I really wanted go to the New York International Gift Fair this summer, but this year the fair began on my 10 year wedding anniversary and then continued into my children’s first week of school. Talk about bad timing!
I do want to share the results of the Best New Product Awards at NYIGF Baby & Child because its a nice bunch of items. The winners are recognized for their innovation, design and style.
The judges in the Baby & Child division were: Joanna Dreifus, MyMomShops.com; Joann Fallon, Baby & Kids/Giftware News; Lynda M. Johnson, KidsStyleSource.com; Caroline Kennedy, Playthings; Jane Kitchen, Kids Today; Nancy Lombardi, Toys & Family Entertainment; Leesa Valentino, TheGiggleGuide.com; and Angela Velasquez, Earnshaw’s.
The summer 2012 winners and finalists in the relevant categories are:
Box Play for Kids® Box Play for Kids Stickers– eco friendly stickers made of 100 percent recycled paper that turn old boxes into new toys
* Winner *: PlanToys, Inc. Play House– a three-story rubberwood and PlanWood doll house with a handle to carry and a rooftop that becomes a garden
Finalist: Fat Brain Toy Co. Tobbles Neo stacking toy
Finalist: Juratoys US Corp Magnetibook Crazy Face
* Winner *: HABA® USA Teepee Play Tent– a portable personal space for little explorers to take exciting and creative adventures
Finalist: Magicforest, LTD Fly With Me Hot Air Balloon Music Box
Finalist: Milk Moon Kids Growth Charts