Image 1: Both of my kiddos are getting one of these wooden tops from Pucci Manuli in their stocking. They range from tiny to big and come in amazing assortment of colors. The store is so well curated that you really can’t go wrong with anything Carrie has in stock. If you haven’t stopped by their new location, you definitely should get in there.
Image 2: My favorite thing about cBOP is that you can have your kid’s feet measured in the store, which is hard to find locally! They have an adorable selection of quality kids shoes, but also luxury clothing brands, gifts, and toys. I got this sweet unicorn finger puppet for my little.
Image 3: Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is a local company and such a cool sensory toy. I got Everett a tin at Pucci Manuli a while back and then picked up another tin at cBOP for his stocking. The putty comes in an amazing assortment of colors from the basic primaries to the celestial Milky Way.
Image 4: Caterpillar Couture is based in TX, but has a local connection with a good friend. She makes amazing custom clothing for kids (and sometimes grownups!). I’m going to have her make me a dress based on a favorite that’s seen better days and I’m so excited. Check out her FB page to see what’s available or contact her to have her create something special just for you.
Image 5: Children’s Book World is everything a bookstore should be. They have an incredible, well-curated selection of books. The staff is knowledgable and passionate about finding you the right gift. It’s just the right size and I might give them bonus points for being across the street from Green Engine coffee. We borrowed the tradition of “something to read, something to wear, something to play with” for Christmas, and Adeline’s book this year is “What Are You Waiting For?”, illustrated by local Matt Phelan. If you’re looking for an older kid, Everett loves his graphic novels “Bluffton”, “The Storm in the Barn”, and “Around the World”.
Image 6: I found Julia Passafiume Designs at Clover Market earlier this year and I’m coveting this particular dress for Adeline. Her pieces are so beautifully made and she chooses such lovely fabric patterns (clearly my weakness). Her dresses are amazing, but she also has basics like leggings, hair bows and bibs. Her Etsy shop only has a few pieces right now, but you can follow/favorite her shop to be the first to know when she restocks. You can also take a look at her Instagram to see more of what she has to offer and you can contact her to ask what’s available.
Image 7: For a while, these Merry Crown Society crown & wand sets were my go-to gift. It was pre-Adeline, so I’m going to have to snag a new set for her birthday this spring. She’s just now getting into the wonders of dress-up.
Image 8: Frog & Toad Press is an Etsy find, based in Rhode Island. They have lots of cards & stationery, but I love their iron-on patches (great for school bookbags) and banner flags for kids.
Image 9: Everett & Adeline both have one of these Stories for Toys prints in their room (Everett has the duck bathing and Adeline has an ostrich ironing). There are so many cute new scenes that I kind of want to go back and buy a few more. If you act quickly, everything is currently 30% off!