ABBIE BOUDREAU - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Abbie

Journalist and Creator/Founder of Sockabu

ABBIE BOUDREAU

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

Abbie, our latest mom crush; is one inspiring mama. This super talented, award winning broadcast journalist and extremely kind mama is determined to bounce back from a business dilemma that made her stronger, more fierce and ready to launch the most cozy, comfortable and practical socks for kids!  Sockabu socks are special “flip” socks that allow kids to cover their toes for warmth, then uncover their toes when they need extra traction for running around.  

More about Abbie

As a two-time National Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist of 17 years, Abbie Boudreau has mastered the art of telling other people's stories, as a trend and celebrity correspondent at ABC News' Good Morning America and Nightline.  After discovering live-streaming online, Abbie now holds the power of a news network in the palm of her hand - from her iPhone. LIVE, UNFILTERED & UNEDITED.  In addition to Abbie's ABC News reporting and @AbbieLive live-streaming, she is the creator of her new children’s sock company, Sockabu.  Sockabu socks are patented and made in America.   To learn more about her Sockabu socks and her kickstarter campaign click HERE.

Abbie 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. 

ABBIE'S TOP GIFTS

 

 

 

(BEAUTY OBSESSION) SWEET CLAY MASK - SARA HAPP


(sock OBSESSION) SOCKABU Flip socks for kids- sockabu


Favorite at-home candle - Mad et Len


 

(Must-have mommy organizer) LIFE PLANNERS - ERIN CONDREN


 

 

(BEST GIFT) Intent bracelets - What’s Your Word


(BEST guilty pleasure) Laduree Box of Macarons - Laduree 


 

 

(A perfect go-to for busy women) Beauty Box Anti Aging System - Sonya Dakar


 

Game changer for naturally LONGER LASHES - Grande Lash MD


(Fun and unexpected — but an awesome gift!) Shhhower Cap


 

 

 

Feather your brows, or get a Lash Lift — The Streicher sisters are THE BEST - Strike Gift card

BARRETT PRENDERGAST - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Barrett

Founder of Valleybrink Road

Photo by Morgan Pansing

Photo by Morgan Pansing

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

We've been swooning (ok maybe obsessing) over Barrett's vision for her company for sometime. One quick stroll through her Instagram feed you will easily be inspired to create an amazing floral bouquet or organic farm to table gourmet dinner all from scratch. Luckily for all of us, she shares her creations on her site Valleybrink Road. Barrett launched her catering, gift boxes and florals company Valleybrink Road about 3 years ago after spending a decade in fashion. Her gift boxes and baskets are beyond beautiful and also happen to be some of our favorite gifts to give.

Barrett knows a thing or two about finding the perfect gift and we couldn't be more excited to share her gift picks. 

More about Barrett's company Valleybrink Road

Valleybrink Road is a floral design and luxury gifting company based in Los Angeles, CA. The vision of Barrett Prendergast, a florist, gifter, and lifestyle curator, Valleybrink Road is a natural extension of her love of entertaining and her passion for dreaming up the the perfect gift. Constantly inspired by the natural beauty and bounty of California, she shares her passion for life not only in the gifts that she makes, but also in the food that she cooks, and the world she creates for her family.

If you don't follow Barrett on Instagram,  check her out  @valleybrinkroad

barrett'S TOP 10 GIFTS










ASHLEY FULTZ - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Ashley

TV Style Expert & Lifestyle Blogger and Mommy Influencer and Founder of her site thestyleeditrix.com

ASHLEY FULTZ

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

We are completely inspired by Ashley's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  Ashley defines the "mom boss" in all of us!  After leaving her corporate job as a producer for E! News,  Ashley decided to take the plunge and go off on her own.  She launched The Style Editrix, a fashion and lifestyle blog, in September 2013 and hasn't looked back.  She posts daily fashion musings, outfit ideas, beauty tips and tricks, baby must haves and shares her most recent travels.  She keeps busy with her son Smith but also finds time to focus on her career. 

