Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate from Sarah’s Silks

This giveaway has ended and I’ll announce the winner shortly!

I‘m back for our final Home for the Holidays giveaway! We’ve enjoyed 15 giveaways across the entire network this week—all great gift ideas, just in time for the holidays.

I’m excited about my last giveaway today because of all the imaginative play it’s going to inspire in my little people and in the home of one lucky winner.

It’s a $100 gift certificate to Sarah’s Silks–a store full of dress up inspiration for kids.

Whether you have toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary-aged children, you’ll find something in this shop to add to your Christmas list.

Find out how you can win!

I first discovered Sarah’s Silks a few years ago, and last Christmas I asked a family member to buy Trishna, Jonathan, and Elijah these sweet crowns.

So I was thrilled to welcome this shop as a vendor for our holiday week. For my review items, I chose a knight’s costume and two of the dress up capes Sarah carries in her store.

The capes come in a wide variety of colors and feel soft and smooth against your skin. I love that the colors are reversible, giving more choices to the child as they play. These capes have an elastic neck band with satin ties and should easily fit ages 3-8.

With all the pretend sword playing between two boys in my home I’m pretty sure this knight’s costume is going to see a lot of action after being opened on Christmas Day!

It’s a one-piece slip-on tunic, with a belt and cape attached. These costumes also match the crowns and play swords in the store and make the perfect outfit for pretending to be kings, princes, knights, and more.

Owner Sarah Lee discovered the power of silk in make-believe after becoming a mother herself. One day she tossed her young son an old silk scarf to use for dressing up–that was over 17 years ago and the rest is history!

The dyes used on the fabrics are non-toxic and the silks themselves can easily be hand-washed. As someone passionate about ethical spending, I appreciate this “family-made” policy from the company:

“Sarah’s Silks hires Chinese seamstresses who work in their homes, often sitting in doorways, as their children play nearby. Sarah’s Silks offers the seamstresses incentives beyond prevailing wages as well as access to supplemental health insurance as part of their efforts to support the healthy families of their partners across the world.”

On top of their popular dress-up collection, other items the store carries include hand-dyed playsilks, bed canopies, and a range of toys. Look no further to find a great gift for the creative child in your life.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win a $100 gift certificate to Sarah’s Silks!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What does your child currently use most often in his/her dress up play?

2. For an extra entry, ‘Like’ Simple Homeschool and Sarah’s Silks on Facebook. Then come back and leave another comment here, telling me you did so.

This giveaway has ended and I’ll announce the winner shortly!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. A Jedi Cape and a Robin Hood hat are the two most used pieces of dress up clothing.
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  2. Natalie E. says:

    An apron is a favorite here.

  3. Our most used item is actually our silks, which are in shreds. This would be fabulous!

  4. Katherine says:

    My son equally uses an actual cape his grandparents bought him, and an assortment of blankets and bandanas.

  5. I have four little ones who all love to dress up and play. Here’s their favorites right now:
    Seven year-old: cape and Mario hat
    Four year-old: tutus
    Three year-old twins: capes and any hats they can find

  6. Capes and masks are popular around these parts.

  7. My boys love their “swords” (any stick or cardboard tube will do!) and they often have some sort of hat on too!

  8. My 2 – almost 3 – year old son loves to play the friendly firefighter where he comes knocking and introducting himself while wearing his gloves and helmet. He also likes to row his boat wearing his boat hat, and his police uniform. My husband is in the navy, so recently he has enjoyed putting on his boots and my husband’s cover and pretending to go to his ship. :)

  9. Just liked Sarah’s silks. Already liked you guys on facebook. :)

  10. My little guy loves wearing his birthday crown for dress up :)

  11. I “like” both of you on Facebook.

  12. Amy Rouse says:

    He uses a tool belt. He loves to pretend to be a “fixer man”.

