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Unique Baby Gift Baskets from Silly Phillie

New Parents Love Unique Baby Gift Baskets with Premium Quality layette

New parents receive lots of baby gifts. The avalanche begins at the baby shower, and continues well after baby is born. Moreover, unique baby gift baskets are among the gifts that make the biggest impression.

Unique baby gift baskets are special

Unique baby gift baskets made by Silly Phillie

Froggie & Friends Unique Baby Gift Baskets

Everyone loves a gift basket. In fact, gift baskets make an excellent choice not only as a baby  gift, but also to celebrate just about any other special occasion. Here’s why: 1) they make choosing a gift easy; 2) they usually come filled with lots of cool stuff; and 3) they look impressive.  An example of a fantastic baby gift basket is the Froggie & Friends New Baby Gift Baskets  made by Silly Phillie® for 1800Baskets.com.

But don’t be fooled by looks alone. Many gift baskets look good but are filled with inferior merchandise. The old saying “don’t be fooled by the wrapping paper” makes sense when choosing a gift basket.

3  Important things to look for in Unique Baby Gift Baskets

Baby Gift Basket for Twins-Celestial Babies by Silly Phillie

Twins Baby Gift Basket

  1. A memorable presentation. Choose a gift basket with the potential to stand out from all the other gifts. Remember, first impressions count!
  2. Quality over quantity. Look for baby gift baskets made with premium quality layette and accessories. After all, they will be used by a precious new baby.
  3. A trusted company. Be sure to choose a baby gift basket from a trusted company with the experience and resources to make a high quality product.

 

About Silly Phillie® 

Unique Baby Gift Baskets designed by Silly Phillie

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Silly Phillie®  has been designing and manufacturing unique baby gifts, layette accessories and kids bathrobes since 1985! Silly Phillie® premium products are made with love in the USA. They can be found in select retail stores and online in many gift boutiques, including www.sillyphillie.com.

Silly Phillie® Creations, Inc. is a woman owned family business. Please call 855.885.3900 to inquire about our unique baby gift baskets and other sensational gifts. Or send an email to: phyllis@sillyphillie.com. 

I would love to hear from you!

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Owner/Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique baby Girl Gifts-Moses Basket Layette Set

Unique Baby Girl Gifts by Silly Phillie

 

A search for unique baby girl gifts begins when a friend or family member just had a precious baby girl. But sometimes it happens even before the baby is born, especially if you’ve been invited to the baby shower and know a little girl is on the way.

Unique Baby Girl Gifts from Silly Phillie®

www.sillyphillie.com is a great place to begin searching for unique baby girl gifts.

For starters, Silly Phillie® offers one of the largest and best collections of baby boutique quality gifts for newborns. The gifts range from large creations such as Moses Basket & Rocking Horse gift sets, to smaller but no less unique Diaper Cakes, gift baskets and individual layette items.

Furthermore, Silly Phillie baby gifts can be ordered personalized and/or customized in most cases. Nothing makes a gift more unique than one personalized with baby’s name, or customized with a theme that has special meaning to the family.

Finally, Silly Phillie® baby gifts are made to impress.  Each one features a unique design, includes premium quality components, and is lovingly made to order in the USA by Silly Phillie®.

New “Pretty in Pink” Deluxe Welcome Wagon™

Unique Baby Girl Gifts-Pretty in Pink Welcome Wagon

Pretty in Pink Baby Girl Gift

Deluxe Welcome Wagon™ gift sets for baby girls and boys are among the company’s best sellers for more than 20 years.  Up until now, the deluxe size wood wagon pull-toy came in just one color: classic red with white and black accents.

Silly Phillie® is delighted to announce a new “Pretty in Pink” Deluxe Welcome Wagon™  for girls. With this stunning addition, the search for unique baby girl gifts may indeed be over.

About Silly Phillie®

Silly Phillie® designs and manufactures unique baby gifts, layette accessories and kids bathrobes.  Each one is 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalized layette for Baby Girl

Uncommon Baby Gifts make a lasting Impression

The search for Uncommon Baby Gifts typically begins when a baby shower invitation arrives or someone just had a baby. This could be a family member, friend, co-worker or business associate.

Let’s face it, a new baby is one of the most exciting and momentous occasions in life.  As a result, it is only natural to want to celebrate the event with a very special gift for the new baby.

