VancouverMom.ca asked a few of our favourite local merchants to put together their list of top gifts for this holiday season. Leanne Kripp and Anne Leishman over at North Vancouver’s Jack and Lola told us what their top picks were for moms on the go. They’ve also generously offered VancouverMom.ca readers a discount of 15% (some restrictions apply – see in store for details). Just mention that you’ve heard about the offer at the time of purchase.
Guest post by Leanne Kripp and Anne Leishman.
Perfect Gifts For Moms On the Go
1. Mommy Hook $8
How often do moms say they could use an extra hand? Now they have one. The Mommy Hook holds all types of bags and fits on both strollers and grocery carts with ease. It’s the must-have accessory for any mom-on-the-go.
Why We Love It: Made of aluminum, not plastic.
2. ERGO Weather Cover $44
ERGO has invented the perfect product for rainy days in Vancouver. A water-resistant and lined cover for their baby carriers! Your little loved one will stay snuggly and warm even in the worst downpour.
Why We Love It: Fits with our favourite carrier.
3. Personalized necklace from Luxe Design
Keep your family close to your heart throughout the day with a personalized necklace from Luxe Design. Birthstones, charms, and personal message can all be incorporated to create a completely unique piece. (VancouverMom.ca: Luxe has been nominated for one of Vancouver’s 30 Essential Jewellery Designers!)
Why We Love It: If you like, you can base your designs on necklaces done for celebrities.
4. My Monkey Moo Blanket $64
A stylish addition to any park outing, these blankets keep baby warm while looking oh so cool. The new Metro and Solido lines offer a more contemporary design while the printed fabrics add some flair to your daily walk.
Why We Love It: These can be combined with a matching stroller pad for an entire look.
5. Baby Bjorn Travel Crib $329.99
A happy baby is a sleeping baby and we are sure that your little one will fall fast asleep in this cozy crib. This is the perfect item for travels abroad or just a jaunt over to Grandma’s house.
Why We Love It: Can be put together in less than 10 seconds.
6. Skip Hop Triple Bottle Bag/Lunch Bag $33.99
Bottles, and snacks, and keys, oh my! Worn as a shoulder bag, backpack, or clipped to your stroller, it’s ideal for any mom heading out for the day with young children.
Why We Love It: Keeps bottles or sippy cups cold for up to 4 hours.
7. Tuffo Outdoor Blanket $45
Water-resistant on one side and padded material on the other, this blanket is superbly designed for the variety of outdoor activities and terrain to be found around the Lower Mainland. Keep it handy in the trunk and never worry again about sitting the kids on wet-grass or cold, hard ground again.
Why We Love It: You can easily wipe off any excess sand or grass, so it’s ideal for kids with allergies.
8. 40oz Kleen Kanteen Classic Bottle $29.99
Moms are always rightly concerned with their children’s safety and health. Look after yourself with the Kleen Kanteen that helps to hydrate the body while being free of BPA, phthalates, lead or other toxins.
Why We Love It: Dishwasher safe and fits in most cup holders.
9. Phil & Teds Escape Backpack Carrier $199.99
Ready for an adventure with your little one? This backpack carrier will make it easy for you to introduce your new baby or toddler to the great outdoors. The design of this carrier includes a rear view mirror to keep an eye on baby and a change mat for heading nature’s call.
Why We Love It: All the little extras.
10. Petunia Pickle Bottom Sojourn Sling $89.99
Get going fast with this stylish and simply designed pouch sling made from organic cotton fabric. Your baby will love the close contact with you while you maneuver busy streets or grocery stores with ease.
Why We Love It: “Match your sling and your diaper bag.”
11. The New Baby’s Baby Journal $22.00
The perfect baby journal for busy moms who want to jot down special memories or moments from their baby’s first year. Based on the series, “Urban Babies Don’t Wear Black”, it is filled with entertaining pictures from the books.
Why We Love It: Great captions!
12. BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Kit $39.99
Turn your stroller into a fitness machine and get in shape on the move. The kit includes two exercise tubes, one water bottle holder that attaches to your BOB stroller and a fitness manual to help you develop a whole body workout.
Why We Love It: Much cheaper than a personal trainer
13. Green Zebra Coupon Book $20
Handy for your daily travels or a night on the town, Green Zebra lets you save on products and services while supporting local eco-friendly businesses. Feel good about shopping for yourself and your family.
Why We Love It: You get option of mobile coupons to find sustainable businesses right from your phone.
14. Cake by Petunia Cosmopolitan Carryall $369.99
Functional interior meets fashionable exterior with this diaper bag. No one would ever believe that this bag features a mommy pocket and change pad within its European cut velvet and coordinating wool tweed exterior. It carries all the daily essentials for baby or for your own weekend getaway.
Why We Love It: The detailed finishing on this bag is a definite plus.
15. Clek Oobr booster seat $319.99
For moms who flinch every time they look in their rear mirror at the cheerio-filled and juice-stained car seats, this is the answer to their prayers. Oobr boosters are made with easy to clean Crypton Super Fabrics that resist moisture, stains and bacteria.
Why We Love It: Covers are removable and machine washable.
16. Uppa Vista $799.99
This stroller can be used with your first, second, and even your third child with the addition of a Rumble Seat and piggyBack board – and still considered a single stroller!
Why We Love It: Easily maneuvers around corners and through narrow shopping aisles.
17. Ju Ju Be Wardrobe Station $26
Experienced moms know never to leave home without a spare diaper and change of clothes. The Wardrobe Station can carry that and a whole lot more with two inside travel pouches and an exterior pocket for cash or keys.
Why We Love It: Inside pockets are waterproof.
18. Bebe Au Lait Nursing Covers $39.99
Nursing in public often meant searching for a quiet spot where your baby wouldn’t get distracted by all the activity around them. Now it is often passers-by who are distracted by the chic design and patterns of these covers, while baby nurses in peace and quiet.
Why We Love It: The rigid neckline that allows you to monitor your baby without disturbing him/her.
19. Maclaren Easy Traveller $149.99
It is EASY to transport your precious cargo with this car seat carrier from Maclaren. Perfect for those quick trips out, or when baby falls asleep in the car on your way to the store.
Why We Love It: Includes a cup holder and fits a number of different car seat brands.
20. Monte Luca Glider $945
The life of a mom-on-the-go is filled with adventure and misadventure. At the end of the day, you need a place to relax and unwind. Ergonomic arm height for feeding, a smooth gliding motion, and removable lumbar pillow all combine with beautiful design make this a wonderful place to end the day.
Why We Love It: This Canadian-made chair could fit the décor of any room in the house.
Jack and Lola are offering VancouverMom.ca readers a discount of 15% (some restrictions apply – see in store for details) until December 24, 2009. Just mention that you’ve heard about the offer at the time of purchase.