Baby Clothes

US Open Inspires Kira Kids & Estella to Create the Perfect Baby Gift Set for Future Tennis Stars

Inspired by the U.S. Open, we are excited to announce a collaboration with Kira Kids, the luxury baby gift company that makes the softest, coziest baby apparel ever placed in a gift basket.

Organic Baby Gift Set - Tennis

Kira Kids Organic Baby Gift Set with Tennis Romper & Estella Bear

 

This charming baby gift set starts with an infant romper that cuddles babies in soft organic cotton, with snaps at the leg and shoulder for easy on and off. Paired with it is the ace of the set: An adorable tennis bear, dressed to win the U.S. Open. Its organic cotton exterior shows Baby that love is a part of tennis.

Customers love Kira Kids for its luxury baby shower gifts that feature high-quality sustainable garments and hand-knitted toys that children will treasure forever. Timeless styles pair the practicality that every mom longs for with beautiful fabrics and whimsical design touches that make every onesie, blanket or tee a must-have in a luxury baby gift basket.

Kira Kids prides itself on making all its garments in the USA out of GOTS certified 100% organic cotton that feels blissfully soft against a baby’s skin. Shirts are garment-dyed to produce a vintage feel that’ll have you snuggling it against your skin, and all graphics use waterbased inks so they get even softer with every wash.

At Estella, we’re thrilled to add Kira Kids to our carefully curated selection of luxurious baby gifts that send a message of love when you give as part of an organic baby gift set that your friends and family will ooh and ah over.

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Unique Baby Gifts: 5 St. Patrick’s Day Newborn Gifts that You Won’t regret

As a mother of three and the owner of Estella, a baby gifts brand, it was very easy to go overboard on events like St. Patrick’s day and buy my then little kids things that I would later regret.  Things that seemed like great ideas at the moment, but I would either get sick of a day after the event or that would out last their utility, like the christmas, St. Patrick’s or Valentine’s day onesies and tee shirts.

With 3 kids to shop while working in kids fashion, I have seen a lot of these, made lots of mistakes and had a lot of success too!  I have ended up with junk as well as items that both my kids and I have loved and cherished.  Here are a few unique baby gifts that I would recommend for St. Patrick’s day:

  • A Well Made Irish themed Baby Toy
Irish Baby Rattles

Lucky Clover Organic Baby Toys by Estella

You can get baby our very own hand knit organic cotton Lucky Clover baby toy rattle. At $16 it won’t break the bank and baby will love it beyond St. Patrick’s day.  It is fun & safe for baby and will never be overbearing, like a loud green St Patrick’s baby romper would be.

  • A Classic Baby Dress in Green
Bonpoint Baby Romper in Liberty Fabric

Newborn Baby Romper by Bonpoint using Liberty Cotton

Another suggestion is a beautiful dressy outfit, like this baby romper by Bonpoint in a green floral Liberty of London print fabric.  A classic dress like this will allow baby to show their Irish pride on St. Patrick’s day and their beauty well beyond St. Paddy’s day.

  • Elegant Baby Shoes in a sophisticated green
Baby Shoes in Metallic Green

Dressy Green Baby Shoes

I also recommend some baby shoes or accessories that you love in a green that you can not only live with, but enjoy after St. Patrick’s day.  I love these green newborn ballet style shoes by Caramel Baby & Child.  Not only would they go well with the Bonpoint dress, but they are so versatile that you can put them on baby with any outfit.

  • A Green Unique Baby Onesie in Green
Baby Onesie with Dino & Green Accent

Noe Zoe Baby Onesie

If you’re looking for something more casual, screams green more, but is still a keeper, this organic cotton baby onesie by Noe Zoe is perfect.  I love the graphic and would put it on baby on St. Patrick’s day and on any day.

  • Green everyday accessory for Mama & Baby
Newborn Swaddler by Aden & Anais

Baby Swaddle in Metallic Green by Aden & Anais

If you’d rather treat yourself and baby, I love this newborn baby swaddler by Aden & Anais.  This shade of green is elegant and the metallic is fun.  This will last not just through St. Patrick’s day, but through many and for many other babies too.  Things like this gave me and my kids joy well beyond events like St. Patrick’s day.  I kept some of these pieces and now that my kids are older, it makes me so happy to encounter them again. I hope you like my baby gift ideas. I wish you and little darlings a happy St. Patrick’s day!

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Luxury Baby Gifts: Estella Launches New Baby Rompers in Soft Alpaca Blend

We’re so excited to add to our luxury baby gifts collection four exclusive sets of newborn baby gifts.  Each set has an alpaca blend sweater knit baby romper, a cotton tooth fairy pillow and a matching gift bag.

Knit Baby Romper with Giraffe in Alpaca blend by Estella The entire collection is gender neutral and exudes luxury.  The tooth fairy pillow and the giraffe image on this romper is made with a woven gingham fabric.  The graphic orange color check stitched on the knit infant romper creates a graphic and appealing contrast that is classic yet clean and modern.

