fiddlehead.jpgAs much as I love the convenience of online shopping, I also firmly believe in supporting the local economy, particularly when the offerings are fabulous and eco-minded. Today, Jen reports on Fiddlehead, a lovely new mama and babe boutique in Boston that provides plenty of fuel for Jen’s obsession with organic baby goods. Read on for Jen's review, as well as to learn how to win a $25 gift certificate to Fiddlehead!

“My daughter is at the age where everything goes in her mouth. While she tends to find the least appropriate items the most appetizing – most recently the television remote control - I try my best to have safe alternatives within her reach. Fiddlehead, a new store located on Newbury Street between Hereford and Gloucester Streets, has plenty of options for me to choose from.

Named after a baby fern, Fiddlehead sells products that are recycled or made from sustainable materials. For babies and toddlers there are colorful stuffed animals crafted from wool sweaters, wooden blocks that are made in the United States from FSC certified wood and painted with non-toxic paint, hair brushes with wooden bristles that are finished in natural oils, pencils from trees pruned in Poland, picture books about recycling, and much more. While the stairs and double doors can be a little tricky to navigate with a stroller, owner Carol Miller and her staff are more than happy to help you in the door.

Just be careful, the items for moms are just as attractive. A simple trip for an organic cotton bib can easily end in the purchase of an entire dinner set made of recycled glass.”

Fiddlehead, 292 Newbury Street, Boston; Tel: 617-247-1120

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Congrats to winner Kirsten!
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Now, here’s how to win a $25 gift certificate to Fiddlehead*!

  • Simply email (with ‘Fiddlehead’ in the subject) and name which of Jen’s mentioned products you can’t wait to check out at Fiddlehead.

  • One entry permitted per person; local entrants welcome.

  • Entry period closes tonight at midnight EST, Monday, April 14, 2008.

    *The winner will receive an in-store gift certificate to Fiddlehead.