Here are the basics – Starting TODAY, November 30th, 12 days prior to 12/12/12, BabyBox.com will activate a shop coupon code for 12% off any purchase over $75 for the next 12 days. CODE 121212P
On December 12th, 2012 (12/12/12) (Christmas being 12 days later) from 12 noon till 12 midnight EST, every hour on the hour, during the 12 hour period, BabyBox.com will give away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky person who has placed an order online any of the 12 days prior, and has posted their 5 digit order confirmation number on our Facebook wall.
Good luck everyone, please remember to post your 5 digit order number in the facebook post to be entered to win one of 12, $50 gift certificates.
And to get your shopping started, here are 12 items to toss into your shopping cart right NOW!
- This beautiful and classic cotton seedstitch hoodie is completely lined in a soft plaid fabric. Each hoodie can be personalized with a name or monogram in a camel thread that matches the interior of the hoodie. Finished along each trim with wooden toggle buttons. A perfect jacket for the Fall. Add the matching plaid blanket for the ultimate gift. $87
- Art for Kids vintage toy chest with the classic enchanted forest motif is a wonderful piece that will had style and space to your room. Use the chest to store toys and other items to keep your nursery clutter free and add a special charm to the decor. You and your child will enjoy the toy chest. Makes a great gift! $1595
- Our unique approach to these popular acrylic trays. This clever design includes a hardboard insert that can easily be removed for cleaning or swapped out for an alternate design. Order additional inserts to have on hand for every birthday, event or holiday! Available in Medium [shown above] or Large. $110
- The exquiste “Alice” moses basket by designer Lulla Smith is lined and bordered with Silk Velvet and has a gathered skirt, two full side bows and piping in Dupioni Silk, creating a luscious and cozy sleeping place for baby. Basket includes a mattress and an Ivory Italian cotton envelope sheet. A matching 10″x10″ decorative pillow and receiving blanket are also available. Shown in Ice Dupioni Silk and Light Blue Silk Velvet. Also available in Ivory and Blush. $410
- This 104-page new edition of the old Mother Stork’s Baby Book includes the original illustrations by Albertine Randall Wheelan and the gentle words of several well-known poets including Lewis Carroll, Eugene Field and Robert Louis Stevenson. Mother Stork’s Baby Book offers 50 categories in which to organize your baby’s earliest information and ample room to mount your favorite images and keepsakes. It also makes a perfect gift since it’s wonderful for a baby boy or girl. $135
- This Christmas Drummer Boy baby bedding set by Blauen is an extra special way to enjoy baby’s first Christmas! The 3 piece crib collection features a beautiful blanket, musical pillow and boudoir pillow. The cozy polar blanket is made from cuddly polartec fabric on both sides, trimmed with a wide red checker band that is edged in white satin and adorned with a little drummer boy in the middle of the band. The musical pillow in festive red and white check plays sweet seasonal lullabys and the boudoir pillow with its ric rac design will transform your baby’s nursery into a holiday wonderland! Makes an incredible gift! $350
- This soliders print artwork features bright toy soldiers framed on a yellow and white striped background. The print is a great way to add charm and color to your little one’s room. Works great with the other prints in this series. $104
- The Junior Fatboy bean bag chair is a old is new again idea for children’s furniture. Made from coated-nylon fabric which is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. You can sit on it just like a chair, or you can also recline in it, roll it up and lie against it, perch on it horseback-style–and since it’s so large. Water resistant and stain resistant. The fatboy is filled with virgin polystyrene beads. $159
- This pretty pink pedal car is perfect for your little driver. She’s all pink and white and chrome and waiting for a princess to pedal off in her. Just like the originals, our pedal car is made of heavy gauge steel and is ready for hours of play. Designed by Airflow Collectibles, this quality Pink Princess Car lets them cruise around in the classic pedal toy you remember from your childhood! Girls RULE, when they’re in this ride! This Toy has been safety tested and approved for the USA; Three position adjustable pedal assembly for a perfect fit; Quality sealed ball bearing drive; High traction tires and non slip pedals; Automotive-grade lead-free powder coat paint for years of gleaming good looks; $229
- This snowflake holiday sweater is perfect for any child this season. Start your holidays early with this hand made snowflake sweater. Pick one for every member of your family – ideal choice for upcoming holiday photos! Available in sizes 6 months up to 12 years. 100% cotton, Handmade in the USA. $84
Happy shopping and don’t forget to post your order confirmation number on Babybox.com’s Facebook page!
