Even though Macaroon is four years old, a few requests prompted my first official Holiday Gift Guide. I can’t promise that shipping won’t cost more than the gift nor can I swear that stock will be plentiful. But that’s what you come here for, right? Smiley face.
For those of you who celebrate Hannukkah, get a move on it. And Christmas mamas, you can get a jumpstart. Hope you find at least one treasure in the mix. Happy holiday season, friends!
For the girl who just wants to show off: Tattly, whom we all know and love, offers gift sets for $25 a pop that are arranged by theme so that you don’t have to get carried away for an hour at a time. Below is the “Zoo Crew,” a solid pick. I’ve also bought the “Monster Set” for little boys which I’m told is a hit.
For the child who gives everything his own twist: These Tim Burton designed playing cards are too cool to pass over. Whether he wants to simply carry them around, make up his own game, or use them to decorate his room (which gets my vote) they’re an easy add-on/stocking stuffer.
For the baby born into a super chic fam: This Deuz play mat is graphic enough to double as a wall hanging though I’m sure that Baby (insert stylish name here) will enjoy getting his bird’s eye view photo taken for Instagram even more.
For the kid whose jean jacket looks way too plain: I’ve been obsessed with these Macon & Lesquoy pins and patches ever since I spied them in Hollywood’s Lost and Found. This fringed bird is a good one to kick off a possibly never-ending collection. *Warning: You might have to break out the college french before visiting the website. Oh you love it.
For the kid whose mom is a total fuckin’ nightmare: I love me some Fire and Creme Kids decor and this Taurus Skull will be a welcome treasure in the home of a friend who feels the need to make her kid’s playroom into a giant movie set. P.S. I would totally get this if I had a playroom.
For the kid who cares about the environment because his mom told him to: My daughter wants this desperately but I think any little boy would go nuts over it as well. Order some gorgeous paints or pens and let your little one customize this crawl into-able Kids on Roof rocket ship.
For the boy (or girl) who’s as obsessed with robots as I am: I have a serious fix on Bearbrick robots and yes, I’m admitting that it’s weird. I really like the way they look lined up against books as there is something very urban and arty about them. Sadly a lot of the 400% styles are out of stock because of their cult status. But you can start off his collection with these minis as there are enough of them to edit out the freaky ones (ie. top left.)
For the lil’ baker who watches on the sidelines as you make some messy grain-free bread: I found this retro Odette Williams apron on my friend Carla’s new website, Tiny Hollow and what can I say, it’s just freakin’ cute. If the wee one doesn’t actually get her hands gooey, she can pretend to.
For the child whose mom can totally help with DIY projects: Please, noone get this for me. I don’t know how to freakin’ thread a needle. But lots of crafty mamas will benefit from this Donna Wilson “Make Your Own Crafts” book – just buy some yarn and hit it.
For the toddler who can’t help but make a mess: These Lindsey Berns painter pants are a totally thoughtful gift: he can camouflage his splatter paint tee and sneakers with these artful sweats. Fun for girls too.
For the girl who thinks that a 4 inch doll necklace should cost $70: This hand sewn necklace by Parisian designer Mathilde de Turckheim would look so cool over a sweatshirt dress or cable knit sweater. This is definitely one of those posts I’ll get shit for but you know what? Whatever.
For the little one who’s finally in a big kid bed: Introduce him/her to Paris early with this super chic pillow that’s technically not for kids but will zap the cutesy factor right out of that twin sleeper.
For the girl who likes cool art projects: I adore all crafts from Eeboo. I imagine that these DIY pom-poms will look ah-maze when tied to a hair elastic or sewn onto socks. I wouldn’t be afraid to decorate inanimate objects as well.
For the wild child: A fancy animal mask can get a lot of mileage. This one is one part party and one part dress up. I believe it’s for grown-ups but think about how cute that Mini Me will look at photo time.
For the mild mannered little lady: Get her some new freakin’ table wear for pete’s sake. She doesn’t need no divided-into-four-categories plate anymore – she’s almost six! (This one is actually just a note to myself.)
For the sweet lil’ Pre-Schooler: They’re like sponges! This is my second time writing about this magnificent ABC Dream book. The drawings are exquisite and it might just be the most beautiful way to teach your tike his ABCs. Every home should have one.
For the boy who lives in either Venice or Brooklyn: This Globe skateboard is super hip and comes in an array of rad shades. But I would also suggest knee guards, elbow guards and a big ol’ helmut if your kids are anything like mine.
For the girl (whose mother) needs to customize everything: Since I am obsessed with Little Doe, I asked the designer to make me a pint-sized floral headpiece for my daughter’s fairy themed birthday. If you are also cray, ask her to make one in time for Christmas. (And by the way I know what you think of me right now.)
For the boy who likes some fancy jams: These Popupshop astronaut pajamas might be too cute to keep for bed time. Can you swap out the bottoms for jeans or the top for a tee? That’s your call. Either way, he’ll be looking good when he hits the sheets.
For the girl whose mom is never satisfied: This shop on Etsy, called Rainbow Mittens, was only making beautiful little mits. I asked the artist to turn some of my favorite colorways into three different sets of leg warmers (because you know, we wear leg warmers a lot in LA) and voila: a new sub-shop was born. *I urge anyone who does not have a little dancer or lives in a cooler climate to check out her mittens, though.
For the boy who is super human: It’s a super hero bath towel and a cute one, to boot! Once unwrapped, it makes even more sense.
For the child who gets easily mesmerized: This DIY kalidascope from Seedling is as pretty pre-construction as it is post-construction. But little creative minds will get caught up in the process.
For the lil’ dreamer: These astro/rocket/moon decals glow at night, turning his bedroom into a magical planetarium. By day, they will dress up that glossy white paint.
For the downtown diva: This Soor Ploom denim apron dress will look stylish on a little girl of any age. I see it thrown over a tank, a long sleeve striped tee, or topped with a fun necklace. It’s kind of a winner for all seasons.
For the future city planner: I’m also loving these “circuit” decals which can be placed on any flat surface. They’re totally great-looking and of course, mess-free.
I love this time of year! I hope you have a fun, stress-free time while choosing gifts for the little people in your life.