I'm not gift-guiding this year. I have found there are so very many guides of lovely things out there, perfectly adequate for all your shopping needs.
I will not, however, hold back on letting you know about places to get great things, should you need a little guidance on gifting. I have plenty of experience with little girls and what they love, so if I can be of any help, by all means- I'll try my best!
One online shop you must visit is Uncommon Goods. Uncommon Goods is a B-Corp shop, meaning their toys are responsible for the environment, the company provides fair wages, and they give back to community... all important factors for shopping responsibly. They stock toys that are the "use over and over and over" type- which is obviously the best kind of gift. Their toys are each a little unpredictable, and I love that. My feeling is also that less is more in terms of toys-- my girls don't need heaps of toys, but they should have toys that can be used creatively and regularly. The pieces we received from Uncommon Goods all fit that criteria perfectly. Let me show you...
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- Fancy Crayon Set- These are the perfect crayons for new tiny artists. They stack beautifully, and they are pretty. I love gifting these to 2-year-olds because they are short for their tiny hands, and they are far less likely to break than a standard thin crayon. I'm always up for encouraging the littlest ones to enjoy coloring, and these are the perfect little tool.
- Fingerprint Art Sets- I am SO excited to wrap these for my girls. The set creatively provides stamp pads for kids' fingerprints, and stamps to help create little figures, princesses, animals, or bugs' legs, arms, & accessories. I foresee plenty of time at the dining room table creating masterpieces from this adorable kit.
- Blocks- Uncommon Goods has the best selection of blocks I've seen. They have blocks that are also a United States puzzle, they carry ABC blocks, robot blocks, U.S. presidents blocks, periodic table blocks, etc etc. It's a brilliant selection. Maggie is my little block-lover, so we are wrapping the beautiful puzzle blocks for her to open and enjoy on Christmas. Castle building is our favorite.
- Eco Dough- For molding and making anything and everything, sans the harmful chemicals. The colors are created using vegetables and are vibrant and beautiful and perfectly safe for little ones.
Ohhh I love Christmas gifting. It makes creative play SO much easier when we have fun tools and toys to work with. Picking toys for my kids is almost like gifting myself, because whatever they receive- I will inevitably be playing with them... and cleaning with them. ;)
Uncommon goods has fabulous gifts for men, women, babies, and kiddos... be sure to take a look at their selection when you're shopping! xx
Products gifted for review, not sponsored. All opinions are my own.