By Aly Walansky
Once upon a time, the big news was that someone in my circle would change their relationship status on Facebook.
Now, all of the sudden, everyone is getting married and/or having a baby.
I’m not — and I’m nowhere close — much to my mom’s dismay. But for those in your life that fall into this category, I’ve developed this gift guide for people who love everything eco-friendly, natural and organic.
Organic Cotton Fat Rabbit – This gift comes in its own coordinating gift box. Made of 100% certified organic cotton, this fun toy, $22.50 from sckoon.com, comes in three color choices: white, green and pink. But you can feel good that no matter what color you choose you’re getting a toy that’s naturally dyed with low impact, metal-free, eco-friendly dyes.
Sophie the Giraffe – While organic toys seem to be the latest craze, this one has been around for 40 years. Sophie the Giraffe got her start in France, but since she’s made of natural rubber she’s becoming even more popular now. In fact more than 600,000 Sophies are sold in France each year. But you can pick yours up at OrganicallyHatched.com for $19.99.
Baby Kimono – They may not be quite ready to go for the black belt in Karate, but they can sure look cute trying. The baby organic kimono sets from SageCreekOrganics.com come in a variety of prints and colors. And right now they’re 30% off.
Organic Burp and Wash Cloths – New moms can never have too many burp cloths since burping seems to be a common hobby among newborns. The fact that the burp/wash cloth is one of the best sellers at speesees.com is a good indicator of that. They’re made of 100% organic Sherpa cotton and sell for just $8.
Organic Shopping Cart Cover – That grocery store shopping cart is covered in germs. Put a layer of organic cotton between those creepy crawlies and your loved one’s baby with the organic shopping cart cover from itsybitsybabyboutique.com. It’s on sale for $55 and works not only on shopping carts, but also high chairs.
Some coupons to help your journey:
Diapers.com coupon – Stock up on organic formula, diapers, and more, and get 10% off + free shipping on a 3 month order with coupon code A10AFF through 03/31/2011.
Old Navy coupon – Stock up on onesies and wee tiny socks! Save 15% on any baby purchase, plus get free shipping, with coupon code ONBABY15 through 02/24/2011.