They're more amused by the shiny wrapping paper and bows than the gift inside the package, but their parents will treasure it. Go beyond the big-box standards with something Baby will enjoy now and cherish later.

They're more amused by the shiny wrapping paper and bows than the gift inside the package, but their parents will treasure it. Go beyond the big-box standards with something Baby will enjoy now and cherish later.

Blabla stuffed animal ($44)
Objects for the Home

These fun characters are super-soft but can still endure the washing machine. objectsforthehome.com

Upcycled romper ($27)
Team Chipmunk

Since all Team Chipmunk clothes are handmade with found materials, this romper is stylish and one-of-a-kind. teamchipmunk.com

"The Snowman and Snowdog," by Hilary Audus and Joanna Harrison ($18)
Cover to Cover Bookstore

Based on Raymond Briggs' 1979 wordless classic, this picture book begs to become a holiday tradition. covertocoverchildrensbooks.com

Manny & Simon rolling wooden alpaca ($32)
Vernacular

This toy doesn't flash or ding. It's simple and sweet. shopvernacular.com

Melissa & Doug ABC 123 wooden blocks ($10.50)
Star Beacon

These classic hand-painted blocks have been a childhood staple for decades. starbeaconproducts.net

Moulin Roty shadow puppets ($18)
Nicole's for Children

Create entertaining scenes on the wall with a spotlight and a little imagination. nicolesforchildren.com