Citrus Lane caters to the age of the recipient, making this gift
perfect for baby shower or for a toddler on her birthday.
For 40% off your first box click here and use code TAKE40
Note: Citrus Lane provided quite a delightful afternoon for my lively 3 year old, Zoe, this past weekend. We opened the box on the back porch and she dove right in. As you can see from the pictures, she played with the Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet playset, made hand prints and drawings with Eco Kids Non-Toxic Natural Finger Paint, ate a snack size pouch of organic chocolate cookies by My Super Foods and listened along to book on CD while flipping through the lovely illustrations of If You’re Happy and you Know It by Anna McQuinn. After doing a little research I can happily confirm that I paid about a quarter of the price of these items when packaged together in a Citrus Lane box– and not a single item went unused by our young tester. I’d call that a win.
So how does this work as a gift? You can buy a subscription for the lucky kiddo or baby for 3, 6 or 12 months. Then, once the recipient (parent) gets the gift notice, she can enter the code into the “Redeem A Gift” section of the website. Citrus Lane will ask for the child’s birth date to ensure age appropriate picks. Don’t forget: for 40% off your first box click here and use code TAKE40 at check out.
Look familiar? This isn’t the first time you’ve seen Freshly Picked moccasins featured on Gifts with Bows, but it is the first time GWB is hosting a Freshly Picked GIVEAWAY! The event runs today through Friday, April 24th! One winner will be selected to receive a FREE pair of moccasins in any color and size (no fee to ship!). There are a wide range of styles for girl and boy babies and toddlers.
Enter with 3 quick steps:
1. “Like” GWB on Facebook
2. Then, write a comment on this GWB Facebook Post
3. Finally, share this GWB Facebook Post
Past actions count– for example, if you already “like” GWB on Facebook you are still eligible to participate. I will announce and contact the winner after Friday, April 24th on the blog.
***UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Devora M.! ***
Freshly Picked by Susan Petersen features baby moccasins, totes and apparel. FP baby mocs aren’t just darling– they are molded for comfort and they actually stay on. Zoe is so blissfully happy to bounce around in her soft FP gold mocs and even refers to them as her “jumping shoes”- a necessity for her indoor trampoline. Freshly Picked is sponsoring this giveaway, but all opinions about their moccasins are my own.
Can’t wait? Buy here now for $60
All photos taken during a family brunch at Alto Cinco (definitely recommend the Tofu Scrambler, pictured below). Catch glimpses of Grandpa and Gigi (my parents) with Zoe and Ari. Zoe is wearing the gold moccasins c/o Freshly Picked.
Magnetic blocks? You can already picture their sweet little eyes widening.
Buy a 22 piece set here for $60 (Amazon PRIME)
Note: These magnetic blocks are as beautiful as they are fascinating. How do they get the magnets inside, anyways? Creators Chris and Will Haughey have done far more than design a toy set to inspire a child’s imagination, they have intentially grown and developed Tegu in Honduras to foster a positive social impact.They established a fully independent toy factory, pay employees a living wage, prioritize long-term career growth, and plant enough tress to fill a football field for every tree they use to harvest wood. If you’re wondering, that’s a ratio of 1:983. Plus, Tegu partners with a local school to support working families. Needless to say, giving Tegu as a gift is worlds away from giving any building block set.
What a lucky baby!
Bring this 100% wool felt mobile to your next baby shower for many ooos and ahhs
Or gift it to your own darling child or grandchild and let him look up in wonder at each soft and colorful detail
Buy here for $42
Note: My Sweet Muffin is one of the most adorable online stores for babies and kiddos I’ve ever see. They specialize in “unique, modern and luxurious baby items” and wow, check them out, because you will undoubtedly enjoy all of the preciousness. Follow along on their Facebook page to get special deals!
Know a 3-5 year old who runs and climbs and jumps? Well I bet he also stomps.
The energy charged kiddo in your life who delights when objects fly through the air will gleefully stomp away while the supervising adult will stand aside peacefully remarking that the light, foam rocket attachments cannot possibly hurt or damage any people or property in its path.
It’s a kid/adult win.
Wrap this up for your next kid birthday party and you’ll surely get Mom and Dad’s stomp, ahem, stamp of approval.
Buy here for $11.99
For Her :: Monogram Earrings by Michellerie’s Boutique $8 :: Monogrammed Envelope Clutch by Embroidery by Melissa $22 ::
For the Kids :: Luck Tucker by Leslie McGuirk on Amazon (PRIME) $3.15 ::
For the Baby :: Croo-ak Clutching Toy by HABA on Amazon (PRIME) $16.14 ::
For Him :: Mens Skinny Tie by April Look $69 ::
Note: Michellerie’s Boutique is located in Miami, Florida and run by former-accountant turned stay at home mom of four. After several thousand sales through her Etsy shop, it’s clear that the change in her career path was meant to be.
St. Mary’s, GA is home to Embroidery by Melissa, an Etsy shop that specializes in personalized, monogrammed gifts. Melissa is a single mother of 3 boys who happily supports her family by sewing, a skill taught to her by her late mother who passed away from cancer but remains her major inspiration. Follow along with Melissa on Facebook.
Known for her quirky characters and style, Leslie McGuirk has sold over 2 million of her books across the globe. She has been recognized by both the Chicago Tribune and The New York Daily News for best children’s book of the year. Enter the comic world of McGuirk and enjoy a laugh while reading to the kids.
