Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2012 #mom #giftguide

Mother's Day 2012 gift ideas

Welcome to my 2012 Mother’s Day gift ideas guide! Books, shoes, beauty, treats — whatever it is that makes your Mom smile, we all know how hard it can be to come up with new ideas to show Mom just how much we care! Of, course she deserves something special for her day — but what? Maybe something on my list will spark an idea!

Maniera rain bootsWhether Mom likes to splash around in the rain or play outside in the garden these gorgeous and stylish boots will make her feel like a million bucks! 

This Retro rain boot from Maniera’s Aquarella Collection is just one of  the many styles available.

100% natural rubber
Handmade in Europe
PVC free

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Earth ShoesMom always needs new shoes! The NEW 2012 Spring and Summer Earth Collection offers both comfort and value! 

The Wisteria Women’s Sandal is perfect for work or play and the full-grain leather straps are super comfy!

cushioned footbed
reinforced arch support
padded heel area

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fresh produce reviewBrighten up your Mom’s wardrobe with gorgeous casual womens clothing from Fresh Produce!

The Fresh Produce brand is known for its original prints, vibrant color and stylish, comfortable clothing made for all shapes and sizes.


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Eating Light MagazineDoes Mom love to cook? Help her plan healthier meals with the latest issue of Eating Light

The Hearst Special features the best of the best recipes from Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Country Living and Woman’s Day, all with no more than 400 calories!

resist take-out temptations
16 easy food substitutions
reorganize your fridge to lose weight

• Our Review • Available at stores 

FTD Mothers Day flowersIf you really want to make Mom’s day, send her a gorgeous flower bouquet from FTD Flowers!

The Better Homes and Gardens collection features a variety of beautiful arrangements that come in several affordable sizes.

Any one of them will be sure to deliver a smile to your Mom’s face!

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meaningful beauty skincare kitIs Mom always so busy taking care of everyone else that she forgets about herself? The Meaningful Beauty Skin Care Kit will be a treat for her dry skin! The kit contains everything needed for 4 weeks of affordable pampering!

Give the gift of softer, healthier skin!

complete anti-aging system
helps restore skin’s youthful radiance
adds radiance and brightens complexion

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Hallmark Mother's Day giftsHallmark knows Mothers and what they want! Choose from a large variety of recordable conversation books and storybooks, as well as art canvases that let you record and play back your child or grandchild’s voice!

Will create a treasured gift for years to come.

check out all of the beautiful “paper engineered” pop-up, light-up and mechanical Mother’s Day cards!

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wahl heat massagerTreat mom to a luxurious home massage this Mother’s Day with the easy to hold, easy to use Wahl Heat Therapy Heated Therapeutic Massager

With 2 heat settings, a 9 foot cord and a zippered storage case, mom will love this hand held, corded massager.

Soothe everything from your scalp to your face to your knuckles, joints and muscles with the 9 Home Physical Therapy Attachments.

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500 Crochet Stitches bookIf mom likes to crochet, then she will love this huge book of crochet stitches! I bought The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs for myself last year and it has been a huge source of inspiration!

Each of the 500 stitches has a high quality photo + detailed instructions!

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Nikon D5100 DSLRIf Mom loves to take photos – then this DSLR camera would be a dream come true! I don’t have one but this is the one that has been sitting in my wishlist for awhile now! The Nikon D5100 — drooool!

16.2 megapixel CMOS
full HD movie capabilities
swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor
effects Mode / new HDR setting

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presto flipside waffle makerThis Presto FlipSide Waffle maker will probably be on every gift guide list I have until it dies! I love it! Especially for making my Waffled Cinnamon Rolls, yum! 

We’ve reviewed it, used it and abused it and it’s still going strong.

This workhorse of a waffle iron will make a beast of a waffle and is easy to clean up because of the non-stick surface!

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Eat Smart kitchen scaleHelp mom out in the kitchen with this great little kitchen scale from Eat Smart!

The Precision Pro includes a FREE EatSmart Calorie Factors guide and has a small footprint for storage.

Tare Feature
Automatic turn off

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Nudo Mamma Mia Gift BoxTreat Mom to a really special gift box made especially for her from Nudo! The Mamma Mia Gift Set includes a tin each of Nudo’s extra virgin olive oil, luxurious olive oil soap and a box of beautiful Italian truffles!

The eco-friendly packaging and small scale production shine in this fine gift set. Nudo is also popular for their Adopt-an-olive-tree program!

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VTech Multitasking PhoneBusy moms will love the new VTech Multitasking Phone System (LS6475-3). 

This phone, answering machine, intercom combination will make life a lot easier if mom is on the phone throughout the day. She can use the hands-free ear headset while doing the dishes or working on the computer. The stylish system has a small footprint and up to 12 additional handsets can be added!

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Does your Mom love to read? The 7″ Full Color Kindle Fire with Multi-touch Display and Wi-Fi might be the perfect gift for her! My husband bought me one for Christmas and I love it! Not only can you read and store a ton of books on the Kindle Fire, you can also play games, browse the web, watch movies and television, listen to music and more! PLUS — If you get her a Kindle then you can send her Kindle Books and gift cards in the future when you need a quick gift idea :)


About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!



  1. 1

    Hi – How can we submit our Precision Pro Kitchen Scale for inclusion into the gift guide? Thanks!

  2. 2

    I have the D5100 and love it! Now if only I got some time to read the manual and really figure out how to use it to its full potential.

  3. 3

    Great post! providing us this great ideas for mothers day gift is really a big help. Thanks for sharing this to us and i’m looking forward to more from you!

  4. 4

    I love those boots — too cute.

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    Sabrina says

    My mom will surely love the Wahl Heat Therapy Heated Therapeutic Massager. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. 6

    I will take the massager and the camera please and thank you! Great list!

  7. 7

    Great ideas!

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    cmichaelsny says

    Thanks for a nice idea..Its a great kind of guide for buying some mothers day gift..

  9. 9

    Hi Henrietta, nice to see you again. Have a happy Mothers’ Day!


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