If your family is expecting or newly bringing your bundle of joy to the world, try these great gifts to make the season bright for even the littlest angel.
Ten Year Journal
When you are expecting, or have a little one in diapers, who has the time for long-form tale-telling? (Or anything else for that matter!) This “twitter” of journals offers a doable option for a line or two musing of your day, and continues for a ten year stretch. Kick off your little ones’ first decade by jotting down things of note for them, before you know it they’ll be taking crayon to paper to complete the job.
Linge Ballet Shoes
Faves of celeb-babies everywhere, when you need to take a load off or tiptoe out of the nursery, we love the soft leather of these classic ballet flats. So flexible they can be folded in half and tucked into a diaper bag, the fact that they come in baby sizes for mom-and-mini-me style is enough to make us pirouette.
From $39, www.lingeshoes.com
The nursery doesn’t have to be all about baby. Afterall, you’ll be spending a fair share of your time in there as well. Pick a favorite classic art piece that soothes to gaze at while you feed baby. We love this beautiful crop of Klimt’s “Mother and Child” to set the mood.
Those late, late nights require some level of caffeinating even for nursing moms, but making a half caf’ with your typical “cup” single serve brewer is tricky. We love the spinning tech that provides full flavor and a dial you can set from four to 12 ounces…and the fact that this machine earned awards for the quality of joe using the reusable “cup”. Blend away!
Baby’s First Bow Tie
Let your littlest man get all dressed up, even if the only place he has to go is to the living room for a knee-eye view of the party guests. The buttonhole attachment makes it safe, and they can even be personalized with baby’s name.
When older bro and sis are chowing away on their holiday treats, let baby in on the fun with these colorful teething mittens to ease sore gums. This handy soother is made with food grade silicone, BPA and Phthalate free.
Baby Brezza Glass Baby Food Maker
Don’t put baby in the corner with a jar of Gerber, share the holiday feast with this one step baby food maker. Simple add the ingredients, with the push of a button the food will be steamed and automatically blended together in one bowl.
These sueded and memory foam inserts (some with heel stabilizers to help with balance) mean you don’t have to do away with all of your cute shoes for the next nine months. Well, probably those super strappy stilettos might not make the prenatal cut, but the low profile design does allow for more options than just tennis shoes.
From $29, www.superfeet.com
‘Tis the season for endless photos and once-a-year gathering of all your family and friends. If you want to look your best while your body recovers from pregnancy, Belly Bandit’s Ultimate Push Present (Belly Shield, Bamboo Belly Bandit, Mother Tucker Nursing Tank) has you covered. Engineered with medical-grade elastic, this performance shapewear for new moms adjusts to fit around the belly, waist and hips, providing comfort, support and a slimming result.
Wrapped in a Cloud
Aptly named cushy spa robes will take you from bump to late night snuggle sessions with your little one (with a pricetag that won’t make you cringe at opting for a larger, more comfortable size). These super soft finds can be monogrammed and come in sizes for the whole family. What’s cuter than a teeny tiny plush robe?