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, explore our Baby Gifts Collection.
1. 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.
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 multipurpose basket can easily be used as a hamper, for storing sheets, blankets, toys, books, or really anything baby related. And once the little ones are grown up, it can be used just as easily in any other living space.
3. Minna Baby Pantelho Blanket — $150
This durable, artisan-handmade blanket is just right for naptime, tummy time, or bedtime. The exceptional piece was handwoven on a backstrap loom in two panels, then expertly embroidered together by a cooperative of women in Chiapas, Mexico.
4. KAZI Large Gold Hope Wall Basket — $68
This beautiful handmade wall hanging and basket from KAZI adds vibrancy and beauty to any nursery as wall decor or storage for knick-knacks. Made in Rwanda, the sunburst pattern (which appears on the Rwandan flag) on these baskets symbolizes Rwanda’s hope for a brighter future. These baskets are made from all-natural organically-dyed sisal and sweetgrass fibers in a fair trade environment.
This pastel-hued Pantelho throw is the ultimate durable blanket for playtime or bedtime. Each blanket is ethically handwoven on a backstrap loom and embroidered by a cooperative of women in Chiapas, Mexico. If matching gifts are your thing, Minna also has a full-size Peach Pantelho Throw for mom and dad.
Kyrgies’ slippers are made with soft, wet-felted wool that’s both breathable and durable to keep little feet the ideal temperature all year-round. Each pair of Kyrgies is crafted by women artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan using centuries-old wool felting techniques.
7. Conejo & Co Ojos Abiertos and Conejo & Co Eclipse — $180 to $390
Conejo & Co.’s linen wall hangings are striking decor for an elevated nursery. And, these modern tapestries can 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.
Ultra-soft and crafted from organically grown, toxin-free cotton, Coyuchi’s Cloud Loom Collection makes for the best bathtime 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.
9. Anchal Project Small Graph Throw Pillow in Rust and Prism Throw Pillow in Slate — $49 to $89
Anchal Project’s modern organic cotton throw pillows are excellent decor for brightening up the nursery. Each pillow is thoughtfully handmade by artisans in India from natural fibers and eco-friendly dyes using traditional Kantha quilting techniques.