Get the perfect gift for Mom that is every bit as unique and awesome as she is!
A thoughtful way to encourage a busy mom to take a load off is the Harney & Sons Tea Time for Two Tea Set. The set, which arrives in a lovely box with a beautifully tied ribbon, is filled with beautiful and tasty things. Included are an 18-ounce ceramic teapot with steel-hinged lid, two matching tea cups and two tins of Harney & Sons tea (Paris and Earl Grey) with 20 sachets each. The teapot is both lead-free and dishwasher safe and accommodates both loose tea and teabags. The only thing not included is a babysitter. Available at harney.com for $49.
For the mom who just needs to unwind after a long day, there is perhaps nothing more thoughtful than a beautiful just-for-her wine glass. (Fill it up, and you'll get bonus points!) The Love You Mom wine glass by Designs by Lolita features an array of hand-painted flowers in a collage of bright colors. The bottom is bright pink, and smack in the middle of the glass are the words "Love You Mom." A particular winner for moms of toddlers, this glass will always remind Mom that even though her kids may be the reason she needs to unwind, their love for her is bigger than the world ... times infinity! Available at DesignsbyLolita.com for $24.99.
Think of the Nikon Coolpix P520 as a professional camera at a consumer price. The 18.1 megapixel camera is a workhorse, featuring full HD video recording capabilities with surround sound, 7-frames-per-second shooting speed, more than 20 scene modes, in-camera editing, internal GPS, self-timer, built-in flash, and the list goes on and on. The major standout on this camera, though, is it's unbelievable zoom capabilities. The 42x optical zoom lens brings extremely far away subjects up close and personal without losing an ounce of photographic integrity. Amazing pictures at an amazing price make this the perfect gift for the truly amazing mom in your life. Available at amazon.com for $334.
On-the-go moms need a bottle that can keep up with the tasks at-hand. The S’well bottle is the perfect solution. The BPA- and toxin-free stainless steel bottles are ideal for both hot and cold beverages, keeping liquids cold or hot for an impressively long time. Ice water stays ice-cold for up to 24-hours (ice and all!), and warm beverages hold their heat for up to 12 hours (coffee, anyone?). S’well earns bonus points for being eco-friendly, sweat-free and having the perfect-size mouth hole (no sip spills!). Available in an array of color and pattern options; prices vary.
If sunny days draw Mom to the garden, then this is the perfect gift idea! The Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners 60-Second Fix for Hands duo-lotion kit is a simple yet luxurious way for Mom to pamper herself and enjoy the final product: softer-than-soft hands! She’ll start with the Gardeners Hand Recovery, which cleanses and exfoliates her hands, leaving them ready for step two: Hand Therapy. The Hand Therapy, which is rich with macadamia nut oil and shea butter, provides added moisture and leaves hands unbelievably soft and smooth, like she never worked a day in the garden! Available at crabtree-evelyn.com for $12.50-$38.
Imitation is, in fact, the highest form of flattery. So let Mom open a pair of Moln clogs for Mother’s Day, and then let her daughter show Mom her matching pair. Moln has a wide selection of authentic Scandinavian clogs, complete with ergonomically shaped wooden base. Fabulous arch and toe support make these clogs winners, and the fabulous patterns screen printed on the leather uppers make them fashion must-haves! Playful birds, feminine patterns and even furry styles are available in matching mother/daughter pairs. Available at molnclogs.com for $87-$104.
For the sentimental mom, give her a gift of love that she can wear close to her heart. The Nelle & Lizzy Stamped Tag Necklace is both affordable and adorable, making it the perfect gift from the kids. Choose the necklace length, and then customize the necklace with tags featuring the names of those most near-and-dear. For an added sentiment, include the kids’ birthstone charms. Available at nelleandlizzy.com for $22.
Give Mom a gift that gives all year round with a monthly subscription to BOXYCHARM. The beauty box subscription service delivers an impressive box of luxury beauty items each month, which are thoughtfully selected by the BOXYCHARM experts. Items may include nail polish, makeup, moisturizer, lipsticks and more from both well-established and emerging brands like Mirabella, Essie, Pur-lisse, Strange Beautiful and more. Subscriptions are $21/month with free shipping. Learn more at boxycharm.com.
Stylish moms know the importance of standing out, and with a Pretty Smitten monogrammed phone case, they can do just that. Pretty Smitten's new line of handmade covers feature patterns like gingham or camouflage with a stylish band of color. Customize the case with a monogram just for Mom, and it's a one-of-a-kind conversation piece she'll treasure forever! Available for $44 at prettysmitten.com.
For the sentimental mom (and what mom isn't?!), a keepsake collector is truly a gift from the heart. With My Quotable Kid personalized memory journal from Chronicle Books, moms (and dads too!) can track all of the touching, hilarious and downright bizarre things their little loves say. Thick, colorful pages provide ample room to document quotes worth remembering. Track your child's age, date and location when they made their memorable remark, and then jot it down word-for-word to have forever. Oh, and feel free to break it out at the rehearsal dinner to kickstart the laughs (and tears). Available at at chroniclebooks.com for $39.99. BONUS: For a limited time, get 25% off all personalized items using the code MYCB-SAVE25.
Yes, it is generally a great rule of thumb to never give a gift to a woman that requires a plug and resembles work. However, if said gift makes life considerably easier, perhaps that rule was meant to be broken. The T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Steam Iron features a wide variety of convenience factors, including 3-way auto shut-off, easy cleaning, easy-fill tank and more. But the real “it” factor lies in the fact that it’s the highest rated iron in terms of glide-ability thanks to its ceramic soleplate. It’s both scratch-resistant and non-stick, make the task at-hand go much faster than with a regular iron. Available at amazon.com for $45.31.
For days when Mom can just kick back around the house, she’ll enjoy having a pair of comfy City Slips. The slip-on ballet-style slippers come in a handy drawstring pouch—perfect for stashing in her purse to wear elsewhere (work, carline, etc.). The cable knit uppers are both fashionable and fuzzy, and the rubber sole makes them ideal for both indoor and outdoor wear. Available at elmbaby.com in a variety of colors and patterns for $40.
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