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Baby Shower Gift by Silly Phillie®

Corparate baby gifts make happy employees

Beautiful Corporate Baby Gifts Customized by Silly Phillie®

As companies strive to establish themselves as compelling places to work, corporate baby gifts are on the rise, along with other family oriented benefits. A happy employee after all is a productive employee.

It is not uncommon today for companies both large and small to offer perks such as extended paid maternity leave, valuable child care options and flexible work arrangements. All of these benefits lead to higher employee retention rates and greater workplace satisfaction.

Corporate Baby Gifts Make Sense 

Employees are keenly aware of the family oriented benefits their company offers. In fact, these perks help attract new hires in the first place.   The benefits are expected and counted on whenever the need arises.

A baby gift on the other hand is an unexpected surprise.  When new parents receive a beautiful gift from their company it is much more personal. It sends a message of warmth and caring that builds a stronger relationships between the two.

What to look for in Corporate Baby Gifts

Gone are the days when any baby gift will suffice.  Businesses these days want gifts that are unique, impressive and consistently high in quality.  More often than not, a company will have a baby gift customized for them.  For example, one large financial company we know sends a personalized baby gift with information on setting up a college fund. Another well known Healthcare company gives a gift whenever they learn that an employee is expecting a new baby. Their gift appropriately includes a helpful Pregnancy Handbook.

Where to find Quality Corporate Baby Gifts

Corporate Baby Gifts customized by Silly Phillie

Unique Baby Gifts By Silly Phillie

The best corporate baby gifts are found online. That’s because e-commerce baby boutiques are able to offer a much larger selection of unique baby gifts than traditional retail stores. Also, they are are much better able to customize gifts.

Most online boutiques do not actually design or manufacture the products they sell. Instead, they depend on manufacturers like Silly Phillie® to provide products and handle the fulfillment. In other words, they are not unlike a retail store that carries merchandise from various manufacturers.

Whether working with a re-seller or directly with a manufacturer, product quality is the top priority.  Consequently, make sure the business entrusted to handle your corporate baby gifts has a proven track record of excellence.  After all, a company’s reputation is on the line each time it sends a baby gift to a valued employee or client.

Finally, it pays to know the tax implications of gift giving.  LBMC, a full service accounting firm, published an informative article on the topic in November 2016. Please click here to read it.

About Silly Phillie®

Corporate baby Gifts designed by Silly Phillie

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Silly Phillie® designs and manufactures unique baby gifts, layette accessories and kids bathrobes.  Silly Phillie® products are made with love in the USA. Company products are sold in retail stores, drop shipped for online e-retailers, and sold directly on sillyphillie.com.

Silly Phillie® Creations, Inc. is a woman owned family business since 1985. Please call 855.885.3900 to inquire about our luxury baby gifts. Or send an email to: phyllis@sillyphillie.com. 

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Owner/Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friendly Frog Ultimate Terry Bath Time gift set

Luxury Baby Gifts Made To Order By Silly Phillie

 

Silly Phillie® is known for making luxury baby gifts. Those gifts usually share common traits such as a distinctive style, upscale components for baby, plus a knockout gift presentation that never fails to impress even the most discerning of new parents.

Luxury Baby Gifts from Silly Phillie®

Many of the company’s luxury baby gifts are indeed large creations featuring a signature component. Examples include our beautiful wood rocking horses, rocking chairs, and  Deluxe Welcome Wagon™ toys.  These items usually come embellished with an abundance of quality layette items.

The latest luxury baby gifts from Silly Phillie® take a different path. Rather than basing the gift around a premium wood toy, these new gifts are luxurious based on the quality of the fabric and distinctiveness of the design.

That fabric is a super premium quality terry velour. It is meticulously woven from 14 oz 100% combed cotton yarn.  The result is a fabric so soft,  so absorbent  and so luxurious we had to call it “Ultimate Terry Velour”.  As a result, all of our hooded towels, bathrobes, bibs and burp pads are simply a cut above other quality terry items for baby.

Ultimate Terry Velour + Unique Designs = Luxury Baby Gifts

Friendly Frog Baby Bath time Ensemble is the latest luxury baby gift from Silly Phillie® featuring Ultimate Terry Velour fabric. The set includes a luxurious hooded bathrobe (18 mos.) and over-sized hooded towel (28″ x 44″). Both items feature an adorable frog design on the hood and are made to order in the USA by Silly Phillie®. The gift can also be ordered personalized as an option.

