8 Outstanding Green Gifts for Baby Showers

Lullaby 01/24/2013

Wondering what to get for that special mom-to-be in your life? Look no further because we’ve scoured the internet to find 8 ideas that are guaranteed to delight. They’re absolute essentials for every new parent (whether they know it or not), so you can be sure they’ll get used. But, just because they’re practical, doesn’t mean they’re boring. Far from it! These gift ideas are gorgeous, green, and super safe for babies. What more could you ask for?

Check out these 8 outstanding green gifts for baby showers!

  1. Nest Cherry and Maple Rattle ($25) - Finely handcrafted and baby smooth to the touch, these rattles are finished with certified organic food-grade hempseed oil.
  2. giggle Organic Cotton Layette ($80) - Complete with a comfy newborn gown, an adorable infant hat, and a swaddling blanket made from pure, organic cotton. All three pieces feature contrasting trim and the gift box is part of the gift itself: It's sturdy and stylish enough to be used to store keepsakes, with a photo frame on the inside lid!
  3. Apple & Bee Changing Mat ($30) - Many conventional changing mats are made with a toxic PVC plastic shell and foam filling that’s been treated with toxic flame retardants. This cute, functional and comfortable Apple & Bee change mat is one-of-a-kind with an outer layer of organic cotton and an inner layer of denim coated with a recycled PET waterproofed finish.
  4. Lifefactory Wee Go Glass Baby Bottle gift set ($50) - Lifefactory’s glass baby bottles are bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalate, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) free with adorable, brightly colored silicone wraps. This gift set includes two 9-ounce glass baby bottles and two silicone teethers.
  5. Tookee Organic Sleep Sac ($60) - Loose blankets can pose a suffocation risk with small babies, so a sleep sac is a real must-have. Baby will sleep like an angel nestled in the 2-layers of this quilted, buttery-soft, organic cotton/hemp fabric that lets baby’s skin breathe while providing absorbency, superb insulation and year-round comfort.
  6. Ergobaby Organic Baby Carrier ($145) - Baby carriers are not only awesome for neighborhood walks and long hikes, they’re also a real lifesaver even at home. Babies love to be held, but using a carrier frees up your hands so you can still get those growing piles of laundry and dishes done. This Ergobaby carrier has a 100% organic cotton body and lining and can be used in 3 positions - front, back, and hip carry.
  7. Healthy Child Healthy World ($11) - A must-read for modern families! You want a healthy, safe home for your family, but where do you begin? With this easy-to-read guide that outlines simple steps you can take to reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals in everyday products. Clear, concise, credible advice to protect your child’s health and development.
  8. Lullaby Paints ($70) - If you’re looking for a truly unique and memorable gift, one that doesn't get left in a drawer or outgrown in the blink of an eye, give Lullaby Paints for a beautiful, non-toxic** nursery. Just imagine - your gift could be something that is enjoyed every single day!

**Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.

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