I know it may be tough to think about it, but May will be here before you know it, and so will Mother’s Day! I’ve been a Mother for almost 5 years and I have to say, it gets better and better each year. My oldest daughter is old enough to know that this a day we celebrate mommy and grandmas, so she tries to make it extra special by making each influential female in her life something special. Last year in school she made me a plaque that I will always treasure. It really is the little things in life!
When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, think about your mom.. no, really.. think about her! What are her interests? What does she like? Sure, we all love flowers and chocolates and cards, but when you go beyond all the “typical” gifts and get mom something that you know she will truly enjoy, well, then you’ve impressed her! Each mom is in various stages of life and has different needs, so I put together this gift guide for moms of all ages. There is something for everyone here, and I hope you enjoy my recommendations!
Does mom like all natural products? I do, and Whole Foods Market actually has some surprising finds that are sure to please that crunchy mama. Why not make her a gift basket full of spa goodies, like Mineral Fusion nail polish that doesn’t contain formaldehyde, toulene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate. A bubble bath that smells delicious is sure to please the senses, like 365 Everyday Value Bubble Bath which doesn’t contain parabens, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate, 365 Everyday Maximum Moisture Lotion which seals in moisture, or Acure Moroccan Argan Oil which can be used for a variety of skin and beauty uses. I bet you didn’t realize that Whole Foods Market had such an extensive variety of products that can be used for health & beauty!
With warmer weather just around the corner, mom will appreciate a pair of Rockports. The Jaeliah Stud Thong must be the most comfortable sandal mom will ever wear. Aren’t these sandals a beauty!? They feature Adiprene by adidas technology, so mom will have support, shock absorbing, and cushioning that will keep each step comfortable. I’m a sneaker kind of girl, so when I heard adidas sport technology would be in these gorgeous sandals, I knew I had to try them out for myself! What mom doesn’t want to be stylish while chasing after her kids? The Jaeliah Stud Thong by Rockport can be found at a variety of retailers, along with other super comfortable Rockport styles at ShoeBuy, Zappos, Amazon, and Rockport.com. I can’t wait to wear these in a just a few weeks when the weather is warmer! These goddess-like shoes can be paired up with jeans for an evening stroll in the city or with capris and shorts for a fun filled day with the kiddos. The gold sparkles add a nice touch, and the shoe comes in a variety of colors. Above picture is Jaeliah Stud Thong in Alba.
If you want to go the more “traditional” route for Mother’s Day, Teleflora always has fun and fresh bouquets that mom will love. I received Teleflora’s Lavender Grace Bouquet which is a beautiful assortment of pink roses, hot pink spray roses, pink oriental lilies, lavender button spray chrysanthemums, purple sinuata statice, and fresh green huckleberry brought together in an elegant sculpted lavender glass vase, exclusive to Teleflora. Mom will love the thought behind this beautiful arrangement! You can check out other arrangements for mom, by visiting Teleflora.
Now, one thing we can all agree on is how busy mom’s life can be. Keep her organized with the Arc notebook from Staples. The completely customizable notebook comes in two sizes and 3 colors, so mom can be organized in style! The Arc notebook is a Staples exclusive, and looks ultra trendy with the quilted pattern. You can find out more about the Arc notebook and accessories by visiting Staples.
One thing we know about moms is how they care for their little cubs. Keeping an eye on baby and keeping them safe is mom’s priority. The MBP36 Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor from Motorola is a great way to keep mom’s mind at peace while baby is sleeping or playing happily in another room. Parents can keep an eye on baby with the 3.5″ LCD screen which remotely connects to the camera to zoom, pan, or tilt. The infrared night vision comes in handy when you want to check in on baby but don’t want to disturb them at night, ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep for both mom and baby!
For the mom who loves to prepare healthy meals for her family, the George Foreman Grill has always been a hit. This handy grill lets all the fat drip off the burgers, chicken, whatever you are grilling, and creates a healthier, lower-fat option to your meals. You can feed the entire family super quick with the large grilling surface, where all your food is grilled to perfection. No flipping necessary. To top it off, the George Foreman 9 serving Classic Plate Grill can also double as a panini press, crisping your sandwiches to restaurant-worthy deliciousness. Mom will love a George Foreman in her kitchen to help make quick, easy, and healthy meals, plus it’s easy enough for dad to use so mom can take a night off!
It’s hard to ever find time for a mommy time out, but since receiving a Nintendo 3DS to review, I just can’t put it down. Especially after checking out Disney’s Magical World. I find myself completely addicted to this game where I can get lost in a world full of all my favorite Disney characters. My youngest daughter, age 4, is too young for this game because it involves a bit of reading, but that’s okay- when I need a mommy time out or a minute to unwind at night, I spend some time in Disney’s Magical World for Nintendo 3DS. If you are on the fence about this game, I highly recommend it, and if mom is a gamer then this is the perfect game for her this Mother’s Day!
With so many options ranging from personal care to must-have gifts, what gifts would you like to give or receive this Mother’s Day?