Unique Holiday Gifts for Unique Families

The Holidays can be a stressful time for some. People with big families stress on what to buy or what makes the best gift. Other people just hate shopping or don’t know what to get.
All those reason are why I have decided to put together this holiday guide.           What makes my holiday stand out over other holiday guides is most companies are mom made, mom ran, & mom owned. Also that most companies featured in this blog are offering my readers discount codes. Discounts will be listed at the end of the blog.

Gifts for the Kids who have it all 

Pearachute is changing the way parents and children share, discover, learn and play together. It’s the new way your child gets to enjoy classes they love and without being locked into a 5 week class that they end up hating. It gives you the freedom to try classes until you find one that you & your child love. They have gift cards, credits, and monthly membership. Pearachute is located in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Who doesn’t want to be a Mermaid!?! With AquaMermaid everyone can become one during this unique swimming class. AquaMermaid is a class that teaches you how to swim like a beautiful mermaid. AquaMermaid operates in six locations throughout the US and Canada. One location being my hometown Chicago.

AquaMermaid also has this great mermaid tail which makes a great gift. They come in 3 lovely colors blue, pink and green. The mermaid tails come in kids and adults sizes.


Babies, Toddlers, Toys and more

Stainless steal rattles, teethers & flatware sets. I love that you can get the Kleynimals toy keys personalized, making them a perfectly unique & keepsake gift.

Chompy Chic Chewlery
Chompy Chic Chewlery are Teething necklace and other teething accessories. When you think teeth necklace you think female caregivers/baby gift. That is true but I have to say they make great male caregivers/dad gifts also. My husband has a great custom-made teething necklace. The owner listened to what he wanted and put it together prefect. Great for all ages

People Toy Company
This company has these great educational toys for all ages.
The infant toys help with brain developmental. They help your infant achieve cognitive and physical skills through fun, interactive and connected play.
People Blocks are great magnet blocks. They get you toddlers and preschooler’s brain working on what they will be building.

Olie’s is a kids fashion and accessories. My favorite item by this company has to be the Minkey. It’s a hat, scarf and glove combination. It’s great for the winter and great alternative instead of a jacket in the car seats. Size NB to 4T


Check Designs
Check Design is Custom made sewn gifts. I’m a big fan of the sport team slippers. They also has great poncho coats, that work great with the car seat.

This bib is the best. It’s mom made so she gets how hard it is to keep babies clean during meal time. What other bib keeps the baby clean and your high chair. Just take off and shake out.

Spoon Cocoon
This product Is really for the family on the go. It makes meal either at restaurants, visiting family or friends easier. It’s great for traveling also.

Evenflo Feeding
The BALANCE + WIDE NECK BOTTLE are providing a complete line of feeding solutions for your baby’s changing needs. This bottle is the best for all babies; even breastfeed babies.

Gifts for Adults/ Parents/ Nanny

MommyCon is a nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting.
MommyCon is a place you can build a community that understands what motherhood is not what instagram makes it look like.

If conferences are not your thing MommyCon also has a great shoppe. That includes everything tee-shirts, toys, teethers, menstrual cup etc.

DaddyCon is the ultimate dad focused parenting convention. Dads need a community also. They are the only other person who know what your child is asking for when the say “ogurt”

The very First DaddyCon is in Chicago on March 3-4. With more locations and dates to be announced.

Feminist inc
Tee shirts for all the family. My whole family has shirts from this company. They have great strong messages on all shirts.

Little Oak
Wood watches hand crafted with styles for women and men. You can get the watches personalize engraved. For every wood watch sold 10 trees are re-planted.

If you have been following my sites you know I love everything in this guide.

Nanny Tee
Humorous Tee-shirts, apparel and other accessories for the Nanny in your life. https://www.nannytees.com

Discount codes
Use RHONDA2017 to receive 4 credits for $1 or a special discount off other memberships.

Mommycon and DaddyCon
Use STRC18 to receive 10% off any ticket at any location

Little Oak Store Use RHONDA15 for 15%off

AquaMermaid is offering 10% off mermaid tails with promo code CHICAGO
Mermaid tails for Kids and Adults

Chompy Chic Chewlery use Nannyrhonda for 20% off

Nanny Tee
Use coupon code RHONDA to save 10% on apparel valid ‪11/27-12/3‬

You also check out my FB page for more discount codes for other companies and I’m always updating those codes.

NOTE: Head over to my FB Page to enter the mega giveaway with some of these great companies.  Will be posting shortly






ChiTAG is celebrate their 15th Anniversary!

What is ChiTAG?
The Chicago Toy & Game Fair
ChiTAG is North America’s Biggest Toy & Game Fair Open to Kids of All Ages!
LOCATION: Navy Pier Festival Hall A & B 840 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
DATE AND TIME: Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 5:00 PM CST

For ChiTAG 15th Anniversary they are bring more fun!
Come join the all the fun! Preview, play with and test the hottest toys and games from around the world.
Your family, friends and other attendees like Legos playsets, Build or Boom, Shark Bite, Catch the Fox, Rummikub Twist, Fish Food, all new Doggie Doo, Greedy Granny, Ultra Dash, Marbleocity, Automoblox, Magformers, Tileblox, Clicformers, Ice Cool, King Frog, Reef Route, Woo-Hoo, Flower Fairies, Peter Rabbit Secret Garden, 8-Bit Art Mario and many more!
Meet Toy and Game Inventors, take your photo with Star Wars characters and Princess Etch, enjoy live Stage Events with The Good Time Kids and Élan Dance Company – catch Ben’s Bubble Show, Mercy Magic, Contests, Giveaways, Ride-on Vehicles, Young Inventor Challenge, and so much more!


IMG_5835Last year was my first year attending ChiTAG. My family had tons of fun mostly playing with all the toys. We also got to meet Star Wars characters and my kids got to test drive some cars 🚗.

GIVEAWAY: Nannymomrhonda has four-weekend family passes (can be used for up to 6 family members) to give away! To enter, please Head over to

If you don’t care to enter and still want to attend use code ChiTAGPLAY for 50% off your ticket https://2017chitagfairtickets.eventbrite.com

It’s highly Recommended to reserving parking in advance with SpotHero, a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking!

Visit the Chicago Toy and Game Fair Parking Page to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Enter promo code CHITAG at checkout for $5 off your parking reservation!