On Tuesday, February 5, we celebrate Chinese New Year and ring in the Year of the Pig. We’ve always loved Chinese New Year animal gifts as thoughtful baby gifts — and I’m kind of amazed realizing we’ve now come full Chinese Zodiac circle, having first shared Year of the Pig baby gift ideas 12 years ago! (Whoa.)
But there are so many more great ideas these days, and here are just a few for that sweet new piglet in your life in 2019.
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How adorable is this design! Modern, cool, and perfect for the 2019-born piglets coming this year.
$24.75, Birthy People Inc
You can never go wrong with board books as baby gifts, and this new Chinese Zodiac guide from Vickie Lee and Joey Chou is perfect, whether you’re raising a bilingual baby or not.
We’ve loved Tree by Kerri Lee’s lovely Chinese New Year baby gifts for years, and a favorite is this charming keepsake box that details all the wonderful qualities you can expect from your little piggie.Three different colors available.
$48, Nordstrom; order from the artist’s site if you’d like it personalized for $60
Cheengoo makes some of the sweetest hand-crocheted baby goods, and this rattle is perfect for 2019-20 Year of the Pig babies, at a great price too.
I don’t usually think of a pig fabric as being “romantic,” but that’s just how I see this gorgeous, luxe handmade double minkie baby blanket — yep, it’s minkie on both sides, making it super soft and cuddly.
$84, Dwell Darling; add $15 for custom embroidered personalization
If you’re looking for more of an heirloom keepsake Year of the Pig gift, this lead-free pewter cup and matching spoon are each so classic and sweet. While they’re food-safe, I’d use the cup as decor, for storing tiny treasures that babies somehow accumulate in that first year.
While babies get a whole ton of plush toys, when it’s as meaningful as a Chinese birth year animal, it will be adorable on a shelf until it’s ready to go into the crib. I love this little guy so much! Soft, scraggly, and 100% Instagram-ready.
$24.95, Bunnies by the Bay
New parents are definitely going to need some thank you notes for all of those baby gifts, and this wonderful design shop on Etsy sells several modern, printable Year of the Pig designs that are pretty fantastic looking. Just download the design, print and send. Then cross one big to-do off your list.
$10.50, Eden Creative Studio