Still shopping for the little ones on your list? Take some inspiration from some of the tried and true favorites of Hollywood moms.
The always adorable Violet and Seraphina Affleck look especially cute wearing Glug, a hip line of children’s clothing, which combines modern designs, soft, comfortable fabrics and kid-friendly wearability. Glug has also been spotted on Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla and celeb moms Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laila Ali are also fans. A family business, the unique styles and graphics are inspired by current trends in the design, art, travel and cultural worlds and include such fun prints as elephants, monkeys, trees and even sushi! Sizes range in age from newborn through eight-years-old. The collection runs from $20-$50 and is sold at specialty boutiques and www.GlugCollection.com.
“GOOD” TO THE LAST DROP
Brooke Shields and Grey’s Anatomy star Kim Raver are fans of Mayron’s Goods, a baby skincare line created by Emmy Award-winning actress, Melanie Mayron, from the classic show “thirtysomething.” Melanie teamed up with her chemist father to create the line including their famous, Our Best Barrier & Diaper Cream. The brand’s synthetic-free products are “not tested on animals. Tested on Actresses’ babies,” which made me laugh. A portion of the proceeds go to Women’s Health Research. www.Mayronsgoods.com
THE TRENDY TOT
Jeggings for your little one? You bet! The leggings that look like jeans are actually practical for kids because you get the ease and comfort of easy-to-get-on-and-off leggings - a real plus when you are changing diapers! The stylish jeggings from Chopstix Kids (a fave of Debi Mazar and David Boreanaz) range in sizes from 6 months to 6 years and feature cute designs like smiley faces and cupcakes on the back pockets. From $40 at www.chopstixkids.com.
COME ON, GET “HAPPY”
Courteney Cox, Mariska Hargitay and Bethenny Frankel all have Happy Blankies for their kids, which are fun, colorful blankets shaped like animals including a pink pig, brown dog and green frog. For each blanket bought, one will be donated to a child in a hospital or orphanage as part of the brand’s “ONE to Love, ONE to Give” mission. $32 to $128 at www.happyblankie.com.
Celebs love the delicious smelling Babo Botanicals line, which is specially formulated for babies and kids with sensitive skin. The hair and skincare products are made with certified organic ingredients at a farm in upstate New York. There are shampoos, body washes, lotions and hair detanglers in yummy scents like Cucumber Aloe Vera, Berry Primrose and the just launched Lavender Meadowsweet. I love the sweet packaging and holiday gift sets are available. Prices start at $5 www.babobotanicals.com.
PINT-SIZED FRENCH CHIC
Katherine Heigl, Heidi Klum, Kourtney Kardashian and Angelina Jolie are fans of children’s line Eliane et Lena. In fact, Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox Jolie-Pitt have all been spotted wearing the French boutique line, which features European designs. The collection, which includes denim, jackets, dresses and knitwear, is very detail-oriented and made to mix and match. Boys and girls sizes 6-12. www.elianeetlenausa.com
ULTIMATE SECURITY BLANKET
Everyone from Nicole Richie to Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Bullock and Gwen Stefani are fans of the wildly popular Aden + Anais line of baby blankets. The brand keeps expanding and the latest addition to the family is the issie, a smaller sized security blanket. The blankie is soft and soothing and made of breathable muslin and is lined with satin. The issie also features Aden + Anais signature prints including giraffes and butterflies. $19.95 for a 2 pack at www.adenandanais.com.
THE MAJOR SPLURGE
I would never buy my 2-year-old designer clothes, but I have to admit that Jennifer Lopez’s kids look super stylish in the Gucci ads for the luxe brand’s new children’s line (see photo of Jen with daughter Emme in Gucci above). The Gucci children’s collection features plenty of the famous GG pattern, including boys ties ($85) and ballerina flats ($220). A navy gabardine double breasted jacket goes for a whopping $465. You’d have to be an extra, extra good boy or girl to get this from Santa! Available at select Gucci stores.