1. DAINTY JEWELRY
Shop outside the big box, with unique dainty necklaces ranging from a perfectly golden pineapple to a dainty hot air balloon for the adventurous friend we all know and love!
2. A MONOGRAMMED PERSONAL TOUCH
Moorecoolers on etsy not only has eye catching Lilly Pulitzer Coolers but even prettier personalized gift options with their collection of Lilly Prints and Solid Color Options. It is THE place to hop for bright and colorful coolers, insulated Bubba kegs & wine glasses, mason jars and decals - all sharply dressed in authentic Lilly Pulitzer fabrics and inspired vinyl prints. They are offering 10% off your order with the code LUCKYDUCK at checkout!
3. PRETTY & COMFY SEPARATES
From Florals to Stripes, give the gift that will keep on giving with some cozy floral separates. Thinking of throwing a Galantines slumber party. Play some fun games and give a pair of floral leggings for the winner. Have a friend who just went through a break up? Gift her with our fancy floral lounge pants and keep her company with the Bridget Jones' Movie Series.
4. Totally Trendy Travel
these beautiful custom made bags are ideal for the world traveler, free spirit in all of us. All handwoven and beautifully embellished.
5. Girl Power Graphics
we love graphic tees for their free spirited fun and flexibility! Give a hilarious, pun intended tee to your favorite gal pal
6. Cute Cold Weather Gear
With unlimited options from speckled knits to hats with pom poms you can find a hat or scarf for just about any friend. These popular slouchy beanies are made by Colorado Chick (C.C). The original CC hat has hundreds of positive reviews and looks good on anyone regardless of gender, age, face shape, and hairstyle (or lack thereof). It is, in my opinion, the perfect unisex hat with the perfect amount of slouch!
7. Instant & Last Minute
Let her hang something fancy from the walls of that blank space you always see when you visit her new studio apartment. Printables are a great purchase because you can print out as many as you want making gift giving a cinch when you have lots of friends to think about
8. Throw A Galantines Party!
No money for gifts?! No Worries. The best gift at all is giving your gals your time. Plan a sleepover for all your gal pals, go out to the bar in sweats or throw a babes only brunch. We included some of our favorite pinterest galantines party pics for a little inspiration!
9. For New Mama Gal Pals: A useful gift that keeps on giving!
Everything You Need to Know to Master Breastfeeding.
So you've made the decision to breastfeed? Breastfeeding comes so many awesome benefits! If you’ve never breastfed before, you might think it’ll come naturally to you and your newborn. Baby is hungry, you offer up your nipple, baby latches on and sucks sweetly until he’s full. Easy, right? But what’s natural isn’t necessarily always intuitive (at least at first)—for either mom or baby. Nursing your baby isn't always an easy feat.
Luckily we talked to breastfeeding experts and moms who’ve experienced nursing challenges and rounded up the 5 best breastfeeding tips to help set you and baby up for success.
1. Get the Right Latch
This is KEY. If we don’t have the right latch, we end up with really sore and perhaps damaged and cracked nipples. There’s a TON of great resources online that will literally show you what the right latch looks like, but in a nutshell, it’s about getting the lower part of the breast and areola into baby’s mouth so that the nipple hits their high palette, which stimulates sucking.
2. Experiment With Different Breastfeeding Positions
One of the most important of the breastfeeding tips is to get the right latch, as we said in #1. As part of this, experimenting with different breastfeeding positions is key. In my opinion there is no position that is better than another. It's all about what works for you and baby. Here are a few different ones to try if what your doing now doesn't seem to be working well.
3. Get Breastfeeding Help Early
Habits form fast, so it’s VITAL to get the latch right at the beginning. (Don’t despair if you didn’t, as babies are adaptable.) Lots of moms can struggle with too fast of a let down, overproduction of milk or engorgement! These problems can be resolved easier when you address them right away. Getting help will benefit you and your baby immensely if you start off on the right foot and can avoid problems like clogged milk ducts which are no fun!
4. Count dirty diapers
The question moms most frequently ask: How do I know Baby is getting enough to eat? The number of wet diapers baby produces can be an easy sign she’s getting enough milk. “If mom is five days postpartum and has a full milk supply, she should be seeing a minimum of four to five urine- and stool-covered diapers a day,” Hawkins says. You can also bet baby is getting breast milk if your breasts become softer after nursing, you hear little swallowing sounds and baby looks satisfied.
5. Let your baby set the pace
For the first few weeks, most newborns breast-feed every two to three hours round-the-clock. Watch for early signs of hunger, such as stirring, restlessness, sucking motions and lip movements. Let your baby nurse from the first breast thoroughly, until your breast feels soft — typically about 15 to 20 minutes. Keep in mind, however, that there is no set time. Then try burping the baby. After that, offer the second breast. If your baby's still hungry, he or she will latch on. If not, simply start the next breast-feeding session with the second breast. If your baby consistently nurses on only one breast at a feeding during the first few weeks, pump the other breast to relieve pressure and protect your milk supply.