun hat…is just that…..too too cute! Available for infants – 6X for $24 at adorableschildren.com

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Surprisingly this beautiful little hat had no description at all. Perhaps this is one of those cases where a picture is “worth a thousand words.” At any rate…..The Heirloom Hat is so precious. I bet that the lace is antique. It would make a lovely baby gift for $45 at PoshTots.com


VELVET ROSE HAT

Perfect for Valentine’s Day! The Alivian crocheted hat with velvet flower fits from infants to teens. Precious! $37.50 at alivian.us

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This boy’s Linen Hat is just too cute! Won’t he look dapper when out and about! Available in sizes 6 months – 4T for $30 at PoshTots.com


A girlie little newsboy cap that is trend inspired.  Done up in a periwinkle stripe with grosgrain ribbon…..it is simply adorable!  Available for sizes 0 – 6 months to 5 T for $18 at JanieandJack.com


Oh how chic! A silk cloche for baby. Handmade and embellished with blooming bright colors. Perfect for that Kodak moment. $32 in sizes 0 – 3 month or 6 – 12 months at Dimplesanddandelions.com

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These great bucket hats come in an array of cool colors! Better yet….they can be personalized and embellished with your choice of two patterns. Available in sizes 0 – 6 months – 3T. $20 for white and $21 for all other colors. makristababy.com



For the Royal Baby Girl! Tell the world she is the princess with a monogrammed floppy hat emblazed with HRH….for Her Royal Highness. It comes presented in a lovely hat box. $16 at shopbriarpatch.com


Sweet as a Summer day! Hand crocheted by Daylee Designs…..the flower and ladybug are precious…..and will protect baby from harsh sunlight…..while looking stylish. $24 at aclassictale.com

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Sozo - Sweets Infant Cap

Sugar and Spice! Sweet for Spring. Made of 100% cotton so it will be as comfy as it is cute. $12 at oliebollen.com


Silk Flower Bucket Hat

Flowers on delightful denim make this bucket hat perfect for Spring! The flowers are silk and sensational. Available in three sizes for $24.50 at peasoupaccessories.com

Bella Bling baby beanie, flower fairy.


Bella Bling designs some adorable little hats for babies. I love the Flower Fairy hat for it’s softness and feminine style. $19.95 at jenklairkids.com



Imagine the Kodak Moments with this little white Cotton Tails crochet hat with flower! $22 at SouthernClayBabies.com

Jamie Rae Raspberry Velvet Hat (New Line-Stunning!)

Another fab Jamie Rae hat! this raspberry confection is made of soft velvet and is just stunning. $30 at YoungandStylish.com


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Play Ball! For sporty babies, these little sports hats are too cute. The little Soccer Ball Hat is a delight in black and white, and comes in a variety of other colors. The Baseball Hat in all American Red, White, and Blue, is also available in several colors. Made of 100% combed cotton. They just look soft and sweet. Both hats are $18 at StylishBabyGear.com


Puppy Love Hat

They call it Puppy Love…….and isn’t she lovely? Of course the must have accessory for girls of all ages is a chic doggie, and this little Posh Poodle Hat has lots of them, all adorned with Swarovski crystals. Simply posh and handmade by Bella Bling. Found at CoutureBabyboutique.com for $36 including a wonderful hat box. $26 without hat box.

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If your baby gift requires nothing but the best……this may be your ticket to the perfect gift! The Regina Pink Crochet Hat is tiny finery, Pink with multi-colored flowers, a little frou frou on top , and handmade in Italy…what more could a darling diva want? $69.95 at starspangledcarousel.com

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Safari time! This little unisex set is just too sweet but in urban colors…….. not too, too sweet. Baby will be hip and trendy and protected from the summer sun. The Angel Toes Hat alone is $32.50. Hat and Booties Set $65.00 at poshbaban.com

Zutano - Hats - Fabulous Candy Stripes or Great Primary Stripes

Can’t decide what hat to buy? At $4.50 why not buy them all? These cool and colorful Zutano Hats in Candy or Primary Stripes are just the best. Zutano known for their wonderful cotton and colors in baby and toddler clothing, is a wonderful and affordable line for contemporary babies. These adorable hats can be found on sale at LaLaLing.com

Cheetah Chic! Could you just die? The Orange Silk Cheetah Hat is handmade with silk, cheetah fabric, and embellished with a precious orange flower. Baby love! $32 at dimplesanddandelions.com.

Minky Hat

Soft and Sassy, the Minky Hat with Ribbon, is irresistible! Known for their fabulous blankies, Minky has created a haute hat from the same soothing fabric. Baby will love it! $13 at Comfymunchkins.com

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Hip Baby Boys, will rock their world with the Sourpuss Jeff Hat! Trendy with a capital T, Vintage in style, but contemporary chic, the “grandpa” style hat is just over the top cool! $21 at psychobabyonline.com.

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Simply fabulous! Roslyn’s Yellow Shabby Chic Hat couldn’t be any sweeter. Adjustable to fit newborns to toddler 2. The colors of spring will adorn your sweet little thing. $20 at roslynscloset.com

Biker Baby Beanie-Biker Baby Beanie black bling baby hat scull cap

For the Rock Star or Biker Baby, this hip and studded little beanie is just too cool for school! Available at 2SweetSisters.com for $27.95.

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Here’s an adorable pink beanie trimmed with a beautiful chocolate and pink printed ribbon. Simply delightful and $25 at Dimplesanddandelions.com

Pink Velvet Hat by Gigi's

Well! Isn’t this special? Your little one will turn into a Winter Fairy when wearing this beautiful ivory fur and lace hat. Imported from England and $30.00 for sizes 3 – 9 months at Thetrendybebe.com

Pink Axle Pink Lips Beanie 0/6 Months

Seal her with a kiss! The Pink Axle Pink Lips Beanie is 100% cotton and 100% adorable. $18 at urbanyoungster.com

Crown her the Birthday Princess! She will feel like one wearing this little tiara with marabou, lace, and satin ribbon. Please take a look at the site for the delicious looking rear view of this pretty party hat. Was $44 and now is $28.99 at sophiasstyle.com

Pink Chocolate Birthday Hat

It’s their birthday and they can have their cupcake and wear it too! So cute and yummy is the pink chocolate birthday hat! Covered in bridal satin with padded lining……it can be made in custom colors to match the party. $36 at beninibug.com

What a fancy little hat for the Birthday Girl! Chic Cheetah Print is blooming with style and flowers! Handmade and exclusive to Dimples and Dandelions. $36 dimplesanddandelions.com





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Gifts For Girlfriends: Sole Savers Friday, Jun 20 2008 

If you have a friend that has a long march to work, the subway, or shops alot, these Spare Soles from ShopIntuition.com will delight her all the way to her tippy toes! An ingenious idea that will have your BFF feeling footloose and comfy. After all, we can’t actually wear our Jimmy Choo 4 inch heels for more than a couple of hours, right? $25.00 for the shoe and pouch.

