20 High Chairs That Won’t Wreck Your Decor
While we’re not all moms here, we’re smart enough to know that with the arrival of any bundle of joy comes the arrival of a lot of stuff: from cribs and mobiles to strollers and changing tables. And while that stuff can tend to clutter up your space, there’s no reason not to turn your fashionista eye to picking out the best looking options for your new gear. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 beautiful high chairs that will actually add a touch of cool to your space while of course serving their primary duty at dinnertime.
1. Evenflo Modern High Chair ($75): A super affordable option, this chair features a pretty green-on-yellow color combo and a fun graphic print.
2. Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair ($59): Let your little one eat in style, wherever you go! This sleek black chair is easy to stash when you’re not using it and portable so you can take it with you on your travels.
3. Convertible Wood High Chair ($105): This wooden chair converts from a high chair to a booster seat and up to an older child’s chair. We’re loving the gorgeous cherry wood and the fact that you don’t have to keep buying new chairs as your child ages!
4. Mia Moda High Chair ($105): The modern black and white pattern will fit into your decor while the adjustable seat keeps your child comfy at mealtimes.
5. Maxi-Cosi Piazzo High Chair ($163): This easy-clean seat mixes a bright red with a fun polka dot pattern.
6. Joovy Nook High Chair ($140): How great is that bright green color? As a bonus, the seat cover comes off and is machine washable, making cleanup a breeze.
7. Decor Wood High Chair ($120): Wood and a pretty pattern? Consider us converts.
8. Pixi High Chair ($120): Talk about pops of color! That gorgeous blue totally rocks and adds a bit of personality to your space.
9. Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair ($224): This chair looks like something out of a futuristic diner and we’re totally into it.
10. Astro High Chair ($130): This soft baby blue hue of this chair adds some color without overwhelming your decor.
11. Baby Home Eat High Chair ($150): Looking for a more sophisticated addition to your kitchen? This raspberry colored seat will do the trick. Plus, we’re digging its unconventional shape.
12. Sprout High Chair ($250): The bright pink of the seat and the solid wood of the base creates an intriguing contrast on this chair.
13. Modern High Chair ($100): This chair makes the unconventional choice of a plain seat and a printed table and the result is awesome.
14. Tavo High Chair ($300): Leather and wood combine to make a sturdy and handsome seating solution.
15. BabyBjorn High Chair ($210): An all-white chair with black accents makes for an ultra-modern piece for a contemporary dining room.
16. Signet Complete High Chair ($260): Form meets function in this unique chair that can accommodate infants to adults comfortably. It’s crazy but cool!
17. Poppy Plus High Chair ($136): Another convertible option, this slightly old-school looking seat can turn into a toddler chair complete with table.
19. Froc High Chair ($333): The bright green, the natural wood, the unique shape, and the adjustable settings. What’s not to love about this high chair!?
20. HiLo High Chair: ($379): That pink has us swooning and the geometric shapes of this chair are cool and trendy. We’re so in!
Which of these chairs is your fave? Got any other trendy baby items we should check out? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com