I asked a bunch of local business babes for their suggestions on gift ideas for kids from small businesses, and the response was this diverse list of makers and businesses from all over the Okanagan that provides fun and creative gift ideas.
Keep your eyes peeled for PROMO CODES throughout the blog, there are some great opportunities to save!
Happy local shopping!
Three Little Creations
Give long-lasting and meaningful gifts that reflect the personality of your littles. This mama of 3 in Armstrong creates beautiful custom painted and laser cut signs that make a space feel special.
You can find a selection of her handmade signs at The Pink Spotted Goat in Vernon, or you can message her directly on Instagram and Facebook to inquire about custom made signs.
Play Grow Dough
These locally crafted play doughs are handmade with plant-based dyes, and come in so many cool colours and themes! Encourage the creativity in your favourite kids while supporting local and choosing natural products, it’s a win-win-win. They sell individual doughs and also kits that are made with stamps and other wood or marble accessories to gift endless creative possibilities.
You can find their products on their Etsy page and browse their Instagram for tons of fun photos. They offer pickup in Kelowna and Vernon.
Dolly Funkle Designs
Amanda from Dolly Funkle makes adorable clothing and goodies from the most beautiful fabrics and patterns. Her Cocoon cardigans and Harem pants for kids are unique, handmade and super fun! She also has beautiful kids dresses and all her kid's clothing is designed for real-life play.
Order online through her website, and check out her Instagram below. USE PROMO CODE KELPFOREST10 for 10% off your order, one per customer valid until November 30th.
Penny and Luna
Handmade products for sizes 3 months to 6T, with a passion for reusable products! They currently have reusable cotton pads, reusable 'paper towels' and adorable baby booties and slippers. I have used their reusable cotton pads and I will never go back! They are soft, washable and perfect for washing or toning your face (or literally any use!)
You can find their products at The Pink Spotted Goat in Vernon, where they have a selection of handmade baby apparel and accessories. USE PROMO CODE LOCALPICKUP for free pick up in the Kelowna area.
Under The Willow Tree
The only thing cuter than these pom toques, is you and your little in a matching set! Handmade in Vernon by the talented Joanne of Under the Willow Tree, she also makes a ton of other cute and fun products that could be for kids or adults! I personally have one of her essential oil diffusers in my car and it's adorable and practical. I keep a few drops of grapefruit essential oil on mine and it makes every drive so pleasant and uplifting.
You can shop Joanne's Etsy page and USE PROMO CODE PICKUP at checkout to save on shipping if you are from the Vernon area.
Colour Addiction Tents
Colour Addictions makes handmade bright and beautiful play tents from upcycled materials. They have a variety of bed canopy tents on their Etsy site and other products such as festival ribbon sticks (fun!) or festival bunting. I bought myself some festival bunting for my birthday last summer, and it is such a fun addition to our living space.
Check out their Etsy page, almost all of the items have local free shipping.
Nest and Nurture
Handmade heirloom-quality children’s clothing made for everyday adventures and play. They just had a holiday restock on November 12th, so get your butts over to their website! They have a local pickup option in West Kelowna.
Aries Earth Dough
Founded by 9-year old Aries, this business is focused on creating a plastic-free play for a better future. Scented playdough, slime & wood accessories are made with 100% non-toxic ingredients and make the perfect gift for the creative kids in your life.
They ship all over the world, and you can buy directly through them by messaging them on Instagram, or you can purchase through their Etsy page.
Soother Dream Boutique
Personalized Pacifier clip, teethers, key chains and children toys made in Kelowna. Give the most perfect personalized gift this holiday season, and watch their faces light up when they open the box.
They offer free shipping all across North America when you purchase through their Etsy link below.
Three Temples Sensory Design
Three Temples uses design to make a difference. As we’re all spending more time at home, it’s important those spaces are designed for our body, mind, and spirit. Lindsay uses multi-sensory design to improve mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing in your favourite spaces. Give the gift of a new room! Don’t give more things this year, give a healthy space for body and mind.
Mountain & Moon Okanagan
These mountain shelves are so perfect for the little explorer in your life, such a charming place to keep their collectables or organize their favourite items. They also sell the coolest intention jar kits that let you create your own custom intention jar from botanicals, crystals or other natural ingredients you decide.
Brok Boys makes quality clothes for kids from bamboo knits. Tops, bottoms, dresses, rompers - you name it, they have it!
Check out their website or Instagram below, and enjoy free shipping on all orders over $15 on their website.
Don't Be a Sucker
Handmade and small-batch candies made locally in Kelowna are a treat for any age! Don't Be A Sucker makes old fashioned candy that delights the eyes and the tastebuds and would make the perfect gift for the sweet tooth on your list while supporting an Okanagan business.
You can find them in person at the East Kelowna Market through the next few weeks, or contact them through their website or Instagram to make an order. They offer pickup if you're in the Kelowna area.
Josefina & Co
Twinsies! Grab a matching set of scrunchies for the most adorable and practical solution to long hair or messy hair days. Josefina & Co makes beautiful high-quality scrunchies, and their Mom & Me scrunchie set is perfect for kids and adults with fine hair. They also have some really cute and fun hair clips.
Check out their Etsy page for all the wonderful variety, and USE PROMO CODE LOCAL for free pickup in Ellison. Follow them on Instagram and keep your eyes peeled for a few flash sales in December!