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Holiday Gift Guide for Baby! (+ HUGE giveaway) Holiday Gift Guide for Baby! (+ HUGE giveaway)
Welcome to the 2015 North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide series.  This is a 3 part series that started with a compilation of really... Holiday Gift Guide for Baby! (+ HUGE giveaway)

Welcome to the 2015 North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide series.  This is a 3 part series that started with a compilation of really cool gifts ‘for that amazing woman in your life‘ and then, more recently, PART 2 was ‘for the creative cool kid in your life’(check it out HERE!).  I’m continuing on with the cool gift goodness with PART 3 which you’re reading now! If you are looking for great ideas on what to give the brand new baby (and baby-mama) in your life, you have come to the right place.

Holiday Gift Guide for babies

Below you will find a description of each product being featured in the North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide. I will also take the time to tell you a bit about each business.  Many of these businesses are small and local to Vancouver (or are Canadian), which I know will appeal to a lot of you!  Take a moment to read about the choices I made for this gift guide and why any wee one would LOVE to receive these gifts this holiday season.

1. Vonbon- Oak Geo Crewneck Pullover $45.00

It’s no secret that Vonbon is one of my favourite children’s apparel shops. You’ll see me sharing Vonbon news on all my social channels because I just love Vonbon so much! Owned and run by a local Vancouver mama, Jen Wilson, Vonbon products are made from certified organic cotton.  Quality is something that Vonbon does not compromise.  Add the fact that all the designs are absolutely gorgeous… HELLO!

This Oak Geo Crewneck Pullover is perfect for both boys and girls.  The body is organic cotton and the sleeves are fleece bamboo.  Your wee one will be the cozy AND stylish ;).

Connect with Vonbon: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

2. The Swank Social- Hello World Cake Topper $25.00

Another one of my favourite small businesses in Vancouver.  Kristina Kross is the lady boss behind The Swank Social, styling events from baby showers to grand openings of stores to children’s birthday parties.  Kristina’s style is light and bright and all-round PRETTY!

The Hello World Cake Topper is perfect for a baby shower, gender reveal, or any other situation where you could imagine wanting to celebrate some big news! “Hello World” is made of 100% birch wood and is food safe.

Connect with The Swank Social: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

3. Twistshake- Anti-Colic Baby Bottle $19.00

Twistshake is a Swedish company born out of recognizing the need for a bottle that would make formula feeding more efficient and less demanding.  These bottles focus on three main points: prevention of clogging in the formula, an effective way of handling servings and easy clean-up.

The Anti-Colic Bottles come in various sized and include formula container add-ons.  They are the new generation of baby bottle and are worth checking out!

Connect with Twistshake: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

4. Minimoc- Baby Mocassins $45

You’ve seen them and you’ve been coveting them.  Am I right or am I right? :P.  I so wish Minimocs had been around when my girls were babies, as these are the sweetest little soft-soled shoes your babe could kick around in. Another Vancouver-based small business, Minimocs are made out of durable leather and with the utmost love.

Minimoc soft-soled shoes are a great gift for an expecting friend or for your own wee one!

Connect with Minimoc: Website // Instagram // Facebook

5. Mushybooks- Modern Baby Books $79.00

This is another company that I wish existed when I had my babies! I believe it is so important to make an effort to document all the special little moments in our children’s lives and a Mushybooks baby book is the perfect place for those memories.

These Modern Baby Books include 50 pages with lots of space to include all of those special moments while avoiding tacky graphics and cheesy headings.  They are handmade and stylish and come in a variety of styles for you to choose from.

Connect with Mushybooks: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

6. Kaboodles Toy Stores- Skip Hop Explore & More Roll-Around Rattles $11.99

As a way of giving back to the community, Kaboodles Toy Stores is running its second annual toy drive this year – happening now until Christmas. The toy drive supports families who can’t afford gifts for their children. People can participate by bringing an unwrapped gift to any Kaboodles location. If you want to purchase a gift for the toy drive from Kaboodles, you’ll receive a store discount of 10%. All gifts will be delivered to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, who will pass them on to families in need this Christmas. I love companies that give back like this!

The Skip Hop Explore & More Roll-Around Rattles you see in the image (the owl and the hedgehog) are great for engaging babies 3 months+ in developmental play.  Great for rolling, shaking, tossing and TEETHING :)

Connect with Kaboodles Toy Stores: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

7. Etty & Roll- Trous Noir Carry-All Clutch $95.00

Etty & Roll is new to the Stylish Mama scene in Vancouver.  It is a fresh line of baby essential products for new moms on the go.  These carry-all clutches include everything you need for a day out with your littles in one convenient (and stylish) bag.  The clutch includes a burp cloth, change pad and nursing cover and these sets come in a variety of styles for you to have a look at.

