Jet Gift Basket Surprise
Jet Gift Basket Surprise
Remember the movie Groundhog Day? Does anyone else feel like they are living it?
Wake up, do laundry, wipe surfaces, setup remote learning, make breakfast, struggle through everything else until bedtime and then REPEAT. And then repeat again and again and again... it kind of makes me want to cry some days.
And then just as I was examining my dried out hands as I finished the dishes on day 45 there was a special delivery courtesy of Jet Gift Baskets. It definitely brought some excitement to my day to unwrap and see what treat was in store. To my surprise it was a Mini Burts Bees Relaxation basket which was perfect due to the contents. Could the universe actually here my thoughts as I had lamented over my cuticles earlier?
During the stay at home order, with all the hand washing and cleaning I have been doing, my hands and cuticles have been taking a beating. This basket came with everything I needed to treat my hands to a mini spa. From various hand cream, cuticle cream, foot cream and even lip balm I treated my poor over worked and majorly suffering hands to a vacation. They even included a little hand towel and everything is sized to take it with you (not that I am going anywhere) or even tote it around in what I now call my house purse with all my necessary daily items I need.
In the spirit of #attitudeofgratitude we will be paying it forward to another local parent friend with their own surprise Jet Gift Basket just in time for Mother's Day!
Amy is the founder of the Cape cod Moms blog, a member of the Parent Podcast Team and working mom of two children, Ethan & Olivia, both members of the Cape Kids Cast team. A native Cape Codder she is extremely passionate about her community residing in Falmouth with her husband and extended family. She works full time in the accounting & financial industry for Gary DellaPosta, CPA as well as is an expert travel agent with InTouch Vacations specializing in Disney, Caribbean travel and more. She can be emailed at Amy@intouchvacations.com for vacation planning needs. In addition Amy is a current director, Co-Chair of the Youth Committees, and Co-Treasurer of the Falmouth Rotary Club; co-founder of the former Falmouth Young Professionals and volunteers actively in the community. Amy has a background in elementary education, special education and was a former competitive swimmer for 15 years.
87 Awesome Gift Ideas For Everyone on your Nice List
By: Sarah Richards
Feeling anxious about holiday gift giving? Want to give a great gift this year, one that they’ll actually use and love?
We have some of the best suggestions for everyone on your list this year! And also some local shops where you can scoop up these goodies! Support local when you can!!
For the VSCO girl in your life:
1.) Final straw collapsible straws make perfect stocking stuffers!
2.) Hydroflask ombré waterbottle
Stay hydrated (and on trend) while keeping plastic out of landfills with this beautiful waterbottle.
3.) Pura Vida Bracelets
Some arm candy courtesy of Pura Vida bracelets is sure to wow her! They have many beautiful colors and stacks available. (Local shoppers: you can find these at Mocean in the Mashpee Commons!)
4.) Fujifilm instax mini 9
Lets them take and print photos on the go!
For the hard-to-buy-for teen guy:
5.) Allbirds Sneakers
These kicks are all the rage these days! Comfort meets fashion!
6.) Bombas socks
Comfy socks that also support a good cause. One pair purchased equals one pair donated to someone in need.
7.) Lamzac air lounger
Perfect for the beach, dorm, campground, basement-you name it!
For the coffee or tea drinker:
8.) Yeti Rambler
These cups keep your morning cup of Joe (or tea) piping hot (or cold) for hours! (Local shoppers can score these at Mocean in the Mashpee Commons)
9.) Rumble Jar
Or if you are a die-hard New Englander and prefer the iced variety year round, the rambler fits into a 64oz mason jar and makes quick, easy, and delicious cold-brew or iced tea!
10.) Blooming tea and glass teapot
This beautiful blooming tea is as beautiful as it is delicious! You can watch it “bloom” in it’s beautiful clear pot. Makes a great Yankee swap gift!
For the winos/craft beer lovers/cocktail connoisseurs:
11.) Crate and Barrel’s Camille stemware
Does anyone else drool over Olivia Pope’s famous red wine glass (and overflowing popcorn bowl?) These beauties are what they use on set!
12.) Wooden wine caddy/appetizer plates
Need a great hostess gift? This beautiful wooden wine bottle and glass caddy or these sets of wine and cheese plates with a perfect holder for your stemware would be perfect!
