Mother’s Day is the ultimate day for spoiling the number one lady in your life. But should you spoil her? Does she need yet another hand painted picture frame that she will look at fondly and shove into her sock drawer the next day? Probably not. We are all for handmade items from the kiddos, but as moms, what we really need is something to make our lives easier or make us look more pulled together than we actually are. So we’ve rounded up the essential gifts every mom needs in her life. From a fashion update to a streamlined life, we’ve got you covered.
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Simplified Planner – Let’s start with the secret in every mom’s arsenal – her planner. Jackie prefers Erin Condren’s Life Planner, while I’ve come to appreciate the streamlined efficiency of the Simplified Planner. No matter which one you choose for the mom in your life, she’ll be thankful you are helping her conquer it all.
The Home Edit – Speaking of conquering it all, the ladies of The Home Edit just released their organizing book and it is EVERYTHING a woman needs to conquer the clutter. These women are famous for organizing the home of Gwenyth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore, Molly Sims, and pretty much every other big-name celebrity in LA and Nashville. Now, you can implement their method on your budget. Jackie and I each bought a copy and we’ve been eager to get to work in our own homes! Also, it included refrigerator labels!
Instant Pot – Now that the kitchen is cleaned, you need to mess it back up again with our dinner tool of choice. Jackie got an instant pot last year for Mother’s Day and she still uses it almost daily. I was a total skeptic about this contraption, after all, I have a slow cooker I love, but after Jackie made Sous Vide steak for me, I was totally and completely hooked. This is the present on the list I hope my hubby gets me this year. **hint, hint**
Ice Roller – Before we leave the kitchen, we’ve got one more tool for the special woman in your life — and it’s less than $12! Mom life is hard — sleepless nights, sick kids, and early mornings take a toll on your skin. I find it harder to be a morning person the older I get, it’s almost as if I walk around half asleep for the first hour of the day. Not anymore! Now when I’m making coffee and the kids’ breakfasts, I take a moment to roll this bad boy over my face. It’s an instant pick me up! The ice roller relieves fatigue, improves skin, and shrinks pores. It’s a little luxury every morning, just what every mom needs.
Frye White booties or Target Alternative – Moms needs to feel good. Sometimes in order to feel good, we need to look good…and I have yet to meet a lady who doesn’t love a good pair of shoes! Why not update her look with one of the hottest trends this year – white boots! Sure the Frye ones are fly with the added stone details, but the target version will give her the same style for a lot less.
All-New Kindle Paperwhite – You guys, the kindle got a facelift and it’s smokin’ good. The new Kindle is now waterproof just in time for pool season! Not to mention it now also features double the storage, pairs with Audible (to make switching between reading and listening a breeze,) and it’s the lightest version yet. If the special lady in your life is a reader, this is the gift for her. Bonus points if you pre-load it with the hottest new releases of 2019.
Personalized Star Art or Initial Necklace – When all is said and done, moms want something special to celebrate what made them moms in the first place – their children. Whether it’s a cool piece of custom art or a name necklace, Etsy is the perfect resource for one-of-a-kind keepsakes. We highly recommend you check that out!