Holiday Gift Guide

It is not too early to begin your holiday shopping! Alex Casey Baby and Skimbaco have some great suggestions for holiday gifts that will please babies and parents alike. Once your gifts are purchased and wrapped, you will have more time to relax and enjoy some yuletide cheer!




The Prima Ballerina:

No ballerina-in-training should be without her tutu!  Featuring 4-layers of gauze tulle, adorned with rose petals, complete with organza ribbon and a decorative flower, these tutus are nothing short of glam, $40.


Got cold feet before that big performance?  Warm them with organic Ballerina socks by Baberoo and steal the show, $20.




The Jet-Setter:

The hottest product on the market for those jet-setting kids, Zoobies® are a 3-in-1 friend that transforms from a stuffed animal to a pillow to a snuggly blanket, $30. Celebrity sightings include Trista Sutter (Max) and Denise Richards (Lola).




More gift ideas after the jump….

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Glory Days

Just like Bruce Springsteen, I have been singing about my Glory Days lately. Perhaps this spark was fueled by many of my old college friends with whom I have reconnected on Facebook. Sixty fraternity brothers and sorority sisters, all smooshed together on the sticky fraternity house floor, smiling for a group photo after a day of flag football and plastic cups: priceless. And last night, Dad mentions he found my Smurf watch….the watch I so distinctly remember Mom gifting me on my fifth birthday. I kid you not, my friends, Dad wound it up, and the thing still keeps time! Which brings me to the point of today’s post…quality. Just like an old friend or a watch you thought was lost forever….the quality people and things in our life truly last a lifetime. What do you want your baby to have for his/her lifetime, as a reminder of babyhood? I choose this simple Padova baby feeding set by Elsa Peretti at Tiffany and Co. It includes a spoon, fork and silver cup, $615.



The set is useful, elegant and timeless. And hopefully, an heirloom for future generations. Because I’m into stuff like that. Still, I know my little ones are really going to want the Smurf watch…also priceless

Jolie-Pitt Twins Score Great Gifts

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s newborn twins are still under wraps at the hospital in Nice, France; but People Magazine reports mom and babies will soon depart for home.

For now, home is the family’s 880-acre estate in the south of France, called Cheateau Miraval. The twins will arrive to bundles of gifts.


Milkshop, a child’s boutique made popular by their celebrity clientele, sent Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline bunches of goodies.


BlaBla Piggy, $35, was sent to Vivienne. The hand-knit doll features modern colors, and is washable.

Milkshop also sent the babies these luxury body products from Kiehl’s. Diaper Rash Ointment and Gentle Cleansing Milk, both $18.

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