Gift Guide 2014: 20 Best Baby Gifts

finnemmastella

Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? Awesome! Neither have I. So let’s get this done – together. (Shopping is so much more fun with company, dontcha think?). I can’t think of a sweeter place to begin than with the itty bitties. Or rather, their mamas, because, let’s face it, we are the gatekeepers. One false move, and your carefully chosen gift will be relegated to the bottom of the toy box, or, worse, the donate bin. Most moms of infants have some pretty strong ideas about the kinds of playthings Junior  or Juniorette are allowed to play with. I know, because, I was/am that mother, attempting (sometimes unsuccessfully) to smuggle undesirable toys out of the house before my girls got attached. Fortunately, everything on this list is designed to appeal to picky moms, like me, while also delighting babies. I hope you love this list of the best baby gifts as much as I do!

Areaware Bank in the Form of a Pig is oversized and a total conversation piece.

Areaware Bank in the Form of a Pig is oversized and a total conversation piece. $200 at Nordstrom

Patterned pet pull toy, $29, Land of Nod

Patterned pet pull toy, $29, Land of Nod

Not So Wild Bunch elephant, $19.97, Land of NOd

Not So Wild Bunch elephant, $19.97, Land of NOd

Pin Worthy Bowling Set serves as a toy and room decor, $39.97, Land of Nod

Pin Worthy Bowling Set serves as a toy and room decor, $39.97, Land of Nod

This Little Piggy Rocker, $129, Land of Nod

This Little Piggy Rocker, $129, Land of Nod

Melissa & Doug oversized giraffe, $84.99, Kohl's

Melissa & Doug oversized giraffe, $84.99, Kohl’s

Britto plush frog adds color and whimsy, $35, Saks Fifth Avenue

Britto plush frog adds color and whimsy, $35, Saks Fifth Avenue

FInkelstein's Center handmade stuffed goat, $48, may just be baby's favorite lovey. Nordstrom

FInkelstein’s Center handmade stuffed goat, $48, may just be baby’s favorite lovey. Nordstrom

Lucy Darling "Little Gentleman" closet dividers,  $24.99, Lucy Darling Shop

Lucy Darling “Little Gentleman” closet dividers, $24.99, Lucy Darling Shop

sugarplumhippo

Sugar Plum Hippo is simply the cutest thing ever, $129, Land of Nod

Sugar Plum Hippo is simply the cutest thing ever, $129, Land of Nod

Milestone baby cards, $26, help mom mark the moments in style. Uncommon Goods

Milestone baby cards, $26, help mom mark the moments in style. Uncommon Goods

I used and loved these (in pink and brown) when my girls were tiny. Skip Hop Playspot, $60,  Macy's

I used and loved these (in pink and brown) when my girls were tiny. Skip Hop Playspot, $60, Macy’s

Giant plush bot, $179.97, Land of Nod

Giant plush bot, $179.97, Land of Nod

"So Many Stars" book by Andy Warhol is the toddler version of a coffee table book, $12.99, Nordstrom

“So Many Stars” book by Andy Warhol is the toddler version of a coffee table book, $12.99, Nordstrom

Modern Moose "Squirrel" pendulum clock is irresistable, $42. Mod Moose

Modern Moose “Squirrel” pendulum clock is irresistable, $42. Mod Moose

Plan Toys "Palomino" is destined for heirloom status, $76.50, Pish Posh Baby

Plan Toys “Palomino” is destined for heirloom status, $76.50, Pish Posh Baby

Jelly Cat "Cordy Roy" Elephant is one stuffy mom won't want to hide, $24, Nordstrom

Jelly Cat “Cordy Roy” Elephant is one stuffy mom won’t want to hide, $24, Nordstrom

Trumpette "Pop Howdy" Cow Toy is fun for balance and bouncing, $40, Nordstrom

Trumpette “Pop Howdy” Cow Toy is fun for balance and bouncing, $40, Nordstrom

finnemmastella

Finn & Emma “Stella the Sparrow” Mini Rattle, $20, Nordstrom

The Princess and The Happiness Doll, $4.99, and book, $4.99, IKEA

The Princess and The Happiness Doll, $4.99, and book, $4.99, IKEA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Anti-Spam Quiz: