2017 Holiday Gift Guide: babies

There’s something to be said for creating these holiday gift guides every year. They are a LOT of work, but they’re also deeply satisfying. I love being able to help give you tried-and-tested gift ideas for your loved ones. My policy has steadfastly remained that brands can’t buy their way into the guides — and that’s true again this year.

In 2017, five years after my first-ever gift guide, I’ve gone back to my roots and created a series of guides to make it easier to find what you’re looking for: babies, little ones, big kids, teens and adults. In them, you’ll find ideas for stocking stuffers and WHOA gifts alike.

Each guide will launch every few days in the coming weeks and — the best part — is that one very lucky reader will win everything featured in a given guide. So that’s five distinct guides and five big winners. You’re free to enter each one; there’s no limit to the number of times you can win.

So get your lists ready, because this game is afoot.


Baby holiday gift guide


Oemi baby leather diaper bag

What is it? Yeah, yeah…it’s not technically for the baby. But this all-leather diaper bag, designed by moms, is perfect for babies-on-the-go. It has all the pockets you’ll need for a walk to the park or a plane ride with your infant. There are feet to protect the bottom of the bag and it comes with an optional crossbody strap, which was always a must for me. And one day — when diaper bags are a thing of your past — you’ll be able to use this as a work bag because it fits even 17″ laptops comfortably.

How much? $295

Where can I buy it? At Oemi Baby.



Eco Chic Baby gift set

What is it? A gorgeous Canadian lineup of 100 per cent all natural baby lotions, creams and oils. This is a line I first used with Miss Q many years ago and it’s as beautiful today as it was then. The diaper cream is effective but gentle and that baby oil saw lots of massages in our house — well past the toddler years. (You can also check out this brand at The Healthy Moms Fall Marketplace during the BabyTime Show, Nov 10-12, 2017.)

How much? $49.99 for the set

Where can I buy it? At Eco Chic Movement.



Doodle & Co Pop Pacifier

What is it? Even though neither of my kids were hot on soothers, the Pop Pacifier would definitely have been one that I would have tried. Between the awesome colours and the fact that it’s made from 100 per cent silicone, the bonus is that when it drops, the nipple automatically pops back into a protective case. (You can also check out this brand at The Healthy Moms Fall Marketplace during the BabyTime Show, Nov 10-12, 2017.)

How much? $16

Where can I buy it? Baby on the Hip.


ezpz mini mat

ezpz mini mat

What is it? When we first started feeding the kids solids, I would often toss food right onto their high chair tray. But when we moved them up to the table and took the tray off, we would have loved using something like this to make mealtimes fun for our toddlers but easy for the cleaner-uppers. The ezpz mini mat design will also work well for kids who don’t like their food touching. This version is also small enough to roll up and take with you to restaurants! (You can also check out this brand at The Healthy Moms Fall Marketplace during the BabyTime Show, Nov 10-12, 2017.)

How much? $29

Where can I buy it? Baby on the Hip.



Kinzigo Spoon

What is it? The coolest spoon ever for your little eaters! Most spoons simply aren’t designed for babies with not-the-best dexterity and small-motor control that’s still developing, but Kizingo’s version is shaped in every direction to support small hands. Plus, hello — fun colours! (You can also check out this brand at The Healthy Moms Fall Marketplace during the BabyTime Show, Nov 10-12, 2017.)

How much? $11

Where can I buy it? Baby on the Hip.



STONZ infant Mittz and Booties

What is it? Our kids lived in STONZ Booties and thumbless Mittz when they were infants and toddlers. I loved that I could pull the Booties on right over top of their little Robeez or other shoes to give some protection from the cold while still allowing them to practise walking without being loaded down by too-heavy winter boots. And getting small, busy hands into the infant Mittz is a breeze — meaning you can get out the door faster and with fewer frustrations. There are so many different colours and characters from which to choose that it makes it easy to find something perfect for every baby’s personality.

How much? Starting at $31.99

Where can I buy it? Booties and Mittz can be found at Stonz.


Win it all!

