OUR GUIDE TO THE BEST NEW YORK-MADE GIFTS FOR BABIES AND INFANTS

POSTED: 10 Jan 2018 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR

Here in New York, January babies are extra special to us as their assigned birthstone is the garnet, our State’s official gem. Some of our favorite New Yorkers celebrating birthdays this month are Mary J. Blige (January 11), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (January 13), Jason Bateman (January 14), and Neil Diamond (January 24), just to name a few.

Plump cheeks and neck rolls, soft skin as yet unseen by the sun, infectious smiles and gentle coos (in addition to a few cries!) can melt the coldest winter heart. So what to give these precious ones? Only the best, of course. Whether you’re having your own child or looking for gifts to give a new parent, we have just the buying-guide for you.

First, cozy warm items for newborns during these frigid months and a cuddly stuffed animal; then a few lighter things for spring (remember babies grow fast, so be sure and buy sizes into which they will grow over the next few months); a practical bib (you can never have enough of these) and teething ring; an inspirational picture to decorate the nursery; and some darling toddler boots in which to play dress up soon! The fabric products we’ve chosen are made of natural fibers and non-toxic dyes to protect a baby’s soft skin from harm. Our makers also take into consideration the environmental impact of the materials they use because they know that how we treat the planet today will decide the world in which our children will grow up.

All you will need to supply is the love!

1. Alpaca Baby Booties in Multiple Colors by Alicia Adams Alpaca

These adorable booties which are made of pure baby alpaca wool will definitely keep a newborn’s feet warm in the winter months.



2. Merino Wool Baby Blanket in Multiple Colors by It’s a Yummy

Swaddle your baby in this soft, lovingly hand-knitted blanket made of 100% merino wool.



3. Dog Felted Stuffed Animal in Mustard and Lavender by Naturally Felt

This stuffed animal is hand-felted using centuries-old techniques. The wool is naturally dyed and it comes with its own removable scarf.



4. Sunny Side Up Pants by Lucky Bug Clothing

These breakfast-themed pants are made of breathable bamboo fabric. They can be uncuffed as the baby grows.



5. Sunny Side Up Onesie by Lucky Bug Clothing

And for the child that absolutely needs to be covered in more of this adorable illustration, we present the matching sunny side up onesie.



6. Sunny Side Up Headband by Lucky Bug Clothing

That onesie will obviously need a matching head accessory, enter the sunny side up headband.



 7. Waffle Bib by Lucky Bug Clothing

To complete the breakfast look, add the Waffle Bib. It’s cute and easily washable.



8. Squash Blossom Teething Ring by Lucky Bug Clothing

Your growing little one will now find comfort and relief with this organically-grown maple wood teething ring, sealed with 100% organic beeswax and coconut oil. 



9. “It Is Possible” Wall Art by Meera Lee Patel

Display this colorful sign of protection as a daily reminder that dreams do come true.



10. Toddler Cowboy Boots in Multiple Colors by Chickpea Kid

Yeehaw! Available in either Navy Blue and Chocolate Brown or Red and Ivory, let the imagination -- and your rascal -- run wild with these handmade leather toddler cowboy boots.