Mother’s Day on May 9 is a doubly festive occasion for two-mom households. Not only do children get to show their love for their two moms, but moms get to show their appreciation to each other as parenting partners. For the mom, or moms, in your life, show how much you care with one of these great gifts from companies that support our special families.
Show the world how proud you are of the two moms in your life with Zazzle custom gifts, like the “Proud Mom” babydoll T-shirt ($17.95), “I love my mommies” T-shirt for kids ($20.95) or “I love my mommies” kid’s apron ($19.95), perfect for craft time. Zazzle.com.
Someone’s in the Kitchen at Dinah
‘Memba those homey slow-cook stews mom served up when you were a kid? They’re back, and in style, with the sleek and distinctive Crock-Pot Designer Series Slow Cooker, now in stainless steel with black finishes and featuring a digital programmable display. Mmmm good, and good looking on the counter top. $59.99-$69.99. Walmart.
Give Mom an elegant gift she’ll cherish through the years with a charm bracelet designed by celebrity-fave Isabelle Grace Jewelry. Create your own custom jewelry handcrafted out of fine silver and 24kt gold with charms adorned with hearts and other symbols that can represent two moms, children and pets. Bracelets start at $200 with one charm. Isabellegracejewelry.com.
For MILPs (Moms We Like to Pamper)
Give Mom a home mani-pedi with Priti non-toxic nail polish, created by New York City’s first organic spa, free of known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and toluene, making it safe enough for use on pregnant women and children. In 10 colors and clear coat. .43 fl. oz. ($16). Mom can take it all off with Priti non-toxic nail polish remover, derived from natural corn, soy ingredients and orange oil to safely remove polish and nourish the nail bed for healthy nails. 4 fl. oz. ($28). gaiam.com.
Show your family pride, and drive the neighborhood Prop H8rs to distraction with Family Stickers for your car with stick figures for two moms, kids and of course Fido too. $4.75 per figure. Familystickers.com.
Feel Good Skincare
Mom will feel pretty and witty and gay with all-natural anti-aging Shankara Skincare products, including Ayurveda-Energen Facial Oil II ($53), Regenesis Energen ATP Cell Serum ($48), Hydrating Cleansing Gele ($31) and Microcrystal Exfoliation Treatment ($34), all made without parabens or other unwanted additives, and Mom will be happy to know that 100% of the company’s net profits benefit worldwide service projects. Shankara.com.
Ice Ice Mommy
I scream, Mom screams, we all scream for homemade ice cream, and Mom can make in her own kitchen with the fully automatic Cusinart Mix It In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker which churns out professional-quality ice cream, yogurt, sorbet and sherbet, and features three built-in condiment dispensers to mix in your favorite treats such as sprinkles, chips and nuts. $99. Home Depot, Macy’s, Best Buy and Cuisinart.com.
If mom is creeped out by those commercials that show the magnified pictures of critters that live in her mattress, give her a good night’s sleep with AllergyLuxe Organic bedding collection, eco-friendly, hypoallergenic bedding made from 100% organic cotton that protects against dust mite dander, pollen, pet dander and other allergens. $59.99-$99.99. Bed Bath & Beyond.
Mom’s Sew Great
Mom was always handy with a needle and thread, whether was a hem in our new pants, a busted seam in our jeans or a school project, and now she can do it with ease with the new lightweight and portable Brother LX-3125E Sewing machine, with very cool interchangeable faces to express Mom’s individuality. It features a free-arm for sewing cuffs; an automatic 4-step buttonholer; 14 stitches and 35 stitch functions; straight, satin and zig zag stitches; automatic bobbin winding system; built-in sewing light and instructional DVD. Whew! Almost makes me want to rip my pants! $79. Amazon and Walmart.com.
Mom can enjoy a full back massage in the comfort of her own home with the Shiatsu Massaging Cushion. The comfy cushion features deep kneading Shiatsu massage plus invigorating vibration massage that travels up and down your back. Add soothing heat for even more relaxation. $99.99. Sears and Walmart.
Earth, Mom and Water
Give your eco-conscious Mom clean, great-tasting water everyday, without planet-polluting plastic bottles, with the MAVEA Elemaris Pitcher, a stylish BPA-free home-filtration decanter with a built-in mini-computer that measures time, volume and water hardness to alert you when to change the filter, and the company even pays you to send back filters for recycling. $31.99-$34.99. Home stores nationwide or Amazon.
