For the New to the ‘Burbs Mom

Corinne Brown

Our favorite gifts for the moms who are creating their new home in the ‘burbs.

It’s no secret that moving to the suburbs can feel like the end of an era, but it’s also the start of a new and exciting one. Ease the transition with these eight great gift ideas that will help your favorite mom keep up with her growing family and take advantage of all the ‘burbs have to offer.

#1 Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag

Carryall bag

Just like our moms, this fashionable duffle bag can do it all. It’s made by Dagne Dover, a female-founded company dedicated to designing bags that make life easier, so they know exactly what women need and want in a bag. The Landon Carryall comes with a padded laptop sleeve, a detachable pouch for shoes, a water bottle holder, and pockets to spare to help keep your favorite mom organized and ready for a full day. It even has a luggage handle sleeve to make it effortlessly transportable, wherever you’re traveling.

Buy Here: $155

#2 Ashley Patten Pilates Classes

Woman doing pilates

Katie absolutely loves her pilates instructor, Ashley, and is excited to share her classes with all of you! Ashley offers on-demand classes ranging from 10 to 60 minutes in length to accommodate even the busiest schedules. The classes are also sorted by experience level to make sure everyone can find the perfect class for themselves. To make the deal even sweeter, a $20 monthly subscription gives unlimited access to all of Ashley’s on-demand classes. Give a gift card to make exercising easier for beginners and pilates-lovers alike!

Buy Here: from $20

#3 Sleep Number Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Set

pillowcases and sleep masks

It feels like we’re learning more about the importance of sleep every day, and if there’s anyone who needs better sleep, it’s moms. This silk pillowcase-eye mask set from Sleep Number is perfect for those who need to take full advantage of every hour they can get. The silk fabric prevents hair from getting tangled, and the soothing mask feels amazing on tired eyes. Choose standard or king size for anyone upgrading their bed as they move to a larger space.

Buy Here: $99.99

#4 UnbuckleMe Car Seat Buckle Release Tool

car seat buckle release tool

Moving to the suburbs means a lot more time in the car, and we found the perfect gadget for moms on the go. Mother-daughter duo Barb and Becca developed and launched UnbuckleMe after Barb, who has arthritis, struggled to unbuckle Becca’s daughter from her car seat. The tool, which was featured on Shark Tank, fits around the buckle and reduces the amount of force needed to release it by more than half. To top it off, the tool fits on car visors and can be put on a keychain for easy access. Say goodbye to broken nails and sore thumbs!

Buy Here: $14.99

#5 Barebones Living Beacon Hanging Lantern Light

battery-powered lantern

This rechargeable lantern from Barebones Living is the ideal gift for any mom gearing up for backyard bonfires and barbecues this summer. We couldn’t agree more with Barebones’ philosophy of sustainability and community, and this lantern makes it easy to take advantage of outdoor space. The handy carabiner top makes it easy to hang, and it has a sturdy base to allow it to rest on a flat surface as well. It’s also dimmable to create the perfect lighting for any activity, whether it’s grilling, making s’mores, or a nighttime game of tag.

Buy Here: $45

#6 Cariuma OCA Low sneaker

white sneaker

For shoes that can keep up with even the busiest moms, look no further than these Cariumas. The OCA Lows have a classic, versatile look that will make them your go-to pair of sneakers. They’re extremely comfortable, and they’re made with extraordinary attention to detail. Caring for their customers and for the planet are at the heart of what Cariuma does, so their sustainable shoes are made to last. For each pair sold, Cariuma plants two trees in the Brazilian rainforest as part of its reforestation program, and its shipping is carbon neutral. What more could you want?

Buy Here: $79

#7 Coffee Beans for a Better World

bags of coffee w/ illustrations

Give the gift of a brighter, happier morning with this beautifully packaged coffee from Uncommon Goods. Unlike most leading coffee brands, Coffee Beans for a Better World is grown on a small farm in Kenya’s Kisii region. Each bag features artwork from female artisans in Kisii, and the proceeds go toward buying school supplies, books, and uniforms for orphaned children in the region as well. We can guarantee your favorite mom will feel good sipping this coffee, and not just from the caffeine.

Buy Here: $24

#8 JLab Go Air True Wireless Earbuds + Charging Case

wireless earbuds

Would you believe us if we told you there are $30 wireless earbuds with 5 hours of play time, interchangeable tip sizes for ideal fit, and excellent sound quality? We wouldn’t either, but these JLab earbuds are just that. The Go Air True Wireless Earbuds are equipped with MEMS microphones for great call quality and touch sensors to adjust the sound settings to your taste. We can’t recommend these enough for the mom — or anyone — who needs to upgrade her listening experience. As an added bonus, JLabs has a recycling program to ensure old earbuds or headphones are disposed of properly and their products come in eco-friendly recycled packaging.

Buy Here: $29.88

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For the Mom of All Trades

Corinne Brown

A list of gift ideas that are perfect for every mom you know.

Every mom we know seems to be wearing seven different hats. They’re juggling every responsibility: caregiving, mediating, keeping the family happy and healthy, scheduling time with (and without) their kids, and getting every task checked off on time. We compiled a list of gift ideas that are perfect for every mom you know— the one who loves to cook, bake, get her sweat in, lounge around with a good book, garden, or simply have a day off in the park. We’ve got you covered.

