What a Jewel is a Canadian online gift shop based out of Toronto, Ontario specializing in high quality and unique gifts. Their focus is on gifts for babies and children’s, but they have a wonderful selection of gifts for men, women and the home. Many of the great gifts they stock cannot be found in large “Big Box” stores and so are truly unique.
I love that although What a Jewel sources products from many companies around the world, they are still a proudly Canadian company and stock a large assortment of products made right here in Canada. It is also easy to shop among just the products made in Canada thanks to the Made in Canada tab.
I was given the opportunity to do a little gift shipping on What a Jewel and picked out the Janod Alphabet Train, a black Warm Buddy Little Buddy Bear, a Babywrapper in pink, and Barefoot Venus Bath Soak Bliss as a treat for myself.
As soon as I saw the Warm Buddy Little Buddy Bear I knew it was the perfect gift for Keira. As I’ve said before, she just loves her stuffies, especially her Bears. All of whom are named “Bear”. Which is not at all confusing when she starts crying for “Bear”. Not at all…. but I digress.
Warm Buddy is a Canadian company that has been manufacturing warm-up plush animals since 1996. The Warm Buddy Little Buddy Bear is 11″ tall and perfect for a little toddler to wrap his or her arms around. They come with a small removable inner pack that can be warmed in the microwave or cooled in the freezer and feature super soft fur.
The little buddy bear is so cozy and comforting, he is perfect for snuggling up against and a really awesome, safe replacement for a hot water bottle.
Babywrappers are a unique way to protect you from getting wet and a quick, handy way to dry baby off after a bath. The Babywrapper hangs around your neck like an apron and leaves your hands free to wash baby. Then when you are done just pick the baby up and place them on your chest using your free hand to bring the bottom of the babywrapper up to dry baby off.
I’ve never heard of Babywrappers before and was stunned at what a simple and amazing solution this was to a problem I struggle through everyday with Ava. When it comes to bath-time I generally have to put the change pad on the floor as near to the tub as possible… which is not actually close as the best place is all the way down the hall. This usually means running down the hall clutching a soaking wet baby who isn’t too happy with all the cold air. Problem solved.
Janod is based out of France and pride themselves on their creativity in producing timeless toys that are both sturdy and fun. The Alphabet Train features animals riding along in a lettered car on each piece extends nearly 10 feet long when completed. The pieces themselves are big and thick – perfect for little hands to grasp and put in place.
Parents will love the cute hat box complete with carrying handle for storage. I certainly appreciate having somewhere to store the puzzle built right in to the toy! This is meant for children aged 3-6 years old but Keira is only 2 and has tons of fun putting the puzzle together and saying the alphabet. As a matter of fact, since playing with this train she has started pointing out different letters she sees so it is definitely ideal for not only learning the alphabet but letter recognition as well.
After a busy day of playtime and a hectic bath-time/night-time schedule it is nice to be able to pamper myself. As soon as I saw the Barefoot Venus Bath Soak Bliss set I knew it would fit the bill perfectly. Made in Canada, Barefoot Venus prides itself on bath and body products that encourage a lifestyle of beauty and wellness through indulgence in the simple pleasures of their bath and body experience.
I was impressed by the natural ingredients of the Barefoot Venus products and of course… Mango! Yum! I love everything mango. It’s one of the my most favourite things.
I really love the variety of products that What A Jewel carries. They truly do have the perfect gift for everyone in your life… and this holds somewhat truer for those buying gifts for itsy bitsy little people.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!