Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day Gifts For People Exactly Like Me.

Mother's Day is shockingly soon.  I think a late Easter is the reason, but honestly, as soon as I start talking about how late Easter was this year and how I can't even believe it's already May, I begin boring even myself.  I'm only 28, so why are my conversational instincts so ancient and mundane?  Neither here nor there.

In real life, all I want for Mother's Day is to go to breakfast and then have a day to myself.  Last year I had breakfast with the boys and then left for Boston and spent the day with Laurel and we went to the SOWA Open Market and ate from food trucks and it was a dream.  This year I will likely be working on my final grad project, but at least it will be quiet.  If the gift of time is something you can give the mother in your life, I vote do it.  If not, here are some other ideas for dynamite mamas.


1. I think this I'm So Tired shirt from  hello apparel is so funny.  
2. Cute card I found on Etsy.  I want to send this to my mama.
3. My favorite way to treat myself is getting my nails done.  If you get your mom a gift certificate, have it be for pedicure and manicure.  No one wants to choose. (image credit)
4. This cheery alarm clock is gorgeous.  If you hear it go off, LEAVE YOUR MOM ALONE.  It's her time.



5. Another card from Etsy.  This one caught my eye for the color and cute design; it totally reminds me of Madeline.  The whole shop is lovely.
6. You need to make sure your mom is in the market for a fitness tool or this gift will be rude and awkward, but I really want a Fitbit Flex.  The tangerine wristband is rad.
7. I no longer take pictures with anything beyond my phone, but these Instax Mini cameras spit out ridiculously cute instant pictures.  I've been coveting one for awhile.
8. This picture is actually from Mother's Day last year, when Ben and the boys humored me and we went to one of my favorite diners for breakfast.  Does your mom have a favorite thing?  Do it with her.  Better than any gift.

Zazzle.com contacted me awhile back and asked me to review one of their products for mother's day.  Zazzle lets you customize almost any item you can possibly think of, so I ended up using a cute picture of the boys and putting it on a phone case- when it comes in, I'll share!  For now, check out their sale prices (good through today) and see if anything looks good for mama over there.

Of course, the greatest gift of all is getting the hell out of dodge (if you're younger than 18) or showering your mom with attention (if you're older than 18).  Don't wonder what your mom wants- ask her!  What do you want/want to give for mother's day?  

4 comments:

  1. I love that I'm So Tired shirt! I am really curious about a FitBit, too. I see many people have them.

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  2. Such a great list. And that I'm So Tired shirt might be the best thing I have ever seen!

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  3. I want to watch my beautiful eldest girl walk across the stage and receiver her well earned Masters and then have her darling boys the whole next day so I can spoil them rotten. Oh wait, I get that!!! I am a blessed and happy Mama. <3

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  4. I love the nail polish and the "i'm so tired" shirt! :)

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