Top Baby Boutiques
If you’re looking for something special for a little girl or boy, then skip the regular big box stores like Toys R Us and support a baby boutique instead. Baby Boutiques may have fewer items in their inventory, but their items are more unique, stylish, and charming. Whether you’re shopping for a little princess or a handsome price, here are our top ten baby boutiques.
10. Dimples & Dandelions
If you’re looking for clothing with a bit of flair, look no further than Dimples and Dandelions. Offering everything from clothing, diaper bags, gear, bedding, and art, you’re sure to find a gift that will match your little lady’s personality. Check out their baby shower gift section for a wide variety of gifts everyone will wish they had given to the mama-to-be!
This boutique specializes in room décor, including bedding, wall décor, wall stickers, and furniture. However, they also offer a great selection of baby gifts and tutus to make your little princess feel magical. If you’re looking for luxury, look no further than here!
Green Pea Baby and Child’s motto is “Be unique. Be healthy. Be happy.” This store offers a wide selection of unique as well as green items. If you’re thinking of cloth diapering, start here! And best of all? This boutique offers free shipping on orders over $50! You can purchase everything you need without leaving your home!
This great little online store offers a wide variety of cute must-haves for your little one from bib and burb cloth duos to room décor. And if you’re having twins, check out their “Seeing Double” section, which offers paired onesies and tutus for your perfect pair!
6. Bella Baby
Bella Baby Boutique has been going strong since 2004. Offering everything from baby blankets to full size bedding and everything in between, this is a great site to check out. They also offer a gift registry and a For Mom section with some pretty cute nursing covers.
5. Petit Tresor
If you’re looking for a definitive style, look no further than Petit Tresor. This baby boutique offers truly amazing gifts. Whether you’re looking for chic maternity clothing, modern nursery furniture or an exclusive modern outdoor playhouse, Petit Tresor will make you wish you could wrap up their entire inventory and take it to your home.
With an extensive inventory, Wonderland offers its customers a full service boutique. Whimsy, imagination, and beauty are three words that come to mind when perusing their pages. Whether you’re looking for clothing, travel gear, or meal time gifts, taking a tour through Wonderland is definitely worth it!
3. A Tiny Hiney
This baby boutique offers gifts for infants through older children. They specialize in apparel and accessories. If you’re looking for a stylish and sweet outfit, consider looking here first. They also offer outfits specifically for baptisms and christenings.
Born Fabulous focuses on offering stylish designs for your little one, as well as personalized items including clothes, plates, picture frames, and lunch boxes. Check out their birthday section for some fabulous birthday outfits for your little man or little lady.
Finally, our favorite online baby boutique? Pink Taffy Designs. Offering a stylish, chic selection of clothing and unique baby gifts, this shop is sure to have the gift others will be envious of! Check out their Mommy & Daddy section for some great gifts for the new parents as well as their Best Seller Section to see the trendiest gifts out there. Their Wall Letters are a favorite!
What better way to honor your little lady’s individuality than decorating her room with creative wall letters? You lovingly picked your little one’s name; why not proudly display it with pizazz? Wall letters are an excellent option to decorate your child’s room with meaningful artwork that will grow with them. Although the baby animal décor will undoubtedly find a new home when your baby becomes a toddler, name art can continue to grow with your child and become a treasured keepsake. With endless customizable choices, you’ll be able to imagine and then create the perfect set of letters by altering their shape, size, color, and pattern. Need to know the hottest trends? Here are four fabulous wooden wall letter designs!
Polka dots will never go out of style! And these wall letters are so stylish that your baby may very well love this decoration right up until she’s driving. Altering the polka dots’ size and shape can dramatically alter the tone of the artwork. Consider smaller polka dots for a refined, classic look, or large, multi-colored polka dots for a carefree, whimsical look. With many customizable font choices including athletic, Victorian, and playground, any mommy can create a name that truly reflects her baby’s personality.
Is your baby the sparkle in your eye? Well now she can see sparkles whenever she’s in her room! Wall letters with glitter add that extra bit of Hollywood glamour to your little girl’s room. As she’s settling down to take a nap, or for bedtime, the glitter decorating her name will catch the soft light and begin to sparkle. Before she knows that the letters spell her name, she’ll know that it’s beautiful, and she’ll become quite captivated by her name. You already know she’s a star—and now she’ll know it too.
For something quite eye-catching, consider designing your baby’s name using a mixture of patterns. Whether each letter boasts a new pattern or the patterns mix within each letter, a mixed pattern design is sure to make a bold, yet beautiful statement. Many patterns mix stripes, polka dots, flowers, animals, and/or geometric designs to create unique and statement-making nursery decor. If you want your baby’s name to stand out, then mixed pattern art may be the best choice for you.
Want to decorate with a truly custom creation? Then consider commissioning hand-painted wooden letters. Not only can you pick the font of the letter, but you get to outline your design preference. Once you’ve communicated with the artist, he or she will paint an original one-of-a-kind scene on the letter. There’s no limit to your imagination; from Disney princesses to deep sea creatures, talented artists can render anything.
Once you’ve decided on what kind of wall letter art you’d like, it’s time to tackle how to hang them. Ribbons exist as a beautiful way to hang the letters; not only can they hide the small nails or hooks, but the ribbons themselves can make a beautiful statement as well. Before ordering any letters, it’s a good idea to cut a few out of poster board or construction paper and hang them on the wall.
