Giving Gifts is a lovely Canadian online shop that offers Fair Trade, eco-friendly, and fun gifts. Giving Gifts has an amazing motto - "buy the change you want to see in the world". I love the idea that our consumer choices can make the world a better place. Giving Gifts has really taken this to heart by carrying items that enrich our lives and the lives of others. They carry only the best quality and most beautifully ethical gifts for babies, kids, adults, and even pets.
Gifts takes the idea of giving to another level by making a donation to
a specific charity for each item that you purchase. So you can honour
those you love with a beautiful and unique gift, while at the same time
giving back to the planet and our global community. I also really love
that everything purchased from Giving Gifts
comes with a beautiful card that outlines how your gift has made the
world a better place. For example, The Blabla Doll came with a card
telling me that my doll gives back to the fairly paid artisans who knit
the doll and that Giving Gifts has made a donation to Carli's Kids because of my purchase. I love this sweet touch.
Peeko Blabla doll to review and it is simply wonderful. Its the perfect size for toddlers and its completely huggable. We love the creative quirky character and bright colors of the Peeko Doll. They are great for imaginative play and are so happy looking that they brighten up any room. With my daughter it was love at fist sight with her Blabla. Peeko is so soft and cuddly that it immediately made it into her crib with her favorite bedtime softies.
Blabla Dolls are hand knitted by skilled artisans in Peru that are paid fair wages and treated with respect. I believe our doll was made with love and it really shows. Blabla dolls are knitted using 100% natural cotton and are really beautifully crafted. They are also very mom friendly because Blabla dolls are completely machine washable. Blabla's make a lovely gift, that would surely be cherished by anyone who received one.
I let G-Girl pick which one she wanted. Personally I would have went with Peeko, but she choose Lee Lee Plum.
If I had any sense I would have picked out a Blabla doll and then tucked it away for a Christmas gift. As it was though, G-Girl had a blast picking out her doll and waiting for her to arrive.
Lee Lee arrived in today’s mail and was an instant hit. G-Girl insisted on toting her everywhere. I was really impressed by the quality of this doll. She is so amazingly soft and cuddly. The seams and stitching appear to be quite sturdy. I think she is going to hold up well. I love that she's machine washable. G-Girl likes the bright colours and the crazy pink knobs on the top of Ms. Plum’s head, which she insists are extra ears.
Lee Lee Plum retails for $36. Would I have bought her if I didn’t win her? To be honest, probably not. But now, having touched the doll and seen her in person, I would definitely consider purchasing another Blabla doll as a gift. I can't get over how soft, squishy, yet sturdy the doll is and I love the unique shapes.
bird shaped handknit baby rattles in the Blabla line also look adorable. I’m seriously considering picking one up for Baby-G.
I will definitely be checking Giving Gifts out when choosing my Christmas gifts this year. I made sure to sign up for their email newsletter, which promises subscriber only coupons and sales info.
Where to find it?
Blabla Dolls are available in Canada through www.givinggifts.ca. Prices range from $21 for 6" rattle a to $46 for a 22" long-legged doll.