Mother’s Day is almost here and it’s a day to celebrate everything that Mom does. Don’t have a gift yet? Not sure what the kids should give Mom? Below is a list of some great gift ideas. Take a look at my gift guide list below and hopefully it will jog some ideas for what you can get Mom. Happy Mother’s Day shopping!!
Purchase this stylish, versatile tote and support a good cause. This Mother’s Day, Vera Bradley and Macy’s have partnered to support Win, Women in Need, a NYC based charity that transforms the lives of homeless women and their children by providing safe housing, holistic services and innovative programs to break the cycle of homelessness. The Win Mother’s Day Tote is available in three reversible color ways including, Cobalt Tile, Nomadic Floral and Paisley in Paradise. This gorgeous tote retails for $88 and the bag is available on Macys.com as well as in 40 Macy’s New York Metro locations, VeraBradley.com and select Vera Bradley stores. A designated portion of the proceeds will benefit Win.
Revolar Wearable Safety Device
Anyone with children knows it’s not always easy to go shopping with young kids at the mall or food store, so a lot of moms tend to go shopping at night sans kids or even work out at the gym later in the evening. In this day and age, it’s important to be and feel safe, which is where this amazing Revolar Wearable Safety Device comes into play. Revolar is a wearable safety device that connects to an app on your phone through Low Energy Bluetooth®. Load up to 5 contacts in the Revolar app, and if you ever feel unsafe or are in a situation where you need help (allergic reaction, sexual assault, falling, etc.), simply press your Revolar button, and an alert with your GPS location will be sent to your contacts. A quick double press will send a Yellow Alert to let your contacts know you need to get in touch with them, and a triple press will send a Red Alert to let them know you need professional help immediately. The Revolar Wearable Safety Device retails for $99.99 at www.brookstone.com.
Superfeet has been providing support and comfort under people’s feet in the form of insoles for the last 40 years. This spring, the Superfeet shape that the brand is known for is available in sandal form! Mom will love the new Outside sandal, which is perfect for hanging at the beach, every day errand-running, dog-walking, chasing toddlers, exploring new cities by foot and even hiking mellow trails. The Outside sandal is available in black or brown and retails for $59.95 at www.superfeet.com.
Christian Siriano 12-Piece Hand Cream Set
From high-end fashion designer, Christian Siriano comes this limited edition print tin box filled with 12 luxurious hand creams in various scents including: Pear & Magnolia, Citron Honey Blossom, Lavender de Provence, Tea Rose, Valencia Orange, Caribbean Coconut, Pomegranate Argon & Grapeseed, Daffodil Garden, Lily of the Valley, Avocado Olive & Basil, Dove Orchid and Aqua Tranquility. Enriched with shea butter, this super-creamy hand cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize hands. The rich texture leaves hands soft and smooth with no oily traces and can be applied as often as needed. This is the perfect gift for someone you love. The set retails for $19.99 at www.bjs.com. You do not need to be a member to purchase, but they are offering some sweet deals if you are interested in becoming a member. BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering non-members a Free 90-Day Membership available now through Sunday, July 3. Shoppers can print the coupon at http://bit.ly/1T695nN and visit their local BJ’s club to activate their trial. Once enrolled, shoppers are given a membership number and will receive a membership card upon visiting the member services desk. BJ’s is also currently offering a 15 month membership for $40 now through Sunday, July 3 plus a coupon book with more than $2,000 worth of savings.
When you’re in doubt and need a gift idea, my wife has said in the past that you can never go wrong with a nice makeup kit from Benefit. They have a new set out called the Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set. The set includes 5 makeup essentials in pretty pink hues such as: Dandelion Box o’ Powder Blush in Baby-Pink, Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Soft Pearly Pink, Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara, High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter, and Posieblam Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm in Poppy Pink. The Dandelion Wishes set retails for $34 exclusively at Sephora stores and at www.sephora.com.
Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day with one of three luxurious limited-edition Bulgari Omnia gift sets. The set comes with a full sized Omnia fragrance, scented bar soap and body lotion along with a metallic champagne clutch that can be used as a makeup pouch or evening bag. It comes packaged in a beautiful gold box with color coordinating ribbon that hints at the Omnia scent inside. Omnia Paraiba is a powerful scent inspired by the vibrant sights, sounds and flavors of Brazil. Paraiba has notes of Curacao Bigarade Orange, Passion Flower, Gardenia from Brazil, Cocoa Beans and Vetiver Essence. Omnia Coral is a tribute to the richness and diversity of nature. It’s a natural and inviting fragrance with notes of Gogi Berries, Bergamot, Hibiscus Petals, Floral, Pomegranate, Cedar and Musk. Omnia Crystalline is an airy, radiant scent that captures a woman’s unique radiance and her beauty. This feminine scent features notes of Italian Mandarin, Lotus Flower, Orris Concrete, Heliotrope, White Sandalwood and Musks. The Bulgari limited-edition gift sets are available at Macy’s retail locations nationwide and online at www.macys.com for $85.