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If you don’t have time to wait for your tippy toes to dry following a manicure, your girlfriend probably doesn’t either. Flex Flop Pedi Please to the rescue! The portable flip flops and their case are a clever idea for yourself or gift giving list. This is one gift that is sure to be used, over and over. $50 for the set at shopmanhattanite.com

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Sweet Suede Showstopper For Little Fashionatas~ Thursday, Jun 19 2008 

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I have been doing a good deal of baby shopping lately, and this pink suede vest may be the most precious baby gift I have found. This vest is fun and fabulous, not to mention such high fashion! Pink satin ribbons add the perfect touch. Available in size 6 MO. or 12 MO. $82.95 at Plumgiftco.com


Baby Gifts With Personality! Monday, Jun 16 2008 

Their parents spent 9 months thinking of the perfect name, and they are proud of it! A Personalized Baby Gift makes a thoughtful shower or welcome to the world present. Here is a well edited selection of personalized, clothing, gear, bedding and more for your gift giving pleasure.


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No matter the sex of each newborn child, the parents will certainly have high goals for their little newborn. This “Baby for President Onesie” will give the parents a chuckle or two. Available in many colors, fonts, and sizes. Pricing begins at $16.90 and can be ordered from SimplyColors.com.

Personalized Sage Toile with Pink Blanket by CandyJamBoutique-Personalized Sage Toile with Pink Blanket

Blankets make such a perfect and usable gift.especially if it is personalized! This sage toile minky blanket is a lovely color combination for baby girls. It promises to be as soft and cushy as the baby! Personalized with your choice of name and available in two sizes. Priced from $58 – $74 at sweetbabytobe.com

Baby Shoes are important to parents because they are so expensive and so babylicious! I fell in love with these preppy Little Ragio Monogrammed Leather Moccasin’s. Available in colors shown and blue with chocolate at laylagrayce.com. Priced from $63.00

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I can think of nothing that I would rather have as a new mom than a personalized baby book! WayCoolDesigns.com has a huge selection with over 60 designs, each one cuter than the next. What is better, you totally customize the baby book, from cover fabric and color, size and color of ribbon, and types of inside pages. Prices vary but the personalized book I put together was $127 plus shipping.

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Oh how pretty! This is one adorable baby bracelet, and perhaps the best one I have ever seen. Wouldn’t any baby girl just love her first set of cultured pearls? This is an BeadifulBABY Original. Done up in Freshwater Cultured Pearls, Sterling Silver Beads, Hand Engraving, and Swarovski Crystal Accents.…..it is really wonderful! $90. The Sterling Silver Charm as shown is optional….many styles to choose from between $5.00 – $10.00 additional. Get yours at BeadifulBaby.com

Personalized baseball baby wagon

Batter up Baby! This is a keepsake gift that the whole family will enjoy. The bases and Radio Flyer Wagon are fully loaded to welcome the new baby. Inside you will find a Little Slugger Plush Toy, Personalized Bib, Booties, Gingham Terry Robe, Baseball Onesie, Keepsake Imprintable Baseball, All Star Infant Cap, and of course the Radio Flyer Wagon This gift is a home run! $120 at jenklairkids.com.

There’s not a more classic or beloved toy than a Raggedy Ann Doll. I had one. My daughter had one. When not in play the dolls make wonderful room decorations just sitting on the shelf. This little Ann and her fellow other Ann’s and Andy’s are exclusive to The Elegant Child in Beverly Hills. Totally handmade with love since 1989 these dolls are winners of The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Best Children’s Gift Award. The 25″ tall doll can be (and should be) embroidered with the child’s name on the pinafore. This will be a most cherished gift for years to come. $235 Monogram an additional $20 at ElegantChild.com

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A beautiful keepsake and a fun accent for Baby’s room, this linen pillow by Smartee Pants will make a great gift!  Pillow as pictured $54.  Without the Tiara bling $31 SweetBabyToBee.com

Gifts for Girlfriends~ Sunday, Jun 8 2008 

We love our handbags, don’t we? At the prices today, it would normally be a bit spendy to treat a friend to a hot handbag. These mini satin Deux Lux purses would make a great gift at a great price. They make a pretty evening bag, big enough for the cell phone, lip gloss, credit card, and cab money. Or wouldn’t they be a chic cosmetic bag? $42 at RavinStyle.com

Gifts For The Urban Baby~ Tuesday, Jun 3 2008 

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Urban babies arrive on earth just like all babies. It is how they live that makes them different…….or Urban. They live in a major city such as New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco. Their parents are ad executives, producers, International bankers, or entrepreneurs. They prefer Miro over Monet, and sushi to sausage. Dad wears Armani and Mom shops at Barney’s. The Urban Baby learns to ride a bike on Michigan Avenue, applies for private school at birth, and the doorman’s name is one of the first words he or she learns. Urban Baby homes are sans plaid, unless it is a Burberry plaid. There is no toile or a lazy boy to be found. This type of baby needs a different kind of gift. Perhaps something a bit edgy, certainly trendy, always In Style, must be fine quality, and Carters just won’t do. If you know an Urban Baby that has just been born, take a peek a boo at the following gift suggestions.

