Do you have an Italian stainless steel Nomination bracelet with a few blank links? We have many local customers who are pleasantly surprised to see that we still carry genuine Nomination charms and are thrilled that they can get the last few to complete their bracelet. If you are unfamiliar, Nomination bracelets are Italian composable bracelets made of stainless steel and accented with 18k gold. Many also feature colorful enamel for $34, natural and semiprecious stones, or cubic zirconia stones.
Some of the most popular Nomination links are initials and zodiac signs, which are available in 18k gold ($29 per link) or 18k gold with cubic zirconia ($50 per link). Birthstone links are available with hard natural stone (such as lapis, opal, pearl, and turquoise) for $38 or semiprecious stone (examples include peridot, garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, or sapphire) for $46.
Nomination charms also come in a wide range of fun links to really personalize a bracelet. Customers ask for sports, religious, or animal links, as well as whimsical options like the high heel, handbag, or slot machine. In the shore collection, flip-flops, starfish, and beach towels are favorites!
Please visit our entire Nomination collection to find that elusive Nomination charm!
If you're familiar with charm bracelets, you'll know that there are several styles to choose from even within our own store. By far our biggest seller is Chamilia, a brand with total compatibility to the Pandora bracelets. We've blogged about Chamilia before and talked about the gorgeous beads available in this line, but what you might not know is that the collection is constantly evolving. Every season, Chamilia comes out with new beads that allow collectors to give their bracelets an updated feeling for different times in their lives. This season, of course, brings a new collection of holiday beads that remind us of Christmastime, snow, and the festivities of winter.
From left to right, here are three of the new holiday beads for winter 2012: "Be Merry (Red)," "Be Merry (Green)," and "Winter Wonderland." These are in the style of Chamilia's beautiful Italian glass beads, with gorgeous sparkling crackle detail on the red and green, and some layered shades of snow and ice on the white bead, to give it depth and dynamism.
Chamilia also created some holiday beads with more literal symbols of Christmas. First, take a look at the new "Christmas Morning" bead, an enameled snowy tree with three dangling presents. I'm a big fan of beads with hanging parts because of the way they give the bracelet life and movement. Speaking of which, on the far right you can see a bead known as "'Tis the Season," featuring a lacy silver sphere with a lush tail of silver chains. This bead is super festive and has been a runaway hit since its release. It adds a new dimension to many bracelets with the visual interest provided by its shower of moving silver. Another dangle bead for the holidays is the glittering snowflake called "Let It Snow." This bead's impact comes from how purely white and sparkling it is, like a tiny piece of a blizzard captured on a bracelet.
The last few I'll show you for now are a mix of glass beads and enamel. On the left and right, we have two more glass beads for the winter collection: "Allure (Blush)" and "Allure (Turquoise)." Their crackle effect evokes the look of frost on windows or a sheet of ice covering a frozen pond. Between them is a lovely little bead, "Polar Bear," in a subtly sparkling enamel reminiscent of the winter bear's fur covered in snow.
A Chamilia bead is a beautiful gift for anyone who is already a collector, but it's also a nice way to begin a series of gifts for someone who's never had a charm bracelet before. Recently I met a grandmother who wanted to give her granddaughter a bracelet with a single bead so that she could give more new beads as gifts on future holidays or birthdays. The fun in these bracelets, of course, is watching them grow and mixing beads to reflect your own personal style. If you want to see the beads for yourself, do come on in! We just set up a whole new glass case for our Chamilia beads, so they're easier to view and build with than ever before. Or, if you already know what you like, our whole selection of Chamilia jewelry is available on our online store. Happy beading!
Think back on all the Christmases in your life. Remember the first one you ever had with your spouse? What about the one that coincided with the birth of your first grandchild? Remember the Christmas when the family dog was just a little puppy with a bow on his collar? Everyone has these milestone Christmas memories. The holiday season is a great barometer of change in our lives because our traditions remain largely the same, throwing contrast on the new additions and developments as the years pass.
Heart Gifts are a beautiful and special way to commemorate all these events. They are a series of hand-painted Christmas ornaments, each specially designed for someone on your list who is having a holiday season to remember. There's a different glittering little ornament for every situation and sentiment out there, and each one is lovingly handmade in the USA.
