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Mother’s Day is May 14. As a mother I am barely prepared for the joy and love everyone will heap upon me, so I can only imagine how unprepared they are gathering it up to present it. The truth is the children bring me enough joy in their chubby little cheeks full of floor food and dirty hands upon my walls, but I’m not going to turn down something tangible or the magical disappearance of them all (you too husband) leaving the house for 2 or 10 or 24 hours so I can sleep. I’m not picky. You could pull up my Cartwheel and send me off alone or if this weekend doesn’t work there’s a Clear a Rack sale happening the last weekend in May, we can postpone.
If none of those work or the kids need something tangible, here’s a Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help you.
For the sentimental Mom:
Let the kids do the work and show how much they love Mom and Grandma with these adorable books this year. You buy the books and the little ones just fill it with love. Available on Amazon and Uncommon Goods.
If the kiddos aren’t quite ready to fill in the blanks, give mom this book, and a few minutes each night to reflect on why she made those little miracles. These One Line A Day books are a fantastic way to capture the small moments of each day.
For the Mom who LOVES comfort:
Babies should not get all the Kickee Pants joy! This ruffled nightgown is like butter and I promise Mama will sleep like a baby, if Daddy promises to get up when the children cry. It’s seriously amazing. Don’t look at the price, just buy it and enjoy it.
For the busy Mom:
It doesn’t matter what you drink, if you have kids it never stays the proper temperature. Between changing diapers or running carpool or wiping noses or managing a life-changing crisis, there is seriously no way you’ll ever get a hot cup of coffee or a cold glass of water (or tea or diet coke), but wait, there is … and it won’t spill on your (clean, haha) floor.
This Contigo Autoseal Coffee Mug will keep your coffee at a near perfect temperature the entire time your kids are in school. Not joking. Yes, it says Autoseal, so that means sort of toddler proof too. So you can set the cup down and a two year old
won’t might not pour it everywhere in the 8 seconds it took you to go to the bathroom. This is not a want, it’s a need, if you drink coffee or tea, or really any hot liquid. I’ve heard it works for water, but I have something better for water.
Behold the beauty that is the Contigo Autospout Water Bottle. This particular model is vacuum insulated and stainless steel; the color is lemon. She’s gorgeous. Like her hot beverage friend above, she’s keep’s things the temperature they are supposed to be for quite some time. Ice water stays cold even during the heat of June soccer practice and those crazy long summer days at the splash pad. Plus you can push that straw spout down so wandering mouths don’t happen upon it. Also it doesn’t spill. Did I mention how good it looks with custom vinyl on it?
For any Mom with little hands:
This is the perfect bud vase for little hands that love to collect and bring Mom flowers. Small people are so amazing at giving from the heart and providing thoughtful love at just the right time. I love this idea to have something on hand to always show how much important that dandelion is.
Want to be more creative! Use this simple vase idea from Pop Sugar and create your own with tumblers you can purchase at the local dollar store! This is a fun craft for any age.
For the Mom of toddlers:
Toddlers take things. I’ve found stuff hidden in firetrucks, in the ovens of play kitchens, under car seats … Toddlers take things, they just do. Make mom’s life easier; let her track important things, like car keys and her cell phone, with this stylish Bluetooth tracking tag from Uncommon Goods.
For the trendy Mom:
Jane.com has something for EVERY MOM. From clothing and graphic tees, to jewelry including hand-stamped rings and monogram necklaces, shoes, beach blankets, home décor, bags, and more! You can find so many unique items on Jane, there’s just not time for me to list them! Plus items sell out! So head on over there and find something for them Mom in your life, you won’t regret it.
I grabbed a mandala beach blanket, a hand-stamped wrap around ring, a Instagram photo frame, a seersucker monogrammed beach bag …
For the book lover:
This Personalized Library Card Pillow is adorable. It’s the perfect idea for a book lover!
For the Mom on the go:
Put your family’s safety first with the SyncUp Drive from T-Mobile. This device does everything from monitoring your car’s location and sending maintenance updates to providing WiFi so you can stream as you go! You guys, we don’t have to leave Paw Patrol behind anymore! Praise! But safety, buy it for all the safety! Buy this for Mom, because, safety! Learn more here.
For the Mamarazzi:
Get some prints of some of these best shots she’s taken on her phone! Really. You should. I love the prints and photo books coming from Artifact Uprising. Get 20% off with the code MAKEHERDAY and you will make her day! There’s an iPhone app and there are shipping deadlines.
What’s your most memorable Mother’s Day gift? Does your family have a Mother’s Day tradition? Share it with us.