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Baby Kimono: Paris Floral

Urban baby girls love their black……just like their mammas. This Paris Floral Kimono will play big on their daily stroll to the park! The fabric has been imported from France…….they will love that fact. It is gorgeous and not your normal run of the mill romper! $37.99 at Wild Child

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This little set by 3 Pommes is too cool for school! The urban baby boy will love wearing this to Central Park…..Lincoln Park……or a day at The Grove. Very hip and on sale for $39.99. Originally $ 49.99 at lepetitkids.com

I know one little baby that would have owned this dress back in the day…….my own! Sonia Rykiel’s little dress with the giant black bow says “urban baby” all over it! It’s the perfect dress to wear shopping with Mommy at Bergdorf’s or Barney’s. The baby wearing this would also be on the best dressed list at The Ivy on Robertson or Nomi in Chicago. Very urban chic for babies 3 months – 18 months. RonRobinson.com $122

Well! How chic can a baby get ? Sometimes a baby gift has to be so special that one must resort to Hermes for the perfect answer. These booties in Hermes orange lambskin really speak for themselves. Ok….I’ll say it…..to die for! $215 at Hermes.com

Right Bank Babies creates some of the best designs for babies! Trust me on this one……any urban parent will fall in love with this take on a traditional Japanese Kimono! Best of all…..it is reversible…..it is like getting two jackets in one! I would great with the Hermes shoes pictured above. $50 at gingerandscallion.com

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Babies from urban cities will appreciate the Right Bank Babies Heirloom Romper. Vintage meets modern in this very fine linen romper. The subtle details are special! This is an outfit that will play well from St. Barths to The Hamptons! $72.00 at BeanNewYork.com

So perfect for the urban baby girl. This little number will appeal on many levels. First …..let’s talk about the unexpected color….slate! Some would shy away from such a dark color on a newborn. Not the urban parent. Imagine this little frock with pink or silver ballerina slippers! Created by GoGentlyBaby…the focus is on clean simple designs. Notice the great detail of gathers and pleats on the sleeve and bloomer cuffs! Each piece is sold separately. Dress: $ 58 Bloomer $ 25 at GotBubble.com


If you have an unlimited budget (lucky you) or need something for the boss or the Godchild…….Silver always works. Christofle will be well known to the urban parents. This baby cup is unusual and will be a keepsake for years to come! The Art=Deco design is playful and stylish. A very fine gift for $250 at Vivre.com


Haute Couture! Mom and Dad sleep on their Frette bed linens. Mom wears LaPerla to bed. Baby most likely loves his or her Dwell sheeting and Amber Hagen blankee. Why wouldn’t the urban baby not want to sleep in the luxury of these European tailored pajamas? Made in Belgium of the finest fabric and come complete with their own hanger and travel bag. Available in sizes 1mo. 3mo. 6mo and 9mo. Perfect for a night at The Ritz! $68 at ochanga.com

The owner of Ochanga has been kind enough to offer a special 20% discount on anything on their site. Please use Coupon Code: URBANBABY09 Good for a one time use per customer Expires: 1/27/2010.

Urban babies like their vacations…..they are jetsetters. So what shall an urban baby weaar poolside? I think that this Roberto Cavalli Cotton terry Robe will do just fine. it bears the Cavalli crest. A special gift for a special baby. In size 3-6 months for $160 at milaniboutique.com

The urban baby who wears the fine European Pajamas above will certainly love these Linen Crib Sheets! They are gorgeous with pale blue detailing. For the luxe baby! Originally $ 184 and now On Sale for $92 at florahenri.com


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Though urban babies have all colors in their wardrobe…..they are really more comfy in unexpected colors like gray and gold. Juicy Couture’s Dress and undie set would be perfect for a day at The Children’s Museum…..a play date…..or a stroll through Central Park! Love the touch of gold added. $78.00 at LavishKids.com



Newborn Baby Ballerina swaddler With Flower Hat

What will the urban baby girl wear home from the hospital? Something special….that is for sure! Think of all of the Kodak moments and the walk past the doormen! It is actually a very fancy swaddler all done up for the ballerina baby. The matching hat just puts this set over the moon! $135 at bornfabulousboutique.com


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These bibs and onesies say it all! Bib $15 and Onesies $22. CafePress.com

Pink and Mocha Trim Wrap TeePink and Mocha Trim Ruffle Shorts

So what does an Urban Girl wear when she is just kicking back and being a little diva? A pair of ruffled boy shorts and kimono top, that’s what. Urban Moms love that it is not just pink. The added mocha trim gives it the urban look. Perfect for a summer day of patti-cake play ! Made of Peruvian Pima Cotton. (of course) Found at beninibug.com. Each Piece sold separately. Boy Shorts: $36 Kimono Tee: $38


Urban Babies Wear Black

Here’s the perfect gift for parents of urban babies! According to the clever people at shopmanhattanite.com, the definition of the urban infant is: “Young mammal raised in city environment. Infantus urbanus love nights at the opera, modern architecture, and fine cuisine.” Isn’t that so true? Author Michelle Sinclair Colman, has written a great book called Urban Babies Wear Black. A must read for all urban parents and babies! $6.95 at shopmanhattanite.com

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Burp Cloths for Boys

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Urban babies get around. Oh! The places they go. Paris, New York, Brooklyn, Hollywood, London. All the places you would like to visit. Burp cloths are a very important accessory, so that Mom doesn’t dirty her Anne Fontaine shirt. These Urban Burp cloths, will make the urban family feel right at home. Sold as a set for $19 at CityThreads.com

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The Urban Baby Boy might own a “baby blue” outfit or two, but he much prefers wearing something chocolate brown! This Coccili Boys Striped PJ Set would be perfect for any city guy. Oh, and there is a touch of baby blue, but just a small accent color to the brown and white stripes. $40.00 at JaxChild.com


If Daddy wears Armani, why shouldn’t the urban baby boy wear it too? Straight from Chicago’s Oak Street Milani Boutique is an adorable 4 piece Armani Jr. gift set. The bib, onesie, romper, and hat are all embellished with the Armani logo. Made of soft cotton in white and navy. $135 Now on sale for $85 at milaniboutique.com


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Nothing but the best for the urban baby! Wrap them in pure cashmere this season. The Baby Cape by Mor Mor Rita is fashion forward and functional! No need for a blanket or a bulky sweater. I want one! Done in Indigo and sells for $220 at ModernChild.net




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The perfect $100 (well..$102 gift)! Little baby girls can be little ballerinas in the “IT” shoe of the season! Very chic! Also available in other colors. The shoes come packaged in a lovely leather case. MilkShop.com

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Cashmere Kimono Sweater

!00% cashmere and 1,000% fab! The colors are fab and so is the styling. All urban babies have plenty of places to wear this little number…….Central Park or Lincoln Park Zoo, The MOMA, or a stroll down Robinson. $65 at PoshBaban.com

Morgan Slouch Boot

These boots were made for walking or crawling or just cuddling! Mia Joie’s Morgan Slouch Boot is too adorable! Just as stylish as Mommy’s boots, but much more comfy. They are made of vegan faux suede and organic fleece. Available in sizes 6 – 12 months for $30 at trescouture.com

Parents of urban babies appreciate anything unique. When I have wanted to make a splash with a baby gift…….I have given rocking horses in the past. This handpainted Bouquet Girls Rocking Horse will become a keepsake for years to come. The beautiful floral theme is gorgeous! Make sure that it matches the nursery decor before purchasing! A fine gift for $98 and Free Shipping! thefrogandtheprincess.com



Unique Gift Sets For Baby~ Sunday, Jun 1 2008 

A gift set makes a beautiful baby gift. I have selected a few standout sets that the little one on your gift list will enjoy!



