Mama Bling

I recently had a friend’s husband email me for recommendations on a “Push Gift.”  If you’re not familiar with that, it is typically jewelry given to a woman after having a baby.

He wanted something personal, and wanted to spend hundreds (not thousands) of dollars.  I came up with a few of my faves that can be given to any mama (not just new mamas)!

Clockwise from top left:

1. Albeit 14K Gold Sideways Pendant Necklace: $350

2. Dalla Nonna Calendar Bracelet: $625

3. Hot Mama Silhouette Necklace: $155

4. Helen Ficalora Charms: $50 and up

5. Lisa Jordan Designs: $100 and up

6. Jennifer Miller Mom Necklace: $150

7. Posh Mommy Birthstone Square: $130

8. Jordann Magnolia Flat Charm: $170

You Bar

Have a health nut in your life? Then they will definitely appreciate THIS gift: YouBar – the all natural, custom nutrition bars made by YOU (or your gift recipient)!

You can choose from pre-made creations or come up with your very own concoction in just a few simple steps!

They also allow you to customize the packaging by naming your bar and adding pictures!

A box (of 13) You Bars are around $30: You Bar – Fresh Customized Nutrition Bars

Hand Stitched


If you are looking for a unique baby / child’s gift, look no further then The Green Egg Boutique.

Each adorable tee is 100% cotton, made in the USA, and hand stitched – which means NO two tees are the same!

They have onesies, tees, and adorable French suitcases (that double as gift baskets)!

Tee’s start at $28, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Haiti Projects: The Green Egg Boutique

Star Scrub

Want to scrub like a star?  Then check out this body scrub by Eminence Organic Skin Care – just one of the many products that was featured in the $45,000 Oscar’s Swag Bag this year.

Eminence is one of my favorite skin care lines – it is a bit pricey, but makes a fabulous gift (bc it’s not every day you treat yourself to a $50 body product)!  The Holland skincare line is all natural, all organic, and feels absolutely delicious on your skin!

The Apricot Sugar Scrub is $48, and can be found at The Dermstore 

Check out all of their products here: Eminence Organic Skin Care


Sudsy Baubles

Another great find from the NYIGF – this may look like a beautiful emerald necklace, but it is actually made out of soap!  Meet Soap Baubles – a luxurious brand that takes hand crafted soap and turns it into gorgeous jewelry creations!

The faceted necklace above comes in 11 different “jewel” tones and is $45.  They also make large soap gems, soap bracelets, and another one of my favorites: sugar gem scrubs (that come in these beautiful jars):

The gems are $25, and would make a fabulous hostess gift!

Check out the entire collection here: Soap Baubles “Jewelry for your Bath”

Presidential Play

I saw these at the NYIGF last month, and just had to share (and what better day to do so then on President’s Day)!

The folks at Uncle Goose have come up with a gorgeous set of 45 blocks – each one has a picture of a US President on, and one additional block has “The Oath of Office” on it (so your future little President can start practicing)!

Uncle Goose blocks are made in the USA out of sustainable wood.  The Presidential set is $100, and can be found here:

Presidential Blocks

Micro Veggies

It feels like Spring is in the air (or at least around the corner)!

Give someone the gift of organic veggies with these Micro-Greens by Potting Shed Creations.  The kit comes with everything they’ll need to grow e a delicious array of veggies right on their windowsill (cabbage, mini-carrots, and peas)!

The kit is $40, and comes with: a recycled steel grow box, bamboo lid/saucer, and 2 crops of seeds.

Micro-Greens by Potting Shed Creations

Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year when hearts (and pink and red) take center stage.  But, these gifts don’t have to be saved JUST for Valentin’es Day! Here are some of my favorite V-day themed gifts (and even a last minute treat – incase you have to throw something together)!

Clockwise (top left):

1.  Ipanema Sandals – Glittering hearts jazz up these Brazilian Sandlas -$25

2.  Feed Love Bag – Red Feed Bag (proceeds provides 25 Meals in areas with high rates of HIV) -$50

3.  Paws for Love – Made from recycled silver-proceeds benefit Bali Animal Welfare Association -$72

4.  Marc Jacobs Case – “Wild at Heart” iphone case – on sale at Zappos – $30.99

5.  Kiss Me Chocolate Lips – Made by “mr. chocolate,” Jaques Torres – $8

6.  Clarisonic Aria – Detoxify and cleanse skin with this amazing tool – one of my favorites! $199

7.  Heart Shaped Soap – Looks and smells like candy, but it won’t stick to your hips! $5

8.  Nature’s Heart Cuff – by designer Jules Smith – $65

9.  Chocolate Pretzel Buttons – these have been all over pinterest – super easy – great last minute DIY gift idea!



Comfort Food

You either love em’, or hate em’ – “Pigs in a Blanket.”

They’ve been around for decades, and now, a super cool company called Brooklyn Piggies makes it easy for you to gift them and share the yummy love!

Brooklyn Piggies are $24.94 for a tray of 14.  They come in Original, Chicken, and Spicy – check them out here: Brooklyn Piggies



Citrus Lane




I LOVE this gift for new parents!  It seems like every few months, products for babies and kids change…what once was in – is now out, and visa-versa.  It’s so hard to keep up with it all, but there is no need to anymore because Citrus Lane does it for you!

Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription service that you can join or send as a gift.  Choose the frequency, and the age of the recipient (from newborn-3 years old), and they will send carefully curated baby / toddler products right to the person’s door!

Subscriptions start at $21 / month – check it out here: Citrus Lane