Colorful, Quality Gift Ideas for “Something To Wear” ~Plus~ a Sneak Peek at an Upcoming Sewing Tutorial

Clothing is usually not the most exciting for children to open on Christmas morning, but I really think that they can be fun if you select fun prints and luxurious textiles. I use it as an opportunity to get pajamas or outfits that they may not need otherwise, but may have wanted or that I love and did not buy during the year. Below are some favorites we own, have recently purchased, will have under the tree this year or hope to get sometime in the future.

A. I am absolutely in love with these new Tot Bots prints. I have not had the opportunity to try their snap closures, but I own one Easy Fit diaper in the aplix closure that is trim and easy to wash and dry. It is not an overnight solution for us, but the pocket does accommodate additional inserts if you need to bulk up for bedtime. I would gladly put a stack of the fairytale or the transportation prints under the Christmas tree this season, or anytime of the year. I love an excuse to get more fluff, whether it is a need or something fun for your baby or toddler to wear this coming year.

B. There continue to be more options and price ranges for organic infant and toddler clothing on the market today, one of which is Fukoos, a company I have had the opportunity to write about in the past. Their infant and toddler clothing is incredibly soft and comes in some adorable colors and embroidery, but today I am featuring their hooded towels as a gift idea. My kids adore bath time and hooded towels are a must for us. Although the tag says 0-9 months, this towel is a lot roomier than most of the infant towels we have owned and it will work well into the toddler years.

C. Montana Mountain Babes is a WAHM company specializing in handmade apparel. I have owned many crocheted hats over the past couple of years, which she has lovingly made, and even featured her Big Booty Pants last year that have extra room where it is needed for cloth diapers. I stumbled on a sale she had during Black Friday the other week and took the leap to order a custom pair of pants and a hat for my little guy this year. I think it turned out fabulously and I cannot wait for my son to wear them on Christmas Day.

D. Aden + Anais muslin swaddle blankets are one of my favorite baby accessories and I although I bought some girlish prints for our upcoming addition, I am still longing to get some dream blankets for my kids. I look at these on a regular basis online and always have some on my wishlist for the kids. We had a warm Aden + Anais sleepsack for my son when he was an infant that I imagine the dream blankets are a similar thickness and softness.

E. Wool is a forgotten textile most of the year but is given its time to shine in the winter months. Sloomb wool covers and longies are my top pick for their bright colors and their soft, thick knit puts all misconceptions of old scratchy sweaters in its place. It was in the winter that I was first converted to the world of wool and learned that it is a great pick for the warmer months of the year as well. They also have a referral program if you want to benefit from passing on your love for their product to friends.

F. I was introduced to Hanna Anderson after my daughter was the extremely lucky recipient of a garbage bag full of hand-me-downs from my darling friend Kori and it was love at first sight. Many of the dresses and outfits went through anywhere from one to three of her girls and still had a lot of miles left on them. Their bright colors and durability get two thumbs up in my book and although their clothes are on the pricier side, they are great for buying select items or investing in something that will last for multiple kids. Now that I know we’re having another girl it is easier to rationalize getting some favorite items and I was able to get Christmas jammies for my kids during a recent sleepwear sale.

Stay tuned this week for a free pattern and tutorial to make a Montana Mountain Babes Knotty Hat to make as a quick and easy handmade gift this winter. They would also make a darling baby gift any time of the year.

A sample was provided by Funkoos, but the gift ideas, views and opinions are my own.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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