7 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Give Your New Grandchild
Becoming a grandparent for the first time is one of life’s most exciting milestones. If you’re a new grandparent or about to become one, you’re likely trying to think of a gift to give your new grandchild. While choosing a gift for your grandchildren might sound like a simple task, it can be a little tricky for a new grandparent.
After all, it’s been decades since you’ve had a baby yourself and baby items have drastically changed over the years. One of the biggest and perhaps most important change for the products is their focus on eco-friendliness. Today, buying eco-friendly or sustainable products is a priority for many parents, however, as a grandparent, you might not know where to start. That’s where we come in!
In this article, we’ll be sharing seven eco-friendly gift ideas that your grandbaby, their parents, and the environment are sure to love.
1. Organic Stuffed Animal
You can’t go wrong with gifting your new grandchild a soft, cuddly stuffed animal. It’s something they’re sure to cherish for years to come.
When choosing a stuffed animal, look for one that is safe for your grandchild and the environment, such as Sigikid’s organic stuffed animals. They’re biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and toxin-free, making them gentle on your grandchild’s skin and nature. Choose from an assortment of adorable plush animals. Another option would be Babysoy’s animal pals. With 4 animal options and 7 outfit color to choose from, you can match up with the kimono bodysuit you bought for your grandbaby. One gifting tip if you got 2 grandchildren, buy the plush for the older grandchild and a kimono bodysuit for the newborn or younger grandchild, so each gets a gift and no one is left out.
2. Organic Baby Skincare Kit
A newborn baby’s skin is as soft as silk—and this gift will help keep it that way! This organic baby skincare kit from Earth Mama Organics features travel-size organic diaper balm, sweet orange baby lotion, sweet orange Castile baby wash, calendula baby oil, and organic baby face, nose & cheek balm.
These products are free from all harmful ingredients, including artificial fragrance, triclosan, phthalates, parabens, and sulfates. This set comes in eco-friendly packaging made from recycled cardboard.
3. Baby Beanie
Babies’ heads are large relative to their bodies, causing them to lose heat much faster than adults. That's why beanies are vital to keeping babies comfortable, warm, and safe, especially in colder months. A beanie is a wonderful gift that is sure to be used over and over again.
If you’re looking for a cute, eco-friendly beanie for your grandbaby, look no further than Babysoy’s Modern Knot Beanie. Available in several colors, this beanie is made from super soft, smooth fabric (70% rayon from bamboo and 30% cotton). It’s the perfect essential for any baby’s wardrobe.
4. Hemp Baby Booties
Ensure your grandbaby’s little toes stay nice and warm by gifting them a pair of booties. They’re perfect for wearing on chilly days or during cozy naps.
These adorable booties by HempLivingNaturals are a great option. Made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, they’re breathable, comfortable, durable, and easy to launder.
5. Baby Sleeper Gowns
Sleeper gowns are a newborn must-have. Also called sleep sacks, sleeper gowns are like a wearable blanket that keeps babies warm during sleep. Sleep sacks aren’t constricting like a swaddle blanket, so babies can easily move and kick their legs.
6. Wooden Rattle
You’ll be sure to make your grandchild smile by gifting them a rattle. Rattles not only entertain babies, but also encourage their fine motor skills.
This Wooden Beads Rattle by PlanToys features a smooth wooden ring and soft, colorful beads. This rattle is made from sustainably harvested rubberwood trees and surplus sawdust chips and finished with E-Zero non-formaldehyde glues and non-toxic, water-based dyes. You can rest assured this toy is completely safe for your grandchild and made with the environment in mind.
7. Baby Blanket
A baby/toddler blanket is a timeless baby gift that offers warmth, comfort, and protection. It can be used during naps, playtime, nursing, and for covering the stroller.
Made from 50% azlon from soy and 50% cotton, Babysoy’s reversible comfy blanket measures 30 by 34 inches and features two layers of soft fabrics. It’s sure to keep your grandbaby cozy and secure. A good quality blanket will last years and becomes a security blanket for your grandchild.
Discover More Eco-Friendly Essentials
Few things will bring you more joy than buying gifts for your grandchildren. To discover more affordable, eco-friendly baby clothing and accessories, browse Babysoy’s selection of items made using sustainable and/or organic fabrics. From bibs, socks, and onesies to jackets and hats, covering babies from head to toe, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your new grandbaby at Babysoy.