Kids + Family Gift Guide

by Organic Spa Magazine

ABOVE: Created by moms, this Hello Baby Top (with side snap closure) + Bottom (with elastic waist) from Monica + Andy is made from GOTS-certified organic cotton. It’s as soft as it is cute—and that’s saying something! $18 each piece; monicaandandy.com

Life, and families, can be messy. Chaos and all, the holidays offer a chance to take a pause and show appreciation for one other and how fortunate you are to be together. Pamper the people you adore with these gifts for playing, relaxing and enjoying the day.

Jungle Boogie

When it comes to parenting, it’s a jungle out there. Now, thanks to Pink Elephant Organics, your little girl monkeys can show their inner wild side while appearing positively civilized. The new Welcome to the Jungle collection of dresses, tops, leggings and more incorporates patterns from banana leaves to lions—all 100 percent organic cotton, super comfy and lead- and phthalate-free. From $12-$43; pinkelephantorganics.com

Pure Joy

In the world of gifts, Primally Pure is a unicorn. This certified organic self-care line checks every box: nontoxic, effective, beautiful, pampering—and for every member of the family. It’s a one-stop-shop thanks to everything from a Baby Kit (perfect for the diaper bag), Fancy Face Serum and even Mojito Beard Oil. primallypure.com

Mom Time

As a busy mother, it’s hard to carve out time for self-care. So why not turn mundane activities into blissful experiences? Coyuchi’s organic and sustainable home textiles get that job done: Its new fall collection includes everything from a buttery soft Catalina Robe to a chic Mojave Linen Blanket in muted stripes. From $48-$498; coyuchi.com

Funny Bunny

Made with soft and fuzzy certified organic cotton, this Little Plush Bunny in cocoa brown by Apple Park will become the baby’s favorite toy. Made with OEKO-TEX 100 Eco-friendly fabric dyes, with a hand-sewn face. $18; applepark.com

Abstract Onesie

To lie next to a newborn’s skin, there is nothing as soft as certified organic cotton, and this Essential Organic Onesie in Abstract Dusk by Apple Park, is as soft as it gets. Made with OEKO- TEX 100 Eco-friendly fabric dyes and preshrunk, with a handy snap bottom. $22; applepark.com

Wish Wash

As if the smell of Wash With Water’s Sweetpea and Me Kissable Skin Lotion isn’t enough of a draw, this vegan, cruelty-free, organic line for kids and adults has created the Ultimate Mama and Baby gift set, which includes lotion, cleanser, custom Hemming Birds toiletry bag and handmade bib, travel diaper pack (size 1), travel wipes, femme wipes and overnight pads from Parasol (for mom). $85; washwithwaterorganic.com

Float Away

Nuna Leaf Grow’s modern lounger/swing—in iron, champagne or blush—is meant to offer a breezy seat that works from newborn days to toddler time and beyond with its organic infant insert, three-point harness, toy bar with plush toys and three reclining positions. $290; nuna.eu/usa

Support System

Courtney Somer is a mom, kundalini and prenatal yoga teacher and the founder of aromatherapy and fragrance line, Lake & Skye, whose aromatherapy blend, Mother, features notes of bergamot, neroli and jasmine and a base of frankincense in organic jojoba and coconut oil, designed to calm, center and uplift. $48; lakeandskye.com

What to Expect

Pregnant women who use Earth Mama Organics can release any anxiety about what’s penetrating their skin and impacting their babies. The A Little Something for Mama-To-Be gift set is not only practical (with GingerAid Deodorant, Morning Wellness Body Wash, Belly Butter, Belly Oil and Orange GingerAid Lip Balm); it’s also a stress reliever. $24; earthmamaorganics.com

Fun & Games

It’s old-school playtime with Haba, a 72-year-old-plus German toy and game company with a U.S. outpost. Offerings range from baby’s first clutching toys to elaborate rainbow block sets to Kullerbu track sets for bigger kids, and its products are constructed with sustainable wood and safe, nontoxic, water-based lacquers. Even the packaging is recycled! habausa.com

Food, Glorious Food

The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker is the perfect gift for new parents who are discerning about what to feed the little one. It steams and purees veggies in the same bowl, with the push of a button. Easy to clean, easy to use and BPA-free. $100; babybrezza.com

Nursing in Style

The Jamie Knit Nursing Sweater, by Boob Design, is not only super stylish and cozy, it features side slits for easy nursing and it is made from 80 percent recycled wool. Boob, an extremely conscious company, has all its garments certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, which means they are tested for harmful chemicals. $139; boobdesign.com

Hello, Sunshine

All children look cute in bright colors, and this toasty and adorable Sasha + Lucca alpaca baby jacket, lined with Peruvian pima cotton, and sunny yellow velvet rib trim, will make their grown-ups smile. $85; sashaandlucca.com

Gifts that Give


Good-Natured

Dressing your child may not be a perfect science but 1212’s four new prints are pretty close. Inspired by the intersection of science and nature, these collections—paired easily with solid tees and onesies—include Code, Quantum (with equations), Arc (with rudimentary rainbows) and Mama Bear (perfect for the holidays). Everything is made from organic pima cotton, handpicked in Peru. Merino wool sweaters are made from 100 percent certified sustainable Italian yarn. For every item you buy, a piece is donated to Baby2Baby, a charity for underprivileged kids. $20-$78; 1212getgive.com

All's Fair

Some gifts are just win-win: That’s true of the baby blankets and stuffies from Meridian, a social enterprise decor brand that supports artisans around the world. The company preserves these unique traditions, while creating opportunities and ensuring fair wages. Its knit animals—from Bette the Bunny to Zella the Zebra—are made by hand in the Peruvian highlands by a Fair Trade women’s cooperative. Baby Alpaca Throws are also made in Peru (with minimal environmental impact and no harm to the animals), while the Lightweight Baby Blankets are handwoven by master weavers in Istanbul. From $40-$199; meridianny.com

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