Friday, November 18, 2011

life (lahyf) | cram for kids

It seems like these days more and more of my friends are having babies.  If you're in the same life stage as I am, you know that feeling where some aren't just on their first baby anymore...they're onto their second (gulp!).  Needless to say it seems like I've been shopping for babies just as much as I've been shopping for adults.  Since I sometimes don't fully understand the need for a mobile or what a Bumbo really  is, I choose to come in like the cool aunt that would feed you candy before dinner and buy a gift that may not be a necessity, but is pretty dang cool.

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This weekend I visited my friend Richard's amazing kids store in Lakeview called Cram For Kids.  He helped me find the perfect gift for a friend of mine back home who recently had her baby shower.  His store is so inviting and welcoming, that it isn't intimidating to the baby dummies (present company included) that need to learn a thing or two about kids stuff.  With a collection of adorable organic toys and clothes cute enough an adult would want to wear them, I spent my time in the store with a difficult task of picking just a few perfect somethings for my friend.  Luckily with Richard's suggestions I was able to find some great organic items that I think my friend will love.

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I don't spend a ton of time in baby stores, but I do know boutique shops like Cram For Kids, is a great way to get hand-picked, quality items that are great for a child's development.  Like I said, I have a lot to learn about kids - heck I just learned what swaddling was earlier this year thanks to my friend Abby, but I do know shopping and this place has got the goods...well baby goods at least.  If you're ever in the neighborhood or need to cover off on some baby shopping, definitely stop by his store.  If anything peek your head in and play with the cute animal faced mittens like I did, it made me feel like a kid again, but also made me realize that shopping for kids can be just as much fun as shopping for myself.

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|Are you going through a phase where your shopping for kids as much I am? What are some of your go to stores?|

6 comments:

maranda (persnickety vintage) said...

i have 3 nieces and a new(ish) nephew. shopping for them can really add up!! i've also witnessed their destructive abilities so i don't like to spend a lot of $ on gifts for them. this year for x-mas i am hitting the thrift stores and getting lots of dress up clothes-frilly dresses and funny outfits to play in and that can be ruined :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I'm sure I'd change my tune if I have my own kids, but I don't like the idea of spending a ton of money on clothing for small children especially because they grow out of them so fast! I do enjoy putting together a really cute basket of superfluous baby items for my friends' showers or whatever though (as long as I'm not depended on to provide anything that the kid actually needs, haha!)

Rebecca said...

I like shopping for gifts for the kids I know. They have the cutest clothes.

Sheena said...

What a beautiful store! Lots of my friends are mothers and I mostly buy their children items from the (unimaginative) Babies R Us. I've always wanted to venture out and buy them items that you wouldn't find at any store, so I'll have to keep this store in mind as the next kid I have to buy things for (I'm sure there will be a new one soon), I want to be a little bit more creative in my choice of gift.

Johanna said...

Such cuteness. I must check that out! I have spent so much money on my friend's babies...it's nuts isn't it? Some of their outfits cost more than mine from F21. Ha!

SassyUptownChic said...

All the time! I love unique shops like the one you chose. His shop contains some amazing items. I always go overboard though. I can never decide and usually pick everything that I choose. HAHAHA It's all so cute! Hope you're having a great weekend Tabitha.
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