MLT’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for help with your Christmas list and can’t get Santa to return your e-mails? We asked four local gift specialists to give us their top picks.

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For Mommies-to-Be, Babies and Kids …

Photo by Jared Castaldi

Shannon Choe
Owner and founder of Premier Baby Concierge, Berwyn

Who needs flowers? Any expectant mom will appreciate the Baby Bunch ($19.95-$59.95), a bouquet of 100-percent cotton baby clothes cleverly wrapped to look like a bouquet. Main Line Gardens, 376 Paoli Pike, Malvern; (610) 644-2300,

Frame your first of many photos with an adorable Pearhead Sonogram Frame ($27). Peanut Butter & Jane, 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 104, Wayne; (610) 254-9300,

Every new mother loves personalized mommy jewelry. Surprise her with a custom Footprint Necklace ($48), with her baby’s footprint, name and birth date, by Bel Kai Designs.

Carry those ubiquitous baby wipes in style with the handmade Ellie Rose Boutique Baby Wipe Box ($23). Blue Horse Boutique, 118 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 254-2583.

The Melissa & Doug Alligator Push Toy ($49.99) is great for babies getting ready to walk. Ace Hardware and Toy Center, 16 Paoli Shopping Center, Paoli; (610) 644-2013,

Instill the love of reading early with Indestructibles by Karen Pixton. The books feature beautiful illustrations and are washable. Children’s Book World, 17 Station Road, Haverford; (610) 642-6274,

Perfect for preschoolers, Kimochis ($25; pictured here) help teach kids about their feelings. Home Grown, 393 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; (610) 642-3601,

The Toobeez ($39-$159) giant construction building system is ideal for kids 6 and up. Lucky Duck Toys, 106 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 254-0054,

Tikatok—Every Child Has a Story ($15-$18) is the perfect gift for aspiring writers. Gift certificate for book creation available at or

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