Top 20 Baby Gifts
Whether you're expecting a new addition to your family this year, buying gifts for new parents with growing families, or just love tiny baby shoes and outfits as much as we do, we've got you covered. Find the best gifts for newborns and their parents with our 2013 Baby Gift Guide.
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From the humorous (yet functional!)swamp monster hat to the stylish and heart-warming birth announcement pillows, here are our top picks to welcome a baby boy or girl into the world.
Birth Announcement Pillows
Surprise the proud new parents with a pillow that celebrates the newest addition to their family. Inspired by mass transit systems' vintage "roll-stop" and subway signs from the 1920s and '30s, each customizable Birth Announcement Pillow commemorates the child's birth in regal, old-world style. Each custom printing featuring the child's name, birthday, time, weight, location, inches at birth, his or her parents' names. Made in New York.
Baby Fortune Cookie Slippers
Give your tot a cushy step forward in the right direction with these charming, fortune cookie slippers. Handmade from extra-plush fleece with floor-gripping soles, each slipper curls into a delectable cookie shape when not in use. Comes with two thoughtful fortunes for your baby to grow into: the ultimate treat for your little sweet.
Twinkle, Twinkle Baby Memory Book
Designer Becky Santolamazza skillfully wraps each cover with unbleached cotton as a backdrop for her charming, original illustration, printed on textured paper and sparkling with tiny Swarovsky crystals. Inside, the pages are filled with more of her colorful images, each inviting you to fill it in with photos of special occasions details of the child's life that might be forgotten: their first friends, their likes and dislikes, and more.
Rattle Blanket Buddies
Keep your squirmy sweetie swaddled on the road or in their crib with a huggable, hand-knit companion made from hypoallergenic, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. Each adorable dog and mouse blankie is colored with eco-friendly pastel dyes and are stuffed with natural sheep's wool, making them extra-cuddly, even for little ones with sensitive skin. Handcrafted by fair trade, Peruvian artisans.
Bubbles - Andrea Doss
This adorable bunny gets a little bubbly with his amphibious and mousey friend in Andrea's dreamy illustration. Whether it's given the spotlight in a baby's nursery or a toddler's playroom or it's coupled with Andrea's other animal friends, this touching scene keeps your decor just sweet enough by evoking the magical realms of a child's imagination.
Swamp Monster and Silly Horse Hat
Let the whole world see just how sweet your little monster is. These madcap baby hats are handmade from cuddly cotton velour with a soft, jersey cotton lining, and given adorably wacky details that frame baby's face. The hats are the brainchild of creative seamstress and proud mom, Rose Poulson. Handmade in Los Angeles, CA.
2013 Birth Year Box
Chinese lore holds that babies born during the Year of the Snake (February 10th 2013–January 30th 2014) will be wise, charming, determined, diligent, highly creative, and loyal friends. Mark the development of each of these traits in your special little snake with this Year of the Snake keepsake box. Designed by Kerri Lee, this felt-lined, wooden box comes complete with a special image of an adorable baby snake and a tiny envelope for holding a lock of hair, with space to write your baby's name and birth date.
Counting Koi Blocks
Little ones will be ready to dive into learning numbers with this school of handcrafted, wooden blocks. Their splashy appearance is inspired by mid-century design, from the streamlined, stylized shape of the fish, to the bold typeface that graces their sides, to the hip, black-and-white color scheme. Children can use the blocks to explore counting and basic math concepts, while their unusual shape invites playful exploration of patterns. Handmade in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Worth the Wait Babysuit and Hat
Sassy, but sweet, this 100% cotton infant BabysuitTM outfit and hat set sports the phrase "I was worth the wait." As the outfit keeps them cozy all over, the adorable hat keeps your baby's head warm before their hair's all there. Imported. Printed in the USA.
Personalized Welcome Baby Box
A delightful, interactive alternative to run-of-the-mill baby shower guest books, designer Crista Guarino's handcrafted, personalized Welcome Baby Box comes with 24 natural wood blocks housed inside of a handsome latched basswood box engraved with "Welcome to the World ..." followed by the engraved name of the sweet little cherub that you're proudly introducing to the universe for the very first time. Each six-sided block has ample room in which friends, family, and doting grandparents can write short notes or simply sign their names. Handmade in Melbourne, Florida.
