Gift Guide :: Pig Cuddle Pillow {Maileg}

maileg cuddle pig pillow - 2014 holiday gift guide

While Maileg is technically a kids line, their large, plush piggy pillow would be great gift for a kid or a grownup. When we first spotted this pillow at the gift shop at Stone Barnes, my daughter immediately ran to it and hugged it tight. It's half pillow, half stuffed animal, and completely charming. Maileg Cuddle Pillow, $50; available at the … [Read more...]

Centerpiece :: Inexpensive Wild Flowers {Decorating with Weeds}

inexpensive centerpiece wild flower weeds - queen anne's lace |

While you may be tempted to drop cash money on an expensive floral arrangement, sometimes all you need are a few "weeds" to create a great, inexpensive centerpiece. Queen Anne's Lace (also known as "wild carrot" - when you trim the stems you'll notice a faint carrot smell!) is one of my favorite "weeds" to use as a centerpiece. The flowers of the … [Read more...]

Gift Guide :: Bunny Dish Set for Kids {Thomas Paul}

Thomas Paul Melamine Bunny Dish Set in Kiwi - great holiday gift for kids - Stylish Spoon 2013 Holiday Gift Guide -

This sweet feeding set is my little lady's favorite tableware. The matching melamine plate, cup and spoon makes kids feel grow up, but it's still shatterproof (and BPA free). The designer, Thomas Paul, is a native New Yorker and graduate of FIT. Sturdy and well-made, we've used our set for 2 years and it still looks like new. Buy it as a holiday … [Read more...]

DIY :: Monthly Onesies {Baby Shower Gift}


Here's a great idea for a DIY baby shower gift.  Make monthly onesies to track baby's growth over the first year.  It's much more practical then using a little sign next to baby for the monthly pictures (I speak from experience - the sign does not stay neatly propped up next to baby once they are even semi-mobile).  Use a color printer, transfer … [Read more...]

Custom Baby Gift Giveaway by New Arrival Art


One very lucky Hip Hostess Blog reader will win a fabulous custom baby gift from New Arrival Art ($75 value) to keep or to give.  New Arrival Art is a very thoughtful gift:  It's a memorable keepsake and a unique way to decorate a nursery. Enter this giveaway by clicking on the link below.  Winner will be randomly selected at 9pm EST on February … [Read more...]


    Give parents-to-be a memorable gift to take home from a baby shower by having each guest decorate a onesie.  Supplies for this project are inexpensive and easy to find:  White onesies in various sizes, a few pieces of cardboard (to put inside the onesie so the paint doesn't bleed through), a package of stencils (animals, flowers, etc.), … [Read more...]