Gift Guides, Mom & KidsHoliday Gift Guide 07: Yummy Mummy

Yummy mummies…they are those fabulously chic moms (or moms-to-be) who not only care about giving the best to their babies, but also take pride in looking sophisticated themselves. (Think Becky Bloomwood.) We bet you have at least one in your life – so gift them with something that will keep her and baby in style:

ONE. We all know that moms have a million things to carry around – from bottles to toys – but also want to look fashion-conscious. The Olivia Nylon Bag by Gryson ($765) is an edgy, gorgeous bag that will hold everything she needs for everyday. Piped in contrasting Italian leather, the inside of the Olivia Nylon Bag features adjustable shoulder straps, double top handles, silver hardware, suede interior and plenty of pockets She will look impeccable chic, yet practical…just like a yummy mummy should. Bonus: Use code “cardio” to get 20% off through Active Endeavors.

TWO. Hot mamas must have the most fashionable storybooks – and naturally, one written by the Kym Canter, the creative director of J. Mendel, would qualify. Masquerading as children’s fiction, Star Von Bunny: A Model Tale is the sassy, smart and stylish tale of a white stuffed bunny who aims to more than a bed ornament – and instead, is determined to be a “model/actress/whatever.” Now that she’s made it to the top, she’s sharing her secrets with you. Look for cameos from famous celebs including Carine Roitfield, Gemma Ward and Jonathan Antin – just to name a few. We’re kind of obsessed with the adorable SVB and her vogue adventures. To purchase for $19.95, visit

THREE. Even the yummiest of moms may not look so divine after a sleepless night waiting up with her child for Santa. Gift her with the Simply Divine set ($45) from Noodle & Boo’s glowology line. She can re-charge by lathering up with the Heavenly Honey Wash, a rich cloud of milk and honey meant to refresh and relax. Afterward, she’ll turn to the Lovely Body Lotion to hydrate and smooth skin (not to mention, will leave her smelling SO good). And since we know that these mommies just adore their children…add the Essential Care Kit so that her kid can join in on the fun, too. The result is baby soft skin – for both mother and child!

FOUR. A darling new mother will be spending lots of time with her little one – from feeding to sleeping – so pick up the Cotton Dot Nursing Babydoll & Pant Set ($94) by Belabumbum so she can still look cute during this exciting, but exhausting period in her life. The darling polka dots (pink or blue) will make mom feel adorable, while the 100% soft cotton fabric, detachable lined cups and adjustable straps will keep her comfortable. She’ll appear youthful, sweet and charming – even if she hasn’t slept more than 8 hours in 2 days.

FIVE. Abbey Brown‘s Calming Chamomile Petals ($9) will make a perfectly thoughtful and useful gift for any new mommy in your life. We all know how hard a good night’s rest is to come by, especially with a new little one keeping you up all night. Chamomile is known for its soothing and calming qualities, and these delicately scented petals will help for a restful night’s sleep. Simply scoop the petals into the sachet provided, tuck into a pillow, and dream away.

SIX. Well-known for making amazingly relaxed, yet chic clothing, Ella Moss is a wonderful choice for moms on-the-go. But did you know that Ella also designs for little girls? Available in various color combinations, the Babette dress comes appropriately sized for mother and child. Soft jersey with contrasting banding is paired with an empire waistline, square neck and ruching at the bust; the effect is very sweet, modern and casual. Matching outfits never looked so good. Ella Moss dress retails for $167 at Shopbop, while the Ella Girl version retails for $100 at Lifesize.

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