Kris Nations is a jewelry brand designed for the graceful, worldly, confident woman, who has true personal style. The brand uses recycled brass to create their eco friendly pieces, which are all handmade in Half Moon Bay, CA. Celeb fans include Hilary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens and Bella Thorne. The Tiny Hearts studs are a super cute and affordable gift for a child to give his/her mother. These earrings are great for everyday wear and they are cut from recycled brass and plated in sterling silver or 14k gold. The packaging is designed well too. The earrings come in a glass vial with cork top. The Tiny Hearts studs retail for $35 and can be purchased at www.krisnations.com.
For the mom who is into baking and specialty foods such as jams, jellies, sauces, syrups and more, she will love just about any of the amazing gift baskets from Stonewall Kitchen. My wife is into nice jams and making pancakes for the family on weekends, so the Down East Breakfast Gift set makes a wonderful gift. The set arrives packaged in its own stylish Down East map gift box and includes true Down East favorites for breakfast including Stonewall Kitchen’s Maine Maple Syrup (8.5 oz.), Coastal Morning Coffee (10 oz.), Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix and Wild Maine Blueberry Jam (12.5 oz.). The set retails for $44.95 at www.stonewallkitchen.com. They have a lot of other sets as well such as just jams, other breakfast baskets, dinner baskets, baking baskets and more.
For the mom who has a sweet tooth for good candy, she will love these luxe caramels from McCrea’s Candies, which are slow cooked, handcrafted caramels that are all natural and pure, the way caramel was originally made. No corn syrup included! They are known for its use of striking seasonings to produce provocatively flavored caramel candies. Their flagship product features Hawaiian black lava sea salt swirled into caramel to provide a salty-sweet mouthful. Basil and cayenne are combined for a heat and sweet treat. Additional flavor combinations include ginger fusion, curried butternut, and rosemary truffle sea salt. McCrea’s also offers such classic flavors as vanilla, scotch, chocolate, maple, mocha, and coffee. This McCrea’s Candies Gift Box would make a great gift for mom. The set includes three 5.5 oz tubes: Black Lava Sea Salt, Deep Chocolate, and Classic Vanilla. The gift box retails for $54.95 at www.mccreascandies.com.
For the mom who loves to cook and is looking for ways to cut down on cooking time as well as healthier meals than this BELLA Ceramic 12″ x 12″ Electric Skillet is for her! The skillet has a powerful 1200 watt of power for consistent cooking with a unique ceramic non-stick coating that is BPA-free, PTFE-free and PFOA-free for healthier meal preparations. This scratch-free coating is 5 times more durable and cooks up to 20% faster than the standard non-stick coatings. This multi-functional skillet can do so much!! It can fry, sauté, roast, and steam. It can fit up to 10 chicken drumsticks or 6 pork chops at once. Best part is it’s easy to clean. Nothing sticks to it. You run the cooled pan under faucet water and everything glides off, or just put the pan into the dishwasher. The BELLA Ceramic 12″ x 12″ Electric Skillet retails for $49.99 at www.bellahousewares.com.
Need a gift for a coffee-loving Mom? Check out this Bistro 4 Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Maker from IMUSA, an innovative, authentic and affordable brand. Mom can become her own barista with this awesome machine. She can make fresh espresso in minutes or create a homemade creamy cappuccino using the milk frother without leaving the comforts of her own home! The machine prepares up to 4 cups, it comes with a glass Carafe with lid & pouring spout, removable drip tray for easy cleaning, 5 bar steam pressure, adjustable steam control for frothing milk, and removable filter holder. The IMUSA Bistro 4 Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Maker is available in silver or black for $47.99 at www.target.com.
Waring Convection Oven
Give mom a gift this year that will make her life easier such as the Waring® TCO600 Convection Oven. This oven takes multitasking to a new level. It toasts, bakes, broils, and convection bakes. This oven not only looks good with its sleek silver color, but it’s also a great size. It can hold up to 6 slices of bread, a 12-inch pizza and 4 frozen waffles fit nicely as well. I love this feature because now both of kids can get their breakfast at the same time rather than waiting. My wife and I like to bake so the convection part is a great feature. The advantage of convection ovens is that it uses forced air to circulate the heat evenly around the cooking area and avoid the creation of hot or cold spots. It’s awesome for baking. The Waring® TCO600 Convection Oven retails for $79.99 at www.waringpro.com.
For the mom who loves to workout, she’ll appreciate a new pair of sneakers like the Dynamic 2 Training Shoe from Ryka. Mom will look supercool in these azalea colored impact training sneakers with pink laces and blue/grey accents. These sneakers feature synthetic support overlays, lace-up front, smooth lining, cushioning insole with Anatomical Precise-Return™ sockliner (all Ryka footwear take into account the anatomical relationship between the hip and knee, which measures 5–7 degrees greater for women than men), and high impact N-Gage EVA energy return midsole and Dual Density foam for shape retention and cushioning on impact. The Dynamic 2 Training Shoe retails for $74.99 at www.ryka.com.