I’m always looking for international shops that ship worldwide, offering the highest quality toys and goods from Japan, Sweden, Norway and beyond. I find it fascinating that, thanks to this dear Internet thing, I can stock up on unique gifts for special little ones in my life – without having to jump the pond myself.
I never tire of a mom-inventor story; a tale of an everyday woman navigating the frenzied world of motherhood when – suddenly – a spark of creativity inspires her to better her surroundings. There’s Michaela. And Tina. And Ayelet and Tiffany and Maiken. And today, I’m adding to the ever-inspiring list with an introduction to Inna
Museum gift shops are kind of my best-kept secret for discovering new and unique (unewque?) kids’ gifts. From books to games to educational toys, the variety can’t be beat when shopping for all ages. (Also of note? Membership discounts!) And although I don’t have a museum we frequent here in the Midwest, I often take
“Everything starts as somebody’s daydream,” Larry Niven once wrote. And in the case of Ayelet from Israel, a mother and famed handmade shop owner, Larry wasn’t lying. “The work on my finger puppets consists of two of my favorite activities – knitting and needle felting – that allow me to do a lot of day dreaming,
A kicky French shop with a retro flair, Yume is filled to the brim with objects, toys and finds for the wee ones to enjoy. Bonus? A jewelry section for the mamas! Happy shopping!
Choux is a French term of endearment meaning “little darlings”, which is precisely what you’ll find in this shop! I’m a fan of the home decor section specifically, full of poufs, throw pillows, blankets and accessories to make your little one’s room a cozy haven for years to come. Happy shopping at Little Choux!
For the chicest of mamas, My Little Square is a dream shopping destination. From designer threads for your little one to sophisticated nursery finds, this shop is sure to uncover a slew of goodies you never knew you needed. Happy shopping!
Hailing from Australia, Kido is filled to the brim with inspiring kid finds – from decor to accessories, toys to games and everything between. Perfectly quirky and incredibly curated, you can expect a wide variety of design-driven finds for littles everywhere. Bonus? You’ll find a full stock of Donna Wilson goodies (my favorite!). Happy shopping!