April brings showers — not just the rainy kind but the wedding and baby kind, too. Consider one of these nifty gifts when your invitations arrive.
by Jayne Cannon
A toast to you
Burnt toast is a bad way to start the day. The Cuisinart 4-Slice Metal Classic Toaster perfectly browns bread, bagels and more in four slots with custom controls. Its polished chrome looks as good as the toaster works. $70-$75.
Save the newlyweds time and money in the morning rush. The Nespresso by Breville Pixie Espresso Maker’s high-pressure pump delivers a barista-style cup, and it heats up in just 25 seconds. No need to stop at the coffee shop. $230.
Mix it up
If the newlyweds are bakers, they’ll be thrilled with a KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer. The stainless steel bowl has a 3.5-quart capacity, so it won’t hog countertop space, and it comes in a variety of colors. $330.
Fresh air makes for a happier, rested baby. The Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Drop Shape Humidifier offers variable control and quiet operation in a colorful shape. For safety’s sake, it shuts off when the water tank is empty. $50.
For new parents, 2 a.m. feedings are part of the new normal. The Cuisinart BW-10 Baby Bottle Warmer and Night Light makes them easier with a warm bottle and a faint light that helps baby go back to dreamland quickly. $40.
cute as a button
New parents want to watch their little one every minute for the baby’s safety and their own peace of mind. The MonBaby Smart Breathing Movement Monitor sends information from a button attached to the baby’s clothing to a smartphone. $80.