What a Mom Wants #MothersDay

Mother’s Day is less than a week away, and if you are still scrambling to find the perfect gift for the Mom(s) in your life, we have some great suggestions. It can be hard to find a way to show how much you appreciate her, or maybe the last few weeks have been crazy for you and you haven’t had the chance to spend time shopping. We all know how overwhelming it can be to come up with the perfect gift, so we have comprised a list of our top picks for Mother’s Day, many of which you can avoid the malls to purchase.

photo (6)For the New Mom – Let us start off by welcoming your new mama to the club. It is an adventure we know you’ll all enjoy, and we hope you have a fun filled ride. Being a new mother means feeling your way through what feels right for you and your baby. Mom will want to keep her infant close and secure in her arms. We recommend a product that can help her achieve this bond with her baby in the most comfortable way. Our best gift pick for a new mom is the Ergo Four Position 360 carrier. At $160, the four position 360 baby carrier is everything she’ll want in a soft structured carrier, rolled into one package. It is comfortable, supportive, and with the infant insert (not included, it can be used almost immediately. The four position Ergo 360 gives mom the option to wear her little one front-inward, front-outward, on the hip, or in a back carry, making it a gift that can be used for years to come.

For the Mom Who Does it All – Every mom deserves a day of pampering and we just discovered the amazing, Le Salon NYC, an entirely organic salon located in the heart of New York on E44th (between 1st and 2nd) that treats customers to a whole new experience. It is perfect for those who have sensitivities to certain hair products, or for people who are simply looking for amazing results without the hair damage that chemical processing can leave you. This place is perfect for the pregnant mom to be who is worried about chemicals being absorbed.  Le Salon NYC will leave the mother in your life feeling relaxed, and beautiful. Le Salon NYC also has a Mother’s Day special from Monday, May 5th – Saturday May 24th in which they offer the following: come in for a haircut, blow dry, or hairstyle and receive a complimentary makeup application. Book an appointment today at www.lesalonnyc.com

For the Tech Savvy Mom – As moms, we know the importance of keeping track of your family’s busy schedule. Thankfully, Verizon wireless has it covered. With the following products all available at your local Verizon Wireless retailer, or at VerizonWireless.com, there are quite a few options for you to choose from.

With its 8.3-inch screen and ever-helpful multi-tasking capabilities, the LG G Pad tablet is a welcome addition to any household and a perfect companion for mom.  I was completely mesmerized by it during our #VZWBuzz Meet Up. With QSlide Function and Slide Aside, the tablet can have multiple apps running and viewable at one time with the ability to swipe from one window to the next, so Mom can search the web for birthday party ideas for the kids and jot down notes in her calendar.

galaxy-s5If you think a smartphone is more up her alley, then the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a solid contender.  Not only does this phone look amazing, but it seems like its features are endless, beginning with its memory capabilities, and great battery life. This phone also comes with a pedometer and heart rate monitor, which, as a health care provider, and someone who is making getting fit a priority this year, I think is pretty awesome. All of her photos, videos and games will be crystal clear on the 5.1-inch Full HD display, and Mom can even video chat in HD with her closest friends across the map, or her eldest child who’s away at school. Oh and it’s also dust- and water-resistant—a must for any mom.

Samsung also has another product worth looking at for Mom.  Yes, we’re a little Samsung crazy here at Mom Confessionals.  The Galaxy Note 3 is a sleek, sturdy, multi-purpose phone that has an amazingly sharp, 5.7 inch display, makes clear calls, and takes amazing photos with it’s 13 megapixel camera.  It’s a llittle larger than the Galaxy S5 but it also comes with the amazing S pen that sits securely in the lower lip of the phone and can be easily accessed as desired.  This really comes in handy when writing a quick memo, or to do list (which the phone is then able to convert into text).  I can’t even tell you how obsessed I am over this phone and it plays so nicely with my other obsession, Evernote.  Imagine the giddiness I had when I found out the Note 3 comes with 1 year free of Evernote Premium!

For the mom who is too busy taking the kids to soccer practice to focus on her own fitness, consider giving her the Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker. She can track her steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes and thanks to a handy android app, you can sync all your information to your S5 or Galaxy Note 3!  Did I mention it comes in pink?!

mophie-powerstation-pink-mophps4kpnk-isetFor the mom on the go, you might want to give the gift of battery life. With the mophie powerstation, she’ll never run out of juice while she’s out running errands or video chatting with family back home.

Also, for limited time only, just for Mother’s Day, customers can get $100 off all smartphones $199.99 or higher and up to $100 off of any tablet when purchased with any smartphone.  Mom will be super happy you got a great deal for her too!

feFor the Sentimental Mom – You can’t go wrong with a personalized gift, made just for mom. You can always find her something special at Red Envelope. One of our favorite places to shop, they have everything from personalized artwork, to personalized jewelry and everything in between. A personal favorite of mine is the customized Family Embrace Birthstone necklace (starting at $140.00) in which a subtle, embracing shaped pendant that seems to “hug” the birth stones of your choice inside of it.
Also be sure to check out the gifts from Shutterfly.com! One of my favorite gifts that I have ever received was a phone case made from a special family photo. Shutterfly has a variety of options for photo gifts such as photo books, photo tote bags, keepsake boxes, and much more. It’s a really nice way for you to show Mom how much you love her and to have a keepsake from some of those special moments and memories with her.

For the Chocolate-loving Mom – Every mom deserves to indulge once and a while. How about letting her do so with some chocolate covered treats from Shari’s Berries? With options that range from a small box of chocolate covered goodies to a bouquet of flowers and two day option of assorted chocolate covered berries and cakes – you will find something to fit any budget that will make your mother’s mouth water! I can tell you first hand that the chocolate covered strawberries are simply divine.

So whether you’re doing your last minute gift buying, or still debating what to get for Mom this Mother’s Day, feel free to borrow an idea or two from our 2014 gift guide. Oh, and Moms, you’re welcome.

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