What Mom Deserves This Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we are starting a 3-part Mother’s Day Gift Guide Series this week. Today Lainie is sharing 8 great Mother’s Day gift options to get us thinking of what is the best gift for our mom!

To me, the best gifts are when you give something that you know the recipient really covets but wouldn’t justify spending the money to buy for herself.  A gift is not something a person needs.  There’s a big difference between needs and wants/desires.  But especially for Mother’s Day, the family needs to lavish Mom with something special to show you just how special you are to your family.  I have spend a lot of time coming up with the following suggestions.  They are all items I would be thrilled to receive.  (In fact, I couldn’t help treating myself to a few as I was discovering them)  Hopefully there’s something here you would enjoy yourself:

1.  For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes & Wisdom

An easy-to-follow and heartfelt journal for moms to pass down their life story and joy of motherhood to their children
As a mother ages and sees her children go off into the world, she begins reflecting on her time as a mom and yearns to share memories with her kids. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this perfect gift contains creative prompts that spark Mom’s recollections of fun family vacations, favorite childhood games, and special holidays. The thought-provoking queries allow Mom to delve into her own lifetime of experiences — her childhood and school years, falling in love and getting married, and, most of all, having and raising children. This collection of fill-in-the-blank lists is the easiest way for a mother to record on paper answers to the questions her children never thought to ask but will love to discover.  Author Dionna Ford is a lawyer turned work-at-home mama of her amazing son, Kieran (with #2 on the way in November 2011).

2.  Eleni’s New York – Mother’s Day

What better way to have fun with your kids with this whimsical color-your-own gift box? Set of 5 Edible Ink Markers included 22 white-iced sugar cookies.  Check out the other designs available include for the mom-to-be and fashionista mom.   Hand decorated custom gourmet nut-free kosher cookies delivered nationwide.

Eleni's New York
Photo Credit: Eleni's New York


3. Sea Bags for Crewcuts Baby Tote

The new Sea Bags for Crewcuts baby tote and diaper pouches could withstand a raging storm, let alone a sippy spill or two.  Crafted in Portland, Maine, from reclaimed sails, each bag is made entirely by hand (so no two will ever be exactly alike) and crisscrossed with ultra-bright see-worthy stripes for a can’t-miss take on summertime style. Durable and water resistant, the exclusive-to-J.Crew tote features a heavy-duty metal clip closure, a hand-spliced rope handle and a zip-up interior pocket that’s just the right size for stowing all your essentials.

JCrew Crewcut Baby  Tote

4. Twitter Plate

Every mom wants to open up a jewelry box.  This twitter name plate won’t break the bank and shows how hip, trendy and with the times Mom is.  I need a @meandbabyi one (hint, hint, to my husband)  As seen on The Today Show.  It takes 5 weeks to order so mom will have to wait past Mother’s Day to wear it, but it’ll be worth the wait.

Twitter Plate

5. Mother’s day gift-101 notes to thanks,love – Etsy

101 Ways To Say I Love You  Mom – 101 Messages In A Bottle, a unique and special way to let your mother know how much she means to you.  A Great Mother’s Day gift!   Each day for 101 days she can open a new message which will make her smile and remember the day you were born.  Every message is unique and printed in a fine letter style, hand rolled and bound with nice red thread, I can replace some existing messages with those which have a special meaning for her, or you can send me a list of 101 unique ones.  A special gift for Mother’s Day, Birthday or any day you want to put a smile on your Moms face!  Handcrafted, personal, unique. This personalized mother’s day gift is simple and elegant. Handmade

101 Ways to Tell Mom I Love You

6. Mother’s Day White Vegan Classics – Tom’s ($54 plus shipping)

It’s funny because this will be at least the third time I am blogging about TOMS yet I didn’t own a pair myself.  I will soon because when I found these online exclusive limited edition babies with my passion/career/title scribbled all over them, I had to treat myself.  Can’t wait to wear them on Mother’s Day and to other mom-related events and activities.

Toms Mothers Day Vegan Shoes

7. Ricardo Rojas Merchandise for the Shop to Erase MS Multiple …

Perhaps this appeals to me because my mother and sister loved dancing the Flamenco in our kitchen growing up.  or maybe because my son enjoys shaking marcas so much.  Or because bright, vibrant colors are so in right now.  Celebrity hairstylist, Ricardo Rojas, has established his reputation as one of the world’s leading hairstylists by aligning virtuoso technique with a finely tuned understanding of his clients’ individuality.  Argentinian born Rojas, celebrates his “roots” with the launch of his Tango inspired styling brush. Painted in the bright colors of La Boca, Buenos Aires (birthplace of Tango) with hand sketched images of the dancers, these one of a kind brushes evoke a bygone sense of glamour with each stroke of the hair. 20% of the proceeds of the Tango brush set will support MS research a cause I hold near and dear to my heart since my own mother is afflicted by it.


8. Personalized Mother’s Day Card

No gift will be complete without a special Mother’s Day greeting card.  Make a perfectly personalizable Mother’s Day card that’s drama free at Cardstore.com.  All mom’s cards only $1.99 (and free shipping if you order by May 6, 2012)  Enter coupon code CMF2536 at check-out.

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