Where to Shop When You Need Gifts for Tiny Humans

Image via  Tantrum

Image via Tantrum

My circle of friends and family doesn’t necessarily reflect the population as a whole, but ZOMG everyone’s having babies. I’ve got two new nephews, a new niece, and a host of friends who birthed tykes in the last year, and I’m way more familiar with kiddo shopping than my childless status would suggest.

When buying current-season baby clothes for someone who doesn’t live in San Francisco, I tend to stick with Baby Gap. There’s one in practically every town, so it’s easy for parents to exchange an item with a gift receipt if I chose the wrong size, or they receive a duplicate. (Also, Gap, while a giant corporation, is based here in the city. I like supporting hometown brands.)

For toys, baby home goods, or clothes for future seasons, I hit up brick and mortar shops—or, occasionally, local e-commerce brands— to find gifts. Here, I've rounded up (and mapped!) my go-to spots and sites to make your next shopping adventure for the little ones a breeze.