Blue Baby Wagon Ten Piece Gift Set

Roll out The Welcome Wagon with this luxurious Ten Piece Gift Set. The adorable hand painted wagon would be gift enough, but PoshTots.com has filled it with a complete layette for little girls or boys. featuring a hooded terry cloth towel, receiving blanket, sleeping gown, long-sleeved onsie, short-sleeved onsie, bib, burp cloth, terry velour washcloth, pair of booties, and a snug hat. At $83 this is one great gift!

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Here is a budget friendly gift set that is as sweet as it is clever.  It is a gift that will keep on giving.  Inside the pretty little photo box are 3 100% cotton Jersey onesies with whimsical embroidery.  Perfect for baby boys or girls.  The box will become a keepsake for years to come.  $20 at AngelDear.net

The Baby Basket by Papo d’ Anjo is over the top gorgeous in style and price! Sometimes, the perfect gift needs to be this special. Love the wicker basket that holds this beautiful layette set! Set includes large blanket, booties, bonnet, elastic waist pants and wrap cardigan sweater, al in hand knit wool. Also included is a hand embroidered Madeira-appliquéd cotton blouse blouse, and terry rick rac trim towel. For $400 maybe the kitchen sink, too? please click on the link to see a close up of the wonderful workmanship of this beautiful gift. Found at Vivre.com

Take out or take home. The Westport Baby Newborn Nesting Kit is the perfect gift for today’s urban baby. Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex this set is 10% fabulous. Tucked inside the Take Out Box is a wrap kimono gown in cream trimmed in chocolate, matching beanie hat, and a cozy cocoon blanket. $42.50 at purlmama.com

The Ollie and Lime Billie Bib and Burp Set is for the contemporary parent and their newborn baby! It is stylish and practical in burnt orange and roasted brown. A great shower gift at an affordable price point. $30 at designpublic.com


Welcome Home Boy

Welcome Baby Boy home with a beautiful boxed set from poshbaban.com. Included in the delightful drawer organizer gift box is a Blue Kimono Wrap Bodysuit, Matching Hat, and Three Burp Cloths. Two cloths are monogrammed with one initial and the other with a jeweled crown for the little prince. $95

Perfectly Kissable Princess Baby Girl Gift Basket

For the Perfectly Kissable Baby Girl! This set is filled to the brim with sugar and spice. The little Princess Dress is adorable (I have seen this one in person)! This eight piece set will make a big hit at the baby shower! $85.95 at littleloungers.com


This just might be my favorite baby gift! The Birth Day Box For Baby is just exquisite! Let’s start with the beautiful chocolate and blue box printed with words such as: dream, love, joy, etc. Then peek inside and you will find a baby rib lap tee, with footprint insignia on back, a cotton hat with adjustable top knot, and a flannel lined diaper cover. So perfect and gender neutral! $68 at Bloomersbaby.com. Also comes in blue and pink. Save 25% on anything on their site with Coupon Code: CELEB2008 Expires: 12/31/08.

Bambini Carini Spa Valise Gift Set

The Bambini Carini Spa Valise Gift Set makes a wonderful present for a baby girl or boy. All wrapped up in a darling suitcase, and packed ready to go! inside is a terry velour hooded towel, set of three washcloths, teddy bear buddy for baby, and a comb and brush set. You can chose from three nostalgic designer fabric trims: pink toile, sailboat toile, or vintage floral. $74 at snapdragonsbaby.com.

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Ahhh! Cashmere! This Four Piece Baby Girl Gift Set is modern and cozy, and oh so giftable! The sweater set is all done up in soft rose with matching pants and striped lining. A beautiful blanket and bear complete this luxurious set for the modern baby girl. $179 at MadisonAveMall.com


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I could just die over these little hats for baby girls! The Kensington Baby Hat Set is fit for a princess and the baby girl on your list. Two hats…..a coco brown hat with wonderful ribbon and flower, and the second hat in the stylish color of your choice with large Swarovski Crystal initial. The hats come gift boxed and bowed, ready for giving. $42 for the set at KensingtonBaby.com

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Here’s a modern, hip, and very usable gift set from Baby Star. The colors of chocolate and pink are yummy and the contemporary flutter design, very contemporary. The Three Piece Set consists of a Bib, Burp Pad, and Blankie for $60 at ArteBebe.com

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A great gift for the hippest of infants and their stylish parents. Skulls add the cool factor and bold colors add to the fun. The Hip Happy Skull Gift Set is a bounty of treasure which includes a City Threads black and white skull onesie, City Threads Skull Bib in red, Me in Mind soft and comfy Skull Slips On Shoes, and ultra chic Black and White Spelling Blocks from Elegant Baby. Available at LaLaLing.com for $105

Here is a beautiful Gift Package fit for any baby girl or boy. It includes a Walcot Weavers Spun Sugar Blanket, a Terry Velour Robe (monogram optional), beautifully embellished Burp Cloths, Sophie the seven inch Giraffe, and a plush Bunny. Everything about this gift is luxurious! $138 (monogram for robe $20 )at ElegantChild.com

Oh How Beautiful! This is guaranteed to get plenty of ooo’s and ahhh’s at the next baby shower. The cozy blanket and jacket set is made of soft and plush fleece. The floral embroidery and scalloped edges give such an elegant touch. A lovely gift! $50 at pattycakefashions.com

Delicious Day Dresses For Baby Girls~ Saturday, May 31 2008 

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One of my favorite memories of dressing my daughter was the beautiful day dresses she wore as an infant. Who could resist little piggy toes peeping out of a beautiful smocked dress? I do love the new urban chic baby style of today with the organic cotton and contemporary colors, as well. However, the traditional day dress, sometimes called portrait dresses or bishop dresses still makes any baby girl a beautiful bundle of joy. They are usually quite affordable and made of cotton for comfort. Consider one of these for the baby girl on your list!

