I am lucky to live in a neighborhood where I am surrounded by many fabulous, independently-owned shops that sell basically anything my family needs. One of my very favorite Wicker Park shops is Bullfrogs & Butterflies. This wonderful kid's store has been serving my baby-and-kid-related needs since it opened in 2007. It is my go-to spot for everything from new baby presents to birthday gifts for kids under age four to basics for my own kids (like the adorable knit winter hat I just picked up for Colin a few weeks ago).
Kristen, the owner of Bullfrogs & Butterflies, carefully selects the items that she sells in her store. She doesn't have shelves filled with every baby-and-kid product or line out there -- she just carries the very best ones.
For the wee ones and mamas-to-be, she has strollers, slings, swaddle blankets, and diaper bag necessities. For the toddler set, Bullfrogs & Butterflies offers adorable and comfy clothes, shoes, accessories (like the cutest hair clips you've ever seen), plus great books and toys.
The store basically stocks everything you needs to keep your kid looking cute and having fun until age four or so. Hooray for one-stop shopping!
And I love that I can always find what I am looking for when I come to the store in search of a gift -- every single time.
Bullfrogs & Butterflies has some special holiday events coming up
that I wanted to mention (if you were thinking about checking out the
store, these would be great times to do it). On Saturday, December 4th
and Saturday, December 11th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., shoppers can
take (free!) photos with Santa, snack on cookies and snacks, enjoy
holiday music and get special deals on toys.
Butterflies also has some other money-saving opportunities coming up as
well. For every $50 you spend, you get $5 in Bullfrogs & Butterflies
bucks back (redeemable from January 15th-31st). And those of you who sign up for the newsletter (right there on the left-hand sidebar on the website) or follow the store on Facebook can get in the "Deal of the Week" and other special savings offers.
Wee Windy City readers can also get $5 off any purchase of $25 or more. Use coupon code XM5N2010 to
shop online or print this post and bring it in to the store to receive $5 off any $25 in store purchase
(offer expires 12/24/10 and is limited to 1 per person).
I've got last piece of good news for you! Bullfrogs & Butterflies is
giving away a $100 gift card to help one lucky reader kick-off their
holiday shopping. Want to enter to win? Head on over to my other blog A Hen and Two (now Three) Chicks for all of the details.
I am working with Bullfrogs & Butterflies to help spread the word
about their fabulous store and website. I am being compensated for my