This Mother’s Day, Honor and Cherish the Moms in Your Life
Fabulous Gift Ideas for New Moms… Grandmoms… and Every Mom
Sunnygram allows families to share pictures and news with older relatives who are not on email. With Sunnygram, you assign an email address to a non-emailer (such as email@example.com). Friends and family can then send email messages and digital pictures to that address, and the messages are compiled into a bright and cheery newsletter sent through the mail. The newsletter is customized for each recipient, with special designs for birthdays and holidays, and Grandma can respond by pre-paid letter or through their toll-free phone system. With Sunnygram, families are sharing pictures and cc:ing grandparents on email messages sent to the rest of the family. Subscriptions start at $12.99 per month. http://www.sunnygram.com/.
New from fitness expert, author and mother of two, Lisa Druxman comes Mama Wants – an exercise DVD series designed specifically for a mom’s body and a mom’s time.Targeted to address the biological changes that take place during pregnancy, the effective new DVDs are appropriate for ALL moms, no matter if it’s been two months or 20 years since she gave birth! Lisa has helped thousands of moms across the country lose weight and regain body confidence through her national Stroller Strides program, and she’s taken her most successful principles and compiled them into this new DVD collection. $9.99 at http://www.mamawants.com/.
From travelers to commuters to busy parents, the Alpha Sherpa Back Pack is the ultimate in multi-tasking bags! It’s got a padded laptop compartment, a soft cooler compartment that can hold 8 cans & even a camcorder & DVD padded pouch! Ergonomically designed with padded straps, it’s being carried on the backs of celeb moms including Reese Witherspoon, Courtenay Cox, Katie Holmes & Kate Hudson & McDreamy dads, Patrick Dempsey and Brad Pitt. $119.00 at http://www.babysherpa.com/.
Charming Heart and Stone Jewelry
Heart and Stone Jewelry offers a complete line of meaningful & stylish personalized charm necklaces and rings for moms and mommies-to-be. Design your own silver charm necklaces with a variety of shapes that can be personalized on both front and back. Create a most unique gift that can be added to with endless possibilities! $95 and up at http://www.heartandstonejewelry.com/.
Delivery Room Meets Fashion Catwalk with DIgNI-tees
DIgNI-tee has created a chic and comfortable alternative to the drab, ugly and embarrassing hospital gown. The DIgNI-tee gown allows new moms to deliver in style, leaving them feeling and looking stylish and beautiful before and after delivery. The DIgNI-tee gown has full coverage in the front and back, with convenient snaps down the sides and arms for IV access. No need to leave style and dignity at home when you head to the delivery room with DIgNI-tee, new moms can feel just as cute and beautiful as their newborn babies. $30 at http://www.ivwear.com/.
Drink to your Health with the Amazing HealthMaster
The Living Well HealthMaster fruit & vegetable emulsifier truly is a kitchen appliance breakthrough. It’s more than just a blender. It’s more like a juicer & a blender combined! You can make cold smoothies, sorbet and ice cream as well as hot soups and sauces. There are easy to follow step-by-step videos on the website and it comes with 4 recipe books and an eating plan too. $199 at http://www.myhealthmaster.com/.
Create Priceless Flowers that Last Forever
Give mom a gift you made yourself that’s as unique as she is! Choose from a wide range of colors to create your own blown glass flower. Wearing a kevlar glove and sleeve you will use giant tweezers to pull glass that has the consistency of honey into the shape of a flower. $35 per person by appointment. Hudson Beach Glass in Philadelphia, 267-319-1887, http://www.hudsonbeachglass.com/
Keep it Together with the Clever Purse Organizer
Turn every bag into the perfect bag by simply inserting the purse organizer! The handy rings let you easily switch it between all of your purses and bags. It has outside pockets for sunglasses, cell phone, and keys and inside you’ll find pockets for lipsticks or small flashlights, zippered pockets for change or personal items and dividers to keep everything organized. Available in black, pink, or tan. $24.95 at www.Clevercontainer.com.
Designed by a mom of two, Isabelle Grace jewelry is inspired by the most important things in life: family, children, love and marriage. They create special pieces such as custom photo jewelry, mommy jewelry and personalized jewelry for kids and adults. Made with fine and sterling silver, 22kt gold, 14kt gold filled, and semi-precious gemstones, necklaces are expertly and carefully crafted with special messages, names of loved ones or inspiration. Pictured Sweethearts name charm neckace $135 at http://www.isabellegracejewelry.com/.
After a woman’s had a baby, the pressure is really on to snap back into shape. Fitness expert Ellen Barrett saw the challenges every new mother faces after the birth of her son and she created the perfect postnatal solution with her newest DVD, “Happy Baby, Fit Mama!” It is designed for new moms with 2-month to year old babies. In as little as ten minutes, or as much as thirty, mommy and baby can share a special time, right at home, that will leave them both feeling better. The workouts are designed to restore the core, stretch out overworked baby-gear-stressed muscles, burn calories and renew energy. This cutting-edge workout DVD is an exceptional tool for getting body-back-after-baby without having to hire a sitter. $14.95 at http://www.ellenbarrett.com/.
This unique inspirational jewelry is handcrafted by stay-at-home moms. All of their pieces carry a message! The Dream & Wish bracelet is 5 strands of leather with glass pearls, hand cast charms & lobster clasp. It’s a reminder that it’s never too late in the journey of life to follow your dreams”. Story card & gift box included. $32 at http://www.storybraceletsandmore.com/
Honor a Mother, Rescue Another
The International Rescue Committee is celebrating the strength and resilience of mothers this Mother’s Day by offering meaningful gifts that will make a difference in the lives of people far from the comfort and safety of home – refugee families.At fromharmtohome.org, shoppers can help purchase critical supplies for refugees in honor of the wonderful women in their lives. Gifts start at as little as $18.In return, the IRC will send mothers being honored a beautiful, personalized Mother’s Day card in the gift-giver’s name.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) campaign,”Meals for Moms” hopes to raise awareness of all the homebound senior moms facing the threat of hunger this Mother’s Day. Go to mealsformoms.org to send a free virtual bouquet of flowers to anyone for Mother’s Day, including a homebound senior mom. Choose from a variety of flowers – including roses, tulips, and lilies – for their virtual bouquet. The free virtual bouquet e-card can be emailed to a loved one or be sent to a Meals On Wheels client. If someone selects that their bouquet go to a Meals On Wheels client, those e-cards will be printed out and distributed by Meals On Wheels programs, along with any special messages written by the card creators.