Blink Designs Sewing Kit
Blink Design has produced a funky range of beautifully-designed Sew It Yourself Soft Toys; we are particularly keen on the babushka. $25, Our Green House.
Hands to Hearts International Baby Massage DVD
All proceeds from this instructional video will help improve the health of orphaned and vulnerable babies around the world so that you can learn basic baby massage strokes that will make both you and your little one feel better. $25, Hands to Hearts.
Handstand Kids Chinese Cookbook
The large takeout box package (including child-friendly chopsticks) makes this Chinese Cookbook kit full of delicious and healthy Chinese recipes the perfect gift for a little chef. $28, Handstand Kids.
Heath Ceramics Tea Towel
We love the look of this tea towel from Heath Ceramics; the print is fun, the color is spot on, and it looks perfectly at home with any collection. $18, Heath Ceramics.
UV Skinz sun protective swimshirts carry a UPF rating of 50+, which blocks out over 98 percent of the sun's harmful rays, protecting your children's delicate skin from those damaging rays. And better yet, the designs are definitely cool enough to rule out any arguments before beach time. $31, UV Skinz.
Simple Toddler Shoes
Simple has just launched their first collection of footwear for toddlers and we're smitten. The toggle laces and Velcro straps make them easy to put on and take off and their non-marking outsoles keep them from scuffing your floors. $40, Simple.
lisa leonard designs baby's first spoon
An easy but lovely gift the next time someone you know has a baby. These stainless steel spoons are great for everyday but extra special because they're personalized, and we especially love the font. $22, Lisa Leonard Designs.
Vitamins On Demand
If you're like us, figuring out exactly which vitamins and supplements you need is probably too daunting a task to bother with, but Vitamins on Demand has made it pretty darn simple. You can choose a prepared pack ready-to-go or customize your own depending on your needs. $20, Vitamins On Demand.
Bugs in a Blanket
Even if the thought of any kind of bed bugs completely freaks you out, we think your kids will be charmed by this story of little insects that live in and old blanket. Plus, the book evokes the coziness of the bugs' texture-rich world through the mixture of a felted wool technique and an amalgam of appliqué, fabrics, and stitching. $10, Amazon.
You can tell that architect and illustrator Ivo Bisignano truly understands the way kids' minds work, because his Suki shirts combine style and story time. The tees, made from 100 percent organic fabric and come in three styles, depict a group of children (including a girl named Cookie!) "who existed in a world of fantasy and dreams." Beyond 7, (646) 619-6857.