Local Baby Gift Guide

So, let’s be honest.  When a baby shower invitation arrives in the mail, there might be a slight feeling of dread coming over you.  It’s not that you aren’t happy for your friend who is expecting a bundle of joy, not at all.  You would just rather avoid heading to the enormous baby box stores and weeding through 100 different types of bibs in order to find the one your friends registered for.  I get it.  Really, I do.  That’s why I have come up with this list of fantastic local baby gifts that will undoubtedly please even the most colicky baby.



Tori’s Bitty Bows Crochet Hats



Tori’s Bitty Bows Handmade Tutu’s


Use code twig30 to receive 30% off your Tori’s Bitty Bows purchase (must contact Tori’s Bitty Bows before placing your order).

Rather shop in person?  You can find Tori’s Bitty Bows at Love From Chicago (O’Hare International Airport), Chicago Blackhawks Store, Cradles & All, Little Threads, Kooky Kids Shop, Pickles Playroom, and Snippet’s Mini-Cuts.


TypeBaby Local Love Onesies



TypeBaby City Kids Tee


Use code TWIGS20 for 20% off your TypeBaby purchase, a special perk for my lucky readers!

You can also buy Type Baby’s adorable outfits at these local retailers: BlackSheep General Store (Glencoe), I Love Chicago (O’Hare International Airport), Kickin’, Local Goods Chicago, Purple Monkey Playroom, Shop 1021, The Fig Tree .


For the Nursery

Uh Oh Pasghettio Never Stop Exploring Print


Noteworthy Notes Light Blue Silky Blanket–Personalized Embroidery Available


To Play and Learn

Red Balloon Hardcover Board Book Bucket


Timeless Toys Rolligo Toy from Fat Brain Toys


Giggles Boon Green Toys


Looking for other local gift guides?  Here are some great ones for both Moms and Dads!


Happy Shopping!
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  1. Heather says

    Well everything here looks so cute, especially the beanies and tutus. Yeah shopping someone’s registry can be a little frustrating, but I do want the, to have the thing they really need. I figure if they registered for it they need it.

    • amandasimkin says

      I absolutely LOVE Green Toys as well. They can definitely stand up to the rough play of my little boys.

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