Mothers Day Must Haves


They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, as a woman and the primary cook in our household, I can tell you the short cut to my personal satisfaction starts with a good meal that I don’t have to prepare.  This adorably unique plantable gift card holder from True Food Kitchen is made of biodegradable "seed" paper which when planted will grow into a fresh basil plant in just weeks. The card itself displays a quote by Charles Lamb which says, "Mother's Love Grows By Giving" on the inside reads, "Thanks For All You've Given Me." It turns a gift card and a thought of appreciation into something extra special and it all comes with the cost of the certificate ($10, $20, $50, etc.). Cards are available at restaurant locations in California, Colorado and Arizona.


Have a friend or family member who is celebrating being pregnant this mothers day? Give her the ultimate gift of pampering.  Mama Mio's Pregnancy Essentials Kit ($28) is packed with three pregnancy must-haves – Tummy Rub Butter, Boob Tube and Lucky Legs – for radiant and flawless skin.

• Tummy Rub Butter: Be good to your baby bump with this rich, melt-in-your skin body butter. Created to increase skin’s elasticity and strength!

• Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer: Defy gravity and protect your décolletage’s delicate skin. Boob Tube contains natural antioxidant that keeps your neck and chest nourished, plump and youthful year-round.

• Lucky Legs: Energize your legs and put a spring in your step with this luxurious serum that glides on smoothly to cool and relieve weary limbs. Lucky Legs boosts circulation, reduces puffiness and rejuvenates legs and leaves subtle shimmer.


Want to go in the jewelry direction? Stella and Dot's Serenity Stone Drops are versatile enough to be worn everyday or with that snazzy black dress.  Meet the season’s most versatile pair of earrings: These hand-cut earrings adorned with polished semi-precious dyed jade drops are handset in a shiny 12k gold plated hammered brass bezel.  At $49, they look like they cost more than they do so throw in a necklace and you'll be a superstar for sure!


These super soft Baby Alpaca Throws from Hästens don't come cheap (they start at $430) but they truly are a luxury you'll cherish forever.  Each are handmade from 100% baby alpaca wool, which is the rarest and finest grade of the fiber. It's also a material known for it's breathability which allows it to naturally adjust to your changing body temperature.  Available in: oatmeal, ink, charcoal, birch, nutmeg.