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Back to School: Affordable Laptop for College Bound

For the college bound Freshman (and his/her parents), it is no secret that college can be expensive. From tuition and fees to books and supplies, there are a lot of costs associated with higher education. But one cost that is often overlooked is the cost of a laptop.

A laptop is essential for completing assignments, connecting with professors, classmates and friends and family back home and for taking notes.

It can be a pricey purchase especially if you are a design or computer science major which means you may need a device capabable of accommodating the memory of graphic design software or for coding. But most majors only require the basics.

Battery life: It needs a good battery life for times when you’re not near an outlet like in class.

Display -You’ll want a decent display if you will be spending a lot of time staring at your screen.

Keyboard: You’ll need a comfortable keyboard given all the typing you’ll be doing.

Weight and portability – Having a laptop that can be carried in a backpack all day is clutch

Durability – You will need one that will stand the test of time and can get dinged and beat up from the hustle and bustle of running to class, dropping your backpack on the ground and more.

Processor: Students need a laptop that can handle all of their coursework and assignments. Chromebooks can get by with a fairly low-powered CPU and a basic Intel Celeron processor will do.

If you’re interested in an economically priced laptop or Chromebook that you can take with you to college, or send off with your child if you’re a caregiver or parent, then I highly recommend the HP 360.

When I sent off my now college Junior a few years back, we researched this laptop and settled on it for several reasons.

First of all, it’s lightweight, and the screen is 14 inches. It has lots of ports for your wireless mouse adapter, SD card, power cord, headphones and more.

What I really loved about it and what makes it really stand out is that he has 360 If you’re out and about and doing field work, you can flip it around and hold it like a notebook— a real one!

It has a touchscreen as well. That’s the second thing that’s amazing about it. I prefer a mouse myself to a mousepad and so in those moments when I forget my mouse at home, I love the option of using the touchscreen to naviate around the laptop.

I liked the sleek design and and I go tit in white! You can add stickers to it if you want to customize it too an dit is economically priced at $399!

It’s availalbe at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more retailers!

GET THE HP 360 CHROMEBOOK

Starting at $299

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Amazon PRIME Day Deals and Wish List

Today and tomorrow, July 11 and 12, is Amazon PRIME Day 2022. All around the web, you’re probably seeing your fave creator, influencer or website sharing deals.

This year, I decided to do something different and promote just two things: 1) the products I have already and love and think you should consider investing in; and 2) my wishlist of items that I really truly want to get and most likely will soon be investing in for myself.

What I have and love.

First, I want to share that we are among the 200 million PRIME members worldwide. We save hundreds each year and thousands over the years on shipping costs. With PRIME, you pay nothing for two day shipping. You also have extra benefits when shopping at Whole Foods supermarket. We live steps away from our local market so as you can imagine, we are there saving every day.

If you would like to test out the benefits for 30 days, do so by clicking HERE!

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Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with latest Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), Dolby Vision

We are a family that is usually late to all the technology. We only recently got our first Amazon personal assistant like the Echo or Dot. We use it almost everyday to play music while we cook or clean around the house. We ask it to help with basic homework questions, to check the weather and give us the traffic report. It’s a lifesave and a great investment

Get it Today only for $24.99 down from $49.99

Pick up the Firestick Lite for just $11.99 down from $34.99

Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Sleek design with full sound, Bluetooth, and Alexa | Charcoal

We were late to the game when it comes to investing in a home personal assistant device like Alexa. Since we purchased our first one a year ago, life hasn’t been the same. We use our Alexa dot to stream music while we cook or clean the house, to help answer basic questions while working on homework or other work tasks, including simple calculations or geography questions. She gives us the weather forcast and traffic outlook. It’s a lifesaver. If you’re a late bloomer like us or simply want another echo for another floor or room in your home, consider getting it today.

