Friday, November 30, 2007


precious moments collectible figurines retired value

If you are looking for a long lasting gift for a new baby, why not give a gift that is collectible, long lasting and may increase in value? Unique, collectible figurines are the perfect gift because they

  • Look good on a shelf
  • You can get them in lots of shapes and sizes
  • They will still be around when baby grows up because moms don't let babies play with breakable objects
  • Collectible figurines may gain in value
  • Classic designs never go out of style
  • You can add to the collection as most designer collections add pieces every year

Some of the high end collectible figurines are produced by companies that have been around for many years like Lenox (famous for china). If you don't have the budget to collect expensive porcelain figurines, there are cute and yet inexpensive pieces that are very popular with collectors like the Precious Moments line and Disney.

People love to collect Precious Moments angels figurines or animal, bird and whimsical shapes. Many times the unusual and odd pieces with slight flaws are more desireable so they make excellent gifts that increase in value.

If you have a unique figurine you'd like to share, please leave a comment at Unique Baby Gifts Baskets, Kids Stuff and Party Ideas and we'll arrange to feature some pictures and history here.

Thursday, November 29, 2007



Pretty pink and black polka dots fit nicely in an infant's nursery or even in a toddler girl's bedroom. If those pretty dots are combined with purple, black and are decorating the back of their favorite insect, so much the better! Pretty pink ladybug rugs that are large enough to make a decorative impact on the bedroom decor are rare, that's why this one cut out in a ladybug pattern is so special!

There are rectangular area rugs with ladybugs that might work better depending on the size of the area you are working with that have cute borders and arrangements of colorful ladybugs in the center. Many of these carpets are designed to match bedding collections for children, so why not decorate the entire bedroom in one clean sweep?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

WHY IS CAMO BABY STUFF SO POPULAR? Cool Camouflage Baby Clothes, Shoes and Gift Sets

Baby camouflage clothing is everywhere …when camo moved out of the hunting community onto the chic streets of cities that put the word “trendy” on the map; I thought the designers would tire of it quickly. Then came pink camouflage for baby girls and olive green drab camouflage print fabrics for baby boys.

To make a long story short, the camouflage baby clothing craze is still with us as well as camo baby bedding and decorative crib accessories! I know when to surrender and jump on the wagon of current fashion, so here are some precious little camo baby buntings and clothing sets as well as moccasins for babies that tickled me and that I’m sure will bring you on board.

Camouflage in all colors and patterns are jumping out in the oddest places of the home, so why not the baby’s nursery? Who are we to judge and deny American babies the opportunity to join in the fun?

I have tried to figure out why camouflage baby clothes and outfits for kids are so darn popular. What has traditionally been a utility fabric has gone haute couture and this has been a fact for so many years while other designs have gone by the wayside. Normally, bold, funky prints make a big presentation and then burn out and disappear as quickly as they appeared.

As wild as the many camo patterns may be, they have stuck with us for several years and appear to be gaining in popularity rather than fading into the background. Is this because so many parents are hunting wild game or is the trend due to the fact that so many families are involved in the military? Whatever the reason, there’s camouflage clothing out there for your kids in every color scheme imaginable.

Baby bunting in camo patterns may be one of my favorites. Those baby boys and girls look so precious bundled up in snuggly fleece with their hoods framing their sweet faces regardless of the print or color of the fabric. Baby bunting on many outings is so much more convenient than a coat or jacket because it is so easy to pop baby into the little sack or coveralls. Buntings don't bunch up when you buckle infants into their car seats either.

Columbia makes a quality product and I have used their fleece suits for my baby girls that have resold on auction for almost as much as I paid for them new! Anytime I can sell high end baby stuff on auction with success, I pat myself on the back. I feel that I'm dressing my babies in luxury for free!


baby gap faux fur coat capelet jacket

baby gap faux fur coat boots booties


There's a chill in the air and it's time to bundle baby up in faux fur. What an excellent opportunity to dress my baby up from head to toe in a stylish hooded capelet and fur trim boots.
Baby GAP
is one of my favorite brands or designers when it comes to baby clothes, coats and hats and their inexpensive fur items are some of the softest which makes them the best.

If you want your infant to be warm as well as stylish, faux chinchilla jackets in sparkling colors of blue and pink in addition to the snow white styles will be hard to resist. Even if you don't live in an area where the weather is cold enough for snow, faux fur baby capelets, boots,coats and hats a pretty velvet baby Christmas dress will make a cute combination for baby's 1st Christmas portrait shoot.

When your sweet baby girl feels the soft fur on her cheek there may be no need to beg her to pretty please put her arms in the sleeves of her jacket or for her to not take her hat off! You might think that such a beautiful jacket would be a luxury item, but
baby faux fur
coats are very inexpensive (read: CHEAP!). Please remember that modern fabrics are machine washable and relax while baby wears them out to try her hand as snow skiing or to ride the sled down the hill. Even the quilted satin jackets that are trimmed with faux fur can be tossed into the wash with no problems.

If you have a Christmas shopping list that includes toddler or baby girls, don't miss the chance to make a lasting impression for a cheap price! Faux fur coats will make a fabulous gift especially if you include a matching set of mittens and a winter hat of faux fur lined in satin. No matter what designer outfit that she happens to be wearing under her baby faux fur outerwear, she will be the best dressed kid on the slopes!

