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This year show mom you truly love her by surprising with something she wouldn’t think to get herself. Here are 16 great Mother’s Day gift ideas in all price ranges that will make her swoon, regardless of your budget.
Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts & Gifts that Give Back
Started by tween and teen sisters at a yard sale in their Philadelphia suburbs last spring, now just a year later Loopholes Boutique’s darling and affordable line of earrings are available through their Etsy store and locally at Monkeyfish Toys. Handmade clip and pierced styles feature beads procured during the family’s global travels.
Delicate pierced silver wire ball earrings (pictured above) are a perfect accessory for a LBD. Styles like the tiny teacup and saucer earrings ($10.73), Black Mayan inspired earrings ($11.73) or green floral bead earrings ($10.13) would be perfect gifts as a reminder of a past family vacation to England, Mexico, or Venice. If mom is an Instagram aficionado, get her a pair of the camera earrings for $8.73 .
I absolutely love that Loopholes Boutique is led by an entrepreneurial tween and teen and has become a family venture. The story of Loopholes Boutique is worth sharing and next week I’ll be featuring a guest post by dad, Jeff Bogle, who is in charge of product photography and teaching economics lessons related to the business when he’s not writing over on Out with the Kids and elsewhere.
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit the women artisan of Haiti Projects. Watching them embroider delicate flowers on crisp white nightgowns, sprigs of lavender on pillow cases ($25), and traditional Haitian veves on zippered pouches ($18), makes you realize exactly how much your purchase means to the women who is in front of you. Haiti Projects provides women in rural Haiti with employment where they earn fair wages for their work that helps improve the quality of life for those in need.
Del Día Backpack from Cotopaxi ($49.95)
Get mom a backpack as unique as she is that is made of recycled materials by a company that works to alleviates poverty in sustainable ways. Yes, Cotopaxi products are amazing! I recently received the Del Día Backpack and it has quickly become my new favorite travel backpack for family trips. Made with remnant materials by employees who have creative control over its final look, my Cotopaxi Del Día Backpack is one of a kind. Not only does this mean my kids can spot me in a crowd much faster than they used to but this lightweight, durable, and colorful backpack has helped keep fabric out of landfills and empowers employees through improved livelihoods where they have creative control over the products they make.
Your Family Recipe on a Kitchen Towel from Canvastry ($24-26)
Canvastry are custom printed kitchen towels that can feature a favorite family recipe, child’s artwork, or other graphic that has a special meaning to mom. I love the idea of these tea towels as a modern gift to preserve memories and recipes that should be passed down from generation to generation. They’re easy to make- just choose a style of towel, upload your artwork or graphics, and add the item to your cart and check out. Canvastry’s team of designers will review your art to make sure it will look the best and it will be printed and shipped in 3 days or less. Get 25% off with the code MOMDAY25
Regular Shipments of the Freshest Coffee from Swell Coffee (starting at $17 for a 12 oz bag)
Caffeine addicts know the difference between a great and mediocre cup of coffee and doesn’t mom deserve the best? Swell Coffee is responsibly sourced by the company who works directly with farmers or a farming group to select single origin lots. This means that they always use freshest crops of coffee possible to deliver maximum flavor. A Swell Sample Pack ($10 for 2 ounce sample bags of 6 different coffees) pairs nicely with a new mug or shop the many flavors offered by Swell here. Once mom discovers one she loves, Swell makes it easy to make sure she always has her favorite in the house thanks to a subscription service that delivers coffee on a regular basis. Choose a weekly delivery, a shipment every 2 weeks, or a monthly drop and save 10% off the regular price.
Personalized Photo Puzzle from Ravensburger ($27.92 and up)
Take a favorite family photo or snapshot that will bring memories flooding back, choose the number of puzzle pieces you’d like (100 and up), and Ravensburger will transform it into a gorgeous photo puzzle. All Ravensburger puzzles are made in, and ship from, Germany so be sure to order yours by Tuesday, May 1 in order to guarantee on-time delivery. Photo puzzles are also currently 20% off but no code is needed to get the sale price.
Mother’s Day Gifts for the Tech Goddess
Mom may not have mastered Fortnite yet but she is a tech goddess in her own right. Give her the gift of fun accessories and connectivity to help keep her plugged in and healthy thanks to these great devices.
**giveaway** Steel HR (from $179.95)
Forget those other fitness trackers that you’ve gifted mom in the past. The Steel HR is is an elegant smartwatch that combines sophisticated French design with advanced heart rate and activity monitoring. The watch can be personalized just for mom thanks to different metals (Rose Gold!) and choices like silicone, leather, and woven bands to look great on her wrist. I love that this heart rate and activity watch is easy and low-maintenance thanks to an unparalleled battery life of up to 25 days and up to 20 more days in power reserve mode. Steel HR syncs to the Health Mate app and keeps mom’s health data in one place, providing data history, personalized advice and coaching programs. **Enter to win a HR Steel below!
PopSockets Twist ($15)
If your Mom is without a PopSocket, it’s time to get her one! The new PopSocket Twists are cone shaped, made from aluminum, and come in cool metals like the platinum-like Space Gray and Rose Gold. Popsockets.com is offering free shipping on orders over $20 so add a Car VentMount for $15 to be hands-free when driving.
