We're coming down to the wire! It's only a few more days until the jolly man in the red suit arrives, but there's still time to pick up an item or two to finish off your gift lists! If you still have a child, new parent, grandparent, or babysitter left on your list, don't fret! We've spent the past month highlighting our gift picks through our awesome gift guides. Filled with more than just the hot toys of the year, we have age-specific guides from birth through age 9, as well as special interest lists. Don't head out to the stores (or online) without them!
Grandma and Grandpa. Nana and Papa. Gammy and Pop Pop. Whatever our elders are called, the relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is immensely special, important, and deserving of recognition and celebration. Of course, grams and gramps adore lil ones' scribbles and art projects, but for the holidays this year, get them something extraspecial. Keep reading for 10 great finds for very deserving grandparents.
Storytime! Lil ones love being read to, and once they get a bit older, kids feel a sense of pride when they can cuddle up with a favorite book and read to themselves. The holidays provide rich reading material, full of lessons and sentiments that are relevant all year long, so check out the following selection of great holiday books — classic and modern — that tots will continue to request long after the tree has come down and the last candle has been blown out.
Fill 'em up! Sometimes finding the bigger gifts is the easiest part of holiday shopping — it's the little things that take the most effort! We've got you covered this year with pint-sized presents that fit perfectly into lil ones' stockings and have them oohing and aahing as they pull them out!
Thank goodness for the modern Mary Poppins! A full-time nanny is an essential, treasured member of the family. She functions as mama's surrogate, tending to scraped knees and celebrating successes at school, so her gift will reflect her valued place within the family. Money may be standard holiday operating procedure for many families (one to two weeks of salary seems to be standard), but others try to bestow a gift on their caretaker. Keep reading for a selection of holiday goodies that will warm your nanny's heart.
It is easy to be green this holiday season! With more and more people — and more moms, in particular — embracing the eco-friendly ethos, the green theme is going strong this holiday season. With so many spectacular retailers opting for eco-conscious options, green gifting isn't limited to scratchy hemp sweaters and "I Am Not a Plastic Bag" totes. Keep reading for a selection of stylish, sexy, and totally green selections that will pass muster with the even the most committed adherents to the green scene.
Teachers are pillars of our communities. They teach our children their ABCs, their 123s, and about the world. They care for our children — and during the holidays we want to say thanks!
Shopping for a teacher's gift can be a little difficult, since most mamas don't know their tots' instructors outside of school. Check out these five thoughtful gift ideas for teachers and show them how appreciated they really are with a gift they're sure to love!
A good babysitter is worth her weight in gold. Whether she watches the tots for five hours or five minutes, anyone entrusted with the well-being of your kids deserves some holiday love. The following gifts show mama's appreciation for keeping her tots safe and sound throughout the year.
Go, gadget, go! For technology-lovin' mamas, nothing says "I love you" like a modern new gadget designed to make life easier, better, or simply cooler. Whether she's a digital music buff, is never without her iPhone, or simply must have the latest kitchen gadget, keep reading for a selection of gifts sure to delight the techie mama on your list.
Dust off the menorah; Hanukkah will be here before you know it! The holiday falls on the same week as Christmas this year, giving moms a lil extra time to fill their homes with enough gifts and gelt to last eight nights. In addition to the toys and games tots may have on their wish lists, these Hanukkah-themed books, toys, and apps will help them celebrate the miracle of the holiday. Check them out!