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August 16, 2011

Written by Contributing Writer, Sarah Farthing

I can’t help myself, I’m already thinking about fall because the giving season is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the challenge of picking something personal and meaningful to gift my family and friends.   For me, that means being open to ideas the whole year, filing away helpful links and even ordering some items and storing them until the time is right!

With gift-giving in mind, here are 3 sites that struck my fancy recently:

Miabooo is a fun Etsy shop with handcrafted wood children’s blocks.


They are whimsical and fun.


I like the idea of giving a traditional gift, blocks, with the modern spin of a funky or personalized design.

Next up is Nerdy Baby:

Science is fun, of course, but Tiffany makes it simultaneously funny, endearing and so visually appealing that you can’t help but order some of her work for the people on your gift list for whom you know learning is fun.  Check it out:

Newton’s Laws of Motion


123 Poster


Prime Number Counting Chart

Had I known about Tiffany’s work before our boys were born they would have had a Tiffany Ard nursery for sure!  Visit for wonderfully smart gifts for teachers, friends and kids you know are nerds at heart.


I came across Sarah + Abraham on The Macs blog and I am hooked on her simple, touching designs:

The silhouettes she does are fabulous and come in all manner of colors, poses and numbers to fit your family’s composition and style.

These plates are so fun!  What a perfect gift for a birthday or holiday- they can be used year round for many years, they don’t take up much space and they’re colorful and special.

This is the pillow mentioned in the post about Levi’s Room and I encourage you to investigate all the images and colors available; it’s amazing how you really do see the kids you know and love in these faces!

Check out for stationary, stickers, note pads, art prints, invitations, cupcake toppers…you name it, you can find it here:!

Please let us know in the comments, by e-mail or on our facebook wall when you find great sites for fun gifts.   You never know, your favorite might just get featured on The Good Stuff Guide!

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  1. Mama Nolte

      on August 16, 2011 12:45 pm

    All beautiful and practical ideas! Thanks for the ideas and links!


  2. Jen

      on August 16, 2011 6:52 pm

    Aww! Thanks so much for the feature! I’m tickled that you like my work:)

    Have a wonderful day!!!




  3. Julie R.

      on August 18, 2011 10:09 am

    I love the Nerdy Baby products and a pillow from Sarah is on my wish list for hubby to get me.


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