7 Ways to Show Moms Some Love

 

Mark your calendar! Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 13 to be exact!). If you’re wondering what to get your mom, your daughter, a special aunt, or a good friend, we’ve got a few ideas. Check out these seven ideas to show all the moms in your life how special they are on Mother’s Day and every day!

 

 

Plan a ‘Her’ Day

What do moms want to do on their special day? Anything they please, of course. Make a list of her favorite things and then spend the day with her, all the while checking each box. For example, you might schedule mani/pedi appointments, cook her favorite dinner, or go for a walk with her on a trail she loves.

 

 

 

Take the Party Outdoors

Set up an al fresco brunch for you, your mom, your daughter, and any other friends and family you want to celebrate. Decorate your table with finds from the garden, like these mini wire chair pots, which also make great take-home favors for your guests.

 

 

 

Pamper the Queen

Don’t ask Mom to lift a finger on her special day—unless it’s to ring her wine glass bell or press the button for more champagne. Indulge her in relaxation by suggesting she grab a good book and head to the pool or curl up in her favorite chair with a beloved romantic comedy—all the while you can refill her glass.

 

 

 

Make a Get Away

Don’t limit Mother’s Day to 24 hours; pack a suitcase and make a weekend of it. Think of a destination your loved one has always dreamt of seeing or revisit a beloved city. Either way, it’s the time you spend together that you’ll both treasure the most.

 

 

 

Share a Secret

Can you keep a secret? Neither can we, but these bracelets can! Remind your daughter or a favorite teacher to follow her dreams or (at the very least) put on some lipstick with wrist-wear that spells out the message in Morse code.

 

 

 

Have a Laugh on You

Whether physically speaking or figuratively, chances are you’re turning into to your mother (perhaps, this pillow says it best). Look at old photos, yearbooks, and home movies to share a laugh at the similarities and determine just how much you look and act like your mom.

Give a Meaningful Token

After all the festivities and fun, make sure you show mom how special she is with a gift from the heart. These pewter bracelets feature etched flowers that represent each of the twelve months. Choose your birth month as a special surprise for mom.

They Call It Puppy Love: 5 Ways to Pamper Your Pooch

 

Think Fetching & Catching

Frisbees, tennis balls, and squeaky toys; these are a few of your dog’s favorite things. Toss a toy down your hallway for your Maltese, or play Frisbee in the backyard with your Lab. Get the whole family involved for an activity that can burn energy and promote togetherness.

 

 

 

Play Dress Up

When you look good, you feel good—and we’re not just talking about humans; the same goes for dogs. Whether it’s a new bandana, like this superhero option, a collar, or a leash, a few new accessories are sure to have your pup’s tail wagging.

Make New Friends

Head to the dog park and both you and Fido are likely to meet new pals. Plus, your dog can enjoy the obvious benefit of exercise. In many urban areas, dog parks have evolved into owner/pet venues that serve food and beverages—meaning you can both relax after a long day. Cheers to that!

 

 

 

Cuddle on the Couch

Rainy days, Sunday afternoons, and those times when you aren’t feeling your best—these are all perfect opportunities to cuddle up with your pup. Pop a bowl of popcorn to share, choose between drama and comedy, grab a pillow (we love the one shown here), and simply relax.

Take a Hike (or at least a walk!)

Grab a leash (check out this cute leash hook) and head to the great outdoors with your best friend. Check your state park listings for dog-friendly trails and make an afternoon of exploring a few wide, open spaces. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a portable bowl to keep you both hydrated.

 

Here Comes That Rainy Day

Do April showers have you stuck indoors? Rather than wishing the rain away, relish the day with these four easygoing activities.

 

Journal Your Thoughts

Much more than blank lined pages, this interactive journal gives you the opportunity to earn witty merit badges based on your entries. Made for female empowerment, it’s the perfect way to reflect on stormy afternoon.

Sip Coffee with a Friend

Even if the weather is warm, rainy days can have us longing for a comforting cup of hot coffee or tea. Share it with your girl squad in these cute mugs that will always remind you of your support and admiration for one another.

Sit Down with a “Riotous” Read

Looking for a little inspiration on a gloomy morning? Turn the pages of this tome for stories about women who lived outside the lines and made headlines. She Caused a Riot has 100 stories of women who were royalty, feminism activists, and everything in between.

Curl Up for Nap

Rainy days were made for napping, and a nap can only get better when you share it with man’s best friend. Snuggle up with a cozy blanket, this pillow, and Fido for an afternoon of rest in the rain.

