Cement your reputation as world’s best gifter with presents that will make littles shriek (okay maybe not the babies, but definitely their parents)!
Not only does a set of BabyLit look perfect on a shelf, but babies love the charming books that introduce them to educational themes.
Custom BabyLit Set, From $10
Tamar Mogendorff’s creations are works of art – a hanging 2-foot velvet whale (in the prettiest pink or blue) will take any nursery to the next level.
Hanging Velvet Whale, $275
Baby gear is mostly garish, which is why these birch wood play gyms are the jam.
Finn + Emma Play Gym, $135
Baby memories are made of lazy days on a blanket in the park. This one is as chic as it is functional (and wipes clean!).
Gathre Indoor/Outdoor Mat/Blanket, $105
An heirloom-quality Scandi mod rabbit rocker is fun for babe and looks beyond beautiful in a nursery.
Playsam Rocking Rabbit, $190
Velvety, soft, and squishy shape sorter – in brilliant bold hues – is way cooler than its wooden/plastic counterparts.
Rubbabu Shape Sorter, $30
Dare you to find a cuter teddy than this fella made out of patisserie printed cotton, complete with a monogram.
Patisserie Teddy Bear, $55
Tiny baby shoes make hearts pitter-patter. But beautiful handmade moccasins with wings and their name engraved? Hearts might explode.
Custom Engraved Pegasus Mocs, $68
Making a whole baby book is a commitment, but taking a photo as your babe meets each of these milestones is easy-peasy (and without even knowing it, your baby book is done).
Original Baby Cards, $24
We love when a toy is beautiful, engaging, and kids love playing with it – ding ding ding with this elements building set. When they outgrow it, you’ve got something beautiful to display.
Four Elements Building Set, $86
The safest, most popular scooter for toddlers in any color of the rainbow. Done and done.
Micro Mini Scooter, $80
This giant (1.5’L x 1’W) coffee table book for kids featuring whimsical illustrations of 32 colorful creatures is downright mesmerizing.
Animals, by Ingela P. Arrhenius, $18
Let’s face it: A blank face and 48 double-sided face parts buys parents at least 10 minutes off duty, and kids go back to this one for years.
Make A Portrait Kit, $85
Part of the fun of this rad spaceship is putting it together together (so consider yourself warned ? ), but the imaginative play opportunities are out of this world.
Space Pod Playhouse, $75
You’re entitled to kitchen envy if your kids’ play kitchen is a beautiful Milton & Goose work of art.
Milton & Goose Play Kitchen, $699
Two can make music with an almost 3-foot beechwood and steel croc xylophone that can even be mounted on the wall (score for saving space!).
Crocodile Xylophone, $116
Old school meets new school in this sweet farm playset made of 100% recycled plastic and printed with soy inks.
Green Toys Farm Playset, $50
The brownstone of your dreams only in dollhouse size, made of rubberwood with charming screenprinted details, makes for years of imaginative play.
Brownstone Dollhouse, $199
A beech wood barista set – complete with 2 to-go cups, milk carton, sugar shaker, and French press with plastic beans – is perfect for kids to emulate their coffee-loving parents.
Fisher Price Barista Set, $30
A perfect first guitar, the ukulele-size Loog has 3 classical guitar strings and standard guitar tuning, so anything they learn can be applied to a regular 6-stringer.
Loog Mini Guitar, $79
Leave it to the Japanese to create the coolest crayons on the planet – add water and they turn into paint and work on windows (don’t worry, they wipe right off everything with a damp cloth).
Kitpas Crayons Set of 16, $23
Pretend play doesn’t get any cuter than this unisex (score!) cape + crown set.
Lovelane Cape & Crown Set, $85
In some cases, bigger truly is better. Giant Blabla dolls fall into that category.
Giant Blabla Doll, From $148