Monday
Jun102013

Anya's Father's Day Gift Guide!

Whether it is his first Father’s Day or not, it can be hard to find him something practical and that he can enjoy. There is something out there for every type of dad and you’ll find many great suggestions right here! Happy Father’s Day!

Xx

Anya

1) FOR THE CLASSIC DAD

Timex Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back Chronograph Watch ($165.00)

 I love this watch for a dad that is classic, active, and hip. This watch is a timeless gift that will always be in style. This lightweight and flexible watch is water resistant and features fly-back chronograph movement. With a stainless steel case and luxurious genuine leather strap, this watch will make any dad’s day. 

2) FOR THE EXPECTANT DAD

Daddyscrub’s Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox ($49.95)

This is one of my favorite hot new products for dads-to-be. Daddyscrub’s Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox is a fun present that comes loaded with the tools that any dad will need to change his first or thousandth diaper – a pacifier, baby wipes, goggles, ear and nose plugs, gloves and more. The gift is not only useful, but adds a little humor into dad’s new role. 

3) FOR THE DAD ON THE GO

Lillebaby’s Complete Baby Carrier ($110)

Make dad’s life easier with this complete baby carrier. This multi-way baby carrier can be worn in the front, hip, or back and hold up a 45lb child. The carrier properly supports baby in a natural sitting position, so it’s great for both dad and baby! 

4) FOR THE ROCKSTAR DAD

Dewar’s Father’s Day Gift Pack ($29.99)

Make “The Drinking Man” in your life feel like the hard-partying rock star he thinks he was during his pre-fatherhood days and tell him “Dad rocks!” with DEWAR’S Father’s Day gift pack. Complete with a bottle of DEWAR’S 12 Year Old Scotch whisky and luxurious whisky rocks, dad can have his Scotch and drink it too. Raise a glass to the dad who rocks this Father’s Day and he will thank you.

5) FOR THE DAD WHO WANTS A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

Naturpedic’s Adigo Luxury Organic Mattress  ($4,798.00 for King Size) 

What dad doesn’t want a good nights sleep? I am obsessed with this mattress not only because it’s luxurious and comfortable but also because it’s made in the USA, organic, and Greengaurd certified. Give your dad the gift of the lavish nights sleep with this top-of-the-line mattress, and he will wake up every morning a happy and well rested dad!

6) FOR THE BEACH-LOVING DAD

Ilovewoo’s Due Mare Towel ($165)

One of my favorite towels for a guy who loves the water is this Due Mare Towel. Not only is this for the dad who is always in the sand, but also it is also great for the dad who is be eco-conscious. This towel is made from organic cotton and designed with neutral stripes as the perfect gift for dad… just in time for summer! 

7) FOR THE OUTDOORSY DAD

Butterscotch Blankee’s Hat with Monogram Initials ($36.00)

I adore anything that can be personalized or monogramed. These hats from Butterscotch Blankees can be customized with dad’s initials or “DAD” and come in array of colors. These hats are the ideal gift for the dads who are always outdoors to keep dad warm in style while skiing, fishing, hunting, or just a day out. 

8) FOR THE ACTIVE DAD

Plum Island Soap’s The Man Can ($48)

Does your dad need to update his grooming routine? After a long day being active, Dad can clean up with The Man Can’s fresh scented soap, shave gel, Bay Rum Oil, and hand butter. The Man Can’s fun presentation as a paint can won’t disappoint and also comes with a bottle/can opener! 

9) FOR THE ADVENTUROUS DAD

Piggback Rider’s NOMIS: Basic Standing Child Carrier System and Carry Bag ($89.99)

For the dad that is always on the go, the piggy rider allows dad to comfortably and conveniently take his child around with him! It is not only safe for the child but also completely lightweight for dad. It’s perfect for hiking, walking, exploring, and family trips to amusement parks, carnival, and sporting event! 

10) FOR THE SPORTY DAD

RUBR’s Barcelona Watches ($30)

I love these colorful and flexible watches for the sporty dad. They are made with ultra lightweight rubber straps and have many different face color options. It’s a great for dad’s runs and his other athletic activities.  

11) FOR THE DAD WHO LOVES TO SHAVE

John Allan’s Shorty Razor Box Set ($118.00)

If your dad loves to stay clean-shaven, it’s a given he will love this product! This John Allan razor set provides a fusion 5 razor head made from solid aluminum, pre-shaven solution, advanced polymer conditioning shave, and aftershave made with acai all just for less than $120. 

