– Ask a Real Mom – Toys That Last a Lifetime

November 17, 2020

I’m a self-proclaimed toy minimalist. As a mom of a one-year-old with another on the way in just a few short months, I feel I’ve earned this right. I like all our son’s toys to be easily contained in a basket in our living room and I’m always drawn to the classics when it’s time […]

Best Holiday Gifts for Children Under 2

November 12, 2020

This year, our son will get to be a part of his second Christmas celebration! (This one feels even more exciting than last year because he’s a big one-year-old who gets so excited about everything.) And then, a week or so later, we’ll welcome our second child into the world! So, needless to say, I […]

Our Top Amazon Toy List Gifts for Kids of All Ages

November 10, 2020

It’s that time of year again — Amazon’s Toy List has been announced! Find out our top holiday gift picks for kids from tots to teens. With the holidays around the corner, it’s officially time to start shopping and crossing items off our gift lists. When it comes to kids, it seems like there’s an […]

Our Top Hostess Gifts for 2020

November 5, 2020

Heading out to celebrate the holidays this year? Don’t forget a special gift to show your thanks to the hostess with the most-est! It’s official — the pumpkin spice is front and center, leaves are lining the sidewalks, and sweaters are coming out of storage. Yep, the holidays are finally upon us. There’s always so […]

Gifts We Love for a One Year Old

October 8, 2020

I know every parent tells you that “The days are long but the years are short”, but I never really believed it until I actually became a mom. Now, on the cusp of my firstborn turning one (AHH!), I can attest to the fact that the last year was the fastest, craziest, sweetest of my […]

Personalized Gifts for Your Bridal Party

September 1, 2020

Show each individual in your bridal party just how much you appreciate them with a personalized gift before the wedding. There is nothing accidental about a bridal party. Each individual bridesmaid and groomsman holds a special place in your lives as a couple — whether they’re childhood friends, siblings, or college buddies — and they’ve […]

14 Unique Registry Ideas for Established Couples (and those who “have it all”)

August 13, 2020

Choosing items to add to your wedding registry can be hard enough as it is, but when you’re heading into your second marriage or starting your first later in life, a lot of traditional registry items don’t always fit the bill. At this point in your life, you likely own most of the kitchen gadgets […]

Mother’s Day Gifts and Recipes from Food52

May 2, 2020

Serve up an unforgettable — and delicious — gift for Mom this Mother’s Day! Much like everything else in our lives, Mother’s Day is looking a little bit different this year. With the difficulties imposed by the necessary social distancing measures, even the thought of celebration can be anxiety-inducing. But, it doesn’t have to be […]

DIY Gift Bundles for Your High School Grad

April 21, 2020

Make sure the high school grad in your life is ready for anything with these do-it-yourself gift bundles. It’s about that time! Graduation is right around the corner, which means watching our favorite kiddos become adults and head off to college. When it comes to gifting, it can sometimes feel like we don’t even know […]

15 of Our Favorite Books for Every Kid on Your List

December 3, 2019

“Something they want; Something they need; Something to wear; Something to read.” You’ve probably heard of this gift giving rule of 4 for your kids. It’s a practical way to keep your Christmas shopping simple, especially if you have more than one kiddo to buy for. In an effort to help you find that special […]

Holiday Gifts for Newlyweds

November 29, 2019

One of the best parts about being married and starting a life together is building new traditions together. The holiday season ushers in many chances for newlyweds to try new things and recreate memories or childhood traditions with their spouse. You can be a part of this special time for the new couple by sending […]

Holiday Gift Guide for College Students

November 27, 2019

Of all the people on Santa’s list of naughty and nice, college students will inevitably be the most grateful recipients. For an entire semester, they’ve been pinching pennies and borrowing clothes from each other’s closets. They’ve spent their free time studying for finals or picking up an extra shift—and probably adding to their wish list […]

17 Gifts You Didn’t Know You Could Monogram

November 19, 2019

I take that back—if you’re from the South, you know you can monogram anything standing still (thank you, Reese Witherspoon). I was first exposed to the magic of monogramming as a college student at the University of Florida; before my time there, I associated monograms with preppy babies and my grandmother. But, upon arriving on […]

The Best STEM Toys for Kids

November 14, 2019

Your kids will have a blast learning the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and math with these amazing toys! Today, we hear the term “STEM” thrown around a lot—especially in regard to early education—and for good reason. Mastering the STEM topics (science, technology, engineering, and math) is fundamental to childhood learning that enables kids to […]

Best Personalized Baby Gifts

October 29, 2019

A personalized baby gift is an extra special way to welcome a sweet bundle of joy. We’ve gathered this list of personalized baby gifts that will be loved and treasured by both parents and children alike. Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for some distinctive items to add to your baby gift registry or you’re […]

Out-of-the-Box Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Mom-to-Be

October 3, 2019

So, someone you love is about to have a baby and you want to buy her a gift. Sure, you can get a onesie, a bib or even a cute “Mommy Makes Me Smile” shirt for the little bundle of joy, but what about something that Mom can actually use? Consider this list of out-of-the-box […]

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