Baby’s 1st Year…. a year to remember!

March 27, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Baby Shower Centerpiece, Baby Shower Gifts, Baby’s Development, Personalized Baby Gifts, Unique Baby Gifts

Alessandra at 9 months

It’s been a year to remember with  Allie so far.   I’m truly blessed to be able to spend quality time with her,  including days when I take her to work with me.  Each new day brings another first or moment to treasure.  Just yesterday Richard and I took Allie to the playground and put her on a swing.  She’s nine months and a big  girl now so we’re able to swing her higher.  The higher Allie went the more she laughed with wide-eyed excitement.  The joy on her face is something we’ll never forget.

My precious time with Allie inspired the creation of yet another unique baby gift from Silly Phillie®.   It’s called  “A Year to Remember”.   This beautiful new baby gift includes 12 baby bibs,  each one featuring a different month in baby’s  first year,  and a keepsake Forever Baby Book Photo Album.   The idea is for parents to use the bibs as “props” to take a photo each month on baby’s birthday.  At the end of the year the parents will have 12 fantastic photos of their baby celebrating a birth month,  plus a fabulous album to display these and other photos from baby’s first year.  Now how’s that for a great baby gift idea!

A Year to Remember Keepsake Baby Gift

Wishing all our friends and family a  Happy Passover and Easter!

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

Kristina’s Baby Shower Centerpieces

April 05, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Baby Shower Centerpiece, Baby Shower Gifts, Unique Baby Gifts

Kristina’s baby shower centerpieces are  done!  Even though the baby shower is not for another couple of weeks,  I wanted to make sure they were designed, assembled,  packed and ready to go.  They came out looking absolutely adorable, even if I must say so myself!

The design theme for the shower is  “pink & blue” because we don’t know what Kristina is having.   I choose to use white rocking chairs, plush bears, yellow flowers, and chocolate covered sunflower seeds (yummy!).  Boy,  it helps to have a baby gift business at your disposal when making baby shower centerpieces.

The main baby shower centerpiece  needed to be extra special,  partly because it’s the first thing guests will see as they enter the room,   and partly because this will be Kristina’s  keepsake.   For this one I used a larger child sized Rocking Chair and large plush bear with “Kristina’s Baby Shower” embroidered on the bear’s t-shirt.

Kristina's Baby Shower Centerpiece

Each  guest table will be decorated with a  similar but smaller looking  baby shower centerpiece.  As you can see from the photo below,  I  embroidered the word “baby” on the bear’s t-shirt instead of “Kristina’s Baby Shower”.  Since these cuties will be given away as  prizes to winners of planned baby shower games  I thought the generic “baby” worked best all things considered.

Kristina's Baby Shower Gifts

I had so much fun designing Kristina’s baby shower centerpieces and I hope she likes them as much as I do.  I also would love to know what you think about them.  Remember, can help design your baby shower centerpieces, too!  Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to work with you on planning a fabulous looking baby shower.   Our toll free number is 877.347.5128.

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)


Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kim Zolciak throws Extravagant Baby Shower

May 24, 2011 :: Posted by - The Baby Gift Expert :: Category - Baby Shower

Star Kim Zolciak and her boyfriend Kroy Biermann threw a baby shower with 110 people giving them baby gifts last week in celebrating their yet unborn child. Zolciak is seven months pregnant and is expecting a baby boy with her boyfriend. Read more…

Fresh out of the oven…exciting new diaper cakes!

February 08, 2011 :: Posted by - Silly Phillie :: Category - Baby Blankets, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gifts Personalized, Baby Shower, Baby Shower Gifts, Diaper Cakes, Unique Baby Gifts

I’ve been really busy this past month whipping up several sweet new diaper cake baby gifts as I watched my cousin, Corina Testa Elgart compete on the Cake Boss TV show for top baker awards. More about Corina and the show later.

