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Holiday Gift Guide

Every year, people search for the perfect gifts for their kids, parents, siblings, friends, and the list goes on. We want to help you pick gifts that everyone will love! Thank you for considering shopping small/local this Christmas. Every purchase means so much to so many. Take a look at our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide to see just a few of the amazing things we have to offer at Mezanmi. (Or stop by in person to see everything!) While many of these gifts can fit into more than one category, here are just a few no particular order...

Wooden Geoboard is an activity board game for kids of preschool and school age. Perfect Set for Small Hands Our Wooden Geoboards come with 64 nails, 30 pattern cards, and 40 colored rubber bands to allow your kid to develop his imagination by creating multiple geometric shapes and patterns. Due to its ergonomic design, Montessori geo board fits perfectly in your children’s tiny hands. Sturdy and Durable Our Montessori toy features smooth edges to ensure a safe playing experience. 64 round embedded nails are very firm to make sure they will not hurt the child’s little hands, and the rubber bands are strong enough to secure the touch. Let your child develop his imagination safely with our waldorf pegboard. It’s the perfect educational puzzle toy to engage your children with anytime, anywhere. Our wooden toy targets both physical and intellectual growth through developing fine motor skills.

Wooden Busy Board - Panda Brothers Montessori Screwdriver Board - educational toy for kids to learn the tools. Our Panda Brothers Montessori Screwdriver Board is a unique basic skill educational board that allows children to learn their way into the independent solving of real-world challenges. It helps children (up 3 years old) learn the practical life skill of using a screwdriver, working with various tools, and holding the keys correctly, while training hand-eye coordination and developing their fine motor skills. Multiple Activity Set. Your Child can safely practice the action of removing and re-inserting the 7 different insert screws while improving their recognition ability and sensory activity. The board also features two insets, one for holding the screwdriver, and another for holding the bolts once they've been removed.

This classic rocking horse is built on parallel rockers so children can rock back and forth. Encourages growth motor development, coordination, imagination and language development. PlanToys manufactures children’s toys with love using eco-friendly processes in every single step of production.

Balancing Cactus $29.99

It’s all about strategy! The player that can build and balance the cactus without making it fall is the winner. Ideal for 3 years and older. Helps to develop coordination, concentration, logical, mathematical and problem solving skills while also using fine motor skills.

Say goodbye to chore charts, and say hello Scratch-off Reward Cards! Our Reward Cards are a fun new way to reward and motivate kids. This sweet set includes 24 assorted cards with 24 stickers. Write a message or prize in the white circle, cover it with the glittery scratch-off sticker provided and give it as a reward. Scratching with a penny will reveal your hidden message! Teachers, these tiny notes are the perfect for the classroom.

Kids love writing tiny notes! We created this “Hello On-the-Go” correspondence kit to contain everything you need to pretend to send mini postcards. Color or draw on one side of the mini postcards, and practice writing on the other - half the postcards are pre-drawn, and half are design-your-own! Please note: not intended to use at the actual post office. Includes: Travel tin (4 1/4" x 3 1/8" x 1"), mini markers, 20 mini color-in and create-your-own postcards. Ages 5+.

Even Bulldozer knows when to wait his turn! Read along as your favorite construction trucks teach kindness. Excavator and the other trucks are back with some important lessons in kindness and manners. From the illustrator of I Dig Bathtime comes a fun reminder of ways we can be kind to each other. Kids (and trucks) will dig it! *BoardBook*

Take the challenge of the game of concentration, add the fun of filling up Noah's ark with animals, and you've got a game to entertain and sharpen children's minds for hours. 2 pieces wooden ark and 50 animal cards.

Matching Letter Game for Kids - Wooden Spelling Games with 30 Educational Word Flash Cards, Alphabet Reading & Spelling, Words & Objects for Preschooler, Kindergarten 3 4 5 6 Years Old Educational Learning Toy Our Spelling Game - wooden matching game helps develop your child’s observation, memory skills, improve hand-eye coordination, strategic thinking, increases spelling ability, word recognition, phonics and concentration Matching Letter Game Have your little one use the blocks to spell the words shown on our colorful flashcards or place the cards in the wooden tray so that he can’t see the spelling. Matching the letters correctly helps kids gain confidence as they build their vocabulary Beautifully Wrapped Package Each set comes with a big wooden tray (6x5x1in), a small wooden tray (4x1x0.5in), 30 double-sided picture cards (60 everyday words, such as animals, food, weather with 3 & 4 letters), 8 bright letter cubes (6 letters per cube), and a storage bag.

