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Eco-friendly and imaginative travel kits, that inspire creative play, develop important skills and engage kids while they’re on the go.
Eco-friendly and imaginative travel kits, that inspire creative play, develop important skills and engage kids while they’re on the go.
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Kits for the Curious Little Traveler

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Our mission is to craft fresh and imaginative travel kits that inspire creative play and develop important skills in young children while they're on the go.  

The Curious Traveler Winter Kit™ is our limited edition prototype-launch kit. The content is carefully curated and kid-tested to ensure hours of fun while traveling on their next adventure.

This kit is inspired by our young boys Darwin and Sebastian, and our love for traveling  and preserving our planet for another generation to explore!

With your support, we can continue our dream to make Caliholm Travel Kits, for curious children all around the globe. Thank you for pledging!  

What’s in the Curious Traveler Winter Kit box? 

Holiday Tree LACING SHAPE™

Our flagship product, the Caliholm Holiday Tree Lacing Shape is an eco-friendly lacing toy made out of 100% renewable and sustainably harvested bamboo. This toy has been designed especially for the curious little traveler to develop lacing skills and dexterity from an early age. It includes two lacing cords. 

Geometric PUZZLE STICKS™    
Come Fly with Me GLIDER KIT™    
Winnie & Ebby BOX FRIENDS™    
Enchanted Forest PAPER CROWN™
Shape Your World STENCIL™

Recommended age: 3+ years

This limited edition launch kit is significant in our journey, as we launch our brand and our flagship product: Caliholm Lacing Shape Kits:

Our plan is to create sets of lacing shapes inspired by cities, states and countries all around the world. We are starting by launching the "California Dreaming Lacing Shape Kit", and the "Simply Sweden Lacing Shape Kit". Please pledge your support so we can take these lacing shape kits from prototype to product in 2019. 

Caliholm Lacing Shape Kits
Caliholm Lacing Shape Kits
Mock-up of packaging design for "California Dreaming Lacing Shape Kit"
Mock-up of packaging design for "California Dreaming Lacing Shape Kit"
Mock-up of packaging design for "Simply Sweden Lacing Shape Kit"
Mock-up of packaging design for "Simply Sweden Lacing Shape Kit"

For the backers who would love to support our mission of creating eco-friendly travel toys, we have designed a limited edition reward in the form of a Caliholm Tree Ornament inspired by our flagship product, and commemorating Caliholm's very first Christmas and holiday season as a business.

 We are also offering our Caliholm Tote as a reward. The Caliholm tote bag is available in natural, and black cotton twill.  Size 15"x16". The perfect bag for market shopping, weekend adventures,  and more. Pledge your support today! 

Caliholm Cotton Tote
Caliholm Cotton Tote

Our Story: 

We love traveling the world with our boys, from San Diego to Stockholm and beyond. Travel evokes imagination, a sense of wonder, and  color.

It’s such a joy to experience new cities and sights, and to meet the  people that often come to shape our lives. It’s not about the  destination that we choose, though. It’s all about the journey. We firmly believe that. Our adventures begin when we decide to travel, book our itineraries, and eventually prepare and pack. 

If  you are a parent, you know very well that the actual journey can be  challenging with kids, but we wouldn’t leave them at home either (well,  maybe sometimes). Offering our kids the chance to travel and to become  citizens of the world beyond their home towns is one of the best gifts  that we can give them, and when they travel, they’ll receive some of the  best knowledge that we can teach them.

Rachel & Sofia
Rachel & Sofia

Meet the Caliholm founders, and traveling mama bears, Rachel and Sofia:

Our story began almost 10 years ago in beautiful San Diego,  California where we both moved to as young adults, to capture the  California Dream. Sofia, a digital designer born and raised in  Stockholm, Sweden, and Rachel, a creative director hailing from Frankenmuth, Michigan.

After working on various creative projects  together in San Diego, and building a friendship, we both embarked on  the adventures of motherhood. Sofia’s journey took her back to her childhood roots in Stockholm, Sweden. Rachel stayed in San Diego, and we  always kept in touch, dreaming about that future project together.

Sofia’s story:

I'm the proud mamma of Darwin, a recently-turned four-year-old boy  who has been traveling with me on long flights since he was a tiny  infant. Darwin has always had an abundance of energy, and he requires a  lot of activities and entertainment on our adventures. As a researcher  by nature, I quickly became a pro at putting together elaborate travel  kits for him. Some toys were innovative and eco-friendly, while others  were disposable and created waste. The travel kits lacked unity.

