I adore giving baby and children’s gifts. There’s something so fun about it…I think it’s because you 1) you get to re-visit childhood for a moment and 2) get to buy items that are incredibly whimsical and playful. Right now, I’m completely enamored by the line called Jasper Hearts Wren.
When co-founder Heather Jennings had her son Jasper, she couldn’t find anything that wasn’t cutesy pastel or over-the-top ironic. “I sat down one day with a pile of felt and some scissors, and came up with a few designs that I thought would be really fun. I ended up with ‘Rocket’ and ‘Robot.’ I got some colorful American Apparel onesies and hand-stitched them on,” says Heather. She showed them to her pregnant friend, Lisa Schwartz, who was floored by the gorgeous designs. After Lisa’s daughter, Wren, was born, they decided to collaborate and launch their children’s line, which is filled with felt or printed tees, hoodies, onesies and dresses.
I adore the Swallow (so cute for a little girl!) and Rocket prints. The Rocket also happens to be Heather’s personal pick. “My sentimental favorite is Robot; my son has always had one in his size,” says Heather. Lisa adores the bird-themed styles overall, but the Spider print is her favored creation. It cleverly and adorably hangs down the front of the top. Another fun style is the Gnome. “He gets called all sorts of things by our customers/clients. He’s been called ‘Santa’ and ‘The Travelocity Guy,”” says Heather. Other bestsellers are the Birdie Jumper and the Owl style.
Pick any of them and you can’t go wrong. They’re all super cute and adorable!!! They would make for fantastic modern baby shower gifts, as well as a fun gift for a toddler (just pair with a stuffed animal or toy of the same print!). Scoop them up at www.jasperheartswren.com.