Pre-kiddo, I had no idea what to purchase for little ones during the holidays (or birthdays for that matter). Now that August is here, I’m hyper aware of all of the amazing items that are available for the littles. Teeny-tiny sweaters, patterned blankets and timeless toys are my newest obsession. We’ve gathered a foolproof guide to some amazing gifts for the smallest people in your life.
Mudcloth silk blanket– A simple graphic pattern adorns this luxurious quilt made of 8-layers of super soft bamboo rayon, gentle enough to snuggle a baby’s delicate skin. Rumor has it, it gets softer as each wash.
Design Life Kids teether – A modern take on the classic teething ring. It’s made out of eco maple wood, and it’s innovative design will keep baby occupied.
Bitte art cards – Kick start your little one’s visual development with these high-contrast illustrated flashcards. They come in a set of 6 big sturdy cards, printed on recycled cardstock with soy ink.
Cardboard toolkit – This is essentially a cardboard MacGuyver kit: tools to transform cardboard boxes to castles or race cars or spaceships using simple tools and a little imagination.
Fjällräven Mini Kånken – A mini version of the classic Fjällrävenbackpacks. Before you ask, yes, August and I have matching ones.
Elegant Baby cow hooded towel – It’s a towel that has a head like a cow. I never understood these before, but once you see a baby using one of these you get it. Super cute!
We Love Each Other book – A simple graphic board book that introduces shapes and animals. The bright colors, illustrations and and cutouts elevate this one for me.
Babar Comes to America book – Babar was a childhood favorite of mine. We’ve already introduced August to the big guy.
Kid O mix & match animals – Brightly colored zoo animals that kids can mix and match to create new animals. I think of it as a Dr. Seuss starter kit.
Winter Water Factory outer space romper – You can’t have enough pajamas. Correction. You can’t have enough adorable pajamas.
Le Petit mini rodini balaklava – It’s already cold here in Minnesota. And while I normally don’t look forward to the temperature dropping, August in this balaklava, makes it a bit more bear-able.
I Live Here pillow – L’Étoile du Nord, literally. Love this hand felted pillow.
Design Life Kids Faux Sherpa pullover – I’m buying this for August because someone in our household has to have it. OR I want the adult size of this.
Le Petit Oeuf hot dog – Child’s toy or Dog toy? Either way, they usually become both at some point in time.
Cloud nightlight -The cloud light is a battery operated LED light and shut down automatically after approx. 60 minutes to save energy. With any luck, the kiddo is asleep within those 60 minutes.
BY Kate Arends - November 22, 2016
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.