Unique Baby Gift Ideas for Open-Ended Play and Montessori Play

Unique Baby Gift Ideas for Open-Ended Play and Montessori Play

Unique baby gifts can be hard to find, especially if you’re looking for Montessori toys to encourage fine motor skills and mindfulness. To help you with your search, we’ve compiled a list of seven unique baby gifts.

We’ve also included a list of eight ways Montessori toys benefit a child’s development. Open-ended toys and creative play promote development, increase creativity, and offer years of enjoyment.

7 Unique Baby Gifts

  1. Grasping Toys

Babies begin grasping when they’re only three months old. Grasping toys are designed to encourage a baby’s grasping and help them develop fine motor skills. These toys nurture a baby’s development.

  1. Play Silks

Play silks are great for children of any age. They have a soft, smooth texture your child will love. Although your baby won’t be ready to begin creative play, they offer a nice texture for your baby to touch. Since play silks can be used later on, they’re a great gift to build the baby’s play collection as they grow.

Best of all, babies won’t grow out of them! As open-ended toys, they’ll be enjoyed far beyond the baby and toddler stages.

Baby Montessori Toys


  1. Rainbow Car Set

Our Rainbow Car Set is the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas or baby’s first birthday. Although they’re recommended for children 18 months old and older, these colorful cars can be used to decorate the baby’s nursery.

When the baby is ready to play with them, the bright colors and wood build make these toys both interesting and durable. Montessori toys like our Rainbow Car Set are great for teaching children colors and counting. Since these open-ended toys encourage creative play, they’re a great addition to any toy collection.

Waldorf Rainbow Toys


  1. Tree Fort in the Wood Silk Kit

This gift is great for pretend play. Although babies aren’t ready for pretend play, they can still enjoy reaching and grasping at forts. As they learn to crawl and walk, this set can make surroundings conducive to their development.

  1. Munari Mobile

Munari mobiles make great gifts for babies, especially if you’re shopping for the baby before his or her arrival. These eye-catching mobiles are Montessori toys meant to help the baby build concentration and focus on differences in colors. This visual stimulation can help a baby’s earliest development.

  1. Swaddle Blanket

There are lots of options for swaddle blankets. Although these are unique baby gifts, most parents won’t mind having a few extra (in case others choose the same gift). Some swaddle blankets come with buttons or zippers on the side, allowing parents to quickly get their baby into a comfortable swaddle.

  1. Toddler Subscription Box

Sometimes the best baby gifts are the ones they can grow into! Our toddler subscription service offers great boxes packed with Montessori toys and activities for your child. The open-ended toys included in each box will encourage creative play and foster development.