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 the ladies’(check it out HERE!). I’m continuing on with the cool gift goodness with PART 2 which you’re reading now! If you are looking for great ideas on what to give that creative, cool kid in your life, you have come to the right place.
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. Wuchild: Feminist Sweatshirt $38.00
Who is a feminist? These stylin’, cozy, and fleece lined sweatshirts will hopefully get the conversation started around equality, opportunity, social justice, and more.
Wuchild is an online children’s clothing apparel shop run by two moms in Vancouver. They are the creators of the Feminist top as well as other popular items such as the “Parklife Vancouver” sweatshirt, headwraps and more.
2. Vancouver Aquarium: Aquadopt Kit $55.00
This “Adopt an Otter” kit is such an incredible way for us to teach our kids the importance of supporting causes we are passionate about. If you have an animal-lover in your household, this is the gift for them!
The Vancouver Aquarium Aquadopt Kit includes a Plush Sea Otter, Certificate of Adoption, Sea Otter Fact Booklet and a Sea Otter Collector Card. By purchasing this kit you can support the care of the sea otters at the aquarium, their Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and their mission to conserve aquatic life.
3. BC Playthings: Snapo Snap and Play 275 piece set $39.99
Snapo blocks are made in the USA and stimulate learning and spatial abilities through three dimensional creative Play. BC Playthings carries a variety of styles and size boxes, so get in there to check them out. (Their website is currently under construction.)
BC Playthings offers a wide array of quality, wholesome toys, fidgets and educational tools. They are a great resource for parents, educators, therapists and medical professionals with many different philosophies and needs.
4. Emerson Apparel: Forever on Adventure Tee $28.00
Nothing is more fun for a child than jumping in puddles, building forts, & climbing trees. #TRUTH. Children can do so in great quality and comfy clothing (not to mention super cute!).
Emerson Apparel clothing is made right here in Vancouver. The mama behind the brand named her business after her creative and active little girl. The goal of Emerson Apparel is to offer us parents clothing that allows for self-expression and artistic creativity. Mission accomplished.
5. Underables: Baggy Pants by Moí $39.00
These black baggy pants with white birds are made by a Scandinavian company called Moí. They are 95% organic cotton, making them not only stylish but very soft against the legs of our littles.
Underables is run by a Vancouver mama who partners with ethical and sustainable brands from around the world, bringing them to us in Canada! Thanks, Cher!
6. Imports Dragon: Qixels Design Creator and Fuse Blaster $45.00
Qixels are the cubes that fuse with a blast of water. Build your design then spray with water and the Qixels will fuse together. My girls love melting beads and this takes away the need to iron. Start to finish, it’s something kids can work on independently! It’s a great quiet time activity that allows kids to concentrate and have fun all at the same time!
Imports Dragon is a Canadian company based out of Quebec. They offer a great selection of brands from preschooler toys to collectible figurines for all ages.
7. Lost My Name: The Little Girl/Boy Who Lost Her/His Name $29.99
The Lost My Name books are personalized books to make bedtime more exciting. The story is a journey that you child’s character goes on and the letters of their name are used to tell the story. You have to visit their website and watch the video the fully understand how cool this really is!
8. Pocket Folk: Superhero Peg Dolls $12.00 each
These hand-painted peg dolls bring back old fashioned play & imagination. Each Pocket folk doll is painted free-hand with non-toixc paint and there are so many cute dolls to choose from. The Peg Dolls in the giveaway are Superheros, but Pocket folk offers everything from princesses to woodland finger puppets. Make sure you check out their Etsy shop to see the wide variety of peg dolls offered!
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I have partnered with all of these fantastic businesses/vendors to be able to host a huge holiday giveaway (value $300!) 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!