A Few of Our Favorite Things…Bitsy’s Holiday Gift Guide!

We’ve been busy picking fun finds along our Bitsy travels that will make great gifters + get your little ones festively through the Holiday season…Happy HO HO HO!

Apple & Mint Ice Cream Carry-All Case, $19.99-

Chooze Kids Slipper in Luster, $25.95-

Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset by CardboardKid, $13.95-

Hansel from Basel Mini Strawberry Crew Socks, $11-

Little Lids Wool Felt Children’s Beret, $20-

Little Lux Sophie and Lili Fashion Designer Necklace, $28-

Luna & Stella Lucky Number Charms, $50 (sterling) (To Order, call Bringing Up Baby Boston – number in link)

Luna & Stella Lucky Number Charms, $50- (sterling) (To Order, call Bringing Up Baby Boston – number in link)

The HomeSpun Market on Etsy Checkers Set, $75.50-

Sons and Daughters Cat Cat Eyeglasses, $40-

Nest Pretty Things Girls Little Locket Necklace, $26-

OMY Holiday Coloring Poster Christmas, $13.67-

 

Bringing Up Baby Boston + Nina Luna Dreamers Team Up…

When an awesome children’s retail shop and an amazing brand get together they inevitably create something awesome. Bringing Up Baby of Boston and Nina Luna Dreamers have hooked up to create a super sweet GIVEAWAY opportunity for all of you baby layette and awesome-ness lovers out there!

Bringing Up Baby of Boston is a children’s retail shop in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts that celebrates the magic of childhood. They source the most special, unique products in the marketplace (such as Nina Luna Dreamers!) for your child(ren) – from clothing, toys, gear, shoes, books + even home decor – with your delight in mind. Nina Luna is a timeless children’s wear brand that sources the finest materials from Italy. These luxurious Italian fabrics create the best-of-the-best clothing for children so they can be cozy, classic and in-style all at the same time.  The Nina Luna label creates what Bitsy would consider “hand-me-down” pieces. Very special and long-lasting.

So, are you a new mom? Expecting? Or know someone special in your life that has had or will be having a baby?! If so, get on this giveaway train…

Here are the details on this generous giveaway and how to enter:

Bringing Up Baby and Nina Luna Dreamers are offering a chance to win one of three amazing layette sets (pictured above) which includes a blanket, signature hat, matching booties, burpies + pacifier holder (value of $425-!). All you have to do is follow Bringing Up Baby on Instagram (@Bringingupbabyboston) and direct message them your name and email information any time from now until December 1st and you will be entered! Winners will be announced Thursday December 1st at the South Boston Holiday Stroll. You do not need to be present on December 1st to win/collect your prize. Bringing Up Baby will be in touch with the winners via email.

Okay, you heard it here! Now go hit up Bringing Up Baby Boston + Nina Luna’s outrageous giveaway contest!!!!

Some pics from Bringing Up Baby Boston in case you aren’t local and would like a tour…

*Photo Credit: Bringing Up Baby

 

bitsy favorite for the itsy…ROSE & REX!

Need a gift idea? Need that super sweet toy for your little one’s birthday or holiday pile to really make them go wild? Need to be the coolest aunt or uncle ever and always give your nieces/nephews their most favorite gift?! Or is it that you just need to be in-the-know about the neatest new toy on the market (like us!)?!

We’ve got the shop for you…

ROSE & REX – an online sustainable toy boutique – just launched and is a great place to stop by! You are going to wish you were a kid again after you peek through their assortment. All of the toys are eco-friendly and promote open-ended and imaginary play. Just like back in the day. The list goes on and on for Rose & Rex…their toys are all curated by teachers and education professionals, sustainable, baby-safe and like we said earlier, eco-friendly. And if you are worried about your house looking like your kids own it, don’t you worry your little design-conscious heart…these toys can all double as decorative pieces because they are that cool! (They actually may inspire you so much you can decorate around them! This is what happened to us!)

As parents and professional gift-givers, Bitsy loves how Rose & Rex’s website is organized. They make it extremely easy to search and find the perfect toy. They have all of the toys organized into categories such as “build”, “move”, “pretend”, etc. In addition, under each category they have ages you can choose to narrow your search. So if you are Uncle So-and-so from Brooklyn looking to find a hip new toy for your 8 year old nephew and have no clue what 8-year olds care about these days Rose & Rex has you covered! No return receipt needed here. And, it truly feels like you are shopping in a brick & mortar store. Say no more.

Ready for the best part (come on, Bitsy always finds the best part!)?! Each toy bought gives back to less fortunate children with Rose & Rex’s ‘Play-It-Forward’ program. Rose & Rex partners with Second Chance Toys to ensure that children in need will also get a chance to feel joy and enhance their development while learning to play with a non-biodegradeable toy that would otherwise end up in a landfill. These toys help cultivate social learning, creativity, emotional development, and fine motor skills. How wonderful it is to be able to help a child that would normally not have a chance to learn through play? Play is important and we love that Rose & Rex is on it!

As usual, Bitsy has outlined below some of our favorite products from Rose & Rex’s shop. But, hop over to Rose & Rex yourself to see what other goodies they have in stock right now! And don’t forget to keep this one bookmarked – you’re going to need them and be happy they are at your fingertips! Plus, Rose & Rex were kind enough to offer BITSY readers an adorable Rose & Rex tote bag with every purchase! Shop away!!!!