The color grey will never be the same since E. L. James penned the erotic trilogy that swept the nation. The books left women across America hot and steamy, and ready to buy into anything Grey. Well, Babybox.com has a few shades of grey in our repertoire as well! See if these grey accents don’t heat up your home.
Shades of Grey
It seemed only appropriate to start in the bedroom with the Stella grayduvet, but our shade of gray is a lot more sedate. The Stella Grayduvet by New Arrivals is the perfect start for creating a little girl’s room. The pink & gray bedding is so fresh & fun! Available in twin, full and queen sizes, the gray bedding gives a neutral base to any bedroom, allowing a number of different color accents to be added for a unique look that can change with the trends. The Stella Gray duvet cover has a Wisteria in Slate front with a White flannel back. Also available is a coordinating 17″ tailored skirt is made from Birdseye Pique with pleats in Cotton Candy Pink Solid. Accessorize with coordinating pillows!
If you are a little weak in the knees after our first blast of grey, you better sit down in this sleek greyglider to prepare for a few more shades. The Aspen Adult Empire Glider will add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your nursery while creating a comfortable spot to site with your baby. Designed with generous cushioning, it will keep you cozy and provide an ideal place for you to read, rest and rock your baby to sleep. This nursery chair glides and swivels and features scalloped top, curved arms and a generous, tailored skirt for a designer look. Chair has piping in the same fabric. Down cushions available for an upcharge (see order drop down). This glider, was custom-designed by Michelle Henry of Little Bunny Blue. Available in your choice of (4) colors (shown here in Aspen Silver).
Are you ready for more grey? Check out the greysin these Annaberg crib linens! The beautiful Lulla Smith Annaberg luxury crib bedding is quickly becoming one of our most popular designs. Named after the Germany mountain town of Annaberg, this set is stunning. Shown here with a chic designed bumper in a combination of silver Dupioni silk fabric with flanged bumper and wide ties in White Dotted Swiss Organdy overlay. The gathered style Silver Dupioni silk crib skirt is accented by a gorgeous overskirt in White dotted Swiss organdy. Covering the beautiful Newport Cottages Alexis crib painted in complimenting grey accents, the two together are stunning.
Tie up these ventilated slat bumper 20-pack with greyties. The Oliver B ventilated slat bumper in white with Greyties is a perfect solution to the bumper controversy. This unique Oliver B patent-pending slat bumper set contains 20 individual pads that are attached to your crib, each pad with with three secure ties. These bumpers allow maximum air circulation in the crib, and still give your crib the aesthetic look of a full bumper. This providing your baby with a safe sleep environment possible and you with peace of mind.
Add a little professionalism with these calling cards in dot monogram pink/gray. These “Dot Monogram Pink/Gray” Posh peacock calling cards with your monogram printed on it with pink and gray dots, is a very unique way to communicate and to stay in touch. It is great for both business and personal use.
These calling cards are printed on sturdy 15 pt matte finish stock. It can be customized based on chosen imagery and provided fonts. Reverse side printing is available for additional cost. A free digital proof will be provided prior to printing.
Babybox.com does have a softer shade of grey too, that we love to slip into. We love the soft greyclassic slim knit tunic top this season. This top will insure that you won’t have to compromise looking your best while being comfortable.
We even have cannes cannon greyfabric that you can wrap around anything you want. Well, we usually sell it for our Taylor Scott furniture collection, like chairs, loveseats, loungers and ottomans, but you get the point. The fabric swatches are a mere $1, and there’s a few greys to choose from, so take a look.
