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Gifts For Babies: 15 “Awww-Worthy” Presents

November 12, 2014

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We know that whether you’re a parent-to-be, a cool aunt, or a favorite grandma — you want your #1 baby to feel every ounce of love you have for them this holiday season. We created a list of 15 of our favorite baby gift items from UncommonGoods that are baby-safe, unique, and most certainly awww-worthy. Warning: After reading this gift guide you will feel a sudden need to squeeze the nearest baby.

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

1. Boo-boos be gone! Let your adventurous baby run free with these protective, adorable Crawling Knee Pads.

 

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

2. Gnome-one is as cute as your tiny tot. Gnome-one. |  Gnome Babysuit & Hat

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

3. From A to Z, let the world know which letters are your favorite. |  Personalized Baby Stroller Blanket

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

4. Gift this charming coat of arms to your little prince or princess. Caution: They may demand that you to hang it above their throne. | Coat of Arms – Personalized Birth Announcement

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

5. Eeeeek, watch out! These Baby Shark Slippers are on their way to pull on your heart strings!

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

6. A new year equals new memories. Get inspired and start saving those sweet, little moments with our 2015 Birth Year Box!

 

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

7. Silver spoons are a thing of the past. Introduce this fancy rattle for the fanciest baby you know! | Silver Baby Rattle

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

 

8. Yes, you’ll always certainly be their hero. But that doesn’t mean you can’t let them be their very own hero with this legendary storybook cover! | Personalized Storybook Art

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

9. Are you constantly guessing whether your family, friends, or restaurants will have a highchair available? With this harness, you can keep your bundle of joy snug as bug on any chair, any time! | Portachair Harness

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

10. Save those precious memories that make your baby, your baby, with this adorable Custom Petit Collage Baby Book!

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

11. All wrapped up, and no where to go. #NomNomNom | Tortilla Baby

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

12. Treasure those little items you know you’ll never want to let go inside this urban inspired Personalized Townhouse Baby Keepsake Box!

 

 

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

 

13. Because your baby deserves panda hugs when you’re not around. | Bear Hug Baby Set

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

 

14. Shake, rattle, and roll out the sweet fun! Introduce ice cream to your baby without the sticky mess (or unwanted cravings). | Ice Cream Rattles

Gifts for Babies: 15 "Awww" Worthy Gifts

15. Gift good fortune for every step your baby takes, literally. Take-out never looked so cute! | Baby Fortune Cookie Booties

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Design

An Enchanting Children’s Picnic with A Daily Something

August 20, 2013

Enchanting children's shoot with A Daily Something | UncommonGoodsOne of my personal favorite bloggers, Rebecca of A Daily Something, has an incredible way of making everything beautiful and ethereal. I first met her when she was styling the room at BlogShop with old book pages, antique suitcases, and fresh flowers, transforming an empty studio into a colorful yet serene work space.

I wanted to see what she could do with our wooden and crocheted toys and how they would inspire her. So she staged a play picnic (with real life children) and shared these dreamy pics with me for the blog.

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oval xylophone // lowercase alphabet blocks // puzzle stacker
pita pockets lunch // organic fruit rattles // fox pillow

Gift Guides

Gift Lab: Keep Your Baby’s Skin Oh-So-Smooth

July 31, 2013

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Research

Baby’s have sensitive skin. The first thing our doctor told us in the hospital after pointing out a reddish rash developing on our newborn’s leg is that we could expect her to have many and varied “disturbances in the force” (as I like to call them.) Fresh out of the safety and sterility of the womb, her baby skin, which should be the protection from the environment around her, reacts to everything from heat to laundry detergent. Our baby got the unfortunate genetic roll of the dice to have parents with skin issues that were passed along before she graced the world with her screams and poop. As a sufferer of eczema myself, I’ve learned that using products with no fragrance, coloring or any “extra” additives is the best way to keep your eczema happy and subdued.

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Hypothesis

Pure and gentle products are typically sold for baby skincare. Even no tears formulas are sometimes a little too dry for babies with sensitive skin. The Baby Gift Box formulated by Erbaviva uses organic essential lavender, chamomile oils, and natural ingredients so even the most sensitive of babies won’t suffer from the drying effects of soaps and fragrances.

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Experiment

After bringing La Bambina home from the hospital, we had to wait until the remainder of her umbilical cord dried up and fell off before she could have her first bath. A few short weeks of holding our noses as we passed her,La Bambina was finally ready for a bath. We had already used the Erbaviva baby oil to prevent diaper rash every time we changed her and were pleased with the absorption, light citrus scent and moisturizing abilities. Now it was time to use their shampoo and baby cream.

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Conclusion

In the end, The Baby Gift Box provides products that make babies and new parents happy at bath time!

Gift Guides

How to Celebrate your Baby Bump with the Belly Art Casting Kit

July 30, 2013

My wife and I just welcomed our new baby into the world, but before his arrival we wanted to do something special so we would always remember that beautiful baby bump. With 5 weeks left to go – we decided that it was time to cast the belly.

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Using our Belly Art Casting Kit from UncommonGoods, we recruited help from our 5 year old. At first glance, because of all the components and 4 page instructions, the process appears some-what complicated.

However, we soon learned that even a 5 year old could do it, literally.

The kit comes with a large plastic sheet that SHOULD be used to cover the floor and surrounding furniture – it will get messy- and a bottle of Vaseline to rub on the areas of application (don’t be shy – apply as much as you can).

Getting Ready The kit also comes with a dry plaster roll which should be cut into strips. These strips are to be dipped into a warm bowl of water (the smaller the bowl, the smaller your strips should be cut). Also, the strips should be cut over the plastic covering because powdered residue forms as you are cutting. Latex gloves are also included – highly recommended – took me a while to get the plaster off my fingers when it dried up.

