top of page

Nature-Inspired Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

The holiday season is here and what better way to buy gifts for your nature-loving kids than shopping small for something they’ll love? When you support a small business you support your neighbors, friends, and individuals that do a happy dance when they see an order come through!

We’re sharing some of our favorite nature-inspired small businesses and their kid products in this holiday gift guide.


Adventure Stories by Michelle

“Adventure Stories by Michelle is a publishing company that focuses on children's adventure books. I wrote my first book, Folly and Molly Take on the Appalachian Trail, to inspire the next generation and beyond to love the Appalachian Trail as much as I do.” - Michelle Waterman

Join Folly and Molly on this rhyming adventure as they take on this epic journey—a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. This book is ideal for children ages 3 to 7, and anyone who loves the Appalachian Trail! Purchase a copy directly through her website and please follow along on Adventure Stories by Michelle’s Instagram.

All Weather Adventuring

“As a busy mama to four active kids, I love finding and creating ways to get my kids outside and connected to nature more! I created my product line of adventure kits and more to inspire families across the US to get out and explore our amazing world.

I create adventure kits for every season of the year as well as for every region in the US. These kits are great for getting kids outside, whether it's for a backyard adventure, a big hike, or anything in between. ” -Holly Horch

Check out all the kits Holly has to offer on her website and be sure to give her a follow on Instagram!

Barefoot Baby Clothing

“Barefoot Baby is a business on a mission to bring family and nature back to childhood. We create products for the outdoor exploring, farm loving, barefoot adventurers!

This set features our best selling chicken breed shirt, our brand new cozy joggers, and our children's book "Just Red". The shirt features original illustrations from the book, so your child can learn about chicken breeds and gain self esteem while reading in their super comfy play and sleep outfit!” - Alyssa Hughes

Follow Alyssa on Instagram and head over to her website to purchase this set, or another one of the awesome products.

Felt Happy Sewing

“Felt Happy Sewing sews handmade toys for kids, creates digital sewing patterns, and offers a soon-to-be released class to master cutting felt with a Cricut.

Felt Pal is a pocket sized, handmade stuffed animal delivered each month to your littles.” - Alexis Hughes

Follow Alexis and her adorable felt friends on Instagram, and check out her website to order your own toys, patterns, and more!

Hippie Hooray

“Hippie Hooray Sensory Play Shop is a nature-inspired mama-owned shop that features naturally scented sensory play fillers, play dough, and ready-to-play kits designed to bring easy, beautiful sensory play to your home.

Mix and match with other naturally scented sensory play fillers and play dough for endless play! Sensory Fillers contain small parts and are not intended for children under 3 years of age. We ship to US & Canada!” - Jenna Mercer

Purchase your sensory gifts on Jenna’s website and be sure to follow her on Instagram to stay up to date with all her products!


Upbounders® is a toy company like no other. Founded by a mom, everything they do revolves around the idea of promoting belonging in the minds of children.

Our best-selling children’s puzzle, CAMPING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS, Celebrates a child's love of the outdoors. Piece by piece children begin to identify all of the elements that make camping outdoors so much fun! A multicultural activity that encourages screen-free play.” - Kemi Tignor

Follow Upbounders on Instagram to see all their wonderful products and purchase their featured puzzle, and other goodies, over on Nordstrom!

Wild and Free Hats

“Wild & Free children’s hats were born out of a love for travel and adventure. We know first hand how hard it is to find good quality, excellent fitting kid’s snapback hats. These kid’s hats have been meticulously designed with fit, function, and fashion in mind for all of your little explorers.

Our “Steamboat” kids snapback hat is made with a beautiful, deep red, vintage-washed cotton, and adorned with a cute hexagon shaped leather patch. This hat will only get cooler with age as the vintage fabric fades in all of the right places. Stylish in any season, our kids hats are built to last and will fit your children for years.” -Kira Vos

See more of these awesome hats on Kira’s Instagram and purchase one over on her website!

Wild Earth Lab

“Educational materials designed to bring the real experience of environmental science to your students or family!

Explore the lives of owls, hawks, eagles, and more with this birds of prey activity pack! This set of fun and educational materials is perfect for any young birder and for fostering a love of wildlife year-round! The materials, which feature watercolor artwork, cover topics including raptor anatomy, bird life cycles, bird watching, and raptor identification!” - - Valerie Doebley

Follow Valerie on Instagram to stay in the know on her latest educational materials and head to her website to purchase!


Thanks for all you do to support these small businesses and others! We are so grateful for everything you’ve done to amplify this guide, every social media share, like, and of course, purchase means the world.

Happy holidays from all of us to you!

75 views1 comment

1 Comment

Love the gift guide. Thank you so much for including us! - Alexis, Felt Happy Sewing

bottom of page