I’m so excited to be creating a Gift Guide: Gifts For Littles this year! Last year was our first Christmas as parents and, although Rowan doesn’t understand Christmas quite yet, Edwin and I still found so much joy in enjoying his first Christmas with him last year and are loving every moment with this this year for his second Christmas. There are SO many incredible baby and children brands these days. From bespoke heirlooms to fun crafts to treasured teddy bears, there is an endless amount of items to swoon over for littles! I could honestly make this guide over 100 items long and it still wouldn’t be enough. I hope you find something special in this guide for a little one of your own or a beloved niece, nephew, godchild, or kiddo of a dear friend.
Rowan has brought more joy to my life than I ever could have expected. While motherhood has its challenging days, my love for Rowan exceeds everything else. He is such a little sweetie that I can hardly stand it! As such, it should come as no surprise that I think he’s the easiest little guy to shop for. I think everything would look adorable on him, everything would be precious in his nursery, and everything would be fun for him to learn and play with. I know I’m not alone! If you have littles at home, then I’m sure you feel the exact same way about your children. I’m hopeful that this gift guide will give you some new, inspired gift ideas for your little loves!
P.S. The end of this week is generally the cutoff for ordering with Christmas arrival so hop to!
Gift Guide: Gifts For Littles
01The Polar Express Book
This book makes me cry nearly every time I read it! It brings me back to the magic of Christmas that I felt as a child and now makes me so excited for Christmas all over again to watch it through Rowan’s eyes. The Polar Express is one of the most beautiful Christmas stories that celebrates the beauty of childhood at the holidays.
In addition to Christmas Classics like The Polar Express, I love some more modern children’s literature Christmas stories as well. Together is such a heartwarming story about a boy who asks Santa for time together with his family for Christmas. This book honestly makes my eyes water because it’s so sweet. Families will love it!
03Croghan’s Jewel Box “Cradle to Cocktails” Sterling Silver Bubble Blower
This has become one of my go-to gifts for new babies entering the world! From cradle to cocktails, this sterling silver bubble blower makes for the most versatile gift. Blow bubbles as a child and move it to the bar as you come of age to give all your drinks the perfect stir. Be sure to personalize it with engraved initials, monogram, or name on the handle.
Entirely handmade, the Bunny Plate features a sweet illustration of a rabbit and can be customized with the recipient’s name. The Bunny Plate makes an excellent gift that will be cherished for years to come. I like the idea of using it as a special plate for you kiddos on big occasions! It also comes in a pink version and a floral version.
It’s never been more fun for kiddos to wash their hands! Sohp Shop soaps are so amazing for kids because there is a toy at the center so littles are encouraged to wash their hands to get to the toy. Our niece and nephews love these soaps!
Is there anything better than snuggling and massaging a clean little baby? This delicious kit is the best for pampering little ones… Clean Bean wash for hair and body, Cloud 9 daily cream for face and body, and two Smooth Sailing gentle cleansing bars for face and body.
Ease into the bedtime ritual with your little one(s) with the full Purbebe line featuring 3 gentle colorful bath soaks, a soothing nighttime massage oil, and a 4oz bag of grown-up salt; Sweat & Rest (because parents need a bath too!).
Tubby Todd Bath Bombs transform regular old bath time into something extra special! Drop one bomb in and watch it bubble, swirl, and fizz! One bomb is so potent, it’ll make your whole bathroom smell like a beach oasis. You’ll love how yummy your kids will smell after climbing out of the tub.
I mean have you ever seen a cuter kids robe than this Starburst print Weezie robe for littles? It is designed for practicality in mind too! It features piped edges, pockets, an interior tie (to keep the robe secure during wiggles), and a hood. The sleeves can be rolled and bonus: the belt is attached so it doesn’t get lost!
A lovely to cherish until the end of time. Rowan has this lovie in the ‘Florence Green’ print because it matches his nursery (he also received the matching petite pillow from Parterre for his birthday from his friends John and Annika). Handmade in a velveteen organic cotton with hand-embroidered details, Parterre’s Posey lovie is meant to be loved by your little ones daily and saved as an heirloom piece.
My bestie, Allison, gave us these nesting baskets with scalloped liners for Rowan’s nursery. We LOVE them! This nested trio of storage baskets includes lids, so you can hide what’s inside and stack them, too. Pretty scalloped cotton canvas liners remove for easy machine washing. The are the best and prettiest storage solution.
My darling friend Abby gave Rowan this Mori Sleep Sack and it has been our favorite ever since. We have it in every weight and love it winter, spring, summer, and fall. Every single time I share a photo of Rowan in it, I get DMs on Instagram asking about it so I thought I should include it. It is soft, safe, and cozy!
We waited to find out the gender of Rowan so we designed a nursery around the gender neutral color green. Perhaps that’s why I can’t get enough of this gorgeous green and white crib sheet! It is so beautiful and the pattern is unique and whimsical for a children’s room.
