Mother’s Day has always held a special place in my heart, even before I became a mom myself. 35 years ago I was born on Mother’s Day so my mom and I have shared many a Mother’s Day celebrating together. (My mom got a bit cheated on the Mother’s Day front though because when you’re a kid your birthday is everything and Mother’s Day was pushed to the side to celebrate my birthday. Sorry Mom!)
Now that I’m a mom, I don’t need a day to celebrate my role as a mother–my husband and family do a great job of making me feel loved and appreciated all year long. But, I’m certainly not going to pass up the chance for a little pampering in name of Motherhood! So, bring it on Mother’s Day.
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Mother’s Day is just about 3 weeks away! Small yet thoughtful gifts are usually my go-tos for holidays like Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day). I like things that are fun, and special and that I might want but wouldn’t necessarily buy for myself. So I’ve rounded up 11 awesome, unique gifts that any mom would love. And the best part is so many of these products are committed to or were born out of the desire to make the world a better place. So if you’re going to spend your hard earned money on that special mom (or mom-to-be) in your life, spend it on these companies, who are innovative and kind and who give back in all the right ways.
**See below for a special coupon code for #3 and a giveaway of #6**
For the mom who wants to be pampered
1. I.C.O.N Hair Care Products: CURE by Chiara
I don’t have tons of time to spend on my hair, but I still want it to look healthy and shiny with minimal effort. That’s where CURE Hair Products come in. Although they were named in honor of surviving cancer, they were developed to “cure” and treat all types of hair. CURE products are 100% eco-friendly and are free of all harsh chemicals. They’ll revive, rejuvenate and repair hair, leaving her feeling good and looking great. 20% of all proceeds are donated to breast cancer research! And really, who can resist the beautiful pink packaging? To order call 1.800.951.ICON
Pamper your mom this Mother’s Day and give her the gift of a chemical free manicure and pedicure with PRITI NYC nail polish. These gorgeous polishes are non-toxic, vegan and free of the 5 most toxic, carcinogenic chemicals found in traditional nail polish (that’s toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor, in case you were wondering). So they’re completely safe for kids and moms-to-be, too. PRITI is available in over 100 different shades, so you will definitely find one you love. How gorgeous is Sweet Gesture Rose (pictured above)?
For the foodie mom
3. Candy Jar
Remember old school candy stores with shelves upon shelves of glass containers filled with every kind of candy you can imagine? Well, imagine that same kind of place is right at your fingertips because…IT IS! Candy Jar is a Seattle-based online candy company where you fill a candy jar with all your favorite types of candy and then they ship it right to your door for a flat shipping rate of just 5 bucks! Choose from 3 different sized jars (small jars fit 8 scoops of candy, medium fits 16 scoops and the large fits 32 scoops) and start scooping! There are over 700 different types of candy on CandyJar, with that number growing all the time.
4. Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage
Really want to celebrate mom this year? Pop open a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage Champange and let the good times flow! Rose Sauvage is a refreshingly delicious, bubbly champagne that’s perfect for a special Mother’s Day brunch or as an afternoon treat. And the bottle is just so pretty–any mom would be happy to see that on the table!
When I make cookies my family is more interested in eating the dough than the actual cookies. But since we can’t safely eat raw egg, what do we do? We get DO! With DO you can eat cookie dough exactly the way you crave it. No preservatives and the highest quality ingredients means you get individual batches of amazingly delicious ready-to-eat-cookie dough. You can eat it raw, put it on ice cream, or bake it and for that delicious cookie dough flavor however you like it. With 20 handcrafted flavors there is definitely a flavor to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Gluten-free and vegan options are available as well!
For the mom-to-be
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Nourishing & comforting when you are expecting
As her body grows and changes, the mom-to-be in your life might be worried about stretch marks. Luckily Shiffa Body Oil helps prevent stretch marks and ease your mind. Regenerating evening primrose keeps skin supple, avocado oil conditions and apricot and macadamia soften and moisturize. Lastly, mandarin and tangerine tone, firm and refine leaving her growing belly soft and stretchmark free. The best part is the scent of Shiffa body oil–the smell chamomile calms and relaxes so mom can enjoy her pregnancy!
For the Sentimental Mom
Sometimes I wish I could stop time and keep my kids this age forever. I want to remember my these days in our hectic, full lives as they are right now because I know one day very soon they’ll be grown and I’ll miss all the craziness of a toddler and a 4 year old. If your one of the moms in your life feels like time is just flying by, Portraits that Move is the perfect gift. Susanna Ludwig, Brooklyn-based mompreneur and awarding winning filmmaker, creates mini documentaries of kids so that you have moving memories that truly capture the essence of your kids and your family. Susannah will come right to your home and spend a few hours observing and filming your family and she’ll edit it into a beautiful 3-5 minute documentary. This is truly a gift that will last a lifetime.
for the stylish mom
For the stylish mom in your life who loves jewelry and loves to travel (or has to travel for work), magbag is the perfect gift. magbag is a magnetic jewelry holder that keeps all your favorite jewelry in place and free of tangles. The zippered bag has a patented magnetic liner system (hence the name magbag) that keeps each piece of jewelry separate and protected. magbag comes in neautral colors (black, ivory and white) and is available in 3 sizes: small (5×7), medium (8×10) and large (9×11). These are even great for keeping your favorite jewelery safe at home–especially when you have little ones around!
If you have a tech-savvy, fashionable and eco-conscious mom in your life, she will love these fabulously colorful TridentCases designed by artist and lifestyle guru Kim Parker. The bright colors and gorgeous florals are perfect for spring and summer. TridentCases offer unparalleled protection for every mobile device. The cases are made of bio-enhanced plastic which is degradable, compostable and recyclable–100% eco-friendly! But, the best part is that while they protect your phone from drops, scratches, water and dust, TridentCases are slim and lightweight.
When it comes to being fashionable don’t forget about her feet! K. Bell is known for fun and fashionable and quality leg wear. This Mother’s Day why not treat her to the perfect pair of socks? From cute no-shows to wear with running sneakers, to leg warmers, lace liners to wear with ballet flats and slipper socks, there’s definitely a sock that fits her style!