Holiday Gift Guide – The best gifts for Arizona moms and kids {2021}

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Silver gifts boxes sitting in glitter and snow.

The holidays of 2021. Oh mama, you have done an amazing job navigating through so much change this year. We are honored to walk beside you through the highs and the lows. We wish all the happiness and love in the world for you! 

We are sharing our favorite things with you – some repeats, some new – in hopes that you find the perfect gift for the mama on your list! Grab your coffee or tea and spend some time with us while you shop for the ladies on your list! 

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We will be hosting giveaways of a few of the products below!

The Evenflo Feeding Balance + Standard Gift Set is a must-have assortment of feeding and soothing essentials for any new or expecting family! Developed with Pediatric Feeding Specialists, the Balance + Standard Bottle features a unique, naturally-sloped nipple, helping to promote a healthy wide latch for baby. 

The GoSili Reusable Silicone Travel Mug is the only silicone coffee cup on the market without a plastic lid and that hold its shape! This travel mug is made with 100% European grade, platinum silicone, 100% plastic-free, and features an embedded stainless-steel ring that makes it strong enough to grip, without collapsing. These are available at Target

Three Lulla dolls sitting in a row

Lulla doll is a creation of an Icelandic mother of three, who founded the company RoRo in 2011, around the single idea of a doll that could help small children experience more comfort, stability and better sleep.

The Lulla doll imitates closeness to a caregiver at rest by playing soothing sounds of a real-life heartbeat and breathing for 12 hours, giving the feeling that someone is sleeping nearby when their caregiver can’t. 

Rubber soled girls shoe

If you have seen my family around town, you know these are Mary Alice’s favorite shoes! The hook and loop fastener make these perfect for playgrounds and bike rides, and my sweet girl who loves to dress up loves how they look.

pediped® footwear is a smart choice for parents concerned with the long-term development of their children’s feet. pediped has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for creating shoes that promote healthy foot development.

Mother nature knows best. She knows 100% organic virgin coconut oil is the best way to care for and protect beautiful new baby skin.

Loloma is a Fijian born company created by a mothers plight to soothe her children of uncomfortable eczema.

Three Peaks Ultra-Premium honey is created in the heart of New Zealand, in the remote hills of the volcanic central plateau adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Tongariro National Park.  Certified 100% pure and authentic, Three Peaks is independently tested and certified for stringent New Zealand UMF Honey Association purity and quality standards.   For more information visit www.threepeaksnz.com.

Black+Decker’s ultra-lightweight Stick Vacuum with 3-in-1 versatility is perfect for quickly cleaning everyday messes on multiple surfaces.  Tackle hardwood floors with agile swivel steering, messes as they happen with the removable hand vacuum and conquer stairs with the handheld plus floor head. This powerful, efficient and affordable vacuum is ideal for anyone and everyone including first time homeowners, pet owners, college students and as a second vacuum in the home for fast and convenient clean-up.

Micuna furniture is handcrafted in one of the most beautiful natural parks of Spain in a 35,000 square foot factory located in Valencia, by the Mediterranean Sea. With more than 40 years of experience in this field, we stick to the strictest quality control and safety standards in Europe as well as in America, so that our clients are receiving superior handmade products made with the highest of safety standards.

The Little Helper learning platform has minimalist lines and monochrome colors, staying true to the Montessori philosophy. This platform will help little ones’ to develop autonomy and to safely experiment in every room of the house.

EARTH SUGAR is a first-of-its-kind Superfood Confectionary based in Phoenix, Arizona that specializes in raw organic desserts, energetic snacks, clean label confections and adaptogenic pantry items. We handcraft each product with fruits, plants and purpose, and never use natural flavors, additives, preservatives, or chemicals.  Our entire product line is suitable for a vegan, gluten-free, and paleo diet, and we accommodate a wide variety of allergies and dietary requirements by offering peanut-free, nut free, soy free and diabetic safe options.

Our mission at Mikel Kristi is to empower you to feel your most confident and beautiful. We promise to provide you with the most pure, highest quality, plant-based products that have been clinically and scientifically proven to deliver outstanding results.    

Our Founder, Christy Hall, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who owns and operates a world class medical aesthetics practice in Tucson, Arizona. This serves as our inspiration and validation in the creation of our botanical based, eco-lux skincare line. 

We prove that if you can have gorgeous skin living in the desert, you can have it anywhere on earth. The desert is our muse and our clients are our inspiration to push the boundaries for the most effective formulations that nature can provide.