Greyis a classic color that will never go out of style, but is certainly seeing a resurgence today. Thanks for the help E.L. James!
Do you have someone on your Christmas list that can’t live without their gadgets? You know the ones. They are constantly texting or checking their cell phones. They have their eyes peeled to their iPad or kindle. And the others that cannot be ripped away from their computers. don’t try to fight it. The best way to connect with them is to message them on Facebook or Tweet them that dinner is ready. Babybox.com understands their obsessions though and has the perfect gifts for the tech-obsessed.
Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas for the Techies You Love
Personalizing your ipad with our Blue Preppy Stripe Folio cover is not only a fun way to hone your individual fashion, it is a smart way to differentiate your ipad and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. We love this classic blue preppy stripe pattern. Each case is custom designed with your initials and heat printed, so no chance of rubbing off or fading. Choose your initials and personalize.
Personalizing your kindle is not only a fun way to hone your individual fashion, it is a smart way to differentiate your kindle and prevent it from accidentally being taken by someone else. We love this classic espadrille design pattern kindle phone cover. They simply snap on your device. Each case is custom designed with your initials and heat printed, so no chance of rubbing off or fading. Choose your initials and personalize.
Protect your cell phone while adding your own unique style with our personalized Clairebella cell phone cases. These new cell phone cases from Clairebella will fit your iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4, Blackberry Bold 9700 and Blackberry Curve 8520. Choose from 12 patterns and 13 accent/font colors. Only monograms will be available on these, but boy, will your phone look fantastic! These cases are made by case-mate and will follow their warranty. Ships direct from our manufacturer. Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.
Perfect for jotting down your tasks for the day and navigating the web, these clever tear off sheets work as a mouse pad and note pad in one Eliminate clutter on your desk and enhance your working experience. Printed on natural white, text-weight paper. Order includes two pads with 50 sheets per pad. Pads measure 9″ x 7.5″ inches.
Custom Design options include
Available with any of our icons
Optional Background Patterns & Colors
Our new functional and sophisticated desk Blotter will help anyone get organized and looks quite snappy on your desk. Start by choosing your favorite style swatch, monogram font and color and we’ll design it for you!
Offer valid now through to Monday, November 26th
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A TOUCH OF BLACK
While you don’t have to limit your purchases to items that are colored black, if you care to go with this classic color, Babybox.com can accommodate your desires nicely.
You can find black in diaper bags. The BlackTea Cate Diaper Bag is a stylish way for Mom to bring along all the stuff she needs for herself and baby. The bag is made from wipeable microfiber and equipped with lots of compartments inside and out. Includes a changing pad. You’ll have everything you need and look great.
There is black in furniture. The new Nurseryworks Uptown Twin Bed is quickly becoming a favorite among our customers. Designed taking inspiration from the architecture style of 15th century Britain, the Uptown Twin Bed is both modern while having old world charm. Available in black lacquer combination, the bed is enhanced with high contrast reveals and accessorized with over-scaled brass hardware.
Black is all over the place in nursery decor. For example, in lighting. This Cinderella chandelier in black is a magnificent way to light your room. The 5 arm fixture’s elegant crystals and design will add a very special touch to your decor.
Of course you will find this classic color in clothing too. Like here in the blackSignature ruffle shirt from the Elizabeth Daniel Shirt Collection. The Ruffle is fun and flirty. It looks great peeking out from a v-neck sweater or jacket. It is even adorable worn alone. Dress it up or dress it down!
The turkey might not be in the oven yet, but its not long now! Thanksgiving is mere hours away and the time for prep is fleeting. You are either running around like a chicken with its head cut off today or hopefully smiling in anticipation of the holiday tomorrow. Is there anything that you have forgotten though? If the table is set, you’ve got the turkey and its trimmings and your guest rooms are sparkling, you are miles ahead of the game. Have you thought about what you are going to wear though? That last little detail that you can’t forget! Check out these beautiful clothing suggestions for the whole family;
Thanksgiving is a special occasion and it deserves a special outfit in Babybox.com’s books. That goes for the whole family; Mom, Dad, boys, girls and babies! This tie by Bella Bliss will have your boy looking handsome and so grown up. It is available in blue gingham, red gingham, navy gingham, blue gingham, navy soft check, blue soft check or red crimson to coordinate with any outfit. A short length ensures proper fit for your little one, in sizes for toddler or child. Perfect for that special occasion, like Thanksgiving, when a tie is needed.
