19 adorable holiday gifts for newborns 😍

When it comes to giving gifts for newborns, it can be tough to find the perfect present. After all, your littlest love can't create their own wishlist. I'll be honest and say that some of these are mostly for parents of newborns because they make life with a tiny one much easier, but others are legit products that my kid was obsessed with when he was a tiny peanut.

Get ready to shop all these adorable gifts for newborns:

Adorable crib sheets from Rookie Humans

Rookie Humans 100% Cotton Sateen Fitted Crib Sheet: The Moon\u2019s Birthday. Modern Nursery, Use as a Photo Background for Your Baby Pictures. Standard Crib Size (52 x 28 inches) (Standard Cotton Sateen)

These sheets will surely bring about sweet dreams. They come in different settings and believe me when I tell you your little baby will look adorable snoozing next to such beautiful designs. These are game-changing for all those newborn pics you're gonna be posting on Instagram.


A chic sleep gown 

The best organic sleeper for diaper changes complete with built-in mitts, one-snap foot pocket, and SUPER soft, breathable fabric.

These Goumi Kids sleep gowns are super stylish in solid and neutral colors. Gowns are ideal for newborns because there will be a lot of diaper changing happening in the middle of the night, and these allow you to keep baby's feet covered while having easy access to their diaper. They are *super soft* and made of a breathable fabric.


Cashmere hat + mittens 

Cashmere Baby Beanie & Mitts Set

If you want to give a luxe gift, these Jack & Mary cashmere hat and mittens are extra extra soft and so adorable. They are made in Maine with tons of love, which shows in the final product and packaging.


A ring sling to carry baby around 

Moby Ring Sling

Babywearing is excellent for so many reasons: bonding with mama or dad, keeping your hands free and making sure that baby's staying nice and cozy. These wraps are designed for babies that are eight pounds or heavier.


Newborn pacifiers 

Newborn Pacifier

One of the first soothing reflexes newborns have is sucking, so if your baby is into their hands, bibs or your knuckles, these pacifiers might help. They are designed to support baby's breathing and allow for proper tongue placement.


These adorable animal friends

Pop up Activity Toy

This colorful toy is good for little ones to start discovering their motor skills and also play peek-a-boo with the cute animals. My son has had it since birth and the way he interacts with the toy changes as he grows older (it's so fascinating to see).


A carseat cocoon for cold weather

7 A.M. Enfant Car Seat Cocoon (Black Polar)

This carseat cocoon will keep your little tiny one super comfortable during the coldest months of the year without interfering with the safety of their car seat. The cocoon is placed over the car seat and can even be used when clicked onto a stroller. Bonus: They come in several different stylish colors. 🙌


Fun flash cards 

Educational Flash Cards

I didn't even know these existed until my neighbor gifted me hers! They help support baby's eye development as they start to discern between the white and black colors, and it's also super fun for them to explore new images. My son, even though he is way into toddlerhood now, still loves to play with his flashcards and name the animals.


A playmat to keep them busy

The Play Gym by Lovevery

This play gym is versatile as it's built for babies to grow with it. Initially it's great for putting your newborn down in a safe space, but then it can turn into the best tummy time mat ever. As they sit up on their own they love playing with the different toys. Plus, the beautiful design means you won't mind it having a permanent place in your living room.


Cable knit stroller set

cable knit baby set

Keep baby bundled up in this high-quality, 100% organic cotton set from Boll & Branch. The blanket, baby hat and mittens are the perfect items to pass along in the family for years to come!


A baby journal 

Baby Journal

What better gift to leave your children than the raw and real memories from when they were tiny? These journals go from birth until 5 years old and invite parents to share the big and little moments of every day life with children.


Really stylish onesies 

Essential Organic Onesie \u2013Sloth

The prints of the Apple Park onesies are almost too cute to handle. Honestly, I kind of want all of them in my size. They make several products with the same print so you can have your little one rocking a head to toe matching outfit.


A sloth friend

Playground Pals Plush - Sloth

This sloth is not only adorable, but also organic and super soft. Your little one can hang out with their new friend on their play mat or keep it in their stroller as they take the whole world in.


Silicone baby teethers

silicone baby teethers

There are so many things we love about this set of teethers. It comes with six different fruit shapes and is the perfect size for your newborn's tiny hands. They're made with a gentle, but sturdy, food-grade silicone that offer baby relief when they're cutting their teeth and they're dishwasher safe. Win win win.


A booster seat that grows with baby 

booster seat

You'll be using this one for a while mama. At first, it's a good place to put baby as they learn to sit up by themselves and keep them entertained with a bunch of activities on it. As they grow, you can turn the seat into a dining booster seat for your little one to join you at the table. Plus, it's under $50!


A super mega cozy blanket 

Ecru Knit blanket

This super high-quality blanket from max + moose is ideal to have handy wherever you go with your baby. It's perfect for them to play on while you prepare dinner for the rest of the family, or to keep their feet warm and toasty while you stroll around the park. The quality is superb, so chic and well-made.


