Great gifts for the new mom, baby, or kiddo on your Christmas list

Nov 18 2019, 8:00 am

Struggling to figure out what to get the new mom, baby, or kiddo on your holiday shopping list this year?

Look no further.

From custom family portraits, adorable matching mom-baby clothes, supportive yet stylish shapewear, tech to make life easier, or a subscription service that delivers stylish looks to her door every month, spoil the mama in your life (and her wee ones) with unique presents she’ll love for years to come.

Matchy matchy mama & baby styles

Jade + Carly collaboration / Priv Clothing

Jade + Carly collaboration / Priv Clothing

Give new definition to the term “mini me” with the new Jade + Carly collaboration from Priv Clothing. With matching styles for mama AND baby in its rompers, dresses, hoodies, jumpsuits and T-shirts, there’s something for every occasion (pieces from $35). Standout looks include the Carly bomber ($129 adult, $68 baby).

On-the-go baby bag

Settlement backpack / Herschel

Settlement backpack / Herschel

Keep your hands free and your life organized with the Settlement Sprout backpack ($119, Herschel) with integrated storage for diapers, wipes, and toys. In 20 colours and patterns, it comes with a foldable changing mat that tucks away in a hidden side compartment.

The coziest baby duvet

Baby quilt from Flax Sleep

Baby quilt from Flax Sleep

Adored by babies and toddlers alike, this reversible heirloom baby quilt from Flax Sleep ($118) is super cozy and comfy and will be cherished for years to come. Available in blush, pebble and sand, with blush or stripes on the opposing side, it fits in perfectly to every nursery decor and appeals to the most stylish of mamas on your list.

Sensational shapewear and intimates

Knix

Knix

There’s a reason why Knix has a cult-like following. Designed for women by women, its new postpartum intimates line, which includes leakproof nursing bras ($65), pumping bras ($45), and compression and leakproof undies and shorts, is designed for all of the beautiful experiences — and real challenges — of motherhood and post-baby life.

Cutest baby kicks

Native Shoes

Native Shoes

These Chamonix Baby quilted booties ($45, Native) are made with 100% recycled uppers and an insulated mesh lining to keep your little cribster cozy.

Matching PJs for the whole fam

Hatley x Indigo adult and dog PJs

Hatley x Indigo adult and dog PJs

Snuggle up on the couch for movie night with the whole family in these matching buffalo plaid pyjama suits ($59, Indigo). With sizes in adult, kids, baby, AND pet — complete with button-bum flaps — how perfect would these be for the annual holiday photos?

A beautiful custom necklace

Tiny Zen Memory

Tiny Zen Memory

These custom necklaces from Tiny Zen Memory are created using handwriting samples you upload onto its website. Say I love you in silver, yellow, or rose gold with actual handwriting from a prized letter or signature from a cherished loved one. There’s also a fingerprint collection, or you can have an engraved pendant made from a child’s favourite drawing (from $139, Tiny Zen Memory).

Buttery-soft comfy pants

Align joggers / lululemon

Align joggers / lululemon

Jogging pants that tick the boxes of super comfy and stylish are hard to find. These high-rise Align joggers ($98) are buttery-soft, wash like a dream, and — best of all — have a waistband that doesn’t dig. They’re perfect for post-partum mamas. Look as great at home on the couch as running errands or meeting the gal pals for lunch.

Boss baby monitor

Motorola baby monitor / Best Buy

Motorola baby monitor / Best Buy

Equipped with two cameras, pan and tilt functions, a room temperature display, preloaded lullabies, and Infared night vision, the Motorola Comfort ($279, Best Buy Canada) is the Rolls Royce of video baby monitors.

The “carry it all” carry-all

On My Level Duffel / Lululemon

On My Level Duffel / Lululemon

Though not designed as a diaper bag, the Lululemon On My Level duffel ($158) ticks a lot of boxes for new parents. It has tons of interior pockets to organize baby and personal items, is lightweight, and has a longer strap so it can easily convert into a cross-body bag.

