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13 mom-approved products to put on your baby registry

Practicality beats Pinterest vibes when it comes to baby necessities.

Years before my pregnancy test went from minus to plus, I was nesting for my baby. Like most first-time moms, I had pinned several crafty and whimsical versions of a nursery for my future son or daughter. I envisioned a custom bassinet shaped like the moon, handmade out of old rustic wooden pallets. On my Amazon wishlist, I had saved cute little pacifiers that looked like mustaches, which happened to pair perfectly with the derby hat I found on Etsy. Thanks to Instagram, I favorited numerous formal ensembles, complete with matching patent leather shoes, all suited for every major holiday.

When the time finally came to grab the Target scan gun and begin building my epic baby registry, I had a bit of a reality check — thanks to my best friend and veteran mom Hillary — and had to start from scratch. She handed me a copy of the book “Baby Bargains” and tossed me every solid colored cotton onesie known to man and baby bottles that help with reducing gas and acid reflux, and we definitely weren’t leaving without registering for every diaper in every size. Hillary let me keep the rattle that looked like a coffee cup, but beyond that, my registry had been shaped up with some sense.

As I figured out pretty quickly, while my Pinterest picks were perfectly precious, they were insanely impractical. Now that I have been a mom for two years now, experience has proven to me that frills are fussy and practical is key. Outfits with suspenders and bow ties are super fun, but hand-washing is for the birds. (Speaking of things that are machine-washable, that lavender baby detergent may smell heavenly, but you are going to be in rash hell if you clean your baby’s clothes in it.)

If you’re struggling with what to put on your baby registry, help is on the way! Here are some great ideas to get your registry going while your baby is growing.

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HALO Sleepsack

$29.99

As instructors will tell you in every parenting class, tiny babies don’t use blankets. New babies can be swaddled or put to bed in a sleepsack. This soft and cuddly version will keep your baby warm and cozy, and the swaddle feature will help them stay asleep as they work through their startle reflex phase.



WubbaNub Pacifier

$14.99

Maybe giraffes adorn your child’s nursery or maybe cats are your jam. Either way, WubbaNub has a ton of cute pacifiers perfect for any baby. The cute little animal attached to the paci allows for easy positioning and significantly decreases the chances of losing it under the crib in the middle of the night.



Ergobaby Omni 360

$180.99

Maybe giraffes adorn your child’s nursery or maybe cats are your jam. Either way, WubbaNub has a ton of cute pacifiers perfect for any baby. The cute little animal attached to the paci allows for easy positioning and significantly decreases the chances of losing it under the crib in the middle of the night.

The 32 best engagement gifts for couples in 2021

We found options for every type of couple at every budget.

Getting engaged is one of those magical life moments that’s worth celebrating, and showering the happy couple with a sweet gift is a great way to share in their joy.

However, finding a good engagement gift can be quite the challenge, especially if you want to impress them with cool finds. Luckily, we did some digging to find some cool gifts for couples that are getting ready to tie the knot.

Whether you’re shopping for a personalized memento, a household essential or a splurge gift you can go in on with a group, Shop TODAY has rounded up 32 of the best engagement gifts that any couple would be thrilled to receive.

Check out our top picks

photo frame for Couples



Meural Smart WiFi Digital Photo Frame

$299.95

Digital photo frames are always a great gift option, but this one takes things up a notch. After connecting an Apple or Android device to the frame, couples can upload, crop and display their most precious memories. Perfect for family gatherings and wedding festivities, the frame lets lovebirds curate their photos into personalized playlists and has a crisp HD screen.
personalized wedding box for couples





Personalized Wedding Box

$66.00

Every couple needs a special keepsake box to help them store love letters, jewelry and more. This gorgeous option comes in several wooden finishes and can feature a custom engraved message that’s unique to the couple.







Couples Engagement Gift Box

$59.99

Not sure what to get the lovebirds? Get them a little bit of everything with this gift box that includes a ring dish, frame, luggage tags, a candle and more.

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32 Best Gifts for Hunters That Hit the Mark Every Time

The hunt for the perfect gift can often be quite a challenge, especially for dads who insist they don’t need anything. But one safe bet is to look for ideas that can be used for his favorite pastime and if your dad loves hunting, the one thing they can never have too much hunting gear.

HUNTER AND DOG

Trust us. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best gifts for hunters dad is bound to appreciate and put to good use. Some are affordable essentials like Zippo’s hand warmer, while others are splurges he’ll use for years to come, like a top-of-the-line cooler. There are also plenty of practical gifts that can be personalized, like a customizable mug he’ll use every day, and gifts that will make them laugh (like these funny hunting socks). Taking the time to research gear for his hunting hobby may take a little more effort than, say, a gift certificate to Cabela’s, but he’ll appreciate the fact you spent the time to find him the perfect thing. If your dad loves the outdoors, you should also be sure to investigate our favorite outdoor gear like camping chairs and other camping gifts.

