Gilt Groupe: Innovative Mother's Day Gifts For $50 or LessGilt Groupe's Chassie Post shares clever, outside-the-box ideas; Not your usual Mom's Day gifts
April 30, 2011
The Early Show
Every year brings the same Mother’s Day dilemma—what to buy for the moms in our lives?
This year, instead of giving the same old flowers and scented soaps, why not consider some ideas for clever, outside-the-box items as alternatives to the usual?
On “the Early Show on Saturday Morning,” Gilt Groupe Lifestyle Editor Chassie Post suggested several - all for $50 or less:
Instead of Breakfast in Bed—take your Mom on a picnic!
There’s no better way to spend time with a loved one than in the fresh spring air this Mother’s Day. Give Mom this basket and then fill it up with her favorites and head out to a local park to enjoy the day!
Picnic Basket by Household Essentials, $49
Luxury Picnic Basket GILT.COM, $175
Instead of another store-bought card in the mail for Grandma, create a personalized card!
Shutterfly.com:- Award-winning photo books, cards and stationary, prints, calendars, photo gifts and personal websites. Mothers day card $1.04, Photobooks: $12.99
Tinyprints - Non-profit organization, DIY cards $1.99-$3.99 per card Kelly Ripa, Pink, Jessica Capshaw, Vanessa Minnillo, Reese Witherspoon and Ali Larter are fans of this personalized stationery company. Bonus: A portion of proceeds from their Mother’s Day cards will go to Baby Buggy, Jessica Seinfeld’s non-profit organization.
Instead of your typical soaps and lotion, give Mom something that will really help her relax, such as an aromatherapy gift set!
Aromatherapy Basket: Eucalyptus Spearmint, $27.50 from BathandBodyWorks.com
D L & Co. Diffuser Sets and Home Fragrance Candles, Starting at $20, GILT.COM
Instead of a gift certificate, give Mom fun Spring accessories that she can enjoy right away
Selection of Jewelry from GILT.COM, $50 & under
Hats by GILT.COM, $49
Scarf $3.95 from H&M.com
Instead of another framed family photo…give Mom a work of art!
This year, give Mom a gorgeous custom piece of art with everyone’s handprints! Create your own wall art with this set of four vibrant canvases and paint. Just add your child’s handprints or make a family collage with everyone’s prints to create this keepsake artwork. Set includes non-toxic white paint and paint tray. Canvases measures 10” L x 10” W x 3/4” D each.
Pearhead Handprint Wall Art Set, www.bedbathandbeyond.com and www.buybuybaby.com, $18
Instead of a Coffee Pot give her a membership to a Coffee of the Month Club
Each month, they’ll deliver a pound of one of their best-selling coffees. A wonderful way to sample coffees from the world’s major growing regions.
Peet’s Mother’s Day Tasting Tour, $49 for 3 months
Instead of Flowers, give Mom a Gardening Tote Gardening Tote!
Great for the mom with the green thumb - help her to grow her own flowers
Casual Style defines this durable multi-pocket gardening tote.
Set includes three top quality, heavy gauge stainless tools with comfort grip handles.
Roomy interior is great for transporting supplies & side pockets have room for a beverage and snack
Perfect for the Mom who loves her garden!
Tote and Tools by Picnic at Ascot, Gilt.com, $29.00