Bears have arrived in time for spring!

February 18, 2014 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby Blankets, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Shower Centerpiece, Baby Shower Gifts, Baby’s Development, Layette Needs

The latest unique baby gift from Silly Phillie® is definitely loaded for bear. These nine-piece bear themed layette baby gift sets feature an adorable quilted bear character play & changing mat, a soft as butter micro fleece baby blanket, a top quality hooded terry towel plus 6 other essential layette items for baby.

New Silly Phillie® Baby Boy Gift

All items are made in the USA, with the exception of the blanket & moon toy wrist rattle. In typical Silly Phillie® fashion, the components are cleverly presented then wrapped in cello to highlight the extraordinary good looks of these ready to give baby gifts.  Whether at a baby shower or delivered to the home,  this is one gift that makes a really big impression.

New Silly Phillie® Baby Girl Gift

Our Bear Play & Changing Mat baby gift sets are available now at www.babygiftcreations.com and at other fine e-commerce gift boutiques. As always, I want to know what our customers think of our new products. Please add your comments plus any questions you might have to this blog post.  I promise to respond quickly. Thank you for being a fan of what we do.

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

 

 

 

Child prodigy reads Safety 1st manual at 10 months!

April 24, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gifts, Baby safety, Baby Shower Gifts, Sibling Gifts
 

Allie enjoying a Safety 1st manual

Leave it to Safety 1st.  to write manuals that even a 10 month old can understand.  Yes Alessandra is one smart little cookie-at least to this proud grandparent- but reading a car seat manual at 10 months admittedly is a stretch.  She needs at least another month for that!  (lol).

Nevertheless, Allie’s development curve has accelerated greatly just in the last two weeks. She’s crawling, mostly backwards at the moment, racing around in a walker, picking herself up to stand, eating practically everything, and throwing kisses to everyone she loves without prompting.  Allie enjoys going outside to feel the wind in her face, hearing the birds chirping, and laughing like crazy when being pushed on a swing in the park.   

By the way, I just changed to a Safety 1st. Air Infant Car Seat from a SnugRide infant car seat system.  It has double layered side impact protection, terrific padded support for the neck and head, and it looks sharp in my car. I have it stalled rear facing for now.  Installation was a snap once Allie read the instructions to me…just kidding!

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

 

Best Baby Gift Message

April 12, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower Gifts, Personalized Baby Gifts

Yesterday I came across a gift card message that touched my heart. Among the many I see each day, this  particular gift message stood out for its warmth and creativity. It reads:

“Odene,

Kharyss is the baby you will carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart til the day you die. Enjoy your child as it grows inside you and I wish you a safe delivery.

love always S.D.” (gift givers name left out for privacy)

I don’t know about you, but reading this message gives me goose bumps.  It reinforces something I always felt as a designer of baby gifts.  The gift card message attached to a baby gift is every bit as important and memorable as the gift itself.  However beautiful and unique a baby gift is, it is just a good looking product without a heartfelt message expressing your joy and good wishes for baby and the new parents. 

With that I decided to add a new feature to this blog called “The Best Baby Gift Messages”.    As a baby gift company shipping scores of gifts each day, we have the opportunity to read lots of gift messages.  My staff and I will select the very best ones and publish them here on a regular basis.  They will be presented in a “Top Ten” format,  borrowing from David Letterman’s popular nightly feature.

At a minimum,  the messages will give babygiftcreations customers ideas on what to say in their gift cards.  But My hunch is that everyone will love reading them, especially if they are as moving and interesting as the one above.

Until next time…

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

 

 

 

 

 

During the course of a day we ship out baby gifts to expectant and recent new parents.

 

It was added to a gift we were shipping to

 

 

I am a fascinated by the creativity and warmth that people display when writing the message to accompany their baby gift. Each day we ship scores of our baby gifts

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®)

Ali is 6 months old!

