Maybe she can't have it all, but she sure can have two things that some think are mutually exclusive but are certainly not: Fashion and Function. Our gift guide for mom is perfect for the mom or two in your life who appreciates things that look good and work great.
A gift guide for mom that includes a teething necklace? Yep. These stylish necklaces play double duty: not only do they look great with a t-shirt and jeans, they also help keep your little one from fussing while you’re out and about. Made of food grade silicone, they’re BPA free and dishwasher safe. They come in all different colors and styles, but we’re partial to this slate grey one that will match pretty much everything you own! $23.99 on Etsy.
The Midway Weekender:
A Mom’s bag is a sacred place of Mary Poppins-esque wizardry. A woman who, at all times, must carry her keys, her wallet, Joe’s medication, band-aids, snacks, toys, her phone, sunscreen and ponchos needs a bag with truly impressive capabilities, and we’ve got just the one! The Midway Weekender is on our gift guide for mom because it is a sturdy, substantial bag with features the stylish mom will flip for: hidden bottom compartment, gathered and zippered interior pockets, and a strap that lets it convert from a handbag to a tote. All this wrapped up in a weatherproof finish with vegan leather details. $95 at pocampo.com
Moms are always on the run, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look good! These floral sneakers from Keds will let her run errands, do carpool, go to hockey practice without ever missing a step! Plus, what gift guide for mom doesn't feature cool kicks? $49.99 at ModCloth.
Bike and Be Free Gift Set:
This handy gift set features our fantastic Six Corners Handlebar Bag, which is the perfect size to hold a wallet, phone, keys and a few other daily essentials. It attaches quickly to most strollers and bikes, and has a crossbody strap for when she gets some time away from the kids. The Six Corners bag also features weather-proof and easy to clean fabrics, reflective accents, and your choice of four fabulous colors. She also gets a reflective pin and a Theo chocolate bar, and everyone can feel great about helping provide schoolgirls in Africa with bikes through World Bicycle Relief. $49.99 at pocampo.com.
A gift that keeps on giving:
A gift guide for mom isn't complete without a subscription service that keeps on giving. A subscription to Netflix or Hulu does double duty. Mom can catch up on her favorite show after the kids’ are asleep and also keep them entertained during hectic afternoons. If TV isn’t her thing, try a subscription box. There are lots to choose from right now from snacks to makeup and beyond. One of our favorites is Olfactif, a Chicago-based company that send a carefully curated box of boutique fragrances every month. Once she finds her signature scent, mom can get a full sized bottle at a discounted price. $51+ at olfactif.com.
Sure, moms need pampering, but our gift guide for mom has items that help make her day-to-day life a little easier. With these fantastic gift selections, let the moms in your life know you see their hard work and want to help them- on that note, you might want to throw in a free night of babysitting, too!