SARAH WRIGHT OLSEN - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Sarah

Actress and co-founder of Your Zen Mama

SARAH WRIGHT

Why we asked Sarah to be a Guest Gifter...

Sarah, our latest mom crush; actress, entrepreneur and co-founder of Your Zen Mama is one inspiring mama. This super talented and extremely kind mama is determined to find humor in all  aspects of parenthood. Her site, Your Zen Mama, which she founded with fellow actress and mama friend, Teresa Palmer, is an all encompassing space to build a community of parents and caregivers discussing the comedy, beauty, and complexity of pregnancy and parenthood.

Sarah is a super MAMA but also happens to be super passionate about gift giving.

She has a great eye for hand picking some thoughtful gifts and we are so excited to share her GIFT PICKS. 

Check out her top picks below. 

 

sarah'S TOP GIFTS

Unisex Baby Gift - Mighty Mocs


Gift for a Friends or family -Clare V Wallet clutch



Gift for my son -  MAA shoes


Gift for my daughter - Children of the Tribe


Gift for A bestie - The Last Line


Breastfeeding baby gift - What does baby want? by Tupera Tupera



Gift for a pregnant mama - Francis and Henry mama bundle


Gift pick for Dad - Faherty Brand Pullover

 


NICOLE NEVES - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Nicole

Founder of Sequin Productions @mysequinlife

and SUPER MAMA to two adorable boys

NICOLE NEVES

Why we asked Nicole to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Nicole's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  Nicole defines the "mom boss" in all of us, after leaving her corporate job of 11 years to start her own PR/Events consulting firm, Sequin Productions, so she could spend more time with her boys.  Sequin Productions is a full service boutique agency specializing in events, media relations, influencer relations, creative content strategy, VIP programs and strategic partnerships. 

Nicole is a super MAMA but also happens to be super passionate about gift giving.

SO ARE WE! Match made in heaven. 

Check out her wonderful SUMMER GIFT PICKS.

nicole'S TOP SUMMER GIFTS

 One Piece Swim Suit | MARA HOFFMAN


 One Piece Swim Suit | ASOS


POM POM HAT | NANNACAY


Bon Voyage Sun Hat | HAT ATTACK


SANDALS | OLIVE AND JUNE




LONG OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS | ZARA


BEACH CAFTAN | TARGET


FLORAL OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS | FOREVER 21


DENIM JACKET | TARGET

SHOSHANNA GRUSS - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Shoshanna

FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF SHOSHANNA

Photos curtesy of Shoshanna Gruss

Photos curtesy of Shoshanna Gruss

Why we asked Shoshanna to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Shoshanna's determination to follow her dream and start her own business in fashion.  Her collection which debuted in 1998 has grown into an extremely successful brand and has developed fans including Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift and Emma Stone. Her vision to grow her brand while balancing motherhood has us inspired to continue to strive for all the best in our own life. 

Shoshanna is genuine, kind and thoughtful in every decision she makes, which is why we asked her to pick her favorite go to gifts. 

Make sure to check out her GIFT PICKS below and be sure to follow her brand on Instagram @shopshoshanna

More About Shoshanna

Shoshanna Gruss is the founder and creative director of Shoshanna, her eponymous collection which debuted in stores in November 1998. Gruss revolutionized dress departments nationwide with the launch of her first collection. Her dedication to fitting and flattering the female body while indulging in whimsical details were a refreshing change from the contemporary offerings of the moment. Gruss continued to make waves in the marketplace with the launch of her swimwear collection in the Spring of 2001, the first in the contemporary marketplace to be sold as separates with lingerie inspired sizing. Her collection can be found in many luxury retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales as well as over 500 specialty stores in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

In addition to running a successful business and raising her three beautiful children, Gruss is also very involved in philanthropic endeavors. 

SHOSHANNA'S TOP GIFTS

 

Jennifer Meyer Heart Stud AND STAR EARRINGS

Jennifer Meyer stud heart or mini star are perfect for girls and women of all ages. I have been giving them to my friends’ daughters as Bat Mitzvah and sweet sixteen gifts, and to the moms too!


JENNIFER MEYER PERSONALIZED NAMEPLATE NECKLACE

The Jennifer Meyer name plate is a perfect gift to give to a new mom, with her babies name engraved on it!


Fortnum & Mason Mini Huntsman Hamper

Fortnum & Mason are so old school British and chic. Now so easy to buy thru Williams Sonoma.


Caviar Primer

The perfect gift for the person who has everything!

 


Colorful Backgammon Set

I love backgammon, such a fun rainy day activity!


Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera

Everyone loves the instant satisfaction of the polaroid, and the digital aspect makes for even better photos!


