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The Art Of Gift Wrapping

The Art Of Gift Wrapping

If you’re planning on giving the new mommy in your life a luxury gift, the presentation must be just as beautiful as the gift inside.

This can be especially difficult if you’re struggling to wrap plush cashmere baby gifts or a soft baby blanket set. 

Here are some essential tips to make your gift wrapping — almost — as good as the present inside.

Choose great wrapping paper

Your premium baby gifts deserve the best wrapping paper on the market. Thin wrapping paper is prone to creasing or

wrinkling in unexpected places, or even tearing. This often ruins the entire presentation of your gift. 

Thick wrapping paper with a beautiful design is the best option to present your baby blanket gift. It’s easier to control creases

during the wrapping process and won’t tear like other flimsy gift wraps. On top of that, the thick paper will feel rich and

luxurious to the touch when she opens her present. Just be sure to place your baby blanket gift on the paper before you cut —

this will give you the perfect amount of paper to cover the present. Using too much wrapping paper is a common beginner’s mistake.

When in doubt, use a box

If you’re wrapping a difficult object like a cashmere wrap for babies or a breastfeeding cover, you might want to put it

in a box before you wrap it. Loose gifts made from cashmere are more prone to tearing and puncturing the wrapping paper.

This can be a huge detriment to both the overall look of your gift and the surprise gift inside!

Avoid the potential for punctures by placing flexible or fragile items in a rigid box. Not only will this give you a clean crease

when you wrap your present, but it will also be easier to transport if you have to travel for the holidays.

If wrapping a box is still beyond your gift wrapping capabilities, then use the Internet to your advantage. Video sharing sites

like Youtube have thousands of video tutorials with easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions.

…Or use a bag!

Bags are a wonderful gift option because you can play with different colors and patterns. They’re easy to carry and you can fill

a bag with just about anything. This makes them a great option for last-minute gifts or multiple items for twins. While twins

only occur in four out of every 1,000 live births, this is still a great option for any new mom. Try experimenting with different

paper tissue to create a fun look for the holidays.

The new mom in your life will love it when she opens her new premium baby gifts. When you have trouble with the art of gift

wrapping, try these tips to improve your presentation.

Best Luxury Baby Shower Gifts: Introducing Penelope the Poodle

We’re thrilled to introduce the world to our dreamy young pup, Penelope the Poodle; She is the newest face of our premium cashmere baby blanket family, and one of the best luxury baby shower gifts in all the land. Ooo la la! Isn’t she adorable? Penelope joins our stars Gavin the Goat, Kiwi the Cat, and other newcomer Liam the Lion, who are already making names for themselves as some of the best high end baby gifts out there.

Meet Penelope

You won’t find another pup like Penelope the Poodle in average animal stories. No, Penelope is one of a kind! She hails from France, the land of yummy baguettes and tasty croissants. With her head in the clouds, Penelope spends her days dancing with butterflies through meadows and glens. But one day she wanders much farther from home than she ever intended, and finds herself in a strange new land.

 

“Mon dieu!”cried Penelope, “this isn’t France!”

 

Penelope is scared at first, not knowing how she’ll ever get home. She’s also a bit concerned about a familiar rumbling in her tummy.

 

“Follow us,” said her friends, “there’s a café ahead.”

They drank chocoláte and split a fried churro,

then asked the way home from a nice Spanish burro.

 

Grateful for her friends, the butterflies, and for the nice Spanish burro; Penelope returns home weary from her adventures. Like any great traveler, she was happy to be home and ready for a good night’s sleep cuddled up with her favorite cashmere baby blanket.

 

Penelope Cashmere Baby Blankets are the Best Luxury Baby Shower Gifts

Penelope the Poodle comes in our signature machine-washable, Hermes quality cashmere. The soft colors make this blanket as beautiful as it is snuggly. Dainty from her head to her toes! Penelope struts around Paris with purple bows in her hair and a super-chic purple and red collar. This detailed hand-embroidery work makes Penelope come to life, complete with a butterfly atop her nose. And of course, colorful pom-poms dangle from this gorgeous cashmere baby blanket to encourage sensory play for baby (as well as providing something perfect to cuddle when dozing off to sleep).

 

Because we know Penelope will be a friend for a lifetime, the cashmere baby blanket comes in our unique baby keepsake box. Not only will this box provide a safe place for Penelope to be kept long after blanket snuggling years, it also has unique features designed to keep other precious baby memories, like a lock of hair from baby’s first haircut or baby’s first photo. Searching for the perfect luxury baby shower gift for a special new sweetie in your life? Our baby keepsake box needs no gift wrapping! A simple ribbon can make this box an elegant addition to any baby shower gift table.

 

Why Animal Stories?

As with all of our cashmere baby blankets, the story of Penelope the Poodle comes included as part of our unique baby keepsake box. Just like the babies in our lives, the faces on our blankets each have their own special story. These sweet animal stories encourage imagination and exploration to the little ears that hear them. They make the faces on our blankets come to life and help establish a bond that can last a lifetime. Not only does baby enjoy the cuddliness of the softest cashmere in the world, they also get a friend who can go on great adventures with them. Because at 10to12 Baby Lounge, we believe that the best baby gifts are the ones that help make lasting memories.