An innovative swaddle

Zen One Nested Bean

Repeat after me: Swaddles are magic. All kidding aside, newborns love being swaddled because it reminds them of being inside the womb (that's why in hospitals they give your baby tightly wrapped like a burrito). This one will help them feel cozy and safe while also allowing them to freely move their hands inside. We love that once they are ready to go arms out, they can.


An adorable lovey

Snuggle knit lovey

Newborns shouldn't sleep with anything near them for safety reasons, but you can have this lovey around for play time or trips in the stroller while supervised. Once they are 6 months old, you can start introducing them to the lovey at nap times and bedtime. But in the meantime, it's a super cute product to play peek-a-boo with.


A baby dome to take your baby on all the adventures

Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome

This baby dome allows you to take your baby wherever you go (and keep them safe). The side mesh allows air to flow through to keep them comfortable, the dome itself is SPF 50 and the flat surface makes it safe for sleep. Even better, it folds up for storage. We've used it everywhere from the park to the beach to our living room to keep our dogs away from our baby.


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I'm usually that girl who shells out for premium leggings, and I still think they're fun as a treat, but I've now bought these so-called "compression" leggings in multiple colors. And since 74% of you told us in a recent Instagram poll that you live in leggings, we hope this practical hot tip can help make #momlife a little easier for you, too.

So why compression? While we'd never advise going to extremes, we're not opposed to a little help keeping everything in place. To be clear, this isn't about hiding—we're all for celebrating our bodies (and especially our bellies) at every stage. But adapting to an ever-changing shape can be distracting, and a little extra support around the stomach and hips can feel amazing after birth and help you focus on what's important.

What these $20 leggings have on even my most expensive pairs is that they are thickmeaning they don't snag in the wash, sheer out when I squat, or (heaven forbid) rip when I bend over. Their durability makes them perfect for both household chores and high-intensity workouts. They're also warm, making them well-suited for transitioning between seasons. And once your wardrobe fully changes over, the same brand makes compression shorts that are equally comfy.

Homma Premium Thick High Waist Tummy Compression Slimming Leggings

amazon leggings

As for the whole compression thing? Once they're on, I honestly don't notice anything but how flattering they are when I catch my reflection in the mirror. The 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex blend keeps it tight without feeling, well, too tight. Think of the compression like a gentle hug, or a guardian angel that just wants to bless your curves all day long. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to order another pair.


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I admit it: We struggle with screen time in my house. My 4-year-old is a rambunctious consumer of entertainment and most of his beloved forms come in the mini screen of my cell phone. I do, however, do my best to fill that screen with the most educational kid's apps that exist, and one of his favorites is the world of Sago Mini. Their apps are fun, playful, and yes, help him learn something too.

So imagine our excitement when we found out that Sago Mini is bringing that experience offline with an IRL kid's toy subscription service that sends open-ended toys to you about once a month. The service officially launched Tuesday, February 18th and it's perfect for kids aged 3-5. It costs about $19 a month or $15 a month if you pay for an annual subscription.

The Sago Mini box

The first set of boxes will have planes, road trip and fairy tales themes. ✨The box we tried was road-trip themed and it came with everything your little needs to get off the phone and into their imagination. I loved that even the box itself can be turned into a toy by disassembling it and rebuilding it inside out. Because we all know that sometimes our kid's favorite toy ends up being the box it was shipped in!

The kit comes with three make and play activities, all designed to build off each other. For example, our road trip box came with a felt "road" that my son loved draping all over the furniture, and a cardboard car with wooden wheels in one activity pack. Then the second activity pack had destinations your child can "drive" their car to like Grandma's house, school and a gas station.

I especially appreciated that they kept an eye on sustainability (and cute design!) when creating these play materials. All the paper materials that come in the box are made from recycled goods or sourced from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC certified). The best part? My son played with his set for a good few hours—and never asked for my phone once.


Wouldn't it be nice to throw on mascara and instantly look well-rested? Let's set the scene: You've been up all night caring for your sick toddler and you look extremely tired. You quickly apply a waterproof, lengthening and volumizing mascara and poof—tired eyes begone. Sounds like a magic trick, right? But we have a few mascaras in our makeup bag that can do just that, mama.

These are our favorite mascaras to use that make us look well-rested and ready to conquer the day, even if we're running on just a few hours:

Tarte surfer curl mascara

Tarte surfer curl mascara

Whether you're prepping for hot yoga, a day at the beach, or just keeping up with the kiddos, Tarte's latest mascara is perfect for a mamas active lifestyle. It's a vitamin E- based mascara that delivers sweatproof, weightless volume without the clumps. Pro tip: Just do the top lashes for a more natural look.


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna full frontal volume, lift + curl mascara

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna full frontal volume, lift + curl mascara

This popular mascara was designed to deliver Rihanna's full lash look, and we must admit, after three applications, our lashes turned out thicker and fuller than ever. The key to this formula is that it's paired with aflat-to-fat brush that customizes what you need. The fat side holds lots of product to quickly load and lift lashes, while the flat side defines and curls each lash.


