By Sarah Scribner
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – decorating the house, reuniting with friends and family, baking every holiday-themed treat imaginable, and shopping for special gifts. This can also be a time of high anxiety as you want to make this festive season extra special for your kids and you certainly don’t want to go broke in the process. Am I right or am I right?
We know this is the 11th hour but we also know you may still have shopping left to do for the kids in your life. Whether you’re a busy mom or dad, aunt or uncle, grandma or grandpa, or family friend - we’re here to help you snag last-minute, affordable gifts and ease into the end of the year, stress-free.
We’ve curated shops and the Internet to come up with creative gifts that instill positivity, peace and mindfulness into kids of all ages. Take a look at our 4 top gifts for kids this holiday season.
Bharat Babies Books. Looking for a gift for the young reader in your life? We encourage you to check out Bharat Babies for board and illustrated books, as well as books for early readers. Bharat Babies books are inspired by tales of India, and as noted on the company’s website, are “made for little hands.” The books, encouraging diversity and Indian culture, feature titles including “Padmini is Powerful”, “Ganesh and the Little Mouse”, and “Harini & Padmini Say Namaste.” Shop online at this wonderful new publishing house and give your kids the gift of diverse literature!
Pretzel Kids Yoga Mats & Mat Bags. Thinking of practicing yoga with your kids - maybe while reading Bharat Babies’ “Harini & Padmini Say Namaste”? Why not take a page from Pretzel Kids: “Spreading Joy From Head to Toes, it All Begins in Pretzel Pose?”
Your kids will be thrilled to receive their very own Pretzel Kids yoga mat and mat bag! Featured in the Pretzel Kids online store, mats emblazoned with the Pretzel Kids logo come in bright pink, lime green and turquoise. Mat bags are available in light green or royal blue. So, when the cold weather calls for indoor yoga practice, your kids will be all set with their own special mats and bags.
Bari Koral Gift Kit. We’d like to introduce you and your kids to Pretzel Kids’ friend Bari Koral. A musician and yogini, Koral offers an array of original tunes and gift kits that will inspire children of all ages to move and groove. You can even purchase the full kit, which include 16 new tunes for kids yoga, including three relaxation tracks for mindfulness and savasana. Priced at $50 (including shipping), the kit comes with various activity books, interactive CDs, and even a yoga poster!
Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course. While you may think a kids yoga teacher training course is more for you, this is a priceless experiential gift for the little yogis in your life. Why? Once you take this affordable online kids yoga certification course - from the comfort of your own home - you’ll be able to start teaching Pretzel Kids yoga immediately. Think of all the yoga activities, games, and relaxation techniques that you’ll be able to pass along to your kids or the children you work with! The Pretzel Kids yoga teacher training course is the gift that keeps on giving - all year long!
Here’s one more tip: You can purchase a gift certificate for the Pretzel Kids yoga certification course and give it to someone you care about! This way your loved one can spread the joy of yoga to children - a gift for all! Scroll down to purchase this gift option.
The Wrap Up
Just as Pretzel Kids noted in our self-care holiday gift guide for adults, holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, nor should it break your bank and empty your wallet. Refer to this guide for creative, healthy and mindful holiday gifts for kids of all ages. And, remember to include a little yoga in your holiday festivities. Let’s all say OM to that!