2012 New mom and baby gift guide

Here are some fun ideas for any new moms or babies this holiday season <3

New mom:

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Zumba Exhilarate or any fitness DVDs they’d like to do at home

Treat outing + offering to watch the kiddo(s)

For Two Fitness shirt (enter the code “fitnessista” at checkout for 20% off!)

Baby carrier (my favorites are the Moby, K’Tan and Babyhawk)

Snoogle (if you have a pregnant friend, this is my #1 gift idea. The Snoogle makes it so much easier to get comfortable and sleep… I kinda miss it)

Dinner or homemade treats – food you don’t have to make yourself is always appreciated 🙂 



Aden + Anais swaddle blankets


Lamaze toys (for newborns and older babies)


Melissa and Doug toys

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Books (love these classic board books or anything Eric Carle)


Adorable zip-up jammies


Hand knit dolls or Bla bla dolls

Ballerina thumb

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Cutest knit hat  

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Are you shopping for a kiddo this year? What is their age and most special item on their gift list?

I have a feeling looking at Christmas lights and playing wrapping paper and bows will be the most exciting for Oliv. My favorite part? Getting to spend time with the people I love so much.


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  1. Megan on November 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I will be buying for MY 10 week old baby this year!! I don’t really know what to get him just yet but I’m sure ill get some good ideas by looking at your posts and by reading some of the recommendations from your readers.

  2. Fionnuala on November 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    My fave part about Christmas with O is her beliefe in the magic. Lights, spices, treats, carols, santa and elves all hold a very real magic for young children. Gift part: She is almost 5 and getting an American Girl Doll.

  3. Alicia @NeverEverBeenSkinny on November 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I really needed this. My sis-in-law is about 4 months along and I have NO idea what to give her or the baby when it comes. So thanks!

  4. Rachael on November 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I would love some Christmas ideas for some non-mom’s/babies – if you have any that would be great. I got a present last year from lululemon upon your posts. Thanks!

  5. Rachael on November 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I take back my last post – I wasn’t fully caught up on my google reader!

  6. Missy on November 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you sooooo much for the 20% discount code for the ‘For Two’ fitness apparel (I’m buying a gift for myself haha). I’m 18 weeks along and a group fitness instructor so I’m starting to get a few ‘looks’ from those who don’t know I am pregnant (I’m sure you know how that is). Already placed my order and can’t wait to wear them loud and proud! 🙂

  7. Kristi on December 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I ordered the baby k’tan after reading how much you liked it. Now that my little dude is here I’ve been trying it out and have to say I really don’t like it! It feels way too big and not supportive. He seems to ride low and I have all this loose fabric on both sides. I got an XS and he is only around 7lbs so I’m sure it would be more snug when he gets bigger but it really seems to lack the back support. I really wanted to like it but think I’ll get the baby bjorn instead for newborn and perhaps an ergo for 6+ months. I wish there was a way to try before you buy!

    • Fitnessista on December 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      that’s too bad you’re not a fan- we loved ours so much! have you adjusted the way you’re wearing it? there are a few tutorials online

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