Unique Mother’s Day Gifts : Top 5 Favorites from Avery Street Design

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We’ve invited guest blogger Laura from Avery Street Design who has graciously agreed to share her top 5 Mother’s Day must-haves! Laura is not only a loyal Ellie Fun Day supporter but also a former giveaway winner! If you’re interested in finding out if she loved her Ellie Fun Day blanket check out her blog post!  Not only is she a blogger but she’s also a mom so feel free to head over to her website and show her some love! From the Ellie Fun Day family we would love to send a huge thank you to Laura for inspiring us to add a few more pins our Pinterest wish list! Until then next time, enjoy!


Truth be told, I never put much thought into Mother’s Day. Last year, all I asked for was a Chipotle Burrito and a nap. (I’m pleased to report that at least one of those wishes was granted). So when Sarah asked me to pick my Top 5 Mother’s Day gifts, it was fun to let my mind wander a bit into a world of little luxuries that I rarely visit.


1. The Bellfield Tote in Vintage Milled Cocoa has been on my list since I saw it last summer at the Renegade Craft Fair. Handmade in Cleveland by the husband & wife team behind Fount Leather, this bag is heirloom quality that will graduate seamlessly from diaper bag to laptop tote.

2. I fully admit to buying all manner of small accessories for the labels, so it’s no surprise I’m drawn to these deliciously packaged little soaps. Bonus points to Etta + Billie for making theirs look like marble too! Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap by Etta + Billie, and Handmilled Natural Lavender Soap by Raven & Lily.

3. I follow Be Fair & Bloom on Instagram and love their heart for the world. The beautiful Chevron Path Cuff is handmade and fair trade, and I think we can all agree it would look amazing with the Bellfield Tote.

4. Every mom I know could use a cute pair of versatile studs that can’t get yanked on by chubby baby mitts. A blush ring dish to contain them on my nightstand would be icing on the cake. Blush Ring Dish and Aqua Triangle Drusy Quartz Studs by Sister Golden Shop.

5. Want to know a secret? I totally don’t wash my face before bed. By that time of night, I’m lucky to stumble and fall face-first into the pillow with clean teeth and one leg in pajama pants. I’m very intrigued by this Japanese Recycled Rayon Home Cloth from Territory Design though – it just might be the motivation I need to start some better skin-care habits.

So what’s on your wish list?

Here’s to a very Happy Mother’s Day for all the moms out there. May it be filled with snuggles, a few treats, lots of laughs, and at least one extra hour of sleep.

Photo credit: Ellen Swalley



Buy on and get a Free Bunny or Bear Cap

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To celebrate the launch of our new bear and bunny caps and our new partnership with Nordstrom, we’re offering an awesome deal!

  1. Buy a blanket or a swaddle on NORDSTROM.COM
  2. Email us your receipt and choice of cap to
  3. Receive a free bear or bunny pilot cap!

Offer ends May 1st, 2015. For purchases on only. One gift per purchase.





Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Looking for last minute Valentine’s day gifts? Well, we’ve curated something for you with your loves in mind, here are some beautiful gifts from companies that hold true to loving and caring about all those around us and across the world.

Best Gift for Your Girlfriend


Bloom That, The Haven, $45.

Flowers straight to her door in the cutest burlap wrap & ribbon in under 90 minutes…that’s last minute all-right. Best part is you still win!


Taza Chocolates, From $5.50

Boston-based Taza Chocolate makes incredible chocolates with subtle but bright flavors using a stone-ground process based on traditional techniques used in Oaxaca, Mexico, where the cacao beans are grown. Not only organic, this chocolate is Direct Trade-certified, which means farmers are paid a premium wage for a premium commodity, even more than a fair-trade price, according to the chocolate-makers. If you have Amazon Prime… you’re in luck! 2-days and it ships to you for free!



Cuyana, Leather Travel Case, $95.

Help your girlfriend take up less space in your suitcase with this lovely leather travel case set from Cuyana. Hand-crafted in Argentina with premium leather, make it an even more special present by personalizing it with her initials and a love note!

Best Gift for Your BFF


Shine Project, Bangle, $26.

Bring back those great childhood memories playing dress-up with your BFF with a set of matching, personalized bangles – a present for your besty and yourself! The Shine Project employs inner city youths and empowers them to be self-reliant and provide for a better future.

Best Gift for Your Man

Warby Parker, Murphy Sunglasses, $145.

Your man will absolutely love a pair of Warby Parker sunnies! And what makes this gift all the better? Not only is this a present for your guy, but you are also giving a gift to someone in need of glasses. Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring so that others may have the chance see all the beauty in the world.

Best Gift for Your Longtime Love


Papir Mass, Affordable Art, $10.


Everlane, Weekender Bag, $95

The weekender bag from Everlane is the perfect gift for your long-time love. Pair this with a list of places you would love to travel together with and even a travel book to spark some romance and fun! Everlane believes in radical transparency all across their supply chain. They cut out the middle man in the high mark-ups.

Best Gifts for Your Kids


Design Life Kids, Juki Swing, $25.

Made out of organic cotton, your kids will think you’re the coolest parent in town… and so will the others as well!


TugTug SF, Aigle Rain Boots, $54.

We finally have some rain in California! Let your kids have a little fun jumping through puddles in these adorable yellow, TugTug rain boots! Hand-crafted and made from natural varnished rubber, this is for sure to last through all of their adventures!


EllieFunDay, Lovestruck Blanket, $84.

Best snuggling blanket of all. Your little cupids will love you to death for this one!

Best Gift for Your Baby


Winter Water Factory, Under the Sea Romper, $36.

You won’t be able to get over how cute your baby looks in this Winter Water Factory “Under the Sea” Romper. 100% organic cotton and made in USA, you won’t have anything to worry about when putting this on your little one. Let’s just hope burp time isn’t a mess!


EllieFunDay, Goddess Swaddle, $52.

Perfect for both mom and baby this gift serves many functions. From a nursing cover, to a swaddle, to a light-weight summer blanket and even into a small table covering. You’ll be sure to love it’s delicate hand-embroidery (which takes 9-hours to make!)