Every time I have to think about a kid-friendly birthday gift I try to think outside the box. Of course “toys” is the natural search that comes in mind. It’s funny to observe that the younger the kid is, the bigger the toys are, and as they grow, their toys shrink in unison LOL.
In thinking small, I found @ArtifactUprising. They’ve recently launched a childhood Memory Book for parents and kids ages one to five. While toys are fun and exciting, photos and words can capture priceless memories and they prevent them from fading with time. I deeply love taking pictures of my kids and my family. I’m the mom always with the camera out, taking photos on a daily basis, and at big family events. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first day of school or the gazillionth jump in the pool, every moment is precious and worthy of recording. I’m learning that kids have the tendency to grow faster than we’d wish for, and since we can’t stop time, we can definitely transform it in memories!
Artifact Uprising’s Early Years Photo Book is so timeless, it’s perfect for recording and revising over the years. If you aren’t familiar with their products, they are a Colorado based company that creates high quality photo goods for the every day. I’m so impressed by the quality of materials (just look at that linen cover!), design and color offerings. The Early Years Photo Book is interactive for both parents and kids, making it the perfect birthday gift for either of them in a pinch!
Even though my kids are already older past their childhood years, I had so much fun filling it out and revisiting those fun, early stages! It’s definitely time for me to filling the book given the boys will get their driving license soon, LOL!
Filling this out with my boys was cathartic for all of us, and It doesn’t need to be a weekend project either. You can simply start by selecting the photos that make you giggle or that bring out that tender “awww”. The most important part is to revisit them together.
Once the selection is done, printing and filling the book it’s the easiest part. The Early Years Photo Book comes with a beautiful storyboard that guides you in the selection of pictures while creating your little one’s story.
The best part of this project will come in few (or many) years when you will open the book and all those positive and sweet memories will come back to life!
Interested? Artifact Uprising generated a coupon code just for you if you would like to order Photo Books, Prints and more. Use BUONA15 at checkout to receive 15% off. (1 coupon code per person. It doesn’t apply to shipping, bundle deals, gift cards or wedding design services). Also, if you would like to start earlier than me or if you are invited to a baby shower, Artifact Uprising has a beautiful elegant Baby Photo Book too!! Would you like to add something more to the Birthday Gift Table? Maybe something food related and kid friendly? There are so many great products on the market for every budget:
- Silicone or bamboo or plant based feeding sets
- Divided plates for babies and toddlers
- Fun and colorful toddler utensils
- Kids baking sets
- Personalized kids aprons
- Kids knife sets to learn how to handle and use knifes
- Insulated lunchboxes
- Personalized and fun insulated water bottles
- Fun learning chopsticks
- Reusable silicone baby bibs
- Toddler/kid kitchen towers or stools
Let me know in the comments below your favorite little kids birthday gift ever received! Ciao. B