The Christine will be beautiful on your special Elizabeth, Hannah, or Olivia. This dress of lace pin tucks and ribbon is very special indeed. Sure to become an heirloom for years to come. Simply stunning! $270 at makinganuttermemory.com

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This precious little pin tucked dress in the softest of pinks…….has a simple line with intricate details. The white overlayer covers a pretty pink underlayer. Details include ruffles…lace…pearls on the flowers…..and so much more! A diaper cover is included for sizes 6 and 9 months. $52 at theperfectpear.com

I wish I could properly describe this precious dress…….but there isn’t a single word written to describe it! It is by Sarah Louis…known for her tiny finery. This one is extra special. The smocking ……the embroidery….all adds up to day dress gorgeous! $64.99 at lepetitkids.com

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Baby gets preppy and pretty in pink seersucker. Adorable alligators embellish the smocked collar. Fluttery angel sleeves are trimmed in Spring Green. $48 at shrimpandgritskids.com

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Batiste cotton, decorative ribbons, smocking, and elegant embroidery makes this
Anavini dress a delight! it is fully line for baby’s comfort. $64 at BestDressedKids.com

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This lovely day gown is very special indeed. The details are amazing! It has been hand smocked Imperial Batiste. The bands of lace are beautiful! Choose your own colors and details: Dress in white, pink, blue or yellow. Lace and smocking: white or ecru. $125 at elegantheirloomsbymattie.com

Everything about this gorgeous day gown screams tiny finery! The Ami dress is made of fine cotton batiste and lace. The smocking on the bodice and sleeves is so pretty in pink and green flowers. $68 at elegantbabyct.com

The Rosalina Yellow Bishop Smocked Dress is ready for Spring! Talk about the perfect Easter dress! it is a poly cotton blend making it easy care. pre-order now for $42 at ittybittybundles.com

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Mela Wilson’s White Day Gown is a pure and simple delight! Hand embroidered bullion roses and ecru ruffle and lace create this precious package. It is a natural beauty! $135 at heirloomstobe.com

Here’s a special occasion day gown that celebrates the pure innocence of the baby girl. Made of Batiste Cotton by Cottonwhite, it features exquisite embroidery and a fanciful fullness. $118 at heirloomstobe.com

Just Precious! The Heirloom Day Gown in aqua soft cotton features an embroidered heirloom floral design. Beautiful touches of lace and tiny ties makes this gown very special indeed! $60 at pattycakefashions.com


Simple……white…and fresh! The Feltman Brother’s Day Gown is perfect for portraits or any event. The embroidered pink roses adds the girlie touch. The beautiful pintucking at the hem gives it a very luxe look. Precious! $63.75 at lucretiasstore.com

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What an adorable little bishop dress this is! pink is lovely…..but red is so much fun! The gingham check and the red smocking will brighten any day. By Remember Nguyen and available in sizes Preemie – XL . $35.95 at remembernguyen.com

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A sweet sleeveless Bishop Dress for newborns! Made by Will’beth in a minty green with white overlay. Pink smocking adds a classic look to this dreamy design. $49.99 at dolldreams.net


Looks like easter to me! Anavini designs the perfect dress for Easter and all throushout Spring and Summer. It’s Pique Cotton with jumping little bunnies. Sweetly smocked for sizes 6 months – 5 years. Priced from $68 – $8 at BestdressedChild.com




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Fancy Pants~ Delicious Diaper Covers For Diva Babies Wednesday, May 28 2008 

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One of my favorite things to do with my baby girl was to dress her up in wonderful dresses. I wouldn’t think of having her little Huggies or Luvs showing, any more than I would have gone out with my own undies showing. I discovered diaper covers over 25 years ago. I still have saved all of my daughters “fancy pants” to this day, as they are just to delicious to give away. Here are a few I have found. I think that they make a wonderful baby girl gift. Don’t you?

Bella Claire Baby has created some of the most precious little diaper covers I have seen. Fun and flirty and oh so girly! They are a polyester and cotton blend and are machine washable. The designs and color schemes are almost without limit. The photos at the top of the page are only a few of the designs they offer. Choose your color…the font….the ribbon…the name. Each one is delicious! The above double ribbon bloomer is $17.95 at BellaClaireBaby.com

I love little ones in black and white! These little bloomers are deliciously dotty! The ruffles add the perfect touch. $32 at dimplesanddandelions.com


Luna Luna Flower Diaper Cover

Precious in pale pink……Luna Luna’s Flower Diaper Cover is very special…indeed! It is available for pre-order with a March shipping date. Get yours now with a 50% deposit just in time for those pretty Spring dresses. $37.00 at babyskyeboutique.com

Yellow Sweet Bottoms diaper cover with black polka dot bow - Baby girl sizes 0-18 months

Too cute! Look at the big bow on baby’s bottom! Picture perfect in black and white dots and yellow. I found them offered at Etsy by sweetsmilesbaby. Available in sizes to fit 0 – 18 months for $20 Etsy.com

Rosebud Blossom Bloomers

The perfect diaper cover to go with everything! The Rosebud Blossom Bloomer looks so soft and certainly sweet. She will want one for every day of the week! $29.99 at LittleMissBlooms.com


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For the edgy baby bottom! Skull and Crossbones have never looked so sweet. This ruffle bloomer rocks. In sizes 3 months – 24 months for $24 at KidKosmic.com

Smocked Bloomers-Pink Bunnies

Get ready for Easter! Hand smocked diaper covers for your own little bunny. These are special with gingham and a precious little bunny. Made of cotton and pima knit……$22 and can be personalzed for an additional $8.00 at missprissstyle.com

Frilly Knickers & Hat Set

So sweet for summer! Frills and ruffles and a sweet English print make this set adorable! On sale now for $18.50 at

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Nothing but the best for baby’s bottom! Look at these scrumtious silk bloomers! If you are looking for a special color…..they come in over a dozen shades including silver and gold! Very special indeed. $35 and Free Shipping at petiteparfait.ca

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Cover up baby’s bottom with Bossy Baby’s Floral Diaper Cover. Made from organic cotton….it has a shabby chic feel that will be sweet under so many things. $24 at nimli.com


Here’s a very clever idea from Right Bank Babies……the reversible diaper cover! Baby gets a little mod and funky with these greeat patterns and prints. Bold flower design one side and an equally adorable pattern in a smaller pattern design on the opposite side. Very hip! $26 at gingerandscallion.com

Rocker Pink -ruffle diaper covers

My favorite color combination……pink and black! The Rocker Pink Ruffle Diaper Cover are sassy! The different prints and zig zags give these little covers a stylish edge edge. $12.50 and found at Etsy.com


Just like a little bob bon! Personalized and precious in chocolate brown and baby pink from jaelafredrick.com. $27.00

Royally Spoiled Diaper Cover

Doesn’t this one just say it all? All done up in rhinestones and cotton, shopbabyposh.com offers a whimsical gift for any dapper diva. $32.95

Oobi Baby Bloomers - Confetti

So cute! These Oobi Baby Bloomers made me melt. Sweet as sugar, they are the perfect summer diaper cover for little tushies. $29.95 at purlmama.com

RuffleButt - Fuchsia

Who can resist a ruffled butt? Color it a fuchsia and I’m done! Rufflebutts.com offers this delicious diaper cover, sold separately for $17,00. Add the Angel Swing top and the outfit is $46. Irresistible!