Transportation Mealtime Set
Those games we play to encourage babies to eat are taken to new flights of fun with these baby mealtime essentials. The dish and playful, vehicle-shaped spoons are designed for fun, but with a sharp eye on safety. They're made from earth-friendly silicone, which contains no harmful chemicals. It's also flexible, making it gentle on baby's gums. They can even be used as teethers!
Storybook Mini Blankets
Once upon a time, artists Jen List and Stacy Waddington stumbled upon a heap of unwanted sweaters and shirts. Finding their inspiration in the bright colors and soft textures of their retired materials, the pair decided to spin a yarn of their own by transforming the old fabrics into a line of new, snuggly, imaginative children's toys and accessories that encourage early learning and individual expression through creative design, wonder, and storytelling.
Bunny Felt Baby Slippers
Keep their little toes toasty with an adorable set of hand-felted, 100% wool booties that shrink down classic bunny slippers to your tot's size. Sleepy faces are sewn onto the booties' fronts and the soles are decorated with surprise details, like felted carrots! Handmade in Flossmoor, Illinois.
Baby Shower Basket - Take Me Home Outfit
This adorable gift basket gives the newborn a warm and loving welcome. Designed by Lynne Buchman, the soft 100% cotton wrap outfits and endearing elephant or precious penguin come to life with the vibrant needle and crochet-work of fair-trade artisans in Peru.
Lucy Socks - Set of 6
Let your little princess play dress-up with jewel-toned ballet slipper socks. Six pairs of stretchy slip-ons take a fanciful turn in printed colors topped with satin bows. Comfy and playful, their no-slip soles make for stylish baby steps. Set of six baby socks. Made in Korea.
Indestructible Nursery Rhyme Set
With IndestructiblesTM babies and books can peacefully co-exist. These books are built for the way babies 'read': with their eyes as well as their hands and mouths! As the name suggests, these virtually indestructible and undeniably cute books are made from the same paper-like material used in shipping envelopes, which means it's 100% baby-proof: chew-proof, drool-proof, and rip-proof. Not only will these books resist tearing and gummy mouths, but they're also completely washable! Made in China.
So My Story Begins Babysuit
Tiny heroes and heroines, with the grand arc of life lying ahead, will create their own legendary narratives. The "So My Story Begins" Babysuittm Outfit evokes the opening lines of a grand, old-fashioned tale. Love, adventure, comedy and suspense await the eager readers of this unique and fascinating new saga. Made from super-soft, 100% cotton. Machine washable. Designed by Enormous Champion in Brooklyn, NY, made in Los Angeles, CA.
Cowboy Infant Socks - Set of 6
Even the toughest cowboy knows that comfort is a must for all those long days and nights out on the trail. Your little darlin' will feel right at home on the range with these cozy cowboy boot socks. With non-skid bottoms and available in black, red, brown, orange, blue and green, these socks will look perfect as your cowboy rides his stroller into the sunset. Arrives in a teeny brown and white stripe shoebox with red lid. Made in Korea. Sold as a set of six pairs.
Silver Baby Rattle
More meditative than abrasive, this rattle is unique in both its design and sound. The swooping curve of its handle and perfect roundness of its body are quietly mesmerizing, as is its liquid chiming sound. Hand-tuned and made from mirror-finished German silver, this gentle yet supremely fun toy is sure to delight babies and parents alike. Made in Mexico.
An F-18 fighter pilot for the US Marine Corps, waiting on the flight line for take-off, looked out at the assembled crowd of military families and noticed something, while the adults were all wearing protective sunglasses, their children were not. It turns out that children's eyes need even more protection than adults', but that kids' sunglasses often proved too easy to break. These super-cool glasses are made from shatter-resistant acrylic lenses block both UVA and UVB rays to protect your child's sensitive eyes. And their frames are built from durable, BPA- and phthalate-free rubber, so they'll hang tough through all kinds of playtime adventures.