Why choose an ornament as a gift? Because it's specific to Christmas, and, with Heart Gifts, it's also specific to the person who receives it. Every year, your loved one will use the ornament to decorate their tree. It will remind them of the time and place where the ornament was given, especially if it references a major life event. When you give a Heart Gifts ornament, you're giving the gift of a Christmas tradition that will last for years and bring back memories of a unique time in that person's life.
Heart Gifts was founded in 1992 by Teresa Thibault, a North Carolina woman with a talent for painting cute personalized Christmas ornaments. Originally, her creations were only used on her family's own tree, but things have expanded quite a bit from there. These days, Heart Gifts ornaments are sold throughout the country, and are a popular choice for custom ornament painting.
At our online store, we have a great variety of Heart Gifts designs to choose from. Customer favorites include the special ornaments for different family members as well as the ornaments designed for firefighters and the armed forces. Other milestone ornaments include engagements, marriages, pregnancies, new baby boys, new baby girls, new baby twins, anniversaries, and more. Come take a look in person or shop our website today!
Meet English Rose and Dogwood, the newest additions to the vast canon of Vera Bradley patterns!
After the wild success of Ribbons, I'd been wondering about where Vera Bradley would go next. More punchy, sweet, and saturated navies and fuchsias? Could they replicate the appeal of that pattern without it feeling rehashed? And would it really be wise to do so?
It looks like they decided to let Ribbons be Ribbons and instead took a completely different route with their two latest patterns. English Rose is a large, luxurious floral print in an unusual pink and brown palette. The more I look at it, the more I like it. I can see it being really flattering on that, well, "English Rose" type—delicate complected ladies who look simply ravishing in warm cozy tones. As for Dogwood, VB again took a risk. Yellow and black are tricky colors to use together successfully, but somehow this pattern makes it work. The addition of those taupe shades in the petals is the magic; the whole pattern becomes sophisticated and subtle despite the loud contrasts. And that lattice pattern for the inner lining is a knockout.
Dogwood and English Rose have already arrived at the store, and people are loving them. I can see why they were created as winter patterns, because they have a definite mood of seasonality to them. In winter, you don't quite want a bag that reminds you of the tropical island you're not on and the glorious summer cocktails you're not drinking at a barbecue you're not attending. Instead, you want your bag to have grace and dignity (like Dogwood) or warmth and femininity (like English Rose), all while complementing your favorite cozy cable-knit scarf.
I think English Rose looks best in some of the larger bags, like the totes and duffels, that let the scale of the pattern really spread out. (Unfortunately, in tiny items like the eyeglass cases, English Rose just becomes abstract blotches of pink, brown, and green.) Dogwood, on the other hand, really shines in a small handbag or clutch.
As per the rules of being a Vera Bradley retailer, we can't sell Vera Bradley from our website; the links I'll be giving you will go to their online store. But if you'd prefer to see the patterns in real life before you buy them, come on down to Flag Lady Gifts and check out our beautifully rearranged Vera Bradley section.
Its website warns that "this bracelet may cause spontaneous conversation." And that seems to be an apt caveat for anyone interested in a Joolz Hayworth bracelet—people will want to ask you about it!
What they are: big, bold pieces of bracelet hardware with clear ovoid beads displaying all kinds of interesting imagery. They can be sophisticated or kitschy, high-fashion or hipster. But there is one constant: "people will notice" (that is the brand's tagline, in fact), and they will ask you where you got it.
While the full line of Joolz Hayworth Bracelets is varied enough for everyone under the sun, we're sticking with a few select styles that we know our customers will love. The first one we'll be seeing at Flag Lady Gifts is called the Holiday Sparkle collection (an example of which can be seen above). These bracelets follow the basic Joolz Hayworth standard of five large, connected beads, but the hardware is a little fancier, with sparkling connectors in silver, gold, and black. The beads are available in a few different styles of tartan.
We're also getting these bracelets in a variety of animal-print beads, shoe-themed beads, and other pretty patterns that are sure to wow you. For those who love chunky, statement-making jewelry, Joolz Hayworth is a line worth checking out. They're set to arrive at our store in a week or two. Why not check out the Joolz Hayworth website to get excited?
As the weather has steadily grown colder, we've been seeing more and more customers coming in looking for Christmas ideas and decorations. And one of the most common exclamations I've heard as they look around the store is: "I didn't know you guys had the Byers' Carolers!"