Get it Today only for $19.99 down from $49.99



Ninja AF101 Air Fryer, 4 Qt, Black/gray

A few years ago, we jumped on the AirFryer trend and believe me, it will also change your life, especially if you are interested in eating less fried foods. This Ninja airfryer will fry potatoes, onion rings, and even roast meats, bake fish and more. It saves time with dinner prep and is just a total lifesaver and must have for any family. Shucks, if you live at home and are always on the go or busy, you could use an air fryer too.

Get it Today only for $94.99 down from $129.99

Now that I’ve shared the things I have a love and use, time to share my wish list of things I want to invest in this PRIME Day!

Ring Video Doorbell 

We live in an old house and the doorbell has been disabled for a while but the door knocker works fine and our door is relatively new. Still, I want all the perks of a Ring:

  • 1080p HD video doorbell with enhanced features that let you see, hear, and speak to anyone from your phone, tablet, or PC.
  • An update from the original Ring Video Doorbell, enjoy improved motion detection, privacy zones and audio privacy, and crisper night vision.
  • Receive mobile notifications when anyone presses your doorbell or triggers your built-in motion sensors.
  • Powered by the built-in rechargeable battery or connects to existing doorbell wires for constant power.
  • Easily setup by connecting your Ring Video Doorbell to wifi through the Ring app and mounting with the included tools.
  • With a Ring Protect Plan (subscription sold separately), record all your videos, review what you missed for up to 180 days, and share videos and photos.
  • Pair with select Alexa-enabled devices to enable announcements and two-way talk for convenient in-home monitoring.

Get it Today only for $79.99 down from $99.99



iRobot Braava jet m6 (6012) Ultimate Robot Mop-

We do not live in a home with carpets, only hardwood floors and it gets dirty often. I sweep on the hour these days, especially not that the kids are home. However, I do not mop that often and I think this iRobot mopper is perfect for keeping our floors clean! I can’t wait to get this and I might even buckle down and get a Roomba to sweep which is $70 today. GET THE DEAL!

Get it Today only $299 – Down from $499, a saving of over $200!



iWaterpik Cordless Advanced Water Flosser

We do not live in a home with carpets, only hardwood floors and it gets dirty often. I sweep on the hour these days, especially not that the kids are home. However, I do not mop that often and I think this iRobot mopper is perfect for keeping our floors clean! I can’t wait to get this and I might even buckle down and get a Roomba to sweep which is $70 today. GET THE DEAL!

Get it Today only for $59 – Down from $99, a saving of $40!





Beats Studio Buds – True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds 

We do not live in a home with carpets, only hardwood floors and it gets dirty often. I sweep on the hour these days, especially not that the kids are home. However, I do not mop that often and I think this iRobot mopper is perfect for keeping our floors clean! I can’t wait to get this and I might even buckle down and get a Roomba to sweep which is $70 today. GET THE DEAL!

Get it Today only for 99.95 – Down from $149.95, a saving of close to $50!





YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike Stationary Bike

We do not live in a home with carpets, only hardwood floors and it gets dirty often. I sweep on the hour these days, especially not that the kids are home. However, I do not mop that often and I think this iRobot mopper is perfect for keeping our floors clean! I can’t wait to get this and I might even buckle down and get a Roomba to sweep which is $70 today. GET THE DEAL!

Get it Today only for $259.36 – Down from $439.99 a saving of close to $200!





Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch w/ Green Aluminum Case with Clover Sport Band.

We do not live in a home with carpets, only hardwood floors and it gets dirty often. I sweep on the hour these days, especially not that the kids are home. However, I do not mop that often and I think this iRobot mopper is perfect for keeping our floors clean! I can’t wait to get this and I might even buckle down and get a Roomba to sweep which is $70 today. GET THE DEAL!

Get it Today only for $279 – Down from $399, a saving of close to $130!

23 & Me DNA + Ancestry Kit

Irrespective of how controversial DNA and ancestry testing kits have become, I am still quite curious and interested in learning if there are clues in my and my family DNA to genetic abnormalities that I should be aware of and take precautions over.