Return to Unique Baby Gifts Baskets, Kids Stuff and Party Ideas to see more cute items that will make baby's
first Christmas memorable and delightful.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Curious George Bike Jerseys, Baby Clothes and More

It's lots of fun to dress up like a monkey for parties or Halloween, but what about the rest of the year? Curious George makes it easy for us to clown around with monkeys on our clothes or dress the baby up in clothes with pictures of monkeys on them!

For the tweens or teens, there's a huge demand for Curious George bike jerseys', t-shirts and yoga clothes and for infants the style extends to bibs and onesies! Take a look at the Curious George products and apparel for children of all ages. Don't let your kids be left out of the Curious George clothing craze!


We are all looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the new baby in our lives. Perhaps the older child that's just learning to love books or read needs a fun and colorful storybook to tweak his or her curiosity and we have just the little monkey to take care of that! Curious George checks in in a big way wearing his signature big yellow hat that has made babies laugh for quite some time!

You can also pick up a Curious George collectible Christmas book that will be a favorite all year round! Why limit the good storybooks to the holidays? We all can use the occasional boost in spirits that comes from reading a heartwarming Christmas story whether the calendar says that it's the right time of year or not.

Merry Christmas Curious George


Here we have a virtual treasure trove of Curious George birthday party supplies that may not be available in your local stores. Why waste valuable time venturing out to fight the crowds in the party store at the mall when you can save time shopping online. Many times I find that birthday party supplies are cheap online in comparison to the items that I see locally plus the selection of mailorder merchandise is endless.

If you are having a birthday party and love monkeys, I recommend that you put your Curious George birthday party decorating ideas to good use with some inexpensive (read: cheap), colorful decorations printed with storybook characters that children are familiar with. I love the festive, eye-catching bright red, yellow and brown colors that are so recognizable from the Curious George books, don't you?

If your child's bedroom theme or perhaps the baby's crib bedding set is a Curious George theme, it's makes sense for you to pick up Curious George birthday party supplies that feature your favorite storybook monkey. It tickles kids to see decorations based on cartoon characters that they easily recognize from their favorite books and television shows.

What better way to send a message to your guests that any gifts in this theme would be more than welcome than to announce the festivities using themed party invitations that come with a complete kit? If you are on a limited budget you might want to see what's available in Curious George birthday party supplies and cake toppers that are part of a complete kit.

Curious George baby shower and party kits take the guesswork out of mixing and matching plates, cups and tableware and will save you a considerable amount of cash on your invitations and decorations, too! Please return to Unique Baby Gifts Baskets, Decorations and Party Decorating Ideas for more tips on where to find the cheap kids' party supplies in popular themes.

Sunday, November 25, 2007



I just saw some baby Winnie the Pooh Scrapbooks that might just inspire me to take up the craft. I'll be the first to admit that when it comes to scrapbooking, I'm a procrastinator. I do have quite a bit of experience with Winnie the Pooh and all of the gang from the 100 Acre Woods so I know that I want to do some artwork and crafts in a classic Pooh Bear theme. Could it be that this Winnie the Pooh scrapbook might be a good start?

The ones that I saw have Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore pictures on the front jacket and it's supposed to be acid free so it won't damage my photographs. My question is whether or not the album will be large enough for all my Winnie the Pooh baby stuff that I have managed to collect and save. It's only 12 inches square with 20 pages and that's pretty small compared to the box that I have my baby shower invitations, thank you cards and other stuffed stored in.

Sunday, November 18, 2007



There are lots of ways to jazz up baby's bathtime but a Winnie the Pooh Baby Bath Mit is both fun and functional! Babies don't always take to water like little ducks, so it's good to have a few familiar faces to welcome them to the activity.
The cute bathtub, mit and matching towel are handy to both bathe and wrap the baby after you scrub them up fresh and clean. If you want to carry the classic Winnie the Pooh bathroom decor a step further, there's a unique single lever or wide spread Winnie the Pooh Bathroom faucet ready to install along with the rest of the 100 Acre Woods stuff!

The pretty yellow gift set will work for a baby boy or a baby girl and has a vintage look that is so sweet! If you'd prefer to have a Winnie the Pooh bath set in green or you don't happen to live or shop in the UK, there are inexpensive options for you as well!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Winnie the Pooh Party Supplies


Who says that Winnie the Pooh party supplies are at best boring or at worst, scarce as hens teeth? One of my friends who has been given the honor of hosting a Pooh Bear baby shower has searched both high and low and has had difficulties finding tableware as well as games and decorations for the party that suit her taste in shower decorations.

I offered to help as some of my resources for baby stuff sell decorative items in popular themes for children's birthday parties. I thought that some of these decorations might work for showers, too. Just when the hostess was about to give it up, I recommended that she take a look in one of the birthday party supply stores for some Classic Pooh baby stuff and lo and behold, she was not disappointed.

They had Winnie the Pooh party games as well as paper plates, wall and ceiling decorations. The cupcake toppers are cute as can be, too! The party games will be nice to entertain the older kids and the adults who are young at heart during the shower and the Winnie the Pooh party supplies are very attractive and entirely suitable for a shower as well as a kid's birthday party celebration.

The lesson we have learned is that party decorations can often be used to decorate the tables, walls and doors for baby showers and vice versa. Winnie the Pooh party supplies are especially versatile.

Return to Unique Baby Gifts Baskets, Kids Stuff and Party Ideas and Decorations to see more of our recommendations on thinking outside the box when hosting a party of any kind.