Holiday Gift Guide for Kids: <br>All from Mom-founded Brands!

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids:
All from Mom-founded Brands!

by Sweta Doshi, Jianna Alvarez, Gina Hamadey

 

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, we are saluting our favorite mamapreneurs. We selected 18 unique gifts for kids ages 0-10—all founded by moms who are following their passions while raising a family. At Bubbsi, we know exactly how that feels: Our founder, Sweta Doshi, has two little (very well moisturized!) bubs. Get ready to cross off every child on your holiday list, from babies to big kids, all while supporting these incredible women.

 

FOR BABY (AND MAMA!)

1) Anjie + Ash Teething Necklace


THE GIFT: This necklace is made with non-toxic silicone, beech wood and stainless steel, safe for babies to teeth on, yet elegantly designed, with a fashionable mom in mind.

THE BRAND STORY: “With all the drastic changes motherhood brings, I knew there had to be a way to hold onto the little things that made me feel like myself,” founder Andrea Chinalai writes on her website, which is full of beautiful teething necklaces and bracelets. Their designs can be worn proudly by any fashion-forward woman, not just mamas. Why? Because these identities don’t have to be separate. 

 silicone teething necklace

 

 

2) Bubbsi The Whole Gang Gift Set

 

THE GIFT: Packaged in reusable silicone bottles shaped like animals, our trio of skin essentials makes the snuggliest gift. For babies and kids (and parents!), the set includes a body cream, shampoo + wash, and oil balm (which is great for baby’s cradle cap and diaper rash), all made with organic, cold-pressed coconut oil—and no harsh parabens, phthalates, sulfates or dyes. 

THE BRAND STORY: Sweta Doshi started Bubbsi when her daughter developed eczema. She was underwhelmed by the skincare options out there: Nothing worked as well as coconut oil, but that was so messy. Out of her daughter’s needs—plus her years working in the beauty industry—Bubbsi was born!

 

 

3) Lewis set of Two Burp Cloths


THE GIFT: Patterned with a unique stingray graphic and composed of durable organic cotton, these burp cloths add fun personality to all the activities you’ll use them for, whether that’s cleaning up spills or wiping your kiddo’s cheek.

THE BRAND STORY: As designers and new moms, best friends Liz Libré and Lizzy Ott found themselves looking for something they couldn’t find: nursery essentials that are childlike, not childish. The Lewis brand began as a line of crib sheets that were both useful and beautiful. 

 

Patterned with a unique stingray graphic and composed of durable organic cotton, these burp cloths

4) Goat-Milk Kidware Striped Onesie & Matching Socks

 

THE GIFT: This striped onesie gift set is 100% organic cotton and 100% adorable. The beautifully crafted onesie features a hoodie adorned with ears and comes with matching striped socks. 

THE BRAND STORY: Roland Bello and Tania Vargas created Goat-Milk Kidware from a desire to dress our children in beautifully crafted, simple clothes inspired by European classics that Tania grew up with. Infused with their own green sensibilities, Goat-Milk Kidware works with a fair-trade factory using 100% organic cotton.

 

striped onesie

 

5) Little West Street Crib Gift Set


THE GIFT: This bright and playful organic Crib Gift Set includes an organic reversible quilt and pillow - and the llama theme is absolutely adorable. You can personalize the quilt with your bub’s name—free of charge.

THE BRAND STORY: Samridhi Ganeriwalla founded Little West Street after her son was born and she was having trouble finding quality baby essentials. Today, the Little West Street mission is to provide stylish, luxurious and practical bedding and accessories for little ones all over the world.

 

 llama crib bedding

6) MiliMili Everybody Naps Set


THE GIFT: A stylish sleep sack for baby and a matching eye-mask for mom, all packaged up in a luxe magnetic gift box? Say no more. MiliMili’s sleep sets are made with eco-friendly bamboo jersey fabric that’s breathable and gentle on sensitive skin.

THE BRAND STORY: MiliMili began as a DIY project by mom and interior designer Rose Bridges, who sewed a sleep sack for a friend’s baby. 

 

sleep mask and sleep sack

 

FOR TODDLERS

1) Lark Adventurewear Play Dress  

 

THE GIFT: Lark Adventurewear’s Perfect Play Dress is made of bamboo and cotton that naturally provides UPF 50+ to keep harmful UV rays off your toddler. 

THE BRAND STORY: While on outdoor excursions with her son, founder Pallavi Golla noticed that while she remained dry and cool in her adult activewear, her son was hot, sweaty and damp in his clothing. She founded Lark Adventurewear to solve that problem.  

 

Play Dress is made of bamboo and cotton that naturally

 

*ALSO: Bubbsi x Lark Adventurewear PJs + Body Cream Gift Set

THE GIFT: These two mamapreneurs teamed up on a LIMITED EDITION giftset.  Luxurious Bubbsi Body Cream keeps skin soft and Lark's special bamboo knit PJs in the Let It Snow print are the snuggliest! Choose from a footie PJ or 2-piece set. 

 

Snowflakes pajamas and body cream in panda bottle with wrapped gift 

2) Rose & Rex Floating Blocks

 

THE GIFT: Floating blocks are perfect for making bathtime an opportunity for learning. Colored with food-grade dye and made of 100% plant-based rubber, these blocks give you peace of mind.