HABA is a fantastically thoughtful company that actively takes the worry out of toy selection for the children you love most. Valuing quality and safety above all, they explain, “when we want to bring colors into play we only use solvent-free, water-based stains. This means that toys are totally safe to pass from hand-to-mouth”. Babies, this is your cue to chew!
April Look was born in 2011 to Vaida and Agne of Lithuania. They say, “we feel that handmade has a lasting value that mass production can’t match. April Look believes in the beauty of simplicity.” Natural fibers are the base of each item– the tie featured above is made with linen and cotton.
Now that you have his basket ready– let’s fill it!
:: 1. Dotty Chicken Organic Tee by Silk Oak $18 :: 2. Plaid Bow Tie in Raspberry by Peppercorn Kids $15 :: 3. Hoppy Easter Pjs on SALE at Gymboree
$22.95 $16.07 :: 4. Tortoise Ombre Retro Sunglasses by GapKids $9.95 :: 5. Swedish Slipper Moccasins in Heather Grey Multi by Hanna Andersson $25 :: 6. 12″ Bashful Grey Bunny By Jellycat on Amazon (Prime) $22.50 :: 7. Buy gift card for a Kiwi Crate $19.95 :: 8. Room Sign by Minted $16 :: 9. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure on Amazon (Prime) $9.70 ::
Note: The silk screened tee (#1) is handmade by Silk Oak, a Jan Rhodes Norman production out of Ithaca, NY going strong since 1977. I first learned about Silk Oak when I received pieces from her line for Zoe a couple of years ago. Since then I occasionally see her pop-up booth at craft shows and simply cannot resist a purchase. Jan explains, “we believe it’s possible for business to help create healthier, more vibrant communities. We print on U.S. grown cotton, sweatshop free garments and choose organic when possible!” Follow along on Silk Oak’s Facebook Page.
Peppercorn Kids makes the most darling bow ties (#2) imaginable. Each has an adjustable strap with hook and slide closure to make an easy fit for your little man. Keep an eye out for more on this LA-based company in the near future on Gifts with Bows (hint: Zoe photo shoot in the not too distant future).
If you aren’t familiar with Kiwi Crate (#7), give it a look. Each crate has a theme (ex. Fairy Fun or Let’s Bake) and is “filled with all of the materials and inspiration for hands-on projects”. Pick out one you think she’ll adore or give a gift card for a subscription or one-time crate.
The Room Sign (#8) is designed by Jennifer Wick for Minted. Jennifer is a hand lettering and illustration specialist. She’s a graphic design challenge winner by day, and a soccer mom of three by night. Her art prints are endlessly heart-melting– learn more about her and her process here.
The book (#9) is part of a non-chronological kids series about Pete the Cat. Collaborators James Dean and Eric Litwin write and illustrate incredible stories with pertinent lessons for young children and adults alike. Zoe is a huge Pete fan after receiving multiple books from the series from her Grandpa.
:: 1. Good Wishes Quilts $32.55 :: 2. Monkey See Boutique $20 :: 3. Baffin Bags $20 :: 4. Sew EMG $30
Note: Basket #1 is 100% cotton, comes in 2 sizes, and can be folded down for storage and even ironed (if you’re into that… I am). Order by March 10th for Easter delivery. Good Wishes Quilts hails from Kelowna, BC, Canada and each stitch is made by Anne Schneider, featured by Good Morning America, HGTV, and many others. Anne says, “every product made comes with many good wishes for a long and happy life”. How to lovely to think that those positive thoughts become part of the gift you give to your sweet kiddo on Easter. Oh and guess what– if you “like” the Good Wishes Quilts Facebook page Anne will reward you with shop discounts.
Basket #2 has a square-bottom design that folds flat so you can tuck it away in the off-season. Or better yet, re-purpose it as a beach bag or sleepover tote. Monkey See Boutique sells from Chesapeake, VA and offers a ton of amazing personalized gifts. “Like” Monkey See Boutique on Facebook for special deals and promotions.
Basket #3 features an elk print on cotton with grosgrain ribbon embellishments (leave on, or easily remove). After the holidays, shop owner Karen suggests putting the basket on storage duty– perhaps hand towels in the guest bathroom? Order by March 15th to be Easter-ready. Baffin Bags is a Babble favorite out of Tyler, Texas. Keep fabric gifts in mind by “liking” the shop Facebook page.
Basket #4 is a gingham daydream come true that moonlights as a diaper caddy. Put your little boy or girl’s initial front and center and be sure to color-coordinate with his or her bedroom. It comes in aqua, yellow, pink, navy and gray with even more color options for the letter. Kingston, TN is home to Sew EMG, an online shop overflowing with Southern charm and options to customize. Erica’s mission is “to celebrate the rich traditions of the past by preserving life’s sweetest moments with fabric and thread” by creating “modern heirlooms” for her adoring customers. “Like” the Sew EMG Facebook page for specials and discounts.
For the sibling kiddos in your life on any holiday or just because,
Or for any child you adore who loves puppies and cozy jams.
:: 1. Buy infant sizes here on SALE for
$20 $12 ::
:: 2. For toddler sizes, buy here (same price) ::
Note: My mom bought these matching PJs for my little babes, Zoe (3) and Ari (8 mo.) as a “just because” gift. They get quite a kick out of looking alike, especially Zoe, so these sets are going to get a lot of mileage. Be sure to get that camera ready to capture the giggles!
For the quirky little man in your life:
for his Easter basket, Christmas stocking, or just because you like to see him smile.
Buy here on sale for
Note: This JACK SPADE ♥ GapKids hot dog phone case is compatible with the iPhone® 5/5s and it’s 100% Acrylic.