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. Patricia Walsh says:

    I just “liked” Simple Homeschool..I already liked Sarah’s Silks…both wonderful!

  2. My little one loves playing with hats and thinks it’s hilarious to put them on others.
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  3. My munchkins use old scarves that belonged to their great grandmother. They use them to transform themselves into ninjas, pirates, fairy princesses, little old ladies, and ballerinas. They also use her old, heavy costume jewelry as treasure and “finery.”

  4. I liked Simple Homeschool and Sarah’s Silks on Facebook.

  5. My son loves to use a cloth for an eye patch. He loves dressing up as pirate.

  6. I like both simple homeschool and Sarah’s Silks on Facebook.

  7. My daughter uses one of her baby blankets as a cape…while wearing a tutu.

  8. Right now my daughter is INSANE about princesses, and she has several princess dresses that get worn EVERYDAY. She goes through at least FOUR princess outfits a day. She’s 4 and pretend play makes up 80% of her day!

  9. Superheroes and princesses!

  10. My daughter loves using old scarves, big pieces of fabric, lady bug wings, etc for dress up play.

  11. Liked both SH and Sarah’s Silks on FB.

  12. My son most often dresses up in his alligator costume…and boy is he fierce!
    Thanks for the chance to win~

  13. Playsilks are used constantly at our house. They are skirts, capes, doll slings or anything else that is needed for the game of the day.

  14. I actually don’t have a child, but I have a 6 year old cousin who I would use this for. He LOVES {and I mean loves} costumes! His favorite right now is his Iron Man costume from Halloween.

  15. Rachael Davis says:

    My daughter loves anything remotely frilly. It immediately gets the label “princess dress” and I love that I have less laundry! :)

  16. Rachael Davis says:

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

  17. Amanda B. says:

    My 4 year old daughter plays princesses and my 5 year old son is the knight! My 1 year old usually ends up with a sword and a firefighters hat!

  18. Amanda B. says:

    Just liked simple homeschool on facebook!

  19. My son likes to create his own play outfits…out of boxes…such a boy!

  20. the kids most often use their capes and crowns!

  21. Doodlebug’s favorite dress up toy right now is my mom’s jewelry box. I’d love to have some play silks for her.
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  22. My 3 year old loves being a princess or a fairy.

  23. following both on facebook.

  24. They use the capes that our neighbor made. Great Star Wars, Hobbit, Princess potential.
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  25. I liked you both on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway. :)
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  26. A “ballet”, meaning a skirt. Over top of everything, even pyjamas!

  27. They have cowboy hats and chaps that that they wear a lot…also super capes I made them.

  28. my kiddos frequently dress up in secondhand costumes donated by friends. our favorite are currently a dragon and lion costume. love the idea of versatile play silks!

  29. My kiddos love their hand-me-down princess dresses from friends!
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  30. I liked Simple Homeschool and Sarah’s Silks on FB
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  31. he is a cowboy complete with hat and chaps just about every day.

  32. My boys will take anything stick-like and call it a “light saber” (although they’ve never seen Star Wars, we have children’s books) or a sword. They love to pretend to be firemen and put out fires too.

  33. liked Sara’s Silks and already liked Simple Homeschool on FB.

  34. My 7 year old is always dressing as a princess with a tiara, 4 year old wants to dress as a fireman or knight constantly, the 3 year old takes whatever costumes/hats are around. :)

  35. My 2 and 3 year olds have been loving capes- made of towels, scarves- anything!

  36. princess shoes and necklaces

  37. The two girls currently dress up as ballerinas the most. My son is often seen as the prince or a hunter =)
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  38. Jessica Forrester says:

    I liked both of you on Facebook. 😉

  39. Jessica Forrester says:

    My son loves using his Batman costume!

  40. I would love to win this! My son is so much into pretend play and really anything and everything in his environment is fair game. He loves to pretend he is daddy or pretend to drive us somewhere, usually to the store. Hours of fun!

  41. Jaclyn Ley says:

    My son uses his imagination. It’s amazing how the simplest things become tools, food dishes, or anything else. He loves to wear his dinosaur hats too!

  42. Jaclyn Ley says:

    I’ve “liked” both of FB.

  43. Loretta S. says:

    Ha – my boys most often use a tupperware container for a hat when they ‘dress up’. Perhaps I need to provide them with some more dress up clothes, non?

  44. Tutus too!

  45. my toddler takes my shoes and scarves to dress up with
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  46. I like both on FB
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  47. My daughter loves her animal costumes the most and elephant is her favorite at the moment.

  48. I like Simple Homeschool and Sarah’s Silks on FB–thanks!

  49. Right now, my daughter and 7 1/2 year old use a real amalgamation of things to create their own “costumes” for play…so silks would definately be perfect for how they are playing dress up right now. We also have a baby who wouldn’t necessarily dress up but would play with some silk!

  50. I already “like” simple homeschool on FB, but liked sarah’s silks now too!
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