I’m a little vulnerable at the beginning of this Mother’s Day episode, but I don’t stay there long! You’ll hear about random Mother’s Day gift ideas that I came across and ends with a recap of toys that have a mothering aspect to them.
I’d love to know your thoughts on any of the products I discuss….if you have one of them or even if you think you’ll go buy one of these as a gift because of the episode! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Take care!
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RANDOM GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Redeo Rechargeable Bug Vacuum Spider Catcher with LED Light….yes please. It vacuums up spiders and such in a humane way and then you can release them outside. One person mentioned on a review that they use it to catch crickets to feed their bearded dragon…..i mean, i think we could all say….yeah, i could use that.
DOUHE The Executioner Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper for the bugs in your life that you have no compassion for…i alluded to the dreaded mosquitos..dun dun dun….I’d love to zap the heck out of them. This product has 4.5 stars on amazon for 2,375 reviews….yes..i want this for mother’s day….
Garden Genie Gloves – If you’d like a convenient way to easily dig without a bunch of tools or have a secret desire to feel like Wolverine, these are the gloves for you. They have claws for digging at the end fingertips….I don’t do a ton of gardening…well any gardening, but if I did, I want these bad.
Shiitake Mushroom Log – grow gourmet mushrooms in your garden. They ship you a log that already has the mushroom spores inside it….so after about 4 months, it’ll start growing mushrooms. that you can eat. Fascinating!
Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit – comes in various selections…the one I am linking to is sweet basil, dill, and lemon basil)…they provide the three bottles and everything else you need. apparently it just takes minute to set up and then you don’t have to refill the water for like a month. Now that’s what i’m talking about. And it’s packaged nice as well….
Shower/bath Tub Wine Glass Holder – suction cups that stick to the wall of your bath or shower and it holds your glass in place.
The Wine Rack – which is basically a sports bra that has an insert you can fill up with your beverage of choice….think of it as a camelback backpack (you know what hikers/bike riders wear on their backs filled with water) but instead of that, it’s for your chest- now when I saw this pop up in a mother’s day gift idea section, I was like…hmm…that’s probably a tad unnecessary, but you know what, I’ll mention it here. One review said that they have blow air in the tubing to make it look like they’re not losing cup sizes…oh my goodness…you see the joys of products. And I don’t go to a lot of concerts, you’re probably very familiar with these.
Decorative Wine Cork State Trap – the one I’m linking to is Texas bc that’s where I live, but there are other states. This is a cute gift for someone who is sentimental and likes keeping wine corks….would be a great decorative wall hanging if you have a dedicated wine space in your home.
Himalayan Sea Salt Tequila Glasses – So, I got these from my sister Meredith at Christmas (I interviewed her in Episode 10)…because she and anyone else that knows me well, knows my favorite way to clean the kitchen (and you may recall I’m not a big fan of the kitchen) is that I like a little shot of tequila….just takes the edge off you know? These shot glasses are completely made of Himalayan salt so there’s no need to salt the rim…it’s already there. To clean them, you just rinse and dry with a paper towel…so the funny thing about this is that Hannah my youngest, while I wasn’t looking, got a hold of one after being an adventurous climber in the kitchen. When I got them for Christmas I showed her that they were salt….so she licked it because she didn’t believe me…..and then last week, she randomly comes in the bedroom licking on this salt shot glass…. Oh my….Hannah. They’re a pretty great fun gift for any tequila lover, but not good for a five year old.
Perfect Cup Tea Timer – Three hourglasses provide 3-minute, 4-minute, and 5-minute timing. Use the 3-minute timing for a light brew, and the 4 or 5-minute timers for dark, stronger tea. This would be a great gift for a tea lover and I wouldn’t have automatically thought of something like this for Mother’s Day. Hard core tea lovers will tell you drinking tea is an experience…so yes you can just a set timer for 3 min on your phone but it’s a lot more special to watch the sand go down.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Book– Experience the star wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama.
Star Wars Planetary Galactic Necklace – If you’re a Star Wars Mom, why wouldn’t you want a galaxy around your neck?