12) FOR THE WORKING DAD

Elegant Daddy Tie ($29.99)

For the dad that has a big meeting or just another day at the office these ties are professional yet fun! He can show off his daddy pride with the Elegant Daddy Tie made out of 100% silk!

Wednesday
May082013

Anya’s Club MomMe Gift Guide: Everything a Momme wants. 

As a new MomMe, this is my first Mother’s Day where I may be receiving a gift, and not just giving one.  Forget about the chocolate or flowers and check out what MomMe’s really want this year. There is something for every type of MomMe , and don’t worry, don’t stress. I have done all your homework and research for you to come up with the best gifts out there for the MomMe in your life. So sit back, relax, and shop away… Happy Mother’s Day!

Xx

Anya

 

For the Expecting MomMe:

1.  DANIELA CORTE Dar-a-luz gown ($98) - Perfect for the pregnant mom, this gown ties in the back and is the ultimate chic look for your stay at the hospital. You don’t have to worry about  what to wear when you have the Dar-a-luz gown packed in your bag! 

For the Brand New MomMe:

2.  BOBO-BUDDY Caterpillar ($13.99) - Give the new mom the gift of peace and ease with this adorable little buddy that attaches on to virtually all pacifiers ,making them easy to find, wash, and use. Every new mom will LOVE this thoughtful gift that makes her life a little easier, and keeps baby happy!  

For the Beauty Junkie MomMe:

3.  ARCONA “Instant Lift” Kit ($85) - What MomMe doesn’t want amazing products that help tighten, firm, and lift the skin? Who needs to go to the facialist when you can get brighter, smoother skin at home?   

For the Beauty Junkie MomMe:

4.  POSH MOMMY- Posh Loops ($110) - This necklace is the perfect way to hold your children’s names near and dear to your heart while staying trendy and chic. Customize a necklace for your MomMe with her children’s names and birthstones for her to proudly wear. 

For the Monogram MomMe:

5. TOSS Classic Canvas Monogram Grab Bag ($60) - This monogram tote is multi functional and fashionable while adding that personalized touch. Classic and chic this bag will take MomMe from season to season, it will become her new must-have bag.

For the Sentimental MomMe:

6. MUD-PIE Mother Holds Clip Frame ($12.50) - This classic frame is the perfect way to keep captured memories and let MomMe know how much you love her. Put a photo of you and her in the frame and she will cherish this thoughtful gift. 

For the Organized MomMe:

7. ERIN CONDREN Family Life Planner ($30) - Life planner and family planner to keep your family’s schedules organized and synched, this is the perfect gift for the Mom who is already organized, or wants to get super organized. In addition to being able to fit in your purse, you can customize this organizer with photos of mom and her family.

For the Caffeinated MomMe:

8. TASSIMO Home Brewing System ($99) - Quick and easy way to get your caffeine fix any time of day without having to leave your kitchen! This coffee system looks sleek in any room and can make mom’s favorite flavor coffee.

For the Clean MomMe:

9. OLOGY household products ($3-7) - Perfect for the MomMe who loves to clean, and loves to be green. The Ology home products are the best and most natural way for Mom to do her cleaning, and keep her family healthy. She will appreciate the help with the house, because if you can’t help clean, at least buy her the products that will. 

For the Active MomMe:

10. THERAFIT shoe ($95) - The most comfortable shoe for women that “makes your whole body happy!” Let mom relieve stress with these unique sneakers that allow you to worry about everything else going on, and not your feet. 

For the Decorative MomMe:

11. BUTTERSCOTCH BLANKEES LOVE Pillow ($88) - This LOVE pillow can decorate any room and add that perfect touch of style to your home. A pillow will remind mom of your love for her every time she looks at it. 

For the Zen MomMe:

12. NALUKAI “Balance” bracelet ($275) - This pretty piece reminds mom to take a breath and find balance in her crazy life. Also comes in “believe” “inspire” and “strength” charms.  Every MomMe needs to find her inner zen every once and a while. 

