Shopping for little ones this holiday season? We’ve got you covered! Below is a diverse selection of conscious and eco-friendly gifts, as well as artisan-made home goods for decorating the 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 more baby gift ideas, check out our Baby Gifts Collection.
1. Silk Road Wool Triceratops Dinosaur Baby Booties — $26.99
These Triceratops baby booties are made of 100% locally sourced sheep’s wool from Kyrgyzstan and feature soft soles, making them a cozy, environmentally conscious gift for any infant.
Silk Road Bazaar’s artisans hand-stitch every wool bootie, and the wool is responsibly sourced from farmers who humanely shear their sheep during the warmer months of the year. Silk Road Bazaar is Fair Trade Certified and pays living wages to all their employees.
The Bamboo Hooded Baby Waffle Towel from Ettitude is made with 100% organic Lyocell and is OEKO-TEX Certified — meaning it’s hypoallergenic and free of harmful chemicals. With a 300 thread count (equaling the softness of 1,000 thread count in cotton), this towel is perfect for wrapping your baby after a soothing bath.
Ettitude’s organic bamboo is sourced from FSC-certified forests, and the Lyocell is made in a closed-loop process — reusing and recycling all the water used during manufacturing. Ettitude is a member of “1% for the Planet” and works with Certified Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production manufacturers, who pay their employees living wages.
Handwoven with sturdy elephant grass, this Ghanaian basket ensures a comfortable and safe environment for an infant. The basket also features leather handles for added comfort.
Swahili African Modern is Fair Trade Certified and pays living wages to their women artisans in Senegal. Each basket and hamper is hand-woven in the comfort of each artisan’s village using natural materials like cattails and reeds.
4. Chilote Baby Slippers — $59
Made from locally sourced sheep’s wool, these slippers will keep their little feet nice and cozy. The vegetable-tanned salmon leather used to stitch the outsoles is sustainably upcycled from the local fishing industry. All of Chilote’s slippers are fair trade and handcrafted by women artisans in Patagonia, Chile.
5. Pebble Pixie Rattle Doll — $16
Crafted by women artisans in Bangladesh and made with organic materials, every Pebble toy is built to last. They’re also machine washable!
Pebble is Fair Trade Certified and a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Their products are made without electricity, dramatically reducing their carbon footprint. Pebble pays all their artisans living wages and provides safe and dignified working conditions.
6. Pebble Rainbow Bunny Rattle — $25
This multi-striped bunny rattle is hand-knit by women artisans in Bangladesh and uses all the colors in Pebble’s organic cotton range — making it a safe, vibrant gift for the baby on your list.
Pebble’s rattles, toys, accessories, and clothes are all ethically made with sustainable materials like organic cotton. Pebble’s products are also made without electricity, significantly reducing their carbon footprint. Pebble is Fair Trade Certified, is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and provides safe and dignified work conditions for more than 12,000 women artisans.
7. Haptic Lab Constellation Quilt in Navy — $350
Made with GOTS-certified organic cotton sateen and hand-stitched using silk thread, Haptic Lab’s quilt has an inviting finish that will last long enough to become a treasured keepsake. Each quilt is made with low-impact dyes and hand-stitched with detailed, celestial patterns.
Haptic Lab’s quilts are designed in Brooklyn and made by artisans in Delhi, India. Haptic Lab is a certified B Corp and is dedicated to supporting positive climate action with the production of each quilt.
This durable, fair trade blanket works for nap time, tummy time, or bedtime. All of MINNA’s products are sourced from 100% natural and sustainable materials. Their blankets are hand-woven on a traditional backstrap loom in Chiapas, Mexico by a cooperative of women who set their own wages.
These memory game pieces are made with upcycled cotton blend fabric and felt, and are free of toxic chemicals and dyes. Matching is a fun way for children to develop their memorization skills, which also creates a solid foundation for math, reading comprehension, and other skills as they grow older.
Zeki Learning’s toys are designed by early childhood development educators and expertly handcrafted by refugee artisans in West Bank, Palestine. They’re a women-run, nonprofit organization who is Fair Trade Certified and pays all their women artisans living wages.
10. Zeki Learning Sea Habitat Storyboard — $40
Children will love tapping into their imagination to create their own sea habitat stories. Each piece is made of cotton blend fabric, felt, and cotton lining for a lightweight, soft-to-the-touch toy. This storyboard set is suitable for independent play or creating alongside playmates and siblings.
Zeki Learning is a Fair Trade Certified, women-run nonprofit who pays their artisan makers living wages. Each piece is handmade by refugee artisans in West Bank, Palestine. Zeki Learning’s toys are designed by early childhood development educators.
FOR THE NURSERY
Swahili African Modern’s hamper is a handwoven, neutral piece that will add texture and organization to any nursery. Made with natural cattail stalks and upcycled plastic from prayer mats, these exceptional baskets are handcrafted by an association of over 100 women in rural Senegal who practice traditional, artisanal basket-weaving.
Swahili African Modern is Fair Trade Certified and helps the Wolof women of Senegal sell their baskets across the globe. All of the women artisans work from the comfort of their home villages and are paid well above living wages.
Conejo & Co.’s linen wall hangings make for striking decor in an elevated nursery. These modern tapestries can also be used in any space around the house for years to come. All of the brand’s pieces are handmade and painted by owner and artist Molly Millar Dodge in her Los Angeles studio.
13. Asano LED Lantern — $105
Bring a touch of hygge to their sustainable nursery with one of Ameico’s cozy lanterns. The warm, yellow-hued light is powered by an LED, and the lantern is made from bamboo filament and rice paper. Each piece is handmade with exceptional care by master artisans in Japan.
14. Masaya & Co. San Geronimo Rocking Chair — $1,025
Expertly crafted from sustainably-harvested royal mahogany and finished with a low-VOC oil, 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.
15. Kiliim Pastel Tiles Rug — $95 to $1,250
Kiliim’s 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 — from a full-floor rug to an entryway doormat. All of the wool yarn in Kiliim’s rugs and pillows is spun from upcycled remnant fabric from carpet factories in Cairo, Egypt.