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WRNY Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve got dozens of gift ideas for everyone on your list.

WRNY Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner, which means we know you already have your shopping done, right? Wait, what? You don’t? Don’t fear! We’ve got a gift for you: more than 28 gift ideas for everyone on your list. Below, find our expert picks for that pregnant gal, new mom, new dad, baby or even toddler in your life. Happy Holidays!

Pregnancy Gift Guide

Arielle Nachmani of Something Navy Something Navy shows us what’s on her wishlist.

 

  1. Cashmere Socks. These keep me warm during the cold winter months — you can never have enough of them!
  2. Stuart Weitzman Lowland Knee-High Boots. Since sweater dresses have been the comfiest clothes for me to wear as they’re easy to slip-on and don’t constrain the belly, I need the perfect boots to keep my legs warm in the cold. These knee-highs are my favorite for warmth, style, and also comfort. They make any outfit chic!
  3. Fresh Sugar Lychee Bath Cubes. I take a bath every night before I go to bed to relax. It’s my absolute favorite part of day.
  4. Talenti Chocolate Chip Gelato. Chocolate is all I’ve been wanting!
  5. Canon Powershot G7. I’ve been loving taking pictures of my growing belly and to see how my body changes. This will be perfect for when the baby is finally here to capture every moment for high quality photos that directly goes to my phone through bluetooth. I can easily send photos to my family and friends without any hassle of loading pictures.

New Mom Gift Guide

Household Mag founder Hailey Andresen shares her holiday gift must-haves.

 

  1. InterDesign 6-Peg Wood Storage Rack. I know everyone and their mother has a peg rack on instagram, but I can’t help but love the way it looks. This will be an easy trick when it comes to keeping hats, scarves and sweaters up off the floor this winter. $14.99
  2. iBlock: a cutting board by bkbutcherblock. This would be super helpful if you’re planning on hosting any events this season. Keep your phone handy as guests arrive and your tablet handy displaying recipes/playing music. Plus it’s made in Brooklyn. $150
  3. Madewell Transport Rucksack. A stylish bag that can also function as a diaper bag on days that your load is a little lighter. $198

4 Madewell Flea Market Flares in Kara Wash. High-rise flared jeans to tuck in that post pregnancy tummy and to dress up your denim. $135

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  1. Nesting Twiggy Fawn Stack by foxandthefawn on Etsy. Simple rings that don’t snag or have the potential to scratch your little ones. $10

Baby Gift Guide

Holiday gift ideas for the cutest baby in your life.

 

  1. Winter Water Factory French Terry Blanket. Yes, baby will get lots of baby blankets. But trust us, mama will end up reaching for the same favorite one every single time. Especially if it’s made of organic cotton, machine-washable and has a fun, whimsical print like this one. $39
  2. Zutano Shaggy Cozie Bootie. The only thing cuter than itty bitty toes is itty bitty toes in itty bitty booties. Zutano’s shaggy new style is not only cozy and cute, it also fits like a glove so you don’t ever have to worry about leaving a bootie behind. $24
  3. Shabd Tie-Dye Onesie Kit. We admit we can’t get enough of tie-dye, and we especially can’t get enough of our girl Shabd. But this gift is so much more than that: it’s a chance to spend some quality time creating a one-of-a-kind onesie filled with so much love for that little babe. $48
  4. Briar Organics Bonnet. There is only really one time you can get away with wearing a super-soft, railroad striped, vintage-style bonnet. Since it’s too late for you (trust us), buy one for every teeny tiny head you know. $34
  5. Livette la Suissette Toile Storage Bin. We wish baby “stuff” all looked cool. But it doesn’t. So at least the storage bins you use to stash it can. These cool bins come in a range of sizes, colors and toiles that will make you smile every time you tidy up. $50
  6. Karen Kimmel Shape Shifter. Is it a mobile? Or a wall decoration? Who knows, but who cares? It will totally make baby’s nursery sparkle no matter where you hang it. This is one nursery decoration both mama and baby will love. $44

New Dad Gift Guide

Gear Patrol founder Eric Yang reveals the gear he’s got on his own holiday list.

 

  1. Massage Certificates. My wife is the house hero — so what little physical relief I can offer is nice to supplement with massage certificates. She doesn’t like to splurge on herself, so a nice stack of these do just nicely.

2.. Cordless Vacuum: Dyson v6 HEPA. I have a weird love for spot cleaning and I hate cords. Being able to just pop this off the wall and go to town makes it that much easier. $299

  1. Versatile Shirts: Buck Mason T-Shirts. During the week I stick to a basic “uniform,” which makes getting ready easier on those bleary eyed, 3-hours-of-sleep mornings. Part of that includes plain ol’ Gap t-shirts, which are great, but Buck Masons are worth the upgrade. They’re comfortable enough for nights and weekends but come in a couple of styles that make it easy for everything from nights to weekends and even work. Plus, they’re made in America. $28
  2. Portrait Lens: Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 Lens. To be perfectly fair, the bulk of our baby photos are on our phone because it’s always on us, but seeing a really great photograph of your kid that you took feels especially nice. This lens isn’t the easiest thing to use — it’s a “prime” lens, which means a fixed focal distance, but it knocks frame worthy photos out of the park (it’s similar to what a wedding photographer might use). If you have a DSLR, you can find similar lenses for less. $799
  3. Portable Speaker: Bowers & Wilkins T7 Speaker. Hunter has a fair share of music sessions through the day from his bedtime routine to jazz sessions with dad. This speaker gets a lot of use because it’s easy to tote around, the batteries last forever and it just sounds terrific. It isn’t widely known, but a good speaker can play the full range of music at lower volumes so you don’t have to play them loudly to hear everything, which is helpful around the little one. $350.

