Christmas gifts for babies and toddlers that they'll go gaga for.

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Manzanita Kids Wooden Bird Rattle

An organic, handmade wooden rattle makes a lovely gift for Baby. These sweet bird rattles are handcrafted in Seattle from cherry, maple and walnut wood sourced in Port Townsend, and coated with beeswax and organic jojoba oil to be safe for little mouths. Personalize your gift to create a family heirloom. $16 at manzanitakids.com

Catshy Crafts Personalized Wall Art

Add a personal touch to the nursery with hoop art that’s hand-cut and -sewn by Seattleite Cathy Pascual with your child’s name surrounded by felt flowers. Opt for the standard pink and lilac color theme, or choose your own custom hues. $75–$77 at catshycrafts.com

ABC Dream 

This beautiful book by Portland artist Kim Krans will grow with Baby and provide you with story-telling fodder for years to come. Each letter is accompanied by pen-and-ink drawings of things that start with the letter, and watercolored to create a dreamy quality. $17 at Moorea Seal (Belltown) and amazon.com

E. Smith Mercantile + Geier Baby Moccasin

Deerskin baby moccasins are hand-stitched by Geier Glove Company in Centralia and finished with an ultra-soft Velux fleece lining to keep little feet snug and warm. Available in slate-gray saddle and natural brown leather, in sizes small to XL. $38 at E. Smith Mercantile (Pioneer Square)

City Kids Limited Edition Motorcycle Baby Doll Top

A sweet babydoll top gets a hip print on this soft jersey piece printed with little motorcycles. Handmade in Seattle for the girl who’s got places to go, it’s available in sizes 2/3–8/9. Allow 2–3 weeks for delivery if buying online. $42–$52 at Bootyland Kids (Wallingford) and citykidstyle.com

City Kids Limited Edition Motorcycle Baby Doll Top
City Kids Limited Edition Motorcycle Baby Doll Top

Mr. Sogs Creatures Plush Baby Rattle 

These cute animal-shaped baby rattles are handmade in Seattle from soft fleece and hypoallergenic fiberfill stuffing. A clutchable 5.5 inches, they come in a range of colors with contrasting sweet ears and a cute face. Machine washable. $16 at Annie’s Art
& Frame (Ballard) and etsy.com/shop/MrSogs

Mars Rover Baby Onesie

For your little rover, this cute, locally designed onesie will really take him places. A super-soft cotton-poly blend mimics the feel of a favorite vintage tee. Size 12 months. $25 at legittees.com

Green Toys Farm Playset

Old MacDonald had a farm, and little ones will have a ball with this first-years play set made of 100 percent recycled plastic. A barn, pick-up truck, farmer, animals, fences and a shed inspire creative play, and all the pieces fit inside the barn for easy storage. Ages 2 and up. $50 at Curious Kidstuff (West Seattle) and greentoys.com

SkuttleBum Buffalo Plaid Baby Leggings

Outfit your little lumberjack-in-training in these classic (and adorable) red-and-black check leggings, handmade in Gig Harbor with surged seams for durability. Sizes newborn to 5T are available, with or without black cuffs. Allow two weeks before shipment. $14–$22 at etsy.com/shop/SkuttleBum

SoSuzette Urban Baby Bonnets

Cover Baby’s sweet head with these darling old-fashioned cotton baby bonnets, handmade in Ballard in colorful, whimsical prints with a contrasting lining. The visor-style front protects her eyes from sun. Sizes 0–24 months. $22–38 at Bootyland (Wallingford) and etsy.com/shop/SoSuzette

Papa Don’s Toys Wooden Lawnmower Push Toy 

This old-fashioned push toy is handcrafted in Oregon from locally harvested alderwood and finished with non-toxic paints and oils. An enduring classic, it features six brightly colored balls that tumble in the wooden cage as your toddler propels it along. $38–$40 at Top Ten Toys (Greenwood) and papadonstoys.com

KV Apothecary Baby Balm 

This pure blend of all-natural ingredients, handmade with care in Tacoma, soothes infant skin and treats diaper rash and minor skin abrasions naturally. Made from organic calendula, olive oil, beeswax and lavender essential oil, the 2-ounce tin fits easily into a purse or diaper bag. $13–16
at DIGS (Ballard) and kvapothecary.com

Uncle Goose Presidents Block Set

Still have the election on your mind? Look back at the previous 44 with this set that will help with large motor skills now, and act as a mini civics lesson in later years. Each block features a president (through Barak Obama), with facts on the sides. Turn them over and they create an American flag mosaic. $100 at unclegoose.com

Taco Dream Mobile; Manzanita Kids Wooden Bird Rattle; Uncle Goose Presidents Block Set
Taco Dream Mobile; Manzanita Kids Wooden Bird Rattle; Uncle Goose Presidents Block Set

The Crayons’ Book of Colors 

Introduce Baby to colors with this delightful board book based on the hit “The Day the Crayons Quit” series. As your child grows up, they’ll love continuing to follow the story of this sassy group of crayons. $9 at booksellers

Red Umbrella Designs Baby Shower Bundle

Celebrate the bundle of joy with this gift bundle that includes a set of mixable, baby-safe maple wood blocks and a coordinating 5×7 archival print. All feature playful, original local illustrations by Red Umbrella Designs. Choose from little monsters, robots or gender-bender blocks. $48 at Venue (Ballard) and redumbrelladesign.com

La Petite Chose Baby Sleep Sacks

Inspired by France and designed in Seattle, this sleep sack features a two-way zipper and adjustable length that unsnaps to grow with Baby. Soft, 100 percent cotton-jersey on the inside and plush velour on the outside keeps them cozy. Packaged in a reusable cotton tote, and available in sizes newborn to 24 months. $69 at DIGS (Ballard) and la-petite-chose.com

Taco Dream Mobile 

Start Baby’s sense of humor (and taste in food) off right, with this handcrafted felt mobile featuring tacos, avocados and hot sauce. $48 at uncommongoods.com

Wee Gallery I See Stroller Cards

These sturdy stroller cards connect easily to a stroller or diaper bag to entertain Baby on the go. Bold black and white illustations (with a dash of bright color) reflect what you’re likely to see on a stroll around the neighborhood. $13 at weegallery.com

In2Green Baby Sheep Throw 

Whether used as a play mat or first blanket, Baby will love the silky softness of this recycled cotton-poly blend blanket. And maybe the sheep and cloud theme will even inspire a few Zs. $80 at in2green.com

 

Note to readers: Store lists are not exhaustive. Please call for availability. Prices quoted are list prices. Savvy shoppers may find better deals.