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Announcing our 2015 Made by Mom (and Dad!) Gift Guide

Posted November 25, 2015

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I'm so excited to announce Go Ask Mom's sixth annual Made by Mom (and Dad!) Gift Guide today! The guide is an extension of our weekly posts on Mondays that feature local moms and sometimes dads who are doing amazing things across the Triangle.

I love meeting with enterprising parents and sharing their stories about the products and services that they've created to make all of our lives a little bit easier and a lot more fun! As you knock out your shopping this season, I hope you'll consider supporting some of these great local parents.

Over the next few weeks, you'll learn about these business owners through features and updates. Next month, stay tuned for a big contest where one lucky winner will have a chance to win an item from each of our gift guide participants!

Without further ado ... here's the 2015 Made by Mom (and Dad!) Gift Guide, sponsored by Midwifery at Women's Health Alliance, which provides midwifery care across the Triangle for expecting moms and women who plan to become pregnant. They do great work!

1. Morgan Beeson of The Vintage Bee, maker of beautiful handmade scarves and jewelry.

The Vintage Bee features accessories and scarves, including this big button scarf

2. Allison Mays and Leigh Noonan of Klen Shop, creators of all natural toiletries, cosmetics and even lice prevention spray.

Klen Shop, all natural balms, glosses and other toiletries

3. Denise Wiggins of LipSynk Cosmetic, which offers a slate of cosmetics - from lipsticks to foundations.

Denise Wiggins of LipSynk Cosmetics

4. Val and Dave Creager of Tequila Dale's, a line of all natural, gluten free sauces and salsas. (The couple also is busy with several other local endeavors, including an Apex Christmas tree lot).

Tequila Dale's

5. Amanda Warnke of Oh Sew Cute Designs, a line of adorable clothing and accessories for young children.

Onesie made by Oh Sew Cute Designs

6. Grayson Hampson, Meghan Kerr and Angela Duke of Pickle Mamas, hula hoopers extraordinaires and creators of all kinds of things, including hula hoops!

Handmade hula hoops from Pickle Mamas

7. Beth Harris of Fort Kits for Kids and STEMPlay, a line of fun, educational toys.


8. Preston Clarke and Stephen Norman-Scott of Notasium, a music-based play space, which also offers lessons and classes, in Durham.


9. Kesha Dozier of The Chocolate Boutique, creator of fine chocolates, parties and fun nights out with locations in north Raleigh and Morrisville.

Treats from The Chocolate Boutique

10. Suzanne Gavis of LipLidz, a line of wine, margarita, martini and beer shatterproof glasses that come with colorful drink-through lids.

LipLidz, a line of shatterproof drink glasses with lids

11. Tiffini Peterson of Baggits Girlz, a line of waterproof covers for bags and other items.

BaggitsGirlz, a line of covers for backpacks and other items

12. Amy Manshack of Hobo Ties, maker of handcrafted neckware for boys and men.

Hobo Ties, handmade neckware for men and boys

Stay tuned for more information about all of these great products and our big contest!


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