Recently I was asked to be a guest on various TV segments on throwing an Eco-Chic Baby Shower. Finding unique earth-friendly gifts was challenging but a lot of fun!
After hours of research and mulling over the best gifts and resources out there, here are some of my favorite finds:
1. Organic Monkey Gift Set – $59.99
Conventional cotton is grown with pesticides that can be toxic for your baby. When it comes to plush stuffed animals, babies love to put those cute things in their mouths so make sure it’s toxic-free! Book Bouquet pairs this sweet orange monkey with an organic cotton book, too!
2. Organic Moses Baby Basket – $150.00
If you want to “wow” Mom-to-Be, this is the gift to get from Saige Nicole’s Baby Boutique. It’s practical and portable, and it will stay in the family for a long time as a gorgeous heirloom.
3. Organic Onesies – $24.00
Simply Chickie Clothing has organic onesies that have “attitude” with cute sayings imprinted on the front and in the bottom area.
4. Earth-Friendly Thank You Notes – $45.00 for 12
Give some handmade seed “Thank You” notes from Bloomin’, and you can use it three ways: as a gift for the mom-to-be who can then send them out to thank the guests, and the guests can plant the invite and it will grow!
5. BPA-Free Baby Feeding Set – $40.00
One Small Step has an orange feeding set that is BPA-free. Complete with a bento box, Baby will be eating in earth-friendly style! The best part? One Small Step donates 10% of its proceeds to a non-profit organization.
6. Organic Chocolates for Mom (and Dad!)
Don’t forget Mom in this equation… pamper her with pure chocolate from Askinosie! My sister, a bonafide chocolate lover, turned me onto these delicious organic chocolates. You have to check out their website and send them fan email. It is almost as cool as their chocolates.
7. Organic Cotton Baby Set – from $22.00 – 45.00
Want to give an organic clothing set that will set Baby off to a great start? Create your gift set from My Little Pakora with an Om Baby onesie, blanket, bib, hat, and pants.
8. Organic Skincare for Mom – $149.00
Of course I have to mention Om Aroma’s new 1 Minute Ritual to Radiant Skin! It’s designed for the eco-chic woman who doesn’t have a lot of time to devote to a skincare regime but wants to be green and get gorgeous. The best part is that this 4-step process lasts for about 3 months!
9. Eco-Chic Diapers – $26.99 for starter kit
I admit it: I am partial to these diapers because of how cute G Diaper’s new ruffled pink diapers are. This is sure to be a hit at any baby shower, and the best thing is that the diaper part is biodegradable and flushable. With 50 million disposable diapers entering the landfill daily, this is the perfect solution- and it’s so stylish!
10. Organic Baby Socks – $32.00
Pink Olive Boutique carries the sweetest organic baby socks that have earth-friendly messages such as recycle, world, and earth. Imagine those tiny toes in these tiny socks!
Some baby shower resources:
This has been a fantastic way for me to create our baby registry for practical items at BuyBuy Baby and more unique gifts from boutique retailers – all under one umbrella.
Want to create eco-friendly invitations that are classy and gorgeous? Then check this new website out. It’s a definite step up from Evite, and you actually feel like you are getting an invite in the mail, complete with a stamp!
If you want to host a baby shower at a green restaurant, this is a great resource to find the best green restaurants in your area.