It’s that time of year again, friends; when we all scramble around looking for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. And if you’re anything like me, (a career bargain-hunter), then you’re also on the hunt for the best possible prices on said gifts. I decided that this year I would ease some of the burden for you, and save you the trouble and time of sifting through endless marketing emails and such. So without further ado, I present you with an epic list of mama-must-haves, complete with oodles of coupon codes. #yourewelcome
I have a confession: Every year, I gift all of the grandparents photo-collage calendars from us. I have a love/hate relationship with making these calendars. They take a long time to make (sorting through EVERY picture from the year), but they turn out so cute and the Grandparents LOVE them. Throwback Calendars makes this super easy, by compiling your Insta-photos and creating the most adorable calendars. The can start from any month, and give you an entire year!
I used to think that all onesies and baby pj’s were created pretty equally. That was until I put Frankie in a L’ovedbaby Footed Overall. L’ovedbaby makes the softest, coziest, organic cotton basics for your babes. Your baby will be thanking you with all the heart eyes for this holiday gift.
These stuffies are seriously adorable and also happen to be eco-friendly and organic. You can feel good about purchasing from this company because they donate $1 per item sold to charities from around the globe that focus on helping children or threatened and endangered animals. We are currently obsessed with Norman the Narwhal.
We are currently obsessed with our Kind Hood poncho towels. If you are a beach or pool-goer, then you will absolutely need one of these for each of your kiddos. These towels are not only super thick and absorbent, but they are freakin’ adorable. Seriously. Trust me when I say, this is a must-buy holiday gift.
I’m just gonna say it; Joovy is genius. They make the most ergonomically designed products, and this walker is no exception. It is an absolute baby-gear staple in our home. It has a simple and modern design, but it’s the functionality that I love so much. Frankie loves this contraption, and I love it because it folds up so it takes up barely any space.
I’ll be honest; I am better about the foods I feed my kids, than what I feed myself sometimes. I have a real fear of hormones and GMO’s in the foods I feed my littles, and do my very best to never feed them food with those additives. Once Upon A Farm is an amazing local company that makes super fresh, organic, cold-pressed fruit + veggie food packets. BOTH of my kiddos love them and they are delivered, cold-packed, right to your door!
Ready for bathtime to be easier? Oneberrie has answered all of your bath-time prayers. These towels are seriously smart (and cute). Frankie was never a fan of going from nice, warm bath water to abrasive, cold air; and this towel provides a solution to that problem! We have become completely dependent on our Oneberrie bath towel, and I am totally ok with that.
Another super frustrating experience for mamas is what to do with baby whilst shopping. Do you force your baby to stay strapped into their car seat, do you wear your baby (which can get heavy), do you bring the stroller in and try to juggle the cart and stroller? Binxy Baby is a baby hammock that straps across the shopping cart. The best part is, it takes up very little space and can fit in your diaper bag.
If you haven’t heard of Dockatot yet, you might be living under a rock, (or you don’t have kids). These contraptions are meant for teeny babies to sleep in, however we didn’t discover the DockATot until Frankie was a bit passed that stage. Lucky for us, DockATot created a Grand Dock for bigger babes to lounge in. This has become an awesome play-space for her, and even Ayden.
Not all carriers are created equally and for that reason I am obsessed with my Lillebaby Complete 6-in-1 Airflow. The mesh lining makes it super breathable, (which is great for Southern California weather), and unlike other carriers, it offers really good lower back support.
Twist and ShakeThese products are super convenient, and have become diaper-bag staples for me. They make sippy cups that allow you to create your own fruit-infused water for your littles, (wayyy healthier than juice). I am also obsessed with their stackable snack containers, which are awesome for packing poufs or Cheerios on the go!
These watches are made from wood and are really beautifully crafted. My husband is a bit of a minimalist when it comes to accessories, and he really loves how lightweight and comfortable his watch is to wear. With all of the rad styles (both for men and for women) these unique watches make do an awesome gift.
With two daughters who both came into this world with full heads of hair, you better believe I have an arsenal of hair accessories for them! Neni & Co makes the most beautiful and adorable bows, bonnets and lush blankets. This shop also happens to be mama-owned by my dear friend Shanna, who hand-selects the beautiful, fun and often vintage-inspired fabrics.
Speaking of bath-time, Tubby Todd made a fan out of me the moment I cracked open their sweet quince & honeysuckle bubble bath and smelled the yummy goodness. I am a total ‘smells’ person, so the scent of something can make or break a product for me. Also, Tubby Todd is another great non-toxic, all natural company–score!
Do any other moms have a hard time shopping for themselves? I often get overwhelmed, and wind up shopping for my kids instead. What I love about Pink Blush is how versatile their clothes are. They provide great staple pieces for your wardrobe, and the buttery-soft material is perfect for any mama on-the-go, (especially if you are nursing!)
Speaking of soft fabrics… Baby Bling makes the softest, stretchy headbands for your littles. They are always coming out with seasonal new prints and colors, and are super soft to wear. These are definite must-haves for baby girls.
I am a sucker for a cute crib-sheet, and these are the cutest. Not only are the sheets themselves made well, but they provide for an excellent photo-opp. Rookie Humans may be taking over Instagramable photos, one sheet at a time.
Lollipop Baby Camera
This company combines beautiful design with innovative technology. These baby cameras are made from beautiful, soft, pliable silicone, and bend to shape right onto the crib. (The can also be mounted). You download their app, and you can monitor your baby right from your phone. We are obsessed!
Essential Oils have become a household name around here, and among the mama-community in general. I am all for anything that helps promote good health and quality sleep, (especially sleep), in my kiddos. Zaq Diffusers combined aromatherapy and the most epic night-light with their Sky diffuser. (They also have beautiful diffusers for grownups).
I will forever be a loyal Freshly Picked customer. By now, most people know that the name Freshly Picked is synonymous with high quality and on-trend styles. But what you may not know, is how friendly and personable the Freshly Picked family is. We love our FP mocs, and our FP community!
This is one of the cutest shops around. The sweet and talented owner, Jessica, makes beautiful and adorable knit goods. But this ain’t your granny’s knitting. Huxen and Co makes the sweetest bows and faux air plants. These are perfect stocking stuffers; go get you some.
And with that, I will let you all get to your shopping, but make sure you check back as I will be updating this list and who knows… there may even be an epic giveaway in your near future, so make sure you are following me on Instagram! Happy holidays, y’all! Sending big, bargain-shopping LOVE to you all.