Mother’s Day Gift Guide – 2016
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – 2016

Celebrating Mother’s Day is a really special time. It’s the one day of the year where the focus falls to the mama and all of the family’s appreciation is expressed. Sure, it would be nice to hear how awesome she is on the reg, but don’t worry, moms are realists.

If you’re looking into last-minute Mother’s Day gifts, you’ve come to the right place. We’re covering a bunch of fun products and services, geared specifically for a ‘type’ of mom. So mamas, if you’re sending this list to a loved one (ahem, dads), they’ll have a bunch of options to choose from.

Crafty Mom

The Mosaic app from Mixbook takes 20 photos from your Apple or Android device and allows you to create a physical photo book in minutes. The step-by-step process is quick and easy – making it a fun option for kids to create on their own or with help from a family member. It’s inexpensive, thoughtful and perfect for your mother, grandmother, aunt, or special woman in your life this Mother’s Day! ($30)

Show mom how much you love her with a handmade gift straight from the heart! MakersKit is the go-to destination for fun DIY kits and projects ranging from herb gardens, cocktail kits, candles, soaps and more. (Kits range from $8 – $28)

A vertical garden from Windowbox is a fun DIY living wall kit that includes a drainage tray, irrigation system, 10 cell planter, mounting bracket and chalkboard frame. Mom (and family) can choose which plants to include and watch grow. ($143)

Adult coloring books have been trending around for a while now. ColorIt features a collection that’s supposed to free your creativity and promote ultimate relaxation. The books are hard cover to protect your masterpieces. The four-book series features 50 pages of original and intricate hand drawn designs. ($16)

A present that doesn’t need to be wrapped is wrapping paper itself! Wrappily is a new line of eco-friendly crafting paper printed with soy-based inks on premium grade, recyclable and compostable newsprint paper. (Starts at $5)

Handcrafted HoneyBee kits are perfect for moms and daughters to do together. From lip balms to clay masks to deodorants, together they can make quality skin care products that will remind them of one another with every use! ($28)

We Are Knitters is fashion meets DIY, offering a wide selection of quick fashion options that are on-trend, but instead of the finished piece, you receive everything you need to knit or crochet it yourself. Choose from a large selection of knit tees, accessories and even a bikini. Kits start at $45.

Those who can’t craft yet, buy books to teach them! Ulysses Press has some fun titles including The Botanical Hand-Lettering Workbook, a step-by-step guide that teaches you how to craft pretty letters and flowers of all sorts and Crafting with Wood Pallets, which offers projects for transforming wood pallets into beautiful items for the home and garden. ($17)

Fashionista Mom

Home state, represent! The Home T sells super soft shirts for mamas who are proud of the state they call home. All shirts are made in the USA (naturally) and 10% of profits go to Multiple Sclerosis research. ($32)

Didi & Dhai’s Pokhara Pendant is a treasured symbol (the vajra), a sacred object in nepalese culture. It’s thought to be made of an indestructible substance and believed to protect the wearer when worn as a necklace. ($88)

What’s an #OOTD without an awesome hair day? CHI Escape is an exceptionally light, grab-and-go iron that lets you smooth, curl or touch-up strands anywhere you want. You can even charge it in your car!

Olive & Cocoa’s Hayden Leather Charging Clutch is both innovative and chic. Available in fuchsia or gray, the stylish accessory features a cleverly hidden built-in battery for keeping devices powered on the go. ($198)

The Essentials Collection by Maxus Nails was created to combat issues associated with weak nails that often peel and break. For a mommy who might not otherwise have time to get to a salon, at least she can treat her nails at home with an awesome product. The collection features three crucial building blocks for a professional looking manicure: strengthener, base coat and top coat and is loved by celebrities and fashionistas alike. ($46)

Collar Perfect is a small, compact touch-up and travel iron. Weighing less than a pound, it’s great for touch-ups between buttons, flattens shirt collars, sharpens pant creases, and irons everything else in between. It’s great for the demands of a busy schedule of the fashionista mama. ($35)

The sneaker-loving mom will be happy to receive a subscription to Sneakertub. The box delivers awesome sneakers from top brands like Nike, Adidas, Converse, Vans, Timberland, Peak and many more. You’ll also get t-shirts, snap backs, sneaker laces, socks, cleaning solutions, sneaker art and other related items. ($60 plus shipping)

For the fashion-loving mama with no time to shop, Le Tote is the perfect solution. The fashion subscription service allows members to borrow clothing and accessories. Each shipment includes three pieces of clothing and two accessories. Members also have an option to purchase the items for 20-50 percent off retail! ($59/month)

Foodie Mom

An Excalibur Spiral Vegetable Slicer is great for slicing fruits and veggies. It creates continuous spiral strands, ribbons or thin slices and can turn almost any firm veggie into fine spaghetti-like strands or incredibly thin, long ribbons. Make curly fries, zoodles, or fun decorations for other platters. ($35)

The Spiceologist Block is a European Beech block that holds 22 glass vials of fresh spices stylish on mom’s kitchen counter. Pick your own spices for mom or choose from a Chef-inspired, Baking, or Mediterranean starter block. (Starts at $160)

The Best. Morning. Ever. Mug – It keeps coffee and tea hotter for longer PLUS offers a fun dual function… donut warmer!  The mug can also hold and warm cookies, muffins, bagels, and other pastries.  It uses the heat from the coffee or tea to warm the specially designed lid to provide better insulation inside the cup, while also serving as a hot plate for any food items placed on top. ($17)

