Looking for something special to give to the new little one in your life? Check out these 10 eco-friendly and unique gift ideas for baby.

I have a new baby niece! In case you’re counting, that’s seven nieces and four nephews – bringing my auntie count up to a total of eleven.

And my favourite part of all of this (aside from the new baby) is that this is my brother’s second daughter and his first is… wait for it… now 22 years old. 


He had his first when he was very young and thus she was my first niece and will always hold a special place in my heart. An only child her whole life, she finally has a little sister. I mean, come on… how amazing is that?!

Of course, the question then becomes what do you get for the baby of someone who is kind of a new parent… but also not really?

Enter Finn + Emma! A super cool sustainable baby and kids brand that sells clothing, toys and all kinds of truly beautiful baby gear.

I chose a few of the items featured on this list for my bro’s new little one and wanted to share them and a few other unique baby gift ideas with all of you.

Here is a pricing key so you can choose a unique baby gift within your personal budget.

$ = Under $30

$$ = $30-$75

$$$ = $75+

Whether you need baby shower gift ideas or gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas, Finn + Emma have got you covered!

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Unique Baby Gift: Macrame Lounge Mat and Play Gym

What it is: A bundle of Finn + Emma’s popular macrame play mat and wooden play gym.

Why it’s unique: Most play mats are cute, but they are rarely pretty. But this one is beautiful and looks so relaxing it makes me wonder if I could fit in there.

How it’s sustainable: Mat is made out of organic cotton and Oeko-Tex certified polyester. Play gym is made from 100% birch and finished with a no-VOC stain.

Price: $$$

Unique Baby Gift: 2-in-1 Balance Board Rocker

What it is: A comfy and stylish rocker that converts into a balance board.

Why it’s unique: It’s pretty rare for baby gear to double as a toy for when baby gets older. But it shouldn’t be! Other brands could learn a thing or two from Finn + Emma’s forward-thinking design.

How it’s sustainable: Made from birch wood and finished with non-toxic coating.

Price: $$$

Unique Baby Gift: Hand-Knit Sienna the Deer Rattle Buddy

What it is: Why it’s a super adorable knitted deer of course! 8″ tall with a phthalate free rattle inside.

Why it’s unique: Sienna is hand-knit by a women’s collective in Peru – how special is that?

How it’s sustainable: Made from GOTS organic cotton yarn.

Price: $

Unique Baby Gift: Organic Cotton Carry Cot

What it is: An easy to move baby bassinet with a padded mat. And it comes in six different colours!

Why it’s unique: A baby bassinet designed to actually look good in your home. Plus, when baby grows out of it you can use it for toy storage.

How it’s sustainable: Made from organic cotton.

Price: $$$

Unique Baby Gift: Hardwood Teething Ears

What it is: A teething ring with both wood and cloth, so baby can experience different textures as they happily chew away.

Why it’s unique: So many of the things we let our babies chew on are made of plastic and chemical-based dyes. This teething ring is made of untreated wood.

How it’s sustainable: Fabric is GOTS certified cotton and ethically made in India.

Price: $

Unique Baby Gift: Macrame Swing

What it is: For babies and toddlers up to 40 lbs, this macrame swing will look a whole lot prettier in your home than a jolly jumper.

Why it’s unique: Have you ever seen a macrame baby swing before? Because I sure haven’t!

How it’s sustainable: Handmade by artisans in India from organic cotton thread and a wooden frame.

Price: $$

Unique Baby Gift: Ethically-Made Tutu Skirt

What it is: A cute floofy tutu with every kids’s favourite colour on the waist band – rainbow!

Why it’s unique: Little girls – and some boys too! – love a tutu to twirl around in. But I doubt the ones you buy at your average kids’ or department store are ethically made.

How it’s sustainable: This tutu has an organic cotton lining and is made using non-toxic dyes.

Price: $

Unique Baby Gift: Rad Like Dad Organic Cotton Onesie

What it is: A “buttery-soft” onesie that you can also get as a t-shirt for toddlers.

Why it’s unique: Why should mom’s get all the credit? Just kidding! I’m a mom and I love taking all the credit. But dad’s are awesome too. Like really awesome. You could even say they’re rad. (Pssst! This is one of the items I got for my brother’s new baby!)

How it’s sustainable: Made from GOTS certified organic cotton and non-toxic dyes.

Price: $

Unique Baby Gift: Macrame Toy Hanging Basket

What it is: A hanging basket for toys, books – or even baby’s first plant!

Why it’s unique: Most toy baskets are pretty simple, this one has a boho twist and will add a whimsical feel wherever you decide to hang it.

How it’s sustainable: Made from organic cotton thread by artisans in India.

Price: $

Unique Baby Gift: Grey Organic Cotton Swaddle Blanket

What it is: A cozy grey blanket to swaddle new babies with and tuck bigger babies in with.

Why it’s unique: Swaddle blankets are a dime a dozen. This one is unique because it’s a simple grey, meaning it won’t feel juvenile as they get older. Plus, its generous 42″ x 42″ size means it’ll look super cute at the foot of their big kid bed!

How it’s sustainable: Made from GOTS certified organic cotton and non-toxic dyes.

Price: $

Hope you found this list of unique gift ideas for baby helpful! Now go snuggle a baby.


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Posted on November 28, 2021

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