Every year, we fill up the store with goodies for kids of all ages (yes, I’ve shopped for my adult friends and family at Onion River Kids, shhhh, don’t tell them!) This year, more than ever, we have a ton of great goodies and our super staff of moms is here to help you find the right pestents for your kiddos this year! Without further ado, our 2013 gift recommendations:
Smartwool Baselayers – Nothing beats the softness and warmth of Smartwool baselayers. Naturally wicking and stink-free, wool keeps your kids warm in winter and cool in summer. My kids wear their Smartwool for skiing, school, as pajamas, and just about everywhere in between. We’ve got crewnecks, quarter-zips, and bottoms in blue, pink, and black.
Looking for the perfect gift for an active child or an active family? Check out our Gibbon Slacklines! Slacklines are super fun, and help improve balance and agility. The slackline my son received last year was the holiday hit among our extended family — both kids, teens, and adults spent a lot of time in the yard practicing their skills!
Penny Board skateboards – You cannot go wrong with one of these totally rad, high-quality skateboards for girls and boys (and Dads and Moms) of all ages. In 2 sizes and a rainbow of colors.
Bunnytail Blankets – A must-have for Vermont winters; Bunnytail Blankets are made by a mom in Maine, so you know they’re warm! This fleece-lined, weather-resistant, reflective blanket is perfect for keeping your baby warm in a stroller, car seat, or baby carrier. When the weather gets warm, it’s great for picnics. Corner snaps mean it can double as a cape!
Patagonia Micro Fleece – We have 1/4 zip tops for bigger kids and crew tops and bottoms for your infant/toddler. These super-cute striped pieces are soooo buttery soft it’s kinda ridiculous and are great for layering- they work as a base layer or a second layer. Did I mention they’re soft? My kid has a 1/4 zip top and I have to bargain with him just to get him to take it off so I can wash it.
Strider bikes ($99.99) and Strider Bike Ski Attachments ($35) – Strider’s pedal-less bikes are a ton of fun for little ones learning their balance on a bike, and they can use them even longer now that Strider makes a ski-bike attachment! Check out this video to see the ski-bike fun in action!
Galleria kids umbrellas $15.00 – they’re fun, they’re colorful, and they’ll definitely help your kids WANT to go outside on a rainy day. My daughter loves to bring hers outside and pretend the sun is shining as she stomps in puddles!
Peppercorn Owl Lanyard Purses $14.00 – cute as can be for the money-saving/money-spending kid on your list. A variety of colors means that you can get them for every kid in your family and have fun teaching kids about counting and money management. Or accessory management.
Coyote Moon Toddler Sweaters and Ponchos $34.00 – We loved the Coyote Moon sweater that my grandmother gave me when my son was small. These are colorful, warm, and easy to wear for just about 11 months out of the year!
Darn Tough Socks $14-17 – Vermont-made wool socks to keep your kid’s toes cozy. These aren’t like the 6 packs of tube socks we were gifted as kids – thank goodness! These are socks that fit your kid’s winter adventures, will stay UP in their boots and keep their toes warm and dry. And don’t worry about them getting stinky, wool is naturally anti-microbial! Did we mention you can wash them in the washing machine and dry them in the dryer? Yep!
Sun Animal LED Lights $13 – These adorable lights click on and off with the touch of a fin (or finger!) meaning that they won’t wear out because someone left the light on. They are cute, fun and light up. What more does a kid need?
KnitWitz Animal Hats and Earmuffs $25 – Fuzzy, cute, warm and full of personality. Your favorite kiddos will transform in to raccoons, aliens, zebras, or yeti’s before your very eyes. And, they’re less likely to lose a hat they love!