Unique Gifts for New Beginnings

Hi, I'm so glad you're visiting! I'm Julie, owner of Melonbug. I live in St. Louis, I'm a lactation consultant at a local hospital, and have 3 adult children. 

My dream of becoming an online entrepreneur began in 2008 when I made chenille bibs and felt hair clips to sell on Ebay and Etsy. I chose products that made me happy and reminded me of childhood. I transitioned to selling them on my own website, Polkadots & Moonbeams, in 2013. The website featured other handmade children's gifts that were created and shipped by artisans around the United States.


Over the years, my children grew (as children do!), and in 2022, my youngest child graduated from high school. With my "nest" emptied, I moved to St. Louis to begin a new chapter and adventure in my life. With this change, Polkadots & Moonbeams also needed a new beginning. In June 2023, Melonbug was born!


Julie at the Arch
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We all encounter changes, twists and turns, a few bumps, and hopefully many celebrations in this adventure of life. Melonbug is committed to providing unique and memorable gifts to celebrate life's important new beginnings: births, spiritual celebrations, birthdays, holidays, and more. With unique, exclusive product lines that are made in small batches... never mass produced... we aim to create special gifts for the special loved ones in your life.