About Silly Phillie®

Silly Phillie® designs and manufactures unique baby gifts, layette accessories and kids bathrobes. They are lovingly made to order in the USA at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Silly Phillie® branded merchandise is sold in retail stores, drop shipped for online e-retailers, and sold directly on sillyphillie.com.  Silly Phillie® Creations, Inc. is a woman owned family business since 1985. Please call 855.885.3900 to inquire about our luxury baby gifts. Or drop me an email at phyllis@sillyphillie.com. 

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Owner/Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Gifts By Silly Phillie® -personalized rocking horse gift set

Baby Gifts by Silly Phillie®… a Labor of Love

 

Baby Gifts by Silly Phillie® are one of a kind.  That’s because each one is made to order in Brooklyn, NY.  Making baby gifts in the USA is a rarity.  Most others are massed produced overseas. The difference is one you can see, one you’ll love, and one you’d be proud to give or receive.

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao is the person responsible for designing the entire collection of baby gifts by Silly Phillie®. Moreover, she has established a remarkable track record for creativity and product innovation. Some of her more iconic baby gifts include Welcome Wagon & Rocking Horse baby gift sets, as well the The Original Baby Hoagie and Special Delivery Pizza.

Furthermore, as company founder and majority owner of Silly Phillie® Creations, Phyllis works tirelessly designing exciting new products while actively overseeing production to make sure each gift looks absolutely fantastic. It’s a “labor of love” requiring both talent and perseverance.

Baby Gifts by Silly Phillie® is Serious Business

Brooklyn Progress is a bi-monthly publication of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The November/December 2016 issue includes a full page profile titled “Silly Phillie® is Serious about Baby Gifts”.  The article tracks the company’s growth from a start up in 1985, to becoming a major brand in the baby gift category today.

Additionally, the article talks about Phyllis’ commitment to manufacturing in Brooklyn, and her continued ability to introduce new and exciting gifts.  You can read the complete story by clicking this link to view the publication, then navigate to page 4.

About Silly Phillie®

Silly Phillie designs and manufactures unique baby gifts, layette accessories and kids bathrobes. Company products are lovingly made to order in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Silly Phillie® products are sold wholesale to retail stores, drop shipped for online e-retailers, and sold directly to the public on sillyphillie.com.  Finally, Silly Phillie® is a women owned, family business since 1985.  To inquire about our products and services, please call 855.885.3900.

Richard S’Dao

Co-owner

 

Wholesale Baby Gifts for retail stores

How to profit from Wholesale Baby Gifts

Wholesale baby gifts are purchased and sold by a variety of different brick & mortar retailers. And for good reason. Baby gifts as a category sell well, usually at full markup, and produce minuscule returns. The type of stores that profit from selling baby gifts are Baby Boutiques, Hospital Gift shops, General Gift Stores, Florists, Department and Specialty Stores.

What to look for in Wholesale Baby Gifts

Most retail stores today have a limited amount of shelf space and sales personnel. Given these obstacles, a baby gift must possess a great amount of presence in order to stand out and be noticed. Moreover,  the following is a list of attributes to look for in wholesale baby gifts:

  1. Eye-catching presentation
  2. Uniqueness
  3. Quality components
  4. Gender specific theme
  5. Clear description of contents
  6. Price competitiveness

Best ways to find Wholesale Baby Gifts

There are several ways to shop for wholesale baby gifts. The first and fastest is to search the internet. It is quite common for manufacturers to showcase their products on a company website.  Most also allow qualified retailers to place orders online.

Second, industry trade shows are a great way of actually seeing lots of products in one place.  A trade show is also a good place to discover new vendors and find new products that are being introduced at the show,

Finally, shopping retail stores in your area is a must.  It is vital to know what products are being sold by competition, and learn about their pricing & merchandising strategies in order to refine your selling efforts.

Silly Phillie® Wholesale Baby Gifts

Safari Hooded Towel Wholesale Baby Gift

Safari Hooded Towel Baby Gift Set

Anyone looking for wholesale baby gifts should check out Silly Phillie®. For over thirty years, Silly Phillie® has been designing and manufacturing some of the most unique gifts for babies. Most importantly, these gifts have a proven track record of strong performance in retail stores of all types and sizes.

Two things distinguish Silly Phillie® baby gifts. The first is unique designs. No other line of products can match the originality and presentation of a baby gift made by Silly Phillie®. The Original Baby Hoagie and Safari Hooded Towel Gift Set are two examples of this.

