Mom-Finds: Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds & Raves / Shopping

So it's that time of the year again...holiday gift shopping for family and friends... and kids are on the top of my priority list.

I posted a simple list last year, mostly composed of toys.  For sure, many of those are now sitting behind shelves or buried deep in their toy chests.  This time, I thought I'd share some "non-toy" items that I can recommend for your shopping list this year which has a longer shelf life, so to speak. And as a parent, I'd certainly appreciate receiving these for my kids... and not without violent reactions from the kids, heehee!  You know, sometimes, I just need to break that chain of toys, toys, toys! Don't you agree?

Aside from highly educational and entertaining picture and story books that always make for great presents, here's a variety of gift suggestions with different price points -- for God children, relatives, friends, neighbors' kids  and schoolmates:

Eco-friendly children's apparel and accessories using mainly certified bamboo, organic cotton, and other sustainable fabrics such as soy or hemp -- ultra-soft fabric that is hypoallergenic too! Ideal for babies and kids with sensitive skin.
  • For infants and kids, boys and girls up to 5 y.o.
  • In onesies/bodysuit, tees, pants, blankets, and bip & burp cloth set --from PhP495 & up
  • Modern, colorful design - being organic does not mean boring and neutral designs.
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I'm trying my luck at this new venture by marketing this brand here, and hopefully you'll like them as much as I do.  Will feature more of Green Sproutlets very soon!  Look, even Ben and Jen's girl Violet Affleck was seen wearing our Pink Polka Long Sleeve Tee (@ PhP 695)! Get your kids one too. ;)
Photos of Ben and Violet Affleck from www.popsugar.com
Buy Green Sproutlets from authorized online reseller: shop at Mothering Earthlings
Take a look at all our items: Green Sproutlets on Facebook or email me for orders: mymomfriday(at)gmail(dot)com

Mothering Earthlings, which I featured earlier here, is one of the coolest online shops that features some of the best in Filipino designs and brand. Aside from carrying Green Sproutlets, personal favorites are Ines Moda Infantil dresses and Googoo&Gaga shirts.

Ines dresses are meticulously smocked, embroidered, and stitched by hand for infants and young misses. These lovely dresses will surely make the children feel and look special. 
Priced from PhP 500 and up.

Googoo&Gaga shirts are wearable art that's classy and edgy -- original designs, limited edition pieces created with soft, all-over sublimation printing technology that's safe for babies and kids. My boy chose that dragon print below.
Priced @ PhP 850.
Online shopping is a breeze at Mothering Earthlings Shop.
Get updates from Mothering Earthlings on Facebook
Product shots from Mothering Earthlings shop.

Sweet Tarts Kiddie Folio are fun and creative folder bags ideal for art projects, reviewers, exam papers and other items that kids bring to school everyday. Definitely a practical gift.
  • Made of washable canvas with fun prints to choose from
  • Has a detachable strap, interior pockets for pens and other supplies
  • An ID holder in front
Folios @ PhP 295 each
I ordered the Cartoon and Pink Lemon! :) Manila Baby Shop also carries backpacks and lunch boxes to match the folios for your little ones!
Visit their online store: shop at Manila Baby Shop
More product info at: Manila Baby Shop on Facebook
Product shots from Manila Baby Shop.

Choose well and you can find a whole lot of really nice and comfy shoes for the little and big kids at Payless ShoeSource. I found their Smart Fit line to be trendy, soft and affordable to buy for children's growing feet.  Materials vary from fabrics to synthetic leather upper, and with rubber soles that are soft and easy to walk in.  I also liked some of their character rubber shoes for boys.
Girls' pink flat mary-janes @ PhP 795
Available at Payless stores:  SM Megamall, Robinson's Galleria, Shangri-la Mall.
Prices vary per design.

Handmade, luxury headpieces for women of all ages, Sassie Hairsies accessories are crafted with love.  These gorgeous clips and headbands are made in limited quantities per collection. My girl wears her big, bold hairbands every time.
Prices vary per design: clips @ PhP 30 and up; headbands @ PhP 150 and up.
  • Unique and dainty designs; can be customized to your liking
  • Made with imported materials like fabric flowers, ribbons and crystals
  • Baby-friendly and comfortable elastic headbands
  • Fabric-wrapped clips and barrettes
Visit their online store: shop at Sassy Hairsies
More product updates at: Sassy Hairsies on Facebook
Product shots from Sassy Hairsies.

If you are willing to splurge a bit for your kids, God children and relatives, why not present them with a timeless personalized jewelry. Most jewelers have these bracelets with blank plates in yellow and white gold, or even silver, where you can have the names engraved.  This precious gift will surely be treasured for a long time.  Prices will depend on the karat and total weight of the gold.
Estimate price @ PhP 2,000 and up

Imported waterproof stickers with a wide range of character and colorful designs to choose from. Personalize the stickers with the kids' names, and even for adults or with any message you like.  My kids love these stickers because of their designs, and are very durable. Been using them for a few years now. Great as giveaway to friends and classmates.
Priced @ PhP 100.00/pack, quantity depends on the size and combination of your order.

For orders, call or text: +63922-8343692 / +63917-5343692 / (632)216-8388
See more designes at Sticker Galore's website and Facebook page.
Email: galoreoffun@gmail.com
Product shots from JEL Stickers.

Export-quality pajamas for kids, PJs Sleepwear offers a wide range of designs that woud appeal even to adults. Watch out for my full feature on PJs here soon.
Prices vary per style and material: toddlers @ PhP 495 and up; adults @ PhP 750
  • Most items are made from 100% cotton, some from mixed blends, and treated fleece material
  • Fabrics are tested and sourced abroad, but all products are proudly made in the Philippines
  • Cool and very comfortable to wear, for babies to big kids, and adult women
  • Available in round-neck and collared sets, night gowns, onesies, rompers and overalls
Shop at PJs boutiques:  
Level 4 Shangri-la Mall;  Level 1 Trinoma Mall; Level 2 SM Mall of Asia
More product updates at: PJs Sleepwear on Facebook

I will be adding to this list as I discover some more great items to give for Christmas.

Do you have good finds and recommended gift ideas for kids? Please share them here so we can all check them out too!

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