Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is approaching fast and it’s time to get shopping for all the special ladies in your life. I bet if you ask my husband he would say that I am difficult to shop for. He prefers to pamper me for Mother’s Day. I would be good with a day of no cooking and some free time by myself to do whatever I want. The main problem though is that each year my husband make plans to give me that free time and I always find a way to end up with him and the kids again. I’m sure this year it will probably be the same. If you looking for some gift ideas for moms this year check out some suggestions I have below.
I love baking and creating new dishes for my family so for me the top items on my wish list would include things to do with baking and cooking. So if you have a foodie in your life, check out these affordable gift options.
Locking DUO Tongs from Ergo Chef is a great addition to any kitchen. I’ve been looking for new tongs for a while. The old plastic ones I had in the past use to melt and stick to the pan and get all in the food I was cooking (EWW). Then the metal tongs I got to replace those would scratch the non-stick surfaces of my pots and pans. The Locking DUO Tongs from Ergo Chef is the answer to that problem. It feature two sides so you can use the silicone side on your non-stick pans and the metal side on your other pots or pans. They come in three different sizes and they even offer an option for grilling. I received a Locking DUO Tongs to review from Ergo Chef and I love it. Cooking dinner has been so much easier. No more using folks to try to flip my food when cooking. I love the long handle so when I use it with oil I don’t have to worry about getting grease burns. I’ve used mines on items as small as shrimp, chicken wings and even on steak and it’s worked perfectly every time. The Locking DUO Tongs ranges in prices from $12.99.
Mom will love preparing the season’s bounty with sharp knives. Chef’sChoice®DiamondHone® AngleSelect® Model 1520 is the world’s most versatile sharpener designed to sharpen Asian style knives as well as European/American style knives, both traditional and modern. Engineered to provide astonishingly sharp edges using highly precise knife guides that automatically position the knife. Its multi-stage sharpening system features 100% diamond abrasives and patented flexible stropping polishing discs that create a “gothic arch” edge structure recognized for incredible sharpness and durability. This advanced technology electric sharpener can restore and recreate both, a 15 degree edge for Asian style knives and contemoporary European/American style knives and a 20 degree edge for traditional European/American style knives. It will quickly and easily sharpen virtually all quality cutlery including American, European or Asian style household knives; fine edge or serrated blades; Santuko and traditional Japanese style single bevel edges including the thicker Deba style blades; as well as sports knives and pocket knives. The Model 1520 is the ultimate kitchen tool for moms’ who deserve the best.MSRP: $169.99 for white plastic casing and $199.99 for brushed metal.
Urban Accents sent me their Mother’s Day Urban Brunch Gift Set to review and include in my guide. I have to say once I opened up the box and saw all the goodies I wanted to make a huge brunch for Mother’s Day. I loved all the different items in the box especially the savory items. I can already picture a dish using the savory mixes to make Chicken and Waffles. The French Toast drizzle looks simply delicious. I shared some of the items with my mom and kept a few for myself. It’s a great option and Urban Accents has lots of great options on their site. The Mother’s Day: Urban Brunch Gift Set $49.95 – Collection includes Potato Cheddar Chive, Ginger Carrot Cake flapjack mixes, Mediterranean Spinach, Southwest Jalapeno frittata mixes, Sea Salted Caramel, Chocolate Cheesecake French toast drizzles, Coffee Topper Trio. Urban Accents is a 16-year old, flavor forward, specialty food company that is taking cooking to a whole new level with their wide assortment of creative culinary blends. Their innovative small batch products are all natural with no MSG, artificial colors or flavors. Many are salt free, sugar fee and gluten free!
Eleni’s New York salutes Superhero Moms this Mother’s Day by launching the Superhero Mom Cookie Collection. The collection was designed by highly-skilled cookie artisans and features a unique comic book style Superhero Mom cookie that can be customized with Mom’s face using the online Cookie Customizer feature. “We wanted to offer a fun and unique way to personalize Mother’s Day this year. Our Superhero Mom Cookie Collection is a playful way to let Mom know that she’s appreciated for all that she does,” says Eleni Gianopulos, Founder and President of Eleni’s New York. The Superhero Mom Cookie Collection features Eleni’s signature buttery-rich sugar cookies that showcase their exclusive cookie decorating technique which paints edible ink directly onto the royal icing. This result is an image that is rich in detail with brilliant color; a truly delicious work of art.
The Superhero Mom Cookie + Chocolate Chip Tin
- 1 Customized Superhero Mom Cookie plus 1 lb of Mom’s favorite classic Chocolate Chip cookies
- Packaged in Eleni’s gold and brown reusable gift tin
Heifer International has teamed up with J.M. Thomason Gourmet Seasonings & Spices of Franklin, TN to add some spice to Mother’s Day this year! With six custom spice blends created from locally-made and globally-sourced spices, we are certain there is a gift perfect for any mom. Not only will you be spicing up your mom’s special day with flavors like Chili Lime and Tuscan Dipping Oil Blend, you will also be changing a family’s life as a portion of each product sold benefits Heifer International.
Heifer International is a 70-year old organization whose mission is to work to eradicate poverty around the world and provide families and communities with the tools they need to thrive.
