Mother's Day Gifts She'll Actually LikeNatalie
Mother’s Day has never been my favorite holiday (Infertile Myrtles, Represent!) but you know, presents are presents, am I right? And furthermore, I would assert unto you that you don’t even need to be a mother to get a Mother’s Day present! You totally deserve a present this Mothers Day, even if your baby is a dang Golden Retriever. All inclusive holiday! Because I say so!
After the jump, I’ve got five of the best gifts I’ve ever received that I know you’ll enjoy, too. (Just forward this link on to your Babydaddy or other concerned individual. You know, I’m lookin’ out for you).
A girlfriend of mine makes the most amazing, most crazy hip moccasins for baby on all of planet Earth. Huck wears his Freshly Picked moccs on the daily. And then you can waltz around in your matching Minnetonka Kiltys and be the cutest dang things ever since Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Kaboodle.com sent a sample of this lotion and perfume duo to try out and I have been mildly obsessed with it since. The fragrance is light and sweet with a hint of citrus, and not overpowering in the slightest. Since Huck was born I’ve avoided wearing my heavier perfumes (maybe it is out of courtesy to my baby, who spends an hour each day clamped to my boob and right in the sensory pathway?) so this has been perfect for me. The lotion is, as you would expect from Fresh, light and airy and the perfect consistency for summer.
Hands down, the best purchase my husband ever made is my iPhone 4. I use it constantly. When I’m up for Huck’s midnight nursing (my pediatrician says I can’t do that any more . . . am I contractually obligated to listen to her? because . . .), when I’m operating with only one hand and need to check my email/make a phone call/tweet a particularly brilliant thought I just had, and let’s not forget the documentation possibilities of the camera apps! I am telling you, the iPhone is like my third kidney. Now that the white one is finally released, I must admit I feel a slight pang of . . . something. I don’t know. White is just daintier. Pay attention, gentlemen. Your Babymama wants an iPhone.
Now that you’re a mama, you deserve a big mama camera. Your baby deserves the best quality photos you can take, and you deserve something fun to play on. How are you going to document your baby’s monthly growth on your favorite Eames Rocker if you don’t have a DSLR?
I don’t actually have one of these . . . yet (hint hint, Red!), but this is the kind of gift every mama deserves. I haven’t found my favorite source because I am picky and prefer yellow gold, but one of these days! (Possible variations: baby’s birthstone encased in something pretty.)
What am I missing? Mamas, what would you like for Mother’s Day? Really what I’d like is a solid ten-hour back rub, but, you know.
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