Beat the Heat! 15 Cool Shop-at-Home Sites for Great Kids Gear
JOSS & MAIN
This online flash-sale site offers star-worthy goods for the family room, kids’ bedroom or nursery at prices that won’t send you into sticker shock. Feeling creative? Stock up on the charming peel-and-stick vinyl Elephant Chalkboard Wall Decal for writing ABCs. Or venture beyond the boudoir with a cute expandable Flutter Diaper Pouch for stowing diaper essentials on the go.
Buy It Now! Joss amp Main Elephant Chalkboard Wall Decal, $13.95 (originally $22.99), jossandmain.com
PIXIE PARTY SHOP
Let's get this party started! From their old-school polka-dot-themed baby shower decorations to their adorable array of mini must-haves for baby's first birthday bash, Pixie Party Shop brings a whole new fun flair to your festivities. Available in pink, blue and green, the all-inclusive Baby Shower Party Kit is chock-full of celebratory essentials including a pennant banner, invitations and envelopes, menu cards and cupcake wrappers and toppers.
Buy It Now! Pixie Party Shop Baby Shower Party Kit, $55, pixiepartyshop.com
On the hunt for classically chic baby clothes? Look no further than Odile, a one-stop shop for your future fashionista. Featuring European brands like La Stupenderia and Baroni, the virtual racks are full of luxe loungewear, cozy sleep sacs, dainty dresses and stylish shoes. Want in on a secret? This fall, their girls’ collection will expand to include Missoni's incredible designs.
Buy It Now! Jack n' Rose Bunting, $155, shopodile.com
LITTLE BEAN SHOP
Aside from their extensive selection of unique playthings – you'll find everything from wooden toys to cute stuffed sidekicks – classic reads and vintage dish sets, Little Bean Shop is sure to send your tiny dancer twirling down the hall with Tutu Du Monde's All Things Nice Tutu. The berry-colored dress features a beautiful bodice adorned with sparkly sequins and rows of rosettes any little girl would love.
Buy It Now! All Things Nice Tutu, $145, littlebeanshop.com
School's out and by now the novelty of summer is slowly wearing off. Beat the boredom with BabbaBox, an all-in-one educational craft kit that provides fun for the whole family. Each box focuses on a subject (think gratitude, insects, etc.) and explores it through four major themes (create, explore, storytelling and digital). Best of all? The monthly subscription also includes a book and free kid-friendly programs to download.
Buy It Now! BabbaBox, $30 per month, babbaco.com
After welcoming her daughter, Kellie Martin made it her mission to go back to basics in the toy department. Now the proud owner of Romp, the actress recently relaunched the online store and stocked the e-aisles with a wide variety of super cool (and cute!) wooden toys, fun art kits and kiddie-chic room decor. Everything from the handcrafted ABC blocks to the mini mail sets and adorable mice dolls encourage creative play.
Buy It Now! Twin Matchbox Mice, $30, rompstore.com
Stocking up on baby essentials can have you running ragged. But all that can change with a quick visit to Give Wink, an online boutique featuring everything you could possibly need – or dream about! – for your little one. From children's furniture and fun toys to custom baby bedding and kids gear, this store has got it all and then some. Plus, for every $100 spent, a South American child is gifted with a new pair of glasses. Now that's worth winking about!
Buy It Now! Alphabeast Plush, $20 each, givewink.com
BEANPATCH & CO.
After spending time overseas, it didn't take long for Dana Michels Gabrielsen to notice the lack of high-quality baby items back home. Her solution? Bringing that selection of toys stateside with Beanpatch amp Co., an importer of beautifully designed and heirloom-worthy European children’s products. What little one wouldn't love snuggling up with Franck amp Fischer's knitted playthings,or heading off on a fantasy-filled adventure with Baghera's retro-style rides?
Buy It Now! Baghera Speedster Fire Truck, $109, beanpatchandco.com
OLIVE & COCOA
Oh, baa-by! With fabulous finds for the whole family (furry friends included!), Olive amp Cocoa's giftable goodies include everything from chic totes for Mom, wining-and-dining items for Dad and cool play sets for kids (how about a round of bowling ball soldiers?). As for the baby of the bunch? A few snuggles with the oh-so-soft Lulu Lamb amp Blankie Set, and he'll be sound asleep.
Buy It Now! Olive amp Cocoa Lulu Lamb amp Blankie, $94, oliveandcocoa.com
After your child's high of receiving a birthday invite comes your low of having to hunt for the perfect present. It's Gift Hero to the rescue! Just enter some basic information – boy or girl, age and amount you're looking to spend – and the one-stop shop narrows down your choices to a list of cool and colorful toys. And with their new concierge service, buyers can reach out for personalized gift recommendations, party favors, personal shopping assistance and more. If only gifting goodies could always be this easy!
Buy It Now! Little Hands Music Band, $55, gifthero.com
BABY BE HIP
Fun e-boutique Baby Be Hip has your tot's name written all over it! Choose from a wide variety of one-of-a-kind gifts like beach buckets, tooth pillows, wall tiles, monogrammed burp cloths and treats for twins that are sure to make your little star smile. But that's not all: Each item can be personalized with everything from your child's name to his birthday.
Buy It Now! Baby Be Hip Deluxe Classic Dotty Gift Set, $132, babybehip.com
When it comes to top-notch customer service, e-boutique Cocoa Crayon takes the cake. After browsing through a long alphabetized list of super hip and stylish brands, including knitted favors, cozy blankets, home goods and cute baby clothes, skip the shopping cart and head straight for the shop's owner for checkout. With orders placed only via phone, fax or email, buyers are offered flexibility with gift-wrapping options and any last-minute questions or requests.
Buy It Now! Minimink Booties, $30, cocoacrayon.com
THE HONEST COMPANY
Following the launch of The Honest Company, a collection of completely toxic-free household cleaning goods, diapers and wipes, co-founder Jessica Alba has expanded the family-favorite line to include fashionable swim diapers, training pants, bug spray and tons of new products to keep your house spick-and-span. The motive behind her entrepreneurial move? To help families eliminate the hassle of hunting down natural (and healthy!) options.
Buy It Now! Honest Swim Diaper, $12.95, honest.com
With so many new baby products constantly hitting the market, keeping up with the latest and greatest isn't easy. But now Teethe Me is committed to taking the guesswork out of the game with their monthly subscription of cool boxes filled with four to five age-appropriate products for your babe, from newborn to 3 years old. Handpicked by fellow moms, items include everything from cool sippy cups to spa-worthy skin-care products.
Buy It Now! Teethe Me, $24 per month, teetheme.com