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

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

If you don't follow Ashley on Instagram,  check her out  @thestyleeditrix . You will be inspired by all her tips and tricks. 

ashley'S TOP PICKS

Diptyque Figuier Scented Candle – smells amazing and feels so luxe



Book – everyone enjoys a beautiful coffee table book and this one is so good and inspires you to plan your next dream vacation


Gold + marble cheese knives – my friends and I always bond over cheese so I think these cheese knives would be perfect


Rose gold french press - a wonderful gift, especially for tired mamas


L’Occitane Lavender Hand Soap – I love this amazing hand soap for the guest bathroom and it makes a great gift


Little Giraffe Blanket – we fell in love with their baby blankets, but now they make throws for adults too! 


Givenchy Lipstick – the packaging is so luxe (it’s a leather case) and the colors are beautiful any woman will love it


Flower Vase – fill it with pink peonies and your host will love you when you show up with this beautiful vase 


Retrouvai pearl gold necklace - my friend has a beautiful fine jewelry line and her pieces are heirlooms that will be worn and kept for generations (the perfect push present!)

CHELSEA MATTHEWS - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Chelsea

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR of Matte Black

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

We are completely inspired by Chelsea's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  Chelsea defines the "mom boss" in all of us, keeping busy with her brand marketing agency, which she founded, and making sure to find enough time to be a super mama to her son.  We recently spent a morning with Chelsea as she was a speaker for our mompreneur event. Her insights, talent and passion inspired all of us to strive for amazing things in our lives. 

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

Check out her GIFT PICKS. 

More about Chelsea

Chelsea Matthews is the Founder & Executive Creative Director of Matte Black, a brand marketing agency and creative studio based in Los Angeles and London. Some of her clients include OPI, Juice Served Here, Lululemon, The Ad Council, Hunter Boots, Dermalogica and many more.

She is also the creator of the Shape Shift Report, a trend + insight media platform and podcast blending a mix of culture, insights, thought leadership and data. Delivered monthly, each issue is themed and dishes up the need-to-knows, trends, ideas and articles for the curious. Check it out at www.shapeshiftreport.co, and listen to all podcast episodes here: http://www.shapeshiftreport.co/podcast/.

Chelsea was recognized as a ‘Tastemaker To Know’ in the DELL #Inspired100 campaign, and has been spotlighted in InStyle.com, Huffington Post, Foam Magazine, Apartment Therapy & on YouTube’s The Stylish.

chelsea'S TOP 10 GIFTS

Kaweko Ballpoint Pen

May seem boring in theory, but I think receiving a nice pen is a really thoughtful gift, and something they’ll use every day. I love to gift one of these when a friend gets a new job, or during back to school season.


Lucy Michel Ceramic Vase

I’m a sucker for tchotchkies, and especially ceramic ones. I also fall back on a great vase for any housewarming gift.


Jeni’s Pint Club

Because who doesn’t love the most bomb ice cream ever?! And they ship nationally!


Moleskin Daily Planner

My life has literally been run by a Moleskin Daily Planner since 2006. I have all of my daily schedule, notes and to-dos in one place, with over 10 years worth of books I can look back to (very hilarious to see all the ‘super important’ things I had to do right out of college!). While it’s not the most exciting gift, there is something really special about receiving one of these to prepare for a new year ahead.


Artifact Uprising Photo Wood Block

This is my go-to for family related gifts, especially now that I have a little one. Win over grandma’s heart with some prints she can put bedside! (Literally, my grandma did that).


Pampering (LA) The Now

Literally feel like I’ve been transported to Tulum every time I step foot in The Now. A perfect, inexpensive gift for anyone!


Pampering (NY) Chillhouse

One part massage, one part manicure and one part Golden Latte. Whenever I’m in NY I love to stop by for a quick 20-minute manicure accompanied by a delicious latte, in an environment that’s really nice on the eyes.


A one month subscription to Skillshare

I’m obsessed with Skillshare, an education platform that has over 16,000 videos that span from knife cutting to music production to graphic design skills. Something for everyone, and who doesn’t like to learn new skills?!


Mini Light Box

Who wouldn’t have the best time with a gift like this? Plus you can add a cute message for when they first open it, giving it an added personal touch.


PLTNC Candle

We collaborated with this LA based candle brand for our holiday client gifts, creating our own custom packaging and scent, and from then on I’ve been hooked on their whole collection of scents.

