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Gift Guide: Story Time With Dad

The lingering question to plague the entire month of June rests here: What do you gift the man that seemingly has it all? The Sweet Threads team has come up with the simple answer that keeping it simple and meaningful is best. One of our oldest favorite memories is being read to before bed by Dad. So if you have a little one that loves a good storytime, here are some of our favorite books to share with Dad.

See something you like? Here are the links to all the books listed above for you to purchase straight from our online shop:

With My Daddy $18

How to Surprise Dad I love Dad $17

I Love Dad $9

My Dad is Amazing $8

From Father to Father

Tell Me a Tattoo Story $17

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too $18

Sweet Threads is your one stop boutique for the most fashionable children’s essentials. From clothing, toys and accessories alike, we carry the best fashion from our carefully selected brands. Our store front is local to long beach but our website carries most of our product as well.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us help you! Feel free to shoot us an email at info@shopsweetthreads or give us a call at (562) 439-7933 and someone from our team will be glad to help you with size or style inquiries.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Love is in the air at Sweet Threads and we couldn’t be more excited! Looking to put a smile on someone’s face? Stop by the store to get a hold of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for the special ones in your life. We’ve compiled a slide show of some of our best sellers that would make the perfect Valentine’s gift this year.



It’s never too early to share the Valentine’s Day spirit with your little girl. Check out our must have gifts for that special little lady.


Boys should receive the same amount of the love in the Valentine’s Day festivities. If pink and hearts aren’t your boy’s thing, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the next best thing(s).



We think mom’s deserve all the love in the world. If you’re having trouble shopping for that special mom in your life, stop by! We’d love to help you pick out some goodies from our selection just for moms. Our top picks? Any of our super soft tees paired with the Flicka Clog by Cape Clogs.


Did you know? There are approximately 1 billion Valentine`s Day cards exchanged every year in the U.S. alone. Check out our selection of greeting cards that’ll be sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Whether you’re shopping for a little girl, little boy or a mom in your life, we hope you find that inspiration you need to find the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day.

Loving these products but can’t make it to the shop? No problem! All our products are listed on our website for your shopping pleasure. You can also email us at and we can set you up with an invoice.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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The gift of giving is much easier said than done. The stress of finding the perfect present for everyone on your list is as overwhelming as it is stressful. Fret not, we’re here to help! So don’t let that stop you from enjoying the holiday spirit. We hope this holiday gift guide helps you withstand the hustle and bustle of the holidays as you deck your halls with boughs of holly.


Toddlers can be fickle and picky all at once but we definitely think that your mini girl or boy will love any of these sweet threads and goodies under the Christmas tree this year.

Products suggested for girls

Joyfolie Liv Mary Janes (available in other colors)

Paush Mauve Velvet Pinafore (available in hunter green)

Cape Clogs Bambi (available in other colors)

Paush Fawn Baby Doll Dress

Mini Fjallraven Kanken (available in other colors)

Faux Wool Floppy Brim Hat (available in other colors)

Baby Lapin Lamp (available in pink)

Products suggested for boys

Gray Label Hooded Sweater (available in other colors)

Rylee & Cru Quilted Bomber Jacket

Fore Axel & Hudson Long Sleeve Flannel

Herschel Sepp Beanie

Candylab Toy Firechief

Herschel Heritage Youth Backpack

Dr. Marten’s Toddler Brooklee (available in other colors)


As babies, your little one probably won’t care what they’re wearing so long as they’re able to roll (or crawl) around comfortably. We compiled a list of items for both girls and boys that are equally fashionable and comfy so both the baby and parent are happy.

Products suggested for baby girls

Caaocho Mia the Lamb Teether (available in tan)

Jamie Kay Cotton Body Suit (available in other colors)

Mandy Tangerine Mini Knot Turban (available in other colors)

Little Unicorn Swaddle (available in other colors)

Clamfeet Shoes (available in other colors)

Jamie Kay Lace Dress

Bunnies by the Bay Adorabun

Products suggested for baby boys

Kid o Tambourine

L’ovedbaby Velour Overall (available in other colors)

Hux Baby Baby Bear Onesie

L’ovedbaby Organic Cap (available in other colors)

Hubble + Duke Suede Oxfords

Hamamlique Cloud Blanket (available in pink)

Children of the Tribe Chambray Stone Overall


Of course, we can’t forget about all the moms! If you’re looking to surprise a special person in your life that also happens to be a mom, we’ve got you covered with these awesome gift ideas.

