Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2007

Unique & Personalized Gifts

1. Shutterfly's "Celebrate Her" Photo Book is the perfect choice to capture those special memories of Mom.
See our "Top Pick for Mother's Day" post for details.

2. Remanents offers a wonderful selection of unique gifts. For a Mother's Day gift, pick their CD Tin Notecards called "Moments For Mom." These beautifully hand-glittered notecards lets Mom know that you really know what she "needs".

Use Code: STYLISHMOM for 15% discount until the end of May :)

3. Cookies by Design has personalized gift arrangements that you can order just for Mom for Mother's Day. There are over 230 locations nationwide and the cookies are baked fresh and hand-decorated at each franchise location daily - yummy!

4. Our next unique gift idea is to purchase a MaidPro gift certificate for Mom! I know she would enjoy a weekend off from the housework and this company has locations nationwide. They follow a 49-Point Checklist - carefully cleaning the entire home, paying special attention to bathrooms and kitchens, floors and dusting. They don't just make the beds, they also clean underneath them. They will vacuum, polish, and scrub through your house until everything is cleaned just the way you want it.

Note: I may need to buy my own certificate :)

5. If you are the do-it-yourself type, I have another great idea. You can make your own Certificate for Mom -- to redeem for a service that you or your kids do. It can easily be created on the computer using Microsoft Word and the certificate will be for treats you know your Mom will love!
Some suggestions:
Free Massage
Homemade Dinner
Mom's Night Off (Dad takes the kids)
Help in the Garden (weeding, planting bushes, etc)
Free Car Wash
Free Vacuuming/Dusting of the House
OR anything else you can dream up!

Pamper Me Gifts

6. 1-800 FLOWERS delivers fresh cut flowers or plants right to Mom's door. Show Mom you care with this classic gift!

7. Spoil Mom with a gift certificate to a local Spa! Visit SpaFinder for locations near you and let her enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment for the day.

8. Surprise Mom with Breakfast in Bed, a Picnic in the Park or Dining at her Favorite Restaurant!

9. Fragrances always makes great Mother's Day Gifts. Choose Mom's Favorite Perfume or visit FragranceNet for a list of the most popular sellers.

10. Stylish Moms love gift baskets! has a variety for you to choose from. Their selection includes Barefoot Contesssa baskets (chef from Food Network), delicious gourmet food baskets, wine party baskets, gardening baskets, golf baskets, pampering baskets and more!

Stylish Gifts

11. Delight your Mom with a gift from Red Envelope! They carry the best selection of gifts with exceptional quality for any occasion. Visit their website for a list of their "best sellers" and to take advantage of free shipping through Friday, May 4. Their gift presentation is what sets Red Envelope apart from anyone else. You can choose to have your gifts come in their signature red gift box - which are so distinctive - AND your personal gift message is printed on a gift card and tucked inside a red envelope.

12. Every woman loves jewelry and Blue Nile offers extraordinary gifts for you to choose from. Some of their products do go over $200,000, but there are great finds for $50 or less.

Here are a few in the under $50 category:

13. Electronics are a stylish way to show Mom that you appreciate her! Popular gifts this year include MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, Cell Phones, Digital Camcorders, Computers, Flat Panel LCD TVs, GPS Devices and Satellite Radio Boxes.

Check out the Apple Store for their hand picked electronic gifts for Mom or Best Buy for their selections. Other places to consider is Target or Tiger Direct for hot deals!

14. Gift Cards will always be a popular choice for Mom! Select a gift card to either her favorite store or a new store you want her try out. It could be restaurants, mall gift cards, select stores or Visa (which could be used almost anywhere). This is perfect for last minute gifts and you can never go wrong with a gift card! To jazz it up, place it in a beautifully decorated gift box or gift bag!

If you want purchase online instead of going to the store, click here.

15. I love spending quiet moments either reading a book or my favorite magazine! Treat Mom to weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly publications covering style and fashion, business and politics, entertainment, general interest or sports and fitness. Visit to order Mom's subscription.

Another place to consider are popular stores Barnes & Nobles and Borders for gift cards, so that Mom can pick up some books by her favorite author this year.

Editor's Note: Are you shopping online? Don't forget to make sure your gift will arrive in time for Mother’s Day. Many online retailers offer express shipping for faster delivery :)