Forget Mom Not
A bouquet of her favorite blooms is the most tried and true mom’s day gift, but one that never goes out of style. Win a bouquet from Teleflora.com to send to your favorite mom(s). *See contest rules below.
Forget the jumble of containers and rolls of plastic wrap under the counter. Help Mom save money by keeping food fresh up to five times longer with the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System with SmartSeal Technology, which can also turbo marinate when Mom’s in a hurry. $139.99-$169.00. Major retailers and foodsaver.com.
If Mom likes the farmer’s market and cooking organic, then she’ll love Cooking Light Through the Seasons, a cookbook of more than 250 healthful recipes organized around the four seasons using fruits, vegetables and other ingredients when they are at their peak of flavor and freshness. $29.95. Amazon or barnesandnoble.com.
Ms. Coffee Maker
Wake Mom up to the smell of fresh brew with the Mr. Coffee 12-cup Programmable Coffeemaker, a contemporary and curvy re-design of a stalwart brand in coffee makers in sleek black with stainless steel accents, with a water filtration system, brew strength indicator, auto shut-off and timer. $49.99. Walmart.
Mom’s a Flamer
The outdoor grill is no longer a man’s domain, and with the Grill Daddy your Grill Momma can make her grill shine. The steam-cleaning grill brush melts away greasy residue build-up to leave the cooking surface sparkling clean and sanitized. $19.95. Home Depot, Walgreens, CVS and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Innovative and chic, skybar Wine Chill Drops offer an unique way to chill a glass of wine or Champagne up to 20 times faster than the frige. Made of stainless steel in an elegant tear drop design, these make a perfect gift for wine-enthusiast moms and are guaranteed conversation pieces at any gathering. $49.99 for set of two drops and holders. Williams-Sonoma, Bloomingdale’s and skybarhome.com.
Time Out for Wining
Give mom some chill time with fresh and fruity, affordable and delicious Mommy’s Time Out Wine, either Pinot Grigio or Rosso Primitivo varieties, produced at a small vineyard in Italy, and offered at an economical price. $8-$12. Wine boutiques nationwide or winelegacy.com.
Where Mom goes, her wine can go too, in the elegant, reusable skybar Wine Traveler, the on-the-go carrier that keeps pre-chilled wine cool for hours, with a handle perfect for toting to dinner parties, picnics or when presenting wine to friends and family. $19.99. Premium retailers or skybarhome.com.
Read little ones a bedtime story with a happy ending, with their unique families represented, whether it be two moms, two dads, single parent, multiracial and adoptive families, with Little Write Brain books that children (ages 3-8) can create themselves to read online or order hardcover versions. E-version of books are free; hardcover books are $24.99. Littlewritebrain.com. Win a hardcover book. *See contest rules below.
Me Time for Mom
Pulp Fiction settled the question of which was better, sex or a foot rub. The next best thing is an at-home pedicure, and moms are doing it for themselves with the PedEgg ($10) and HeelTastic ($9.99). The ergonomically designed egg-shaped file makes feet feel smooth and healthy, and the balm moisturizes and softens. Target, Walgreens, CVS and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Whether Mom heads into the office or goes Wi-Fi at Starbucks, The Kate by ACME is the perfect companion to carry her laptop, files and other work essentials. The designer tote combines high-fashion with functionality with a padded inner pouch along with large compartments and pockets for all mom’s papers and peripherals. $99.99. lowepro.com.
Make her Mark
A beautiful, high-precision Parker Premier pen is not only a practical gift for mom but a fashion accessory that never goes out of style. The collection features state-of-the-art lacquering, chiseling and plating design with gold or silver detailing in ballpoint, roller ball or fountain pen styles. $125 – $350. Fine stationers and boutiques nationwide.
Now Mom won’t have to play favorites, because she can display all her favorite family photos on the Coby DP860 8” Digital Photo Frame With Multimedia Playback. The contemporary-style stand-up or wall-mountable frame with 8” LCD screen also plays music files and features stereo speakers, a calendar, alarm clock and SD, MMC, MS, xD, and CF card slots and USB port. $64.99. Amazon.
