Gifts for baby this month.

In a Flash

These Parenting Flashcards by Knock Knock ($10) are perfect for the expectant nerdy wordsmiths in your life. Each box comes with 50 cards, guaranteed to help anyone speak "parent" fluently!

Available at The Library Store, Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Ave. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-849-1008,

Baby's First Gift Subscription

The Let's Grow gift subscription from Columbus-based Highlights for Children is the perfect way to introduce any baby to a lifetime of reading love! The full series offers 12 packages ($24.95 each). Each one features two developmentally appropriate books and a keepsake item, plus a parent guide for activities.

Available through Highlights for Children. Order online at

A Stirring Gift

We love these lead-free pewter baby spoons ($25) made by Baby Beehive, not just because they are a traditionally adorable gift for any new baby, but because once baby outgrows them, we get to use them to stir our cappuccino!

Available at Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214, 614-447-3445,

Spell It Out

A banner is a thoughtful welcome for a new baby, so make it a keepsake! These customized banners ($25) are created by Delaware-based artist Madeleine Taylor. With two weeks' turnaround, she can incorporate personal items into the banner: This one shown here includes buttons worn by newborn Hazel's great grandmother and ribbon from her parents' wedding programs!

Order through Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St., Delaware 43015, 740-360-2421, On Facebook: Button Up