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Soft Star Holiday Gift Guide

2015-holiday-gift-guide-made-in-usaTIRED OF TIES? Fed-up with Frozen? Burned-out on candles? Desperate to gift something DIFFERENT this year? We hear you, and we're hear for you!  

How about something handcrafted, American-made, and redolent with the scent of wool, leather, or wood? How about something so simple and function, it becomes a daily reminder of your thoughtfulness? How about something that isn't just a present, but a keepsake?

We've got you covered. We've collected 30+ memorably-perfect gift ideas for every special someone on your list, each guaranteed to become a well-loved part of the family. Browse the whole gallery, or click a category for a delightfully streamlined shopping experience. Need gift wrapping? We can do it for you!  Guessing on size? Don't stress! All of our products are fully returnable and exchangeable according to the terms of our return policy.

Go ahead, take a chance on something NEW, and be the star of the home movies this holiday season...your friends and family will be thrilled you did! 

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Soft Star Gift Card Gift Card

One word: Options! Let your loved one choose his/her own size, colors and motifs with a Soft Star gift certificate.


Gifts For Babies

Baby Merry Moccasins Made in USA

Merry Moccasin

Sparkle much? These fun, festive, mary-jane-inspired moccasins are lined with genuine sheepskin for the winter chill. The super-soft materials allow unrestrained, natural movement for a pinch-free dress shoe! Choose from our four collection colors: Ruby, Royal, Gold, and Black and Platinum. $45.


Buttercup Moccasin

Made with the absolutely softest smooth lambskin leather we could find! These lightweight and cozy booties are lined with genuine sheepskin innersoles and allow natural, barefoot-like movement for healthy foot development. Choose from our collection colors or design-your-own. Prices start at $30.

Baby Roo Moccasin with Fringe

Baby Roo First Steps Moccasin

Stride with pride, little ones! Our signature moccasin for infants is perfect for babies taking their first steps! Our soft, suede leather is all natural and colored with non-toxic dyes. Lined with a cozy sheepskin innersole, these adorable mocs will keep your baby's feet cozy all day long. Choose from our variety of collection colors or design-your-own. Prices start at $30.

Padraig Cottage Baby Slippers

Padraig Cottage Baby Slipper

Because BOOTIES! We're proud to offer these crocheted slippers from our friends at Padraig Cottage. Made in British Columbia, Canada, the natural materials and sustainable practices behind these slippers are elf-approved. Knitted from hand-dyed wool, the footbed is lined with the same genuine sheepskin used in our Soft Star moccasins. (Psst! Grab them in matching adult sizes for coordinated cuteness). $40.

Wooden Baby Rattle Made in USA

Wooden Baby Rattle by Camden Rose

Wooden-t this be nice? We love these wooden rattles so much we just had to sell them on our website! Handcrafted in Michigan, this heirloom wooden rattle will delight new babies and parents alike. $18.


Gifts for Kids (1–5 Years Old)

Child Blue Moccasin Made in USA

Child Roo Moccasin

Put some spring in your kid's step with our most popular moccasin, the Roo. Made with soft suede uppers, suede leather soles and genuine sheepskin innersoles, the beauties keep feet protected, dry and comfortable. The Roo is also a much-loved classroom shoe by Waldorf and Montessori schools. Choose from our collection colors or design your own. Kids prices start at $42.

Child Classic Barefoot Kids Shoe Made in USA

Child Classic

It's simple, it's timeless, it's....Classic. One of the very first Soft Star shoe designs, the durable Classic is perfect for fall, winter or occasions where you want a closed shoe to keep out debris and keep feet warm. Kids love the easy Velcro strap! Available in several color combinations, or you can design your own. Prices start at $48.

Barefoot Minimalist Kids Boots Made in USA

North Star Boot

The winter shoe that's always right on-track. Our North Star is a popular and versatile winter play boot. Customers have been delighted with this functional design that is soft-soled, comfortable and lightweight for their children. Kids can wear it cuff-up as a boot or cuff-down as an adorable winter shoe.  Choose from our collection colors or design your own. Prices start at $75.


