2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part I

By November 23, 2015 Gifts, Holiday No Comments

What better occasion to re-launch my blog?!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the shopping days are dwindling (at the time of posting – only 31 days left to be exact).  This coming Saturday is Small Business Saturday and the shop is OPEN. We’ll also be open on Black Friday, so let us help you find a special gift this year that will be loved instead of returned.

When you shop at Hatchlings & Hens you’re not only supporting my small business, you’re supporting several other small businesses in the Cedar Vally and across the state of Iowa. The shop features handmade items original to Hatchlings & Hens AND from several other local women. We also have tons of other fabulous small shops in the Cedar Valley that offer just about anything on your Christmas shopping list.  Think outside the mall, people! I encourage you to shop small, shop local and support grassroots entrepreneurs this Christmas season!

This is the first in a series of posts you’ll see over the next few days that will hopefully lighten your shopping load. The gift ideas are all available in our store and vary in price! And guess what – they’re all under $100. Wowza! If you see something you like – you better get your cute ‘lil bootie on down to the shop THIS weekend, because many are available in limited supply OR they are one-of-a-kind.

So…without further ado, I proudly present, the 2015 Hatchlings & Hens Holiday Gift Guide…for Children…


Hand Crocheted Stuffies

Hand crocheted stuffies are the perfect companion for your little tyke.
Available in a huge selection of sizes and type.
| $15-$22 |

Vintage Rocking Chair

Give your little one their own seat in their home! This timeless beauty is one-of-a-kind and includes a caned seat.
| $35 |

Night Lights

Keep those bad dreams away with a soft glow from one of our night lights. Sweet silhouettes are cut from aged metal and they include a light bulb. A perfect stocking stuffer.
| $9.99 |

Handmade Soaps

Squirt toy soaps are another perfect stocking stuffer. Encourage your little one to scrub, scrub, scrub, until they get to the toy in the middle. A variety of cute animals are available.
| $8 |

A smaller version of the squirt toy soaps, these are the perfect size for little ones’ hands. Each toy is surrounded by soap to encourage your kiddo to keep washing at each bath time until the toy is set free!
| $5 |

Infant/Toddler Headband

These adorable hair accessories are made of stretchy, soft, knit fabric. The perfect addition to any outfit! Available in a variety of colors and prints.
| $5 |

Farm Animal Hand Puppets

Let your child’s imagination run wild with these “cute-as-a-button” farm animal hand puppets. Made of cozy fleece and embellished with hand sewn details.
| $7 |

Vintage Toys

These toys have stood the test of time! We have a small assortment of vintage toys, based on availability.
Toys seen here vary in price.
| $8 – $18 |

 Handmade Bibs

A variety of bibs are available for your little mess makers! Pictured here are the Bibdana (perfect for droolers), Recycled T-shirt Bib and a traditional bib made of cotton and minky fabrics.
| $6 – $8 |

Superhero / Princess Capes

What child wouldn’t feel special wearing one of these “super” capes?! All capes are made of satin and lined with a coordinating cotton fabric. They include a velcro neck closure and hand sewn details like the lightning bolt and crown.
| $30 |


These pint-sized blankets are the perfect size for baby’s little hands. Babies love to gaze, fiddle and suck on the ribbon of taggie blankets. The satin trim on the security blankets are perfect for rubbing and sure to soothe.
| $12 – $15 |

Vintage Rocking Horse

This vintage one-of-a-kind rocking horse would be a timeless addition to any nursery! A sturdy wood construction, with yarn details on the main and tail – this classic will stand up to the test of time.
| $45 |

Tooth Fairy Pillows

“All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth…” A small pocket on the lower right keeps teeth in one spot so the Tooth Fairy isn’t searching in the dark for tiny canines. Kids will be tickled pink to find their teeth have been swapped for cash in the morning!
| $15 |

Teething Bunnies

Speaking of teeth – those little ones who are just getting their first set of chompers will love these soothing Teething Bunnies. The wooden handle is the perfect size for baby’s tiny hands and is safe for baby’s mouth. The removable flannel and terry cloth teether is washable, or wet it down and throw it in the freezer for an even better relief for sore gums.
| $7 each or 3 for $15 |

Reading Pillow

Available in a variety of patterns, and all with a different saying, these Reading Pillows include a handle and pocket for your favorite book, magazine or tablet. Perfect for travel or in your favorite reading spot at home.
| $32 |

Hooded Towels

Make getting out of the bath a little warmer with a hooded towel. When warmer weather hits – these are also perfect for the pool. Made of cozy terry cloth, each includes a band of colorful trim on the hood.
Available in a variety of colors and patterns.
| $18 |

Vintage View-Finder

Another vintage toy – this one deserves a post all its own! View Finder gets kids back to the basics and away from electronic toys. It comes with a variety of scenes to gaze at that include The Flintstones, Casper The Friendly Ghost and more. A one-of-a-kind gift, in pristine condition and a bargain price!
| $10 |

Hand Painted Sign

We have a large assortment of hand-painted signs and this one would be the perfect addition to any nursery or child’s room. Made of salvaged wood that has been stained a dark walnut.
| $22 |

Iowa Onesies

Know a little one living out of state? Send them a little slice of heaven an Iowa Onesie. The cotton appliqué is reinforced with stitching on the Carter’s brand onesie. Available in short and long sleeve and in sizes 3-12 mos.
| $14.95 |

 Hand Crocheted Hats

Make winter days a little more cheery with these whimsical winter hats. Vary in price and sizes.
| $15-$20 |

Stay tuned…
Tomorrow —>> gifts for those special WOMEN in your life!

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