Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Gift Ideas for Mom

I figured since I shared my gift ideas for kids, I might as well do a little window shopping for myself the moms out there.*

Just a heads up.  I tend to like more practical gifts.  I know lots of people complain about practical gifts but I prefer to get something that makes my life easier.  Yes, Sometimes it's really nice to get something that's just for fun but if it's one or the other I lean practical.  I guess the important thing is know the receiver and plan accordingly.

Practical gift ideas

We recently purchased this blender and I use it every day.  I love it.  We make smoothies with it every morning.  I love that I can throw everything in, hit the "smoothie button" walk away and make breakfast for the kids.  It blends perfectly thanks to a reverse function.  So it doesn't end up with an air bubble at the bottom and unblended stuff pushed to the top.  It also comes with a food processor and now that I have one, I don't know how I ever lived without it!

Oster BLSTVB-103-000 Versa 1100-watt Professional Performance Blender with Two 20-Ounce Blend'N Go Cups

Food minus the teflon scrapings.  Yum!

Calphalon 1913160 Simply Ceramic Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set, Black

I am getting really tired of buying the less expensive vacuum cleaners only to have them break after a year.  I just want one to work well and last, you know, forever.  Is that really too much to ask?

Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner

And if we are going to spend money on one excessively expensive vacuum cleaner, why not get a second for upstairs?

Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim MK2

Am I the only one who doesn't have one of these yet?  I go back and forth on this one all the time.  I'm the only person in my house that likes coffee and my coffee maker makes a minimum of 4 cups at a time.  I usually don't make coffee because I don't want to drink the whole pot by myself.  But if I could make myself one cup, I probably would.  Question is, am I better off without the coffee habit?  I was temporarily wowed by the new Keurig that allows you to choose a whole pot or just one cup but one of the things that attracted me to the Keurig is how compact it is.  My counter space is limited and the bigger one just defeats the purpose.

Keurig K10/B31 MINI Plus Brewing System, Turquoise Aqua

Fun gift ideas

I like to think this one is practical.  I mean you totally need a tree topper right?  Might as well be an awesome tree topper!  Religious and geeky at the same time.  Perfect.

Weeping Angel Tree Topper

Because what else would you put in a garden that will not grow?

Gnome Eating Kaiju

Again totally practical.  You need knives.  Might as well be awesome too!

Stocking stuffer ideas

To go along with the Star Wars Knife Block.

Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise D Pizza Cutter

How about a little jewelry?

Doctor Who 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Dangle Earrings

I just loved this movie and it's totally one I would watch again and again.  Very encouraging movie for moms.

Moms' Night Out

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