Gifts for Youth (5+ Years Old)

Youth Swift Barefoot Kids Athletic Shoe

Youth Swift

We know, kids are tough to keep up with...may as well embrace it, right? Our latest barefoot athletic shoe, designed for older kids, features the same qualities that made our adult RunAmocs famous: lightweight uppers, wide toe boxes and thin zero-drop Vibram soles. Choose from our collection colors or design-your-own. Youth Swift prices start at $85.

Youth Mary Jane Barefoot Shoe Made in USA

Youth Merry Jane Casual

Fashion meets function. Our trendy Merry Jane shoe for older girls! This comfortable shoe works great for school, play or dress up. Lightweight and super flexible, it features a Velcro closure for getting you on your way quickly. Choose from our collection colors or design-your-own! Prices start at $75.

Youth Roo Suede Moccasin Made in USA

Youth Roo Moccasin

Just like the wonder of the first winter snowfall, there are some things that you're never too old for. That's why our signature moccasin is available in Youth sizes! The soft suede texture and cozy sheepskin innersoles keep feet happy! Also a preferred classroom shoe by many schools, the Roo is perfect for staying comfortable in the home or for light play outside. Choose from our collection colors or design-your-own. Prices start at $48.

Youth Phoenix Boot

Youth Phoenix Boot

Guaranteed to rise from the ashes of your family's shredded wrapping paper. Our popular Phoenix boot features our deep red flame leather an a chocolate cuff, this boot is fully lined with our genuine sheepskin to keep feet cozy and dry on cold winter days Our youth design features zippers along the inside of the heel and our Vibram Geo sole for a flexible shape and grippy traction. $135.

Classic Wooden Yo-Yo

Classic Wooden Yo-Yo by Camden Rose

A Classic Wood Yoyo is like having a history of the world in the palm of your hands. Modeled after vintage mid-20th century design. For once, you won't have to bug children to "walk the dog"!  $6.

Classic Wooden Slingshot

Classic Wooden Slingshot by Camden Rose

For the Bart Simpson in all of us. This classic maple wood slingshot by Camden Rose provides hours of fun and concentration. Handcrafted in Michigan. $10.

Leather Pouch Kit

Make-Your-Own Leather Pouch Kit

Perfect for crafty kids...and the ones that just like to make things ;) This kit includes all the materials your children need to make their own authentic leather pouch... just right for storing special treasures! Leather colors vary between kits, so every one is unique. Made by R.L.Tabor/Corps of Discovery in Lebanon, Oregon. $10.


Gifts for Women

Fabulous Foot Cream by Valley Green Naturals

Fabulous Foot Cream by Valley Green Naturals

Calling all dry, tired and sore tootsies! Fabulous Foot Cream, infused with avocado butter and peppermint, will moisturize and soothe even the toughest calloused and cracked feet. Made in Virginia with locally sourced and fair trade ingredients. $15.

Soft Star Ballet Flat Made in USA

Adult Ballerine Flat

For when you just can't wear that tutu... Often called "the most comfortable ballet flat in the world," the Ballerine offers a simple, yet classy latest design for women on the go. This stylish shoe slips easily onto the feet and folds up nicely to tuck away when not in use. Our flexible Vibram soles provide traction with a natural minimalist step to keep feet happy. Choose from our variety of collection colors or design your own. $120.

Mary Jane Metro Women's Barefoot Shoe Made in USA


Classic Soft Star, but "citified". The Metro is an elegant and sophisticated version of our popular Merry Jane shoe. This classy and comfortable design features natural leather uppers with thin and flexible Vibram™ Cherry soles, noted for both durability and slip-resistance. This shoe is only available as a design-your-own feature, so you can customize it with your own colors and motifs! Prices start at $130.

Adult Barefoot Sheepskin Boot Made in USA

Adult Phoenix Boot

Stay toasty warm this winter with the mythically-comfortable Phoenix for adults! These minimalist adult boots are made with soft, supple leather uppers and fully lined with genuine sheepskin for a warm and cozy fit. Soft, flexible, and excellent for casual use in snowy or wet conditions. $225.

Flipside Niko Hat

Flipside Niko Hat

Top-off your gift list with this bold, floral cloche from Flipside.The packable, always lookin' good, on-the-go hat. Black organic cotton with spandex stretch and white underbrim. Made in the USA from repurposed cotton and recycled soda bottle fleece. $35.

