Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is a special day for Moms to be celebrated and this year I am celebrating Mother’s Day number 20 as a mom. To make it a special day I decided to work with some of my favorite brands to give you a fun gift guide with some unique ideas for spoiling your mom (or dad that wears a mom hat!)
Through the years I’ve gotten my fair share of coupon books that were good for back rubs, dishes, supper prep and even an occasional house cleaning. Liz was always very creative when it came time to give me a coupon book and each coupon had strict rules included, like only 1 coupon per day was always one I chuckled at. We even have a few cookbooks that teacher’s helped our kids create and let’s not forget the countless hand drawn pictures that adorned our fridges for months after the holiday was over.
While each gift that she has given me over the years holds a special place in my heart, the older she gets the more I enjoy the gifts she finds for me. For the past few years I’ve received a hanging flower that I’m put in charge of raising, which inevitably dies no matter how hard I try to nurture it. So we have a standing joke that you should only deliver plants that you will take care of because it isn’t going to live with my black thumbs in charge.
But one of the all time favorite things she has gifted me was a coffee mug that turned out to be number 41 in my coffee mug collection. With a huge smile on her face, she said, well mostly all of the time. (Fitting for her let me tell you!) So without further adieu I present to you the Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Gourmet Gift Baskets have hundreds of items to choose from almost 100 popcorn flavors and 25 cheesecake varieties (and mom’s everywhere LOVE cheesecake. But even if they don’t love those things, they have lots of other great options to surprise Mom.
The Spa Basket to the right is fabulous and allows moms everywhere to have a spa day in the comfort of their own home.
I’ve been a fan of Yankee Candles for as long as I can remember and they continue to knock it out of the park.
Yankee Candle Mother’s Day Tote: Show mom how much you care with our limited edition mother’s day tote. This tote includes one lilac blossoms large classic jar candle, one color me happy small tumbler candle, one peaches & cream votive sampler, one coconut beach fragrance sphere, on wine glass charming scents charm, one pink sands novelty car jar, and one optic blue glass votive candle holder.
Charming Scents Car Kit – clean cotton: Be ready for all your road trips right out of the box. This four-piece kit includes the bangle, refillable locket, and yankee candle logo charm all in a brushed-nickel finish.
Mom’s work hard all year long, so using products like BluApple to help mom save money is a no brainer. The BluApple prolongs freshness of fruits and vegetables allowing Mom to have more time for herself.
Veggie Zips with Hydroliners allows you to control the moisture of your produce allowing for ultimate freshness.
Hadaki has a wide selection of high quality products at affordable prices available. The Mini Me XBody in Aqua Sea is the perfect bag for summer adventures. But the Nylon Scoop Pop is perfect for all of my must have “Big” purse essentials.
Skin 2 Skin
Their products are formulated using pure, natural ingredients and infused with the highest concentration of cutting edge peptides and plant stem cells to give skin a healthy, youthful appearance.
AB-HA Exfoliating Cleanser is a deep cleansing exfoliator includes the Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Acids of Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic. These natural acids loosen the bond of dead skin cells to accelerate the natural skin renewal process.
Skin 2 Skin®, Revitalizing Eye Gel is designed as a high performance all-in-one anti-aging eye treatment gel giving you beautiful younger, brighter and tighter eyes. You will experience an immediate lifting, tightening and quick puffy eye reduction with long term anti-puffiness results.
Help Mom always be on time and stylish with a W Snap Watch from Watchitude. They have a large collection of fun watches available but my favorite was the Pineapple Watch. The Baseball inspired watch is on my Christmas shopping list for Liz, you can never be to prepared!
The Patio Shield Repeller keeps biting pests at bay, clearing a 15ftx15ft area in just minutes and lasts for hours. This product incorporates key design features that makes using the product a breeze. On board repellent mat storage keeps additional mats handy so that you never run out when you need them. A weather proof cap that nests under the product when in use ensures protection from the elements. Availability in 5 different colors ensure that there is a product for any design scheme. The Patio Shield is available at major retailers and has a MSRP of $24.99.