Get it Today only for $98.99 – Down from $199, a saving of over $100!

Dorm Essentials

Because I have a kid in college, one on his way there in a year and loads of friends and family with college-bound kids throwing trunk parties for their children, I look forward to exploring the many home, kitchen and bathroom deals.

Swimming Essentials

My family is a soccer and swimming family. Those are the two main sports that our school aged children partake in so we are always on the hunt for swim goggles, jammers, swimsuits and swim bags. I plan to dig into the Swimming page and deals today and tomorrow.

Baby and Nursery Deals

Best Graduation Gift Ideas They Actually Want

It’s graduation season and many family members, aunts, uncles, friends. grandparents and the like are scrambling about to figure out the best gift to give to a graduate. If the parentt or graduate has established a 529 or college fund, you can contribute to that.

Also, trunk parties are back in trend. These events feature parents hosting a gathering for close friends who bring items that the graduate will need for college or their next stage in life for a dorm or apartment.

But if you plan to be at a graduation or a gradution party, you might want to take something with you or send a gift to celebrate the commencement.

Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started.

Cash

The absolute best thing to give any graduate in 2022 and beyond is cash. Fortunately, we live in a world where things like CashApp, Venmo and Zelle exist. The best thing about cash is that, unlike gift cards, they are less likely to get misplaced, lost or forgotten about. A gift of cash deposited straight into the graduate’s bank account can be used immediately, during post graduation vacations and festivities, or saved for college or apartment shopping later.

Everyone loves cash and no one will begrudge you for not purchasing an actual gift that they may not even like or want.

Gift Card

The next best thing is a gift card to a shop, online marketplace or restaurant that you know the graduate frequents or loves. They are more likely to keep tabs on that card if it is from a fave of theirs. Alternatively, you can give an Amazon gift card because the online retailer sells everything. And with a digital card, you don’t even have to be at the graduation ceremony or send a physical card in the mail.

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Personalized Gift

A graduate is certain to appreciate the thoughtfulness of a personalized gift. A keychain, custom gift box, personalized necklace, monogram weekender bag or a coffee mug with their name on it. Such gifts reflect throughtfulness and forethought.

Financial Literacy Book

After high school or college is the first time that a lot of young people are responsible for themselves and their own finances. Sadly, a lot of schools do not prepare adolescents and young adults for financial management and planning. A book or a set of books like “Why Didn’t They Teach Me This In School?” with 99 personal management principles can help.

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Study Skills/Self Care/ Daily Devotions

Depending on how close you are to the graduate and how much of their personal story you are familiar with, you might consider picking up a book that will help them be better students in college, or will help them take better care of their mental health and take more breaks, or get them closer to their Faith.

I hope these suggestions are good enough to get you a head start!

Limited Quantity: Where to Order Your Stand Mixer Before Christmas

PHoto of a Kitchen featuring various appliances, glass jars, food processors, blenders and a stand mixer Graphic in a blog article about ordering stand mixers which are in limited quanity because of pandemic pipeline shortages and may not be available soonl

Stand mixers are among the list of coveted items that will be very difficult to get this year. If you have a baker, a foodie, aspiring chef, or other family members who has their eye set on a stand mixer, now is the time to order it for them.

If you do not want to risk a backorder of this item, consider the following sites that currently have stand mixers available.

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Kitchenaid Classic™ Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Whether you need 8 dozen of your signature chocolate chip cookies or several pounds of shredded chicken for Taco Tuesday, the KitchenAid® Classic Plus™ Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer has the capacity for every occasion. This durable tilt-head stand mixer was built to last, and features 10 speeds to gently knead, thoroughlymix and whip ingredients for a wide variety of recipes and comes in a variety of colors to perfectly match your kitchen design or personality. Get creative and make more with your mixer with over 10 optional hub-powered attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more. 

