Organic Baby Clothing

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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Back in Stock: Electrik Kidz Baby Gowns

Electrik Kidz Baby Gowns

The Electrik Kidz Baby Gowns are back in stock! Available in the ruler (seen above), mermaid, and constellation prints, these organic gowns are a must-have addition to your little one’s collection of baby clothes. Not only are these gowns cute and soft, but they’re also practical and versatile for new parents: fold-over mitts keep babies from unintentionally scratching themselves and an easy tie at the bottom makes for quick and easy diaper changes. They also make perfect baby gifts – pair with a baby rattle or one of our blankets for a cute holiday or baby shower gift. Shop here!

Posted by Estella Editor in Baby Boys, Baby Clothes, Baby Girls, Baby Showers, Gifts, New Arrivals, Organic Baby & Toddler Clothes, 0 comments

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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Tips + Tricks: Newborn Baby Essentials

Baby Clothes - Estella Knit Layette

Expecting a new addition to your family sometime soon and ready to start planning? Here are some of the baby essentials you’ll want to shop for at Estella and add to your baby registry. From must-have baby clothes that your newborn will be living in, to blankets and toys, be sure to stock up on the following:

1. One-Piece Rompers & Receiving Gowns: These are some of the most practical and versatile baby clothes for new parents. Snaps between the legs simplify diaper changes and a lap-neck or buttons down the front/back ensure that dressing your little one will be quick and seamless. Plus, the cozy silhouette and soft fabrics will keep baby comfortable and happy while lounging at home or as a first layer during winter. You’ll want to stock up on our Bamboo Layette or Nature Baby Collection for kimono-style one-pieces and long-sleeve rompers in classic colors and 100% organic fabrics. If you’re looking for something with more personality, check out Beau LOves and Bobo Choses. And for ultra-luxurious and sophisticated styles: Album di Famiglia or our Baby Knits Collection. Make sure to order a variety of different sizes!

2. Booties, Hats & Mittens: Accessories to keep little hands, heads, and feet warm. Cotton hats can be worn all year long, even in the summer, and these bamboo baby mittens prevent babies from unintentionally scratching themselves.

3. Baby BlanketsLotus Springs blankets are some of our most popular, and for good reasons: they are soft, eco-friendly, and machine-washable. These plush blankets will be a go-to for babies and parents alike, making them a practical and versatile choice. For a special, keepsake, check out our hand-knit alpaca blankets. These blankets are made in Bolivia by a Fair Trade manufacturer and sure to be treasured from infancy through adulthood.

4. Swaddles: The Aden and Anais Swaddles have a multitude of uses beyond simply keeping baby safe while sleeping, thanks to their generous size: they can double as a stroller or nursing cover, burp cloth, play blanket, and even a portable crib sheet. Plus, these pre-washed blankets are made from muslin, a breathable cotton fabric that allows baby’s body temperature to regulate itself naturally. Versatile and all-natural, these swaddles are the perfect multi-taskers for new parents.

5. For the nursery: The crib sheetsbumpers, and changing pad covers from Flink Living are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and available of classic prints and elegant colors that can be mixed and matched for a complete look. Sleep sacks from Aden and Anais keep baby comfortable, safe, and snug.

6. Baby Rattles: Engage all of baby’s senses with one of these designer newborn toys. Bold colors, soft cotton, and a charming sound will both entertain and delight your baby. Unlike other mass-produced plastic or wooden baby toys on the market, these rattles are safe and feel wonderful in little hands. Plus, the humorous shapes will amuse parents.

7. Keepsakes: Don’t we all have those special toys or accessories that have stayed with us since we were a newborn? Baby keepsakes will be treasured from day one all the way through adulthood. Whether it’s an engraved sterling silver rattle or accessory from Salisbury or Areaware, a hand-made Jess Brown doll, or piece of nursery decor from Boramiri, these toys and accessories are one-of-a-kind items that will remain with baby and become even more special as he or she grows up.

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Boo: Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween! Here is some black & orange fashion inspiration, courtesy of Gugguu’s fall 2014 collection. The Finnish line of toddler and baby clothes features everyday basics that are comfortable and practical yet still stylish and unique – bold colors, asymmetrical zippers, and harem-style pants keep the collection fresh. Plus, Gugguu’s clothes are all manufactured close to home in the neighboring Baltic’s, and the pieces are all 100% organic cotton. Check out the brand’s website to view the entire collection.

Have a very happy and safe Halloween! Share ghost stories, cook up some spooky treats, and enjoy the carved pumpkins one last night. And, if tomorrow you are looking for ideas on what to do with the overload of candy in your home, be sure to check out this post from last year.

Posted by Estella Editor in Baby Boys, Baby Clothes, Baby Girls, Boys Clothes, Brands, Fall & Winter, Girls Clothes, Gugguu, Holidays & Special Occasions, Lines We Love, 0 comments