The older I get the more sensitive my skin gets which is why SebaMed is one of my favorite brands. The have a wide selection of products but my to personal favorites right now are the Q10 Protection Cream that helps fight aging and of course the Lifting Eye Cream.
Travelwise from Eatsmart
Help Mom stay organized when traveling with these great Travelwise Packing Cubes. This set of 5 is only $24.95 and is great for packing for vacation or even a weekend getaway.
Fifty Shades Collection
Spoil Mom with the must have Fifty Shades Collection. Available starting May 8th this steamy trio will be a hit for your mom.
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed
Business Boutique is a great gift idea, especially for those business savvy moms. Authored by business coach and national best-selling author Christy Wright, Business Boutique is a proven, step-by-step plan to help women take their business dream and turn it into a reality.
Business Boutique retails for $19.99 at BusinessBoutique.com.
Made by moms, for moms, Oilogic Essential Oil Care products are a natural and safe way to comfort your child using the power of Essential Oils. Each product makes using Essential Oils easy as they are made with 100% Pure Essential Oils, diluted appropriately with a carrier oil to create a safe, yet effective formula in three collections for babies, kids and adults. Oilogic products are Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested and Cruelty-Free. Oilogic is available on OilogicCare.com and at Target, Buy Buy Baby and now CVS Pharmacy.
Pluggerz are the situation-specific earplugs that reduce volume without losing clarity of experience and overall health. For Pluggerz, it’s not about cancelling noise, it’s about “regulating” it, using innovative technology that makes it possible to adapt to situations including sleep, loud music, airplane travel, swimming and more. Comfortable and easy to wear, Pluggerz can be reused over 100 times and are available in three ring levels so anyone can find a fit!
Celebrate mom and Earth Day year after year with these super cool products from Alabama Sawyer. Start with a Rustic Walnut Round and complete your list with a Countertop Compost Bin.
Flavanaturals Chocolate for Life
The first premium chocolate brand to create delicious products with 5-9x the cocoa flavanol supernutrients of a typical dark chocolate bar. The new company, FlavaNaturals delivers the levels of cocoa flavanol antioxidants shown in controlled clinical studies to significantly support brain, heart and skin health — with just one single bar.
FlavaNaturals makes this possible with unmatched level of cocoa flavanols, achieved by starting with ultra-premium, high-flavanol cocoa beans, and using minimal processing to preserve the health benefits.
Imagine only using one tool to trim trees, cut out dead shrubbery and clear out overgrown gardens this year. Introducing The Root Assassin – an innovative three-in-one tool that takes most of the effort out of gardening. The shovel has unique ‘teeth’ instead of the typical serrated edges you might find elsewhere. The Root Assassin teeth are alternatively beveled in opposite directions so that the user can cut roots and branches while pushing in and again while pulling out. Essentially accomplishing twice the work with half the effort! The Root Assassin also has a sharp pointed blade so digging into the ground is easy and smooth. No need to jump-step on the top of the blade to get depth. The pointed tip also enables the user to make precision cuts in a delicate flower bed. The shovel is made of solid structural carbon steel and is overlaid with a sleek silver color powder coat. The ergonomically designed steel shaft is topped with a durable solid rubber coated bright red handle for comfort and ease of locating amid the grounds. Weighing 4 pounds, it’s light enough to be dragged along for a long day and yet strong enough to provide the leverage needed to get the job done.
Books Mom Will Love!
Was she heartbroken when (*spoiler*) Jack died on This is Us? And did she threaten to throw out her slow cooker? Let her find peace with the classic kitchen appliance and give her STOCK THE CROCK by Phyllis Good, a cookbook that will let her spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends.