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She’s a Princess and proud of it! Here is a way to wear her crown with style. Diaper Cover is embellished with a pink and diamond rhinestone crown. Yummy! $22.99 at whoababyboutique.com


A garden party in her little pants! Flowers and frills add up to a blooming little babe. The Albetta FloralBouquet Frill Diaper Covers can be found at TenlittleIndians.com for $19.

The perfect white diaper cover to go with everything! It is cotton and lace and everything nice. This bloomer is pricey but very special. $64 at florahenri.com

Pretty in Pink Blossom Bloomers

So beautiful and pretty in pink! These Blossom Bloomers with crystals and tulle are just over the top for little bottoms. They can be worn alone under any pretty little dress or with a see thru tutu. Matching little tank available too. $29 at littlemissblooms.com

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Crown the new little miss in rhinestones! The Miss Month Diaper Covers by Smartee Pants are just adorable and very giftable. Available in the month of your choice for $22.95. Add $3.00 and have them packaged in a cupcake tin for easy giving. SweetBabyTobe.com


Cupcake Diaper Cover

Let her have her cupcake and wear it too! Adorable with the perfect amount of bling for any baby girl sized 0 – 3 months thru 18 – 24 months. $27.95 at couturebabyboutique.com. Sweet!

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Diaper Covers in Minky Paisley Prints

Aren’t these different? Made by Swankie Blankie and as cute as they can be. Baby will love the soft feel of the velour minky fabric. Mom will love the easy to use velcro closures. great colors for Fall! $19.95 at Babyonce.com

Cupcake Bloomer Set

Here’s a Bloomer Set that is almost sweet enough to eat! Both the bloomers and little tank top have an appliqued cupcake frosted with roses and a bling candle. Perfect for a first birthday or any day of the year! $45 at bebecakesboutique.com

Ruffle Buns! These oh so girly bloomers are just too sweet. The layers of pink nylon ruffles over chocolate little bloomers are so squeezable. In sizes to 24 months. $38 at jaelafrederick.com

Let her go wild in this Swankie Blankie Diaper Cover! They are fully adjustable with front velcro closures. The backside is adorned with a slinky pinky heart. Adorable! $20 at BambiniBliss.com

Love the trendy chocolate and pink color scheme of these adorable diaper covers! The monogram style is especially nice! $12.99 at burpstobottoms.com

Black Peace Diaper Cover-Pink Axle

For the pacifist baby! Or is that pacifier baby. These statement making diaper covers feature a little edginess and a whole lot of Swarovski Crystals. What a fun gift! Also available in pink at elsabelle.com for $19

Girls Baby Posh Rainbow Rumba Fluff Diaper Cover

Time to rumba! These Baby Rainbow Rumba Fluff Diaper Covers are like a fluff of cotton candy! The chiffon frills wraps all around the diaper cover providing maximum fluff. $32.99 at breasbabyboutique.com

Charlotte Ruffle Bloomer, Blue and Brown

Ooo La La! The Charlotte Ruffle Bloomer is tres chic! I am afraid that the website does not give any info on these little bloomers except that they come in sizes 0 – 6 Months – 2 Toddler. My guess that they aree silk or satin. Gorgeous! $55 at RightBankBabies.com

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RuffleButts are the cutest thing going. I have a few others posted above. Now you can bling them up with Baby’s name! All done up in white or pink Swarovski Crystals, these little bottoms will glam up any little girl in a flash! $35 at babyblingthingsboutique.com


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A Perfect Pair: A Blankie & A Bear~ Sunday, May 25 2008 

MiniJake.com just may have the perfect baby gift at the perfect price!  A wonderfully cuddly chenille blanket and bear by Gus and Max.  $49 and so many colors you won’t be able to chose!  Here are a few of my favorites.

Tea Rose and Cinder Brown


Sky Blue/ Birch

Sp Green/Cinder Brown

Blanket/Teddy Bear Set Soft Pink/Cinder Brown

Carry Me Home~ Saturday, May 24 2008 

The Lalapanzi Bed is a wonderful and practical gift for the urban baby living in a contemporary home. Designed to keep baby close to you. The soft sided walls of “bed to go” protect the baby, and the luxurious fabrics keep them cozy and comfortable. It only weighs 5 pounds, so it is perfect to tote along anywhere. Best of all, it comes in many contemporary colors and patterns. $167 at fawnandforest.com

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Tea Toddler~ Saturday, May 24 2008 

When selecting a baby gift, especially for girls, you cannot go wrong with a Tea Set. The new parents will love how it decorates the room of their new baby girl, and as the little miss grows up, the tea ritual will become a daily party to remember. This ceramic tea set is a design that even Eloise would approve of! Found at JaysonHomeandGarden.com for $75.

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All American Baby! Saturday, May 24 2008 

Ooh La La Mama - American Flag Romper            .  He or she will be the most patriotic attendee at the party, parade, or picnic.  Talk about showing your true colors! I couldn’t resist this American Flag Romper from LaLaLing.com, LA’s hippest baby boutique!  Available in sizes 0-6 Month, 6-12 Month, and 12-18 Month.  $44 All American Dollars!

 

 

 

This Little Piggy……. Friday, May 23 2008 

…….said “Oui Oui” to these sock sets for tiny toes. The Polky Toes and Posy Toes Gift Sets are a special little gift any little baby girl or boy. They come perfectly packaged, 6 pairs to a box. Fits 0-9months from RoomServiceHome.com

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Finger Puppet Fun! Thursday, May 22 2008 

Now here’s a gift that will tickle a baby’s funny bone and warm your own heart. Calypso Christian Cell fun finger puppets are a delight for young and old. Best yet, they are a gift for a cause……….For The Children’s Aid Society! They are 5″ tall and come in a variety of patterns, one cuter than the other. Get this…….on sale for $1.99 each! At this price pick up one for all 10 digits. Buy them at calypso-celle.com

Baby Bling! Wednesday, May 21 2008 

No silver spoons here at ARISTABRAT, but there is enough bling to outfit a king! These pacifiers and rattles will bling out your favorite baby prince or princess in royal style. Over the top? Maybe, but sure makes a memorable gift! 

