Special Baby Gifts for the Holidays
Nothing is as exciting as the birth of a baby. What is it about new life that brings out the best in people – gifts, meals, offers of help? As much as this showering of love is appreciated by parents (especially when they’re sleep deprived!), it can leave them in a strange spot come the holiday season. Moms and Dads want to get their new bundle of joy something, but what do you get for baby when grandparents, aunts, uncles, and even casual acquaintances have already given so much?
A special gift from Mom or Dad doesn’t necessarily need to be the most expensive or something baby will use right away. The best thing about these distinctive suggestions is that they’ll help you remember the occasion as your child spends hours enjoying them.
Grimm’s – These sets are as unique as they are beautiful. With bright colors and fun curves they are unlike other building sets, lending themselves to a totally different play experience. Plus, they are so lovely that you won’t mind displaying them on a shelf or coffee table after playtime.
Twilight Turtle Tunes – Cloud B has been one of our favorite lines, from their Sleep Sheet to their Twilight Turtle. The newest addition to their family projects constellations, glows, AND plays music! Using Bluetooth technology, the Turtle can play preset tunes or a customized playlist of your own music.
Wishbone – We love anything that grows with baby, and The Wishbone Flip fits right into this category! Its simple but brilliant design allows it to easily change from a rocker to a ride on with a FLIP and a SLIDE! Sturdy and reliable it can take tumbles and tosses as your little one develops.
NogginStik – Flip open a parenting magazine and you’ll most likely find the NogginStik on a list of top toys. Like another favorite, Sophie the Giraffe, this rattle may not, at first, look like much, but kids love it! It’s textured, makes a rattle sound that isn’t too loud or persistent, and is easy for little hands to grasp. Plus, who can resist the cute light-up face?
Corolle Babipouce – Babies love other babies, and this is one that they can drool and tug on without eliciting cries! The soft bodies of these Corolle dolls make them perfectly safe and cuddly for even the youngest children – great for playtime or nap time.
Jellycat Cordy Roys – There’s something about this line of Jellycat plush that is irresistible, though we can’t quite figure out what it is! Children and adults alike delight in their simple design and corduroy texture. The Aardvark is by far the most popular!
Scanimation Lamp – This lamp from local inventor Rufus Butler Seder is a fun alternative to your traditional nightlight. The six sides, each a different color, rotate and display “moving” animals. The slides are interchangeable, too!