#1 Ma’am Shoes – Mothers’ day bundle

Ma’am Shoes - Mothers' day bundle

One of our favorite sustainable brands is Ma’am shoes, which makes elevated, everyday, stylish shoes for women. They want to give a shoe that will get you all the way through the day, while staying stylish and comfortable— without compromise. For this Mother’s Day The Outrage is partnering with Ma’am Shoes to create a limited-edition Mother’s Day collection in support of mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection includes slide shoes, tees ,and enamel pins adorned with “This is a Mom’s World” to celebrate the strength of mothers. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support United State of Women and their fight for full gender equity, especially for mothers, during the pandemic and beyond.

Buy Here: $245

#2 Caddis Glasses

reading glasses and box

Caddis is standing up against ageist marketing techniques aimed at women and men. The company founded in Salt Lake City creates durable glasses— readers, blue light, and sunglasses— that keep style and fit intact while also providing so many options. If you have a mom, grandma, or really anyone, in your life who struggles to find “age appropriate” glasses that don’t skimp on style, Caddis wants you to “join their cult” of the glasses obsessed! 

Buy Here

#3 Partake, 5-in-1 Baking Mix

Partake - 5-in-1 Baking Mix

It seems like half of our time spent at the grocery store is checking every “all-in-one” mix for their list of ingredients to avoid a stressful allergen disaster. Partake’s 5-in-1 Baking Mix wants to make baking worry free. The 5-in-1 mix is vegan, non-GMO, kosher, and includes no rice, gums, or emulsifiers. The all-in-one gives you all the convenience of a multi-purpose mix while being free from gluten, dairy and the top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, milk, soy, fish, shellfish), AND free of other common allergens: lupin, crustaceans, sulfites, mustard, casein, and sesame. A super mom can bake with the family to make super delicious pancakes, waffles, muffins, cakes, and more in a snap!

Buy Here: $23.99

#4 Lingua Franca Tie Neck Blouse

embroidered tie neck blouse

At Lingua Franca, it all started with a stitch. What started as an embroidery project with a cashmere sweater, needle, and thread, turned into a “subversive underground movement to counteract the forces of mass production, mindless consumerism, and the patriarchy.” That’s a lot of punch for a soft sweater! But at KCM we love their ethos and the true meaning behind their products. They pride themselves with being sustainably-sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC. This year, the forward-thinking clothing company launched their Ready to Wear Collection, featuring this amazing tie-neck blouse. They’re a perfect gift to any mom, grandma, or great grandma’s wardrobe.

Buy Here: $295

#5 Alison Roman’s ‘Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes’

alison roman dining in

Cooking with your family — or for starters for yourself — can be joyful at times, but can become increasingly overwhelming as the weekly staples start to get tired. New York Times columnist and New York Times best-selling author Alison Roman published the cookbook to relieve that stress of “making the perfect dinner.” Dining In summons the delicious creative meal ideas for you and “helps you nail dinner with unfussy food and the permission to be imperfect.” Gift it to your favorite Mom who likes to try different foods but doesn’t have two hours to spend at Whole Foods looking for every exact ingredient the recipe calls for!

Buy Here: $26.09

Alison Roman’s ‘Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over’

Alison Roman’s Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

For a perfect two-in-one gift, pick-up Alison Roman’s 2019 book Nothing Fancy as well, which is the true hostess’s guide to making small bites and meals in no time for hungry company. The book is chalk full of recipes intended to impress your favorite houseguests at the dinner party, without feeling the anxious stress to impress. Roman delivers cocktail recipes, snack ideas, and easy-to-make platters that will transport you to another world.

Buy Here: $17.89

#6 Click & Grow – The Smart Garden 3

Click & Grow - The Smart Garden 3

We love a lady who loves her herbs. She’s thoughtful, she doesn’t take yummy fruits and vegetables for granted, and she’s into a little TLC in the garden! The Smart Garden third generation is an innovative indoor garden that cares for itself and grows fresh, flavourful herbs, fruits and vegetables at home. Your favorite lady doesn’t need acres of land or a giant backyard — or maybe she simply wants some fresh fragrance at her fingertips. It’s promised to work just like a “capsule coffee machine, but for plants,” complete with biodegradable plant pods that have seeds and nutrients inside so you could enjoy homegrown food all year. 

Buy Here: $77.95

#7 L.L.Bean – Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

L.L.Bean - Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

Make all your mom’s friends green with blanket envy! We see a slew of reversible blankets at the park every time we picnic and we found a great option for the outdoorsy mom. This waterproof outdoor blanket from L.L.Bean, in either teal blue and bright navy, will keep the whole family snug with it’s super-soft fleece side and waterproof outer layer. It’s perfect for camping and comes in a small black pouch for storage. 

Buy Here: $59

#8 Athleta – Warrior Longline Space Dye Bra + Elation Space Dye 7/8 Tight

Athleta - Warrior Longline Space Dye Bra + Elation Space Dye 7/8 Tight

You can never go wrong with a good workout set for your favorite mom. One of our favorite activewear brands, Athleta, launched their beloved Elation tight and Warrior Longline bra in spring and summer Space Dye hues: a dreamy tempest violet and creamy sienna beige. The set is perfect for studio activities like yoga, barre, pilates, or even just a brisk walk with the dog or kids. Go ahead, purchase one for your favorite active mom, and one for yourself.

