“From small beginnings come great things.” I remember spying those fortune cookie booties when I was pregnant with Hudson and thinking they’d make the sweetest gift for a friend who’d just had a baby! They even come in a Chinese take-out box! (Better yet, bring over Chinese food and sneak the booties in alongside dinner when visiting your friend.)
Revisiting Uncommon Goods over the holidays reminded me: they have a host of great gifts for new babies (and new parents). And the site has some handy gift guides if you’re lost for ideas (check out this one for kids)!
Here’s what I’d pick: 1. A cuddly penguin, large enough to rest a little head on. // 2. a 2014 birth-year box, for stowing booties and other mementos from baby’s first year—the year of the Horse // 3. I definitely recognize the scratch map, but these sweet, wool animal booties (representing each continent) are new to me! // 4. Love all the prompts in this fun baby book // 5. Fortune Cookie Booties // 6. Fun socks that actually stay put // 7. For rounding out a sock-monkey themed gift // 8. A wooden fish rattle and teether for little hands and soft gums // 9. Taxi and Metrocard: I actually bought the taxi for Hudson on the day I went into labor! He loved it. // 10. And a friend gave us the Mysterio T-shirt. (He’s destined to be a Fortune Cookie Writer.) // 11. High-contrast, pull-along bobblers // 12. And we LOVED using a strap-on chair when traveling. This one looks slick and equally handy.
P.S. Registry essentials.
This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but all opinions expressed are my own. In fact, I’m especially happy to support Brooklyn-based Uncommon Goods, who endeavors to support rigorous business standards; sustainable handcrafted goods, made without harm to people or animals; and who includes fair wages in their mission-statement. Thank you for supporting Hither & Thither!