Wooden Balls for Open Ended Play
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Small Shop Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers
One of my favorite parts about Christmas has always been stocking stuffers! Even when it was just my husband and I, finding the perfect little items to put in his stocking was so much fun! Of course it only got better once my daughter came along. I have loved finding fun, unique trinkets and items to fill her stocking. This year I decided to focus on filling my toddler’s stocking with something a little more meaningful. I wanted to find items made by fellow moms who are working hard to help support their families.
Why Support Mama Made
One of my best parts about the online community I’ve become a part of via my my blog and Instagram is the other moms I’ve been able to connect with. I put my full-time, out of the home career on hold shortly after having my daughter in order to stay home with her. Soon after making this huge decision, I was able to find out just how amazing and supportive this network of moms out there really was! I have seen so many mamas that have been able to help support their family in some way by taking a huge leap of faith and starting a small business of their own. It’s so inspiring to see and I want to do whatever I can to help them, because I literally am one of them! I know how hard it is to squeeze in work during nap time or be up until the early hours of the morning trying to get it all done because it’s literally the only time you can do it without distraction!
So, maybe you are a mama who is trying to get your own small business up and running, or maybe it’s still just a “dream”. Or, maybe you are perfectly happy working another type of job and just want to support those who do want to be their own boss or stay home with their families. No matter what, when you shop small with a mama run business, you are helping them to do what is best for their family. I saw something on social media once that said, “When you make a purchase from a small shop, an actual person does a happy dance!” I love this! Christmas is the season for giving so join me in helping to give a little business to these mama owned and run businesses! I know they will be eternally grateful.
Personalized and Shape Crayons
Bella Sofia Designs – Use Code HOLLY15 for 15% off til Christmas!
These adorable snowmen crayons will be such a hit with my daughter! She loves coloring and they are the perfect size for her little toddler hands to grasp. This adorable shop carries other fun holiday themed crayons like snowmen, gingerbread men and even a bag of “coal”! She even makes personalized name crayons! How cool is that?! Perfect for stockings as well as Easter baskets and birthdays.
Kids Bath Bomb
If your little one is anything like mine, they could spend hours in the bath! These Kids Bath Bombs are perfect for little ones who love playing in the tub. Fizzy bubbles will reveal a fun surprise hidden inside too! So fun! While you’re grabbing a bath bomb for your little one you’ll probably want to grab some of her soaps and bath bombs for other people on your list too! Or even as a little Christmas gift to yourself!
Wooden Name Puzzle
Taylor Blakely Co – Use code HOLLY15 for 15% off!
This mama shop has the most adorable handcrafted natural wood products! I’m obsessed with this cool wooden name puzzle and I am positive my puzzle loving girl will be too. Perfect for any little one as a keepsake toy or even room decor. She also has an assortment of other awesome wooden baby toys like teethers and wooden state toys. These would make an amazing first Christmas gift or even baby shower present. You could also paint them to personalize them to match your baby’s room decor or your little one’s favorite colors. So many possibilities!
Felt Animal Finger Puppets
Wainbough Co– Use code HOLLY10 for 10% off (Free Shipping too!)
These felt animal finger puppets are so darling and the attention to detail is seriously amazing! These are sure to wow your little one this holiday season and would be great stocking stuffers. So perfect for little imaginations. In addition to these adorable hand-sewn finger puppets, this mama shop also carries holiday hair clips, ornaments and other small babies toys perfect for stockings, It’s all monochrome and so cute!
Open Ended Colorful Wooden Balls
Quality, wooden toys and open ended play just go hand-in-hand! These wooden balls are the perfect size for little toddler hands but not so small that they will go in mouths or get lost easily. Your toddler will love coming up with creative ways to play with them or you can also purchase a set of matching bowls for color sorting. This shop has so many great open-ended toys for littles! One of my favorite products she offers is the pre-assembled sensory bin kits!
Other Small Shop Favorites:
Jade Court Paper – The cutest felt ball garlands for the Holidays! It’s the one in the name puzzle picture above!
Caylee and Clara – Adorable hand sewn bows, clips and bloomers!
Little Flamingo Shop – The sweetest hand sewn bows!
Do you love picking out the perfect stocking stuffers like me? What are your favorite mom owned small businesses? Let me know below! Have a wonderful holiday season and be sure to check out my Toddler Gift Guide as well!