Buy Here: $59

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For the Mom Who Deserves Some Self-Care

Corinne Brown

Treat your Mom this Mother’s Day. She deserves it. 

If there was ever a year to give your mom some TLC, it’s 2021. Moms have pulled double shifts as teachers, Zoom organizers, sanitizers, full-time chefs, and more. Treat your mom this Mother’s Day with some of our favorite self-care items on the market. From all the essentials for your at-home yoga studio to a paint-by-number set, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face. 

#1 21 Seeds Party Pack

21 seeds tequila

This is the perfect gift for the Mom who calls the shots… no pun intended. Treat your Mom to some delicious tequila from 21 Seeds, a tequila label that was made for women by women. This Party Pack comes with its three signature infused tequilas, including Valencia Orange, Cucumber Jalapeño, and Grapefruit Hibiscus. Simply add your favorite Club Soda and viola, you’ve become your very own bartender. Cheers! 

Buy Here: $109

#2 Becket + Quill Necklace

becket + quill gold necklaces

Drybar founder Alli Webb has turned her attention to jewelry… and we approve! Becket + Quill’s beautiful pieces will bring a smile to your mom’s face. Katie loves layering this small link necklace with this longer disc necklace. Both necklaces are made with 100x more gold than gold-plated components and can last a lifetime with the proper care. Becket + Quill’s pieces are beautifully made and are easy to mix and match with your everyday look. 

From: $75

#3 The Ultimate Tea Sampler

tea sampler

This is the gift that keeps on giving. Tea Drops ultimate tea sampler comes with nine different flavors of tea drops — a variety of both caffeine and caffeine-free. The founder started Tea Drops in 2015 after realizing there wasn’t an environmentally-friendly tea option on the market. What she came up with was an assortment of bagless, organic, whole leaf teas, which shed 15% less waste than a traditional tea bag. The best part? With each tea box sold, Tea Drops donates a year’s supply of clean water through the Thirst Project. This is a gift you will feel good about giving.

Buy Here: $19

#4 Jiggy Puzzle and Glue Set

jiggy puzzle

If there’s one thing we haven’t had enough of this last year, it’s puzzles. Jiggy’s puzzles are display-worthy and they feature the works of emerging female artists and artisans. Each puzzle comes with a tube of glue and a straight-edge tool, so you can transform the completed puzzle into art for your walls. No more destroying the masterpiece you spent hours and hours putting together. This is a gift that will bring the whole family together, and we cannot recommend it enough. 

Buy Here: $54

#5 The Essential Bundle from Kindra

vaginal lotion

If one of the moms on your list is in any stage of menopause, you’ve come to the right place. We talk about Kindra a lot, and for good reason: their estrogen-free peri/menopause products are simply amazing. This bundle comes with their Core Dietary Supplement to help with circulation, mental clarity, and skin suppleness, as well as their Daily Vaginal Lotion to prevent uncomfortable dryness.

buy here: $89

#6 Springtime Paint-by-Number Kit

paint by number set

Treat mom to some art therapy with this paint-by-number kit from Uncommon Goods. Designed by artist Rachel Austen, these kits come with just eight colors and take only about three to five hours to complete. Each kit comes with a full-color pre-printed background on artist-quality canvas, paint brushes, and non-toxic acrylic paint. Pair it with an 8×10 frame from Framebridge, and you have yourself the perfect gift.

Buy Here: $35

#7 Mother’s Day Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops

lord jones

Help your mom unwind and relax this Mother’s Day with these CBD Gumdrops from Lord Jones. (Need a refresher on all things CBD? We’ve got you covered.) These raspberry elderflower gumdrops each contain 20mg of the finest broad spectrum hemp-derived CBD. If there’s one thing mom needs after this year, it’s a bubble bath, a scented candle, and a sense of peace and calm. 

Buy Here: $50

#8 Alo Yoga Essential Set

alo yoga

Transform your mom’s living room into her very own at-home yoga studio with this essential yoga set from Alo. It comes in seven different colors and is currently on sale. Each set comes with a yoga mat, two uplifting blocks, one no-slip towel, and a yoga strap for restorative stretching and easy mat-carrying. Roll out the yoga mat, add some candles, and turn on your favorite meditation playlist… you can thank us later. 

Buy Here: $175

#9 Côte d’Azur Refining Hand Scrub

Côte d'Azur Refining Hand Scrub

Our friends at Hair House recommended the perfect product for spring rejuvenation: Oribe’s Côte d’Azur Refining Hand Scrub. It’s perfect for a mom who loves to keep her hands soft and moisturized throughout the day. It gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and preps skin for ultimate moisture absorption, leaving your hands silky smooth! Use promo code Mom20 on Mother’s Day for 20% off!

Buy Here: $52

#10 Olive & June Systems

Olive & June Mother's Day Systems

Enjoy a home spa day with the mom in your life with one of Olive & June’s spa Systems —Mother’s Day Mani System, Mother’s Day Pedi System, or the Mother’s Day Complete System. Each kit is customizable with unique polish palettes. Choose from over 65 shades! Olive & June pride themselves on being vegan and cruelty-free with long-lasting, salon-perfect performance. Use KCM20 at checkout for 20% off.

Starting at $65

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For the New(ish) Mom

Corinne Brown

Our favorite gifts for the new mom’s celebrating their first Mother’s Day.

 

Let’s take a moment and show some love for the new moms out there. This year has not been easy — especially if you have a little one on the way. Celebrate a new mom’s first Mother’s Day with some of our all-time favorite gifts for moms- and parents-to-be. From Pima cotton pajamas to a breast pump that won’t slow you down, we have something for every kind of (super)mom.

#1 Sh*t That I Knit

shit that i knit

Sh*t That I Knit has always held a special place in our hearts. They just launched a baby bundle set that includes a baby beanie and a baby blanket. Like all of Sh*t That I Knit’s products, these are handmade by women in Lima, Peru who are earning a fair wage. The baby bundle comes in three colors, and you can even add your little one’s monogram or embroider for free. This is the gift Mom will love — and feel good about. 

Buy Here: $150

#2 LAKE Pajamas

lake pajamas

There’s nothing better than a fresh set of pajamas. Give the gift of cozy snuggles and an excuse to hit the snooze button one more time with these pajamas from LAKE. They’re made from 100% Pima cotton and are the perfect layer to get you through the hot, summer months. The Smocked style also comes in a nightgown

Buy Here: $94

#3 Elvie Pump

elvie pump

Attention new moms: Don’t let pumping slow you down. The Elvie Pump was a top recommendation from KCM moms. It’s the first-ever silent wearable breast pump. This little gadget slides right into your bra and will do the work for you. The pump has a stimulation and expression mode, as well as seven intensity settings, so you can find the level that is most comfortable for you. Did we mention it also connects to your smartphone? Through the Elvie app, you can start and stop the pump and track the pumping history for each breast. This is a must-have for the new moms out there who are constantly on the go. 

Buy Here: $279

#4 Lovevery Block Set

lovery block set

Lovevery works with child development experts to create the best toys for children at every stage. This block set will help your 18 to 48 month old develop spatial, language, and problem-solving skills. Each set comes with 70 heirloom pieces that work with each other in more than 20 stage-based activities. Your little one can build houses, bridges, a pull car… the options are endless. It also comes with a wooden storage box for easy cleanup.

Buy Here: $90

#5 Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor

baby monitor

These days, there are so many different types of baby monitors on the market. Team KCM’s moms love this one by Nanit. It gives you a crystal clear overhead view of your baby’s crib and comes with a Breathing Band to track your baby’s well-being. You’ll have peace of mind with the ability to check in on your little one from the palm of your hand. The monitor also offers 2-way audio and 24/7 background audio. 

Buy Here: $379.99

#6 Dock-A-Tot

dock-a-tot

We’ve recommended the Dock-A-Tot as one of the best gifts for parents-to-be. This multifunctional docking station is for babies 0-8+ months old and is the ideal spot for babies to lounge, play, cuddle, and more. It was created to mimic the womb and can be used around the house or when mom or dad hit the road. It comes in tons of fun colors and patterns, and Dock-A-Tot is currently offering 20% off for Mother’s Day. 

Buy Here: $175

#7 Hydro Flask Bundle

hydro flask

Looking for the perfect little something to show Mom some love? Try this bundle gift set from Hydro Flask. Each set comes with a 10 oz Wine Tumbler and 16 oz Coffee with Flex Sip Lid. No more spilling and splashing when Mom’s on the go. Hydro Flask tumblers are durable, easy-to-clean, and feature a double-wall vacuum insulation to keep beverages cold or hot for hours. 

Buy Here: $52.12

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Show Yourself Some Love

Treat yourself. You deserve it

We cannot wait for you to sit back and relax on this very special Valentine’s Day. Why is it so special you ask? It’s because you have an extra reason to practice self-care and tranquility and give a little extra love to yourself and a loved one. Winter is the best season for self-care and reflection and we want to help you gift products that aim to relax with a little bit of mindfulness to lighten and loosen stress. We’ve picked some food goodies and maintenance bath and body products that we think you’ll love.

#1 A Little Pampering Gift Set

a little pampering gift set


This at-home spa gift set, handmade in California, is perfect for the loved one who just needs to destress without actually leaving the house to go to a spa. It comes with body oil, shower steamer, soap, lip balm, refreshing soy candle, and a soft wash cloth. It mixes lavender, citrus, almond, avocado, and essential oils into one amazingly calming kit.

Buy Here: $38

#2 Baby Foot

Baby Foot

We’ve recommended it before and we’ll recommend it again! We love the Baby Foot foot peel because it exfoliates and moisturizes simultaneously, and is filled with fruit acid for a gentle touch. You can say goodbye to rough, dry, cracked soles and have the feet you — and your partner — are dreaming of.

Buy Here: $25+

#3 Weighted Blanket

sleep number weighted blanket

One of KCM’s favorite partners is Sleep Number and we can’t recommend their products enough— no seriously. The True Temp Weighted Blanket is perfect for the winter months because it keeps you snug and warm without overheating. Nothing relieves stress quite like the deep pressure stimulation of a blanket that adapts to your body instantly. It’s the perfect self-care gift to yourself or a loved one who needs to unwind.

