Flip Dolls by Villa Carton – Eco friendly, reversible, and deliciously quirky, these are a super stylish soft toy buy, suitable from birth. Six to choose from, Â£14.99 Toyella.
Hoot Owl by Jellycat – How gorgeous is this textured, sensory owl for them to stroke, clutch, and even gnaw at? Â£11.95 Lula Sapphire. There’s also a matching rattle ring.
Sensory Stacking Hoops – Taking a traditional toy to a whole new level, this features twenty individually designed hoops made from materials such as banana leaf, recycled sari fabric, bamboo and recycled leather. Brilliant. Â£40 Play to Z
Louloup Wolf Activity Mat by Ebulobo – Quite frankly, as activity mats go this is the height of cool! Featuring detachable arches, four soft toys, a detachable wolf pillow, lots of sensory stimulation and the story of the hungry wolf around the edges. Â£75 Peanut & Pip.
Maileg rattles – I’m a huge fan of these rattles full of character by Danish company Maileg. There’s several designs to choose from and you can find the range across Little Baby Company and Sisters Guild, Â£8.50-Â£9.50.
More playmats – Tummy time will rock with these scrumptious, organic buys. Duvet and playmat by Cloud Cuckoo Designs available in three designs, Â£42.50 The Modern Baby and Shak-Shuka â‚¬52.95 Shak Shuka.
Flexibath Toys – Free from all dodgy chemicals, this features a shelf which sticks to any bath (including their own Flexibath) and a coffee/tea making set of two cups, a jug, a funnel and a lid. Â£13.95, John Lewis
Stacker by Green Toys – For chic on a budget with excellent eco credentials, look no further than this stacker which is made entirely from plastic milk bottles. Â£13 Toyella. Or you can get the stacking cups version for Â£11.99. Both suitable from 6 months.
Doll Pram and Baby Walker by Moover – We’ll be forever fans of Brio’s walker but after hogging this guide for a few years, it was time for a change! Danish company Moover’s simple, beautifully designed wooden pram (Â£58.95) and walker (Â£44.95) delights are suitable from 10 and 8 months respectively. Both from Little Pumpkin
Look out for more gift guides, including books, stocking fillers, advent ideas, and of course our favourites for ‘big people’ over the coming days and weeks.