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💕Valentine’s Day gift guide💕: Our 15 favorite  gifts for babies + kids

Now that you're a mama, you've got even more people to shower with love this Valentine's Day! We've rounded up the perfect gifts to make even the littlest loves of your life smile this year ?


1. Wooden heart rattle

Show your little one some love with this all natural, organic maple wood rattle.

Bannor Toys Heart Baby Rattle
$19.99, Etsy

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2. Flower-filled diapers

Honest diapers are not only eco-friendly and made from plant-derived materials, but are also super absorbent and adorable.

The Honest Co. Rose Blossom Diapers
$13.95, Honest.com

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3. XO swaddle

Wrap your little one in all the x's and o's!

Modern Burlap Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddle XO
$20.00, Amazon

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4. Sweetheart dress

This limited edition dress could seriously NOT BE CUTER.

Little Cottonwood Sweetheart Dress (Valentine's Exclusive)
$28.00, LittleCottonwood.com

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5. Stripe zip footie

This super soft, super adorable zip footie is perfect for Valentine's Day—or any day, really!—lounging.

Primary Stripe Zip Footie
$20.00 ($19.00 for 3+), Primary.com

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6. ABC calligraphy print

This gorgeous, handmade print adds the perfect amount of whimsy to any nursery or play space.

Belle and Ghosts ABC's Calligraphy Fine Art Print
$25.00, Etsy

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7. Flower print baby carrier

Hold your little one close to your heart with this brand new to-die-for print from Tula carriers—they're incredible easy to use (we promise) and comfortably carry baby from 7 to 45lbs without an infant insert.

Baby Tula Free-to-Grow Carrier, Hamptons print
$159.99, Target

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8. Lllama llama book

Celebrate Valentine's Day this year with everyone's favorite little llama!

Llama Llama I Love You board book
$4.06, Amazon

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9. Playful piano

Hape's tiny piano is almost as good as the real thing! With 18 keys that are just the right size for tiny hands, your little one will love making music.

Hape Playful Piano
$51.65, Amazon

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10. Scratch-off valentines

Send your favorite Valentine a secret message with these scratch-off cards!

Scratch-Off Valentines
$6.00, Target

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11. Kids backpack

The perfect pack for the little heart-lover in your life if the usual red + pink isn't their thing. We love the unique design and the ultra-comfy straps.

Tula Play Kids Backpack
$79.00, Nordstrom

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12. Heart lunch bag

There's nothing not to ❤️ about this organic, machine washable lunch bag that also features snap closures and a wipeable, water-resistant lining.

Fluf Organic Cotton Lunch Bag, I Heart You
$21.50, Amazon

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13. Lunchbox notes

Show your little one just how much you love her on Valentine's Day—or any day—with these adorable scratch-off lunchbox notes.

Scratch-Off Lunchbox Notes
$16.00, Target

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14. Superga sneakers

These toddler + little kid kicks are classically cool and Valentine's Day approved.

Superga Kids 2750 JVEL Classic
$44.00, Zappos

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15. Candy heart pillow

Add a touch of love to your little one's room with this soft, candy-heart inspired accent pillow.

Candy Hearts Accent Pillow
$44.99, Nordstrom

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Mom life demands efficiency. Because while the amount of hours in the day are the same as before kids, now a sizable chunk of that time is spent caring for and loving on those little people. Compromises happen—and let's just be honest, the old beauty routine is one of the first things to get cut.

But, wait! You don't have to sacrifice putting on mascara or, worse, skipping the SPF. Instead, why not flip it, reverse it, and look at the bright side? Here's your opportunity to streamline your morning makeup routine. With some savvy skin care and beauty hacks, you can get your radiant glow on in record time.

Here are our tried-and-true hacks passed down from Motherly mamas:

1. Embrace multipurpose items

If the most pressing issue is limited time, consolidate multiple steps of your beauty routine with a multipurpose item. For example, instead of starting with a SPF moisturizer, followed by spot concealer and a blendable foundation, you can take care of all of that in one go with one of our favorites: Earth Mama's 3-in-one Lady Face™ Tinted Mineral Sunscreen. The beauty stick also allows you to easily fold SPF 40 into your routine, because Lady Face doubles as super-safe, clean sun protection. Even better? The sunscreen blocks blue light from those ever-present digital screens with a ray-scattering, non-nano formula.

2. Revive dried mascara

Especially after a sleepless night (#motherhood), mascara can make a major difference in how well rested you appear to be. If you realize your tube of mascara is dried out, don't write it off as a lost cause. Simply soak the sealed tube in warm water to loosen up the mascara — or add a drop of a multi-purpose saline solution into the tube. That should do the trick until you have time to buy a replacement. (But let's face it: You're a mom. It's okay if you're tired.)

3. Keep coconut oil handy

Coconut oil isn't just for the kitchen. From a DIY hair mask to an in-a-pinch lip balm or naturally removing makeup at the end of the day, coconut oil's cosmetic hack-list is long. For summer, we especially like adding a thin swipe of organic extra virgin coconut oil to the cheekbones at the end of the makeup routine for a bit of an extra glow.

4. Multitask while deep conditioning

If your hair needs a bit of TLC, consider applying a natural, paraben-free deep conditioner before doing chores around the house or even a short workout. By working up a bit of a sweat, the conditioner will set even better before you rinse off in the shower.

5. Start your hair care routine the night before

As you work to find your new normal morning routine, it can help to simply reschedule a task or two—like hair. If you shower the night before, get a jumpstart on your look by blowdrying, straightening or even braiding it for loose waves in the morning.

6. Even out your skin tone

Between multiple wake-ups during the night and wavering hormones, complexion issues can become a thing for most mamas. Thankfully, the hack for managing that is as simple as finding a great foundation that goes on smoothly and doesn't cake or crack through a morning of momming. Scope out the ingredient list for naturally nourishing components like coconut oil, shea butter or beeswax — and skip the stress (and the return process if the shade doesn't match) by going for something that easily blends with most skin tones.

7. Find brands your feel great about

As a mom, you might find yourself considering bigger life questions: Are my cosmetics safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding? Are they helping the world my children will grow up in? Can I trust the ingredients and mission? Pro tip: read the ingredients on all your personal care products, memorize the ones you want to avoid, and look for third-party certification to ensure the product is actually what it says it is. When you find a brand that walks the talk, you're going to want to be loyal.

8. When in doubt, go for a bold lip

With happy hours swapped for play dates, your daily routine may look a bit different than it used to. But who says you have to leave your personal style behind? If you've always been a fan of makeup and going a bit glam, keep going for it, mama! The extra 60 seconds it takes to apply lipstick or whatever else gives you a bit of pep in your step is well worth it.


This article was sponsored by Earth Mama Organics. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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