There’s also another reason. Everyone knows that parents are inundated with gifts for a new baby. Consequently, a gift must be unique in order to stand out and have a chance of being fondly remembered as time passes.

Where to find Uncommon Baby Gifts

The Internet is definitely the best place to begin looking for uncommon baby gifts.  Some people have a “go-to-gift” they like to give.  Most others need to search for one. But beware, there’s a bewildering number of manufacturers websites and e-commerce baby boutiques to shop on the internet.

I suggest you start your search on Etsy.com.  Etsy has a wide selection of uncommon baby gifts that are crafted in the USA by small manufacturers.  If you don’t find something you like on Etsy, try searching on Google using the search terms “uncommon baby gifts” and “unique baby gifts”.

What makes a great baby gift?

Just because something is uncommon doesn’t make it a fantastic baby gift. A gift for a baby must also be incredibly cute, purposeful and filled with lots of love.  Personalized baby gifts of practically any kind are always a big hit with new parents.

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 women owned family business since 1985. Please call 855.885.3900 to inquire about our unique baby gifts. Or you can 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

 

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®

 

 

 

Corporate Gifts Trending Up

Corporate Gifts to Employees are Up!

Corporate Gifts is a big and growing business.  According to Advertising Specialty Institute’s 7th annual Corporate Gift Spending Report, spending on corporate gifts is increasing. The report was published at the end of 2015. The upward trend in corporate gifts is attributed to an improving economy following the Great Recession.

ASI results also show that gifts to employees is growing. However, gifts to clients is down slightly. Further, the average amount spent on individual gifts was higher in both categories, but companies spend more on gifts to employees. The need to retain key employees during a robust job market is the reason given for this trend.

Corporate Gifts: Trends to Watch

Other trends identified in the ASI study are as follows:

  1. Gift cards and cash have grown into the leading gifts to employees.
  2. The majority of corporate gifts to employees and clients now feature a company logo.
  3. The primary goal of gifts to customers and prospects is to express appreciation, followed by relationship building.
  4. Fruit baskets, popcorn tins, engraved pens & other personalized items are cited as the best corporate gifts.
  5. Tech & apparel are two categories expected to show strong growth as corporate gifts.

Corporate Gifts: Welcoming a Newborn Baby

While not specifically covered in the ASI study, baby gifts is also seeing growth from businesses. The reason is simple.  A baby gift is an opportunity to build good will with an employee or client in a way few other gifts can. In fact, baby gifts actually touch the entire family making it an excellent investment for businesses.

Silly Phillie® specializes in upscale, made to order baby gifts.  Further, the company’s proximity to Manhattan, where many large firms are headquartered, along with an impressive line of products has made Silly Phillie® a preferred vendor to the corporate gift market.

Rocking Horse Baby Gift by Silly Phillie

Personalized Rocking Horse Baby Gift Set

Moreover, Silly Phillie® has identified the following qualities as being most important to businesses in choosing a corporate gifts vendor:

  1. Superior product quality
  2. Uniqueness of product
  3. Ability to customize and/or personalize
  4. Quick turn around time
  5. Excellent customer service

Cost did not make this list. While cost is a deciding factor in other product categories, not so when it comes to baby gifts.  Product related factors like quality, presentation and uniqueness far out weigh the cost of an item.

I hope you enjoyed reading this piece on corporate gifts. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a corporate gifts program with Silly Phillie®, please contact me by phone (855.885.3900) or email (phyllis@sillyphillie.com). I look forward to hearing from you!

Until next time…

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

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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Silly Phillie® Baby Gifts are Brooklyn-Made

Silly Phillie® Baby Gifts Receive Brooklyn-Made Certification

I am delighted to announce that Silly Phillie® Baby Gifts received a prestigious Brooklyn-Made Certification.  Managed by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn-Made is a certification program for locally-made goods. The certification is a market-driven, geographically-focused certification assessing and validating products manufactured in Brooklyn, NY.

Silly Phillie® was approved on August 26th along with a number of other fine Brooklyn based manufacturers. The announcement is posted on the homepage of the Brooklyn-Made website. This recognition reinforces our strategy of making better quality products in the USA. The fact that we’re able to do so  in my home town is the icing on the cake for me personally.

Silly Phillie® Baby Gifts- a difference you can see.

