Let’s call this what it is … a letter to Santa on behalf of all us soon-to-be and new mamas. You’re welcome.
Whether you’re subtly dropping this URL in your partner’s inbox or you need ideas for your pregnant BFF, look no further than these fabulous gift ideas for the mama bears in your life.
Apparel & Accessories
Mamas love to #wearallthebabies, and they love to do it in style! Lenny Lamb and Belly Bedaine babywearing sweaters keep mom and baby warm and fashionable through the chilly months. Available in a range of sizes and styles, let Renee help you pick the right one for the mama on your list!
Lil’ Monkey Cheeks is an Ontario-based online retailer with Canada’s largest selection of cloth diapers, baby carriers and a growing selection of zero-waste products for the whole family. With fast shipping, impeccable customer service and all your favourite brands, Lil’ Monkey Cheeks is a one-stop shop for the eco-friendly family on your list.
Maman Loup Reviews: Lenny Lamb | Belly Bedaine Kuuma
This multipurpose nursing scarf comes in three fabric weights: The Light Weight is made of lightweight, breathable and soft poly-cotton blend—perfect for day to day use. Winter Weight is made from sweater-like fabric that will keep you warm and complement your outfit. The flannel scarves are cozy and will get softer with each wash—great for cold weather. On sale for $28.99. (Regularly $34.99)
Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot offers a huge selection of cloth diapers, accessories and mama products for you and your family. Black Friday sales are just around the corner with the lowest prices of the year, plus a must-see giveaway! www.facebook.com/clothdiaperdepot
No-minimum free shipping within Canada. Add the comment Holiday Guide ROCKS in the comments at check out to get a free AppleCheeks Chateau Minimini included with your order.
This backpack is essential for all parents who are organized … or aspire to be! What’s so special about it? It’s got an insulated front pocket for baby bottles, rear opening to access the bottom of the bag, a side pocket to easily access diaper-change essentials, plus plenty of interior pockets to keep things tidy. The backpack style makes it easy to carry while babywearing or to keep your hands free while out and about.
LPO aims to provide quality products at affordable prices. Give them a try and experience their unmatched customer service and join their ever-growing community.
Use promo code Mamanloup to get an additional 20% off the retail price. Valid only on LPOclothdiapers.ca until Dec 31, 2018.
Shipping is available to Canadian addresses only.
This is the cutest and most comfortable nursing hoodie on the market. A perfect top for fall and winter, this lightweight hoodie allows for easy and discreet nursing. I rock mine in blue and pink.
Momzelle is a family business based in Montreal. They work hard to design the most practical, stylish and comfortable nursing clothes and bras with a focus on amazing customer service. A wide selection of breastfeeding apparel and maternity essentials means convenient, one-stop shopping for new and expecting moms.
Get 15% off your entire order with code MamanLoup15. Expires December 31, 2018.
Maman Loup Nursing Hoodie Review
Evi Novak is a close, personal friend of mine; she’s the photographer behind the Cub Twins’ newborn portraits and the mother of one of Miss Cub’s favourite little friends. You can own one of her stunning photos printed on acid-free paper using archival ink, framed or unframed. Prints are also available on canvas or as acrylic, metal or wood prints, depending on your décor.
Her unique photos can also be printed on premium tote bags made from recycled materials. These bags are durable and stylish, and the black straps make for easy carrying on your shoulder.
Evi loves capturing beautiful moments: the innocent smile of a child or an exceptionally beautiful landscape. With a Diploma of Professional Photography from the Photography Institute, she has always been curious about the world and is attracted to beauty and uniqueness in any form. Her photograph “Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist” was selected for EF’s Sense of Place by National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest in 2015, and in July 2018 her photo “Seagulls Along Niagara Falls” was selected by Vogue Italia in the Nature category.
Repeat after me, mamas: Leggings. Are. Pants. And Ellavee by Huggaloops Performance Leggings are pants that literally support you in everything you do. My days are crazy and everything feels out of control: my hair, my house, my children, my to-do list. And then I catch a glimpse of my butt. And you know what IS in control? My butt. Because these leggings are amazing.