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HUNTER SOCKS

I’d Rather Be Hunting Socks

$9.95

These socks will get a laugh when Dad’s propped up in his recliner. They make the perfect stocking stuffer for a hunter!
HUNTING T-SHIRT

I Like Hunting Shirt

$ 22.49

We can’t get over how funny this shirt is. It’s also available in several fu colors!
HUNTER TOTE BAG

Hunters Tote Bag

$ 59.95

We can’t get over how funny this shirt is. It’s also available in several fu colors!

Duck Hunting Mug

$ 18.95

We can’t get over how funny this shirt is. It’s also available in several fu colors!

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Gifts for New Mums 2021

The gifts for new mums that they really want, according to mums themselves.

The perfect gift for a new mother after birth will not only make her feel special and supported but will also be useful to have to hand during those whirlwind first few weeks at home.

As lovely as bouquets are, the last thing first time mums need is multiple bunches of flowers and vases to fill when they are feeling overwhelmed already and trying to juggle to demands of a newborn.

A good gift for new parents can have either short-term or long-term potential. A baby book that they can fill with precious memories to look back on in years to come will be just as loved as a box of delicious chocolates or soothing bath products for the tub that mum can treat herself to when she gets a few minutes to herself.

All the ideas for gifts for new mums below have been tried and tested by our teams or directly recommended by new mums, so you know you’re in good hands if you purchase any of these presents.

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New arrival essentials gift box

£75

There are loads of great gift boxes out there for new mums but this one was a particular hit with us thanks to its thoughtful combination of bits for the baby and helpful gifts for new mums. Items like the Natural Birthing Company Bottoms Up Spray is a tried and tested product for soothing stitches and tears plus postpartum healing while the muslins are a must-have for any new parents.

Truesleep Joggers from GAP

£34.95

Any mum of a newborn knows that in those first few weeks your priority isn’t going to be getting properly dressed, so a pair of super comfy, easy-to-throw on joggers will become a wardrobe staple in no time. If you’re looking for thoughtful gifts for new mums that they will use time and again, look no further than these. Our favourite thing about this pair from GAP in comparison to other lounge pants? These one have pockets – essential!

Baby Hand And Foot Inkless Print Kit

£11

Any mum of a newborn knows that in those first few weeks your priority isn’t going to be getting properly dressed, so a pair of super comfy, easy-to-throw on joggers will become a wardrobe staple in no time. If you’re looking for thoughtful gifts for new mums that they will use time and again, look no further than these. Our favourite thing about this pair from GAP in comparison to other lounge pants? These one have pockets – essential!

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22 Harry Potter Gifts for the Ultimate Harry Potter Fan

Hoping to make this gifting magical for the “Harry Potter” fan in your life?

 Shop TODAY has rounded up 23 gifts options that any Hogwarts-loving muggle will adore. From socks and mugs to pajamas, model trains and more, these “Harry Potter” gifts are sure to cast quite the spell on any fan.

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Harry Potter Face Mask



Harry Potter Face Mask

$11.60

Rep the franchise while sporting this season’s hottest accessory — the face mask. Choose between Hermoine’s iconic quote, a golden snitch, a Hogwarts express design and more.
Harry Potter  Pull-On Slipper Socks



Pull-On Slipper Socks

$12.00

Your little ones will love wearing these luxe Harry Potter slippers. All they’ll need is their favorite house robe to match.





Harry Potter Gifts Throw Blanket

$30.95

This comfy throw blanket is an easy way to show your love for the magical film series while cozying up on the coach with a Butterbeer.

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The 20 Best Toddler Bedding Sets, Quilts, Comforters, and Other Must-Haves

Shop the best toddler bedding in “Toy Story,” construction, and unicorn prints — just to name a few!

Your little one is big enough for his or her own bed. Or maybe, your almost-big kid is still in the crib but has outgrown babyish bedding. Either way, we scoped out the cutest, comfiest, most toddler-approved bedding to help make your growing child’s room almost as special as they are. 

Meet the pillows, quilts, comforters and sheet sets sized just right for a budding big boy or girl. Both parents and kiddos will adore the fun themes represented in our roundup of the best toddler bedding to shop in 2020. Think llamas and dinos, woodland creatures and, of course, princesses. We also included neutrals and patterns inspired by modern sensibilities to fit a wide array of home decors and personal aesthetics. 

