It can be an overwhelming experience looking for great baby gifts. And when you also want that special gift to be an eco friendly baby gift; it can be trickier still.
Unfortunately, the high street is full of cute baby gifts and baby shower gift ideas which are not eco-friendly and are often unethically produced. But welcoming a baby into the world does not mean you have to give up your eco principles to find that perfect baby gift!
When buying a gift to welcome a baby into the world it’s nice to get something a bit special; to splurge on something that parents might not buy themselves. If that can also be an eco friendly and ethical baby gift; even better.
At My Little Green Wardrobe we are here to take the stress out of your search for eco baby gifts. All of our clothing is kind to the planet, the people who made them and your little one's skin.
Read below on our top ideas for eco friendly baby gifts. These are useful and beautiful gifts that are suitable for baby girls and baby boys. They are all great quality, ethically-made products that won’t fail to delight new parents.
5 Eco Friendly Baby Gift Ideas
1. New Baby Gift Set
Baby gift sets are a perfect way to welcome a new arrival. Babies always look extra cute wearing matching outfits and accessories!
This adorable Buzzy Bee Baby Gift Set from Frugi is the perfect eco friendly baby gift and also comes with a coordinated drawstring cotton gift bag, which cuts down on the gift wrapping stress.
Made from soft organic cotton, this baby gift set contains a cotton long-sleeved babygrow, short-sleeved baby vest and a matching hat.
This newborn baby gift set from UK baby brand, Lilly + Sid, will make new parents and new additions to the family smile!
Made from the softest organic cotton jersey fabrics these eco friendly baby essentials are a perfect baby gift to keep little ones warm and comfortable.
This sustainable baby gift set includes a whale print playsuit, bodysuit, and reversible bib and comes in a lovely baby gift bag.
The lovely thing about this gift set is you can mix and match items like the bodysuit and reversible bib with other outfits.
2. Matching Accessories Baby Gift
Babies are even more susceptible to losing heat from their heads than adults.
Babies' heads are larger in relation to their body so they can lose heat faster than an adult would. That is why a hat is key to preventing heat loss and keeping babies warm - especially in the cooler months.
And what is cuter than a hat with ears?! Kite Clothing's little squirrel organic two-piece hat and glove set is a perfect eco-friendly baby gift. Featuring little mitts with a paw print effect, your little squirrel will be trendy and toasty.
Knitted with a soft jersey lining, this is a super cute eco friendly baby gift and really useful in the cooler months. Style with the co-ordinating items like Kite´s squirrel two piece knit set for snuggly perfection.
3. Organic Cotton Baby Outersuit or Pramsuit Gift
It can be so tricky keeping babies warm; especially when their wriggly legs kick off blankets and shed socks in an instant. The beauty of an outersuit is once their zipped in; there´s no escape!
This hooded romper is the perfect baby gift for in-between seasons. Ideal as an outersuit on mild autumn and spring days, and as an extra layer to keep them warm on all their winter adventures.
Designed to keep baby extra snug and oh so stylish is this leopard print organic cotton baby romper.
Made using 100% GOTS organic cotton - the highest ethical and environmental standard for the manufacture of textiles - making this an ideal eco friendly baby gift.
4. Rainbow Baby Gift
For some couples the journey to parenthood is not straightforward. One in three pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Baby loss is a personal tragedy that parents never quite get over.
A baby born into a family following a baby loss is called a 'rainbow baby'; symbolising the joy and beauty of the rainbow that follows the storm.
It is lovely to celebrate the arrival of a baby that is so longed for and so wanted; as rainbow babies always are. This gorgeous zip-up sustainable rainbow print sleepsuit makes a lovely eco friendly baby gift for such occasions.
With a cute pastel rainbow print on an ecru background and handy zip fastening it will become any parents favourite all-in-one. For new parents, lining up the correct pairs of poppers whilst a baby squirms can be almost impossible! The zipper sleepsuits are a game changer for those middle of the night nappy changes.
Made in the UK - it has the best three Ss: soft, stylish and sustainable! Why not pair it with the matching bib for an adorable eco friendly rainbow baby gift.
5. Start a Capsule Wardrobe
Parents often end up with far more clothes than they need. One baby gift idea to help parents be more sustainable is a capsule wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe is very eco friendly. You have a collection of items that can be mixed and matched to create different outfits. It takes away the need to buy lots of items of clothes but still offers a variety of looks.
“You only need six clothing items and five accessories and you can create so many different combinations and don’t need to buy lots of unsustainably made clothes from the high street”
The clever thing about Pop My Way is their use of poppers. They have interchangeable accessories, designed to ‘pop’ onto the garment. Extra poppers at the neck let you attach collars and bibs to change the look of the outfit.
You can also attach a strap for a dummy or a teething toy so they won´t get lost. There are even poppers to attach socks so baby can’t kick them off!
The clothes come in complementary pastel shades which makes it easy to mix and match. Pop My Way clothes are made from 100% GOTS organic pima cotton, which is naturally stretchy and beautifully soft - and best of all, washes brilliantly to last and last.
- Final Thought on Buying New Baby Gifts...
One last thing to bear in mind when buying your baby gift is sizing. If the baby was born prematurely, they will be in first sizes for longer.
If the baby is big at birth, over nine pounds for example, they will outgrow the first size quickly so might not get much use out of a gift in size 0-3 months.
Parents often get gifted a lot of clothing in size 0-3 months so it can be more useful to get something in the next size up or even larger. Just bear in mind what season it will be; for example they won´t get much use out of a pramsuit that only fits baby in August.
We hope some of these ideas have helped inspire you. We have even more adorable eco-friendly gift options to be found on the handy Baby Gift ideas section.
And head over now to our Christmas Collection for a wonderful selection of seasonal AND sustainable baby gifts that will spread joy this festive season.