The ideal gift for every type of mom
The average American will drop $186.39 on mom this Mother’s Day, on everything from flowers to gift cards to brunch.
But your mom deserves something uniquely tailored to her tastes, and it doesn’t have to cost a ton. Whether she’s the mother of cracking jokes and curses at the dinner table, a socially-conscious mama or a mom-to-be on the brink of babyhood bliss, Moneyish has got you covered.
The New Mom
What’s more fun than dressing your baby? Matching your mini. J&J by Janie and Jack features adorable mommy-and-me outfits like eyelet dresses and sleeveless tops for mom (as seen on Vanessa Lachey and Tia Mowry), as well as striped rompers, tank dresses, shorts and polo shirts for little ladies. Pieces run $12 to $185 online.
Fill that pregnant pause with this sparkly paint-splattered #girlmom (or #boymom) tote for $280 from Instagram artist Splatterazzi, perfect for schlepping a mom’s (and eventually her kid’s) crap to the playground or the country club while still looking stylish. Each is handmade, and artist Ilana Yunis can also customize jackets, sneakers, purses and lunchboxes.
The “No Gifts” Mom
She may not want a gift, but there’s still a way to make her feel special. A new Google Photos feature lets you create a movie montage of your favorite pictures with your mother. You can also tailor this to create video gifts for grandparents and stepparents, siblings and friends. Those already using Google Photos can visit photos.google.com/mothersday to get started. New users can download the free app here.
The Conscious Mom
Your mother cares about walking a mile in another’s shoes? TOMS shoes already donates a pair of sneakers to someone in need each time you buy a pair. Now they’ve paired up with Christy Turlington’s Every Mother Counts charity to make pregnancy and childbirth safe around the globe with this limited edition sneaker and tote printed with an orange rose; a symbol of maternal health. TOMS will dedicate $5 to the charity in addition to donating pair for every TOMS X Every Mother Counts product you buy. $36-$68 at TOMS.com.
The Funny Mom
If she’s funny as a mother, she’ll love these cards by Erin and Sara Foster, the sisters behind VH1’s “Barely Famous”. The duo teamed up with Fridababy to create 10 irreverent digital or printable FridaGrams that joke about nannies (“Thank you for raising my kids while simultaneously telling people what a great mom I am”), sucking snot out your kid’s nose and more. “Being a mom is an unpaid, semi rewarding job,” Sara Foster told Moneyish, who raved Fridababy was “down to say all the s— moms are thinking, but not saying.” Download here. And pick up “Motherhood Is a B#tch: 10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness, and Inner Diva,” by Diva Moms CEO Lyss Stern, a mother of three who knows how to laugh through the chaos of parenthood. $13.29 on Amazon.
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