31 totally unique gifts (for the entire family!) you won't see on any other gift guide

We get it. You want to give ever member of your family unique holiday gifts that show them just how much you care about them, but also ones that you're sure they'll love to open. But #momlife has made it hard to stay on top of the latest trends. (Been there, done that, mama.)

Luckily, our editors have been scouring the internet for the most beautiful, thoughtful and unique gifts to share with your family. And here they are for you, all in one place:

Peony flower glitter dough

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Encouraging our kids to dig to create and play could not be easier with this glitter dough by Scoops! They'll love its texture and endless possibilities (and oh yeah, GLITTER!), and you'll love that it's made of safe ingredients (think beetroot, spirulina and beta carotene). Plus, it smells like peonies! Win-win-win!

$12

What You Do Matters boxed book set

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We're not sure that there is a more important message to teach young children. This gorgeous set contains three books (including the wildly popular What Do You Do With an Idea?—which is so sweet that I gift it to grown-ups, by the way). You will enjoy reading these books as much as your kids do.

$49.95

OmieLife OmieBox

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OmieBox takes bento box lunches to the next level. It holds hot and cold food in one box, with two temperature zones, so entrées keep warm while veggies and fruits stay cool!

$39.50

Moulin Roty Les Valises sewing kit

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Perfect for the beginner sewer in your life, this adorable kit includes everything they need to get started in style: five reams of wool, tape measure, scissors, wooden knitting needles, a crochet needle, and instructions in a vintage-style carrying case.

$60

Daily rhythm chart

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Ask any parent ever, and they'll tell you that the most essential rule in their home is routine. With it, kids have predictability and safety... and that means more calm for you. We adore this Rhythm Chart of helping to remind your little one of what's to come. It's cute to display, and made even better by how profoundly it could impact your day!

$25

Modern baby book

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This might be the prettiest baby book we've ever seen. And that's not even the best part. The designer shares that "Our Baby Book was designed for ANYONE expecting a baby. We know that families consist of more than just mom and dad, and we embrace that in this book. There is no mention of boy or girl, mom or dad, or Holidays. This makes our book truly universal for our international friends and all families alike."

$57.95

Play tool bench set

Confession: I love making my kids' holiday wishes come true, but the impact on the aesthetic of my house can make me a bit bah-humbug-ey. That's why I have my eye on the Play Tool Bench Set. They will have an absolute blast building, and I will have no problem looking at it in my living room every day 🙂.

$148

Felt race track with wooden car

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This. Is. So. Cute. This Felt Race Track means hours of fun for your kiddo, and you won't mind having it in the background of all your photos either.

$185.00

Batoko swimsuit

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Have a winter vacation to somewhere warm planned? Why should kids be the only ones to get colorful swimsuit designs? Batoko swimsuits are putting an end to that with their array of amazingly fun options (that are super flattering and supportive, too). And, they are made from recycled plastic in a factory that cares about their workers and the environment. What's not to love?

$64.28

ExfoliKate® intensive exfoliating treatment

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When our Brand Editor, Sara Goldstein, tried the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, she fell hard (and convinced the rest of us to try it and fall in love, too). Sara said, "As a self-proclaimed skincare lover, this stuff is my new holy grail. I've used it twice now, and yesterday my partner said, 'you look like you had work done.'"

$24

Melissa de la Fuente reminder ring

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This hand-carved statement ring is as eye-catching as it is inspiring. Designed by artist Melissa de la Fuente, who believes "that jewelry is an intimate and personal form of self-expression," the Reminder Ring is an ever-present reminder that you are "no less than all the stars."

$125

Veja V-10 vegan sneakers

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Made out of ecological and sustainable materials, Veja sneakers are earth-friendly, and the perfect combination of comfy and stylish. You'll master casual chic in these.

$150

Primarilly Pure charcoal deodorant

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This gives new meaning to putting coal in someone's stocking. And sure, deodorant may not scream "festive holiday gift," but we all have that friend or partner we can talk about anything with—why not give the gift of smelling good healthfully with charcoal deodorant? Baking soda, along with good-for-you organic ingredients like grass-fed tallow, fair trade coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax and essential oils, make this an effective way to make it through your most sweat-inducing moments.

$16

Bottle Keeper standard

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You know when an idea is so simple and so genius, you see it and scream, "Why didn't I think of that?!" Well, a new one has arrived: A house for a beer! This insulated bottle holder keeps your beer bottle cold and protected, and it even has an opener built into the cap. Bonus points for coming in a ton of colors.

$34.99

The boobs necklace

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While this one may not be for Grandma (though if it is, we desperately want to meet her), this gorgeous and unique statement necklace from Cut + Clarity is perfect for your best friend, sister, or anyone else who loves to celebrate women.

$365

Olive & June manicure kit

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Olive & June believes that you should be able to create the perfect manicure wherever you are (and we love them for that belief). If you're just getting started, the Everything Box includes a full set of tools along with your choice of six polishes.

