The 2018 Mamas & Co. Holiday Gift Guide
We believe in supporting small business all year round, but the holidays are an especially great time to shop from our mama members! You’ve seen the quote blocks on social media, that when you support a small business you’re supporting their families and communities. And it’s true!
We wanted to make it easy for you to support small business, so we’ve brought back our Holiday Gift Guide for everyone on your list. Each of these ideas are from our incredibly smart and talented mamapreneur members who will each do a happy dance when your order comes through, we promise :)
Know someone interested in learning how to grow herbs, fruit or vegetables in their front yard, backyard or on a balcony? Give the gift of homegrown organic food with The Good Seed!
A gift certificate to Oakville’s Baby Float Spa + Studio is a great gift for parents with babies/toddlers. They offer Prenatal yoga, Mom and Baby fitness classes, Baby and Me Sensory Art and Music programs, Babies on the Moove Gross Motor Fun, Infant Massage, and best of all Baby Hydrotherapy. Check them out here.
Give a Toronto Mama the gift of a family photo session with member photographer Diana Nazareth. Gift Certificates are available and all Mamas & Co. members receive a complimentary $100 print credit that extends the value of the certificate! Learn more here.
Girl Love Fund is jewelry with a cause. 30% of every product purchased goes towards women-focused charities. Shop their beautiful pieces here.
The Healthy Moms Discount Card gives the green and health-conscious mom access to savings at over 350 Toronto and Vancouver area businesses featuring natural & sustainable products and health & wellness services. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Get the card here.
Organic Yum Yums delivers fresh, organic baby & toddler food to your door. This would make a great gift because it saves moms time and energy, especially during the holiday season. See their menu and delivery zones here.
Stella & Dot’s gorgeous new Mama necklace is the perfect gift to celebrate all the Mamas in your life, including you! And when you purchase through member Sophie Lafleur here, 10% of her commissions will be donated to member charity, the New Mom Project!
Bebe-Dodo’s handwoven Moses basket bassinets are a stylish and cozy addition to any nursery and a perfect gift for the new mom or expecting mom on your list.
For Babies & Kids
Other Life Lessons creates honest children's books that help parents talk about the ups and downs of life. "Why Mommy Works" has been a big hit with moms returning to work after a leave. You can see more at otherlifelessons.com.
'Quinn's Socks' Gift Box make the perfect gift for kids! It includes three pairs of organic cotton socks - designed to be worn mix-matched - as featured in a fun rhyming book. You can also get matching adult socks for added cuteness. Check them out at Q for Quinn
Girls Are offers a mix of unique handmade, fun and trendy gifts and accessories chosen to inspire and empower young girls ages 4-14 yrs. The items in the store are specifically chosen because they reflect positivity, creativity and embrace every girl's uniqueness in this world. Check out the adorable fairy teacups and other products in the Girls Are online shop here.
For Everyone Else
A class pack from The Pink Studio in east Toronto would make a unique and fun gift for a friend, sister, or mother. Join them for some dance and fitness classes like Ballet, Broadway or Pilates and get active after the holidays! Learn more here.
Agnes and Dora has cozy blanket scarves, festive joggers and cozy plaid tunics. Shop with member Anne Dickson here.
Everyone is looking for guidance in selecting the best green beauty products and these two carefully curated sets make it easy to gift some of Canada's best in green beauty!
Help family and friends switch to cleaner beauty products with one of two product sets from Maria Velve Green Beauty Expert, with special discounts exclusive for Mamas & Co. members! She has curated a set for moms, and one for tween or teen girls that will be wrapped and delivered before the holidays. Visit Maria’s website and contact her to learn more.
Give the gift of wellness, with Young Living Essential Oils from Kaili Ets. She can help you put together the perfect gift set for the wellness enthusiast in your life.
SweetLegs leggings are super fun and kitten-soft leggings that come in a variety of patterns (and solids if that's your thing). Available in adult and children’s sizes, from member Robyn Godfrey here.
Wish and Give makes teacher’s gifts a breeze for the whole class! Send a Wish and Give online invitation to the other parents in your class or team to collect a cash group gift for the teacher and a donation to a charity of their choice. The teacher gets what they want, and everyone gives back to the community – or even the school! A win-win! Learn more at www.wishandgive.ca.
And if donations are on your list, consider these member charities (which you can support via Wish and Give too!):
- The Period Purse provides people experiencing homelessness with the supplies they need to handle their period.
- The Shoebox Project for Women collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to local women impacted by homelessness. Each gift contains items that can enhance self-worth and reduce isolation for a woman in need.
Happy Holidays to you and your families from all of us here at Mamas & Co.!