Going Beyond the Basics: Eco-Friendly Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Going Beyond the Basics: Eco-Friendly Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Going Beyond the Basics: Eco-Friendly Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you're attending a baby shower soon and want to show your support for new parents while also caring for the environment, read on for our favourite eco-friendly baby shower gift ideas.

1. Organic Baby Clothing

Babies are delicate and their skin is sensitive, which is why organic baby clothing is a great choice. Pure Colour Baby offers an array of stylish and comfortable pieces that are made with soft organic cotton. Not only are they free of harmful chemicals, but they also come in a variety of cute and colourful designs. Each piece is designed with adjustable features so it will fit up to three times longer. One of our favourite baby shower gifts is a matching set of harem pants and a pullover from the Pure Colour Basics collection. This is the comfiest outfit for baby and the size 0-6 month set will outlast all of those newborn outfits.

2. Reusable Diapers

Disposable diapers are notoriously bad for the environment as they contribute to landfill waste. A great earth-friendly alternative is reusable cloth diapers.  There are several different styles of cloth diapers and cloth diapering accessories available. If the parents-to-be are planning to go with reusable diapers, visit your local baby boutique to pick up some cloth diapering essentials for the new baby. One of our favourite local retailers, Go Green Baby carry a great selection of cloth diapering products.

3. Sustainable Toys

Plastic toys often end up in landfills, so gifting sustainable toys made from environmentally friendly materials is a great way to show your support for the planet. We carry beautiful wooden toys in various shapes and sizes, made from solid wood or organic fabrics. These adorable teething ring rattles handmade on the west coast of Canada make adorable gifts. They double as both a toy rattle and a teething ring.

4. Books

We love gifting books for babies and children. It's so nice to start up a beautiful little library of books for a little one's nursery. Bold colours and graphic illustrations capture the baby's attention and introduce them to new colours, words and shapes. We love this series of colourful books by Winnipeg based illustrator Jessie Thiessen. A mom of three, she draws inspiration from the outdoors and loves to bring happiness and bold colours into her illustrations.

5. Natural Skincare Products

Babies need skincare products that are gentle on their delicate skin. My children both have sensitive skin and eczema so we are always careful about choosing products that are safe and natural. A couple of Canadian brands we love are EcoChic Movement and Sage and Thistle Handmade Goods

By choosing eco-friendly gifts for baby showers, you're doing your part to support the environment and also showing new parents that you care about their little one's health. We hope these gift ideas help you in your quest to find the perfect eco-friendly baby shower gift. Be sure to visit our website for more creative and sustainable options!

Teething ring rattles, a fox, a bunny and an alligator with a wooden ring

Sage and Thistle handmade goods

Colours Book, Daydreaming in a world of wonder