One of the best things you can do for Northwest Arkansas is to spend your money at a local business rather than a chain store. Money spent at a local business generates 3.5 times more wealth for the economy of NWA than money you spend at a chain-owned business. Buying local isnt just for food. When you shop at a local store or buy products made in Arkansas, youre putting money back into your community. So when youre looking for the best gifts for a baby shower in Northwest Arkansas, check out these locally-made creations:
Milky Moccs from MilkyMoccs on Etsy, $25
These boots were made for walkin, but even babies who havent graduated to the crawling or cruising stage will look stylish wearing these sweet suede moccasins. Rachel Duerr, the shop owner, hand makes each and every pair of moccs from vegan leather, so you can customize your color and finishes, including fringe and bows.
Postpartum Gift Set by Birth Song Botanicals, $67
Birth Song Botanicals specializes in natural herbal remedies for women and children, and this postpartum gift set doesnt disappoint. It includes tinctures to stimulate milk flow and relieve postpartum cramps, Nursing Nectar tea, powder to quickly dry the umbilical cord, salve for sore nipples, and a heavenly mixture of antiseptic herbs for a bath that will soothe perineal muscles and minimize swelling.
6-Pack Organic Cotton Prefold Diapers by Blueberry, $17.95-$29.95
These organic cloth diapers are made in Arkansas at a local factory using 100% cotton twill that the company promises will get softer and more absorbent the longer it is used. This is like the beginners kit for moms who are interested in cloth diapers. If youre buying for an old pro, go for one of Blueberrys cloth diapers in any of their super-cute fabrics.
Teal Coat by Darwin and Delilah, $65
You wont go wrong no matter what you pick at this sweet online shop. Each product is handmade and one-of-a-kind, and seamstress Darcy makes everything from coats and dresses to hats and critters soft and snuggly stuffed animals any little one is sure to love.
Want even more great local, natural products for moms? At the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas, we dont just offer wellness and prenatal care for women. We also sell organic and natural items for both baby and mama. Were conveniently located at 5302 Village Parkway in Rogers, so stop by any time!
Diane Pulvino is a writer and editor based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her two best friends are her husband and high school sweetheart, Eric, and their son, Lincoln, who was born in October of 2014. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Diane reading books, solving crossword puzzles, or playing with her aptly named dog, Comma. You can get in touch with her on Twitter at @RedPenGrammar.