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Beyond last minute gift deals for moms on mothers day (it’ll get there in a few days)

So you waited… and waited… to the point that its actually mother’s day and you dont have a gift (well I can safety safe 40% of men dont have cards before noon on mother’s day).

So here are some awesome last minute gift ideas…

overviewiRobot Roomba a small robot that vacuums up after the kids is rarely on sale this weekend its a great deal for 15% off.  The promotion is title #Sorry4TheMess… they have been giving a few of them away on twitter of the last couple of days (sorry that promotion ended a few days ago and this sale ends on Mother’s Day).  Why its a good gift cause one of most mom’s pet peeves is having to pick up every little cheerio, now you can just let the roomba pick those up.

4Moms was featured on Ellen’s TV Show for mother’s day and in honor of that (weird its not just a mothers day promotion) they offering 20% off their easy to open Breeze Playard and their mamaroo seat.  I highly recommend the Breeze Playard. These are great for any expecting / soon to be mom  or a mom of a new born that needs.

Setting up a family photography session is another gift that could easily be purchased last minute… Suzanne Cohen Photography does get a few calls and emails looking for that gift certificate to be generated same day.  Here’s why I love the photography idea, cause the kids get older and bigger and getting that family portrait done by a professional – so everyone is in the shot and is also in focus. Bonus points if you combo the photography booking with a hair (like dry bar) and makeup session appointment.

Spa Week is offering $100 cards for $80 so thats a 20% savings.  Why is this a great gift – cause you dont have to worry about the type massage or facial she wanted… but you know you’re getting her a spa treatment – combo that with a day off coupon along with a night out with friends coupon and you should be out of the dog house. Really break out the kids crayons and design some fun coupons to go along with the gift certificate.

Williams-Sonoma is running a great sale on cookware for mother’s day… ranging from 10-35% off some pieces. Why is this a good gift idea – cause she’ll never buy the fancy cookware on her own.  Add to that private cooking classes (or go as couple for some fun date nights & bonding time)… I’d create a book of dish washer coupons to go along with it.

Lifeproof phone case (it would be a rockstar gift if you added a new phone into the mix too)… but lifeproof are these tough as hell phone cases that can survive in water, snow, dirt, and drops. Truly give your phone 9 lives. Many of the last model of phones are on sale for Mother’s Day. Why is this a good gift – cause how many phone has a parent lost to a bathtub or toilet (I lost one to the latter) and if I had a case like this it wouldnt have been a problem.

All of these sales start to run out by 11:59PM EST on 5/10/15… so hurry up and place that order while the sale is going on.

Mom’s Modern Handbag Giveaway thanks to Logitech

818T+pIdzCL._SL1500_You’ll soon see my gift guide for Mother’s day… its always a challenge to figure out what to get your wife (mother of your kids), your mom (mother of you), or maybe even your sister or sister-in-law (I’m sure by now you remember how that matters).

While its always the thought that counts on gifts with holidays like mother’s day – I think two things… 1) create a memory – do something that your family will remember. Take pictures or make videos while doing it.  and 2) if you’re giving a gift I prefer something thats useful.

710DY2Ny8EL._SL1500_Thanks to the great people at Logitech we’re giving away this awesome urban handbag (its more like a backpack) filled with really cool tech gear.

Whats in the Connected Handbag Giveaway?

81KXcVS2gyL._SL1500_How to win it… Contest ends 9:30am EST. May 6th, 2015.

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Green Works Housecleaning Giveaway

The Mother’s Day madness has come and gone, but do you think one day is enough?  I propose an idea – celebrating moms for not a day, but everyday.  Check out this giveaway from Green Works that gives you the chance to reward your sweetie with a much needed break.

Green Works a line of naturally derived cleaning products from the makers of Clorox, is offering the chance to win a break from the back-breaking scrubbing, vacuuming and dusting with $400 worth of free housecleaning services.  You’ll also receive brand new products, including new Green Works Oxi Stain Remover and Chlorine-Free Bleach.

Simply watch any of HGTV’s handyman Carter Oosterhouse’s Green It Yourself Webisodes, and let me know what tip was your favorite.

