A Lounger to Love
Welcome your baby to the good life with the Bloom CoCo Stylewood Lounger ($200) from Petit Green. The contemporary design, stylish color options and oh-so-cozy micro-suede or leatherette seat make this the Rolls Royce of loungers, minus the hood ornament.1500 Polaris Pkwy., Suite 1214, Columbus 614-840-0544 petitgreenbaby.com
Egg Baby's cable-knit romper ($64) and hat-and-bootie set ($52) provide the perfect remedy for keeping baby warm on a blustery day. The romper, available at Nicole's for Children in sizes 0-12 months, is made of 100 percent cotton and can be converted from a snug sleeping gown to a onesie as Baby grows.55 E Olentangy St., Powell 614-433-0503 nicolesforchildren.com
Warning: Your child may refuse to take off this superhero cape, mask and cuff set ($63) by local design team Woodfrock (sisters Sondia Wood and Debra Wood Niles). The double-sided satin cape has a Velcro closure, so it's easy for little hands to fasten. A number of colors and logos are available.etsy.com/shop/Woodfrock
A Baby of Her Own
This lifelike Middleton Doll ($85) is part of the Newborn Nursery baby doll collection, which can be found at Hannahgrace's Doll House shop. You might want to bring the gift recipient along for this purchase; the adoption process includes a realistic medical checkup, a birth certificate and a picture of "mom" and baby. Girls also are invited to take their babies out for a walk in the shop's doll stroller.15 E. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester 614-834-DOLL hannahgracesdollhouse.com
Rock It Out
Elmo is over being tickled. He's ready to rock. The interactive toy allows kids to choose whether Elmo belts out a tune with a set of drums or a tambourine. Let's Rock Elmo ($58.88), sold at Wal-Mart and other major retailers, sings six songs - one for each AA battery he requires.walmart.com
Rock a Bye, Baby Doll
What little mother wouldn't want to rock her baby doll in this beautiful, handmade cradle? The cherry crib ($72) will hold "babies" in a variety of shapes and sizes, including American Girl dolls. Available at Golden Hobby Shop.630 S. Third St., German Village 614-645-8329.
Leggo My LEGO!
Let your LEGO maniacs take it to the next level with the LEGO Digital Camera ($60). This fully functional, 3-megapixel camera is constructed out of LEGOs, sold at the Easton LEGO Store, and includes a built-in flash and a 1.5 inch LCD screen. Best of all, it can be integrated into your kids' LEGO creations.4004 Gramercy St., Easton 614-342-2710 stores.lego.com
The Helion Animus 18SC RTR Truck ($100) is considered the "next generation" in remote-controlled toy vehicles. Sold at HobbyTown, its crystal-less radio technology promises to enhance performance. And if you have the need for speed, the Animus can top 20 mph, leaving hearts racing as well.hobbytown.com