Even though Christmas feels like it was yesterday, I can't pass up the opportunity to spoil Ruby, especially if it's in honor of a holiday celebrating love! While she truly needs nothing I use Valentine's Day and Easter to buy her essentials and a small thing or two she will really love. For instance, we are going on a warm weather vacation at the end of March, so along with a toy and book she will be opening a new bathing suit and pair of sunglasses. It's a win win!

1. Swimsuit - This sweet little swimsuit is the perfect way to celebrate a holiday centered around love. Hearts never go out of season, or style!

2. Nike Sneakers - As warm weather days begin to pop up, the babies need a shoe option other than their fur lined, waterproof, chunky boots. Sneakers are a great weather transition shoe!

3. Book - No one can ever have too many books! This twist on a classic is perfect for reading to your little ones on Valentine's Day.

4. Pajamas - A practical gift that is guaranteed to excite when it hosts their favorite character! In this house, we can NEVER have enough Minnie Mouse. Ever.

5. Sunglasses - These polarized shades are too cute for words. The tortoise shell frames are guaranteed to conjure up a few "oooohs, and ahhhhs," and sunglasses are a necessity as we head into the warmer months.

6. Puzzle - We love puzzles, and the added fun of a magnetic fishing pole makes this particular puzzle a slam dunk. 

7. Swing - If we had a yard for this swing, it would be in my shopping cart ready for purchase. I love this fun alternative to a standard swing and I am sure kiddos would get hours of entertainment out of it.

8. Rain Boots - Before the sunshine comes the rain. With the rainy months approaching a great pair of rain boots make puddle stomping acceptable! 

9. Umbrella - To pair with their rain boots, of course!

10. Legos - While Ruby is still a bit young for traditional Lego sets, the Duplos are perfect for her tiny hands. She loves to build and create, and she LOVES Minnie. She will be opening this on Valentine's Day. 



Guess who turns ONE this week? Ruby. Oh my goodness, how is our sweet little baby already one year old? The saying, "time flies when you're having fun," has never proven to be more true. Time is flying, but man are we having fun!

In honor of Ruby's special day I've rounded up a gift guide for the toddler in your life. Not only will your gift be a hit with the child, but the parents as well (think toddler chic)! Crowd pleasers all around.

1. Play KitchenOMG. This little kitchen KILLS me. I would love my actual, adult size kitchen to look like this. Those grey cabinets and brass fixtures will be a culinary inspiration to the trendy tot in your life. 

2. MoccasinsA favorite of the fashion mamas. These fun moccasins come in a variety of fun colors and prints and are sure to be the envy of the playground.  

3. BlanketA fun (and MUCH more affordable) take on the timeless Hermes Avalon Blanket, this personalized stroller blanket provides style and comfort for those winter weather babies. 

4. TeepeeThe perfect getaway for your little one. A place to call their own, where they can safely store all of their beloved toys. Plus, the gold and white design is a fabulous neutral that won't distract from the aesthetic of your home.

5. SunglassesFor the baby who has everything! What better way to provide protection from the summer sun than with a classic pair of Ray Bans that are just the right size for tiny eyes.

6. RomperComfort and ease, a moms two favorite words. These simple rompers are an easy off and on for mom, and a great way to keep baby cool and comfortable all summer long.

7. BraceletIf the gift of an heirloom sparks your interest, than a simple, sterling silver bracelet is the way to go.

8. Personalized BookWe received this exact book as a gift when Ruby was born, and it has since been a favorite of all of ours. A book is a gift that never goes unused or out of style. Personalizing it for the recipient makes it all the more special. 

9. Pajamas -Because personalized jammie's make dreams sweet!

10. Bath Set - This luxury set promised to nourish, replenish and protective even the most sensitive skin. Making it an ideal gift for the little loves in your life.



 If you're like me, and haven't begun thinking about Valentine's plans or presents (until I started researching for this gift guide) then here are some ideas to get you started. FYI - Valentine's Day is THIS Sunday so you don't have too much time to waste. 

Also, everything is under $100. Great gifts without breaking the bank - yes please!

1. THE COUCH DWELLER (Slippers) - An LL Bean classic, and the perfect gift for the guy who enjoys his lazy days parked on the couch binging on Netflix, playing video games, and watching sports.

2. THE TRAVELER (Weekend Bag) - If he loves surprise overnight getaways and weekends away this bag is ideal. It's totally functional without sacrificing style.

3. THE FITNESS ENTHUSIAST (Wireless Headphones) - These headphones make running and working out to your own music a breeze. They eliminate the hassle of cords while keeping the sound quality - score!

4. THE ORGANIZER (Dopp Kit) - If throwing his toothbrush in with his shoes doesn't fly than this Tumi travel kit is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It will keep his hair product, deodorant and moisturizer neatly organized and easy to find in an otherwise chaotic suitcase.

5. THE MIRROR LOVER (Skin Care) - If your guy takes better care of himself than you do, this skin care trio is perfection. This luxury line will keep both him and his skin happy. 

6. THE BEER CONNOISSEUR (Beer Flight) - If his ideal weekend is spent at the local brewery this fun flight allows him to bring the experience home. Pair it with a few craft beers he has been eyeing and your job is done! 

7. THE BUSINESSMAN (Tie Clip) - If suits are his norm, the addition of this edgy tie clip may be just what he needs to set the new standard of style at the office, and for only $15 you can throw in a tie and pair of socks to round out the perfect gift.

8. THE FASHION MAVEN (Bomber Jacket) - As we all grow weary of our winter gear, this lightweight bomber provides a stylish glimmer of hope that spring is on it's way. I am loving army green for guys right now - I'm thinking it's the new navy.

9. THE COOL CAT (Sunglasses) - A great pair of sunglasses can take just about any look from undistinguished to GQ. If he has yet to hop on the stylish sunglasses bandwagon - now is your chance! 

Happy Valentine's Week!