Category: Gift Guides

Metropolitan Mama's Gift Guides help you select timely and thoughtful gifts for family and friends.

Back-To-School: FOXPAWS

When it comes to shoes, our family's policy is to choose 1-2 pairs of high-quality shoes in any given size instead of opting for overflowing shoe bins of ill-fitting, stinky, and blister-causing options. Since shoes are items that most people wear daily and that affect are health, the extra dollars seem well worth the expense. […]

Back-To-School: COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR

If you have a sporty/athletic child, he or she will feel right at home in the Columbia brand of clothing. Whether you're buying for school, home, or mountain adventures, Columbia has been a trusted brand for more than seventy years. The reason is simple - they make high-quality clothes that have been designed with the […]

Back-To-School: THE CHILDREN'S PLACE

Our kids wear uniforms to their school (I love uniforms - more on that in another post) so we always need to stock up on basics at the beginning of the school year. Although we don't usually opt for polos from The Children's Place, we do like their faux layered sweater shirts and some of […]

Back-To-School: APPAMAN

If you're the kind of person who skims¬†fashion blogs¬†and dreams of big city life, Appaman is a children's clothing brand that absolutely should be on your radar. The styles are modern, fresh, and out-of-the-box...while still being ultra-cozy for kids. These are the kind of clothes that will spark conversation on the street because they are […]

Metropolitan Mama's Back-To-School Guide 2016

A friend texted me this morning: "Good summer?" My reply: "Summer was lovely - not quite ready to give it up. You?" I love the long, lingering days of summer. I like the sunshine and flip flops, the magnificent monsoons and accompanying splashing in the rain, the ice cream cones and crisp salads. Also - […]

Still Time to Order New Year Photo Cards!

When the turquoise Tiny Prints box arrived on my doorstep on Tuesday, I immediately opened it to look at our New Year cards "in the flesh." I previewed the design online, but there's something special about holding a card in your hands (which is why I've never been a hug fan of e-cards). As always, […]

Christmas Tour of Our House - with Ace Hardware!

The wonderful thing about Ace is that there always seems to be one "right around the corner" - no matter where you live. Our house is a good ways out of the city center, with majestic mountain views and not a Target within 10 miles, but - lo and behold - there is an Ace […]

Top 10 Gifts to Buy at Kohl's

I remember the excitement when Kohl's opened in my city 15+ years ago. Everyone was talking about the deals to be had! I've since been inside a number of times and, for the most part, I've been happy with the affordability and the selection. My only request to Kohl's would be to add "price scanners" […]

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