Wolffer Estate Summer In A Bottle Rose

I never show up to anyone’s house in the summer without this beautiful bottle of rose.


SARA HAPP GIFT SET

A Sara Happ gift set is the perfect way to say thank you to a friend or co-worker.


BLING2o

These goggles are a great gift to send to kids for the summer ahead!! My twins love them!!!


Shoshanna Mommy & Me Bikini

A mommy and me bikini set as is always a great gift!

LESLIE BRUCE - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Leslie

 AUTHOR,  JOURNALIST,  CREATOR OF THE ONLINE PARENTING PLATFORM  UNPACIFIED

and SUPER MAMA TO ONE ADORABLE MINI

 

Why we asked Leslie to be a Guest Gifter...

We fell in love with Leslie when we first learned of her hilarious site and modern take on motherhood as she shares stories of her experiences as a Mom.  She's funny, witty and always makes me laugh out loud. Her story of her experience of touring and searching for the best preschool in Los Angeles hit too close to home and got us hooked on her stories. I've never laughed and cried so hard.  And while this Mama tells some of the honest stories we all can relate too, she also happens to be one amazing gift giver. 

More about Leslie

 Leslie is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning entertainment journalist. She’s the creator of online parenting platform Unpacified that offers mamas an unfiltered, honest and humorous take on modern motherhood.  Leslie lives in Laguna Beach with her husband, her daughter and two rescue doodles.

If you don't follow Leslie on Instagram,  check her out  @leslieannebruce

And Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.

leslie'S TOP 10 GIFTS

ROSE AND REX UNICORN COSTUME

When I’m shopping for children’s gifts, my first stop is always Rose & Rex. Shop owner Allie Klein is not only notorious for her impeccable taste in beautiful children’s toys (that any mom would love to have scattered around her home), she also has a background in early childhood development making her curation of toys age appropriate and with the goal of allowing kids to learn through play!


Lucky Honey Grip Socks

I love when everyday products are made glam, particularly when it means I can be cozy and chic. I spent most of my pregnancy going to barre classes, but hated having to sport those bulky, itchy grip socks…particularly because they didn’t help me feel any less frumpy (and sort of turned me off to the barre world all together). Luckily, this adorable line out of Brooklyn is where fashion meets function. Lucky Honey studio socks are not only the perfect way to spice up a workout, but can also spice up your kicks for weekend brunch!


The World of Peter Rabbit Box Set

As a writer, it’s no surprise that I love gifting books. When it comes to children’s books, I’m a bit of a romantic for the classics and love the idea of books staying with a young person throughout their childhood (I still have my tattered and crayon-colored copy of Where the Wild Things Are). This Beatrix Potter collection is my absolute favorite. It’s so pretty, and looks and feels like something special. I recently added it to my own daughter’s library…but I haven’t let her touch it yet.


Helena Quinn Kimono

I’m obsessed with Helena Quinn’s beautiful robes! Her silk kimonos are the perfect gift for just about every woman who wants to feel comfy and sexy, but I especially love them for new mamas who end up spending most of those early newborn days at home. 


Lauren Conrad Celebrate

[Shameless plug] I had the pleasure of working on this event planning book, and I learned SO much about the art of “celebrating.” It’s an amazing resource for inspiration and ideas for how to plan a Pinterest-worthy fete!


Every second person swears that he or she knows the best smelling candle, but literally every single one of them are wrong (unless they agree with me). You have not lived until you’ve experienced Maison Louis Marie No. 4. There’s really nothing else to say.


The Little Market Pom Pom Beach Bag

The Little Market is one of my favorite companies, not only because I personally adore the co-founders, but also because I am a huge supporter of the company’s mission. TLM empowers female artisans around the world by offering them a platform to sell their beautiful, handcrafted goods and thereby helping these women create a better quality of life for themselves and their communities. I’m currently swooning over the gorgeous collection of summer beachbags!


Ariel Gordon “Name-It” Stud

Every since having a baby, I’m a sucker for anything monogrammed or personalized. After my daughter was born, my husband gave me a rose gold earring that spelled “LU,” and I have worn it every day since.  Ariel Gordon’s collection of personalized jewelry is, in my opinion, the best around. It’s elegant, feminine, solid and unique…just like the ladies its made for!


SHISEDO TOTAL REVITALIZER

Men’s Shiseido Total Revitalizer Moisturizer

Whether this is my curse or my fortune, I'm still not certain, but I am surrounded by men who enjoy themselves some beauty products (although most of them are waaaaaayyy to macho to admit it). All jokes aside, living in Southern California means that most of us spend a lot of time in the sun, but I’ve found that many guys aren’t willing to splurge on quality moisturizers and other face products (which makes it a perfect gift!). My current obsession is the men’s line from Shiseido; it’s feels super rich without being too pricey!


