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Best of Indie Spotlight: Best Baby Gifts

Dec. 15, 2012
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Every week or so, we’ll be writing about our favorite handmade, vintage, and indie finds of the week. Come check out our Indie Coupons website for great Etsy coupon codes and discounts for stores like these! Want to share something with us? Leave a comment below.

It’s tough to be a baby. You can’t tell your dad that you hate that scratchy ugly Christmas sweater from Aunt Mary. And no matter how hard you cry, you mom doesn’t get that your onesie isn’t trendy enough for your play date. Babies want to be stylish too but just don’t know how to say it. Don’t give your precious little one in your life plastic toys and mass-produced clothes manufactured overseas. You can make the babies among your family and friends infinitely happier with these adorable handmade gift finds.

Lime Green Winter Character Hat
By TheHeadSaid

Don’t steal the joy of Christmas from the baby in your life. Instead, deck out your baby in this adorable Grinch crochet hat and your baby will be all smiles. Shawn crochets each character hat to order with double thickness yarn so the hat is not only awesome but also super warm. TheHeadSaid’s Etsy shop also makes other cool crochet hats in characters like Reindeer, Pikachu, Ninja Turtle, Minnie Mouse, Super Mario and much more! Hats made by TheHeadSaid are also featured on the Mouse on the Mind blog.

Turntable Onesie
By AnaApple

Does your friend’s baby really know how to groove and shake that booty to any song on the radio? It’s time to take your baby’s DJ skills to the next level with this cool Turntable Onesie. AnaApple appliques this rockin’ turntable out of felt onto a pre-shrunk 100% organic cotton baby boysuit just for the little music mixer in your life.

Baby Princess “Leia” Hat
By GeekAndGamer

 Let your baby channel the force with this adorable hand-crocheted baby beanie with twin braided side buns just like Princess Leia from Star Wars. You baby girl’s head will be warm during cold winter months while also showing her budding geek side and appreciation for awesomeness. Find your 10% off coupon here! This cute hat is also featured on the Mouse on the Mind blog.

Rocket Amigurumi Crochet Toy
By IndigoToyBox

Your baby’s enemies will be so jealous of this cool new rocket toy. It’s complete with windows, navigation wings, rocket boosters with yellow and orange yarn flames and a rattle inside. It’s perfect for aspiring astronauts and space travellers and comes in three different color combinations. IndigoToyBox also crochets lots of cool robot, rabbit, cat plush toys and more. Find your free shipping coupon on NerdWallet Indie.

Ninja Applique Hoodie
By Create Sew Embellish

For those slippery kids who are always causing mischief and hiding from you, get this black Ninja Hoodie for all their stealthy snack-stealing activities. This hoodies is embroidered with a ninja on the front and can be customized with your little ninja’s nickname. There’s also ninja eyes embroidered to the front of the hoodies and you can choose which ninja weapons you want appliqued to the back. Karate lessons are not included. Save $5 off your first purchase with Create Sew Embellish.

Lord of the Rings Set of 6 Felt Mice
By TheHouseOfMouse

Celebrate your baby’s first Christmas with watching The Hobbit in theatres then marathoning The Lord of the Rings Triology. Your kid will be an instant fan of all the characters and will now be able to play with felt mice versions of Gimli, Gandalf, Legolas, Gollum, Frodo, and Aragorn. Each felt mouse is handmade from soft felt and adorned with silks, ribbons, beads, and various other materials. The Mouse on the Mind blog also features cute mice made by TheHouseOfMouse. These mice are intended for kids aged 14 and older.

Papercut Boy Baby Bodysuit
By PiniPiru

Your baby will get lots of tickling and hugs with this cute and quirky bodysuit with a cool design of a hot dog man holding a string of papercut boys. All onesies and T-shirts from PiniPiru are 100% organic and fairly traded cotton and printed with water-based non-toxic ink so they’re totally safe and worthy of your baby’s sensitive needs.

Zoofufu ABC Block Animal Poster Print
By Tofufu

 Of course you baby is a genius especially with this cool ABC animal print hanging in their nursery to learn all those letters and animals in lightning speed. This cute print by Tofufu is filled with adorable animals that will be your baby’s companions as they grow up. Your baby will be the first kid on the block to know that N is for Narwhal! Get your 15% off coupon on all Tofufu prints and more.

Surprise the baby or child in your life with cool handmade gifts like these and you’ll be their new best friend. Make sure to check that you buy the right size for baby clothes or buy one or two sizes larger since babies grow quickly.