Inspired by all the great baking and competition on the show,  four of my tastiest diaper cakes have just  come out of  the Silly Phillie® oven. They are Ricki Rabbit, Friendly Frog, Puppy Pal, and Lion King (see photo below). Each has the trademark Silly Phillie® originality and quality,  all are available in both 3 and 4 tier versions, and personalized versions of each are available too! What could be sweeter? All of these new diaper cakes are available now and can be found in the New Arrivals section at

Lion King Deluxe Diaper Cake -Personalized

Now more about Corina. She was absolutely fabulous on the Cake Boss show, clearly the best personality by far. Although she fell just short of winning it all, she won legends of fans and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if this talented young baker will  have a show of her own one day. Congratulations to  Corina for a job while done! Check out Corina’s cake designs for yourself

That’s it for now folks. Don’t forget to drop a line letting us know what you think of our new diaper cakes.

Phyllis…(Silly Phillie®)

Exciting new baby gifts added for the holidays!

October 29, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Shower, Personalized Baby Gifts

beautiful Gifts…for beautiful babies

I am proud to announce  that has recently launched my latest collection of unique baby gifts. These original Silly Phillie® baby gifts range from large impressive gifts designed to wow the new parents to thoughtful smaller items. Regardless of price point, each lovely new gift showcases Silly Phillie’s signature creativity and quality, two traits that have made Silly Phillie® the leading baby gift brand  for more than 25 years.

Please follow link below to see the entire  press release:


Puppy Hooded Towel Baby Gift

Woof, Woof, Woof Baby Gift Set

 Baby's First Christmas keepsake gift

Santa Panta keepsake baby gift

To see all our exciting new gifts, please visit

I hope you like my latest new babies!

Silly Phillie (Phyllis)

New…Create Your Own™ Baby Gift!

September 08, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Layette Needs, Personalized Baby Gifts

Giving a baby gift is a personal choice and there is no more personal baby gift to give than one of our new Create Your Own™  baby gifts in the stunning and exclusive rocking horse gift box. For the ultimate personalized baby gift choose either  Initially Yours ( or Name & Motif ( selections. Both of these allow many personalization choices so each gift is truly an expression of your joy and taste!

Another beautiful option is to pick one of our Signature Rocking Horse appliqué layette groups in either baby boy, baby girl, or in a baby shower neutral color

Each of these wonderful baby gifts is custom made to order  in the USA by Silly Phillie ®, include premium quality layette  essentials  for baby, and is beautifully packaged in our Wow inspiring rocking horse gift box. Create Your Own™  baby gift can only be found at We hope you enjoy the many creative options this brings to selecting the perfect baby gift!

Introducing The Baby Shower Clothesline baby gift

June 24, 2010 :: Posted by - Silly Phillie :: Category - Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Layette Needs

Want to wow them at your next baby shower or surprise the new parents with a unique baby gift? Then check out the new Baby Shower Clothesline gifts at The inspiration for this  exciting new product came from seeing home made clothesline gifts given at baby showers (bridal showers, too). Without exception these made a big impression on everyone.

My goal in designing a product for retail was to capture the home made qualities of a clothesline baby gift while making it easy to give as a gift or hang at a baby shower.  We accomplished all of this by attaching a beautiful, coordinated ensemble of layette items to sturdy ribbon via clothes pins and packaging the entire assembled clothesline in a gift box.

The Baby Shower Clothesline is available in a baby girl… baby boy… ,  and neutral…

And if you are planning a twins baby shower, what could be better than matching Baby Shower Clothesline gifts? I hope you love these  unique baby gifts as much as I do!

Phyllis (Silly Phillie)

Unique baby gifts to make your mouth water!

June 10, 2010 :: Posted by - Silly Phillie :: Category - Baby Gifts, Baby nutrition, Baby Shower

Unique baby gifts to make your mouth water!

What started as a spoof baby shower centerpiece became a recipe for a line of food inspired baby gifts. It all began with our original “Baby Hoagie”, which I created for my niece who is a gourmet food snob and her husband,  a fast food junkie. The reaction from the ladies at the shower and the immediate retail selling success of the Baby Hoagie, gave birth to more unique food inspired baby gifts just as Laine gave birth to Hannah.

Today we have a full menu of delicious baby gifts, including Sweet Baby Cakes Cream Baby,Special Delivery Pizza delivery/Twins Double Whopper many more!

Bon Appetite!

Phyllis (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)