Cloth and Twig

I mean, who wouldn’t love a personalized, cheeky cross stich portrait? But don’t be confused: this isn’t your grandmother’s cross stich game! Cloth and Twig nails it by putting a playful twist on the old school craft. It’s the perfect housewarming gift or a sweet way to welcome a new addition to the family. Just be sure to plan ahead…these sort of skills take time.

Custom 4 Character Cross Stitch Family

PAMELYN ROCCO - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Pamelyn

A Mama who Always Brings the Fun and Founder of the amazing BASHERYANDCO Event Rental and Party Site

and SUPER MAMA to two adorable girls

Pamelyn rocoo

Why we asked Pamelyn to be a Guest Gifter...

Pamelyn knows how to throw a party! With her incredible company BasheryandCo that provides some of the best themes, decorations, rentals and party ideas, Pamelyn knows a thing or two about finding some great gifts.  We've been fans of her backdrops and party themes for sometime that we are honored to not only have her featured on our site but to have her help with hosting a GIRLS bash this weekend. 

Make sure to follow this super Mama of two on Instagram @basheryandco you will be inspired by all her fabulous party ideas. 

And check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.

PAMELYN'S TOP GIFTS

 

 

Custom Stationery www.minted.com – for your party To Do Lists


fun flamingo coasters from SouthernGentryCo


Bando

gold oval flask ban.do


Trigg Vase Set which would be so cute to pot succulents in them


Bon Ami Bottle Opener 






SARA SOHN - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Sara

SUPER MAMA OF TWO AND MOMMY VLOGGER 

Sara Sohn

Why we asked Sara to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Sara's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  Sara defines the "mom boss" in all of us, keeping busy with her kids and finding time to write and vlog about her experiences as a Mom on her amazing site dedicated to all things Mama. 

Sara is a super MAMA but also happens to be super passionate about gift giving.

SO ARE WE! Match made in heaven. 

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.

More About Sara

Stay at home mom of 2, trying my best to raise joyful kids.  

An advocate for mothers everywhere, specially in Guatemala. 

Between 8:30am and 3:00pm, I cram in vlogs and act.  You can watch me on Netflix's Sense 8 season 1 and season 2 ( season 2 is coming out spring 2017).  

Always learning. Always humble. 

My parents are missionaries in Guatemala. That's where I grew up. The culture and people are dear to my heart. 

Follow her on Instagram www.instagram.com/mommasohn

AND

Check her out on youtube www.youtube.com/mommasohn

Gifting is such a special way to build relationships with people around you. I usually gift items that I personally love because it is a way to give a part of myself to someone else. 

SARA'S TOP GIFTS


Essence by Belief. An essential step in nourishing my skin every day


Choker from Gjenmi. Simple but memorable.


Kikory Whiskey. Give wine a break. Whiskey is so smooth.


Gentle Monster X Song of Style Sunglasses. To dress up the mommy yoga pants. 


A printer. This little guy print pictures straight from your phone. 


Mommy and Me matching socks from Pair of Thieves. I can't pull myself together and have the entire family twinning, but matching socks with the kids is easy to do. It's adorable and so much fun! 


Baby Journal by Jacqui Saldana from BabyBoyBakery.  It took me a while to get to the baby journal, but it got done eventually.  I treasure every page.


Carafe Coffee Brewer from Bonavita. Because nothing gets done without coffee. 


These great essential oils


Small Cotton Pouches from Legend of Lido. How I stay organized-one pouch for kids stuff, one pouch for mom stuff, one pouch for just-in-case stuff. 


Great meals delivered to your house and easy to prepare from One Potato

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Sarah Michelle

AUTHOR - STIRRING UP FUN WITH FOOD,  CO-FOUNDER FOODSTIRS,  

ACTRESS and SUPER MAMA

Photo courtesy of Sarah Michelle Gellar

Photo courtesy of Sarah Michelle Gellar

Why we asked Sarah to be a Guest Gifter...

I've known Sarah for sometime. She's genuine, kind and thoughtful in every decision she makes, she remembers everyone's birthday and is the friend you always want around. She's an amazing mom and is focused on raising some of the nicest and most polite kids in the world. She's also an extremely inspiring person and has this remarkable vision for her brand Foodstirs, which we've been obsessed with since they launched.  And she recently released her own cookbook, Stirring Up Fun with Food, that we can't get enough of. Her asparagus fries and her pancake muffins are just a few of our household favorites.

