Monday, July 6, 2009

Gorgeous Sun Protection for Every Day: Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat {Review and Giveaway} **CLOSED**

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A beautiful hat is the perfect accessory to complete any summertime outfit. The only problem is that it is hard to find a gorgeous hat that is also practical and versatile. Case in point...we buy hats all the time in name brand stores, but they are meant to go with a specific collection and just don't go with much else. What's up with that? That stinks, because a hat is a must have just about every day to protect EG from the burning sun in steamy Alabama!
And we can't buy a hat for every single outfit, so we sometimes just have to go with whatever we have (and by now you all should know that it just irks me when EG doesn't match...lol). When buying hats we are pretty much left with a few choices: buy one for every outfit, don't worry about matching, or buy a boring, neutral hat that matches everything. None of those choices are really optimal, especially buying several hats considering money and the time it takes to find the right hat (at least in our house!) as you're trying to run out the door to go to work or wherever. Luckily for all of us hat lovers, Giggle Garden Boutique has come up with an excellent solution to our hat troubles - a GORGEOUS, versatile, practical hat - just like I thought didn't exist.

Giggle Garden's solution is their Floppy Sun Hat - a solid white sun hat with a beautiful detachable, oversized flower bloom that makes it simply stunning and easily interchangeable with just about any other clippie or bow (they have those too!) you can buy or, better yet, already have. What a fabulous idea! Their hat comes in a variety of sizes to fit your little one just perfect, and the bows and blooms are absolutely spectacular. Giggle Garden provided me with a variety of different flowers and clips to try out with the hat, and I was amazed at how such a simple change of clip completely changed the look to match just about anything.
I was lucky to receive this before we took our beach trip, so we were able to try it out there - where a hat is an absolute necessity for little ones. As you can see in the pictures, not only did it look fabulous, but it did the most important job of keeping EG's face and shoulders protected from the sun's harmful rays.
A side note...I have to say that, at first, I wasn't a huge fan of the strap around the hat. I thought that it would drive EG crazy and entice her to pull and yank at it. But, while at the beach, I quickly learned the value of it! With the constant breeze, the hat came off several times (especially while we were in the water), and the strap caught it every single time...so nice! And, if EG decided she wanted to take it off, she could do so without the hat getting lost in the Gulf of Mexico before I could catch it...lol.
Enough about that though. The pictures show just how beautiful the actual flower clips and bows are (although they still don't really do them justice).
The large bloom, that is one option when you purchase the hat (there are a few to choose from), is an oversized pink flower with a large rhinestone in the center - by far the one we received the most compliments on. And, the fact that it is a solid color makes that bloom alone able to match a lot of little girls clothes. But, we all know that everything isn't pink, so the option of changing out the flower to whatever you want is wonderful. I know most moms of girls already have tons of bows laying around the house, so it would be so easy to customize this hat. Even if you don't have tons of bows, it so much cheaper to buy a new bow than a new hat for every occasion. And, that way, you have the bow to wear by itself too. That is exactly what we did on the way to the beach. EG had a cute ladybug dress and Giggle Garden provided me with a cute ladybug bow to go on the hat. Well, she didn't need a hat in the car, so we just used the bow by itself. You can't get much more practical than that (oh wait, you can throw it in the washer too!), and the Floppy Sun Hat is cuter than any other sunhat you will find!
Giggle Garden offers several choices of hats including the pink bloom pictured, a ladybug bow hat, red/white/blue stripe bow hat, and more - at $22 you wont find a better deal on such a versatile accessory anywhere.
They also offer the bows and blooms that you can purchase separately, including their super cute oversize korkers (that also look precious on the hats...and only $6). Other coordinating products Giggle Garden Boutique creates are headbands, crochet beanies, hairbow holders, and, another favorite, their flower Giggle Flops. Just looking through their shop will put a smile on your face! Check out their shop today and see details below on how you can win your own Giggle Garden Floppy Sun Hat! Thanks to Giggle Garden for allowing me to review such a terrific product and for offering the giveaway!

TO BUY: Visit Giggle Garden Boutique where you can purchase all of the products mentioned above, plus more!! Be sure to mention you found them from Mommy Works.

TO WIN: To enter the Floppy Sun Hat giveaway, visit Giggle Garden Boutique and figure out the top product you'd love to have, and which hat you would choose if you won. Then leave a comment below indicating your favorites!

To enter this giveaway follow the rules and entry guidelines below (US ONLY):


1. REQUIRED: Visit Giggle Garden Boutique, pick your fav product, and leave me a comment below telling me what it is! Also be sure to tell me which hat you would choose if you win!

