Fun, Unique and Timeless Gift Ideas for Babies and Kids | from Grace & Elie

Continuing the countdown to the Holidays this Thursday with Grace & Elie - a brand that features irresistible designs that are fun, unique and timeless for babies and kids. They're one of the featured vendors in the Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide. If you are looking to give a gift that will inspire imagination and curiosity, you will love the Grace & Elie Reversible Baby Blankets. They are chock-full of colors that will bring giggles and smiles to babies and parents. And, you know what? Grace and Elie love elephants so remember to look for the Elephants Labelâ„¢ when shopping.

Handmade & Personalized Gifts for Babies, Kids + Moms from Chic Monkey Boutique

Continuing the countdown to the Holidays with day three of a personalized shop that's featured in the first ever Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide. Today the spotlight is on Chic Monkey Boutique, an etsy shop where everything is either handmade or personalized for babies, kids and moms. One of their most popular items is their Signature Minky Baby Blankets that are custom colored to your liking.
 Signature Minky Blanket from Chic Monkey Boutique / as seen on www.GiggleHearts.com
 Collapsible Mini Size Market Totes from Chic Monkey Boutique / as seen on www.GiggleHearts.com

Personalized and Handcrafted Jewelry Designs from 2 Sisters Handcrafted

As we countdown to the Holidays I will be sharing with you the lovely shops featured in the first ever Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide. Today the spotlight is on handcrafted and personalized jewelry designer, Colleen of 2 Sisters Handcrafted. The focus of Colleen's work is taking your personal messages and telling your story with handcrafted, and personalized jewelry. Colleen creates her lovely designs with recycled metals, socially responsible, vegetable dyed, premium leathers and recyclable and cute packaging. 2 Sisters Handcrafted also donates a portion of all profits to local children's charities.

Don't Miss the Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide + these Holiday Sales

Have you seen the Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide? Several of the vendors featured in the guide are having great sales this weekend. Come check out the gift guide and the great offers from these handmade artists featured inside . . .

Squatles / Save 25% off your purchase with Etsy coupon code HOLIDAY2014 thru 12/2/14

Addie & George / Save 20% with Etsy coupon code handmade20

Little Can of Bows / 25% off of your total order with code giggleguide

Vendor Spotlight: Bunnies By The Bay

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Holiday and are delighted to feature Bunnies By The Bay for this week's Vendor Spotlight. Founded in 1986, the world of Bunnies By The Bay was created in response to tragic events that unexpectedly propelled one family into navigating a wayward journey from tragic loss to hopeful healing.

The lessons of those experiences instilled the belief that everything can be rescued and mended, even broken hearts. While life may deal unpredictable challenges, help may come in surprising ways and provide us with those little dabs of glee that enable one to rekindle glad dreams.

The focus of Bunnies By The Bay is to create delightfully endearing gifts for wee ones embarking on their first years of life. With engaging art and playful wit, Bunnies By The Bay offers detailed designs and lush materials in timeless products that promise parents and grandparents a cherished heirloom in the years to come.

We invite our friends to visit Cricket Island and the inhabitants of Puddletown, where the threads of their story are sewn into the soft fabrics that in turn sow the seeds of hope for all to share.

Vendor Spotight: Double Blessings - San Diego Bebe

We are delighted to welcome the newest member of our online Baby Shopping Guide and feature them in this week's Vendor Spotlight. San Diego Bebe® is a deluxe line of nursing pillows for singletons and twins.  Eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, non-toxic and foam-free, they never use fire-retardant chemicals or toxic glues and pride themselves in manufacturing the healthiest choice nursing pillows on the market today. Their pillow line is LOADED with features and benefits, including a cool built-in Privacy Cover™. 

This built-in Privacy Cover provides complete discretion for both mom and baby. The cover’s lightweight mesh construction provides continuous airflow, keeping both mom and baby comfortable. San Diego Bebe’s signature Comfort Bolster wraps around the outside of the pillow for added security. Like the EZ-2-Nurse Twins pillow before it, San Diego Bebe has an angled top surface and detachable back pillow for mom’s optimal support and comfort. It is available in a variety of chic new colors and plush new fabrics. 

Vendor Spotlight: Precious Little Things

This week's Vendor Spotlight features Precious Little Things, an online design shop based in New York with hand picked children’s products by Swedish mom Anna Sjoenell. It’s a pick and mix of beautiful decor, wall art and fun learning toys mostly from Scandinavia. Most items and toys are so lovely that they can also be displayed in the little room when not played with. The assortment is carefully designed by new independent and established designers that care for the environment and humanity in the production. Precious Little Things is the perfect boutique for memorable gift-giving such as: Christmas, Birthdays, Christening, Hanukkah or other special occasions. 

Circus by Highway Design - This wonderful print by Highway Design just brightens up the little room. The print is colorful and happy with a circus theme. Lovely to put inside a white frame.

