Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mother's Day 2015 - Gifts for every kind of mom

Don't get me wrong. Anything most moms want on Mother's Day is breakfast, a card, flowers, and a little time for themselves for the day. That alone makes for an AWESOME day (let me get an "amen"!). But, if are are looking for something a little more unique to add into the mix, here are a few ideas that I think are super cool and unique.

For the Gardener

Grow Oya
Starting at $28.95
These watering pots are made out of terracotta clay and are very porous. This allows for the pot to be buried with your plants and water them when they need it most! You just fill the pot every 7-10 days. It also helps to conserve up to 70% water by avoiding overwatering, runoff, and evaporation. Grow Oya comes in 3 sizes (for patio pots, raised beds, and large gardening). As of now, their personal store is not up running, but you can still purchase here.

Fisher Blacksmithing
Starting at $28
I LOVE hand made items. They tend to be better quality and longer lasting than your mass produced stuff. Plus, each piece is unique. For those reasons you should definitely check out Fisher Blacksmithing and their hand forged gardening tools (I totally want a set). These guys do things the old fashioned blacksmith way. With the hammer and the anvil and the fire and all that good stuff. Now, don't get me wrong, the stuff is pricey (most pieces are in the $50 range), but the quality is worth it for any serious gardener.

For the Traveler

Lay-N-Go cosmo bag
Starting at $29.95
Traveling as a chick is a pain in the butt. The makeup alone is a hassle. Trying to stuff what you can into a small enough bag that it won't take up too much room in your carry on. That's just the start of it. But the cosmo bag from Lay-N-Go is simple genius! It's one of those "why didn't I think of that" tools you'll wish you had sooner. Put the makeup in, draw string it up, and go. Then, when you need your makeup, lay it on a counter and open and it is all right there. The bag comes in two sizes (and they have other bags for things like Legos).

Handbag Handcuff
No more losing your bag while driving, having it take up room in your shopping cart, or putting it on the dirty floor of a restaurant. The Handbag Handcuff allows you to hook your bag onto anything to avoid losing it or having it slide out of your grasp. Sleek and simple designs makes it the perfect accessory for your purse. You can even use it on your shopping trips to hold multiple bags!

For the Makeup Artist

Starting at $35
Cleaning makeup brushes is important to keep them working well and to save your skin from any nasty bacteria. This textured glove, with areas for cleaning eye and face brushes, allows you to to clean your brushes quickly and thoroughly with little cleaning solution.

Never struggle with the TSA and your favorite perfume again! The sen7 allows you easy travel and use of your favorite scent.

For the Workout Wiz

Starting at $69
Super stylish and very cute, these bags are not without great function. Choose the "home-gym-home" bag with pockets for glasses, ear buds (with no tangle strap), yoga mat, and more. Or, go with the "home-gym-work" bag to organize your dirty laundry, toiletries, and it even has a pocket for your shoes.

Starting at $19.95
When running, walking, or cycling outdoors at low light hours, safety is very important. If you really want to ensure that drivers see where you are when out on the road, light yourself up! 4id has created running lights that you can put on the heels of your shoes, around your arms, or on your bike. They are even waterproof and come in different colors.

For the Stylish Mama

Loved by Hannah and Eli
Starting at $35
A fantastic t-shirt company owned and operated by a mama of two, Loved by Hannah and Eli makes the cutest clothing for every member of the family. Their "Bear collection" is the most popular with several celebrities even being spotted in their tops. Every Mama Bear is gonna want one of these.

Twinkle Twinkle lil' Jar
Starting at $15
Put some sparkle in your life! You'll want one... Ok, maybe two of everything. Personalized wine glasses, mason jar tumblers, water bottles, coffee mugs, and travel mugs dipped in... are you ready for it... GLITTER!!!!!!! All BPA free and dipped by hand. This shop is absolutely fantastic. They even have stuff for your little mini me (I had them make a special mason jar tumbler just for Arlette).

For the Zen Lady

Starting at $19.95
Doing yoga outside is a great way to ground yourself and connect to the world around you. Now, with YogaPaws, you don't need to worry about having a yoga mat with you to perform your stretches and flows. These gloves and socks have everything you need in a mat but compact and easy for travel.

There is no better way to describe this little piece than what their website says,
"Each lokai is infused with elements from the highest and lowest points on Earth. The bracelet’s white bead carries water from Mt. Everest, and its black bead contains mud from the Dead Sea. These extreme elements are a reminder to the wearer to live a balanced life – staying humble during life’s peaks and hopeful during its lows."
 Super cool right?! Plus, 10% of each bracelet sold goes to the company's charity partners.

For the Mom Who LOVES Surprises

Diamond Candles
These soy candles come in a wide array of delicious scents. But the best part is the surprise ring inside. Each ring is valued at $10, $100, $1000, or $5000! Even if you aren't one of the big winners, the rings are lovely. Plus, the suspense of waiting for the candle to melt far enough to get the ring is tons of fun.

Silver Scents
Every mom deserves some alone time. Even if it's just long enough to get in a nice soak in the bath. Make that time even more relaxing with some Silver Scents. She'll enjoy the benefits of epsom salts and essential oils AND get a beautiful piece of sterling silver jewelry.

Hope this helps in finding just the right gift for your mom this year.


  1. The TwinkleTwinkle Lil Jars are my FAVORITE!!! I have heard of them before and that's so awesome you added them to the list

  2. Of course I want all of these!! LoL great ideas thought!

  3. Great ideas! I wonder if I can accidentally leave up for my husband. =)

  4. Wonderful round-up of gift ideas. I'd like one of each, please. :)

  5. These are great. My mom would love the traveler's bag.