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Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2010

Mark your calendars ladies; Mother’s Day is May 9th.  On a day when your mom gets to kick back and be treated like the queen she is, you can make her day a little brighter by treating her to the perfect gift.  Read on for suggestions your mom is sure to LOVE.

  • Magazines, Oh My!   

Let’s be honest, when was the last time you saw your mom lounging on the couch with her feet up, coffee in hand and flipping through her favorite glossy?  When you’re running a household, there’s no time to catch up on the Kate Gosselin gossip or Lady Gaga’s latest fashions.  For the superwoman who juggles everything from PTA meetings to your little sister’s Math League carpool, surprise Mom with a subscription to her favorite magazine.  For just $15, you can get 36 issues (that’s THREE YEARS) of Redbook magazine delivered to her mailbox.  Redbook is the perfect magazine for “every woman blazing her own path through adulthood and taking on new roles—wife, mom, homeowner—without letting go of the unique woman she’s worked so hard to become.”  Other just-as-great options include Good Housekeeping, More and Family Circle magazine. 

  • The Perfect Date

While you’re home for the weekend, treat Mom to a movie date complete with popcorn and her favorite candy.  Everybody loves a good J.Lo chick flick, which is totally why you should take your favorite lady to a showing of The Back-Up Plan

  • Say Cheese 

If you’re more of a crafty kind of gal, a personalized photo calendar might be right up your alley.  From Christmas in Cancun to your annual ski trip in Vermont, make every month memorable using your favorite photos for every month of the year.  Visit shutterfly.com to customize your calendar using a single digital photo or several digital images in a collage layout for each month.  Whether it’s on the refrigerator at home or hanging from her cubicle at work, she’ll think of you and the memories you’ve created together. 

  • An Apple A Day  

Is your mom happiest digging in the dirt outside?  If so, then give her the gift that keeps on giving.  With an Apple Tree To Be Kit, everything your mom needs to plant her own apple tree can be found in this adorable burlap sack.  Not only is this gift entirely eco-friendly, but she’ll also think of you every time she bites into a juicy red one. 

  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang: "My parents couldn't have been more unreasonable when it came to fads or clothes that weren't purchased at a pharmacy."

Seriously, who doesn’t love Chelsea Handler?  Your mom is sure to get a bad case of the LOLs with her latest bestseller, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.  She’ll appreciate the family moments Chelsea shares, which include a family dinner that involves her MIA brothers being discovered intoxicated.  Don’t give your mom another copy of The Joy of Cooking—knock her socks off and leave her in stitches with this hysterical read. 

  • Make a donation in her name to her favorite charity 

Not only will this mean the world to her, but you’ll be helping others as well.  VDAY.org is a global movement that strives to end violence towards women and children (it’s 2010 goal is to end rape occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo).  Other great organizations include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Women’s Funding Network, but really choosing a cause you know your mom cares about is what matters most. 

  • Sweet Treats 

We see those Edible Arrangements commercials on TV all the time and to say that they are merely drool-worthy works of arts would not do them justice.  Though these gorgeous bouquets of fruit can tend to run on the pricey side, there are definitely some affordable options like A Little Blissful Expression or Chocolate Dipped Apples and Strawberries. Make Mom’s coworkers jealous by having one of these beauties delivered to the office. 


Taylor Trudon (University of Connecticut ’11) is a journalism major originally from East Lyme, Connecticut. She is commentary editor of the student newspaper, The Daily Campus, a blogger for The Huffington Post and is a proud two-time 2009 and 2010 New York Women in Communications scholarship recipient. She has interned at Seventeen and O, The Oprah Magazine. After college, Taylor aspires to pursue a career in magazine journalism while living in New York City. When she's not in her media bubble, she enjoys making homemade guacamole, quoting John Hughes movies and shamelessly reading the Weddings/Celebrations section of The New York Times on Sundays (with coffee, of course).
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