Gift Guide: For the Parent
This holiday season we have decided to do a round up of our favorite products for the different interests and lifestyles shared by our customers, and ourselves! We put these guides together in case you’re shopping for someone who fits into one of these descriptions, or you find yourself suited to a list and you decide to pass along the link with someone you know that is on the gift hunt for you!
All of the items in this gift guide will be marked 20% off until December the 20th.
This guide is dedicated to parents. New parents, grandparents, parents to-be, foster parents, god-parents, and fur parents. Parents care for their charges unconditionally. They are used to being overtired, endlessly patient, and constantly put others before themselves. They deserve to be pampered, given a tool for comfort and relaxation, and items that help make life a little easier, healthier, and a little bit more fun!
The better baby sleeps, the better parents sleep. Our Checked Rose and Basket Weave baby blankets are made from 100% Organic Cotton and are stretchy and lightweight making them perfect for swaddling. The organic cotton will also help you rest easy knowing that there are no pesticides sleeping with your babe. The Textured Triangle Baby Blanket is also knit from 30% Alpaca along with the organic cotton, a natural animal fiber that will help to thermoregulate in both warm and cold weather - helping baby achieve a deeper and more comfortable sleep.
Make Laundry Simple:
There is no denying that parents do a LOT of laundry. We love products that help to detox the laundry routine, and also add a little fun to the process at the same time. Shecology’s Laundry Pills are simple to toss into the laundry as a natural replacement to chemically laden laundry powders and liquids. Our 100% Wool Dryer Balls are handmade right here at the mill. They live in the dryer and run through the drying cycle with your clothes. They naturally fluff and soften laundry so that you can skip the fabric softeners and chemically toxic dryer sheets. Dryer balls also shorten drying time by 15 - 20% and can be used for years. Many people also add drops of essential oils to their dryer balls before adding them to a load of laundry to add in a scent - like using lavender essential oil to sheets to help get a more restful sleep. Wool dryer balls also make fun toys for babies and toddlers! They are fun to play with while someone else is busy folding laundry.
Knitting as a parent, as a parent-to-be, or for a parent can be a rewarding experience because you get to see the knits used - and used hard! We love the Cloud Slipper Kit because it creates slippers so warm and cozy that getting out of bed in the middle of the night is just a little less difficult. We also love just about every single project in this amazing Mini Knitted Woodland book, and think that any kid would be lucky to get to play with their own enchanted and knitted woodland!
Take a Moment:
Being a parent means that you really don’t get as many opportunities to kick you feet up and relax, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the option to take a relaxing moment whenever you can. We love Cloverdale Organic’s Facial Steam Blends because they give you the opportunity to take a mini-spa moment as easily as making a cup of tea. You mix a couple scoops of the carefully selected herbal blends with freshly boiled water in a large bowl. Use a towel to create a tent over your head and let every pore soak in the healing properties of the herbs as the steam relaxes and hydrates your face. Follow up the experience with a little shut eye using one of our handmade lavender eye pillows - stuffed with organic lavender and buckwheat hulls, each of these eye pillows are unique and made with love. The smaller square sachets also make a wonderfully relaxing nursing pillow to help easy a fussy baby.