In the last four months I’ve found out that four of my close friends are pregnant. I’m thrilled to say the least, but it did send me into a bit of tizzy thinking about finding creative and cute baby gifts. With impending baby showers on the horizon, I wanted to go somewhere other than the over-priced Land of Nod.
Luckily I found the adorable and conveniently located (East Lakeview) baby store called Nat & Helen’s. This small local shop specializes in products that are not only cute as a button, but organic and sustainable (i.e. good for the planet and good for baby).
Minimally decorated, I still managed to find quite a few unique items with cool brand stories. I purchased a silk screened onesie with the words “Mi Amore”, a Maggies Menagerie (100% worker-owned cooperative made) and got our BFF a Bum Genius sprayer just for kicks (who knows, it might actually be the perfect gift!). From bamboo wash cloths to body milk lotion, MooMe bibs to Miyim organic toys, Nat & Helens is a low pressure, pleasant shop to explore.
Items are reasonably priced and I love know that I’m gifting products that are green and promote healthy living. I also recommend checking out their blog – weegreen.com. They provide fun gift ideas and suggestions for mom’s to-be.