November 30, 2011
I will likely never claim to be an expert in necessary and useful gifts for a new momma, daddy or the littlest of new family members but with 6 babies born to friends in the last 15 days, I’d like to think I can claim some version of legitimacy in downright adorable gifts for the pint size people in your life. Auntie Melissa to the rescue?
You be the judge.
For the Little Reader : Restoration Hardware Bunny Bookends | $69
I’m a big fan of gifting books for children & adults and these Bunny Bookends seem like the perfect (and chic) way to keep those gifts in line.
For the One Afraid of the Dark : Jonathan Adler Elephant Nightlight | $48
Call me crazy but I’m tempted to order one for our no-children household. #loveelephants
For the Cutiepants : Serena & Lily 3 Sprouts Hooded Towel | $38
This is quickly making its way to the top of my list as my new favorite newborn gift of choice. Adorable.
For the Mini-Photographer : Personalized Toy Camera | $34
This goes without saying but LOVE. LOVE.
For the Smartiepants : The Land of Nod Dominoes | $21.95
Yet another children’s item I want in my own home.
For the One Who Loves Pets : The Land of Nod What a Croc | $89
As a kid, I remember pulling around a little telephone on a string. Imagine a little Melissa with a little crocodile; much better, right?
For the Newborn : Jellycat Bashful Bunny | $19.95
I posted this as a newborn item but, this past Spring, every time I purchased for friends as a newborn gift Gunnar would steal this bunny out of the bag and claim it as his own toy. I blame it on the exceptionally soft fur. Bonus points for shopping locally at Pacifier online or at their Northeast or Downtown locations!
For the One You Love : J.Crew Ouef I Heart Baby Jumper | $88
For the most special of little ones. I heart Baby.
For the Make Believer : The Land of Nod Kid’s Cannot Live on Bread Alone | $19.95
Almost pretty enough to eat and even better to make believe with.
For the Child Who Gives Back : Feed My Starving Children
This locally headquartered organization makes my “must donate” list. Dedicated to, at the basic level, feeding starving children in body and spirit.