December 14, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gifts Personalized, Baby Photo Contest, Baby Shower Centerpiece, Baby Shower Gifts, Baby’s Development, Personalized Baby Gifts, Travelling with baby, Unique Baby Gifts

 

I can’t believe  Alessandra is already half way through her first year.  Wow, time is really flying by but I’m having so much fun with this child!  That’s Ali below celebrating her 6-month birthday this week wearing what else…a Silly Phillie® birthday bib, outfit, and headband.

Alessandra wearing a Silly Phillie birthday bib

Ali's 6-month birthday photo

6 month milestones

Alessandra is hitting all her 6-month milestones right on schedule.  She’s beginning to sit up by herself, she’s eating  solid foods and loving it, she’s growing quickly,  she communicates with laughter and making sounds (no words yet) and just earlier today I found that she is cutting her first tooth!

Update-Time for a Change™ Changing Pads

I mentioned in my last post that Ali inspired me to design a new line of animal character changing pads, called Time for a Change ™ .  The thought was that changing pads, however practical they may be,  lacked personality and could benefit from exciting new designs.  The response so far has been fantastic.  Everyone loves the way they look and is thrilled to hear that we make them in the USA.  Looks like Ali has a bright future in our  baby gift business!

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

 

 

“Time for A Change”!

December 12, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby Blankets, Baby Gifts, Baby Gifts Personalized, Baby safety, Baby Shower Gifts, Layette Needs, Unique Baby Gifts

I fondly remember spending lots of time  with my babies at the changing table. Did you know that a baby requires up to ten changes a day during the first several months!  Now with my granddaughter Alessandra I’m spending more time and enjoying it even more than I remembered.  Allie loves it too…smiling and playing the entire time.

Time for a Change Changing Pads

Alessandra's Owl Character Changing Pad

This inspired me…why should such a precious moment for baby and mom (grandma & even dad) be spent on a bland changing pad.  Let’s face it, changing pads are practical but borrring!  Not any longer.  I call our new line of changing pads Time for a Change.  The name of course is a clever play on words, which Silly Phillie® is noted for. But it also captures the fact that for the first time a changing pad is exciting and fun, too!

Time for a Change Personalized Changing Pads

Our animal character changing pads are available in four fantastic designs- Owl, Lion, Puppy & Monkey-for both girls and boys.  Any one of these makes a perfect and thoughtful baby gift,  especially personalized with baby’s name.  And like many of our products,  Time for a Change™ Changing Pads  are proudly made in the USA.

I hope you are as excited over these as Alessandra seems to be!

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, babygiftcreations.com 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®)

 

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!

Stork Diaper Cake Wows at the baby shower!

March 22, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower Gifts, Diaper Cakes, Unique Baby Gifts

Readers of this blog already know that my lovely daughter-in-law Kristina is expecting in June.  But you may not know  that I’ve been asked to plan the baby shower.  Wow, what an awesome responsibly, even for one who designs baby gifts for a living!  Nothing like a little pressure to get my creative juices flowing,  so from that burst of energy several exciting new products have been born,  so to speak.  Today I’d like to share our new Stork Delivers Baby Diaper Cake.  This exciting new product basically combines two iconic baby shower themes,  a stork and a baby diaper cake,  into one sensational baby shower gift or baby shower centerpiece.  The gender neutral version is shown below,  but be assured that  Stork Delivers Diaper Cake is also available in boy and girl versions.  Want to wow them at the baby shower or need an appropriate baby gift,  check out  Stork Delivers Baby Diaper Cakes at www.babygiftcreations.com.  

More about Kristina’s baby shower coming up….

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

Stork Delivers Baby Diaper Cake

We’re having a baby!

February 29, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gifts, Baby Gifts Personalized, Baby Shower Gifts, Birth, Parenting, Pregnancy, Working Mothers

Kristina's sonogram at 5 months

Several months ago my husband and I received the best gift ever …after our two beautiful sons of course.  It was this little box with a ribbon on top.   Jonathan & Kristina said that it was just a little something. Well, that  “JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING”  turned out to be a sonogram photo showing the beginnings of our first grandchild!!

Kristina looking good!

Here’s a photo of Kristina at five months.  She’s doing great, looking fabulous, and getting bigger. We don’t know what we’re having yet because we all love surprises. More exciting news to come….

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)