2021 Shop Local, Small Business Centered Holiday Gift Guide
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
Personalized Rainbow Ribbon Wand by Mouse Loves Pig in Winchester, VA
Wooden Toys Box by Toys By Cooper in Matthews, NC
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.
Wooden Building Blocks by Kubiya Games in Brooklyn, NY
Wooden Sensory Bin by Playful Petalz Btq in Appleton, WI
Root Vegetable Puzzle by All About Kids Store in Bristol, TN
Dinosaur Signature Play Doh Set by Darling Details TX in Leander TX
Montessori Peg Doll Multicultural Set by Three Sunshine Shop in Carmel, IL
Acorn Matching Set With Scoop by Three Sunshines Set in Carmel, IL
Nursery Rhyme Quiet Book by LindasKraftyKreation in Olmsted Falls, IL
I Spy/Busy Bags by Stitched4UbyTrippy2 in Middleboro, MA
Quiet Time Bead Set from Legacy Learning in South Beloit, IL
Name Tracing Chalkboard by Let’s Make Small Stuff in Nashville, TN
The Original Hundred Board Counter by Mirus Toys in Vancouver, WA
Personalized kaleidoscope by Bobrshop Kids Store in Russia
Magnetic Putty Via UnCommon Goods. Made in PA.
Parent Child Interactive Communication Journal by The Link 2 Join Hearts in Columbia, SC
Story Dice by Blackbird Fly Company in Sturbridge, MA
Wooden Sling Shot by Handcrafted Buffalo in Saint Peter, MN
Personalized Toy Truck by Trucks and More Toys in Colorado Springs. CO
Scavenger Hunt by The Idea Box Kids in Wilsonville, OR
Human Anatomy Felt Wall by EmIsCrafty in Clearfield, UT
Marble Maze from Drapela Woodworks in El Camp, TX
Personalized Stickers from Making Simplified Shop in Broken Arrow, OK
Personalized Leather Bracelets from Porter and Hazel in York, PA
Personalized Jewelry by Hope is Hip Jewelry in Bangor, ME
Personalized AirPod Case by Crafts and Splinters in Clover, SC
Don’t see what you are looking for here? Look back at our previous gift guides!
2018 Gift Guide By Age and Developmental Specialty
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!
A Kids Book About….Subscription
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.
National Park Subscription Tee
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