ISSUE 101  |  The Early Bird

Gift Guide: For the New Baby

December 04, 2013 4:00 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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A guaranteed hit this holiday season: simple, well-made finds for the new arrival and his or her design-minded parents. 

To make sure we’ve got everyone on your list covered, we’re posting a new gift guide every weekday from now until Christmas. See all of the Gift Guides to date in our archive.

Above: The French believe in dressing well starting at birth. From Paris-born, San Francisco-based Le Roi Booboo, the Grey Collar Shirt and Navy Shirt are both available in sizes from 3-6 months to 18-24 months; $52 each.

Above: It’s never too early to expose young minds to good graphic design. The Three Little Pigs Story Poster by Chicago artist Christian Jackson is $55 from Oeuf.

Above: We’re happy to report that wood is an option again for children’s basics. Above L: The Child’s Nail Brush embossed with animal line drawings; $12 at Brook Farm General Store. Above R: The Child’s Hair Brush, made in Germany of waxed beechwood; $24 at Brook Farm General Store.

Above: Miniature version of the pants we’d all love to live in, Organic Layette Leggings, shown in light gray and charcoal, are available in sizes from 6 months to 6 years; $24 each from Oeuf. 

Above: The Pebbled Terry Baby Bath Set from Coyuchi includes a bath mitt, washcloth, and hooded towel of 100 percent organic Turkish-woven cotton; $135.

Above: Made of curved pieces of walnut that are set in motion by air currents, the Camber Mobile by Brian Schmitt is an enchanting design for any age; $178 at Canoe.

Seeking a surprise for a baby’s older sibling? See our Gift Guide: Handmade Presents for Children.