Just in time for the holidays , I’m sharing a few of Aren’s favorite things on the blog today! From beautiful dolls that give back to the cutest personalized baby shampoo, I’ve got you covered!!
Although he’s only been around for a short four months, we’ve got a pretty good handle on what Aren likes and doesn’t like. Rattles don’t seem to be his thing but he has some Baby Einstein toys that keep him occupied all day long. Swings aren’t his favourite either (although he’ll amuse me for 30 minutes so I can get dinner ready or make my morning coffee!) He loves his daytime lounger though, he’ll take all of his naps on it!!
All of these items make excellent gifts this holiday season and come in a variety of price points. Some are more fitted for a close family member that you want to splurge on, but there’s plenty of options for your coworker or friend that just had a baby! Read on for his favorites and happy shopping!!
The ultimate Christmas gift: Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller
Ok so this gift might not be appropriate for someone you are not that close with, but it is pretty amazing for a sibling that’s pregnant. We love our Bugaboo so much and I would definitely think about getting one for a sibling as a holiday gift! (Out of your price range? Why not a joint gift with other family members?!)
It’s a breeze to use and set up, a dream to push and best of all is so customizable! If the whole stroller set is not in your budget, I’d highly suggest an accessory like this or this.
We chatted more about the stroller here! Aren is still using the bassinet portion but I feel like we will transition him to the seat in another month or so.
Find out more about Bugaboo Strollers here
The perfect add on gift : Pottery Barn baby blankets
We have quite a few in our collection and just added this polar bear one last week! It’s perfectly cozy and great for those cozy winter days!
We also love their new Modern Baby collection and use this one in high rotation.
Shop the blankets here
The toy that works for playtime and tummy time! Baby Einstein aquarium
We love this aquarium that is battery operated and comes with a white noise function as well. It’s great just during the day, propped up for tummy time or even set against the crib to entertain baby while you get a load of laundry in! It’s relatively small size also makes it great for travel- we brought ours along to Boston! Aren is still enamoured with it thankfully!
Shop it here
The best gift for the nursery: Minted Nursery Prints
Hands down anything from Minted! This is a gift both mom and baby can enjoy! We have the Alphabet Print set up right on top of the crib and Aren will honestly just stare at it for the longest time! Their prints are colorful and fun, all the while looking a little modern! Gift tip: spring for the framing that comes along as an option! Most moms to be don’t have the time or energy to get things framed!
Shop our favourite alphabet and giraffe print here
The ultimate gift for babies and toddlers: the Dockatot
Where would we be without our Dockatot?! It’s been so helpful for naptime and loungetime. The padded sides give babies a sense of comfort that they love, but they’re also breathable giving mom a little relief! They come in two different sizes making it age appropriate for most young kids! Have a friend that already has one? I’d suggest springing for a new cover.
Shop the dockatot here!
For something a little personal: Baby Dove personalized shampoo and body wash
This is the perfect gift for any baby in your life! It’s a great price point, something they need and shows that you really took the time to find the right gift! The whole process is really easy and can be done online saving you lots of time! No Malls people, no malls!
Personalize yours here
The gift that gives back: Cuddle + Kind Dolls
You’ve seen me mention these Cuddle + Kind dolls on my Instagram, well today they are officially hitting the blog! Not only are they so adorable, but each purchase donates ten meals to kids in need. The dolls are all also ethically produced so it’s really a gift you can feel good about. I love them and Aren loves them too- they’re so soft he can easily grab them and hold onto them himself!
Shop them here!
The plushest Activity Gym: Tiny Love Polar Wonders Plush Gymini
Another toy that keeps him busy all day, this Tiny Love gym is so comfy to lie on and has padded sides. You can adjust which toys end up where, allowing you to constantly change things up and keep baby stimulated. This is a great gift with a great price point for everyone!
Shop it here
Looking for more gift ideas? Stay tuned as another gift guide will be dropping later thus week!!
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