☀️ 6 Ways to Step Up Your Spring Style ☀️

 

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it’s time to get your closet ready for spring. Don’t worry there’s no need for an overhaul; we’ve found six colorful and whimsical accessories to quickly (and inexpensively!) update your everyday look. Read on to find your favorite.

 

Wild Heart Crossbody Bag

Free spirits have more fun—at least that’s the message this bag sends. Grab this compact, canvas crossbody purse for everything from running errands to a girls’ night on the town.

 

 

 

Spirit Healer Amethyst Earrings

If you have a sweet spot for purple (and who doesn’t?), you’ll adore this set of silver “spirit healers,” who are raising amethysts toward the sky to signify our “inborn inclination to compassionate action.” The hue is just the right shade to pair with springy pastels.

 

 

 

Straw Fedora

Top off your look—and protect your skin from the sun—with this cool hat that works just as well at a festival or baseball park as it does at the beach and pool.

Loves Her Tribe Charm Necklace

Keep your people close to your heart and add a hint of whimsy to your accessories with this simply stated necklace featuring a handmade charm and mother-of-pearl heart.

 

 

 

Pink Ombre Hope Scarf

Perfect for a breast cancer survivor—or anyone who needs an inspiring pick-me-up— this soft pink scarf is a fun way to bring color to a neutral outfit and can add an extra layer during the early, chilly days of spring.

 

 

Sophia Woodcut Barrettes

As the temps rise, pull your hair back off your face with a classic, goes-with-anything wooden hair pin. Whether for you, your niece, or your great aunt, this piece—which is made from Indian Rosewood—is one that can be worn for years to come.

 

Bottoms Up! Celebrate National Beer Day!

 

Gather your girls for a good time! Saturday, April 7 is National Beer Day. And, like any good friend, we’re here to help you enjoy the day’s festivities. Whether you prefer locally brewed ales or tried-and-true international favorites, these accessories are sure to add to the party.

 

Free Beer Tomorrow Sign

Why is it that we always arrive just before things get good? Remind your friends that drinking on the house is always slightly out-of-reach with this funny sign.

Retro Coasters

Protect your furniture and get a laugh with this spirited set of coasters featuring “statement-making” women.

 

Deer Bottle Opener

Did someone say party animal? Pop a top with a bottle opener that’s anything but boring.

 

 

 

Face Speaker

Music is a must-have to get your party rolling. Crank up the playlist with a speaker that “sings” the music playing on your phone through its “mouth.”

 

 

 

Mermaids Drink for Free

The only ones who get to drink for free? The queens of the sea, of course.

 

Did Someone Say Spring Break?

 

The kids are out of school, the weather is fine, and you’re ready to ride. Whether you’re headed to an exotic tropical locale, a low-key lake retreat, or the neighborhood pool, we’ve rounded up a few fun finds to make your spring break even happier.

 

Shady Beach Bag

 

Hold all of your sun-soaking essentials in this chic, tongue-in-cheek tote.

 

 

 

Honest Luggage Tags

 

Your travel partners and the baggage attendants are sure to get the message thanks to these plainly stated tags. Not only do they make a point, they have a place for your contact info in case you get separated from your belongings.

 

 

 

Beach Body Pillow

 

Even if you’ve given your brain a break for the week, anyone can follow these simple instructions.

 

 

 

Margaritas Made Me Do It Cap

 

If you don’t need this hat, you have a friend who does. Let the good times roll and blame any mishaps on your beverage of choice this spring break.

 

Cabana Boy Tea Towel

 

“Oh, Cabana Boy!” This cute tea towel is a reminder not to lift a finger during your vacation—unless it’s to ring the bell for a snack or a towel.

 

 

Add Ice, Lime & Sunshine Tumbler

 

Keep your cool at the pool, or the beach, or anywhere else for that matter, with this colorful, insulated tumbler that was made for warm days.

7 Ideas to Fill Their Baskets

 

Ready or not, here comes Peter Cottontail. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the child-like pleasure of an Easter basket overflowing with goodies. Make sure every bunny’s basket is stuffed with these sweet gift ideas.

 

 

Your Garden is Amazing Rabbit Tote

Pack the party (or the groceries, the library books, or anything else!) in this cute-as-can-be, spring-themed tote. BONUS: It can double as a “basket,” if you’re looking for a practical yet non-traditional option.

 

 

 

Yoga Rabbits

Repeat after me: “Om.” These three furry friends have the right attitude about the holiday—less stress and more reflection. Give these to a loved one who may need a friendly reminder.

 

 

 

Pink Butterfly Solar Stake

Stake your claim to a beautiful garden display with a butterfly that comes to life at night. Simply plant her in a sunny spot and she’ll absorb rays to glow after dark.

