Top 20: Baby's Holiday Gift Guide From Etsy

While visions of mass consumerism danced in her head…

It’s been a very humbling few days for me, in the land of holiday list making. I’ve thought long and hard (again, I always go through this thought process during the holidays), about what I really want, the message I want to give to my children. I’m all about #HandmadeHolidays. Mostly I’ve been thinking about those who are less fortunate and choosing to have donations made over a slew of gifts.

Aside from 6 new pieces, that’s 3 per child, 2 articles of clothing and one new bought toy…(and books, books never count, many of which were thrifted), so far I’m trying to keep things under control. Is it wrong that Abby’s older bro, Wyndham, will probably get more than her this year? I don’t think so. She has no idea about what all this present business is about, so really, there is no need.

The next few things I plan on getting are from Etsy. In support of small business owners, my colleagues, many of whom are moms. No tokenism going on here, these baby toys and clothes are high quality and adorable. So. I curated a Baby’s 1st Year slideshow of possible Holiday Gifts for y’all to take a gander over. I encourage you to pick out a few choice goodies for your babe. There’s nothing quite like giving a gift that felt darn good to get…from the comfort of your home, with the click of your finger. I’ll not be trampled this year by any mobs and perhaps my few purchases will help another momma pay her bills or put some presents under the tree for her own littles.

The one thing (arguably), with Etsy is that you’ve got to get your orders in with plenty of time for shipment and even moreso if you want to custom order something. Many shops are making the cut-off date to be December 1st between Canada & the US and December 15 for same country. Anything International is too late I fear. So get to it! You’ll thank me later anyways, when you are all done and mall-zone free.

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  • Dear Santa, I Can Explain – Funny Christmas Baby Onesie from The Itty Bitty Boutique $16 1 of 20
    Dear Santa, I Can Explain - Funny Christmas Baby Onesie from The Itty Bitty Boutique $16
    Total noveltly, yes. Worth it? You decide. Get it here!
  • Chevron Sophie Leash Toy Tether by Sarita Baby $10 2 of 20
    Chevron Sophie Leash Toy Tether by Sarita Baby $10
    Now this. Practical AND chevronic fabulous. Sophie is happy. Get it here!
  • Small Rainbow Stacker by Imagination Kids $14 3 of 20
    Small Rainbow Stacker by Imagination Kids $14
    I've watched my toddler adore stackers of all types for ages. A long lasting win. Get it here!
  • Newborn Wascal-y Hunters Cap Nube to 6 Months by Worthy Goods $36 4 of 20
    Newborn Wascal-y Hunters Cap Nube to 6 Months by Worthy Goods $36
    C'mon. Baby's head has to stay warm anyways, right? If you live in such a winter wonderland as I do. Get it here!
  • Labyrinth Firey Plush Goblin by Peludossa $25 5 of 20
    Labyrinth Firey Plush Goblin by Peludossa $25
    Okay. Maybe this would be lost on baby, but really. It's up to us to introduce our littles to such awesomeness, no? Get it here!
  • Wooden Alphabet Blocks by Stack Blocks $33.75 6 of 20
    Wooden Alphabet Blocks by Stack Blocks $33.75
    Classic choice. Get it here!
  • Retro Prints Fabric Baby Book by Funky Bunts $25 7 of 20
    Retro Prints Fabric Baby Book by Funky Bunts $25
    I'm a sucker for fabric, as you may know. Add on to that retro printed fabric? *Nerdly Swoon* Get it here!
  • Baby Gnome Doll by Sewn Natural $29 8 of 20
    Baby Gnome Doll by Sewn Natural $29
    Gnomes rock. 'Nuff said. Get it here!
  • Mustache Walnut Wooden Pull Toy by Seven Acre Toys $32 9 of 20
    Mustache Walnut Wooden Pull Toy by Seven Acre Toys $32
    Yea, yea, Movember is all up in our business. Everywhere. It's for a good cause so get over it. You can't deny this practical cuteness. Practical beacuse it's a pull toy which is so much better for baby's hand and eye co-ordination/development, not to mention their gross motor skills. Way more than blinky battery operated gadgets. Get it here!
  • We Are Strong – Limited Edition Print by Zukzuk $20 10 of 20
    We Are Strong - Limited Edition Print by Zukzuk $20
    Because babies need and should have art too. Especially sweet, high in contrast, lovey-dovey art like this. Also? Because BEARS! (I like bears, not just owls). Get it here!
  • Felt Flower Headband Set by Lou and Lee $32 11 of 20
    Felt Flower Headband Set by Lou and Lee $32
    Okay. Totally for the mamas, really. Which is fine. Totally fine. And necessary. Absolutely. Get it here!
  • Vinnie the Pirate Wolf Lavender Stuffed Plush $25 12 of 20
    Vinnie the Pirate Wolf Lavender Stuffed Plush $25
    This little guy is awesome. Hands down. Get it here!
  • Little Birdie Teething Ring by Tactile Baby $16 13 of 20
    Little Birdie Teething Ring by Tactile Baby $16
    Babies need teethers, natural wooden ones are a favourite around here. Get it here!
  • Natural Heirloom Baby Rattle by Painted Turtle $26.50 14 of 20
    Natural Heirloom Baby Rattle by Painted Turtle $26.50
    I love the sleek, modern design of this rattle. So contemporary yet rustic. I especially love how the contrast that babies dig, is achieved naturally here. Get it here!
  • Sweet Baby Moccasin Booties by Pleasantly Plump Knits $35 15 of 20
    Sweet Baby Moccasin Booties by Pleasantly Plump Knits $35
    Enough with the baby booties already! Right? Not these, these are and should be the ones you get before you cut yourself off. Get them here!
  • Wool Longies by Turn a New Leaf Designs $15 16 of 20
    Wool Longies by Turn a New Leaf Designs $15
    Again. Especially necessary is you live in a snow globe. Wool is incomparably the best thing to put next to your baby's skin. Just ask Dr. Spock. Get it here!
  • Sturdy Wood Stacking Rings by The Wood Garden $26.25 17 of 20
    Sturdy Wood Stacking Rings by The Wood Garden $26.25
    More stackers. Fisher Price eat your heart out. Just providing y'all with some variety to choose from here people. Get it here!
  • Newborn or Baby Baby Owl Hat by My MiMi Love $26 18 of 20
    Newborn or Baby Baby Owl Hat by My MiMi Love $26
    You know I love me some owls. It would appear that everyone else does too. This is undeniably cute, and once again - necessary if you live in a cold climate. Get it here!
  • Upcycled Plush Squirrel by Dentdelion $30 19 of 20
    Upcycled Plush Squirrel by Dentdelion $30
    This little guy. Ugh. So cute. And munchable. Drooly-able. Those are both words. Get it here!
  • Knit Toy Elephant by Precious Knits $30 20 of 20
    Knit Toy Elephant by Precious Knits $30
    I want this for myself. Is that wrong? Get it here!

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Free Holiday Ideas

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