Here’s some inspiration for gift giving for the smaller set: things to play with, things to make with, things to add a bit of wonder and a bit of magic to a long winter ahead of us.
These gifts have been handpicked by me from small shops and businesses offering thoughtful goods made with care. If you have recommendations for other indie folks making similar wares, feel free to add them in the comments!The more the merrier.
If you’re hoping to expand your gift giving this year to kids in your community who might not be a part of your immediate family, consider making a donation to a local non-profit or mutual aid organization, like the Children’s Aid NYC.
Children’s Aid NYC is on a mission to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive by providing comprehensive supports to children, youth, and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.
For more ideas of places to direct money and energy, my friend Anja has compiled a full and growing list of mutual aid efforts happening locally and across the country on her site Never Sleeps.