holiday gift ideas: for the little’uns…
Posted in christmas ideas, handmade December 10th, 2009 by pia


So here we are, the last holiday gift guide. I have chosen gifts that are pretty much gender neutral, bar the odd gorgeous dress and hair clips (like below!). I remember as a kid, I was always as fascinated with the boys toys as I was with girly things. So I’m thinking, I’m possibly not alone, right? Well, here are some ideas for the little’uns in your life. First up I fell in love with the little guy you see above the moment I laid eyes on him. He is made by my favourite dress US$70.00 custom orders only. location: Vancouver, BC, ships internationally.


clockwise from top left: handmade whale by tiny warbler US$35 location: vancouver, BC ships internationally; candy cane striped non slip hair clips by everyday clippies US$4.00 location: michigan; wooden rattles (love the polka dots!) from little sappling toys US$38.00 location: Boise, ID; fabric number book US$48.00 from pilo sale location: toronto.


I think this little lass is the perfect model for this dress, isn’t she gorgeous? So is the dress of course. US$54.00 Made from a rose wool blend by mette location: vancouver (again! I see a theme). Also love this linen number with little ruffles, also by mette . US$50.00.


Yoyos!! They are the coolest aren’t they? Love this one from something’s hiding here US$10.00 location: philadelphia; wooden toy tool box, yes yes please!! US$60.00 from wood toy shop location: Portland, Oregan.


Oh just look at these tiny cashmere sippers. US$48.00 made by woolybaby location: Philadelphia; and then there are the lambswool tweed ones, too too cute. US$30.00


Shadow puppets!! Because I KNOW you love them as much as I do.  There is a great range available from  orange moon toys – diy kits are US$20.00, sets are US$30 location: wisconsin, ships internationally.


trucks! But not just any trucks, these ones are made in Europe by sprig,  with reclaimed wood and recycled plastic $15.00 each available online at wild dill location: california. And for some more serious playtime…


clockwise from top left: vintage flower press – but I don’t want you to buy it because I want it for myself. It’s just US$5.50 from ismoyo location: new york; wooden sewing machine – awesome. US$65.00 from wood clinic location: Vancouver Island; felt numbers from michima US$14.00 location: New Jersey; teepees! from gracey bean baby US$130.00 location: US; gluten free lavender scented play clay US$4.50 location: seattle; spanish felt letters (there is also norwegian/danish and german available) from michima US $40.00 location: New Jersey (ships internationally).


So that’s it! That’s my kids holiday gift guide collection for 2009. I do hope you find some things in there for your own kiddies. If you are hungry for even more cool eco-friendly ideas for kids, check out my guide for last year and click on the shop links.

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  1. Riley says

    Great suggestions! Love the wooden tool set, shadow puppets and flower press…I want it too! I have the sprig trucks and they are great.

    December 10th, 2009 | #

  2. emily says

    I am not a kid anymore but my god I love those shadow puppets, felt letters and teepees! I want to play with them myself.

    December 10th, 2009 | #

  3. nath says

    oh! so much loveliness, i like the teepees, the sewing machine, the dresses by mette and the cashmere slippers. wonderful choices!

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  4. Tara Bradford says

    Really fun gifts! I especially like the teepees! xo

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  5. Diana says

    I love all those gifts!!!!!!

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  6. heather c says

    OH Pia! What a wonderful job you did hunting these fabulous treasures!! THANK YOU!!

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  7. Bali Beach Bunny says

    i officially want to be small again
    the teepees, the yoyo’s
    the woolen alphabet with the cute spanish accents
    and please, pretty please with cinnamon on top, can they make that dress for big people?

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  8. judith b says

    Thank you, Pia,you have SO come through for us! A fabulous selection spanning all the age groups…it’s beginning to feel like Christmas!The shadow puppets are a must for that ten year old who had me stumped, and the teepee if I were a richer auntie!

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  9. parisa says

    Sooooo cute turtle!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  10. joanna goddard says

    oh, pia, i LOVE these! you have such beautiful taste.

    December 11th, 2009 | #

  11. mlle paradis says

    it would HAVE to be the wooden tool set for me. oh! lucky kids these days!

    December 12th, 2009 | #

  12. ana patricia says

    the shadow puppets are such a unique gift idea! lovely

    December 12th, 2009 | #

  13. Sara Bradshaw (Writer) says

    Hi Pia – an update for you – Scott “The Sartorialist” Schuman, Garance, Tommy Ton and Bryanboy in photoshoot for the March Issue of US Vogue! Have a great weekend 🙂

    December 12th, 2009 | #

  14. pygmy says

    oooh, I’d like a teepee for myself!

    December 12th, 2009 | #

  15. Bec says

    oh Pia – it’s been WONDERFUL wonderful WONDERFUL to read your gift posts. THANKYOU thankyou THANKYOU for making such beauty come out of my computer screen!
    and merry christmas to you – i hope you get some nice little gifts in your stocking, too!

    December 12th, 2009 | #

  16. kathi says

    such adorable ideas…love them all! just found your blog and enjoyed the few minutes i spent on it. will come back later when i have more time.
    kathi @ tray bella

    December 12th, 2009 | #

  17. eloise says

    oh my goodness! i want my own teepee! what beautiful gift ideas.

    December 13th, 2009 | #

  18. garbergdesignshop says

    Hi, first of all, you really have a nice blogg.
    How many beautifull childrens things.I would like one of the tents for next summer.The turtle is really cute, and I loved the cashmere slippers.

    December 13th, 2009 | #

  19. ninainvorm says

    Your gift guides are great Pia! With the only trouble that I want it all for myself instead of giving it away! 😉

    December 14th, 2009 | #

  20. ismoyo says

    Great finds! Thanks for sharing and thanks for including the flower press from my shop! (got to tell you, somebody already picked it up… sorry!)

    December 18th, 2009 | #

  21. melissa says

    such a great collection … we have a pair of the little slippers and one of claire’s incredible turtles. woolly turtles should be mandatory for everyone!


    January 1st, 2010 | #

  22. Emma from 50 danska kvadrat says

    Love the teepees! Can I get one even though I am a grown-up? 😉

    January 12th, 2010 | #

  23. Kathryn says

    super sweet and stunning selection…just purchased some of those divine little cashmere slippers for my baby bump…thanks so much for sharing your finds!

    January 18th, 2010 | #

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