Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Father's Day Gift Guide: Calling All Rad Dads!

These aren't your granddad's tie clip kind of gifts. These are for the funny, the sarcastic, the nerdy, the hipster dads. All the rad dads. Father's Day is coming up, so we've compiled a bunch of sweet gifts that dad will love, so you wouldn't have to. Also, all of these will go awesome with that macaroni frame. (Why mess with a classic?) 

Totally Rad Fathers Day Gifts:

1. F Bomb Paperweight by Uncommon Goods - Perfect for the dad who can't quite mind his p's and q's when the kiddos are around...what the f*@#? 
Where DOES he learn language like that..

2. Vintage Map Cufflinks by Bespoke - These will class up the suit of any jet-setting dad, or a history-buff dad who dabbles in cartography. 
Let's go on an adventure! 

3. Jedi Dad Shirt Set by Psychobabyonline - The force is strong in this one! Start training your Jedi at a young age and may your father-son relationship be light years away from Vader and Luke's.  
Nathan, I am your father! 

4. Custom Etched Father's Day Wine Bottle by Etching Expressions - If the Dad in your life is more of a sommelier than a Brew Master, get him a personalized message on a delicious bottle of his favorite vino! 

5. Men in This Town Hardcover Book by Barneys New York - Perhaps a subtle hint for your man to step up his fashion game - this book will give him the inspiration he needs to take some fashion risks. And finally stop with the sandals and socks. 

6. Dollar Shave Club Monthly Subscription by Dollar Shave Club  - If you like your main man a little more clean-shaven than fuzzy, this is the perfect gift to give him a smooth shave and keep the beard-burn at bay.  

7. Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course Based on the Hit Original HBO Series Game of Thrones by The HBO Shop  - Let's be honest, if you're a GOT fan, this could be fun for you too! Plus, the best part of any language is learning the swear words! (Is that just us? See gift #1) 

8. Hipster Dad Shirt Set by Psychobabyonline - We know they might be too cool to advertise, but why buy another tin of mustache wax when you can show off your half-pint & whole hipster dad-baby duo!? 

9. Personalized Wood Carved Rock and Roll Man Cave Signs by Benchmark Signs Gifts - This one speaks for itself. Get it customized with your specific man cave description to warn all those who enter that they may be subject to extended periods of Guitar Hero or actual band practice. We do love a rock 'n' roll dad. 

10. Blue Mixtape Cassette Tape Light by Break The Record - In case you ever need a visual aid when describing the history of music consumption, or stories about the mix-tape he made you when you first started dating. NEVER FORGET! 

11. Coach Dad Shirt Set: Baseball by Psychobabyonline  - For the sports-loving dad who bought a glove when the baby was born because he was THAT EXCITED to play catch some day...

12. "Music is What Feelings Sound Like" Wall Art by GoGoBookArt - Excellent decoration for the rock 'n' roll Man Cave - something has to be non-neon, right?  (See #9) 

13. Engraved Wooden Music Box (Beatles) by InvenioCrafts - With a ton of songs to choose from you can pick the song that means something to both of you.  Sentimental and a little cheesy, yes, but also perfect for the music-loving papa.

Looking for more ideas? We get it, you're a perfectionist.  So, you can shop all of our gift for Rad Dads here
 Or head over to our Dad Pinterest Board for EVEN MORE ideas, including some fun DIY projects! 

10 Awesome Dads to Follow on Instagram

These dads are killing it in the Instagram game, filling their feeds with great pictures of them being the awesome dads they are! And most of these guys are easy on the eyes, so cute dads + cute babies... = total win-win! You're welcome. 

1. Neil Patrick Harris (And David Burtka) @nph 

Two photogenic dads are better than one, right? These two make every other shutterbug parent want to step up their game - keep the cuteness coming! 

2. The Baby Guy NYC (Jamie Grayson) @thebabyguynyc

Even if you follow this guy for the sarcastic picture captions alone, you're going to have a good time. But if you pay attention you might pick up some sweet baby stuff tips...if you're not too busy laughing at his hilarious selfie faces.

3. Bill Horn @thebillhorn 

Bill's kiddos, Simone and Bosley dress better than most adults AND are incredibly photogenic. The love in all his pictures shows and makes you feel like you're part of the family! 

