Cuddle+Kind Hand-Knit Dolls (pictured above)
cuddleandkind.com | $48 – $68
These sweet dolls are knit, embroidered and crocheted with 100-percent cotton yarn. Dolls come in two sizes (13 or 20 inch) and in a variety of creatures. Every doll sold provides 10 meals through a multi-partnership with Giving Partners, World Food Program USA, Children’s Hunger Fund and Breakfast Club of Canada.
Fusion Gates Safety Gates with Art Screens
fusiongates.com | $299
This one-finger latch safety gate adds to your home's decor and keeps your baby safe from getting into harmful situations. What's really cool about this baby gate is that it's not just a gate. It's a decorative item for your home! The gate has an interchangeable art screen. There are many prints to choose from, too. This fall, they'll be rolling out new colors, beautiful new screen designs, new sizes and premium features. Now, the process to putting the gate up is pretty simple. Maybe because I've put up many before, not sure. I was done in minutes. It was the changing of the screens that was making me sweat! That took some time, but the end result is better than just bars. Be sure you get the gate that fits your size door frame, too. Or, be sure to get enough spacers to add to it so it's not too flimsy. Kids can still plow right through that if you're not careful. Proceeds in October 2017 benefit The Pink Fund.
thebrushies.com | $29.95 book & 4 brushies
Start oral hygiene early! This storybook comes with four puppet toothbrushes for ages 4 weeks – 4 years. They're made with non-toxic, food-grade silicone and are BPA- and phthalate-free. A portion of the proceeds goes to a Brushie program aimed at children’s dental and overall health around the world.
Savannah Bee Honey Buns Baby Kit
savannahbee.com | $38
Ooh! A honey-lavender soap bar, "Royal Jelly" baby butter and "Bumble Balm" salve help you pamper Baby. Products contain no petroleum, parabens, phthalates, harsh detergents or synthetic ingredients. The kit also includes Baby, M.D.: The A, Bee, C Guide to Your New Baby. Savannah Bee's Bee Cause Project has installed more than 175 beehives in schools across the country to raise awareness and promote advocacy.
kleynimals.com | $35
Babies love keys for their shiny, jingly features. Ages 5 months and older can shake and gum this stainless steel rattle with three arctic friends. One percent of Kleynimals revenue goes to Healthy Child, Healthy World and another 1 percent goes to the World Wildlife Fund.
Rockin' Baby Pouch
rockinbaby.com | $71.10
Carry Baby in four different holds with this reversible pouch. With the purchase of every pouch, Rockin’ Baby donates a new sling to a Haitian or Kenyan mother.
Janiebee Quilted Nap Mat
janiebee.com | $119
This soft, two-inch thick "Minky" nap mat includes an attached blanket and it rolls up so you can close it with ties. There are many styles available, too. Janiebee donates remnant blankets to The Amanda Riley Foundation and Taylor's Baby Blankets of Love.
Shop Local Boutiques
Here's a list of local specialty boutiques that get you away from the malls and into the mom and pop shops for those unique finds for baby.
Helen's Children's Shop 4102 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-292-3576 | helenschildrensshop.com Boys and girls clothing sizes infant and up, stuffed baby items and toys.
Jollifrogs 8074 Hwy. 100, Nashville 629-888-4171 | jollifrogs.com Family boutique offering infant clothing, baby gifts, books and more.
Magpies 6019 Hwy. 100, Nashville 615-997-3851 | magpiesnashville.com Upscale children's boutique offering children's clothing from infant and up, toys, accessories and more.
Plaid Rabbit 2164 Bandywood Drive, Nashville 615-298-2323 | plaidrabbitgifts.com Furniture, bedding, gifts, infant and children's clothing, accessories and more.
Rich Hippies 1204 4th Ave. North, Nashville richhippies.co Gift registry, unique baby clothing finds, gifts, shoes, toys, decor and more.
Bella Vista Baby 306 E. Vine St., Murfreesboro 615-896-6643 Custom baby bedding and accessories, baby gift registry, gift and shower baskets, monogramming and more.
Carla & Co. 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. 420, Murfreesboro 615-904-6919 | carlacogifts.com Specialty baby gifts, burp cloths, diaper bags and more. Monogramming also available.
Mimi's Boutique 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. 720, Murfreesboro 615-890-4232 | facebook.com/mimismurfreesboro1 Toys, gifts, specialty clothing for babies and more.
Reeves-Sain Drug Store 1801 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-896-5731 1700 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro 615-396-4177 reevessain.com Children's clothing in sizes newborn and older, toys, gifts, embroidery and more.
GingerBean Boutique 305 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 120, Hendersonville 615-265-8100 | gingerbeanboutique.com Boy's and girl's clothing from infants and older, children's shoes, gifts, maternity clothing and more.
Once Upon a Time 1050 Glenbrook Way, Ste. 440, Hendersonville 615-264-0404 | onceuponatimebyamy.com Children's clothing boutique specializing in baby and toddler apparel, accessories and nursery décor.
Polka Tot Kids 1050 Glenbrook Way, Ste. 500, Hendersonville 615-431-2443 | polkatotkids.com Customizable nursery decor including baby furniture, baby bedding, window treatments and upholstered gliders or rocking chairs as well as accessories.
For Every Child 5015 Hughes Crossing, Ste. 140, Franklin 615-790-6426 | foreverychildtn.com Children's clothing in preemie – size 16 in girls and to size 7 in boys, baby gifts, special occasion dresses, accessories and more.
Plaid Rabbit 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-2333 | plaidrabbitgifts.com Furniture, bedding, gifts, infant and children's clothing, accessories and more.
It's Vintage, Baby 234 Public Sq., Franklin 615-465-2166 | itsvintagebaby.com Vintage inspired and heirloom quality clothing and accessories for infants and children.
The Little Cottage Children's Shoppe 324 Liberty Pike, Ste. 135, Franklin 615-794-1405 | thelittlecottagechildrensshop.com Children's clothing in sizes 0 – 14 for boys and 0 – 16 for girls, shoes, gifts and more.
Little Star Kids' Gear 1556 W. McEwen Drive, Ste. 108, Franklin 615-771-9919 | littlestarkidsgear.com Children's clothing sizes newborn to 6X as well as baby gear, furniture, gifts and more.
Royal Bambini 7024 Church St. E., Brentwood 615-283-0661 | shoproyalbambini.com Upscale nursery furniture, clothing, skin care and more. Call to make an appointment. Spruce 7028 Church St. E., Ste. 101, Brentwood 615-370-0607 | spruceliving.net Some infant clothing available as well as blankets, gifts and more.
Belles and Beaus, Too 105 S. Cumberland St., Lebanon 615-547-6900 | facebook.com Infant and children's clothing, shoes, gifts and more.
Judy's Fashion Boutique 224 W. Main St., Lebanon 615-443-5433 | facebook.com Children's clothing in sizes preemie to 16 in girls and to size seven in boys. They also carry accessories and more.
Tia's Shabby Chic Boutique 3650 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-797-8427 | tiasshabbychicboutique.com Baby gifts, blankets, bibs and more. Save Save Save Save Save Save