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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

A dozen perfect gifts to hit all the loves on your list.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

No matter how much you hated on Valentine’s Day in those earlier stages of life, now that you’ve got a wee one in your home (or womb), it’s hard not to get sentimental. So embrace the lovefest. Show your crew you care. And go ahead and treat yourself (or pass this on to the person who should be treating you). Happy Valentine’s Day! MOM 1. Sleepy Jones Robe. There’s no time like pregnancy to up your bathrobe game. This Sleepy Jones robe will make your feel flirty and fun during pregnancy, and serve as a great nursing cover-up postpartum. $124 Buy it here (similar style) 2. IGWT Mom Signet Ring. You know how when you’re a mom, you’re always craving a few minutes (or hours. or days.) away, and then when you’re sans kid, you just kind of want to be with them again? This IGWT Mom Signet Ring is kind of like carrying that baby around with you all day. Except this one is so much lighter and quieter. $70 Buy it here 3. TWELVElittle Companion Diaper Backpack. If you’ve been trying to get by without a real diaper bag, use this as an opportunity to stop resisting. The TWELVElittle Companion Diaper Backpack has all the goods you need for a long day with your little, and all the style you need to wear it out and pretend you’re not a mom. Now if only you could get out that spit-up on your shirt… $145 Buy it here MOM-TO-BE 1. Chiara Ferragni Velvet Ballet Flats. While you may not be buckling yourself into any Jimmy Choos these days, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat your feet. These Chiara Ferragni Velvet Ballet Flats are as adorable as they are comfortable. And your feet totally deserve to be kissed all over. $361 Buy it here (similar style) 2. tenoverten Valentine’s Day Gift Set. If you’re looking for an ethical alternative to your local (and questionable) nail salon, pick up this fun tenoverten Gift Set and treat yourself a nontoxic mani/pedi at home! Might as well get a few of these in before baby arrives and your hands will be otherwise occupied. $45 Buy it here 3. Pregnancy Pillow. Sometimes the only action you want in your bed is to rub up against a big, yummy….pregnancy pillow. We bet you’ll love this cozy pregnancy pillow so much it might even stick after your bump disappears. $49.99 Buy it here BABY 1. Noble Carriage Organic Baby Unicorn Gift Bundle. What better way to let your little girl know she’s beyond special than with the gift of a unicorn she can wear? She’ll think you’re the coolest for it...once she’s old enough to talk. Buy it here (similar style) 2. Cuddle + Kind Hand-knit Doll. Spread the love to children all over the world by purchasing one of these adorable and whimsical handknit dolls by Cuddle + Kind for that tiny love of your life. Each purchase will provide 10 meals to kids worldwide, through partners World Food Program USA and the Children’s Hunger Fund. $65 Buy it here 3. LOVE from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Your Eric Carle-obsessed little reader will reach for this book over and over. We envision only the sweetest bedtime snuggle memories being made while you repeat warm lines like “You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter” over and over again. $5.78 Buy it here DAD 1. Primal Grass-Fed Beef Jerky. Beef Jerky is the new chocolate. Or something like that. Support dad's artisanal jerky obsession by getting him top of the line Primal grass-fed, marinated, smoky beef perfection. $7.50 Buy it here 2. Naturopathica Daily Defense Moisturizer. Now that you and your babe have made the switch to all natural body products, get dad on board and let him know you care about what goes on his skin with this lightweight Daily Defense Moisturizer by Naturopathica. $58 Buy it here 3. Mophie Juice Pack. While dad-to-be may have been legendary for forgetting to charge his phone or using his phone so hard that his battery dies halfway through the day, the truth is, the man is now officially on call for, like, ever. Ensure that he (and you) never has to worry about being unreachable on the big day with this Mophie Juice Pack which provides 14.5 hours talk time and high impact protection for when baby inevitably gets its hands on it. $99.95 Buy it here

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14 outdoor toys your kids will want to play with beyond summer

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

With Labor day weekend in the rearview and back-to-school in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

$30

Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Detective set

Plan Toys detective setDetective Set

This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.

$40

Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.

$120

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

$30

Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

$179

Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

$100

Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

$33

Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

$88

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