Sarah also happens to be one amazing gift giver, which is why we asked her to pick her favorite Mother's Day gifts. 

sarah'S TOP GIFTS

 

Stirring Up Fun With Food and Foodstirs

Not just a gift for Mom, but for the entire family. What better way to spend quality time with your loved ones, then in the kitchen cooking up delicious treats (not to mention knowing you will be using only the best ingredients). And seriously who doesn't love all things rainbow??


Tata Harper

I am obsessed with this 100 percent all natural and organic skin care line. Not only has my skin never looked better, but the smells alone make me feel like I just visited the most luxurious spa.


Perverse Sunglasses

I'm always looking for a great pair of sunglasses.  I love Perverse because not only are they super trendy but they won’t break the bank and they have so many wonderful options. 


Draper James Stripe Straw Tote

The Mary Poppins bag is not a myth y’all. I love this tote because I can fit everything I could ever need in it and it's perfect for the summer.


Aldo Stessy K Shoe

It's like getting a kiss every time you wear these. I can’t help but smile when I see them.


Rebecca Taylor Blouse

Anything Rebecca Taylor. This blouse can be dressed up or paired with jeans. I'm obsessed. 

 


Kim Crawford Rose

Summer is around the corner , it's nice to enjoy a little rose. 


Bandolier iPhone Case

Since I'm always on the go, this iPhone case is perfect. I can carry my phone, ID and credit card. Isn't that all a girl needs?


 

Sweaty Betty Leggings

These are the best leggings for yoga or pilates.


Shoshanna Swim Suit

Shoshanna mother daughter matching bathing suits,  I just can't get over how cute these are!!! And nobody makes bathing suits better for all body types than Shoshanna.


plum print

Plumprint

I love all my kids artwork but sometimes it's hard to figure out where I will hang all of it. Plumprint has made this so easy for me.  All I have to do is gather all the loose art work and put in the already labeled box and ship it off and they will send you the most beautiful coffee table book of your little artists pieces. 

HEMINGWAY PAGE - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Hemingway (GypsyLittle)

OUR FIRST MINI GUEST GIFTER

HEMINGWAY PAGE

Why we asked Hemingway to be a Guest Gifter...

We recently met Hemingway at a photoshoot and fell instantly in LOVE with her. She was telling my son about the Hatchimal that was soon arriving at her house and how she's had earned this toy because she had been so kind to another friend. This little girl is COOL. She's also kind, sweet and has two rock star parents. After chatting it up with her Mom, I thought it would be interesting to feature a mini guest gifter.  While we are constantly searching for new brands, new gift ideas, we thought it would be fun to learn about what another little 5 year old has on her birthday list.  

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS!

MORE ABOUT HEMINGWAY

The name Gypsylittle comes from having a mother and father that she has been traveling around the world with since she was 3 months old. She had been to 6 different countries before she turned 5. The world is her playground, her style inspiration comes from her journeys abroad. She loves everything art, whether its painting, drawing, sculpting or her favorite mixed media.

Her personality is initially shy, but once she gets to know you she will give you the shoes of her own feet if yours were to get wet. She is a real sweetheart and loves life.

At the age of two she got noticed by a friend and started modeling, and she has been ever since with various brands. Having both of her parents in creative industries, it is not a surprise that her mom allowed her to dye her hair pink before she turned 5.

Hemingway has a unique and eccentric style that has and will continue to get the attention of stylists and moms alike.

IG @GYPSYLITTLE

HEMINGWAY'S TOP 10 PICKS

Cotton Candy Mermaid Tail


hatchimals

nino kids

Legos

Osmo Wonder Kit

Art Easel

Abigail Jewelry

Milk and soda

Fancy Nancy Book

American Girl Doll

NADINE ABRAMCYK - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Nadine

CO-FOUNDER of TENOVERTEN NAIL SALONS

NADINE ABRAMCYK

Why we asked Nadine to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Nadine's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  The co-founder of the super cool, chic and gorgeous non toxic nail salon, TenOverTen, this Mama has an eye for beautiful esthetics.  She, along with her partner, Adair Ilyinsky, are on a mission to provide you with the best nail service and experience when you walk into one of their salons. Their spaces are beautiful and serene, the polishes run non-toxic (they even carry their own rainbow full of non toxic nail polishes), the nail jobs are thorough and perfect and you can book services online!  With 6 locations including New York, Texas and now Los Angeles, Nadine is one busy mom.  

Nadine is one major super MAMA but is also thoughtful and passionate about gift gifting. 

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.. a few we've already gifted for friends and ourselves!

To learn more about her salon or book an appointment, head to http://www.tenoverten.com

They also provide some gorgeous gift boxes..click, shop, done.