It's true, we didn't have them just a few months ago—so it's only natural to be surprised. But, as I've written in the past, we're so glad to have them now. They've always been a big hit around Christmastime for the stores that carry them (R.I.P., Waterloo Gardens!), and they've proven to be just as popular here at Flag Lady Gifts. The Byers' Choice Carolers are handcrafted, beautiful, and full of local history and Christmas charm. What's not to love?
For the uninitiated, Byers' Choice is a company that was started in Bucks County by a crafty mom with a fashion degree and a knack for making dolls. Her Christmas-themed figures rapidly gained popularity and were soon ubiquitous not only in southeastern Pennsylvania but across the country. The Carolers have been around for decades, but every year the company creates new, never-before-seen items for the holiday season. Allow me to introduce you to a few:
-Walking in Winter Wonderland Santa (right): Here's a tall (15 inch!) Santa Caroler inspired by a holiday tune, the first of an upcoming series. His blue and white outfit may be unusual for Santa, but everyone's got to switch it up now and then. He looks quite dapper, I think, and carries a frosty wreath, a shiny gift, some jingle bells, and his traditional plain sack of toys.
-2012 Crier Selling Holly and Ivy (left): The Cries of London series updates every year with a new street vendor singing out to sell fresh goods. This year, the crier is singing about the holly and ivy she's selling for Christmastime. She and her young assistant both wear lacy bonnets and carry baskets holding boughs of their seasonal plants.
-Byers' Choice Skiing and Snowboarding Family: Here's a caroling family with a more modern look. They've got cozy knit sweaters, warm pants, and the kids have snowboards while the parents have skis. I've linked you to the little girl, but you can see her brother, dad, and mom just below on the page.
-Byers' Choice Santas: We have a great selection of themed Santas in the store, and Byers' Choice Santas make up a big part of that. Take a look at Old English Santa, Gingerbread Santa, Scottish Bagpipe Santa, and Wine Santa!
-Byers' Choice Advent Calendars: These wooden Advent Calendars are big and beautiful, and can even function as a backdrop for your Carolers. Count down the days until Christmas with the Fireside Advent Calendar, the Nativity Advent Calendar, the Santa's Sleigh Advent Calendar, the Christmas Tree Advent Calendar (right), or the Toy Shoppe Advent Calendar.
-Byers' Choice Kindles: No, these aren't e-readers. They're actually elf dolls that can bend and pose however they wish. Some have letters to Santa (left), some have gifts, some have big wooden spoons for stirring chocolate—who knows what an elf gets up to every day?
-Byers' Choice Accessories: Here are the little bits and pieces that make a Caroler collection come together. You can find a "Caroler Condo" box to keep your Carolers protected during the off-season, or some risers to arrange them like a choir, or even a spiral staircase to display them festively.
There are even more collections on our website and at the store, but I hope this little introduction helps you get a sense of the Byers' Choice aesthetic. Come in and meet a Caroler today!
It has been a crazy week at Flag Lady Gifts. Before we knew about Hurricane Sandy coming our way, we'd been planning to make this past week our transition period from Halloween/fall mode into Christmas/winter mode. So what might have been a chaotic week under normal circumstances became a literal whirlwind of store upheaval and community distress. We're so lucky that the store emerged from the storm unscathed—so many neighbors have been dealing with fallen trees and power lines, and are only just now starting to return to normal. There's a lot to be thankful for, especially when we look at the devastation in New Jersey and New York. If you can spare any amount of money, please do consider donating to the Red Cross for hurricane relief.
The lack of business during the storm allowed us to tear apart our fall decor and put up insane amounts of Christmas items without inconveniencing many customers. So now's the time for me to debrief you on all the changes we've made and all the fantastic things you'll see if you stop by the store today. It is, quite simply, a visual feast. Your jaw might just hit the floor when you realize all that we've done to winterify every inch of every surface in the store.
Firstly: some big substitutions went down. Our Halloween section is, of course, gone. The home furnishings and accessories area to the immediate left as you enter the store is gone. The remainder of the spring/summer section in the back (by the Vera Bradley area) is gone. To replace these areas, we've added some seriously seasonal and gloriously glittery setups to help you with your holiday shopping.
