Recently I’ve been coveting the clean, cool aesthetic of black and white baby gifts — nursery decor, clothes, toys, you name it. Which probably has something to do with the fact that as my young son has accumulated more and more presents and hand-me-downs, his nursery’s gotten more and more… eclectic.
i.e., nothing matches anymore.
So I’ve had the best time tracking down tons of the coolest black and white baby gifts, whether you want a slightly more sophisticated baby gift for the next baby shower you attend, or just have better shot than I did at a coordinated nursery.
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Lot 801 is like a go-to shop for us when it comes to cool black and white baby gifts (or any baby gifts, really) and right now, we all have our eyes on the black heart knotted baby beanie for a special but affordable gift.
I’m so charmed by this simple black and white felt baby mobile from the Rainbow Barn (ironic, right?), which would fit in with almost any nursery decor. Plus, the the simple black and white scheme is perfect for newborns whose eyes aren’t fully developed yet.
Baby socks have a tendency to get lost. Like, all the time. So the new parents you’re buying for will thank you for buying extra pairs, especially if they’re as cute as these black and white creature socks at Nordstrom. Bonus: Mix and match them. They’ll still look great!
Wee Gallery pretty much pioneered black and white baby gifts, and Cool Mom Picks has been sharing them forever. Now, their collection includes so many more options, like this wonderful black and white child’s growth chart printed on cotton canvas, to help you mark off each of those beautiful inches.
This black and white baby lovey by Ashley Goldberg for Land of Nod really jumped out at me, thanks to its clean, minimalist design amidst all the other busy lovey prints out there. And that big black star? That’s a rattle!
Also cool from Wee Gallery: Their black and white organic sensory play ball based on the classic Amish puzzle balls. It was evidently a huge hit at this year’s NY Now Gift Show, and Liz said she couldn’t put it down herself! You can find them in lots of local baby boutiques and specialty stores, or online at their website.
I have to admit, I love a good milk onesie or snapsuit, especially for newborns. If you’re looking for an especially chic one that can fit the black and white baby gift bill, try this milk print snap suit from Moonlight Bundles — which would be an adorable birth announcement photo outfit, too.
If you’re looking for a bigger baby gift — maybe a group gift? — there are lots of cool black and white baby gift options thanks to designer Jonathan Adler’s collab with Fisher Price. The Jonathan Adler Deluxe Smart Connect Rock n Play Sleeper at Buy Buy Baby is so smart looking. And hey, the gift of more sleep is always a good one.
I want this Black and white cross pillow at Olli and Lime for my son’s nursery — and every other room in my house. Whichever lucky person you buy it for (even if it’s yourself), I’m have a feeling they’re going to fall in love with this bold print.
One day that little baby will be eating solids, and this super cute but deceptively tough Emily & Meritt baby feeding set helps keep your table looking sophisticated but still fun.
There’s just something about babies in hats. And this cross hat from Spearmint Love is totally speaking my language with its hipster cross design and fluffy pom pom. We’re coming up on summer, but the X-small fits 3 months to 12 months, so the baby you’re buying for should have ample time to rock this look.
It’s never too early to start empowering girls and boys, so I’m glad this Little Feminist t-shirt at Love Bubby comes in sizes six months to six years. Pair it with a fun board book like Feminist Baby for a well-rounded statement gift — or check out their other designs we’ve featured, including their fun Little Activist tee.
My son really responded to high-contrast black and white images when he was one or two months old, so this Black and White board book by Tana Hoban (like literally, that’s the name!) would be a thoughtful gift for a brand newborn.
Aden and Anais makes so many of the coolest black and white baby gifts but right now, I’m all about those zebras. Their zebra noir baby sleepwear looks so chic for the warmer summer months.
I seriously regret not buying a teether necklace like this Chewbeads’ black and white teether necklace (on sale now from Cotton Babies!) since any jewelry I wear gets yanked and tugged repeatedly. Four broken necklaces later, I’m committed to buying one of these for every upcoming baby showers on my list.
There are so many apps available for preserving baby memories, but there’s something special about putting pen to paper. This black and white chalkboard baby book from Canadian shop Especially Yys at the Etsy Studio can help, thanks to writing prompts and little pockets for keepsakes.
Want to shower a soon-to-be nursing mom with a gift that’s a little edgy and fun? We’ve found just the thing with the Boobs Baby Blanket from Lot 801, designed in partnership with Gravel & Gold. The best part (besides the design) is how it’s described on the site: The Boobs Baby Blanket can be a swaddling blanket, a play mat, a scarf, a car seat cover. It can wipe snotty noses or bundle up wet babies after baths. But it is not a nursing cover. Unless she wants it to be.