We have some bedding from Gooseling in Rowan’s nursery and adore the whimsical patterns. The Baby Duvet is a lightweight, lofty, and a perfectly cozy layer your baby will love all year round. Designed so that you can easily pack and go, it’s made to be luxurious, simple, and soft. A perfect blanket, a timeless baby gift.
Quilts are so beautiful and practical in a child’s room. We are fortunate to have a beautiful one made by my grandmother but I also think the quilts by Projektityyny are stunning. The Nukkumatti quilt is made with Liberty fabric and features a beautiful scallop design entirely patched from four Liberty of London prints. Swoon.
What nursery doesn’t need a beautifully embroidered pillow with the baby’s name, birthday or monogram. Select from the list of animals and then input what you would like to have customized and the color and type of font and a gorgeous pillow will arrive on your doorstep!
Our dear friends Kristin and Sterling gifted Rowan these adorable confetti print PJs for his birthday and I think they are bundles of fun! I love that they are equally precious for little boys and little girls. The confetti print just screams celebration! They come in baby and kids sizes.
Meet the perfect gift for new or expecting parents or cute little ones who love bath time. The bundle includes one Baby Hooded Towel, one Bib, and two Baby Washcloths. Rowan has these bath items and we love them! They can be personalized too.
19HART Mini & Me: Rainbow Mama and ILY Bracelet Set
Match your mini with the cutest ever mama and me rainbow bracelet set. My girlfriend and her daughter wear these and they are too precious! Plus, wearing this bracelet will make your little feel like a big girl… so cute!
The concept behind Sprout Design Lab is brilliant! Turn your children’s most precious drawings into a one of a kind custom necklace. I created a necklace (using Rowan’s hospital footprint instead of art as he’s too little to create art) and it was so simple. Take a photo of your little one’s artwork and their engineers transform it into a 3D masterpiece.
Adorable! Have fun with your little lady playing with hairstyles and these pompom hair clips. They will up the ante during getting ready time and make hair care much more fun!
22Babiators The Seafarer Sunglasses
I love Rowan in his cool boy Babiators! With a sleek round shape and extra-cool mirrored lenses, Babiators polarized keyhole shades will up the awesome factor (and the UV protection!) of your kid’s ensemble. Babiators’ sunglasses for children protect against 100% of UV rays (and boring style!) and are virtually indestructible.
E&E Teepees makes the most beautiful and playful teepees for kiddos. They have tons of styles… some are simple and classic while others are ruffly and girly and others still are perfect for boys. You can also add one of their play mattresses inside to make it extra cushy. Snuggle up in your teepee in your lake pajamas for endless make-believe play with your littles.
Make your little feel like a special big kid with their own personalized chair. The chair is über soft and comfortable so littles ones will love snuggling up in it with their stuffed animals and favorite books. I’m eyeing one for Rowan!
We have this handcrafted strolley basket in Rowan’s nursery and think it’s too cute! It has a hood that your little one can lower and lift as they play. It is perfect for dolls, stuffed animals, and other characters in pretend play + it’s a lovely storage basket when it’s not in use.
Perfect for the mini-me cyclist, balance bikes are durable toddler push bikes that are the best way to introduce your little one to cycling. They naturally supports kiddos development by promoting mobility and steering to ease the transition to a pedal bike. Plus, these are too cute!
A fresh new take on the traditional smocked dress. Julia Amory and Smockingbird designed the loveliest little girls dress with hand block printed fabric, a white welted peter pan collar, sleeve detailing, and sash detail in the back. It’s perfect down to every detail.
I was introduced to Children’s brand Harbour last spring by my friend Haskell and now count it as one of our favorite brands. Rowan has these super soft double gauze overalls and looks downright precious in them. They get softer with ever wear and wash. Wear as is in the warm sun or add a Harbour long sleeve cozy tee in the colder months. They are so cute with the legs rolled up a little – bare feet adds extra cuteness. Plus, they are gender neutral, which is rare with children’s clothing.
New-to-me brand Starfish Kids, designs the cutest gender neutral stripe tees (among other items). Comfortable, easy to wear and looking as good as it feels, the Elbow Patch Tee is easy to dress up and down, and to mix and match. This shirt’s luxuriously soft feel, perfect stripes, and delightful elbow patches are made to bring extra joy to the best of play days.
A lot of Rowan’s wardrobe is from The White Company. I can always count on them for beautiful basics (they do stripes really well!), fun classic designs (like this plane sweater), as well as great quality. I’m adding this to Rowan’s closet!
My girlfriend Nora turned me onto Clam Feet early this fall and I immediately ordered Rowan a pair. Clam Feet are handmade soft-soled shoes that feel good, and you can feel good about! They have been great in the months between crawling and walking (when they need more support to learn).
Little girls will love twirling this season in these stunning bow shoes. Made from 100% velvet with a leather sole, these classic shoes are perfect for the season of celebration. Tie around the ankle with matching velvet ribbons, these are a pair of shoes you and your little girl will truly cherish.
