Give a Gnome a Home
Choose to give baby one of these lovable gnome dolls from the
Tadpole Creations Etsy shop at your next baby shower, and you’ll be sure to get the award for the most-talked-about gift!
Affordable and baby-friendly, these gnomes are fabricated with organic or reclaimed fabric and filled with eco-friendly Ingeo fibers (made from corn!). Other items in the shop include equally adorable cloth Russian-style nesting dolls, mermaid dolls, and appliqued clothing.
With so many different types of teethers to choose from, the folks over at the
Smiling Tree Toys Etsy shop have made the decision a natural one with their selection of wooden teethers.
Handcrafted from sustainably sourced wood that’s organically finished with camelina oil and beeswax, this dinosaur teether (which doubles as a rattle) is the definition of eco-local! Starting at $12, you’ll find enough teethers and toys to fill a whole gift basket. Also, for every toy sold, the shop makes a donation to Peace Corps youth education projects!
Toasty Little Toes
What’s cuter than a tiny pair of baby booties? A pair made from 100 percent recycled materials that stay put!
Forget about gifting the standard multipack of ever-vanishing socks. Priced at $34, these charming slippers from the
Wooly Baby Etsy shop are made from reclaimed wool and recycled gray leather. These mini booties are sure to keep tiny tootsies warm -- and they're also available in adult sizes too!
Un, Deux, Trois... Culture!
The team over at the
Children Inspire Etsy shop knows how to add a personal touch to a nursery. Their shop is filled with eco-amenable prints that are a perfect mix of nature, culture, and language (like this French numbers print priced at $28).
Originally created from scrap paper and reproduced on recycled paper using soy inks, the prints are available in six different languages. Designed to introduce children to the world around them and connect them to their own roots, the whole gallery is beautiful and enriching!
Think about the necessities when shopping for your next baby shower gift. A new mom needs yards and yards of burp cloths, washcloths, and wipes.
Why not gift this certified-organic flannel cotton set from the
Organic Quilt Company Etsy shop? Priced at $18, you’ll receive two unique burp cloths that stand out from the rest. Also, be sure to check out the shop’s other eco-friendly items, including baby blankets, bibs, and custom bedding for kids of all ages!
Any of the one-of-a-kind items over at the
Brood Baby Etsy shop would make a great eco-smart baby gift, but this little hand-knit cocoon is our favorite of them all.
The soft yarn and fold-over collar are perfect for swaddling a newborn to just the right amount of coziness. Priced at $88, this fair trade and vegan cocoon will be treasured from one newborn to the next. It also comes beautifully packaged for you in a gift box with an optional gift note.
Little Tree Hugger
Of all the bodysuits and booties baby will receive, this huggable set from the
Growing Up Wild Etsy shop will surely steal the shower.
The warm colors of the fabrics will let baby blend in with the surroundings of nature! The bodysuit is fair trade-certified, and the matching booties have elastic on the heel to withstand even the kickiest of little feet. Check out the full shop for even more darling eco-themed items and the option to personalize onesies or shirts with hand-embroidered names.
Tote and Travel
Do you know a new mom setting out on the adventure of cloth diapering? Wish her luck and patience, and gift her this stylish bag from the
Mod Mom ME Etsy shop to help contain messes and store wet clothes until mom gets home.
The waterproof lining is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and BPA-free. Plus, there are dozens of sizes and styles available. Priced from $15-$120, why not add a matching wristlet or diaper bag? Handmade in modern 100-percent cotton prints, the uses are endless for these trendy totes!
When we came across these cute hats at the
Tasha Miller Griffith Etsy shop, we couldn’t believe they were made out of repurposed cashmere sweaters! Fah-ncy baby!
Customize one of these hats with the new mother’s favorite colors and baby will have the warmest (and most colorful!) noggin on the block. Priced at $29, these curly-topped cozies are amazingly soft and stretchy (one of the sizes even fits six to 24 months!). Other items in the shop include eco-friendly felted totes and handbags made from locally raised wool.
This colorful set of 30 (!) baby wipes from the
Baby Zing Etsy shop is the perfect eco-minded baby shower gift for new parents.
Made from unbleached organic cotton (chemical-free and dye-free), these wipes are absorbent and gentle on baby's skin. Priced at $35 for the set, why not give some as shower favors as well? There’s never a shortage of messes in a busy household, and with these reusable wipes, just a quick toss in the washer will see you through wipe after wipe after wipe after wipe...
Bubble Bath Buddies
Make bath time fun with this eco-organic bath mitt from the
Ecoleeko Etsy shop. Priced at $14, this colorful little alligator will soon become a favorite bath-time companion.
You’ll love Ally the Alligator so much that you might just want to pick up his friends Nelly the Elephant and Solar the Polar Bear Cub as well! All items in the shop are made from organic and sustainable materials like organic French terry cloth, hemp yarn, and renewable bamboo fleece. Plus, your item comes wrapped in a charming recycled paper sleeve.
New moms always seem to be prepared -- and they have the oversized, filled-to-the-brim bags to prove it! These zippered snack bags from the
Baby Zing Etsy shop certainly make toting those hundreds of items a mom can’t leave home without a lot easier.
Priced at $27 for five (or, buy the bags individually starting at just $6!), the bags in this eco-friendly set are made out of BPA-free PUL fabric, and are reusable, waterproof, and washable -- a perfect gift for a multitasking mom.
It's a Wrap!
New parents need items that can pull double (or triple!) duty. Think about giving these eco-fabulous swaddling blankets from the
Organic By Nature Etsy shop as a gift at your next baby shower. We love the vibrant robin’s-egg blue color printed on 100-percent-organic cotton.
Not only will they be perfect for swaddling, but their soft and absorbent material works great for warming up baby after a bath or as a travel play mat that you can tote anywhere! The shop also features changing pads, thermal blankets, and cloth diapers.
Close to the Heart
A popular item usually found on a baby registry (which is a must-have) is the baby sling. There are many different types (buggies, backpacks, etc.), but why not be the MVP of your next shower with this eco-conscious version from the
Lovey Duds Etsy shop?
The organic bamboo material is soft and stretchy to keep mom or dad and baby comfortable through hours of errands and outings. Priced at $70, this model features a vibrant print and adjustable strap. Check out the shop for dozens of other color and fabric options.
What a Hoot!
The folks at the
Maple Shade Kids Etsy shop have eco-friendly nursery décor pegged!
Priced at $69, this adorable handmade owl peg rack is one of many nature-themed accessories you’ll find. All are handcrafted with Mother Earth in mind -- natural wood, non-toxic glues, and soy-based inks. This charming shower gift will provide a special place to store baby’s favorite things for years to come. As a bonus you didn't see coming, with every product purchased, the shop donates to Trees for the Future to plant a tree.