Babesta Gift Guide: For your Rock Star!

rockstar   At Babesta, we are all about your future rocker. We’ve put together some great gift suggestions for the holidays (or for a birthday) if your tot totally rocks! 1.Rowdy Sprout Sublime and onesies, $37 2. The Misfits bib by Sourpuss Kids, $12 3. Biggie Smalls plush doll by Late Greats, 4. ACDC onesie by Rowdy Sprout, $37 5. Headphone onesie by New Skool, $28 6. Xylophone and drum set by Plan Toys, $23, $50 7. CDs by Rockabye Baby, $17 .

Move Over Hermes. Meet Homies, the last word in luxury a la Brian Lichtenberg.

We cracked up when we first saw these tongue in cheek tees and sweatshirts by Brian Lichtenberg. Amping up the luxe cool this holiday season! Shop Brian Lichtenberg at Babesta!

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Brian Lichtenberg tee steals the show.

Brian Lichtenberg tee steals the show.

Video Games Extravaganza at the Museum of the Moving Image

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Your kid as obsessed as mine with MINECRAFT? Might want to head out to the Museum of the Moving Image and check out “Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games.” The interactive exhibition (read playable) of more than two dozen games that represent the “indie” scene. Museum Of The Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, Queens. Opens Saturday, December 14.
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Here’s a list of the games featured in the exhibit (to gauge age-appropriateness).

Final Days, Yayoi Kusama at the David Zwirner Gallery

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Don’t be dissuaded by the report of the long lines or the cold. We are wild about polka dots here and Yayoi Kusama’s art has been on the Must Do list for a while now. (We understand, the holiday’s sometimes take over but it’s ending the 21st so you’ve got to hurry!) If you haven’t seen it, I Who Arrive in Heaven is surreal, intriguing and fantastical. There are two infinity rooms that boast mirrors and dots, dark and light. Read about it here.

Best Gifts for Kids at Babesta: Check out our Holiday Picks!

Holiday Gifts for Kids at Babesta

 

Still trying to figure out what to get your kids for Christmas? Here are some of the best Holiday gifts for kids, all hand picked by the Babesta style-elves. Find them online or just give us a buzz and we can wrap and ship for you! Shop Babesta!

Cool new backpacks, take me away!

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We are mad about the newest backpacks to hit Babesta by Sprayground. What makes them so awesome? The wings! When my little 7 year old saw these in the picture she made me earmark  one for her this Christmas. They’re sized for an adult  (so it’s decidedly ginormous on her because she’s  quite petite), and have a built in laptop sleeves and pockets and of course the amazing wings. It’s perfect for an older child or adult who wants a backpack with distinction!

Sprayground, founded by David Ben-David, is definitely the hippest new bag company on the scene, with the bags coveted by celebrities and edgy about-towners. We’re totally psyched to have them in shop this season!

 

 

An Artful App

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We get it. Your kids’ a Picasso. And a prolific on to boot.  What to do? It’s hard to find the space for  all that work, but you can’t bear to part with it forever. Love this app that I just read about on Cool Mom Picks called ArtKive. You can save all the artwork digitally and bound it in a sweet book, so it’s easy to go back to yet fits neatly on the shelf. I for one am going to grab my unruly boxes of artwork-past and give this a whirl. Read more on Cool Mom Picks.  (pic from Cool Mom Picks)

Friday Face-Off: Dine and SMASH

NUNA VS FRESCO VS STOKKE VS OXO TOTClockwise from the left: Fresco, Zaaz, Sprout, and Tripp Trapp

This week High Chairs enter the Babesta Ring to see who will emerge victorious from the seat sortie…

Let’s kick things off with THE NUNA ZAAZ!

Endurance tested from when your child can sit upright unaided up to 220lbs, this chair will certainly be in the game for a long time.  To compliment it’s endurance, the ZAAZ is flexibly designed to grow with your child.  A lift behind the footrest adjusts height and air foam cushions support bottoms of all sizes so you can customize the seat to any size, height, or amount of wiggles.  A three or five point anti-loop harness with quick release button allows for ultimate safety and peace of mind.  It’s no crevice design allows for easy cleaning and all plastic components are removable and dishwasher safe.  It’s made of high-quality, BPA-, PVC-, and DEHP-free and weighs in at 22.1lbs.

Moving around the ring, we meet THE BLOOM FRESCO!