Gifts mom will truly appreciateNo two moms are alike, which is why her Mother’s Day gift should be as unique as she is. Whether she’s a gardening mom or an expecting mom, a brand-new mom or a hostess mom, you’re sure to find the perfect present right here.
By: Trae Bodge, www.RetailMeNot.com, INFORUM
No two moms are alike, which is why her Mother’s Day gift should be as unique as she is. Whether she’s a gardening mom or an expecting mom, a brand-new mom or a hostess mom, you’re sure to find the perfect present right here.
Brand-new moms live in a sleepless world of spit-up and diapers, so they are definitely in need of pampering. Encourage her to take some “me time” with the Mommy Tillia 3-Piece Gift Set ($18) from Avon. She’ll love the yummy citrus-scented body wash, rich body lotion and emollient hand cream. Just what the doctor ordered!
If she enjoys a relaxing cup of tea, she’ll thoroughly enjoy the Beauty Tea Set ($30) from BijaBody (http://bijabody.mybigcommerce.com/spa-rah-rah-beauty-tea-for-skin-set/). The set comes with two canisters: one of Daily Beauty Tea and one of Nightly Beauty Tea along with a steeper. Both delicious, fair-trade teas contain natural ingredients to support healthy skin and digestion. The Daily Beauty Tea has a slightly spicy kick, whereas the Nightly Beauty Tea is more calming. The set is beautifully wrapped, and samples of other natural beauty products are included.
Daily Grommet is one of my favorite sites for beautiful and thoughtful gifts. The handcrafted Everyday Artifact necklaces ($38) are silver pendants featuring spare but eye-catching images like olive branches, birds nests, cliff divers and tight-rope walkers. See them at www.dailygrommet.com/products/everyday-artifact-iconic-images-on-silver-jewelry
Does she carpool with kids a lot? If so, she’ll appreciate the BubbleBum ($39.99 at Target or www.bubblebum.co/), which is a car seat that is so totally portable that it can be deflated to fit in her hobo bag. This little guy weighs less than a pound and includes belt-positioning clips, which negate the need for bulky armrests. Of course, when it comes to car seats, safety is paramount. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named BubbleBum one of the best booster seats for safety in its 2011 booster evaluation report.
Every gardener needs a good pair of shoes. Waterproof, super-comfy Okabashi Clogs ($15.99 at www.okabashi.com) have a massaging insole and ergonomic footbed and are 100 percent recyclable, antimicrobial and even dishwasher-safe! The perfect pairing for these gardening clogs is a subscription to the online journal Plantjotter ($21 per year at www.plantjotter.com). This is an online tool where Mom can keep track of her gardening schedule, goals, ideas, photos and helpful articles.
The Beecology Mother’s Day Gift Bag ($24.99 at www.beecology.com/Mothers-Day-Gift-Bag-Prodview.html) is the perfect pampering gift for the green-thumbed mom (or any mom, actually!). The cute drawstring bag contains the brand’s Original Honey Hand & Body Cream (which is one of my all-time faves), two luxurious soaps, a pair of gardening gloves and a packet of forget-me-not seeds.
Know a mom-to-be who needs a pick-me-up? Although she’s excited to join the parent club, she may not be so thrilled about some of the changes her body is going through. Fitness guru Sara Haley created Expecting More ($39.95 at Amazon.com or http://sarahaley.com/) for women wanting to stay fit during pregnancy. The program contains six workouts and is an excellent balance of cardio and strength training. Her exercises can be adjusted to suit her fitness level as well as the progression of her pregnancy.
Trae Bodge is a beauty and lifestyle expert who writes for www.RetailMeNot.com.