If you ask us, it is never too early to start a love affair with New York City. There’s a reason women are literally giving birth on NYC’s train platforms: everyone–even the teeny, tiniest newborn ones–wants to to have their own little piece of the Big Apple. The bad news: not everyone can actually be born on a subway platform. The good news: every baby can still rock their NYC love. Here’s 8 great NYC baby gifts for the littlest New Yorker (or maybe New Yorker-to-be) you know.
Piccolini NYC Lomein Pizza NY Onesie
This adorable Little Italy kids gift shop has a cult following for its signature “I Love NY” hot dog and pretzel design. We’re obsessed with Piccolini’s latest iteration featuring lo mein and pizza--a nod not only to the adorable owner’s future union, but also to the melting pot that defines this city we love. $35. Buy it here.
Picture Book Club “New York, New York” Subscription
We love the Picture Book Club’s giftable subscriptions, and the “New York, New York” collection features our favorite books about our favorite city. You’ll love these beautiful classics by authors including William Steig, Faith Ringgold, Maira Kalman and Amos Vogel. $180. Win your own subscription here, and use the code "WRNY" for $5 off any purchase at the Picture Book Club. $180. Buy it here.
Estella Taxi Baby Security Blanket
Every baby loves a blanky, and Estella’s hand-knit, 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton version is a keeper. This urban design is the perfect combo of whimsy and elegance: a bright, tactile taxi front and a sleek and understated striped backdrop. $30. Buy it here.
Babesta x Rowdy Sprout NYC Varsity Tee
NYC’s Babesta is filled with the latest and greatest for any downtown baby, including limited-edition collaborations that will ensure your little one is the most fashion-forward infant on the block. Really, the only problem with this Babesta x Rowdy Sprout NYC Varsity Tee is that it doesn’t come in your size. $37 Buy it here.
DwellStudio Skyline Stroller Blanket
DwellStudio Skyline Stroller Blanket Dwell’s modern patterns now fill nurseries from coast to coast, but founder Christiane Lemieux’s heart is here in NYC. This stroller blanket is cozy and chic, and will keep the city skyline close to your heart no matter where your travels take you. $45. Buy it here.
Oeuf Stuffed Hot Dog Toy
Is there anything more symbolic of our great city than the beloved corner hot dog cart? Nevermind that baby won’t be eating one of those anytime soon, with Oeuf’s adorable baby alpaca plush version, he can start nibbling away before he even gets teeth. $68. Buy it here.
Lexypexy Pretzel Teether
If you’re not a hot dog gal, then maybe a NYC hot pretzel is your thing? Lexypexy’s Maple wooden teethers are anti-bacterial, free of chemicals and toxins, and chic and adorable to boot. $26. Buy it here.
Wonderworld City Skyline Glow Blocks
Wonderworld City Skyline Glow Blocks If you build it, they will….become city kids. These cool blocks are the perfect set for a budding starchitect. Arrange them on the shelf as nursery decor now, and in a few years your little one will be stacking, arranging and designing the city’s next award-winning skyscraper. And much like our famous NYC skyline, these environmentally friendly, nontoxic blocks glow in the dark. $57.99 Buy it here.