Here’s hoping you find the perfect inspiration for designing a toddler bed your darling will doze off in, no questions asked. Hey, a parent can dream too, right?

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Southwest-inspired toddler bedding set

Aztec 4-Piece Set

$60.22

Get it all in one with this Southwest-inspired toddler bedding set that’s both stylish and affordable for your lil’ man’s first big boy bed.
Specifications:

Comforter, flat and fitted sheet and pillowcase included
toddler pillow

Parachute Toddler Pillow

$29

This hypoallergenic pillow is the ideal size to carry you from baby feedings to bedtime in a big boy bed. Reviewers say the size is right, and this is one comfy pillow kids love!
Pink Quilted Comforter

Toddler Pink Quilted Comforter

$19.99

Cute and comfy doesn’t have to cost much. We love this huggable pink comforter that will match so many toddler rooms.

Golf Gifts for Golfers Who Have Everything

Woman playing golf by a water body

Are you struggling to get a gift for a golfer who has everything? Here are some thoughtful ideas.

My dad has a long list of golf jokes. “You know why they call it golf? Because all the other good four-letter words were already taken.” “‘Golf’ means ‘long walk ruined’ in old Gaelic.” “Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white, sold by the dozen, and a week later you have to buy some more.” Each time he tells a golf joke, he delivers it as if it’s the first time he’s ever told it. And as he rattles off the punch line, I respond with an eye-roll and a dutiful chuckle. Going golfing with my dad as much about this banter as it is about playing the game itself.

Over the years, my go-to gifts for my dad have revolved around golf: golf shirts, golf club covers, golf gadgets. But what do you get for the golfer who has everything? I parsed through the wide variety of unique golf tech, fun golf gear, golf apparel, personalized golf items, and even unusual golf gifts to produce this handy compendium of the absolute best golf gifts. Whether it’s something simple like golf tees or a pair of fresh golf shoes, hopefully these thoughtful ideas can help you and whoever your golfing buddy is make even more memories out on the golf course.

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Whiskey Glass with Golf Ball

Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers (Set of 2)

$30.00

A smart man once said that golf is a great excuse to walk around outside for hours and drink. And while these whiskey chillers aren’t exactly course-ready, they’re perfect to drop in your favorite stiff one at the end of a long round.
Liquor Decanter in golf ball shape

Prestige Decanters Personalized Golf Liquor/ Wine Decanter

$160.00

If you’re buying a gift for a F.A.M. (Fancy-Ass Man), they’re going to dig this engraved decanter. Many golfers tend to love craftsmanship and this gift just screams “CRAFTSMANSHIP!!!”
Customized Gold Balls

Personalized Golf Ball Mini Crate

$79.99

Unless you’re a scratch golfer, chances are you can never have enough golf balls. The personalized touch elevates it as a gift above run-of-the mill boxes or sleeves.

Amazon Prime Day: Free Subscriptions and 50% OFF Merch You Actually Want

Amazon Prime Day is coming up. During this two-day event, Amazon offers some of its premium services and most popular products at a deep discount.

This year is no different. What is new is that some of the discounts are even more significant and thus we are sharing the options that are free or over 50 percent off because after the past year we’ve had we deserve a break.

Also, we focused on the products that people really want and or have been coveted for a while and maybe have been holding off waiting for a deep discount or sale! Now is the time!

First, if you are not already a PRIME member, sign up now free for a month

Now for more free subscription services trials that are extended if you sign up on Monday or Tuesday!!!

4 Months of Amazon Music FREE!

You can try Amazon’s music streaming service, which just so happens to be one of our favorites, completely free of charge, giving you access to unlimited listening of upwards of 70 million songs. Note that your subscription will automatically renew at the regular price of $7.99 for Prime Members ($9.99 for non-Prime members), unless you cancel after the trial ends.


2 Months of Amazon PRIME VIDEO FREE!

YTons of streaming channels, including Starz, Showtime, Epix and more are currently priced at just .99 per month for two months saving you up to 91%. 


4 Months of AUDIBLE FREE!

Typically priced around $14 a month, Prime members can now save over 50% on the first four months of Audible Premium Plus. Membership includes access to a wide selection of new releases and best sellers, plus unlimited listening to thousands of select Originals, audiobooks, podcasts, and more. After the initial four months are up, the price will automatically renew for the standard price unless cancelled.


GET $15 OFF $100 PRIME WARDROBE

If you have ever thought about getting Prime Wardrobe, now is the perfect time because on the two Prime Days, Amazon is gifting you $15 off of purchases of a least $100. Enter this coupon code PRIMEW15OFF at checkout. 


