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Merry Christmas Baby: Gift Ideas for Tiny Tots, Toddlers, and Parents


Today’s gift idea is another new one for the holidays – a gift guide devoted to presents for the littles, namely, babies and toddlers, as well as their parents. You could argue that babies don’t really need Xmas gifts as they don’t entirely know what’s up. But let’s not forget how much their parents might appreciate not opening their wallet yet again, as you treat their babe to a new item of clothing, a toy, or  something even more practical like cleaning or washing products! Whether you’re shopping for someone that’s expecting, has recently welcomed a new little one, or is in the full swing of babyhood, you (and they) will adore these sweet, practical, joyful Christmas gifts for babies. Onwards!

Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set – $30
You know that expression ‘baby soft’ skin? It’s not without merit – when we first arrive on the planet, we’ve got seriously tender skin in more ways than one. The best way to nourish your babe’s skin then, is to stick to products with as gentle and as natural ingredients. Aleva Naturals is all about that life, and has become a trusted fave amongst new and experienced moms. If you want to spread the love, they’ve got loads of cool gift sets to trial their products, which also make for lovely presents when accompanied with something snuggly like a cozy blanket or footed onesie. This all-in-one bundle includes all the essentials mama will need – a 2-in-1 hair and body wash, moisturizer, bubble bath, and wipes!

When We Wear Young Kids Clothing – From $19.50
Shopping for kids clothes is one of the most fun parts of buying for bebe! However, it can definitely be a little irritating – particularly if you don’t know what someone is having – at how traditionally ‘gendered’ clothing is (pink for girls, blue for boys). The owner of When We Wear Young, Minna, felt that exact way, which prompted her to create her own online children’s store that carries indie brands of unisex-friendly chic baby and toddler clothes from around the globe (with a special emphasis on Canadian brands where possible). Not only are these clothes super versatile – they’re built to last many washes in the machine, with natural, high quality materials and construction. I also appreciate that some of the pieces the shop curates will actually grow with your babe; I spotted a pair of overalls, for example, that’ll grow with your kid from ages 1-4! If you want to skip the ‘falls part in the wash’ gender-specific stuff, you can’t go wrong with a purchase from this cool Canadian boutique.

Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo – $39.99
He’s ba-ack! Elmo once climbed to the top of the hot toy charts with this lovable interpretation that giggles and laughs as you interact with him. Designed for tots aged 18 months plus, this giggle monster is new and improved. Start the laughs by pressing his tummy or squeezing his feet – if your child keeps going, Elmo only laughs harder, to the point of uncontrollable shaking! It’s a sweetly interactive toy that any Sesame Street fan will flip for, plus it’s already a classic for any parents that remember the mania the first time around.

Milk Snob Covers – $49.95 each
I feel like ever since I saw Milk Snob pop up on Shark Tank, they’ve been everywhere. This multi-tasking mommy must-have works as a carrier cover, a nursing cover, a shopping cart cover, a high chair cover, and a swing cover. Come in dozens of cool prints and beloved by celebs like Beyonce, this all-in-one gift idea is that perfect blend of pretty and practical. With a soft, stretchy, breathable knit fabric, you can easily use this for privacy and protection, and it’s so cute you’ll definitely want it in more than one print. In Canada, I’ve seen these covers pop up at a bunch of retailers, including Indigo, West Coast Kids, and Well.ca to name just a few, making it an easy gift idea that’s perfect for any expecting or new mamas in particular.

Lil Bow Peep Bowtique Hair Accessories – From $5
Get ready for all the squees! with this cute lineup of hair accessories from Canadian shop Lil Bow Peep. Handmade with TLC, you can choose from headbands, clips, and hair elastics to give your little darling the sweetest, sparkliest, cutest hairstyle around. What I *most* love about the brand is the variety they offer, in styles that often coordinate – perfect if you’re taking a family photo and have two little gals you want to look a little different. Choose from sparkles, faux croc, plaid, lace, ribbons, vinyl, and more – there’s even a pretty amazing collection of holiday sets right now where you can mix and match your perfect collection. For extra fun, follow them on FB to score access to exclusive deals and sneak peeks of stylish new designs arriving in the shop.

Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym – $95 @ The Land of Nod
Baby toys all generally have that same rainbow bright, shiny and happy plastic-y vibe to them – which is why this playmat caught my eye. Designed from soft cotton and featuring designs by artwork Roxy Marj, this cuddly toy is perfect for placing your babe on while you get busy around the house. It also comes with different rattling toys that you can hang from the overheard bars for a custom play experience. The fact that the whole thing is soft is also a boon for parents with small spaces; simply roll it up or tuck it away when not in use.

ALLORGANIC Cleaning Products – Prices Vary
Keeping your baby clean is one thing – keeping the house tidy is quite another. Many parents will switch up their cleaning product routines to something they know is truly non-toxic and safe; after all, you never know where your kids hands (or tongue!) will end up. ALLORGANIC is made with 95% or more organic, non-GMO, non-toxic ingredients, and is so pure, it’s actually USDA Certified Organic (a notoriously hard certification to come by). Free from synthetic solvents, preservatives, dyes or perfumes, as well as parabens and sulphates, ALLORGANIC isn’t just good for your home – it’s good for the planet, by not contributing to the leaching of chemicals into our waterways. Made in Canada, the brand goes so far as to ensure their product packaging is recyclable as well. Use their laundry detergent to wash cloth diapers and clothing that’ll be touching sensitive skin, or their specially formulated bottle wash to keep your bottles clean. The rest of their lineup – which includes hand soap, hand soap, dish soap, glass & surface cleaner, fruit & veggie wash, and gear cleaner – is perfect for keeping your home spic, span, and totally safe.

Charlie and Gus Leggings and Pants – $39 each
Kids clothes to me should be a perfect blend of comfortable and cute – and that is 100% what Charlie and Gus serves up. With wild (literally!) prints that span from jungle animals to carnival food favourites, the brand has already earned a cult following in Canada for their whimsical yet functional stretchy organic cotton knitwear. While I’ve honed in on the brand’s leggings and way too cute harem pants, for the record they also carry tons of cute and cozy hoodies, tees in all lengths, and shorts, plus the custom animal shirts I highlighted in my Gifts for Pets post last week! A great choice that the kids’ll love for the fun factor, while the parents will love for the easy care (and wearability!) factor. While Charlie and Gus is most easily purchased online, check with ’em to see if they’re in any retailers near you.

SweeTooth Baby Teethers – $19.99 each @ West Coast Kids
There may not be a sweeter baby gift out there than this little pick! Made from medical and food grade silicone, these ice cream cone-shaped teethers are guaranteed to be BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free, and lead-free, putting parents’ mind at ease when it comes to what their little one is wedging into their mouth to soothe sore gums. As you might expect based on the design, these teethers can be put into the fridge or freezer to provide added relief for your squawking tot, plus they have a subtle, natural vanilla bean scent that is designed to calm them down and develop their sense of smell. Coming in four sweet shades, pick this up for a stocking stuffer or as part of a bigger gift package for baby.

Stonz Booties + Mittens – $44.95 + $31.95
Canadian winters are no joke, especially for little ones who haven’t developed the resilience we all seem to have – that ice in our veins, so to speak. So naturally, it took a Canadian mom to create a line of products that are actually totally functional (and warm) for your little one to survive the chillier months. Stonz started with a simple concept: outdoor winter boots that would stay on and keep your baby’s feet and calves warm and protected. Since then, they’ve expanded the line to include stay-put mitts with adjustable elastics, rain boots, and winter boots for mobile kids that’ll keep ’em warm all the way up to extreme conditions like -50 degrees! Coming in dozens of colours and cute prints for babies, toddlers, and tykes, this is a fantastic gift idea for any winter-born babies, or those that are starting to explore the outside for the first time as the temperature drops.

There you have it! Some super cute, super practical choices for kids no matter what your game is – clothes, toys, household needs, you name it, I’ve got your bases covered. That includes, by the by, a $300 prize package that one lucky winner is going to recieve, which’ll include:

  • Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set
  • When We Wear Young $50 GC
  • Milk Snob Cover
  • Lil Bow Peep Bowtique $15 GC
  • ALLORGANIC Product Sampler
  • Charlie and Gus Grey Harem Pants
  • Stonz Booties + Mittens (design may be different than what you see above)

Ahhh so amazing right? Want to win this prize package of gift ideas for babies and parents? Here’s how to enter!

1) MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by December 14, 2017 telling me your favourite gift ideas for babies and parents from this post.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 15, 2017 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries – Complete as many of these as you’d like, leave separate comments for each one, and you’ll earn extra entries into the draw!

Like Aleva Naturals on Facebook, then leave a wall post that tags a friend you think would be interested in their products. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

Follow When We Wear Young on Instagram, then tag two friends on one of their posts that you think would dig their shop. Link back to the Instagram post you commented on in a separate comment below, with your IG username.

Follow Milk Snob on Instagram, then tag a friend on one of their posts that you think would dig their products. Link back to the Instagram post you commented on in a separate comment below, with your IG username.

Like ALLORGANIC on Facebook, then leave a wall post that tags a friend you think would be interested in their products. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

Follow BRAND on Instagram, then tag two friends on one of their posts that you think would adore their hip clothes. Link back to the Instagram post you commented on in a separate comment below, with your IG username.

Sign up for Stonz’s newsletter on their website, using the same email address you use to enter this giveaway. Leave a separate comment below indicating you’ve done so. If you are already a subscriber of Stonz’s newsletter, you can Like them on Facebook, then leave a wall post that tags a friend you think would be interested in their products. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

 

 

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124 Responses to “Merry Christmas Baby: Gift Ideas for Tiny Tots, Toddlers, and Parents”
  1. Patricia Yarascavitch says:

    My favourite gift ideas from this post is the Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set.

  2. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My favorite idea is the Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo

  3. mangolynne says:

    These are so awesome! My kiddos would love all of these things, but going practical here and saying my favorite are the Stonz! I’ve always wanted to try those 🙂

  4. CLC says:

    So many great ideas. I loved the Charlie and Gus clothing, the ice cream teethers and the hair accessories.

  5. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. dorcontest at gmail dot com
    My beautiful niece just had a beautiful boy…. so I know she would love the Stonz Booties + Mittens. It gets cold up here and those would keep the little guy warm. I also love the Lil Bow Peep Bowtique . Those are so adorable.

  6. The baby teethers are so cute

  7. Steven Y says:

    My favorite from the list is the Stonz Booties + Mittens

  8. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the Aleva gift set & the activity gym

  9. Joan G. says:

    I’d be interesting in trying the Allorganic Cleaning Product Sampler.

  10. Marlene J says:

    My favourite gift ideas for babies and parents from this post are ALLORGANIC Product Sampler &

    Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym

  11. Aimee says:

    The stonz booties are a great product I am a subscriber

  12. Jessica Lord says:

    Love the harem pants and stonz boots

  13. JDM says:

    • Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set looks really good

  14. Oh that belly! 💕 Also, wolf leggings! ⚡️

    A post shared by Charlie & Gus (@charlieandgus) on

    @BubblyBabyReviews

  15. nancy says:

    Is there anything else to say other than harem pants for babies!

  16. Thanks to you I have discovered more amazing products I didn’t know I needed! That is really a compliment. The items you listed are practical and thoughtful as well as enjoyable. I have entered two giveaways in the past two days filled with amazing ideas! Thank you.
    I never can pick just one item as we are a houseful and have 3 under 2 and 7 others children. Basically it would boil down to stonz boots for the 2 year old the aleva for the newborn and clothes for the 7 month old ! Good luck to everyone!
    P.s I subscribed to Stonz email!

  17. Grace says:

    The milk snob cover is a great idea for new moms!

  18. I like the Aleva set, the organic cleaning products, Milk Snob Cover, the booties and mittens.

  19. Erin W says:

    I love the AllOrganic cleaning products, the Stonz booties and those leggings!

  20. Joyce Curtis-Bonardi says:

    Love the Stonz Booties and Mittens

  21. The Stonz booties are my favourite. I’ve been eyeing them for a while. The sweetooth teethers are also really sweet. They’re new to me and I think they’re adorable.