Popilicious Popcorn Gourmet Merry Christmas Popcorn Pops 
 
Popilicious Popcorn Gourmet Popcorn Pops are made with 4 ounces freshly popped popcorn tossed in delicious marshmallow filling and topped with Red and Green M&Ms and Christmas themed Sprinkles. It’s all drizzled with decadent white chocolate. 

Never tasted a popcorn cake? Popilicious Popcorn cakes are ooey-gooey like a rice crispy treat not crunchy like your grandma’s old fashioned popcorn ball.

  • Each popcorn cake is individually wrapped for germ free sharing.
  • As we do not use preservatives, treats have a shelf life of approximately (10) days from the time you receive them. They can also be frozen for up to (3) months and served at a later date.
  • Microwave for 10-15 seconds for a softer treat. Serve with ice cream for extra sweetness!

Value: $33.99

**can be substituted for Winter Wonderland Pops or Chocolate Candy Cane Pops if desired. 
Smarty Pants Kids Formula Vitamin bottle

SmartyPants Kids Formula multivitamins are packed with over 15 premium nutrients including omega-3 EPA and DHA essential fatty acids, vitamin D3 for immunity, vitamins K1 & K2 for bone health and vitamin B12 for energy — all in one delicious gummy without any of the junk. SmartyPants are non-GMO and gluten-free. For every bottle sold, we make a 1•for•1 nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels to help get life-changing nutrients to mothers and children in need around the world.

Dermatologist’s Choice Deep Cleansing Facial Mask with AHA and BHA, $48

The perfect gift for your best friend, mother, sister, or yourself. A 15 minute triple-action detoxifying, clarifying, and nourishing dermatology-grade at-home full facial in a jar is here. Packed with natural and organic skin-loving and clinically-proven ingredients that extract pore congestion, reduce inflammation, and smooth skin for a truly renewing experience. Dermatologist formulated with AHAs and BHAs (glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids) to combat acne breakouts, including blackhead and whitehead congestion.  This creamy, clay-based face mask not only removes dirt, oil and impurities, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and moisturize the skin for a clean and clear complexion. Shop Now: HERE

Baseball and softball players of any age or skill level, and their coaches, can have access to the science of motion analysis and unlock an entirely new world of understanding about their swing, its components and how to improve their hitting with Diamond Kinetics’ SwingTracker Bat Sensor.

PitchTracker Baseball and PitchTracker Softball, made up of the Smart Baseball/ Softball and the PitchTracker Baseball/ Softball iOS App, revolutionizes with a comprehensive pitch analysis and charting system available right in the palm of your hand. See in-depth information previously available only with expensive hardware systems.

The Master Art Set includes ALL colors in the Kwik Stix Collection- classic, metallic, jewel, pastel, neon and earth tones. Simply uncap, twist and paint! Kwik Stix have a fast-drying formula that allows them to dry in 90 seconds while still leaving a paint-like finish! Kwik Stix take the endless mess out of painting and leave all the fun. No cups, smocks, water or brushes required. Works great on posters, paper, canvas, wood & more!

Bring Children Back To Nature.

Our mission is to inspire parents and children to play, learn, explore, create and create memories together. We promise to reserve only the best quality toys and resources to provide endless fun for the family, while also supporting the development of children. In addition, we are committed to working with expert content creators and early learning experts to provide inspiration, ideas, and information to our community in the form of tutorials, videos, and blog posts. We hope that you can participate by following us on social media, participating in our #MUKAYIMO TOYS event, and trying out some of our fun games, crafts and learning activity ideas.

Shine Your Light, a brand-new company is thrilled to announce the official launch of its website www.shineyourlightkids.com. The family-run business, dreamt up by three generations, has created a series of mindfulness tools for children to help teach positivity, self-esteem and confidence.

The tools include a collection of beautifully illustrated affirmation cards available in both English and Spanish, and My Feelings Matter Conversation Starter cards.

The affirmation cards feature a diverse range of inclusive illustrations accompanied by a series of positive affirmations carefully chosen to instill a positive foundation of self-belief in children. They are an excellent motivational tool and seek to teach the younger generation the importance of character above appearances.

On the other hand, the My Feelings Matter series brings together a collection of emotion-based scenarios that serve as an aid to kickstart conversations with young children about their feelings. They are designed to help parents and caregivers understand what children are feeling and may be used in various settings, from icebreakers to therapeutic sessions.