$299.00

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Cuisinart® Precision Master™ 5.5 qt. Stand Mixer in Brushed Chrome

Cuisinart is changing the way the world mixes! Make a cake or bake the extra batch of cookies for dessert with the Cuisinart Mixer. Meals to be prepared in large quantities are no match for the 5.5 qt. capacity stand mixer.

  • Large 5.5-quart, stainless steel bowl
  • Powerful 500-watt motor handles the heaviest mixing tasks
  • Die-cast metal construction
  • 12 speeds for precision mixing
  • Tilt-back head allows easy access to the mixing bowl
  • Includes
    • Chef’s whisk
    • Flat mixing paddle
    • Dough hook
    • Splash guard with pour spout
  • Power outlet for use with optional attachments
  • Instruction and Recipe Book included
  • Limited 3-year warranty
  • Additional Accessories (Not Included) – Pasta Extruder, Pasta Roller & Cutters, Ice Cream Maker, Meat Grinder

$249.00 (TAKE Additional 20%OFF)

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Frigidaire 4.5 Liter Capacity Retro Stand Mixer Pink

FRIGIDAIRE’S Retro Pink Electric Stand Mixer offers all-metal durability and planetary mixing action for complete bowl coverage – the mixing head spins as it rotates completely inside the bowl, allowing better mixing than traditional 2-beater stand mixers. There’s no need to stop and scrape ingredients from the side of the bowl. Eight settings give you maximum versatility and precise control at every speed. Adding ingredients while preparing a recipe is easy; the head tilts up out of the way for bowl access or you can use the pouring shield to add ingredients. Nonslip feet keep the mixer still while in use and the splatter shield guards against messy drips, drops and spills. Attachments include a non-stick flat beater, dough hook and whisk. All attachments, as well as the stainless steel 4.5L mixing bowl, are dishwasher safe for fast cleanup.

$79.77

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Hamilton Beach7-Speed Stand Mixer

Ideal for everyday mixing jobs, this Hamilton Beach stand mixer features a roomy 4-qt. stainless steel bowl plus 300 watts of power and your choice of 7 speeds. Three attachments offer mixing versatility to blend, beat, whip, mix and cream.

  • Includes mixer, 4-qt. stainless steel mixing bowl with removable splatter shield, dough hook, whisk and flat beater.
  • Powerful 300 watt motor maintains constant speed.
  • Seven speeds give you maximum flexibility and precise control.
  • Planetary mixing action provides complete bowl coverage
  • Tilt-up head lifts out of the way for easy bowl access.
  • Splatter shield guards against messy drips, drops and spills.
  • Nonslip feet keep the mixer still while in use.
  • Stainless steel; plastic.
  • Wipe clean mixer body; bowl and attachments are dishwasher safe.

$99.00

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Kitchenaid Professional 5™ Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Whether you need 9 dozen cookies for the school bake sale or shredded chicken for Taco Tuesday with friends and family, the KitchenAid® Professional 5™ Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer has the capacity for every occasion. This durable bowl-lift stand mixer is built to last, and features 10 speeds to gently knead, thoroughly mix and briskly whip ingredients for a wide variety of recipes and comes in a variety of colors to perfectly match your kitchen design or personality. Expand your mealtime creativity with over 10 optional hub-powered attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more. Using the flat beater; 28g dough each sold separately.

$429.00

Frigidaire stand mixer Graphic in a blog article about ordering stand mixers which are in limited quanity because of pandemic pipeline shortages and may not be available soonl

Frigidaire 4.5 Liter Capacity Retro Stand Mixer Blue

FRIGIDAIRE’S Retro Electric 4.5L Stand Mixer offers all-metal durability and planetary mixing action for complete bowl coverage – the mixing head spins as it rotates completely inside the bowl, allowing better mixing than traditional 2-beater stand mixers. Theres no need to stop and scrape ingredients from the side of the bowl. Eight settings give you maximum versatility and precise control at every speed. Adding ingredients while preparing a recipe is easy; the head tilts up out of the way for bowl access or you can use the pouring shield to add ingredients. Nonslip feet keep the mixer still while in use and the splatter shield guards against messy drips, drops and spills. Attachments include a non-stick flat beater, dough hook and whisk. All attachments, as well as the stainless steel 4.5L mixing bowl, are dishwasher safe for fast cleanup.