ALLISON KLEIN - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Allison

FOUNDER of Rose & Rex

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

We are completely inspired by Allison's determination to find the perfect toy to encourage imaginative play.  Her site Rose & Rex is the most amazing toy boutique, offering curated content and a selection of elegantly designed toys that are creative, beautifully crafted and help kids with the fundamental skills and development they need. Every toy in their collection is thoughtfully selected by education professionals, teachers, and child development experts to foster well-rounded skill building.

And if that doesn't inspire you enough, she's committed to giving back with a very special program called play-it-forward where Rose & Rex supports two inspiring organizations, Second Chance Toys and 1% for the Planet. Thier mission is to give every child an opportunity to play, which is why they Play It Forward with every purchase.

Allison happens to be super passionate about gift giving and we were so honored when she provided us with some of her Gift Picks. 

Check out her wonderful SUMMER GIFT PICKS.

And make sure to check out more of her curated picks on her site Rose & Rex

ALLISON'S TOP PICKS

Origami Bath Boat |There’s no better time for water play than summertime. Children learn through their senses so when they are in the water they are organically primed for learning through play! This cool bath boat is not only beautifully designed; it also is handmade out of 100% plant-based rubber and entirely eco-friendly. A must for bath time or a beach trip, this toy will inspire hours of sensory play!


Ballerina Dress, Alice + Ames | For the girl who wants to twirl all summer, a ballet dress from Alice + Ames is a perfect wardrobe staple. Designed with play in mind, Alice + Ames makes the softest ballerina dresses that kids can truly be active in.


Garden Bonnet in Chambray, Petite Soul Shop | Keep your summer babe protected with this garden bonnet from Petite Soul Shop. Crafted from the softest cotton jersey, this adorable bonnet is water friendly and ethically made right here in the U.S.A.


Avocado Teether, LexyPexy | Nothing screams summer like guac! Handmade in N.Y.C. out of eco-friendly maple wood, this Lexy Pexy teether designed just for Rose & Rex is a summer must for all the cool babies.


We Are Sons and Daughters Sunglasses | The coolest kids sunglasses I have ever seen. You’re going to want every pair, I promise.


Olivia + Ocean Bathing Suit | I gave my 5-year-old niece a swimsuit from Olivia + Ocean and she instantly exclaimed “this is the most beautiful suit I have ever had!” We agree, Olivia + Ocean makes the most comfy and the cutest suits around. My two favorites are the Birds of Paradise one-piece and the Olivia + Ocean X Little Minis collaboration Vintage Rose one-piece.


Donut sprinkles from Tiny Kitchen Treats | Donut. Sprinkles. Need I say more?! Dreamed up by the incredibly talented Marisol Morley from Tiny Kitchen Treats these sprinkles make any summer dessert 10x cuter.


Flamingo + White Poncho from Poncho + Parker | Every kid needs the perfect poolside cover-up. My absolute favorite is the Flamingo + White poncho from Poncho+ Parker. Super soft and designed in vibrant summer hues, one glimpse at this poncho has me wanting to head to the beach!


Fairy Potion Kit | There’s nothing better than outdoor imaginative play during the summer season. One of my favorite toys for promoting natural exploration is our fairy potion kit. Kids’ imaginations will soar both in the garden and in the kitchen with this kit that includes dried flowers, recipe cards and spray bottles.  Help your little one collect ingredients, whip up a potion and then practice literacy by writing their secret recipe down. You’ll all have magical powers in no time!

RACHEL BLUMENTHAL - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Rachel

FOUNDER of Rockets of Awesome

Rachel Blumenthal Rockets of Awesome

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

Let's just say that Rachel has an eye for selecting the best of the best.  We fell in love with Rachel when we become completely obsessed with her company Rockets of Awesome. While we were fans of her previous venture, Crickets Circle, our littles had already out grown the infant stage and it was only a platform for ideas for our friends having babies. When she launched Rockets of Awesome, our lives changed! A box of stylish, on trend and adorable kids clothes selected just for us sent four times a year to our house.  AMEN. We keep what we love (usually the entire box) and send back what we don't love. The enthusiasm for the clothes in our house has made us such major fans of this brand, that lately we end up going back and ordering multiples in different colors. It's that GOOD. 

