We've highlighted the perfect gifts to bring joy and ease to everyone from pregnant mothers to boisterous toddlers this holiday season.
Food for Thought
With Nourish Baby, gift-givers choose one- three- or six-month subscriptions. Then, Marissa Lippert—a registered dietitian who helms a West Village restaurant of the same name—whips up the freshest possible baby food sourced from local green markets and purveyors.
Elvie is a beautifully designed wireless pod that works with an app on a woman’s phone—guiding her through exercises and more—to help strengthen her Kegel muscles. This may be more for your closest friends and family members, but—for women post-birth it may also be the best possible present.
Skin to Skin
Primally Pure is a one-stop-beauty-shop for every family member: Mothers love Orange Blossom Complexion Mist, while fathers slather on Mojito Beard Oil. For baby? Beautiful oils, powders, balms and bars. Or gift a bundle from the Spa Kit to the Body Oil Collection.
Camper General Store’s handcrafted moccasins are made sustainably and locally with vintage denim, selvedged from one of Japan’s oldest mills and military canvas from India. Oh, yeah: And they’re insanely cute.
In the Bag
Von Holzhausen’s 100 percent vegan tote, The Shopper, is constructed with nontoxic, vegan Technik-Leather—made in Japan. Created by an award-winning former automotive designer for Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the line is guided by an “ethical approach to consumerism.”
Shea Moisture has great products for both children and parents, like Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Lotion, which smells like heaven. (The Manuka Honey & Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Slumber Mist makes a great stocking stuffer, too!)
A Star is Born
Say an extra special thank you to the mother of your offspring with a Bare Collection cons tellation necklace with diamonds mimicking the formation of the zodiac stars. Handmade in L.A. from recycled and sustainably mined gold.
Keep kiddos cozy with Luvmother’s superfine, sustainable and cruelty-free merino wool collection. The washable, breathable material—sourced from Australia and New Zealand—is a natural SPF in everything from adorable striped hoodies to understated solid sweaters.
Festival of Light
Candle makers La Feu De L’Eau, and jewelry designer, Ariel Gordon, partnered to create the new Lucky Charm candle—custom-blended with soy wax and essential oil fragrance. It burns down to reveal a 14-karat gold charm, intended as a protective amulet.
Give the gift of a monthly diapers and wipes bundle from The Honest Co. and give the gift of peace of mind. All Honest Co. products are free of toxins and made consciously; plus, the patterns are super cute.
This year’s super soft organic Burt’s Bees kid’s holiday collection features sweater knit hats and cardigans, with standouts like a hooded velour jumpsuit and a cotton-hooded dress.
Mini Rodini, the unique Swedish baby and kid company, has been part of the Living Wage Project since 2014, implementing living (as opposed to minimum) wages at factories in India and Turkey. The company’s new Upcycled collection of baby blankets is made from leftover textiles.
This baby and toddler clothing line’s aesthetic is impeccable, made with organic pima cotton, grown in Peru. The founders donate one for one to a child in need via Baby2Baby.
Pure Cycles offers a kid’s Balance Bike to an adult’s Pure City Classic—both with vegan grips. Certain models, like the Yankee, also generate a sizable donation to organizations like charity:water.
Children’s Rights fights for U.S. foster children. It’s important to stand up for our beliefs, and remember those without the same benefits. Give the gift of helping them.