Holiday shopping often comes with images of packed mall crowds and frenzied shoppers scrambling to score a deal. This year, we encourage you to embrace what we call “slow shopping”, an intentional and considered approach to picking up the presents on your gift list. 
Instead of big box stores, select a beautiful handmade heirloom gift from a local artist, or sweet desserts and candies from a family-owned shoppe in your city. We know first-hand that when you support small businesses, you are supporting someone’s dream, their family, and their home.  
If you’re looking for handmade gift ideas, we’ve curated a list of little wonders that has something for everyone on your list (including you)! 

1) Heirloom Christmas Tree Ornaments 

We downsized your favorite Shirley Bredal sweaters so they can fit on your Christmas tree! These tiny hand-knitted pullovers can be personalized with your child’s initial to create a special heirloom ornament your family is sure to cherish. If you’re looking for to give the gift of whimsy, our hand-felted woodland animal ornaments are a magical addition to any tree. Choose from a mischievous red squirrel, playful mice, and more.

2) Dolls and Doll Clothes 

Hand-crocheted with a huggable chubby belly and adorable eyeglasses, Mr. and Mrs. Koala (our Shirley Bredal mascots) are ready to be loved by any child on your holiday gift list. These sweet, squeeze-worthy dolls are made from the softest organic cotton and pigmented with azo-free dye so they’re safe for playtime. You can even dress them up in pint-sized versions of our most popular collections! 

3) Hand-Crocheted Antler Headband

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, or ruby-nosed Rudolph? Your little ones will love dressing up like their favorite reindeer with our sweet antler headband. Crocheted in GOTS cotton yarn on a flexible band for the most comfortable fit, this special piece is finished with hand-embroidered dots for the sweetest touch.  

4) Embroidered Hair Clips & Knitted Bows

Hand-embroidered with our signature Flora flowers, these easy-snap hair clips and knitted bows make for the perfect stocking stuffe. Each clip is crafted by one of the artisan mamas from our Kathmandu studio and come in an array of beautiful natural hues like mustard, dusty pink, and nutty brown.

5) Bonnets  

There’s nothing sweeter than a newborn in a bonnet. Hand-embroidered with snowflakes, woodland creatures, or even a personal monogram, an adorable heirloom bonnet is a lovely present for a new baby in your life. Looking for a toddler gift? Don’t worry, most of our warm and cozy bonnets go up to size 3-4Y. 

6) Petit Nord x Shirley Bredal Uniqua shoes 

Designed in collaboration with our sister brand Petit Nord, our sweet Uniqua shoes are inspired by our most popular ranges—a wonderful gift for the little adventurers in your life. 

7) Pull-Through Scarves 

Our cozy hand-knitted scarves are an ideal gift for outdoor explorers. Crafted in a unique pull-through design that’s made to stay put, each scarf is made from plush merino wool and decorated with signature bubble-knits or embroidery. Beautiful and practical? That’s our favorite kind of gift to give (and get). 

8) Bedding 

Give the gift of a dreamy slumber this holiday with our beautiful hand-embroidered bedding. Each set features a duvet cover and coordinating pillow cover to envelope your little one in touchably soft satin-finished cotton every single night.  

9) Flora Hairband 

The charming beauty of the Flora embroidery with the cozy warmth of a knit, our sweet merino wool Flora hairbands will keep your little one warm and stylish all season long. It’s a great idea for gift exchanges or stocking stuffers! 

10) Newborn Gift Set 

Welcome a new bundle of joy this holiday with our Insta-worthy newborn gift set. Bundled in a gift-ready Lokta paper keepsake box, each set features four pieces of handcrafted baby essentials: a romper, bonnet, booties and teether. Choose from vegan cotton or plush merino wool. 

11) Footies 

Baby toes are oh-so sweet, and our soft knitted footies will keep them cozy during the holiday season, and beyond. Hand-knitted for a flexible grow-with-me fit, these warm and gentle pairs are perfect for any bundle of joy you’re shopping for this Christmas.  

Will you be adding any of these items to your holiday wish list? Let us know in the comments below!