Finding a perfect gift for a baby shower can be a daunting task. Sure, you can go the conventional route and purchase off the big box registry, but how many pacifiers, basic onesies, and plastic toys does a parent need before it all becomes superfluous?

Today, it is not uncommon for a new parents to have multiple baby showers. Friends and family who live far and wide want to partake in a special moment, and throwing local baby showers for the expectant parents is one way to feel included. But by that second or third shower, a parent is likely swimming in newborn cloths and essentials, and craving a more useful - and memorable - gift. What is a gift giver to do?

At rattle me that, we believe a gift should be both unique and meaningful. Unique in the craftsmanship, beauty, and the back story behind each product. Many of our gifts are handcrafted using organic materials, or utilizating sustainable practices. How a toy is ultimately crafted is important to us and ultimately to the child; we are supporting a healthy manufacturing chain to sustain and empower generations to come.

Secondly, a gift must be meaningful. Meaningful means longevity and with a certain thoughtfulness so lacking in today's mass-consumer climate. Craftsmanship, ingenuity, and sustainable materials allow a gift to be more than just a play-thing; a gift becomes a treasured piece, teaching young minds the importance of quality and craftsmanship. And, a piece to pass down for future generations to enjoy.

So - for that next baby shower, think beyond the big box retailers and shop with us. Handcrafted wooden toys, quilts, and parent-friendly necessities such as organic onesies and quick-change rompers are that extra special touch to give the perfect baby shower gift. And, our gifts come presentation ready - beautifully gift wrapped with a hand written note. Happy gifting :)

Here are some of our favorite baby shower gifts. Shop our boutique for even more gifts.