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Five Playful Gift Ideas For the Beachside Mama In Your Life

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Here in LA, the "cool mom" set can sometimes feel like a clique of impossibly put-together ladies who also happen to be prepared for nearly anything (including but not limited to DIY changing/feeding stations, temper tantrums, and various kinds of explosions). That said, what do you gift the women who seem to have fashionable-yet-functional mommyhood on lock?

Baby Burro in Venice is where moms who get it go grab too-cute clothes, eco-friendly toys, and all the essentials for a play date on the beach. We focused on the latter and came up with five fun-in-the-sun goodies that would make great gifts to impress even the coolest of mamas.

Covert Teething Toy

Mama & Little "Anna" Teething Necklace, $29

Normally when a babe is chewing on your bauble its not good for business, which is why this cute, chunky necklace is perfect. The silicone beads are safe on baby's teeth plus the wearer still looks boho-chic (not like she's wearing a chew toy) when it's on.

Beach Bum Blankey

Beach Baby "Pom Pom Bath Towel," $68

These soft, locally-made beach blankets have an absorbent terry underside so they're perfect for drying off the little ones post-swim. Plus we can't get over their bright, Mexican-inspired patterns and sweet pompom trim.

Super Cool Soother

Fred & Friends, "Chill, Baby" pequeña cerveza baby bottle, $13.50

This cheeky novelty baby bottle is sure to get a few questionable looks as little ones chug down milk during a chill beach day, but who cares? It's just too awesome not to pass up.

Un Petit Dejeuner


Vilac wicker picnic basket, $48

Whether the kids are snacking on lunch or just playing pretend, bringing this sweet picnic basket to the beach (or whatever!) will have chic moms feeling en plein air French vibes. The only things missing are the baguette and faux-cappuccino.

Artsy Activity Book

International Arrivals "Beach Bums" coloring book, $11.25

Moms know that when it comes to any outing, boredom is enemy #1, which is why packing this beach-themed coloring book (plus some non-toxic crayons) comes in handy. The illustrations are so adorable, she'll want to frame her kids' colorful creations.