Literary Baby Gift Basket (Ages: 12–24 months)
To mark a birth or a birthday, a holiday or a celebration, we have assembled memorable gift baskets for future readers. We’ve filled them with all things literary and age-appropriate for a baby (ages 1-2). Imagine your recipient, twenty years from now, looking at a photo of him- or herself in our literary tee. Most important of all: all the books included have been child-tested by the editors on our staff who are parents of young children. If you are a booklover, there is no better way to tell a young one, and their parents, that books matter.
"I Dwell in Possibility" T-shirt
For the little one with unlimited horizons (or unpredictable ways), we have the perfect t-shirt in white organic cotton, stamped with the title of Emily Dickinson’s beloved poem. Made in the USA. Ages 18-24 months.
Brown Bear Socks
Our pack of four pairs of socks—each pair a different design—are based on Eric Carle’s illustrations for his classic children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (The four pairs mix and match beautifully, so if one sock is lost, its “partner” works with the others.) With non-skid soles. Size 12-24 months.
ABC and 1-2-3 Board Books
The large (8" x 8") ABC board book features special effects such as foil and flocking (a shiny silver moon, a fuzzy pink pig) that encourage babies to touch and observe. The fold-out 1-2-3 board book is great for tummy time and the seek-and-find aspect makes counting fun. Ages birth and up.
Hello Animals and Hello Bugs Board Books
A pair of visually striking board books provide a delightful introduction to creatures large and small. The books feature high contrast black-and-white patterns and a glittering burst of color on every page. The sound that each creature makes accompanies each image, providing prompts to teach a child associated words. Ages birth and up.
How better to bundle these gifts than in a tote from the American Library Association? Long after the contents find a home on bookshelves and in playrooms, the tote can be used as a “purse” by toddlers, a lunchbox, and, of course, a book bag.