Products suggested for moms

Rylee & Cru Women’s Medallion Slouch Dress (available in kids)

Solly Baby Wrap (available in other colors)

Milk Snob Cover (available in other colors)

Cape Clogs Flicka (available in brown)

The Bee and the Fox Mama Bear Tee (available in black)

The Bee and the Fox Mamacita Tee

At the end of the day, it really is the thought that counts. The kind gesture of gift giving makes all gifts special and perfect in their own way. We hope you find gift inspiration from this guide to shorten your Christmas list. We’d also love to see your minis rocking their holiday looks from Sweet Threads so be sure to tag us on social media! See an item here that’s not online? Give us a call! We’ll hold it in store for you for pick up or ship it to you (shipping charges may apply).

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Phone: 562 . 439 . 7933



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Fourth of July Looks For Your Little

Fourth Of July Looks For Your Little

The Fourth of July is all about friends, good food, and adorable outfits! It’s time to wear red,  white, and blue to get in the patriotic spirit. Lucky for you, we here at Sweet Threads have found some amazing outfits for your little ones that are perfect for the holiday. So grab a sparkler and a hot dog, and enjoy these patriotic gems.


For that truly vintage feel this Fourth of July, look no further than our Sailorette Rompers in Blue and Red. Inspired by vintage designs and sailor collars, these pieces are sure to make your little stand out this holiday. Or go with our Ruffle Bikini Playsuit in Americana Stripes for a fun, girly look that is perfect for the Fourth.



This Yeah, America Tank by Prefresh was made with boys in mind. These tanks are comfy and perfect for running, playing, and handling fireworks. Dressing the boys up for the Fourth might be a challenge, but not with these fun tops. Plus, everyone will get a kick out of the playful graphic.


Crew & Lu

Crew & Lu has some adorable pieces for this Fourth of July. The girls will look smashing in this on-trend, high-waisted Patriotic Two Piece Swimsuit. If you’re Fourth does not include water, try their Red, White, and Blue Tie-Back Dress, it’s the perfect outfit for the holiday. Can’t you just see your little one waving sparklers in the air and wearing this adorable outfit?

Crew & Lu

Kira Kids

Let your kids show their patriotic sides with this American Flag Tee from Kira Kids. It’s made from 100% organic cotton, so you know it’s comfy. Or if a dress is more your little’s style, try their American Flag Tank Dress. Your little ones will be dressed for comfort and style this Fourth of July.

Kira Kids

Red Dolly Girls

The Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without some adorable swimsuits. This Blue and White Polka Dot Retro One Piece is perfect to show off your little’s patriotic spirit and adorable style. Or if you’re looking for a two piece, try the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Red and White Polka Dot Bikini. With either style, your kiddo will look fabulous for the holiday.

Red Dolly Girls

Salt Water

Just in case your kiddos need some patriotic shoes this Fourth of July, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy Salt Water Sandals in Red, White, or Blue. These shoes are versatile and waterproof. So, you don’t have to worry when the big kids pull out the squirt guns!

Salt Water

Ultra Violet Kids

If you’re looking for a simple piece to complete your kiddo’s wardrobe this holiday, Ultra Violet Kids have the tops you’re dying for. The Flutter T Red Stripe Shirt will match perfectly with a pair of adorable white shorts. Or the Tie Tank Red Stripe Shirt might be more your little’s style. Add a blue skirt, and your little one is ready to party.

Ultra Violet Kids


What screams Fourth of July more than denim and stars? That’s why we love this Denim Chambray Dress by Floatmini. Not only is it adorable, it’s also comfortable and your little one will be happy to run around in this dress all day long. Dressing up for the holiday doesn’t have to be a drag with this fashionable dress.


Milk & Soda

The Fourth wouldn’t be complete without adorable accessories, and Milk & Soda has everything you’ve been searching for. From the classic Minnie Stars Denim Headband to the Stripe Denim Headband, they have something to match any style. Not really into headbands? Try their Stripe Denim Scrunchies for a more casual look. We haven’t forgotten about the boys! This adorable 2 Tone Check Red/Navy Bow Tie is the perfect accessory to complete your little guy’s look.