Ellavee by Huggaloops Performance Leggings give the sleek, flattering fit of high-end leggings in a premium performance fabric. These leggings hug every curve and provide gentle compression thanks to the 4-way stretch and 12% spandex. Ellavee’s feature wraparound construction and top-stitched seams for a polished look, and the high, foldable waist eliminates muffin top and won’t roll down. Moisture wicking and quick drying, these breathable leggings will support you through your workout or your work day.
This mom gig can be a hard one, and these bracelets, sweaters and tanks are designed to help make it a little easier. Wear them and know that you are sending the message of support to every other mama out there. The Mama Coach is all about dropping judgment in favour of supporting each other. All profits go toward The Mama Coach’s Christmas for Mamas Campaign, which will give the gift of Christmas to multiple families across Canada.
The Mama Coach is a team of registered nurses across Canada committed to making motherhood easier. They offer prenatal education, newborn and postpartum support, lactation support, as well as sleep education programs personalized to each child and based on science and empathy. They also offer Infant & Child CPR/Choking workshops and full certifications through the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Use code mamanloupsden for $5 off Mama Coach swag, and code mama for $40 off a $250 Mama Coach service. Coupon valid until January 4, 2019. Shipping is available for $10 anywhere in Canada. Local pickup offered in Calgary.
Gorgeous and elegant teething necklaces from Bonjour Baby Baskets are perfect for babies to chew, tug and gnaw and for mom to be trendy. Necklaces are made in Canada with FDA-approved, 100% food grade silicone and are free of BPA, phthalates, lead and PVCs.
Bonjour Baby Baskets offers fabulous brand-name baby clothing and natural products that have been carefully curated for their Luxury Baby Baskets. They are passionate about designer clothing, eco-friendly and locally made products, and they love sharing this passion with you.
Every pregnant and breastfeeding woman deserves to wear comfortable, supportive, functional, yet feminine lingerie. Cake Maternity is a designer brand of premium maternity & nursing bras. Designed to empower women, Cake Maternity embodies quality fit, comfort, support and shape.
The best gift for an expectant or breastfeeding mom is freedom of choice for her. With an extensive assortment of maternity and nursing bras, Cake has every need covered! Sure to please are their top selling nursing bras: the Rock Candy and Cotton Candy.
Not sure what she needs? Give a gift voucher in any denomination.
Shipping is free to US & CA. There are no duties or additional shipping charges for deliveries to the US customers. Duty charges will apply to CA customers.
Maman Loup Reviews: Cotton Candy & Rock Candy | Cake Lotus Pumping Bra
Give the gift of relaxation and pampering to the mama you love. The Baby Footprint carries a wonderful selection of bath bombs, shower fizzers, body scrubs and masks. All Garden by the Sea products are handmade in New Brunswick with natural ingredients.
Baby Footprint is operated by Natasha in Sylvan Lake, AB, but ships nationwide. This family-run business specializes in products that not only help minimize the footprint we leave on this earth, but also make parenting an easier task. A huge array of products is available for babies and adults alike.
Use code gift2018 for $5 off an order over $50. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes. Expires December 31, 2018.
CoKa Whipped Body Butter softens, nourishes and protects your skin. Apply it to dry patches on your face, hands or feet, or use it as a night cream, as a protective layer during cold spells or as a balm on dry and cracked lips.
Les Produits de MaYa’s dry shampoo is for all those mamas who don’t know when they last took a shower! An aerosol-free solution to freshening up your hairdo for another day on the battlefields of parenthood.
Les Produits de MaYa products are affordable and multipurpose. Made in Quebec with lots of love, from their family to yours.
Find MaYa at one of these fabulous retailers:
Gentle Nest | Lil’ Monkey Cheeks | Baby Footprint | Lagoon Baby | Nature’s Baby Basket | Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot | The Soap Dispensary
Former smelly sisters Neige and Pippa created an antidote to their own unfortunate musk … and they created something that’s not only EFFECTIVE, but also CLEAN AND STYLISH!