Brooklyn-Made certification is important to Silly Phillie® for these reasons:

  1.  Brooklyn-Made is a source of pride to our staff, many of whom live and are raising families in Brooklyn.
  2. It helps communicate our made-to-order domestic manufacturing approach. Most of our competitors, on the other hand, mass produce their baby gifts overseas.
  3.  Brooklyn-Made provides a rationale for why Silly Phillie® Baby Gifts look so much more impressive than most.  It’s a difference you can see.  Please visit www,sillyphillie.com to see for yourself.

That’s all the news I have to share with you at this time. With the Christmas Holiday’s right around the corner, please come back soon to explore our new collection of holiday inspired baby gifts. And if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we can customize something to your liking. After all, our products are Brooklyn-Made!

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Silly Phillie®

 

 

 

1800 flowers baby boy diaper cake

Cool Baby Gifts that never go out of style!

 

 

Everyone loves cool gifts,  especially cool baby gifts!

In fact, retailers and manufacturers understand the importance of cool baby gifts and aggressively target that exact keyword in Google search to generate interest in their products and increase website traffic.

 Cool Baby Gifts are hot for the following reasons:

  1. The event.  A new baby is one of the the most joyful experiences in life.  Consequently,  friends, family and even co-workers look to celebrate the occasion with gifts that match that level of excitement.
  2. Product choices.  Few categories have benefited as much from technological advances as baby products.  Scores of new & “cool” products are introduced each year for babies.
  3.  Young demographics.  The baby gift category is driven by people between the ages of 24-39.  This youthful group is up to date with the latest product trends, especially those that are driven by technology.
  4. Gift clutter. New parents are inundated with gifts.  Therefore, for a gift to stand out it be must be unique and cool in some way.  Nowhere is this need more important than at a baby shower where gifts are usually opened in front of everyone!

Top 5 cool baby gifts

  1. A stroller system.  Technology has impacted the stroller perhaps more than any other baby product. Strollers today are complete travel systems. Some include an easy snap and go car seat.  One popular model is the Britax Travel System.
  2. Formula Maker.  Preparing formula bottles has never been easier. Modern formula machines mix, heat and dispense formula in seconds. Check out the Baby Brezza Formula Pro. 
  3. Rocking Horse Gift Set. Every baby needs a rocking horse to call their own.  A rocking horse looks great in the nursery and will become a treasured keepsake toy as baby grows. Silly Phillie® offers a wide collection of beautiful Rocking Horse Gift Sets.
  4. Baby Humidifier. A humidifier is an essential but often over looked piece of equipment in a baby’s nursery. Dry air, especially during winter time, can irritate baby’s skin and nasal passages. One of my personal favorites is the line of Crane Cool Mist Animal Humidifiers.  
  5. BabyBjorn. This timeless baby carrier is a favorite of new parents. It is ergonomically designed to fit baby perfectly, comfortable for parents to wear and comes in eight bright colors.

 5 More Cool Baby Gifts

  1. Cloth Diapers.  More and more new parents today are turning to natural cloth diapers as a viable option to disposables. They are Eco-friendly and cheaper and more cost efficient than disposables.  Read this excellent summary-Cloth Diapers 101– before deciding whether to make this your gift.
  2. Diaper Cake. If cloth diapers is not your style, then consider a beautiful Diaper Cake baby gift. Diaper Cakes became all the rage after one was featured on the former hit show Sex in the City.  Well made Diaper Cakes are made with disposal diapers and quality layette items. Check out this one sold on 1800flowers.com.
  3. Personalized baby gifts.  Any thing personalized with baby’s name goes over big with the new parents. Baby blankets & bath hooded towels are just two items that look great personalized.
  4.  Books. its never too early to start reading to a baby. In fact, reading to children from early infancy leads to increased neural activity according to a study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Start baby’s library with books like Corduroy, the Very Hunger Caterpillar, and Is Your Mama a Llama.
  5. Welcome Wagon. Last but not least is a Deluxe Welcome Wagon from Silly Phillie®. These beautiful baby gift sets come filled with an abundance of quality layette items and accessories for baby.  It is a superior alternative to  baby gift baskets because it includes a fabulous keepsake wood wagon pull-toy for baby.

In summary, there are many cool baby gifts to choose from. But the coolest ones in my opinion are those the new parents really, really wanted or didn’t know they needed. I hope you found this helpful in your search for cool baby gifts.

Until next time….

Phyllis Gordon S’Dao

Silly Phillie®