Holiday Gift Guide: For the Nursery

Justine
December 4, 2012

Perhaps the most fun I ever had in designing a room was when I styled my children's nurseries. It was a time before plastic princesses and action figures began to muddy the waters, when I could indulge in my own sense of playfulness and whimsy.

Back then, I didn't have nearly the variety of rare and international goods as are available today. If I had it all to do over again, here is what I would choose.

N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.

seagull mobile by cocoon
seagull mobile by cocoon

Above: Available with two or three gulls, this graceful Seagull Mobile is hand stitched by Masami Akatsuka of Cocon; €84 and €122.

Enzo the Dog by Studio dell Alpi
Enzo the Dog by Studio dell Alpi

Above: A modern twist on the classic pull toy, Enzo the Dog by Studio delle Alpi, comes in a variety contemporary patterns and hues; €55.

Zenzi Design hinged Badger
Zenzi Design hinged Badger

Above: Discovered via our friend Deborah at Kickcan and Conkers, the German Company Zenzi Design fashions a series of hinged Wooden Animals, including lion, badger, fox, and elephant; €38.

Star Pouf by La Casa De Coto
Star Pouf by La Casa De Coto

Above: From Barcelona, La Casa De Coto crochets Cotton Poufs in a variety of colors, including these serene stars; $64 to $120.

Peanut dolls by Furze Chan
Peanut dolls by Furze Chan

Above: Handmade by Furze Chan, these lovable peanut dolls make for some truly huggable companions; $62.

Auggie baby quilts
Auggie baby quilts

Above: Made from 100 percent cotton, Auggie's Baby Quilts get softer with each wash; $78.