About Priya and Courtney
Priya and Courtney met in 2019 when their oldest children started preschool together. As their kids became fast friends, Priya and Courtney found they also had much in common, including a love of shopping, new pregnancies, and a recent return to Dallas. They decided to couple their combined business experience, and appreciation for high-quality baby products, to bring together the best brands in one customizable gift box. In 2020, Not Your Basic Baby Box launched with the mission to make the gifting experience easier by bringing parents the essentials they need in one perfect package.
“Whether you’re welcoming your first baby or your fifth, parenthood is an absolute whirlwind. We aim to bring more joy, peace, and fun with thoughtfully curated items geared to making that first year a bit easier.”
Courtney is a self-proclaimed Jill of all trades from her work with startups to Fortune 500 companies. In 2019 she made the decision to leave corporate America to stay home with her oldest daughter, while trying for baby number two, who made her arrival in February 2020. Courtney is a lover of the art of gift giving, spending countless hours curating the perfect gifts for her loved ones and ensuring they come packaged in a memorable way. She began her gift giving business journey in 2017 with back to school gifts and quickly found herself helping clients, family, and friends curate the perfect gift for their loved ones for all occasions.
She is a busy mom who has spent more time than she cares to admit researching the best products for her family. She has a long list of her tried and true, but also loves discovering new brands along the way.
In her free time, you will find Courtney kicked back with a glass of wine or champagne and a good book. She loves spending time with her family and doing all the girly things with her two minis. Some of her favorite baby brands include Goumi, UPPABaby, Avent, Solly Wraps, PUJ and Lovevery to name a few.
“We love to bring parents that incredible feeling of receiving the perfect gift.”
Priya is a mother of two and board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist practicing in Dallas. Like many of us, Priya found her schedule becoming more packed after welcoming her second child. She was constantly searching for ways to save time and energy when it comes to finding the right products for her family. After spending countless hours researching and discussing the best baby products with her friend Courtney, she thought there had to be an easier way to bring parents the essentials they desire without all the hassle. From that, and their shared love of gifting, NYBB was born.
Priya believes there’s an art and science to curating the perfect gift, which is why she and Courtney spent the time to pull together fashionable and functional baby products from brands parents trust.
Priya loves to spend time with her husband and two littles. Her other favorite activities are eating and shopping. Well when she isn’t busy delivering babies that is! Some of her favorite baby brands include Kissy Kissy, Angel Dear, Goumi, Petite Plume, Beaba, and Ezpz.