Organic Cushions - Let me introduce Mr Cat, Mr Dog, Mr Bear and Mr Pilot. A hand printed cushion by Danish Ferm Living made of 100% organic cotton. So playful and funny and suitable for all kinds of children's rooms. Totally loved by boys and girls. Curry colored piping and grey stripes on the back.

Robot Organic Cushions - Meet the cool Robots. They are charging their batteries and are full of energy! So cool and soft at the same time. Made of 100% organic cotton by Danish Ferm Living. The Robot cushions can be used both as decoration and to snuggle up to. Great for boys rooms!

Garlands - Beautiful Garlands by Engel. This little Garland is cheerful, pretty and perfect for both inside and outside decorations. You can decorate your garden, your kids room or just create a Garland party to celebrate a special occasion.

Vendor Spotlight: Cwtch Bugs

We are delighted to feature Cwtch Bugs in this week's Vendor Spotlight. Bursting with cuteness for the modern baby, Cwtch Bugs offers a lovely variety of Handmade Organic & Cotton Accessories. Their products include Bamboo Bandana Bibs, Harem Pants, Natural Teething Ring Soothers and much more. 

Offering a Natural Organic alternative to plastic teethers, Cwtch Bugs Teething Ring Soother provides both a soft and hard surface for baby to cut new teeth on and to soothe the pain in their gums. Their Bandana Dribble Bibs are an ideal newborn baby gift to catch all those milky dribbles and yet still look on trend! We invite you to stop by the online shop of Cwtch Bugs today to browse all of their AMAZING handmade products!

Vendor Spotlight: Little Green Trike Shoe Company

Little Green Trike Shoe Company™ is a mommy-owned-and-operated business that features Squeakers squeaky shoes, as well as Sproutin' Up shoes for older children. Their soft leather squeaky shoes not only look absolutely fantastic, but encourage proper heel-to-toe walking as well. Toddlers love them, and parents love being able to keep track of their little ones. 

This year, at the request of many loyal customers, they launched the Sproutin' Up line for bigger kids (sizes 11-1), without a squeak! Same great quality, same great look, but no squeak so they can wear them to pre-school. All of their shoes are made from the finest quality materials and are available in sizes 3-10 and Sproutin' Up (11-1). Over 50 fun and funky kids shoe styles of closed-toe shoes, everyday and casual shoes, sandals, and dress shoes to choose from. They also have a large assortment of adorable matching sets of hair bows and shoe bows that attach to their squeaky shoes and sandals (the Claudia style and Corina style).

Want to enter to win FREE shoes? Little Green Trike Shoe Company invites you to participate in their Hey, Kiddo! Photo Contest and show-off just how adorable your child is!  

To enter, visit http://woobox.com/aycyfu and Post the picture of your little one and then vote for your photo. Recruit your friends and family to vote on your behalf as well. Each person can vote once per day. The photo submission with the most votes wins!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive twelve pairs of shoes: one pair of shoes by Little Green Trike Shoe Company each month for one year. In addition to the Grand Prize Winner, the 2nd and 3rd place submissions will win one pair of shoes for each season:  four pairs of shoes for one year. Get started today! The sooner you upload your photo, the sooner you can start voting. Voting ends on December 31, 2013 at 11:59 mountain time. Winners will be announced onJanuary 6, 2014. Official rules are at http://www.littlegreentrike.com/productcart/pc/viewContent.asp?idpage=16.

Vendor Spotlight: Gifts Define

For this week's Vendor Spotlight, we are pleased to feature Gifts Define. If you're looking for the PERFECT gift for Baby's First Christmas, Gifts Define offers a Santa Bird Baby's First Christmas Keepsake that will help those wonderful memories flood back year after year!

Handmade in their secret workshop from soft wool felt, a little magic and an extra dose of love, these heirloom quality keepsakes hang from a beautiful 5" long ribbon printed with "Baby's First Chrstmas 2013" in sparkling gold letters. Each plush element is created from hand-cut Öko-Tex Standard 100 wool felt, plumped with hypo-allergenic polyester stuffing and entirely hand sewn with embroidered and beaded details. They measure 5.5" wide and 2.75" high and come beautifully nestled in a ribbon-tied kraft gift box, ready to go right under the tree. {Please note that these Holiday Bird Keepsakes are solely intended for decorative purposes and are not toys for children.}

About Gifts Define

Since 2006, Gifts Define has been designing whimsical handmade creations featuring imaginary fun animals, little angels and mermaids; which all composed into one-of-a-kind, fanciful collection of premium Baby Mobiles, unique Party Favors, personalized Wall Art décor and memorable gift keepsakes. Each artistically handmade piece is never plasticky, never papery, never cheap or of poor quality. Their wool felt fabric is OEKO-Tex 100 Certified, which means it is guaranteed to be free of harmful toxins and all products are Made in U.S.A.