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Great Gifts for Home for Mother's Day
Chocolate on the Brain (Galison) $8.50
My mom has always loved little note cards, as do all her friends, and what could be better than to send a note with a recipe for a great chocolate treat to someone you love? Each package includes 12 cards, 3 cards each of the 4 images and recipes: Triple Chocolate Brownies, Incredibly Easy Chocolate Mousse, Overly Indulgent Cupcakes, and Parisian Hot Chocolate.
Gingerbread Hearts Write Away Stationery (Galison) This great set is just perfect for Grandma or Mom to write little love notes to the most important people in their lives. The kit comes in a sturdy case and includes 10 magenta, 10 burgundy envelopes to mix and match. It retails for just $9.00. Need another idea, Galison's magnetic notepads are a great gift for us Moms out there! They allow you to quickly jot down school notes, shopping lists, reminders and more! They retail for $5.50 and 4 have 60 sheets with 2 strong magnets on back. They come with a matching pencil with magnetic holder.
Rose Pink Peppercorn Guest Soaps (Caldrea) I don't know about you, but as a kid I always remember going people's houses and being impressed when I went into the bathroom and saw cute little soaps in the dishes. As an adult, and parent, I've become painfully accustomed to bathrooms with antibacterial soaps in Sponge Bob containers. Now don't get me wrong, Sponge Bob soap gets the kids hand washing, but these little soaps bring me right back to those days when I remember people were sophisticated - when they cared about the little details. These soaps do just that - they smell great, are refined and make hand washing a treat again! $20.00
Rose Sachet & Lavender Drawer Liner (Elizabeth W) These gifts aren't just for Grandma - although Grandma will LOVE them! The rose sachet is too pretty to stash in a drawer or in a closet - this silk organza rose bud filled pouch looks great on a chair or on the bed. The fragrance is "to die for," said our mom tester. The Lavender drawer liners were given to a grandmother of two to review and although she said "they felt almost too indulgent to put in a drawer she loved the way her clothes smelled!" She moves it from place to place to "enjoy the fragrance when the mood strikes!" The Rose Sachet retails for $22.00 and the Drawer Liners is $28.00
Carry-All Cleaning Kit (Mrs. Meyer's) Some Mom's might not get excited about cleaning products like I do, but for those who do this is a great gift. Keep in mind it's also a great housewarming gift! This carry-all contains 4 basic items that you need for cleaning a 20oz All Purpose Cleanser, 16 oz Counter-Top Spray, 16oz Dish Soap and 12.5oz Hand Soap. They use natural fragrances like Geraniums and Lavender so they smell great, clean with natural ingredients and are earth friendly. Everything is biodegradable and concentrated so a little goes a long way! Happy Spring cleaning! $19.99
Sweet Pea Laundry Detergent (Caldrea) New moms will rejoice at this product! It's great gift idea for Mother's Day and Baby Showers! Not only does it mask those horrible odors of three-day old diapers, but it does it NATURALLY! It's mild yet very effective it contains plant-derived surfactants, Borax and essential oils of Geranium, Orange, Jasmine, Coriander, Rose and Bergamot and it's dermatologist tested. As a new mom I tested it and it's great! In fact it smells so great I'm using it on some of my laundry too! $16.00 for 68 OZ
Clover Leaf Sink Set (Caldrea) This great set which includes Dish Soap Liquid, Hand Soap Liquid and Hand Lotion comes in a great antique painted clover leaf shaped caddy. It is a great housewarming gift or Mother's Day Gift. Our tester had this to say, "What's really nice about this set is that it sits at my sink and there's no searching for the dish soap or hand soap - it's right there. Also, I always need hand cream after doing the dishes so it's a real treat to have that as well. Another great plus about this set is that it sits up off the countertop which means there's no messy residue underneath the bottles!" $40.00
Geranium Candle (Mrs. Meyer's) Stamp out the nasty cooking scents that linger in your home with this great smelling candle from Mrs. Meyers. It is clean burning, lasts up to 35-hours and comes in a cute jelly jar design. Our tester keeps this on her kitchen window sill so as the wind blows through the window wafts of geranium scent the air to disguise the curry or garlic she's cooked the night before! Just $9.99
Aura Essence Love: The Aura Essence candle called "Love" is scented with gardenia and narcissus and it's easy to see why. This scent is just amazing and moms and grandmothers will certainly appreciate getting these handmade candles for Mother's Day. They look beautiful on a table or in a window and they are a treat for the senses. Our testers also got to experience "Refreshing" which is a sent of Anjou Pear and "Inspiration" which is chamomile and muguet - they loved them all. They range in price from $9.00 to $21.00 and are available at www.raindayspa.com.
Basil Blue Sage Candle (Caldrea) "Wow this candle smells great," commented our mom-reviewer. it's scented with essential-oil-rich Basil Blue Sage and comes in a really nice gift box and a reusable glass container. The scent is crisp and clean without being overpowering. "It's a really nice Summer scent!" $25.00
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