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Of Course, you must have the matching pacifier clips! $85.00 Each

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Baby can shake rattle and roll in style with these bejeweled rattles! $130

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The perfect gift for the little prince or princess! Spring Street’s Baby Comb and Brush Set is pleasantly presented and embellished with Austrian Crystals. A nice price point for a gift at $40. Atterdagkids.com

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Pretty In Pink~ Wednesday, May 21 2008 

Imagine how pretty in pink a baby grill will look while strolling in her Carousel Petal-Stroller Blanket!  $46

Of course you’ll want to complete the gift with the matching Carousel/Diamond Petal Burp and Bib Set.  So tres chic for the little miss!  The Set: $37

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Gifts For Girlfriends~ Tuesday, May 20 2008 

Let’s face it. Nobody knows what a girl wants more than another girl. I have put on my girlie thinking cap and started shopping for you and I. Enjoy the collection.

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If you are having a girls lunch…....Vera Bradley has a pretty table favor.  The Raspberry Fizz Note Cube features a lovely pattern with coordinating sheets (600) of note paper.  Now on sale for $12 each at VeraBradley.com


Zitomer on Madison Avenue in NYC has a great website, Zitomer.com, chalk filled with ideas for girlfriends. These little silk Chris Notti sleep masks would be a perfect party favor for all of your gal pals. After all, we need our beauty sleep! $20 in many great designs.

Mom always said to eat your carrots. Now you can shop at carrotandstickpress.com and get your vitamin and shopping boost with their colorful paper goods. I have gifted friends with their offset printed notebooks. There are so many designs to choose from, you will have to buy more than one. At $6.00 each, you can buy them all! They also make good table favors, or just a small birthday present that makes a big impact.

Here’s just a few examples of styles and colors.

Do you have a lingerie bag? I don’t but I have always wanted one. I think they are especially necessary now for traveling. I mean, do you really want your undies spilling out on the security line conveyor belt? or if you check your bag……..which inspector do you want touching your Cosobellas? lapinvilardi.com has some really beautiful lingerie bags, like the Coco Walk Lingerie Bag. It is pretty, yet modern. Makes a pefect birthday gift or personal bridal shower gift. Don’t you think? $36.00

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Coco Walk Lingerie Bag

Want to know a secret? It’s Hollywood’s stylist and celebrity secret to always looking pulled together. Hollywood Fashion Tape has saved me more than once. It is a clear tape that will temporarily fix a torn him, close a blouse where the button just popped, and more! It is fabric and skin friendly, and easy on the wallet, too, at $6.95! Get one for yourself and one for every friend you have. Buy it at shopmanhattanite.com and save 15% Using Coupon Code: Stylebakery15 until 05/31/08.

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Only us girls can appreciate the phrase “Don’t Get Your Panties in A Bunch.” You know exactly what that means! Dianne Brill does too, and has created Lip Lingerie lip gloss for those days when you are feeling a bit bunchie. In shades that reflect your mood such as: Pearly Panty, Frilly Thong, Sheer String, and more. packaged together in a very giftable box, these mini glosses are sheer genius! So put your big girl panties on and run to BeautyHabit.com. They are the perfect girlie gift at $47.

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Give your girlfriend a hand, then give yourself a round of applause for being so clever. These goats milk and glycerin little hand soaps would make any girl smile. Gives a new meaning to the phrase hand soap. 10 come in a bag. $24 at The W Hotel Store. They will be 20% less if you use Coupon Code:XA7T6 by May 31, 2008.

For the Over Forty woman, these Designer Sunreaders are a must! How fun is a day in the sun without a good beach book? If you or your girlfriend needs help reading, these will be a well appreciated gift. $24 from RoomServiceHome.com.


Stephanie Johnson does great bags….cosmetic bags, weekend bags, brush and bottle bags, and more! She also has a celebrity following. Give your girlfriend the star treatment with Stephanie’s Susan” Jewelry Roll. It is contemporary, sleek, and a gem of an idea for bridesmaids, birthdays, or any other gifting occasion. $53 at stephaniejohnson.com

No more stray hairs! Don’t you just hate it when you discover a little chin hair while you are out and about? How embarrassing! Delight.com has a delightful gift that will banish those unwanted hairs in a flash. Beauty A Go-Go is a kit that will have you plucking on the go. A darling beauty set that has a compact holding two ultra thin mirrors, and a very cute pair of tweezers. Better yet, the tweezers come with a mirror suction cup, so you always know where to find them! For $28.89, it is a sheer delight! If you purchase anything on Delight.com’s for $35 or more, website now until May 27, 2008 use Coupon Code: LongWeekend for Free Shipping.

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Here’s a yummy idea that will keep your girlfriends on their toes. The Peppermint Patti Pedi is a delicious gift found at KleanBathand Body.com. It’s sandal season, but us girls don’t need a reason to have a spa experience at home. Inside this perfectly presented present you will find: Devil Made Me Do It Chocolate Sugar Polish, Peppermint Dream Whipped Shea Body Butter, Peppermint Bath Syrup, Peppermint Dream KLEAN Mist, Pumice Stone or Pumice Paddle, Scrub Brush, Toe Separators, and a pair of socks! Eight sinfully delicious items for $55.00! While at KLEAN, take a look at their other all natural products for yourself. This would be a fun idea for a bridesmaid party. I have given this item as a gift, and I can tell you it was well received! Let your fingers do the walking and click on over to KleanBathandBody.com!


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We girls love to get cozy! if we can look good while doing it, that is a plus. These Pom Pom Throws from Calypso Celle are just the ticket to comfort and joy. The colors are the best. Think how great they will look on your girlfriends bed, sofa, or chair. $50 at calypso-celle.com

What could be more comforting that a bubble bath, a good read, and a glass of bubbly or wine? Sounds like heaven to me! Delight.com has your answer for a little “me time” for you or a friend. The Sustainable Bamboo Bath Caddy And Wine Holder makes a much appreciated gift. It is adjustable to fit most tubs and promises to adjust your mood, too! $46.50 at Delight.com.

