Love someone with a bloomin’ belly? Show your fave mom-to-be with this beautiful due-date necklace, created by a Northwest mom who got sick of answering the question “When are you due?” Shiny nickel pendant announces due month; necklace is sweetly packaged in a keepsake tin. $48; www.gobellygo.com.
Hey, toddlers aren’t the only ones who can rock some serious ‘tude. Get your sass on with these hip tees from Planet Mom. The tees are fitted (“girl cut” — order up a size); designs are embroidered, so they won’t ever fade. My favorite? “Secretary of Transportation.” $28; www.planetmomtshirts.com.
Flip it good!
Let’s not get into the claims that these shoes will help you burn more fat (“a workout while you walk”). These are simply the most comfy flip-flops I’ve ever owned. The company lists lots of reasons for this, but I’ll sum it up in two words: arch support. Fit Flops cost more, but they have real substance, and that’s important for those of us who need shoes we can put on at a dead run. $49.95; www.fitflop.com.
Kids will be instantly drawn to these shoes (ha!). They’re cute sneaks with a twist: white areas that kids can write on with special dry-erase markers. Graffeeti shoes come with four colored pens; a little holster lets kids tote one along. Kids’ sizes 13 and up; from $31.99; www.graffeeti.com.
Cuddly organic cotton and adorable prints make New Jammies a new fave. Who knows — maybe the cute vegetable designs will encourage little ones to eat more veggies (osmosis?)! If not, your sweet pea is still sporting some mighty appealing PJs. $24–$35; www.newjammies.com.
A clever design makes this cute bedroll a snap for preschoolers to manage at nap time. It’s a pillow, mat and blanket all in one; it rolls up and Velcros easily into a tidy package. Colorful, soft and well made — it’s perfect for preschool or sleepovers. $41; www.mynappak.com.