Eco-friendly baby products

Kristen Bell / Hello Bello

Kristen Bell / Hello Bello

Celebrity power couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd’s new line of planet- and budget-friendly baby care items, Hello Bello, is now available in Canada and includes detergent, shampoo, organic baby powder, bubble bath, and lotion (from $6.99). They also do bundles of their super cute limited-edition printed diapers that include plant-based baby wipes and bum cream.

Sesame Street rompers for the whole fam 

Smash and Tess x Sesame Street rompers

Smash and Tess x Sesame Street rompers

Smash + Tess has collaborated with Sesame Street for a limited-edition collection of super cute, family-friendly versions of its iconic romper for women, men, and kids (from $53)! Naturally, these feature our fave monsters: Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.

Matching parent and kiddo caps

SixHats

SixHats

Drawing inspiration from Canada’s West Coast, SixHats has a line of limited-edition matching adult/kids snapbacks (from $37), including the adorable Puppers and Popsicles design. For every hat sold, the company provides clean water to six people for an entire year. To date, it has provided nearly 7,000 people with clean drinking water.

Bonus: Use the code DailyHive at checkout for 10% off your purchase.

A comic(al) take on parenting

summerandmuu.com

summerandmuu.com

Mom comics from Summer and Muu ($19.99) are the perfect gift for all tired moms, whether they’re a new mom or an experienced one. It’s good to know you are not alone in the struggle! Approved by 55,000 social media followers, Summer and Muu comics have had more than six million views and are a lot cheaper than therapy. Oh, and creator Brenda Li also makes very cute downloadable nursery art prints too (from $7.80).

Breastfeeding-friendly scarf

Vinyasa Scarf from Luluemon

Vinyasa Scarf from Luluemon

The French terry Vinyasa Scarf from Luluemon ($68) enjoys a huge following from moms because of its wardrobe powerhouse capabilities. In a few simple twists, it easily transforms from a warm wrap into a cozy cardigan or an endlessly customizable infinity scarf. Great for snuggling with baby and breastfeeding on the go.

A rug you can throw in the wash

Llama rug / Ruggable

Llama rug / Ruggable

New parents may not know this yet, but babies and little kids will basically turn any room into a pigpen ASAP. With bright bursts of colour and whimsical patterns, like this lovable llama print (from $147), these Ruggable rugs will add a splash of fun to any nursery, playroom, or kids’ room — and they are WASHABLE. Because the rugs come as a separate pad and cover, even an 8×10 piece can fit into a home washing machine.

Clothes cute enough to eat

Whistle and Flute

Whistle and Flute

With graphic designs featuring smiling sushi, candy cane sloths, apples, doughnuts, and breakfast foods, BC’s Whistle and Flute makes stylish unisex baby and kids clothes that are cute enough to gobble up. Its brand-new Kawaii Lights holiday design is sure to brighten up the darkest of winter days (adult $48, kids from $30).

Weatherproof shoes that don’t quit

Vessi

The Everyday in pink

Whether it’s pushing baby in the stroller, chasing a toddler, or performing the hundreds of various tasks that keep moms on their feet, these waterproof shoes will have you covered no matter what the weather. In sneaker or slip-on styles, these crafted-in-Vancouver kicks are 100% waterproof, lightweight, and breathable ($135, Vessi Footwear).

A stylist-selected wardrobe

Frank and Oak subscription box

For the time-strapped mom on your list who just doesn’t have time to hit the shops, give the gift that keeps giving with the Frank and Oak clothing subscription box (Pieces from $29). Boxes are personalized based on budget and style, and each one delivers beautifully on-trend pieces to the stylish mama’s house every month.

Custom family portrait

Courtesy Etsy

Give mom a unique take on family life with a custom portrait using your family photos. Just submit your favourite pics to this Etsy artist and they’ll create a hand-drawn illustration with whimsical features and outfits that look just like your loved ones (From $10 for digital print, Etsy).

A sweet-smelling home

Muji ultrasonic diffuser

Muji ultrasonic diffuser

Give the gift of a zen, sweet-smelling home with an ultrasonic diffuser (In-store at Muji Canada locations, $89). With oil blends including energy, calm, and refresh, it uses ultrasonic waves to disperse scent around the room and a soft glow that doubles nicely as a nightlight.