Did she grow up watching Valerie Bertinelli on One Day at a Time? Then, she’ll love Valerie’s new cookbook, VALERIE’S HOME COOKING, which features more than 100 recipes for comfort food, each with a modern and fun twist. $30, http://amzn.to/2t0DoXB
Does she spend her mornings with the wonderful ladies of the TODAY show? Then, make sure she’s unwrapping a copy of Siri Daly’s debut cookbook, SIRIOUSLY DELICIOUS.$26.99, http://amzn.to/2CnMX3e
Is she always cooking meals and treats to give to neighbors and relatives? Bring her the bestselling cookbook WHAT CAN I BRING? by Elizabeth Heiskell. $30, http://amzn.to/2tJyYl7
Does she read People magazine every week? She’ll love the insider stories and behind-the-scenes details that are revealed only in People’s new book, THE 100 BEST CELEBRITY PHOTOS. $26.99, http://amzn.to/2yGhVVB
Did she make dinners together a family tradition? Then, treat her to SUNDAY SUPPERSby Cynthia Graubart. This cookbook offers 52 inspired menus with classic Southern flair for a year of weekly dinners gathered around the table. $27.99, http://amzn.to/2t0DTkr
Did she find joy around the house with Marie Kondo’s book? Help Mom tackle the kitchen craziness with THE MINIMALIST KITCHEN. $29.99, http://amzn.to/2lOVnL4
With the brand NEW Sink Safe knife caddy there’s a convenient place to store kitchen knives out of harm’s way between cooking and clean-up. The unique design allows sudsy water to seep in and soak your knives safely until you’re ready to put them away or use them again.
In addition to protecting your hands and your loved ones, it also helps protect the knives themselves. Handwashing is the best way to keep expensive cutlery in top shape.
Don’t get caught off guard by a sharp kitchen knife again! Use Sink Safe.
Sink Safe is available online at www.sinksafe.com.
BBQ FISH BASKET, XL, STAINLESS STEEL
Brand: Küchenprofi USA
- Ideal for grilling whole fish, fish fillets, vegetables, and other difficult to grill foods
- Holds food securely for easy grilling and turning
- Stainless steel; dishwasher safe
- 14″ x 6″
Capresso Electric Water Kettle
As empty nesters we have a little more time on our hands than most people do. That is why I’ve learned that I enjoy things like hot tea, hot cider, and of course hot chocolate. Since it’s summer time here it won’t get much use but I know this winter it will get a workout!
The Capresso Electric Water Kettle uses a simple one-switch operation. The water is quickly heated to a rolling boil and then the kettle automatically shuts off. A locking lid and dry boil protection offer added safety while the micro filter spout ensures the purest serving.
Anova Precision Cooker
Sous vide (pronounced “sue-veed”) is a cooking technique that makes it super simple to achieve professional-quality results at home. The technique utilizes precise temperature control to deliver super-juicy, flavor-packed results from edge to edge, every time. To cook sous vide, food is placed in a sealable bag and cooked in a water bath.
Andis Ceramic Ionic Styler Dryer
Andis Ceramic Ionic Styler Dryer is a must have for busy moms! And it makes me think of a dryer that my mom had when I was a little girl. But they have given the old fashioned styler an updo!
Sleek, gold metallic design.
Even-heat ceramic technology preserves natural oils and seals in moisture – creating smooth, silky, frizz-free hair.
- 3 heat / speed settings for styling control .
- Cool shot button locks in style.
- Lifeline® shock protection.
- 5-year warranty.
When we were little our mom could solve the world’s problems in a second. While we have grown into adults we know that isn’t the case but we would still like to think that.
- Gripponz: Don’t waste time scrubbing! Use GRIPPONZ on the bottom of all your cans and prevent that nasty, impossible to remove rust or gunk ring from ruining your surfaces in the bathroom, under the sink or on your countertops. GRIPPONZ snaps onto the bottom of shaving cream cans, cleaning agents, hairsprays and more. The two sizes fit almost any type of can.
- Itzy: The little bag with BIG stretch; the Itzy is pure magic! Fitting in the palm of your hand, this tiny tote makes it easy to take anywhere. Whether you’re headed to the farmer’s market, beach or grocery store. It expands to fit anything from shoes to toys and laundry. When the job is done, Itzy shrinks back to its original, travel size. Make those chores or errands a breeze with the innovative Itzy!