Searching for the perfect baby gift or toddler gift comes with many considerations. Is it safe for them to wear or play with? Is it educational or made from sustainable and healthy materials? Is it as adorable as they are?
Made Trade’s baby gifts collection certainly checks all those boxes. We’ve hand-picked every toy, game, accessory, and onesie to ensure each is made with healthy materials, adheres to safe manufacturing processes, and will look beautiful in your home, in your nursery, or on your little one. Below are a few of our favorite ethical and eco friendly baby gifts for baby showers, birthday parties, or any other holiday occasion.
1. Pebble Organic Dino Rattle — $22
This sweet, organic rattle will help entertain any little one while also keeping their parents resting easy knowing that only natural, safe materials were used in production. Each Pebble rattle is made using organic cotton that has been slowly and mindfully hand-knit by women artisans in Bangladesh.
Pebble is committed to following ecologically minded and socially responsible practices throughout their supply chain and is Fair Trade Certified by the World Fair Trade Organization.
Available in three beautiful pastel colors, this sustainably-made, extremely soft, Ethiopian cotton baby blanket will be treasured for years to come and made to be passed down for generations. This blanket is durable, double-sided, and lightweight, keeping babies nice and cozy while still light enough to carry on the go. The Aden Baby Blanket meets the highest levels of CPSC compliance.
Silk Road Bazaar brings every little one’s favorite animals — from monkeys to dinosaurs — to life with their playful baby and toddler booties. Each pair is handmade in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan from 100% humanely-sourced sheep’s wool. The wool is sheared by local farmers at the end of each winter in preparation for the warmer weather.
The fair trade wool booties will keep their tiny toes toasty through even the chilliest days and will be a precious keepsake once they’ve outgrown these cozy house shoes.
Provide a sustainably made and organic space for the little one in your life with this Linen Quilted Playmat. Made with stone-washed linen and featuring organic cotton filling, this handcrafted playmat is meant to provide an ultra soft cushion to play on while also being portable and easy to clean. Plus, the mat meets the highest levels of CPSC compliance.
5. Zeki Learning Sea Habitat Storyboard — $40
Zeki Learning is a women-run nonprofit and Fair Trade Federation member making education fun and safe with their soft cotton felt interactive games made by refugee mothers in Palestine’s West Bank.
The brand’s Sea Habitat Storyboard offers a hands-on way for children three and older to understand spatial relationships, learn about sea animals, and discover natural oceanic elements. This storyboard also comes with a carrying case for easy transport from storage to the playroom to Grandma’s house.
They’ll stay cozy all year long with Coyuchi’s Honeycomb textured baby blanket. (Their caregivers will also have peace of mind knowing that each Coyuchi blanket is made from 100% organic, toxic-free cotton).
This mini-sized blanket is super soft, weighty, and insulating, guaranteeing it will become baby’s favorite. The quality craftsmanship, as with all of Coyuchi’s organic products, will ensure this blanket makes it through many messes and washes, and can even be handed down to the next little one in the family.
Swahili African Modern’s bassinet provides a handmade, fair trade way to transport your little one. This sturdy Elephant grass bassinet basket is handwoven by Ghanian basket weavers. Featuring strong leather handles, it’s designed for maximum comfort not only for the little one inside but for the one carrying them as well.
Swahili African Modern is a women-owned, fair trade certified company who offers a large array of handmade goods by the Wolof women of Senegal. These women artisans are paid well above a living wage and produce their woven goods from the comfort of their villages.
A baby swaddle blanket is a must have for any new parent, so why not gift one that’s masterfully hand-spun with the finest locally sourced organic cotton, CPSC compliant, and fair trade certified? Truly a higher caliber of quality than your ordinary baby swaddle, the Aden Baby Swaddle Blanket is incredibly soft, delicately lightweight, and made to last.
9. Zeki Learning Emotions Memory Game — $30
This soft, upcycled cotton game from Zeki Learning is designed for safe, healthy, plastic-free educational play. The Emotions Memory Game simultaneously supports social and emotional development for children while building matching skills that strengthen memory retention and provide a foundation for math and reading skills.
10. Anchal Small Crescent Lattice Throw Quilt — $130
This Small Crescent Lattice Throw Quilt is made with six layers of 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton to provide your little one with comfort and warmth. Expertly crafted by masterful artisans in Ajmer, India, each quilt is made to the highest quality and is durable so it can be cherished for years to come.