Your little girl will want to look her fanciest too! The Mignon Silk Dress by Bella Bliss is a must have for all your parties, religious occasions and formal events this season. A-line styling flatters any girl, as does the smocked bishop neckline and “angel style sleeves. This dress is 100% silk and is available in sizes 12 months to 6 years. It comes in solid white and solid pink.
Who says that pink is just for little girls? Babybox.com knows that women love pink too, that’s why we offer the karee dress in preppy pink corduroy. The Karee dress is a classic 70′s style dress. The waist is designed to rise up a little higher to give you a flattering line. It is the perfect color for Fall in flattering pink corduroy. You’ll shine at the Thanksgiving table too!
Even the baby can get into the festivities, by celebrating Thanksgiving with this adorable holiday tee. It can be personalized with your child’s name alone or with “name of child” is Thankful. These shirts are not pre-shrunk. They come in onesies from 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-12m and tees from 18m-12. Available in classic or girly (fitted style) and with short and long sleeves.
So how much prep did you get done this past weekend for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? Are you done? Did you realize once you started, that there was still so much more to do? Sigh… Isn’t that always the way? Well, Babybox.com still has a few helpful hints on how to make your Thanksgiving celebrations shine. There is still plenty of time to prepare for guests, before they arrive to maximize quality time spent with them. Here’s how;
Maximizing Time With Guests
The first thing you are going to want to do when your guests walk in the door is offer them a drink. Setting up a bar beforehand will allow you to quickly mix whichever concoction is desired and get you back to socializing in no time. Think your basic liquors, beer and mix, plus non-alcoholic beverages for those that will be driving home at the end of the night. Fill up your personalized ice bucket too, so that you aren’t running to the freezer every time a new drink is requested. Your guests will think you are posh, but the best part is the ease of entertaining that the little things offer.
While thinking of drinks, take the next step from there and put coasters on the bar and scattered around the room in anticipation.You will ensure that when it comes time to clean up after the fun, refinishing fine furniture is not on the list. This personalized custom coaster set by Clairebella is a must have for any household who entertains, especially this time of year. Personalized with styles for your kitchen, outdoor deck, den or office! These stylish, monogrammed coasters are both attractive and functional! What could possibly be better than function with style? Just choose the monogram style, font, color and the background style and color – and the finished product is uniquely yours. With hundreds of chic combinations these can be designed to suit every design style. These monogrammed coasters make a great hostess gift – they can be personalized with a name, monogram, family name, or with a house name, boat name etc.. So pretty you’ll never want to put them away! With so many options available, these items become remarkable gifts for moms, the hostess, brides, co-workers, coaches, teachers and everyone else on your list!
Another time-saver that allows for more moments spent with guests is setting the table and assigning seats beforehand. Instead of people standing around uncertain of where to sit, your guests can quickly find their place with these custom-designed, personalized place cards. Folded card measures 4 x 2″. There is full color printing on natural white, heavy weight card stock and a wide choice in colors, fonts and other styles. Whatever your occasion, there is an image for you.
Last but not least, take the time to re-stock the bathroom. After a drink or two, you know that people will make a trip in there. That means stocking toilet paper, a fresh hand towel, and refilling the soap dispenser. We love the personalized chrome lotion soap set and your guests will too! This chic set of bottles sit neatly in a simple chrome tray. We include assorted labels that read “Hand Lotion”, “Body Lotion”, Liquid Soap” and “Hand Sanitizer”. Fill these with your favorite products and do away with unsightly commercial packaging. Perfect in a kitchen, a power room and a MUST as a hostess present…
Ok folks. This is your last weekend before Thanksgiving. That means you are down to crunch time. Now is the time to bake your cookies, thaw your turkey (if its frozen) and make space in the fridge for all the Thanksgiving vittles that are about to be stuffed inside it. Not to mention, you’ve got to clean the house, prepare the guest bedroom and iron your table linens. Are you ready? On your mark, get set, GO!
personalized recipe cards & box
Start with making messes and work your way to cleaning at the end. No point in mopping the floor, only to have to mop again after the flour settles from the baking. Grab those recipe cards and start baking up a storm. You need pie people!