NADINE'S TOP 10 GIFTS


 

 

 

 

For new moms an embroidered sleep sack from DeBuci Baby




 

 

 

 

Beautiful Coffee Table Book : The Seaside House, Living by The Water






DANIELLE ESTRADA - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Danielle

FOUNDER of OLIVIA + OCEAN SWIMWEAR

Danielle Olivia and Ocean

Why we asked Danielle to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Danielle's determination to follow her dream and start her own business.  Inspired by her little Olivia, and by long California summer days spent in the sand, Danielle created Olivia + Ocean. 

 Olivia + Ocean is dedicated to crafting swimwear as cute and stylish as it is functional. Featuring an adjustable fit, modern design, and lovely detailing, these are swimsuits that will truly last several seasons! Danielle’s swimwear is designed to celebrate the childhood magic made in the water. Each suit is named after one of her family’s favorite beaches to frequent. 

Check out her brand here https://oliviaandocean.com

Danielle’s professional background is working for technology companies to grow their brands via Management roles in Marketing and Business Development. She currently lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and daughter. A portion of the proceeds from every one of her swimsuits is donated to Olivia + Ocean partner, Water.org, to help provide clean water to those in need all over the world.

While Danielle is one busy Mama, keeping herself busy with her full time job and her swimsuit line.. she also has a great eye for some of the most thoughtful gifts. 

 

danielle'S TOP 10 GIFTS

 

Flowers for any occasion The Bouq


 

For Mom to Be Friends Plain Jane


I can always count on them to have cute gifts for friends, family members or kiddos and they do great quality gift wrapping. I also love that all their products are fair trade and empower women all over the world. Responsible shopping is important to me! The Little Market


Child bday gift. Shoes are so hard to get on little people’s feet so I love giving these for kids bdays, as it is a gift for their Mama too! Freshly Picked


For myself when I accomplish a goal. I think treating yourself is important, especially as an overworked mama who rarely does things for herself. We all deserve to give ourselves a gift every once in awhile! Christy Dawn


Any friend who moves to LA as a welcome gift. A pair of very necessary sunglasses. Illesteva


A small gift for all the cool dudes in my life (brother, uncle, friend’s bday etc) Lucky Bastard Company


For eclectic unique pieces for a special occasion or just because Burro Goods on Abbot Kinney


My husband, anything from Buck Mason


Grandparents: Chatbooks book of my daughter’s adventures. This site makes it so easy to gift Olivia’s grandparents the prints they are always asking me for. It is fun for them to see her pics shared on social media but they are more old school and want to hold the pics in their hands. I also use this in place of a baby book and print them to keep them at home to show her when she gets older. There is something special about printing your memories.

MERIDITH LAYNE - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Meridith

FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF COVETED THINGS

MERIDITH LAYNE - GUEST GIFTER

Why we asked Meridith to be a Guest Gifter...

We originally invited Meridith to be featured for her amazing brand Coveted Things, which we have become completely obsessed with and gifted to a handful of expecting Moms, however little did we know, Meridith is also a thoughtful gift giver seeking out some very special gifts.  If you read about her brand in our Brands We Love series, you will see that she listed out her favorite go to gifts.. IN DEPTH! Thank you Meridith for being so thoughtful and caring and finding some beautiful gifts for everyone in the family. Meridith curated a wonderful Magic Moon Mama and Baby gift guide, which we are still swooning over! 

 

MERIDITH'S MAGIC MOON MAMA and BABY GIFT GUIDE

 

FOR THE ROOM

MERIDITH GUEST GIFTER
BABY AND MAMA GIFTS

GET THESE GIFTS:  1. PACIFIER | 2. SLIPPERS | 3. BABY WASH | 4. BONNET| 5. NECKLACE | 6. BOOK |7. ONESIE | 8. BLANKET

 

ELIZABETH MATHIS - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Elizabeth

ACTRESS, MODEL, MOM LIFE PERSONALITY

 and FOUNDER of ElizabethMxo.com, a site dedicated to talking all things Mom life.  

 

ELIZABETH MATHIS

Why we asked Elizabeth to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Elizabeth's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  Elizabeth defines the "mom boss" in all of us, keeping busy with her kids and finding time to write about her experiences as a Mom on her amazing site dedicated to all things Mama. 

Elizabeth is a super MAMA but also happens to be super passionate about gift giving.

SO ARE WE! Match made in heaven. 

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.. a few we've already gifted for friends and ourselves!

ELIZABETH'S TOP 10 GIFTS

guest gifter Elizabeth's pick starling ring

XO RING

The XO ring that I collaborated on with Starling Jewelry and I cannot take it off!  I wanted to design a ring that you could wear on any finger but also was a super sweet love note to glance at all day.  Bonus, a portion of proceeds give back to the charity Baby2Baby!


