Whether you’re awaiting the latest sibling or the stork’s bringing your very first bundle, preparation is key. Which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive offering of the absolute essentials to get ready for baby — brought to you by a roster of our best brands.
Bring your bundle home in style with some of the softest linens around from Gilt-favorite aden + anais (a delicately printed swaddle wrap is a perfect post-hospital pick). And they’ll be outfitted for every occasion with adorable matching sets from Little Me and comfy-cute dresses and play clothes from Lilly & Sid London.
With their layette all set, arm yourself with essential, routine-tackling gear: Think BabyBjörn’s go-to carriers and spill-proof bibs, Maclaren’s adjustable strollers, and JJ Cole’s multitasking diaper bags and backpacks. Your day-to-day has never run more smoothly. Lastly, pick up Nursery Works’ sleek wooden cribs, changing tables, and plush rocking chairs, and create an ideal space for them to start dreaming.
Sure, you can pull a Martha Stewart and engineer an elegant Easter yourself…but we’ve got a feeling there are some little helpers at home eager to lend a hand. From brunch decorating to egg dyeing, your live-in assistants will hop at the chance to test-drive their DIY skills — and nothing says family fun like an afternoon of easy crafts you can prep as a team. Check out three of our blogger favorites, then shop basket-filling goodies kids will flip for, dressed-up outfits for boys and girls, and more festive musts for a picture-perfect holiday.
“A Fun New Way to Dye Easter Eggs” [c/o Handmade Charlotte]
“Paper Plate Easter Chick” [c/o Simple As That]
“Make Your Own Easter Crayons” [c/o Moonfrye]
This dynamic design duo makes it easy to spice up your space: Add a decorative rug to your decor or hang the perfect pop-of-color curtains in your little one’s room. “Started by two amazing women with a passion for beautiful interiors, Serena & Lily’s designs brighten every home, every room, every day,” says Alexis Maybank, Gilt.com’s co-founder. Here, the pair gave us a chic peek into the brand and their homes. Don’t forget to shop our Serena & Lily sales on Friday, October 4.
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We’re always happy to support causes we believe in, and Healthy Child Healthy World definitely makes the cut. They provide parents with important info about how to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals, thus making the environment safer for kids (love it!). This week we’ve partnered with Lifefactory (they make the BPA- and phthalate-free baby bottles above) to support this amazing organization: For every item you buy here, we’ll donate $2 to Healthy Child Healthy World. It’s just an example of what we like to call “shopping with benefits.”