Maybelline lash sensational mascara

Maybelline lash sensational mascara

Not ready to spend loads of money on a beauty product? We hear you. That's why we love this liquid ink formula from Maybelline. It coats from all sides for full coverage with a featherlight feel. Just be careful with your application—it requires a good makeup remover to remove.


L'Oréal voluminous lash paradise mascara

L'Or\u00e9al voluminous lash paradise mascara

If a deep black color is what you're after, this mascara will get you there in the best way possible. The soft wavy bristle brush gives lots of volume and the 200 bristles catch every lash for a full fringe effect. No, seriously—get the results you crave in only two coats!


Stila Cosmetics magnum xxx mascara

Stila Cosmetics magnum xxx mascara

Suffer from thin, straight lashes that never seem to curl? This creamy, non-clumping formula is buildable and gives instant volume. It's also pretty cool that the blossom-shaped fiber wand is carved in a curved silhouette that dispenses just the right amount of formula on each individual lash for lots of volume.


Marc Jacobs velvet noir major volume mascara

Marc Jacobs velvet noir major volume mascara

When we heard that this mascara was inspired by Marc Jacobs' first beauty memory of his mother shaving fibers from a velvet ribbon to create her own faux lashes, we knew this was something special. This mascara gives smudge-proof length and volume in three strokes or less.


IT Cosmetics superhero mascara

 IT Cosmetics superhero mascara

If black mascara leaves you with raccoon eyes by the end of the day, this mascara might be your new bestie. Developed with plastic surgeons, and clinically tested, it provides both length and volume in one coat. Also, the formula contains collagen, biotin and peptides to condition your lashes as you coat.


Too Faced better than sex waterproof mascara

Too Faced better than sex waterproof mascara

Without question, the original better than sex mascara lives up to its name, and the waterproof feature on this one is an added bonus. The hourglass-shaped brush was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this super black, collagen-fueled formula. But, once on your lashes, prepare to rub for a long time to get it off.


Lancôme monsieur big mascara

Lanc\u00f4me Monsieur big mascara

This is one of Lancôme's bestselling mascaras and we get why. For starters, it's a creamy formula with a gel-like texture that does not require touch-ups. It also brings a ton of volume, without the flaking.


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Kim Kardashian West has recently been in the spotlight for her home design—it's incredibly minimalist, with lots of white, bright (but barely there) details—and it got many mamas wondering: How do multiple kiddos live there? Because no matter how much we love minimalism, it can be hard to maintain when toys seem to pop up out of nowhere.

Well, she gave us a sneak peek into her kids' playroom today on Instagram Stories. "You guys always say my house is so minimal—well, you guys haven't seen my playroom," shares Kardashian West.

So now we get it. Among the super-cool details (hello, concert stage and movie projector), her four little ones do play with a ton of toys. Some toys, in fact, that our own kids play with!

Here are some of our favorite toys that we spotted in Kim Kardashian's playroom:

Melissa & Doug Wooden Grocery Store

melissa and doug grocery cart

One of Motherly mamas' favorite interactive play sets. Complete with a hand cranked conveyor belt, a beeping scanner and swipe machine. Plus, it looks beautiful in any playroom. (It was adorable watching Kim show us how it works.)


CAT Construction Fleet Dump Truck

kids toy drump truck

Littles will love putting items in the back of the dump truck. Even better, it's great for both indoor and outdoor play (even works great in sand!).


Sesame Street Big Bird Toy

sesame street toy

This super soft plush toy is a classic with a twist. Yes, it's Big Bird, your child's friend from Sesame Street, but with an artsy twist by Kaws. It's just a tiny detail in the toy's eyes that makes it different and so much cooler.


Learning Resources Pretend Play Food

pretend play baked goods

With 15 pieces, kids have everything they need to bake cookies and cupcakes. Bonus points for working on their hand-eye coordination with the rolling pin, spatula and mixing bowl.


KidKraft Lil' Symphony Guitar

kidkraft kids guitar

The Kardashian West kids might just take after their dad practicing their music skills with this wooden guitar. With nearly 400 positive reviews, this is a favorite for many mamas.


LEGO Classic Box

lego classic

Kids can build and bring anything to life with this set—484 pieces total. Kim has the Legos organized by colors in her drawers, but we like this box to drop everything in.


100-Piece Wooden Train Set

wooden train set

A gorgeous wooden train set for kids of all ages. This one comes with multiple tracks, bridges, buildings and vehicles to create the ultimate experience.


Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart

melissa and doug cart

We doubt Kim Kardashian does her own grocery shopping, but her little ones seem to love this pretend play grocery cart. It pairs perfectly with the grocery mart above!


London Doll Pram Stroller

kids london doll pram

This gorgeous stroller is the sweetest accessory for kids who enjoy playing with baby dolls. It's big enough to fit all different types, from small Barbies to larger ones. Plus, the wheels don't swivel so it's easy for small hands to push around.


Play-Doh Play Pack

play doh

This classic toy never goes out of style. Kiddos can create just about anything their imagination wants with the squishy and bright, non-toxic modeling clay.


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