Toddler Gift Guide

Creative gifts that will make your toddler squeal with joy.

 

  1. Modern-Twist Kids Mark-Mat Coloring Silicone Placemat. Even the best eaters need some encouragement staying at the dinner table sometimes. This washable color mat will keep your little artist entertained and even spark conversation. $25
  2. Odette Williams Kid Apron. For the little foodie in your life. This apron is perfect for those winter baking sessions you’ve been looking forward to. We only wish they made parent sizes too. $51.00
  3. Native Shoes Fitzsimmons Kids Boots. We love this brand for its ease during the summer months but can’t stop thinking about the latest boots in their line. They’re waterproof, über cool and the kids will love all the fun colors they offer. $65.00
  4. Where’s Karl? Waldo, who? You and your toddler will get loads of entertainment but for totally different reasons while you try and find Karl Lagerfeld throughout this book. What better way to educate your tiny fashionista. $9.29
  5. Herschel Supply Alpine Beanie. We love a modern classic. Keep your littles head warm with this pom pom ribbed beanie. $19.99
  6. The Paloma Teeter Totter. Living in NYC means less space. So finding a toy that looks good and helps keep toddler in one space while releasing energy is clutch. This is more than just a toy it’s a city family sanity saver. $320.00
  7. VTech Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera. All that instagramming has inspired your toddler to start taking pictures all by himself. Buuut your phone and camera are too fragile to leave in tiny hands. This is the answer to both of your prayers. $42.99

By its very nature, motherhood requires some lifestyle adjustments: Instead of staying up late with friends, you get up early for snuggles with your baby. Instead of spontaneous date nights with your honey, you take afternoon family strolls with your little love. Instead of running out of the house with just your keys and phone, you only leave with a fully loaded diaper bag.

For breastfeeding or pumping mamas, there is an additional layer of consideration around when, how and how much your baby will eat. Thankfully, when it comes to effective solutions for nursing or bottle-feeding your baby, Dr. Brown's puts the considerations of mamas and their babies first with products that help with every step of the process—from comfortably adjusting to nursing your newborn to introducing a bottle to efficiently pumping.

With countless hours spent breastfeeding, pumping and bottle-feeding, the editors at Motherly know the secret to success is having dependable supplies that can help you feed your baby in a way that matches lifestyle.

Here are 9 breastfeeding and pumping products to help you no matter what the day holds.

Customflow™ Double Electric Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's electric pump

For efficient, productive pumping sessions, a double electric breast pump will help you get the job done as quickly as possible. Quiet for nighttime pumping sessions and compact for bringing along to work, this double pump puts you in control with fully adjustable settings.

$159.99

Hands-Free Pumping Bra

Dr. Brown''s hands free pumping bra

Especially in the early days, feeding your baby can feel like a pretty consuming task. A hands-free pumping bra will help you reclaim some of your precious time while pumping—and all mamas will know just how valuable more time can be!

$29.99

Manual Breast Pump with SoftShape™ Silicone Shield

Dr. Brown's manual breast pump

If you live a life that sometimes takes you away from electrical outlets (that's most of us!), then you'll absolutely want a manual breast pump in your arsenal. With two pumping modes to promote efficient milk expression and a comfort-fitted shield, a manual pump is simply the most convenient pump to take along and use. Although it may not get as much glory as an electric pump, we really appreciate how quick and easy this manual pump is to use—and how liberating it is not to stress about finding a power supply.

$29.99

Nipple Shields and Sterilization Case

Dr. Brown's nipple shields

There is a bit of a learning curve to breastfeeding—for both mamas and babies. Thankfully, even if there are some physical challenges (like inverted nipples or a baby's tongue tie) or nursing doesn't click right away, silicone nipple shields can be a huge help. With a convenient carry case that can be sterilized in the microwave, you don't have to worry about germs or bacteria either. 🙌

$9.99

Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's silicone pump

When you are feeding your baby on one breast, the other can still experience milk letdown—which means it's a golden opportunity to save some additional milk. With a silent, hands-free silicone pump, you can easily collect milk while nursing.

$14.99

Breast to Bottle Pump & Store Feeding Set

After a lifetime of nursing from the breast, introducing a bottle can be a bit of a strange experience for babies. Dr. Brown's Options+™ and slow flow bottle nipples were designed with this in mind to make the introduction to bottles smooth and pleasant for parents and babies. As a set that seamlessly works together from pumping to storing milk to bottle feeding, you don't have to stress about having everything you need to keep your baby fed and happy either.

$24.99

Washable Breast Pads

washable breast pads

Mamas' bodies are amazingly made to help breast milk flow when it's in demand—but occasionally also at other times. Especially as your supply is establishing or your breasts are fuller as the length between feeding sessions increase, it's helpful to use washable nursing pads to prevent breast milk from leaking through your bra.

$8.99

Breast Milk Storage Bags

Dr. Brown's milk storage bags

The essential for mamas who do any pumping, breast milk storage bags allow you to easily and safely seal expressed milk in the refrigerator or freezer. Dr. Brown's™ Breast Milk Storage Bags take it even further with extra thick walls that block out scents from other food items and feature an ultra secure lock to prevent leaking.

$7.99


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