Thursday
Jan312013

Anya's “FABULOUS MomMe” Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Let’s face it, Valentines Day is an excuse to buy gifts for everyone you love in your life! No need to stress about what to get because I’m here to let you in on all the best gifts to make your shopping easy breezy and stress free! With all this shopping don’t forget yourself—you deserve a Valentine’s Day treat too!

 

FOR THE BEAUTY MomMe:

1.  Delaney Wellness Skincare- Seven Day Discovery Kit ($98) - You want this for your own Valentines Day gift almost as much as you want to give it! The hottest beauty trend you need to know about is Vinotherapy- using grapes and wine to get great skin and reverse aging. This must-have Vinotherapy skin set will have you getting compliments on your skin right away! Made with antioxidants found in grapes, these super luxurious products will give you the radiance that make you look like you’re in LOVE this Valentines Day!

FOR THE FASHION MomMe:

2.   Daniela Corte “Nolita” Leggings ($235) - Every fashionista needs a touch of leather this Valentine’s Day—get ahead of the trend with the Daniela Corte “Nolita” Legging!  The hottest leggings when you need a little boost of sex appeal, the “Nolita” legging with faux leather detail sucks you in and makes you appear a size smaller while staying on trend. Pair with sky high heels for a night out or flats and a tunic for a day around town. Give the gift everyone will envy when she feels slim, sleek, and chic all year round!

FOR YOUR PET:

3.  Red/Black Leather Diamante Heart Collar and Leash Set ($23.35) - Don’t forget to show love for your dog this Valentine’s Day! Style your dog with this adorable diamonte heart collar and leash set that will turn heads at the dog park. Not just cute for Valentines Day, this set can be worn any time to dress up your dog and show how much you love them!

FOR YOUR BFF MomMe:

4.  District Collection Cashmere Scarf ($138) - Surprise someone this Valentine’s Day with the gift of the softest cashmere you’ve ever felt. This 100% cashmere scarf is the missing accessory every girl needs in her closet. Made in the USA, it can be worn year round, dressed down for day or dressed up for night, and the best part is, it’s one size fits all so you know it’s going to fit. This is the perfect gift for the girl who has it all and is the ultimate accessory for every one’s closet!

FOR YOUR BABY:

5.  MudPie Heart Sock Set ($19.50) - Use Valentines Day as an excuse to buy your baby more clothes! Make sure your baby is dressed for the occasion with this MudPie Heart Sock Set! Let them get in on this day of love by accessorizing with the theme of hearts this Valentines Day!

6.  Butterscotch Blankees ($130) - This cute, decorative blanket can be personalized specific for your baby! Great for Valentines décor and not just for your baby’s needs, this blanket is classic and luxurious. And the best part is this blanket is a great gift too!

7.  Heartbreaker Long-sleeve Onesie ($6) - Let your little guy get in on the Valentines day fun too! He’ll be a heartbreaker when he’s in this cute red bodysuit.

FOR THE NEW MomMe:

8.  Ju Ju Be “Be All Sweet Hearts” Bag ($140) - This stylish, messenger style diaper bag is easy to tote around and perfect for the mom on the go. It is multifunctional and is so chic it can be used as a tote bag as well!

FOR THE MomMe WHO HAS IT ALL:

9.  Doie Lounge “Sadie” Robe ($136) - You can never have too many robes, but I’ve never found one softer than this. This effortlessly sexy and extremely comfortable robe is the perfect gift for mom this Valentines Day. Made from 100% bamboo and in the USA, you can’t get softer or more luxurious! Perfect to sleep in or wear around the house, this robe fits everyone and is so chic you’ll want to leave the house in it!

FOR THE MomMe TO BE:

10.  Bella B Moms Essentials Gift Set, $29.99 - This is the ultimate essentials gift set for all expectant MomMes. Includes everything a new mom could need, all in a perfect travel size, and in a convenient travel pack. This luxurious set is the perfect Valentines gift for any mom to be!

FOR THE MomMe WHO LOVES TO COOK:

11.  Mud Pie Heart Dip Bowl and Scoop ($16 each) and Measuring Spoon Set ($17)  - Cook in style with this decorative cooking set from Mud Pie. Not only is this set great for entertaining, but these cute bowls serve as great holiday decoration as well!

FOR THE DADDY:

12.  Daddy Scrubs “I’m the Daddy” Heart Boxers ($21.95) - These stylish, holiday boxers are a great festive gift for Valentines Day that give daddy a little bit of flair. Best part is, they are comfortable for every day so they can’t only be worn for the holiday!

