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Kids in the City: 7 Best Gifts for Urban Babies

Some kids grow up with creeks, fields, and fireflies. Some grow up with city lights, public transportation, and fire engines. If you want to celebrate an urban baby (or baby shower) with a city-themed treat, we’ve selected the seven coolest, most modern gifts that honor city life. Check them out after the jump…

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  • City in A Bag 1 of 7
    City in A Bag
    Classic wooden blocks with an urban edge, featuring the architectural landmarks of major cities. Choose from Paris, Tokyo, London, and New York at Muji.
  • Haptic Lab Map Quilt 2 of 7
    Haptic Lab Map Quilt
    These quilts turn city maps into family heirlooms commemorating the place of baby's birth. Ready made quilts and special orders taken at Haptic Lab.
  • Map Handkerchief 3 of 7
    Map Handkerchief
    A lovely alternative to a burp cloth in a baby shower basket for a future city kid. Find a variety of cities and vintage or contemporary maps at Muji.
  • Map Playing Cards 4 of 7
    Map Playing Cards
    While baby may be too young for a game of poker, the images on the tops of these cards are also a jigsaw puzzle of major city maps. Find them at Muji.
  • City Stencil Set 5 of 7
    City Stencil Set
    Future graffiti artists can practice their craft with these city-shaped stencils from Muji Online.
  • City Beads Urban Themed Beads Maze 6 of 7
    City Beads Urban Themed Beads Maze
    Tiny tots can send beads and planes whizzing through downtown with this bead maze from Toys R Us.
  • This is… Book Series 7 of 7
    This is... Book Series
    Re-issued from Miroslav Sasek's 50's classics, these books are a favorite way my daughter and I learn about cities all over the US and the world. Check out This is San Francisco, This is New York, This is London, and more. Scarlet and I wonder, where is our "This is Los Angeles??"
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