Our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!



We’re so excited to present our annual holiday gift guide, packed with hundreds of gift ideas in every price range for everyone on your list.

You’ll find the hottest tech gifts of the year, cool preschool gifts, feminist gifts that support women owned-shops and makers, sweet grandparent gifts, ideas for those hard-to-please men and mothers-in-law…and 70+ gifts under $15 for kids and adults.

Oh, and did we mention our $500 Etsy gift card giveaway? Whoo!

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23 creative, practical ideas for holiday gifts for teachers. No crafting required!

I don't know about you, but I do not have the mental space to craft an elaborate, handmade gift for my kids' teachers this year. And, as adorable and delicious as it may be, I can't do yet another mason jar full of hot cocoa mix. Instead, I've been shopping for some...

How to make Santa Slime: The DIY Christmas gift every kid will love giving (and getting).

This year's DIY slime craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, if my kids' obsession is any indicator. So when I saw this DIY Santa Slime tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids I knew I had to bookmark it. Honestly, how brilliant is this as a gift idea for your kids'...

When it’s too cold to go outside, this board lets kids take the action indoors. (Don’t panic, parents!)

When it comes to physical activity, my kids probably have something in common with yours: They're running around too much when it's homework time, and not running around enough when it's video game time. But I've found an awesome gift that changes all that. While the...

16 of the coolest Star Wars stocking stuffers, all Last Jedi-approved.

There's no shortage of cool Star Wars gifts for kids this holiday season, especially since the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in theaters this month! December 15 to be exact -- but you know, who's obsessively counting by marking off every single day on their...

20 of the guaranteed funniest Christmas and holiday cards you’ll find anywhere

Every December, we love seeking out the funniest Christmas cards and holiday cards out there, and this year is no different. I mean hey, we adore the holidays, but let's be real, they can be a bit...stressful. So thank goodness for cookies and cocktails and more...

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So much coolness. Where to start…

Fat Has Taken On a Whole New Meaning

PenguinI have a tough time with the word "fat," mainly because since having a child, it’s how I feel on most days. And quite frankly, I prefer it be used to refer to babies, the singing lady, and these new handmade stuffed animals I found by Jen at The Sweetest Pea.

A is for Apple

ApplecardsYou could get the coffee mug-chocolate candy-apple tote bag combo that every teacher truly treasures. (Ha.) Or you could actually get them something that they aren’t going to pawn off to their friends and neighbors.

I Smell a Mutiny

We love all the favorite kid’s music artists, and by golly, we sure hear enough of them at my house. However, after playing Parker Bent’s new release "I Am Your New Music Teacher" the other day, my daughter is definitely jumping ship.

This Little Light of Mine

OwlThere’s a few things you don’t realize the importance of until after you have kids. Okay, there’s a lot of things, but as of late, it’s night lights. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I’m pretty certain our new toddler bed child will be making her way to our room on more than one occasion. So, she might as well find it in style.

Little. Hand-Stitched. Different.

If you're the type who prefers your child in slightly more interesting clothing (coughGAPcough) than every other kid on the block is wearing, we feel you. So does designer Heather Flottman. Her online boutique, Lilliputians NYC, is packed not only with fabulous...

Your Greatest Masterpiece

Let me guess: The baby’s room is a dream come true – wallpapered and bordered, with hand-painted initials hanging from the wall. It’s perfectly coordinated, straight out of a magazine. The funny thing is, your 6 week-old does not care if his Moses basket matches his crib sheets, matches his diapers matches, his curtains. Liven things up a little!

Happy Hair Days Are Here Again

I was reading some fashion mag or another last summer when I came across a reco for the T3 Tourmaline Professional Wet/Dry Iron. I'm generally skeptical of articles that promise beauty miracles, but pregnant and in desperate need of a beauty miracle, I gave it a shot....

I’ve Taken Back My Coffee Table

Mydesigns1_1I finally put my foot down, and cleared all the puzzles, Play-doh, and crayons off my coffee table. Call me crazy – I like to be able to put my feet up at the end of a long day and not get glitter and glue all over them.

They’re Foreign and Hard to Say, So They Must Be Cool

As a half-Chinese girl, I admit to being somewhat obsessed with all things Asian. However, that does not mean that you will find me (or my daughter, for that matter) wearing chopsticks or plastic sushi barrettes in my hair anytime soon. You may, on the other hand,...

These Designs are a Chou-In

Chouette2While I love the loose picture inserts in announcements and holidays cards, I find that it’s very hard for the picture to actually make it out of the card and onto my fridge without getting crumpled, folded, or dirty.

Mother’s Day Shopping For a Cause

Still haven't done your Mother's Day shopping? Or maybe you have but you're looking for some fun shopping just because. Well why not do it for a cause by shopping for great gifts benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital. St. Jude Hospital, named after the patron saint...

Making Life Easier: A Web Magazine After Our Own Heart

If you have read through this site for more than one minute, then you have figured out that we are all about trying to make life easier. We know moms have very little time to themselves, and reading may not be on the top of your list. However, we suggest that after...

Misogynists, Read No Further

When my daughter was born, I made a vow: no clothing with sayings like future hottie or future runway model. I mean come on, she's a baby. Not a bulimic-in-training. Apparently I'm not alone in my convictions. TIred of all the negative, sexual, and egotistical slogans...

Liquid-Filled Assets

Brashort2 If your husband gets turned on seeing you in a stretched-out, colostrum-stained, saggy, no-underwire, cotton nursing bra, then congratulations. You hit the marital jackpot.

Rise Up, Moms!

"Women shouldn't be discriminated against simply because they are mothers." Any organization with a manifesto like that has our full attention. Introducing Moms Rising, a new organization that's creating a grassroots movement of moms on the internet (hey, that's you!)...

PopPop? Uncle Marty? Who are They?

As a military family, we do our best to keep everyone posted on the goings on of the first grandchild. But, let's face it, I can barely keep track of my own relatives, let alone my husband's huge family. And, while we try to send dvds and get our daughter to talk on...

Have a Tres Chic Earth Day

MyownbagHey, we kind of like the environment. You know, since it lets us breathe and eat and all that kind of stuff. But at the same time, we’re moms, and we know that while we want the earth to be around for a very long time, we still need things to be reasonably simple and convenient.

I Think It’s Time to Retire the George Costanza Wallet Girls

If it takes you 45 minutes to find a credit card or you're still carrying the receipt for your nursing pump (the one you bought in 2004), you might want to consider moving away from the wallet and into one of these great organizers from Good Morning, Morning. These...

I See a Cool Preggo Shirt in Your Future

FortuneteesHey moms-to-be: Tired of the same-old "I used to be a parachute" t-shirt offerings at your local maternity store? Looking for a clever way to tell the world about your upcoming arrival? Well, I predict a successful purchase in your future.

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