The sweetest patterned pajamas for babies and kids, $36 to $46.

Hopewell quilt, made of cotton and linen, $175. Soft for little tummies, pretty for the nursery, and a beautiful heirloom to pass down to future generations.

Board books for reading and chewing, $5.99.

Double decker bus, $19.95. (And so many other great toys at the Land of Nod — they really nail it).

This octopus isn’t the most beautiful thing to feature on a gift guide, but take it from me: BABIES LOVE HIM. Toby played with him constantly as a newborn, and now Anton happily manhandles him every day.

Old-school games, like Don’t Break the Ice, $11, or Hungry Hippos, $27.

Photo puzzle featuring a photo of your child, with 12 easy pieces, $25.

Glow-in-the-dark pajamas, $52, and glow-in-the-dark stars, $15.57, to make bedtime feel magical.

Tegu blocks that stick together with imbedded magnets, $30 for 22 pieces. (We played with these on vacation this summer, and they were fantastic.)

P.S. The complete 2013 gift guide