2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, to help prepare you to find the perfect gift for mom, we’ve assembled our annual Mother’s Day Gift Guide. A special thank you to those of who sent in your gift ideas and suggestions for this occasion.

If you’re looking for a gift idea, our annual gift guide features a wide variety of ideas.

For the New Mommy

The Stork Bag

The Stork Bag is the best pregnancy gift ever! Founded by Ericka Perry, a mom of 3, in 2014 The Stork Bag takes the guesswork out of shopping for your pregnant loved one making it easy to pamper expecting moms throughout their entire pregnancy. Each Stork Bag is reusable and pre-filled with 8-12 fun, safe and useful pregnancy and beauty products, specific to each trimester of pregnancy. The Stork Bag is the ultimate, ready made care package!

Each product carried in The Stork Bag is tested and handpicked by a team of moms including the Stork Bag founder, Ericka Perry. The StorkBag is also the ONLY pregnancy subscription to have obtained Obstetrician endorsement! Price point: $45 – $63.99 subscription

Some of the great items included in the 1st trimester Stork Bag are:

    • Reusable water bottles with inspirational affirmations such as “You Are Strong” to ensure the newly expectant mom stays hydrated and encouraged,
    • Morning sickness lip balm to help alleviate morning sickness
    • Pregnancy safe nail polish
    • And even a full-sized pregnancy Journal called, “9 Months of Happiness” created by Ericka Perry among other great products!
Baby Oasis

Baby Oasis™ Sound Machine

Sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite with the Baby Oasis™ Sound Machine. The patent-pending, eight hour long uninterrupted tracks of soothing sounds are the perfect lullaby to guide your tiny tot to sleep. Do you want a bedside device that you can place in baby’s room?

Try out Baby Oasis™ Sound Machine – including sleep sounds like White Noise, Prenatal, Lullaby, Dolphins, Car Ride and Heartbeat. Proven to help babies and children of all ages, these authentic recordings will provide your family with a superior sound environment for sleep.


For the Mom Who Loves to Clean

Hurricane Spin Broom

From the best-selling Hurricane Spin Mop family, Hurricane Spin Broom uses innovative cyclonic action to whirl anything in its path into its built-in dustbin.  With its three spinning brush heads and swivel steering, Hurricane Spin Broom effortlessly grabs anything from pet hair to cereal in open floors or under cabinets and along baseboards. $19.99

Hurricane Spin Scrubber 

The new Hurricane Spin Scrubber helps clean quicker and easier with less pressure.  From the best-selling Hurricane Spin Mop family, The Hurricane Spin Scrubber is a high-powered electric scrubber, designed to blast away dirt, grime, and buildup.  Cordless and rechargeable, a single charge powers the Hurricane Spin Scrubber for up to 60 minutes. $39.99

Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet 

The Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet, part of the “Hose That Grows” family, offers gardeners and homeowners a lightweight, yet super-strong hose that expands under water pressure and retracts for ultracompact storage.  Pocket Hose’s rugged bullet-shell outer casing resists kinking and tangling and has no seams to tear or burst; its tight sealed top brass connectors offer leak-free operation. $29.99


For the Mom Who Loves to Cook

Red Copper Square Dance Pan 

New Red Copper Square Dance Pan makes cooking and clean-up quick, easy, and hassle-free.  From the best-selling Red Copper family, The Red Copper Square Dance Pan, uses a combination of strong copper and ceramic coupled with the newest technology in nonstick cookware to ensure no food sticks.  Without using butter, oil or grease, food easily slides from the pan.  Red Copper Square Dance Pan is resilient, and won’t scratch, chip, or peel into food.  For added bonus, the pan is oven-safe up to 500 degrees, and is PFOA & PTFE free. $19.99

Vidalia Chop Wizard

Vidalia Chop Wizard

Now that Cinco de Mayo is upon us, it’s time to break out the tequila, sombreros, maracas and most importantly: nachos. What’s not to love about nachos? The crunchy chips, savory meat, fresh salsa and guacamole, and of course, smothering it with a thick layer of melted cheese. This Cinco de Mayo essential is shareable, easily customizable to your personal tastes and just too difficult to turn down.

