Welcome to the Scary Mommy Holiday Gift Guide for her – unsponsored, unpaid for and only things I truly adore. But it’s not all about me, I’ve picked gifts here that I love, but think almost every woman I know would love as well. I mean, how could you not?
Touch Screen Cashmere Gloves
You mean I don’t have to freeze my fingers off or wear ugly gloves with touch screen fingers? Suddenly I don’t hate winter so much.
$39 from markandgraham.com
Momma Love: How The Mother Half Lives
There’s good reason why this book was named the #1 Mother’s Day Gift 2013 by The New York Times Motherlode Blog; it’s fantastic. A brutally honest look at motherhood, it’s pretty much the beautiful photographic version of Scary Mommy. At least I like to think of it that way.
$31.50 from mommalovethebook.com
Lay-n-Go Cosmo Metallic Makeup Case
The makeup case that stores all of your crap and then opens up flat to display it. So smart.
$34.95 from thegrommet.com
Mineral leather wrap bracelet
Not only do I love this bracelet because you can wear with yoga pants or for a night out, but every purchase from my amazing friend Kiran’s Simply Om supports the artists behind it. This particular piece is made by deaf artisans in Kenya, a group who are 85% unemployed. Purchases help them send their children to school and provide better nutrition and healthcare for them. Can you say that about most jewelry companies?
$48 from simplyom.com
The Mighty Purse
A leather clutch that charges your phone. File under: Best idea ever.
$90.00 from givesimple.com
$9.99 for set of 8 coasters, because only assholes don’t use coasters. (two of each design)
$9.99 from alwaysfits.com
Not only does this candle look good and smell heavenly, but it’s the only candle I’ve found that masks the smell of piss in a bathroom used by little boys. Or men. What mom wouldn’t want such a thing?
Silver Rimmed Heart Shaped Bowls
Maybe the spare change and keys on the front table wouldn’t bug me so much if they were in these.
$28-$38 from cwonder.com
A much better solution than storing your phone and credit card in a sports bra or spandex shorts. Or at least less sweaty.
$16.98 from solutions.com
Punjammies are made by women in India rescued from forced prostitution seeking to rebuild their lives. Proceeds from each purchase provide fair-trade wages, savings accounts, and holistic recovery care. Also? How cute are they?
$35 from punjammies.com