For a More Than Child’s Play podcast episode expanding on these options, click HERE.
Holiday shopping may be more challenging this year with supply chain issues, and many small businesses are still working hard to survive in the midst of ongoing pandemic challenges. As a small business ourselves, we wanted to include and highlight small businesses this year as part of our Holiday Gift Guide. We hope you’ll enjoy these options and consider shopping local in your corner of the world this year.
Milestones and Miracles 2021 Shop Local and Small Gift Guide
1-2-3 Just Play With Me by us! (Martinsburg, WV) Don’t forget to include 3 years of developmental milestones paired with purposeful play suggestions in 5 key areas of development for the expecting and new parents (or therapists!) on your list.
Don’t see what you are looking for here? Look back at our previous gift guides!
With supply chain delays, maybe a subscription service might be a good choice as a gift for some. Plus, who doesn’t love a treat in the mail every week? Here are some of our favs we found.
Brick Loot is a family-run company that designs, manufactures, and discovers products that delight toy LEGO and brick fanatics of all ages! They provide unique monthly subscription boxes, custom LED lighting kits for LEGO sets, custom LEGO sets, custom brick sets, and custom LEGO minifigures for individuals and corporations.Brick Loot Box subscribers receive a Brick Loot Box every month, filled with 4-8 unique, custom, and never-before-seen items – the fun theme and contents inside are always a surprise! Included in every box are creative, exclusive brick sets that we design and manufacture and LEGO products that can’t be found in a local store!
This children’s book series tackles complex topics like racism, body image, addiction, depression, anxiety, and so many more topics that affect kids. Depending on age, this series should be read with a parent and could be an excellent family conversation starter.
Who doesn’t love stickers? This company offers a monthly sticker delivery by mail!
This subscription service offers books, interactive music activities, and online resources (including mini lessons)!
Created by the occupational therapists (we love OT’s) this box comes with 5-7 sensory toys a month – great for children with sensory processing challenges or any kid who loves sensory play!
Designed to spark a love of travel and global awareness at an early age, this monthly box comes with books, country activity guides, games, recipes, snacks, and language cards.
A subscription box filled with bling! Monthly hypoallergenic earrings in the mail.
For $10 a month, Liteatri sends a child age and reading skill matched books. Families have a week to keep, preview, and buy what they want. Free returns on what you don’t want.
A great option for teens, Parabox monthly will send a monthly National Park Tee Shirt with info about the park to your door (P.S. Nicole bought this as a gift for her husband and he loves it!).
Ipsy sends 5 makeup/beauty product a month for $13