#MothersDay: Gift Guide 2015

#MothersDay: Gift Guide 2015

Not that we don’t love getting macaroni and construction paper hearts, or lop-sided clay vases from our little bundles of trouble, but it never hurts to give the kid(s) (and Dad’s a little hint wink, wink) about what we’d love our homemade Mothers’ Day cards attached to. So, here’s what started as just 10 days worth of goodies from the M.S.L. Mothers’ Day Gift Guide for 2015, but with so many gifts to choose from I had to include some bonuses. Ladies thank me later and enjoy! Share your favorites. P.S. Stay tuned for some upcoming give-a-ways, that may be including some select items listed below! 😉

Timi & Leslie Messenger Bag; For the Mom On the Go

All new timi & leslie “Metro” Messenger Designer Diaper Bag, Nappy Bag, Baby Bag for Mum and Dad!

Be sophisticated and organized with the all new timi & leslie Metro Messenger baby bag in Barcelona Brown.

This gorgeous new season style baby bag from timi & leslie is made from vegan faux leather (PVC free) with the timi & leslie custom hardware in an antique brass finish. The Metro Messenger baby bag has a roomy interior with multiple compartments to fit all of your and baby’s essentials.

Always be in style and never sacrifice function with the timi & leslie Metro Messenger baby bag!

Each timi & leslie Metro Messenger Bag features:

  • An adjustable cross body strap so you can wear the baby bag hands free;
  • Coordinated non-slip stroller straps to conveniently hang your bag from your stroller;
  • Our specially designed timi & leslie changing pad with a front pocket to store your diapers, wipes or cream when you need to make a quick diaper change trip;
  • 3 outside pockets, including 2 insulated side pockets to keep baby’s bottles warm or cool;
  • 6 inside organizational pockets;
  • Inside key fob – never lose your keys again!
  • Measures: 14”H x 16” W x 5.5” D and 12”-26″ handle drop

Private Chef Charles Webb; Mom Deserves It

What Mom doesn’t want a private internationally known chef to come cook for her and her family? A perfect gift on Mother’s Day.Chef Charles Webb is a private chef who takes diners on culinary explorations that are fresh, creative & inspired. With a passion for food and travel, Chef CW has a knack for igniting the senses using simple, fresh ingredients with a Mediterranean flare. From corporate events to private parties, Chef Charles Webb has gained international acclaim for his approach to food, conversation and connections.PLAN YOUR MOTHER’S DAY TODAY! Chef Charles Webb

DŌ; For the Mom who Loves Her Cookie Dough

DŌ allows you to eat cookie dough exactly how you crave it. We use the highest quality ingredients and zero preservatives to make individual batches of ready-to-eat cookie dough perfection. We have developed 20 carefully-designed, handcrafted flavors, so we are certain you will find something delicious to satisfy your sweet tooth. With our original, gluten-free and vegan options, we’ve whipped up a little bit of deliciousness that everyone can enjoy. 

This made-to-order dough is freshly prepared just for you. It is completely safe to eat the way you’ve been sneaking it for years — straight from the mixing bowl. Enjoy it in its ready-to-eat state, mix it into ice cream, throw it in the oven to half or fully bake it — the choice is all yours. 

We’ve perfected our recipes, pouring our love and passion into each and every batch. Let your sweet tooth have some fun! Grab a spoonful of our delicious, gourmet, DŌ-ey goodness. Try some DŌ today!

Divine Diamonds; Mom Must Have


There are no two snowflakes alike in nature, each one is unique. And just as no two snowflakes are the same, no two people are the same. Celebrate your uniqueness with The Snowflake Necklace. This beautiful piece of jewelry features 34 full cut diamonds totaling .26 points set in 14 karat white gold.  It glistens on a chain measuring  18 inches long of  14 karat white gold.  The Snowflake can also be worn on the enclosed black ribbon for a different look, or added to a charm bracelet. The Snowflake is a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day! Check out more amazing pieces below: http://www.divinediamonds.com/

Tucketts; For the Fit Mom

More and more moms are into barefoot workouts. Tucketts is a brand new line of yoga/pilates/barre toeless socks that even work for pedicures. Created by a mom for moms and more.This amazing socks enhance mom’s fitness life style with a little touch of color and design.Check the full collection here: http://www.tucketts.com/

Sugarwish; For the Mom with a Sweet Tooth

Looking for a stylish and chic gift alternative for Mom this year? Sugarwish could be a great fit. With Sugarwish, you can buy candy online for Mom who is deserving without needing to know their favorite flavors. The Sugarwish recipient gets an email with a gift message and the option to choose which candies they want – from old-school Mary Janes to Gummy Colas to Reese’s Pieces.  The magic is in the experience – the receiver feels like a kid in a candy store. As far as gifts go, this one has a few major benefits: •   It’s fast (great for last-minute gifts): It takes 90 seconds to send a Sugarwish, and the email message can be delivered to the recipient instantly.  All you need is their email address. •   It’s foolproof: Sugarwish offers over 80 different types of candy, from gummies and chewies to hard candy and chocolate, even including sugar-free and gluten-free candies for the dieters and diabetics out there. •   It’s flexible: Sugarwish comes in three sizes, at $25, $45, and $70, so you can choose how much you want to spend (and how much happiness you choose to be delivered).