Game of Thrones “Dinner is Coming” Cutting Board – Looks like it’s great quality!
Imak Pain Relief Eye Mask – my favorite eye mask ever. Great for headache relief! Freeze it, warm it….just get it! See my entire blog post on it here.
Tweezy Nail Polish Holder Ring – You wear it as a ring, you put the nail polish in the ring and you paint your nails.
Pinch Me Therapy Dough – For the times that you just are at your breaking point….some therapy dough might not be a terrible thing to have. The canister is small enough to fit in your purse and there lots of scents like, spa, beach, grapefruit, refresh
Eyevac Home Stationary Vacuum – It’s a standalone vaccuum so if you sweep your floor real fast, you can sweep it to the vaccuum and it sucks it up. So you don’t need a dust pan. Great for anyone suffering from back pain!
Euphy Robovac – My friend, Angie, mentioned in Episode 8. She loves it!
Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner – So I actually have this. My mother in law gave it to me as a Christmas gift…now I’m going to say that she gave it to me because she thought it was a nice little cleaning thing to have not because of the countless times she visited me and my microwave was a disastrous mess of a thing. But, I do actually like this product, but guess what….you could just add vinegar and water to a bowl and clean it the same way but for a gift…this is a lot more fun.
Peanut Butter Spoon – Are you guilty of this? Apparently, a normal spoon just won’t do! 🙂
Mushions and Fresh Face Car Air Freshener – These are hilarious. Who doesn’t want a large oversized pillow or air freshener of your face? This is a UK company, so it’ll be international shipping for USA.
Face Pillow in US – I found this custom print company who you can order through to avoid international shipping.
Infant Survival Guide Book – I think this would be a great book to give a first-time mom or bring to any baby shower…the sneak peek shows how to correctly vacuum with an infant…teaches you that you should not duck tape your infant to the wall but instead hold them in your arms while you vacuum…silly things like that.
TOYS WITH A MOTHERING ASPECT
Steffi Love Welcome Baby Pregnant Doll – Baby is stored inside the belly!
Laugh Mart Amanda The Pregnant Doll – Marketed as a fun and unusual gift for someone with a sense of humor. Definitely more of a gag gift!
Baynne 5 People Dolls Suit – Comes with Pregnant Mom Doll, Dad, two kids, a double stroller, and a baby in the mom’s belly. If I’m being completely honest here, the dad looks a tad like Michael Jackson….so there’s that…
Baby Alive Dolls – I mean who doesn’t want a baby that you feed and change it’s diaper because it really pees? But, don’t forget to buy the baby food and diaper refills!
Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby – Baby pees in the potty and you can give it reward stickers
Barbie Newborn Pups Doll & Pets – This poor mama dog has birthed the same 3 babies millions of times since Hannah has acquired this toy. The three babies are in the dog’s belly…you move the dog in a backward fashion and out pops a puppy…you do it again, another puppy comes out and so on. Can you imagine? Going through the birthing process that many times and you keep getting the same offspring over and over and over? Yikes! Well, these puppies come with their eyes closed…..you apply ice to the eyes to allow them to open and you also apply ice to their tiny little behinds to reveal a small heart that is either blue or pink so that you can know if it’s a boy or girl. I will say this toy is extremely loved by Hannah and my oldest wants it for her birthday too. So, I guess it’s a winner.
Unicorn Pony Surpise Mom & Baby – Each mama unicorn has a surprise number of babies in the belly. Three, Four, or Five babies!
Puppy Surprise/Kitty Surprise – Same premise as unicorn mama…..pull those little babies out of the belly…put them right back in!
Pikmi Pops – when you buy it, it looks like it’s a big cotton candy lollipop, so when you unwrap it, it’s a large stuffed animal. Inside are two little baby stuffed animals. You can roll them into balls. Cute and cuddly!
Manhattan Toy Nursing Nana the Dog, Nina the Cat, Nola the Rabbit, and Nissa the Hedgehog – these are all mothers who nurse their individual little babies. There is a sewn-in magnet that helps the babies latch on. This is just a tad out there for me….not insanely weird….it’s just a little different.