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Holiday Gift Guide for Tykes


Yesterday I shared with you my Gift Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts, so here is my guide for outdoor tykes.


Holiday Gift Guide For Tykes



KEEN penguins Coronado

We all know I am a huge fan of KEEN due to their variety of footwear and selection for the whole family. Now they not only have shoes for toddlers through adults but they have infant shoes, too, which are super cute.







Child Carrier

Bitybean child carrier

Do you have any parents on your list that totes their tyke to festivals, farmers markets, amusement parks or on hikes? Bitybean is a great carrier for infants and toddlers 3 months and up and weighing 8 to 40 lbs. It’s lighweight and can be worn on the front or back of the person. I find it very useful when hiking with J-Man and he gets too tired. Here’s my review on Bitybean. Also, check out their Kickstarter project to help them move forward in production with updated carriers.







Sleeping Bags

Toddler in sleeping bag

I hear a lot of parents talk about their tykes slipping and sliding off their mattress pads at night while camping. Big Agnes’ has remedied that problem with a sleeve on the bottom of their sleeping bags. The mattress pad slides right into the sleeve and stays secure all night long. If your tyke ends up on the hard cold ground by morning check out Big Agnes’ Little Red sleeping bag for your tykes.








Adventue Tyke snowshoeing

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ducKsday snowsuit for J-Man. He stays dry, warm and comfortable in any of the elements. It’s not big and bulky like a lot of insulated suits and because of that and he can move about without any problems. This is such a versatile suit. It can be worn for rain or snow. Here’s why I love DucKsday.








Stonz Wear snow boots


If you know a tyke in need of good mittens, rain or snow boots check out Stonz. The fleece liners available for their boots are so soft, I wish they made adult versions. Snow doesn’t have a chance getting inside their mittens.








Deuter Kikki Backpack

Every tyke needs their own backpack and the Deuter Kikki Pack is a perfect holiday gift. It’s super cute and fun, too. The side pockets keep snacks and treasures organized and a main compartment big enough for a jacket a few essentials.












Full Moon Hike

Night time exploring is a must for every tyke and a headlamp provides hands-free light for exploration. Let your tyke customize a headlamp from Princeton Tec in their favorite colors.














Julbo Sunglasses

They will always make the list because I believe they are important to protect your tykes eyes from sun damage. Fashion sunglasses that do not provide 100% UV-A/UV-B protection will do more damage to eyes than not wearing sunglasses at all. Here’s some detailed information on why sunglasses are important. Julbo has quality sunglasses ranging in sizes from infant to adults.







Outdoor Alphabet

Outdoor Alphabet shirt

These Made in the USA organic t-shirts and onesies are a fun addition to any tykes wardrobe. “They get the little ones hip to the outdoor alphabet early.” And, 10% of the purchase price goes to the Children & Nature Network.













Hiking boots


Tykes grow like weeds and every season they are getting a new wardrobe, wish I was so lucky. 😉 It can get expensive replacing outdoor gear every season, and knowing that Hi-Tec has come up with a great system, The Big Fit system, for their kids boots. This system extends the life of the boots.









Yaylabs Ice cream Ball

Yaylabs Ice Cream Ball

Ever had ice cream while camping? Now you can! This is a fun activity to keep tykes entertained and at the end they are treated with yummy ice cream. Take it to the beach, to a picnic or roll it around in your backyard. You can have ice cream anywhere. What tyke wouldn’t want a YayLabs Ice Cream Ball?!












I will always have a camera as part of my gear guide. I think it’s so fun to give a tyke a camera and see what they capture, see what’s worthy of a shot to them and to see their perspective on an object. The camera doesn’t have to be fancy but I do recommend that it is waterproof and drop proof. Here’s the camera J-Man uses.








What’s on your tykes wish list this year? Anything mentioned above?






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  1. I LOVE the idea of the sleeve in the sleeping bag for the pad. Do you know if I can use our Thermarest we already own with it, or do we have to buy the Big Agnes pad to go with it?


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