Because lymph nodes, the planet and its inhabitants (YOU) are important business, they decided to share their creation with ALL people. They believe armpits are lovely and deserve the best, just like every other inch of our flesh covered selves. Glass jars help you kick plastic to the curb in your bathroom, and you can reuse them for whatever you want!
I am a total Routine convert. There’s a scent for every mama, and you can even mix and match. YES. One scent on one pit, another on the other. SAY WHAT?! Try them all … but if you want to know where to start, Neige and Pippa want you to try Moon Sisters!
Use code NEWROUTINE for 10% off!
Affiliate links: Well.ca | The Baby Footprint
New babies get all the attention … but new mamas need TLC too! Striga makes a variety of postpartum-care products, from soaks, to sprays to balms.
At La Striga, you can find all your favourite products on one site and shop with peace of mind, knowing that all ingredients used are premium quality and safe for your family. All products are designed and produced locally with eco-friendly values.
Get a 10% discount on your order using the code MAMANLOUP10 from November 6–20, 2018.
Give a gift that will save the recipient money AND save the environment! Öko’s line of organic, ethically manufactured care products are durable, functional gifts that will be appreciated for years to come. Their reusable makeup pads will help the women you love green their beauty routines. Use them anywhere you’d use traditional disposable makeup pads.
Based in Ste-Rose, QC, Öko Creations’ line of zero-waste products also includes reusable menstrual products, care products, bulk and bread bags and beautiful gifts for babies.
Affiliate Links: The Baby Footprint | Lagoon Baby
Calm. Relax. Soothe. Infuse. Enjoy.
This awesome package for mom will help her relax and rejuvenate with some self-care and a much-needed time out from the chaos of raising little people. The weighted Zen Eye Pillow uses acupressure to ease tension and heighten zen, helping her rest her busy mind. Made with flax seeds, it includes a wooden essential oils disc so she can unwind with her favourite aromatherapy scents. And nothing is better at soothing her body than her favourite hot coffee or tea blend in the wintertime or cool, delicious infused water in the warmer months. Give mom some great tools to help her take a little time for herself!
Snips & Snails Baby is a small, Canadian-mom-run business. With four kids of her own, Karen has been through loads of trial and error, trying to find the right products to suit her family’s needs. At Snips & Snails Baby, she offers products they use in their home each and every day, so she knows they are high-quality, durable and will help make your parenting journey more enjoyable. Karen is available to help parents and is happy to answer questions. She’s always doing her best to provide a great customer experience.
New Mom Needs
Janelle Kent, director of Fais Dodo Sleep Solutions, is a certified infant and child sleep consultant based in Calgary, AB. She believes that quality sleep is paramount to family units thriving. With three little ones of her own (a 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins) and extensive professional experience working with children, Janelle is passionate about helping children and families get the sleep they need and deserve. Janelle offers a variety of sleep support packages that begin with an assessment of baby’s sleep needs, a personalized sleep plan as well as support and guidance along the way. Her services are offered remotely via phone and email consultations.
The Head Start package is designed for parents who want to set themselves up for success from the very beginning of baby’s life. Whether you are still expecting your little one, or are just getting acquainted, Janelle will work with you using best practices in order to encourage independent sleep skills as baby nears 12–16 weeks old. Education about healthy sleep habits, expectations for baby’s first four months and calming and soothing techniques are just some of the topics covered as you settle into parenthood.
Receive $50 off of the Head Start package (for a total cost of $99 + GST) when using e-Transfer to email@example.com and referencing Maman Loup’s Den. Offer valid until December 25, 2018.
All Haakaa’s new mom favourites are now available in a great little starter pack! This kit is the perfect way help a mama you love get started on her breastfeeding journey. The kit includes these best-selling essentials: 5 oz silicone Haakaa pump, silicone flower pump stopper, pump cap and a 36-pack of breast pads, all in a gift box.