The other is superior quality. Every Silly Phillie® baby gift is proudly made to order in the USA. This results in a level of quality that simply cannot be matched by mass produced imported gifts. Significantly, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce awarded it’s coveted Brooklyn-Made Certification to Silly Phillie®.

Silly Phillie® baby gifts are available for purchase wholesale on www.sillyphillie.com. Retailers can register for an account online and once approved will be able to place orders at wholesale pricing, Please click the following link to the  wholesale signup application.

You can also call toll free 855.885.3900 if you have questions or need additional information about our wholesale baby gifts.

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Owner & Designer

Silly Phillie® Creations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Gifts Drop Shipping Drop Shipping by Silly Phillie

Baby Gifts Drop Shipping Overview

Baby Gifts Drop Shipping is a integral part of Silly Phillie’s business model. In fact, it’s not uncommon today for manufacturer’s of all kinds  to “drop ship” their products to customers who purchase them from third party internet retailers.

This type of business arrangement makes sense for a number of reasons. First of all, manufacturers benefit from increased exposure of their products. Second, internet retailers reap the rewards of having more products to sell without the need to inventory or touch them in any way. Finally, it lowers distribution costs and speeds delivery of product to the customer or gift recipient in the case of a baby gift.

Baby Gifts Drop Shipping-A Special Delivery

There are four main parties* in a drop shipping baby gifts transaction: the manufacturer, the retailer, the customer, and the recipient.   Here’s a closer look at each:

  1. The Manufacturer.  No drop ship transaction can be successful without the availability of quality products and timely delivery from a reliable manufacturer or distributor. It is especially important in a category such as baby gifts where quality and timeliness is critical.
  2. The Retailer. Retailers must provide an exemplary buying experience and excellent customer service.  This includes educating customers on the merits of a product without over stating its benefits. Nothing is worse than having disappointed customers.
  3. The Customer. As the one making the purchase decision, customers must be nurtured, satisfied and pampered in order to ensure a successful transaction. Friendly service, special discounts and follow up calls are ways of keeping customers satisfied and coming back.
  4. The Recipient.   The final party in a baby gifts drop shipping transaction is the parents of a newborn, or in some cases expectant parents. It is these individuals who’ll ultimately decide whether the transaction was a success or not.  The product will be judged on it’s presentation, quality and usefulness. Remember, the purchaser in many cases will rely on the input from the gift recipient to know whether they made a good choice.

* Not including the designated shipping carrier i.e. UPS, FedEx, USPS

Baby Gifts Drop Shipping- A Silly Phillie® Specialty

Silly Phillie® has been drop shipping unique baby gifts for more than fifteen years. In fact, it has successful long term drop ship relationships with internet retailers both large and small. The list includes 1800flowers.com, 1800baskets.com, buybuybaby,com, bedbathandbeyond.com, storkbabygfits.com, cornerstorkbabygifts.com, simplyuniquebabygifts.com, and doodlebuckets.com, among others.

Silly Phillie® built solid relationships with each of these fine retailers by a) having the most unique and highest quality products; b) manufacturing in the USA to ensure fast turnaround; and c) having the capability to personalized and customized baby gifts.

Please contact Iliana Vieira by email (iliana@sillyphillie.com) or phone (855.855.3900) if you would like to know more about our company’s baby gifts drop shipping program.

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Owner & Designer-Silly Phillie®

 

 

 

Ultimate Terry Velour hooded towels from Silly Phillie

Ultimate Hooded Towels introduced by Silly Phillie

Silly Phillie® is delighted to announce the arrival of Ultimate Hooded Towels made from super premium 100% cotton terry velour. For those not familiar with woven terry velour fabric, one side is sheared to produce a soft  “velour” like finish.  The other side is highly absorbent loop terry.

Silly Phillie® Ultimate Hooded Towels are made not from ordinary terry velour. In fact, luxury hotels use this very same premium fabric to make their expensive  bathrobes. Silly Phillie® imports the fabric directly from a renowned fabric mill in Europe. The towels themselves are made to order by Silly Phillie® in the USA!

Ultimate Hooded Towels

Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear Ultimate Hooded Towels are the first in a soon to be available line of premium terry velour products.  Additional hooded towels, kids bathrobes, bibs and burp pads are all in the works.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear Hooded Towels have a lot going for them. They’re positively adorable as anyone can see,  over sized to fit babies and toddlers,  and quality made in the USA.  But the most important thing is how wonderful the towels feel. One touch is all that’s needed to realize these are not ordinary hooded towels.