Click the link below to enjoy your Sugarwish today!


Trident Case; For the Tech Savvy Mom

In the words of the “The Devil Wears Prada, ”Fashion isn’t about utility; it’s merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.” iPhone cases are certainly no exception! Just in time for Mother’s Day and the arrival of spring, Trident Case recently launched a partnership with internationally acclaimed artist, lifestyle guru, and celebrated author Kim Parker to launch the new Kim Parker® Tech Accessory Collection for TridentCase®. Combining Parker’s signature style of flirty, fabulous color with Trident’s rugged, eco-friendly protection, these beautifully designed cases are a must-have gift for the fashionista, tech-savvy mom in your life. The updated collection includes exuberant floral designed cases that are compatible with the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy, iPad 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations, and the iPhone 5/5s. Some of their features include:

  • Slim and lightweight, but packed with protection
  • Inner-layer of shock-absorbing silicone with an outer later of hardened polycarbonate-providing two layers of rugged protection
  • Includes a self-applicable screen protector
  • Made from bio enhanced plastic-making it 100% eco-friendly

The collection includes a mix of floral prints reminiscent of spring: “Petunias” in white, “India Garden” in black for smartphones, and “French Garden” for tablets.(pics above) The Aegis Design Series for Samsung Galaxy® S5 and iPhone® 5S and iPhone® 6 will have an MSRP of $34.95.  The Kraken AMS Series for Apple® iPad® 2, 3, 4 will feature the French Garden floral print and offered for an MSRP of $79.95.

Oxgut Hose Company; For the Trendy Mom

Oxgut Hose Company up-cycles decommissioned fire hose into handcrafted designs for home, office and life. Yes, fire hose. The average life span for a fire hose is 10 years – each year fire departments also test hoses to ensure they’re up for fighting fires… once retired – they just kind of sit there, they are not biodegradable.

Oxgut selects the most interesting fire hose to put into the hands of local artisans, who work to up-cycle the resilient material into beautiful, handmade pieces. The incredible inherent character of the reclaimed fire hose creates many distinguished and one-of-a-kind items. In some pieces, original stenciling can still be seen, such as “San Francisco Fire Dept./ SFFD. ” In others, the interior liners, (where the water passed through), are used to create a pristine, sleek look. This is fire hose. Who knew?

Celebrate Mother’s Day and every day with a selection of some of the company’s latest offerings.  

The Franceschi Tote:  Sporting strength, style and a water resistant interior, the over-the-shoulder tote bag features three types of reclaimed fire hose, yet won’t weigh you down.  Crafted from the fire hose’s interior liner, paired with up-cycled rubber fire hose and heavy-duty yet seek blue webbing handles, Fran’s stealth white weave and fine, rubberized interior resist daily wear-and-tear, and extreme elements. The Franceschi is named for the gregarious Sonoma Fire Chief who helps save this gorgeous material.  

The details:  Hand-made Brass toggle w/single loop closure • Single interior patch pocket • White/Green/Blue with Orange Trim • h: 24″ / w: 16″ / d: 8″ / 2 lbs., 12 oz.  • Hand-crafted in the US. Available at oxgut.com and select retailers in the Bay Area;   $124.00

Amrita Singh; For the Fashionista Mom

Amrita Singh is the leading affordable luxury designer specializing in Indian inspired jewelry.  Drawing from the aesthetic of the Mughal Dynasty, Amrita’s jewelry designs combine traditional Indian shapes with contemporary trends.   Known for her statement pieces worn by celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez, Amrita’s styles have also been featured in magazines from Vogue to Life & Style. The entire Amrita Singh website is now 50% off with FREE ground shipping in the continental US now through Mother’s Day. Prices start at $5, but there are two items in particular that  I’d love to recommend as gifts: The Selene, regularly $150, now on sale for $75 as part of our sitewide Mother’s Day sale extravaganza!    I recommend the Selene for its practicality as a reversible, but also because with only two strands it’s a bit more of an “everyday wear” item than our three strand versions. I recommend the Selene for its practicality as a reversible, but also because with only two strands it’s a bit more of an “everyday wear” item than our three strand versions.  amritasingh.com/shop/collection/reversible-bib-necklaces .

The Sitota Collection; Mom’s will Enjoy!

 Indulge in Luxury Scented Candle this Mother’s Day!

The Sitota Collection has four Signature Scents are remarkably unique on their own but were also designed so that you may experience more than just the signature fragrances. Here’s how to experience four additional fragrances.

Aigyptos + Havana + Blue Nile + Coco Noir Discover  the extraordinary olfactory experience of  layering all four fragrances together. As the complimentary scents dance through the air you will be transported to different moments in time through a single setting.   Seductive top notes burn away introducing a plethora of heart notes which lead to an encore of sensual and mesmerizing long lasting bottom notes.

