We know that this season and the past few months have looked very different for most people, our team included. While usually, we offer a huge assortment of gift guides and holiday shopping lists, this year it felt insensitive to share these guides when we know that so many people are struggling. Instead, we decided to skip the overwhelm of gifting content and spend more quality time with our families.
While 2020 wasn’t the best year, we did discover some of the best products! So now that the year is coming to an end, we wanted to share our top twenty items of 2020. So, let’s dive in.
Top Products of 2020
We’re starting off our roundup with our favorite product for kids and babies of 2020.
#1. The Favourite Highchair.
The Micuna OVO, a minimalist chair with a designer edge. Made of solid beechwood and PE plastic, this is a high chair that can even be considered a piece of art. The OVO (which means egg in Portuguese) is the height of sophisticated dining for tots.
Read our full review: HERE
#2. Top Compact Stroller
Weighing only 13lbs, the Inglesina Quid is the perfect compact buggy for families on the go. Everything about this stroller is easy and fuss-free making it our top 2020 pick.
Read our editor’s review: HERE
#3. Overall Favorite Product Line
While our travel plans may have changed this year, Mountain Buggy had us covered with their keep calm and carry-on™ travel collection! Their line of products for babies and kids offers absolutely everything you need and each one of the products is as good as the next. It’s really a one-stop-shop and our favorite overall line for 2020.
Learn more: HERE
#4. Top Toy Maker
Canadian Toymakers, Coco Village offered some of our favorite toys this year! From their balance bikes to toy workbench, we loved all the items we received from Coco Village this year and appreciate the company’s approach to eco-friendly, high-quality toys!
Learn more about our favorite balance bike: HERE
#5. Pandemic Friendly Gifting
Bonjour Baby Baskets makes it easy to send beautiful gifts to new moms; they are already pros at social distance gift giving! Bonjour Baby Baskets had the perfect gifts to really make a new mom and her baby feel extra special this year. The Canadian company is our top pick for gift giving this year.
Learn more about their awesome company: HERE
#6. Socially Distance Party Essentials
2020 was the year of socially distanced parties and celebrations. Finding ways to make our special occasions more special was made easy with Meri Meri. Whether we were planning a family birthday party, celebrating Easter solo, summer dress-up play, baking for days, setting a less-than-full Thanksgiving table, or decorating for Christmas, Meri Meri had us returning for more all year long.
Favorite Fashion of 2020
#7. Favorite Footwear
We had the opportunity to test out footwear from pediped, for both summer and fall 2020, and absolutely loved the product offerings! The brand offers 3 unique footwear lines with designs that are “next best thing to bare feet.”
Check out our reviews of pediped from 2020: HERE
#8. Favorite Overall Collection
Tea Collection takes the cake this year as our overall favorite line. Both SS20 and FW20 were full of motifs we loved and styles we couldn’t tire of.
Respect, responsibility, and mindfulness are great lessons to be taught through Tea, who donates 10% of their profits to organizations creating a better world for children. Through this initiative, Tea has raised over $500,000 for The Global Fund For Children alone.
Check out our favorite pieces from 2020 HERE We can’t wait to see what they offer in 2021!
#9. Favorite Outwear Collection
Our top outwear collection this year was offered by Britannical. The ethical children’s collection has a history dating back to the Victorian era and brings time-honored traditions and principles to their production process. Their AW20 collection, “Young London,” included over ten intricate styles, each inspired by separate districts of London, England!
We simply couldn’t get enough! Read more HERE.
#10. Favorite Kid’s Accessories
Dazzling jewel necklaces and headbands don’t have an age limit, but surprisingly most of the gems in the children’s jewelry market are less than stunning. Maria Dueñas Jacobs kept the dull factor in mind when designing her kid-inspired jewelry line, Super Smalls.
Learn more about our favorite kid’s jewelry of 2020: HERE
#11. Favorite Pajamas.
Paper Cape has put thoughtful details into their line that show they care deeply about slow fashion, ethical production, and sustainability. Bedtime got more adorable in 2020 with their Classic Pajamas – our favorite style! Made with the softest cotton, and accented with piping and sweet lapels, this pair is both comfy and elegant, perfect for siblings matching with their baby footie or footless onesies.
