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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.

Mother's Day 2008 digital gifts

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.

Mother's Day 2008 eco-friendly gifts

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.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2008 Style

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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7 Responses

  1. laura cavazos says:

    How about a mothers day room make over.Every time that it come to receiving a gift like my birthday,mothers day christmas,taxes i always want to put it into our home. I enjoy seeing my house change and improve. As we all know we dont always have the money. I know lots of ladies that are like me who like to make there house look nice. I would love to have a relaxing back yard but at this time we have a lab dog that eat everything. Please help a mother day dream come true. I work full time i have 2 kids and a full time job at home after i get out of work . thank you for help LAURA

  2. olivier says:

    WoW, everywhere you turn it is mother's day already. thanks for the reminder. Lets think eco-friendly

  3. Patricia A. Collins says:

    I am visiting my mom from Wisconsin, my name is Terry Sullivan. My mom (71 yr. old) is recovering from Breast Cancer and she is trying to sell the family home and move into Elder Housing.The house needs a lift and I don't know where to begin because I have a family with twin boys living in Wisconsin.

  4. John says:

    Since my mother is older she has pretty much all she needs. It seems the best gifts are those that give her new memories with her family. I try to arrange a gathering for here and takes lots of pictures and surround her with family.

  5. Kerri says:

    I went on the website to purchase that umbrella and they don't even sell it. That wasn't cool.

  6. Caren says:

    Kerri, you're right. That umbrella sold out at Patina shortly after I listed it here. I found another place that sells the umbrella, though. Try here:


  7. Sara Zezza says:

    I bought a home, in April of this year.
    The upper bedroom was painted black and white in four by four squares with contrasting baseboard. It felt like car paint. Some walls had stripes and some had large dots.I started to take off this paint and there are three layers of wallpaper. The walls them selfs are beaver board from about 90 years ago. Can I save these walls and put drywall mud on them?

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