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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

Techno Mom

  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 l 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

Thoughtful Mom

  Monogrammed thank-you notes l  Beautiful kitchen apron l  Floral air freshener spray l  Potpourri in favorite scent l  Lavender drawer sachets   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   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

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

Crafty Mom

  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   l

Whole-Living Mom

Type-A Mom

  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

  Gift card to home organizing store   l  Checklist pads l  Purse organizer l  Designer sticky notes l  Organized living magazine subscription  




Sporty Mom

  Baseball hat   Portable snack/drink cooler l  Tickets to a game l  Fashionable sweat suit l  Bleacher seat cushion   l l

Chef Mom

  Cooking class l  Cooking magazine subscription l  Cooking tools in a vase with a bow l  Cooking store gift card l  Vintage cookbooks l


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:   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


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

  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


May 2013    Atlanta Parent 15

May 2013