The holiday season is here! Time for family visits, baking yummy treats, attending festive parties and relishing in the magic of the season. Think you can't enjoy and get your holiday shopping done, too? We've rounded up unique (and green minded) items for baby in this Holiday Gift Guide-the baby edition, so you can shop with confidence and focus on the joys that surround this special time of the year.
Aden & Anais: I love the unassuming look of theSerenity Star electronic feeding and sleep system. This multi-tasking tool is as sweet as it is functional. This dreamy star is not only part of your nursery decor, but a workhorse of stellar proportions~combining a feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, night-light and clockall in one. Chic, and modern all with the added benefit of helping baby to establish a good routine~that's a gift that keeps on giving!
Bambini Ware:For kitschy wearable feeding cloths like the burpa collar, I love the versatile and fully functional line from Bambini Ware. The burpa collar is a reversible, fitted piece of cloth that keeps baby's neck clean without the extra fussy material (plus you can still see that cute outfit!) Available in bright colors, and chic patterns, the line from Bambini Ware will keep baby clean in a fun, stylish and innovative way! (check out theirburp sleeves for caregivers-no more having to change your clothes after burping baby!)
DUUX: Looking for a modern gift that is unique and playful all while being useful? I love the quirky Mushroom Humidifier from DUUX. More than just a conversation starter, this ultrasonic, cool mist humidifier features an easy to use rotary switch, immediate cool mist, quiet operation and an additional (and optional) nightlight that will provide security to your child and help you navigate baby's room with ease. All parents will love that it uses about 80% less power than other humidifiers and won the JPMA 2013 Innovation Award! My favorite features are that there is no filter to change (yes!), offers adjustable mist settings and that it automatically shuts down when the water level is too low. Although the Mushroom Humidifier is compact, it packs a punch with its fun exterior, well thought out function and innovative design.
Green Toys: I love how Green Toys reuses milk jugs and turns them into creative, fun to play with, non-toxic toys. This Made in the USA, eco-friendly shape sorter is takes the classic toy babies love and gives it a modern, colorful twist that will stimulate baby, and challenge baby all while giving a little nod to Mother Nature.
Plan Toys: Wooden toys from Plan Toys always make my holiday gift guide for their durability, sustainability and overall look. I never mind having a stash of non-toxic wooden toys around as they seem to add to the decor not detract. I love this clickety clack, pull alongDancing Alligator. It will delight baby with its engaging sound as it encourages and strengthens baby's coordination and gross motor skills.
SVAN: Holiday time with children is a special time to celebrate. We have a tradition in our family that the children get one combination gift that will be used and enjoyed by all. We love the idea of presenting the children with something special, timeless and above all, useful. The Play With Me Toddler Table and Chair Set from Svanis just right for our children. With three chairs and a stool (sturdy enough for us to join in on the fun) this will be the "go to" spot for creative play, puzzles, crafty projects and even mealtime. The classic design and solid birch wood means it will stand the test of time without being obtrusive or clashing with our home's decor.
3 Sprouts:Having a baby around somehow translates to having a lot of stuff around~ and this seemingly happens in an instant. Looking to corral all of baby's things in one adorable spot? 3 Sprouts has a soft (yet sturdy!) toy chest that will keep any room organized in a fun way! I love that it is lightweight so that you don't have to worry about heavy hinges hurting baby and you can move it whenever you please!
Tiny Love:The take along bouncer from Tiny Lovehad me at "no assembly required". The Take Along Bouncer has a streamlined, comfy fabric with a stylish red design.It folds easily, pops open and enables you to have a safe and comfortable supported seat for baby either while at home or away. It is super lightweight, compact and fits in a small pouch that even the most weighed down parent can manage.
Tommee Tippee:For the practical mama, Tomme Tippee has a winter themed bottle and pacifier set. The whimsical snowflake designs are anything but ordinary make feeding and soothing time a bit festive all while getting a mama inspired nipple to soothe and satisfy baby's needs.
Vera Bradley: For the fashionista mama, Vera Bradley makes bright, fun and stylish diaper bags. I love the various patterns offered to suit a mama's taste just right. The well-known quilted bags are available in multiple style options so that you can choose a bag that suits your every day needs. I love the backpack version as I like to be hands free and not weighed down while I am babywearing. In addition to the dual side pockets, and magnetic closing front pocket, the open (wipeable!) main compartment has plenty of room (as well as four mesh pockets) for storing the essentials for a day out with baby. A middle panel zips down to reveal a wipeable & removable changing pad for baby ( I love when they're separate) and two storage pockets for wipes and diapers. I love the ergonomic design and super comfortable straps (they don't dig into your shoulders!) and that I can machine wash my bag to keep it fresh and clean.
4Moms breeze: Moms on the go will love the breeze, a portable playard that isn't a pain to set up. With just a push down on the center hub to open and a pull up to close, the latches are automatic and there are no tricky sequence of steps. No other playard is assembled with just one simple motion. With the 4momsbreeze, families can spend more time on holiday festivities and less time on travel fuss.
For the holidays we also love Burts Bees Babys 100% Organic Holiday Collection and their brand new toy assortment (including a bowling set!). Some of our favorites are the Velour Boy Set, Candy Cane Stripe Holiday Footed Coverall and Knot Top Hat Set and the sweet Ladybug Lovey.
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