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 2022 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 ideas...in no particular order...
Small Foot Cash Register Playset - $27.99
Young children love to play store clerk & with this set they can count money, give change, scan items and make the sale; Make-believe problem solving/critical thinking has never been more fun; Next customer! This playset has everything they need! Includes cash register with buttons/pull-out drawer, portable scanner, 10 pieces of money & a credit card that can be inserted for payment; Strengthens their number sense & fine motor skills.
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.
Have fun making up our Shaped Elephant jigsaw puzzle with all of the Jungle friends. There are Hippo’s, Lions, Giraffe’s, Monkey’s, Sloths and much more. Both the puzzle and the box feature shiny foiled detail. Suitable for 3+.
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.
Glo Pals - $14.99
The Glo Pals were inspired by a child with autism whose mother used the technology behind Glo Pals to help him overcome his fear of water. His story influenced the development of the Glo Pal characters and their mission to create a product that engages children in sensory exercises and brightens bath time.
Each Pal is designed with a unique personality to celebrate the things that make each of us one-of-a-kind.
Good Evening, Agent: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spread joy!
Become a Secret Agent of Joy: Join in our mission to spread joy and kindness all across the world! Inside this box are over 50 top-secret kindness missions to complete! Can you complete them all and join the Joy Hall of Fame?
Promotes Self-Care: Lays an early foundation of self-care by teaching kids that being kind to themselves is just as important as being kind to others.
5 Engaging Activities: Our lessons on kindness are all taught through engaging play and exploration. The five activities include a building project, a clay "friendship pot" project, origami projects, kindness postcards, and a deck of kindness mission cards
5 instruction cards
DIY wooden birdhouse
2 tubs of air-dry clay
50 sheets origami paper in assorted colors
Deck of 56 joy mission cards
Teaching Clock Puzzle - $24.99
The Teaching Clock Puzzle is the perfect puzzle for preschoolers! This bilingual clock puzzle teach numbers in both English and Spanish, as well as full time teaching clock play. This beautiful wooden clock play set includes the hour and minute hands, all 12 numbers, and the clock puzzle box. Kids can learn to identify numbers, count in English and Spanish, and learn to tell time with this eco-friendly puzzle.
Set of 26 alphabet chalkboard coloring cards 5" x 7" in a soft carrier with 8 pack crayons and cleaning wipes for on the go fun!
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!
Stellö - $26.99
Think dominoes but with a colorful, geometric twist! Stellö is a strategic, color-matching game with all the angles on fun. Creative connections. Cunning competition. With 5+ ways to play, Stellö is sure to be a big hit with everyone!
1) Divide 48 tiles evenly among players.
2) Connect your tiles by color.
3) Be the first player to connect all your tiles and you win!
These products are sourced from Haiti and Bangladesh and each purchase helps support families and keeps children out of orphanages.
Organic Duck Rattle - $21.95
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!
As For Me and My House - $34.99
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.
Coconut Nativity - $39.99
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.
Shop more fair trade items from Haiti here or in the boutique.
Goat Leather Tote - $120
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
Marley Backpack - $50
This on-trend, roll top backpack is the perfect way to Style with Purpose. Support artisans in Haiti with every purchase!
Closed Backpack Dimensions: 16″(H) x 13″(W) x 4″(D) – Adjustable Straps
Color: Tan, Pink, White, Brown
Materials: Thread Canvas Outside (50% Recycled Polyester/ 50% Cotton), Vegetable Tanned Haitian Leather, 100% Cotton Lining and Pocket.
2 outside pockets and 1 inside pocket.
Handmade by Vi Bella artisans in Haiti
Tribal Traveler Tote - $19.99
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.
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.