I rarely paint my fingernails because they usually chip within a few days of being painted. I’ve tried so many different products until I tried Bio Seaweed Gel Polish I had lost all hope. One of my closest friends had been trying to convince me to give gel polish a try for a while now, so when Bio Seaweed reached out to me about reviewing their gel polish I jumped at the opportunity. Bio Seaweed Gel isn’t like any other gel polish on the market and the reason why it made my Mother’s Day Gift Guide is because it doesn’t require a UV dryer to cure. You can use the sun to cure your gel nails and even better they last up to 14 days. I know that women love visiting the salon but with Bio Seaweed Gel you can save time and skip the salon or save money and take your own gel polish with you to your next appointment.
Big-5 free – no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, BHA or solvents!
Combines base, color, top and strengtheners all in one bottle!
Provides smooth professional-quality finish without sanding, drilling, primers or bonders!
Is odor-free, dustless, nail-protecting and safe for all ages!
Cures in the sun! No need for dryers!
Sometimes mom has to be organized and to keep us organized we received a variety of products from Post-it Brand for inclusion in our gift guide. I love having these little notes to keep everyone in our house organized and on task. Each person has their own color with chores and tasks. It’s so much easier for me to leave little notes for my husband and the kids this way. My daughter uses it to create colorful notes to her friends and I also use them to help my son with his handwriting. As a first grader his letters are big so with a small amount of space he has to write smaller. These little notes will keep mom on track all year round. Plus they are very affordable and can easily be added to any Mother’s Day gift basket or box. If your mom is a planner or organizer she’ll love have these notes.
Post-it Brand’s World of Color collections, are a new line of Post-it Notes in an array of on-trend, vibrant hues inspired by the styles and cultures of nine exotic destinations around the world. The new color palettes make for stylish life essentials ideal for easy and chic organization while adding a splash of bold and beautiful color to daily to-dos.
The new color palettes were created in conjunction with research developed by Post-it Brand on how color can transform and impact your life every day of the week.
As a blogger who needs a reliable laptop this new XPS 13 from Dell would be the perfect gift for me for Mother’s Day. If you have a tech savvy mom, this CES Innovation Awards 2015 Nominee, and winner of a slew of ‘best of show’ awards, the new Dell XPS 13 isn’t just the smallest 13” laptop on the planet. The notebook also has the world’s first virtually borderless infinity display, along with an optional touchscreen. The size of the computer – fitting a 13-inch display into an 11-inch laptop – makes it great for moms with home offices, while its light weight makes it easy to fit in a briefcase or purse when commuting to and from business meetings. Leading the industry in battery life, the XPS 13 boasts up to 15 hours of run time to keep her going all day long without charging. If the kids get a hold of it, no worries! The Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ QHD+ display is incredibly scratch-resistant, so no more scuffs caused by handling, cleaning or wiping.
Starting price: $799.99
Just in time for Mother’s Day and the arrival of spring, Trident Case recently launched a partnership with internationally acclaimed artist, lifestyle guru, and celebrated author Kim Parker to launch the new Kim Parker® Tech Accessory Collection for Trident Case®. Combining Parker’s signature style of flirty, fabulous color with Trident’s rugged, eco-friendly protection, these beautifully designed cases are a must-have gift for the fashionista, tech-savvy mom in your life. I gifted my mom one of these for Christmas and they absolutely loved it and receive so many compliments on it all the time. It’s fashionable and offers excellent protection.
- Slim and lightweight, but packed with protection
- Inner-layer of shock-absorbing silicone with an outer later of hardened polycarbonate-providing two layers of rugged protection
- Includes a self-applicable screen protector
- Made from bio enhanced plastic-making it 100% eco-friendly
The collection includes a mix of floral prints reminiscent of spring: “Petunias” in white, “India Garden” in black for smartphones, and “French Garden” for tablets.
The Aegis Design Series for Samsung Galaxy® S5 and iPhone® 5S and iPhone® 6 will have an MSRP of $34.95. The Kraken AMS Series for Apple® iPad® 2, 3, 4 will feature the French Garden floral print and offered for an MSRP of $79.95.
I watch my fair share of television and so does my mom. If your mom loves watching television she may love this “I Love Lucy” DVD Gift Set. This special edition set comes in a cute greeting-card ready package and makes an affordable option at just $14.99. Thanks to CBS Home Entertainment I received a copy for inclusion in my gift guide and it would make a great gift for my mom. She loves a good laugh and Lucy is just the person to make her laugh.
- The emotional episode “Lucy Is Enceinte,” in which Lucy first learns she is pregnant (featuring the touching scene in which Lucy and Ricky shed tears of joy at the news)
- “Lucy Goes to the Hospital” – an absolute phenomenon when it first aired, over 70% of all televisions in America tuned in to see the birth of little Ricky during this landmark episode
- “No Children Allowed” in which the Ricardos and their best friends and neighbors, Fred and Ethel deal with the stress of a screaming newborn
- “Nursery School,” in which Lucy adjusts to sending little Ricky to school, and later comforts him when he needs to get his tonsils removed
I just discovered Pura Vida Bracelets and I had to had them to my guide for a few reasons. First they are very affordable. I love that because kids can pick up one for mom, I have four kids and if they all pick one I would have a nice collection. When you purchase a bracelet from Pura Vida you are helping artist in Costa Rica. Plus when you make your first purchase from Pura Vida you can save 50% off your order of $20 or more. You can also invite friends to make purchases and earn $20 so you can purchase more goodies. Pura Vida has an expansive collection for you to choose from and I’m sure you can find something for all the special moms in your life from this site.