One of my favorite new areas is the Wine Lovers' table. This is a fantastic stop if you have a person on your list whose ideal getaway would be a wine-tasting tour in Napa Valley—we have everything that would delight a wine aficionado (except for, um, wine). Festive wine stoppers in so many designs. Funny wine-themed plates, kitchen towels, and even Santa figurines. You can dress up a wine bottle in a knit Christmas cozy or an elf costume. This is a creative section full of little surprises that will make you laugh and perhaps think of someone who would enjoy it too.
We've also put up our famous upside-down Christmas tree in the central front window. This has been a customer favorite for years, and I don't know if it would really be Christmas at FLG without it. The idea behind the upside-down tree is that it's an ideal way to display our many ornaments for sale. The bulk of the tree is up high, around sight level, so there's plenty of walking room where we need it and plenty of visual space where people won't be crouching down. We don't have all the ornaments up yet, but there's already a nice selection to look at if you're so inclined. There's also a separate mini tree where we're displaying all of our sports-themed ornaments, so be sure to look there too if you have a football-crazy family or a star basketball player in your ranks.
On the topic of ornaments, don't forget about Patience Brewster's line of gorgeous hand-painted Christmas ornaments and figurines. To the right, you can see one of her sweet 12 Days of Christmas ornaments. It's "two turtledoves"... get it? All of her artwork is similarly cheeky and charming. I posted about Patience Brewster Christmas items a few weeks back, so if you'd like to see more about the Patience Brewster ornaments, click here to read the post or skip ahead to the online store.
Another huge element of our Christmas store makeover is the addition of the Santas. Santas, plural. We have Santa figures large and small, standing, sitting, and reclining on most of our displays. A few of my favorite niche Santas: Scottish kilt Santa. Tequila Santa. Chef Santa. Literary Santa (he's sitting on a big pile of books). Coffee Santa. And then there are, of course, plenty of Santas with toys, dolls, and cookies, hanging out around the store and discussing who's been naughty and nice.
Need holiday snacks? We've got them, from candy canes to caramel popcorn to chocolate. Need seasonal decor? We've got beautiful candles, reindeer figurines, mini trees, garlands and glittery winter sprigs. Need Christmas platters? We've got high-quality ceramic plates, bowls, and serving dishes in poinsettia, snowman, and Christmas tree designs, not to mention the Nora Fleming customizable platters with Christmas minis.
Finally, if you've lived in the States all your life, you may not be familiar with the British Christmas tradition of placing "Crackers" at each table setting. At Christmas dinner, you open up the pretty packages and see the surprises inside—usually a party hat, a game, or a toy of some kind. It's a festive idea, and we've brought the fun across the pond to our store. We have an assortment of patterns, but at left is an example in a cheerful holly design.
Just because I'm running on a bit, I'll finish with a list of a few more of the popular Christmas items at the store, some of which I've blogged about already:
-the Elf on the Shelf doll and storybook—so much fun for kids!
-Byers' Choice Carolers, accessories, and Advent calendars
-Christmas nightlights, such as the light-up Christmas tree at the top of the page
-new winter Vera Bradley patterns! (I will probably devote a full blog post to this soon...)
As always, I urge you to come by the store and see our fantastic Christmas makeover for yourself!
The fall foliage is spectacular here in Wayne right now. As I drive to the store in the mornings, the light coming down over the treetops makes the leaves glow like stained glass. This transformation seems to happen so suddenly. One day it's still summer, and the next, our neighborhoods are lit up with flaming autumn colors and the air smells clean and chilly.
This, dear readers, is what is affectionately called "sweater weather," and it's one of my favorite times of year.
If you've noticed the abrupt arrival of fall now that it's November, you're probably rummaging through your boxes of warm clothes and wondering what you were thinking when you bought some of the items therein. That's okay. We understand. It happens to all of us. And we have just the antidote to your boxes full of ugly winter clothes: pretty winter clothes.
We've got wraps, capes, and ruanas. We've got one-of-a-kind upcycled neckwarmers. We've got hats and mittens and gloves and socks. And most notably, we've got scarves in every texture, weight, color, and material, and they're popping out of every corner of the store.
Let me go over a few of these wintry options. If you've never heard of a ruana, that's because it's a traditional Irish word for a cape-like outer garment. The first picture up top there is one of our most popular fall items so far, and it's a ruana, available in camel, gray, and black, with that sweet little plaid border. It doesn't have sleeves, and it's not as heavy as a full winter coat, so it's a nice alternative way to wrap up for a chilly night without all the bulk. It's a way to keep cozy while not succumbing to the frumpiness of a sweatshirt. And it is really stylishly draped—you should come in and try one on. You'll be surprised at how nice you look.