4. Taye Diggs @tayediggsinsta 

Taye has recently stepped up his social media game, including posting more pics of him and his adorbs son, Walker. And his little man keeps showing up in Bob Marley tees, something we can totally get behind! 

5. Lee Cherry @leecherry 

Lee, a professional photographer, and his beautiful wife seem like the coolest parents. They threw an amazing looking birthday party for their ridiculously cute kiddo (see him and his curly mop top below) and make being a fabulous family unit look effortless. 

6. Johnny Damon @johnnydamon

This former Major Leaguer/World Series Champ (GO SOX!!!) has a major-ly cute family.  He's often surrounded by the gorgeous ladies in his life - his wife, a zillion beautiful daughters and his brand new baby girl! 

7. James Patrick Casey @jamespatrickcasey

His photos feel like if a Wes Anderson character was capturing everyday life - just add music! His gorgeous wife and daughter are often the subject of some of his most stunning pics.

8. Matthew Novak @mattjnovak

With or without his two daughters in his pictures, his photography is gorgeous.  It's always more fun when he showcases his beautiful family, but I'll take a serene shot of a lake in winter too! 

9. Tony Hawk @tonyhawk

Pro skateboarder and overall cool dude has four kids.  His feed is a whole lot of sweet skateboarding action clips and some adorable moments with his kiddos. 

10. Trevor Mulligan @onesahd

This Stay-At-Home-Dad of two boys captures awesome pictures of day-to-day life with his kiddos.  A self proclaimed "Watch tower parent" he also keeps a funny blog and twitter feed to go with his photography adventures.   

Honorable mention: @dilfs_of_disneyland - A collection of hot dads on vacation at the happiest place on earth.  

You guys need to let us know about any rad dads you like to see in your feed - follow us @psychobabyonline and tag your fave cool papa!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Princess Charlotte Has Arrived: A Royal Round-Up!

Princess gifts for Psychobabies? Heck yes! Now, we like to think we know a little something about princesses - or at least all the little girls who act like them.  Therefore, in honor of the birth of the new Princess of Cambridge, we've put together a style guide for HRH Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - a real, live princess. 

Looking THIS good right after giving birth must be a Royal perk 

1.  Personalized Pretty Princess Tee by Psychobabyonline - Perfect for those days when you need to remind everyone who wears the crown around here. 

2. Her Royal Highness Personalized Bib by Psychobabyonline  - Even royal babies fall victim to the occasional spit-up...might as well keep it off my fancy dress, in style! 

3. Princess Crown Pacifier by Personalized Pacifiers - For the days when you can't wear a crown on your head, at least you can still show it off! 

4. Pink and White Striped Dumbbell Rattle by Zubels - 100% organic, because it's never too early to start caring about the state of nature in your kingdom. 

5. Trumpette Pastel Pixies Sock Set - We love the bows on these, plus now they won't get mixed up with George's. 

Now, this may seem like we gathered together a whole lot of sparkles and pink, and you're right, we did.  But, in all fairness, we know Charlotte would look royally fantastic in all of this. 

And bring me the Royal spoonful of sugar! 

We still believe that she is, Kate...and if she is still nannying, she better show up in Cambridge quick! Check out all our gifts fit for a princess on our Princess Gift Page

Friday, May 15, 2015

Judy is a Punk! Top 10 Punk Rock Baby Names

Here at Psychobaby we obviously are commited to bringing you the coolest, craziest baby clothes (among other awesome stuff), and that is driven by our deep and unabiding love of all things ROCK AND ROLL. Being punk is going against the grain, swimming upstream, turning it up loud and wearing whatever the heck you feel like. So in the spirit of  that, let us present our 10 favorite super punk rock baby names!

1. Sid (Sex Pistols) 

We realize this troubled musician's tale is not the happiest, but punk isn't always happy- it's raw, real, and messy. And Sid Vicious' story is as iconic as it gets in punk history. Plus, Sidney is an awesome name for little punks and punkettes alike!

2. Nancy (Sex Pistols)

The lady half of punk rock's most famous love story. Romeo and Juliet, take a hike, Sid & Nancy will always be punk's reigning king and queen.

3. Joey (from the Ramones)

There's a 1 in 5 chance someone in your family is named Joseph, so pretend you're naming your kiddo after them but secretly you named him after Joey Ramone and are going to raise the punkest little dude on the planet. (We maybe made up that statistic, but lots of guys are named Joseph, so it's maybe true.)

4. Ramona

So you had a little girl, that means, Joey, DeeDee, Marky & Tommy are all off the table for baby names... why not pay homage to ALL the Ramones by calling your punkette Ramona? Plus, people will think it's after Ramona Quimby, and that's not a bad thing either.

5. Johnny (Rotten)

Lead singer of the Sex Pistols, this name will make Grandma & Grandpa happy while letting you nod to one of punk rock's greats. (And Johnny Cash!)

6. Henry (Black Flag) 

Henry is a pretty All-American-sounding name...unless it's inspired by the hardcore singer of Black Flag, Henry Rollins. Who turned out pretty awesome. Dig his Fabio mane in this pic:

7. Lita

Lita Ford, bad-ass guitarist for the all-girl punk band The Runaways. This is one girl who rocks just as much as her name does.This name has a retro flair to it, and is unique enough that you don’t hear it often.

8. Iggy 

Iggy Pop - the Godfather of Punk - and overall rock 'n' roll legend has a totally unique name.  You could always take the safe route and use the name Ignatius with the nickname of Iggy...but who are you kidding? Hand the kid a guitar and let him rock!

9. Sheena

Dudes, Sheena is a PUNK ROCKER!!! One of the best ever Ramones songs, and therefore a great choice for a punk rock Psychobabe.

10. London

London/the UK - home of some of the greatest punk bands known to man - The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers... even the band London!

Let us know if your P'Baby has a rad punk name in the comments - we love seeing all the cool crazy things you call your littles!

Don't forget to check out our new Punkster styles - click here for punk baby shirts, punk bibs, punk rock placemats and more!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Be the Teacher's Pet: Teacher Gifts Under $20!

The end of the school year is upon us, which means it's time to spread the love to the people who are working their butts off to educate your little ones: TEACHERS! Now, we aren't the craftiest of mamas, however, we do know how to make a pretty special personalized gift.  And when it comes down to it, it really is the thought that counts.  

Show your favorite teacher some love and give her a keepsake that'll last a little longer than a bouquet of flowers and MUCH longer that those homemade cookies. (Don't get me wrong, we LOVE cookies as gifts...but 23+ kids in a class x cookie gifts = sugar coma.) We've got mugs, tote bags, water bottles and more! Personalize your favorite design with your teacher's name, your school, your class year, your subject, etc. Be sure to view all of our teacher gifts 

However, if you ARE one of those crafty moms that we are all not-so-secretly jealous of, feel free to try your hand at one of these adorable and from-the-heart DIY teacher gifts. 

You can start with something simple and inexpensive - like this adorable printable attached to Burt's Bees Chapstick. This is a good idea when you've got a ton of teacher gifts to dole out and don't want to break the bank.

Now, if you're ready to get a little trigger-happy with the glue gun, you can always put together a Crayon Monogram for your favorite teach.  Here are two different examples of how you can make it happen ("P" by Chic & Cheap Nursery and "K" by Workman Family): 


If you want to go all out for your absolutely-the-best-most-favoritest-teacher-in-the-world, we would recommend the Beach Bag Summer Relaxation Kit by Skip To My Lou. It's not crazy hard to do, just takes a little time and effort gathering all the ingredients and putting it together with the right sentiment.  Might we suggest throwing in a pair of our Personalized Flip Flops (now in ADULT SIZE - WOO) so that she never mixes hers up at the beach? 

Throw in personalized flip flops and you're the class favorite! 
And last but not least, for those of you that are JUST like us, we found this awesome printable to add to a gift card by Chick-A-Bug - because sometimes all a teacher wants is a cup of coffee and a good laugh...on you! 

Anytime we attempt crafts this cool, we end up featured on Pinterest Fails...but, "A" for effort, right? If you're looking for more DIY "Pin"spiration for your Teacher Gifts, check out our Pinterest Board and let us know how they turn out! We'll just be over here trying to get the glitter off of...everything.