This will help you determine how large the letters should be as wellas the best place to hang them in the room. Happy Designing!
Decorating the nursery : one of the most exciting things you get to do when you're pregnant. Don't get overwhemed by all the small details: you need a crib, place to keep clothes and a place to change the baby. Everything else you can add as you go (although it sure is nice having everything done ahead of time).
Buy the best quality you can afford as you want your nursery items to last for a long time – either for more babies or to grow with your baby. Don't go crazy over accessorizing but buy a few nice decorations that you really like and can live with for a while. Keep to a strong but simple color scheme and don't go crazy with characters like turtles or ducks – you might get tired of them pretty quickly and they definately won't grow with your child.
Here are a few cute items that will grow with your child so you get more bang for your buck:
Fabric Photo/Message Board
This cute and quality fabric message board will look great in baby's room and is perfect for displaying photos of your little one. As your baby grows, you can use it to display great report cards, ribbons and messages – right into their teen years.
These beautiful hand-painted table clocks are whimsical enough for a baby and sophisticated enough for a teen. They come in many different colors to coordinate with almost any color scheme and will look stunning on top of baby's new dresser.
Wooden Waste Basket
Obviously, don't use this gorgeous waste basket as a diaper pail but it's a great compliment for any little girl's nursery. It will encourage toddlers to throw away their trash or organize their toys and will be great under a desk when your little one hits the school years!
by Hannah Walton
If you are planning to buy a baby shower gift, and you're not sure you want to buy something right off the baby registry, consider the following five tips to help you make your gift a big hit!
1. Make It Easy For Tired, New Parents
You may have the best intentions, but buying new parents YET another thing to assemble just isn't a good idea. Unless you plan to assemble it yourself, skip the complicated construction project and buy something more low key and easier on the couple who is still adjusting to sleepless nights and endless diaper changes! A diaper cake like this one is just the thing for new parents to both admire AND use!
2. If You Buy A Newborn Outfit, Make It Special
Newborn sized outfits are great in theory, but are seldom worn in practice. New parents get so many newborn sized outfits and often enough babies are born too big to even fit into them. If you are going to buy the parents a smaller sized outfit, make it memorable. Buy a really cute outfit that will look great in a photograph the new parents will frame and cherish forever!
3. Don't Ignore The Registry And Buy Something Similar But Different
A cardinal error gift givers with good intentions make is buying something similar to what's on the registry. It's nice but not helpful as you leave the new parents with the hassle of returning one of the items to the store – and since they may be so busy, one of the gifts will probably just sit around unused and unloved
4. If You Want to Buy Something Lavish, Make It Small In Size
Ok – registries just aren't for you. You want to buy something unique that makes an impression : don't buy a crib that's not on the registry, a swing, a jumper or anything that takes up space both in the car or the home. Buy something really different but portable - like a high-end car seat cover. Parents will appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness!
5. When In Doubt, Gift a Gift Card
If you just don't know what to buy, but you know you want to buy something that's NOT on the registry, give a gift card to a baby boutique and let the parents decide what treat to pick out for their little one. They'll appreciate it immensely!
by Hannah Walton
If you are looking for an original and creative birthday party theme for your baby's first birthday – or any birthday no matter what age (everyone likes rainbows!)….consider throwing a rainbow themed birthday party. Bright, cheerful and fun: rainbow birthday parties put everyone in good spirits! Who doesn't love walking into a room full of color rays, puffy clouds and pots of gold?
Rainbow Theme Birthday Party Decoration Ideas
Decorating a rainbow themed birthday party is both fun and fairly easy to pull off with flair! Here are some winning ideas for making your rainbow themed birthday absolutely beautiful!
-group different color balloons together
-use a variety of party streamers to create a rainbow look and affix white balloons at the end
-hang multi-color streamers from the ceiling
- clear jars full of jelly beans double as both the ideal party snack and a pretty and easy rainbow decoration idea
Rainbow Theme BIrthday Party Outfit Ideas
Pink Taffy Designs has some really pretty rainbow themed birthday party outfits that you can buy – and they can all be customized with names or particular colors you want.
Mylee Rainbow Birthday Girl Set
Also from Pink Taffy Designs, this multi-colored rainbow tutu is absolutely perfect for your little girl's rainbow birthday. This adorable outfit is sure to make her special day even more special. The elastic waistband allows for extended use!
Rainbow Theme Birthday Party Food Ideas
Fruits like watermelon, pineapple, blueberries and oranges arranged nicely on a plate can actually resemble a rainbow and are an ideal and very healthy party food to serve!
You can get creative too – make jello treats to resemble a rainbow with the power of food coloring.
Fill clear jars full of jelly beans.
Put out blue and corn tortilla chips with a side dish of salsa.
Rainbow Theme Birthday Party Favors Ideas
There are as many different rainbow birthday party favor ideas out there as there are colors in the rainbow !
- Give Pots of Gold : little chocolate gold coins wrapped up in green or black cloth make a super cute and easy party favor!
- M and M's !!! What kid doesn't love m and m's? Fill up clear boxes or bags with m and m's for a totally rainbow favor treat the kids will love!