Mom’s a peach, so let’s send pears! Harry & David’s Mother’s Day Pears and Tote Gift offers an exclusively designed box of juicy Royal Verano Pears paired (see what we did there?) with a reusable market tote. ($45)

Perfect for all those moms out there that love to cook, but can’t find the time, HelloFresh handles all the busy work for you – from creating the recipes, to planning the meals, the grocery shopping and prep work. The step-by-step recipes are simple to prepare, take about 30 minutes from pot to plate, and feature helpful cooking tips. (Starts at $8.75/meal)

A mom without her coffee is no mom at all, right? Keurig celebrates moms, their love of coffee, and their love of all-things-trending with their upcoming release of their K250 brewing system in Pantone’s Color of the Year. ($130)

For baker mommies, Happiest Little Baker is a monthly baking kit delivered to your doorstep for you and your little one. Their subscription comes in a variety of different price points and time frames and they have different options including Gluten Free boxes or Specialty boxes.  Each kit includes a recipe card, ingredients and an activity to keep your little bakers busy while your creation is in the oven.

Pantelligent is a “smart” frying pan that sends data to your smartphone and automatically adjusts recipes to cook everything perfectly. It’s practical, it’s fun to use, it opens up a new huge variety of recipes, and it makes restaurant-quality food easy. Ah, the future! ($199)

Outdoorsy Mom

Get mom a Cloud 9 Living experience! Action & Adventure Experience gifts are ones mom will never forget. They’re the big bucket list items that make the adrenaline rush. Options include race car driving, ziplining, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, rock climbing, mountain biking and more. (See website for pricing)

Say goodbye to being smelly after a workout. We are LOVING No Funk Fitness sporting wear! They’re an odor-resistant and antimicrobial treated outerwear made with quality performance fabrics and treated with Stay Fresh Antimicrobial which prevents bacterial growth that cause odors. Mom will love the Thermolite Knit Headband. It’s designed to retain heat while wicking away moisture from the skin. ($25) 

Neso Tents are easy to set up, lightweight and portable sunshades the come inside a shoulder carrying bag. You can get tent stakes too for use at sports field, the mountains, or even a picnic in a park with the family. (Starts at $59)

Cabeau’s Evolution Pillow has a memory foam core for long-lasting, comfortable head support. The travel pillow puts an end to stiff necks, bobbing heads and cramped, uncomfortable sleeping positions. Whether mama is traveling for her outdoor adventures or set up in a tent, this is the most comfortable portable pillow to use. ($40)

No matter where mom goes, it’s good for her to know that baby is safe right alongside her if needed! The chic SENA and SENA-mini from NUNA is the perfect play space for moms and babies on the go. They’re lightweight and have an above-ground base to keep toys free from drafts, dirt, grass and bugs! ($149)

ExOfficio BugsAway is an insect-repellent clothing brand that’s perfect for the outdoorsy mom. That’s right, the insect-repellant is built in to provide protection against bug bites and repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, ants and other annoying creatures. Check out the Lumen Hoody as an option! ($60)

Sporty Mom

An accessory for mommy and fun for baby, Chewbeads have a dual purpose as a fun necklace and teether. The products are 100% silicone and easy to wash. For the baseball-loving mama, this line is the perfect buy.

My Mini Golf can be played by moms and the whole family outdoors, and on any smooth surface, ranging from grass to pavement. The game is the first and only portable golf putting kit for golfers and non-golfers designed to develop, improve or maintain their golf putting skills while having enjoyment and a unique challenge. ($99)

Unlike every other fitness wearable, Moov is an actual coach, going beyond the 10,000 steps logged to provide users with real-time feedback. As the first multi-sport wearable coach that analyzes movements and guides her through interactive workouts, Moov helps mom maintain proper form and avoid injury. It can be used for indoor and outdoor training and coaches users through running, walking, boxing, swimming, cycling, and the 7 minute challenge. ($80)

A game of cornhole for all! Get mama a set with her favorite NBA team front and center. You’ll get two boards with folding legs and a travel bag from Victory Tailgate. The boards are seriously gorgeous and the natural wood is incredible. You can customize the boards and let me tell you, this gift will be a huge hit! ($210)

For the sporty mom who is an avid road, mountain biker or commuter, the Fly6 from Cycliq is a combination bike tail-light and always-on rear facing safety camera. It replaces her existing bike tail-light and records in real time what happens behind her to help protect mom in the unfortunate circumstance of a car-bike accident. Features include wide-angle crisp HD video and audio recording, 6-hour battery life, and looping record for set-and-forget. ($170)

Mio FUSE, is a waterproof wrist-based heart rate, sleep and activity tracker that completely eliminates the need for those bulky and uncomfortable chest straps. The heart rate monitor also works with the Mio GO App (available for Android and iOS) to monitor progress overtime or analyze individual workout data (max heart rate, steps, speed, pace, distance, time and calories burned). ($130)

What about a hammock? The ENO DoubleNest is your all-access pass to relaxation. It’s big enough for two and palatial for one. Take it anywhere, set it up in seconds, lay back and relax! ($70)

Turn any outdoor space into a movie theatre with the Epson Home Cinema. For another level of outdoor family fun, the portable projector is the ideal home entertainment tool for backyard movie night. Bring it with you anywhere and stream content from your cable box or blu-ray player.

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