The Trous Noir is one of the many sets included in the Etty & Roll lineup.  All the products they create are machine washable, anti-bacterial and pretty! These would make for a great shower gift, not to mention a fun gift to unwrap from under the tree this holiday season!

Connect with Etty & Roll: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

8. Discovery Toys- My Friends Puzzle $26.00

This chunky puzzle fosters an appreciation for the diversity most of today’s children experience in their communities. The chunky pieces enable success and confidence for little hands. This puzzle helps to strengthen fine motor skills, improve memory, develop critical thinking skills and so much more!

We have acquired many Discovery Toys items over the last couple of years and they always end up being our girls’ favourite toys and the ones that get the most use.  Make sure to check out the catalogue on Leah’s site to explore the wide range of toys available, catering to different abilities and needs as well!

Connect with Leah, Discovery Toys: Website // Facebook

~~ WIN ~~ 

I have partnered with all of these fantastic businesses/vendors to be able to host a huge holiday giveaway (value $350+!) including all of the products described above! I am so excited about this giveaway and I just know you will be too! :)

This giveaway is open to all Canadians! Make sure you enter as many ways as possible for your best chance at winning!  Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Danielle

    November 30, 2015 #1 Author

    My personal wish-list has skincare goodies on it.


  • Nicole L

    November 30, 2015 #4 Author

    My wish list has lots of locally made edible treats.


  • Jeannie

    November 30, 2015 #6 Author

    On my wish list this year is a cozy throw and some yummy candies.


  • Erika

    November 30, 2015 #8 Author

    Would love the minimocs! (Along with everything else on this list!)


    • Jessica Blumel

      December 4, 2015 #9 Author

      So many awesome products, hey!? Happy holidays!


  • Kam

    November 30, 2015 #10 Author

    A new bluray player!


  • Erin W

    November 30, 2015 #12 Author

    I would love a copy of the new Illustrated Harry Potter!


  • salexis

    December 1, 2015 #14 Author

    I would love new slippers and chocolate!


  • Ariel

    December 1, 2015 #16 Author

    Any coloring book to destress!


    • Jessica Blumel

      December 4, 2015 #17 Author

      So many awesome adult colouring books out there now!


  • Dagmar M

    December 1, 2015 #18 Author

    A new pair of uggs!!


  • Jennifer P.

    December 1, 2015 #20 Author

    On my wish list I have a poffertjes pan so that I can make delicious Dutch treats at home.


  • Mike Gismondi

    December 1, 2015 #22 Author

    Star Wars Lego!


  • May Pang

    December 2, 2015 #24 Author

    As a new mom, a day at the spa would be at the top of my wish list this year!


  • SueSueper

    December 2, 2015 #26 Author

    My wishlist includes a computer upgrade.


  • ivy pluchinsky

    December 2, 2015 #28 Author

    a kitchen aid is on my wishlist this year


  • kristen visser

    December 2, 2015 #30 Author

    I am really hoping for a new purse! mine is old and falling apart


  • Bailey Dexter

    December 2, 2015 #32 Author

    On the top of my list is an ironing board, full size one!


  • Janelle Oira

    December 2, 2015 #34 Author

    On my wish list is a night out with the hubby leaving my 3 kiddos at home ?


  • Anne Taylor

    December 2, 2015 #36 Author

    On top of my wishlist is a full nights sleep and some lottery tickets!


  • cheryl hodgkins

    December 2, 2015 #38 Author

    An electric blanket


    • Jessica Blumel

      December 4, 2015 #39 Author

      Sounds like you’re maybe always chilly, like I am 😛


  • Debbie S.

    December 2, 2015 #40 Author

    My wishlist includes a waffle maker and and new pajamas.


    • Jessica Blumel

      December 4, 2015 #41 Author

      Sounds like some cozy weekend breakfasts are in the horizon :)


  • Florence C

    December 2, 2015 #42 Author

    I have a new pair winter boots on my wishlist.


    • Jessica Blumel

      December 4, 2015 #43 Author

      Winter boots is a great wish list item! So useful :)


  • Heather Sparrow

    December 2, 2015 #44 Author

    I want a moms day off at the spa!


  • Courtney

    December 2, 2015 #46 Author

    Such a great collection of baby items. Love those baby books!


  • Wanda

    December 3, 2015 #48 Author

    My Christmas wish, is for our kids, and grand kids have the best Christmas ever. I wish they could all make it home for Christmas


  • Holly MacRitchie

    December 3, 2015 #50 Author

    I have new clothes on my wish list!



