One of the first toys that baby received as a gift, from a very generous college friend of my mom’s, I might add, was a Blabla. I had never before heard of these things before, but as soon as I saw it, I loved it. How could you not when it looks like this:
These super soft, squishy toys are seriously awesome, perfect for the baby that will immediately put anything you put in his hand in his mouth. Think your favorite boyfriend sweater meets neck pillow but with a lovable face.
And not only are they super cute, but you can feel pretty good about buying them. The collection is designed in collaboration by a French woman with a very interesting if not diverse background and a Southern belle-turned-stylist with some wanderlust, the combination of which accounts for the très cute factor of the designs, but the products are knit by Peruvian artisans.
At any rate, I think these make great gifts because while they aren’t exactly essential, they are very fun for any new baby.