Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Infants
Use our infant gift guide and be a hit with the rugrats this year.
We all know how picky babies can be when it comes to holiday gifts. I doubt there's one among us who hasn't suffered the embarrassment of an infant more interested in the shiny wrapping than the gift itself. Patch can help you be the talk of the toddlers this year with our list of unique, local gifts.
Allie Mentzer, marketing and member services manager for Linden Hills Co-op, said many parents are looking for non-toxic toys and clothing, with special concerns about additives in plastic products.
"A lot of parents are looking for BPA-free products," Mentzer said. Lucky for us, Linden Hills Co-op and other locations in Southwest are home to many safe and interesting gifts for the little ones.
What could a Minnesotan baby want more than a pair of mallard booties? Handmade in Minnesota and available at new coffee house Royal Grounds, these cozy booties will keep little feet warm and ridiculously cute. The booties are designed to fit newborns to 12 months.
Jumbo the Jet
For early learners 18 months and up, Jumbo the Jet creatively combines learning and play. While perfecting their shape sorting skills, little ones can be entertained by the blinking lights, sound effects and remote control options.
Consider a gift that can be enjoyed for generations this holiday. A beautiful addition to any nursery, this wooden treehouse is made in Minnesota.
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Your baby can't read? No need. This wordless picture book from Caldecott award winnter David Wiesner is chock full of beautiful images with two artistic characters.
It's never too early to be an activist. Outfit your little one in social justice couture with this onesie ColorWheel Gallery procures from progressive screen printer Northern Sun on Lake Street.
Made with 100% recycled, BPA-free plastic, this dump truck is made in the USA and will provide much entertainment for the little ones. Suitable for ages one and up, there is also a fire truck available for $24.99.
T-Shirt by Mermapillar
Sized for 18 to 24 months, this adorable t-shirt is made with organic cotton and eco-friendly dyeing processes in St. Louis Park. Help your baby go green, local and stylish with Mermapillar wear. Onesies are also available.