Unique Gifts Created by Local Parents

We'll be giving away a few items from this list on our Facebook page this week!

November 23, 2016
Holiday shopping can be a daunting task!  There are probably a lot of people on your list from kids to adults, and finding the perfect gift can be challenging.  Well, we have a few ideas that we think you'll LIKE.  Not only are all of these gifts written or created by a local parent but you can also order all of them from the comfort of your keyboard! 

Let's start with a few of our new favorites!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook because we're giving away these gifts during the week after Thanksgiving!

LITTLE HERO UNIFORMS turn make-believe into unforgettable memories for you and your children while they become "official" in their personalized gear.  The local company was inspired by a local firefighter and created by his wife!  Your little one is going to feel like a real hero!  Check our Facebook page for the chance to WIN a full bunker gear set!

The very latest from one of our favorite local(ish) dads, Caspar Babypants, is called WINTER PARTY! and includes classic holiday tunes like Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells as well as a few originals!  This disc or download should be at the very top of your holiday music list!  And, yes, we have a copy for one of our lucky subscribers ... keep an eye on our Facebook page!

Moms and teachers and friends deserve awesome gifts, too, which is exactly why this list includes RUSTIC PINE DESIGNS created by local mom Jen Shuck.  And, well, we are totally in love with her custom subway signs, personalized family trees, and more! Click over to her Facebook page to see more of what she does, and watch our Facebook page for the chance to WIN a special prize from Rustic Pine Designs!

MY HAPPY PLACE JOURNAL, illustrated by local mom Sheleen Lepar. It is a children’s self-reflection and personal growth journal, filled with creative exercises, thoughtful questions, inspirational quotes and more! We think this makes a great gift for kids on your list, and you can purchase the journal through Amazon ... or enter to WIN it on our Facebook page!

From the imagination of another local mom comes a new book that's big on adventure.  It's called Howard and the Wompoopus, and it's sure to cause giggles at story time! Find out more at And enter to WIN your own copy on our Facebook page!

Because books make great gifts, here are a few more books worth mentioning ... 

The Rescue Reader Series - authored by local mom (and grandma) Diane Gockel - are books about the true story of each animal’s rescue and how they ended up at Second Chance Ranch, a farm in Sammamish. The stories are told by the animals themselves so they can explain the event from their side of the story.

Now here's a gift that keeps on giving with tons of activities to do with your kids!  Local mom Asia Citro blogs at and has published two fantastic resources for parents and kids: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids and The Curious Kid's Science Book.
If you're looking for handmade items this holiday season, look not further than Etsy where you can search by shop location, and we found some adorable local options!

For sweet keepsakes, buy "Handmade Unique Felt Ornaments" from NatesMommyMadeIt.

For the mom with a sense of humor, gift her a few of CheekyKumquat's hand-crafted cheeky cards!
Go ahead take a look, and we dare you not to crack up laughing!  We also love the custom stationery and graphic designs of Little Scooter Studios.

For a girl and her 18 inch doll, MeridaMade has best friend packs, bedding, and sleeping bags - the cuteness factor here is off the charts!

For the mom who loves wine, buy her a calorie counting wine glass by Caloric Cuvee, and she'll be able to "indulge by the ounce."

For the new mom - or mom of more than one, we love the baby carrier covers created by dahliaGdesigns.

For fans of geography and meaningful home decor, you simply must see the unique products offered by AGierDesign.

For the cutest kids on your list, order personalized tees and fun accessories from LilEmeraldBoutique and TheAdorableDesigns.

For anyone who wants to be warm and cozy, check out the handmade hats, scarves, cowls & fashion accessories from BeehiveCreation.

For Disney fans, you simply must check out SallysEnchantingEars.

For lovely stocking stuffers, we suggest the sports-themed designs of braceletsNbeyond

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