Rachel's vision to grow her brand while balancing motherhood has us inspired to continue to strive for all the best in our own life. 

She is the epitome of an entrepreneur and super mama but she also happens to be passionate for gift giving. 

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

 

RACHEL'S TOP GIFTS

 

HOUSE WARMING GIFT

Edie Parker's lucite trays made from glitter lucite are so much fun - plus they always have cheeky sayings.


Engagement gift

Hill House Home Mini Briar Shams are the best gift ever. I always personalize with "my side", "your side" and add in Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears for fun.


Baby girl gift

All new baby girls receive these Lex & Liv Neon Pink Booties from me. If you say please, they'll emboss them with whatever you want - I always go with initials on the bottom sole.


Baby boy gift

Baby boys receive custom NIKEiD Sneakers. I like to put something other than their full name on the shoe - nickname, initials, last name.


Kids Birthdays
Our Rockets of Awesome silver bomber jacket, with limited edition patches and pins to customize, is the perfect gift for every cool kid in your life. 


Friend Birthdays

I always send enormous silver mylar balloons from Balloon Saloon that spell out my friend's name (i.e. RACHEL)


Team Birthdays

We always tie a giant mylar balloon in a unique design (Unicorn, Watermelon, Flamingo, etc) that best represents that team member. They also receive their favorite candy in abundance (think an insanely oversized bag of Swedish Fish). We like buying the balloons from this Etsy seller.


When Your BFF is Sick

Do cookie dough of course!


Mother's Day

A day at TenOverTen, the best NYC nail salon, and flowers from Belle Fleur


Father's Day

I always send my dad an offensive amount of food from Zabars - lox, bagels, schmear, rugelach, rye bread, pastrami, coleslaw and pickles. And a new pair of Warby Parker sunnies to help him look cooler. 


FOR ME!

Shoe shopping at Bergdorf Goodman - these are my most recent ridiculous purchase, and an hour long foot massage at this super sketchy place on 8th street between 5th and 6th that my very chic and credible friend Eva introduced me to. 

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

Sonia Keuroghlian - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Sonia

GREEN BEAUTY EXPERT, CONTENT CREATOR

AND FOUNDER of soniakeu.com, a site dedicated to green beauty and wellness and

ONE AMAZING MAMA

 

Sonia Keuroghlian

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

We recently attended a workshop and talk Sonia hosted at the Soho House and became obsessed with her tips and recommendations for using all green beauty. We are creatures of habit and have such a hard time changing anything that when Sonia discussed her beauty routine and how we too could incorporate some better beauty products into our life, we listened intently. Her story of how she transitioned to a green beauty and wellness influencer while balancing her family life, has inspired us to  pick better products for not only ourselves but also for our family. We are obsessed with her GIFT picks and hope you enjoy them too!

More About Sonia

I'm a corporate lawyer and practiced for almost 9 years. My career was exciting and challenging, but I knew I would ultimately transition to an entrepreneurial venture in the beauty industry. When my first child was born, I knew instinctively that I wanted to be with him full-time, and resigned from corporate life. I also knew it was time to pivot towards my life-long passion of beauty and skincare.

I naturally scrutinized the label of every product I was using on my son. As I educated myself about which ingredients were safe for babies, I realized that most of the products I was using on him contained concerning ingredients. Which led me to think whether they were even safe for adults to use. This question was the beginning of my ongoing research and study of the ingredients in personal care products and the laws and regulations that govern them. 

All of this leads to who I am today: an attorney turned green beauty + wellness influencer. I'm the founder of KEU (soniakeu.com), a green beauty and wellness blog where we present the latest in non-toxic makeup, skincare and wellness. The content is thoroughly researched, unbiased and scientifically sound. KEU partners with a curated selection of affiliates who share our standards for ingredient consciousness, transparency and high-performance. 

The Keu Brand

  • Blog - soniakeu.com
  • Contributing writer for green beauty and wellness brands such as Hynt Beauty, Ora Organic, and The Detox Market.
  • Content creator for the YouCam family of apps, including a weekly live show on the YouCam Makeup App.
  • Speaking appearances and workshops.

