A Tech Gift Guide To An Amazing Mother’s Day

I’ve been thinking a lot of late on ways to make moms feel appreciated. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because I AM a mom now, and there certainly are days that I DON’T feel appreciated even a little bit. I like to make others feel special, and I know that moms are a grouping of people who deserve to feel special, if there ever was a grouping of people who deserved to feel special! Can I get an “amen”?!

So this post and gift guide may be a little early, in the grand scheme of things, but really: how early is too early to start thinking about the perfect gift for your mom for Mother’s Day?

After all, mom is the woman who brought you into this world, and if you give a bad present on Mother’s Day, she’s the woman who can take you out of it. (Not that she actually WOULD, but she could!) So, why not plan to get her something she actually wants, so she can praise you like the perfect child that you are. (Is that how it would play out in your family? Yeah, probably not in mine, either! We can dream, though, right?! HA!)

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If you aren’t sure what gadgets would best suit Mom, let this gift guide help you find something guaranteed to impress. From kitchen tools to stylish chargers, here are some of the best tech-inspired Mother’s Day gifts!

Anova Sous Vide

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Your mom loves to cook, and her primary job when everyone’s home is to keep everyone fed. It’s not a stereotype if it’s true! It’s also a great hack to Mother’s Day. When Mom’s a foodie, focus on her love for the kitchen and get her a cool tech tool this year like the Anova Sous Vide. Sous Vide — French for under vacuum —involves putting something in a plastic pouch before submerging it into boiling water. It’s a popular cooking technique that helps create flavorful and juicy dishes.

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10 + Practical and Stylish Gift Ideas For the New Mother’s Home

I guess it’s just the season of life that I’m in, but right now I have multiple close friends who are expecting a baby soon! One of my closest friends is actually being induced THIS Saturday! EEEKKK!!! The number of baby showers I’ve been to of late is staggering, and I’ve got invites right in front of me for even more. While checking a momma-to-be’s registry is always a good idea, sometimes I like to come up with a few of my own gift ideas. But I feel like I’ve been running out of original inspiration lately!

So when Anna from AnnaVasily.com.au asked me if she could share some ideas with me (and all of you) I thought it was just perfect timing! Take a few minutes ands her suggestions below!

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How exciting it is to expect a new member in your family! However, no one is more thrilled than the future mom. She has the greatest joy of keeping the baby close to her heart and the greatest responsibility to protect both the child and herself. Show her how meaningful she is with a thoughtful present. Here are some ideas for both decorative and baby related items that will make her feel special and appreciated when she’s at home.

Get inspired by the following ideas!

Family photo frame

Since the family is growing, she`ll need to create more space for placing new memories at home. A frame for multiple photos is a perfect way to prepare for the new family experiences.

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Price range: $4 – $10

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Handmade Gifts from the Heart

You know what’s “back in style” these days? Handmade gifts! Isn’t that funny how things roll back around after a few years and we literally repeat history? Makes me wonder if Etsy will still be huge in 10 or 20 years. Gosh, I sure hope so! I LOVE Etsy!

Birthday Girl Receiving A Gift In A Red Box

When birthdays and the holidays come around it can be easy to fall into the temptation of settling for the easy route of buying someone a simple device or gadget off the shelf. However, sometimes the more humble and less expensive option of a homemade gift can leave a longer lasting impression and show a higher degree of thoughtfulness. Anybody can buy someone a gift card or get them the latest game console, but it takes some creativity and a personal touch to make a homemade gift. Unfortunately, coming up with an idea for a homemade gift is not always easy. With that said, here are four homemade gift ideas to get your wheels spinning:

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Find the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – at Uncommon Goods!

A couple years back, I was tired of purchasing the same ol’ type of gifts for friends and family. It all seemed so…routine! And BORING. And I felt like I wasn’t appreciating those I loved very well at all when it came to “gift giving”.

So I started looking for something a little different. Something unique. I wanted to find one spot I could go to see products that were fresh and new and not at all “common”. 

It was then that I discovered UncommonGoods.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique jewelry, designer décor, tabletop items and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment, AND without harm to animals or people. All of the company operations are run out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. Their mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what they sell is made by hand! Most of the jewelry products, home décor and tabletop items carried are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of the entire collection incorporates recycled and/or up-cycled materials. At the core of the company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is the responsibility of UncommonGoods to use their business to impact the world in a positive way.

And let me just say right here how user-friendly their website is! I love that you can even search by recipient – men, women, babies, or even wives and husbands!

It didn’t take long for me to realize that I loved what the company stood for, but what about these products?

Of course, anyone who has been reading this blog for any length of time knows that I’m always on the hunt for neat home goods that serve a purpose, and boy, have I found some!

The Personalized Anniversary Journal

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Check this out! This beautiful book has places for photos and handwritten memories of each of your anniversaries – from year 1 to year 60! What a great tribute to your marriage – one that would look beautiful on your coffee table or the bedside table. And the fact that it can be personalized just tops it all off!

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Nix the Registry – Try These Unique Wedding Gifts!

I’ll admit, y’all, I’m on a bit of a wedding kick these days. One of my dearest friends is getting ready to get married, and another one of my favorite people just got engaged! I do love that planning process – and you get to set up house and be all kinds of domestic and stuff! SO fun!

But in the midst of all the celebrations, I always remember to choose a special gift for the bride and groom. And everyone knows how much I LOVE to give unique gifts! So I wanted to share some of these ideas with all of you!

These days, wedding gifts aren’t as cut-and-dried as they used to be, and sometimes buying a gift from the registry is just plain boring. If you’re looking for a gift for the newlyweds that’s a bit out of the ordinary and sure to be adored, consider congratulating them with one of the sentimental ideas below.

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A Food Delivery Service

When all the hubbub from the wedding and honeymoon dies down, the last thing the newlyweds are going to want to do is head out to the grocery store. Make it easy on them with a subscription to an awesome service like HelloFresh. This company will send boxes of ingredients along with a recipe book each week—no more stressful grocery shopping trips. You can set them up for a few weeks or splurge on them for a year, either way, they’re sure to enjoy your thoughtful present and feel like master chefs in the meantime.

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