By Amanda Duff and Allison Ganey

Christmas is quickly approaching, and the last thing we need in 2020 is to fall behind on Christmas shopping. To help in your search, we’ve put together a few gift guides of some of our favorite gift ideas from independent artists and stores, including a few familiar faces! Here are a few of our favorite gifts for kids & teens.

The Mommy Camp’s Playdough Sensory Kits

Both of these include 1 lb of our signature homemade, non-toxic playdough and lots of little treats to explore with! These are $35 each. For Ridgefield and Wilton I offer free (front porch) delivery if they order at my site or these will both be available at the Audrey Road Marketplace as well as Local Soul in Wilton very soon.

Get it here: Playdough Sensory Kits | $35.00

Plant Juice Oils Mask Spray

These mask sprays for kids, in yummy scents including Chocolate Mint and Sugar Cookie, offer calmness AND deliciousness. The refreshing and restorative combinations of essential oils include peppermint, cacao, vanilla, and cassia. Plant Juice Oils’ products are formulated with zero synthetics and zero perfumes, and help combat the side effects of daily mask wearing, from “mask breath” to “mask anxiety.”

Get it here: Plant Juice Oils’ Mask It! Sprays | $10.00

Bracelet Gift Kit

This Bead Gift Kit comes from Ridgefield’s very own Zoe & Co. Sugarbeads! They have an Etsy account where they sell a variety of jewelry kits. Not only does this gift make a statement, but the process of making these bracelets is a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Note: Some of these pieces are small and not suitable for young children.

Get it here: Zoe & Co. Bracelet Bead Gift Kit | $27.95

Glambands

Get your little one into the holiday spirit with this 3-pack of “glambands” from Sammy + Nat.

Get it here: Mudpie Holiday Glamband Headband | $11.50

Personalized Name Puzzle

This puzzle board is the perfect gift for the baby in your life! Choose from a range of personalizations like a colored background or an engraving on the back from mom and dad, all while helping your child learn their name as they develop their motor skills. As they get older, the puzzle doubles as a name plaque for their bedroom door. And even better, this item ships for free!

Get it here: Personalized Name Puzzle | $8.95+

DIY Watercolor for Beginners – Workshop in a Box

Do you have a budding artist in the family? Encourage their love of the arts with this beginner’s watercolor kit that includes everything from an award-winning instruction book to a watercolor travel kit. This gift is a wonder no matter how old its recipient, and as an added bonus, it ships for free! 

Get it here: DIY Watercolor Kit for Beginners | $48.50