Hi everyone! As promised, here are some highlights for your holiday shopping list. We have a lot of great local moms with businesses right in Westchester, and we're hoping you'll think local this year for the gifts on your list. Below are 5 great options that will support your fellow Westchester moms.
1. AUTHOR KRISTIN ARDEN MARKOVICH
Kristin Arden Markovich has a new book called KIDS & PUPS: PLAY DAYS IN CENTRAL PARK. She says: "I lived next to a professional photographer in the city. He and I would often see each other in Central Park while walking our dogs. We witnessed many cute moments involving kids and dogs at play, so we decided to arrange a few photo shoots...and the rest is history. Mitch shot the photos, and I served as producer and author. I'm super excited about this book as the photos are really heartwarming. Also, this book is the launch of my new career as a children's book author so I'm so thankful for the support of other moms!"
A book for kids of all ages. Renowned photographer Mitchel Gray has captured the unique love, friendship and humor that lives between dogs and children. The author, Kristin Arden, is a local Westchester Mom. Each photo was taken in Central Park (New York City) over the past year. $1 per book will be donated to benefit New York City parks and play spaces.
2. CRAFTER AMY RIOS OF AMY'S TANGLED DREAMS
Amy Rios is a talented crochet artist whose work was selected for an exhibit at the Pelham Art Center: "Craft Marketplace: An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade." You can check out her work there, or on her Facebook page, @AmysTangledDreams. She is also available for custom orders. She says, "I crochet unique gifts for babies, toddlers, children and adults. I make hats, mitts, toys, photo props, costumes, pretty much anything. If you can dream it I will make it happen."
3. CORI SHIFRIN: DISNEY DESTINATIONS SPECIALIST
Specialized travel agent Cori says, "Are you or any of your family and friends thinking about a Disney vacation? Do you have questions, or need help navigating through the planning process? I am a Disney Destinations Specialist though Magical Vacations Travel. I help plan and book all Disney vacations, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani in Hawaii, and Adventures by Disney. I have helped many parents in Westchester. I will work with you to create a customized vacation that works for your family and your budget. Our agency also has many exclusive rates that are lower than the Disney rack rates. I will monitor new Disney discounts to make sure you pay the lowest possible price for your Disney vacation. Best of all, my personalized planning services are COMPLIMENTARY!"
4. AUTHOR LORI FETTNER
Lori Fettner has recently published a book called WELCOME TO MOTHERHOOD. She says, "WELCOME TO MOTHERHOOD is a gift book for new moms. I'm compiling my own list of local shops where the book is available and will be promoting them on my website. I'm also doing a reading and signing at a local toy store in Tarrytown on December 16 that I would love your readers to know about. More info about my books and events at LoriFettner.com."
5. WESTCHESTER KIDS ZAZZLE SHOP
Graphic Designer Andrea Worthington (ahem, yours truly), has just launched a 914-centric design store in partnership with Zazzle.com. The storefront, WestchesterKids, features baby and toddler clothes and products with Westchester-centric themes. A small sample of items can be found on the Zazzle site, but any town name, zip code, area code, or message in a variety of colors and sizes can be customized by request, just use the Contact Store Owner button on Zazzle. Take advantage of Small Business Saturday! Some of the products featured are up to 30% off during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.
That's it for our roundup! I hope this inspires some gift ideas!
Till next time,
Andrea for BabyGotChat