Mother’s Day is two weeks away, and there’s still time to get her a well-designed gift. Here are my picks for tech-savvy, earth-friendly and simply stylish moms who go crazy — just like you — for great design.
Left – One of those “I wish I thought about that!” gifts: The StoryCatcher or PhotoCatcher from Rory Siefer, family biographer and CatchMyMemory founder. I agree with Rory when she says these kits are instant family heirlooms, and especially handy because mom, or grandma, can sometimes be forgetful.
Middle – The Sansa Fuze MP3 player is not only mom-friendly (read: intuitive and easy to use) — it’s budget-friendly, too. For less than $100, gift mom with a place to hold her Beatles collection, photos and videos of the family, and special recorded messages from you. Plus, it’s pink!
Right – Break out your childhood masterpieces and turn them into art at Imagekind. With a few clicks, you can recreate memories for mom on canvas instead of construction paper. Get free shipping until May 11 with promo code MDay2008.
Top left – Save mom from stubbing her toe on a midnight jaunt to the loo with VivaTerra’s silver Leaf Night Light. It’s by far the most stylish night light I’ve ever seen.
Bottom left – Karim Rashid’s stylish, self-watering Grobal plant pot will impress mom’s friends when she has them over for tea: no more drooping houseplants!
Top right – From JCPenney, these eco-friendly Studio Capiz Shell Candleholder will remind mom of the ocean.
Bottom right – Mom will enjoy getting in shape with this stylishly eco-friendly, non-slip yoga mat from Shama Living.
Top left – The Firsthand Soap Dispenser from NapaStyle is perfect for moms who love being in the kitchen, and take pride in keeping it clean and stylish.
Top right – Violet’s Rare Beauty Eye Pillow is filled with flax, lavender and chamomile to soothe mom’s headaches.
Bottom left -Take mom on a trip down memory lane with Uncommon Good’s retro-style TV trays.
Bottom right – This hot pink Gerbera Daisy Umbrella from Patina might make mom wish for more rainy days.
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