When my son's doctor told me to transition him from a sippy cup to a straw version, I knew my one-year-old was on the right path. Over the past month, my tot had taken a liking to drinking water out of a real cup with a straw. But that's only convenient when we're at home or in a restaurant. As a second child, my lil one is constantly on the go and we needed a cup that was easily transported. I reached out to a number of companies and put seven brands to the test. Check out the results!
Big brands are now focusing on baby! Kitchen gadget OXO is launching a children's line. It is the latest of a long line of lifestyle companies that have turned their focus to the small set manufacturing everything from sippy cups to diaper pails. Check out some of the other well-known names who have entered the kids' market.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care with hopes that they'd soon be stuffed with good fare. Good lil boys and girls race to their oversized velvet socks to see what small treats Santa has left them. They may not know the drill yet, but wee ones deserve just as much loot as their older counterparts. Here are some useful yet cute gifts that are suited for stuffing.
Tired of boring old vases? Don't limit your cut flower arrangements to prescribed floral containers. You can try tea cups for holding cut blooms, but if you want a more streamlined look, get creative and repurpose vintage metal thermoses for the job. I love the look of this silver, bullet-shaped thermos paired with these slender, tangerine-colored calla lilies. Have you used thermoses before for holding flowers?
Thermoses are a perfect way to carry around lunchtime tea or morning coffee, but usually they're not the most attractive. This thermos I came across, however, has a pretty floral pattern hand-painted onto it, plus it's only $14! Having this pretty little container might actually tempt me to give up my morning Starbucks run and bring my coffee to work with me instead. It would look nice sitting on my desk, as an accessory as I am making my way to work and would make a great little gift too!
Man there are some crazy cool contraptions out there in this world! And I don't mean just gadgets and gizmos that geeksugar would be interested in. I'm talking about little devices that are perfect for the ultimate hostess. For example, take a look at this cupcake travel protector. Isn't it the worst when you spend a whole bunch of time decorating cupcakes only to have the frosting smeared when you pack them up? Now we can avoid that problem with this amazing little safety box that eruntale discovered!
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