Sonia'S TOP GIFT picks

Mereadesso All-In-One Moisturizer

I use this moisturizer myself. It was formulated by a woman who is a chemistry genius and used to work for Estee Lauder. It’s a complete multi-vitamin, antioxidant and mineral supplement for the skin, so ideal for the busy woman who doesn't have time for a complicated beauty regime. Which likely describes most of our mothers! Everything is paraben and sulfate free, and not tested on animals. And the best part is it makes your skin look and feel ah-mazing.


Hynt Beauty Concealer, Eye Liner + Mascara

Mom deserves the best-of-the-best in green beauty, and Hynt makes three of ‘em: DUET Perfecting Concealer, FORTE High Definition Eye Liner, and NOCTURNE Mascara. Winner of multiple beauty awards, DUET is a staple in the makeup kit of every ingredient conscious makeup artist. It’s a light and never cakey formula that melts into the skin for comfortable, all day wear.


Addictive Wellness Raw Chocolates

The name says it all. These chocolates are vegan, non-GMO, ethically sourced and packed with superfoods. There are six flavors to choose from: Beauty, Energy, Femininity, Focus, Love and Tranquility. They’re never heated above 118° to protect the integrity of the nutrients, and sweetened with birch xylitol and non-bitter organic stevia extract.  So they’re sugar-free without resorting to artificial sweeteners. Mom loves chocolate as much as every woman does, and these are both guilt-free and good for her.


Sangre De Fruta Botanical Skincare

Moms typically don’t take enough time for themselves, but Sangre De Fruta’s fresh, artisanal skincare will inspire Mom to do just that. Their signature product is the Botanical Body Cream, which has the most luxuriously seductive whipped-butter consistency. I would gift Mom with either the Trio Gift Set or one of the multi-product Gift Box Collections, so that she can sample the various scents and decide which one is her favorite (making next year’s Mother’s Day gift a cinch!). The line is made entirely by hand in Vancouver, British Columbia, using locally sourced, organic and wild-crafted plant-based ingredients.


Pour Le Monde Perfumes

Perfume may seem like a cliche gift, but Pour Le Monde® Perfumes are not your average fragrances. It’s the only certified 100% natural, fine fragrance company on the market. The perfumes are formulated with natural essential oils and infused with a grain alcohol, rather than the usual synthetic ingredients, so they’re non-toxic. There are three scents: Envision, Together and Empower (which is unisex), each one sensual and classic. And each scent benefits a different charity: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Cancer Support Community and National MS Society.


Alima Pure’s The Curated Classics Brush Set

Who wouldn't love a brand new set of makeup brushes? Especially ones that are as well designed as Alima Pure’s - one of my fave green beauty brands. They’re made with super soft, 100% cruelty-free Taklon synthetic bristles, which have genius white tips to help you see just how much product is on them. Sturdy sleek black handles give you a comfortable and stabilizing grip.  The Curated Classics include the essential brushes every woman needs: Foundation Brush, Blush Brush, Concealer Brush, Allover Shadow Brush, and the Precision Angle Brush.


Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Night Serum

Did Mom used to complain that your teenage antics were aging her? Gift her this Retinol Night Serum by natural skincare guru Marie Veronique to make up for it. It smoothes fine lines and wrinkles better than any other product I've tried (plus, it clears pores and controls breakouts). It’s well-established that retinol (a derivative of Vitamin A) is the only topical product capable of reversing skin aging and sun spots. Marie Veronique’s Retinol Serum combines micro-encapsulated retinol with Vitamin C, plus Vitamin E for its stabilizing ability, to boosts collagen production and speed cell turnover. It delivers the same results as prescription retinol products but without the irritation.


Kjaer Weis Lipsticks

The best gift is one she would never buy for herself, and most moms would not buy a $56 lipstick. But if you get it for her she’ll be pretty thrilled. Winner of the 2017 Glamour Beauty Awards, Kjaer Weis’ lipsticks are about as luxurious as it gets. It’s a curated selection of the six colors that Kjaer Weis’ founder, Kirsten Kjaer Weis, thinks every woman needs and can wear. Packed with shea butter, rosehip and jojoba oils, these nourishing formulations keep lips plump and smooth all day. All Kjaer Weis products are refillable, so once you get to the end of the gorgeous, Marc Atlan-designed silver tubes, you just buy the $36 refill.


