Mamatoga 12 Days of {local} Gift Guides: Preggo and New Mom Edition


Do you have an expecting mommy on your list this year? Or someone that just welcomed home a new bundle? Look no further than this all local gift guide specifically for those preggos and new moms in your life!

1. I love the idea of giving the gift of a 4D Ultrasound from Baby Bumps. BabyBumps, located in Saratoga Springs, is an elective 3D/4D ultrasound facility giving expectant mothers the exciting opportunity to view their unborn baby in real time 3D! The staff at Baby Bumps consists of only registered sonographers with multiple years of experience to give you the best images possible. I wish I had known about this place before Jack was born, I would have loved to do this!

2. This Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Body Scrub from hellomellow does it all for those tired baby making bodies, cleanses, smooths and moisturizes, all while making you feel refreshed inside and out. They use the natural power of essential oils to create their custom crafted aromatherapy blends that transform your mood and support your every need. Find this and more from their line just for preggos at Healthy Living Market and Cafe.

3. My number one product for new moms that are breastfeeding? A good nursing bra! OMG these are indispensable, and if you can find a good looking one like this one from the Bundle Store? Even better. This best selling nursing bra in a soft baby jersey trimmed with delicate lotus lace helps accommodate your changing size with multiple back sizing option to ensure you get the support you need. From one mom to another, a nursing bra is really an awesome gift, I swear.

4. Also from the Bundle Store, Scotch nail polish is a safe and eco-friendly alternative to conventional brands. Their revolutionary water-based formula delivers long-lasting, salon-quality in a gorgeous variety of chic colors. Free of formaldehyde, ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetone, and heavy metals, Scotch Naturals nail polish is truly non-toxic, making it beautifully pregnancy safe.

5. A scarf fits any body, no matter how huge you feel from carrying that baby, and sometimes a cute little accessory can help brighten up that pair of maternity jeans that you've been wearing every other day for weeks now. Plus, post baby it'll also come in nice and handy, maybe even as a nursing cover up! Find this perfect Saratoga Springs-esque scarf at Silverwood Home and Gallery.

6. French macarons. Enough said. Get a sleeve of them from TC Paris Bakery, don't be surprised if your recipient doesn't share...

7. Newborn photos are pretty amazing, BUT they have to be scheduled and taken right in that sweet spot of babyhood. Sometimes between planning to give birth and planning to bring a new baby home, scheduling stuff like that gets lost in the mix. If you know someone who is expecting, cross that one off their list with this great gift they will treasure for a lifetime. Two of my favorites? Blue Iris Photography and Ashley Brown Photography, both totally incredible.

8. Anything from the Robyn Originals Baby Birdy line is a perfectly sweet gift for the new mom to wash her new little birdy with. I love the Sleepy Birdy one in particular. Check out the line at Healthy Living Market and Cafe.

9. A baby carrier was a must have for me with all three kids, especially when they are the tiniest. The Bundle Store has some great ones to choose from, and Amber the owner of the shop is especially helpful in giving you some baby wearing guidance as well.

10. What else does a new mom need? COFFEE! Get her some from one of our awesome local coffee spots like Uncommon Grounds or Saratoga Coffee Traders.

11. Sleepless nights, feedings every two hours, washing all those teeny tiny onesies...who has time to make dinner? Grab those new parents some takeout that will make their week. The Brook Tavern does a fantastic Tuesday to Go special every week, follow them on facebook to stay in the loop. You call in, pick it up, and it's ready to go.

12. Once the baby is here, getting moving again feels so good, and with Baby Boot Camp of Queensbury and Saratoga Springs you can bring the baby along! Give the gift of fitness with their 60 minute workouts. It's a great way to get back in shape and also to connect with other moms in the community. For more information and class schedules click here or email

Find all of the Mamatoga 12 Days of {local} Gift Guides right here, and support our small local businesses this holiday season! xoxo