Congrats to our winners:
BETH, PAULA, DARLENE, Helen, Jeannine
Being a Mother is a THANKLESS job. It's not that I want my kids to walk around and tell me every five minutes how much they appreciate the fact that I always save them the last brownie, walk the dog -THEY BEGGED me for and promised they'd walk-at 6:30 am, and somehow I am THE ONLY ONE IN THIS HOUSE who knows where the ruler, scotch tape and Elmer's glue is at 12 midnight– but sometimes I'd appreciate a LONG SOLILOQUY about how the sun rises and sets with me and basically how I am the life force coursing through their veins. YEAH, I Know- one doesn't get such declarations until one is very close to or already in the grave.
So I've decided THIS Mother's Day- all of us need to celebrate OURSELVES. That's right- so get out there- grab your plastic buddy and Buy yourself something, decadent, selfish, funky and personal. Oh and if you think, ” well I REALLY don't need this”…that is code word for “BUY IT STAT”.
So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things and guess what we are GIVING a few of them away too!
ThinkGeek.com understands that finding the perfect gift for Mother's Day can be a challenge, so they threw some numbers into a computer, added a bit of love, and came out with eight gift bundles. You supply the Mom, and they'll supply the gift bundle that works best for her. You can check out ALL eight gift bundles here– but my favorite one is the Big Bang Theory Mom Bundle which includes: Soft Kitty Singing Plush, Rutherford-Bohr Model Atom Necklace, Bazinga Pint Glass, and Soft Kitty Mug (Because everyone needs a Soft kitty!).
A GREAT BAG from Caboodle the Envy “IT” bag
This stylish black doctor's tote is perfect for keeping mom's makeup organized while she stays stylish on the go! The Envy “IT” Bag helps beauty lovers go from work to play and back again. The chic carrier is a tote that does double duty as a makeup organizer. Outfitted in sleek black fabric with white polka dots, it opens to reveal a spacious interior with smartly placed inner pockets and elastic band storage to keep products and brushes in place. Keys, iPhone, lipstick – there is room for all the necessities. The Envy “IT” bag will be available at Walmart with a suggested retail price of approximately $29.00-$34.00.
Some sporty and SEXY clothes! If you are going to be sporty- why not be sexy too! And I've put together all my favorite pieces to achieve that Hot mama look!
ECCO Hybrid Golf Shoes $160-$190 From the brand that pioneered the hybrid golf shoe, ECCO offers Mom an array of non-cleated styles to look fun and fashionable on or off the golf course. The Golf Fashion Life Bootie combines runway style with fairway performance, Golf Street Sport adds color pop to any outfit and Classic Hybrid appeals to traditional tastes. All feature the ECCO E-DTS outsole featuring more than 800 traction angles for superb grip on any surface.
Fila Golf $16-130 Keep your mom looking and feeling fabulous with Fila Golf apparel.This heritage sportswear brand focuses on styles that compliment all shapes and sizes while offering superior comfort and quality. Highlight features include UV protectant, eco-friendly and wrinkle-resistant fabrics that boast tech-dry and anti-bacterial technology that will help her beat the summer heat whether on the golf course of off.
KENTWOOL Socks $19.95 Happy feet are key to enjoying any activity, so give Mom the gift of comfort with KENTWOOL socks. Perfect for walking the golf course, hitting the gym or everyday activities, KENTWOOL blends naturally moisture-wicking merino wool with performance fibers to keep feet dry and blister free. Available in an array of fun colors, KENTWOOL socks are made 100 percent in the USA!
FORE'N'Birdie Little girls can look like mom and swing like mom in Fore'N'Birdie's hip reflection of Southern California's stylish roots that's eco-friendly and super comfortable. The fashion driven apparel combines elegance with vintage chic across the all-girls collection of colorful tops, and fun, functional skirts, shorts and dresses, alongside signature hats and adorable hair bows and headbands. Sizes: 3/6-18/24 months & 2T-12
ANYTHING Anne Taintor : If you are going to be a mother the first thing you will need to SUSTAIN you is a sense of humor, and no one does that better than Anne Taintor! Here are two products guaranteed to make Mom laugh. The Anne Taintor Shopper – Caption: “WOW! I get to give birth AND change diapers!” and The Anne Taintor Coin Purse – Caption: “fixing the economyâ€¦ one boutique at a time”
And of course PERFUME and Surprise! by Heidi Klum is one of my favorites! Reflecting Heidi‘s multi-faceted personality, Surprise! is built around explosive, elegant notes, creating a sexy floral fragrance. It opens with a joyful burst of Mandarin and Pink Pepper for a dynamic top note. At the heart, an ultra-feminine bouquet of Rose Petals and Magnolia creates a refined radiance. Finally, the drydown of Benzoin and Milk of Sandalwood delivers a warm, and unforgettable effect. 1.0 fl. oz./$28.00. Available at drugstores nationwide.
And the best part of this Mother's day Gift Guide? We are giving away all the FOLLOWING ITEMS:
The Envy “IT” Bag
Here's how it works we will have four winners! For a chance to be one of our FIVE winners leave a comment with which gift you'd like and WHY! For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram . For a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest and for a sixth entry you can Like Married my Sugar Daddy on Facebook Good luck! Giveaway ends May 16th!
And for even MORE INCREDIBLE Mother's day picks check out What a Complicated Mama Wants!