In this issue: Our 'Star' playgrounds! Autism 101! 135 gifts for mom!
Inspired Mom Inspirational thought for the day calendar l Tear-jerker memoir or autobiography book or e-book l Seasonally scented candles l Photo posters with inspiring thoughts l Uplifting statuette or figurine l Decorator Mom Gift card to her favorite antique or décor store Décor magazine subscription l Interior design color wheel l Portable tape measure l Binders with sheet protectors for idea clippings l l Techno Mom l l Electronics charging station Music/books/apps gift card l Smart phone portable keyboard l Gadget sleeves or cases l Tickets to local science and industry museum Thoughtful Mom l Monogrammed thank-you notes l Beautiful kitchen apron l Floral air freshener spray l Potpourri in favorite scent l Lavender drawer sachets l Caffeinated Mom Coffee-making tools Stylish and colorful mugs l Black tea assortment l Chocolate-covered coffee beans l Coffee shop gift card l l Traveler Mom Gift card to local international store l Passport holder l Neck pillow, eye-mask and ear plugs l Stylish luggage l Travel magazine subscription Crafty Mom l Artsy Mom Umbrella from a museum store Biography of favorite artist l Tickets to a gallery exhibit l Art supplies of her own l Small prints of her favorite artwork l l Type-A Mom l Craft tote bag or rolling case l Sketch pad to plan future projects l How-to book or e-book on favorite craft l Table top craft tool sorter l Craft magazine subscription Whole-Living Mom l l Gift card to home organizing store l Checklist pads l Purse organizer l Designer sticky notes l Organized living magazine subscription Gift card to a whole foods store Organic chocolates or bakery items l Purely made lotions or body butters l Whole living magazine subscription l Essential oils in preferred scents c Sporty Mom l l Baseball hat Portable snack/drink cooler l Tickets to a game l Fashionable sweat suit l Bleacher seat cushion Just Add Creativity: Budget Gift Ideas For Moms Families on a budget can come up with homemade goodies that fit mom’s unique tastes. Here are a few ideas: l Chef Mom l Cooking class l Cooking magazine subscription l Cooking tools in a vase with a bow l Cooking store gift card l Vintage cookbooks Bookish Mom: Handcrafted bookmarks Writer Mom: A coupon for writing time Frugalista Mom: An embellished coin jar Gardening Mom: A homemade terrarium Foodie Mom: A fancy homemade coffee cake for brunch Type-A Mom: Clean the house while mom stays in bed Sporty Mom: A family ball game outdoors Thoughtful Mom: Hand-written letters about why you appreciate mom Crafty Mom: Spend the morning making collages together l l l l l Hip Mom Gift certificate to a retro boutique Funky socks l Subscription to hipster magazine l New specs with cool-art frames l Tickets to an upcoming indie band concert l l l l l atlantaparent.com May 2013 Atlanta Parent 15