CREATE A BABY REGISTRY FREE!

Not officially apart of PRIME DAY, but as a service to expecting moms and dads, Amazon offers a baby regsitry which we’ve blogged about on the blog before! Check out that post to see what to add to your first registry!

AND NOW FOR THE DEALS

24′ INSIGNIA FIRE TV ($700FF/SAVE 41%)

Insignia full HD Smart TV is a new generation of television featuring the Fire TV experience built-in and including a Voice Remote with Insignia delivers a superior TV experience that gets smarter everyday. The Voice Remote with Alexa lets you do everything you’d expect from a remote—plus, easily launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, using just your voice.

$99.99


Echo Auto- Hands-free Alexa in your car with your phone (70% off)

  • Add Alexa to your car – Connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. Includes Vent Mount.
  • Designed for the road – With 8 microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise.
  • Go beyond radio – Voice control Echo Auto through the Alexa app to stream from Audible, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and radio stations with TuneIn and iHeartRadio.
  • Just ask – Use your voice to play music, check the news, make calls, add to your to do-list, set reminders, pay for gas, and more.

$14.99

4 pack of IDiSON iPhone Braided Nylong Lightning Cables in 4 different colors

$14.99

20 PIECE HAIR CLIP (60% OFF)

Get 8 Pcs Macaron hair clips & 4 pcs Pearl hairpins & 3 pcs acrylic hair clips & 5 pcs simple metal hair barrettes that normally sell for $30.

$17.99


2-4 Piece Handbag Sets (80% off)

  • Tote bag Pockets:One main zipper compartment with one inner zipper pocket,one back pocket and two slot pockets. 4pcs: One large handbag+one messenger Bag:+wallet clutch+card holder. Perfect for dating, shopping, working, traveling, outtings party and other occasions and keep your daily items well organized.

Starting at $62.99


14-in 1 Camping Surviver Essentials

  • If you are looking for a unique gift for dad, boyfriend, husband, friends, men, women who like camping, hunting, hiking, fishing, DIY or backpacking, then our camping multitool hatchet is a perfect choice.
  • Camping Multitool Toolkit – 14 in 1 multitool includes: Hammer, Axe, Pliers, Knife, Saw, Assorted Hex Wrench, Phillips Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, File, Fish Descaler and more with a Safety Lock.
  • Heavy Duty and Well-built, made of durable and heavy-duty stainless steel. It is corrosion-resistant and not easy to rust. Strong enough to cut, pry, hammer a nail, twist the screw, open fire hydrant, saw wood, shatter the glass wall.

Starting at $14.99


50ft LED Strip Lights with 44 Keys Remote Controller, Color Changing

These lights are super easy to install and will help you create an elegant aesthetic to any bedroom, entertainment center or gameroom or even a business location with the remote control.

Starting at $22.99


iRobot Roomba 675 Wi-Fi enabled Robot Vacuum (20% off)

Great for carpet and hardwood floors, pet-friendly and Alexa compatible, the smart way to clean floors!  The 600 series is a great way to begin cleaning your home smarter. Just schedule it to clean up daily dirt, dust, and debris with the iRobot HOME app or your voice assistant. – for effortlessly clean floors.

$224.00


Haakaa Crown Soft Silicong Teether – Teething Toy (30% off)

Haakaa is an award-winning New Zealand-based brand that specialises in safe, natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly baby products.  Its popular crown-shaped food-grade silicone teething toy is perfect for teething babies ages 6 to 12 months old and toddlers. It is easy to hold, captures baby’s atention and the bumps and ridges help to develop your baby’s motor and play skills. Parents can also chuck the Crown Baby Teethers in the freezer to provide soothing and cooling relief.

$12.39


Garden Hose

This sturdy garden hose nozzle is made of metal and ABS plastic wrapped by TRP rubber coating making garden hose nozzle body strong and drop-resistant, equipped with high quality anodized process to prevent rust and corrosion, metal and rubber materials providing double protection, no need to worry about cracking that is much better than plastic hose sprayer..

$22.99


7-Port USB 2.0 Hub, USB Hub Splitter with Individual On/Off Switches and LEDs for Laptop, Computer, PC, Keyboard and Mouse, Flash Drive and More

This high speed USP port easily transfers one port to 7!

