Totally Green Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Baby showers. It’s tough to come up with thoughtful, creative and practical gifts for that new parent-to-be. Sure, there are always the classics, like a great onesie or a bunch of receiving blankets that are definitely needed and appreciated, but if you’re looking for something a little different for your next shower gift, look no further! We’ve got you covered with some fantastic green gifts that’ll tell your fave parent-to-be just how much you care!
Looking for a gift that is both practical and herbally beneficial? Explore the benefits of Ayurveda! Panchhi has developed a lovely collection of baby products that are infused with sustainably harvested Ayurvedic plants and herbs, all of which promote wellness and positive auras. Panchhi’s line of accessories, perfect for even the most sensitive of babies, is made with GOTS certified organic muslin cotton and enriched by sustainably harvested plants and herbs. What parent could say no to a super-soft blanket that is gentle enough for baby’s delicate skin and is infused with beautiful Ayurvedic herbs? Panchhi's line up includes baby-soft and eco-friendly everything from washcloths to nursing covers! Visit panchhi.ca for more.
Looking for a gift for a green-mama-in-training? Keep your planet clean and your friend happy with this kit from Planette, which makes a great addition to any nursery! All Planette’s products are made in their zero waste workshop, and use 100% natural ingredients. What makes Planette different is their use of Marseille soap as a main ingredient in their products. Marseille soap is an olive-oil-based soap that contains no animal fats, dyes, or synthetics. It is known for its hypoallergenic and disinfectant properties as well as its great cleansing abilities. Both the Kiddo Cleaner and Laundry Detergent are perfect for that brand-new nursery or toddler playroom. As an added bonus, all Planette’s products have lovely scents, thanks to the use of essential oils, specifically lavender, grapefruit, and cedar. Visit planette.ca for more.
MEIYA THE MOUSE
Who can resist a soft cuddly toy? We sure can’t! Check out this adorable mouse and her sweet little dress! Meet Meiya, from the book “A Day At The Park with Meiya & Alvin.” A mouse with heart and a tiny green footprint, Meiya has a natural rubber head that is sustainably harvested from the Hevea tree, which is great for those teethers out there. Winner of the Best Green Toy 2015 by Dr. Toys, Meiya is non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free, but she’s full on charm and cuteness, with a gentle little rattle. Plus, her filling is made from recycled plastic bottles, and the box she comes in is recycled cardboard with soy-based inks! (That's called winning the baby shower!) Need her? Sure you do! While you're at it, check out all the other goodies at Great Pretenders! Visit greatpretenders.ca for more.
Dr. Bronner's Baby Balm
Parents love to keep that perfectly perfect baby skin in tip-top condition. Any parent-to-be would totally love some fabulous (and functional) baby care products to keep that adorable tushy soft and supple! Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Organic Magic Balm does just that! Featuring beeswax, coconut, avocado oil, jojoba oil and hemp oil (all organic, of course!), this balm is perfect for all those tender, dry spots that appear on baby. Best of all, mom can use it too, because it’s perfect for dry hands and chaffed skin! (Pssst! Dr. Bronner also makes some amazing soaps, lotions, hair products and toothpaste!) Visit shop.drbronner.com.
Öko Créations Baby Wipes
It’s true: babies are pretty messy (but such cute messes!). But cleaning up can be a snap when you have a few great products on hand. Keep those little messes at bay with these organic cotton wipes from Öko Créations. Made from 80% organic cotton (and just a little polyester to help them keep their shape), these baby wipes are perfect for the diaper bag, bath time or first food clean-ups! Visit okocreations.ca for more.
FRAGOLA Baby food service
A subscription for organic baby food? Yes, please. You want to give the gift of help — after all, it’s no secret that it’s tough to do it all when you’re a new parent. Offer a little extra support with a subscription to a baby food service that specializes in handcrafted, all-natural, and organic baby food like this one from Fragola. Fragola proudly serves up some delicious, nutritious, and organic baby to toddler foods that any parent would say a huge thank you for! Don’t live in Fragola’s area? No worries, there are subscription services all over North America that will be happy to take one more task off your favorite new mom’s plate! Visit shopfragola.com.
Hosting the baby shower and want to up your green game? Check out our tips for throwing an eco-friendly baby shower, and while you're at it, try your hand at some DIY buntings made from books, perfect for decorating your next baby-centered party!