If Mom is due for a smartphone upgrade for her Android device, you can’t go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S9. Samsung’s newest phone is everything she wants it to be and more. The S and S9+ offer an industry-leading camera with low-light, slow mo features, and ability to shoot like a pro so she can capture every moment.
**giveaway** Mophie PowerStation Mini ($29.99)
Available in purple, black, or blue, this slim charger provides 3000mAh of additional battery life to keep mom charged on the go. It’s the perfect size to keep tucked in her purse when sitting on the sidelines at baseball or soccer games, during summer swim meets, or when you’ve used all the charging ports in the car for your devices during your family road trip. **Enter to win a Mophie Powerstation Mini below!
Nokia Sleep ($99.95)
Finding a mom who gets enough sleep each night is about as easy as finding a unicorn as a pet but if she wants to know more about the sleep she is able to get, get Nokia Sleep. This
Wi-Fi enabled pad slips under the mattress to provide sleep cycle analysis on sleep duration and interruptions; light, deep and rapid-eye movement phases; and snoring. Measurements are sent straight to the Health Mate app so users can better understand their sleep patterns and learn how to improve night after night. Nokia Sleep is the ideal gift for pregnant or new moms whose busy schedule may be detracting from a restorative night’s sleep. Sorry, it doesn’t track how many nights your kids crawl into your bed but you can probably tell the time of night they come in because of your disrupted sleep!
Nokia Thermo ($99.95)
Make mom’s life a bit easier when the kids aren’t feeling well by getting Nokia Thermo, a Wi-Fi connected temporal thermometer that connects to the Thermo app. Just press Thermo up to your child’s temporal lobe to precise temperature measurements and automatically syncs with the dedicated app to help moms track temperature readings, get reminders and input related symptoms/medications right on their smartphone.
Furbo Dog Camera (regularly $249 but on sale for $174 until 5/13)
Acknowledge that mom’s other child is the dog with the gift of a Furbo Dog Camera. Furbo lets the entire family see, talk, and toss treats to the family dog through the Furbo app. Plug Furbo into the wall and for the AI-powered camera to detect dog-related events in your house and notify you of activity and barking via push notifications. Furbo could be of great comfort your dog when you can’t be home and the ability to provide positive reinforcement through the dispensing of treats is a nice feature that any dog would love.
Mother’s Day Gifts for the On the Go Goddess
**giveaway** Audiobooks ($14.95/month)
Take your favorite book and listen anywhere thanks to Audiobooks, a great gift for moms who are always on the go. Moms can enjoy favorite titles while running errands, driving carpool, or walking the dog. New users get a free trial and their first book free. After that, mom will get one audio book a month for $14.95 and can purchase additional credits for more books anytime. **Enter to win a 3 month subscription to Audiobooks below!
Reflect Aware Noise Cancelling Sport Earbuds from JBL ($199.95)
Tune out everything but exactly what you want to listen to thanks to JBL’s Reflect Aware noise cancelling sport earbuds. JBL signature sound, comfortable ear tips, adaptive noise control that allows her to adjust the level of environment noise and a sweat-proof design make these a great choice for iPhone using moms to keep tucked in her purse or workout bag at all times.
Lonely Planet Guidebooks ($8.99 and up)
If mom is like me and always dreaming of her next getaway, Lonely Planet Guidebooks will help fuel her wanderlust. Here’s a list of books I have on my wish list that she’s sure to love and you’ll love because of the 3 for the price of 2 offer that’s good on print books, digital titles, or PDF chapters and take advantage of free shipping on orders of $40 or more.
- Best in Travel 2018– This annual bestseller features the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead and helps me look ahead to future destinations for our family vacations.
- Volunteer: A Traveller’s Guide ($17.99)- For parents wanting to provide a more meaningful travel experience by giving back to communities through connecting with locals, building skills, and teaching capacity to others, Volunteer: A Traveller’s Guide is full of invaluable information and inspiration help you plan your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world.
- From the Source cookbooks ($24.99)- Whenever we travel, my family knows that I’ll search out a cookbook from the country to bring home. Over the years I’ve collected cookbooks from Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, and other places to bring global flavors into my kitchen. I absolutely love the From the Source series from Lonely Planet that helps you cook authentic dishes from countries like Thailand, Italy, Mexico, Japan, and more! Do note that this is only a great gift if mom truly enjoys cooking like I do! Otherwise this is gift could feel more like an obligation and chore!
- Guide books– Where are you going this summer? Chances are Lonely Planet has a guide book for your destination that will help mom plan activities to fill your itinerary
Infinity Scarf that doubles as a Multi-Use Nursing Cover from Covered Goods ($34.99)
New moms who aren’t looking to add weight to her bag but want a versatile gift will love Covered Goods’ Multi-Use Nursing Cover that can be worn as a scarf but also functions as a car seat cover, shopping cart cover, or nursing cover-up. Stretchy material that provides full coverage, front and back and features a flexible neck that can be worn down under one arm and also allows you to peek inside to make sure your little one is secure! Developed by a mom, Jamie Yetter, has created a great product that will be used through various stages of your little one’s life.
Enter to win a Mother’s Day prize pack worth over $250!!!
This year I have a fabulous set of gifts to give away that includes a Steel HR , a 3 month subscription to Audiobooks, and a Mophie PowerStation Mini, worth over $250! To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!
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