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Our next YBC® holiday gift guide (see our first for the BFF here!) comes from the two moms of the team, and also the two Laurens of the team, “Lauren OG” and “LG.” Lauren OG is a mom to her 20 month old son, and LG is mom to 14 month-old Teddy, and also to a baby boy arriving in April, 2019. They’ve put together a list of items for baby, littles and moms, and also some sweet gift baskets for your mom friend who just gave birth. Let us know in the comments if there’s anything we’ve missed!
These notes ($8) to baby make us want to start crying just reading them because they are so sweet. You fill them out now and save them for your baby to open and read when they’re older. They also have notes to mom, dad and future self.
Set your mom friend up with an organic, super soft newborn gown ($19) to bring her baby home in, and tell her not to toss out the hospital hat or ID bracelet because she can save them in this clear Christmas ornament forever! Also, this matching mother-baby set ($99), these socks ($15), and a soft nursing bra ($53) and camis ($28).
The best diaper bags are ones that don’t scream diaper bags and this one ($149) is so sleek and gorgeous and leaves your arms free to carry baby.
For your breast-feeding mom, the BreastFriend ($40) is a must. It holds all the things while your baby nurses - your phone, the remote or a book. And then you can set your baby down safely in this dock-a-tot ($185) which keeps your baby safe, snug and comfy.
This stroller set ($1,279) is so worth it because it drives like a dream, has a ton of storage and converts to hold two (and even three) more babies - if that’s in your future. It also has a newborn bassinet and compatible car seat ($299) which I didn’t get and wish I had!
After 9 months of not partaking, we couldn’t wait for a nice, cold, crisp glass of wine, so I love this affordable chiller and electric bottle opener set ($24).
It’s hard to forget how exhausting, overwhelming, and intense those first few weeks of being a new mom can be, which makes these gift basket ideas so thoughtful for any time of year:
The coffee-loving mom: Sometimes moms steer clear of their much loved lattes and coffees during their pregnancy so a gift basket ($15) of some coffee and tea, this collagen creamer ($29), a cute mug ($5), a monogramed tea towel ($36) with their new baby’s initials, and an at-home coffees or espresso machine ($180) so she doesn’t have to load up the baby for a coffee run.
The self-care mom: Those first few days and weeks after birth are brutal on a new mom’s body, sleep schedule and self-care routine. Put together a little basket with this super soft blanket ($180) and sleep mask ($11), a set of bath bombs ($17), candles ($24), a new robe ($59), Tucks pads ($14), nipple cream and a soothing pads ($5) to help her feel a little like herself again.
The wine-and-cheese mom: When I finally settled in at home, one of the first things I wanted was that first glass of crisp, cold wine and all the cheese after nine months of abstinence. A basket ($15) with a bottle of wine, personalized wine stopper ($19), cute wine glasses ($36), coasters ($10), a cheese board ($45), and cheeses would be awesome.