Making kind choices in your everyday life.

Kind Baby Gifts

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in Kind Companies, Shopping | 6 comments

“May you live everyday of your life” – Johnathan Swift


Maggie and her new goose (from Orangutan Crisis Foundation)












Thank you little Maggie for being the perfect model for my “kind baby gifts” post.

A few friends have been having bubs of late.  I have therefore been on a shopping jaunt, seeking out baby pressies which are not only unique and cute but give back in some way – whether it be to support an organisation which uses your money for good, is environmentally responsible or to support the “little guy”. Here are some examples of what has been catching my eye.

Pebble Toys  – helps women out of poverty in Bangladesh and the toys are quirky and colourful.

Shelter Pups – all the way from the US but worth it, adorable replicas of shelter dogs with their own distinctive stories with the funds going straight to help a real shelter animal.

Pooki Boo shoes – I bought the very cute Easter themed bunny baby shoes which are made from sustainably sourced bamboo fleece and locally made.

Orangutan Crisis Foundation – beautiful goose or elephant toys made from recycled blankets. Funds go straight back to this great charity.

Hamlin Fistula Foundation – by purchasing a toy like this one


Hand made Zebra











you can help fund this life changing charity. The hand made animals are beautiful.

Animals Australia – I love their range of cuddly toys which send a message about that particular animal’s plight whilst raising money for this wonderful organisation.

Edgar’s Mission – I have re-visited their on line shop many times but, today’s visit took me straight to the animal themed rattles


(I could not go past the pig). Buying from Edgar’s Mission helps to keep this animal sanctuary do what they do best – rescuing animals in need.

Gus and Ollie – one of my far flung (Germany) blog with pip classmates who’s very individual, hand made cute critters would make a wonderful baby pressie choice.

Ecolosophy – one of my favourite on line shops has eco friendly baby products galore – including little body suits, creams and teething gadgets / pendants.

Are there any kindly sourced baby gifts which you can recommend ?


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  1. Michelle

    Thank you Ing. With my daughters baby shower fast approaching, I’ve received lots of requests for suggested gifts. Now I can just guide all the guests to your blog! Such wonderful and conscious choices.

    • Tread Kindly

      Thanks Michelle. There are some gorgeous things out there and I’m finding it such a more satisfying way to buy rather than doing the last minute dash into the big department store / toy store etc like I used to do. Best of luck for your daughter’s baby shower and baby arrival, exciting times ! x

  2. Life With The Crew

    What great finds Ing! That wool blanket duck is adorable. You would think in this day and age that more people would be aware of good gift ideas like these, but alas, the same old mass produced plastic junk is what most people buy. Glad that you’re spreading the good word!

    • Tread Kindly

      Agree totally Katie about the duck / goose’s adorability factor (I am tempted to get one for my mid 40’s self!) AND money raised from the sale of these gorgeous critters goes to help the orangutans. Win win hey ?

  3. One Small Life

    Stop it. That photo is making my ovaries hurt. I have a friend pregnant with twin right now. Book marking this list! x

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