    December 4, 2015 #52 Author

    a new macbook pro! hehe


  • Paulina

    December 4, 2015 #54 Author

    My wish list has our baby boy arriving into this world safe + sound :)


  • Anna

    December 4, 2015 #56 Author

    What an amazing giveaway!! All the prizes look awesome, and I’d totally give my mushybook to one of my girl friends who is expecting as I already have one and just love it


  • Mama esau

    December 4, 2015 #59 Author

    Holiday list is a new baby book. Lost my sons ☹


  • Christina Morris

    December 4, 2015 #61 Author

    Top of my Christmas wish list is a Mushybook! Been dreaming of one for our little bean.


  • Christine

    December 5, 2015 #63 Author

    On my wish list is a new keurig


  • sarah shabacon

    December 5, 2015 #64 Author

    cliche? PEACE – top of the list!


  • Monique L.S.

    December 6, 2015 #65 Author

    I have a new pair of boots on my wish list.


  • Pamela

    December 6, 2015 #66 Author

    I would like a new pair of Skechers.


  • Viv Sluys

    December 6, 2015 #67 Author

    A purse is on my wish list. Mine is falling apart but I can’t find any purses I like to replace it so I’m leaving it up to someone else to pick one for me!


  • Maryanne E

    December 6, 2015 #68 Author

    I would love a wood planer!


  • Silvia D

    December 7, 2015 #69 Author

    onmy wish list is a new digital camera and a printer!


  • jen st pierre

    December 7, 2015 #70 Author

    My wishlist this year is to have a peaceful day spent with the family.


  • Julie D

    December 7, 2015 #71 Author

    Six of these beauties for the dining room!!pid=10748


  • Danica

    December 7, 2015 #72 Author

    Slippers! Our house is under renovation and good quality slippers is what I need! For my little guy I am hoping for some awesome learning toys!


  • Tyne

    December 7, 2015 #73 Author

    My WISHLIST this year is just a new pair of knee high boots. My ankles aren’t enjoying the cold weather!


  • Jennifer Fralick

    December 7, 2015 #74 Author

    Would love all all these fabulous gifts for our little babe coming in just a few weeks! ?


  • Sarah

    December 7, 2015 #75 Author

    What an amazing giveaway!!! We have twin boys who are soooo close to sleeping through the night. If I can get them to do so – and keep our preschooler in his bed for the night – my Christmas wishes will be fulfilled!


  • Carolyn wendell

    December 7, 2015 #76 Author

    New bamboo bedsheets!


  • Krisztina

    December 7, 2015 #77 Author

    For Christmas I want my baby boy! :) what An awesome gift that would be. Wining this give away would mean a lot :)


  • Rebecca

    December 7, 2015 #78 Author

    Wish list…Von Bon pullover…LOVE!!! And the Mocs….so cute!


  • Lesia

    December 7, 2015 #79 Author

    Eeek! Such an awesome giveaway!!! Hmm for myself I don’t know! I’ve been so worried about getting something for everyone else I’ve kind of forgotten about myself! But I would love some new clothes!!!


  • maria

    December 7, 2015 #80 Author

    I would love a fancy purse.


  • Ingrid

    December 7, 2015 #81 Author

    Oh man I’m dreaming of winning a mushybook. This is a generous prize. Thank you for the opportunity!


  • Areta

    December 7, 2015 #82 Author

    I would love some new headphones so I can listen to music during my ME time!


  • ashleigh swerdfeger

    December 7, 2015 #83 Author

    Books lol. I would love to get some chocolate and a night out :)


  • Karen

    December 8, 2015 #84 Author

    wish list: a vacation!


  • Jackie

    December 8, 2015 #85 Author

    Everything on my wish list is baby related, this giveaway is a new moms dream! As a new mama, it’s difficult to imagine needing anything but him this year :)


  • Amy Lovell

    December 8, 2015 #86 Author

    I want a full length mirror or a drill


  • Suzanne G

    December 8, 2015 #87 Author

    On my wish list is a GC for massages and pedicures at my favourite spa.


    • Jessica Blumel

      December 8, 2015 #88 Author

      If you’re local to Vancouver, stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway that may check that off your wishlist 😉


  • Leah

    December 8, 2015 #89 Author

    A white christmas, that’s really all I want :)


  • Sarah Kilmartin

    December 8, 2015 #90 Author

    A milk frother so I can enjoy my London Fogs while on mat leave (since I won’t have access to the fancy coffee machine at work!)


  • mitzi

    December 9, 2015 #91 Author

    for once in my life I actually want nothing! people seem to offer the best deals during the Christmas season on fb swap sites and I’ve bought what i’ve wanted


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