Aigyptos + Havana The amber and vanilla in Agiyptos smoothes and softens the teakwood in Havana. The jasmine and orange mingle with the pimento berries and sweet tobacco leaving you with an incredible tertiary scent.

Blue Nile + Coco Noir The refreshing green scent of bamboo in Blue Nile surrounds the tantalizing coconut and cassis in Coco Noir adding a bit more mystery to this exotic layering.

Coco Noir + Aigyptos The essential oils of balsam, orange and lavandin in Aigyptos accent the gentle sweet cassis in Coco Noir and subdues the coconut.

Beauty at Anthropologie; Mom’s Love Sophie

Just in time for Mother’s Day… The popular french makers of Sophie la girafe has partnered with a natural skincare company to introduce its first skincare line for babies and moms. And it’s now launched on Anthropologie.com!Introducing…Sophie la girafe Baby Collection — NEW Ecocert-Certified Natural & Organic Skincare for Babies —  

As one of the world’s most popular baby toys, Sophie La Girafe* has become synonymous with safety and reliability – known especially for its commitment to quality and non-toxic materials. From this enduring and trusted brand with 50+ years of history now comes Sophie La Girafe Baby, a line of Ecocert-certified natural and organic products for baby and mom. Formulated with exclusive, quality ingredients and a mild yet sweet scent, this meticulously developed line was created with the utmost care and a dedication to providing the best for babies everywhere. Sophie La Girafe Baby DOES NOT CONTAIN: GMO (genetically modified organisms), nano-particles, synthetic perfumes or dyes, animal components, lanonin, phthalates, parabens, chlorine, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), MIT (methylisothiazolinone), triclosan, propylene glycol, benzobarbital, phenoxiethenol or petrochemicals. 5 PIECE COLLECTION INCLUDES Sophie La Girafe Baby Face Cream (50 ml) $18 Sophie La Girafe Baby Body Lotion (150 ml) $22 Sophie La Girafe Baby Bubble Bath (150 ml) $18 Sophie La Girafe Baby Oil (200 ml) $22 Sophie La Girafe Baby Hair & Body Wash (200 ml) $22 (Sophie La Girafe Travel Gift Set (with 4 essentials and a greeting card) $24). For more information: www.sophielagirafecosmetics.com

Under The Canopy; For the Eco-Friendly Mom

This Mother’s Day you can treat mom to luxury with a conscience with Under the Canopy! The brand, founded by a mom, is 100% eco-friendly and offers the softest organic cotton robes and home décor. Under the Canopy prides itself on their transparent textile process, bringing eco-luxury from farm to bedroom without sacrificing value or values.

Under the Canopy aims to drive consciousness and responsibility in the fashion and beauty industries by using style as a catalyst for positive change.

A deep commitment to minimizing social and environmental impact inspires us to explore innovative methods of production, reduce chemical waste, and maximize efficiencies in water and energy use. We utilize environmentally-friendly materials and are accountable to the highest practices of fair labor. Our journey toward social justice and worker welfare allows us to streamline our supply chain and provide affordable products that look good, feel good, and do good in the world.

FattyCakes NY; Because Mom Love Sweets

FattyCakes NY is here to bring ridiculously cool cookies into your world. Ever dreamed of a cookie with bacon, beer caramel, popcorn, or whiskey? Well you’ve stopped by the right place! Along with the variety of cookies on our menu, they can also customize your very own FattyCake cookie. So whattaya waiting for? Come checkout their amazing FattyCakes!

Teavana; Tea Party for Mom

Here are a few ideas that are sure to make mom feel loved this year:

  • Tea Party for Mom: What little girl doesn’t love a good tea party? Pick up the beautifulRadiant Flower Gift Collection and have a tea party this Sunday with mom.
  • Moms with a Green Thumb: Bring her love of gardening to life with the “In Bloom” Blooming Tea Set – a stunning white tea experience that blooms as it brews.
  • Keep Mom Cool this Summer: Give mom the tools she needs to brew her own iced tea at home with the Iced Tea Refreshment set.

If you haven’t heard of Teavana, it is a premium loose leaf tea brand sold nationwide and found in Starbucks stores.

Essenza; For the Mom with the Sticky Toddler

Essenza :A soap guaranteed to leave hands feeling pampered, this attractive line of luxurious hand soap features essential oils, shea butter, and aloe so hands stay soft enough to hold. Affordably priced from $3.99-$4.99 each, Essenza Luxury Hand Soaps make a convenient last-minute purchase as they can be found nationwide at Safeway, HEB Grocery, Duane Reade, Bed Bath and Beyond and online at DrugStore.com.

  • Contain a blend of essential oils, shea butter and aloe
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and touchable
  • Moisturizes as they cleanse
  • Free of artificial dyes and colorings
  • Other scents include: Rosemary Mint, Pear Glace, South Pacific Waters and Mango Agave
  • 12 oz. (MSRP $3.99) and 16.9 oz. (MSRP $4.99) pump bottles
  • Available nationally at Safeway, HEB Grocery, Duane Reade, Bed Bath and Beyond and online at DrugStore.com.

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