from the desk of Leslie and Kay, Founders Grandparentslink

 

Looking for a unique gift for your grandchild? Would you like to personalize a child’s robe, a storybook, a kid’s tree swing, a matching baby pillow and blanket, or give a baby id bracelet? Check out the doll party pillow or the abc keepsake quilt. Look at the custom t-shirts you can order! This delightful site is filled with gift items that you will love giving, and the recipient will love getting.  www.redenvelope.com

 

Kiwicrate.com is a site that sends out monthly crates with fun–filled activities “designed to develop key skills for ages 3-7”.  Each month the box is filled with three projects (including materials) that will most assuredly entertain the lucky beneficiary. The crates are designed by an advisory board of experts in the fields of science, art, education, and child development. An example of a monthly kit is: “Dig Into Dinosaurs” with project #1 –create your own fossils using special clay, sticks, and dinosaurs; project #2 –design and make your own dinosaur feet; project #3 –decorate and wear a dinosaur tail.  This site won Dr. Toy’s Best Children’s Products of 2012, Oppenheim’s Gold Seal Best Toy Award, and Parents’ Choice Gold Award. You can purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription for $19.95 a month.

www.kiwicrate.com

 

If you are searching for a baby site that has more of a boutique-like feeling, then jump on to giggle.com.  This website is filled with the latest nursery items, bedding, baby gear, clothing, toys and books. Check out their line of organic baby basics, wonderful gift sets, bath and potty items, and nursing & feeding essentials. Not only that, the giggle store has a baby registry that can be accessed online or from your mobile, plus you can go online to ask questions about the products you are buying. You may be lucky enough to live in New York or California, where there are giggle stores. If so, go in and speak to a “giggle guru”. And the latest news–giggleBABY is opening in JCPenney stores across the US. For more information, go to: www.giggle.com