  13. Amy Rouse says:

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  14. my daughter’s fav dress up items are large old scarves of mine that she makes forts out of, and princess dresses

  15. I liked them both on fb- thanks

  16. My kids play with their old halloween costumes and doctor and tool kits.

  17. My twin sisters insist on hats, some days its a Sunday hat and they play the part of a Southern Lady, other days they will sit around in Stetsons.

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  18. Unus Sed Leona likes Simple homeschool and Sarahs Silks on Facebook!

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  19. My 2 year old uses an old floppy hat, sunglasses and an old scarf of my grandmother’s. He makes quite a picture! He would love these costumes and playsilks!

  20. I like both on facebook.

  21. our kids love to play pirates in their play silks…we would love to win!

  22. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB!
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  23. I liked Sarah’s Silks on FB!!

  24. my boys use masks and capes most right now!

  25. I like SH and Sarah’s Silks on FB!

  26. My kids are loving to dress-up as chefs and play in their kitchen!

  27. Jennifer H. says:

    Our kids use anything to dress up — it’s high on their list of fun things to do lately, and we don’t have any dedicated dress-up clothes, so this would be an awesome gift. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. My daughter most often is a butterfly fairy and my son dresses up as Robin Hood daily. He even calls himself Robin Hood. :)

  29. I have two small granddaughters with the most vivid imaginations.
    I know who they got that from- their moms! dressing up in tutus and halloween costumes makes their day!

  30. Chelsea Whitby says:

    My little boy loves all things hats! Especially his fireman and construction hats but he’s expanding his dress up interests everyday.

  31. Chelsea Whitby says:

    I likes Sarah’s Silks and Simple Homeschool on FB.

  32. Knocked Up and Nursing says:

    My daughter has this wedding dress that she has played with just about everyday for 2 years. She’s just about to outgrow it and this would be so nice to get her some new dress up clothes.

  33. My daughters use crocheted blankets for dress-ups. They use them for everything from long princess dresses to capes to riding hoods. Lots of fun! Would love to have some of these play silks! They are gorgeous!
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  34. Super heroes, for sure.

  35. Knocked Up and Nursing says:

    I like you both on Facebook.
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  36. Capes and masks!

  37. Jennifer C. says:

    We use a $1 bride dress I bought at a yard sale! My son also likes to use a pair of his sister’s pants we cut up to make “pirate pants.”

  38. Megan Miller says:

    My kids use their old Halloween costumes for dress up!

  39. Our dress-up bin is mostly filled with costumes my grandmother purchased 2 or 3 years ago at an after-Halloween sale. They are definitely showing wear…I’d love to replace them for Christmas!

  40. I like you both on fb

  41. My daughters enjoy playing Mama and Baby, stuffing animals under their tops for fake pregnancy bellies. It’s pretty cute to us since we welcomed a new baby this summer…curely our neighbors wonder about our crazy ideas.:)

  42. We often play “house” under towels or sheets while I fold laundry.
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  43. My son loves his fire hat–he’s a junior fireman in the making!

  44. Our most beloved dress up item is a tiger costume that is at least 2-3 sizes too small for any of my kids…but how they love it so!

  45. i like you both on Facebook!

  46. My daughter currently likes to put on my shoes and hats and hooded towels (loves an elephant towel). I bet she would love this!

  47. We have bins of costumes I’ve purchased over the years following Halloween (can’t beat $2 a costume!). My oldest is always wearing her dragon costume even though it is a bit on the small side. My middle loves to wear the french poodle, but my two year old is still into the blanket tied around his neck as a cape. = )

  48. my daughter walks around in a pink satin sheet all the time lol

  49. I liked Simple Homeschool and Sarah’s Silks on FB.

  50. Patricia Walsh says:

    I first met Sarah Lee at a Waldorf conference in Sacramento and fell in love with her wares and even sold some alone with my Barefoot Books at area schools and conferences. My three little granddaughters and their friends play with Sarah’s silks every day, we have a trunk full of wonderful items for pretend play, someone always has a princess dress and crown on and a silk tied somewhere, they are all wonderful!