Don't give her another gift for the baby; give her something just for her. Labor and sleepless nights can take a toll. Any new mom will love a day of relaxation and special treatment at a spa while you babysit. Buy a gift certificate from SpaFinder that she can use at more than 5,000 spas worldwide for massages, facials and much more.
If your mom is into fitness and health, a new sports bag is a terrific idea. At Nike.com, you can customize and personalize shoulderbags, backpacks and duffels with Nike iD, which lets you choose the style, colors, logos and more that are perfect for your active mom.
For the with a keen sense of style, look for glitzy, modern accessories and jewelry. You can't go wrong with a pack of sparkling earrings. Right now, as your mom knows, big cocktail rings are hot. This Alexis Bittar Cosmic Dust Transparent Concave Ring is contemporary and chic with its hand-sculpted Lucite, transparent crystals and unique design. Get this brilliant piece at Neiman Marcus for $225.00.
If your mom is Mrss Fix-It around the house, give her something to help her with her DIY projects. Head to the tool department at Home Depot or Sears to find an assortment of gifts your mom will love -- for instance, a powerful cordless drill that will help her hang pictures and assemble furniture with ease. Stick to brands you know and trust, such as DeWalt and Craftsman. Sears.com offers an assortment of cordless drills in every price range.
The Apple Store offers all the latest phones, computers and gadgets. The new iPad2 is hot right now and is thinner, lighter and faster than the original. Order one online at apple.com starting at $499.
Eco-friendly gifts -- from energy-saving appliances and recycling systems to organic clothing and natural fragrances -- will make her and the environment she loves happy. Check out the Grow Bottle Upcycled Hydrogarden Kit from Vat19, which lets your mom grow her own herbs such as parsley, mint and basil in recycled wine bottles. The kit includes everything she'll need except the water and sunlight. At just $34.95, this home-grown herb kit is earth friendly and economical.
Check out the video below for gift-wrapping tips for Mother's Day.
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