What do you give famous celebrities who have everything? Something unique and eco-friendly for their babies, of course.
Organizers of the Emmy Awards may have been thinking just that when they chose to include a Kamloops woman's new product in their luxurious Red Carpet Lounge gift suite.
"Oh my goodness, I'm still tingling," said Jennifer Kitt, now living in Salmon Arm with her husband and two daughters. "I'm just this little small town girl."
It was only one year ago that Kitt had a flash of creativity that led her down this path when her atypically named daughter Sarryn wanted a personalized spoon just like her older sister Jasmine.
But finding items emblazoned with "Jasmine" was much easier than finding the name "Sarryn" so Kitt decided to buy a spoon and paint on the name herself.
Once she discovered how toxic typical plastic utensils are, she opted instead for the healthier and greener material of bamboo and a wood-burned monogram.
A brilliant idea was born.
After the product's popularity spread through Facebook, Kitt formed the company White-O-Coccoli and began offering parents alternatives to the plastic and melamine tableware that is commonly found in households and landfills.
Sales reached 1,000 in no time and then Kitt's friend told her about an opportunity to get a spot in the Emmy Awards' Red Carpet Lounge gift suite.
Award galas have long offered gift bags to nominees and winners with exorbitant freebies like trips and diamond earrings that can add up to tens of thousands of dollars.
Award winners also get to pick from dozens of others items in gift suites and if they're parents, they can choose from even more items in yet another area dedicated just for young ones.
Kitt got word a few weeks ago that her product was picked for the baby room.
"I immediately started working my little tookus off to make 40 of them," she said.
On Sept. 22, Hollywood's most famous names will receive a child-sized bamboo spoon etched with an adorable elephant, starfish or owl.
Among the award nominees with children are Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Clare Danes, Amy Poehler and Matt Damon. By the end of the month, the young offspring of these Hollywood elite may well be clutching a product made by Kitt's hands.
"I would love to make this a career change," she said of the potential exposure. "I want this to become a real business, a real entryway into giving parents a better choice."