Monday, November 25, 2013

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for Baby

I thought in honor, or maybe the anti-honor, of Black Friday this week, I would share some of my favorite handmade items that I would love to gift, or hell let's be honest be gifted, for the holidays!

While we definitely do our fair share of Amazon and Target shopping for Fisher Price and even the more eco-friendly Melissa and Doug and Green Toys, I'm always one to promote small businesses, especially those of which that belong to stay at home moms just trying to get their creative on and contribute to their families (kind of like Mallow & Graeme). 

Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite baby gifts.  These would make a great shower gift, gifts to bring a new mom, or of course stick under the tree or menorah (friendly reminder Hanukkah starts this Wednesday!).

I'll be honest, I'm sort of completely OVER the fox trend (yet, I know included it twice) and the whole woodland animal theme in general.  However, I just think these handmade stuffed animals from Blita are too cute to not include.   The dolls are just as adorable but I was trying to stay gender neutral.

The wooden teether and fox print stroller blanket are from etsy shop Bun Bun Baby Design.  I'll admit, I was initially taken with the name Bun Bun Baby, you know since that is what we call Ashlynn's beloved Bunny (and refer to her as well).  After seeing the shop name I started perusing and found so many must have items.  Teethers, blankets, pillows, burp cloths, you name it.  Owner Charlotte was so kind to offer readers 15% off with Coupon Code ERINN15 through Saturday, November 30th.

This boppy cover is to die for!  I already own leggings for Ashlynn in this print from Sugarplum Lane Baby, but almost everything in Ivie Baby shop is totally modern and hands down amazing.  I'd love to do a nursery in any of her coordinating sets.  Sheets, blankets, changing pad covers, bumpers - she does it all with all the trendiest and modern prints out there.

Next is a so cute handcrafted mobile from Baby Jives Co.  All of her mobiles are so unique and there is really something to fit in any nursery.  Owner Jahje was kind enough to offer 10% of your order with Coupon Code strawberryswing valid through December 2nd.

Finally, Friendly Toys makes awesome personalized wooden toys like rattles, push toys, and even rocking horses for infants and toddlers.  

Will you be trying to mix in some handmade holiday action this year? 


  1. I've been looking for the perfect babe shower gift for a friend who's having a boy and that airplane and blanket totally just sealed the deal! Obsessed!!

  2. I love unique gifts for babies that moms usually dont get since they are busy stocking up on essentials like bottles and whatnot.

  3. AND its number 2. So she has all the essentials- just not the fun stuff! especially since she has a girl and is having a boy this time around :)


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