Holiday shopping is all fun and games until you’re trying to shop for someone that can’t talk! Babies can be a little all over the place when it comes to their interests and skills, so it can be a little tricky to pick a gift that they’ll enjoy. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite items for your little elf - toys that will engage their minds and senses, nursery items that are functional AND cute, and more!
2018 Holiday Guides
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One | N is for Name Onesie | Cheerily | If you've been on my Instagram lately, then you've seen Brody and Isla rocking these! They're super cute soft, and come in a onesie + t-shirt option, so you can get matching items for siblings, cousins, etc!
Two | Automatic Bubble Machine | Amazon | This machine is small but mighty! It's very budget friendly and includes the bubbles + wands. Bubbles area fun way to engage baby's senses!
Three | Dreamland Baby Blanket | Anthropologie | This is what blanket dreams are made of. The material is super soft and makes a great keepsake for your little one. If unicorn's aren't your thing, there's also a precious fox pattern.
Four | My First Purse Play Set | Nordstrom | Keys? Check. Phone? Check. Money? Check. Adorable plush purse that's doubles as a pillow? Check! Isla had this playset and loves it. And bonus, everything is washable.
Five | Coat of Amrs Birth Announcement | Uncommon Goods | Hear ye, hear ye - your baby has been born and is the cutest in the land! This sweet birth announcement doubles as nursery decor and is 100% customizable for your little lord or lady.
Six | Moroccan Rug/Polka Dot Play Mat | The Pieces | This 6x5 play mat doubles as an ultra fashionable rug and will look as good in your baby's room as it does in your living room! The material is perfect for tummy time and is waterproof, so cleaning is a breeze.
Seven | Wooden Geode Rattles | Etsy | Shake it, baby! These rattles are made to shake, stack, and easily fit in your little one's hand. These are a perfect gender-neutral gift and will grow with baby as their motor skills develop.
Eight | Dimpl | Fat Brain Toys | This is one of those "so simple it's genius" toys. The Dimpl has silicone domes that are meant to be pushed back and forth and is the perfect toy for little hands that are learning to push. P.S. Look out for a Dimpl giveaway on Instagram this week!
Nine | Toy Shopping Cart | Melissa & Doug | This is such a fun take on stand and play toy! The cart has a super sturdy metal frame and can help your little one work on balance, placing items, and can easily transition with them as they grow.
Ten | Sweet Shirley Doll | Anthropologie | This doll is so sweet and I love that it's made of cloth instead of plastic. The doll is made of a few different materials, so it's also a great piece to engage baby's senses.
Eleven | Pinhole Board Book | Pinhole Press | I love this Pinhole Press book! The pages are thick and easy for small hands to turn and each page can be customized. You can write a story or make a book of faces and names to help your little one's memory develop.
Twelve A | Dino Growth Chart | Wee Gallery | If your baby has to grow up, at least you can track their progress with this awesome canvas growth chart! This is a great keepsake item and can be passed down between siblings.
Twelve B | Paper & Cloth Safari Growth Chart | Anthropologie | If you're looking for a growth chart with a pop of color, this one is for you! It has beautiful illustrations of wild animals and can easily transition from a nursery to a toddler's room.
Thirteen | Smart Sight and Sound Projector | Project Nursery | Not only is this a combination sight and sound soother, but you can also control it via your smart phone! Stream baby's favorite songs or stories, adjust the volume, and adjust the brightness for images.
Thank you to Fat Brain Toys and Pinhole Press for collaborating on this post!
Need more ideas? I’ve included all of my favorite items from last year, too!
Christmas is going to be here before you know it, and I like to get my holiday shopping done early if I can! These are some of my favorite items for infants and you will want to scoop these up quickly because I keep finding the things I love are selling out.
Here is the roundup of the best gifts for a baby age 0-1:
One: Grey Bunny Soother Blanket | Nordstrom: I am not sure if there is anything better than baby snuggles. However, as much as I would love to snuggle Isla all-day it's just not possible. This snuggly bunny would make a great gift. It's super soft and your little one will love cuddling it. We use a similar one in the car and it helps keep our car-hating baby calm!
Two: Playful Toy Piano | Amazon: Music is one of the first things that your little one will be able to identify. Once babies find those musical toys -- watch out! They will love this piano so get ready now for many weekend concerts.
Three: Organic Cotton Mermaid Doll | The Tot: I love this whimsical mermaid doll. It’s plush so perfect for little ones to snuggle and play with.
Four: My First Book of Pictures | Amazon: This book was created by owners of a Montessori School. The board book features ten prevalent patterns that are presented first as single elements, then explained as they exist in a pattern. It’s a fun way to learn vocabulary.
Five: Merry-Go-Round Mobile | Nordstrom: This mobile is so fun. I love all the bright colors and the soft pattern. This is sure to make any baby happy.
Six: Glitter Moccasins | Target: These little moccasins are perfect for lounging around at home in style on the weekends. Plus, every girl needs a little glitter and you can't beat that price.
Seven: Muslin Bibs | The Tot: Babies can never have too many bibs so they make great gifts! The color will go with anything and is totally gender neautral!
Eight: Unicorn Rocker | Pottery Barn Kids: Just like the unicorn rocker I picked up for Isla's nursery plus you can personalize it. If unicorns aren't what you're going for, there are several other animal options!
Nine: Personalized First Toolbox | Etsy $34: This plush toolbox is perfect for little ones. It comes with five soft tools and a personalized tool box perfect for DIY projects with Dad. Brody would have loved this as a baby.
Ten: Baby Knitted Cat Hat | Old Navy: This sweet hat is adorable and functional. It will keep your little one’s head warm throughout the winter.
Eleven: Finger Puppet Tooth Brush Set | Uncommon Goods $30: Brushing baby teeth can be a challenge. Making teeth brushing fun is one way to help the process. This book with five finger brushes was created by two doctors and will definitely make teeth brushing fun.
Twelve: Lace Bib and Bloomers Set | Etsy: I love a mix of modern and classic when it comes to baby clothes. This bib and bloomers set is definitely classic and gorgeous!
Thirteen: Wooden Doll Pram | Etsy: I'm not sure if I have ever seen anything cuter than this wooden pram. This is perfect for a baby who is beginning to walk and will last long into childhood as the perfect doll stroller!
Fourteen: DockATot | Nordstrom: The DockATot is such a great product and it lasts through the first year. I love the print on this DockATot and your little one will love snuggling and playing in it! We use Isla's DockATot every single day.
Fifteen: Montessori Baby Bundle: 6-12 Months | Peuro Baby: I love wooden toys for babies and these are made from solid beech wood from sustainable forests in Germany. This baby bundle includes a lighthouse stacking game, grasping and teething toy, and a baby rattle. Your baby will love exploring sounds, grasping and working on fine motor skills. A must have!
Sixteen: Skip Hop Vibrant Village Smart Lights Activity Gym | Target: This is the ultimate activity gym for little one. It has three ways to play -- overhead play, tummy time, play mat. It’s interactive with more than 17 developmental activities including a musical light-up arch with volume control and two light modes. We have this and Isla loves exploring on it.
Seventeen: Inflatable Bouncy Cow Toy | Amazon: This bouncy toy is great for babies. It helps develop balance and coordination. I love the monochrome color too.
Eighteen: Busy Baby Activity Chair | Crate & Kids: This is a perfect little activity chair for babies. It has lots of little activities along the top and it is made of sturdy foam so it’s safe and comfortable. I love the neutral color and the quilted seat detail.
Do you have a little one ages 0-1? If so, what have you been eyeing?