Mint® Guest Post: Lorelei Casanova-Hancock of Cricket Stitches

Hi, my name is Lorelei Casanova-Hancock and I am the owner of Cricket Stitches. I have been proud Mint retailer since 2008, and I am thrilled Christi asked me to be the guest blogger for Mint.

Whenever I have customers come to me for baby gifts my go-to line is Mint. I like to pair up something gingham or seersucker from Mint with a bib or burp cloth and add a cute appliqué for something spectacular and unique for my customer.

I’ll start by asking my customer what color/colors they would like me to use. Next I pick something from Mint like a Cosmo Bag, Bloomer or Boxer. A lot of times I will use one of the said in a neutral color like grey and use the color the customer wanted in the design. You can see for Ivy (see picture below) I selected the Grey Gingham Bloomer with a bib and a cute appliqué.

In the next picture, you can see I used a Cosmo Bag in Chocolate Seersucker. My customer mentioned Mason’s parents are Hipsters so I went with the fox appliqué. What’s more hipster like than a fox? My customer and Mason’s parents were thrilled with the gift!

Little Mallory needed a backpack for preschool so we set her up with the Grey Gingham Small Backpack. The small backpacks are perfect for preschool age children! The love carrying around their own stuff!!

Mallory’s favorite color is yellow (which is perfect with grey!) and she is all about the Princesses so we put a carriage on there for her.

I hope this post gives you some (Mint) ideas for the next time your customer needs a cute gift.

Cheers, Lorelei

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