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Adding a POP of Color to Your Nursery or Kids’ Room

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When it comes to decorating a nursery or kids’ room, I’m a big fan of adding a splash of color wherever you can. After all, bright colors evoke a happy, cheerful vibe, which works well with any play space. But you don’t need to paint the walls a crazy shade of yellow to brighten things up. Instead, try starting with a neutral pallet, and adding in colorful accents that make a statement.

Need some inspiration? Here are some of my favorite furniture and decor pieces that add just the right amount of pop, all by themselves. More »

A-List Interview: Ken Berlin, Co-Founder of Pearhead & Ubbi World

Ken Berlin of Pearhead and Ubbi World

In this week’s interview, I got the chance to hear from the man behind two great brands—Ken Berlin. Not only did he co-found Pearhead—a customer favorite gifts and keepsakes brand that makes everything from sweet baby books to pet “pawprint” frames—but he also branched out into the diaper pail world, creating one of the best diaper pails out there: the Ubbi! (If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should—it’s amazing. And you’ll only find it in orange at giggle!)

Here’s his pretty humorous take on my top 10 questions… More »

A-List Interview: Joy Nichols of Nuna USA

Joy Nichols, President of Nuna USA

If you haven’t noticed lately, we’ve been all about Nuna here at giggle. And if you’ve checked out their products, it’s easy to see why. The innovative new brand sports a unique, modern style, with products that have a smart, easy-to-use functionality we just love. (All thanks to its Dutch design experts.) That’s why I was so thrilled to learn more about Joy Nichols, President of Nuna USA.

Here’s what she had to say… More »

My 5 Go-To Baby Shower Gifts That Can’t Go Wrong

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With so much out there to choose from, shopping for a baby gift isn’t always easy — especially if it’s your first time. Sure, you always want to go by a parent-to-be’s registry to cover the basics; but sometimes, throwing in a few off-registry items they weren’t expecting can make things a little extra-special. So whether you’re the best friend, an eager first-time grandma, or a proud auntie-to-be, here are a few baby gift ideas for everyone that are absolutely fool-proof. (I promise.) More »

A-List Trend: The Mid-Century Modern Nursery

A-List Trend: Why I'm Loving the Mid-Century Modern Nursery

I’ve always been a big fan of a clean, modern look; which is why I couldn’t be happier about the comeback of Mid-Century Modern design. I love the sleek styles and retro vibes, the soft-yet-modern feel, the clean-line simplicity… and clearly, I’m not alone. Thanks to Don Draper, the mid-century craze has brought back a pretty fierce nostalgia for everything from the fashion to the furniture of the 1950s and 60s. And it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. More »

A-List Interview: Designer Michael Aram

Michael Aram Interview

It was 25 years ago that Michael Aram first traveled to India and fell in love with the rich craft of metal-working. That one life-changing trip led him to spend years perfecting the craft, setting up a workshop in New Delhi, and creating his unique brand of handmade gifts and keepsakes. And boy, did all that hard work pay off… Today, the artist, designer, and newbie dad sells his one-of-kind designs everywhere from Nordstrom to Bloomingdale’s to (you guessed it) right here at giggle. And what I love most about each piece (besides their obvious beauty) is that no two are ever alike — from the beautifully elaborate (like this “olive branch” oil dispenser) to the simple and sweet (like this heart-shaped baby rattle). More »

A-List Interview: Dipali Patwa, Masala Baby Founder & Creative Director

Dipali Patwa, founder of Masala Baby

I love Masala Baby’s kids’ clothes, with their bold colors, global inspiration, and eclectic styles handmade by artisans in India. (Check them out, if you haven’t already. They make great, unique gifts!). So when I had the chance to sit down and chat in-depth with the woman behind the designs — founder, creative director, and mom of one, Dipali Patwa — I was thrilled. After speaking with her, it’s so clear that the contemporary global feel of her brand is a direct result of the places Dipali has traveled, the people she’s met, and the experiences she’s had. And after hearing a bit of what inspires her, it’s easy to imagine that at the heart of each piece of clothing is its own story. More »

My 4 Favorite Spring Cleaning Essentials

My 4 Favorite Essentials for Cleaning and Organizing

Spring has officially sprung! Which means lots of clear skies, fresh air, and sunny days are hopefully ahead. However, it also means that inevitable, yet not-so-fun activity of spring cleaning is upon us all. (Not always so easy when you’ve got little ones running around!) When it comes time to roll up my sleeves and get to work, I’m all about using cleaning essentials that are healthy, smart, and practical — three themes that definitely inspired our giggle Better Basics cleaning line.

Here are some of my personal go-tos that make it a little easier for me to keep a healthy, clean, and organized living space for the whole family. More »

Ask Ali: Sun-Safe Products for Babies and Kids?

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You’ve got questions – Ali’s got answers! Our “Ask Ali” series features some of the questions we hear most from our customers.

Q: I can’t wait to take my kids outside more now that it’s getting warmer! Have any suggestions for summertime products that are sun-safe?

A: I can’t wait for the warm sunny days either! Spending time outside in the spring and summer with family are some of my best memories. And, like any parent, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re outside having fun is whether or not your kids are getting the sun protection they need. Here are some of my favorite no-fuss summertime products — all of which offer premium protection from the sun’s rays, so you won’t have to think twice before heading outdoors for some summer fun. More »

Spring Sprucing: Colorful Décor Picks to Brighten Up Any Kids’ Room

Bright Decor Picks for Kids Rooms

Spring is right around the corner, and you know that means… time to bring in some color! Whether you’re designing the nursery or looking to add a pop of color to your playroom, here are some of my favorite key pieces that I hope will inspire you.

Alex Marshall Personalized Banks, $70 – only at giggle
How cute is this giraffe-shaped bank? Designed by Alex Marshall, handmade, and personalized with the child’s name and birthday, it brings a fun pop of orange (one of my favorite colors!) into any room. But the best part: this sweet little bank teaches little kids the value of a dollar early.

Drew Kids Chair, $150 – only at giggle
This pint-sized throne is perfect for any little prince or princess — and it’s comfy, too! With a bold color and stand-out look, it works in any room of the house. Plus, kids love the feel of its soft velvet fabric as they curl up to read their favorite book or catch a movie.

My World Jumbo Wood Panel, $220
I love that this wood print is both a work of art and a great educational tool. (Plus, it’s pretty fun to look at.) Each continent features happy animals roaming from place to place, and has its own unique color so kids can tell each one apart. What better way to teach kids about the world they live in?

Oopsy Daisy Décor Collection, $25-159
This bright and cheery décor collection from Oopsy Daisy has everything you need to add a splash of color to an otherwise colorless room. From personalized growth charts to bold bedside lamps to creative wall decals you can apply yourself, each piece features the unique artwork of Gale Kaseguma.

Chalk Table & Benches, $100 – only at giggle
More than just a place to do arts and crafts, this giggle-exclusive table and bench set features a reversible chalkboard top that offers little artists their very own blank canvas. My favorite part: remove the chalkboard top, and you’ll find a hidden storage compartment underneath —so you can easily stash all their art supplies out of view.

Milk Moon Kids Creative Growth Charts, $44
These fun and colorful growth charts from Milk Moon Kids keep track of every inch your little one sprouts — making them one of my favorite gift ideas. Tack one on the wall, hang it from the back of their bedroom door, or roll it up and keep it as a keepsake to look at later.