Holiday Wish List: The Most Stylish Mamas We Know Reveal Their Most Wanted Gifts

Us mamas usually make the holiday gift wishes of our families come true, but we also have wish lists of our own! I asked some of the most stylish moms we know what they wanted this holiday season, so read along and get ready to put the finishing touches on your list!
Jessica Alba

Photo: Instagram / @jessicaalba

“Pouches are everything–organizer, makeup kit, chic accessory, and more. I love the mix of modern style and traditional craft in this hand-loomed, brightly embroidered leather pouch [by Mercado Global]. It’s a little gift that gives back in a big way: each purchase supports female artisan collectives in rural Guatemala. Bea & Izzy makes the cutest dresses and classic rag dolls dressed to match. They’re perfect for sisters–like my girls–and they do good, too. Each doll is handmade from organic cotton in Mozambique in collaboration with Novo Algodoeira, a foundation providing sustainable economy and funding housing, education and healthcare projects in the local community.”

-Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company

Rachel Zoe

Photo: Instagram / @rachelzoe

“All I want this holiday season is to spend time with my husband and our two boys!  Being with them somewhere on a beach would be an absolute dream.  And of course, if Rodger wants to give me something…a piece of jewelry from Jenn Meyer, Anita Ko or Tiffany’s engraved with our boy’s names, is always so special.”

Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor + Designer

Rachel Blumenthal of Cricket's Circle

Photo: Roy Beeson

“After missing last year’s ski season because I was pregnant with my daughter Gemma, I can’t wait to get back out skiing this year wearing a new outfit. I’m into this pretty slick looking jacket and pants. I dream about manicures and pedicures at tenoverten in SoHo. You’ll never experience more peaceful and thoughtful services than you’ll get there. They also have the most incredible selection of polishes from every major luxury beauty brand!”

-Rachel Blumenthal, CEO of Cricket’s Circle

Jaime King

Photo: Courtesy of Jaime King

“This Winter Box from Simone Le Blanc is something that is so me- filled with cozy blankets, chocolate, tea and all the beautiful things, perfectly curated by one of my favorite “artists”. I always have my gifts for others made by Simone. I would love to receive a fun version that captures her brilliant & loving way of making one feel special. Another gift that I would really love is a day with The Home Edit. Basically, I would love to have them come organize my home so I can cuddle with my two babies and sip hot chocolate. A mama can dream, right?!”

-Jaime King, Actress + Designer, Love, Jaime

deanna pappas stagliano 2

Photo: Instagram / @deannastag

“This holiday season, I am craving a new iPad! We play movies and games for Addison when we travel, plus I am constantly on Pinterest looking at easy dinner recipes because I do not have a lot of time or energy these days! My hands are full with one child, I can’t imagine what it will be like come February when we have two! I am definitely looking forward to relaxing over the holidays; I’d love some comfy maternity tees, Bio Oil, and a massage gift certificate!”

DeAnna Stagliano, Bachelor and Bachelorette Alum + TV host

As for me, I’m looking forward to spending quality time at home with my family for the holidays. I’d love to cozy up in a rag & bone sweater, pom hat like this Eugenia Kim beanie, with some Jo Malone candles (pomegrate noir is my fave) and my boys. -Olivia

The Honest Company Loves Destination Maternity!

Team members from The Honest Company, including Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Christopher Gavigan, came to visit Destination Maternity’s headquarters last week, bringing along some fun surprises! Christopher and team started the day bright and early to decorate our lobby with balloons and flowers.

Christopher hosted several meet-and-greets with our associates throughout the day, sharing the backstory of some of Honest’s best-selling products, many of which were created as a result of customer feedback. Each Destination Maternity team member received a tote bag filled with goodies including a trio of Honest’s lip balm, hand sanitizer spray and the healing balm– my personal favorite which has also received Allure’s Best of Beauty award. Head over to our Instagram for more photos from this most exciting and memorable day!

