There’s been a lot of fuss about gender stereotyping lately, but the truth is that most of the really fun baby gifts out there skew boy or girl. With that in mind, we’re taking the next two weeks to share our favorite gender-pegged finds for expecting mamas—starting this week with ten brilliant gifts for baby boys.
The OMG-inducing cuteness of crib shoes is hard to resist—especially when they’ve got street-cool style, like Adidas, Puma, or Converse kicks. From $22 at zappos.com.
The Tiffany Race Cars frame is about as classic (and statement-y) as a baby boy gift can get. $425 at tiffany.com.
Baby Gund’s super-soft “My First Toolbox” comes with a rattling hammer, crinkly screwdriver, and squeaky wrench. $17.95 at babyscholars.com; personalize it for ten bucks more.
It might not have hand-me-down value, but a monogrammed Ralph Lauren infant polo is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. $34.50 at ralphlauren.com.
Nothing celebrates the spirit of “boys will be boys” like Where the Wild Things Are. $17.95 at amazon.com.
The Jonathan Adler Junior Letter Pillow is made with 100 percent handloomed baby alpaca, and works with just about any design scheme. $98 at jonathanadler.com.
With chrome hub caps and grab bars—plus a working bell and flashing light—the American Retro Pedal Fire Truck is as much a nursery center piece as it is a killer ride-on toy. $382 at barneys.com.
Crewcuts’ new baby collection includes the perfect cashmere baby blanket, at a fairly reasonable $188. Available at jcrew.com.
It might take an infant quite some time to appreciate an authentic Louisville Slugger bat with his name on the barrel—but we think it’s a pretty cool baby gift nonetheless. $45 at sluggergifts.com.
Imagine the photo ops in a pair of tiny Burberry swim trunks. $60 at neimanmarcus.com.