2013 Em for Marvelous Gift Guide: Littles

12 December 2013

As I sit here adding the final details to the last gift guide of 2013, my sister is in labor!! It’s only appropriate, since these gifts are all for the littles. The number of babies and kids in my circle has seemingly grown exponentially this year, which is giving me a chance to indulge in all the adorable goodies for the under-ten set. Some of them are more expensive, but all are beautiful and built to last for years.


A. Wooden state teether ($12) | Handmade in Utah from Hard Rock Maple, a wood that’s naturally antibacterial, non-allergenic, and non-toxic.
B. Great Day plate ($25) | Adorable design to start a fun family tradition from my friend Emily Ley.
C. Wooden block set ($49) | The colors of these blocks make them pretty enough to leave out on the coffee table full time.
D. Pluck carrot memory game ($36) | We recently bought this for a two-year-old, and it is SO CUTE in person! The detail is fantastic.
E. Travel tic tac toe ($14) | Love this handsome wood set for games on the go.
F. Knitted jacket ($32) | Anything with ears automatically moves to the top of my shopping list.
G. Memory game ($20) | Choose twelve of your favorite photos to build this custom memory game. A perfect way to remember and talk about far-flung family members!
H. Knit garland ($64) | Perfect colors for a boy’s room.
I. Noah’s ark ($108) | Adorable, and beautifully made. Layla Grace often runs discounts, so sign up for their email list before you buy!
J. Livingroom lanes bowling set ($59) | Since my first niece or nephew will live in the frigid land of Minnesota, this awesome indoor game will likely be a future present.
K. Melamine bee plate ($6) | Dinnerware for kids has come a long way, friends.
L. Soft fox ($38) | Foxes are my favorite, and this one is extra cute. I also love the Bla Bla fox.
M. Print teaspoons ($38) | Since these acrylic, dishwasher safe melamine teaspoons are smaller than usual, I think they’d be perfect for little hands!

Not included in this gift guide: books. Books are one of my favorite gifts to buy for little friends, but I’ll probably write a whole post on my favorites one day!

Am I the only one who sometimes wants to buy things for her future children, even if they’re years away?? Please say no. Kid things are just so cute!

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Anna Frahm
December 12, 2013 7:51 am

This is so great!! I’m bookmarking this for future ideas! I just had my first baby in June and goodness, baby/kid stuff is my weakness!

December 12, 2013 9:57 am

Sometimes I’ll see the cutest little outfits and want to buy them for my “future children hope chest.” :)I love that state teether, so cute!

December 12, 2013 12:17 pm

What a great list, Emily! I pinned the memory game for next year. And I adore that Mini Boden coat.

December 12, 2013 1:51 pm

That wooden state tether has been on my list for littles for several years and u definitely pray they’ll still be around when I finally have kids!! Aaaaaaand. No, you are not the only one who wants to buy things for future kiddos. And I don’t even have a boyfriend!! Haha

December 12, 2013 2:36 pm

Perry is so excited to use his North Carolina teether one day! I love this guide and I am so excited for you to be an Aunt – it is amazing!! Can’t wait to hear if you have a niece or a nephew! xoxo

December 13, 2013 2:31 pm

Oh no, you definitely aren’t the only one!! I love that carrot set & Noah’s ark toy. Adorable!!!

December 13, 2013 9:30 pm

Does this mean you like babies now?!? ;)