You can’t go wrong with registry essentials, but new parents will ooh and ahh over this assortment of cute gifts that range from the totally functional to the purely adorable.
Gold Stars and White Felt Cloud Mobile
When Jahje Ives couldn’t find a mobile for her child’s own nursery that suited her taste, she took matters into her own hands. When friends kept inquiring about where she purchased the nursery décor, a business was born. Five years later, her shop ships whimsical hand-sewn mobiles all over the world.
To buy: $34, babyjivesco.etsy.com.
Organic Boppy Cover
Rachael, a mom from Los Angeles, sells 100 percent certified organic bedding and apparel in fun, modern patterns for infants and toddlers. As if that’s not enough to feel good about, 10 percent of the proceeds are donated to Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that creates schools, programs, and communities to help provide education to children around the world.
To buy: $60, horseanddragonshoppe.etsy.com.
Pastel Wooden Blocks
Artisan hand painted wooden blocks in fun geometric shapes and pretty (non-toxic) pastel hues. Plus, screen-printed onesies and children’s T-shirts to make playtime more fashionable.
To buy: $32.50 for 30, happylittlefolksshop.etsy.com.
Sea Creature Wall Hooks
This shop, which specializes in handcrafted wooden home goods, offers adorable wall hooks that aren’t too cutesy. Each set comes with hanging supplies and instructions for easy mounting. In three varieties: sea creatures, safari animals, and farm animals.
To buy: $40 for four, magszilla.etsy.com.
Lamb Baby Hooded Towel
Wrap your wee one in a warm, plush fleece towel once he’s done splashing in the bath. Available in a dozen fun animal designs, like a lamb, bear, owl, monkey, and even a koala.
To buy: From $39, weechateau.etsy.com.
The ultimate grunge accessory—the bandana—meets baby in this irresistibly cute iteration of a bib. With printed cotton on the front and soft contrasting corduroy on the flip side, it does double duty absorbing excess drool.
To buy: For a similar product, $7, go to etsy.com.
Mint Gold Bird Baby Shoes
Designed to keep your little one’s feet warm inside or out, these soft shoes come in dozens of solid colors and patterns for both boys and girls. Bonus: The shoes are designed to be straight, so Mom or Dad won’t have to navigate the right from the left when trying to get out the door.
To buy: From $26, theweelittlepiggies.etsy.com.
Max and the Yellow Boots Print
Original artwork to brighten baby’s new room. This fancy fox looks right at home alone on the wall… or grouped with other doodles from Anna Tyrrell’s shop.
To buy: From $17, annatyrrell.etsy.com.
Modern Baby Stickers
Take a photo of your baby wearing one of these pretty removable stickers each month to keep track of how much she’s grown. At the end of the year, turn all of the photos into a collage for her bedroom wall. Available in dozens of designs for both boys and girls.
To buy: From $13, gemmaandco.etsy.com.