It’s day 8 of my Countdown To Christmas. There are just 17 days left until Christmas day, that means that there are 16 shopping days left. Who do you still have on your list to buy for? Let us know! We’re here to help you find great gifts for everyone on your list. Read through our Countdown To Christmas posts, make your list, check it twice and head out to buy all of my fabulous gift ideas. All of the gifts on my lists are gifts that I would love to give (and receive) so you can feel confident that they are the best of the best.
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS DAY 8 GIFTS FOR KIDS:
I first met Gail in 2009 when I opened my shop Lilikoi Lane on Hyena Cart. Gail was also selling on Hyena Cart at the time. We were both members of a collective of artists on Hyena Cart and we became fast friends.
Gail is insanely talented, super creative, a fabulous business woman, a loyal friend… and she makes the cutest handmade Waldorf inspired toys for kids that I’ve ever seen. When you give the gift of a handmade toy you are giving a gift made with love– I think that’s pretty special. Make sure to check out Bright Life Toys whenever you need a one-of-a-kind gift for a child.
Gift Idea #1- Wooden Colored Bowls and Wooden Sorting Acorns. Handpainted with non toxic water color paint and non toxic sealer and then polished with beesewax these colorful acorns and bowl are great for imaginative and educational play. They can be used to teach hand to hand manipulation, counting, sorting, color identification and math. They are also great for pretend play in the kitchen. Plus they are so pretty that you will want to stare at them all day.
Gift Idea Number 2- Bamboo Teething Blanket Lovey. If you’ve never snuggled with bamboo velour then you don’t know what you are missing out on. This lovey is hand dyed and has a wooden maple teething ring. It’s the perfect companion for snuggling with at nap-time or gnawing on when teething. I love the color of this teething lovey so much I’m tempted to have another baby so I can buy it for them!
Gift Idea #3- Reversible Butterfly Plush. The recipient of this adorable plush toy will be able to learn all about metamorphosis as they transform their adorable chubby green caterpillar into a beautiful purple butterfly. All velour is hand dyed, soft and squishy. Kids will love to cuddle with it along with turn it from a caterpillar to a butterfly and back again.
Gift Idea #4- Brown Bear Multi Sensory Bean Bags. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See is one of Turtle and Bean’s favorite books. Both love identifying the colors, animal names and animal sounds. These multi sensory bean bags would make a fabulous gift for anyone who loves Eric Carle’s classic story. Each bag has an animal on one side and brightly colored, textured fabric on the other side making it a fun tactile and visual experience for kids. The bean bags can by used for counting, sorting, learning colors and playing catch.
I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 9 of my Great Gifts Countdown To Christmas.
If you like this post I’d love for you to check out my She is Sew Creative Interview with Bright Life Toys.
Tell me… Do you have little ones in your life that love imaginative play? Have you ever bought handmade gifts for Christmas Presents? Which is your favorite idea from our Countdown to Christmas so far? Have you ever bought Waldorf Inspired Toys for your kids?
*A big thank you to Bright Life Toys for sending a few of her toys for Turtle and Bean to test out. All thoughts and opinions on this blog are 100% my own. I approached Bright Life Toys to take part in my Holiday Gift Guide because I love their products.