Milk & Soda

Enjoy the Fourth this year with amazing outfits and lots of fun! For more great style advice, check out Sweet Threads online, or find some inspiration on our Instagram @shopsweetthreads. Happy Fourth of July!

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SoCal Winter Style for the Littles

In Southern California, our winters may not be eventful, but our style sure is. With nice weather year round, we’re able to stay stylish throughout the seasons. No huge coats and overbearing scarfs here, just some fashionable duds for everyone.

The kiddos especially love our SoCal winters. What’s better than throwing on your favorite pair of shorts and sandals every day? We admit we might be a little spoiled, but at least the kids are loving it. So even though we’re still in the winter months, our little ones can bask in the beachy vibes of some of our favorite SoCal styles.

SoCal Winter Style

What’s more fun than a cool popsicle backpack on a hot winter day?? Herschel Supply Co has these Heritage Back Packs featuring this stylish popsicle graphic in blue or pink. They have sizes for youth and children, so no matter their age, everyone can enjoy these trendy bags. They also offer a smaller Survey Back Pack inspired by the popular scouting silhouette. And if that’s not enough popsicle for you, this design also comes in the Pop Quiz Lunch Box design! No matter which style you choose, your little one will love this fun, playful design.

Herschel Back Packs

Bobo Choses is full of bright, colorful designs that are perfect for SoCal winters. Everything from Fruit Rompers to Art College Tees, bring out your child’s creative, artistic side. I mean what little one wouldn’t want to wear this Brush Tank Top with these adorable Yellow Striped Culotte Bloomers? For the older artists, the Artist Tank or the Vincent et Pablo T-Shirt is a must. These designs show off your little’s creative flair and their love of the beautiful SoCal winters.

Bobo Choses
Nico Nico has the perfect outfits for your little one’s SoCal winter style. From beachy colors to trendy designs, these pieces are perfect for a relaxed day at the beach or park. And you’ll appreciate the eco-friendly, sustainable fabrics Nico Nico uses. Did I also mention that they are always made in America? You can expect quality and comfort from Nico Nico, a fact that will make your SoCal winter that much more fun!

Nico Nico Clothing

Soak up the SoCal winter with these fun styles and beachy vibes for your little ones. They’ll love playing in the sun and sand in these adorable outfits. For more great outfit ideas check out our Instagram @shopsweetthreads or shop online for your favorite pieces at Happy SoCal winter!

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6 Halloween Costumes For Your Mini

Halloween is right around the corner and that means costume shopping is on our minds. Instead of getting your little one the same-old, store bought, over-done costume, take a look at our unique and adorable ideas. We’ve mixed some of our favorite vintage pieces with classic staples to create costumes that will wow. Not to mention, your little one will feel comfortable for a long night of trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.

Good Witch or Bad Witch?

Dress your little one up in a Heart Romper by Lucca Valentine for Paush and Black Cat Mary Janes by Mini Melissa. Add a classic broom and witch’s hat and she’ll be ready to take on the cul-de-sac.

good witch bad witch halloween costume for kids

All Aboard The Love Boat

This Captain’s look was created from the amazing vintage pieces we find all over town. All you need to complete the look is a nautical themed sweater, classic bow tie, a captain’s hat and a toy sail boat. Your little man will look adorable and he’ll enjoy the toy boat!

captain costume for kids

Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Who wouldn’t love to be Audrey Hepburn for Halloween? Create this chic costume with a Black Ruffle Bubble by Little Minis, a long strand of pearls and extra large sunglasses. This classic costume will make your mini the cutest girl on the block.   


Mini School Girl

This vintage piece makes the perfect Mini School Girl costume. With a pair of glasses, some pigtails, knee-highs and Mary Janes, your costume is complete! She’ll love trick-or-treating in  this vintage costume.

school girl costume for little girl

Chiquita Banana

Another great piece from our vintage finds completes this Chiquita Banana costume. Put your girl’s hair up into a bun and add some fruit graphics with bobby pins. A simple outfit turns into a classic costume and you’re ready to start collecting candy.

chiquita banana costume for girls

The Scary Kids

Pull out your black and striped clothing! This is an easy one to put together. Some black clothes, striped socks and face masks, make  the scary kids come alive. Add a little fright to your Halloween with these dark and spooky costumes. 

