Holiday Gift Inspiration

Dear Friends,

It’s almost time, everyone! Time for turkeys and cranberries, latkes and candles, trees and ornaments, and of course…gifts!

I truly love giving a special gift: that perfect book that leapt out one Saturday afternoon as I was browsing at my local book shop, or the handmade craft that caught my eye at the local makers market, just the thing for my creative, crafty family member. The delight on the face of someone uncovering a thoughtful gift is everything. And a child’s delight at an exciting gift is truly magical. 

Sometimes, though, it’s hard to feel inspired at this time of year. The traffic, the weather, the crowds. Yikes! Inspiration can be scarce. So, to help you get in the spirit and ward off those Grinchy feelings, I put together a collection of ideas that make me smile. Included are some of my favorite makers, books, and projects paired with Baby Blastoff! goodness.  Hope they help you find the perfect heart-felt gifts for the people you love!

Best,

Emily

 

Winter is great because: snow. And kids just love snow, don’t they? The magic of waking up on a snowy morning and getting bundled up to go play outside? The best. 

Our snowflake bodysuit paired with this awesome hat and booties by Velocitoddler, combined with a Keats classic, The Snowy Day, would make a killer gift for a baby or toddler in your life.  Parents will also appreciate these practical, comfortable items that help their kids get through the winter in comfort and style.

 

 

If your kids, your nieces and nephews, grandkids or friends’ kids are anything like mine, they LOVE catching a glimpse of wildlife, even if it’s just a pigeon, squirrel, or rolly polly.  What better way to fuel their excitement than by bringing the wildlife to them? To that end, this  DIY pinecone bird feeder is just the thing.  This blog post by Heidi at Happiness Is Homemade explains how to do it.  All you’ll need is: a pinecone, peanut butter, bird seed (appropriate for your regional birds), and string to hang it up.  Preschoolers will love getting down and dirty while making their feeders, and then they’ll have a blast watching the birds as they come to feed.  Add a bird shirt to the mix, and you might just have a future ornithologist on your hands.

 

 

Have some young siblings on your list? How about a nature theme set for each? Eric Carle books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See? are classics that you just know kids will love. Add to that an adorable paci-stuffy by Wubunubs for the baby. Then, here’s my favorite part: this plush wolf, and a wide variety of other at-risk species, are available to “adopt” from the World Wildlife Fund store.  The gift comes with an adoption certificate and picture fact card about the animal. What an awesome opportunity to teach a young child about at-risk animals. Your purchase will help global efforts to protect wild animals as well!

Baby Blastoff! wildlife-themed bodysuits and tees bring it all together.

 

Those kiddos want to spend time with you! Give them the gift of a memorable outing with their grandparents, aunts and uncles, or family friends.  Tickets to the zoo or local bio-park, a book, and an adorable tee to wear on the outing would be perfect!

Find Two at the Zoo by Danna Smith wherever children’s books are sold, and find our Bear Tee here.

 

 

Pregnancy is a time full of excitement, but let’s face it, pregancy is also exhausting. Your pregnant friend could use some pampering. Here are some ideas to help her relax and rest as she gets ready to welcome her new baby.

Start with some lavender soap and lotion by Los Poblanos, a local Albuquerque brand. They smell soooo good! Add some decadant truffles by Chocolate Cartel to the package. Throw in your favorite Baby Blastoff! bodysuit, and top it off with a gift certificate for a pregnancy massage. Your friend will likely never forget this thoughtful pregnancy-friendly package.

 

 

Do you have your own gift ideas and suggestions? Ever given Baby Blastoff! gifts to great effect? Head on over to our Facebook page and share! I’d love to hear about it!

Thank you! And have a great start to your holiday season!

 

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