  22. Alanna Watt says:

    I love the idea of organic cleaners, so I’m most excited for the ALLORGANIC Product Sampler!

  23. Alanna Watt says:

    Signed up for the Stonz newsletter!

  24. Alyssa says:

    I really like aleva products, activity gyms and the booties/ mittens. Everything looks great

  25. Carrie l says:

    Milk snob covers are amazing!! And I had forgotten the joy of elmo

  26. Susanne C says:

    I think the Milk Snob Cover and the Charlie & Gus Harem Pants would be great gifts for my grandson.

  27. Giselle says:

    As someone who worries about chemicals and little developing bodies I think the ALLORGANIC cleaners are not only helpful for mom but for baby’s well being too! I also love the SweeTooth baby tethers as they are chemical free too. Actually, all of the items are awesome!

  28. ducky says:

    My favourite is the Charlie and Gus Grey Harem Pants

  29. Vanessa L. says:

    I think the Milk Snob covers make the perfect gift. They have the best patterns!

  30. Calvin F. says:

    The sweetooth baby teethers, and the stonz mitts would make a great gift.

  31. Calvin F. says:

    Subscribed to their newsletters.

  32. Linda says:

    aFavourite is Sweetooth baby teethers,

  33. alexa says:

    love the pants

  34. Valerie Caldicott says:

    Charlie and Gus leggings & pants look so comfortable anyone would want a pair

  35. Leah says:

    The Stonz products are just perfect for a Canadian winter – love those and the When We Were Young clothing – adorable!

  36. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite gift ideas for babies and parents from this post would be:
    Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set – $30
    Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym – $95 @ The Land of Nod
    ALLORGANIC Cleaning Products – Prices Vary
    SweeTooth Baby Teethers – $19.99 each @ West Coast Kids
    Thanks

  37. Alison K says:

    Bonus @when_we_wear_young Entry : Followed When We Wear Young on Instagram, and tagged two friends https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ3_16zAlN0/?taken-by=when_we_wear_young (@soulseeker00)

  38. George meek says:

    My favorite idea is the Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo

  39. Alison K says:

    Bonus @milksnob Entry : Followed Milk Snob on Instagram, and tagged two friends https://www.instagram.com/p/BWxXJMIl0-D/?taken-by=milksnob (@soulseeker00)

  40. Alison K says:

    Bonus @charlieandgus Entry : Followed Charlie & Gus on Instagram, and tagged two friends https://www.instagram.com/p/BKZGszCjIHq/?taken-by=charlieandgus (@soulseeker00)

  41. Alison K says:

    Bonus http://www.stonzwear.com Entry : Signed up for Stonz’s newsletter, “Thanks for joining!”

  42. Sunshine G says:

    The Charlie and Gus pants are so cute!

  43. Erin N says:

    My favourite gift idea from this awesome list is the Aleva set! I am a subscriber. Merry Christmas!

  44. Erin N says:

    bonus: followed, liked, commented, tagged on instagram (name is erinenewhouse) https://www.instagram.com/p/BcNOKCxgTZt/?taken-by=when_we_wear_young

  45. Erin N says:

    (erinenewhouse) followed, liked, commented, tagged : https://www.instagram.com/p/BcOSbBwlk2O/?taken-by=milksnob

  46. Erin N says:

    i signed up for Stonz’s newsletter, too. Merry Christmas!

  47. Lindsey says:

    This would make great gifts for my friends kids especially Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set and ALLORGANIC Products

  48. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Activity Gym and the ALLORGANIC cleaning products.

  49. krisha4444 says:

    I absolutely love the Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym and the Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set

  50. krisha4444 says:

    Signed up for Stonz newsletter!

  51. Nicole B says:

    My favorite is the Stonz Booties + Mittens

  52. AliKira says:

    The Stonz Booties + Mittens are my favourites!

  53. Marlene V says:

    I like the When We Wear Young $50 GC

  54. FrugalFowers says:

    I am in love with the Stonz!

  55. Janine Alton says:

    my favourite gift idea is the milk snob nursing cover. I am nursing currently and use mine all the time when i am out. its great that it has so many uses

  56. Rachel C. says:

    The teethers and the activity gym are just so darling! Love all these ideas really, though…!