Buy Here: $199

#4 Shearling Slippers

slippers

Anthropologie’s shearling slippers come in eight fun colors and are the perfect slides for your sexy — or relaxing — Valentine’s Day evening. Cozy up in a plush bathrobe or loungewear set and slide into a pair of these festive and fun slippers. They also serve as the perfect gift in a self-care gift set. We can’t wait to get our pair in the mail!

Buy Here: $70

#5 Theragun MINI

theragun

Theragun’s vibrating sensation technology (no, not that kind!) provides deep muscle treatment in a tiny but mighty gadget. It has three speeds with three options and is remarkably quiet. Wait… what are we talking about again? It’s small enough that you can travel with it for extra therapy sessions while you’re away. If you know someone who’s in need of a deep muscle massage this is the gift for them!

Buy Here: $199

#6 Peanut Butter Sampler

peanut butter sampler

We’re drooling just looking at this yummy peanut butter sampler from Uncommon Goods. Made from honey roasted peanuts, this crunchy, small batch assortment is chock full of sweet and salty additions. Forget your typical pb&j sammie, this is peanut butter heaven. Add it to your lovely Valentine’s Day breakfast or spread it on warmed bread for a snack and you’ve got yourself a delicious creation. It’s even handmade in the USA!

Buy Here: $40

#7 Half Baked Harvest Cookbook

half baked harvest cookbook

We love Tieghan Gerard’s collection of cookbooks! She’s been inspiring at-home chefs with her delicious recipes for years! She moved to the mountains of Colorado in her early teens and began chronicling her fresh takes on old favorites and coupling them with her styling skills on her blog Half Baked Harvest. Since then, millions of people have fallen in love with her unique recipes (us included) and charming life in her barn, which she has made into her home, high up in the snow capped mountains.

Buy Here: $25

#8 Baked by Melissa Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

BAKED BY MELISSA

Have you ever received a Baked By Melissa celebration treat? We have! It’s one of the best gifts to give and get! Ship a Valentine’s Day gift set full of the cutest mini-cupcakes anywhere in the USA and make a special someone’s day! $1 from every February Fix will be donated to Good Grief.

Buy Here: $45

#9 Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener

dyson hair straightener

Is the Dyson straightener really worth the splurge? Yes. This is not your average straightener. The Dyson Corrale uses flexing plates to shape hair with less heat — giving you the ultimate control for a salon-worthy blow-out. This set includes a straightener, heat-resistant travel pouch, paddle brush, detangling comb and more. The best part? It’s cordless.

Buy Here: $499

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His & Hers

Because good things come in pairs

Calling all lovebirds: Show the love this Valentine’s Day with one of these couple gifts. Whether it’s a jacket, a scarf or the perfect mug for your morning cup of coffee, we’ve rounded up a list of products perfect for him or her. 

For Her…

#1 Barbour Women’s Beadnell Polarquilt Jacket

barbour coat

Say hello to the jacket for all seasons. This light-weight Barbour coat from Orvis is lined with a cozy, breathable fleece that’s perfect for year-round warmth. It features snap-shut pockets that keep your phone, wallet and other essentials both secure and within reach. Barbour was founded in 1894 (yes, really) and has continued to produce high-quality clothing that is both durable and comfortable. Our friends at Orvis have been in partnership with Barbour for more than 25 years. Orvis continues to be the largest distributor of Barbour in the U.S. Katie calls this her go-to jacket for when temperatures start to drop, and there’s a reason why. Order today and your special someone will thank you.

Buy Here: $280

#2 Barbour Wray Gilet

gilet from orvis

It’s hard to believe spring is just a few months away. This stylish diamond-quilted Barbour vest is perfect for when the seasons begin to change. It’s cozy and comfortable, featuring a fleece lining and snap patch pockets for all of your essentials. Layer with a sweater or a turtleneck for your next walk with the dogs. It’s the perfect clothing item to get you through those brisk spring days.

Buy Here: $165

#3 Barbour Tartan Bouclé Scarf

barbour scarf

The Barbour Tartan Bouclé Scarf is your new favorite blanket scarf— but with more style. It’s warm, thick to block the windchill, and can even double as a chic wrap when not being used as a winter scarf! Layer with your Barbour jacket for added protection against the cold when you venture outdoors.

Buy Here: $75

#4 The Kissing Mugs

his & hers mugs

We couldn’t resist this set of kissing mugs. Shaped like faces kissing, these mugs are perfect for your next cup of coffee with that special someone. They are featured on Uncommon Goods but are made in Asheville, North Carolina. These mugs are dishwasher safe and come in blue and gray and red and tan. 

Buy Here: $65

For Him…

#1 Barbour Ashby Jacket

Barbour Coat

Is the man in your life in desperate need of a jacket that is both functional and good looking? Here’s your answer. This Barbour jacket, sold exclusively at Orvis, is light-weight and durable. It’s wax outer lining protects from all elements and features an optional snap-on hood. It comes in four colors, including olive, navy, black and bark (featured above). And if you’re looking for a little extra warmth, order the zip-in quilted liner. 