THE BRAND STORY: With a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology, Allison Klein created Rose & Rex to offer elegantly designed toys that promote imaginative play. Every toy in their collection is selected by education professionals, teachers, and child development experts.

rubber blocks in vibrant colors

  

3) Alice + Hops Marie Hair Accessory

 

THE GIFT: Bows don’t belong on just presents! The Marie by Alice+Hops comes in an array of colors and patterns.

THE BRAND STORY: Founded by mom of two Kristine Mansfield, Alice + Hops sews custom heirloom dolls and accessories for moms and kids. 

 

 bow/ scrunchie with floral pattern

4) The Black Bib 

 

THE GIFT: Founder Jasmine Snow says “The Black Bib makes the perfect gift for the style conscious mommy and me duo.” The Black Bib is a sleek bib made of fine black leather, so it’s easy to clean and easy on the eyes. 

THE BRAND STORY: Jasmine Snow was an accessories editor for eight years before creating The Black Bib brand, a line of stylish luxury leather baby bibs all about style for the sippy cup set.

 

 

black leather bib

 

5) 12 | 12 Two-Piece Pajama Set

 

THE GIFT: This super soft Organic Two-Piece Pajama Set comes decorated with playful patterns like ice cream cones or hearts. 

THE BRAND STORY: Designed with a refreshing, fuss-free minimalism that modern moms can appreciate, founders Amy Koenigsberger and Stacey Effman believe in finding healthier alternatives for our children and the planet that don’t sacrifice aesthetic. 

 

Two-Piece Pajama Set comes decorated with playful patterns like ice cream cones or hearts

 

6) Glam Baby Sunglasses

 

THE GIFT: GlamBaby sunglasses can withstand all kinds of rough housing all while providing 100% UV protection. 

THE BRAND STORY: Mom and eye doctor Arian Fartash created GlamBaby sunglasses to provide protection against harmful UV light—and look good doing it.

 

amber brown sunglasses with winged eye frame


FOR KIDS

1) PlanetBox Shuttle Lunch Box

 

THE GIFT: Made of durable and certified non-toxic stainless steel, the Shuttle Lunchbox was designed to last while minimizing the need for plastic bags and containers. And it’s dishwasher safe.

THE BRAND STORY: Caroline and Robert Miros are parents who combined their unique talents to create PlanetBox. Robert is an engineer who has designed all kinds of products for the past 25 years, and Caroline has worked on children’s environmental programs. Both share a passion for promoting the health of our children and our planet.

 

non-toxic stainless steel lunch box with three sub compartments

 

2) Art 2 the Extreme Custom Crayons

 

THE GIFT: These handmade crayons are a fusion of colors shaped into letters and customizable to spell out your child’s name. 

THE BRAND STORY: Nicole Lewis was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years before she started her business creating custom crayons for her young art students. When her first son was born, she quit her day job to grow the business. 

 colorful wax crayons in the shape of letters

3) Micro Kickboard Scooter

 

THE GIFT: This scooter enters children's lives at the right time—helping to develop balance, coordination, and confidence—and will continue to be fun for years to come. Micro Kickboard products feature extendable handlebars, so the scooters can grow with children.

THE BRAND STORY: Micro's U.S. partners, Julie and Geoff Hawksworth, focus on the sustainability of their top-rated, award-winning scooters. Not only are the scooters built with extendable and replaceable parts, but customers are also encouraged to pass them down, child to child. This ensures we keep these scooters out of landfills!

 

child on blue scooter

 

4) LG Matching Bomber Jackets 

 

THE GIFT: Keep your favorite kid warm and stylish this winter season! And because some things are better in pairs, LG has matching bomber jackets for mama too! 

THE BRAND STORY: Lauren Gabrielson believes clothing should be as flexible as the women who wear them, and encourages moms to wear her bombers from the boardroom to dinner, from pre-baby through pregnancy and post pregnancy. 

 

mom hugging daughter on her knees wearing a purple jacket that matches her daughters

 

5) Mouse Loves Pig Travel Car Play Mat

 

THE GIFT:  This car play mat rolls up into a compact bundle and has a pocket for each toy car. It’s a “travel toy without the noise.” 

THE BRAND STORY: Founder Ruthy Rau has her own 6- and 8-year-olds who are obsessed with cars. “We travel with these toys every time we leave the house,” she says. “It makes a great screen-free activity when we're waiting at restaurants or doctor's offices.” 

 

 yellow and black car play mat rolls up into a compact bundle

 

6) KiwiCo Subscription

 

THE GIFT: The Koala Crate is full of educational hands-on games, creative activities, online DIY ideas, engaging stories, and a guide for parents. It’s an entire afternoon of rainy day activities—all in one box.

THE BRAND STORY: KiwiCo was built out of founder Sandra Oh Lin’s belief in the importance of developing creative confidence. As a mother of three, she understood that it should be fun, easy, and delightful for families to spend time building, exploring and creating together.

 

 

 child's activity set  with cardboard cut out of fish and stars laid out on ground

 

 

 Learn more about our favorite mamapreneur, Sweta! And check out our favorite Bubbsi gifts!