$80.19

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Kitchenaid Artisan® Series 5 Quart Limited Edition Stand Mixer with Ceramic Bowl

Limited Edition Stand Mixer: Light and Shadow. Light & Shadow reflects time makers spend in the kitchen to make each moment feel special. Furthermore, each design element was crafted with intention, representing the idea that inspiration can strike at any moment, whether day or night – big or small. Through the contrast of light & dark, compelling textures, and unique styling, this mixer is a winning combination for the home.

$549.00

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Deluxe 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Whether you need 8 dozen of your signature chocolate chip cookies or shredded chicken for Taco Tuesday with friends and family, the KitchenAid® Deluxe 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer has the capacity for every occasion. This durable tilt-head stand mixer was built to last, and features 10 speeds to gently knead, thoroughly mix andwhip ingredients for a wide variety of recipes and comes in a variety of colors to perfectly match your kitchen design or personality. Get creative and make more with your mixer with over 10 optional hub-powered attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more. Using the flat beater; 28g dough each sold separately.

$379.00

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Graphic in a blog article about ordering stand mixers which are in limited quanity because of pandemic pipeline shortages and may not be available soonl

40 Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom

There are all these and more thoughtful and sentimental gift ideas for daughters to give their mom (ahem, those yummy meals she made when you were growing up and the fact that she’s still letting you piggyback off the family phone plan).

A your girl kissing her mom on the cheek next to a christmas tree holding a gift

Okay, yes, it is a tad early to start holiday shopping right now—but mama didn’t raise no procrastinator. Not to mention, shipping delays are gonna make the season a bit of a mess, so the earlier the better!

Iin general, getting a jumpstart before all the Post-Thanksgiving shopping madness ensues is a really smart move if ya asked me, which is why we’re here with a ton of gift ideas your mom would love.

Now, I don’t know anyone who will say no to some shiny new jewels or a life-changing book or even a luxe skincare kit that she can treat herself to for an at-home spa experience. (Of course, it’s extra special if you join her. I don’t make the rules!)

There’s all these and more thoughtful and sentimental gift ideas for daughters to give their moms, below.

3 Tarot Trio for mom

The Tarot Trio

$115

Nope, these aren’t your regular candles. Each votive represents the user’s past, present, and future. And inside each is a different tarot card charm. When the wax melts down, Mom can pluck out the charm with a pair of tweezers (included in the kit!) and interpret the meaning of the assigned tarot via the little booklet (also included in the kit!). Perfect for anyone who’s down for a spot of self-reflection and spiritual work, this candle trio would make for a sweet gift.
The Always pan as a gift for moms

The Always Pan for Mom

$115

Nope, these aren’t your regular candles. Each votive represents the user’s past, present, and future. And inside each is a different tarot card charm. When the wax melts down, Mom can pluck out the charm with a pair of tweezers (included in the kit!) and interpret the meaning of the assigned tarot via the little booklet (also included in the kit!). Perfect for anyone who’s down for a spot of self-reflection and spiritual work, this candle trio would make for a sweet gift.
Terracotta 252 Piece Custom Puzzle gift for moms

Terracotta 252 Piece Custom Puzzle for Mom

$42

For a lasting keepsake, transform her favorite photo into a custom jigsaw puzzle. You can choose from 12-, 60-, and 252-piece sets and tons of cute designs for a gift that’s totally her.

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20 Must-Have Halloween Buys That Will Last for Years

Treat yourself to our list of scary, sweet and high-quality Halloween buys to dress your home for the season.

Conjure the creep, make magic and summon the mysterious, my pretty! While it’s always a treat to shop for new Halloween decor each year, it’s even more delightful when you invest in bits and baubles that are fit to fright for years to come.

