By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor
Showing the Moms in your life just how much you love and appreciate them through thoughtful gifts need not require any inconvenience. With this collection of decadent, luxurious, and generally thoughtful Mother’s Day endowment ideas proffering convenient eComm-driven direct-to-door delivery, your holiday gifting game can remain on-point.
Family Cookbook Project (https://www.FamilyCookbookProject.com)
One of my favorite ideas for this Mother’s Day is a personal cookbook filled with her favorite recipes and photos. Imagine having Mom’s beloved food secrets in a beautifully printed cookbook to pass down to future generations. It’s a fun, easy way to organize recipes and preserve favorite family food traditions! Family Cookbook Project has, in fact, helped thousands of people create their own printed personal cookbooks with unlimited recipes and easy-to-use online design tools. When you’re done designing, you can order printed hard copies for the entire family. The company’s Make-A-Cookbook software allows you to do it yourself or have others help, making it a collaborative family affair. Fill your cookbook with photos, stories, and recipes for a finished cookbook that’s truly unique. Users can also invite family or friends to add recipes and photos, further making it a one-of-a-kind gift that’s as practical as it is thoughtful. With hundreds of layout and cover options to choose from and easy-to-use tools, you don’t have to be an expert to create a cherished heirloom. It’s suited for users of all ages, as the company’s software is highly intuitive and user-friendly; they automatically generate indexes, the table of contents, and more.
Vinci Hands-Free Citrus Juicer (https://VinciHousewares.com)
What’s better than waking up to a glass of fresh juice each morning? And Mom would certainly appreciate an easy way to achieve this life’s pleasure. One gift-worthy way to make juicing citrus virtually effortless is with the Vinci Hands-Free Citrus Juicer. With it, Mom will have less mess and hassle. Slice your fruit of choice in half, place it on the reamer and press the juice button. The Vinci patented automatic juicing mechanism allows for no straining to hold the fruit in place. The pressure-sensitive juicing technology senses the thickness of the citrus rind to ensure the best and optimal amount of juice with no bitter flavors. From oranges and grapefruit to lemons, key limes, and more, the Vinci Hands-Free Citrus Juicer is perfect for drinks, recipes, desserts, marinades, etc., cocktails. Choose between high or low pulp with two interchangeable pulp filers. The 12-ounce reservoir with a locking lever also allows for large batches of juice flow. Compact and easy to store on the counter or in the cabinet, the Vinci Hands-Free Citrus Juicer is easy to clean as all removable parts are dishwasher safe.
Bathtub Caddy and Bed Desk (https://SmartIdeas4Life.com)
From bath to bedtime, this is an amazing tray that’ll simplify life! Smart Ideas 4 Life has created a distinctive item that marries two products: a bathtub caddy and a bed desk. Since me-time moments are so precious, especially for mom, the company crafted the perfect caddy to make that time even more special—no matter the relaxation setting. Of course, a long bath is a great way to rejuvenate your skin, relax sore muscles and recharge for another busy day. Yet, the experience doesn’t need to end there as, with this try, you can continue reading your book/magazine, watching a movie on Netflix, or even catch up on e-mails. If you’re in bed, you can do all the same with everything you need comfortably within reach and stable. The unique design offers a large and well-organized tray that will securely hold in place what you need, whether it be a book, magazine, iPad, or laptop. It also has a cellphone slot, wine glass holder, and a candle and/or food plate placement. Additional side trays are perfect for bath accessories. The tray extends up to a full 42.5-inches to fit even large-sized tubs, hot tubs, and even Jacuzzi tubs. The tray measures 29.5-inches when closed for easy storage. The height-adjustable/collapsible folding legs reach from 8.5- to 10.75-inches when fully extended. Plus, the bathtub caddy and bed desk, available in various finishes, is eco-friendly, sturdy, and easy to clean.
Wine Accessories from SpryWine.com (https://SpryWine.com)
SpryWine.com’s products are great giftables that any wine-loving mom will appreciate receiving on her special day. For example, the company’s Automatic Rechargeable Wine Bottle Opener is a nifty gift-worthy gadget that’ll look great on the counter and will wow your guests when you open a bottle with a bit of tech flare. No more struggling with wacky bottle openers or corks that don’t want to play nice. Made of food-grade materials and boasting full FDA certification, it automatically removes and ejects both synthetic and natural corks without the messy crumbling. This easy wine opener is durable, safe to use, and makes an ideal gift for wine lovers. With this ultimate wine kitchen accessory, mom can avoid the hassle of pulling, twisting, or shredding broken cork pieces. The light cordless design features an ergonomic soft grip that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The Automatic Wine Corkscrew removes the cork in seven seconds—without breaking the cork. It comes with a foil cutter for easily removing seals with one turn of a hand and can be stored as a base for the wine corkscrew.
SpryWine.com’s Vacuum Wine Bottle Stopper is a handy tool that can pump out the excess air in the wine bottle so it can maintain its fresh and tasty state. It helps minimize wine oxidation by sucking the air out of the bottle. Pump the vacuum wine stopper several times until it affixes itself tightly to where the cork used to be. This will help preserve the flavor of the wine for weeks instead of just days after it’s been opened. The Vacuum Wine Stopper rubber seal fits most wine bottles and even other types of bottles with similar characteristics. You can also check the gadget’s handy date selector, so you know how long it’s been since you last accessed the bottle contents. The Wine Bottle Stopper is simple to use when both sealing and removing. Just put the stopper tightly on the top of the wine bottle, then press the top of the stopper until the piston is lowered and the wine is in a vacuum. It is also super easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
One interesting décor item from SpryWine.com is the Metal Wine Bottle Rack—a stainless-steel wine bottle holder that will look amazing on a countertop, shelf, or cabinet. It holds six regular-sized bottles, one in each hexagon slot, and the geometric shape and beautifully simple finish makes it a great addition to any space. The bottle rack keeps the wine in a correct horizontal alignment, helping to prevent the corks from drying out and potentially ruining valuable vintages.
Remote Tarot Reading with Harvest and Moon (https://HarvestAndMoon.com)
Here’s a super creative and interesting Mother’s Day gift that can both surprise and delight. Mariah Oller of Harvest and Moon is a remote Tarot Card Reader that can give accurate and precise insight into mom’s life from afar. This former Cell Biologist proffers tarot readings that are realistic and action-oriented—perhaps more than one might expect when they think of traditional tarot. During my own session, Oller’s advisory and analysis of situations in my life—from relationships to children to business—were spot on. Indeed, Oller specializes in providing clarity in relationships, career choices, and living situations. Don’t expect vague suggestions from her, either. She isn’t afraid to give you an obvious “yes” or “no” when you ask a question—something else that surprised and impressed me during my own session—the archived video from which was provided to me afterward for future review and reference. This is an ideal Mother’s Day option for the person that defines themselves as “spiritual in nature” or enjoys checking their horoscope at any level. Virtual group tarot readings are also a great way to connect with loved ones during this isolating time amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This unique activity will provide memories that are talked about for years to come. Remote Tarot readings with Ollar are a thoughtful gift for creatives, small business owners, and those who could use clarity in their lives.
Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of the nationally-syndicated “Savvy Living” TV show. As a prolific consumer and business trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports/
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