I am not Chinese by heritage, but I still love baby gifts that reflects the Chinese zodiac. So with the Chinese New Year starting The Year of the Tiger, I’ve put together some of my favorite tiger-themed baby gifts, which are always a creative way to celebrate those new babies coming into the world in 2022.

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Year of the Tiger Baby Gifts for 2022

This year of the tiger onesie from Avery and Me makes a great baby gift for Chinese New Year

Tigers on clothing abound, but I prefer them to be more cartoon-cute than scary-wild, which is why I have a soft spot for this Year of the Tiger organic onesie from the Bay Area’s Avery and Me. It’s also available as a tee-shirt for bigger kids. ($16.99+)

Related: Presenting our annual Baby Shower Gift Guide, featuring the best baby gifts of the year

Tree by Kerri Lee Year of the Tiger keepsake box and blocks make a lovely new baby gift

Kerri Lee always has always been our go-to maker for delicious little Chinese Astrology keepsakes inspired by her own tradition, and we love her Chinese Zodiac baby keepsake box and Year of the Tiger baby birth year blocks. They feature adorable baby tiger illustrations and also let you know that those born in the year of the tiger are playful, adventurous and brave. In other words: get those baby gates up now. ($24-$72)

This newborn tiger rattle from Estella is safe for newborns born in the Year of the Tiger

Our fierce little Year of the Tiger babies will love to shake, rattle, and bite this adorable tiger rattle from Estella. Handmade in Peru of organic cotton and safe, eco-friendly dyes, it’s a very safe tiger. ($20)

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Kick of The Year of the Tiger with this children's book

We at CMP have long been fans of Oliver Chin’s Chinese New Year-themed books, having featured his Year of the Ox and Year of the Rat tales, among others. The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac tells the story of a friendship between man and beast—well, a little girl named Su and Teddy the baby tiger. The story is sweet (although a little advanced for younger kids) and the illustrations vibrant, making this is a Year of the Tiger baby gift that kids can enjoy as they get older.
This Year of the Tiger card from China Sprout make a great new baby keepsake
Finally, I love the harmless little “who me?” cub on the Year of the Tiger card at China Sprout. It includes information about a baby born under this Chinese zodiac sign, making it a a lovely keepsake for a baby book. Grab a bunch and give it to every little tiger born this year.