Thursday, December 04, 2014

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide | Toddler Edition: Part One

I can not believe it's that time of year again.
I really am trying to stay ahead of the game this year,
and as always- trying is always the key word though.

I always see so many gift guides this time of year-
husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends,
but now that I'm a mom, 
my focus is always on my little man.

With his birthday being just a couple weeks before Christmas
I'm finding that I need to think outside the box more and more
(this will be his third Christmas, even tho he will only be turning 2!)

To say he is spoiled loved would be an understatement,
and I find that there are only so many gifts for his age range in the stores.
And after his birthday a handful of my ideas turn into
a fun day of returns errands.

So, I've taken my search to Etsy this year.
I decided to break this up into two posts-
because I want to take the time to highlight these four AMAZING Etsy shops.

I chose to do a Mini Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide,
because that is always where I struggle.
(My husband makes up for my lack of SS creativity!) 

All items I am highlighting are under $12
and are handmade with love AND can be found on Etsy!

So keep supporting those small business this year, 
and check out these first two Etsy shops! 

The first shop I want to share with you is Saras Daisy Love.
Oh my goodness does this shop have some adorable handmade items.

My absolute favorite are Sara's crayon rolls, 
but she also makes adorable coffee sleeves, bookmarks

But back to the crayon rolls...
You have three options: 
either a 8 count, jumbo, or a 16 count crayon roll. 
Added bonus:
All the patterns she uses are SO STINKIN CUTE!

Sara sent met the Bermuda Pigs Jumbo crayon roll, and it's perfect!

"This crayon roll holds 8 toddler or triangular crayons (crayons not included). 
All products are made of 100% cotton fabrics and they
easily roll up and close with a coordinating elastic band and button. 
No ribbons to tie for little fingers and no noisy Velcro in church!"

Each crayon roll is machine washable and measures 
approximately 10"x5" (un-rolled) and approximately 3"x5" (rolled)

Now, I have two things I must say about this product...
One- It's genius.
Two- The quality is AMAZING.

Sara was a sweetheart as well, 
and I know there is competition as many shops make Crayon Rolls on Etsy.
however, I'm highly recommending Saras Daisy Love,
I promise, you will not be disappointed!

And  if I didn't sell you already, the price, totally affordable.
(Small- $6 | Jumbo- $9 | 16 Count- $12)

As a mom to a (almost) two year old, 
I am never without some paper and crayons.
My son LOVES to color. 
And it keeps him busy... win WIN.

This product keeps each crayon neatly in place, 
and eliminates loose crayons falling to the bottom of your purse / diaper bag.

Plus, how cute does this look all rolled up and ready to go?!

Next, I want to share Hearts Desire
Hearts Desire is run by Karen and her husband,
and they hand make so many great items for your little ones.
just to name a few! 

Karen sent me a set of their Lacing Buttons
and at just $8 this is a perfect gift for any toddler.

"These are great little buttons for toddlers and small children to learn lacing. 
Emphasizes eye-hand coordination 
and can be used for teaching them colors as well."

"Each set comes with 6 brightly colored maple buttons that are 1.5" across, 
a shoelace, and a 100% cotton muslin bag for storing."
(Recommended age: 3+)

These buttons are the PERFECT size for little hands,
and with their cute little storage bag,
they are perfect for all the Mamas out there to toss in their purse.

Busy bags are very much IN right now, 
and why? 

Well that's obvious. 
They keep your little ones BUSY! :)

These buttons are so perfect for plane rides, restaurants, 
or for around the house when you need a minuet to yourself!

Yes. Even the most amazing Mamas need a break, 
even if it's for just a few short minutes! 

And not only are these lacing buttons perfect for lacing-
 you can also use the shoelace for learning to tie, 
knots, bows, you name it!

You still have time to get your orders in before the BIG rush 
of the last minuet Christmas shoppers.

I hope you loved these two items as much as I do-
and I hope they make their way into your little one's stocking
this holiday season! 

Tomorrow, I will be sharing two more items
that you won't want to miss out on. 

I promise! :) 


  1. Ohhhh I love them! I have a 7 month old not quite a toddler yet, but these are GREAT! Being a business owner myself, I always love supporting the small business first and foremost!

  2. Oh my goodness the crayon holder is SO cute! I love the fabric choice!

  3. Thanks for a different kind of gift guide! Love it! And your post actually reminded me to check out Etsy (support home businesses!). I can't believe I almost forgot about their one-of-a-kind offerings! I love that crayon holder you posted. It's absolutely adorable :)

  4. This is so unique and such a good gift for a little kid that is actually going to get played with! How lovely.

  5. Cute stocking stuffer for the young one's hey? I love etsy.

  6. That crayon holder is ADORABLE! What great stocking stuffer ideas<3

  7. I love Etsy! I love the crayon holder. So cute!

  8. My daughter would love, if I could just keep her from eating the crayons and use them to color! :)

  9. oh my goodness! Those are so cute! I LOVE that Crayon pouch.

  10. Very cute and creative! I used to have a homemade crayon apron I'd sport around as a wee one. Loved it!

  11. wow, i need a Crayon Roll! to take with me so i can doodle! =)

  12. Those are really great ideas! I will have to remember for when my baby is older :)

  13. Super cute gift. My daughter is so spoiled as well. Her birthday is in October so she just got a ton of stuff. Then she has a ton of family so it's crazy how much she ends up with.

  14. Thank you for the ideas! I had no idea what to get my nephew this year haha.

  15. a roll. Tell me how I've never seen this before! That's such a great idea for toting all those crayons around. Much better than digging in the bottom of my bag to see if I have any crayons for my kid to use. ;)

  16. I love the crayon roll! I would also love something like that for my pens! Cool options!

  17. Such cute ideas for kids stocking stuffers! I bet the little ones would be so excited to open up that one!

  18. Oh I love these. Great ideas - especially the crayon roll!

  19. The crayon roll is genius! At first I was like huh? But then realised that your handbag is no longer yours when you have kids so things like this would be so useful!

    Katie <3

  20. I'm loving Etsy for gifts. Theres a wallet store Im obsessed with!

  21. Those are adorable gift ideas! Thanks for sharing :D

  22. such a great idea for the little ones!

  23. oh wow I just love the buttons they are so cute and I can totally see them keeping my little nephew busy. I am hesitant with crayons because he chews them lol

  24. I love these. I have a son with a birthday before Christmas and let me say its never easy my son turned 4 yesterday. I love this stocking stuffers they are all so cute and great for his age.