Gift Ideas for Your Holiday List
Holiday shopping made easy—we’ve got gift ideas for all the VIPs in your life.
Make that list and check it twice! As busy moms ourselves, we know holiday shopping is another task on your already long to-do list. You want to choose gifts that are meaningful or functional (or both!), ones that are perfect for all the special people in your baby’s life: Dad, grandparents, caregivers, his or her older siblings—and of course, your little one too. But who has time to navigate the crowded stores or scroll through endless websites? We’ve done the work so you can enjoy more quality holiday time with the people you love this season. Check out our gift ideas!
Give that special guy something that makes life a little simpler, smoother or more stylish.
These handy wireless headphones are automatically on and connected to his Apple products, sense when they’re in his ears and supply up to five hours of listening time or three hours of talk time on one charge. Perfect for enjoying music or his fave podcast or making a hands-free call.
Apple.com; AirPods with charging case $159 or with wireless charging case $199
This classic duffle will keep him organized for a parents’ weekend getaway—or even a hospital stay if you’ve got a baby on the way. With a signature shoe storage compartment and over 30 color options, this bag is a lowkey combo of function and fashion.
Herschel.com; Novel Duffle $89.99
Hot coffee or icy-cold beverages are a luxury for any parent, and Yeti is known for its ability to keep contents at the perfect temp. Choose his favorite color tumbler for all-day, on-the-go usage. Or if you want to go big, check out the Roadie cooler, which holds 16 cans of beer, just right for tailgating, fishing or camping.
Yeti.com; 30 oz Rambler Tumbler $34.99 or Roadie 20 Cooler $199.99
This go-to gift can cover a variety of styles—from cashmere work-appropriate sweaters to sporty performance layers—and a range of price points. Plus, what guy doesn’t look pulled together in a pullover?
Kohls.com; Tek Gear DryTek Quarter-Zip Top $30 (often on sale for about $15!)
LLbean.com; Airlight knit pullover $44.99-59
Bonobos.com; Cotton-cashmere ½ zip $128
Simplified skincare set
Grooming doesn’t have to be fancy. This set includes high-quality basics he’ll actually use: shave cream, body scrub soap, face wash, moisturizer and hand salve.
Kiehls.com; Men’s Groom-on-the-Go Set $47
It’s your turn to spoil those sweet grandparents who love to treat your little ones.
WiFi digital photo frame
Grandparents can’t get enough photos of the kids, right? With a WiFi smart frame, you can share new pictures from afar, and they can view a rotating display. Easy-peasy!
Amazon.com; Pix-Star 10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame $154.99
Whether the grandparents are across town or across the country, this pair of lamps provides a touching way to stay connected. When you or your little one turns on one lamp, it’s in-sync mate lights up at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
UncommonGoods.com; Long distance friendship lamps $170
Custom portrait of their home
A custom illustration is a beautiful way to commemorate your loved one’s home and the special times shared there.
Etsy.com; WoodLifePrints Custom Home Portrait $44.95+
Handy key (or everyday stuff) finder
This awesome gift will help them keep tabs on their most-used (and most-misplaced items), saving time and reducing stress.
Thetileapp.com; Mate, one for $24.99 or set of four for $69.99
Sleek food dispenser
Functional and fun is the name of the game here. These dispensers are perfect for cereal, snacks or candy—and the grandkids will love them too!
Amazon.com; Zevro Dry Food Dispenser $23.99 *price subject to change
A heartfelt note or gift card is always appreciated, but if you want to go above and beyond, give one of these to your babysitter, nanny or daycare provider.
Light up those dark evenings with a cozy glow. We love this popular pick for the gorgeous jar and amazing scent.
Anthrologie.com; Capri Blue Volcano Capiz Jar Candle $30
A warm winter accessory is a classic caregiver gift. Take it up a notch with a touch of leopard that works with a range of styles from preppy to edgy.
JCrewFactory.com; Brushed Blanket-Scarf $23.50
After a long day of caring for little ones, curling up on the couch with an unbelievably soft throw is the ultimate in relaxation.
NordstromRack.com; Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Multi-Stripe Throw $49.97
Portable water bottle
An insulated water bottle is so handy for keeping drinks cool (and preventing spills) all day long. Choose a fun color that will be easy to spot in the diaper bag!
Hydroflask.com; 18 oz Standard Mouth Insulated Water Bottle $29.95
This small speaker packs a punch! Not only does it offer a range of up to 100 feet and a battery charge of up to 14 hours, but it also comes with a great price point and cool color options.
Amazon.com; OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker $25.99
Big brothers and sisters deserve something fun for the holiday too!
Foam play pieces
Build a fort, climb, jump, relax—this four-piece set of cushions can be the building blocks for endless hours of playtime.
Nuggetcomfort.com; The Nugget Play Couch $229
Museum or play place membership
We’re all about experience-based gifts! A year-long membership to a local museum or indoor play space is the gift that keeps on giving (and helps get some of that boundless energy out).
Various locations; prices vary
Arts and crafts kit
Stock up on crayons, markers and paper and let the kids go wild. This kit will get you started and includes a storage bin for easy organization and clean-up (every mom’s dream!).
Amazon.com; Crayola Jumbo Art Creativity Kit $22.03
Interactive drawing board
A modern version of the Etch-a-sketch! Kids can’t get enough of scribbling and drawing on this portable board, then erasing it all with the touch of a button.
Myboogieboard.com; Jot Kids $29.99
Versatile table and chairs
Give your kids a space of their own for crafting, building, sensory play, even snacking. We adore this sturdy and stylish three-piece set, which includes a small table and two stools in six color options.
Target.com; Juvenile Dipped 3 Piece Table Set $139.99
Baby’s first holiday season? Here are a few gift ideas that are sure to become long-time favorites.
Fun water table
Yes, this item is a little out of season, but trust us! Your child will have a blast splashing in this cute water table for hours on end—and for years to come.
Walmart.com; Step2 Duck Pond Water Table with Water Toys $34.99 (current sale price)
Durable toy vehicles
Things that go are a hit with babies who are just beginning to be on the move themselves. This soft, colorful and interactive set of cars and trucks is from a quality brand we love.
Melissaanddoug.com; Pull-Back Vehicles $24.99
Musical plush toy
This two-in-one toy is a playful learning center that transforms into a baby walker, complete with buttons, lights and music (you will soon know all the sounds and songs by heart!).
Amazon.com; VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker $34.88 *price subject to change
Beloved book set
Short, catchy rhymes and rhythms appeal to babies and parents alike—and Sandra Boynton’s board books do just that, combining entertaining words with adorable illustrations. Buy one, buy a set, buy them all.
Amazon.com; Boynton’s Greatest Hits: The Big Blue Box $16.93
Activity subscription box
Have you heard of Kiwi Crate, the children’s STEAM subscription box service? Say hello to the Panda Crate, the company’s latest offering for ages 0 to 24 months. Each crate arrives on your doorstep full of developmentally appropriate activities that encourage exploration and connection.
Kiwico.com; Panda Crate $39.90+
We hope that with the help of this list, you’re able to find a great gift for everyone in your little one’s life. At The Lactation Network, we’re here to make #momlife easier, especially during one of the busiest, most exciting time of the year.