Learn more about Paper Cape: HERE
#12. Best Swaddle & Sleep bags
We discovered ergoPouch this year and absolutely loved all their swaddle & sleep bag options for baby! TOG rated sleeping bags made from breathable natural fibers. They are made from breathable natural fibers, organic cotton is soft on baby’s skin with an ergonomic bell shaped bottom, acknowledged by the IHDI as ‘hip-healthy’. We love that this brand does not offer a one-size-fits-all pouch, but instead a huge assortment of swaddles and bags that suit any climate! Plus the patterns are all super cute! Check out ergoPouch offerings: HERE
#13. Favorite Swimwear Collection
With their focus on sustainability, Anarkid’s swimwear offering became of favorite of the year! We were so excited to learn that Anarkid’s UPF50+ swimwear collection is made from recycled plastic bottles, giving a second life to recycled plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in landfills or our oceans!
Learn more about Anarkid’s Swimwear: HERE
#14. Best Luxury Baby Line
Atelier Choux embodies all the classic luxury codes while always injecting a bit of “tongue-in-cheek” humor in their prints, for a lighthearted approach to luxury. Atelier Choux was created to inspire storytelling and imagination and their stunning illustrations plus the use of organic cotton and local, Made in France manufacturing come together to deliver our absolute favorite luxury baby line.
Read our Q&A with the designers: HERE
#15. Favorite Mommy & Me Fashion
Online children’s boutique Maisonette.com, founded by previous Vogue editors Luisana Mendoza Roccia and Sylvana Ward Durret, has become our go-to for the chicest mommy & me styles. Not only do they offer matching styles from their inhouse fashion brand, Maison Me, they also offer styles that include both popular brand names and lesser-known brands you’ll be excited to discover.
Check out their latest Mommy & Me offerings: HERE
#16. Kids Subscription Box
kidpik is our longtime favorite subscription box! Now, with the addition of boys’ boxes in 2020, their offering got even better! kidpik is a monthly children’s subscription box that will have you waiting at the door for the next delivery. Each box contains seven articles of clothing & accessories, and when combined, these make up three mixable personalized outfits, even including shoes!
Learn more about kidpik’s boxes for boys: HERE
#17. Favorite Sustainable Collection
In February 2020 we attended Playtime New York and discovered a new favorite, Bella + Frank. While the collection was launched in 2019, our first peek at the new collection was of their FW2020 line and we were simply obsessed! Sustainability is both a practice and a goal at Bella + Frank. Their entire range of eco children’s clothing is made from exclusively sustainable materials from organic cotton and ethical wool to recycled fabrics such as polyester.
For all the thoughtful approaches they take to sustainability, Bella + Frank was our favorite new sustainable collection!
Favorite Fashion Editorials of 2020
It’s nearly impossible to select our very favourite editorials of this year, but there were a few personal favorites that just struck a chord.
#18. Top Spring 2020 Editorial
In spring 2020, I found myself returning regularly to PEGGY SUE, shot in Barcelona by David Pellicer, styled by Laia Gomez with hair and makeup by Matilda Beltran, shot in the adorable retro Peggy Sue’s restaurant.
Check out the full editorial in our Spring 2020 Print Issue: HERE
#19. Favourite Summer Print Editorial
For our summer 2020 print magazine, we asked our photographers and contributors to create editorial stories using an “at home” theme. We were so impressed by how each team interpreted the concept and took on the challenge. Our very favorite editorial of this issue was SUMMER STAYCATION shot and styled by Jessica Zindren with her own daughters Stella & Lily.
Check out the full editorial in our Summer 2020 Print Issue: HERE
#20. Favourite Online Editorial of 2020
The summer of 2020 felt like the longest summer of our lives! In Laugh out Loud we said “Bye Bye Summer! with children from all over the world in a curated, directed and styled by Creative Duo by PM, Patricia Cedeño and Maria Montané. It was such a refreshing and fun-filled feature and our favorite online editorial of 2020.