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What girl doesn’t love a sweet smelling candle? i ran across these Primal Elements Icon Candles at Fredla.com, and thought they were unique and fun with their added bling. Burn time is 65 hours each. They come in scents of Tahitian Vanilla bean, cashmere and amber fragrance, or lily and apricot depending on the style you choose. Fun! $22.00

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Soft, Cushy, and Oh So Giftable! Tuesday, May 20 2008 

A Blanket is always a welcome baby gift, at any time of the year. This extraordinary Baby Play Blanket makes a wonderful gift for a baby girl. Comes in assorted delicate flowers and colors. The price point makes it affordable for all! Found at pommeny.com for $42.00. If you are in Brooklyn, check out this wonderful little Dumbo shop.

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All About Baby~ Monday, May 19 2008 

Straight from Shop Intuition, one of LA’s hottest boutiques, is a baby gift that every parent would enjoy. It is an adorable unisex album that will capture babies magical moments throughout their first year. This nursery friendly gift is at a perfect price point of $50. If you purchase before 5/31/08, you will save 20% , using Coupon Code: INSTYLE08

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Whose Turn Is It? Sunday, May 18 2008 

These too funny pillowcases made me smile when I found them at Spoonsisters.com.  These would be an adorable gift for any new parent.  They are not luxurious at only 250 thread count, but that’s not the point. New parents will get it, the moment they unwrap these perfect pillow cases for parents! $34 Save $5.00 on your $50 purchase with coupon code:  SPRING2008.  Expires:  05/31/08On Duty, Off Duty - New Parent Pillowcases

Dad’s Day Delights! Sunday, May 18 2008 

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Father’s…..you have to give them props for all they have done for us over the years. Why not delight them with something different this year? Enjoy this collection of ideas I have for you! Is Dad a bicycle enthusiast? If so, Sweet Skin Z has some revolutionary tires that glow in the dark with full color graphics during the day. Available in orange flames or red/yellow stripes at Vivre.com for $40.00.

If your dad is a scuba diver, snorkeler, or even a backyard swimmer, he’ll enjoy a new way to take underwater photos with this Digital Underwater Camera and Video Diving Mask. With 16MB of built in expandable memory and a price tag of $99.50, this is a gift that almost any Dad would enjoy! Avalable at Frontgate.com.

Digital Underwater Camera & Video Diving Mask

Almost all boys love their toys, especially when they come with 4 wheels and some horse power! Paolo Tumminelli’s book, Luxury Toys Classic Cars, covers over 45 rare classic cares made since 1945. At $50, this is an affordable luxury gift. Available at BergdorfGoodman.com

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I know there is alot of Father’s who love the sport of golf. Women can never have too many pairs of shoes, and golfers can never have too many golf hats. Why not get Dad a hat from one of the most famous golf courses in the world, Pebble Beach? With a click of your mouse, you can have one on its’ way to Dad’s house this year…straight from Pebble Beach, California. This Contrast Stitch cap is a quite stylish and features the Pebble Beach logo. $29.50 and available in 5 colors. Speaking of Golf……..dad will be a cool dude or duffer on the course in these Nike Snare E Golf Sunglasses! Designed to keep his eye on the ball with true colors these Nike Max Optics offer a state of the art frame. $159 at Nike.com


Is your Dad a road warrior? If he spends much of his time in the car, here is a nifty little gadget from ZipperGifts.com. The Ear Lite, will help dad read maps in the car, or read anything wherever he is. This little 2.5 x 2.5 ear piece concentrates a beam of light whenever you need it. At $12 it is affordable for every budget. Also from ZipperGifts.com is The Book Of Cool. If your Dad’s cool quotient could use a boost, this gift is the total tool for cool. Not only is it a book, but it comes with over 9 hours of CD’s with expert demonstrations on casino tricks, football moves, pool shots and so much more. I have first hand knowledge as we own this gift. It is packaged in a, well, cool slipcase. Very impressive! $40.

This next idea from Hammacher.com isn’t the most exciting gift, but probably beats underwear and a tie. If your Dad is a Soccer Dad or a Bleacher Bum, he will appreciate The Portable Gel Seat. It relieves pressure on Dad’s deriere while at a game, behind the desk at the office, on the road in the car seat, and any type of sporting event. Bottom Line….your dad’s bottom will love it. $59.95

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Everyone know the best way to get to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Eleni’s Cookies has you covered in the sweetest way. These Play Ball Sugar Cookies arrive 16 to a box for $59.00. Add tickets to his favorite baseball team, and you will have Daddy eating out of your hand! Score them at Elenis.com.

If Dad has ever been to Chicago, he might have enjoyed a good meal or two. You can now order some of Chicago’s most famous food items from tastesofchicago.com. It is a good service, and I have used it several times for gifts. Some of the food offerings are from Carson’s Ribs (the best ribs in town), Portillos (where there is always line for their hot dogs and more), Garrett Popcorn (everyone’s favorite caramel popcorn), Lou Malnati’s Pizza (it’s great Chicago style pizza), Eli’s Cheesecake, Long Grove’s Old Fashion Brown Bag Apple Pie (killer!) and much more. Prices include delivery. Wouldn’t your Dad love a Taste of Chicago?

Celebrity Child~ Saturday, May 17 2008 

Jenklairkids.com says that their fabulous Fattamano Gift Basket is a fave of celebrity, Milla Jovovich.  I don’t doubt it, as it really is a picture perfect present.  Baby will be warm and cozy in this German faux sherling gift basket of 6 plush and pretty pieces all tucked into a keepsake French hatbox. Fattamano luxury baby gift box.<br>$295.

The Chic Child~ Saturday, May 17 2008 

E-Luxury.com has an over the top selection of designer duds for dapper babies. Their little piggies will go to market in style with Baby Dior’s Metallic Leather Ballerinas for $155 and Dolce & Gabana’s Metalic Logo Sneaker in silver for $105.

Beautiful Baby Gifts~ Saturday, May 17 2008 

I love shopping for a new baby gift, but sometimes it is hard to be creative, cute, and classy, with the normal brick and mortar stores.  Never fear, The Internet is here with hundreds of great finds.  Here are a few edited selections: At SerenaandLily I found two wonderful gift items that would please and new mother and child The TakeMeHome_Grass_box.jpgtake me home gift sets are beautifully presented and practical at the same time.  $85 the set made of 100% cotton and adorned with tiny tassels. The new slings are the latest in baby transport, leaving mom’s hands free to do what she wishes.  This signature sling is one of the prettiest I have seen.  Again, 100% organic cotton available in grass/marigld, cloud/petal, or flax/sky blue (shown).

sling_belgian.jpg$129.  Purchase anything at Serena and Lily by 5/31/08 and save 15% off with Coupon Code:  MWS15