Holiday shopping is upon us and — regardless of how much we prepare in advance or attempt to simplify — the holiday season can feel overwhelming at times. My older son's birthday is also in December which is special, but it can be a challenge to make him feel celebrated in a month that's already filled with extra holiday cheer, gifts and lots of treats! This year, our family is spending the holidays in Poland (first time in a decade and I can hardly wait, yay!). I had to start my shopping early, while also remain thoughtful and conscious of the amount and the size of gifts this year, as not everything on my family's list can be packed in a suitcase. It's certainly not easy with my boys asking for ATVs, nerf guns and drones, ha!
As I sat down to curate my top holiday picks for breastfeeding moms, I've realized all of my favorite gifts can be ordered and shipped relatively quickly. I've recently discovered Matrescence Skin and have since recommended it to the new moms in our community. I absolutely love my gentle cleanser — it leaves my skin clean, yet moist, and the natural scent is subtle, yet addictive! Knowing the importance of nutrition during postpartum, I've also gifted these meals to new moms in my life. They've been a big hit! And a couple of non-traditional gift ideas overheard in parents' conversations — a good massage experience or a membership to a support group that focuses on maternal health and well-being during those early months of postpartum. This nursing and pumping-friendly cami has been my go-to for baby shower gifts, postpartum care packages and all of MLM Brand's photoshoots. Moms love this beautifully designed piece that allows for easy nursing and hands-free pumping, and can be worn during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. I still love and wear mine!
And if you're looking to gift something from our collection, here are my all-time favorite MLM Brand's pieces:
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, my loves!
P.S. Note: all of the small businesses mentioned above are women owned. The links posted are not affiliate links — I've used, gifted and truly love every piece in my mini gift guide.