With February already well underway, thoughts are quickly
turning to romance, sweet conversation hearts, who likes who, and
cutesy classroom Valentine's Day parties.
Cosmotot rounded up Cupid's finest heart-themed finds sure to
make everyone on your lovey list smile.
Dress little ones in snuggly softness with Sweaters by Lee. The New York-based founder and
creative knitter, Lee Ann Flower, handmakes every sweater in her
collection, and with an array of colors and styles to fit any
reason or season (think snowflakes, a love letter, football,
frosted cupcake, fluffy-tailed bunny and more), any fully machine
washable choice is an easy add to toddler wardrobes. Perhaps more
impressive is that Flower will be donating 100% of her profits to
the American Red
Cross from now until she retires, or as she puts it, her hands
can't knit anymore. Talk about sharing the love!
There's nothing more beautiful to behold than the strong
emotional and spiritual attachment between parent and child.
Parent-run company Bebe Au Lait teamed up with Danish jewelry
designer, Julie Sandlau, to create a line of understated, casual
bracelets that celebrates this cherished relationship and
unbreakable bond. Choose from single bracelets or a set of two,
which comes with a bracelet for parent and child. Set on a band of
woven Italian nylon, the centerpiece is made from solid sterling
silver with one side featuring an oxidized heart (or star) and the
reverse showcasing a genuine topaz stone.
Instead of wearing your heart on your
sleeve this year, try wearing it in your hair. Fledgling shop, miss mop
top, has just the thing with a Mighty Aphrodite hair clip.
Crafted from felt, the lightly puffed heart with pink edged wings
reminds everyone that love in truly in the air. I started this Etsy
shop as a New Year's resolution/goal, and it brings together the
best parts of my love for travel, artisan finds, art and crafting.
You'll also find original note cards, ponytail holders, travel hair
clip holders and cozies inspired by my own sweet mop tops: one for
her love of handmade and the other for his love of geography.
Disney Store is celebrating the world's most
iconic couple, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, with a collection of
festive "I Love Mickey" products all for under $20 in stores and
online, too. Choose from a lovable, 18-inch, Valentine-themed
Mickey (reds) or Minnie (pinks) plush, glittery stationery,
journals and other paper goods, and lots of apparel and accessories
(think red paillette Mickey Mouse tote bag and cool character tees)
sure to delight kids and adults alike. Right now, you can buy one
plush and get one plush free with FREEPLUSH at
checkout. Automatically applied in store.
Whether it's a
hand-scribbled drawing or one-sided boxed note, little kids (and
their parents) love getting Valentines. Tiny Prints
offers up tons of adorable kiddie-minded cards that give little
ones the chance to celebrate Valentine's Day in a fun new way. They
can even be personalized, making each charming one extra
iParenting Media award-winner, My
Pillow Pets, offers up comfy pillows
disguised as snuggly, plush companions that are ideal for naptime
or travel. If you've seen their cute commercial on Sprout, which is
how I found them in the first place, each is made from soft,
high-quality chenille, is mom-designed, endlessly huggable and
machine washable pal. The whole menagerie comes in more than 20
different, kid-pleasing styles (think unicorn, hippo, moose, bear,
dog and more), and two different sizes. Companion products like
backpacks and blankets are also available.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.
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