There's no hint of the precious in Dutch designer Esther Schuivens' collection of dolls and mobiles for her company Esthex. Winsome dolls with names like Lola and Naomie have floppy candy-striped legs and arms, looking ready to any kids' toy box yet also pretty enough to display on a bookshelf. Handmade in the Netherlands of felt and cotton, each piece is distinctive.
We're also partial to the music boxes made by the company, a collection of funky little round faces with a variety of expressions that has a music box built inside. Nonchalant Mom has a well-chosen selection of Esthex goods, and both the dolls and music boxes will set you back $44 apiece. Would make beautiful baby shower gifts, or a birthday present for a little girl or boy.