How to win free housecleaning service… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. May 18th, 2011.

  • Watch any of HGTV’s handyman Carter Oosterhouse’s Green It Yourself Webisodes, and comment with the tip was your favorite and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
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Even if you don’t win the grand prize, everyone can enjoy $1 off Green Works products by downloading a coupon here http://www.facebook.com/greenworks?sk=app_207647819269750

Mother’s Day is here now what?

With Mother’s day finally here – I hope you atleast got a card… I hope that your child have made cards (if you didnt buy them make one!)…

Here are a few last minute gift ideas for anyone…

The Starbucks package…  Start with a gift card, add a mug or a travel mug, drop them into a bag add some tissue paper and a card and bingo.  Going for the added special flavor add into the package a high end bag of coffee or tea.

Next up for the women who loves the gym (cause if she doesnt this would be calling them fat otherwise)…

The Gym package… Head over to her gym (she doesnt have one is a sure sign this isnt the right gift for her), add some training sessions, then get her a new gym outfit, new shoes, ect… Maybe she’s into yoga a new yoga mat is always nice and now easier and easier to find – I highly suggest Lululemon Athletica www.lululemon.com for both the outfit and the yoga mat.

Next up for the women who loves to relax and be pampered…

The day spa package… Find a good nearby spa (or one that your wife goes to) and get a giftcard for a message, facial, and whatever else they suggest. Add a $20 bill into the envelope for tips and you’re good to go.

How about the expecting Mom (or just plain expecting)…

You can pick up a book Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother this is great if you add it to a gift certificate for a photo shoot – there are tons of amazing photographers out there – ie. my amazing wife Suzanne Cohen Photography an expecting mother shoot is a one time thing as no two pregnancies will be the same.  Plus in 30 years they’ll look great at a wedding slideshow.

Finally the coupon book…

This isn’t one you should buy in the store but you should create 12 coupons (hopefully one that makes sense for each month) with something special on them – 1 pair of new shoes, 1 new outfit, 1 shopping trip where I wont complain about how long it takes to try on the outfits, 1 night out (without the kids), 1 movie date, 1 rated x night – I’m sure you get it by now… but have fun with it and make it things she’ll really want.

Dont forget the basics work too…

Flowers, Candy, Jewelry, and Wine seem to be the staples around here.

 

What are your gift suggestions for the future?

Mother’s Day Gift Suggestion for the non moms: Savvy Auntie Book


Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids [Amazon] doesnt the name just say it all? When mother’s day rolls around the aunts without children sometimes get a little blue and thats lame, because Aunts have a great role in a child’s life.

I’ve known Melanie for over a year now, she was one of the first bloggers to welcome me to the scene and I couldn’t be happy for her.  Not only is her vision for her website crisp and clean but the book is totally on point with being just what the doctor ordered for mother’s day gifts for those aunts.

By Melanie’s own admission, the book focused on new aunts of young children. Which is usually the roughest time for those first time aunts trying to figure out what end is up… The book is loaded with advice and nuggets of knowledge for savvy gift giving and how to coupe with pregnancy envy (I simply just enjoy eating the extra ice cream but thats just me).

How can Savvy Auntie help parents? Is a great example of Melanie at work and why she wrote this book.

Mother’s Day Gift Suggestion: Create your own Perfume Giveaway

Women love fragrance and most women love perfume… there is usually a ratio of size to price and the smaller the bottle the more they want it the more money it is…

But there is no getting around it – perfume if purchased correctly is a winner.  How do you go about getting the right perfume, well you can go to the perfumes she already has and take a stab at it because usually a women will like very similar fragrances.  Alternatively, ask a girlfriend of hers for some suggestions. But if you have a daughter ask her to go shopping for some with mom.

Now everyone has a fragrance these days so why doesn’t your wife has her own… you maybe sitting there think – HUH?! well this was a new concept to me to until a year ago when I attended a perfume party (it is exactly like it sounds and there were other men there – so lay off the pulling my man card jokes).  Companies like Scenterprises do just this, you can find them at scenterprises.com they offer a few different perfume studio packages.  These packages are done in a way there it would be hard to create a not so nice perfume… and if done correctly can make an amazing perfume.

