A Review of Gifts For Every Mom, Special Woman (or Mr. Mom) in Your Life
by Alison Blackman
Everyone one of us was born to someone.
But mothers can be so many different things!
Giving a gift to that special woman in your life that gave you life, or the woman (or man) who took care of you and helped you become the person you are today, requires a special gift.
Not everyone wants a typical gift. I hope this gift guide for Mother’s Day, or anyone (even yourself) who wants something unique to suit a special need, interest or personality, motivates you to say “thank you!”
For the Carpooling Mom (or who practically “lives” in the car)
The road warrior and carpooling woman can’t live without hydration!
But there’s nothing worse than commuting and driving, having a drink spill on your clothes!
The (dishwasher safe) Red Copper Mug by Bulbhead keeps coffee hot and fresh for up to 8 hours and keeps her cold drinks chilled for up to 12 hours.
What makes this travel mug special is the rubberized bottom with a special vacuum-seal technology that locks to a smooth surface so it won’t tip or fall. Even if she uses a cup holder, it won’t fall over if she hits the brakes. To break the seal she just lifts it straight up.
The top has a drip guard and a leak-proof lid with an opening that flips up and closes security, but you can do it with one hand.
The Red Copper Mug has a SRP of $19.99 and is available at major retailers as well as www.BulbHead.com.
For the Fashionable, Fastidious Mom
She’s a woman who wouldn’t be caught dead with wrinkles or pet hair on her black dress, but she’s got pets! The new and fabulous Rowenta 2-in-1 Steam N’ Press ($29.99) is a multi-tasking steamer, iron and pet/link hair remover all in one slim easy to store unit.
She won’t have to lug out an ironing board and iron when she’s in a hurry to get to that meeting and just needs to remove a couple of stubborn wrinkles, press one item (especially if it’s a delicate fabric) or get rid of some of fluffy or fido’s hair on what she’s wearing.
The steamer can be used as a traditional iron if she chooses (it has an actual soleplate) or she can use it upright as a traditional steamer. The lightweight device has a 2.5 oz. water tank that lets you steam for 15 minutes. You don’t need anything more than water from your tap to do it. There’s even a power burst for concentrated steam.
Some steamers won’t let you control the temperature. This one has 3 temperature settings to ensure you don’t melt the sequins on your blouse, or work harder than you need to on a stubborn wrinkle on those linen pants.
An added bonus is the lint pad with brush that you can slide on the base. And freshen your garment at the same time with some steam if your pet slept on it while you’re removing pet hair.
The super long handle makes it super easy to well…handle! It comes with a filling cup and a travel pouch too. She’ll thank you every day for it.
This Rowenta steamer is available Exclusively at Target.com and in Target Stores
For the Beautista Mom
Luxurious skincare, beautifully presented is a gift she’ll covet. One we love is this lovely and luxurious Elemis Pro-Collagen Heroes Collection in a re-useable, turquoise satin-lined zippered train case.
This gorgeous Elemis gift isn’t just luxury skincare to love, it also supports Women for Women International (an organization that supports women living in conflict-affected areas).
The set has 3 amazing Anti-aging products: cleanser, moisturizer, and eye cream.
The beautifully scented Cleansing Balm features Rose and Mimosa waxes infused with nourishing Elderberry, Starflower and Optimega™ oils and supercharged with anti-ageing algae, Padina Pavonica (discovered by a cosmetic scientist on a shipwreck during a diving expedition)!.
It starts as a solid in a jar and emulisifies as you use it so it’s fabulous for travel while you enjoy essential oils of Lavender, Eucalyptus and Geranium smell amazing.
You can even use it as a facial mask (leave on for 10 mins, wash off with hot cloth).
The Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment 15ml has Padina Pavonica, Blue Flower Linseed help tone and firm, and an Amino Acid complex to lock in moisture where your skin needs it most.
This is just the perfect Mother’s Day gift but get one for yourself because you deserve it too ($146, at ELEMIS.com)
For the New Mom/Or any Mom (or Mr. Mom)
Could $239 buy a new mom, a multi-tasking woman or a “Mr. Mom,” happiness?
It might if it’s for the multi-tasking PaperClip Bag. This gorgeous backpack converts to a messenger bag with convertible inside.
My sample was “The Bear” (charcoal brown fabric with coffee brown leather — there is also “Willow” with a gray theme).
But this isn’t why the bag is so great. It is because these bags hide a removable baby changing station inside that folds down and can be removed and machine washed when needed.
The bag was created by a man who needed to change his baby in the men’s room where there weren’t any changing tables. And he didn’t want to put his kid on a dirty table, anyway (how adorbs is this)?
The bags are not just for baby-changing however. They also can be used as camera bags (the inner potions are velcro and can be made to suit other things such as camera lenses. There is a key chain holder. There is a separate zipper in the top to drop in a n up to 17″ laptop. There is an ipad/tablet compartment. A separate wet sack could be used for your swimsuit or gym clothes. secure straps to a stroller or use the wide fabric pas through on your luggage. it’s an amazing bag for so many reasons.
If a parent is using this for a baby or toddler, the straps will fasten securely to a stroller, but there is also a wide fabric pass-through to use on rollaboard luggage.
This is really a luxurious, amazing bag for so many reasons. Visit http://www.papercliplife.com
For Any Woman in Touch With Her Body
I have suggested personal pleasure objects previously on this website and was penalized by Google and the Web of Trust as being “UNfamily friendly.” But as a woman, I feel it’s important to suggest items that we think enhance women’s lives in many ways.
Part of that is personal pleasure..so for that woman in touch with her body and the person who knows her well enough to gift something very intimate, I am suggesting The Womanizer+
One such item that really wowed us when we reviewed the debut version on leatherandlaceadvice.com was The Womanizer. We weren’t crazy about the name, but what the device does is to provide mind-bending nearly immediate and powerful release for women.
There are now a few different versions of this astounding pleasure object. The new version is the Womanizer+ with a much longer handle which makes it easier to handle for all body types.
It is attractive in white and black with gold accents. Other womanizer models are even glitzier, available in colors, prints and studded with Swarovski crystals.
The new ergonomic design can be used with either hand (great news for lefties). It also charges with a wall plug or just with a USB, The controls are easy to handle, with 12 levels of intensity (some are seriously powerful). The unit is also waterproof.
What makes the Womanizer unique is that the end result doesn’t come from vibration. Rather, it uses “PleasureAir Technology” to target the sensitive area of a woman’s body through air pressure waves rather than the standard vibration. It’s also very quiet.
The Womanizer+ arrives packaged in a nice, hard-sided gift box with a satin travel bag. You get a regular head and an XL head and a users manual.
I have done my best to describe The Womanizer+ in as family friendly terms as I can.
You can learn more about this unique product in more technical terms on leatherandlaceadvice.com. bit f you try it you’ll find the only word for it is “wow!”
The Womanizer”+” retails for $219.00 and is available at http://www.Womanizer.com