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Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

This year at Modern Kids Design, you can find unique gifts for every member of the family. You may even be able to find something for that friend who has everything.  So, check out our mini gift guides below with ideas for men, women and teens and, of course, the youngest members of the family.

MKD’s Gift Guide for Men 

Finding the perfect gift for the guys in your life can be a challenge. Here are some ideas to help you find an inspired present for your significant other, father, brother, or other deserving person! 

Give the gift of pampering with this Boomer & Co. Grooming Kit. Available in four scents, these Boomer & Co. Kits include a body wash, shaving soap and aftershave. These all natural products smell great and are handmade, too! 

Know someone who enjoys chili season or cooking up some good grub? This Deluxe Hot Sauce Making Kit will allow them to customize their go-to, heat-infusing condiment and let them create a hot sauce that matches their style.  

What do you get a techie? Why not something to protect his gadgets? Extra points if it looks as good as this Hidesign iPad Portfolio. This gorgeous leather portfolio easily holds an iPad or tablet along with a notebook and features additional pockets for cards or other on-the-go accessories.  

Timepieces are back in style, and this Kylemore Watch proves that sustainability looks good. Made from treated wood to protect from water and sweat, this lovely watch features a minimalist design and precision quartz movement. 

New dads may appreciate the Barn Bags Knapp Fold, an urban diaper bag for dads (and moms) on the go. This bag isn’t limited to diaper duty, however. Its unisex styling and adult exterior make it easy to take anywhere and everywhere — even the gym! 


MKD’s Gift Guide for Women 

Women can be notoriously challenging to find gifts for too!  Hopefully, our guide will ease your worries and help you find that perfect gift for your wife, mother, sister, or friend! 

We are in the midst of the self-care revolution. Share some pampering love with our DIY Bath Salt Making Kit. This kit comes with everything needed to make artisanal bath salts in a variety of scents. Pair with some relaxing music and a candle to make a sweet gift basket! 

The gorgeous, hand-crafted Panda Watch is a minimalist accessory that speaks volumes. Crafted from Portuguese cork and Bamboo, it is eco-friendly and understated. What a conversation piece! It comes in a complimentary bamboo box for storage and gifting. 

A good wallet can be hard to find, and this Paperthinks Envelope Wallet, made from 100% recycled leather, definitely fits the bill. This envelope wallet can hold cash, coins, and up to 12 cards. 

Diaper bags don’t have to be childish, they can be très chic, too! With the Barn Bags Knapp Bucket Bag you can go straight from the boardroom or yoga studio to the playground. It’s versatile, eco-friendly, and stylish! 

Just about every adult will tell you they need more sleep. Why not help your loved one get some restful zzz’s with a sustainably made Nook Body Pillow? Filled with memory from and covered with TENCEL and polyester, this pillow will help you find more restful nights. 


MKD’s Gift Guide for Teen Girls 

Help your teen express herself with these cool gifts just for her! 

If your teen loves accessorizing, this hip Gunas New York Cougar Quilted Backpack — made from vegan “leather” — is perfect for helping her tote her books and other essentials in style. Sustainably made from eco polyurethane, recycled plastic bottles, and recycled metal hardware, it’s a great way to share how eco-consciousness can be cool. 

With items like Unicorn Bath Salts and Lavender Whipped Body Scrub, Mooi Lab Bath Products are a quintessential favorite! Make your own gift basket for your teen by pairing together the perfect scents! 

Teen girls can be pretty specific about what they like. Why not help them explore their preferences with the DIY Lip Balm Kit? With this kit, your teen can experiment with different fragrances and even gift some to friends. 

Whether texting with friends or studying chem, the Nook Pebble Lounger will provide your teen with the perfect lounging spot. Sustainably made and easy to move around, it’s great for creating seating options in a bedroom. 

Help your teen say goodbye to plastic straws. The cool and easy to carry Strawesome Glass Straw Set makes ditching plastic easy and cool! The set is available in 3 colors and comes with a funky glass straw, cleaning brush, and carrying case. 

MKD Gift Guide for Teen Boys 

Looking for alternatives to video games and clothes for your teen? Check out the following gift items: 

Introduce your teen to the Boomer & Co. Grooming Kit and they may never return to plain hygiene products again! Available in four “manly” scents, the kits come with body wash, shaving soap, and aftershave, so your teen can take pride in his appearance while benefiting from all-natural products. 

Help your teen learn more about financial responsibility. This Hidesign Leather Wallet with modern styling is a great way to highlight your teen’s independence. Made from vegetable tanned leather and featuring a bi-fold design, there’s plenty of room to hold your teen’s cash and cards. 

With the Aiden Small Leather Messenger Cross Body Bag your studious teen will be able to transport his books and tech essentials in this elegantly crafted bag made from vegetable tanned leather and lined with 100% cotton. 

Whether your teen prefers video games or books, the Nook Pebble Lounger can help transform their room into their personal retreat. The lounger comes with a removable cover for easy washing. 

Still can’t find the perfect gift? Don’t worry, we have plenty more items on our website that may fit the bill! 


MKD’s Gift Guide for Big Kids 

These gift ideas for big kids work for both kids and parents. The following items are all made in an eco-conscious manner. Plus, all the toys encourage creative play and learning through play! Whether you’re shopping for your own kids, nieces and nephews, or a friend’s children, these gifts are all mom and dad approved. 

Bring magic alive with the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set! Your big kid will be excited to amaze and astound with this cool set that has everything they need to put on a magic show. Melissa & Doug make quality toys that are fun, durable, and encourage learning through play. 

Nature comes to life with Melissa & Doug’s Giant Stuffed Animals. Made from high-quality materials, these large plush animals are great for cuddling, playing, and even leaning against while enjoying a good nature-themed chapter book. 

Let your big kids’ imagination run wild with the Deluxe Puppet Theater and fun Zoo Friends Hand Puppets from Melissa & Doug. With plenty of potential for creative play, you’ll want to set aside the time to catch the latest show your kids come up with! 

Made from eco-friendly hardwood and colored with water-based paints, the gorgeous Tegu Wooden Block Set brings out a child’s creativity. Each wooden block encases a magnet, making the stacking possibilities infinite! Combine with the Tegu Travel Tote to make traveling with blocks super simple! 

The magic of Miniware, from BONSUU, is that it grows with your children. Rather than featuring kid-specific or baby designs, Miniware has a calm palette of colors and is made from safe materials. The Healthy Meal Set is great for kids of all ages and will be a family staple for many years. 

 if you are looking for the our Gift Guide for Infants and Toddlers, you can find it here. That's it for now. As always, feel free to reach out if you have ideas for what you'd like us to carry in the store or read about on the blog. Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!