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The 2011 Mother's Day Gift Guide

We are beyond giddy that our annual Mother's Day Gift Guide is here again! After all, it's one of our all-time favorite holidays. Of course every day is Mother's Day in our world, but if you want to make May 8 extra special, here are some ideas for all kinds of moms in all kinds of price ranges--most of which support small businesses, many run by moms themselves. And don't forget the hand-scribbled card from the kids of course. That's always the best of all.

We also suggest you click over to our truly amazing sponsors, who have some awesome ideas themselves (not to mention some great discount codes). Happy shopping!

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Mom Jewelry for the Mom Who's a Little Scared of Mom Jewelry

custom braille rings

$
custom braille rings

$49 at studio amf
Mother's Day Gift: personalized birthdate necklace

$$
personalized birthdate necklace

$110 from anna bee
custom silhouette diamond pendant

$$$
custom silhouette diamond pendant

$350+ from vicente agor
studio amf - 15% off existing inventory (no custom orders) with code "CMPMothersDay-studioAMF"
anna bee - 20% off with code "COOLMOM"




For the Super-Hormonal First Time Mom (Go Ahead. Make Her Cry.)

Mother's Day gift: custom embroidered handprint

$
custom embroidered handprint


$19.95 from andie marie
Mother's Day gift: charm from baby’s footprint

$$
charm from baby’s footprint


$125+ at formia design
Mother's Day gift: I love my mommy book

read!
i love my mommy



$6.71+ from amazon
andie marie - 15% off with "COOLMOM2011"
formia design - mention "coolmompicks/mom" for free shipping upgrade


For the Amazingly Cool, Grandchild-Fawning Supergrandma

Mother's Day gift: chocolate mother’s day postcards

$
chocolate mother’s day postcards

$20 at rogue confections
Mother's Day gift: custom baby photo + poetry necklace

$$
custom baby photo + poetry necklace

$595 from jeanine payer
gift for grandma: tell me a story grandparents' journal

read!
tell me a story grandparents' journal

$28 at uncommon goods


For the Mom From the Kids Who are Too Young to Write a Card Yet

wooden hearts ready for scribbling or painting

$
wooden hearts ready for scribbling or painting

$7.50/set at romp
magnets from kid's artwork

$$
magnets from kid's artwork


$36+ from ruva cards
photo session with the kids

$$$
photo session with the kids

photo credit: justin hackworth photography


romp - 15% off with "COOLMOM"



For the Mama Who Loves Her Style, and Her Planet

organic lipsticks from peacekeeper cause-metics

$
organic lipsticks from peacekeeper cause-metics

$14 each at abe’s market
Mother's Day Gift: twill+eco leather clutch

$$
twill + eco leather clutch


$89 from ellington
recycled silver + fairly mined diamond studs

$$$
recycled silver + fairly mined diamond studs


$140 from andrea bonelli
ellington - free ground shipping with "COOLMOM"


For the Mother-in-law You Swore Not to Forget This Year. And Didn't.

Mother's Day gift:kate spade boxed notes

$
kate spade boxed notes


$35 at kate's paperie
napa farmhouse 1885 pampering basket

$$
napa farmhouse 1885 pampering basket

$85 at foodzie
custom silhouette journal

read!
custom silhouette journal

$30 at le papier studio
le papier studio -15% off with code COOLMOM15


For the Mom Who Loves Her Real Live, Made of Paper, Old-Fashioned Books

custom bookplates

$
custom bookplates


$14 at stella and hodge
photo bookmark

$$
photo bookmark


$55 at tiffany
subscription to gift lit book club

read!
subscription to gift lit book club

$270/year
giftlit - 10% off with the code COOLMOMS




For the Wonderful Mom-esque, Mom-ish, or Mom-like Non-Mom in Your Life

Mother's Day gift: love pillow

$
love pillow

$38 from honey pie designs
you are loved rosette ribbon

$$
you are loved rosette ribbon

$45 at the small object
heart fob charm

$$$
heart fob charm

$215 from fine art of family
honey pie designs - 10% off with "HONEYPIEPICKS10"


For the Mom Who Doesn't Look Like Any Mom You Remember Growing Up

fringed metal earrings

$
fringed metal earrings


on sale for $24 at charm and chain
malene birger woven belt

$$
malene birger woven belt

$145 at huset-shop
my mom, style icon book

read!
my mom, style icon


$12.89 at amazon
huset shop - 15% off with "COOLMOM11" on non-sale items; not valid in the furniture / electronics section.


For the Mom Who Just Wants Breakfast in Bed

bud vase

$
bud vase with her favorite bloom and breakfast in bed

$40 from whitney smith

breakfast tray

$$
petit dej’ breakfast tray and breakfast in bed

$92 at a+r
luxury cashmere blanket

$$$
luxury cashmere blanket and breakfast in bed

$500 at saks
whitney smith pottery - 15% off with "COOLMOM"


For the Mom Who Needs Something to Hang on Her Wall Besides Pics of the Kids

lovely, love my family print

$
lovely, love my family print


$25 from tuesday mourning
Mother's Day gift: custom family tree

$$
custom family tree


$45 at le papier studio
Mother's Day Gift: custom artwork made from baby clothes or kids’ artwork

$$$
custom artwork made from baby clothes or kids’ artwork

$varies from the great remember
le papier studio -15% off with code COOLMOM15


For the Mom Who Lives to Have Everyone at the Table Together

modern cafe apron

$
modern cafe apron

$45 at magpie lovely
le creuset french oven

$$
le creuset french oven

$129 at sur la table
family dinner cookbook

read!
the family dinner

$17.23 on amazon
magpie lovely - 15% off with "cmp15mom"


For the Mom Who Would Haaaaaaate a Sappy Gift

damn good mother tee

$
damn good mother tee


£20 at twisted twee
breakfast cereal necklace

$$
breakfast cereal necklace

$49.99 at perpetual kid

read!
bossypants by tina fey


$13.97 at amazon


For the Mom Whose iPad is Her Other Baby

$
personalized iPad photo skin


$29.99 from skinit

$$
personalized canvas/leather ipad case

$158 at iomoi

$$$
smythson leather ipad case


$290 at net-a-porter
skinit - 15% off with "SKINIT4MOM"




For the Mom Who's Always Looking Out for All Other Moms

$
a meal for a homebound mom

$7 from meals on wheels

$$
safe birthing kit for mothers in a crisis zone

$24 from international rescue committee

$$$
reduce maternal mortality

$5+/month at white ribbon alliance for safe motherhood


For the Mom Who'd Uh... Like to be a Mom Again Sometime Soon

underwear bouquet

$
vkini tulip “bouquet” with the kids off to Grandma’s for the night

$58 at hanky panky
weekend at a b+b

$$
weekend at a b+b

photo credit: joyeverafter
the mominatrix guide to sex for naughty moms

read!
the mominatrix guide to sex for naughty moms

$10.32 at amazon


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