‘Tis the season for handmade holiday shopping!
You don’t have to look far to find beautiful, unique and high quality items for babies and kids. I’ve rounded up some incredible local shops from around the Halton and Hamilton area. Here’s just a taste of what our local handmade artists are offering; click on the shop names to explore each collection.
Clothes, accessories, nursery decor…there’s something special for the special little ones in your life. Remember, if you want to get in on the handmade gift game, the time to order is now! Happy shopping 🙂
Oakville-based Loops for Littles is a must-see for all things crochet. Chunky knit scarves, beanies, bonnets, collars and more in the most gorgeous neutrals and muted jewel tones…I think I’m in love.
A Precious Thread is a large and diverse shop filled with incredible hand sewn pieces ranging from slippers and footed pants to stylish change pad and nursing pillow covers.
Don’t miss out on the gallery of custom crib bedding. Eye catching, one of a kind bedding makes a great starting point when you’re designing your nursery!
Elemenopee Design is based in Burlington. Here you’ll find sweet and hilarious printables that are perfect for baby and kid rooms or anywhere else in your home. Digital printables are also incredibly affordable: for less than $4 you can download files instantly and print at home. Alternatively, you can have them printed on high quality linen paper and shipped to your home or send the files to your favourite local printer.
To no one’s surprise, Sweet Sofia Bows is hugely popular locally. Headbands, crowns, bows and clips all stylishly adorned with rhinestones, felt flowers, faux leather bows…the entire shop is just precious! These would make great props for newborn photos, special occasions and many items are appropriate for every day wear.
Sweet Sofia Bows are also stocked at Simply Green Baby at 67 Bronte Road in Oakville.
Chewlicious is the go-to local shop for beautiful and fun teething accessories. Food-grade silicone and natural wood are combined in style to create necklaces for mom and soother clips and hand-held teethers for baby. Take my word for it: a great teething accessory is worth its weight in gold.
I recently discovered Little Navy through Instagram and it was love at first sight. There’s something so special about personalized pieces. As the owner of a name with an uncommon spelling, I know as a child I would have been thrilled to receive one of these blankets, bedding sets or stockings. Oh, who am I kidding…I’d still love it and I hope Santa reads my blog.
Hoot and Holly offers a huge range of modern accessories for babies, toddlers and kids. It’s hard to pick a favourite section but the slouchy scarves really call my name with their sophisticated urban vibe. There’s something so darling about plaid flannel on a baby!
Hoot and Holly is also stocked at Hawthorne Cafe in Milton.
These 3-dimensional paper art pieces, beautifully encased in crisp white shadow boxes, are stunning as pictured in the Paint and Paper Craft online shop. I can only imagine how much better they look in real life! Here’s another opportunity to add a personalized touch to your baby’s nursery with baby name pieces that you can customize to include the meaning of your baby’s name, a special quote or simply a motif from your nursery design.
My little one was lucky enough to receive a legging and headband set from Sweetee Handmade so I can vouch for the quality of these adorable items. This Hamilton-based shop offers stylish car seat and grocery cart covers too…you need to check them out!
Elle & Kay Design was another great Instagram find. This Burlington-based shop is filled with bright and textured modern art that would add a unexpected and stunning pop of colour in a baby or kid room. Both originals and prints are available.
Mockingbird Knits caught my eye with its hand knit toys. Is that not the sweetest elephant you’ve ever seen? I could see any of these soft knit and crocheted animals or blankets becoming a baby’s treasured favourite lovey or toy.
There you have it! Gorgeous and unique baby items, handmade in a neighbourhood near you. Only the best for your one of a kind baby.