One lucky winner will win everything featured in this gift guide, valued at nearly $500! Please review the contest dates, terms and conditions carefully in the Rafflecopter widget. Lots of luck to everyone who enters, and happy holidays.
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DISCLAIMER: Products provided to MommyGearest.com for gift guide inclusion are for consideration only; there is no guarantee when a brand submits a product that it will be chosen for the guide. All items are carefully vetted before they appear in the guide and brands are not allowed to pay to appear. Some photos provided by brands. 

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  1. Maritess S says

    I am excited to try the KINZIGO ERGONOMIC SPOON. I like to know if it aids in developing the toddler’s motor skills.

  2. Joni says

    I’m excited for the EZPZ MINI MAT, needed that for my brothers kids, one sometimes still dumps their food. and theres a new one on the way

  3. Bernice says

    I would be most excited to try the Doodle & Co Pop Pacifier , My Daughter is expecting her 2nd baby in June 2018 and all the prizes would be awesome to win for her

  4. Dianne G says

    I like the ezpz mini mat. It looks like a great product for when babies are starting to eat on their own that would make clean up easier.

  5. sarah alexis says

    I know it sounds silly but I think I’m most excited about the KINZIGO ERGONOMIC SPOONs! they are very cool. I mean obviously I love EVERYTHING on this gift guide!

  6. Christine D says

    The Stonz infant set and the mats are two in tealky looking forward to using! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. aly3360 says

    I am most excited for the OEMI BABY “PARKSIDE” DIAPER BAG. I bought a traditional diaper bag, but it’s already getting too small and i’d love something a little more chic!

    – Amber Y

  8. Anita D. says

    Such an awesome giveaway! I would love any of these great products. I am
    The most excited about the diaper bag. Gorgeous!

  9. Lauren says

    This is an amazing giveaway! I love the ezpz mat and stonz boots, but haven’t had the opportunity to try the others. What great products !

  10. Vanessa L says

    I’m most excited about the Oemi Baby “PARKSIDE” Diaper Bag. I love that it’s not too girly and my husband would like the design too!

  11. Janine says

    I love the spoons! I’ve never seen them before! My little guy is hypermobile so these would be great to help him out with eating!

  12. Kris says

    Eco chic products are AMAZING. And bonus she is from my town. Love to support local 😀 Used the belly butter all through my pregnancy and loved it. No stretch marks either!

  13. Brett Reid says

    I’m most excited about Eco Chic Movement!!!! Best baby products ever! That set is exactly what I need to get started!

    Also.. that diaper bag 🤗 so nice!

  14. says

    OEMI BABY “PARKSIDE” DIAPER BAG if you are luck enough to own this bag it will be your workhorse carry all while looking freaking awesome. And it lasts, Its an amazing bag

  15. Laura says

    The baby products look amazing – I’ve been out of the baby game for 11 years and about to jump back in – this would be awesome!

  16. krisha4444 says

    ahhhh I am most excited about the OEMI BABY “PARKSIDE” DIAPER BAG!! One of my regrets when my daughters were babies was not dishing out the money for a good quality, versatile diaper bag that could function as a purse as well. My diaper bag was one that came free with the stroller :(

  17. NormaJane says

    Our first grandchild is due next May. WE are overjoyed! I’m entering this giveaway for my daughter who is weeks from finishing university, works full time, just got married last June & now expecting 1st baby. There is no way she or we could afford the OEMI BABY “PARKSIDE” DIAPER BAG type of luxury. The entire list of of Baby items are amazing. Discovering all these products that they definitely didn’t have when i had babies :) is incredibly overwhelming. Exciting!

  18. Lori Lucas says

    That Oemi Diaper bag looks amazing….i’m no longer in that stage with my kids but would have loved that when they were smaller. Amazing stuff!!

  19. Alayne Langford says

    I am most excited about the OEMI BABY “PARKSIDE” DIAPER BAG, because it is high quality leather, it is stylish, and yes, you can use it as a night bag for yourself that will fit a laptop amongst other things! :)

  20. Ashley Jenkins says

    Loving everything in this Holiday Gift Guide Collection.
    I am most excited for the gorgeous Oemi Baby “Parkside” Diaper Bag.

  21. Chantal Steeves says

    Awesome gift guide! I’m most excited about the EZPZ mini mats!!! These would be perfect for my new to food 6 month old!

  22. Hailey kurzawski says

    I love the plates!! My kids are forever making messes because their plates move! This is a brilliant idea! 💡

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