Do you know a mom who loves it all? Maybe she enjoys spending some quiet time out in the garden, or tending a few backyard chickens. Perhaps, she revels in a candlelit bathtub full of scented bubbles. Or, just maybe she spends her nights yelling into her headset mic while her guild takes down an especially nasty boss in her favorite game.
Whether she loves gaming, pampering, homemaking, or everything in between — here are some of my top picks, for Mother’s Day gift ideas this year.
Kitchen Garden Experts Hardcover //
Moms who love the both cooking and gardening may like this inspiring book all about twenty celebrated chefs and their head gardeners. I’m one who loves to ‘read’ her cookbooks and this is the ultimate cookbook reading experience! Chock full of award-winning Jason Ingram’s gorgeous garden and food photography– the stories, tips and tidbits included in Kitchen Garden Experts are an inspiring way to see how these 20 extraordinary chefs take their dishes from farm to table.
One book was received for review.
“Kitchen Garden Experts: Twenty Celebrated Chefs & Their Head Gardeners,” by Cinead McTernan, is a wonderful book for gardeners, cooks, culinary tourists and anyone else who has an interest in some of the most innovative dishes imaginable!
Available May of 2014: $30. Check out Kitchen Garden Experts, from Quarto Publishing Group today!
SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks //
With kids, pets, phones and an endless array of blinking, bleeping and demanding electronics, us Moms sometimes just need to have a way to TUNE IT ALL OUT! Even a few minutes of blissful music with no other noise can soothe harried nerves and uplift a grumpy attitude.
One headset was received for review.
SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks, an over the ear headset with amazing sound, will be just the ticket to peaceful relaxation! Master Tracks have fantastic noise cancellation and they’re perfect for cuddling up on the couch to watch a favorite show on your tablet, or plugging in to your favorite device for some a jam session. I love that you can customize your pair with interchangeable headbands, cables and sound engines. The inline 3 button mic and sound control is a breeze to use. My daughter and I both have a pair and they have really sweet sound, the bass sounds wonderful and they truly do block out the outside world.
Available at www.solrepublic.com, starting at $199.99, with many customization options available.
Teleflora Mother’s Day Bouquets //
Send Mom a little love this year with a gorgeous hand-delivered bouquet of fresh flowers! The selection of Teleflora Mother’s Day flowers available is large, and with fresh bouquets starting as low as $29.99, the value is outstanding. My mom is a butterfly lover, so I am thinking the gorgeous Butterfly Serenity or Country Basket Blooms bouquet will be headed to her house for delivery, soon!
I love that Teleflora offers a “Flowers in a Gift” option. These include things like hand-arranging flowers in a pretty decorative vase or keepsake container. This way, Mom has a forever reminder of your gift and appreciation. If you’d rather send mom something that will live on, Teleflora also has several varieties of plants for mom to add to her garden or windowsill. Teleflora is sure to have the perfect arrangement for any meaningful woman in your life, in all tastes and styles.
Mother’s Day delivery available for many areas now! Be sure to order early to ensure your bouquet arrives on time. Arrangements start at $29.99, Check out www.teleflora.com today!
Oubly Stationery Products //
If your Mom is anything like mine (or myself), then she just might be a lover of all things paper! Oubly provides a unique array of chic and stylish stationery products and gifts, at an affordable price. Browsing through the attractive Oubly website, there are stationary products for every occasion. the assortment of Mother’s Day cards is absolutely gorgeous.
Oubly’s philosophy focuses on providing the best customer experience possible. They use only environmentally friendly materials, such as recycled paper and vegetable oil-based inks in their green printing framework. Each order is shipped with a thoughtful surprise gift, to show their appreciation.
The difference in the quality and care that Oubly upholds is apparent with the three standard luxury paper options and the beautiful keepsake packaging that they offer their customers.
Visit www.oubly.com to shop and personalize party invitations, address labels, announcements, business cards, hang tags and more. Oubly’s designers are ready to participate in creating your perfect moments!
Relish Meal Planning //
If mom loves to spend time in the kitchen creating delicious meals for the family, she may enjoy a subscription to a meal planning service such as Relish!. This website simplifies the process of making a weekly menu by offering tried and true recipes for wonderful family meals on the table every night. Relish! utilizes fresh, healthy ingredients to offer different dishes each week. You can use the new drag and drop dashboard to create your menu, then print out a shopping list and the recipes for that week.
You’ll be able to favorite recipes, scale them to servings from 2 – 8 people, search by category or ingredient, look for freezer friendly meals, change the paired sides, edit the shopping list and even add up to 20 of your own recipes with the ‘custom menu’ feature, for easy integration into your meal planning.
Two of my favorite features of Relish! are the monthly and weekly features. The monthly section changes each month to give you tips and tricks on seasonal ingredients and recipes to go along with them. The weekly features instruct on new cooking techniques and general home skills that are very useful and quick to implement. I also love the special downloads, like the printable Mother’s Day menu they have features this week.
Available from www.relishrelish.com as a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription option, each gift purchase comes with a personalized card. You can also choose to send your gift subscription card as a pre-wrapped gift, bundled with a cute spatula. This is a great gift for moms who love to be (or need to be) organized in the kitchen!
Agraria’s Aromatherapy Bath Salts //
For the mom who loves to be pampered, Agraria has some gorgeous Mother’s Day gifts. From luxury bath bars, to woven crustal candles that smell amazing – each item would make a lovely gift on its own, or tucked into a basket created just for your special lady.
Bath Salts were received for review.
For a soothing soak, Agraria’s Aromatherapy Bath Salts will wash away Mom’s worries and stress. The large 32 ounce decorative bath salt box is filled with 2 pounds of Dead Sea bath salts that are fragranced with pure essential oils. Each container also comes with a pretty scallop shell, to use as a scoop. I can personally attest to the amazing and pleasant scent of the Lemon Verbena fragrance — just lovely!
Aromatherapy Bath Salts retail for $45.00 and are available at various boutique stores, such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and online at www.AgrariaHome.com.
Gift Cards for the Gamer or Music Lover //
If mom loves gaming, indulge her in a points card to her favorite gaming website or game. Many games have cash shops or perks that mom might love to buy, but feel guilty about spending the family’s cash on. Buy her a points card so she can get that coveted flying mount or awesome cosmetic wardrobe item.
Or, if music is more you Mom’s style, tuck an iTunes gift card into her greeting card or gift basket. These cards can be found in stores like Walmart, GameStop and Amazon.com — to name a few.
Just spend some time with Mom //
What do most moms want more than anything? They want some quality time with their kids — no matter how old they may be. This year, try a gift straight from the heart:
You could try stopping by mom’s on Mother’s Day morning and surprise her by making her homemade pancakes. I did this for my mom almost 12 years ago, and she still talks about it to this day ;-). Take her out to the movies and dinner — it doesn’t have to be ON Mother’s Day, if you want to avoid the holiday crowds. Visit a book or craft store, then stop and have lunch at a favorite coffee shop.
Any one of these little things will definitely make mom’s day and create wonderful memories for both of you. I wish you and your mom a very happy Mother’s Day this year!
Moms Who Love it ALL Giveaway //
For a chance to win several of the items on my Mother’s Day gift guide, be sure to enter the Moms who love it ALL giveaway HERE!
Some of the products in this post were received for review, all thoughts and opinions are genuine and 100% my own.