Still looking to find mom a gift or put a little something extra under the tree that won't break your budget? Here are a few more ideas for $25 or less. Find edible gifts here for $25 or less.
As cold as it's been in the Atlanta area so far this month, mom may certainly need to keep warm all winter. But don't think just gloves and scarves. Headgear from Northface may be the perfect gift to keep her ears and forehead warm. The company's eargear is made with fleece and has a stretchy spandex trim to provide a comfortable, no-slip fit. These are not your grandmother's earmuffs. Retails for $18. www.thenorthface.com. In Atlanta, Northface clothing and accessories can be found at Dick's Sporting Goods and other retailers.
Trader Joe's Cookbook
Trader Joe's lovers will be happy to find their new brand new "Cooking with Trader Joe's: Dinner's Done!" Cookbook under the tree this year. The book offers advice on how to prepare healthy, tasty meals using pre-prepped ingredients that are all found under one roof: Trader Joe's. If mom loves shopping at Trader Joe's but doesn't love spending hours in the kitchen, this may be the gift for her. The book retails for $24.95 and is available at area Barnes & Nobles or at www.cookingwithtraderjoes.com.
Little e-Book of Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes
If mom is getting a Kindle or a new computer for Christmas, a nice accompaniment would be a new e-book of healthy holiday recipes called "Little e-Book of Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes". Available in PDF and for Kindle the book is delivered via e-mail and costs less than $10.
It features beverages, brunch, appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Recipes range from traditional American favorites like Cranberry Sauce, Apple Pie a la mode, and Squash "Pumpkin" Pie to everything else from TV Snack Chips, Mock Scrambled Eggs, Cornbread, Italian Eggplant Bites and Raw Vegan Lasagna, Rice Pudding Ice Cream, and Marinated Portobello Mushrooms in French Onion Soup. The book includes photos, tips and info for both newbies and raw foods enthusiasts, and suggestions for holiday menus.
The book is the brainchild of RawFoodsNewsMagazine.com editor and fellow Examiner writer, Judy Pokras. The e-book costs $8.99 for the PDF and $9.99 for the Kindle Version. The book can be ordered at RawFoodsNewsMagazine.com.
Alice's Tea Cup
Experience the whimsical feeling of Manhattan's Teahouse, Alice's Tea Cup, with their newly released cookbook. The cookbook includes recipies for customer favorites like their famed pumpkin scone, tea infused "Martea-ni" cocktails, as well as deocrating and entertaining tips on hosting a magical tea party for any occasion. It's available nationwide as well as on their site at www.alicesteacup.com. $24.99.
A perfect gift for moms who need to keep their make up organized is the Z Palette. The brainchild of celebrity make-up artist, Zena Shteysel, Z Palette is a customizable magnetic palette with a clear window and that holds any size shadow, blush, bronzer or foundation. This is perfect for moms who want to consolidate and organize their different brands and colors of makeup in one place. The Z Palette is available in two sizes and a variety of color schemes for $20. www.zpalette.com.
Portable Ladies Flats
A great affordable gift for the fashionista mom are portable flats that fold up and it in a small pouch. These make a great solution for traveling, and also keep easily in a purse or car. This time of year two of the most popular styles are the Silver Sequin and the BowTie Black.They are available online at www.fitinclouds.com and come in sizes 5 to 11 1/2. Prices vary from $19.95 a pair to $24.95.
Digital Photo Key Chain
Things Remembered, which has locations all around the Atlanta area, sells a new digital photo key chain which stores 100 photos and can be uploaded easily by plugging it into a PC or MAC with the included USB cord. The compact silver key chain is small enough to slip into mom's purse and the best part is it can be engraved with a special message. The cost is $20. www.thingsremembered.com.
Seeds of the Month Subscription
Although everyone still has stockings and warm hot cocoa on the mind, the gardening mom may already be thinking about her flower beds. With the Seeds of the Month Club, garden enthusiasts will receive eight packs of seeds during the first month and then four packs of seeds every month thereafter. The cost for a one year subscription is $24. http://seedsclub.averagepersongardening.com.
Eco-friendly moms will appreciate an eyeglass case that is durable, water-resistant, hip AND made of recycled sail material!Sea Bags offers eyeglass cases for $12 and more including totes, luggage tags, cosmetic pouches, change purses. Visit www.seabags for purchase information.
Spread some holiday cheer with the gift of hand-crafted soap from Demo Soap Studio. This seaon, a perfect gift would be the Gingerbread Fruitcake scents that include a gingerbread-scented soap, a Christmas tree soap that smells of apple spice, and coconut-scented fruitcake. Each soap costs $7 and can be purchased online at www.demosoap.com. All Demo skincare products are 100% hypoallergenic and are made from naturally biodegradable ingredients.
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