On to the gloves. If you've seen our glove section on the website, you'll notice that a lot of them are fingerless, which may make you recoil in horror. Won't that just turn your fingers into icicles? Not necessarily; a lot of these gloves are convertibles, which means that you can pop off the top of the mitten to reveal your individual fingers for instances where you need manual dexterity or for using a touch-screen that only responds to the texture of skin (ever tried using an iPhone while wearing gloves? It doesn't work!). Lots of people use iPhones, iPads, and other touchscreen gadgets and so need their fingers to be free. In fact, we even call these fingerless gloves "texting gloves" for that very reason.
If you remember from the kids' post last week, I mentioned these really adorable animal hats from 32 Degrees that I would force my toddler to wear if I had one. Well, it turns out that they also make these hats for adult-sized heads, too, so you can be a kitty or a penguin like you always wanted to be. Perfect for snowy weather and bad hair days, these hats will definitely make your friends laugh. It's not clear if that laughter will be with you or at you, but I'm comfortable with that.
The website shows some of what we're offering in winter wear, but it's definitely only a small selection compared to what's available in the store, especially when it comes to scarves. Our scarf selection is so awesome, I have no problem bragging about it. We have light, featherweight scarves in beautiful patterns. We have thick and cozy knits for the chilliest mornings. We have elegant pashminas, trendy infinity loop scarves, compact neckwarmers, and everything in between to keep you looking cute and feeling warm as the days get colder. If you're shopping for someone else: scarves are an all-purpose gift that people will use and appreciate, and now is the season to be giving them. One of our most popular scarf styles is the Burberry-inspired "London Plaid," which comes in sheer and solid weights and in six different colors, shown below. Come by the store today and check out one of our amazing winter options, or shop our website. It's nice and warm in here.
Just recently, I wrote a blog post about our new Philadelphia Landmarks ornament, which was at that point the latest piece in our series of locally-specific items made exclusively for Flag Lady Gifts. But (surprise!) it's already been supplanted by two new arrivals at the store, stealing its "latest exclusive" title and crown. No disrespect to the ornament—it's still gorgeous, and still available for pre-order online or at the store. But it's time to talk about the even newer kids on block here: a beautiful wooden cheeseboard and ceramic bowl, both in our classic Main Line stations and train pattern.
The Main Line platters and tea towels (also available in our Philadelphia landmarks series) have been incredibly popular here for years. It's often difficult to find something made so specifically for our area. But thanks to the designs of our store founder Jan, the Main Line stations pattern has filled that particular niche to a T. The decision to expand the Main Line collection into these new items was met with a lot of excitement from the Flag Ladies in the gift shop, including myself. We know that people who love the pattern will be just as thrilled as we are that it's been given new life in these versatile entertaining pieces.
Honestly, the first thing we all noticed was the quality of the construction of the cheeseboard. The wood is glossy and solid, with a nice heft to it. The little nook for the accompanying cheese knife is a perfect fit, and the knife is held there with a convenient little magnet so that you don't have moving parts all over the place while balancing the board in one hand and a drink in the other. The ceramic tile with the train stations on it is removable, making de-crumbing and cleaning very simple. To the right, you can see how it's laid out a little differently than on the tea towel and even the platter: it's an elongated rectangular track with the train at center, and all the Main Line stations on the border. From Berwyn to Bryn Mawr and Malvern to Merion, all the familiar locales of this historic train route are included (Paoli, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Rosemont, Villanova, Radnor, Wayne, St. David's, Strafford, and Devon are the other stations—see if you can recognize them by their shapes. I wish I had a higher resolution view to show you, but this is the best I can do for now).
As for the new ceramic bowls, I don't have a photo or a website link at all to show you yet. But I can do my best to describe them to you in all their glory. They are basically the perfect partner to the Main Line platters, having the same square shape, but with edges that fold upward to form a bowl instead of a plate. They are a little larger than a classic cereal bowl. The train stations are depicted on the outside of the bowl with the chugging little steam enging in the center. The ceramic is the same high-grade material you get with the platters, and its quality and unique appeal make it a fabulous gift for any proud local.
