Welcome to my 2009 Mother's Day Gift Guide. If you read all the way through, you'll find a surprise at the end! Now let's get right in there and find something for your Momma, shall we? (I'm so excited!)
Coming off a highly successful Earth Day, why not continue that feeling with a personalized gift set from It's Only Natural Gifts? A cute photo of the kiddos on a canvas tote, filled with goodies? Sounds so good. And eco-friendly is Momma-friendly!
I hate housekeeping. I'm not the only one, either. Even Momma's who love it (freaky though they are) can appreciate a little break. Hello Merry Maids! Even if you only have them come in one time, whew! What an amazing gift.
How about dinner? No, not a restaurant gift card, (though I wouldn't turn one down!) but a gift set from That's Caring. My fave is this one, and includes appetizer, entree, wine, coffee & dessert. How fun! Best part? It's eco-friendly, homemade and simple. (And the cookies look incredibly tasty, don't they?)
When I saw the BeBook e-reader, I got pretty dang excited.
At $279, it's not exactly cheap, but compared to the Kindle, well...
With the BeBook you can actually exchange books, via a memory card. Ahhh, sharing. What a concept! Free lifetime firmware updates make it particularly appealing. It also allows you to upload any and all ebooks you may have. In other words, a savvy Momma could potentially never pay for a book again. Hmmm....
I have wanted an Aerogarden for so long. It's practically foolproof! If your Momma likes any kind of cooking, then this Herb Lover's Special is just the thing. It includes the seeds for fourteen different herbs!
I love the incredible variety of Aerogardens, and better still the many seed choices which range from green beans to petunias.
And if you jump to it, the Aerogarden store is offering multiple Mother's Day specials.
Here's a great budget gift from downstairs Designs. The InTouch Clutch comes in 37 different patterns, and is perfect for Momma-On-The Go. Fill it up with a book of stamps and pretty stationary, or a journal and fancy pens, or even sketchpad and artist pencils. At $25, it's an incredible price for a handmade item.
Another great gift idea is a purse organizer. Especially with this season's gigantor (Oh yeah, I made it up) bags. I like this one by A Rome Design.
At just $20, it's a steal, and you have your choice of 11 designs. Seriously, if your Momma carries even half of what I do, this thing will be a godsend.
For the Charm City Momma I suggest a Mother's Day picnic. Boordy Vineyards is offering a Queen for the Day Package, which includes admission for two adults and two children, a bottle of wine, two wineglasses, a Tiara, $25 in food from Carl's Catering, music, winetastings and a tour of the vineyard. Currently $65 if you pre-purchase, $70 at the gate. It's always a good time at Boordy, and I highly recommend you go!
If you don't happen to be a Baltimore local, you can still have a great Mother's Day Picnic, check out this article from Epicurious: A Family Affair, and pick up this awesome Picnic Tote from Best Picnic Backpacks
And last but certainly not least, any Momma would love, love, love the Ring of Fire bracelet from International Sanctuary's Purchase with Purpose store. Isn't it gorgeous? The most amazing part is that purchasing this bracelet, or any item from iSanctuary.org supports young women and girls rescued from the sex trade in India.
I'm so excited that the Ring of Fire bracelet is back, that I'm giving one away to one lucky reader! (U.S. only, I'm afraid.) Answer this question in the comments section if you would like to win this wonderful bracelet:
Which lucky Momma will you give this bracelet to if you win?
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That's it people! Good Luck! (And give some love to Yo Momma!)
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