Every mom is different - just like every woman, daughter, and SISTER is different! This year we want to celebrate Mother's Day by embracing our mommies' unique personalities. Is she more of a Forever Cool kinda gal, or is she a Goodie Two Shoes? Either way, we've got just the gift to remind her that those things that make her different are also what make her a fantastic woman and a great mom!
What to get the woman with extreme tastes? Rebel Red may never change her staple red platform shoes, so clearly that's out of the question. Actually, Reb's got a pretty strong opinion on most things - so how do you get her a gift that's both unexpected and ingenious? Go for an experience! Experiences are a great way for your mom to let loose and have fun! Rebel Red recommend SaLsA LeSsOnS - they don't break the bank, and will teach your mom a fun skill she can enjoy forever.
Wicked White is probably the most "chill" sister we know. She goes with the flow, doesn't sweat the small stuff, and loves looking cool. So the obvious choice here are some awesome shades! Get her a bunch of not-too-expensive sunglasses and a lightweight case so your Mom can shield herself from the sun and maintain her air of "awesome" wherever she goes.
Your mom is the Smarty Pants of the family - but not in the usual sense. She majored in art history and spent her 20s traveling the world. It takes quite a bit to impress this cultured Mama, but these fun photography tools from Photojojo might just spark her creativity and make her say, "Now that's something I haven't seen before!" Mission accomplished.
Moms can be mischief makers too! If your mom is always ready with a story about her wild youth, has a secret tattoo on her upper arm, and has better music taste than you, she's probably got a few more secrets up her sleeve. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your mom's love of fun, so why not take the opportunity to have a girl's day together! Go for Mani/Pedis and gossip about the latest celebrity snafu. Then, later in the evening, open up a bottle of wine and listen to a mix tape of her favorite tunes together. She might even reveal hear a tale or two you never expected!
If your mama loves to recycle, reuse, and renew the Earth, then she might just love these tools you can use to repurpose wine bottles into gorgeous works of art! Glass is a beautiful medium, and old bottles make excellent drinking glasses, candle holders, wind chimes, and even planters. Show your mom you support her love of recycling with a DIY set that'll make her happy all year.
Some women collect shoes. Some go for handbags. But others, like Drama Queen, collect shoes, handbags, belts, dresses, and just about anything else a person can wear. So for the mom who has 2+ closets dedicated to her wardrobe, the perfect gift is the one she can wear with anything - and that gift, my friends, is a scarf. Scarves are the perfect addition to an evening ensemble, they keep you warm on cold spring nights, and they add a certain sophistication to any outfit.
Recipe books seem like the obvious choice here - but doesn't your mom already know how to make just about EVERYTHING? She's the best cook you know, so rather than give her a book full of stuff she's already mastered, why not make her overall kitchen experience more pleasant and fun? These kitchen goodies will make your Mom smile - and maybe go whip up a batch of cookies to say thank you.
Okay this one is obvious right? If your mom wears flip flops all year round, it's probably a good bet that she wants to spend her Mother's Day as close to the water as possible. Help her turn her day into a success by filling a beach bag with everything she needs to spend the day at the beach. Sunscreen, a towel, flip flops, sunglasses, a floppy hat - go nuts! The more little goodies you pack the bigger her smile will be.
Sweet & Sassy
If your mom is the most tech-savvy chick you know - if she knows the latest operating system functions or can use a smart phone better than you - she's probably just like Sweet & Sassy. Which means the best gift for her this Mother's Day is a gadget that makes her fingers stop texting and her heart go a-flutter. The latest trend in touch technology is to make our smart screens as sleek and interactive as possible, and to a lot of people, that means writing and drawing. With a pen. Okay, not a pen, but a pretty great stylus that lets you hand write and doodle to your heart's content. Your techie mom is sure to have a blast.
Goodie Two Shoes
Maybe your mom is more of a traditional mommy. She likes being the head of the household, always dresses like she's off to tea somewhere, and can often be found sitting in "her chair" reading a book. This mom doesn't want any crazy experience or outing on Mother's Day - she wants to relax and take pleasure in knowing her efforts are not going unnoticed. For a Goodie Two Shoes, it's best to go traditional: flowers, breakfast in bed, and maybe even a tea party. She'll love that someone else is handling the details so she can relax and vacation from "Mommy" for the day.