This adorable bonnet is crafted from a soft cashmere blend with a fine knit so it is for on your little one’s head. Easy to care for, the faux pom is removable, and the hats can be machine washed. A percent of proceeds from sales of these hats will be donated by Hoppy Baby to the Humane Society.
This boater-style sun hat handmade from finely woven, natural seagrasses might be the prettiest little girls accessory out there. Each hat ships with an antique blue ribbon, plus an extra surprise ribbon pack so your little one can switch up their look! Psst, it fits children typically aged 4-9.
A Patagonia fleece was at the top of Rowan’s Christmas wish list this year (well at the top of my wish list for him!). I just think it’s hard to picture something cuter than a little boy cruising around in a mini Patagonia fleece. This navy and red color way is perfection too.
These custom name pennants from Eventide Pennant Co. (a Charleston-based company) add a touch of fun to a kids room. Hang on the wall in your child’s room or above their bed to make them feel extra special in their space.
41Riley Sheehey Alphabet of Oddities Nursery Print
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” This vertical print from Riley Sheehey features woodland flora and fauna, with a couple “oddities” (balloons, cherries, and seashells) mixed in. t is available in two sizes, 11×14 and 16×20 and would be charming framed and hung in a nursery.
Gift these this holiday season to the mama with a little one on the way! I love the milestone cards from Hatch Cove Designs because they are different from the same 3 or so sets you always see. They are also gender neutral as they feature hand painted forest animals and abstract artwork.
This charming cherry-printed placemat, features a full place setting to teach little ones how to set the table. The laminated finish means easy breezy cleaning. For an extra special touch, personalize yours with a first name. It’s sure to be a favorite at meal time!
For littles who love playing make believe and creating their own little worlds. Every Maileg set is pint sized and simply adorable. I adore all the different mice and the ways to expand their worlds (cookie sets, play room sets, etc). So sweet!
A Lovevery Play Kit subscription is such a fantastic gift idea! Simply put, they are monthly subscription boxes full of perfect play essentials for babies and toddlers that are designed by researchers and experts in child development. They are made with organic and non-toxic materials and each box is based on the toy and activity needs of your child (based on age and development). The boxes also come equipped with guides for parents that provide ideas for parents to help children grow and learn. I LOVE the guides and get so many new ideas from them about how to interact with and play with Rowan.
Rowan is OBSESSED with these Weston Table race cars. He has a mini collection now and they are his favorite toys. He is car obsessed and loves anything with wheels so they are a huge hit in our house! We got one of our nephews one this Christmas.
This Milton & Goose
Essential Play Kitchen is a kid’s dream! Kids can play chef and restaurant while letting their imagination and creative juices flow. Every holiday season, play kitchens are some of the very top gifts for kids! It’s a hit. I think by next Christmas Rowan will be old enough for one of these!
I love The Global Baby because it is ethical gifting made easy! This Rainbow Preschooler Gift Box includes a fair trade, hand-felted stars garland by Koseli; an ethical, handmade rainbow dress from Cheeni; a sustainably produced wooden puzzle/toy by Tender Leaf Toys; a fair trade, hand-felted stacking toy by Papoose; and the book The Day the Crayons Quit, all attractively packaged in The Global Baby’s adorable gift box. They have tons of other gift boxes and non-gift box items to choose from too.
Polaroid camera are one of those things that transcend generations. We loved them as kids and I think current kiddos will love them too. This Polaroid camera comes in a handful of colors and has autofocus (now that we didn’t have in my day!).
The precious confetti print pencil case, with 18 colored pencils, is so easy for on the go coloring. It is also the perfect size for a stocking stuffer gift idea! I love everything Oso & Me does including this cute gift idea.
The ultimate gift for kiddos who love their arts and crafts! This kit is stocked with 277 fuzzy sticks, 15 wooden pieces, 60 felt pieces, 72 craft sticks, 10 wooden discs, 200 wooden beads, 40 plastic beads, 40 sticky back jewels, 102 googly eyes, 6 skeins of floss, White glue, Sequins, 2 needles, Scissors, and Inspiration sheet.
The handmade and fair-trade dolls from Cuddle+Kind are truly special. For every cuddle+kind doll sold, the brand gives 10 meals to children in need. Plus, the dolls are precious and meant to be treasured for years!
This classic teddy bear is made from 100% cotton and makes a charming companion for babies and young children. The toile is so dreamy and adorable for little boys and little girls. A perfect cuddle companion!
What littles are you shopping for!? Do you have any great ideas for gifts for babies, toddlers, or kids? I’d love to hear what has been a hit in your house or what your children love and are excited about this holiday season! My world greatly expanded last year when it comes to baby brands and I’ve thoroughly enjoying discovering all the amazing baby brands out there so I’m all ears!
There is no type of shopping more exciting than shopping for littles!