We all have a Mom in our lives, whether it's our own, an in-law, a special friend, or even ourselves. So we all know how important it is to get that gift for mom just right. We've made it easy for you, with more than a dozen thoughtful ideas right here on Daily Grommet.
Don't Slip In Downward Dog. JadeYoga makes mats using natural rubber, which is a renewable resource tapped from rubber trees. The company’s Jade mats contain no PVC, synthetic rubbers or other ozone-depleting substances. They’re made in the U.S. in compliance with all environmental and labor laws. ($59.95) Buy Jade Harmony's eco-friendly non-slip yoga mats here
Whimsy And Wanderlust. The Napapijri Naik Italian Grommet Belt is the most colorful, eye-catching belt we've ever seen. It instantly turns any wardrobe staple into a standout! Choose from Olive or Off-White, and don't worry about getting the size right with this gift ... it'll fit anyone right up to US size 10/12. ($55.00) Buy Napapijri handcrafted Italian leather belt here.
Vintage Custom Brooch. Designer Anne Koplik combines glass beads, semiprecious stones and hand enameling to create her signature brooches all of which are made here in the USA. You can even pair one with the stunning book, Mrs. O - The Face of Fashion Democracy, by Mary Tomer, and complete the look. ($39.00-$75.00) Buy Mrs. O The Face of Fashion Democracy" and stunning brooches here.
Bring On The Heat. Polartec's cutting edge Active Heat technology was designed to keep the body's core warm for up to six hours—this gives any woman (or Mom) time to plenty of time to root for a favorite team, walk the dog, or hit the playground with the kids. A cosy, practical gift! ($169-$199) Buy Polartec Heat's heated jackets and heated vests here.
Wholly Homespun. These colorful, fun and creative gift homespun pieces of jewelry and accessories from The Hole Thing are at the top of Daily Grommet's giving list. Made from recycled wool sweaters — it’s hard to believe something so hip could come from such humble beginnings — you can choose from necklaces with big, bright spheres and squares of felted wool, laced with buttons and strung on a leather cord, as well as pins with a funky, retro vibe. ($12.00 and up) Buy The Hole Things' unique handcrafted felted garland and accessories here.
Capelet Crusading. Don't give another plain-old sweater to the Mom in your life this holiday season - the Mayu hooded shawl is all the rage and shows you cared enough to be creative! It’ll work with a fancy dress as well as with jeans and T-shirt, and it’s warm enough to layer like a cardigan or substitute for a jacket, depending on the weather. Ideal for the Mom on your list. ($139) Buy Mayu's knit alpaca shawl wrap with hood here.
A Peeling. Elizabeth Colburn is a Michigan-based beauty pro, and her skin care products are local favorites. Her formulas are sensible, and sensational, in a quiet sort of way. No overnight quick fixes, just increasingly glowing skin, and all of your expressions left intact. ($38.00) Buy Elizabeth Colburn's enzyme face peel for smooth skin here.
Pamper Your Skin - Naturally. One of the wonderful things about Jurlique’s products is that they’re made from hand-picked organic herbs and flowers, making your skin soft and smooth without any harsh chemicals or funky smells. Jurlique uses biodynamic, sustainable farming methods to grow their ingredients on a 165-acre farm in South Australia, from lavender to licorice. Buy Jurlique's natural organic moisturizers and skincare products here.
Out Of Africa. There’s nothing quite like the healing and restorative qualities of traditional shea butter. Known as African gold, shea butter is treasured both for its incredible moisturizing power and for the economic opportunity it brings to communities in Africa. Out of Africa makes its body washes, lotions and oils from unrefined shea butter. This means they maintain all of the best, natural antioxidant properties for which shea is renowned, and never contain the chemical additives you don’t want or need. (Prices vary) Buy Out of Africa unrefined African shea butter here.
A Life Less Hectic, More Enjoyable. Truly Mom’s mission is to help moms get organized, simply and efficiently. Michelle Nicastro founded the company with her sister and one friend after Michelle’s battle with cancer left the threesome determined to enjoy life more – and to be better organized so they could appreciate all of the small moments that make family life special. Now that’s a plan worth remembering. ($55 - $60) Buy Truly Mom's mom planner family calendar and organizer
Accessory Assistance. Brooke Stanton scarves are hand-dyed silk, and come in a rainbow of colors. It's a special gift for the Mom in your life, even if it's you. It's an accessory to accompany any look. ($28) Buy Brooke Stanton's hand-dyed silk scarf here.
A Life Less Hectic, More Enjoyable. Sometimes a necklace is more than a necklace. It’s a symbol. A talisman. A conversation piece. Designer Kathie Stamou, a American mom and blogger, now lives in Ireland where she makes conversation-starting pieces. She uses a unique crotcheting technique and incorporates out-of-the-ordinary materials like slate from Irish roofs, crystal from Prague, fishing rope, curtain rings, plumbing washers and Spanish yarn! Each piece is handmade and totally fascinating. They’re precious not because the materials are particularly valuable, but because of the ingenuity Stamou puts into mixing these materials together. ($18 - $48) Buy Kathie Stamou's funky washer jewelry here.
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