I felt that I could change that somehow, both for myself and for  other parents who travel with their children. After an eleven hour  flight from Stockholm to my beloved California, Rachel and I decided  that it was time to design and develop eco-friendly travel kits for the kids.

This, too, has been a journey! From conceiving this dream on her back  porch to actually launching our first ever eco-friendly  prototype-travel kit, it has been an adventure filled with so much joy  and growth. This kit is inspired by our boys, and our love for traveling  and preserving our planet for another generation to explore!

Rachel’s story:

I am the mom of four year old Sebastian, also known as Seby. Travel  has always been a part of our lives, since we live across the country  from our families and we enjoy the discovery of new destinations. A  planner by nature, and passionate about creating unique and memorable  experiences for my son, I also embrace a simplistic approach to life and  travel.

While searching for thoughtful, educational, and travel friendly toys  for Seby, I routinely found myself packing a few cheap toys for his  travel bag that never satisfied his curiosity long enough to make it to  our destination.

I started to explore the concept of curated gift boxes and kits for  kids that would include unique quality products, creatively designed and  packaged.

I love to dream big and to share wild ideas with other creative  friends who are doing the very same thing... so when Sofia arrived in  San Diego last spring, and after sharing our stories and ideas, we  decided it was time to design and develop eco-friendly imaginative kids’  travel kits. And now, we’re doing it! It’s called living the California  Dream. Or rather, the Caliholm Dream.

Our sons Darwin & Sebastian
Our sons Darwin & Sebastian

Your story:

If you, too, have stories to share about traveling with your kids, please write us: connect@caliholm.com 

Be a part of the Caliholm journey!

Adventure awaits.

The Caliholm name is the fusion of California and Stockholm. It's  where Cali cool meets Swedish form and function, and it's the essence  of who we are. 

Risks and challenges

The Caliholm Tree Ornament is a commemorative ornament marking Caliholm's very first Christmas and holiday season as a business.

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    Have you received a Caliholm Travel Kit?

    If you've received The Caliholm Curious Traveler Winter Kit, we hope you are as excited as we are about the kit and decide to pledge your support. We look forward to receiving your comments on our first products. Thank you!

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    Caliholm Cotton Tote

    Be one of the first to sport our Caliholm tote.

    The Caliholm tote bag is available in natural, and black cotton twill. Size 15"x16". The perfect bag for market shopping, weekend adventures, and more. We will contact you and ask what color you prefer.

    Join the Caliholm Journey!

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    Holiday 2018 Caliholm Tree Ornament

    For the backers who would love to support our mission of creating eco-friendly travel toys, we have designed a limited edition reward in the form of a Holiday 2018 Caliholm Tree Ornament inspired by our flagship product: Caliholm Lacing Shapes. Pledge $20 or more and receive a Caliholm Tree Ornament in the mail. (We can't guarantee delivery before Christmas, but we will try our best to get it to you in time to hang next to the tinsel on your tree). From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of the Caliholm journey!

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    The Caliholm Curious Traveler Summer Kit

    Let your child be one of the first to receive this limited edition kit and give it a whirl!

    The Caliholm Curious Traveler Summer Kit will be designed in a similar style to our limited edition prototype-launch kit, carefully curated and crafted with love, and consistent with our mission: to craft fresh and imaginative travel kits that inspire creative play and engage kids while they're on the go.

    The Summer Kit will feature new products, Winnie & Ebby's new-found friends, stories and more. The perfect kit for summer vacations and road trips!

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    The Caliholm Curious Traveler WINTER KIT

    DON'T MISS OUT!
    Please pledge your support and we will send you one of the few kits that are left.

    The Curious Traveler Winter Kit™ is a limited edition launch kit designed to inspire creative play and to develop important skills in young children on the go. The content is carefully curated and kid-tested to ensure hours of fun while traveling on their next adventure.

    Eco-friendly
    Recommended age: 3+ years

    What’s in the box?

    Holiday Tree LACING SHAPE™
    Our flagship product, the Caliholm Holiday Tree Lacing Shape is an eco-friendly lacing toy made out of 100% renewable and sustainably harvested bamboo. This toy has been designed especially for the curious little traveler to develop lacing skills and dexterity from an early age. It includes two holiday inspired lacing cords.

    Geometric PUZZLE STICKS™
    Come Fly with Me GLIDER KIT™
    Winnie & Ebby BOX FRIENDS™
    Enchanted Forest PAPER CROWN™
    Shape Your World STENCIL™

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