Elephants for Eleanor

I tried to resist. I really did. I didn’t want to set Eleanor up for a lifetime of elephant gifts (or worse an unfortunate alliterative nickname), as cute as the pachyderms may be. Then I saw these little guys and they were only $6.

Elephants for Eleanor
(from Cost Plus World Market)

Sorry, baby. Years from now when you’re surrounded by stuffed animals and figurines, all elephant-themed, you can blame me.

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  • Ashley S.
    March 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I loved my pink elephant and I’m sure she’ll love hers!As long as you don’t show dad or Cathy I think you’ll be ok on the elephant-themed gifts :)

  • Emily
    March 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    in the first sonogram, our baby looked like a bunny…i feel your pain.

    those are really cute elephants, though!

  • Elissa
    March 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    As someone with an “E” name, I recommend teaching Eleanor A LOT of different words that start with the letter E.
    I remember playing name games in grade school and dreading having to take my turn, since the only word I could ever think of that began with the letter E was elephant. Ahhh the tragic life of a 6 year old. :)

  • Kim @ Yellow Brick Home
    March 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Story of my life, but with penguins. But since I loved them anyway (or was trained to love them), I didn’t mind.

  • Samantha
    March 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Those are darling. I can’t resist giraffes, but my son (now 22 months) loves bunny rabbits, and trains. So now everything is either a bunny or a train.

  • Robin
    March 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Adorable! I purchased similar ones from World Market for my niece. One caveat – the ones I purchased had a warning label about not being suitable for children due to small pieces coming off – so my niece’s are hung out of reach until she is past the “everything into her mouth” stage. :-)

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    March 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Oh my, these are too cute! Where did you find them?

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    March 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Just kidding…I love World Market.

  • Emily Hilleke
    March 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    My husband’s Grandma Ele (also Eleanor) gave small plush elephants to each of her sixteen grandchildren when they were born. I always thought that was the sweetest thing.

  • Debby Lee
    March 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    How sweet are those?! Adorable!

  • Miss B
    March 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I can’t think of anything better!

  • jbhat
    March 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I don’t imagine that you’ll go overboard. But be sure to check out this book about opposites, if you don’t already have it: Elephant Elephant: A Book of Opposites (sorry, I don’t know how to link to it). I think you will love it.


  • thiliblooms
    March 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    they will bring good fortune to your home :)

  • Jenny
    March 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    New to your blog. I love it! I’m just moving my daughter’s room around now that she’s out of her crib. These are too cute although I think I should maybe slow down a bit.

  • Ele
    March 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    As an Eleanor who LOVES elephants, I don’t think a lifetime of themed gifts is necessarily a bad thing! Who knows, she might thank you one day. Really cute garland :)

  • Sandra
    March 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I think this “irrelephant” image is for you:

  • Katie
    March 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    My sister is an “Ellie” and she’s always embraced her name association with elephants, but as someone who once told a grandparent that I liked the color purple, and then received purple gifts from all sorts of relatives for the following ten years or so, I think it’s wise not to pigeonhole your kid too soon!

  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    March 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Those are too cute. There are a lot of things worse than elephants.

  • Mary Jo
    March 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    we bought these for our daughter as well, she is just 5 days younger than eleanor :)

  • Joy_UK
    March 24, 2010 at 6:47 am

    They are so adorable tho!

  • Chyme
    March 24, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Wow! i love that.

  • Somchai
    March 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

    In Thai culture, elephants have to be facing outward because they bring you protection and luck. I guess you could say it’s our version of feng shui :)

  • emilie
    March 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    i love elephants too!

  • Stacey
    March 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    It’s so difficult to pass anything up at World Market… everything’s so interesting and beautiful and reasonably priced!

  • amy
    March 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    so cute – i love elephants!

  • Nuit
    March 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    This is great!!! they give good luck so keep doing it ;)

  • Kate
    March 25, 2010 at 8:53 am

    My sister once stated her love for elephants and we still point out everything that has an elephant to her (she’s now 27!).
    My daughter is doomed for a life full of pig everything (we’re pig farmers)

  • Adventures In Babywearing
    March 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Oh gosh, I wouldn’t have been able to resist, too!


  • Carrie
    March 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    These are adorable! I love elephants!
    My best friends newest baby is Ella and I call her baby Ellaphant. I really want to find something for her with elephants holding umbrellas, but no luck yet! Her 3 year old sister calls her marshmELLA. :)

  • melissa
    March 26, 2010 at 1:16 am

    adorable! we’ve got the elephant theme going here too!

  • Jen
    March 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I have a similar set from World Market, different colors of course! I love them and they make me smile every time I see them. They hang on my doorknob.

  • LaurieAnna
    March 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    How stinkin cute are those?… Great blog!

  • Christine
    March 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I’ve decorated our nursery based off the bedding and there’s a distinct owl theme. My husband insists I’ve now cursed our baby with getting nothing but owl related stuff for the rest of her life. So far there have only been a few baby gifts that were owl related

    Elephants are personally my favorite and I still have a eclectic collection up in our bedroom.

    Those elephants are too cute!

  • 'col
    March 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    When I was small my mom made me a floral-bodied stuffed animal called Ellie the Elegant Elephant. She looked a lot like this.

    For what it’s worth? AWESOME.

  • Ashley Hawthorne
    March 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    so precious!! i think elephants just have so much personality :)