Buy Here: $415

#2 Barbour Lowerdale Gilet

barbour vest

Molner, here. There’s nothing better than a great vest. This Barbour one from Orvis is perfect for the brisk days when you need a light layer. It features a warm fleece lining and comes in both navy and dark green. The best part? It goes with just about anything. Whether you’re going for a walk with the family or heading to the office, this vest is the perfect spring essential. 

Buy Here: $180

#3 Barbour Merino/Cashmere Tartan Scarf

barbour scarf

The Barbour Merino/Cashmere Tartan Scarf comes in three classic colors that will go with all of his rugged winter staples. It’s plush merino and cashmere blend softens up a distinct winter look, creating effortless style! It’s incredibly soft for the chilliest winter days. This outdoor scarf might just become your beau’s new favorite indoor accessory.

Buy Here: $80

#4 Gravity Weighted Robe

weighted robe

Say hello to the world’s first weighted robe. Similar to the Gravity Blanket that broke the internet a few years ago, the weighted robe features a 3lb weighted insert around the collar. This helps harness the power of deep touch pressure stimulation to promote stress reduction and relaxation. It comes in three colors including, grey, navy and white and truly simulates the feeling of being hugged. It doesn’t get better than that.

Buy Here: $130

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Just a Little Something

Show the love with one of these gifts — all under $85

The pandemic has caused so many of us to lose touch with old friends. For this Valentine’s Day, reach out to an old friend or colleague to let them know you’re thinking about them. We’ve put together a list of small little somethings that will bring a smile to that special someone’s face. From the perfect scented candle to the most comfy pair of socks, these gifts are guaranteed to please. The best part? They are all $85 or less. 

#1 Just Breathe Eucalyptus Spa Gift Set

Just Breathe Eucalyptus Spa Gift Set

2020’s favorite plant trend was sticking some eucalyptus in your steaming hot shower for some quick aroma therapy. 2021’s trend is growing that eucalyptus plant from scratch. Uncommon Good’s Eucalyptus Spa Kit comes with eucalyptus seeds to plant in the bamboo pot so you can channel your plant mommy self. Let the simple self-watering system go to work!

Buy Here: $40

#2 Paper Source Valentine’s Day Gift Bundle

paper source galentines

Paper Source wants to be your one-stop-shop for all your small V-Day goodies. The greeting card company has a wide variety of adorable and cheeky Valentine’s Day gift bundles to make the holiday even more seamless. Pick a greeting card, a sweet, a small gift or kid’s plush toy, and the perfect wrapping to go with it and voilà! You’re done.

Buy Here: $30+

#3 Boyfriend Candle

boyfriend candle

The Boyfriend Candle by Kate Walsh is the the perfect at-home gift for Valentine’s Day night. Light a couple of these and experience the sweet aroma of juicy plum and night-blooming jasmine. It’s the best purchase KCM’s Clare made this year so far.

Buy Here: $34

#4 Brumate Wine Without Limits Gift Set

brumate wine without limit gift set

Brumate’s Winesulator set will keep your favorite full bottle of red or white at the perfect temperature for over 24 hours. Each wine travel set comes with one Winesulator and two 14oz Uncork’d insulated XL wine tumblers. It’s perfect for travel or glass-free zones.

Buy Here: $69

#5 Bombas Socks

bombas socks

Bombas socks are not only the softest and perfectly padded socks, but they are intentionally created to prevent blisters, with a comfort support system. One pair purchased = one pair donated to someone in need. Over 40 million donated so far.

Buy Here: $12+

#6 Acquis Hair Turban

acquis hair turban

Wash days can be a pain but Aquis Towels are engineered specifically to prevent hair breakage while your hair is drying in a towel. They are specifically created to wick water out of hair faster to improve the health of your hair. If you have a loved one, or even yourself, who wants a solution to dry, frizzy hair, the Lisse Luxe Hair Turban might be a good solution.

Buy Here: $30

#7 Staub Mini Round Cocotte

Staub Mini Round Cocotte

We all want to make a stew, soups, casseroles, and cobblers for the cold winter months. This mini round cocotte from Sur La Table cooks the perfect proportions. Whether you’re making an individual serving for a quick meal or a dinner for two, the enameled cast-iron pot retains and distributes heat fast for flavorful, fast meals. Best of all? It won’t rust or chip, and it’s dishwasher safe!

Buy Here: $84.95

#8 Slip Face Mask

slip

Yes, this looks like a chocolate bar, but it’s something even better — it’s a pure silk sleep mask from Anthropologie. Crafted from long-strand mulberry silk both inside and out, it protects delicate skin from the tugging effects of tossing and turning.

Buy Here: $50

#9 Pura Starter Diffuser Kit

pura

An innovative tool that gives you total control of your home fragrance, the Pura diffuser conveniently connects with your smart phone through an app that allows you to adjust timing, scents, and intensity at any time, wherever you are. Effortlessly swap fragrances, create custom schedules, and receive “running low” or “empty” notifications through the Pura app. The diffuser even doubles as a night light, allowing you to customize the color and brightness to suit your needs.