 

“Mommy Appreciation Sunday” Free Event for Moms in Los Angeles

The event we’ve all been waiting for is fast approaching!!! 10 to 12 Baby Lounge is celebrating the grand finale of Mommy Appreciation Sundays on July 22nd at the Baby Lounge inside the American Rag store in Hollywood. The free live Los Angeles event for moms will take place from 1pm-2:30pm, and some of our favorite brands and organizations will be participating with giveaways, discounts, and more. This is our way of thanking all the amazing mommies out there who never take a day off. We believe moms deserve much more than just one day a year of appreciation, so we hope you’ll join take this opportunity to gather your mom pals, mingle and make many new friends, and let us GIVE BACK to you with pampering, gifts, drinks, discounts, shopping and more. Here are some of the incredible partners that are helping us make mommies feel special on July 22nd.

 

Baby2Baby Charity Organization

Baby2Baby is a wonderful organization that aids low-income children from 0-12 years old. They help to provide these children with diapers, clothing, and other basic necessities that all children deserve. For the live Los Angeles event for moms, they will be providing a special opportunity for photo-ops, as well as bringing in their Community Manager to speak about the organization. Baby2Baby has asked attendees to bring in a donation of packages of diapers and/or gently used backpacks and other school supplies. For each donation they receive, 10 to 12 Baby Lounge will be matching them with donations of baby security blankets and stuffed bunnies! All mommies deserve to know that their little ones’ basic needs are met!

Follow Baby2Baby on Instagram.

 

Indermica Skincare

Indermica is a unique skincare brand that we believe is perfect for mommies. Their aloe farm here in the United States, has been family owned for generations to ensure the highest quality. They create 100% hydroponically grown organic aloe skincare products. Indermica is offering a 20% off discount code every Sunday until July 22nd, which includes free shipping and an extra 5% off if you leave your email. For the Mommy Appreciation Sunday live Los Angeles event for moms, they are donating gift baskets full of full sized organic skincare products that mommies are sure to fall in love with.

Follow Indermica on Instagram.

 

Volvo and Bentley

On July 22nd, Volvo Cars of Santa Monica will give away a FREE Deluxe Cashmere Gift Set (value $426) along with extra Volvo goodies to the first mommy to come onto the lot that day to browse or shop and mention Mommy Appreciation Sunday! Definitely do yourself a favor and stop by before heading to the Mommy Appreciation event in Hollywood. This keepsake gift box contains a 100% machine washable, non-toxic timeless cashmere baby blanket, and cashmere cotton newborn wrap and mittens, a Volvo reusable coffee cup and Volvo reusable water bottle.

For the Mommy Appreciation Sunday live event in Hollywood on July 22nd, Bentley Motors donated a deluxe Bentley stroller that will be given away to a lucky mommy!

Follow Volvo Cars of Santa Monica on Instagram.

 

Glamifornia Style Lounge

Who doesn’t deserve to get pampered once in a while, especially mommies?! On Sundays leading up to the live event, Glamifornia Style Lounge in Malibu is giving mommies 50% off all Madflowers products, such as Body Bronzer, Breast Elixir, and Face Dew. They are also offering moms a free Deep Shine Treatment, normally priced at $75, with the purchase of any other treatment on Sundays.

Follow Glamifornia on Instagram.

 

Royal Quality Laundry

We know how busy mommies are, and the work never stops. Well, Royal Quality Laundry is coming to the rescue. Every Sunday until July 22nd, the full-service laundry business is giving Los Angeles moms 15% off of $1.45 per lb of laundry, as well as a free pink laundry bag. Even better, if a mom refers someone else to Royal Quality Laundry, she will receive another 15% off!

Follow Royal Quality Laundry on Instagram.

 

Califia Farms

We love that Califia Farms is constantly working towards a healthier, plant-based food system. For the live event, they are donating their delicious juices and probiotic yogurts. The juices will be used to make special cocktails and mocktails for the mommies in attendance, and probiotics are especially good for mommies who are breastfeeding or who feel elevated stress levels! Read more about probiotics benefits for new mommies here.

Follow Califia Farms on Instagram.

 

PC Greens

Our favorite healthy grocery store in Malibu, PC Greens is offering a special discount on their one-day juice cleanses. These cleanses are discounted more than 30% for this limited time for mommies, for $30 instead of the usual $45, and include the following:

Summer Greens 15oz, Apple Lemon Ginger 15oz, Coconut Delight 15oz, Beet Cucumber Cilantro 15 oz, and a 2oz Wellness Shot.

This promotion will occur each Sunday until the 22nd, but the cleanses must be pre-purchased over the phone by end of the business day on the Friday before and scheduled for pickup on Saturday or Sunday. Pre-Order by calling 310-456-0353 and ask to speak with Joe or Mike.

 

We are SO excited for the #MommyAppreciationSunday Live Event. Mommies are encouraged to come celebrate for free alongside many of our favorite mommy bloggers, social media influencers, editors of many high profile publications, and other brand partners. It will be an event to remember, so we hope to see you there! Save the Date!

Follow @10to12babylounge to keep up with the latest, and please share this Facebook event and spread the word to your baby mommy friends in Los Angeles and surrounding cities who deserve a day just for giving to moms!

 

#MommyAppreciationSunday!

“Mothers deserve more love & recognition than just one Mother’s Day.”
This Sunday between 10am and 12pm, we're giving away 3 FREE 'Cashmere Baby Sets' with code MOMMYAPPRECIATION at checkout! If you're not one of the lucky 3, we're still offering 40% off ALL cashmere baby and mommy gifts all day on Sunday!

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