Make Mom Smile! 7 Great Mother's Day Gifts

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Still scrambling around for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Or need to drop your partner a hint? Either way, we've got your back. Any mom would love to open any one of these unique gifts -- and if you bring them to her along with breakfast in bed, even better. Pretty and practical, this... Read more

Trend Watch: Gift Registries for Kids' Birthday Parties

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Gift registries have been a part of baby showers and wedding showers for years -- newlyweds and first-time parents would probably shudder at the thought of not having one -- but the concept has recently taken off in a whole new field: kids' birthday parties. It's already being fiercely debated among parents, with some slamming it as greedy and... Read more

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Moms-to-Be

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Guest post by Sheri Gurock, co-founder of Magic Beans You're pregnant, and while everyone else is enjoying the holiday festivities, you're skipping the cocktails, eyeing the cheese platter with suspicion and worrying about salmonella in your (virgin) eggnog. So we think it fine to ask for some extravagant gifts this year. Add these to... Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby’s Caregiver

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It's the holidays! Which means (for me) lots of cookies, time away from work, visiting family and some big meals. It also means making a holiday gift shopping list for the friends and family and neighbors in my life. This year, though, there's someone special that I want to be sure to thank: my son's... Read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: NARS Blush in Orgasm

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Still looking for a holiday gift for your beauty obsessed BFF? We can't say enough positive things about this blush shade, which looks great on just about everyone, and can be layered on to look as natural or dramatic as you want. One of our all-time favorite beauty products! Why we love it: This pinky-peach shade... Read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: Crayola Light Designer

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Have you seen the Best Holiday Gifts from Amazon at The Nest? It’s this amazing gift guide our sister editors have put together, and we’re getting tons of fantastic ideas for giving to our friends and family this season (and believe us, we need them!). Every day during the holidays, we’re going to be posting our favorites, since... Read more

All She Wants for Christmas Is a Doll — and I Hate Dolls

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Just when I thought I was done with all my Christmas and birthday shopping (Lovie turns 3 just four days after Christmas), Lovie starts telling me that she’s going to tell Santa that she wants “a new dolly with lots and lots of milk and a doggie.” Uh, a doll was not something I bought... Read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: The Perfectly Imperfect Home

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We think our homes are perfectly imperfect, so that's why we're into the idea of a book  about it! The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well makes a cute and quirky holiday gift for anyone into home decor and design! Why we love it: It offers tons of advice on incorporating unique pieces... Read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

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No, this gift isn't for baby -- it's for the older kid in your life. The hot toy this year has got to be the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer. Not only is it fun and has tons of cool games and apps, it will hopefully get your kid away from your gadgets for a little while.... Read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: Women’s Snow Boots

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Happy Cyber Monday! Today, we're going to suggest you gift yourself with these comfortable, cute Northside Women's Greta Waterproof Snow Boots. If you're pregnant, you're probably a little freaked out about slipping and falling in the ice and slush this winter, so you're going to need some flat boots with good tread to help you stay... Read more