She’s seen you at your worst and at your best. She’s been there to cook your meals, kiss your bruises and dry your tears. What can you do for this wonderful woman to show her that you care? Mother’s Day is the one day of the year truly devoted to appreciating the hard work and TLC put forth by devoted mothers and grandmothers, everywhere.
Our wants and needs have changed as we’ve gotten older and so have our mom’s. Here are some ideas for the perfect gift for moms of every age and every stage!
Mom to be:
While it might be a little soon for a gift, it is also important to mark the occasion (and keep the raging, indecisive hormones in check!) Some moms-to-be are still a little superstitious about getting a gift this Mother's Day. But what pregnant woman doesn't crave chocolate?! Purdy's Chocolates makes delicious, Canadian made chocolate. They have put together a special, handcrafted tin packed with luxurious milk and dark Purdy’s chocolates just for Mother's Day. And how cute is this tin for storing jewelry or makeup once all of the chocolates have been devoured? This is a tin worthy of keeping!
Exercise before and after baby comes is vital for a healthy and happy mom. FITMOM is designed to meet the needs of moms to be, new moms and veteran moms interested in health and wellness in the childbearing years. Their DVDs make perfect gifts for the woman who is eager to keep with it or get back to it after motherhood sets in.
New mom – 1st Mother's Day
It doesn’t really matter what age or stage you are at in in life – I think we can say every woman appreciates a thoughtful piece of jewelry. Citrus Silver, Canadian made sterling silver pendants and charms can be stamped with children's names, birthdates, family names, or anything meaningful to the person wearing it. The pieces are perfect for a new Mom, or a Mom at any stage of parenting.
For the hands on, do-it-yourself and practical new mom, the must have addition to her kitchen is the 2-in-1 Cuisinart Baby Food Maker with built-in bottle warmer. The device steams purees and steams the ingredients in the same bowl – so only one thing for the busy, sleep-deprived mom to clean up afterwards!
Mom with Young Ones – Age 1-6
What is one thing all moms need more of? Sleep! Well, we can’t promise that for Mother’s Day, but there is one thing that may make getting up in the morning a little easier – coffee of course! Cuisinart has a new personal brewer, ready to help the early morning wakeup calls feel just a bit better. The Cuisinart® Compact Single Serve Brewing System makes fresh gourmet coffee, tea, hot cocoa and more in less than two minutes.
For moms who are on the go but still want to look polished (and draw attention away from that second day hair!), introduce her to Conair's Bun Maker, which is actually one of my favorite accessories at the moment. In less than a minute you can pull your hair up and out of your face with this handy little tool that is shaped like a donut. Coupled with some great nail polish shades from, like Sally Hansen's, and the mom in your life will resonate confidence and style.
Mom with tweens/teens
Philosophy miracle worker miraculous anti-aging lactic acid cleanser and their miraculous anti-aging retinoid eye repair is a luxurious gift for any mom (and it is never too early for women our age to start thinking about preventing fine lines and sun spots too!)
Mom with kids out of the house
When a mom finally has the house to herself she should treat herself to a night on the town once in awhile with her significant other (or a group of besties!) YouCurl™ Conical Curling Wand is an awesome tool from Conair, because sometimes you just gotta let loose! There is no clamp on this curling wand, so your mom can make really soft, sexy waves without the dent other curling irons often leave.
Perfume is always a nice gift for mom or grandma. Euphoria by Calvin Klein is an addictive oriental fragrance that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich, creamy signature.
Of course, as I mentioned before, Citrus Silver makes a great, personalized gift for the sentimental Grandmother. The Citrus Silver Delight pendant, with room for 52 stamped characters; makes this a great family pendant (with room enough for grandma's name too!).