Vancouver Gift Guide: 5 Gifts for the Little Ones

Posted on December 22, 2016 - After waiting all year, the holidays are finally here! It’s the amazing time of year when we get to sit by the fireplace, feast on delicious meals and hang out with all of our loved ones. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when we are running from store to store to try and find the perfect gift.

Luckily, CityMash has put together the Vancouver Gift Guide series. We’re helping you finish your last minute shopping for everyone on your list by introducing the best Vancouver-made products. All of the items featured on our gift guides are from local small business so you can feel good about supporting your community.

So what to buy the little ones on your list? The babies, toddlers and small kids who fill your world with toothy grins and a lot of joy in a tiny package. Or maybe the perfect gift for the parent of a little one or the soon to be parent with a little one on the way. Check out the best in baby products from local vendors in our gift guide below.

Petit LouLou

It doesn’t get much cuter than the handmade plush toys from Petit LouLou. Described as the house of handmade happy plushies and crazy monsters, Petit LouLou was founded by Mathilde Fabry who combined her work in animation with her son’s imagination. Check out their adorable collection of plush toys, pillows, rattles and mobiles. Or if you have your own design in mind, you can work with Petit LouLou on a custom toy!

Draw Me A Lion

Draw Me A Lion is all about colour, creativity and imagination. The online Vancouver shop, with products sold in retailers across Canada, the United States and even in Asia, features whimsical cards, prints and fun things to colour. Perfect for the festive season, check out their Colour Me Holiday Ornaments or Holidays Colouring Card Set. What little one doesn’t love to draw and colour?

Mally Designs

Out of Mission BC comes Mally Designs, beautiful and practical leather-made accessories for little ones. Founder and designer Nicole Garza first came up with the concept for a leather baby bib after getting sick and tired of staining cloth bibs. With a leather bib, you can just wipe the mess off and the bib remains stain-free. From bibs, Mally Designs grew to now include shoes, soother clips and art cards. You can even personalize the items with your little one’s name.

Be Clean Naturally

Be Clean Naturally, as the name suggests, creates 100% natural hygiene products for people of all ages. But they have a special line just for little ones too. The folks at Be Clean Naturally understand that parents are looking for natural products, free from harsh chemicals, that will be soft and gentle on their baby’s sensitive skin. Be Clean Naturally delivers with an organic and unscented baby soap bar and baby bum balm to help soothe diaper rash.

KEWE Clothing

Looking for something cute for your tiny trendsetter? Head to KEWE Clothing for the latest in stylish handcrafted baby clothes. As well as being nice to look at, KEWE clothing is soft and breathable thanks to their reliance on organic and bamboo fabrics. At KEWE you’ll find trendy graphic tees, cool headbands and a Vancouver staple, leggings.

So many cute items for the little ones! What local product caught your eye?

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