Behind these vibrant cards and Shine Your Light is an inspiring family team, founders Caroline McLain, her daughter Madilyn McLain, and her mother Micheline Etkin. Recognizing the challenges of growing up in a world that does not always treat children kindly, they decided to combine their skills to create these inspiring products to empower children worldwide.

Wanderwild backpacks and lunchboxes are the perfect gift this holiday season with colorful prints and combinations made just for that special child. Created by two moms with a passion to encourage families to get out, explore and make memories together, Wandwild backpacks are made with quality water-resistant materials, an ergonomic kid-friendly design, plenty of pockets and fidget tabs. They can also be personalized with a name, initials or a monogram. 

The larger made lunch boxes specifically clip to the backpacks and are made with recycled materials. They also have a mesh side pocket that fits most water bottles! You can also purchase a set of “lunchbox notes” to write your child a special lunchtime message. Wanderwild gives a portion of each sale to selected organizations that exist to address childhood hunger, education needs and spreading kindness. 

We founded Juno to bring a range of well-designed, sustainable and affordable products to babies and parents. As industrial designers (one dad and one funcle) we decided to put our brains together and tackle a better option for those early days as a new family. 

Thanks to smart engineering and paperboard construction, our bassinet is lightweight but extremely sturdy. It also has a non-toxic protective coating that allows the bassinet to maintain its strength despite drips, spills and “accidents.”

I’m the Chef Too is getting in the Thanksgiving spirit with a fun-filled cooking kit on baking turkey fudge!  The innovative fun brings STEM into the kitchen and provides educational fun for the whole family. Bring the turkeys to life with sugar eyes, dangling waddles, colorful feathers and adorable feet making for a perfect dessert and decoration at your feast! Add the final touch to your holiday as you create a decorative leaf bowl and learn the science of why leaves change color during the season. Happy fall, y’all! There are also tons of cool kits for holiday gift guides; check them out here: https://imthecheftoo.com/shop/

Gift baby the best in natural teethers and plush pals courtesy of Saro Baby, offering adorable stocking stuffers this holiday season. Holiday picks include: a musical mirror, and Alpaca Rattle, a snuggly giraffe, and a ring teether. Peruse the boutique items and let me know if you want a sample: https://kalencombaby.com/collections/saro

Green Kid Crafts is the perfect gift that is: GREEN, “FRESH”, and SMART & EASY.
 
•      Our themed boxes offer HOURS of fun and engaging learning every month. Facilitating creativity, hands-on learning, tactile development, and interaction with parent/caregiver, all while getting kids “unplugged”!
 
•      Green Kid Crafts activities include all the materials and instructions you need to lead highly engaging and fun activities. Inspiring creativity, innovation, critical thinking in children while saving on prep time.

 
•       Plus, kids LOVE getting mail! This is truly the gift that keeps on giving once the holiday season is over and the other toys are left to collect dust.

Plastic-free and eco-friendly, functional, stylish, and 100% original too.

Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials on Earth. Bamboo is the fastest-growing grass on the planet, and the only plant to survive the Hiroshima bombings. That’s when I knew – my products would be made from 100% bamboo: An all-natural, organic, multi-purpose alternative for stressed-out parents like me.

bamboo bamboo products saved my floors (and life) and they’ll do the same for you. Engineered to stick like glue to ANY flat, non-porous surface, our bowls’ silicon suction base is a MUST for ANY parent.

Not only will you be saving the planet, but you’ll also be saving your sanity. The fact that our organic products look so great (and are simply adorable) is a bonus!

Riders Republic is a thrilling multiplayer game that invites players to jump into a lively playground where they can experience the thrill of outdoor sports in an open and densely populated world! Players can compete in sports such as biking, skiing, snowboarding, wingsuiting and rocket wingsuiting.

Riders Republic allows players to ride through some of the most breathtaking National Parks in the United States, such as Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Sequoia, Zion and more! Players can also squad up with, or against, their friends in multiplayer modes such as the “Mass Race” with more than 50 players on next-gen consoles, “Versus”, “Trick Battles” and “Free For All.”

Riders Republic supports cross-platform and cross-generation play, allowing players to connect with friends and other riders on all platforms.

Riders Republic is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, and Stadia as well as on Windows PC through the Ubisoft Store and Epic Games Store. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC, Stadia and Amazon Luna.

Riders Republic is rated T for Teen.

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