11 Gifts for New Moms and Their Kids

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What to get a new mom? What about her kids you don’t know super well? If you don’t have kids of your own, this person (and her tiny human) can be especially hard to shop for. (Can 6-month-olds use a whisk? Do they even eat food?)

If you’re shopping for a new mom and her little one, instead of spiraling out of control, pick up anything on this list! Of course, you’ll have to lie and say it’s from Santa, but you’ll know who really picked it out.

  1. Pantry Play Food, $29 at Land of Nod: This isn’t the play food we had as kids — it’s so much cuter. It comes with nine wooden pieces painted to look like ketchup, soup, crackers, and more.
  2. Mixer Apron Set, $52 at Belle & Union: Like mommy, like son. The grown-up’s apron has a stand mixer pattern and the kiddie version has a (smaller) hand mixer.
  3. Beetroot Clapper, $6 at Study Hall: Yay for vegetables! This wood clapper is a good way to get babies excited early.
  4. Piña Colada Lamp, $93 at Goodnight Light: This pineapple nightlight is totally non-alcoholic, but we like it anyway.
  5. Le Petit Chef Set, $49 at Opinel: Sous chefs in training can handle the prep work with this easy-to-hold set featuring a finger guard, a peeler, and a kitchen knife with a rounded tip.
  6. Giant Ice Cream Cone Bank, $45 at Ban.Do: Is there a more fun way to save money for college? We didn’t think so.
  7. Gluten-Free Play Dough, $12 for three 4-ounce tubs at LePetitMatisse: Because kids are going to eat their clay no matter what you tell them. This way, kids with a sensitivity to gluten won’t get tummy aches.
  8. Eat More Plants Tee, $20 at Loola Kids: This bossy shirt might actually get kids to eat their broccoli.
  9. Burp Cloth, $12 at NewbeesShop: Any breastfeeding mom will agree with this burp cloth. It can double as a dish towel or even as a cloth diaper.
  10. Giant Peppermint Twist Snow Tube, $28 at Shop Bop: Imagine going down a snow-covered hill on this four-foot-wide peppermint snow tube. It’s a blast, right?
  11. Red Carpet Keychain Series, $5 each at Kid Robot: These adorable keychains come in mystery boxes, so you never know which design is inside. They’re obviously great keychains, but they can also be used as zipper pulls on tiny winter coats or backpacks.
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