Gift Guide: mommy dearest

This lady gave you life, she wiped your butt before you were potty trained, she rushed you to the ER when your temperature was too high, and she loves you harder then anyone else in your life. It's no small task trying to figure out what in the hell (sorry mom) to get her for Christmas. Here are a few fool proof ideas: 

This unsuspecting piece of jewelry has a hidden meaning, you can have your handwriting engraved in to necklaces, rings, bracelets and more. A couple of years ago after my gramps passed away I gifted my mom and grandma with a bracelet that bore his signature. There was lots of ugly crying, aka it was a perfect thoughtful (and surprisingly reasonably priced gift). 

My Vitamix by far is the most useful kitchen gadget I have ever bought, it may be pricey but refurbished models come with a 5 year warranty (also, it's worth every penny). You can make everything from soup, to smoothies, to powdered sugar to ice cream; it's a magical unicorn of a machine.


This soothing and calming soaking salt does double duty by benefiting US non-profit org Bright Endeavors. "Bright Endeavors lights the way out of poverty for young mothers in Chicago, Illinois by teaching these strong women to craft premium products in a supportive, professional environment. Through the paid transitional jobs program, Bright Endeavors provides the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and achieve a lifetime of personal success. The artisans can work around their own schedules and other personal or family commitments."

Oh, your mom doesn't like Oprah? Sounds like grounds for emancipation to me. Give your mother time to reflect, and expand her soul with Oprah's latest book The Wisdom of Sundays