Category Archives: Jen’s Picks

American Express presents: Shop Small Saturday

American Express wants to help you make a difference. Get a one-time $25 statement credit when you register an eligible American Express Card and use that Card for a purchase of $25 or more at a small business on November 26th. Here’s how we are doing our part!: Mary, our web developer, will be shopping […]

Would you like to win 20 alphabetables pillows from the Red Balloon? Think of the possibilities: Christmas: done. Hanukkah: seven days complete. The favors for your child’s next birthday party: amazing! To enter, email a photo of you child in a Red Balloon Co. outfit to For more information, call us toll free: 877-969-9800

Chicago Gifts!

We have a new section on our website that has our favorite Chicago themed gifts, ranging from clothing to postcards to unique home decor.  Check it out:  Or give us a call toll free for more ideas!: 877-969-9800

Share the Love: Custom Silhouettes

Our silhouette artist, Betsy Robinson, will be in our Andersonville store on Saturday (11/5/11), and Bucktown on Sunday (11/6/11). It takes 5-10 minutes per child. The silhouettes will be available two weeks after the event, and make amazing holiday gifts! For more information & pricing, call us toll free: 877-969-9800

Warehouse Sale!

“Every Thing On It” Poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein

From the creator of  “Where the Sidewalk Ends”, “A Light in the Attic”, and “Falling Up”, an all new collection of never-before-published poems and drawings!  Shel Silverstein’s poems will bend your brain and open your heart with their observant, childlike magic.  $19.99 Want to know more? Give us a call toll free at 877-969-9800. 

Jen’s Gift Picks

One of the best qualities of our fearless leader, Jennifer Pope, is that she can walk a tradeshow at breakneck speed, and somehow spot all of the most unique, interesting, crazy, cool gifts that the ordinary eye might miss. It’s one thing to “follow the herd” and stock what everyone else has—she takes chances on […]

Don’t miss our fall trunk show!

Get a head start on your back-to-school shopping with great selections from our fall trunk show! With brands like Wonder Boy, City Threads and Morgan & Milo available for preorder, you’ll be sure to find cute fall and winter items for your little one. Stop by our Bucktown location to preview the clothing, or call us […]

“Tap Tap Bang Bang” by Emma Garcia

Look at all these tools!  What can they be making?  Tap Tap Bang Bang is a fun filled book for sharing, packed with colorful tools and fun sounds to read aloud with your little helper.  Want to know more? Give us a call toll free at 877-969-9800.  Or order online right now!: Ages 1-4yrs […]

Come roll a bout with these plush balls!

These oversized fleece balls are a must have! Packaged in 3, each appliqued ball has a soft ringing chime inside, perfect for playing catch, or just rolling around. For ages newborn and up, this superb infant gift aids in the development of crawling and walking! Priced at $32.50, these roll a bouts are machine washable. Want to know more? […]