The Best Gifts for Baby
Just because they’re the tiniest members of the family doesn’t mean babies don’t appreciate great holiday gifts. If you’re stumped on what to get your little one, check out these great gifts for Baby.
Though tiny in size, these beautiful sheepskin booties from Minnetonka are huge statement makers! A super-soft inner lining ensures 10 tiny toes will stay warm and cozy, and a single lace makes adjustable sizing a snap! The soft sole is flexible, making these a perfect selection for beginning or soon-to-be walkers.
Alex Musical Gator
Toddlers will go ga-ga for this new buddy, who just happens to have some musical chops! The wooden gator offers four ways to make music: a xylophone, drum, cymbal and washboard. Screw in the cymbal, unwrap the eyeball drumsticks, and let your little one get down to business. Hours of fun from one musical, colorful, wooden reptile!
Every child deserves to know timeless folktales, and this beautiful volume by Paul Galdone is the perfect way to introduce them. The six stories include “The Little Red Hen,” “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Three Bears,” “The Gingerbread Boy,” “The Three Little Kittens” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Playful illustrations on each page offer tremendous opportunities to explore. And for parents who aren’t up for reading, you can download the audio book using the enclosed password.
Red Bubble Baby Tees
If smocked jumpsuits and sundresses just don’t seem like a good fit, check out RedBubble.com and bring some flavor into your little one’s wardrobe. Browse countless T-shirt options from a variety of different categories, such as “funny,” “animal,” “retro” and the like. Witty phrases accompany intriguing images to make getting dressed fun again!
Jellycat Hoot Owl
When little ones get fussy, sometimes parents need back-up. Enter your baby’s new best friend: Hoot Owl by Jellycat. The colorful, knitted owl has tags to tug on, shapes to teethe on, and sounds to engage with. And the simple-yet-sturdy Velcro strap makes it super-simple to attach this adorable toy to a carseat or crib. Perfect!
Teddy Wear by Melissa & Doug
Zippers and buckles and buttons and Velcro … there’s SO much to explore! And the colorful, plush Teddy Wear bear makes exploration a thrill! Your little ones will never know that they’re building on a variety of physical, social and cognitive developmental skills. Learning made fun? That’s where it’s at!
This multi-faceted toy is the perfect gift for early tactile learners. Made from a variety of sustainably grown hardwood trees, this one-of-a-kind toy is great for teaching numbers and letters as well as fine motor skills that are required in order to feed the lace through the holes. Six shapes are great for lacing or tracing, and the entire thing comes packaged in a natural cotton bag. Personalization is available for an added touch.
Toddlers will enjoy meeting their two new friends when they open these pull-along bobblers. The hand-made toys go up-and-down with every turn of their wheels, while their friendly smiles and colorful stripes invite little ones to get moving. Made of all natural materials by Fair Trade artisans in India, these bobblers are a gift that feels good to give!
Parents know that prime baby meltdown time is when you’re trying to get food on his tray. Avoid the meltdown and keep him occupied with something that’s equally intriguing as it is educational. Manhattan Toy’s Skwish Stix is a suction-mounted toy made of colorful wooden beads. The sturdy elastic provides some push back, so Baby enjoys some response from his manipulations. And you? Can make dinner magically appear with nary a fuss!