Buy Here: $68

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For the Jewelry Lover

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Necklaces, rings, earrings and more — at every price point

Shine bright like a diamond with one of these beautifully crafted pieces. For this Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up a list of rings, necklaces, earrings and more that are both high quality and don’t break the bank. From a personalized heart necklace from Gorjana to a ring made from 100% recycled gold, we have something for every type of jewelry lover.

#1 KBH Reclaimed Triple Stack Ring

KBH ring

Made by New York-based KBH Jewels, this ring was handcrafted with 100% recycled gold. KBH Jewels believes in wearing pieces you can be proud to pass on. It’s a sustainable, female-founded brand that is committed to clean material sourcing, quality and craftsmanship. The Triple Stack Ring comes in rose gold, white gold and yellow gold. Give the gift that gives back this Valentine’s Day with this perfect everyday ring. 

Buy Here: $500

#2 Gorjana Bespoke Wilder Heart Necklace

bespoke heart nekclace

If you’re looking for something that says, “I love you” but doesn’t break the bank, try this Bespoke Heart Necklace by Gorjana. It’s lightweight and goes great with just about anything. You can even personalize it with a custom engraving. A name, date, place — the choice is yours. Gorjana, a California-based designer, believes in making jewelry that you’ll live in, love always and layer everyday. Wear this heart necklace with these 18k gold plated Beau Studs

Buy Here: $85

#3 Aurate Lightweight Gold Hoop Earrings Trio

gold hoop trio

Meet the jewelry line that believes in fine jewelry at a fair price. Aurate is a New York-based company that doesn’t believe in the insane markups you see online. This set of gold hoops traditionally goes for $572. With Aurate, you can get the same high quality craftsmanship for $220. All of their pieces are made with durable materials built for everyday wear and tear. Try the light-as-a-feather recycled gold hoops in three perfect sizes.

Buy Here: $220

#4 Golden Thread Heroic Strength Necklace

SU2C necklace

So many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. At Stand Up To Cancer, researchers and experts receive funding that allows them to collaborate and focus on advancing new therapies and cancer-fighting strategies. Katie is incredibly proud of the work they do. Show the love to SU2C this Valentine’s Day with this Heroic Strength Necklace. Made by Golden Thread founder Jennifer Welker, this collection was created exclusively for SU2C to encourage those on their journey in defeating cancer. Jennifer was a former ICU nurse before starting her jewelry line and believes in celebrating and honoring the courage, perseverance and strength each patient must have. Each piece in the Stand Up To Cancer Collection can be engraved with you or your loved one’s name. 

Buy Here: $45

#5 Brinker & Eliza Little Love Huggie

brinker and eliza huggies

This jewelry line was founded by a mother-daughter duo, Brinker and Eliza Higgins. All of their jewelry is handmade in their hometown Connecticut studio. This heart-shaped huggie earring is made with freshwater cultured pearls and perfect for everyday wear. It’s the piece of jewelry in your jewelry box that will make you smile.

Buy Here: $78

#6 Olivia Burton Big Dial Watch

olivia burton watch

This watch is both clean, classic and contemporary. Oliva Burton, the London-based jewelry line, was founded by best friends who met on their first day at the London College of Fashion. Together, they set out to create a line of jewelry that was inspired by vintage finds and the latest catwalk trends. This 38mm-wide white dial design features a rose gold-plated case and metallic markers. The soft grey leather strap will become a go-to jewelry piece for everyday wear. 

Buy Here: $110

#7 Lori Weitzner Lina Bracelet

Lina Bracelet Lori Weitzner

Make a statement this Valentine’s Day with this double wrap beaded bracelet. All of Lori Weitzner’s pieces are hand stitched and are beautifully made. Katie owns a pair of her statement earrings, and we have our eyes on this bracelet. It’s the perfect accessory to spice up your go-to outfit. The designer, Lori Weitzner, has travelled to all corners of the globe in search of materials and inspiration. This bracelet features a row of linear beads that are sealed with a button and loop.

Buy Here: $170

#8 World Cancer Day SU2C Bracelet

SU2C bracelet

Honor a loved one or special friend this Valentine’s Day with the ElyseRyan World Cancer Day bracelet. Elise Rosenstock, designer of ElyseRyan Jewelry, crafts beautiful jewelry that takes you from day to night. Her pieces are inspired by art, travel and a love of color. No two bracelets are the same and each bracelet represents the many colors of cancer support. These pieces of art create a conversation around every individual’s story, with the hope of raising greater awareness for the cause. 

Buy Here: $38

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Molner’s Valentine’s Day Picks for the Guys

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A curated list handpicked by Molner himself to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember 

Molner, here. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items for that special someone in your life. From the perfect everyday sneaker to my favorite winter vest, I’ve included something with the husband, boyfriend, son in mind. This is a one and done gift guide, that lists only the best quality items that are guaranteed to please.

#1 Peter Millar Hyperlight Glide Sneaker

Peter Millar shoes

Team KCM rarely caught me in the office not wearing a pair of sneakers. I have extremely sensitive feet and have struggled to find something that’s both comfortable and good looking. This pair is just that. The Hyperlight Glide Sneaker is lightweight and includes a heel pad for additional comfort. It’s perfect for a walk outside with the family and pairs well with a business casual look in the office. Upgrade that special someone’s sneaker game with one of my all-time favorite pairs. 

