Known for their oh-so-sad demeanor, children require toys to lighten their moods and prepare them for the endless joy of the adult world. Brighten a child's day with today's side deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of baby and toddler products online from Hoohobbers.
Since 1981, Chicago-based Hoohobbers has designed and manufactured award-winning products for babies and toddlers. The online emporium purveys products in the "soft" and "hard" categories previously reserved for cheese, book covers, and the geek-bully dichotomy. Soft goods include fabric items from bibs to bedding. The newborn Moses basket ($140) and diaper bags ($75) are available in an array of colorful prints and patterns. Hard goods include lightweight, collapsible furniture items, making for easy transport by adults, young ones, and the shoulders of the winning team. The waterproof rocking horse ($49) and junior director chair (booster seat) ($35) travel upstairs and down, indoors and out for hoohobbers who hobnob in a variety of hoohabitats. Additionally, many products can be customized with an embroidered name for $12.
Shipping not included. This Groupon will be available for redemption starting September 19, 2010.
Hoohobbers has received a lot of press, including features by DailyCandy and Star magazine. It received a good review on About.com and a four-star average from Buzzillionaires for its diaper bag tote:
Inside a bustling factory and design studio in Chicago, needles embroider children's names on rocking chairs, receiving blankets, and mammoth toy boxes. Nearly every Hoohobbers item is highly customized—whether with monogramming, personalized color and pattern options, or a choice of fabrics. This feature isn't the only one that appeals to design-minded parents. Furniture, accessories, and household goods for babies, toddlers, and children are portable, lightweight, and durable. Unfortunately for neglected screwdrivers, allen wrenches, and stress balls, the items require no assembly. Their practical yet modish designs often appear in magazines, including Chicago Parent, Life & Style, and People and regularly win awards, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Best of Chicago title for infant and toddler gear in 2009 and 2010.