Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Busy, Busy!

Monday, August 18th, 2014

August has been very busy here at Chiggs- maybe all our stockists are getting their orders in to prepare for those September babies- (there is usually a baby boom 9 months after Christmas/New Year!).

We have sent more Chiggs Baby Wheels out to Angel Wholesale, the one stop shop for nappy cake, baby shower and baby basket supplies. If you head to section ‘nappy cakes’ and then ‘embellishments’ you can find each of the Baby Feed Wheels and the Baby Medicine Wheel. All Chiggs Baby Wheels are available in single quantities from Angel Wholesale, with savings to be made buying them in larger quantities.

Baby Feed Wheels have winged (wheeled?) their way to Maternal Instincts online maternity and breastfeeding boutique, Baby BoBo nappy cakes in Louth, Lincolnshire, and a variety of eBay shops, Mini AcornsClick and Buy gifts and Smartieprints.

It’s always a pleasure to visit one of our local stockists, Magpie Greetings here in Harrogate, and we dropped of a reorder of Baby Feed Wheels and Get Well Wheels this afternoon (and bought a lovely card while we were there- I never leave empty handed!)

Babies Babies baby shower specialists are another business who have restocked with Baby Feed Wheels this month. All our stockists sell Baby Feed Wheels, but not all sell the full range, so if there is a Chiggs Wheel you can’t find at your favourite independent retailer or online retailer, have a browse through the Chiggs shop

If you run a business and would also like to sell Chiggs Wheels, do have a look at our Trade and Wholesale page, and either fill in the trade enquiry form or send us an email for more information. We would be delighted to hear from you!

Royal baby bump watch is a growing phenomenon

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The Daily Mail newspaper is running ‘Bump Watch’, ‘Now’ magazine has a Royal Bumpwatch and even Harper’s Bazaar is running a weekly Royal Babywatch – is this the shape of things to come?! With fewer than three months to the mid-July arrival of the royal baby, the august institution that is the British Press have turned their collective attention to the size of Kate’s bump. Expect more and more inches to be devoted to the Duchess of Cambridge’s tummy size over the coming weeks! I’m sure the experts will expand on the subject of the bump with speculation about whether Catherine is carrying to the front or all around, and if this means we can expect a baby boy or girl to arrive in the summer.

Being pregnant can be a tricky time, because obviously having a growing baby within is a personal event, but your visible bump can make it a public event- people you barely know want to touch your tummy, and they come out with the most bizarre and sometimes deeply unhelpful comments (in my case, at a Christmas ‘do’ a week and a half before my due date (and just 7 days before Chiglet was actually born) “good grief, haven’t you had that baby yet?” Er, no- or else I wouldn’t be standing amidst a partying group of glamorious Air Hostesses looking like a whale!).

So I can only image what it must be like to live out a pregnancy in front of the full glare of the world’s media. Hang in there Kate!

Festive wishes

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Here at Chiggs we hope all our customers, stockists and suppliers have had a very Merry Christmas.  We have had a lovely family Christmas, and have also been celebrating the Christmas Day birthday of the youngest member of Chiggs, our daughter Holly who is now 10 years old- double figures!

The Chiggs online shop is still open for customers wishing to buy a Baby Feed Wheel to send as a ‘new baby’ congratulations card to any families who have welcomed their own Christmas babies over the festive period!

Harrogate Christmas Market

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

This festive season our lovely town of Harrogate is holding it’s very first Christmas Market. We’ve been watching the preparations for a few days, as the marquees and stalls have been put up on a triangle of the Stray at the bottom of Montpelier Hill and Cold Bath Road. While fully intending to visit yesterday (Thursday) for the light switch on, Holly and I wimped out due to the monsoon-rain like conditions. However, this evening (Friday) has been a lovely clear and crisp winter night, so we had a walk down into town from Chiggs Headquarters, to enjoy the atmosphere and do a little Christmas shopping.

It was super! Holly was distracted by the stalls selling sweets, cupcakes and biscuits, while I’m a human magpie- love anything sparkly and shiny- and there were lots of different jewellery and gift stalls to keep me happy. We bought a few Christmas presents and chatted to some lovely stallholders about their businesses- one even said Holly should be running her own business as she did the hard sell (on me!) and I really will not be surprised if that prophesy comes true; my daughter is already showing a real entrepreneurial spirit even at the age of 9!

The Harrogate Christmas Market is well worth a visit, and is on for the next two days- Saturday the 23rd of November (10am-7pm) and Sunday 25th of November (10am-5pm). We hope it will become a regular feature of Christmas in Harrogate!

There are also a couple of events in Yorkshire that Chiggs stockists will be attending this weekend:

 Little PJS will be at the Christmas Gift & Food Fair at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday the 24th of November (10:00 ’til 16:00) Entrance is £2.50, accompanied children are free. There will be over 70 stalls including gifts for all the family, food and wine tastings, home-made Christmas cakes, Santa’s Grotto, face-painting and children’s activities.

Baby Blessed will be taking their range of gifts and childrens products to the Christmas Fair at Shay Stadium, Halifax on Sunday the 25th November 2012

In addition, Twinkle Twinkle, a lovely baby and toddler shop in Sandbach, Cheshire who sell Chiggs Wheels have some late night openings for you to crack on with the Christmas shopping, on Friday 30th November they will be open until 8pm and every Thursday to Christmas will be open until 8pm too.

Spot of shopping? Don’t mind if I do!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Some of our lovely Chiggs Wheels resellers are drying off after the ‘summer’ and getting ready to head out and about to various Fairs, Fayres and markets in the coming weeks- here’s a selection!