Ora Organic Whole Food Supplements

These are for the Mom who thinks about everyone else’s health and tends to forget her own. Ora’s Omega-3 sprays, Probiotics and Superfood Protein Powders are made with the purest organic, plant-based ingredients. The products were formulated by a trained chef with a mission to replace synthetic supplements with nutrients from real organic food. Bonus: each product tastes so good that Mom will never “forget” to take it.


Sherriblossom Cosmetics Organizer

This is what you get Mom if you’re feeling very generous. Or vying for Favorite Child status. These high-quality, clear lucite organizers look stunning on your bathroom counter and make your beauty routine much more efficient. They store makeup, brushes, nail polishes, smaller skincare products and even jewelry. Didn’t Mom always tell you that everything has its place?

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!

NICOLE SNYDER - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Nicole Snyder

WRITER 

 

Nicole Snyder is a television writer and self-proclaimed shopping addict, best known for creating The CW's RINGER (with her long term writing partner, Eric Charmelo). She is also the writer and producer of The CW's long running series "Supernatural", NBC's "Midnight Texas" and the upcoming Freeform series, "The Bold Type". When she's not writing, Nicole loves shopping for presents! She believes that nothing is more satisfying than seeing the faces of her loved ones light up, as they unwrap the perfect gift! Her biggest influences are her fashion forward daughters Olivia and Delilah, her Macgyver husband Bob, and her stylish friends who keep her on her gift giving toes! 

NICOLE'S TOP 10 GIFTS

J Crew Vintage Pajama Set

I may be slightly melodramatic, but if J Crew stops making these classic pajama sets, I will cry.  They're soft, comfy, chic and the perfect gift for your best friend or sister! You can also have them monogramed, which is an extra special touch! 

GIFTS FOR HER

 

 R13's Kim Gordon Boy T

This is for the friend who has it all. In our current political climate, I love the message... and how super soft and effortless it is! 


Gifts for Baby

 

 

 

Newborn Auburn Dr. Martens

I just gifted these little Dr. Martens to my friend's fourth baby! I think it's the prefect present for a little one who's saddled with hand-me-downs and needs something special to make that onesie pop. A funky, fun throw back!


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NES Classic Edition

This Nintendo classic system is perfect for my husband-- a video game lover and child of the 80's! And he could actually get me to join in, because this system can play Super Mario Bros!


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Sister of Los Angeles Rocks Glasses Canyons Set of 4

My favorite cocktail is an Old Fashioned, so I'm always on the look out for a good rocks glass. I first saw these at The Broad museum in Los Angeles. I keep them in my office, along with a bottle of Buffalo Creek bourbon, in case of writer's block.


Gifts for Kids

Girls Valen Floral Lace Tights

Because I'm a disciple of early-era Madonna, I approve of any lace tights.  These are great, because they have a soft biker short top, so my girls won't complain about itchy tights!


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A.L.C. Pedro Star Blouse Dress

I'm obsessed with this dress. So, I'd gift it to myself! It is perfect thing to throw on when the clouds part and spring appears. Not to mention, versatile. You can wear this all day with a pair of Adidas, then move to night with some booties and a cute, cropped jacket!


Gifts for Her

Alexis Bittar's "The Boy Is Mine" Liquid Gold Cuff

I've had a long love affair with Alexis Bittar jewelry. It is gifted to me by my husband for every special occasion. I also like my fashion to include a little kitsch and this liquid gold cuff does the trick!


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John Kelly's Sea Salt Chocolate Caramels

Nothing is more perfect than a bag of good ol' M&Ms... except maybe John Kelly's artisan chocolates.  Our family likes to grab weekend brunch in Hollywood and visit the Sierra Bonita shop to pick out a treat or two. But if you can't make it to the store, they have a convenient online shop! My favorite are the semi-sweet chocolate caramels with Hawaiian sea salt. But just about anything they make is delicious, not mention, beautifully boxed!


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Adidas Superstar Shoes

I'm a crazy Adidas fan. And a pair of Original Superstars with pink stripes? Done and done.  This is such a good gift for my cousin, Lauren, who shares my love of Adidas! And for under a hundred bucks, I can get a pair for myself!