If you havent heard of these perfume parties yet – you will they’re like the new gold parties…so much so that scenterprises was just written up in the April edition of Parenting: early years magazine.

The Perfume Studio’s “Design your own Fragrance” kits are available in 3 fabulous individual gift sets of Fresh, Floral and Oriental blends and one larger set containing an entire Perfumer’s Palette.

Choose from three different sets:

FRESH, FLORAL & ORIENTAL SETS- each set contains six beautiful, high quality perfume blends, with matching blotter strips for testing; pipettes for filling; and elegant designer-color atomizers. And voila! You have your own beautiful creation! SRP $75

The MASTER PERFUMER KIT contains all 18 blends which span the entire perfume palette, including magnificent blends of citrus, florals, woodsy, fruity, spicy, balsamics, musks… everything you need to create different fragrances for your different moods. SRP $195

 

How to win a mini set… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. May 3rd, 2011.
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Mother’s Day Gift Suggestion: The Mama Necklace by Tali Gillette

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and of course there is only one thing mom loves to get more then flowers and cards its jewelry. Nothing is more classic then something that says mom but usually those look a little cheesy, even the super expensive designer mom charms and necklaces are a little lame.  Then what about the fact that mom might not be mom but mommy or mama.  Thats why I really love Tali’s designs one she makes some awesome dada cufflinks (father’s day is around the corner) and well usually I hear mama in my house more then mommy (and never hear mom from our child).

Need a little more arm twisting?! Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Sarah McLachlan have been spotted wearing these necklaces, and we are sure that a mom you know will love them as much as the celebs do!

Plus there is plenty of time to get order and shipped before mother’s day.

There are more styles then I can repeat diamonds, gold (white or yellow), silver, a few diamonds or covered in diamonds, there are sizes small or large (can you tell this is where the GUY shopping for jewelry part really kicks in) — so before your heads explode guys – go with the large with a few diamonds in white gold   or  if its more the thought that counts go with the silver.

For more information check out http://www.taligillette.com/ or on facebook or if you like a little more personal touch, email [email protected] or call her directly at 917-576-1205.

I know a bunch of you will want to win one of these beautiful pieces – and well you absolutely can… check out Late Night Parents next monday night as we’ll be giving away one to a lucky viewer.  Late Night Parents is live at 11PM EST and you can find out more at http://latenightparents.com

Hey its Mothers Day – Did you completely forget?!

Here is your quick recovery list

1) Get a card ASAP! cant get out of the house check out below for the “just print one at home” It is at the bottom of the post, just print it out sign your name (and your kids name too).

2) Get a gift ASAP! price isn’t the object here its the idea and thought that counts right? Maybe for you – for me I need to have something insightful and then something useful… Starbucks giftcard (useful) and an new iPhone Case (useful since she needs one that glows in the dark at this point :P).

Can you say your gift is in the mail? Sure, but it better be a damn fine gift… Here are some quick suggestions Jewelry from Tali Gillette [Link] she’s got an amazing MAMA necklace. What about photography setup a session with Suzanne Cohen Photography [Link] she’ll capture this moment in time for your family. Gift Cards to a Spa – you know she’s working 24/7 to keep the family happy the best gift is a few hours off and someone pampering her! Let her shop – retail therapy is a real thing! Drop a gift card to her favorite shop – cant pick just one try getting a gift card to an entire mall or try a prepaid AMEX or VISA.

3) Its her day give her whatever she wants/needs/deserves most of all remember what you do today will come back to you in a month when all you’ll want is a 12 pack of cold beers and a ball game on TV (maybe a BBQ with the family at the end).

4) Break out of the routine – while keeps everything moving forward it – it also makes it feel same old/same old – try something new – try something different. If nothing else is a story, but you might just find that you get a little glimmer back in her eyes that there is life post kids.

That’s it! Here’s the card that you can print out in case you’re really locked up at home!