Now that February is coming to a close, it’s time to ship out my February Swag Bag, which has so much fun stuff, it would never fit into a little ol’ bag. It requires a big huge box.
As always, the Mommy Shorts Monthly Swag Bag is only open to Mommy Shorts subscribers. If you are not a subscriber already, you can become one by clicking here. It’s open to both daily and weekly subscribers so click whichever box you wish.
Included in the box is a mixture of hand selected products from current brand partners, items that I receive at various blogger events, random stuff that gets sent to my house and a few things I picked up special, like the Turbie Twist.
Mazzy has been wearing the Turbie Twist on Snapchat and it generated so much commentary on whether she was wearing it right or wrong, that I felt obligated to buy one for the swag bag. FYI, it says how to use it on the back of the box and officially, Mazzy is wearing it upside down. Unofficially, it works just as well.
A lot of people have been asking about Mazzy and Harlow’s custom dinner plates from Dylbug, so I decided to include the Dylbug Petite Punk plate, which comes with a dress shaped cookie cutter to make the coolest (and easiest) food art ever. Seriously, you should check out the different food fashions on Dylbug’s site. It can turn you into an instant Pinterest Mom!
Beyond the punk series, you can get your plate customized to look like your kid with their name on it, which is pretty awesome. I got them for Mazzy and Harlow for Hanukah this past year.
The next item is something sweet for Valentine’s Day. This box of Hershey’s KISSES DELUXE with the roasted hazelnut center will be the last box I’m giving out this year. Unless Hershey’s wants to work with me again. PLEASE DO! I LOVE KISSES!!!
Next up, we have a genius waterproof head scarf from Hadry. You might have noticed me wearing it on our trip to Jamaica. Oh no, that’s right. I took almost no pictures of myself on that trip. You’ll just have to trust me. Hadry hair accessories are a fashionable way to cover your hair at the beach or the pool, either because you want to save your blowout or because your hair looks like crap after you get out of the water. (I wore it for the latter.)
Check out Hadry to see how good models look in this thing.
Another item in the box is a pair of BedHead Pajamas gifted directly from Arianna Huffington. That is not a joke. Don’t tell her I regifted.
What else? Hmmmm…. maybe your kid would like some of Hasbro’s new Little Kingdom Frozen Friendship Collection??? I received a box with sets for both Mazzy and Harlow and made the executive decision that they could share one pack. I’m so mean.
Remember when Mike and I went to the Australia event? Since we got two gift bags from the event (one of the best things about bringing Mike to these things), I included one whole swag bag in my swag bag. Pretty meta, right?
Then there’s a bunch of bunch of beauty supplies I got from a lunch at Refinery 29 during BeautyCon. That’s a big conference about beauty where I assume they talk about things like contouring and eyelash extensions. I also bet the people in attendance could tell you a thing or two about how to take a selfie.
What else is in there? I bunch of really random stuff. Like a big ass throw blanket.
And an owl lunchpack from Apple Park, one of my favorite eco-friendly brands for kids. Did you know that each Apple Park backpack and lunchpack are made from 100% recycled material from PET bottles? The lunchpack below saved 9 water bottles from going into a landfill. Pretty amazing.
Lastly, I’ve included a book of the month. “How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?” is in honor of our sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History. Of course, in our case— THEY NEVER SLEEP.
I’d love to make a children’s book of month a part of every swag bag so if you have any recommendations, leave them in the comments below.
The instructions to enter to win the swag bag will be in this weekend’s newsletter. This is not to be difficult but to reward my most loyal readers. You guys means a lot to me!!!
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IF EVER I WANTED TO WIN SOMETHING …. THIS WOULD BE IT!!!
OMG Ilana, this one is amazing ….. Thanks for the opportunity!
Any Mo Willems books. I would say my kids love them but it’s me too! Elephant and Piggie are my favorite.
We love Mo Willems books too! My nine year old hogs them all
This looks amazing! I’d love to win!
Current favorite books around here are Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, Peanut Butter and Cupcake, Dragons Love Tacos (hmmm, we seem to have a food theme…).
My son loves Dragons Love Tacos so much that his dragon (Figment from Disney) was renamed taco. You are what you eat, I suppose? Also, we saw the author and illustrator of the book at a local book festival and they were fantastic. Wonderful with the kids, answering all sorts of questions, and personalizing books afterwards. Their most recent book, Robosauce, does some awesome things with the physical form of the book that you simply can’t do with an iPad.
We also own Secret Pizza Party by that duo.
also. TARGET NOW HAS ‘DRAGONS LOVE TACOS’ CLOTHING! Check for it in the boy section. My girl is wearing a graphic tshirt of dragons with the “tummy troubles” ;P
Can’t wait to get your newsletter this weekend! Actually I look forward to each one I get. Btw, I finally got Snapchat because I was tired of not being in the know of what was happening and I have to tell you, it is so fun to see y’alls life in NY. I love NY and live vicariously through you and your family…and my niece who moved there about a year ago. As soon as I put my kids to bed at night and before I head downstairs to spend time with my hubby I check out your daily Snapchat for my Mazzy, Harlow, Iliana, NY fix. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with all of us.
We are big fans of any Julia Donaldson books (especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler).
Some of our current favorite books (of my 4 yr old):
What Do You Do With an Idea by Kobi Yamada
THAT Is Not a Good Idea! Mo Willems
Matilda in the Middle and Little Bunny Foo Foo – both by Cori Doerrfeld
In My Heart, A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek
Wow this one is amazing! There are so many things in this box that I have been so close to buying. I always look forward to your newsletter but this time I am extra excited! Keep up the good work!
Oh my goodness this is the best one yet!
I second the Mo Willems books, and also wanted to mention “Iggy Peck, Architect” which we LOVE. I think we read it because you mentioned it in a post previously…but I’m not sure.
Oh my. This one is speaking my love language. A warm blanket for me plus wine and little figures and a book for Z man. My. Love. Language.
my children love the classic goodnight moon !
Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime.
Some longtime favorites you should consider (and maybe lesser known? I’m not sure) are:
Chimps Don’t Wear Glasses
Every Cowgirl Needs A Horse
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash
I am so in love with your swag bags!!!! I absolutely love everything in his month’s box, I will definitely be on the lookout for your weekly email! Ilana, you’re the best!
And I just noticed that autocorrect cut off half of my name. That’s supposed to say Caroline ????
what a great swag bag! goodnight moon was a favorite of my daughter’s before she became too old for those books and graduated to chapter books when she was 7.
Oh man, this a great swag box!!! We love the “How do Dinosaurs…” books. Peanut Butter and Cupcake is a fun one. The classic Goodnight Moon. Stinky Face. And if you need a good mom cry – If I Could Keep You Little.
Well, of course the book with no pictures should be on the book of the month club, along with chick chick boom boom, Harold and the purple crayon, and right now my boys are digging Oliver jeffers books (especially “stuck”).
We love Cynthia Rylant’s Poppleton series. So cute and funny!
London, Ontario, Canada! Don’t think you’d actually want to visit here, but Toronto is really close and a great city ????
Cherry Hill, NJ (Philly)- would be a quick trip here!!
We love the Llama Llama books, so cute, great vocabulary and fun easy reads!
The Adventures of Beekle: the unimaginary by Dan Santat is an amazing children’s book. We read it a few times a week. You must check it out!
I love the swag bag box idea. 🙂 And who knew that there were so many blog give away stuffs to get at conventions! I guess I’ll have to make myself go try on next time! 🙂
I *heart* my TurbyTwist hair towel. Just sayin’
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