Pulling baby gifts come the holidays usually comes down to two categories: a gift actually for the parents or something lame that will be tossed around the crib for a few months only to be bagged up and sent to the Goodwill a year later. Don’t settle on mere teething rings this time around. You can do better!
While throwing together presents for the 18 months and younger set who don’t even know it’s the holidays can seem deceptively simple (onesie, check, booties, check, stuffed animal of some sort, check), you still want to at least aspire to aim higher. Not necessarily hundreds of dollars high, but quality high. You’re making memories here, after all. What you’re mindlessly tossing into your cart could very well be stored away for generations, be worn in memorable photographs, or even be baby’s most beloved treasure down the line — no pressure or anything.
For this gift guide, we have a couple of treats for mommy or daddy, but also some cut above the rest onesies and luxury items. If all else fails, just pick up a roll of $1.99 holiday wrapping paper and present with funny faces. Maybe next year they’ll be old enough for gift cards?
Onesies can get pretty generic after a certain point but not this hooded number complete with bunny and polka-dots. The organic item, for the 18 months to three years cohort, will run you $58 in price but you'll get it all back in compliments.
Sophie the Giraffe
The teething staple for babies the world over. Even if he or she is a ways off from teething or even if mommy or daddy already picked one of these up, do them a favor -- buy more. Buy extras for the nursery, to keep in the car, and spares in the bathroom. You just saved those parents an errand. Merry Christmas!
Granted, this silly gift is more for the parents than baby, but at $17.99 you can afford the chuckle. Everything can be tossed into the dishwasher and you can also place washed pacifiers upon the grass.
Fun On The Farm Stacker
For the baby one year and up and for the Type A mommy or daddy who can't stand toys being strewn about, I propose this stuffed animal stacker. Plush farm animals, made from corduroy and velour, stack neatly in a corner post-play for $39.99.
I know it's not exactly functional, but hell, it's the holidays! Not many parents would pop the $90 for a baby carrier that would only service a baby up to three months old which is precisely why you should! Seriously, it's hand-woven. Maybe keep toys in it when the kid is older?
Cable knit romper
It looks a little fancier than just a basic romper and it's cable knit so the first question will be, "oh, did you make this?" upon which you have the complete license to just smile and nod.
These little guys are apparently made from 100 percent organic yarn and are perfect for teething. They also remind me of Beatles songs. Stocking stuffers for baby!