Need some inspiration for your holiday shopping this year? Take a look at what our team members have on their lists for their loved ones in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
On Britt H.’s List: The Eco-Conscious Fashionista
More than ever, people are seeking ways to spread positivity in our country. One easy way to do that is to make sure every purchase you make and every gift you give has a positive impact on our planet.
This year, I’m gifting one of my favorite people a beautiful sweater from prAna. The company offers organic, hemp, sustainable, and fair trade clothing items so that consumers feel great about the things they wear and the items they give. Their clothing not only looks good, but it’s versatile enough for any lifestyle and any adventure, too!
Now through December 19, you can get 15% off your entire prAna order by using this discount code: TMHF16TMC
On Serena’s List: The New Dad
Earlier this year, my husband (Jimmy) and I welcomed our first baby, Luca. It’s been incredible watching Jimmy adapt to fatherhood: he’s become a pro at learning how to make Luca laugh uncontrollably and soothe him when he’s fussy, and he’s always equipped with a burp cloth in his pocket (which I call his “dad rag”) for cleaning up the inevitable baby-made messes.
This year, I’m excited to get Jimmy a holiday gift that’s especially made for dads from Father Figure. The new company is devoted to the issue of responsible fatherhood, which encourages present and caring parenting.
Their clothing line includes a long-sleeved denim shirt, a t-shirt and bandana print burp rags. What makes them unique is that they have features like loops to store burp rags or attach toys, and they’re made with extra soft material where babies are most often held. Their t-shirt is even called “The Luca,” which makes it extra fitting (pun intended!) for the new dad in my life this Christmas.
On Erin’s List: The Nostalgic Friend
Know someone who has amassed dozens of t-shirts in their life but can’t part ways with those memories? Consider giving them the gift of a t-shirt quilt as a way to preserve those memories in a functional – and cute – way.
Project Repat creates beautiful keepsake blankets out of t-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys and more. They can also create stroller blankets out of outgrown baby clothing! Blankets start at $74.99, and you can purchase a gift card here.
Last year, I created a blanket of my own using college and high school shirts. Read more about my experience and the process here. If you’re interested in learning more, join us for a Twitter party with Project Repat on Wed., December 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET (follow along using #ProjectRepat).
On Nicole’s List: Giving Back to the Community
If you’re looking for a gift to do double duty, look no further than The Giving Keys. The company helps transition homeless people off of the streets and into jobs, by creating and selling jewelry made out of repurposed keys. Each key necklace has a unique, inspiring word engraved on it like Hope, Courage or Dream (you can also make custom words!).
The idea behind The Giving Keys is that the wearer embraces that word on their key necklace until they meet someone who needs the message of that word more than they do — and that’s when they give the key away. It’s a gift that will continue to spread hope to people who need it!
I have a Brave key myself (I wear it just about every day), and am excited to be able to give it away to my friend as she heads into the New Year facing some unknowns and new obstacles.
On Britt C.’s List: The Mom on the Move
One of the most important items in anyone’s travel arsenal is a reliably sturdy and spacious piece of luggage – especially when it comes to traveling with little ones.
My sister is planning a trip with her new baby next year, so I’m giving her a Luggage Online gift card. She’ll be able to pick out the exact travel gear that her family needs since Luggage Online carries a huge variety of brands and products. What’s also great is that Luggage Online also offers its customers a 110% low-price guarantee.
Thanks for checking out our holiday gift guide! What gifts are you most excited to give this year? Tell us in the comments!
Disclosure: Project Repat, Luggage Online and prAna are clients of The Motherhood.