What is the magical word that symbolizes selfless love, endless affection, devotion, pain and sacrifice? Mother. She brings us into this world, molds us into worthier human beings, knows instantly when something is amiss and spends all her time and energy trying to fulfill our dreams and desires and make better our lives. There is simply no end to her patience and fortitude. Even today my sister and I look towards mom for emotional support and confide in her when in trouble. She has never asked for anything but has given us all without asking for it. Christmas is the best opportunity to show this gentle and unassuming woman the love, respect, and gratitude that we as kids feel for her; and to shower her with countless gifts.
Here is a carefully compiled list of gift ideas that might help you as well:
- Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul Gift Basket ($49)- Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul II filled with heartwarming and endearing stories. Each story is sure to touch Mom and remind her how special she truly is!Also includes: A lightly scented pillar candle, potpourri, 6 oz. green tea body lotion, a tea single and yummy Too Good Gourmet dessert cookies.
- Heated Massage Mat with Neck Therapy ($149.95)- With 10 massage points, soothing heat therapy, a luxurious velour cover and integrated neck cradle that provides a comforting Shiatsu neck massage, this body-length massage mat relaxes the entire body.
- Heated Seat Cushion ($24.95) - This heated cushion will allow your mom to enjoy a more comfortable driving experience during the cold winter months. It heats the lower back/lumbar area as well as the bottom of the seat cushions enveloping the passengers in warmth.
- Bath and Spa Gift Baskets – Foot Fetish Cream for Dry Feet ($24), Monogrammed Bath and Spa Shower Wraps ($42), Apple Cider Bath and Spa Gift Baskets ($45), and so on. Each can be individually bought or in entirety.
- Spa Wish gift certificate for that ultimate pampering experience.
- Ultimate Foot Spa, bath and pedicure ($69.95)
- Chocolate Therapy Gift Set for Mom ($44.00)- To satisfy all your mom’s secret chocolate cravings, this pack which includes a 1 pound box of assorted gourmet chocolates and the award-winning book Chocolate Therapy: Dare to Discover Your Inner Center is the best Christmas gift that will soothe all her senses.
- Almond Butter English Toffee Cheesecake ($24- $45)
- Sewing Kit ($17)
- Knitting needle case holder Paisley Knit Kit pocket ($21.95)- Moms are best at everything but knitting is certainly their forte. With this wonderful case made exclusively for holding needles of all sizes, she would be the topic of discussion and envy in her knitting circle of friends.
- Do Not Disturb Relaxation Wrap (29.95) - After just one minute in the microwave, this Relaxation Wrap warms and appeases all the pain and stress in the neck and back providing comfort and inner peace.
- Phone Sets- It is the best and the most handy device that connects us to mom. I found some really interesting collections you can also take a look at http://customphones.com/productCat0.ivnu
Antique and Vintage Telephones, Decorator or French Style phones, Novelty Phones etc with accessories that come in beautiful shapes and styles and affordable prices as well.
- Garden gifts–
· Handpainted Garden Decor Tools Set ($30),
· Gardeners Hand Soap - Herbal & Natural - Gift Set ($18)- A perfect ending to a day spent getting your hands dirty in the mud. Each Handmade Gift Set includes a 3 oz. bar of Gardener's Hand Soap, a natural fiber nailbrush, and an Ayate Cactus natural fiber washcloth.
- Special Teddy Bear Gifts- THESE ARE NOT TOYS! They are decorative items that will ornament mom’s bedroom and bring back memories of her childhood and the journey from adolescence to motherhood.
A guardian Angel Bear for Mom, Sophisticated Lady Bear, Gardener Bear (under$50)
Administrative Professional Mom Bear, Work at Home Mom Bear, Veterinary Mom Bear
Fun in the sun bear for beach loving moms, sunflower bear, Karate Mom Bear (under$30)
For more information on these unique, cute teddy bear gifts, check out http://www.bearfamilygifts.com/gifts-for-mother.html
- Ultra LED Booklights ($19.95)- No shadows, no hot spots, no squinting, no strain on the eyes! Just smooth, even light across the whole page. This clip-on book lamp utilizes new-patented LED Floodlight Technology for a wider, brighter swath of light.
- Smart Candle Votive 2 Pack ( $24.95)- Candles are an essential part of any Christmas celebration. But with traditional candles come hot wax, mess, smoke, and a potential for burns and fires. This faux flame candle is "fueled" using triple-A batteries and simulates the soft natural glow of real candles.
- Yoga Bags ($68) or Personalized Embroidered Yoga Mat Bags ($52)- Health conscious moms would truly love these trendy bags which include straps on the bottom designed to carry a yoga mat, a sweater or jacket. Then there is an aluminum key ring inside, water bottle/phone holders on outer sides of bag, specially-designed pockets to hold CDs and so on.
- Vintage Style Brooch – They are highly popular this year and will accentuate your mom’s beauty reminding her of the good old days of yore. Penelope’s Vintage CZ Brooch ($115), Sterling Silver Vintage Style ($12.99)
- Burberry Nova Check Cashmere Scarf ($139)
- Mugs – You’re the greatest mom mug, Mom in any language mug, To a wonderful mom mug ($ 7.95)
- Flowers and Ecards