Save up for a single item that you know you’ll look forward to pulling out at the beginning of each Halloween season. Not only does this technique promote money well spent, but it adds a sentimental touch to your haunting decor that increases with each passing season.

The time to haunt your home for All Hallows’ Eve is here, and we’re reaching in our grimoire to treat you to the most-charmed shopping of the season. Even better? All of our fretful finds are crafted from high-quality materials and promise to bring strife, horror and scary-chic style to your home for many Halloweens to come.

Pre-Lit Haunted House

$59.50

Conjure spellbinding style for your dining table or entry console with this dramatic pre-lit haunted house. The ominous abode boasts a glossy midnight finish and comes adorned with things that go bump in the night: an ominous black cat and dangling Dracula bat. Polish off your table or entry vignette with this haunted house surrounded by grim gourds, wart-ridden pumpkins, ominous bare branches and tapered candles in brass or silver-plated candlesticks.

Metallic Apothecary Jars

$99.50

Give your kitchen counters a grim makeover with this ghoulishly glam Halloween canister set. The bat-clad trio comes with metallic gold containers with creepy. bat toppers. Use the canisters to costume your sugar, flour and other familiar treats on the counter.

Midnight Raven Wreath

$169

Get ready for trick-or-treaters with this crow wreath that’s handcrafted with care down to every last eerie detail. The inky blue, purple and black foliage add sinister style to your stoop; the all-seeing raven watches over your porch all season long.

11 Best Fleece-Lined Leggings to Make Winter Way Less Miserable

‘Tis the season to be prepared—for cold temps, of course! Leggings are our go-to for all types of weather; there are breathable, lightweight variations perfect for summer heat and cozy fleece-lined leggings ideal for cold sub-zero-degree months.

Woman wearing Winter Leggings

Since those dreaded winter temperatures are comin’ up soon, we’ve rounded up the latter, so you can be comfy in your freezing apartment or when you’re venturing outside in chilly temps. But what makes these so different from regular leggings?

Typically, fleece is made from polyester but woven in a way that’s a bit more textured and fluffy. This keeps in warmth better than, say, spandex, and they’re also so incredibly soft that you won’t wanna take them off. There are a variety of styles out there, from plain black leggings to dressier pairs if you want to look like you made a little more of an effort.

Here, we rounded up 13 of the best fleece-lined leggings you can shop this winter to beat the bitter cold. And if you’re looking for even more comfy cold-weather finds, don’t miss the best sweatpants, coziest best winter coats, warmest snow boots, and the cutest beanies.

CHECK THESE OUT

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ColdGear Thermal Leggings

$114.60

Running in the cold has never been so warm and cozy. Not only are these leggings made with a fabric that offers amazing sweat-wicking abilities, but they’re also designed with welded seams that prevent any unnecessary friction. Chafing is so yesterday.
Fleece Lined winter leggings

Fleece Lined Winter Leggings

$28

This best-selling Amazon pair is available from sizes XS-3XL and also comes in a wide range of shades; plus, it has not one but TWO phone pockets! 
High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings with Side Pocket

High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings with Side Pocket

$20

A side pocket always comes in handy, and these top-rated fleece-lined yoga pants also happen to come in 30 total shades, so you can stock up on several colors. 

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Best Gifts for Pregnant Women to Enjoy

Here are some ideas to gift Pregnant Women

First things first: Major congrats to all of the expectant mamas out there!! Whether it’s you, a friend, or a family member, there’s a lot to celebrate with a little one on the way. We’ll definitely make a toast after the baby arrives, but before we do, let’s kick things off by shopping for something the mother-to-be can use right now—and also after the baby’s arrival once she’s a new mom.

If you’re shopping for a mom-to-be for the holidays (you can never start too early!) or a baby shower, you oughtta know that the best gifts for pregnant women are both functional and cute. Consider items that she can pamper herself with, such as luxurious beauty products, stress-relieving gadgets, and ultra-comfy maternity and postpartum clothes that can be worn long after the little one is here.

