Unique Mother's Day Gifts
While flowers, jewelry and chocolate are often popular gifts on Mother's Day, I suggest you try something unique this year. Mom will be pleasantly surprised you thought of making this day more memorable. And to all the new moms that are celebrating their first Mother's Day, congratulations! Happy Mother's Day!
A Scavenger Hunt
Let's say your mom likes to be active, enjoys adventure and is comfortable with her phone. Then this is a perfect gift for her. With Stray Boots, the leader in mobile gamified city tours, you can spend some quality time with mom and head outdoors to enjoy an interactive scavenger hunt: one the whole family will enjoy! With multiple gamified tour options available in 14 U.S. cities, Stray Boots provides challenge-based questions and clues on interactive scavenger hunts, guiding users to historical points of interest throughout the tour city and creating an on-the-go, kid-friendly adventure. It’s all the benefits of a guided tour without the hassle of reservations and a set schedule. With a wide variety of friendly walking and museum tours, Stray Boots is the perfect gift for the fashionista, food lover, tech-savvy, history buff, and adventurous ladies at heart.
Current Stray Boots tour cities include New York City, Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco. The Stray Boots app can be downloaded in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for free. Each tour is $12.00.
A Personalized Journal
If you're always looking for that perfect card for mom, then, perhaps, you should consider this heartfelt journal. From the creators of bestselling guided journals such as My Life Map, Picture of Me and The Book of Us, Kate and David Marshall have composed and designed a lovely journal that celebrates the exceptional bond between mother and child. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU, MOM (a Plume Original, on sale April 2013, $14) is the perfect way to express gratitude and share memories in new and meaningful ways for the hardworking mother.
Personal and heartfelt, this gift is for those who like to find unique ways to express their feelings. Packed with checklists, fill-in-the-blanks and spaces for photos and drawings and more, mothers will cherish these insights for a lifetime. Sections titled Early Days, Admiring You, Appreciating You, Enjoying Us and My Wishes for You are filled with various writing prompts including:
- I was proud to be your child when…
- I love that you DON’T do this…
- I’m glad I listened to you (or wish I had) when you told me this…
- One of the best gifts you’ve even give m (or others) was…
- Thank you for NOT…
- I admire how much you know about…
An inexpensive gift with an invaluable impact, What I Love About You, Mom is a beautiful keepsake for Mother's Day and other special occasions.
Personalized Blanket or Pillow
This gift is perfect for new mothers but will also be a sweet keepsake for grandma. Your clothing has so many memories, whether it be your children’s baby clothes, your teenager’s sports jerseys or your race shirts. Don’t pack these memories away in the attic; instead let Willow Creek Studio create a one-of-a-kind memory blanket that you will cherish for a lifetime. All you need to do is collect your favorite items, mail them to Willow Creek Studio and in a few weeks you will have your finished blanket. Also from Willow Creek Studio, one-of-a-kind Owl Pillows—part of their Gift a Hoot Program. Each pillow is hand-crafted with recycled clothing. With the purchase of each Owl Pillow, one will be donated to a child in need. WCS can also create an Owl Pillow with your special items of clothing. This will give another purpose to old clothes and blankets, and a very memorable one at that.
Pictures are a popular gift on Mother's Day. And here's a new way to present them. This clean look will make for an elegant gift and a nice surprise for mom. Who needs a frame when you can have your picture printed directly on to glass? Fracture is a brand new concept that streamlines the photo printing process. With prices starting at just $10—you’ll start taking those photos you love off of your computer or camera and placing the memories on your walls. The simple look and feel of Fracture makes decorating easy. The company prints your personal photos in vivid color directly onto glass and makes it simple for you to mount them right on your wall. Just upload your photos at www.fractureme.com, choose the size and edits, then hit submit. They make great gifts for Mother's Day and beyond.
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