Holiday Gift Guide 2016 contains amazing products that are both high in quality, unique and great for green families. I’ve spent months searching for great products that will last more then a week or two after the Holiday is over. Here are some great items from our holiday gift guide! Items for babies, kids, Mom, Dad and even the Cat. Have a look at our top rated items and I hope you find something for you! Post contains affiliate links.
As a Mom to 4 boys, I pass the doll section at the toy store longing for something for my boys. Not any more! Hero Boys are dolls for boys, and they’re not tiny action figures…these heroes are just as big as the American Girl collection! At 18″ high, these super heroes are substantial toys. They also come with coordinating t-shirts, capes and masks so kid superheroes can match their favorite Hero Boy.
Finding gifts for the men in my life is always challenging. I feel like I buy the same gifts year after year, and they’re not exciting. Socks, underwear and clothes are usually wrapped for the Holidays. This year, there will be a wooden watch under the tree! Both practical and exciting, wooden watches are a great gift for the Holidays!
Wooden watches come at various price points. I’m featuring two watches, the first is from Tempus Wooden Watches and priced around $80. Made from reclaimed sandalwood, this watch is both beautiful and eco-friendly. The second is a more well known company JORD Watches. The Frakie Series is priced at $189 and features many color options of the face, different wood choices and Swiss movement.
I’ve tried many different soft structured carriers. The first SSC my baby fell asleep in within under a minute right out of the box is our Chimparoo Trek! An amazing price for an Organic woven wrap conversion carrier, these are more beautiful in person then the photos show! In addition, they’re at a great price because the wraps are Chimparoo brand and the carriers are made right in their Canadian shop! Yes, you need one.
Kowalli 3-in-1 Jacket
What does every babywearing Mama secretly, or not so secretly, want? A babywearing coat to go with those carriers! The Kowalli Babywearing jacket is amazing. It’s lightweight but very warm, waterproof for snowflakes and raindrops and fits over any carrier. In addition it goes from pregnancy to post partum and after!
Books make great gifts! They will be used throughout the year and help encourage learning, imagination and can be enjoyed by all. My favorite books from Usborne! My heart melts when I find my 5 year old reading his beginner Anatomy book and thoroughly enjoying every page! I give books as gifts to friends, family and we love receiving them. From books for the imagination, books to support STEM skills and one of our favorite first History books…we enjoy every page of our Usborne Books collection!
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Manhattan Toys is well known for making high quality, wooden toys. This year one of their playsets, the Mio Playing Eating Sleeping Working + 2 People won a rare Gold award from Parent’s Choice! It’s a hot toy this season and you may have a hard time getting your hands on one! I’ve included my affiliate Amazon banner below and you may also have luck on the Manhattan Toy Website.
The Manhattan Toy Treetop adventure is a 4-quadrant activity center that babies and children can enjoy! Great for sitting, standing and table top play, this fun activity center combines the joy of a wooden beads and multiple moving parts. Chosen as one of the best toys of the year by Parent’s Magazine in 2014, this is an awesome Holiday gift!
Build and Imagine
Building toys are hot in our house. We love anything that can be put together and taken apart in a whim. Build and Imagine is where doll house meets dress up and dolls. For both boys and girls, there are fantastic collections like Malia’s House and the Fins and Fur collection where pet shot meets aquarium. These products won the 2015 Rising Toy Star Inventor of the year award and once you shop the Build and Imagine collection I know you’ll see why! Below image credits Build and Imagine.
GeoSmart STEM focused magnetic construction sets are a very exciting holiday gift guide item! My two older boys, soon to be 6 and 4 are builders. These sets are colorful, hold together with magnets and are easy to transform. In addition, I love them because unlike our LEGO sets…these won’t get lost or sucked up in the vacuum. Some sets can be motorized and they provide hours of building fun! We have “Alien Creatures” with 63 colorful pieces and a double locking system for ultimate safety and structural durability for when our toddler “helps” his brothers play. We loved it so much that I ordered the Mars rover and the 100 piece set too!
Can’t forget baby in this holiday gift guide! While baby will certainly have some toys under the tree, he’ll also have some special cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are a great Holiday gift! Maybe you need to bulk your current stash, replace or add some prefolds or boosters or maybe you’ve wanted to try wool and needed a special occasion. Organic wool interlock cloth diapers are a great overnight solution. When paired with a fitted diaper it’s the ultimate cloth solution for well hydrated babies. With 100% natural fibers it’s breathable and extra sensitive to Mama Earth. Check out 95/5 wool cloth diapers with interlock and definitely put some underneath your tree and on baby’s bottom!
Breast Pump Bag
While many insurance companies provide breast pumps to Moms, they don’t provide fashionable breast pump bags. In fact, I was shocked when both my Spectra S2 and my Ameda breast pump didn’t come with any bag at all! Not even the plain black one my Medela came with. Luckily, there are breast pump bag makers like Sarah Wells who puts out amazing bags at great prices! The Sarah Wells breast pump bags are welcome under any pumping Mom’s tree!
Clothes from Gymboree
Gymboree is my favorite place to get boy’s clothes for my 4 boys! They have fantastic sales and I often find items at prices that compare to discount box stores. The quality is fantastic and I pass clothes from one boy to the next and they still look great. I give Gymboree as gifts for family members and already have my Holiday order in!