Carry Me Mommy is an Alberta retailer run by Jessica, a mom to two boys, who has a passion for babywearing and eco-friendly living.
Whether a mom has had a vaginal or C-section delivery, is breastfeeding or weaning, we all know postpartum recovery can be rough! That’s why nothing says “I’m thinking of you” more than our postpartum care kits that help new moms heal faster physically and emotionally. They’re full of items like lactation cookies, perineal sprays, herbal sitz baths, reusable nursing pads and nipple butter. Plus, each box includes real postpartum stories, postpartum depression (PPD) resources, sleep tips, postpartum fitness and nutrition tips, home cleaning service coupons and more. This is the gift every mom-to-be deserves.
Postpartum Queen truly cares about mothers’ well-being: it’s owned and operated by two moms who know all about postpartum recovery and have picked products that they’ve used and tested themselves. They also understand that it’s not just physical well-being that matters, which is why they’ve included PPD and postpartum anxiety (PPA) resources for new moms through mobile counselling.
Everything in the Postpartum Queen Box is meant to make mom’s life easier, which is also why they have free pickup options for those who want to save on shipping in Calgary. And there’s one more reason to feel great about purchasing from them: for every 25 boxes that are purchased, Postpartum Queen donates a box to a pregnant mom in need through Aspen Family and Community Network Society.
Use code HOLIDAYS10 at checkout at www.postpartumqueen.com to get 10% off any Postpartum Queen box between November 8–December 21, 2018.
Breastfeeding in bed? Postpartum urinary incontinence? Diaper changes at home or on the go? Burping a spit-uppy baby? Suffering through nighttime potty training? No matter where that liquid is coming from … PeapodMats has all your surfaces covered!
Lay the PeapodMat on top of bedsheets without having to anchor it to the mattress with flaps, straps or Velcro! The grippy undersurface keeps the PeapodMat in place and the stitching design ensures that your mat will lie flat without bunching. This mat is breathable, so you won’t get hot and sweaty during sleep. And in the event of an accident, you just pull it off and pop it into the washing machine and dryer on regular cycle. Designed to last 500+ washes, the PeapodMat will hold more than one 1 litre (six cups) of water. PeapodMats are available in three sizes to fit a variety of surfaces and are free of PVC, vinyl and latex.
Shipping is always free in North America.
Affiliate links: Lagoon Baby | The Baby Footprint | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com
A ring sling is a gift that will last through the most phases of the baby and toddler years. Not only are they fantastic at carrying new babies, they are also a wonderful carrier for a toddler when their little legs get tired and they need a little time to recharge and cuddle. There are very few baby items that will be useful for as long as a ring sling!
True North Slings is a family business passionate about making beautiful linen ring slings in Canada. With inclusive sizing and a focus on being environmentally friendly, True North runs a low-waste shop by collaborating with other small shops that use linen remnants to make baby shoes and bonnets.
There will be a Black Friday Sale starting at 10:00 a.m. mountain time! True North only runs four sales a year, so be sure you don’t miss out!
I am convinced that this bib is a game changer. Tired of changing entire outfits after mealtime or having to hose off the high chair? This bib attaches to a high chair (with or without a tray) to close the gap between the child and their food, catching it all! Less food is wasted, less laundry needs to be done … more fun for everyone.
The BIBaDO features soft Velcro with a fully adjustable neck to fit even small children, starting from 6 months old, and the sleeve length can also be adjusted. The BIBaDO is lightweight, stain resistant and waterproof, making it ideal for messy meal times. Now you can feed your little one while keeping them, their clothes and their chair clean and dry.
This jacket extender for maternity and babywearing makes an ideal gift as it helps keep expecting mamas in their own jacket while their belly grows. No need for them to buy a new jacket or borrow their partner’s. The new universal design means it will work on ANY zippered jacket regardless of zip size, brand or length, virtually guaranteeing it will get used on one or multiple jackets. The extender can also be used to extend a jacket’s protection around a baby while carried in a front carrier—a fantastic way to get outside with baby during the winter.
