12 Mindfully Made, Eco-Friendly Baby and Nursery Gifts for New Parents

A baby lays on a blanket
Cayley Pater

Shopping for new or soon-to-be parents this holiday season? We have a diverse selection of conscious and eco-friendly baby gifts, as well as gorgeous artisan-made home goods for decorating the new nursery.

From super-soft slippers and blankets to handmade wall hangings and baskets, you’re certain to find a wonderful present. If you’d like to explore even more baby and new-parent gift ideas, check out our Baby Gifts Collection.

1. Silk Road Bazaar Baby Bunny Booties — $26

Silk Road Bazaar’s slippers are made with soft sheep’s wool that’s both breathable and durable to keep little feet the ideal temperature all year long. Each pair of Silk Road Bazaar’s booties are made with locally sourced wool, in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, by artisans earning living wages.


Baby bunny booties made with sheep's wool

2. Swahili African Modern Set of Three Rainbow Garland Storage Baskets — $188

If there’s one thing any new parent can appreciate, it’s more storage — especially when it’s storage as stylish as the baskets from Swahili African Modern! This set of multipurpose baskets can easily be used as hampers or for storing sheets, blankets, toys, books, and anything baby-related. Once the little ones are grown up, it can be used just as easily in any other living space.


Fair trade rainbow garland storage baskets

3. Pebble Organic Blue Baby Blanket — $59

This durable, organic blanket is just right for nap time, tummy time, or bedtime — and it’s the perfect size for swaddling newborns.

The adorable piece was hand-knit by women artisans in Bangladesh living in rural villages and earning fair, living wages.


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4. Kazi Silver Blue Abstract Wall Decor — $280

This beautiful, handmade wall hanging and basket from KAZI adds vibrancy and beauty to any nursery — as wall decor or storage for knickknacks. KAZI’s baskets and wall decor pieces are made in Rwanda from all-natural, organically-dyed sisal and sweetgrass fibers in a fair trade environment. 


Silver, black, and blue patterned wall basket decor

5. Coyuchi Cloud Loom Organic 6-Piece Towel Set in Blush — $198

Ultra-soft and crafted from organically grown, toxin-free cotton, Coyuchi’s Cloud Loom Collection makes for the best bath-time towels for babies and toddlers. Coyuchi uses GOTS–certified organic cotton that is expertly loomed to create extraordinary strength, and these plush towels are also extremely absorbent. Don’t need the full set? You can also purchase individual towels.


Cloud loom organic cotton towels in light blush

6. Chilote Baby Slippers — $59

The perfect shoes for keeping their little feet nice and toasty, these cozy Chilote Baby Slippers are an easy-to-love gift. All of Chilote’s slippers are fairly crafted by women artisans in Patagonia, Chile, and each slipper is made from locally sourced sheep’s wool.


Chilote Fair Trade Baby Slippers

7. Conejo & Co. Oso Wall Hanging in Blush and Beige — $425

Conejo & Co.’s linen wall hangings are striking decor for an elevated nursery. These modern tapestries can also continue to be used in any space around the house for years to come. All of the brand’s pieces are hand-painted and handmade by owner and artist Molly Millar Dodge in her Los Angeles studio.


Blush linen wall hanging with blush circle painted in the middle

8. Swahili African Modern Natural Changing Basket — $110

This beautiful changing basket could be mistaken for a decor piece, making it an ideal gift for the new parents that have a love of design.

The unique fair trade changing baskets from Swahili African Modern are handmade from stalks of elephant grass by artisans in Ghana and feature leather handles for functionality and comfort.


Natural elephant grass changing basket

9. Mbare Large Two-Tone Hamper Basket — $189

Handmade in Senegal from millet grass, this two-tone natural basket will add a touch of natural, global, functional decor to any nursery.

At two and a half feet high, this fair trade, handwoven basket from Mbare is the ideal size to use as a nursery hamper.


Mbare two tone hamper basket in white and natural

10. Asano LED Lantern — $105

Bring a touch of hygge to their sustainable nursery with one of Asano’s cozy-feeling lanterns. The warm, yellow-hued light is powered by an LED, and the lantern is made from bamboo filament and rice paper.

Each lantern is handmade with exceptional care by master artisans in Japan.


Cozy Asano LED Lantern

11. Masaya & Co. San Geronimo Rocking Chair — $1,025

Expertly crafted from sustainably-harvested royal mahogany and finished with a low-VOC oil finish, Masaya & Co.’s rocking chair is made with high standards for quality and environmental responsibility.

The sustainable furniture company — which originally started as a reforestation project — also plants 100 trees for every product sold. 


Sustainable colorful mahogany rocking chair for an eco-friendly nursery

12. Kiliim Pastel Tiles Rug — $95 to $1,250

Kiliim’s pretty pastel rug is an excellent accent piece for an eco-friendly nursery. With sizes ranging from 2×3 to 8.8×12, you’ll find a perfectly proportioned option for any space, whether the new parents in your life need a full-floor rug or a simple nursery entryway doormat.

The wool yarn in this rug was made from upcycled deadstock (remnant fabric) leftover by carpet factories in Cairo, Egypt.


Kiliim wool pastel tiles rug

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BONUS: Made Trade Gift Card

Can’t decide on a gift? Let them choose with a Made Trade gift card or digital gift card.

Made Trade Gift Card
Made Trade Gift Card

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