Kid-Tested, Parent-Approved: Going Green (Country)
Shop local and support Tulsa’s small businesses. Nancy Moore gives you some ideas about where to shop for the latest, coolest items for kids.
We are offering a preview of gifts that are sure to be hits this holiday season. With convenience in mind, look no further than right here in Tulsa’s Green Country for your holiday gifts. All of the following gifts earned the coveted five heart endorsement of being “A Must Have! We Loved It!” from our T-town reviewers. Read on to find out what makes these gifts so special.
Create Your Own Designer Dolly
Made by Seedling
Ages: 5 and up
Available at Kicks for Kids, 8191 S. Harvard Ave.
(918) 493-6465 and www.kicks4kidsshoes.com
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Zoobies
Ages: Preschool and Kinder
Available at Peek a Boo Baby, Renaissance Center
8283 S. Memorial Drive
A plush animal, pillow and blanket rolled into one! This popular little caterpillar, from The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, is soft and colorful, yet practical. The innovative polyester fiber stuffing is earth-friendly, made from recycled plastic bottles. The blanket is machine washable which makes cleaning easy and convenient.
“My daughter loves taking naps on the super-soft fleece blanket that comes with the caterpillar,” our mom reviewer said. “It is easy to pack inside the caterpillar and so soft for her to lay on during her pre-school naptime.” Great tucked in the car or bag to take on holiday travels. This gift has so many uses and is sure to be enjoyed by the lucky child who receives it.
Go-Go Owl Purse
By Stephen Joseph
Ages: 3 - 7
Available at Lazy Day Z, 91st & Memorial
“My daughter loves owl accessories. This bag is the ideal size for her and it looks very girly,” our reviewer said. “She loves it!”
Your little one will look stylish carrying this popular owl tote. It is perfect for storing little goodies on the go. The shiny vinyl exterior will be easy to keep clean and helps to retain its shape. Shaped like an owl, it is decorated with the owl on the front and color-coordinated hearts on the back. Measures approximately 7” x 8.25” (not including strap). Coordinating accessories are also available. We love the matching owl clipboard for only $10! The clipboard has the owl pattern on both sides and replacement notepads are available.
Fivefinger Shoes by Vibram
Sizes starting at a 29 European
(12 Toddler) - up
Price range: $60 - $110
Available at Ascent Outdoor Apparel
1325 East 15th Street
Kids (and some adults) love to run around barefoot, and with this shoe, they almost can. Its clever concept has caught on with kids and adults who want to be less confined in traditional shoes while keeping the soles of their feet protected. Described by our 10-year-old reviewer as “comfortable, colorful and cool” they were certainly a hit with her. She was quick to point out that “…they felt different when I first put them on, but it didn’t take long to get used to them.”
The thin, stretchy nylon has a clasp for a secure fit. This exceptional fit is combined with sturdy rubber treaded soles providing grip and protection. Our parent reviewer appreciated the forgiving exterior that hugged her daughter’s wide feet. With several styles and colors to choose from, you are sure to find the right one for your child. There are thin socks available, but you can wear them without. Our parent reviewer noted, “Taking care of these shoes couldn’t be easier. Machine washable and air dry.”