13.) A Vinturi aerator
This gadget is hands down the best wine aerator out there! A must have for the wino on your list!
14.) Sparkling Rose Making Kit
You’ve probably heard of home beer brewing kits, but what about a home brewing sparkling Rose kit?
15.) Beer foaming stones
Want a perfect pour every time at home? These beer foaming stones are your perfect pair!
16.) Beer layering tool
Know someone who loves a perfect Black and Tan? This beer layering tool make a super stocking stuffer!
17.) Wooden beer caddy with bottle opener
This caddy will have your gift recipient arriving in style! Maybe he or she will bring a 6-pack over to your house to thank you for such a cool gift!
18.) Tervis measurement shaker cup and shaker lids pack
This shaker set lets you create more than one drink at a time without the mess of a traditional shaker.
19.) Tovolo Sohere Ice Molds
For making the best slow melt ice (great for sipping whisky) this set is a bartenders bff! (Tip: use boiling water to get clear spheres!)
20.) Bloody Mary Cocktail Picks
Have someone on your list who just loves bloody Mary’s with ALL the extras? These picks can handle anything you throw on ‘em! (Local shoppers: pick up the BEST pickled veggies for your bloody Mary’s over at Pickle Jar Kitchen!)
Best gifts for getting your gamers to unplug:
These family fun games will have everyone gathered around for hours of fun!
21.) Settlers of Catan
22.)Ticket to Ride
25.) What do you Meme?
(Local shoppers: check out The Red Balloon in Mashpee Commons for an awesome selection of board games!)
26.) Custom Cribbage board
Or a beautiful personalized cribbage board....there are so many different options out there!
27.) Kling Magnetic Plying Cards and Board
Perfect for playing cards on the beach!!
For the guys who are difficult to buy for:
28.) Leatherman Wingman Multitool
Your guy will have every tool in the palm of his hand with this Wingman Multi-tool. My husband loves his so much, he gave them as groomsmen gifts when we got married!
29.) Rigid Wallet
Keep his cash and cards always at the ready with the Rigid wallet. (Another gift hubby approved!)
30.) Yeti Rambler Collster
For his other hand...a frosty beverage kept at the perfect temp! Makes an awesome Yankee Swap gift too!!
For someone who loves the hygge life:
31& 32.) Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan and Socks
Keep her comfy cozy in the seriously soft Barefoot cardigan and socks.
33.) Ugg Cozy Knit Genuine Shearling Slipper
There are hundreds of slippers out there, but these by FAR are the comfiest out there!! Rubber soles are perfect in case you have to run and grab the mail!
34.) Lululemon Align Pant
And while there are endless choices for your favorite “yoga” pants, the Align leggings from Lululemon are buttery-soft, derrière lifting, tummy smoothing goodness you can’t, I mean they, can’t live without!
For someone who needs a little self-care:
35.) Rose quartz Facial Roller
This is the perfect tool for de-puffing, de-stressing, and smoothing out your skin.
36.) Pure Haven PreBiotic Skincare set
...and when it is used in combination with this pre-biotic skincare line from Pure Haven (which is also 100% non-toxic btw), these babies pack a one-two punch to all your skin woes. Wrinkles? Acne? Dryness? Age spots? Not anymore! This stuff is actual MAGIC, and works on ALL skin types!
37.) Pure Haven Beauty Booster Facial Oil
This oil is the holy grail of oils/serums. (I have tried and used more brands than I would like to admit, and none hold a candle to this!)
38.) Cape Cod Nail Co.
What is self-care without a perfect mani/pedi? Cape Cod Nail co has you covered! Their trendy colors are “9-free” (much less toxic than traditional brands) and cruelty-free. The minis make perfect stocking stuffers too!
39.) Bestope Makeuo Vanity Mirror
Want to perfect your makeup game? Look no further than this LED mirror! With magnifying capabilities, you can perfectly tweeze your brows or create the perfect contour-even in dimlight!
40.) CBD Relax and Relief Bath Bombs CBD oil is now a very popular way for folks to chill. And what better way than soaking in a relaxing tub with one of these bath bombs?!
41.) The Makeup Eraser
The best makeup remover out there without the use of any soap!! (Local shoppers: these were available at Little Anchor Boutique in Falmouth!)
42.) Strider balance bike
Looking for the best way to introduce your child to bike riding? Forget bikes with training wheels and get them on a Strider bike, and early! They learn to balance first which is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike!