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ROSE & REX

 *Photo Credit: Rose & Rex

bitsy favorite for the itsy…MISHA + PUFF!

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I don’t know about you, but this is what we want to be wearing since these colder temps have started to hit! Misha + Puff, a children’s knitwear brand, really got it right. They bring us back to our handmade family knit gifts. Those pieces that can’t be replaced, are worthy of a thousand compliments and can be handed down through the generations. Their pieces each have a vintage-y feel, but their choice of colors and patterns are updated and can be styled in a classic and modern way. Plus, nothing beats their warmth, especially in this frigid weather.

This is our favorite part – each piece is designed in the US by Anna Wallack. They are then hand made in Peru where the women who knit them are given opportunities to support their families through working from home or at a knitting center that provides meals and childcare. And when you receive your item you will find the name of each knitter on the hang tag. Personalization to make your heirloom piece that much more special…bravo!

Misha + Puff’s winter collection was inspired by the New England seaside and landscape. Near and dear to Bitsy’s heart, of course, especially as we head into the Holiday season in New England. This collection is constructed with soft merino wool or alpaca. The Peruvian detailing is exceptional – pom poms, popcorn and zig zag designs that are timeless. Honestly, when we went to pick our favorite pieces to feature in this post we could not decide…so we went with a generous sampling. But to get your hands on your own picks and see even more of this special collection, head to

MISHA + PUFF!

visions of sugar plums

We’re not sure about you, but BITSY gets super excited to pick out our Holiday jammies each year! We’ve done the leg work for you – just pick between these lovely loungers. All you need to do is make the hot cocoa! Now go get those sugar plums dancing!

New Jammies Christmas Lights Organic Pajamas, $35-

New Jammies Christmas Lights Organic Toddler Footies, $35-

Primary.com The Long Sleeve PJ Top, $12-

Primary.com The PJ Pant, $12-

(Get these personalized on your own with something super fun for added Holiday cheer!)

cozy toes

Bitsy likes to get serious about our cozy wardrobe. Especially during HOLIDAY time!

Enjoy these cuties while you cozy-up with your little loved ones…

bearpaw kid’s venia slipper, $39.99-

collegien slipper, $44-

bearpaw laney lined glitter slipper, $35.40- (were $44-)

edie + fin soft soled baby shoes/slippers, $28-

target toddler girls’ celina moccasin slipper, $10.99- (were $14.99-)

itsy bitsy…all dolled up

Hi there!

Of course Bitsy loves to travel around and find the best-of-the-best. There are many times when we come across something that some may think seems too good to be true, totally inexpensive and just over-all, well, a great find. When these “itsy bitsy” items pop-up on our radar we will share them here. That being said, welcome to this new feature! Here is a quick post to share a great find…

If you are looking to dress up your little girl during this holiday season and need classic, simple dress shoes these are your jam! Patent leathers from Payless. Yup.

Payless Girls' Toddler Chelsea Ballet Flat, $12.49-

Payless Girls’ Toddler Chelsea Ballet Flat, $12.49-

Whether your little “doll” grew out of her beautiful dress shoes a few weeks shy of holiday celebrations, you want to match a specific dress/outfit or you have a soft spot for the classic patent leather mary jane then go buy her a pair of these. You cant beat the price and there will be no stress if she steps in a snow pile, loves to rub them together and get that worn, scuff look or has a growth spurt and needs new dress shoes in a few weeks! Trust us on this.

– Payless Girls’ Toddler Chelsea Ballet Flat –

gobble it up

Bitsy is thankful for a lot…specifically the itsy, of course.

As we wish you and your family a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING, we’d like to share a little piece of inspiration that brings us back to the days of the pilgrims + Indians. After all, aren’t they the reason for the season?!

Hubble & Duke – a brand created by 3 Australian “mums” that specialize in designing super cute moccasins  – will inspire you as much as the pilgrims + Indians did back in the day, we promise.

 

The moccasins come in 4 different styles – the traditional mocc, the bow mocc, the ballet mocc + the urban mocc. They offer leather + suede options as well as an amazing rainbow of color choices (makes it really difficult to pick!). This adorable company also designs leather crowns + masks, socks and clothing (oh my, the pinafores, bloomers + tshirts are to die for!). So as you channel the tradition of the first Thanksgiving feast be sure to check out the Hubble + Duke website. We give them thanks along with our family + friends on this holiday!

HUBBLE + DUKE

SUPER MERRY

SUPER MERRY

Bitsy wishes you and your family a very HAPPY, HEALTHY + BRIGHT 

Holiday + New Year!

Looking forward to more styling in 2014!!

XX

In this picture Lucy is wearing: *target “circo” white l/s tee, *everbloom studio pink dot soda circle skirt, *gap kids metallic silver ballet flats, *old navy gray cable knit tights, *chewbeads juniorbeads bleecker jr. necklace in punchy pink

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All Dressed Up…

…And LOTS of places to go, right?!

Here are a few options for your upcoming events with the little ones…

(Heads up – I tend to steer toward classic when it comes to the Holidays)

a. vive la fete plaid silk bow dress – $139.95-

b. orient expressed boy corduroy longall (also comes in – $44-

c. baby cz velvet pearl dress (also comes in ruby) – $154-

d. la coqueta boys “bastian” look – $248.91- (this is the total cost for everything…to see an itemized list – or to get more outfit ideas – click on the link to check out their website)

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