Searching for the perfect baby gift or toddler gift comes with many considerations. Is it safe for them to wear or play with? Is it educational or made from sustainable and healthy materials? Is it as adorable as they are?
Made Trade’s baby gifts collection certainly checks all those boxes. We’ve hand-picked every toy, game, accessory, and onesie to ensure each is made with healthy materials, adheres to safe manufacturing processes, and will look beautiful in your home, in your nursery, or on your little one. Below are a few of our favorite ethical and eco friendly baby gifts for baby showers, birthday parties, or any other holiday occasion.
1. Pebble Organic Dino Rattle — $22
This sweet, organic rattle will help entertain any little one while also keeping their parents resting easy knowing that only natural, safe materials were used in production. Each Pebble rattle is made using organic cotton that has been slowly and mindfully hand-knit by women artisans in Bangladesh.
Pebble is committed to following ecologically minded and socially responsible practices throughout their supply chain and is Fair Trade Certified by the World Fair Trade Organization.
Silk Road Bazaar brings every little one’s favorite animals — from monkeys to dinosaurs — to life with their playful baby and toddler booties. Each pair is handmade in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan from 100% humanely-sourced sheep’s wool. The wool is sheared by local farmers at the end of each winter in preparation for the warmer weather.
The fair trade wool booties will keep their tiny toes toasty through even the chilliest days and will be a precious keepsake once they’ve outgrown these cozy house shoes.
Swahili African Modern’s bassinet provides a handmade, fair trade way to transport your little one. This sturdy Elephant grass bassinet basket is handwoven by Ghanian basket weavers. Featuring strong leather handles, it’s designed for maximum comfort not only for the little one inside but for the one carrying them as well.
Swahili African Modern is a women-owned, fair trade certified company who offers a large array of handmade goods by the Wolof women of Senegal. These women artisans are paid well above a living wage and produce their woven goods from the comfort of their villages.
4. Zeki Learning Sea Habitat Storyboard — $40
Zeki Learning is a women-run nonprofit and Fair Trade Federation member making education fun and safe with their soft cotton felt interactive games made by refugee mothers in Palestine’s West Bank.
The brand’s Sea Habitat Storyboard offers a hands-on way for children three and older to understand spatial relationships, learn about sea animals, and discover natural oceanic elements. This storyboard also comes with a carrying case for easy transport from storage to the playroom to Grandma’s house.
This Small Crescent Lattice Throw Quilt is made with six layers of 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton to provide your little one with comfort and warmth. Expertly crafted by masterful artisans in Ajmer, India, each quilt is made to the highest quality and is durable so it can be cherished for years to come.
They’ll stay cozy all year long with Coyuchi’s Honeycomb textured baby blanket. (Their caregivers will also have peace of mind knowing that each Coyuchi blanket is made from 100% organic, toxic-free cotton).
This mini-sized blanket is super soft, weighty, and insulating, guaranteeing it will become baby’s favorite. The quality craftsmanship, as with all of Coyuchi’s organic products, will ensure this blanket makes it through many messes and washes, and can even be handed down to the next little one in the family.
7. Pebble Wooden Teething Ring Bunny — $18
Made from hand-knitted organic cotton, this adorable wooden teething ring is 100% safe for your baby. It also comes in both blue and pink to perfectly match your baby’s nursery decor.
Pebble is fair trade certified by the World Fair Trade Organization and is also a member of the Fair Trade Federation. All of Pebble’s products are made without electricity, significantly reducing their carbon footprint.
8. Pebble Owl Rattle — $19
Combine the cuteness and companionship of a stuffed animal with the amusement of a rattle and you have Pebble’s hand-knitted organic cotton owl rattle. Handcrafted by women artisans in Bangladesh without the use of electricity to reduce their carbon footprint, this rattle is ethically-made using sustainable materials and produced in fair trade working conditions. Pebble is a woman-owned company who is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and Fair Trade certified by the World Fair Trade Organization.
Available for newborns to one-year-olds, Coyuchi’s snuggle sack is made from GOTS organic cotton jersey that’s grown and knit in India and is sure to keep your child warm and cozy during the chillier months. Coyuchi is dedicated to upholding the highest standards when it comes to environmental and social sustainability practices, which is why they exclusively work with earth-first and fair trade certified manufacturers. Parents and caregivers will be happy to know that this snuggle sack is made completely free of harmful chemicals or materials.
10. Zeki Learning Emotions Memory Game — $30
This soft, upcycled cotton game from Zeki Learning is designed for safe, healthy, plastic-free educational play. The Emotions Memory Game simultaneously supports social and emotional development for children while building matching skills that strengthen memory retention and provide a foundation for math and reading skills.