To make the perfect nachos, check out this innovative gadget that will help cut your prep time in half: the Vidalia Chop Wizard. The Chop Wizard will take care of all your Cinco de Mayo entertaining needs, creating your salsa, guacamole, sangria and more within a matter of minutes! Complete with two blade attachments, a medium size for apples, onions, tomatoes, etc. and a small size for mushrooms, strawberries, eggs and kiwi. Here is a short video to see it in action.


For the Mom Who Likes to Entertain

LIGHTIFY GardenSpot Mini

Looking to accentuate your backyard landscape for that upcoming graduation party or family gathering? SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY GardenSpot Mini from LEDVANCE lets you do just that. It’s the perfect addition to any backyard or garden setting, letting you illuminate your walkway or light up your garden with the simple use of your smart phone or tablet. In addition to their flexible structure, these LED lights feature a variety of vibrant colors, catering to whichever type of gathering or party you might be hosting! 


For the Trend Setter Mom

SYLVANIA UTRA LED Vintage Lamps

Ever walked into a bar or restaurant, and instantly noticed the glass bulb chandeliers that hung from the ceiling, illuminating the room with flickers of amber and gold? You might not have been in a place of luxury, but it gave you the feeling that you were. SYLVANIA ULTRA LED Vintage Lamps give you that same experience in the comfort of your own home. Imagine being able to entertain guests at a party, host a private dinner, or just enjoy a glass of wine surrounded by a warm, ambient glow.


For the Stylish Mom

jane iredale

With summer around the corner, jane iredale’s newest launches and classic sun staples land the season’s biggest trend: healthy glowing skin with a subtle pink pout. Get the best of both beauty worlds – knockout features by way of nourishing, natural ingredients that hydrate and protect. It’s no coincidence that jane iredale is the #1 makeup choice of skincare professionals, as all products are fully tested and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

1—NEW Pink Lady PureGloss Lip Gloss – coming May 2017 ($26, janeiredale.com)

Drench lips in this cocktail of hydrating moringa butter, avocado oil, lemon and pomegranate extracts for long-lasting creamy color. Plus, it’s completely vegan-friendly!

2—NEW Martini PureGloss Lip Gloss – coming May 2017 ($26, janeiredale.com)

The perfect “your lips but better” light pink nude with an extra burst of hydration!

3—Tantasia Self Tanner & Bronzer ($36, janeiredale.com)

This double duty summer must-have is especially unique because it does not contain DHA or FD&C dyes, the culprit of unnatural orange tones found in most self-tanners. Instead, Tantasia uses caramel color, mica and iron oxides (clean earth minerals) for a natural, sun kissed glow. 

4—Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream ($48, janeiredale.com)

This fan-favorite BB cream has been reformulated to include coconut alkanes for an even smoother, luxurious feel. The full coverage yet lightweight formula is coupled with a diverse shade range that is inclusive of all skin tones. Shades BB1-BB8 contain SPF 25 and deeper shades BB9-BB12 contain SPF 17 (reduced level of titanium dioxide) to achieve the best possible color pay-off.

5—Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen ($47, janeiredale.com)

Powder-Me SPF is a nourishing, easy to use skin protectant that contains titanium dioxide and natural clay to shield against redness and provide light coverage (so you can skip foundation). Added bonus – it’s water resistant up to 40 minutes!


For the Mom Who Loves to Read

The Stuff of Family Life

In The Stuff of Family Life (May 15, 2017; ISBN: 978-1-4422-5479-4; Hardcover $34.00; 224 pages; Rowman & Littlefield), Sociology Professor Michelle Janning offers a timely look at how modern society and technology shapes our relationships and our lives. Like an archaeologist studying ancient civilizations through the things they left behind, Janning excavates contemporary life through our houses and possessions, from childhood stuffed animals and security blankets to retirement homes and senior living centers.