$24.99

DOOPER Electric Bikini Trimmer for Women also for Ear, Face,Nose,Bikini Line and leg

This groomer kit trims and shapes anywhere on your body for face, armpits, bikini regions, legs, nose ear etc. with premium attachments for quick touch-ups or comfortably close shaving

$27.99

Tend Skin The Skin Care Solution For Unsightly Razor Bumps, Ingrown Hair And Razor Burns

  • Made in USA, Ingrown Hair Solution: Applying a thin coat of Tend Skin Solution post shaving and waxing reduces the appearance of ingrown hair, razor bump also known as pfb
  • Post Shaving or Waxing, Women and Men: Use Tend Skin Solution as an aftershave or wax to reduce bumps on legs, underarms, bikini lines, chin, neck or face.

$24.99

Hypoallergenic Sterling Silver Unicorn Stud Earrings

$16.98


GET UP TO 20% OFF FAMILY NEEDS

Also, even though Amazon Family is not technically part of PRIME Day, it is still a good opportunity to consider signing up for Amazon Family for FREE. When you sign up, you’ll get email newsletter with paenting tips, product recommendations and exclusive deals off up to 20% off diapers, baby foord and more

UP TO 30% OFF FASHION BRANDS

Insignia full HD Smart TV is a new generation of television featuring the Fire TV experience built-in and including a Voice Remote with Insignia delivers a superior TV experience that gets smarter everyday. The Voice Remote with Alexa lets you do everything you’d expect from a remote—plus, easily launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, using just your voice.


AMAZON PRIME STUDENT

As College Students and their parents start packing and accumulating needed items to start off the next school year, having 6 months of free Amazon Prime will come in handy!

If you’re not already a Prime subscriber in the US or UK, you can sign up for a generous trial period then a deep discount off the normal monthly price so you and your student don’t have to fret as much given all the other things they will be rackign up!

10 END OF YEAR TEACHER GIFT CARDS {IN A DISTANCE LEARNING YEAR}

It has been a challenging school year for students, teachers, schools and administrators and teachers deserve a reward for the adjustments

It’s that time of year again. Schools systems are closing and families may be looking for options for gifting their child(ren)’s teacher(s) for a job well done navigating an unprecedented situation.

A lot of parents decided to opt for the 100% virtual option all year and some didn’t have the option of choosing and they may not have a chance to go into school to hand the teacher a nice gift

That’s where gift cards com in handy!

Fortunately, we live in the era when e-gift cards and virtual gifting is now a very regular thing!

I’ve curated a list of nine stores that offer amazing virtual gifts you can simply email your child’s teacher:

starbucks gift card

Starbucks e-Gift Card

With the digital Starbucks card, your child’s teacher will get a code that she or he can add to her/his mobile device and order enough hot cocoa to sip and chill all Winter break long, depending on how much of a cocoa fan s/he is.


sugarwish gift card

Sugarwish

Send your fave teacher the gift of a sugar rush this Holiday season with the popular Sugarwish treats delivery service. Send him or her an invite to choose their favorite flavors of candy, cookies or popcorn and it will get delivered to them. Prices start at $19.98.


sephonra gift card

Sephora

Who doesn’t love the gift of self care and pampering? With an e-Gift card from the beauty store, Sephora, you can send a present in any denomination.


audible gift card

Audible

When keeping up with lessons plan doesn’t allow time to dig into that new book she or he wants to read, Audible books are the next best thing. A month free listens provides access to thousands of books, podcasts and Audible original content. Prices start at $15.00 for one month.


uncommon goods egift

Uncommon Goods eGift

An uncommonly good gift for any occasion, a gift certificate lets them pick from hundreds of unique gifts.


netflix gift car

Netflix

Since we all will be home anyway this Winter, your child’s teacher can catch up and binge watch all those TV shows trachers missed during the semester! A Netflix membership for a month or two will do it!


amazon gift card

Amazon

They have it all so you cannot go wrong with an Amazon.com e gift card.


Ban.do

Ban.do is that place where you can find the quirkiest of gifts and its $20 Gift Shop is filled with a fun ecclectic mix of little gifts that will put a smile on your teacher’s face!


Etsy

Etsy is a marketplace for personalized gifts, and everything in between and is a beloved place your teacher can get lost at while looking for something for her or himself! There’s so much fun on Etsy!


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42 Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts That She’ll Actually Want

Coming up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea can be tricky, especially if you’re on a budget. How can you tell your mom or maternal figure in your life how much she means to you without breaking the bank? If you’re a crafty type, then you can always make a DIY Mother’s Day gift that she’s sure to love. There are also plenty of free Mother’s Day gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. But if you’re looking to purchase a present, then there are plenty of cheap Mother’s Day gifts out there that look anything but cheap. Whatever your budget, you have options that your favorite lady will definitely appreciate (and, better yet, that she’ll actually use).

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