Meet Abbie

Journalist and Creator/Founder of Sockabu


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. 






(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


Meet Sarah

Actress and co-founder of Your Zen Mama


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. 



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



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


Meet Ashley

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


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!)


Meet Chelsea


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, and listen to all podcast episodes here:

Chelsea was recognized as a ‘Tastemaker To Know’ in the DELL #Inspired100 campaign, and has been spotlighted in, 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.


Meet Kymberly

Founder & Editor in Chief of

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

Kymberly has an eye for selecting the best of the best.  Her online magazine Mini-Maven has been a true inspiration stop for us.  Mini-Maven is an online and print destination for the stylish child and parent that curates content musings with a multi-faceted, unique approach. Her site features some of our favorite brands and gives us an inside look into some amazing fashion ideas.  

A little bit about Mini Maven - 

At Mini-Maven,  a narrative behind each story is present; a foundation of originally curated interviews and innovative fashion editorials sit front and center, with a photographic journal of children dressed in top coveted fashion brands you can shop immediately are constantly updated. Innovative fashion culture and inspiration are the foundation for each story, seamlessly celebrating all things we love for the little ones and their modern world. Make sure to head to their site to see all of Kymberly's wonderful features - 

In addition to their digital coveted content, they have two print editions a year and the current issue ESCAPE is available online at as well as at Barnes and Noble nationwide.  Their next FW edition will launch October 2017.

She is one inspiring entrepreneur and super mama but she also happens to be passionate about gift giving. 

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS. 

Kymberly'S TOP PICKS

Riviera Basket | INDIA HICKS









skin illuminating foundation | Kevin aucion

diamond finger bracelet | jacquie aiche


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


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!


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!





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. 


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. 


Meet Catherine

FOUNDER of Weelicious and OnePotato

Catherine McCord

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

We fell in love with Catherine when she came to speak at our first digital mompreneur panel earlier this year.  She spoke of her amazing drive to build her company Weelicious, a resource for parents to see how easy it is to expose children to wholesome, delicious homemade food.  Her quest to figure out what to feed her first child when he was an infant, lead her to create Weelicious. Her goals are to inspire you with readily available ingredients, recipes that are fast, fresh and easy and to provide you with a ton of trusted information. If you haven't seen any of her recipes, be prepared to be swooned over these recipes.  

More about Catherine

She's written two cookbooks for families. Weelicious: One Family. One Meal and Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunchbox. In 2015, spurred on once again by the voices of our awesome Weelicious community, she launched One Potato, the first organic home meal delivery kit service focused specifically on the dinnertime needs of families. Using Weelicious users' most favorite recipes as well as many new ones, the company’s mission is keeping meals delicious and simple, so that every dinner appeals to both adults and kids. One Potato sends all of the ingredients pre-prepped so that every meal gets on the table in 30 minutes or less and so kids can actually help their parents make the meals. They wanted a company that was socially and environmentally responsible so we built in a charitable component, providing a meal to a family in need for every box the company sells, sourcing produce and proteins from farmers dedicated to respecting the land and animals they raise, and packaging and shipping the meals in and with fully recyclable, biodegradable and/or reusable materials. They currently deliver to all of California, Nevada and Arizona with plans to expand nationwide.

She's the author of the monthly “Snack Mom” column in Parenting Magazine, have appeared multiple times in People, Self and Real Simple magazines, on The Today Show, ABC’s The Chew, Access Hollywood Live, Good Morning America and Fox News as well as appearing regularly on the Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games and doing the occasional guest spot on Food Network’s Next Food Network Star and Duff Till Dawn.

If you don't follow Catherine on Instagram,  check her out  @weelicious You will be inspired by all her incredible recipes. 

You can also find her at weelicioussnap and

Catherine has an amazing eye not only in the kitchen but also in finding some thoughtful gifts. 

Check out her Mom's Life Saver Gift Guide. You won't be disappointed. 



catherine'S mom's life saver GIFT guide


One Potato:  (3 organic family friendly meals in every box!) The best gift for a new mom, family in need or mom you love who wants meals that take 30 mins or less! Use my code CAT25 for $25 off your first box

PlanetBox lunch box: no more paper bag lunches. Kids and adults can see all their food choices just by opening the top of the bento box and it’s reusable

Beauty Counter Jasmine Plumping Oil: it hydrates my skin and makes it look younger.

Hummingbird Glass Straws forget about a bottle of wine, it’s all about glass straws.

Heather Taylor Home Napkins: paper products are out, cloth and recycling are in!

Clare Vivier: This clutch is totally chic and practical all in one

Maya Brenner necklace: The best gift for mamas

June 72 tee’s: no matter your body type this tee will look great on you.

Minted custom stationary or gift tags:  I get them for everyone! Affordable and personal

Kitchen Aid Pro Line Series Blender: my fave wedding and special person gift: the best blender you’ll ever own!


Meet Nicole

Founder of Sequin Productions @mysequinlife

and SUPER MAMA to two adorable boys


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.


 One Piece Swim Suit | MARA HOFFMAN

 One Piece Swim Suit | ASOS


Bon Voyage Sun Hat | HAT ATTACK







Meet 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. 



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!


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.


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


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!


Meet Leslie




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


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!


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


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.




Custom Stationery – for your party To Do Lists

fun flamingo coasters from SouthernGentryCo


gold oval flask

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

Bon Ami Bottle Opener 


Meet Jamie

Blogger and Content Creator for Ministyleblog 

and SUPER MAMA to two adorable boys


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

Jamie has the perfect eye in finding some of the best brands and gifts for her site Ministyleblog. While we've been fans of her site for some time we were honored when she agreed to be featured on our site.  Jamie is a super MAMA but also knows some cool brands and can find some of the most thoughtful gifts. 

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.


Maury Island Blanket | paradise people

James Beach Pants | Mabo Kids

Peace + Love Blocks | Wooden Story

Elly Slip Ons | Misha and Puff

Dragon Diffusion Tote Bag | JCrew

Panama Hat | Cuyana

Coconut Candle  with Go Sage Yourself Lighter | Sunday Forever

Peace Shirt | Amuse Leather Co.

Seashore Book | Shop merci Milo

Juniper Top| DOEN

Sonia Keuroghlian - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Sonia


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



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 (, 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 -
  • 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?


Meet Sara


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. 

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Check her out on youtube

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. 


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


Meet Sarah Michelle



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. 



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


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. 


Meet Hemingway (GypsyLittle)



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!


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.



Cotton Candy Mermaid Tail


nino kids


Osmo Wonder Kit

Art Easel

Abigail Jewelry

Milk and soda

Fancy Nancy Book

American Girl Doll


Meet Nadine



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

They also provide some gorgeous gift, shop, done.






For new moms an embroidered sleep sack from DeBuci Baby





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


Meet Danielle


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

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,, 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.