To earn extra entries you may do one or more of the following and leave me additional comments here telling me which you have done:

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet (be sure to leave me the link and your Twitter name).
3. Blog about this contest and leave me the link.
4. Follow Mommy Works
5. Subscribe to Mommy Works via reader/e-mail
6. Grab my button, place it on your site, and leave me the link where I can find it.

**Be sure to leave me your e-mail address, if there is not a visible one in your profile, so that I can contact you if you win. This contest will end at 11:59 PM CST on Monday, July 20. The winner will be randomly chosen via Random.org and notified on or around Tuesday, July 21.**

57 comments:

  1. I love the Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  5. follow on twiter and tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  6. I LOVE the Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat-LADYBUG

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  7. follow and tweeted!
    amolino
    http://twitter.com/amolino/status/2514350430

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  8. The Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat-Ladybug is my favorite, and that's the one I'd choose.

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  9. I like the daisy crochet headband!

    If I won I would choose the floppy sunhat with the red bow, size XL.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  10. I love the Giggle Garden Bling Sneaks. The hat I would choose is the Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat with the LADYBUG bow.

    clenna@aol.com

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  11. I subscribe via email

    clenna@aol.com

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  12. I would love to have the Giggle Flops with blue or lavender flowers for my summer wear. As for the hat..that cupcake cutie hat is adorable! I also liked the sunhat with the yellow sunburst flower.

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  13. I personally like the hair bow holder...we need one.

    My fav hat is the: Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat with pink rose

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  14. My little girl would like the Giggle Flops in pink and white. Thank you!

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  15. I like Giggle Garden Blooming Headband, and I would pick Cupcake Cutie hat.
    erin_melissa at juno dot ocm

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  16. I like the white giggle garden floppy hat. So cute! I also like the Giggle Flops. rebolsen at gmail dot com

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  17. I love the Floppy Sun hat with the yellow flower!

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  18. I love those Floppy Sun Hats. My favorite has the blue flower.

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  19. I love the giggle flip flops! The big bows make it look so cute. :) And I like the floppy hat with the big yellow flower on it.

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  20. My favorite item is the giggle flops!! o my gosh...cutest flip flops i have ever seen in my life!
    My favorite hat is the giggle garden floppy sun hat!

    mindeelarsen@hotmail.com

    I just subscribed & follow mommy works :o)

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  21. I love the floppy sun hats!

    stashingjen@gmail.com

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  22. i would choose
    Giggle Garden Floppy Sun Hat- Pink flower
    cindys4682@hotmail.com

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  24. My favorite item is the Giggle Garden Bling Sneaks

    If I won, I would choose the Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat with the Lilac Rose

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  25. My favorite product is the Giggle Garden's Crochet beanie.

    If I won, I'd choose the Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat with the purple flower.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed@hotmail.com

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  26. I'm now a follower of your blog.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed@hotmail.com

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  27. I love the giggle garden bling sneaks.

    I'd choose the giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat in xl with the bright pink bloom.

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  28. I love the Giggle Garden Korker Bows. Those are popular now, aren't they? I would pick the hat with the yellow flower.
    dearandrea
    at sbcglobal.net

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  29. subscribes to Mommy Works via my yahoo reader

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  30. birthday girl headband is my fave
    jceko77@yahoo.com

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  31. Hi, I love the floppy hat with the soft yellow flower and the cupcake cutie hat :)

    Priscilla@myswaddlebabies.com
    Etsy and Twitter: SwaddleBabies

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  33. Following Mommy Works

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  34. Subscribe via email and reader

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  35. my favorite was the Giggle Garden Floppy Sunhat with a purple flower thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  36. i follow thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  37. i subscribe thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  38. The cupcake cutie hat was precious. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  39. My favorite are the Giggle Garden Bling Sneaks, they're so fun! The hats are all really cute, but I think I'd choose the white Giggle Garden Floppy Sun Hat with the bright pink bloom with rhinestone center.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  40. I'm an email subscriber (using xpblochATjunoDOTcom).

    Thanks!
    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  41. I love the giggle flops! They are sooo cute!

    sarsosariAtgmailDOTcom

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  42. I subscribe :)

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  43. I follow :)

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  44. I LOVE the Giggle Garden Floppy Hat with the Pink Rose.... so precious!!!! I'd pick it in size XL

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  45. And I'm subscribed to your blog :)

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  46. I like the cute pink giggle flops!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  47. I am following your blog already! And I forgot to mention what I would like to win if chosen in previous commment...-so I would like the Giggle Garden Floppy Sun Hat-with pink flower!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  48. i love the Giggle Garden's Crochet beanie

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  49. following your blog klp1965
    kathy pease

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