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH'S PICK HONEST COMPANY CANDLE

HONEST COMPANY CANDLE

The Vanilla Lavender soy candle from Honest Co. that I love to light during a bath or shower at the end of a long day and the girls are in bed.


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH'S PICKS BONAPPETIT SUBSCRIPTION

 

Bon Appétit

A subscription to Bon Appétit, one of my favorite magazines, is the gift that keeps on giving!  I love fantasizing about how I am going to make all the recipes!


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH MATHIS GIRL POWER

GIRL POWER TEES

Girl Power tees.  I wore these recently on my Instagram with my daughters and fell in love with them!  They are so empowering for girls of all ages!  Bonus, they give back to the charity, Worldreader!


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH MATHIS

 

BRALETTE

Bralette’s are my thing!  I live in them!  They are super comfy and still makes me feel a tad bit sexy underneath my tank and jeans throughout the day.


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH MATHIS

DELUSCIOUS COOKIES

If I was Super Woman these cookies would be my kryptonite!  They are so delicious (hence, the name) and you cannot go wrong with any flavor.  I have a pretty big sweet tooth so trust me, anyone would be excited for these!


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH MATHIS

 

LEATHER ZIPPER POUCH

I would love to receive any bag from Cuyana (they are so beautiful) but I love personalizing the Leather Zipper Pouches as gifts! 


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH MATHIS

THE BOUQS

The Bouqs specialize in farm to table bouquets and they are so beautiful to wake up to!  You can even get a subscription to be delivered more than just once; the gift that keeps on giving!


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH MATHIS

For all my busy mom friends or boss babes constantly on the go, One Potato is the perfect dinner solution with organic, pre-prepped ingredients making it super fast and easy to make a home cooked meal in minutes.  Whenever we get our boxes, I feel an instant sigh of relief for the week!


GUEST GIFTER ELIZABETH MATHIS

JUICE SERVED HERE

I love sending healthy gifts like a box of fresh juices from Juice Served Here.  It will make anyone feel instantly healthy!

KELLY ZAJFEN - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Kelly

OWNER OF LITTLE MINIS, CO-FOUNDER OF ALLIANCE OF MOMS 

and

HEART AMBASSADOR FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES

KELLY ZAJFEN

Why we asked Kelly to be a Guest Gifter...

I recently met Kelly at an event and briefly spoke with her about working in fashion, her adorable and amazing children's brand Little Minis and life as a parent to two young kids. It wasn't until I started following her on Instagram (thank you Instagram) that I realized what an amazing and inspirational Mama she is. Her story of her courageous daughter Lily and her work with Children's Hospital sent chills through my body.  Like me, her daughter received a very unexpected diagnosis and was sent immediately to Children's Hospital. When I reached out to ask her to be our next guest gifter we immediately discussed our love and gratitude toward the hospital. Her story and dedication to Children's has inspired me to become more involved in the hospital and made me realize how lucky we truly are to be in this great city and have the resources that can help keep our children healthy, happy and strong.  

Kelly is genuine, kind and thoughtful in every decision she makes, which is why we asked her to pick her favorite go to gifts. 

More about Kelly

As the co-founder of the Alliance of Moms, a membership based auxiliary group that supports the work of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, their mission is to break the intergenerational cycle of babies born to teens in foster care. She's also the owner of beautiful children's line called Little Minis. And if that doesn't inspire you enough, she's a Heart Ambassador for Childrens' Hospital of Los Angeles. 

 

KELLY'S TOP 10 GIFTS

SIMONE LE BLANC GIFT BOX

SIMONE LEBLANC gift boxes are swoon worthy.


CHRISTY DAWN DRESS

 

A gift certificate or dress by the amazing CHRISTY DAWN the “Dawn” dress is one size fits most and is my staple.


LITTLE MINIS DRESS

All my girlfriends who have girls get a LITTLE MINIS dress for their birthday!


SPEAK WINES

 

 SPEAK WINES for when I go to dinner parties! They are hilarious and so delicious!


For a friends first babe I adore SLUMBERKINS Especially the Hartley doll that benefits the Alliance of Moms :) And you can personalize it! 

SLUMBERKINS

THE NOW

THE NOW is my most favorite gift to give to my mama friends who have everything and do everything for others! Nothing like a massage or mini massage in your day to unwind a bit. Just some “me” time. (also their signature candle!! Oh my its heaven!


FLOWER GIRL Los Angeles

 

FLOWER GIRL LOS ANGELES has the most amazing selection of florals! It’s an amazing go to for any occasion. 


BOXFOX -  I'm obsessed with these boxes. I just recently gifted 4 boxes and everyone loved them.. perfect go to. 

box fox gift box

ANINE BING

where ever you go you have my heart… Just adore anything by ANINE BING but this is sweet and sentimental to me


MILKJAR! This is always so great to give to anyone at anytime!! My favorite little gem and treat!