Once the strips are cut, Vaseline is applied and you have your warm bowl of water, simply dip the strips into the bowl and apply and rub into the areas that you want to cast.

Julian 1Julian 3Make sure you layer a few times – the more layers the better it will look. Also, remember to refill water as it cools off – the warm water has a much better effect as the plaster dissolves.

Rubbing it in also helps for aesthetics on the finished product.

Once all areas are covered and layered – let dry for about 15 minutes. Then, it simply pulls right off.

Belly Art |  UncommonGoodsLet dry overnight and then use the tool included within the kit for sanding and sculpting.

Finished Belly Cast | UncommonGoodsThe whole process took less than an hour and was so much fun. We used the plaster belly for the baby shower and had attendees sign it – similar to how one would with a broken arm cast. Now it works great as a bedroom decor piece to show our baby where he lived for 9 months.

The Uncommon Life

Baby Week 2013

July 29, 2013

This week we’re talking about babies with the help of some of our favorite bloggers and team members. Check out what we have going on across the site.

Lynzy of Sparkling Footsteps' hand-picked baby gifts | UncommonGoodsLynzy of Sparkling Footsteps created a collection of stylish baby gifts as she waits for her little one to arrive.

Rebecca Gallop's baby gift picks | UncommonGoodsNew mom, Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something shares her favorite quirky baby products to build a nursery.

Art as a baby shower gift! | UncommonGoodsWhether it’s a baby shower or a birthday, Erin of ArtSocial has some great ideas of how to give art as a gift.

Top baby names of 2013 | UncommonGoodsTiffany from our Product Development team illustrated the top baby names of 2013 with Patricia Carlin’s Coat of Arms artwork.

Naomi and baby test out the Baby Gift Box | UncommonGoodsCustomer Service Specialist Naomi and her bambina test out the Baby Gift Set to help keep baby’s skin soft and sweet.

Julian and his wife test out the Belly Art kit | UncommonGoodsCustom Orders Specialist Julian gave our Belly Art kit a test with his wife and toddler.

How to throw a geek baby shower | UncommonGoodsWe share our tips for throwing a geeky baby shower.

Babies with 'staches | UncommonGoodsVisit our Oh, Baby! Pinterest board for some of our favorite baby products and tips.

The Uncommon Life

Illustrated – Top 10 Baby Names of 2013

July 29, 2013

Liam Crest | UncommonGoodsThis has already been a big year for babies! Especially royal ones.

Although George Alexander is not on the list of top boys names for 2013, we wanted to share the top five boys and girls names of the year with our regal custom Coat of Arms Birth Announcement art.

Top boys names of 2013 | UncommonGoodsBoy’s names:
1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Mason
4. Jackson
5. Lucas

Emma Crest | UncommonGoodsTop girls names of 2013 | UncommonGoodsGirl’s names:
1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Emily
4. Charlotte
5. Abigail

Design

How to throw a Geek Baby Shower

July 29, 2013

How to throw a geek baby shower | UncommonGoodsA couple months ago, our staff threw a baby shower for Naomi. Hopeful for her little girl to be a tiny scientist, Naomi asked for a series of baby items with a geek theme from our assortment. We were so impressed and excited for her that we put together some crafts to throw a geeky baby shower.

Beeker plastic cups | UncommonGoodsClear plastic cups are easily transformed into beakers with the help of a marker.

Test tubes for punch! | UncommonGoodsFor those interested in taking smaller sips, test tubes are another beverage vessel choice. Plus they make the table look like a lab.

Apple Pi Cupcakes | UncommonGoodsApple Pi Cupcakes!

Geek themed cupcake toppers | UncommonGoodsWe made cupcake toppers from images we found on the web. Print out two identical images and glue with a toothpick or skewer in the middle.

Solar mobile | UncommonGoodsJust like in elementary school, a mobile of the solar system was a fun and easy project. With some paper, tempera paint, string, and cotton balls you can recreate the plants in our solar system for a colorful decoration.

Decorate with gifts | UncommonGoodsOn the tables, we used the Nerd Flashcards that Naomi requested as a gift to keep the theme going.

Naomi's Geek Baby Shower | UncommonGoodsJudging by the smile on Naomi’s face, our crafts were worth the time and papercuts!

Gift Guides

12 Pieces of Art for Special Ocassions

July 29, 2013

This summer has been FULL of joyous occasions. Weddings, baby showers, birthdays! So much fun and happiness. But the hard part about all these celebrations? The gifts! Finding the right present can be so stressful.

Over the years, I’ve found one foolproof gift: artwork. Artwork is always unique, thoughtful, and memorable no matter what the occasion. I mean, who wouldn’t want an awesome new print for their wall? Plus giving artwork will earn you some major cool points. Promise.

Not sure where to start? Here are some of my favorite works from the Uncommon Artist Gallery organized by occasion…

Art for a baby shower | UncommonGoods01. Storks by Denise Fiedler

02. Building Blocks Personalized Art by Alexander Doll

03. Bubbles by Andrea Doss

Art for wedding gifts | UncommonGoods01. Love Carries All by Zlatka Paneva

02. Custom Cross Stitch Portrait by Elizabeth Dabczynski

03. Personalized Couple Tandem Bike by Patrica Carlin

Birthday art for her | UncommonGoods01. Beach by Yao Cheng

02. Going to See My Baby Blue by Allison Glancey and Craig Seder

03. Do What You Want by Jessica Swift

Art gift ideas for him | UncommonGoods01. All the Mountains in Colorado by James Gulliver Hancock

02. AIGA/NY 30th Anniversary Poster by Maira Kalman

03. Rocky Mountain Daybreak Bison by Dolan Geiman

Check out more gift-worthy artwork in the Uncommon Artist Gallery!

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