FOR EVERY MomMe:

13.  Brownie Brittle Chocolate Chip 6 Pack ($26.95) - Who doesn’t love chocolate on Valentines Day? Chocolate goodness in a wafer thin snack, Brownie Brittle gives you the crispiness and crunch of the edges of a brownie but in every single bite! This is a great gift for anyone— your co-worker, neighbor, or friend, and is a great treat to have out at a party!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s start our shopping to get ready for the best Valentines Day ever and spread the MomMe love with everyone in our lives!!

Xoxo Anya

Anya Sarre, Style Expert
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Monday
Dec032012

Club MomMe's Holiday Gift Guides

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The stockings are hung with car, the Christmas Tree is up and looking beautiful, the gingerbread house is perfectly built and displayed on a shelf…

Or is it?  The Holidays can be stressful as parents, so much to do and so little time.  And so much pressure to make everything perfect!  To help make things a little easier, we have assembled Gift Guides for the kids on your shopping list, whether they are a newborn or a teenager, we have something for them!

And we can’t forget the MomMEs and Daddys either!

Shopping Guides for Kids:

Stocking Stuffers

0 - 6 Months Gift Guide

6 - 12 Months Gift Guide

18 Month Gift Guide

2 Year Old Gift Guide

3 Year Old Gift Guide

Tweens and Teens Gift Guide

MomME-to-Be Gift Guide

MomME Gift Guide

Daddy Gift Guide

Monday
Dec032012

Daddy Gift Guide

1. DaddyScrubs - The perfect gift for dads.  Expectant dads can wear DaddyScrubs in the hospital during labor and delivery so everyone knows that hey, “I’m the Daddy.”  He will be getting high fives and smiles from everyone in site when he runs out for some ice, stops to re-fuel or takes a walk with the baby.  New dads can wear shirts, hoodies or my husband’s favorite hat.  Being the daddy is a life-chaging experience, now celebrate it by showing the world, “I’m the Daddy!”

2. Pop Chips - Popchips are the most delicious popped chip there is.  Who doesn’t smile when they see Popchips?  Sneak some of these into his stocking and you will be sure to get some holiday cheer.

3. True Religion Ricky Corduroy Pants - These comfortable pants are a nice alternative to jeans, comfortable and look great!

4. Bluetooth Speakers - the latest speakers require no cords to play music, they use bluetooth to play music and more.  This speaker has a 100 foot range and over 60 feet through walls.  Now that is music to any dadd’s ears!

5. Child Bike Seat by Britax - Just about every daddy likes to go for bike rides, and every little one likes to get out for some fresh air and new scenery.  This bike seat is super safe, easy to install and lasts from 4 months through 4 years!

6. Art of Shaving Kit - Dads spend several hours a year shaving.  Why not make their shave an enjoyable experience with the Art of Shaving?  This old-school inspired four-piece kit will give the dad on your list a close shave that will last longer and leave him smelling great.  Plus his kids will thank you for that soft skin!

7. Woven Shirts - Just because you may be dealing with some spit up does not mean you should not have some nice woven shirts in your wardrobe.  Shirts like this Descendant of Thives Woven Shirt can do from the office to an early dinner out in time to pay the babysitter and still look great and feel good.  The impecable tailoring on this shirt makes it a must buy!

8. iPad Mini - The perfect win-win gift.  He gets the must-have technology toy of the season, and your kids get a new toy to fill with apps and use on road trips.  Because let’s face it, no presents for dads is just for dads anymore, right?

9. Framed Family Picture Collage for his Office.  Dads love to be surrounded by their family, but not all of them are good at “decorating.”  Surprise him with a frame collage of pictures of your family complete with a personalized message.  It will look great when he has meetings, making him seem like a “family man,” and he will smile every singel time he looks at it!

10. Night Out with his Friends - All parents can use some time to remember what we used to be like before we had kids.  That means the inevitable night-out-with-the-boys.  You can make him a nice card to use when he likes, which means you are on dinner, bath and bed-time duty with the kids while he gets a night out.  Or you can treat a couple to a few hours of babysitting from Urbansitter and the mom can have a girl’s night, get a massage or even run errands.  Because moms love running errands at night :)