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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Mother's Day Gift Guide!  Looking for unique gifts for that special woman in your life? Check out these great ideas.


Ibiza Palm Tote

The Palm Tote is carried by chic women everywhere and has been for generations. This version is lightweight and surprisingly supple. The geometric weave adds texture and strength, the leather straps give it some serious style but the pom poms knock it out of the park. The bag is spacious and closure-free for easy stuffing.


SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Vegan Nourishing Body Soufflé

Comprised of 82% organic and 98% nature-derived ingredients, this incredibly nourishing moisturizer deeply hydrates and softens for radiant skin.


Wisdom Ring

Crafted from .925 sterling silver with a Swarovski Crystal Pearl surrounded by millegrain detail, this solitaire ring adds an elegance and style to your stack. The Swarovski Pearl has a crystal core and a unique coating to give it the warmth, weight and luster of a genuine pearl.


Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 is an amazing smartphone, destined to make your life better. It’s powerful, fast and the battery lasts for days. It has a camera co-engineered by Leica, a premium camera manufacturer so photos are stunning.  Mate 9 is also the first Android smartphone with Amazon Alexa so you can do a lot with only your voice. Mate 9 with Alexa can control lights, thermostats, locks, appliances, fans, sprinklers, and more – if it’s Alexa-enabled, you can control it with Mate 9.

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Bucket Tote - Khaki Fern

Hand woven, hand blocked and hand stitched, this artisan Bucket Tote provides the quality and style you need for everyday events. From the busy market to the relaxing beach, this tote is ready to go wherever you are. Hand spun, hand woven and hand block-printed exterior cotton fabric with vegan leather straps. Fully-lined interior with one interior pocket.


Smadar's "Looped Jewels" Blue Necklace

Smadar of Israel, the artisan behind this blue "Looped Jewels" necklace, creates the colorful drops by handcrafting tiny gold-plated wire loops, then dipping them into enamel paint to fill their hollow centers before they are arranged into this unique, ombre arc. This necklace can be clasped at 18 inches or 20 inches long, and has a lobster clasp.


MistoBox Coffee Subscription
$20 per shipment, gifts of 1, 3, 6 or 12 shipments/12 oz. of coffee every shipment;

Whether it’s a subscription for you or a gift for a loved one, every coffee lover gets coffee completely personalised to them from 40 of the country’s best artisan roasters. With over 400 coffee possibilities, MistoBox will send coffees that you'll love every time. MistoBox asks a series of questions to find the perfect coffees based on roast, coffee type, flavors, and more. Taking all that information, MistoBox’s coffee curators (in house coffee experts) match each customer with the perfect 12 ounce bag of whole bean coffee from the country’s top coffee roasters to send to their door.


Mermaid Charm Bracelet Set

The Mermaid Charm Bracelet Set includes four individual cord bracelets with teal and blue shell beads and a mermaid on a silver chain. A fun fashion perfect for the beach.

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PackIt Freezable Wine Bag

Built-in freezable gel keeps items cool for hours (depending on external temperatures). Fits and protects one 750ml-1L bottle of wine or a large beer bottle. Unique strap design allows you to carry bottle over your shoulder or pull strap and carry in your hand. Flattens to a slim profile for compact storage and easy stacking in the freezer. Rolltop design and carry strap system secure bottle in bag and lock in cold air.


SKECHERS BOBS Plush - Peace and Love Shoe

A classic style with upgraded comfort comes in the SKECHERS BOBS Plush - Peace and Love shoe. Soft woven canvas fabric upper in a slip on casual alpargata flat with stitching and overlay accents. Memory Foam insole, rubber outsole. When you purchase BOBS, you're helping Skechers donate millions to save the lives of dogs and cats in America's shelters. BOBS has partnered with Best Friends Animal Society®, a no-kill organization dedicated to these animals.


Refined Tote Navy

This everyday all-purposed fashion tote offers optimal storage and sturdy shoulder straps for comfortable travel. Metal zippers were implemented for a more premium and luxury style, casual tote bag. Offered in a full array of different colors depending on your style. Created to make a difference in the world, this brand helps the community one bag at a time. Vessel helps you invent your own look while participating in their Buy a Bag, Give a Bag program. With each bag purchased, Vessel gives a school backpack to a child in need, helping them get the education they deserve.


