9 Awesome Gifts For The Coolest Kid You Know
Whether we're picking out a gift for our kid, our best friend's newest arrival, or our beautiful nieces and nephews, one of our top priorities is finding something that's as unique and awesome as they are. And if we discover something that's also from a local designer—well that's just the cherry on top. So, the next time you think about heading to the same old store to pick up a present, consider these one-of-a-kind options instead. We've rounded up some of our favourite gifts from new online boutique Poppys Collection. The curated collection of specialty brands from Canada and around the world are as functional and long-lasting as they are gorgeous.
This gallery is brought to you by our partner, Poppy's Collection, but the opinions are our own—and our opinion is that this is a super cute kids' collection! Check them out on Instagram and Facebook.
Grey Small Elephant
BubyNoa, the designer behind these super sweet cuddly animals, makes toys out of her home in Toronto using reclaimed vintage woven fabric. The result is this stunning wool/cashmere blend elephant that's made with love and destined to be snuggled for years to come.
$58.99, available here
Mint Green Star Pant Bo
These unisex trousers from Noppies have an elasticated waist for maximum comfort and wide leg seams that can be turned up for uber cool versatility. Baby's never looked so chic. Available in four sizes; 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and 9-12 months. $19.99, available here
These shades are not only the coolest in town—they're 100% UV protected and the lenses are shatter resistant. But if your mini-Kanye still manages to break or “misplace” them at an A-list party (see also: in the sea or down the toilet) there's a replacement guarantee in the first year, and all you pay for is shipping.
$26.99, available here
Mint and Pink Teething Necklace
Who says fashion can't be functional? This stylish teething necklace from Alberta brand, Little Lamb, is a gift for both stylish moms and babies sprouting their first teeth. The silicone beads are FDA approved and knotted in place to avoid shifting, plus the neck cord features a safety breakaway clasp to prevent hair tangles.
$22.99, available here
Goodbye traditional bib, hello Lumberjack Bandana! Accessorize your little drooler in plaid perfection with this 100% organic cotton creation from Quebec designer, Electrik Kidz. With a pacifier clip to avoid losing those elusive soothers, this is one Canadiana purchase you definitely won't regret.
$24.99, available here
Dark Wood Feather Play Gym
If you're looking for a purchase that will last for longer than a few weeks, this stunning play gym from Finn + Emma is a wise investment. It's height adjustable so it grows with your baby, and the play gym buddies are interchangeable to give them all the stimulation they need. Best of all, it's non-toxic and free of lead, so they can nibble away to their heart's content!
$179.99, available here
This stunning dress made with Liberty Print fabric is perfect for the style-conscious baby or toddler (we just love those big pockets!) The dresses are made in Mauritius by French designer, La Petite Collection, and are 100% cotton. Available in three sizes; 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-24 months.
$49.99, available here
This super soft and cozy cardigan is perfect for snuggling up in on those chilly winter days. We adore the on-trend coral hue and chunky knit style (and may just start campaigning for this to be made in adult sizes). Available in three sizes; 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-24 months.
$59.99, available here
Selene STEM Doll
Colourful? Check. Organic? Check. Collectible STEM Dolls that break sexist stereotypes? Check! Mamma Couture's doll collection for children aims to influence girls' professional choices and promote gender equality. The dolls include chemistry students and a computer science start-up genius, complete with accessories to match their profession.
$79.99, available here