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The best part of these costumes is that your kiddo will be able to wear the clothes again, instead of packing them away in some box, never to be seen again. If you love these ideas, stop by our store in Long Beach to see what we can create for you. Or visit us online at to find more amazing pieces. Happy Halloween!!

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Our Favorite Children’s Stores in California

There are so many unforgettable children’s stores throughout California that we wanted to take the time to highlight some of our favorites. These stores were created, built and grown by local families who believe in the inspiration and joy that children bring to us. They strengthen our communities and bring something unique to the table. So, whether you’re traveling throughout California or live in one of these great cities, take the time to stop by and check these places out. You might just find what you’ve been looking for.

Bay Area:

Tantrum in San Fransisco, CA is a whimsical toy store that will entertain children and adults alike. As Tantrum says, they are, “Part carnival, part storybook, part memory.” Stop by to find well-designed gifts and plenty of fun! 


Los Angeles County:

Sweet William in Silverlake, CA carries everything from shoes and accessories to home decor and toys in their children’s clothing store. They carefully select each independent designer, focusing on their quality and environmentally conscious attitudes. Not to mention, most of their products are made with organic products. Not only will you feel good about shopping at Sweet William, but you’ll also love their designers and products. 

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Lux Tots children’s boutique in Pasadena, CA is filled with adorable, unique items your little one will love. Most of their children’s clothing and toys are organic and green, making it the perfect place to find meaningful, eco-friendly gifts. The store is trendy, luxurious and filled with friendly faces. A shopping trip to Lux Tots will make you and your kiddo want to go back again and again. 

lux tots

Long Beach:

Tiny ecoUrbanite in Long Beach, CA is a natural and sustainable children’s boutique, focused on providing a welcoming place for families that are interested in living green. Beside carrying green and organic products tested by the owner herself, Tiny ecoUrbanite also holds classes, from cloth diapering to breastfeeding, to teach other families how to live green. Not only will you find the green products you’ve been looking for, you’ll also enjoy being a part of the community by shopping at Tiny ecoUrbanite. 

tiny ecourbanite

Lil Devils Boutique in Long Beach, CA is located right in the heart of 4th Street’s “Retro Row” and they live up to their location. Lil Devils prides themselves on finding retro/punk clothing, gifts and toys for children ages 0 to 6 that can’t be found in your typical mainstream store. If you and your little one like life on the edgy side, this is the store for you! 

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Born Free is a children’s boutique in Long Beach, CA for the eco and style conscious family. Expect to find an upscale selection of treasures, including snug organic fabrics, sustainably crafted toys, lifestyle essentials and show stopping birthday and shower gifts. Stop by their adorable boutique and you will surely find something you have to take home. 

born free

Our very own Sweet Threads, in Long Beach, CA, sells new and vintage children’s clothing. We personally hand pick every piece in our store and love to support eco-friendly and local designers. With our passion for everything trendy, you will find the most unique and fashion-forward products at our beloved store. Stop by to find your little one that unforgettable piece you’ve been looking for. 

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Orange County:

The Treehouse Shop in Tustin, CA carries unique clothing and accessories for children and adults. They focus on carrying USA made products and supporting local and domestic talent. Find quality, handmade items that your little ones will enjoy for years to come. 


Granola Babies in Costa Mesa, CA provides hand-selected, natural products as well as holistic resources for mother and child. The owner, Giselle, has created a community of people that strive to live sustainably. Find support and helpful classes at this one-step shop for green products and sustainable living. 

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The Red Balloon in Newport Beach, CA carries apparel for baby, girls, boys and mom. It’s your one-stop shop for everything trendy for the whole family. Expect the best taste, up and coming designers and a fun atmosphere! Once you stop by The Red Balloon, we can guarantee you’ll want to go back again. 

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San Diego County:

Ollie + Me in Carlsbad, CA provides high quality, on trend products and apparel for you and your kiddos. They also welcome mothers and families into the store for a place to relax, feed the baby or change a diaper. Their motto is “Not your average baby store” and you’ll feel the difference the second you step into the welcoming space they’ve created.  

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What is your favorite children’s store in California? We love to find and connect with other stores that are strengthening our communities and supporting our families. Thanks for your feedback!