$80

Black and white floral temporary tattoo

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For the person who's always wanted a tattoo but isn't quite ready to commit, these stunning, high-quality temporary tattoos are the perfect solution. They last for up to a week, but be careful—it may be just the inspiration they need to get the real deal.

$8

Waxed canvas lunch bag

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Say goodbye to boring lunches. These beeswax coated canvas lunch bags are reusable and durable and will inspire you to actually keep that "I will bring my lunch to work" resolution you make this year.

$24

Haus apéritifs

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Haus is an all-natural apéritif, with a third of the alcohol of whiskey or gin—"for more hangouts, and less hangovers." Choose from Bittle Clove or Citrus Flower (Rose Rosé will be coming back in 2020). Genius.

$35

Etre Bien self-love ritual kit

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This gorgeous kit is crafted to provide all the necessary tools for a loving self-care routine, inspired by the loving rose quartz crystal. It comes with a Body Elixir, Aromatherapy Essence, Bath Potion, and a beautiful heart-shaped Rose Quartz crystal.

$68

mini HD movie projector

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Let them create a theater anywhere they go! This movie projector fits onto your bag, and connect with laptops, USB drives, DVD players, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, and Xbox/PS4. When combined with an HDMI adapter, it can connect with smartphones, computers or tablets. The image is crisp and large. Just don't forget the popcorn.

$279.99

Piecework meta puzzle

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The holiday season inspires us to get back to basics. We trade in our screens for time around a fireplace and yearn for a little extra time together. But what exactly are we going to do when we get there? This gorgeous Meta puzzle is the perfect activity for gathering the family together so you can talk, bond and play.

$36

Gathre yoga mats

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A new bar has been set. I have tried tons of yoga mats, and this is the ONE. I don't slip at all when I practice, not to mention that it's stunningly beautiful and feels like an absolute dream. And, they are antimicrobial! They come in sizes for everyone in your family, making them the perfect gift to jumpstart healthy habits and bonding.

$92

Paravel fold-up backpack

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#TeamMotherly got to try these out at our recent Team Summit, and we all fell hard. They fold up super-small (and come with a zip-up carrying case) and are a dream to wear and pack. Perfect for throwing into your diaper bag, car or suitcase so you can be ready-to-adventure at a moment's notice.

$65

Smallwoods wood frame sign

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When it comes to minimal art that makes a real impact, we don't have to look any further than Smallwoods. Their gorgeous and straightforward designs are farmhouse-chic perfection, and the inspiring messages will make them an instant favorite. What's more, you can customize your art sign's size, frame and even the image.

$60

Customized family portrait illustration

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Send this artist photos of your family, and she'll create a one-of-a-kind portrait to be treasured forever.

$24.95

Minimalist firewood storage box container

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This handmade firewood storage box is the quintessential marriage of function and form. It can be used outdoors, but given how beautiful it is, we plan to keep it inside and as insight as possible.

$129

Custom doormat

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This doormat could not resonate more deeply with us. When you need to gift to make them laugh—and that they'll love to use for years to come—this is it.

$55

Constellation fine art print

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Gift the astrology-lover in your life this classy and beautiful rendering of the constellations that mean most to them. We'd love to see several of these in a row representing the constellations of everyone in the family.

$25

Boho dreamcatcher

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This is the Bohemian decor piece of our dreams. The flowers are homegrown, and the fabric is fair trade, so you can feel awesome about hanging this beauty where you need to promote good sleep and peaceful dreams.

$94.04

CBD bath bomb

Relaxing just got an upgrade. This is perfect tor the adult that just needs a little more self-care in their life. The lavender scent is absolutely dreamy and will just melt the stress away.

$14.99


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It's time to go shopping for your little ones mama. Not long ago we shared the super sale on Hunter boots for us moms, and now the super colorful and water proof boots are on sale for kids! Perfect timing as Spring is approaching and there will be a lot of puddle jumping in our futures.

The sale is up to 50% off in select styles, but in all the colors of the rainbow! We don't know how long the sale will last so act fast because some sizes are already on low stock!


Here are our favorite styles to shop from the sale:

The original grab handle boot in light blue

Original Kids First Classic Grab Handle

Originally $55, the original Grab Handle boot is 50% off right now.

$28

The classic gloss boot in blue

Original Kids First Classic Gloss Rain

Originally $55, the original Classic Gloss boot is 40% off right now.

$33

Chelsea boot in yellow 

Original Big Kids' Gloss Chelsea Boots

Originally $75, the Chelsea boot is 40% off right now.

$45

The original grab handle boot in pink

Original Kids First Classic Grab Handle

Originally $55, the original Grab Handle boot is 40% off right now.

$33

The classic gloss boot in yellow

Originally $55, the original Classic Gloss boot is 40% off right now.

$33

The camo boots

Original Little Kids Storm Camo Rain Boots

Originally $75, the camo boot is 50% off right now.

