Monday, November 30, 2015

Gift Guide: Mama's First Christmas Edition

I've rounded up a few things I think would make great gifts for any mamas or mamas-to-be in your life.  These are either things I already have (and love) or items on my wish list, and even though I put this together with (new) mamas in mind, I think a few of them would make excellent gifts for any ladies in your life. :)

That sweatshirt is my all time favorite ever.  It's so cozy and definitely one of those things I'm always a little sad to see sitting in the dirty laundry because I can't wait to live in it wear it again. Pair it with some leggings and you have my daily at home with Ellie outfit!  A comfortable shirt that doesn't scream "it's 3 pm, why are you still in your pjs??" is perfect in my book.

A planner is on my wish list because it can be so tough when you're running around like crazy and have ten million things floating around in your head.  Mom brain is real and it would be nice to have something to write down not only your schedule, but any random things that you think of that you must do the second you have two free hands and inevitably forget two seconds later.

A cute mug because coffee is essential to surviving life with a tiny human.  A pretty water tumbler is also a good gift idea, because whether you're pregnant, nursing, or just trying to keep up with your hyperactive child, there is no such thing as too much water.  The Mason Bar Company has some really cute ones - I especially love the bamboo lids!

I really, really like that stress relief body wash.  It has such a clean, calming scent to it and I used it daily throughout my pregnancy.  There are so many options of bath products available in that scent - you could grab the bath soak and a candle (and a bottle of wine?!) to give as a relaxing bath time gift!  

As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with essie and sometimes an at-home mani or pedi works wonders in making a new mom feel like they didn't just get hit by a truck... or maybe that's just me. ;)   Bahama Mama has been my go-to color this season!  I'm dying to try the good to go top coat because I always feel like I'm playing a game of Russian Roulette when I try to paint my nails during nap time - Ellie inevitably wakes up halfway through every. single. time.  

Lastly, this diaper bag that is proof that diaper bags don't have to look like, well, a diaper bag.  This is the one I'm using now and I really like it.  Not only does it look nice, it's also a pretty decent size... although, I could definitely pack a whole suitcase to bring around with me any time Ellie and I leave the house!

The number one thing I could think of that's not included above is an entire uninterrupted nights sleep. If anyone knows where I can get one (or a few) of those, please fill me in because that sounds like truly the best gift of all. ;)

Any good gift ideas for mamas in your life? I'd love to hear (and add to my own wishlist)!  Hope you had a very merry weekend + HAPPY DECEMBER EVE!!


  1. I've been on the hunt for a new nail color! Definitely hitting up target today ❤️

    1. It's the perfect purple-y plum color! Let me know if you like it!!


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