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13 last-minute holiday gifts you can buy right now and have by Christmas

Procrastinators, unite!

If you’ve waited until the last minute to finish (ummm...start?) your holiday shopping this year, this list is for you.


Here are 13 gift ideas for everyone on your list that you can buy right now and have for Christmas by way of a little creativity, the magic ✨ of the internet, or every mother’s best friend—Amazon Prime two-day shipping. Now get clicking!

FOR THE KIDDOS


1. Books

You can never, ever have too many books. Here are some of our favorites:

Hello Garden Bugs: A High-Contrast Book; $7.95, Amazon

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Red Car, Green Car: A Changing Colors Book; $5.24, Amazon

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Good Day, Good Night; $12.68, Amazon

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Red & Lulu; $12.42, Amazon

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2. Subscription Boxes

We love subscription boxes for so many reasons—they are easy to shop for, can be delivered via email immediately, and are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Here are a few of our current faves:

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Three (beyond adorable) bows every month for $11.99 + shipping. Yes, please.

Little Poppy Bow Subscription; $11.99/month, LittlePoppyCo.com

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This subscription box service delivers organic, non-GMO, kid-friendly, and super fun baking kits right to your door. As if you need another reason to eat cupcakes...

Foodstirs; $15 per kit and up, Foodstirs.com

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3. Local theater tickets

Local theaters often offer tons of great children’s programming at ultra affordable ticket prices and provide a great intro into the world of theater for even the littlest patrons. Do some Googling and find a theater close to you and see what’s playing over the next few months. Then support the arts and snag some tix!

FOR THE DADS


4. CrossFit membership

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If the guy in your life is looking for a new workout regime, a CrossFit gift card is a great way to go. It’s tough, motivating, and there are affiliates all over the US.

CrossFit membership; membership prices vary, CrossFit.com

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5. Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Tumbler

We love all things Yeti, and we think dad will agree. This stainless tumbler keeps beverages ice cold or piping hot, and are incredibly durable and dishwasher safe.

Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Tumbler; $27.20, Amazon

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6. Tile finders

Always running late because dad can’t find his wallet or his keys? Enter Tile, a tiny Bluetooth tracker you can stick, hook, or attach to anything you care about, then find it on your map and make it ring when you get close.

Tile; $19.99 and up, Amazon

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7. Dollar Shave Club membership

Give dad one less thing to worry about. Dollar Shave Club ships high-quality shaving blades right to your door every month. There’s no commitment, no fee to join or cancel, and it will save you cash long-term.

Dollar Shave Club subscription; $9 per month and up, DollarShaveClub.com

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FOR THE MAMAS


8. Dry Bar gift card

We’ve never met a (blow dry) bar we didn’t like... Treat yourself or some mom friends to a day out + a blowout. With locations across the country and a ton of great styles to choose from, you can’t go wrong. (P.S. We also majorly ? their product line.)

Dry Bar gift card; $10 and up, TheDryBar.com

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9. Instant Pot

It may not be the most exciting gift, but we promise it will save you so much time—and what’s more exciting than that? This must-have gadget is actually seven kitchen appliances in one: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow clooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. ?

Instant Pot; $69.99 and up, Amazon

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10. Farmgirl Flowers

There is nothing quite like fresh flowers. Farmgirl’s arrangements are fresh, modern, and stunning, and what you see is what you get—you can even check the previous arrangements’ page to view actual arrangements that are on their way to customers just like you.

Farmgirl Flowers; $48 and up, FarmGirlFlowers.com

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11. Book of the Month subscription

Read. Love. Repeat. The Book of the Month subscription lets readers pick a book of their choice each month, and it’s easy to skip a month if things get hectic.

Book of the Month; start at $44.99 for 3 months, BookoftheMonth.com

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FOR THE GRANDPARENTS


12. Handprint napkins

These handprint Christmas tree napkins care of the Glued To My Crafts blog are easy, adorable, affordable, and don’t require a ton of supplies. The grandparents will love showing off their grandkids’ hands—and artistic talents—for all to see!

Handprint Christmas Tree Napkins; material prices vary, tutorial here

13. Popsicle Stick Sled Ornaments

The Craft Patch blog walks you through how to make these simple + adorable photo ornaments using tape, Popsicle sticks, paint, a hot glue gun, and some twine. Perfect for grandma’s Christmas tree!

Popsicle Stick Sled Ornaments; material prices vary, tutorial here

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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.

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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.

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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. 🙌

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Watch one mama's review of the new Dr. Brown's breastfeeding line here:

This article was sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.


And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

I Am Enough bracelet 

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May this Oath Bracelet be your reminder that you are perfect just the way you are. That you are enough for your children, you are enough for your friends & family, you are enough for everything that you do. You are enough, mama <3

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The American Academy of Pediatrics says that newborns, especially, do not need a bath every day. While parents should make sure the diaper region of a baby is clean, until a baby learns how to crawl around and truly get messy, a daily bath is unnecessary.

So, why do we feel like kids should bathe every day?

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