Category Archives: The Hip List

The Hip List: Prepared for Preschool

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo is back with products that are essential for your child’s big first day of preschool!

1. Skip Hop Bowl and Divided Plate

Kids will love having their own plate and bowl featuring their favorite zoo character, making mealtime fun! These bowls and plates are super durable and dishwasher safe making mealtime fun and easy for mom, too.

$3.99-$5.99, Buy Buy Baby

2. Skip Hop Backpack

This durable backpack is perfect for any preschooler ready for a day of work and play! With a variety of fun animals to choose from, this backpack is both fun and functional. It’s easy to clean and has plenty of compartments for carrying all of your preschooler’s essentials. Additionally, this mini-sized backpack with comfy padded straps perfect for your little scholar!

$19.99, Bed Bath & Beyond

3. AlternaVites Kids

AlternaVites Kids has revolutionized the way your children get their necessary daily vitamins. While some sugary gummies can be missing essential nutrients, AleternaVites Kids contains 17 essential vitamins and minerals specially formulated for children ages 4 and up. They come in two fun, delicious flavors- strawberry bubblegum and raspberry cotton candy- and are gluten-free, have 0 grams of sugar, and contain no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives.


4. PlanetBox Lunchbox

It’s time to #GoGreen with this stainless steel lunchbox! With multiple sizes, it is a sectioned off lunchbox that allows you to give your kids a fully balanced, nutritious lunch. It’s also dishwasher safe making it easy to wash and use daily. The lunchbox also comes with magnets to personalize your kid’s lunchbox that make lunchtime fun!



The Hip List: Baby Bag Buys

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo gives you her baby bag essentials every mommy needs!

1. Aiden + Anais Swaddle Bankets + Bibs

Aden +Anais swaddle blankets are made of a breathable fabric, which helps reduce the risk of overheating with a variety of stylish prints. The swaddle blankets come in a set of 4 and are 100% cotton muslin. The baby bibs are also 100% cotton muslin and come in packs of 3. These baby bibs have 3 snaps in the front to ensure easy fastening and a perfect fit. The snap bibs are also adjustable so they grow with your baby and make the perfect toddler bib as well!  Check out Aden + Anais for a variety of colors/styles.

2. Chewbeads

Chewbeads are the perfect gift for a new mommy! This 100% silicone ring with rattle is both safe and fun for a teething baby. They come in 4 different colors and it’s looped shape can easily be tied to a stroller or worn on the wrist so your hands are free!  $14.50, Chewbeads

3. Neckerchew by Cheeky Chompers

These dribble bibs stand out from the rest in that they have a little teething triangle in the corner of the bib! Neckerchew is built to last wash after wash and is completely safe to chew on, being 100% free of phthalates and BPA.  $23.50, Cheeky Chompers

4. Babyganics Baby-Safe World Essentials Kit

This kit has it all. From baby safe, organic shampoo to lotion to dish soap and more, your baby will grow safe and healthy! Babyganic products are created with the most natural plant-based ingredients and have a non-allergenic formula that is naturally gentle on skin and tear free The perfect gift for a new mommy or mommy-to-be! $27.99, Target

5. The Mother Load Collection
The Mother Load Collection includes a set of 5 durable and stylish baby bags labeled with pictures to help mothers stay organized. Each bag is color coded by use and have a stretchy see-through mesh back to accommodate as much as you could possibly need! Even better, the bags are water proof and machine-washable.  $65, Mother Load


The Hip List: Men Merch

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo is back with #TheHipList, sharing the perfect gifts for the Garden State’s manly men!

1. Olive & Cocoa Gift Sets

Olive & Cocoa creates unique and well-made gift sets suitable for a variety of interests! From golf to grilling, Olive & Cocoa has something special for your man for any ocassion that will be sure to make his day.  Check out for a variety of prices/sets to choose from!

2. Tat Jacket Daily Maintenance Kit

Have a tattooed man in your life? Get them keeping their tattoos fresh and sharp with the Tat Jacket Daily Maintenance Kit. It contains four 100 ml bottles of products that are cruelty free and vegan and will protect tattoos colors and keep them looking great! $29.99, Tat Jacket

3. O WakaWaka Power+

The WakaWaka Power+ is a durable, lightweight, and compact solar power charger that can charge type of smartphone or small electronic device and can provide up to 150 hours of safe, sustainable light. The WakaWaka can completely charge a smartphone in about 2 hours. $79, O WakaWaka

4. Soft Goat Scruff and Goatee Softener

Perfect for any stylish, scruffy man! The Soft Goat provides a cure to scratchy facial hair that doesn’t involve shaving. These hypoallergenic pads dull sharp edges that trimming and shaving can leave behind. 1 box includes 3 pads, which last up to 2 months each. $11.99, Soft Goat

5. Mission Belt

These belts are not only functional and trendy—but they give back! These leather belts can be worn day to night and are made to be easily customized to create the perfect fit. They also come in a variety of colors and styles, and even have a collegiate and professional sports lines for your man’s favorite team! With every belt purchase a dollar goes to fight hunger and poverty worldwide.Check out for a variety of styles/prices!