9 Baby and Toddler Gifts as Sweet and Unique as the Mini Recipients
Starting with an heirloom-worthy alphabet set.
Published Nov 10, 2021 1:27 AM
The littlest humans in our lives are just getting acquainted with the holidays and all the joy that gift giving (er, getting for them) entails. To help make sure their introduction to the most wonderful time of the year is memorable, we’ve sourced nine thoughtful finds—ranging from a sweet crib quilt to a wood drum set. They just might love their gift so much that they forget the wrapping (high praise for an age group that’s notoriously enamored with banal things like Bubble Wrap and cardboard boxes).
A geometric animal motif on one side, bold stripes on the other—this organic cotton quilt from our very own Domino x Crate & Kids collection will captivate its pint-size recipient and keep them snuggly warm.
Handmade in the U.S. from emerald wool (with a choice of silk or cotton lining), this classic bonnet is designed to be a keepsake that can be passed down. We’re smitten with the playful, oversize pom-pom topper and timeless colorways.
This clever maple- and beechwood block set includes letter and object pairs that either nest or magnetize together, as well as a coordinating book—a fun and interactive way to introduce the alphabet to little ones. (The South Korean company also offers a Hangul version.)
If enthusiasm for bath time wanes, you’ll both be excited to have these creature-shaped cotton wash mitts on hand.
Pick Up Sticks
Is a percussionist the only thing your family band is lacking? Consider that problem solved. This wood starter set comes complete with two snare drums, a bass drum with pedal, and a cymbal. Because when is your mini not ready to make some noise?
Kids 12 months and up will love riding this stylish rocker, and parents will enjoy its pared-down, modern silhouette.
All eight sides of this versatile canvas play structure can be rolled up to create a gazebo-like space. When everyone is craving a cozy spot, the flaps can come down—just add a couple throw pillows and a blanket inside, and a flashlight for story time.
Treats to Go
The classic toy gets a modern update—decked out in a taco truck–inspired design complete with spinnable wheels and sunny-hued stripes.
This knit cotton throw is sized specifically with littles in mind, so they’ll feel like they’re getting a big (mama) bear hug.