If you’re contemplating  giving a hooded towel as a gift, or buying one for your own child, choose one that feels as good as it looks! Also, Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear towels can be purchased personalized with a child’s name on www.sillyphillie.com.

Makeing Hooded Towels the “old fashioned” way

Silly Phillie® Creations was launched more than 30 years ago with two items: a hooded towel and a matching hooded back sack.  Both were made in the USA from premium terry velour fabric.  Rich terry velour fabric helped put Silly Phillie® on the map back then.  With it’s return, the company is back to what make it great in the first place!

If you have any questions about this piece or would like additional information, please email me, Phyllis@sillyphillie.com , or leave a reply below.  I’d love to hear from you.

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Silly Phillie®

 

 

 

 

 

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Gender reveal layette cake from Silly Phillie

New Gender Reveal Layette Cake from Silly Phillie

 

Many parents today are choosing to host a Gender Reveal Party to announce and in some cases discover the sex of their baby among family and friends.  

There are lots of creative ideas on how to orchestrate a climactic end to a gender reveal party. That’s the moment of truth when baby’s sex is revealed and everyone gets a “sweet surprise”

The Internet is full of suggestions on how to reveal baby’s gender at a party. Some are simple others more elaborate. Doesn’t it amaze you how creative people get when it comes to a newborn baby?

Some of my favorite gender reveal ideas include: 1) a giant box filled with either pink or blue balloons-very dramatic; 2) a sealed envelope with the baby’s gender written on a card by the OB or Ultrasound Technician; and 3) colored cupcakes. This can be done by adding pink or blue food coloring to a white cake mix, then covering it with enough frosting so that no cake shows until biting into it. Yummy!

You can find a more cool gender reveal Ideas on Mom365.com

Gender Reveal Layette Cake from Silly Phillie®

There are many fun ways to reveal baby’s sex at a gender reveal party. But there’s only one that’s built around actual layette items for baby to use after birth. The product I refer to is Silly Phillie’s new & exciting Sweet Surprise Gender Reveal Cake™.

I invite you to view the following video to see how Silly Phillie’s Gender Reveal layette Cake can be used at a party.

Gender Reveal Layette Cake Demo Video

Here are some other things you should know about Silly Phillie’s Gender Reveal layette Cake:

  1. Each one is lovingly made to order in the USA by Silly Phillie®;
  2. The cake is made with a hooded baby towel embroidered with “Sweet Baby”, 4-washcloths (one embroidered with “Sweet Baby”), and either a blue or pink baby bib hidden inside embroidered with boy or girl; and
  3. Gender Reveal Layette Cake can also be ordered as a conventional baby gift or baby shower gift.

I hope you like my new Sweet Surprise Gender Reveal Cake™. It is available now on www.sillyphillie.com.

Until next time,

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newborn baby Onsie from Sily Phillie

Newborn baby: 50% Mommy, 50% Daddy,100% Perfect!

 

Nothing is more perfect than a newborn baby.

I am reminded of this every day when I see our beautiful baby gifts being made and sent to new parents, each accompanied by the most heartfelt messages of congratulations from family and friends.  It never ceases to amaze me how much joy a single newborn baby brings into the world.

Newborn Baby-The Ultimate Gift

None of this of course is possible without the contribution from a mommy and a daddy. Not to minimize less conventional avenues of conception i.e. donor sperm, this article is a shout out to all those new mommies and daddies in the world.

As a tribute to them and their newborn baby,  Silly Phillie® is launching a new line of products with the design “50% Mommy, 50% Daddy, 100% Perfect”. I love it not just because it’s such a cute saying,  and we all know how well cute sells when it comes to babies.

I love it because it expresses the sentiment of a shared responsibility between parents for the creation and most importantly the nurturing of their child. Nothing would please more than having this message resonate with all the new parents out there.

 “50% Mommy, 50% Daddy, 100% Perfect”

Silly Phillie® baby blankets, onsies, sleep gowns,  bibs, burp pads, and hooded towels will be available with this new design.  All will be made in the USA from quality 100% cotton fabrics, both interlock and terry velour.

