The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Cement your reputation as world’s best gifter with presents that will make littles shriek (okay maybe not the babies, but definitely their parents)!

BABY

Whale

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

TODDLER

Puzzle
Scooter
Animals Book
Puzzle
Space Ship
Play Kitchen
Croc Xylophone
Farm
Play House
Barista
Guitar
Window Crayons
Cape
Fox

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