ONE. Tiffany & Co. Piggy Bank — Any expectant mother would love a thoughtful gift wrapped in a signature blue box- baby’s first Tiffany. Tiffany’s baby piggy bank comes in pink for girls and blue for boys and serves as the child’s first savings account (hey it’s never too early to start saving up for a Birkin). The ceramic bank with hand painted polka dots also adds warmth and character to any nursery.
TWO. TASCHEN The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm — This book of fairy tales is a classic. Mom will surely appreciate the durable hardbound book and the beautiful illustrations. Her kid will be enchanted with the stories now, and love to have this later in his/her life.
THREE. Peruvian Trading Co. Monkey Sock Hat — There’s nothing cuter than a baby in an adorable outfit and this Monkey Sock Hat makes us smile every time we look at it. There isn’t a baby around who wouldn’t have strangers cooing over him or her if they were wearing it. Plus, buying a hat eliminates all that pesky worry about whether or not your gift will actually fit by the time it’s opened. TDO Editor Stacey’s nephew is totally getting it for Christmas, so it’s a good thing he can’t read yet!
FOUR. Rebecca Minkoff Marissa Baby Bag – RM’s signature studded style would be perfect for your chic new mama friend, and the Marissa Baby Bag will definitely not disappoint her! It’s roomy with a flat bottom to easily fit baby’s diapers, bottles, food, and clothes. Marissa is also super functional with a detachable cross-body strap, and even comes with a matching changing pad!
FIVE. Land of Nod Impression Ornament — Make-your-own-memento kit features everything you need to put your baby’s hand or foot imprint on a memorable keepsake that you can use year after year! The Land of Nod’s easy-to-use impression ornament is made of lightweight, no-mix material with no additional water or baking required. Includes plastic shaping ring, air-drying impression material, wooden rolling pin, plastic straw hole puncher and green and red ribbon. Available for $12.95 at www.landofnod.com.
SIX. VMV Hypoallergenic Hollycoddle Time — For the mommy who loves soft skin and unique finds, this adorable gift set is the perfect choice. The apothecary-like containers not only look cool on countertops but hold volumes of rich, soothing you-name-it-free products made with virgin coconut oil. This particular set comes with Grandma Minnie’s Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion and Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm, both for people of all ages. Bonus: You get free shipping (U.S.) and free samples with purchase!