2017’s sweetest gifts for the babies and young children on your list
Our holiday gift to you: a gift-giving guide brimming with thoughtfully selected and impeccably crafted items, curated for the little one on your list. From vintage-inspired toys to sweet nursery decor, we have a host of options just waiting to be slipped beneath your tree.
Many of the Pregnancy Magazine picks are brought to you by independently owned companies with moms just like you at the helm. Many of the options below are affordable (with some priced as low as $5.99!) and lean heavily toward being sustainably sourced and friendly to the earth. All of the items you’ll find below have been tested first-hand and loved by the Pregnancy editors.
ZooModern Forest Animal $65
These handcrafted woodland creatures would make an adorable and timeless gift for any little one on your list. Made from sustainably harvested rubber wood trees, each animal features a food-grade, child-safe paint, and super soft Irish wool. The animals are 8 inches tall and sold individually.
Finn + Emma Baby Rattles $22 – $28
Steer clear of potentially harmful plastics with these hand-knit organic cotton and wool rattles. An adorable stocking stuffer, this soon-to-be classic toy is soft enough for bedtime and a whimsical touch for any nursery. The Mini Rattle bunny features a long neck for baby to grasp, while the Rattle Buddy fox makes the perfect snuggling companion.
Lorena Canals Baby Blanket $88
The perfect addition to any nursery, a baby blanket from Lorena Canals is beautiful, unique, and eco-friendly. Give the gift of warmth and coziness with this cotton knit blanket that features fun tassels on the sides. The blanket comes in a rainbow of hues–all perfectly subdued and ready to blend in with any little one’s bedroom.
Adora Babydoll $39
Imagine your little one’s delight when he or she finds this sweet babydoll beneath the tree! Measuring 13 inches and weighing 12 ounces, this doll is made for children as young as 1 year old. Each doll features soft vinyl skin, eyes that open and close, and a soft body for snuggling. The dolls are lightly weighted for easy sitting and a life-like feel, and feature a subtle baby powder scent. We were delighted to see that these dolls come in a wide range of skin tones, too.
Mackenzie-Childs Tea Party Tea Set $135
From teapot to tablecloth, this fanciful party set provides everything your little hostess needs for a full-service afternoon tea. Set the table for four with these colorful BPA-free melamine pieces. The set is extra durable and comes tucked away in a sweet little suitcase for easy traveling.
Eeboo 20-piece puzzle $5.99
For older toddlers, eeboo puzzles are a wonderful stocking stuffer. At 20 pieces, they’re manageable and just challenging enough to keep things interesting. These heavy-duty puzzle pieces are printed on recycled greyboard using vegetable-based ink. Each puzzle features a fun and fanciful design and comes packed in a small case with a handle, perfect for traveling.
Bookroo Subscription Box $15.99+
For the baby bibliophile in your life, consider a monthly book subscription box from Bookroo. The package price varies depending on the subscription length, but each box promises 2-3 expertly picked book selections to delight your tiny book-lover. Choose from a picture book box for older children or a board book box for babies and toddlers.