After attempting to click my way through 81 pages of bookplates on Etsy, including quite a few that appeared to be inspired by Twilight, I began to think a follow up bookplate post wasn't really necessary. But I still think a set of bookplates is a lovely gift for a baby. Styles available through Etsy range from detailed, whimsical vintage looks like Oiseaux's tiger...
and Fall Into Pink's giraffe...
to simpler graphic designs, such as the silhouettes from Sarah + Abraham.
Some of the plates are designed to be used with archival glue but many are essentially stickers so read the fine print if you're worried about heirloom books.
Fine stationery shops like Thornwillow offer engraved options, and calligrapher Bernard Maisner does beautiful handmade things.
Back to the budget-friendly sets, I think these personal game labels from Ladybug are fun.
I've never met a five-year-old who doesn't enjoy putting stickers on everything.
There are plenty of color choices too. At $9 per tin, the labels would be a great gift from one sibling to another.
Shifting to toys, Nickey Kehoe carries the hand-knit Kenana Knitter Critters. The panda is pretty terrific. To see the entire menagerie, surf over to the shop and click on "accessories."