Local Delivery: Philly-Centric Baby Gifts
Looking for a shower gift? Buy local for the little one.
Showering a new parent with presents for the bundle of joy is one of the rites of parenthood. Choosing an adorable outfit is easy, but it’s even more fun to watch them open something that’s chic and local. Try one of these options for your next gift.
PucciManuli in Ardmore specializes in beautiful gifts, especially if they’re local. Among the many treasures for baby, including pewter and wood utensils, wooden toys, cuddly blankets and animals, are Mason Dixon boots and shoes. With soft, supple leather or suede, and a variety of colors, these sweet handmade kicks will instant style to any baby outfit. Even better, they’re made locally, in Philly’s Fishtown by Heather Holiday.
Main Line mom Lindsey Gradel started Sew Much Cooler in 2014 with reversible dresses. She takes fun and sassy prints and creates clothing that’s super cool instead of just cute. Her reversible diaper covers and bucket hats (which can be custom made and coordinated from fabric you choose) are the perfect present for baby.
Moms love Budda Babe’s bibs, blankets, and other must-have items for little ones. A Philadelphia-made luxury baby brand, Budda Babe’s bibs come in a wide range of chic patterns, are super soft, and most important for mom and baby, do a great job of soaking up all of that spit up and drool. Available online and a at Momo’s Treehouse, Ali’s Wagon, Villavillekula, and Minnow Lane in Philadelphia.
Want a gift with a little Philly attitude? Click over to the Philly Kids Clothing Etsy shop, where the motto is “represent from Day One.” This shop is known for their neighborhood-specific designs, but you can also get a onesie or T-shirt emblazoned with pretzels, an East Passyunk manhole cover, or takes on the city’s iconic LOVE sign.
Photograph courtesy of Sew Much Cooler.