Babies R Gifts Photo Contest Winner-March 2012

April 04, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gifts, Baby Names, Baby Photo Contest, Baby Shower Gifts, Capturing the Memories

Just a quick post to announce that the winner of the March 2012 Babies R Gifts Photo Contest is Tabassom (please see photo below).  This precious little girl outpaced all other contestants receiving a total of 70 votes during the month. According to her mother, Tabassom is  kind and so cute. We think we agree! Congratulations to Tabassom and her entire family!

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

Babies R Gifts PHoto Contest Winner-March 2012

March 2012 Photo Contest Winner!

JOÃO Pedro Wins Baby Photo Contest!

March 02, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gifts, Baby Gifts Personalized, Baby Names, Baby Photo Contest, Capturing the Memories, Customized Baby Gifts
Babies R Gifts Photo Contest Winner-Feb. 2012

Photo Contest Winner-Feb. "12

March has arrived (bye, bye winter), so it’s time for me to announce the results of  February’s  Babies R Gifts™ Photo Contest.   João Pedro, a delightfully expressive baby boy, won with a total of 221 votes,  beating all other contestants by a fairly large margin.

And who could argue with this outcome?  As you can see from his photo,  João Pedro is overflowing with personality and charm.  The submitted tweet about João Pedro is:  “his expression makes everyone laugh”, and that seems to be an appropriate description for this bundle of joy.

As the winner with more than 150 votes,  João Pedro will be receiving a valuable personalized baby gift from us free of cost, consisting of a gorgeous wood rocking chair personalized with his name,   baby blanket,  plush bear,  and other layette accessories.  This  keepsake baby gift  will be treasured for years to come.

Our sincere congratulations to João Pedro and his proud parents.

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)


Babies R Gifts Photo Contest coming soon!

December 05, 2011 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Gifts Personalized, Baby Names, Parenting, Personalized Baby Gifts, Pregnancy

I am absolutely,  positively thrilled to announce beginning in January,  an exciting new monthly Baby Photo Contest will run on  The contest,  named  Babies R Gifts™  Photo Contest is a exclusive,  and is designed to celebrate the gift that is each and every baby.

Babies up to 18 months of age are eligible to be entered into the contest free of cost with no purchase requirement.  To enter,  a parent or guardian must only submit a photo and a short tweet on “why my baby is a gift”.   All photos will be displayed in the contest photo gallery on our website,  and site visitors will be able to vote online for their favorite.   A beautiful Personalized Rocking Chair Gift Set prize will be awarded each month to the baby who receives the most votes,  provided a minimum number of votes is reached.

I am so excited about the Babies R Gifts™  Photo Contest because I get to personally see the photos and read the tweets on all those beautiful babies!

Phyllis (aka Silly Phillie)

The 10 best baby gifts to welcome the new arrival

May 20, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby Gifts, Baby Names, Baby Shower, Layette Needs

A baby shower show stopper!

After designing scores of best selling baby gifts over the last 25 years, I have a unique perspective on what makes a great baby gift. Here in our very first baby babble blog post I’ll  share my top ten baby gift ideas:

  1. Must have layette items. As a mother of two, I personally appreciated gifts that included quality, 100% cotton layette items. Our Moses Basket Deluxe is a perfect example of a wonderful layette gift combined with a comfy basket that provides a safe place for the newborn. (
  2. Personalized baby gifts. I absolutely love to personalize gifts because adding the baby’s name makes the gift so special. I find that parents really get excited seeing their baby’s name on a gift…it’s like  icing on the cake!   A favorite gift of mine is any one of our personalized Rocking Horse Gifts (
  3. A show stopper shower gift. Nothing is more exciting than walking into a baby shower with a gift that everyone flips over, especially the mom-to-be.  If you want to “wow” them at your next shower, consider our Baby Shower Deluxe (
  4. A gift that grows with baby. Babies grow quickly so a gift that includes a variety of sizes is  especially thoughtful.  Baby’s First Year gift set, which includes a layette item for each of the first 12 months, is one gift that is both unique and practical.
  5. A baby blanket. Every baby has a favorite blanket so gifting a baby blanket is an excellent choice.  My blanket of choice is one of our adorable, soft and cuddly Blankie Buddies

    My favorite Baby Blankets


  6. A gift for the baby on the go. New parents today need the right stuff  to help transport baby as part of their active lifestyles.  Strollers, car seats, baby carriers, and even joggers make wonderful baby gifts.  Make sure you choose products with the most up to date safety features and ones that have the highest ratings from independent sources.
  7. Keepsake toys. Nothing is remembered more fondly than a favorite toy. Rocking horses, plush animals and wagons all are great gift ideas. Combine essential layette items with one of these and you have a wonderful baby gift like our Deluxe Welcome Wagons (
  8. Something to capture baby’s precious moments. In the blink of an eye a baby becomes a toddler and those precious “firsts” become a memory.  That’s why I like gifts that help new parents capture those memories like a video camera (my personal favorite is the Flip), digital  cameras, photo albums, and scrapbooks.  In fact, I designed a whole group of adorable gifts around our exclusive Forever Baby Book
  9. Something from mom’s gift registry. Selecting your gift from the parents baby gift registry is always a prudent choice. There are many fine baby gift registries today, including ours
  10. Gift certificates. A gift certificate is also a good alternative. Parents appreciate them because they get to choose exactly what they need. I always suggest adding something small like a cute plush animal to make the gift a little more personal. Our baby bucks gift certificates are available in any denomination and they never expire.

Send me your favorite baby gift ideas by commenting to this post.

Until next time…Phyllis (Silly Phillie)