Mom Loves Getting Carded
Not sure what to get Mom? Get the can’t-miss gift from the one-stop online shop, giftcardmall.com, or visit the Gift Card Mall at one of their kiosks at your local grocery, drug and convenience store for a variety of gift cards, from REI, Best Buy and Sports Authority to Nordstrom, ranging from $10 to $200. Win $100 in gift cards to your favorite retailers featured in the Gift Card Mall. *See contest rules below.
Every mom loves to take video of her little ones through the ages, and with the Coby CAM3001 Snapp Mini Camcorder, Mom can whip out the pocket-sized camcorder with 1.44 LCD screen, digital zoom, 8GB memory with optional SD/SDHC card to capture great video anywhere, and she can use the included software to easily edit and upload video to YouTube to share across the miles. $39.99. Amazon.
Who said only dads can get socks on their special day? Give the outdoorsy mom in your life a pair she will love by eco-friendly Darn Tough Vermont, a premium-performance, all-weather sock company, one of the few left that still makes it’s product 100% in the USA, with all-natural, super soft, non-itchy merino wool, such as the classic 1/4 hike/trek sock. $15. darntough.com.
Mother Loves Nature
Mom can make a statement with the bold, artful Rainbow Tagua Nut Bracelet, a brilliant, artful display of inter-twined colorful shapes designed by a mother and daughter, sustainably made by Fair Trade craftswomen from tagua nuts that fall from palm trees, hand-cut and painted using eco-friendly, water-based dyes. $28. eco-artware.com.
Look Ma, No Hands
Mom is always multitasking, but keep her safe with her hands on the wheel with Jupiter Jack, an easy-to-use cell phone accessory that turns a car radio into a hands-free phone. She just plugs the device into the headphone outlet on her handset and tunes the radio to 99.3 FM to listen and talk on the phone. $19.99. Walmart, CVS and Walgreens.
Mom 2 Mom
Mom — or Mommy and Momma, can learn how to have it all—sex, sanity, and sleep— with Sexy Mamas- Keeping Your Sex Life Alive, by Cathy Winks and Anne Semans, a refreshing guide to mothers’ sexuality. Moms will find all sorts of reassuring tips on everything from rekindling a flagging libido to planning for intimacy to sex advice for single moms. New moms and moms-to-be, as well as their partners, will all benefit from the authors’ inclusive approach. An excellent gift for that next baby shower.
Win a Mother’s Day bouquet from Teleflora.com of up to $100 in value, including tax and service fee. To enter email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word’s Teleflora Bouquet Giveaway in the subject line. Deadline for entries is midnight May 1. Include name, address and phone number. One entry per name and per household. Winner will be randomly selected from entries and notified by May 2.
Win a total of $100 in gift cards from your favorite retailers featured at the Gift Card Mall. Choose one $100 gift card valued, or four $25 gift cards or any combination to equal $100 in total value. To enter send an email with “Gift Card Mall” in the subject line to email@example.com. Include name, address and phone number. Then go to Gift Card Mall online https://www.giftcardmall.com/?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=BHN-PR%5C%22 and follow Gift Card Mall on Twitter http://twitter.com/GCMall and join Gift Card Mall’s fan page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/giftcardmall. Deadline for entries is midnight May 1. One entry per name and per household. Winner will be randomly selected from entries and notified by May 2.
Win a hardcover book by Littlewritebrain. To enter send an email with “Littlewritebrain Book” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, address and phone number. Deadline for entries is midnight May 1. One entry per name and per household. Winner will be randomly selected from entries and notified by May 2. Book must be ordered by May 15.
One prize per entrant and per household allowed. All prizes are forfeited if not claimed before May 5. See additional terms below.
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION:
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANTS RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS “OUT WITH BABY” AND EACH OF ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, DIVISIONS, AFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AGENTS AND ADVERTISING AGENCIES (COLLECTIVELY, “HOST”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS, AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE CONTEST OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE REMOVAL FROM THE SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS), OR RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
IN NO EVENT WILL THE HOST BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE CONTEST SITE, THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE CONTEST SITE, THE REMOVAL FROM THE CONTEST SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF, OR PARTICIPATION IN, ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE CONTEST, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.