  57. janicour says:

    these are adorable Charlie and Gus Leggings and Pants

  58. janicour says:

    I signed up for Stonz’s newsletter on their website.

  59. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d like the Allorganic product sampler.

  60. DEEDEE says:

    These “milk snob covers” are the best!!

  61. Kelly H says:

    I love the Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym

  62. NJ Nowoselski says:

    Subscriber of course 🙂
    My first grandbaby is due May/18 so all these products I am very interested in. The Aleva Natural Newborn kit is perfect. My daughter is a Vet Nurse and only “natural” products will be exceptable I’m sure.

  63. My favorite from the list is the Stonz Booties + Mittens

  64. My sister is due in February so this would make a super awesome gift! I wish I had had the Milk Snob cover when my kiddos were smaller!

  65. Janet P. says:

    My favourite ideas from this post are the ALLORGANIC Cleaning Products, the Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym and the When We Wear Young clothing for kids. Such great ideas!

  66. Jonnie says:

    I love the Stonz Boots and Mitts and the Ringmaster Gym

  67. Linda says:

    I like the Stonz Booties + Mittens for the little ones.

  68. Blueeeee says:

    Stonz Booties + Mittens

  69. Linda Ryan says:

    So many wonderful ideas for the little ones in our lives. For my granddaughter, I would love to have the Lil Bow Peep Bowtique bows. Just love the all-Canadian ideas given in the Canadian Gift Guide. (I don’t know how you find the time to do it but we all appreciate it.)

  70. Erin Lewis says:

    I love the Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym and the When we wear young kids clothing.

  71. Kim K says:

    My favourite idea is the Stonz Booties + Mittens.

  72. Renee a Lacasse says:

    My favourite is the Charlie and Gus Grey Harem Pants

  73. Amie Gaudet says:

    I am a subscriber
    My favorite gift idea from this list is
    Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym – $95 @ The Land of Nod
    It is gorgeous

  74. Calvin says:

    THE CHARLIE AND GUS BOTTOMS ARE SO COOL.

  75. Marijo says:

    I like them all but the booties and mitts are so cute.

  76. Susan says:

    I like the Stonz booties and mittens.

  77. cookie3 says:

    I love the When We Wear Young Clothing – so cool.

  78. CL Chin says:

    the clothing from When we wear young is a fun line and i like the all natural cleaning products from ALLORGANIC.

  79. Rae D. says:

    When We Wear Young is my fav.

  80. Rebecca G says:

    i like the stonz boots for kids

  81. sarah says:

    The Aleva Naturals and the Stonz boots and mitts would be awesome! Thanks

  82. Crystal Porter says:

    I like the ALLORGANIC Product Sampler, I think safe cleaning products are important around little ones especially

  83. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love the Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set, and Stonz Booties + Mittens!

  84. Victoria Ess says:

    commented and tagged as victoriaess2 – https://www.instagram.com/p/BcAJjDxlQkc/?taken-by=milksnob

  85. Victoria Ess says:

    Signed up for stonz newsletter as victoriaess at hotmail dot com

  86. Ellen says:

    I think the teethers are really cute.

  87. Burcu says:

    I love the Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set

  88. Maryanne says:

    Stonz Booties + Mittens are awesome!

  89. Amy L Doyle says:

    I like the teethers

  90. Catherine Simone says:

    Charlie and gus leggings …amazing!

  91. Wanda B says:

    My favourites are the Aleva Naturals Newborn Gift Set and the Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo.

  92. Holly says:

    The Charlie and Gus leggings are adorable!

  93. Denae Boucher says:

    Love the baby gym!

  94. Allison Matz says:

    I love the SweeTooth Baby Teethers.

  95. Caryn C says:

    I love the Allorganic Cleaning Product Sampler.

  96. Tamara Attanasio says:

    love the ice cream teethers

  97. Tamara Attanasio says:

    signed up for STONZ newsletter

  98. Sharron says:

    Stonz Booties + Mittens

  99. Theresa says:

    Love the Ringmaster activity gym!

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