When it comes to baby shower gifts, many parents-to-be will tell you they receive more clothes and toys for their little ones than they know what to do with. One great gift option that is often overlooked is shoes.
Many footwear brands and designers offer teeny-tiny takes on their most popular looks, so it’s a perfect way to start babies off in style. Even better, most crib shoes come packaged in special, gift-ready packaging, making shopping a snap.
To help you find the perfect pair for a friend or family member, we searched the crowded market to round up the cutest booties, sneakers and ballet flats at prices to fit any budget.
Celebrity favorite Freshly Picked keeps things simple with its timeless fringed moccasin silhouette, available in a rainbow of colors, prints and materials. For a sporty look, athletic giant Adidas offers a mini-me version of its iconic green-and-white Stan Smith kicks.
If you’re seeking a little “wow” factor, labels such as Sophia Webster, Robeez and Bloch have created newborn shoes featuring whimsical, animal-inspired details. For more classic fare, Early Days is a go-to resource. The British brand — a favorite of royal tots Prince George and Princess Charlotte — has a wide selection of simple, impeccably detailed booties, Mary Janes and T-bar shoes in shades to match any outfit.
For the colder days to come, cozy booties are a great option. Ugg has shrunk some of its best-selling, sheepskin-lined styles for little feet, while Toms warms things up with its Cuna shoe, made of blanket-soft brushed flannel and fleece.
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