Moms can be the trickiest people to buy a gift for; they give so much to others and rarely ask for anything in return. They hardly ever make a fuss over themselves. But let’s be honest, there comes a point when a mom wouldn’t mind something in addition to a homemade macaroni necklaces. So hubbies, adult kids, and friends take note, her are 6 awesome gifts that mom/nana would appreciate. Trust me; they will be pleased with any or all of these gifts. Each product has received the Mom on the go in Holy Toledo approval!! It was my pleasure reviewing each of these amazing products…..
Downton Abbey Fragrances
When I opened the box and saw the elegant Downton Abbey fine fragrance collection I literally screamed with enthusiasm!! (I am clearly not as refined as some of the ladies on Downton Abbey but at least I smell of refinement, haha!)Then I carefully twisted off each cap and tested each sensual and sophisticated perfume. Each is designed to embody the personality and style of the central female characters of the show, including Anna Bates, Lady Cora, Lady Mary, Daisy Mason, Lady Edith, Lady Rose and Countess Violet. The collection’s fragrances are crafted in the artisanal method utilized by the master perfumers so highly in demand during the early 1900’s time period during which the show is set, allowing the fragrances to be very close approximations of the luxurious and complex perfumes which the high society ladies of that era actually wore. And let me tell you, when you are wearing Downton Abbey fine fragrance you feel sophisticated, whether you are off to the office or in your bathrobe dropping off the kids at school…seriously, it is that amazing!!
And the best part is you do not have to constantly reapply. The rich and varied scents of the fragrances have been crafted from pure perfume oils, without alcohol, chemicals, additives, artificial colors, parabens or phthalates. These fragrances are pure and undiluted, vastly different than most perfumes on the market, which generally are up to 75% alcohol. Whereas alcohol-based perfumes evaporate in a rush, obscuring the delicate nuances of a fragrance’s complexity, the richness of each of the Downton Abbey fragrances can be appreciated much like fine wines. Each scent has top, middle and bottom notes that develop slowly after application on the skin, creating a sensual experience that lasts for and develops over a period of hours. It is this kind of painstaking fragrance artistry that allows the Downton Abbey collection perfumes to reflect the personality of the show’s characters. Downtonabbeyfragrances.com, $74.99 (8 ml).
I submitted a photograph of my kiddos to Light Affections and it was duplicated perfectly in sculpture and then combined with a beautiful lighting system that illuminated every aspect of the sculpture, creating a work of art that makes the memory displayed in a photograph seem lifelike and making it even more treasured. When I illuminated the artwork I was speechless, how did they do that? How did they make the image come to life like that? Apparently it is based on an age-old art form known as lithophanes (Greek for vision in stone), the engraving of an image comes to life when illuminated from behind. The varying thickness of the translucent material creates the illusion of the original image. All you have to do is email a digital image or mail a physical photograph and the company generates the Light Affection without damage to the original image. This makes for the perfect gift for grandparents, aunts, uncles, moms, etc. they come in sizes from night-lights to large frames in various styles and shapes. $45 – $239 depending on size, lightaffection.com.
Sachi Insulated Fashion Handbags
These are perfect for moms on the go! Sachi Insulated Fashion Bags are insulated and fashionable. I enjoyed showing up at Thanksgiving dinner with these stylish bags that effectively kept the green bean casserole hot and the ice cream and gelato cold! It felt so good showing up with these classy Sachi bags and not towels and brown bags. And best of all, Sachi bags are easy to clean, just wipes clean with a damp cloth. Handles fold down for easy fit in the refrigerator. Zips closed and handles fold down to the sides so that you may lay it flat, allowing for easy refrigerator storage. Comes in a variety of styles and colors. Retails for $5.99 – $27.99. sachi-bags.com
There is something so relaxing about taking off your shoes after a long day and slipping on something more comfortable. And these Cushies are precisely what your feet need, nay, deserve! Cushies are the newest indoor footwear creation from the Nufoot Company. They are padded, soft slipper-shaped footwear, nearly weightless, amazingly flexible and have a breathable mesh top, need I say more? They are also antimicrobial and both water and skid resistant which I really appreciate on the hardwood floors. Its sturdy neoprene construction makes it durable and comfortable on any indoor surface….even the basement floor where our laundry room is located. They come in a variety of colors and sizes $19.99, nufoot.com
Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System
This is the best! It is a high-quality, wireless Bluetooth speaker and a therapeutic sound and sleep therapy device all in one. As a Bluetooth speaker, it has a 30 ft. range to stream music from your mobile device or computer. Its built-in usb-rechargeable battery allows for 5-8 hours of cordless use on one charge. Super compact size, very portable, but still has excellent sound quality and powerful bass! Just what this momma wants! This little guy is so small but has amazing sound! And the best part, it has built-in sleep therapy sound tracks that can be customized to run seamlessly for up to 8 hours….no more sleepless nights (unless you have a newborn or puppy). Have a spouse that snores? This is perfect for blocking noise! It has 10 different sounds built-in and more sleep/sound therapy tracks/sounds can be downloaded from the SoundOasis.com store or from the Sound Oasis Apps. $59.99, soundoasis.com
Clever Crates Folding Utility Boxes
Clever is right! As most of my friends know, I utilize laundry baskets for everything! I throw papers and toys in them before guests arrive, put sport equipment in them for games and practice, use them to bring in food from a Costco trip, you name it! Downside to the laundry basket, it isn’t practical to store…and it looks ridiculous. Finally a solution! Pop’em up, fold’em down, Clever Crates are the smartest, easiest way to organize and transport household items. The secret is the unique lightweight and collapsible lift, pop and pack design that creates a spacious container that can be folded, stacked and stored away almost anywhere. Pop them up to bring gear, drinks and snacks to family activities. Great for the garden, garage, camping, parties, travel and so many other uses, as well as space-saving and efficient storage. Ranging in size from 32 Liter (35 lb capacity) to 62 Liter (132 lb. capacity), coming in both open walled and solid wall versions and with or without handles.
And thankfully Clever Crates are hygienic and easily washed. They are made from durable, reusable, sustainable and recyclable material. A great alternative to plastic and paper disposable bags and cardboard boxes, Clever Crates have advantages that no other box, crate or basket can match. Comes in a variety of colors. $11.99 – $19.99 depending on size
And there you have it, perfect gifts to give mom this Christmas….a great mix of practical and fun! I so enjoyed reviewing each of these products. My life has been less stressful since reviewing these amazing products…that’s not to say my life has slowed down by any means but I now have wonderful products in my life to help manage the crazy and make me smell like a million bucks while doing so!
So what do you think moms? Did any of these products interest you? Are you a Downton Abbey fan? How awesome would it be to get the gift set of fragrances for Christmas? Or how about organizing your life with a few Clever Crates? I am contemplating a giveaway…what product interested you most?
Disclosure: I was given each product to review. No other compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own.