MILK JAR COOKIES

MEAGAN HOLDER - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Meagan

ACTRESS  - PITCH

At a young age, actress Meagan Holder discovered her love for shopping when her grandmother introduced her to both well known and hidden thrift stores scattered across Southern California. Currently seen on "Pitch" on Fox, Meagan, also in the middle of a house renovation, is excited to share some of her favorite items for the home on Gift Pick! 

Photos curtesy of Meagan @ meaganholder

MEAGAN'S TOP 10 GIFTS

Case Study Table Top Bowl w/ Stand

What I love most about this plant stand front Modernica is that it can go in any room! Bathroom or kitchen counter, entry way console, living room side table or even on top of a large stack of books! 

 

 


GIFT PICK MEAGAN HOLDER

John Galliano for Diptyque musky scent

Everyone knows and loves Diptyque, but the new John Galliano for Diptyque candle is a little more unique and if you are drawn to rich and musky scents, you will love this! 


SINCERELY JULES JOGGERS

Sincerely Jules grey joggers

Ive been drawn more and more to comfy clothes that don't completely make me sad to see myself in. These joggers are so comfy for laying around the house but can also be easily dressed up for house guests or errands


GIFT PICKS MEAGAN HOLDER

Steele Canvas laundry bin

These bins somehow make dirty laundry look chic 


UGG Scuffette

I was gifted these for Christmas and finally ditched wearing old socks around the house. These UGG slippers look amazing with pajamas, sweats, black leggings, skinny jeans and most importantly they are SO warm and comfortable! Must have. 

MEAGAN HOLDER GIFT PICKS

Gift pick Meagan Holder

 

HOST Cookbook

This is a one stop shop of cookbooks and perfect as a housewarming gift. I love the simple cover art!


GIFT PICKS MEAGAN HOLDER

Art Deco Champagne flutes

I love that these flutes look thrifted from a vintage store. Fancy enough to serve at more formal dinners and eye catching enough to sit styled on a bar cart! 


Guest Gifter

The Beach People reversiable roundie towel

Im so obsessed with The Beach People towels. This one is reversible so it's two towels(or throw blankets or picnic blankets) in one! 

 


GUEST GIFTER

Set of 8 cantina glass mugs CB2

Open shelving is in and these are great for display but also pretty for whatever you fill them with. I've gifted these alone filled with fancy tea bags and honey sticks and have the set of 6 ready for my own open shelves. Classic, clean and functional! 


GIFT PICK MEAGAN HOLDER

Buenos Nachos! Cookbook

Im a fan of neutral decor with pops of color and this cookbook cover delivers on the color. On top of that it's an entire book of nacho recipes?! Amazing.


GUEST GIFTER

I love everything from this Australian line, especially these gorgeous coasters. They're unique, functional and look so good displayed on a coffee table or bar cart! 

VALENTINES PICKS FROM GUEST GIFTERS AMRI AND KATYA OF HEYMAMA

Meet Amri and Katya

The founders of HeyMama

HEY MAMA VALENTINE GIFT GUIDE

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW HEYMAMA WAS BORN:

It all started out innocently enough, on a play-date, at McCarren Park in Brooklyn.  We were two women, caught at an intersection of our lives after having our kids and yet feeling restless (even amongst little rest).  We had lots of wild big picture ideas, friends who believed in us, and a tiny voice pushing us to just try.  We quickly discovered we were not alone in our desire to take over the world.  Every day, we spoke with mothers that had a calling to create something, make it theirs, put a stamp on it and give it all they had.

A bit about us, we met when our little girls Mari Rose and Liliana Rae were 3 months old.  We ran in different social circles and in a city where you’re always six degrees apart, we had not a single soul we knew in common. Our kids and a little timing and luck brought us together.  We were both feeling out of sorts in our post baby worlds, curious as to how everyone else seemed to have kids at just the same time their friends did. We were thirsty for adult attention, and wine.  Where were all the cool mamas?

Both having worked for other companies, starting our own project was the scariest and most exhilarating opportunity. What spoke to us most from the get-go was connecting women, because let’s face it, we’re pretty amazing.  It was after we began to have endless and highly enjoyable coffee, wine and play-dates with mamas we knew and were introduced to (all in the name of research!), we realized there was a common thread. The women we encountered who were ambitious, yet family focused, creative and business savvy, humble yet worthy of much praise, blew us away.  We began introducing our friends and inviting them to get involved, heymama was born.