Custom Stamps & Embossers
Prices vary;

A custom stamp is more than just a mark of ink, it is artful meaning customized uniquely to each individual, whether it be a mark of an address on an envelope, a monogram used on fine stationery, or a gesture of gratitude on a gift tag. With this stamper, all you need is one device to use with as many clips as you wish. Have one clip with your address, one with your monogram, one for holiday cards, one for your office – each one can be interchanged with ease. And because there is no pealing and sticking of your design, you never have to worry about a crooked impression – it will always be a perfect fit. Each ink cartridge yields 800 to 1,000 impressions and uses only the highest quality inks producing beautiful, highly saturated colors with each stamp.


The Balanced Pendant by The Blessing Flower
$62.98 and up;

The Balanced Pendant is a reminder to always strive for balance in your life. It is uniquely designed to carry the Blessing Flower, a graceful, rare and resilient desert flower that amazingly continues to re-bloom for years, long after it has been set on a jewelry. With just a few drops of water it will bloom, staying open for an hour each time.


Ladies Lounge Socks by Heat Holders

Nothing is snugger than getting home after a day’s work and slipping into something more comfortable. Each pair features a turn-over top that works to trap warmth and hug it close to the skin. More practical than clunky slippers and safer than ordinary socks, they come with a non-slip grip on the bottom in a romantically-appropriate heart pattern, so they are suitable for wear on tiled or laminate floors as well as on furniture or in bed.


Artistry Signature Color Light Up Lip Gloss

For the trendy mom, lip gloss is a must-have accessory allowing her to quickly jazz up or add a pop of color to any outfit she’s rocking.  Available in eight fabulous shades, this lip gloss has an extra moisturizing formula, enriched with jojoba and avocado oils, that gives lips a luxurious, vibrant shine. Choose from sheer-to-medium coverage in the latest shimmer and cream finishes. Apply anytime, anywhere with the built–in mirror and LED light.


Amora “Love” 18k White Gold Pendant by Cate & Chloe
Radiate the innermost and deepest desires of love in the Amora pendant - all in a classic and sweet heart design. 18K White Gold Plated, AAA Grade CZ Stones.


Calming Lavender & Coconut Facial Oil

The Skinny & Co. Facial Oil is a three in one product. This amazing jar contains some of the most calming essential oils in the world. This facial oil is best used to remove stubborn makeup with ease, then wipe off with a warm cloth. A little goes a long way with all coconut oil products and it has a long shelf life. It will not irritate eyes or skin because it is not made with any chemicals or preservatives.


Veestro Starter Pack

Veestro is the perfect gift for anyone who cares about eating wholesome, nutritious, and delicious meals – but doesn't have the time to cook. Give mom a few extra hours of free time each week by giving her fully-cooked ready to eat meals that she and the whole family will love. Dishes like breakfast burritos, soba noodles with peanut sauce, and Thai Chik'n Stew will surely please her taste buds. Meals are jam packed with organic plant-based ingredients, no preservatives or questionable components here! The Starter Pack includes 12 meals plus a juice.

necklaceSecrets of Tea Premium Teas

Combining ancient knowledge with modern botanical research to create perfect, purposeful blends, teas are carefully formulated with the finest organic ingredients to create delicious brews infused with nature’s healing gifts. In addition to black teas, white teas, green teas, spice and flavored teas and herbal teas, Secrets of Tea includes a selection of handcrafted signature Maternal Teas, specially brewed for moms. The teas are made with natural herbal ingredients, without caffeine or preservatives.


Jouvé Skincare Line

The Jouvé Dark Spot Corrector and Brightening Cream is formulated to lighten the appearance of dark spots and even the look of skin tone. The Instant Tightening and Restoring Serum instantly reduces the appearance of under-eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles - in less than 5 minutes. These clean products are free of artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, phthalates and parabens. This efficacious skincare line is also vegan, gluten free and PETA certified as cruelty free.

candleRevogi Smart Candle

Great way to have the candle effect without the fire risk.  The candle is designed to be portable, simple and elegant. It's an affordable way to add a colorful touch around your home - great for both indoor and outdoor uses. The lights will flicker and illuminate like real flame candles but without the risk of putting them near walls and curtains etc., and it can also change color to your moods.


