Prior to having your baby, you might have pictured your holiday shopping to look like this – a well-put together mom, strolling the mall with a latte in hand while her little angel is happily snoozing away in their stroller. The reality of blowouts, meltdowns, narrow aisles and line-ups is much less appealing! Online shopping is a mom’s best friend. Avoid the busy malls by using airmilesshops.ca while browsing the best merchandise from Amex AIR MILES Sponsors. In fact, you can even take advantage of special offers. For example, make a purchase at airmilesshops.ca from November 12 – 19, 2013 with your Amex AIR MILES Card and earn 125 bonus reward miles.
While you’re browsing, here’s a brief gift guide of some of my top gift ideas for 2013:
For Your Parents:
Netflix might be a bit too high tech for the older generation, so a DVD gift set is the perfect alternative. What will I be getting my parents this year? Downton Abbey from Amazon.
For Your Sister:
I love this stylish Michael Kors Essential Zip Wallet for the iPhone 5. It’s the perfect size to store a phone and a credit card – the only 2 things a woman needs on her at all times – unless you’re a mom, in which case you also need diapers, wipes, toys, blankets, clothes, snacks…
For Your Husband:
Have a world traveller in your life? I love this scratchable world map. I think it would also make a great piece of art in your baby’s nursery to serve as a reminder of all of the great places you’ve been, as well as the new adventures you plan on taking with your little one.
I love giving books as gifts. It provides an opportunity to write a personal message inside. My favourite Christmas Book for baby is Fa La La.
I love the whole series by Leslie Patricelli. Using a variety of funny scenarios, her books teach toddlers about opposites, right and wrong, and other simple concepts. My son and I look through the various pictures and discuss what’s happening in each scenario. I credit our potty training success to her book Potty.
Recently, my favourite book to read to my 4-year-old is Pete The Cat Saves Christmas.
Toys R Us. ‘nuff said.
For The Whole Family:
A friend of mine has a holiday tradition that I love. Each year every family member gets a new set of pajamas for Christmas morning. Check out this luxurious silk set for adults and these adorable toddler pjs – both courtesy of The Gap.
And since you’ve been so generous this year, here’s one for you:
As moms, we have millions of precious memories stored on our iPhones. This awesome gadget lets you print off those precious moments and share them with friends and family. Just dock your phone, and hit print!
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This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely my own.