Around the House, Parenting & Kids

Need a Smile? Nab it on Fab

For early Santa shopping or just plain guaranteed smiles, I visit Fab.com – where innovation, style, playfulness, and discounts all come together in this popular flash sales site.

The holidays are approaching, and Santa likes to get an early start. In fact all year round when I see something that might make a great gift, I clip it to my “Gift Ideas” notebook in Evernote. I love finding just the right gift for the special people in my life.

I also love innovation, style, playfulness, and discounts! All these things come together in the flash sale site at Fab.com. Fab is relatively new, and I’ve been cruising the site since last spring.

Limited Time Sales

If you’re not familiar with this continuing trend, flash sales are limited-time sales, usually featuring designer or higher-end products at bargain prices. Zulily is best for babies, kids, and maternity. Ideali and Gilt are suited to fashionistas, and MyHabit (launched by Amazon.com) offers apparel for all and home products. Sales are considered “private”, but membership to any of these sites is free.

Smile – You’re Designed To

Fab is wonderfully different. Its mission is to make you smile. Who doesn’t like that?

The site offers great discounts on fun, modern, everyday design for your home, kids, pets, and more. I always do a quick price comparison over at Amazon, and for every single product – except books – Fab’s sale price plus shipping is still a better deal than Amazon’s regular price with free Amazon Prime shipping.

Check out some of the items I’ve nabbed on Fab in the slideshow above. They all make me smile 🙂

Fabulous Finds
Cow Peek-a-Boo Wall Clock
Cow Peek-a-Boo Wall Clock

My daughter loves farm animals, and I loved the roving eyes (they move back and forth). The cow clock was in our kitchen until Rich banished it to the dining room.

Farm Animal Cleaning Set by Boston Warehouse
Farm Animal Cleaning Set by Boston Warehouse

Those farm animals again – I couldn’t resist, and they keep my daughter busy “washing dishes” in the sink while I make dinner.

Ez Sox for Toddlers
Ez Sox for Toddlers

Are we sensing a theme here? Babies are great at pulling socks off. With these loops, my toddler is now working on how to pull them back on.

Germusu Plushie Pouches
Germusu Plushie Pouches

My daughter likes to carry little toys around. She’ll find these little pouches in her Christmas stocking.

Topographical Inflatable Globe from Jet Creations
Topographical Inflatable Globe from Jet Creations

Another toy from Santa. I hope my kids enjoy batting this extra large globe around the back yard next summer.

Reading Glasses by Gabriel + Simone
Reading Glasses by Gabriel + Simone

I’m forever leaving the house without my reading glasses. For just $13, this stylish pair is now my spare to carry around in my handbag.

Faux Leather Bookends by Zuny
Faux Leather Bookends by Zuny

Originally intended to bring smiles into my home office, this piggy bookend was claimed by Avery in short order. Who didn’t see that one coming.

Hippo and Gator Stapler Set by Boston Warehouse
Hippo and Gator Stapler Set by Boston Warehouse

Stocking stuffer for my first grader. No paper is safe.

Herringbone Loafers by Keep Shoes
Herringbone Loafers by Keep Shoes

Handsome school shoes for Brian, retailing for $35 and picked up for $19.75.

The Variety Stash
The Variety Stash

This organizer now corrals most of our art and craft supplies. Currently $34 on Amazon, bought on Fab for $11.

Discounted Business Cards from Moo
Discounted Business Cards from Moo

$10 off a 50 pack of ‘Luxe’ business cards at Moo.com, which I used for my business.

Mood Rocking Bed King
Mood Rocking Bed King

Didn’t buy this… just wanted to see if you were paying attention…

Secret Santa
Secret Santa

Something for Hubby… don’t tell him…

Go Get Some Smiles!

1 Comment

  1. Samantha

    10/31/2012 at 3:29 pm

    This company is awesome. Message from the CEO re: the recent hurricane:

    “About 1/3 of Fab’s employees are currently without power. The other 2/3’ds of us with power are welcoming those without power into our homes… It’s special. We’re a Fab Family. Our primary interest is the safety and security of our Fab team members and you, our Fab customers, and the broader community. Be careful. Stay safe. Help out others as you best can. Even in tough times, it helps to smile. We’re all designed to—more than ever.”

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