So here's the lowdown: if you love to entertain, as many of us here do, these Main Line pieces are so, so special. The first reaction we get when we show customers the platters and towels is one of surprise and then excited inspection. Everyone loves to look at all the little pictures and find their home station and recognize all the other ones they pass on the way into the city. It's something we share as neighbors, along with (610) numbers, a love of Wawa hoagies, and a diehard dedication to the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and Sixers. Suburban Philadelphia is a special place to live, and these products are a way to celebrate that.
Here's a link back to the online store. We just got these items in and are expecting them to do really well—so if you want to take a closer look at the cheeseboard and see the bowl for real, come on down and say hi in person. It's the beginning of our busy season here as October winds down and November gears up, so the store is hopping. You don't want to miss all the exciting things happening here in the next couple weeks. We're setting up all our Christmas things this weekend and into next week, so if you want to see the transformation as it happens, now's the time to show up.
Best of luck preparing for Hurricane Sandy, too—be safe, everyone! I hear this one's supposed to be a doozy of a storm.
We've talked about our children's section before, but it seems like it's about time for an update. Often people aren't aware that Flag Lady Gifts even carries products for kids and babies—they associate us with our items for the more chronologically advanced. But it's worth mentioning again: we have gifts for all ages here!
To the right you can see one of our really cute kids' travel pillows from Maison Chic Baby. These pillows provide neck support and comfort for napping in the car, on a plane, or wherever else your journey takes you. They are sized for little necks and would be appropriate for babies as well as toddlers and young children. Maison Chic travel pillows come styled as cute creatures, like the dinosaurs shown, as well as in bright colors and stripes.
Kids' gifts are not just for actual kids, though. Often we get shoppers coming in looking for gifts to give a mom-to-be for a baby shower or grandparents looking for something to get for the new parents. Popular baby shower gifts include practical items like 3 Marthas burp pads, bibs, onesies, and towels. The 3 Marthas brand is really special because of its beautiful trademark appliqués and cheerful designs. These burping and feeding accessories make a functional and beautiful gift for a new mom. You can see one of the 3 Marthas sets of burping pads below at the far left:
Next to the 3 Marthas pads is one of our sweet little nightlights. We have a lot of different styles to choose from, but the duckling nightlight is so cute I had to share it. There are a couple of (non-scary!) Halloween nightlights, as well as Christmas ones, and plenty of nightlights in the shape of any adorable animal that happens to be your child's favorite—bears, turtles, monkeys, etc. I am a fan of nightlights even for homes without young kids. Nighttime walks to the bathroom are less likely to end in tripping over yourself if you have a nightlight in the hall to guide your feet. And it's nicer to have a dim little light rather than flipping on the lightswitch and blinding yourself (and thus risking grievous bodily injury through tripping once again). So if you are a parent or just an accident-prone somnambulist, check out our nightlights and see what appeals to you.
Third in the above row, we've got a picture of one of our growth chart sticker books. This is a really fun way for parents and kids to keep track of a child's growth over time, and we've got them in a couple different themes. Other activities for kids we carry include puzzles, learning games, and scrapbooks for keeping track of schoolyears. Specifically for Christmas, there's also the Elf on the Shelf storybook and doll that I blogged about just recently.
And fourth, take a gander at these amazing kids' socks from SolMate. With the philosophy that "life's too short for matched socks," these socks come in sets of three and can be worn in any combination of two. Each set is knit in the same pattern and colors, but with the color positions switched around for a zany look. There are several different color schemes to choose from, too, and if you like more than one, you can even mix them up further and wear one sock from one set and the other sock from another set. By the way, if you're an adult reading this and wishing someone made warm cozy colorful knit socks like this to fit your feet, you're in luck. We also carry SolMate socks in adult sizes, as well as adult-sized hats and scarves in the same style.
For kids with fairy princess aspirations, there's also a whole series of fuzzy pink clothing and accessories, like the furry pink purse, furry pink leggings, and furry pink vest. They also come in leopard print fuzz. Who knows what your three-year-old needs to carry in her chic little handbag, but it's certainly a look.
And finally, let me show you my absolute favorite line of kids' clothes that we have in the store: these ridiculous animal hats. Let me tell you, if I had a toddler, he or she would be wearing one of these every day in winter. Because they're hilarious and probably the cutest things you could ever put on a child's head.