The adorable Sock Monkey can be traced to the Victorian era, when Europeans ignited a stuffed-animal craze in this country and people started sewing toys for their children. As European countries continued to colonize parts of Africa, familiarity with exotic species such as monkeys grew and they became popular models for the toys.
Sock Monkeys have red mouths because they were originally made from socks with red heels. Today, the Sock Monkey’s face can be found on everything from hats to baby booties. Here at Dillards.com, we have a variety of Sock Monkey clothing and other items to keep your baby cozy, comfortable and as cute as — you guessed it — a Sock Monkey.
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What is a layette? Most people know that it has something to do with babies, but even some parents aren’t sure what one is. A layette refers to newborn supplies, from complete outfits to bibs, bath accessories and more. Seems a lot less daunting now, doesn’t it?
A good place to start is with a nice, fluffy blanket. Every newborn will be wrapped up in a blanket at some point, so why not make it a cute one? This (1) Trend Lab Sweet Safari velour receiving blanket for boys or this (2) Starting Out plush leopard blanket for girls makes a perfect gift for the parents-to-be. Or if you are looking for something a little less gender-specific, try this (3) Starting Out plush toile reversible blanket in black and white toile on one side and black fleece on the other side.
A great gift for expecting parents is a set of coordinating clothing or accessories. These (4) 10-piece gift sets from Trend Lab come in pink or blue and are packaged in a matching mini-tote bag. The (5) Carter’s 4-piece duck-motif layette set, (6) Carter’s 4-piece duck set or (7) Starting Out duck gown 2-Pack all make a great gender-neutral gift. Of course, you can put together your own set by choosing your favorites from our large selection of bibs, blankets, towels, sleepwear, diaper bags or crib shoes.
Once you know what a layette is, the possibilities are endless. Check out our layette section on Dillards.com for more ideas.
What is your favorite gift to give an expecting couple? Or, if you have children, what was your favorite gift to receive? Tell us about it in the comments.
Your little princess will be delighted to wear any of the Sweetheart Rose for Dollie & Me sleepwear to a pajama party, with the added bonus of bringing her favorite doll dressed to match. One of our favorites is the Heart Printed Fleece Robe (1) and the Love Pajamas (2). Or, she can show off her glamorous side with the Fancy Nancy pajamas and slippers set (3).
Tween fashionistas will love having pajamas, slippers and a robe to match. The Capelli New York Lil’ Scotties fleece robe (1), pajamas(2) and faux fur scuff slippers(3) fit the bill.
What sleepover is complete without a sleeping bag? Minimize the things she has to carry with our Sweet Kitty(2) or Smiling Monkey(3) sleeping bag complete with a built-in pillow. Another great option is the Cat Snug Blanket and Carrying Case (1) that includes a microplush blanket and a carrying case in the shape of a cat face.
What were your favorite pajamas when you were a child? Tell us about it in the comments.
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