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2015 NCW’s Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

This is our most eclectic guide yet. We are sure to surprise you and inspire with some awesome ideas and uncommon finds, the ultimate guide for finding creative gift ideas for everyone on your list…including yourself!

For the little conscious fashionista: Fayvel Shoes

The first-ever vegan sneakers for kids with customizable hand-drawn frieze tags, have been spotted on an endless list of celeb kids as an integral part of their back-to-school wardrobes. Selma Blair’s son Arthur, Jen Garner/Ben Affleck’s daughter Seraphina and Johnny Knoxville’s daughter Arlo are all huge fans of the velcro design and freedom to be their own stylist. MSRP: $50.00 Shop here: http://www.fayvelwear.com

For the urban dad: The Book Bag

Stone & Cloth have modernized your classic grade school backpack in a few different ways. The 3/4 zip makes it simple to neatly pack for your daily commute. They’ve added a vertical front pocket with an oxford cotton lining to store the smaller stuff and the Summit Colleciton signature quilted laptop sleeve for easy access to your computer. Canvas and leather straps and antique brass hardware add the sophistication needed to take this bag from the coffee shop to the meeting. The Summit Collection ChargeVent allows you to charge your laptop while it stays safely and descretly in your bag. PS: They have a women’s collection too. MSRP: $144.00 Shop here: www.stoneandcloth.com

For the guy who hates shopping: Manpacks

Men hate to shop, so Manpacks don't make them. Here's how it works. Maniacs offer “manly” basics such as underwear, socks, razors, condoms and more, and regularly ship them on autopilot. MSRP: Starts at $39.00 Shop here: www.manpacks.com

For the nostalgic hipster: Crosley Keepsake

Wonderful music should be kept forever. Good thing there's the Keepsake! A three-speed turntable in a vintage-inspired suitcase loaded with full-range speakers, it's not just its looks that are charming. Keep your music safe by using the USB port to digitally perserve precious vinyl and enjoy tunes for the next generation of audio lovers. MSRP: $159.95 Shop here: https://www.crosleyradio.com/Index

For the adventurer: Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities is a beautifully illustrated introduction to natural history that will spark in children a desire to learn about science, nature, and the environment. It’s packed with fascinating facts and includes tips on identifying and safely preserving objects found in nature. Explore the old-time cabinets of kings and popes, methods for identifying animal tracks in the wild, how to spot a goldfinch in the winter, and much more. With Gordon’s seven simple steps for building a cabinet from scratch – no sawing required – children will also have fun showing off their own findings! MSRP: $17.32 Shop here: www.gordongrice.com

For the coolest dad: Cooper and Kid

Cooper and Kid is all about making dad cool again and doing what matters most--bonding with the kids! Cooper & Kid has everything a dad needs in the winter for educational fun (think STEM) with his kids! Each Cooper Kit is fun-in-a-box with endless hours of amusement...no more mindless TV shows! Each kit contains a huge box of fun, with themed projects, toys, books and ideas that dads and kids will truly enjoy. Together they can build rocket ships, take off with sky lanterns or explore the world of butterflies — there is so much to create and discover! An activity book guides dads through the theme and the contents of the box for hours of fun. Plus, the shipping box turns into a toy too! Sign up for the Cooper & Kid subscription online and every three months a Cooper kit is delivered to dad at home. The subscription price is $65 per quarter. Shop here: https://cooperandkid.com/

For the romantic designer: Mine Design Home

Mine Design candles are designed and poured to order in Los Angeles, California. They use clean burning premium soy wax and palm blends with lead free cotton wicks. All of their custom fragrances are all perfume grade, carefully selected and never tested on animals. Their blending and pouring is done on an intimate batch by batch process. MSRP: Price Varies. Shop here: www.minedesignhome.com

Positively Perfect

Positively Perfect™ Dolls is a line of African American and Latina dolls (more ethnicities coming in the future) that are distinctively crafted with beautiful and authentic facial features, custom blended skin tones and hairstyles typically worn by multicultural girls. MSRP: Price Varies Shop here: http://www.positivelyperfectdolls.com/

For the coolest kids: Nicky + Stella Collection

Nicky + Stella is about to make shopping for little ones so much more fun and a lot less stressful. No more going from store to store. Everything is conveniently in one place. Choose from hip, cool and fresh clothes and accessories from brands around the world, not at the mall. Nicky + Stella is convenient, easy and totally on trend. This holiday season, make your kids and your friends kids stand out in style! MSRP: Price Varies Shop here: http://nickyandstella.com/

Fancy Stuffers: Simply Gum

Simply Gum is the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season. The only all natural, premium chewing gum on the market makes it its mission to inspire people to live simply. Six all natural ingredients are handcrafted in the highest quality to make a gum that is not only better for the body but also for the environment as it is biodegradable, unlike most other chewing gums. Whether you’re looking for a breath refresher like their mint, cinnamon, or fennel licorice or a more tasty treat like maple, ginger, or coffee, you are sure to find a flavor that will please anyones palate and body. MSRP: $14.99 Shop here: www.simplygum.com

For their sake (and yours): Melon Helmets

Keep your children safe this holiday season as they do their winter and urban sports. Melon Helmets made a name for themselves in Europe as one of the most stylish and protective helmets on the market and are now being distributed throughout the United States. There are over 30 different styles to choose from, start picking your favorite now! MSRP $69.00 Shop here: http://www.melon-helmets.com/en/site

For the Wellness enthusiast: Wojo Nutrition's Holiday Gift Set

Bring health and happiness to everyone on that holiday list, with Wojo Nutrition's Holiday Gift Set and its unique, wellness-inducing formulas. Wojo Nutrition has created a series of single serving liquid supplements that can be blended in any hot or cold beverage to deliver specific results like a boost of energy, a sense of calm, or a ray of focus. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season. MSRP: $19.95 Shop here: http://www.wojonutrition.com/

For the beauty addict: Palmetto Derma Triple Boost Package

Our editors went crazy for Palmetto Derma. It is a new organic, toxin-free skin care line aimed at preventing problems this New Year and for years to come. This skin care set, specifically, will give your skin a complete, luscious makeover. The items are paired for a reason: each product enhances the next! In addition the all crazy good benefits from their free radical-fighting, moisturizing vegan duo, you’ll see amazing anti-aging results from our natural eye cream. MSRP: $138.00 Shop here: http://palmettoderma.com/

For the other children in your life: Found My Animal Daybed

Found My Animal was created with the mission of manufacturing quality pet products to bring awareness to pet adoption. This day bed was handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY especially for adopted animals and their people, this custom-made dog bed is a perfect addition to any living room. Nothing ages more beautifully than marine-grade rope, woolen fabric, denim, and solid brass. This will be the perfect treat for your furry friend this winter month. MSRP: $210 Shop here: http://www.foundmyanimal.com/

For the Spa lover: The Luxe Blue Collection by Carole Shashona

The Luxe Blue collection of candles, mists and jewelry embrace the body and mind with a sense of relaxation and well-being. Designed for travel and a companion for today’s needs for stress reduction, offering the perfect inhalation therapy. Shop here: http://caroleshashona.com/