Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

New moms and dads know that parenting is one of life’s biggest changes. Without a little preparation, even some of the smallest tasks can be challenging.



From walking around with the little one to going to the store, the folks at Pish Posh Baby have created a line of baby products designed to make new parenthood a stylish and comfortable experience. For newborns, we recommend the Beco Soleil Baby Carrier System.Traveling with an infant can be cumbersome when you’re juggling babies and all of their cargo through a busy airport. The Beco Gemini Baby Carrier is ideal for newborns who need additional head support and for moms who need lumbar support. This baby/infant carrier is one of the best solutions for nursing moms and is convertible to carry the baby on your front, back, or hip and is designed for newborns, infants and toddlers (up to 45 pounds). The soft ergonomic design has a padded headrest and comfortable leg openings so you know your child is protected and happy. The shoulder straps can be adjusted from 23 to 42 inches (which can be crossed across the back) and the padded waist belt can expand from 28 to 60 inches. There is also a pocket on the waist belt so you can store money we well as a key ring for easy day tripping.


New parents will also love Nest Designs, which offers a stylish line of baby oriented textiles featuring chic neutrals and whimsical freehanded patterns. Little ones will love their Bamboo Blankies (the Fox & Hound is adorable) made of both soft cotton and natural bamboo, which only gets softer with each wash over time. We love how durable they are yet breathable to remain cool when cuddling. Nest Designs also makes a beautiful line of super soft Crib Sheets and Bibs Bandanas to keep infants looking stylish and super cute.


Parents always love spending quiet time alone with their children reading and the folks at The Mother Company, a children’s media company, has introduced a new book this holiday season to do just that. The “Little Books about Important Things” is a three-book collection about safety, friendship and feelings. It’s the easiest way to introduce kids to difficult topics like avoiding getting lost, how to make new friends and how to best express yourself. Celebrity mothers like Jennifer Garner,Sarah Jessica Parker andGwyneth Paltrow are also fans.


For the father who wants to spend some more personal time with his kids, he should check out Cooper & Kid, a quarterly subscription box for dads that provides men with a fun, entertaining way to connect with their kids. Every three months, they will receive a box in the mail filled with hands-on themed projects that both dads and kids find cool. Each box is filled with specially curated products and activities centering around a chosen theme designed to entertain, engage, and create unforgettable memories between father and child.



For the creative child, who loves building things, they will love the LEGO City Helicopter Transporter. The 382-piece set will keep them occupied and interested for hours as they have some fun with creative thinking. It includes a helicopter, dirt bike, dune buggy and truck along with two policemen and two crooks. Kids will have fun playing cops and robbers chasing after the crooks with the heavy-duty Helicopter Transporter. When they go off road, they take to the dirt bike and tough dune buggy to find them and if that isn’t enough, they can jump into the helicopter and continue the chase from the air.

Kellie Speed

As the Boston city guide editor for JustLuxe, Kellie Speed is a native Bostonian and a freelance writer/editor/copywriter with more than 20 years expe...(Read More)

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