Gifts You Can Pick Up Curbside While Keeping the Kids Buckled In

This year, I discovered the blissful world of “curbside pickup” — the saving grace of retail when you have multiple car seat straps and buckles to contend with.

If you become a member of The Nordy Club, you can pickup orders curbside at select Nordstrom locations. Or, if you prefer deliveries, you can still get 50% off gifts, free shipping and free returns. (Note: affiliate links.)

Let’s Start with the Little Ones

Looking for a super soft, designed-to-please gift? Gund Musical ‘Flappy The Elephant’ (pictured below) is a kids’ crowd pleaser and conjures up memories of my other favorite ear-wiggling baby elephant. Luckily, I can get my Dumbo and seersucker fix with Little Brother By Pippa & Julie X Disney Dumbo Polo & Shorts Set.

For pure snuggle factor, Jellycat makes the softest stuffed animals and soother blankets. After my toddler took to his first “doggie” (Jellycat Really Big Puffles Puppy Stuffed Animal, which we received as a baby gift), I overloaded on a whole set: Jellycat ‘Dog Soother’ Blanket, Jellycat ‘Bashful’ Puppy, and Jellycat ‘If I Were A Puppy’ Board Book.

You can test the waters for $15 or less, with the Jellycat ‘Small Bashful Puppy’ Stuffed Animal (pictured above) or Jellycat ‘Dog’ Grabber Rattle.

Helping Mom Make it Work

Playgrounds are no match for the warm and sturdy UGG Lorna Waterproof Bootie . I pair them shamelessly with workout clothes and jeans alike. For a puddle-hopping option that’s good enough for the Queen, you can take advantage of a $50 markdown on Hunter Original Tour Gloss Packable Rain Boot.

And if you’re a sucker for designer steals, this laptop/diaper/baby wipe-friendly Marc Jacobs The Tag 27 Leather Tote is 70 percent off (originally $495).

Dare I Say Date Night?

If you find yourself with a sitter and three hours to spare, who wants to waste those precious minutes ironing or squeezing into ill-fitting clothes? Enter Spanx Faux Leather Moto Leggings, which could have only been dreamt up by self-made mogul and mother of four, Sara Blakey. Dads will drool over this 50 percent off Mizzen+Main Bryant Trim Fit Button-Up Performance Sport Shirt, which wicks away moisture and resists wrinkles (wouldn’t it be nice if parenting followed suit).

For more gift ideas, check out Mama Makers from Head to Toe, Gifts for the Tired Mama, and Winter-Ready Gifts for Working Mamas.