With your baking done and stored, move onto more shopping. Buy your potatoes, yams, cheese, cranberries and other non-perishable items. This will allow you to get a head start on making your cranberry sauce! Save the perishables for the day before, so that they are nice and fresh.
personalized wooden carving board (large)
Don’t forget to make sure you have all your cooking equipment on hand. That means strainers, graters, meat thermometer, cutting boards and maybe even a fresh set of rubber gloves! If you don’t have it before Thanksgiving, you certainly won’t find it at the gas bar the day of!
melamine tray – peppermint
How about giving a thought to your table now. You’ll need napkins, a table cloth, wine glasses, silverware, serving platters and more. Make sure your silver sparkles, your crystal is clear and the serving platters are spotless in anticipation.
peacock alley pique robe
Have you slowed down yet? Why not take a sip off of one of those wine bottles that you bought and move onto the guest room. Fluff the pillows, change the linens and set out special items to make your guest feel at home. That might include a soft, cozy robe, warm, fluffy towels, personalized soaps or even scented candles. Babybox.com carries all of these luxury items and more to make your guest feel invited. Would a mint on the pillow be pushing it too far?
Whew! That’s a lot of work. Perhaps you should take a break. There will still be plenty of tasks to tackle next week, but only so many hours in the day. Good luck with your Thanksgiving Prep!
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone? ~ Herman Melville
An undeniably true quote that many can relate to, especially after facing adversity. Melville, a New York City native, would have every right to expound this theory again in more recent times, in light of New York’s recent tussle with Hurricane Sandy. Perhaps that nearness to the ocean got into his skin and soul, as even after moving away from it, he was drawn back to the sea again and again. In fact, an 18-month voyage on the whaling ship Acushnet, started in 1841, turned into four years spent abroad. The experiences on this whaler and subsequent other ships certainly left their mark, as they are said to have inspired Melville’s most famous work – “Moby Dick”. This Great American Novel was published today, November 14th, way back in 1851. It is hard to believe that the story of Ishmael and Captain Ahab’s adventures aboard the Pequod, as they pursued the Great White Whale, is 161 years old. The novel’s status as a classic tale of good and evil, as well as examining our place in the universe, sparked a love affair with the innocuous whale that lives on today.
Would you call this whale fearsome? Hardly! In fact, this Oopsy Daisy “Whale” nightlight instead brings a cute and lovable whale into your little one’s room. This nightlight can be easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and is ideal for your child’s room as it does not have a glass surface to break. You can personalize the nightlight with your child’s name or any other word or phrase like “Good Night”. This nightlight is designed by Jill McDonald, whose biography is included with each unit.
This whale is even less intimidating, especially when worn by your little girl. The personalized whale pattern baseball tee shirt will look adorable on your little girl. Designed with hot pink and sage green whale print, it is classic and unique. This fun baseball style shirt is one of our favorites. Available in three colors; white with blue sleeves, white with black sleeves or white with pink sleeves, it works on any child. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for. You can also order this design in short and long sleeved lap tees, capsleeves, short and long sleeve tees and tank tops. Too cute!
Before you take your whale infatuation too far and move out to sea like Melville did for years, why not satisfy your whale interest with this beautiful daybed. Perfect for older children or an additional bed in your nautical theme nursery, Seabrook Classics give you the opportunity to furnish your little one’s place with this cute and appealing Whale Daybed. Fine edge-cuttings and vibrant color finishing. Designed to prevent little ones from falling due to its tall headboard and foot board made of high-quality wood.
