As I’ve had more friends and family start to have kids I’ve had to spend more time thinking about baby gifts. It’s super easy to get sucked down a cuteness rabbit hole. These were the 10 favorites that came out of mine. Most of these items are pretty budget friendly because they are based on my own budget and lean towards newborn to first year.
The non-bath-based duck. This little duck makes clicking sounds and moves when it’s pulled. It’s made from natural untreated wood that comes from sustainable sources.
Who doesn’t remember the toys they cuddled with when they were little? This one is made in India using earth and child-friendly organic cotton.
Imagination ready toys. This airplane is from Green Toys and is made from recycled plastic milk jugs.
Great for babies. They can push, pull, and swish all they want. It also clacks along and is made from sustainable rubberwood and eco-friendly non-toxic paints.
My parents will tell you I was obsessed with watching them use my stacking ring. This is made ethically from sustainably sourced rubber wood too. It also has eco-dyed pastel coloring.
These little slippers are too cute for words. They are handmade by women who earn fair wages using organic fibers and toxin-free dyes. They also upcycle as much waste as possible.
Puzzles to spark an interest in animals, extinct and not extinct alike. This is from Lanka Kade a toy maker that handcrafts their toys with fair trade production in Sri Lanka. Their production facility sustainably supports over 200 families.
Swans! Kids clothing is the best. This puff jacket is made from recycled polyester that comes from old soda bottles and water-repellent Bionic Finish® Eco coating. .
Mini scientist ready. This rocket is made by Bloomingfield using sustainably sourced wood
This rabbit is in gender neutral green. It’s soft, ready to play, and full of character. It’s sold by Main Sauvage and made by a Bolivian Fair Trade Collective using local hypoallergenic Alpaca wool.