Let’s start with the simple fact that holiday shopping for babe can be challenging. Do we shop for what we want them to have (read: that adorable cashmere sweater that they’ll inevitably spit up on) or give in to the plastic object of the moment they tried to steal from their best friend’s house last week? Is there a snowy holiday fantasy world where we could find a gift that we, as parents, are happy to give
and one that they’ll be giddy to receive?
Spoiler alert: there is. And the solution can be found at ShopDanrie.com, a new HATCH-approved shopping e-commerce experience that prides itself on scouring the globe to find unique, engaging toys and clothing so you can sit on your couch in the coziest sweatpants and still be an epic gift giver.
Founder Julia Casper’s approach to gifting this holiday season? Two words: Have. Fun. “Listen to what lights them up when they talk and lean into that,” she tells us. “My son loves to bake, so I am definitely including this play
baking set under the tree for him. My daughter loves dressing up and has her eye on this dress, so we’re giving it to her the first night of Hanukkah so she can wear it throughout the holiday season.”
Shop Julia’s 11 favorite holiday gifts below, all available at ShopDanrie.com.
Tegu 42-Piece Magnetic Wooden Block Set, $130;
shopdanrie.com Genius building blocks that transform before your eyes. This 42 Piece Magnetic Wooden Block Set sets an entirely new standard for wooden blocks. Sustainably made in Honduras, each shape has been thoughtfully designed to magnetically click together with other shapes, allowing for hours upon hours of fun, educational play while promoting fine motor skills and spatial problem-solving.
Moulin Roty Explorer Set Suitcase, $70;
shopdanrie.com The world is yours to discover. The Explorer Suitcase is full of delightful and practical accessories that will help your little explorer find their way. Binoculars, a water bottle, a compass, and so much more all stored in an easy, super portable suitcase.
Donna Wilson Digby, $98;
shopdanrie.com Meet Digby. Hand knit from 100% lambswool, this might be the world’s most inviting stuffed animal. Complete with a spotted eye and matching ear, Digby is full of loveable charm, and sure to provide your little one with endless hugs and snuggles.
Moulin Roty After The Rain Activity Playmat, $170;
shopdanrie.com Meet you at the rainbow’s end. This super soft After The Rain Playmat is the perfect landing pad for your baby to play, nap, or do some tummy time. A variety of stimulating shapes and colors, all weather-themed, make this mat not only super cute but also super educational and fun. A play mat with all the elements of the Moulin Roty After the Rain collection.
Kiko+ & Gg Oekaki House Magic Drawing Board, $70;
shopdanrie.com Unlimited doodling potential. Hand-crafted from sustainably-sourced beechwood, this Oekaki House Magic Drawing Board is a welcome departure from mass-market drawing boards. Its modern design and completely unique features — magnetic shapes! a cat-shaped eraser! wooden counting beads! — provide hours upon hours of entertainment and endless doodling possibilities. And, best of all, there’s no cleanup involved.
Luli & Me Tartan Plaid A Line Dress, $88;
shopdanrie.com Mad for plaid. The Tartan Plaid A-Line Dress is holiday-ready perfection. An A-line fit and pleated sleeve detailing take this dress from cute to insanely cute, while a classic, can’t-go-wrong tartan print stands the test of time.
J.O. Milano Crewneck Bear Sweater, $69;
shopdanrie.com Just when you thought teddy bears couldn’t get any better. Crafted from breathable organic cotton, this crewneck bear sweater will keep your little one cozy through multiple seasons. Machine washable with the perfect amount of stretch for durability and ease.
Marie Chantal Velour Gold Angel Wing Sleepsuit, $85;
shopdanrie.com Marie Chantal’s iconic design. For the little angel in your life, there’s nothing comfier or cuter than this Velour Gold Angel Wing Jumpsuit. Made from warm, cozy velour with a set of puffy gold angel wings on the back, this button-front Jumpsuit is an eternal favorite for a reason.
TRVL Design Medallion Floral Weekender, $79;
shopdanrie.com Away for the weekend. Throw it all in and hit the road with this Medallion Floral Weekender, made of a durable but soft fabric and designed to hold just enough to get your little one through a long weekend’s getaway. Easy short grab handles and a detachable shoulder strap make this a no-brainer for quick trips and carry-ons.
Fixoni Wool Knit Suit With Hood, $80;
shopdanrie.com It’s the small stuff that counts. A fun and functional reimagining of the playsuit, the Wool Knit Suit With Hood comes alive with small, delightful details. Diagonal snap buttons are stylish and easy to open and close. A built-in hood (with tassle!) is as warm as it is adorable.
Graphic Image The Night Before Christmas Leather Bound Book, $98;
shopdanrie.com Twas the night before Christmas…So begins the classic book The Night Before Christmas, a holiday tradition that has only grown more and more adored with each passing decade. In our opinion, no Christmas Eve is complete without a bedtime reading of this wonderful book.