Have you ever used The Honest Company’s products? If so, share your favorites in the comments section below. – OliviaIMG_96792IMG_97243IMG_9688IMG_9718IMG_9701IMG_9704IMG_9685

Honest Founder Christopher Gavigan on Fatherhood + What He Wants Most for Father’s Day

Guest Editor: Christopher Gavigan, Founder and Chief Product Officer of The Honest Company

In honor of Father’s Day, we are kicking the holiday weekend off with a special guest post from Christopher Gavigan, father of three and one of the founders of The Honest Company! Christopher is also the Company’s Chief Product Officer and he and Honest have had quite the busy week; the Company announced a forthcoming beauty line and Christopher and cofounder Jessica Alba ventured to DC to lobby for toxic chemical reform. I am so glad he found a few moments to do some Q and A! Keep reading for an inside look at Christopher’s most important role as dad and to hear how he and wife Jessica Capshaw (that’s Dr. Arizona Robbins for all of you Grey’s Anatomy fans!), will be spending the weekend!Christopher Family

Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Gavigan

What do you enjoy most about being a dad? Being a parent is one of life’s eternal purposes – being connected to someone is enormously humbling to think about, but in its daily intricacies, it’s so enjoyable and incredibly fun (most of the time!) I love being a part of intentional participation in my kids’ lives with my wife. Together, we join alongside them and try to do our best to lead by example. Kids need quality, not quantity, so we are all in when we are with them; that grounds me to slow down, be present and give myself. Anyone will agree that undoubtedly feels so, so good.

How will you be celebrating? I’ll be on the East End of Long Island, New York with my kids and wife. We will “play it by ear” (as my father used to say) and wake with the kids. Then, I’ll make my famous Daddy Pancakes with them, which is whole wheat batter filled with plant-based proteins and fresh fruit topped with VT maple syrup. We’ll let the day unfold after that. Maybe some beach playing and swimming in the Atlantic, or scoot to a yoga or SoulCycle class with my wife, and then a calm evening of lawn games and an outdoor picnic, which hopefully includes lobster. I’m no doubt abundantly blessed!

Okay, so how about work- what’s that like? My days at Honest are filled with (intentionally and literally) running through the office; we are a mission-based business with so much more to accomplish. I truly love leading a culture of innovation and change-makers focused on creating healthier, non-toxic products for today’s family. It’s a revolution of awareness, transparency and integrity. My Honest days are filled with joining our team in developing better products, executing with excellence, putting out fires (we are the Honest Company not the “perfect company”) and lifting up our employee base with gratitude, collaboration and passion. I have the best job in the world!

What are your favorite products? You know that’s like asking me which child I love the most… impossible for me to answer as the Product Ambassador at Honest. I use all our products all the time, and continually have new development samples and optimized formulas (in small white bottles with labels) all over my house. My wife Jessica despises them. I slather my kids’ spray surfaces in the home – quick optimization and refinement (insights primarily harvested from our own Honest members) is how we’ve humbly been able to deliver delight and build our loyal base. Overall, I’m a fanatic about our Healing Balm, Vetiver Deodorant, Multi-Surface Spray, Laundry Detergent and Air + Fabric Fresheners.

Any Father’s Day gift you want or are excited for? It’s unattainable, but because you said any I would have to choose to bottle certain moments of my life. The more you know, the less you really need. I have a full and fortunate life, and I’d like to relive those special moments of times spent with my family and kids. The problem is… I’d need a very big place to store all those bottles!

You can shop The Honest Company’s products, which are perfect for new and expecting moms and their families in our stores and online! Some of my favorites are the sanitizing spraylip balm trio and body oil! -Olivia

[HONEST]y: Earth Day’s Best Policy

A few months ago, The Honest Company co-founded by celebrity mom Jessica Alba made its debut at Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod.  The Honest Company is committed to making products without harming people or the planet. So, what could be a better way to celebrate Earth Day than by using sustainable, eco-friendly products that are safe for both you and your baby?! 

Earth Day is a day to remember just how important it is to treat Mother Earth well. Do the same for yourself! Celebrate today (and every day) by trying five of their naturally nourishing products made just for mom that can be found at A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity: Organic Belly BalmBody OilFace + Body LotionOrganic Nipple Balm, and Shampoo + Body Wash.

View and shop our collection of Honest, available at both A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity!

New on the Scene: THE HONEST COMPANY!

Brand-new and already high on the must-have list of moms and moms-to-be, The Honest Company has made its arrival to our family and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Founded by four people – Jessica Alba, Christopher Gavigan, Brian Lee and Sean Kane – who set out to create effective, eco-friendly, affordable, beautiful and safe baby products, they have done just that in as little as two years!

And now, new to A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity, you can find five of their naturally nourishing products made just for mom: Organic Belly Balm, Body Oil, Face + Body Lotion, Organic Nipple Balm, and Shampoo + Body Wash.

View and shop our collection of Honest available at both A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity!

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