Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

The Gifted Grasshopper


I have yet to meet a peanut who doesn’t devour books, whether it’s in the literal baby sense (mouthing), or at the stage where Laurel and her pals are; requesting specific stories, reading along, and beating you to the punch line. But if you’ve ever found yourself flailing amidst a sea of overwhelming in-store or online options, consider turning to The Gifted Grasshopper. The former teachers behind this operation have done your homework for you.

The Gifted Grasshopper creates gift totes customized to the ages and interests of little readers. The baby/toddler and preschool collections offer books centered on well-loved themes such as animals, transportation, colors, and counting. The K/1st and 2nd/3rd grade collections include books focused on themes such as sports, poetry, math, and fairy tales. Totes include books and trimmings (e.g., grasshopper reading glasses, soft toys, and bookmarks), and are ready-to-gift in elegant cellophane and raffia packaging. Age/theme based sets start at $29.99, smaller age based sets are available for under $25, and they even offer super cute, birthday party favor totes (starting at $7.99). Wise grasshopper, indeed!

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