Green Gift Guide: The Kid

Plum Subscription

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For a fast growing baby, Plum is genius.

The company bills itself as "the Netflix of baby clothes" -- they're talking about the use-it-and-send-it-back part, not the we're-raising-the-prices part. Users sign up to receive a set number of outfits each month -- tops, pants, dresses, onesies -- from designer kids' brands like Le Top, Soy Baby, Kate Quinn Organics, and Petit Bateau.

You can keep the outfits for a month (or more) and then send them back for a new set. All the clothes are washed before they're sent out, and ones that come back stained are donated to foster care or recycled.

Since junior grows out of everything within a few weeks anyway, the concept makes even more sense -- it's a low(er) cost way to keep your baby in those so-cute clothes you just can't justify buying for one season of use. (Plum Subscription, from $33/month)

2012 Gift Guide