Play Space
How do you solve the conundrum of creating a large, open (and padded!) play space for your kid without opting for the rainbow-colored foam squares? Gathre's neutral-colored, wipeable mats are definitely the way to go. They come in in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can opt for one underneath a high chair or a larger round or square iteration, perfect for picnicking.

Gathre Mat, $180, Gathre.