Buy Here: $155

#2 Golf Ball Chillers

golf ball chillers

Calling all golf nuts: These golf ball chillers are the perfect little something for the man who is always looking for another round… of golf. See what I did there? These will keep your cocktail fresh and cold and will surely become a bar cart essential in no time. 

Buy Here: $30

#3 Eberjey Pajamas

eberjey pajamas

Here’s a secret: Guys rarely buy themselves pajamas. I came across the brand Eberjey after Katie raved about how soft and comfortable they were. This set is made from a casual jersey modal and is designed for comfort. It’s lightweight, breathable and soft-to-the-touch fabric is perfect for lazy Saturdays and a hot cup of coffee. I prefer the True Navy color, and he will, too! 

Buy Here: $148

#4 Lululemon Down For It All Vest

lululemon vest

It may not surprise you that I’m a vest guy. I love wearing something lightweight that keeps me warm as temperatures start to drop. This down vest from Lululemon is the perfect layer to get you through these chilly, winter days. It’s made with stretchy fabric panels, so you don’t feel stiff while wearing it. You can dress it up or dress it down, and it comes in navy and black. I’m more of a navy guy, but the black looks super sharp. Wear it to the gym, to the grocery store, or to the office. 

Buy Here: $148

#5 Smartwool Socks

Team KCM turned me on to these socks, and I must say they are worth the price tag. Smart Wool socks are high quality and will last you a lifetime. I recently bought these PhD Pro Approach Crew socks, which are designed for breathability and protection. This pair is perfect for everyday wear — especially when you need something to keep your feet warm during the winter. 

Buy Here: $27.95

#6 Legacy Box

LegacyBox

Do you have a box of old home videos sitting in the attic? Give the gift of memories this Valentine’s Day. Legacy Box is one of the largest and most-trusted digitizing companies in the world — using the latest technology to preserve more than 700,000 items a week. So, dust off that box of memories and send your old tapes, film, photos, audio recordings and more to Legacy Box to have these memories digitized and saved forever. This is a great gift for the whole family, but one your loved one will cherish forever. 

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Books for the History Lover

We’ve rounded up the best page-turners for the history buff in your life

#1 ‘The Splendid and the Vile’ by Erik Larson

splendid and the vile

Combining diaries, archives and newly released intelligence reports, Larson weaves together an intimate and nuanced depiction of one of Britain’s most historical leaders during one of his most historical moments. This one has it all: scandal, courage and suspense. Get this for the family member who always has a World War II book in hand (we know you have one).

Buy Here – $20

#2 ‘The Great Influenza’ by John M. Barry

the great influenza

We’ve heard a lot this year how we’re living in ‘unprecedented times.’ The Great Influenza, however, unpacks history’s most lethal influenza and offers us some perspective, advice and warning. If history is our best teacher, then this book is lesson #1.

Buy Here – $17

#3 ‘A Woman of No Importance’ by Sonia Purnell

a woman of no importance

This was NPR’s Best Book of the Year, and we can see why. A Woman of No Importance follows Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who becomes the first Allied woman behind enemy lines during World War II. Espionage, heroism and a strong female character: this one has it all.

Buy Here – $16

#4 ‘The House of Kennedy’ by James Patterson

the house of kennedy

We all know the Kennedy’s as political royalty. James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, goes behind the curtain of Camelot. The Kennedy Family untangles a family we seem to know both everything and nothing about.

Buy Here – $26

#5 ‘The Pioneers’ by David McCullough

the pioneers

David McCullough brings his signature energy to The Pioneers. This book covers the settling of the Northwest Territory (today’s Midwest.) Gift it to the historian in your life: they’ll love the ambition and courage at the heart of this incredibly American story.

Buy Here – $16

#6 ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr

all the light we cannot see

If you’ve missed this bestseller, use this extra time at home to savor it! All the Light We Cannot See (a KCM favorite!) is the best kind of historical fiction. Heartbreaking, inspiring and beautifully crafted: you’ll be talking about this one for awhile. We still are.

Buy Here – $16

#7 ‘Eleanor’ by David Michaelis

David Michaelis’s latest biography offers an incredible portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady. The bestselling author explores Roosevelt’s agency as a diplomat, activist and humanitarian. It’s a lengthy read — about 700 pages — but the perfect book for those who don’t know much about the greatest First Lady in history.

Buy Here – $25

#8 ‘Caste’ by Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste is a must read. The bestselling author explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system. It’s been called ‘an instant American classic’ by The New York Times  and won the Goodreads Choice Awards Best History & Biography category.

Buy Here – $30

#9 ‘The Girl Who Smiled Beads’ by Clemantine Wamariya

Meet Clemantine Wamariya. She was just six years old when she and her fifteen-year-old sister fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety. In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine looks beyond the label of “victim” and recognizes the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks.

Buy Here – $15

#10 ‘The Long Pause and the Short Breath’ by Nicole Freezer Rubens

This is more current events than history, but we just love how Native New Yorker, Nicole Freezer Rubens, takes us deep inside the pandemic bubble of New York City through the lockdown, the endless sirens, the protests and more. The Long Pause and the Short Breath is a stunning collection of poems and photography that will make you pause and take your breath away.

Buy Here – $30

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