What does where you store old love letters say about their significance? Why do adults feel out of place in their childhood bedrooms? Janning takes readers through the stages of life – from dating and marriage to parenting and aging – that are usually kept behind closed doors. From online valentines to the growing popularity of “man caves,” The Stuff of Family Life looks not only at what large demographic studies say about family dynamics but also what our lives—and the stuff in them—say about how we relate to each other.

Disneyland Encyclopedia 

Since its humble beginnings in the mid-1950s, Disneyland has captured the imagination of millions of visitors. Author Chris Strodder launches his new, completely updated and expanded third edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia (Santa Monica Press/April 2017) with over 50 new entries and 300 new photos. This new edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia spans the entire history of the park, from its founding more than 60 years ago to the present day.

This fascinating book features detailed explorations of 600 Disneyland topics, including lands, attractions, restaurants, stores, events, and significant people. Each of the main encyclopedia entries illuminates the history of a Disneyland landmark, revealing the initial planning strategies for the park’s iconic attractions and detailing how they evolved over the decades.

Overflowing with meticulously researched details and written in a spirited, accessible style, the third edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and entertaining exploration of the most-influential, most-renovated, and most-loved theme park in the world!

Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility 

What if everything we thought about aging was wrong? What if it’s not age making us stiffer and weaker but how we’ve been moving, and not moving, our bodies as we get older? Biomechanist and best-selling author Katy Bowman asserts we can change how we feel by changing how we move. With Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility, Bowman tailors her Nutritious Movement™ method of restoring pain-free, confident movement to older readers, along with the incredibly inspiring and practical stories of four ‘goldeners’ (each over 76) whose lives have changed because of it.

Co-authors Joan Virginia Allen, Shelah M. Wilgus, Lora Woods and Joyce Faber share how they’ve been able to avoid surgeries, eliminate pain, and regain the freedom of movement that they had assumed was lost to normal aging, all through their movement work with Katy over the last decade. These septuagenarians are backpacking through mountains, climbing ladders (and even trees!) with ease, and walking miles in their daily lives. They are living proof that you aren’t just what you eat; you are how you moveDynamic Aging is available in trade paperback and e-book, from Propriometrics Press on Amazon for $16.95 (ISBN: 978-1-943370-11-5).  It will be distributed to booksellers by Cardinal Publishers Group. Printed on recycled paper, the book will also be printed with 14-pt type for ease of use.


For the Tech-Savvy Mom

TrackR bravo

A convenient memory butler for people on the go. TrackR bravo is a coin-sized Bluetooth device that men can attach to all their important belongings — from work bags to car keys to even pets — to make sure they never get lost. Once they pair the device with the free iPhone/Android app, they can use their phone to locate any misplaced item. $29.99

Aquatune

Aquatune

The Aquatune 5712 is the perfect summer companion, no matter where the summer takes you. This weatherproof bluetooth speaker pumps out 12 hours of crisp dynamic sound and can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes. The durable clip makes it easy to bring the compact yet powerful speaker along to the pool, beach, hiking, bike riding, traveling, or any other adventure this summer. Retail: $34.99 To check out the entire line of Yatra’s all-terrain Aquatune speakers, visit: www.shopyatra.com.

SnapPower

The SnapPower Charger (starting at $20) allows you to easily convert your outlet coverplate into an attractive USB charger. It requires no wires or batteries and leaves all outlets free for use. Busy moms can easily charge their phones while multi-tasking (working from home, curling her hair, or cooking).

The SnapPower SwitchLight (starting at $17) allows you to easily convert your light switch into a convenient night light. They automatically turn on and off by a sensor and are equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting for perfect nighttime illumination. No more stubbing your toes while helping kids in the middle of the night!

JBL Flip 4

Looking for a speaker that can travel with you through all of your summertime adventures? Look no further than the newest addition to the JBL Flip Series, the JBL Flip 4. This new rugged speaker packs a punch, upgrading your audio experience to the next level. With wireless Bluetooth streaming capabilities, 12 hours of continued playtime and a new waterproof design, this speaker is perfect for any environment. Available in 6 vibrant colors.