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doB’s Cheat Sheet to Modern Gifting for Mom

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Forget 1-800-FLOWERS.

This Mother’s Day, surprise Mom with a nontraditional gift that isn’t perfume, jewelry, or flowers.  doB has put together a mini guide of fashionable, yet practical stuff that will have your Mom saying Kay who?

1.  For the Eco Mom – Plantable Seedlings

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These days, it’s fashionable to be environmentally friendly.  For the Eco Mom who’s set on being green, plantable seedlings make a great gift that will thank Mother Earth too. Watch your garden grow with these delightful Bloemboxes, which resemble charming hat boxes wrapped in the bright ribbons of spring.  The Bloemboxes contain three biodegradable, plantable seed ribbons that will grow into the flowers that adorn the top of the boxes.  The Hummingbird Habitat Garden features pink annual phlox, lemon mint, and scarlet sage, while the Butterfly Habitat Garden blooms into orange cosmos, dahlia flowered zinnia, and annual phlox.  Check out the Olive Barn for more collectible perennials and shower your Mom with multiple Bloemboxes.

2.  For the Techy Mom – iPad Case

Jonathan Adler ipad case

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You already got Mom the iPad 2 for her birthday.  Now the techy Mom can protect her favorite gadget with a complementary case. The Jonathan Adler Gothic Rose iPad case is affordable at just $28 and opens up to let you read the iPad like a book.  The Tory Burch Robinson Flip Saffiano Tablet Case, which comes in juicy orange and luggage brown as well as cobalt blue, is decidedly more luxurious for $225 and folds to create a pop-up stand for the iPad.  We’re sure that Mom will love these iPad cases as much as we do!

3.  For the New Mom – Stylish Diaper Bag

Looking stylish can be as much of a prerogative as being a good wife and mother.  You want to gift her a diaper bag that, well, frankly speaking, doesn’t look like a diaper bag

We love how on the outside, Kate Spade’s diaper bags look über chic and are part of the designer’s overall collection.  At the same time, the bags are unbelievably functional for the Mom on the go.  The Barrow Street Anabel Baby Bag exudes a trendy resort vibe while the Copa Cabana Denise Baby Bag is perfect for the wild mama.  Both bags are expandable with roomy interiors that divide into compartments to organize the baby’s belongings.  The bags also come with a diaper changing pad and stroller straps.   She doesn’t wear mom jeans, so why should she carry a frumpy and boring diaper bag?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms out there!

Love, doB

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