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GIFT GUIDE :: MOTHER'S DAY

If there is anyone that deserves a great gift, it's a mom. Where would we be without these amazing, strong, loving women in our lives? Today I'm bringing ideas with heart and as always, options that fall into one of my 5 gifting categories: novel, personal, useful, lasting or experience.

I hope you'll find just the right item or be inspired by an idea you see here to find the perfect gift to bring a smile to your mama's sweet face. Enjoy.

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4 Things Tote :: There is so much to love about these totes. They're big, sturdy and can be personalized. This pink one is pre-printed with mom's monikers but you can easily create your very one black and white version featuring her top 4 fave things (insert here: yoga, country music, books, crosswords, running, coffee, etc.). You will need AT LEAST one week to get your custom tote printed so don't wait another minute to get yours ordered. Other great reasons to love this item - it's a woman owned and founded company that donates money from every purchase to major organizations helping people around the world. Good stuff. USEFUL, PERSONAL and LASTING (your purchase makes a difference).

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Rainbow Triangle Earrings :: These are for the mama that loves style and deserves a vacation. Sunshine Tienda, based out of Texas is a twin sister duo owned online store designing global-themed items. These handmade beauties are sure to please. NOVEL

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Framed Pic Collage :: It's no secret that a picture can hold so much joy. Coordinate with siblings or just feature all the grandkids in this sweet picture collage from Minted. You upload your photos and they do the rest of the work. This is another one you'll need to jump on now - they need about a week to create and ship. Tons of photo and frame color options so choose something that will blend with her home's decor. NOVEL, PERSONAL, LASTING

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Eye Mask :: This one is for those tired mamas, oh wait...that is all moms. I've found and confirmed with other moms that nothing makes those short hours of sleep feel just a little more restful than an eye mask. Pair this with a coupon for a nap, a bouquet of flowers and you are set. NOVEL, USEFUL

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Cookie Decorating Class :: Ok, so this is one of my very favorite type of gifts to give, especially if you no longer live under the same roof as your mother. Give her the gift of time together. Take a cookie decorating class or create a bouquet of felt flowers. These classes are up for grabs locally at Paper Craft Pantry. But really you just need to find something you both will enjoy doing together - a painting class, pottery making, wine tasting, etc. And neither of you have to clean up afterwards. Win-win. NOVEL, PERSONAL, EXPERIENCE

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Wine Tote :: Snag this adorable wine tote to keep beverages cool in this throwback ric rac pattern. Keeps items cool and protected while in transit to picnics or pool parties. You must, must fill this with her favorite red or white before wrapping it up to make this package complete. Also available from the Packed Party website.