Curated by Senior Editor Gina Munsey for Babiekins Magazine.
Yesterday over lunch, my extremely analytical kindergartner was pondering the mysteries of the human body while reading an anatomy book. She lingered over the detailed skin and hair chapter for a while, and then commented, “So, that’s a disappointment. The long hair in movies.” (Accurate.)
But the princess game is strong in our society, isn’t it? There’s nothing wrong with dressing up or fairy tales, of course, but as a parent, I can’t help try to counter the entitlement message that so often goes along with princess culture. So I really love fun gift ideas which encourage my daughter to explore, discover, and actively observe the world around her.
What do you have tucked away to surprise your little babiekins with this Christmas? Here are a few of my recommendations!
01. Hardcover Rosie Revere, Engineer book via Seed Factory Atlanta | 02. Waterproof Bluetooth Swimmer, Jr Speaker via Polk Boom | 03. Perito Moreno Photoreal Dress via Tea Collection | 04. Yucca Blue / Shell White Fitzsimmons Kids Boots via Native Shoes | 05. Paperback How to be an Explorer of the World book via Barnes & Noble | 06. Brain Cell / Neuron Plush via Giant Microbes | 07. Yay! Pencils via Caroline Creates on Etsy | 08. Nancy B’s Science Club Microscope & Activity Journal via Amazon
Well, out of the conveniences of New York City (delivered groceries, public transport, coffee and bodegas on each corner), it’s best to arrive in the Hamptons prepared! Elizabeth Pettey, our digital photo editor who spent two months in Sag Harbor this summer, has curated six Babiekins-esque “Hamptons Essentials” you won’t want be without if you’re vacationing East of Manhattan.
Photo by Elizabeth Pettey | Model: Olive
Cacti, though perfect for ones amongst us who do not have a “green thumb”, areperhaps not so perfect for ones who have nosy little fingers around the house. With this, ahem, growing trend, it’s hard to resist adorning the plant’s iconic shape into your life. Here are some fun ideas for you to safely and stylishly incorporate these prickly beauties into your home and wardrobe.
I’m lucky enough to experience my third Mother’s Day this year, this time with the addition of a new little munchkin! While my boys usually gift me with a beautiful—let’s call it “abstract”—handmade card, some of you out there might be looking for something more accustomed for the mom in your life! Here are some things that will surely brighten up her day and help say thanks for all she does.
Credits // 1. Succulent Cell Planter – Succulents are easy to maintain and liven up any space, these cell planters are a beautiful complement to an already charming plant | 2. Headphones – A little melodic therapy helps anyone relax and these rose gold headphones do so in such style | 3. Liquorice – Send a little love from Copenhagen with a Danish favourite, Lakrids by Johan Bülow quite literally sweeten any deal | 4. Wylden – Delicately handmade in Vancouver, Canada, Wylden’s silver and gold jewellery are simply lovely pieces for everyday wear | 5. Cereal Magazine – Publishing isn’t dead and Cereal magazine is a great example of that. Easy to digest, its pages are filled with captivating imagery and thoughtful words | 6. Birkenstock Arizona – A true classic, Birkenstock sandals are the ultimate marriage between style and practicality—an essential for every mom’s summer wardrobe
Whether it’s for play, work, or both, every kid needs a workstation where they feel comfortable and inspired. It’s their own special little spot where they can let their imagination run wild and free. Here are a few stylish, playful and attractive work zones that are simply inspiring.
Jacadi is always elegant. The muted yet classic colors in Jacadi’s winter collection makes us think of Parisian parks in winter, the pastel colors of an amaryllis bud just before blooming, and the early-dawn shimmer of a frost-covered tree. You can shop the Jacadi Winter Sale now and save up to 50% on their full winter collection! All sizes from infant through age 14 are on sale, too, so you can grab something for everyone.
(Meanwhile, we editor gals will be over here lamenting we can’t fit into those incredible metallic leather loafers.)
01. Baby girls’ hooded quilted puffy coat : shop the entire baby girls’ winter collection/sale | 02. Girls’ Anna Emilia print blouse: shop the entire girls’ winter collection/sale | 03. Baby boys’ raglan sleeve car sweater: shop the entire baby boys’ winter collection/sale | 04. Mademoiselle [age 10-14y] metallic leather loafers: shop the entire mademoiselle winter collection/sale | 05. Boys’ contrast stripe sweater: shop the entire boys’ winter collection/sale | 06. Suede lace-up boots: shop the entire shoe winter collection/sale
Jacadi’s Winter Sale does not include items in collections marked “new”.
String lights and fairy lights. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of them around in recent weeks, but just because the holidays are over it doesn’t mean that you can’t keep some of their magic alive. There are plenty of playful ways to incorporate a little whimsy to your home with those playfully quaint little lights. Here are so fun ways for you to add them to your home decor all year round.