A Silly Phillie® baby gift welcomes Mario Lopez’s new baby

September 13, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Gifts Personalized, Customized Baby Gifts, Personalized Baby Gifts, Sibling Gifts, Unique Baby Gifts

Courtney & Mario Lopez were blessed this week with their second child, a beautiful baby boy named Dominic. So what did a dear friend choose to give the Lopez’s to celebrate the arrival of their son? A super deluxe, custom made Silly Phillie® Welcome Wagon™ of course!

Silly Phillie® Personalized Baby Gift for Dominic Lopez

My staff and I always get excited when we receive a request to make a gift for a celebrity baby.  After all, we’re fans too, and making a gift for a high profile couple really gets our creative juices flowing.  I believe the reason why we are asked to create so many baby gifts for celebrities is because unlike most other companies, Silly Phillie® has the capabilities domestically to custom  make beautiful, high quality gifts that impress even the most discerning of new parents.

For the Lopez’s we took our Deluxe Welcome Wagon® baby gift and made it even more special by adding additional items for baby, including a Signature Forever Baby Book® Photo Album,  and personalizing two of the layette items with Dominic’s name. The result is a fabulous sports themed personalized baby boy gift.

All of us here at Silly Phillie ® are excited to help welcome little Dominic Lopez into the world. We wish him and his mommy and daddy,  Courtney & Mario Lopez, the best of health,happiness & high ratings too!

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

 

PS: please contact Diane or myself @ 877.347.5128 if you need an uncommon baby gift for a very special baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

are the latest celebrity new parents to receive a Silly Phillie® baby gift.

My best baby gift!

June 24, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Gifts Personalized, Capturing the Memories, Sibling Gifts, Unique Baby Gifts

Alessandra, Mommy & Daddy

There was no mistaking the birthday girl at her first birthday party this weekend.  Alessandra was spotted wearing a fashionable “I’m 1 Year Old” bib by Silly Phillie®, along with no less than three outfit changes from a variety of other designers.

Allie’s parents Kristina & Jonathan hosted a fabulous Hawaiian themed Luau party outdoors at the home of Ya-Ya & G-Pa. The guest list included a who’s who of family and friends on a glorious late spring sunny day. Festivities included fun games and entertainment for the kids,  along with a fantastic steel band, tasty barbecue, and  refreshments for adults from an authentic Tiki Bar.   The featured drink of the day was an Allie Capri,  named appropriately for the birthday girl.

On a personal note, Allie’s birthday party was the perfect way to cap off a remarkable first year.  She is a sweet delightful little girl and I am truly blessed to be part of her life. I treasure every moment I spend with her,  even those times when she’s being less than cooperative.  I  look forward to travelling down the road with Alessandra as she develops into the person she is destined to become.

I guess you might say Allie is the best baby gift of all!

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing Pride & Joy…a new baby gift for twins!

May 23, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby Blankets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Birth, Unique Baby Gifts

Pride & Joy Personalized Changing Pads for Twins

According to the National Center for Health Statistics  the number of twins being born has skyrocketed, more than doubling since 1980.  Greater than 3% of all births today are producing twins. Fertility drugs and older women having babies are the primary reasons for this increase.

With significantly more twin births there’s a need for more unique baby gifts for twins. Our newest gift is called Pride & Joy Twins Baby Gift. We call it that partly because pride and joy is how parents often refer to their two new babies, and partly because it plays off the lion character design of this gift. Lions as you know live in prides.

Pride & Joy Gift for Twins consists of two adorable lion character changing pads, each embroidered with the first name and first initial of one of the twins. These highly practical changing pads are 100% made in the USA by Silly Phillie® from domestic fabrics. The changing pads can be ordered in any combination of blue & pink depending on the gender of the babies.

I personally love this baby gift and think anyone would be “prideful”  to make it their gift for twins!

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®)

“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®)

 

 

 

 

 

Alessandra reaches another milestone

November 16, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Baby First’s, Baby Gift Baskets, Baby Gift Ideas, Baby Gifts, Baby Gifts Personalized, Baby’s Development, Unique Baby Gifts

I'm 5 Months already!

Babies grow so, so fast.  It seems every time you turn around during that magical first year another milestone is reached, another development stage kicks in.  That’s why it’s so important for new parents to make a record of each.  For our beautiful and delicious  Alessandra,  her parents  have chosen to take a unique photo each month on her birthday.  What a wonderful way to capture  how she looked from one month to another and to preserve the changes that a single month brings in the life of their baby.  These are memories easily forgotten unless you capture them in a photo.   That’s our “Ali-girl” celebrating the fifth month of her birth wearing what else…a Silly Phillie®  bib!

Excellent  baby gift ideas are ones that make it easy for parents to capture and preserve their baby’s milestones. Keepsake gifts like our Forever Baby Book Photo Albums,  Hand & Foot Print Kits, and Growth Charts are always great choices when deciding on what to give new parents.  I am delighted to report that a new and exciting keepsake baby gift inspired by my granddaughter Alessandra  will be introduced in the coming weeks on www.babygiftcreations.com.   Stay tuned.

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!