THEIR MISSION:

HEYMAMA is a content plate form and a curated membership community for creative, talented and entrepreneurial mamas from around the world. Their mission is to inspire, bridge and provide resources for the members so that they may achieve the impossible balance of home and work while they build their dreams of both. 

To learn more about HEYMAMA click HERE

 

AMRI AND KATYA'S VALENTINES PICKS

VALENTINES GIFTS FOR HER

GET THESE GIFTS:  1. PURSE | 2. BLANKET | 3. EARRING  | 4. HAT  | 5. HAND BALM | 6. NECKLACE | 7.EARRINGS | 8. HAIRCLIPS | 9. SLIPPERS | 10. BRA | 11.  HEADBAND | 12. BRA | 13. T-SHIRT | 14. ROBE

SOURCE: HEYMAMA

HOLIDAY TIPS, TRADITIONS AND GIFT IDEAS

Looking for a few additional holiday tips and tricks this season. I teamed up with our Guest Gifter Samantha Gutstadt for some holiday shopping fun.....

Check out our video for tips to getting the perfect gift for everyone on your list. 

 

CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW FOR SOME GREAT IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAY

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

 

SAMANTHA GUTSTADT - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Samantha

ACTRESS, WRITER AND CONTENT CREATOR

Why we asked Sam to be a Guest Gifter....

While I've only known Sam for a little over a year, I feel like I've known her for so much longer. She's witty, always smiling and is that friend you can count on at any moment.  She's multitasking a million things (always), including being a wonderful mom to her two young kids. She's thoughtful, kind and has a great eye for some of the best gifts.  She's been such an inspiration to me as she's always seeking new adventures and finding new places we can dine and shop in Los Angeles.  She also has some of the best MOMMY Hacks EVER.

Check them out HERE AND HERE

MORE ABOUT SAMANTHA

http://samanthagutstadt.com

Samantha is an Actress, Writer and Content Creator. Oh and she claims she can beat almost anyone at Tennis. (she was a top ranked Canadian junior back in the day). 

She currently resides in Venice, CA with her husband, dog, and two adorable boys, Ryder and Asher. 

As an actress Sam has appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows both in Canada and the US. She has performed on numerous stages including LA’s UCB Improv Stage.

Samantha was just recently nominated as Best Actress in Comedy at LA Web Fest, for her appearance in Season 2 of Dogs & Me . Samantha has also recently appeared in a few shows for Awestruck Network

She is also currently working with Nylon Magazine, creating digital content and appearing in their videos.

Samantha is making a name for herself in the “mom” space, creating comedy content and style content geared at to the millennial mom.

You might have recently seen Sam in commercials for Toyota Prius, DSW and Comcast or in print ads for Sony and Belly Bandit.

 

ALYSE LEVINE - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Alyse Levine

LA'S #1 Nutrionist and founder of Nutritionbite

Why we asked Alyse to be a Guest Gifter...

I met Alyse 3 years ago at the park. She was pregnant with her third child and looked absolutely amazing. She was calm, glowing and extremely patient with her kids.  While our kids wanted nothing to do with each other, we had an entire hour worth of mom stuff to discuss. It was then that I knew Alyse would be a good friend. Over the past few years we would run into each other randomly at the farmers market, at the park or other kid friendly places until the first day of kindergarten when we showed up to realize our kids were in the same class. After that first day of class, tears running down our faces as our little ones turned into big ones, I realized that Alyse is that friend you always want around. She's kind, generous and calm.. and can get you out of that funk regardless of your situation.  

Alyse is on a MISSION.  She wants to make you feel good about yourself and about your eating decisions without making you feel deprived and hungry.  She's thoughtful about her practice and focuses on helping you change your mindset about how you approach food.

Alyse is ALSO thoughtful and passionate about gift gifting.  So we asked her to tell us about her favorite go to gifts.  

 

MORE ABOUT ALYSE

http://alyselevine.com

Alyse Levine M.S., R.D. is the founder of Nutritionbite LLC, a nutrition consulting practice in Los Angeles. Alyse’s philosophy frees people from the ineffective diet mindset so they can get back in tune with their body’s natural rhythms, and achieve a healthy relationship with food and their body.  

She helps her clients to reconnect with their body’s natural signals of hunger, fullness and satisfaction and empowers them to eat what they love through her eating CLEAN principles:

She defines eating CLEAN as:

Choosing Real Foods

Losing the "off-limits" stressful diet mindset

Eating mindfully

Assessing hunger

No deprivation

She provides private nutrition counseling to promote general wellness and treats a wide range of nutrition-related diseases. Alyse is also the creator of Eating Reset - a comprehensive, multimedia online program that teaches her unique approach to healthy, sustainable weight management, right from the comfort of your own home!

ALYSE'S GIFT PICKS