Daiper Bag for a Pregnant woman

The Diaper Bag

$168.00

Mommy and Me Denim Jackets for a Pregnant Mom

Mommy and Me Denim Jackets

$168.00

I mean, how cute??? These matching “mama” and “baby” jean jackets are so adorable, I’m crying.
Axis Bagpack for a pregnant Mom

Axis Backpack

$139.00

From the outside, this looks like your normal, cute backpack. But inside, it’s sooo much more than that. Among many things, it’s got a bottle pocket, washable changing pad, and an insulated compartment on the bottom for milk and anything else that needs to stay chilled.

Feathers Underwire Contour Maternity/Nursing Bra for a pregnant woman

Feathers Underwire Contour Maternity/Nursing Bra

$68.00

Get her a comfy nursing bra that she can wear throughout her pregnancy and beyond. This one also gets bonus points for all the pretty lace detailing.

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Maternity Outfits That Are Cute and (Most Importantly) Comfortable

Because maternity clothes can be both.

Whether you’re in your 1st trimester or 3rd, it can be a challenge find clothing that makes you feel good when you’re pregnant. That’s why we’ve gathered some cute pregnancy outfit ideas to get you through all nine months.

These maternity clothes range from blouses you can wear to work to cute midi dresses you can wear on the weekend. The most important thing about all of these pieces is that they will not only having you looking great, but you’ll also be totally comfortable.

lady wearing blue maternity shorts

Maternity Shorts

$49.98

Don’t be afraid to try one of summer’s biggest trends: the Bermuda short. When paired with a classic t-shirt, you’ll be stylish, but more importantly, super comfortable. 
lady wearing red maternity dress

Red Midi Wrap Maternity Dress

$35.00

You can adjust this floral wrap dress as your bump grows. We love that it’s perfect for any occasion, all you have to do is dress up or dress down your accessories. 
Lady wearing maternity overalls

Maternity Straight Leg Overalls

$94.80

The versatility of these black overalls will have any mom-to-be running around in style any day of the week. You can wear fun prints or a pop of color underneath.

Sleeveless Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

$94.80

The super soft feel of this teal jumpsuit, along the removable belt, is a pregnant women’s dream. Wear it with white sneakers and a light denim jacket for cooler days.

Sheer Cardigan Nursing Wrap

$94.80

When you don’t feel like getting all dressed, but your friend invited you to lunch, a long sheer floral wrap is the answer. Just throw on over a tank and wear your most comfortable jeans.

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Baby gifts of 2021: Baby toys for boys and girls

The best gifts for babies stimulate their senses. Babies might not look like they’re doing much besides eating and sleeping, but the first year of life is full of seismic shifts in development. And even before they can hold a toy, babies are ready to play.

mother holding baby gift

The best baby toys engage them, focusing on the contrast they are able to see or the sounds and movements they can make themselves.

“Infants are really learning about their place in the world, so the best toys give them some sense of feedback,” said Tovah Klein, director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and author of “How Toddlers Thrive.” She cited the classic baby rattle as a good example. “’I hit this and it moves’ is the beginning of having a sense of their place in the world.”

Babies also explore with their mouth, so look for toys that aren’t choking hazards (obviously) and might be interesting to a tiny tongue. And keep it simple.

“We tend to shy away from toys that are technological or lighting up and flashing, just because of the overstimulation that they provide,” said Marie Conti, head of The Wetherill School in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, and a board member of the American Montessori Society.

These are the best gifts for baby boys and girls, according to child development experts. To quickly jump to the category you’re looking for, click on the links below or keep scrolling to see all 40.

Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads

Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads

$17

Colorful beads can be twisted, turned and gummed for extra interest.



PlanToys Wooden Sensory Blocks

$20

These wooden blocks use nontoxic paint and stimulate all of the baby’s senses.





Oball Rollin’ Rainstick Rattle

$11.99

The holes in this rattle make it easy for tiny hands to grab.

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