Christmas is just around the corner and I am getting so excited for the holidays. During the year my husband and I rarely buy our kids any gifts besides when it is their birthday. I love having the opportunity to get the kids some presents. While I have not decided exactly what we are going to get our two kiddos for Christmas, I have combed through some of our previous gifts that we love and scoured the internet for some of my preferred gift ideas for this year.
Their mountain and bear printed leggings are a fav in our household. A local Calgary company that makes really cute organic clothes for babies and toddlers. Choose from the newborn packages or simply pick one of their cute leggings with adorable patterns hand picked and sown by the owners of the company. I am so excited to share my love for them with a giveaway in early December!
A warm fleece suit that is great as a base under a a winter suit like the Patagonia Baby Puff Ball. Also works great on those cold night s while camping!
A friend lent us her daughter’s old one and it is absolutely amazing. Our 18 month old can move around freely and there is lots of room for layering.
Perfect for rainy winters on the west coast and easy to layer big jackets underneath. The Muddy buddy is affordable at just under $40.00 and is perfect if you live in a city where your winter months are covered with rain.
Stuff those stockings with socks that are meant for adventure! Pricey but worth it for hiking adventures and cold winter days. These socks will keep your little ones dry and warm!
My 3 year old can put them on and off and they stay on my 18 month old. That’s a win for me!
Cross Country Skis:
- Komperdell Ski Set are skis that use your toddler’s boots . Leave the poles at home as they just get in the way of kids learning to ski
- Fischer Sprint Crown NIS Cross-Country Skis , boots and bindings : We were lucky to get our set second hand but have been having a blast watching our 3 year old enjoy skiing.
Balance bikes are great for toddlers to get a hang of biking balance which is supposed to help with the transition to pedal easier than a tricycle. I am a big fan of planning ahead so one year we got our 15 month old a balance bike for Christmas. We wanted her to have it for the summertime!
Does your little one love to bike? Why not let him keep biking in the winter with these attachments from Strider bikes.
Why not surprise your little camper with their very own headlamp?! Read stories in the dark around the campfire with the help a light.
For a 3-4 year old walkie talkies bring new type of excitement into playing.
The Paricon Toddler Boggan Sleds is affordable and they have a strap to help keep your little one tucked in!
Outdoor Adventure Books
Nupste and Lohtse series by Jocey Asnong:
The books are about two adventurous cats named Nuptse and Lohtse that are brother and sister. With 3 different books this series, each book is situated in a different around the world while they help to fix a problem. With a new book to be released soon where the cats will explore Ucluelet, the cats have already ventured to Nepal, Iceland and the Canadian Rockies.
Goodnight Mountains by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper:
This book is part of the popular ‘Good night Series’ but is mountain themed. The only problem with this book is that will have you wishing that you were ending your night sleeping in a mountain home.
Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
One of our 3 year old’s first chapter books. A story that both young and old can enjoy is has a strong message about human relationships and growing up. With pictures throughout this is a great first chapter book and one that our toddler enjoyed. This is a classic that is worth being on every bookshelf.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson:
This is an adorable story about a witty mouse avoiding being eaten by the other animals in the forest. While that may sound a little gruesome it truly will captivate your little readers with the beautiful pictures and the clever rhymes. There is a second book in the series that is just as well written called “The Gruffalo’s Child”.
I love gifts that last longer than a couple of months or even years and that is how I picked out these great gifts. These gifts are great for the outdoors child!
This adorable campfire set from Baby Nell Designs out of Camrose, Alberta will have your kiddos playing ‘camping’ throughout the whole year. This set is completely adorable and made locally!
Do you love VW Vans as much as we do? This super rad tent pops up in seconds and is really compact! Great for play at home, the beach or while camping. Alberta.
Calico Critters Let’s Go Camping and Caravan Family Camper :
We fell in love with these little critters and bought our 3 year old daughter the hedgehog family for her birthday. It might be time to add to our collection!
A distinctly Canadian Doll line. My personal favs are Charlsea from the West Coast and Taryn from the Canadian Rockies! You can also choose to create your own story with one of the Maplelea Friends collection.
Check out more great gift ideas from these awesome Outdoor Bloggers!
- RockiesGirl – Gifts to last from Baby to Toddler
- Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies – Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Families (With Giveaways)
- Mountain Mom and Tots – 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
- Play Outside Guide – Holiday Gift Guide
- Currently Wandering – 25 Gift Ideas for Adventurers, RVers and Families
- Little Family Adventure – Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Families
- The Brave Ski Mom – Holiday Gift Guide 2016
- Rain or Shine Mamma – Christmas Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Kids
- Tales of a Mountain Mama – Gift Guide to Help Get Outside 2016 + Giveaways!
- Go Adventure Mom – Holiday Guide 2016
- Kid Project – Companies that Give Back Gift Guide 2016
- Tales of Adventures in Parenting – A Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Families
- MommyHiker.com – The Outdoor Gear Lover’s Gift Guide – 2016
- Outdoorsy Mama – 10 Gifts to Blow Her Outdoorsy Mind – Holiday Gift Guide 2016