19 best picks from Etsy's Labor Day sale (for the whole family)

So many good products from small businesses!

etsy labor day sale

Can you believe it's Labor Day weekend already? I can't. This year seems to be going by so fast despite the days melting one into the next. Regardless, it's that time of the year when major sales are happening everywhere, and for the fourth year in a row, Etsy is joining in with up to 40% off selected products.

We love Etsy for many reasons, including supporting small businesses owned by many different kinds of people, like moms. And we know you love Etsy too because every time we highlight some of the awesome products we've found there, you all go buying it. So, we are doing it again and curating our favorite items on sale right now.

Here's what you should buy during Etsy's Labor Day sale:

Reward chart

Reward Chart Printable

Reward good behavior with this printable chart, now 20% off.


Support your local farmer t-shirt

Support Your Local Farmer Kids Shirt by Nature Supply Co

Super cute and soft t-shirt for all your kids, now 10% off.


Customizable embroidered t-shirt

 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 0 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 1 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 2 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 3 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 4 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 5 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 6 Custom Name Unisex Childrens Hand Embroidered Tee image 7 ValleyGirlGoods  284 sales 284 sales | 5 out of 5 stars     Custom Name Unisex Children\u2019s Hand Embroidered Tee

Hand embroidered, you can customize it with names or even family announcements, now 20% off.


Birthday countdown calendar

Birthday Countdown - Felt Pattern

Countdown to any special day (birthday, holidays, back to school), now 20% off.


Adorable baby romper

BLACK or BLACK and WHITE, baby romper

Customizable romper available in two fabrics, with or without sleeves, now 25% off.


Homeschooled t-shirt

Homeschooled Shirt by Nature Supply Co

Made of organic cotton for all the homeschooled kids out there, this t-shirt is now 10% off.


Macrame hanging planter

Double Macrame Plant Hanger

Handmade with 100% premium cotton string, now 20% off.


Custom coffee mug 

Custom Handmade Mug, Coffee Mug,

Made to order just for you, this coffee mug is now 20% off.


Custom set of macrame coasters

Custom Set 2 Coasters

Pick two colors for these handmade macrame coasters to be fully customized for your house, now 20% off.


State glasses

All 50 USA STATES - screen printed pint drinking glasses, Set of 2

Represent your home state with these cute glasses, now 20% off.


Customizable chopping board

Personalized Cutting Board

Perfect for the holidays this personalized cutting board is now 20% off.


Two heart necklace with engraved initials

Two Hearts Necklace

Carry your loved ones initial close to your heart, now 20% off.


Custom name necklace

Custom Name Necklace Figaro Chain

Custom name necklace, you can choose different lengths and materials. Now 20% off.


Infinity scarf

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This tie-dye infinity scarf is perfect for fall weather, now 20% off.


Tie dye face masks

Tie Dye Mask

Handmade and triple layered, keep your family safe with these tie-dye masks, now 40% off.


Hand knit oversized sweater

Hand Knit Sweater for Women Oversized

Get ready for sweater weather with this hand knit one, now 20% off.


Chain link earrings 

Gold Plated Chain Link Earrings

These gold plated earrings will lift up any outfit, now 20% off.


Custom pet portait 

1 Subject Pet Portrait

This bestseller is now 20% off.


All natural bath bomb

Blue Chamomile All Natural Bath Bomb

Handmade and infused with chamomile oil, these bath bombs are now 20% off.


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14 outdoor toys your kids will want to play with beyond summer

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

With Labor day weekend in the rearview and back-to-school in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.


Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!


Detective set

Plan Toys detective setDetective Set

This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.


Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.


Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.


Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.


Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.


Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.


Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.


Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.


Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.


Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.


Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.


Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.


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There is rightfully a lot of emphasis on preparing for the arrival of a new baby. The clothes! The nursery furniture! The gear! But, the thing about a baby registry is, well, your kids will keep on growing. Before you know it, they'll have new needs—and you'll probably have to foot the bill for the products yourself.

Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank when shopping for toddler products. Here are our favorite high-quality, budget-friendly finds to help with everything from meal time to bath time for the toddler set.

Comforts Fruit Crisps Variety Pack

Comforts fruit snacks

If there is one thing to know about toddlers, it is this: They love snacks. Keeping a variety on hand is easy when the pack already comes that way! Plus, we sure do appreciate that freeze-dried fruit is a healthier alternative to fruit snacks.

Comforts Electrolyte Drink

Comforts electrolyte drink

Between running (or toddling!) around all day and potentially developing a pickier palate, many toddlers can use a bit of extra help with replenishing their electrolytes—especially after they've experienced a tummy bug. We suggest keeping an electrolyte drink on hand.

Comforts Training Pants

Comforts training pants

When the time comes to start potty training, it sure helps to have some training pants on hand. If they didn't make it to the potty in time, these can help them learn their body's cues.

Comforts Nite Pants

comforts nite pants

Even when your toddler gets the hang of using the toilet during the day, nighttime training typically takes several months longer than day-time training. In the meantime, nite pants will still help them feel like the growing, big kid they are.

Comforts Baby Lotion

comforts baby lotion

Running, jumping, playing in sand, splashing in water—the daily life of a toddler can definitely irritate their skin! Help put a protective barrier between their delicate skin and the things they come into contact with every day with nourishing lotion.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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