9 mindfully made holiday gifts for new parents

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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. 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.

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Chilote Fair Trade Baby Slippers

2. Swahili African Modern Orange, Red, and Cream Sahara Basket — $110

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 or for storing sheets, blankets, toys, books, or anything baby-related. And once the little ones are grown up, it can be used just as easily in any other living space.

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Swahili African Modern Orange Red Cream Sahara Basket Swahili African Modern 651505 1500x

3. Minna Baby Pantelho Blanket — $150

This durable, artisan-made blanket is just right for nap time, tummy time, or bedtime. The exceptional piece was handwoven on a backstrap loom in two panels, then expertly embroidered by a cooperative of women in Chiapas, Mexico.

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Minna Baby Pantelho Cerulean Sage Blanket

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 knickknacks. 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. 

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Kazi Large Gold Hope Basket Fruit Baskets - New Parent Gifts

5. Minna Baby Pantelho Peach and Sage Blanket — $150

This pastel-hued Pantelho throw is the ultimate durable blanket for playtime or bedtime. Each blanket is ethically handwoven on a backstrap loom, then 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.

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Minna Baby Pantelho Peach Sage Blanket - New Parent and Baby Gifts

6. Kyrgies Baby and Toddler Tengries Slippers in Gray — $39

Kyrgies’ slippers are made with soft, wet-felted wool that’s both breathable and durable to keep little feet the ideal temperature all year long. Each pair of Kyrgies is crafted by women artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, using centuries-old wool felting techniques.

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Kyrgies Babies And Toddlers Tengries Gray Moccasins

7. Conejo & Co. Ojos Abiertos and Eclipse — $180 to $390

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.

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Conejo Co Ojos Abiertos Wall Hanging
Conejo Co Eclipse Wall Hanging

8. Coyuchi Cloud Loom Organic 6-Piece Towel Set — $198

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.

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Coyuchi Organic 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.

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Anchal Project Fair Trade Organic Pillows - New Parent Gifts

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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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