And last, but not least, with Christmas coming, Babybox.com can’t resist showing off our whale Christmas ornaments for the whale-lovers among us. This charming Christmas ornament features a hand painted whale on a white picture frame. Hang the ornament on the tree and share your favorite photo with friends and family. To make it extra special personalize the ornament with your names, the year or a couples monogram to make it truly one of a kind. Enjoy on your own tree or give as a gift!
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Are you ready? Have you sent out the invites, ordered your turkey, organized your place settings and prepared for guests to arrive? Time to get on it, if you haven’t already. Let Babybox.comhelp you with your prep.
Countdown to Thanksgiving
First things first, get those invitations sent out now! These personalized invitations “Autumn Harvest” are perfect for inviting friends and family to a party or other special event such as engagements, anniversaries and Thanksgiving! Choose from several font styles (Shown here is Sweetheart font). Personalize these invitations with 10 lines of text to announce your special event. These 5″ x 7″ flat cards are perfect for invitations or announcements!
Once the invitations have been mailed, perhaps you should take the time to make a list of what else you need to do before Thanksgiving arrives. With “order turkey” written at the top, turn to your handy note pad and start writing! Any Mother needs a stylish magnetic note pad to keep track of her busy days! This card features a busy mom juggling all of her to-do items. The Juggling Mom note pad comes beautifully wrapped in a cello bag with a pink grosgrain bow. You might even think about getting more than one, to kick start your Christmas shopping.
Now, was there something about place settings on that list? What about one of these festive placemats for the children that will be at your table this Thanksgiving? This Tom the Turkey personalized placemat has a nice festive turkey which will make any child look forward to setting the table at mealtime. Perfect for home, eating out or traveling! Each placemat measures 18″ x 12″ and is sealed with 10 mil heavy weight laminate for durability and ease in cleaning. Design is carried over onto the back of the placemat. Personalized with child’s first name for no additional charge.
If you have overnight guests that will be joining you for the holidays, don’t forget to make them feel welcome and at home. One way to do this is by providing them with freshly laundered sheets, and their very own guest towels to enjoy while they are with you. The Rosebuds guest towel by Gordonsbury is a part of their wonderful embroidered towel collection. The finely crafted terry towel features the sweet floral design and is available in pink and yellow on soft white terry. It coordinates with the Rosebuds crib bedding collection and other towels in this pattern.
What else do you have to organize before Thanksgiving day?
With the first flakes of snow falling in Connecticut, Babybox.com is feeling festive. Care to join us for a little carolling, compliments of Frank Loesser? He wrote this famous song back in 1944, but it has been recorded by many an artist since then, including this variation by Norah Jones and Willie Nelson. Enjoy!
I really can’t stay – (But baby it’s cold outside) I’ve got to go ‘way – (But baby it’s cold outside) This evening has been – (Been hoping that you’d drop in) So very nice – (I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry – (Beautiful, what’s your hurry?) And Father will be pacing the floor – (Listen to that fireplace roar) So really I’d better scurry – (Beautiful, please don’t hurry) Well maybe just a half a drink more – (Put some records on while I pour)
The neighbours might think – (But baby it’s bad out there) Say what’s in this drink? – (No cabs to be had out there) I wish I knew how – (Your eyes are like starlight now) To break the spell – (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I simply must go – (But baby it’s cold outside) The answer is no – (But baby it’s cold outside) This welcome has been – (How lucky that you dropped in) So nice and warm – (Look out the window at that storm!)
My sister will be suspicious – (Gosh your lips look delicious!) My brother will be there at the door – (Waves upon a tropical shore) My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious – (Boy, your lips look delicious!) Well maybe just a cigarette more – (Never such a blizzard before)
I got to get home – (But, baby you’ll freeze out there) Say, lend me your coat – (It’s up to your knees out there) You’ve really been grand – (I’ll thrill when you touch my hand) But don’t you see? – (How can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow – (Think of my life-long sorrow) At least there will be plenty implied – (If you caught pneumonia and died) I really can’t stay – (Get rid of that old out)