Are you still searching for cool and unique gifts for your little ones? Roaming the aisles of the One of a Kind Show in Toronto, we looked for fun yet unique gift ideas for Christmas, or other upcoming occasions. Here are top 5 cool finds that are fun, creative and available online. Plus they all come from fiercely small, independent and eco-friendly companies.
Frankie, the Little Bunny from Rabbet
James and Louisa Jensen of Rabbet makes custom-cut acrylic glass artworks. They hang on the wall with a single nail. Shown here is Frankie, a shy little bunny that likes to swing. It gives him time to think about important things, like where his next carrot is coming from. Truthfully, he is a bit lonely and wishes someone would come and play with him. The artwork is about 13″ tall and 1/2″ thick, and orders can be placed online.
Knight Armour from Fancy Pant Kids
Look out Dragons, the Knights are here ! The newest design from Fancy Pant Kids is a delightful one-piece armour for the little knights. It fastens at the sides with snaps, which can adjust to accommodate most kids 2-10 years. Armour easily wipes clean with a damp cloth. Available in Light Grey or Charcoal with a rich choice of crests to inspire a young gallant. One size fits most kids up to 10 years. Fancy Pant Kids makes dress-up items that combine childish fun, a theatrical touch and mom’ practicality.
Fancy Pant Kids
Colin from Monster Factory
Colin is Monster Factory’s, most popular monster. Colin divides his time between playing video games and fretting about his future. A Toronto-based toy studio, Monster Factory brings over 100 engaging monster characters. Equally popular with adults and children, the toys are best known for their sophisticated design style and for their humorous character write-ups, which show that monsters (despite their appearances) are not that different from us. Colin is plushy, soft and cool. He and other monsters are available online or at the studio location.
The Elephant Backpack from Cate & Levi
Backpack animals are perfect for young children. Kids can wear their backpack buddies to preschool or when out for a walk. They can store their treasures in their very own backpack toy. Made of colourful reclaimed wool with velcro closure, the Elephant backpack caught our eyes. With backpack animal designs including a dog, an elephant, a monkey, a moose, a pig and a walrus, every kid can find a favourite backpack buddy. They are all available online.
Cate & Levi
The Misfits by Usus
Solving a world of insecurities one felt doll at a time, Usus brings Curly Connie and Courageless Carson, their most popular misfits. Curly Connie is a girl who is deeply thrilled with every little curl found atop her head. Carson lacks courage, but learns not to delay and be brave today. Hand-made by Usus the felt dolls come with 28 page full-colour illustrated stories about why to embrace your misfit side, plus 4 accessories to cut out, a page to write your own reasons to love yourself and an official “I like me, do you ?” pin. These two, and other misfits are available online.
The Misfits by Usus
All photos are provided courtesy of the featured companies. Feature image from Fancy Pant Kids.