Many moms will tell you that a good glider is indispensable during the first few years of parenthood, but after that, you're excited to get rid of the damn thing because it's so ugly. Want something you'll keep beyond your kids' preschool years? The sleek lines of the Monte Vola Wingback Glider ($995), combined with a smooth gliding system and cushy comfort, make for one keep-able chair. You may end up keeping it so long, your kids beg to take it to college with them. "To study in, Mom, I swear!"
P.S. The chair is available in multiple fabric finishes, all water-repellent and stain-resistant. VERY handy with wee tots.