Estella Hand-Knit Rattles & Toys

New for Summer: Organic Security Baby Blankets

Organic Security Baby Blankets - Estella NYC

This season we are excited to launch our new security baby blankets! Hand-knit in Peru by local artisans who use 100% cotton, our baby loveys are super-soft, amusing, and the perfect size for little hands. What makes these security blankets even more unique is that they each feature a 3D element – shoe laces on the sneaker, stuffed wheels on the taxi, a tail that extends off the corner of the whale, and finger puppet holes on the elephant and bunnies. You’ll love watching baby’s face light up when the blankets’ magically come to life! As an added bonus, all our security blankets are also GOTS-certified organic; if baby might put it in his or her mouth, we want it to be safe. Bold, unique, and perfectly-sized, these baby soothers are as engaging as they are comforting – pair with one of our organic baby toys for a simple and unique baby gift! See them all here.

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(Photography by Karilyn Sanders)

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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!

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Estella Baby Rattles: Now GOTS-Certified Organic!

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Estella is excited to announce that our baby rattles are now GOTS-certified organic! These organic baby toys are available in the same exact styles and continue to be hand-stitched by local artisans (and members of the World Fair Trade Organization), but are now sustainable and environmentally friendly. If there’s a chance baby might put it in his or her mouth, we want it to be organic.

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With such a soft feel and eye-catching designs, these toys make wonderful and unique baby gifts. The smooth cotton, bright colors, and charming sound will captivate and engage baby’s senses while new parents will appreciate the witty designs and fact that their child’s favorite toy is safe and all natural.

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The baseball and football rattles are perfect for future athletes while the race-car, airplane, ambulance, and school bus feature bold hues and encourage imaginative play. The taxi, Metrocard, train, and salted pretzel pay homage to the city we love, and the bunnies and milk bottles are classic options geared towards those who appreciate an understated elegance. Pair any of these unique baby toys with a piece from our knit collection for a luxury gift set or an organic bamboo baby romper for something that’s classic yet still personality-packed.

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Fun, whimsical, and full of character, these baby rattles are wonderful alternative to the mass-produced plastic or hard-edged toys and gifts on the market. View the entire collection of organic baby toys at Estella, with new styles coming soon!

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Guest Post: What to Get the Mom-to-be Who has Everything

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She has the baby swing. She’s stocked with newborn basics like onesies and hats. Maybe she’s about to become a second, or third time mom. Or perhaps she’s a new soon-to-be mom with really generous friends and family! No matter the reason, a Boppy won’t do for a baby gift for this super-prepared mama.

Sigh. What can you possibly get for the mom-to-be who has everything? You don’t want to phone it in with another hooded ducky towel. No, you need a unique present, something that prompts her to demand, “Where did you find this?”

Don’t worry. It’s not an impossible mission. We got you covered with these awesomely adorable gift ideas for the mom-to-be who has it all, except…

Hand Knit Baby Rattles. Impress the mom who already has every baby toy on Earth on standby with these cute Estella cotton baby toys. We dare any pregnant mama not to chuckle with surprise and glee when she unwraps a salted pretzel, a purse with a sweet little bow, or a mustache rattle. Don’t forget to check out the coordinating nursery pillows!

The Best Swaddles. Your mom friend owns a stack of receiving blankets, but breathable muslin swaddles by Aden and Anais are where it’s at! The size and weight of the fabric makes wrapping a wee one worry-free and easy. Um, plus they’re cute. Yup, she’ll love cradling her cutie in these soft styles. You’re a whiz at this finding the perfect gift thing!

Handprint Canvas Set. Give the gift of a memory with a create-a-keepsake canvas kit from Red Envelope. Upon baby’s arrival, the new family can capture the moment by stamping their hand or foot prints on a piece of wall art, which can be customized by color, design, and the option to add text.

Superhero Knit Dolls. Your mommy friend may have a nursery full of stuffed animals and dolls, but she hasn’t seen Estella’s superhero inspired knit dollsKat is sporty yet sweet, Trixie has confidence and style to spare, and Red is one capable cookie. Dolls who offer life lessons to little ones? Can you say gift giving genius?

Giant Personalized Tote. An over-sized Lands End tote bag makes the perfect hospital bag, weekend getaway bag, and bedding, clothing, and toy storage bag. It’s a gift that keeps on giving long after baby is born; from the first sleepover, to sleep-away camp, to college! How many other gifts can boast of being useful for life?

Told you we could help!

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Estella Gift Guide: Babies

Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies

1. Estella Taxi Decorative Pillow 2.  Emile et Ida Heart Print Shirt 3. Emile et Ida Baby Pants 4. Estella Purse Rattle 5. Estella Pretzel Rattle 6. Jellycat Bashful Bunny 7. Estella Knit Reilly Booties 8. Estella Knit Parker Baby Hat 9. Electrik Kidz Mermaid Gown 10. Estella Red Doll 11. Estella Seymour Doll 12. Lotus Springs Baby Blanket 13. Winter Water Factory High Seas Romper 14. Estella Ambulance Rattle.

Time to start holiday shopping! Here are a few of our most popular items that also make wonderful and unique baby gifts for Christmas and Hanukkah. Whether you are looking for baby one-pieces, toys, blankets, or a complete set, these clothes and accessories are stylish and original yet still versatile and comfortable. New parents will appreciate how cute and practical these gifts are, and babies will love playing with their new hand-knit toys or how soft the organic cotton feels on their delicate skin. Shop these picks above, or check out our entire selection of baby gifts at Estella.

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