Layette items will be sold individually and as part of  baby gift sets and baby gift baskets. “50% Mommy, 50% Daddy, 100% Perfect” will be offered in three different color schemes: one for a baby boy, one for a baby girl, and the third in a neutral palette to work as a baby shower gift.

The line will be launched initially on www.sillyphillie.com the first or second week in June. Afterwards expect to see the items sold in retail stores, hospital gift shops and on other e-commerce baby boutiques.

I hope you’re 100% in love with our new products! Lol.

best,

Phyllis (Silly Phillie®)

Customized baby gifts from Silly Phillie- Nautical themed Welcome Wagon

Customized baby gifts-time to call Silly Phillie

 

Silly Phillie® is best known for creating unique baby gifts. A recent post in this space titled “Unique Baby Gifts from Silly Phillie®” addressed this topic in much detail.

Creating customized baby gifts is a much lesser known fact about our company. The reason for that is probably due to: 1) people assume we don’t offer this service because so few other companies do; or 2) many people think the process might be a hassle and possibly too expensive.

But that’s definitely not the case for these reasons:

  1.  Silly Phillie® baby gifts are made in the USA. Most competitors by contrast import their products or have other companies make them. Silly Phillie® operates a full scale manufacturing facility. Made in Brooklyn is something we’re very proud of.  This gives us the ability to modify, embellish and personalize baby gifts on the spot.
  2. We make the process for ordering customized baby gifts painless. As long as the customer has an idea of what they’re looking for and how much they want to spend, Silly Phillie® will pull it all together quickly and beautifully I might add.

Customized Baby Gifts-More than just adding a Name

Don’t get me wrong. Personalized baby gifts are fantastic. Adding a baby’s name to a baby blanket, hooded towel, or bib makes the gift more special for sure.  In fact, personalized baby gifts account for almost 40% of all baby gifts sold by Silly Phillie®.

But customized baby gifts go beyond adding a name to an item. It usually entails creating a customized theme, and/or re-configuring contents in a baby gift basket.

Our Nautical Themed Welcome Wagon™ (shown in photo above) is a recent example of a customized baby gift that did both.  The customer in this case wanted a nautical theme-the new parents love sailing-and specified the items wanted for baby.

The result is a beautiful looking customized baby gift that delighted our customer.  The process required just one call.  Silly Phillie® was equally delighted with the outcome. The Nautical Themed Welcome Wagon™ has been added to the company’s permanent collection of unique baby gifts.

Don’t forget that customized baby gifts are just a phone call away at Silly Phillie®. Our toll free No. is 855.885.3900.

Speak to you soon!

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Owner/Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique baby gift-Silly Phillie Octopus baby girl gift

Unique Baby Gifts from Silly Phillie

 

Silly Phillie® has earned a reputation for creating some of the most delightfully unique baby gifts. Baby Hoagie, Special Delivery Pizza, Nice Cream, & Natural Rocking Horse Baby Gifts are just a few examples of unique baby gifts introduced by Silly Phillie®.  Octopus for boy & girl are two new additions to the company’s collection of unique baby gifts.  In typical Silly Phillie® style, Octopus Baby Gifts are adorable, made to order in the USA with baby boutique quality layette, and impeccably presented to make a memorable impression.

Unique Baby Gifts-the driving force behind Silly Phillie®

Unique baby gifts is what has enabled Silly Phillie® to stay a step ahead of competition in a competitive category.  Each of the company’s products is designed around the following simple but powerful core set of values:

  • Baby gifts should be exciting & unique.  Having a newborn baby is one of the happiest moments in life.  Friends & family inundate new parents with gifts to celebrate the occasion. For any one gift to stand out, that gift must be unique, adorable and memorable.
  • The stuff inside matters Silly Phillie® baby gifts are made from baby boutique quality layette items.  Nothing short of that is acceptable. People often are fooled by the ‘glitz” of a gift and don’t pay enough attention to the quality of the contents. Inferior contents will be remembered far longer than how good the gift may have looked.
  • First impression is critical. You only get one chance at a first impression.  A gift must be impeccably presented with attention paid to the smallest details if you want to make a positive first impression. Silly Phillie® baby gifts are proudly made to order in Brooklyn, NY. This hands on control over the entire production process results in unique baby gifts that are beautiful in every way and superior to mass produced products.

I hope you like our new Octopus Baby Gifts and enjoyed hearing about how we go about making unique baby gifts at Silly Phillie®.

Until next time…

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Designer/Owner-Silly Phillie® Creations