This 26 piece A-Z Chunky Letter Set is awesome for teaching letters, letter identification, sight words, and so much more! Each upper case letter is individually crafted in eye-popping color combinations. Our eco friendly letters are made out of sustainable rubberwood with child safe stains on each piece! Each letter is approximately 3" tall and 1/2" thick! These durable, chunky letters are sure to be a hit with all families!

Educational AND creative play: Tinker totter rockets includes 31 pieces so children can build their own rocket ships. All of the thirty-one parts are universal, so they fit together in various fun combinations. The construction and space adventure Playset encourages your little one to learn how to build their very own customized rockets while playing. This Set was made to foster problem-solving skills and encourages creative thinking. Our wooden playsets are made from sustainably grown rubberwood and finished with non-toxic, child-safe wood stains. Perfect for ages 3+.

These products are sourced from Haiti and Bangladesh and each purchase helps support families and keeps children out of orphanages.

PEBBLE Organic Duck Rattle - Yellow — This yellow and blue duck is ready to quack her way into your life. Her blue and cream colored striped legs are oh so grab-able for little hands. The rattle inside has a very gentle sound when shaken. Perfect for hours of pretend play, this duck will brighten the cloudiest of days. Pebble— "Putting smiles on faces worldwide!

One of the most celebrated Haitian art forms, steel drum art is always a winner! Each piece is hand crafted from recycled 55 gallon drums using only a hammer and a few small tools that resemble railroad spikes. Each piece is a true work of art! Dimensions: 15"

See our online shop, or stop in to see more metal art!

Mozaik Soap - $7.99

Handmade luxury soap created in Haiti.

Choose from seven different scents.

This adorable set is a perfect addition to your home for the holidays. The stable is hand carved from a Haitian coconut, and the figures are sculpted from clay and painted by hand.

$24.00 - 28.00

Whether you start your day with a strong cup of coffee or end your day with calming herbal tea, Papillon‚ handmade mugs hold more than 16oz of your favorite hot beverages. These ceramic mugs are kiln fired and finished with food safe, lead free glaze.

Shop more fair trade items from Haiti here or in the boutique.


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Canvas, leather and Rug have been carefully stitched together to make this style statement a reality. The arching design like a ballerina will look elegant to carry today and everyday.

A long-time fan favorite. Perfect for travel or everyday when you want to carry a laptop along. We've tested this model to the limits. Strong and wears well over time! The Story: All of our leather- whether it is from the Noble Goat (one of the primary sources of protein in Haiti) sheep, or cow- is sourced in-country as a by-product of food. Talk about an authentic #notwasted story! Our leather products are handmade in “The Brothers” Workshop in Jubilee, a small developing community by the sea, on the outskirts of Gonaives. Founded by Benson Thermidor, this workshop employs over 20 people and is changing the story for people in this neighborhood. The Details: Dimensions: 15"x 12"x 4" Open top with leather strip closure Large interior pocket with velcro closure

This black sheepskin tote is both soft and strong. And as a staff favorite, we can attest that it lasts no matter how hard you stuff it. This bag is the perfect fit for a laptop, and a large interior zip pocket keeps your things inside organized!

The Details:

-15 in x 12 x 4

-open top with leather strip closure

-large interior pocket with zip closure

-90% local materials

A beautiful and reliable canvas tote bag with strong handles for daily use and weekend getaways. Like all Papillon totes, the screen-printed graphic makes this bag functional and fashionable. High-quality canvas is the foundation of our tote bags, making them a durable and easy-to-clean reusable shopping bag.


Designed with canvas, leather, rug and love. Rear side of the bag wears a look of an old military tent with a perfectly placed pocket in the center. An off - white rug patch on the front imparts a chic look to this creation.

If you are tired of adding more "stuff" to your house and hear yourself or others saying, "We just don't need anything," then we have the perfect gift for you!

Mezanmi has physical and e-gift cards available in any amount. These are good for play sessions, boutique items or COFFEE! Stop in to the store, or purchase an e-gift card here.

Memberships are also an awesome gift for both kids and parents and is the gift that continues to give month after month! Check out our monthly membership packages starting at just $19/month. If you purchase a membership and would like something physical to give under the tree or in a stocking, simply stop by the café for a gift certificate.

All memberships include:

+ Discounted Play Passes + 15% off Retail & Cafe Purchases + priority registration for all events

*Monthly memberships are billed monthly and can be cancelled any time.

Shop the entire online store here.

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Pam Lash
Pam Lash
Nov 27, 2021

Love ALL of these choices!! I’ll have to think about it. 💕

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