As a mindful parent, the holiday season can be especially tough to stay present with your kiddos and show them how to live with intention because all there is are GIFTS. From letters to Santa, sales, shopping lists, ads and so much more - gifts are on the mind!
Here’s the secret, mama - you can still celebrate the holiday season and give your kiddos the best they deserve without filling their minds with junk! When you shop with the intention you’re more likely to get a gift that enriches your child’s mind, encourages growth and truthfully, lasts way longer!
My go-to are games and toys that challenge their creativity and thinking or from a small business. Here is my list of CONSCIOUS GIFT IDEAS for the kiddos in your life!
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Books!!! - you really can’t go wrong with a good book. Buy them your favorite from when you were a kid or a new one you’ve never heard of to read with them. Here are some of the best children's books of 2019: Hello, World Series by Ashley Evanson, I Am Series by Susan Verde + Peter Reynold, What Do You Do With A...Series by Kobi Yamada, and This Little Collection
Wiwiurka Play Gyms - we have two of them for Noa to climb around and play one; great for inside or outside and look beautiful! (use the code “SOPHIEJAFFE15” for 15% off)
Melissa and Doug Fold & Go Dollhouse - is it really a childhood without a dollhouse? I love the look of this dollhouse + the fact that it’s portable!
Hape Wooden Toys - both Noa and the boys have a TON of these; great for multiple ages and a wide variety to choose from
Bloom Owl - wooden puzzles and toys!
Mancala - you really can’t go wrong with this one and you can get one almost anywhere; most come in a beautiful wooden case and flat marbles
Wooden Abacus Toy - you’ve probably have seen this at your local dentist office but it’s such a great toy to have in your home and also is a great education tool
Lovevery Toy Subscription - we’ve had this subscription since Noa was born and have received developmental toys at every stage of her growth; she loves them and I feel so great playing with them with her. Read more in this blog post!
Why and Whale - the cutest figurines and block toys! You can buy boxes based on ages or books, puzzles, games, arts & crafts, dress up, playsets, plush toys and more! Obsessed.
Wild Wawa - beautiful children's clothing made from fabric sourced from Peru. Some of my favorite photos of my kids are with this clothing. [use the code "sophiejaffe" for 15% off]
Milah + Kam - handcrafted baby and children clothing. The cutest! [use the code "Noa15" for 15% off]
I’ll continue to update as more come to mind!!
What are some of your favorite toys and gifts for kids? Share in the comments below or connect with me on Facebook!