Baby Blessed will be attending a Baby Fair at the Colne Valley Garden Centre (Scar Lane, Golcar, HD3 4QA Huddersfield) on Sunday, 28 October 2012 10.30 – 15.00. there’s all sorts going on, a bonny baby competition, infant massage demonstration, kids zumba as well as lovely baby goods like Chiggs Wheels to buy!

 Sue who runs Bottoms Up! (what a great name!) will be taking a selection of nappy cakes, Baby Feed Wheels and Christmas gift ideas to Kirkstall Abbey Market at Kirkstall in Leeds on Sunday the 28th of October (12 ’til 3)

Little Pj’s are very busy as usual, attending a host of events! My mother-in-law bought my daughter one of their gorgeous nighties last Christmas, and it’s beautifully made and so so pretty, so I can thoroughly recommend visiting their stand to make a purchase if you’re visiting one of these events!

Stowe House Christmas Fayre 27th-28th October, at the Stowe School near Buckingham

 Living North Christmas Fair, Newcastle Racecourse  1st to the 4th of November 2012

Living North Christmas Fair York, York Racecourse 16th to the 18th of  November 2012

Wynyard Hall festive Fayre, 21st-22nd November, Wynyard to get you in the festive mood!

Country Living Christmas Fair at the SECC Glasgow, 22nd to the 25th of November 2012

And finally one that I’ll be going to as it’s so local, Country Living Christmas Fair at the Harrogate International Centre, here in Harrogate North Yorkshire, Thursday, 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2012

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Long time no blog! As regular readers of this blog will know (hello Mum!) Christmas is a very busy time for the Chiggs family, as we also celebrate a birthday – Holly, our incredibly helpful ‘office junior’ (aka my wonderful daughter) was 9 years old on Christmas Day. A double celebration! And also the reason for the silence on the blog post front, you can imagine how busy we have been as a family, and Chiggs also had a great month sales-wise.

I’d like to wish a very happy and healthy New Year to everyone, and a very very big thank you to our customers, to friends and to family, and to our wonderful Chiggs Wheels stockists– a myriad of amazing and inspirational people running an incredibly diverse range of businesses- who have helped make 2011 a fantastic year for Chiggs.

December Jollities

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Once again, Chiggs Wheels stockists are out and about in the run up to Christmas, and here are some more festive events.

Friday 2nd December, Hello Baby Gifts will be at the Pavilions in the Park, Hurst road, Horsham, West Sussex

Piglet’s Boutique will be selling their lovely gifts for little ones at a  Christmas Fair in Hull at the David Lloyd Leisure Centre on Saturday the 3rd of December (10am til 4pm)

Durham City’s traditional Christmas Festival is on Friday 2nd December: 10am – 6pm, Saturday 3rd December: 9am – 5pm and Sunday 4th December: 10am – 4:30pm. There is huge craft and gift marquee on Palace Green featuring over 180 stalls selling a wide variety of Christmas gift ideas, and Little Pjs will be selling their lovely nightwear and gifts including Chiggs Wheels, (perfect gifts for parents of December babies!) for the 3 days of the festival.

On the 11th of December, Lulabells will be at Cockermouth Market, in Cumbria with their lovely selection of gifts.

And the 15th of December is the 6th birthday of Chiggs! We’re not sure what the celebrations will involve- mainly cake and jelly, I suspect- so watch this space 🙂

Diary dates for a spot of festive retail therapy

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

We have lots and lots of amazing small businesses selling Chiggs Wheels, and some of them are certainly getting out and about this month! As we are all gearing up for Christmas there are some rather exciting shopping events and baby fairs to attend during November, and here is a little sample of places you’ll be able to find Chiggs Wheels in the run up to the festive season…

 Tuesday 8th November– the NSPCC Christmas Shopping Fair in Carlisle– attended by Little PJs, a fellow North Yorkshire business who specialises in quality baby & childrens clothes, pyjamas, nightwear and accessories- including of course, Chiggs Wheels!

Tuesday 8th November– Ladies night, Horrabridge Community Primary School, Yelverton, Devon attended by Nat’s Nappy Cakes

Thursday 10th November – Indulge Cafe @ Hornbeam park (in aid of Oatlands pre-school)  Harrogate 7.30pm onwards attended by Baby Mu with their gorgeous selection of baby and children’s gifts.
 
Thursday 10th November– Christmas Shopping Night at Kiddiroo 6 Mark Square, Tarleton from 7.30pm
 
Thursday 10th to 13th November– Christmas Fair at Brocksbrush Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland, with Christmas Gift and craft marquees one of which will be home to Little PJs
 
Friday 11th November – Spree & Spa evening at Clifford Village Hall, Boston Spa 6.30pm to 10pm attended by Baby Mu
 
Friday 18th November – Kirby Hill Primary School Xmas Fayre, Kirby Hill – 6pm – 8pm attended by Baby Mu
 
Saturday 19th November – Cundall Manor School, Cundall – 11am – 3pm and Baby Mu will be there!
 
Sunday 20th November – The Main Furniture Company, The Green, Green Hammerton – 10am-4pm with Baby Mu
 
Wednesday 23rd November – Aldborough Village Hall, Aldborough -A winter shopping evening 7.30pm – 9pm- go and say hello to Baby Mu!
 
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November Living North Christmas Fair at Harewood House with a Christmas Village and food fair- a very festive place to visit Little PJs
 
Thursday 30th November –  Late night Christmas shopping in Boroughbridge – all evening. The perfect chance to get cracking with your Christmas shopping and visit Baby Mu at The Old Foundry Kitchen, Boroughbridge (next to vets on New Row)