 

 

All You Need Mug

Drink up the good stuff—like faith, family, and friends. This colorful mug is a perfect surprise for any coffee drinker come Easter morning.

 

Flower Packet Jewelry

You know a good seed when you see one. Remind a friend of how special she is with a garden-inspired set of earrings or a necklace.

 

 

 

Guardian Pocket Angel

Who needs falling stars when you can put a guardian angel in your pocket? This small, silver winged wonder is a must-have that makes a sweet addition to any basket.

 

Ceramic Heart Bells

The heart rings true—especially when it comes to this colorful set. Let the Easter bunny deliver these to that special friend who has a bigger-than-life heart for those around her.

 

Show New Moms Some Love

 

Their little bundle of joy has likely been showered with gifts, but new moms (or new moms-to-be) could use a little love as well. Whether it’s a sweet keepsake or something that’s sure to make her laugh after a long day of diaper duty, show her you care with one of these girls-only gifts.

 

For a Dear Daughter

Remind her that she’s the first baby you loved with this sentimental past, present, and future plaque.

 

 

 

When She’s Had a Looooong Day

Long days are part of the equation (and beauty!) of motherhood. If you think she’s so tired she might cry, make her laugh with this well-measured goblet.

 

 

 

For the Mama Bear…err Elephant

Protecting our little ones is just one of the joys of being a mom. Celebrate this with an adorable mother/child elephant pair. BONUS: It makes an excellent addition to nursery décor.

 

 

 

Remind Her That She’s “Everything”

With a picture as sweet as the sentiment, this artwork is sure to convey the gratitude and love her little one already feels for her.

 

 

 

Make Mom Laugh

When cries and dirty diapers amass, give mom a chuckle with a tongue-in-cheek romper made just for baby.

You’re In Luck… Seven Picks for a Slightly Greener St. Patrick’s Day

 

You and your home don’t have to be decked in head-to-toe green to share in the fun of St. Patrick’s Day. However, a little pinch of green never hurt anyone. Show your Irish pride or love of the holiday with one of these seven finds.

 

Waist Knot

Inspired by Parisian fashions, this belt is sure to keep you from getting pinched come March 17th.

 

 

 

Let the Sun Shine

Beacons of green (yes, green!) can illuminate your home with this Tiffany-style stained glass panel. Thanks to this artisan-crafted piece, you can put your Irish pride (or admiration) on display.

 

 

 

Truthful Accolade

You can’t please everyone, but you can please yourself. Make this green keychain your lucky find for St. Patrick’s Day, and it will serve as a reminder to stay true to yourself year-round.

 

Write On

Tie one on—around your neck, that is, with this green-and-white ombré tinted scarf. Embellished with friendly phrases and whimsical drawings, it’s an accessory that keeps thoughts of loved ones near.

 

 

PSST! Check out this version created specially for nurses.

 

 

 

Put a Little Green in Your Heart

Send a loving message by hanging this heart as a part of your green décor. Bonus: It can double as a Valentine’s Day decoration or even be used throughout the year.

 

Gnome Way

This gnome isn’t cutting anyone any slack. Display him in your kitchen to get the message across to your peeps.

 

 

Shut Up & Kiss Me

You might be thinking leprechaun rather than frog when it comes to March 17th. However, this green fellow is a everyday prince who can add cheer to your stoop AND hide an extra key to your home.

 

6 Ways to Show You Care

 

We’ve all gone through a rough patch. Some only run the course of a day, while others seem to linger. Whatever the circumstances, encourage a loved one who might be feeling aggravated, blue, or unappreciated with a thoughtful—or humorous—gift.

 

A Job Well Done

They care for us almost as much as our moms do. Show a special teacher or nurse how much she is loved and appreciated—especially when the days are rough—with one of these candles featuring a sweetly stated message.

 

 

 

Emergency Preparedness

Sometimes the best defense against a bad day or a bad mood is preparedness. Make sure your bestie is prepped for anything life throws her way with this assortment of pepper spray, a glammed-up hammer, and a rose gold first aid clutch (all sold separately).

 

 

 

Get It, Girl!

Her day will start and end on a positive note with words of encouragement from two old friends—ahem, drinks we mean—who will be always be there for her.

 

 

 

Steel Magnolia

Everyone knows a flower that refuses to wilt. Remind her just how special and strong she truly is with a jewelry dish that states the obvious.

 

 

 

Step Into the Ring

She’ll be ready to fight the good fight with this go-anywhere pouch that touts the toughness of girls.  

Bottoms Up 

How does the saying go, “If you don’t laugh about it, you might cry?” Help a friend make lemonade (with a splash or two of vodka) with this smile-inducing glass.