Warm your mother’s heart this season with a thoughtful gift that matches her unique personality and style.
For the outdoors mom, outfit her in Exofficio, the stylish active clothes brand designed for her lifestyle. The frequent traveler woman on your list will love the durable and sharp-looking FlyQ Vest ($100), featuring an advanced Travel Pocket System to help her breeze through airport security, sans purse. She can save room in her luggage with the versatile hip-length Go-To Hoody ($49.91), featuring wrinkle-free drirelease fabric, that she can wear with jeans or as an extra layer on cool nights, or it doubles as a cover-up. She can get cozy in the lightweight chenille feather-fleece Irresistible Neska V-Neck Sweater ($54.91 – $65.00), which is so soft she won’t know if you should wear it or pet it. If she packs just one pari of pants on a trip, make it the functional and fashionable lightweight nylon Nomad Roll-Up Pant ($70.00), which covert from pants to capris in a snap. Available at REI or www.exofficio.com.
Mom will feel rich anytime she reaches for the fashionable bi-fold wallet from Anais Gvani. Made of contrasting hues of kid-soft Italian leather and lined with silky fabric, this spacious yet compact wallet features compartments for credit cards, change, and bills. Available in black, brown, deep coffee, grey, purple, red. $52.19 and up, www.overstock.com
Mom’s been begging for one of those hi tech blenders, but you didn’t think you had the budget to get her one. The Oster Versa Performance Blender is the answer. This super powerful blender is all that, and more. The 1,400-watt motor spins its stainless steel blades at 28,000 RPM to blend smoothies, protein drinks, soups, dips, dressings, salsas and many other delicious treats in seconds. The large 8-cup BPA-free Tritan plastic jar dwarfs the competition, and the affordable price makes it an even better value. $249.00, Bed Bath & Beyond.
Mom loves sensible shoes, but most orthopedic shoes are dog ugly. Not the stylin’ and comfy Vionic Orthaheel collection of good-for-your-health shoes designed by a podiatrist and recommended by the APMA. For work, there’s the Olivia Ballet Flat ($89.95) that looks great with a pants suit or a tailored pair of jeans and treats your feet to proper arch support, heel cushion and orthotic technology that reduces over-pronation and associated aches and pains. For weekends, there’s the playful Tahoe Casual Lace-Up ($99.95) that sports not just hipster style but a removable biomechanical orthotic footbed for all-day comfort. At night, kick off your shoes and slip into the soft corduroy Geneva Slipper ($69.95) that feels plush on your feet either hanging out at home or out running errands. Available at www.orthaheelusa.com
Fish Her a Merry Christmas
The mom who loves to angle will love to cast with Ladyfish combo rod and reel from Shakespeare’s Catch More Fish Series. The shiny pink two-piece tubular glass rod has a comfortable, ergonomic grip designed specifically for women, and is ready to go with a Synergy 10 spincasting reel with line and a utility box with and assortment of 102 tackles. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Shakespeare Ladyfish® products goes to help support the ABCF (American Breast Cancer Foundation). $24.99 - $34.99, www.shakespeare-fishing.com