Wednesday, November 5, 2014

holiday gift guide - wee babes

babies! hooray for babies! i wanted to share a few of my favourite gifts to give (and receive) for the wee babes in our lives. when gifting to sweet new humans, i try to select unique and quality-crafted pieces that parents might not indulge on themselves. handmade is great. beautiful items that will be around forever or passed on from one child to the next are even better. 

one || peppa bonding doll - this was the very first thing i bought for finn, and to this day, it remains one of his favourites. filled with sheeps wool which is known to absorb scents easily, this bunny will take on comforting scents of home, of its parents, or things that are familiar for baby.

two || redcreek handmade - oh goodness- if we ever have another baby, this is literally the only thing i would ask for. these clothes are so beautiful- gender neutral silhouettes, fabrics that are natural, functional and durable, and classic pieces that will easily pass down from child to child to child. all handmade in squamish, BC

three || hand and cloth kantha blankets - this traditional two-sided blanket is made from reclaimed sari cloth by artisans in bangladesh. by working with the local community, hand and cloth is helping to provide dignified work, ensuring the women are compensated fairly, and allowing them to send their children to school. 

four || north country folkwear - i can not get enough of this brand new etsy shop the incredible julie letowski just opened. beautiful hand knit hats and crowns (and some sweet little chickens) just waiting to be adorned with excitement. swoon! lovingly handmade on her homestead in maine.

five || padraig cottage slippers - the perfect gift for babes of all ages (they make adult sizes too). lovingly knit in small batches in north vancouver, these slippers are lined with hand spun raw wool making them extra cozy on even the coldest of winter nights.

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