Holiday Gift Guide with Reviews!

 

With holidays just around the corner, do you find yourself stumped on what to get those favourite people in your life? (or just for yourself? hehe)

 

I feel ya!

 

Whether it’s your mom, sister, cousin or friend who just had a baby, I’ve got you covered with some of my favourite holiday must haves and reviews!

 

1) Jord Watches

We all have that one person in our life who seems next to impossible to buy for at Christmas. You rack your brain to come up with the perfect unique gift but in the end you always go with the infamous gift card because you don’t know what else to get. 

Not this year!

Jord Watches has a wide range of beautiful wood watches for both males and females. These hand-crafted, wooden timepieces come in a wide variety of woods, colours and designs suited for everyone’s style.

I received the dark sandalwood and smoke watch from the Frankie series.  Initially I was a bit worried that the watch might be to large on my wrist, but after getting it and trying it on, I instantly fell in love!

Not only is the size perfect (45mm face), but the simplicity of the watch face itself is so gorgeous and can be worn with any look.

Each watch comes in a beautiful cedar box that will have you excited even before you get to the best part inside.  There is also the option to have your watch engraved with whatever inscription you’d like!

Until December 19, 2017 if you click the link here you will receive a 25% off coupon code sent directly to your email!

You can also shop all of the watches straight from Jord Watches website here.

 

 

2) DockATot Grand

First off, I wish these came in adult size because I’d be all over that! Read on and I’m sure you’ll agree and be totally jealous of your little one lounging in this comfy cloud!

The DockATot is a lounging, cuddling, playing, chilling, resting place for your child and the best part is you can take it anywhere!

Babies need a nurturing and cozy environment and the DockATot does just that. It helps your baby feel calm, and mimics the mothers womb leaving them feeling snug and comforted.

There are 2 different sizes of DockATot’s.  The first is the DockATot Deluxe which is for 0-9 months old. And the other (the one we own) is the DockATot Grand which is for 9-36 months.

The second we received our DockATot, Grayson immediately grabbed his soother and blankie and ran and did a belly flop on it. He loves running to it throughout the day just to lay for a minute and then goes on with his day! DockATot’s are great to place in your littles crib, or on a bed (supervised of course 😉 )

You can purchase a DockATot in the US on Amazon here

 

 

 

3) LILLEbaby – All Seasons Carryon Toddler Carrier

Who else feels like their arms are going to fall off lugging your baby/toddler around for long periods of time?  I know for me, after carrying my teething, grumpy babe around all day, my arms were begging for a solution.

Insert the amazing LILLEbaby Carryon Toddler Carrier.  Not only is the quality of this carrier 100% but this particular carrier can hold a toddler up to 60 lbs! (crazy right?!)

This carrier is an ergonomic and comfortable way to carry your child around for many years. It is specifically designed with a wider and taller torso to accommodate children from 2T in size to well beyond.

With its 3 different positions your able to carry your child in, you’ll be sure to find one that’s perfect for you and your little one.

1) Front carry (with straps crossed in the back like an X, or parallel like an H)

2) Hip Carry

3) Back carry

I’ve got to say out of the 3 carrying options the back carry has got to be my favourite. With the increased lumbar support it provides, it prevents your lower back from being strained. And if I’m going to be carrying my son in here until 60lbs I need all the back support I can get! 😉

I could go on and on about the features this LILLEbaby (and all of them for that matter) have to offer, but it really would be best for you to go see for yourself!

You can purchase the LILLEbaby from their website here. You can also purchase it from Amazon (Canada) here and Amazon (US) here.

 

  

 

4) Lorena Canals Rug

When I found a company that sells rugs that can be tossed right into the washing machine (yes the entire rug), I was sold!

Every rug sold by Lorena Canals is handmade therefore making each one unique and different. The rugs are lightweight unlike your typical rug due to their flexible and soft structure.

I got the Bereber Black rug (4’8″ x 6’7″). Being that I was in the process of redoing Grayson’s room, I instantly fell in love with this rug and knew it would bring the whole room together! The design and tassels on this rug are gorgeous!

With the wide variety and selection of rugs (and pillows, blankets etc), that Lorena Canals offers, you’ll be sure to find a piece to match and accent any room in your home!

You can purchase the rug on the Lorena Canals website here.

 

  

 

5) Lollipop Baby Camera

I think everyone can agree that when it comes to your precious bundle you want the best monitor so you can keep a close eye on them while they sleep. (Or just creep them like I do 😉 )

The Lollipop Baby Camera does just that! This one-of-a-kind, baby monitor is user friendly and makes it easy for busy moms and dads to keep an eye on their baby, anytime, anywhere!

We have the turquoise model, and with my sons black and white bedroom, this little touch of colour was just the right amount!

This monitor was extremely easy to install and you have the option to either attach it to the crib, or mount it on the wall.

Out and about while the babysitter’s at home? No problem, the Lollipop App puts your mind at ease and allows you to check in on your baby from your phone, from anywhere.

This smart monitor is also able to detect the difference between wind outside vs. your baby crying for example, so you are only notified if your baby needs you.  

The list of specifications and capabilities of this baby monitor goes on and on.  Bottom line, everyone needs this monitor in their lives!

You can purchase from Amazon (Canadian) here and from Amazon (US) here.

 

 

  

 

6) Letter board Company- Introvert 10″ x 10″

I have been so intrigued by these letter boards lately with the endless amounts of fun and creativity that can be had.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about you need to run on over to the website here and check them out!

These boards come in 4 different sizes and 3 different colours.

The board I have is the introvert letter board 10″ X 10″ – grey felt with oak frame, and I am in love! The second it arrived in the mail the fun began.  I racked my brain to think of the funniest, wittiest, best sayings to put on the board.

It also came with 290 letters, numbers and symbols in 3/4 inch size.

This Canadian based shop worked long and hard to bring quality and affordable letter boards, and they knocked it out of the park!

You can shop all the boards at their website here or on Etsy here.

  

 

7) Wild Designs Lab – Bowie Teepee

Every toddler needs a fun teepee in either their bedroom or playroom, which will guarantee hours of fun!

We own the Bowie Teepee from Wild Designs Lab, and it couldn’t be more perfect! It fits fantastic with the monochrome theme in Grayson’s bedroom. 

I knew the quality of the teepee would be good, but it far exceeded my expectations. There are 2 flaps on the front that roll down (like doors) or can be held back with the ties attached.  There is also a cute window on the side that can be rolled up to look through, or kept closed. And lastly there is a large pocket on the inside of the tent so your little can hide their goodies in there!

Grayson was skeptical of the teepee at first, but now loves going in and out or sitting in there to read some books.

I highly recommend this teepee or one of the other many designs they offer.

You can purchase a teepee from their website here.

 

  

 

Well that it folks! That’s all for my holiday gift guide.  Hope you are able to find the perfect gift for your loved one, and thanks for reading!