I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: visit etsy EVERY DAY! I discovered Amanda and Joe Troxell’s etsy shop justhatched yesterday when they were the featured etsy sellers. You may or may not have already seen them on Cool Mom Pick or Ohdeedoh, but I must have missed them.
I added the Beaba Babycook to buymodernbabygifts. It’s an absolutely perfect idea in the $100-$200 gift category. It’s now available in two colors– the original sorbet (green) combo and new the latte/mint version.
My latest addition to buymodernbabygifts is the bgreen diaper clutch from joyababy. These are a perfect gift for any new mom. She can drop this into any bag she owns and instantly turn it into a diaper bag. It’s also easy to throw one into a glove box or stroller basket to be ready for changes whenever you’re out with baby. It’s a gift that’s as stylish to give as it is to carry.
The clutch holds 2-3 diapers and a soft travel wipe pack. The changing mat is machine washable and it’s all PVC free.
I admit I got a little giddy when I saw these (thanks babyology and daddytypes!). My head started swimming thinking of tots that must get these blocks as gifts and the parents who would think I’m the coolest for buying them. Then I started wondering what kind of excuse I could come up with for needing a set of these sweet blocks for myself.
From House Industries, this toy version of Case Study No. 8 house will set you back $150 but they are as much a work of art as they are a plaything.
The set has 36 blocks (20 that make up the house and 16 that become the studio. And now I will wipe up the drool and assure myself that my kids can enjoy their childhood without these particular playthings… or can they?
In the meantime, these have been added to buymoderntoys where hipsters and other cool, modern parents can choose these for their children’s well curated collection of toys.
While we’re talking about House Industries, let me recommend a few other toy/gift ideas:
I’m embarrassed that I hadn’t though of this before! The Traveller portable crib from Phil & Teds would be an amazing gift for any new parent, especially if they ever travel anywhere. How do I know? We’ve got one of these.
When we travel we like to keep things as simple as possible so bringing the usual travel cribs along cramps our style and weighs us down. You can’t always count on hotel cribs, and when you’re staying with friends or family, they aren’t always equipped with the proper infant/toddler sleeping accommodations. The Traveller crib has got you covered. This bed folds up small and weighs only 5 1/2 pounds. Ours fits into the kids’ suitcase so it’s not even an extra piece to lug around. It is durable, easy to assemble and I can pack it back into its carrying case without any trouble.
The Traveller would make an amazing shower or new baby gift, especially coming with the promise of taking the little one as an overnight house guest to give mom and dad a break! It won’t take up a lot of space in the house while it’s not in use, and when they go anywhere, they will be set with a stylish, convenient, and easy to use place for baby to safely rest… and they’ll have you to thank for it!
The Traveller retails for $200 and is available on amazon.com.