FarmSteady Everything Bagel & Cream Cheese Kit

This kit contains everything you need to learn how to rope, loop, and boil your own everything bagels and top them off with homemade cream cheese (just add milk). Perfect for bakers, cheese lovers, and anyone with a soft spot for this New York City classic.

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Mer-Sea & Co. Collection

The Bain de Mer Elixirs Collection brings the captivating and pure properties of both the ocean and land to the daily rituals of soaps, lotions, bath oils, candles and more. Carefully fortified with therapeutic ingredients from the sea, vitamin-enriched oils, and nutrient-rich minerals, the collection features premium ingredients to deliver a sumptuous clean, nourishing and rejuvenating experience. The entire line is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. The free radical protector Sea Kelp Extract, long-known for its revitalizing properties, including hair growth and overall energy levels, is a stand out ingredient in the collection.


Sutter Buttes Natural and Artisan Foods 12-pack Mini-Crate Sampler Box

This gourmet gift box is sure to delight Mom and the gift-giver alike. Because everything at Sutter Buttes is thoughtfully handcrafted with the freshest ingredients locally sourced in California, you’ll take pride in choosing a finely made product that Mom can appreciate with every bite. Features a selection of divinely flavored jams, tapenades, and mustards harvested in the agricultural heartland of Northern California.


High Tide Platform Sandal

High Tide takes the toe-post sandal to new heights. In five versatile colors, it's the warm-weather essential you'll want to pack for every excursion. Dual-density midsole for optimal comfort. Textile/leather uppers with padded neoprene upper liner. Molded EVA footbed. Durable rubber outsole.


Skinerals: Organic Skin Line

Skinerals innovative formulas focus on minerals—not chemicals—to restore, pamper, and protect the body’s most important and hardest working features.
The brand includes 16 natural and organic skin care products. Skinerals has pledged to donate a share of every single bottle sold to skin cancer research. Recommend by dermatologists, Skinerals offer a natural solution to those with sensitive skin. Skinerals uses hundreds of different minerals and earth elements to naturally promote healthy cell growth and development, providing relief from many chronic, irritating, and embarrassing skin conditions. Skinerals’ products are entirely vegan as well as paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free; proudly made in the USA in an FDA approved facility.


(ALEX AND ANI)RED Heart of Strength Charm Bangle

The heart is all power – body, mind, and spirit. The pulse of life never skips a beat, propelling our lives with love. Harness the power of the Heart of Strength to build fortitude to your life and to those around you. Love connects us and makes us invincible – love makes us strong. ALEX AND ANI will donate 20% of the purchase price of the Heart of Strength directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Available in Shiny Gold and Shiny Silver finishes and adorned with red Swarovski® crystals.

ptouchP-touch Label Maker

Whether you want to help your readers keep track of important documents or organize the kitchen, the P-touch Label Maker from Brother is the perfect tool. With this label maker you can easily print durable labels in a variety of colors. It’s handheld making it perfect for home, home office and on-the-go use.


T-fal 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer 

For a versatile piece of cookware she’ll love, the T-fal 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer is the ideal gift. This multi-functioning product will allow mom to braise, sauté, simmer, brown, boil pasta, keep food warm, and most importantly, FRY!

pamperG+H Body Care

Finding extra time to fit in that much needed spa appointment can be a struggle. G+H, Amway’s latest top-to-toe body care line, will give even the most time-strapped mom the tools that she needs to pamper herself at home on even the most ordinary of days. G&H Nourish+, which includes a Body Lotion, Body Wash, Complexion Bar, Hand Cream, offers restorative body care nourishing the skin with moisture-rich formulas infused with orange blossom honey, shea butter and organic pumpkin seed oil. G&H Refresh+ includes a Body Milk and Body Wash-Gel and offers revitalizing body care soothing skin with hydrating formulas infused with aloe, grapeseed extract and green tea extract.


Urban Market Bags
$40 for the 6 pack; $28 for the 3 pack;

Reusable bags have become a necessity, but most available are not washable, bulky, mismatched and forgotten in the trunk. Urban Market Bags is the practical and functional reusable bag system that accommodates everyday life needs for all ages. Stylish, machine washable and made with soft but durable nylon, these bags can carry over 20 lbs, will last forever and go anywhere. The drawstring storage pack comes with six bags inside and is designed to be compact enough to fit in the cup holder of your car and slip into any handbag.

Updated: April 2017