Fitting Tassel for Key Chain or Purse

Fitting Tassels

Always a propos. Created by one of our fashionable leathercrafting elves, Fitting tassels are sophisticated, elegant and guaranteed to delight the stylish woman in your life. Made from high quality leather and handmade at our Oregon workshop. Choose from a wide assortment of colors or design your own. Prices start at $35.


Gifts for Men

Mens Rogue Barefoot Casual Shoe


Classically-styled, defiantly comfortable. The Rogue provides a new option for a casual outdoor barefoot shoe that is both durable and comfortable. The soft uppers of the Rogue are covered in rustic aged leather and the interior is lined with Soft Star’s Breathe-O-Prene™ technology to hold this slip-on shoe securely. $155.
Moc3 RunAmoc Adult Barefoot Running Shoe

Moc3 RunAmoc

You know that runner, the one with a New Year's resolution to break the sound barrier? Give them the Moc3, our most minimal running moccasin yet! This zero drop slip-on shoe fits snugly around your foot, provides excellent groundfeel and is extremely lightweight. Runners who want to let their feet move freely while staying protected from the elements need look no further! Choose from our stock colors or design your own. Prices start at $110.

Elk Leather Moccasins

Elk Leather Moccasins

Think of the most luxuriously soft thing you've ever felt. Now, multiply that softness by baby cheek x kitten x whipped cream. This unique take on our signature Roo moccasin uses wild-harvested North American elk leather for an insanely supple feel and natural look. Possibly our softest smooth leather ever, this durable cocoa-colored elk hide features a naturally varied rustic texture for a touch of character. $95.
Mens Padraig Cottage Slippers

Padraig Cottage Mens Slipper

Like that favorite scarf your grandma knitted you...but for your feet! Crocheted from natural hand-dyed wool in Vancouver, British Columbia, these Scottish-style slippers will keep feet warm and cozy on those chilly winter days. Just like our mocccasins, these slippers are lined with genuine sheepskin and made with sustainable practices. $90.

Flipside Slater Hat

Flipside Slater Hat

Dapper is back. A hip twist on the cadet-style cap with subtle elastic back for easy sizing.  Made in USA from 100% wool. $35


Gifts for Men & Women

Hawthorne Chukka Boot Made in USA

Adult Hawthorne Chukka

Style, comfort, generally can finally have it all! The Hawthorne is the latest addition to our casual line of barefoot-inspired adult footwear. This chukka-style features tanned bullhide leather uppers with a unique wax finish—used exclusively for this shoe's classic and comfortable design. Flexible rubber Vibram Geo soles provide excellent traction and groundfeel. $190.

Dash RunAmoc Barefoot Shoe Made in USA

Adult Dash RunAmoc

Simply dash-ing! Whether you're looking for a barefoot running shoe or a minimalist everyday shoe, the Dash RunAmoc will meet your needs. Our very popular Dash model features simple, lightweight uppers and your choice of thin, zero-drop Vibram™ soles. The Dash is available in many color options, our you can show your creativity by designing your own! Prices start at $115.

Adult Suede Moccasin Made in USA

Adult Roo Moccasin

The same soft, warm, leather hug that generations of Soft Star customers have grown up with. Our signature moccasin, the Roo, is a super cozy slipper made with soft suede uppers, suede leather soles and genuine sheepskin innersoles to keep feet protected, dry and comfortable. Roos are hand-crafted with the highest quality formaldehyde-free suede. Choose our stock colors or design your own! Adult prices start at $80.

Christmas Tree Ornaments Made in USA

Shiny Leather Star Ornament

Finally, a gift that is ACTUALLY one-size-fits-all. Just in time for the holidays! We are excited to offer our signature handmade star ornaments to brighten your season. Each padded 5" ornament features two colors of our popular shiny leather sewn together by our talented leather artisans. Guaranteed to add some sparkle to your home! $10.

Gifts that Give Back

Playful Pancake Catnip Toys for Charity Made in USA

Playful Pancakes: Cat Toys for Charity

PURR-fect for fur babies. Made from our leftover leather scraps, Playful Pancakes are catnip-filled toys for your feline friends. These toys have been thoroughly tested on our own kitties and have passed with flying colors. Soft Star Shoes donates 100% of the proceeds for each Playful Pancake to Kids for Kids, an organization that combats hunger in the Darfur region of Sudan. $4.50