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Gift Ideas for Babies 2023

When it comes to gifting the under one crowd, it doesn’t have to be huge, flashy, or expensive (in fact, the less so the better…). A little thought goes a long way. We love these gift ideas for babies — they’re soft, sweet and memorable.

Skwish Color Burst ~ $18

This classic combination rattle and teething gripping toy is adorably minimalist. Chew it, grab it, squish it, fumble it…

Fat Brain Toys InnyBin ~ $27

This bright and stretchy cube toy is a fun deviation from the traditional color block sorter sets — we love the chunky shapes, each of which feature a different texture to explore.

Monica & Andy Coming Home Blanket ~ $35

These organic cotton (plus 5% spandex) receiving blankets are soft and stretchy — they’re super snuggly and come in a wide range of adorable prints.

Lalo The Play Gym ~ $135

This uber-minimalist activity mat comes with a wooden tool bar, removable silicone tethers (dishwasher safe!), a sensory ball, and a separate mirror and play mat. We love that you can also use the mat over the bar to transform the set into a mini tent down the road!

A Baby Doll

Blabla Dolls ~ $69

These earth-friendly, cuddly dolls are made to grow with little ones; each one is designed in the US and hand-made by local knitters in Peru. For every doll purchased, the brand plants a tree in partnership with One Tree Planted. So many cute options to pick from — and because they are made individually, every doll really is unique.

Cuddle + Kind Dolls ~ $62+

If you’re on the hunt for a “forever lovey,” Cuddle + Kind (also handmade) is another option that gives back. For every doll purchased, the brand provides 10 meals to children in North America and around the world. We also love that each one comes with a little back story and a favorite quote — so cute!

Bears for Humanity ~ $30+

These sherpa bears are oh so cozy and huggable. They’re hand-sewn, hypoallergenic, made from 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton; and for every bear sold, the brand sends a Teddy to a child in need. ❤️

Name Puzzle & Busy Board ~ $varies

These beautiful personalized puzzle/busy boards are great for keeping little, curious hands busy. As a bonus, they can also double as a sort of keepsake item or piece of bedroom wall decor in the future.

Bombas Baby Gripper Slippers ~ $35

The mini version of the beloved Bombas gripper slippers, these are part sock and part slip and oh-so-cozy. Plus, they’re so stinking cute I just can’t.

Wonder and Wise Baby Activity Push Walker ~ $119

This neutral pinewood walker has shape sorting, counting flaps, a wooden phone, a mirror, a bead maze, an abacus and more — it really makes for a beautiful and engaging gift, and it doesn’t scream “BABY!” in the living room.

Hape Beat Box Music Set ~ $44

This colorful four-piece set (xylophone, tambourine, clapper, and shaker) is a cute introduction to the world of percussion. Hape’s products are high-quality and you can expect them to last through the typical baby wear and tear.

Indestructibles Baby Books ~ $5

These books are literally the best — they’re beautifully illustrated with diverse characters and educational, inclusive messages about the world and human bodies, and babies cannot destroy them. I dare you to try to ruin one, LOL.

Lovevery Play Kits ~ $80

Lovevery’s high-quality Montessori-style play kits make for an excellent gift box — we love that each set is specifically tailored to baby’s age group. Choose from 0-12 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-6 months, 7-8 months, 9-10 months, or 11-12 months.

Loulou Lollipop Taco Teether ~ $10

Loulou Lollipop makes super cute silicone teethers that are highly functional and hilarious — we love the taco one… I chuckle every time I see it, a baby mashing on a taco is always funny.

Finding the perfect present can be challenging, but we hope you found some inspiration here… For even more, check out our picks for toddlers and preschoolers or our best baby toys page.

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