Monthly Archives: December 2012

Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – Fair Trade Wooden Animals Handmade In Kenya

Clive’s offering today is for those of you that love animals, but not the plush variety, and they are from Fragile Earth’s Fair Trade collection.

Fair Trade Wooden Animals Handmade in Kenya

Fair Trade Wooden Animals
Handmade in Kenya

Sometimes in the store, we overhear in the store: “You have too many stuffed animals at home!” which just doesn’t make sense to us, as we firmly believe you can never have too many stuffed animals. But that’s just us. If you’re looking for a gift for the animal lover and you don’t  want to give one that’s stuffed, why not try a hand-carved wooden animal from Kenya? They are Fair Trade so you’ll be supporting underprivileged artists while giving a unique and creative gift.

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Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – Is There A Future Doctore In The House?

Today, Clive’s choices are two new items at Fragile Earth.

The Bones Book & Skeleton and My Silly Body

The Bones Book & Skeleton and My Silly Body

Unfortunately, we don’t have a TARDIS or a fez so we’ll have to go with the traditional definition of a doctor today. If you have someone who is interested in the human body and how theirs is supposed to work, we’ve got you covered. My Silly Body Book includes a life size, die cut, interactive body to show why it does the things it does. The Bones Book and Skeleton not only answers infuriating questions, like “why do we sweat?”, but also has a model skeleton to put together. Actually, this book might be good for parents of a young child who has reached the “why” stage!

Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – Do You Know Snuggle Puppy By Sandra Boynton?

Clive LOVES Sandra Boynton and one of his favorites is the Snuggle Puppy Board Book.

Snuggle Puppy and other Sandra Boynton FavoritesWith Our Very Own Snuggle Puppy, Jellycat Latte Puppy

Snuggle Puppy and other Sandra Boynton Favorites
With Our Very Own Snuggle Puppy, Jellycat Latte Puppy

Sandra Boynton’s books are perfect for younger children and we have many of her phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series of Board Books. One of Clive’s favorites is Snuggle Puppy which is basically a hug in book form. And what better way to give this book than to pair it with the Jellycat Latte Puppy, who is a professional hugger by the way. Be sure to check out the rest of the Sandra Boynton books we have in stock. It’s never too early to start a child’s library!

Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – For The (Almost) Champion Shoe Tyer

Clive’s next offering in the 2012 Fragile Earth Gift Guide is for the Champion Shoe Tyer in your life.

Learn To Tie Your Shoes With Zoo's Shoes

Learn To Tie Your Shoes With Zoo’s Shoes

Do you know someone who is just learning to tie their shoes? The best way to become a champion shoe tyer is lots of practice and what better way than using a book full of shoe laces? In the box, Bunny teaches you how to tie shoes using the “bunny-ear” method. Then, read about all the zoo animals and their predicaments as their shoes become untied. Can you help them out?

 

Clive’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts For Your Budding Artist

Clive’s offering today is for the budding artist in your life.

eeBoo Artist Pencils, Fair Trade Paperless Journals, Nature's Art Box

eeBoo Artist Pencils, Fair Trade Paperless Journals, Nature’s Art Box

Do you know a young artist? Colored pencils are mandatory for any creative person and getting a new set brings a thrill every time. From eeboo, these come in decorative tin boxes which can hold treasures when the pencils are finished.

Our journals are completely “tree-free” from Handmade Expressions. The artisans in India turn cotton rags into a pulp which they then use to make the pages. These journals are just begging for pictures and ideas to be shared with them. (Added bonus, they are Fair Trade as well!) And, as every good artist knows, inspiration can be drawn from everywhere, especially nature.

Nature’s Art Box has tons of ideas for projects that can be made from things right outside your door.

For our online shoppers, Fragile Earth offers FREE SHIPPING within the continental US.

Clive’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide – Do You Have A Mad Scientist In The Family?

Do you have a mad scientist in your family?  Then, Clive (our store mascot) has the perfect gift idea for you.

Pop Bottle Science, Potentially Catastrophic Science, and Totally Irresponsible Science

Pop Bottle Science, Potentially Catastrophic Science, and Totally Irresponsible Science

These books are perfect for anyone who’s interested in science or watching things explode. The Pop-Bottle Science kit has 79 experiments that you can perform inside the bottle. And we’ve used several of the suggestions from Potentially Catastrophic Science and Totally Irresponsible Science for parties we’ve thrown where they were enthusiastically received by kids ages 4-14 (and we kept the mess to a minimum).

For our online customers, Fragile Earth offers free standard shipping within the continental US.

Please Vote For Fragile Earth in the Red Bank Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Our town of Red Bank, NJ is holding a Holiday Window Decorating Contest this year.  All participants are to decorate their store windows using the theme of holiday movies.  Fragile Earth decided to use the scene from The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe where Father Christmas comes to Narnia.  And because you can’t do a Narnia window without the White Witch we added her with Edmund and her gnome to the side.

Fragile Earth Holiday 2012 Holiday Window Decoration Entry

Fragile Earth Holiday 2012 Holiday Window Decoration Entry

It took us quite a while to come up with our movie, but once we did we got so excited about it.  What you can’t see in the picture is we have icicles and snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and there are twinkling fairy lights under the snow.

If you love our window as much as we do, please take a moment to vote for us here.  We not only win bragging rights but a local media package as well and YOU are entered to win a $50.00 Red Bank gift card.