Knit Baby Rompers with Elephant in Alpaca by Estella

The Estella Elephant Alpaca Baby Romper Sets are also luxurious baby gifts.  Like the giraffe ones, the elephant pillow and the image on the onesie are made with a woven gingham.  This romper uses the blue checkered fabric instead of the orange one, but it has the same effect – they both scream high end baby gifts!

Knit Baby Rompers with Bunny in Alpaca by Estella

The Estella Bunny Alpaca baby Romper set is no different from the others, they too were designed as unique baby shower gifts.  The bunny set is also designed with woven fabric, but a floral rather than gingham fabric.  Also, the bunny is more subtle, a large part of the image is outlined in a hand stitch rather than with the woven fabric.

Newborn Baby Rompers with Own in Alpaca by Estella

The last set in the collection is the owl newborn romper.  This set was inspired by Estella’s owl baby rattle toy, they share the same outline and quiet elegance.  This infant romper uses a floral woven cotton and unlike the others, it uses a solid woven in more areas – on the feet, ears and eyes.  I hope you enjoy this new collection as much as we do.

 

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Just in for Spring 2015: New Estella Rattles & Bamboo

Bamboo Baby Clothes: Estella NYC Spring 2015

Our new organic baby toys and bamboo baby clothes have arrived for spring 2015! Here are a few images of our new products, shot by NYC-based newborn and baby photographer Karilyn Sanders

Old bamboo favorites are back, including our long sleeve romper and mittens, as well as new styles and details, like the stitched moon on our footie romper or star on the baby hat. Our entire bamboo baby collection is available in six elegant colors and features a hint of spandex, so the garments will stretch as baby grows. (For more reasons why we love bamboo for baby clothes, check out this post.)

We have also added new characters to our collection of baby rattles. In addition to the endangered animals pictured here, there are also new seaside creatures (like the starfish, mermaid, or octopus), classic rattles that are perfect for expecting parents (a rubber ducky or pacifier, for example), and Brooklyn-themed rattles for little hipsters. These infant toys are all hand-knit in Peru by local artisans using soft cotton, and because they are now GOTS-certified organic, they’re also safe and responsible choice. Plus, their bold colors, soft feel, and friendly faces will engage and delight baby, making them wonderful baby gifts – on their own or as a gift set!

Organic Baby Toys: Estella NYC Spring 2015Nursery Decor: Estella NYC Spring 2015(Images via Karilyn Sanders)

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Tips + Tricks: 10 Facts about Bamboo Baby Clothes

Bamboo Baby Clothes - Estella One-Piece Romper

The Estella Bamboo Baby Collection is full of sophisticated, classic, and well-made baby clothes that can be mixed and matched with each other or whatever is already in baby’s closet. The collection includes all the essentials – romper one-pieces and gowns, girls’ dresses, baby leggings, and baby hats and mittens – and is available in six elegant colors that range from dusty blue and rose pink to classic navy and understated black. Want to know why we love bamboo so much for baby clothes? Read on…

1. Bamboo is super-soft, but it also has a luxurious texture that is comparable to silk in both appearance and feel. This makes it an ideal choice for a newborn’s sensitive and delicate skin.

2. The bamboo plant can grow quickly without the assistance of chemicals or pesticides, so producing the fabric has little impact on the environment. Since it’s an eco-friendly, renewable, and biodegradable resource, dressing your little one in bamboo is a responsible choice.

Bamboo Baby Clothes - Estella Baby GownBaby Gowns - Estella Bamboo Layette Collection

3. Unlike most synthetic fabrics, bamboo is naturally porous, super breathable, and comfortable on baby’s skin. This means…

4. It’s also thermodynamic – it absorbs moisture, wicks away sweat, and protects skin from the harmful UV rays. Baby will stay cool in hot weather and cozy during the winter.

Bamboo Baby Clothes - Estella One-Piece Romper

5. The all-natural fabric is hypoallergenic, making it a safe, non-irritating option for newborn’s sensitive skin.

6. A major bonus for new parents: bamboo fabrics have antibacterial, anti-fungal, and deodorizing properties, so you won’t have to wash them as often. And when the baby does spit up, it will smell a little less.

7. Bamboo baby clothes are a practical option – they’re machine washable, wrinkle resistant, and can stand up to loads of wear and tear.

Bamboo Baby Clothes - Estella One-Piece Romper

8. The pieces in the Estella Bamboo Baby Collection each have a hint of spandex and stretch with babies and they grow, thus lengthening the amount of time each item can be worn.

9. Versatility – our bamboo line is comprised of elegant pastels and classic neutrals that pair well with each other or  whatever fun patterns already in your baby’s closet. They can be worn on their own, as layering pieces, or just for lounging and napping.

Bamboo Baby Clothes - Organic One-Piece Romper

10. You can now pre-order our popular bamboo baby clothes, including a new footie romper with a subtle moon graphic… All coming April 2015!

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