Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great Gifts for 1st Birthdays

Oh No, a 1st Birthday.  What do I buy???

I don't know about you but I find it hard to buy gifts for a one year old.  Even though I have a little boy of my own, I always lean towards picking out some educational toy and maybe an outfit for a little one.  While those are good gifts, I know my son has more than enough toys and clothes even at a mear one year of life.

I was recently at a first birthday party and saw some wonderful gifts and thought I would share my experience.  Here are just a few ideas:

Goodie Basket:
Fill a basket with things a new eater will need.  At one year old babies love to try new things and parents may not always be prepared for life beyond bottles.  Fill a basket full of sippy cups, infant spoons and forks, divided plates, take-along snack bowls, and first foods (such as Gerber puffs and other melt in your mouth treats).  Even if a parent has some of these items, you can always use more.

Instead of the typical toy, fill a box or gift bags with board books and lift-the-flap books.  Personalized books are great too or your favorite story from when you were a child.  Children loves books and parents love to read with their children, so this is a gift for everyone.  Plus, books can last for years and years.

Savings Bonds:
Let's face it.  A one year old is not great at opening presents and there is probably a very, very small percentage who will remember what they received for their first birthday.  But, giving a savings bond is a gift that will keep giving in the future.

These are just a few of the wonderful gifts a one year old can receive.  If you have a great idea, feel free to leave a comment for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks for reading!

Feel free to visit Designer Favors for Great 1st Birthday Decor!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Working Hard on Designs

I have been working very hard the last week coming up with new designs for my party decorations!  I am happy to say that I've come up with at least 13 new creations and about another dozen decoration ideas.  It will take some time before I can get everything created and listed in my shop but here is a sneak peak!

 Stop By Designer Favors for more decorations and designs!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Seeing Stars!

Featured Shop of the Week!

If you love country stars, you'll love this great shop I found:  Scrappin Stars!  His shop is filled with great rustic stars as well as beautifully decorated designs.  He also does custom orders to match your home's decor.  Here is a little about the artist:

Tell me a little about yourself.
 My name is Brett Treanor, I am 18 years old and I live in Twin Falls, Idaho. I just graduated from high school last year and now I am attending college at the College Of Southern Idaho. I heard about etsy from my sister who told me that maybe I could make a little extra money to help pay for my college education.

Why did you star making your items?
I started making scrappin stars a year ago when my mother (who actually came up with them) had a make it and take it for her church activity. For the activity my mom had them make these barn stars that were covered in scrap booking paper. So I thought that it would be a good idea to sell them on etsy.

What is your inspiration?
 My inspiration comes from the scrap book paper. I am always looking for new fun colors and patterns that I can mix together in order to make a cohesive piece that would fit into peoples homes. I really enjoy making these scrappin stars and hope that I can sell more of them because that means that I get to make more of them. 

Please stop by and visit his Etsy Shop: Scrappinstars.etsy.com 

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Just mention the word FOLLOWER at checkout and you will receive 10% back on your order.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Designer Favors is sponsoring a giveaway on Silly Little Lady's Blog!

Visit her blog, learn a little about me and Designer Favors and Enter to win some great personalized holiday tags.  Just in time for the upcoming season.

While you're at it check out both of our shops for some additional handmande goodies:


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Featured Item: Birthday Banners

Designer Favors is now featuring Happy Birthday Banners!  Visit my shop to see some great designs and some other wonderful party decor.  These banners don't last long so stop by and order for your next birthday party.


Banners can also be custom designed with matching favor tags, toppers and other decorations.  You can also customize your banner to read however you want.  "It's A Boy" and "It's A Girl" coming soon.  Other great banners include:  "Welcome Home", "Bridal Shower" or "Congratulations".