$35

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Babies come with a lot of stuff. And when you're out and about, a roomy, comfy diaper bag is the place for everything you need to be prepared for whatever the day throws your way. But is a cute, trendy diaper bag that doesn't scream, well... DIAPER BAG, too much to ask? It's not, mamas.

We've rounded up our favorite diaper bags that don't actually look like diaper bags, but instead like the cute, super stylish bags you might have carried before the days of finding crushed up puffs at the bottom of your purse.

These bags prove you can get the job done, mama—and look darn good while doing it.

Freshly Picked City Pack

Freshly Picked City Pack

This simple, modern backpack can easily take you from a day at work to dinner with the kiddos. We love the hardware details, the lightweight design, and the hidden back pocket.

$150

Vogshow Waterproof Bag

Vogshow Waterproof Diaper Bag

A sleek look, plus a padded laptop compartment, anti-theft and insulated pockets and magnetic buttons instead of zippers. 🙌

$34.99

Skip Hop Travel Bag

Skip Hop Travel Bag

With a large zippered main compartment, there's plenty of room to keep all of the things. We love the adjustable straps—you can wear as a backpack, cross-body, messenger bag, or attach to the stroller.

$99.99

Companion Quilted Backpack

companion quilted backpack diaper bag

Are you off to sit on the beach for a few hours, or taking your toddlers to the zoo? No one will be the wiser, mamas. We love the quilted look, padded straps, and roomy interior.

$178

Mommore Diaper Backpack

Mommore Diaper Backpack

With a water resistant exterior, wet clothes pocket and a main compartment that completely opens up, you'll love having this to tote around.

$34.99

JJ Cole Brookmont

JJ Cole Cognac Diaper Bag

As stunning as it is functional. It has 15 pockets and a removable liner on the inside so you can easily clean up messes in no time.

$99.99

Little Unicorn Boardwalk Tote

If you're looking to keep things simple + stylish, mamas, this is the bag for you. It's versatile, functional, and will get tons of use well past the diaper days.

$69.95

Presidio Vegan Leather Diaper Tote

Presidio Vegan Leather Diaper Tote

This stunning tote would make the perfect on-the-go bag. It comes with a changing page and a couple pockets on the inside to keep everything organized. Don't forget to personalize it!

$99

Ticent Tote

Ticent Diaper Bag

With nearly 500 reviews, this one has incredible ratings. It offers multiple pockets, including an insulated one for snacks or bottles. The waterproof cotton material is ideal for those inevitable spills.

$30.99

Fawn Design Original

Stylish and versatile, this bag can be worn as a cross body or as a backpack. It's roomy without being bulky, and has a total of 10 pockets for awesome storage.

$159.99

Skip Hop Greenwich Backpack

No one would ever know this bag is packed full of baby's items. 😉

$69.99

Rosie Pope Highbury Hill

Highbury Hill Diaper Backpack

If you're looking to up your style, this chic backpack will help you get there. Lots of inner pockets and zippered compartments make it simple to organize your stuff, and the top flap and wide opening make for quick + easy accessibility.

$159.99

Babymel Robyn

Babymel Robyn Diaper Backpack

We love everything about this effortlessly stylish faux leather backpack. It's easy to wipe down, converts to a cross body bag, and even comes with a changing pad and drawstring bottle holder.

$90

Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway

Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Tote

This two-tone canvas bag could not be prettier. We love that it easily stands upright when set down, and that it's super functional as a diaper bag yet super stylish as an everyday purse.

$159

Skip Hop Duo

Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag

The timeless stripes on this 11-pocket bag means it will never go out of style, and the durable cotton canvas means it will stand up to years of use.

$70

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A good kid's winter coat needs to do a few basic things really well: be incredibly warm, water-resistant, easy to clean and a classic style so it can look good bundled over any other clothing they're wearing. For this reason, I usually avoid coats with heavy branding or patterns so that any winter outfit I put my son in "goes" with his jacket.

Primary is always one of my go-to brands for their super simple classic styling, so I was happy to see that Primary is currently having a sale on their solid-colored and high-quality winter gear. This kid's winter puffer coat caught my eye because it's on a steep discount (more than 50% off!), fits all my criteria above and even has a few bonus features I didn't know I needed but now totally love.

Kid’s winter puffer coat

I'm loving this jacket because it's fleece-lined, has thumbholes (so helpful in making sure my toddler doesn't lose his gloves) and comes with an "I belong to" ID label so that his coat won't get mixed up in the sea of other winter jackets at pre-school. Plus, it comes in six great colors and has a five-star rating.

As one reviewer put it, "This coat prompted my first review because it's perfect! Warm enough without being restrictive, easy zipper for my 5-year-old to manage himself and easy to clean! He loves the thumb holes!"

Originally $68.00

$29.50
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From tummy time through those first steps and beyond, play mats offer a soft, cushy space for your little one to grow and play. They're a must-have in every new parents' home—and with their bright, primary colors and loud designs, they're also almost impossible to take your eyes off of.

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