The Tot Guide to last-minute gifts
The holidays are almost upon us, but don’t panic! We have the perfect gift for every mama and child on your list.
You made your gift list and checked it twice, but somehow you still have a few last-minute presents left to buy because you couldn’t think of anything for your nephew and your best friend already has everything. Take a deep breath, sit back and rejoice in the fact that all your shopping headaches are now over.
Our standards are pretty high here at the Tot. Okay, very high. First, we analyze each product we sell to ensure it’s made from high-quality, non-toxic materials that are safe for your family. Then, we give priority to items that are lovingly crafted from natural, organic and sustainable materials. Last but certainly not least, we seek out innovation and style – you won’t see our beautiful, unique products sold just anywhere. The perfect gift for everyone on your list is just a click away!
From birth to 6 months
An organic swaddle gift set: French for “square”, the ‘Mini Carres’ Swaddle Gift Set are a scaled-down version of Atelier Choux’s original swaddles that are an everyday essential at home, in the nursery and out and about. Made of GOTS certified organic cotton and dyed with non-toxic inks, they’re an elegant and functional addition to your diaper bag. They can be used as a light blanket, for on-the-go diaper changes, to create shade or privacy while breastfeeding, for swaddling, as a burp cloth, for tummy time and more.
Cheengo Panda Bear Rattle: Cheengoo’s precious Panda Bear Rattle is lovingly hand-crocheted using luxuriously soft yarn derived from the pulp of the organically grown and sustainably harvested bamboo trees. It makes a gentle and soothing rattling sound when shaken.
Ages 6 to 12 months
Oli and Carol Wally the Watermelon Teether: Easy for little hands to hold, Oli & Carol’s Wally the Watermelon teether is a chewable fruit-shaped baby toy for sensory play, teething and bath time. Completely non-toxic, biodegradable and eco-friendly, little gums love the texture of Hevea rubber.
Shape Sorter: More than a shape sorter, the Tender Leaf Toys Noah’s Ark can be wheeled around for extra fun. Introduce your young ones to this beautiful Bible story and teach them the names of the animals.
Ages 1 and up
Ride-on plane: Fly up, up and away in this beautifully designed Baghera Speedster Plane fashioned from high-quality metal and featuring rubber tires. Tiny tots will enhance their coordination and motor skills as they learn to navigate it around the house and yard.
Natural Shape Sorter: The Wooden Story Natural Shape Sorter Box game comes with a sorting box and 8 different wooden geometric shapes to help your tot sharpen their hand-eye coordination and build their confidence.
Ages 2 and up
Tractor with Trailer: Made in Europe, the stunning Goki Tractor and Trailer has a lift up mechanism and swinging tailgate for the trailer allowing for interactive play.
Farm animal blocks: Uncle Goose’s Farm Cubelings include a chick, cow, donkey and pig handcrafted from Midwestern basswood. Little ones will delight in naming them, stacking them and imitating their sounds.
Ages 3 and up
Ages 4 and up
Rebel Girls book Volumes 1 & 2: This incredible book has taken the world by storm since it was published in 2016. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a collection of 100 illustrated short stories that celebrate extraordinary women in history. A must-read for girls and boys alike! And because there are so many incredible women to write about, volume 2 is now available!
Ages 6 and up
Baking set: Moulin Roty’s gorgeous vintage-style Kids’ Baking Set comes in a cardboard carrying case and includes everything from an oven mitt and rolling pin to a cookbook and cake tins. Little ones will engage in hours of imaginative play as they cook up a storm of pretend cakes and baked goods. Yummy!
Architectural Building Model Set: Arckit is a freeform architectural modelling system that allows kids to physically explore designs and bring ideas to life with speed and precision. Based on modern building techniques and a 1.2m/4ft grid to scale, the ‘click and connect’ modular components make it possible to create a vast range of structures that can be quickly assembled, endlessly modified and finished to perfection.
Gifts for mamas
Bamboo robe: Who knew a robe could be so stylish? Not only does the Recliner Bamboo Lounger Robe look sleek and elegant thanks to its side vents and trim hood, it’s also super-comfortable thanks to its 95% bamboo, 5% spandex material.
Travel beauty kit: Moms who are always on the go will love Kahina Giving Beauty’s Travel Basics Kit. Featuring 30ml argan oil, 30ml facial cleanser and 30ml facial lotion, it’s a fully balanced organic regimen for healthy skin. Shop skincare here.
Grace Mothers: Letters To Our Children: Honest, inspiring, occasionally surprising, often funny and frequently poignant, this book captures the essence of what motherhood means for each writer.