By shopping with MakeMyBellyFit you are supporting a Canadian small business which strives to keep soon-to-be and new mamas feeling good in their own jackets.
The first 10 readers to use code MAMANLOUPSDEN15 will receive 15% off their purchase.
Affiliate link: The Baby Footprint
Ask any mom, and she’ll tell you: breast milk is a precious commodity. Women will go to great lengths to ensure that not a drop of “liquid gold” gets wasted. That’s precisely what makes the award-winning Milkies Milk-Saver such a wonderful invention for breastfeeding mothers. The patented Milk-Saver collects your leaking breast milk as you nurse or pump, allowing you to store extra breast milk effortlessly with each feeding. Easy to use, simply slip the Milk-Saver into your bra cup on the non-nursing side before you breastfeed. The Milk-Saver collects the milk that leaks when your breast milk lets down—it can collect just over two ounces! Once you’ve finished your breastfeeding session, simply transfer the collected milk into a storage container and keep it in the refrigerator or freezer for use at a later time.
Fairhaven Health’s mission is to develop products designed to safely and naturally promote fertility, pregnancy wellness and breastfeeding success, and for years now, they’ve been achieving that important goal. From preconception through pregnancy and nursing, Fairhaven Health is there—every step of the way—to provide clinically proven products to help you along your journey to parenthood.
Receive 10% off the entire Fairhaven Health store with coupon code MamanLoup.
Affiliate links: Amazon.com | Well.ca
Save money, reduce waste and treat those nips right with super soft, super pretty and super waterproof reusable nursing pads.
Omaïki is a well-known Canadian cloth diaper manufacturer that has recently expanded their offerings to include other eco-friendly alternatives to help families simplify their zero-waste journey.
Use discount code HOLIDAY for 10% off all Omaïki products (HÖM, H2Ö, Herö, Lötus, Gustö).
Mom’s nights are not going to be silent, but at least she can pump with the quietest electric pump I’ve ever tested! It’s so quiet that no one knows I’m pumping when I’m on the phone with them, and my husband doesn’t feel compelled to make comments about how my pump sounds like a cow mooing. As a full-time pumper, this is a true gift!
The Calypso To Go set comes with everything you need to pump on the go: extra bottles, cooler bag for quick and safe storage, an easy-to-transport breast pump bag, breast shells, optiflow inserts and a handle for easy conversion to a manual pump. If you don’t need all the extras, get the Calypso Double Plus. You can pump cordlessly using six AA batteries, and the suction and speed are controlled precisely and independently: two of my most important pump features now that I’m a professional pumper. Watch for my full review soon!
This holiday season, select the perfect gift for the expecting or new mom … any mom for that matter. With Photo by Thirty-One, the possibilities are endless. From birth to birthdays, toddlers and teens, see how children have grown by displaying favourite photos in a custom table gallery. Personalize each gallery with a name or a special event to help tell the story.
A photo pillow or wall art is the perfect way to commemorate a pregnancy or birth. Use these proud and happy moments to create a gift mom will always cherish.
With the Just Write Charm, precious photos become heartfelt keepsakes that Mom can always wear to share her charmed story.
Jill Blair is an independent director with Thirty-One Gifts offering organizational solutions for you, your home and your family.
The award-winning Lulujo Baby’s 1st Year Blanket & Cards Set is the perfect way to keep track of baby’s milestones stylishly and easily.
This set includes one muslin blanket and seven double-sided cards with fourteen milestones. The muslin blanket and card combination make great props for baby photos: perfect for the modern day social mom capturing milestone moments on camera. Create beautiful keepsake photos, track baby’s growth during the first year and add other props and toys for a personal touch. The blanket can also be used as a swaddle, stroller cover, baby blanket or nursing cover.
Cloth Diaper Kids is located in Calgary, AB and has been serving the cloth diapering and natural parenting community for nine years. Shop online for a stellar product selection, amazing customer service and fast shipping.
Save 10% with coupon code FIRST_YEARS on all Lulujo products until December 31, 2018.
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