The Fred & Friends Blog Has Moved!

July 19, 2012

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Live! On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

April 27, 2012

We were so tickled to see Guillermo’s adorable son suckling on our Chill Baby: Lil’ Shaver* pacifier. I think this is an example of “the proof is in the puddin.” See how calm, cool and collected that little tyke is? Heck, I think I’m going to try one out myself — it’s been a stressful week!

*Most know it as the Mustachifier but on account of another trademarked product with the same name, we did the ole switcheroo and now it’s Chill Baby: Lil’ Shaver.

Knocked up?

March 16, 2012

Or is that hoagie you ate for lunch not sitting well? Either way, you’re sure to find some good reading in one of our favorite magazines, Pregnancy & Newborn. (Just ask some of our favorite baby-crazy men in the office.) We want to give them an XXL thank you for featuring our products in several issues this past year.

Thanks Pregnancy & Newborn!

From the bottoms of our hearts! xoxo

Hey! Ho! Chicago!

March 6, 2012

Does anybody really know what time it is? I do. It’s time to go to Chicagoooo! Yup. It’s International Home + Housewares time again so if you’re hitting up the show, be sure to visit us at Booth S3257. Why? Because it’s more fun than Saturday in the park, I think it was the fourth of July. xo

2011 – Joe plays Angry Birds while waiting for the show to open.



February 6, 2012

We’re huge fans of Lomography here in the studio—you know, the REAL photos that the Hipsta-palooza iPhone app attempts to replicate. One of our favorite lomographers is Kevin Meredith, aka Lomokev, from the UK. We’ve been skulking around his Flickr site for quite some time, and one particular photo made us sooo happy we asked Kevin if we could use it on our 2012 catalog. And here she is!

Be sure to check out Kevin’s work here and here, and consider licensing one of his photos for your next catalog cover! Below are a few of our other favorites.

New York International Gift Fair 2012!

January 23, 2012

Come one, come all — particularly if you are one of our fine retailers — to the snazzy and exciting NYIGF! The show is at the incomparable Javits Center beginning Jan 29th through Feb 2. Here’s your chance to not only visit the city that never sleeps, but to be the FIRST to see the new FRED Spring Line! We haven’t been sleeping much, either, getting the show ship-shape for you, so come check it out at Booth #1830. Alas, the show is wholesale and for the trade only. Sort of makes you want to open up a shop, doesn’t it?

Check out our other upcoming shows on our website HERE.

Fred’s Top 10 Goulish Gifts

October 26, 2011

It’s our favorite time of year when zombies come out en masse and young women everywhere dress up as their favorite slutty professional. We’re low key in the Fred studio — last year we could only muster up a few wigs. Except for Liz. She wins our office costume contest nearly every year.

Anyhoodle…We asked the Big Man himself to round up his Top 10 Ghoulish Gifts, after which he muttered “we ought to give some of this stuff away.” But alas dear grasshopper, you must work for it. Soooo…

We’re holding a virtual costume contest.

Post a photo of your costume (kids and pets too!) on our Facebook wall, and the best one will win a few of Fred’s Top Ten!

10. Spyderbyte, 9. Ouch!, 8. Murder Ink, 7. Lunch Bugs,  6. Ice Screams

5. Bone Chillers, 4. Head Shot, 3. Cold Blooded, 2. Nomskulls, 1. Gingerdead Man

Good luck!


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