43.) Micro Kickboard Mini Scooter
This scooter is another perfect way for your toddler to get around outside!
44.) The Nugget Couch
This suggestion is way outside the $100 range but seemed like a good one to include anyway. If your kids are anything like mine and LOVE taking the couch cushions and pillows off (daily) to make forts/tumble areas, then the Nugget couch is one thing we ALL need this year! It can be configured into all different shapes etc for jumping, tumbling, fort-building fun!
*** Just found out this is sold out for Christmas, but always good for after ***
45.) Binxin mini trampoline indoor/outdoor with adjustable handle
For more jumping fun, consider a mini trampoline for working out all that energy when the weather outside doesn’t permit!
46.) Collapsable Beach Paul
A collapsible sand pail that’s perfect for the beach! And because it is silicone, it won’t crack and break like plastic ones!
For the Kiddos:
47.) Hape Marble Run
A marble run set from Hape (many different sets in various sizes and prices) will keep them busy for HOURS!
48.) Water beads (with marine figures!)
This set with marine figures is perfect for sensory play!
49.) Mad Mattr sensory dough
The unique feel of this dough will delight and entertain your kids for hours! It won’t dry out like traditional play doughs either.
50.) Crayola light board
Providing endless creativity!
51.) Ro sham bo shades
These are polarized and unbreakable! Perfect stocking stuffer!!(local shoppers can find these at Fox & Kit in the Mashpee Commons)
52.) A collapsible kids picnic table
A perfect indoor/outdoor playing and eating area for your kiddos. (or a spot for when they want to be messy and you don’t want to clean the kitchen table....again)
53.) Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair
This piece is a classic! So many colors to choose from to coordinate with a child’s bedroom, playroom, or family room!
54.) Reusable snack sacks by Bzzyfingers
You can be environmentally conscious (and looks super cool!) with these reusable snack sacks and utensil holders from a local mom-bzzyfingers! Her crayon caddies are perfect for entertaining little in the car or at a restaurant too! (She has an Etsy shop too!)
55.) KiwiCo Subscription boxes
These kids centered subscription boxes have really come in hot, and we can’t say enough great things about our Kiwi crates. It is a monthly subscription that focuses on STEAM activities for specific age groups. Our 5yo son loves the Kiwi crates, but as he out grows them, there are plenty more options for him to try out!
These are still a HOT toy over at our place! So many options now from glow-in-the-dark (this set was spotted at Eight Cousins downtown Falmouth) to vehicles and more! Even our 2yo loves them!
57.) Hess Tuck of the Year
Hands down best car/truck/vehicle toy every year is the Hess Toy Truck of the year. My brother (who is now 33) STILL gets one from our Dad for Christmas, as these are also an awesome collectible! Super durable and excellent quality, these are always a favorite toy in our home!
58&59.) Stockmar block and stick beeswax crayons and a custom holder from Etsy These high quality crayons make an ideal gift for the budding young artist. We love how these crayons are super durable and create the most beautiful washes of color. The wooden display keeps all the colors at the ready.
For all the cooks in the kitchen:
60.) Lodge cast iron pans
A classic staple for every kitchen! The mini sizes make perfect sized eggs and pancakes too! (Local shoppers: you can find a large assortment of Lodge cast iron at Eastmans in Maine St in Falmouth!)
61.) Penzys spices
These spices and blends add the perfect touch to any dish, and help with the never ending question “what is for dinner?” Shake one of their spice blends on chicken, beef, fish, veggies and BOOM! Dinner.
62.) The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook
The only cookbook you will ever need is America’s test kitchen family cookbook (and baking book). They highlight the chemistry behind certain dishes and how to cook/bake them to perfection. We’ve never had one recipe turn out bad!
63.)Anova Precision Cooker
If you have never tried using the sous vide method of cooking, you’re missing out! This one is Bluetooth and $99!
64&65.) Reusable Stasher bags
These can hold hot or even frozen foods just like a regular plastic bag-but are better for the environment! These are on my personal wish list from Santa this year! As are the reusable produce bags.
66.)Kitchen Utensil and IPad holder
For the cook who wants all their tools close at hand, this kitchen utensil and iPad holder keeps your whisk and your recipes at the ready.
67.) Row Boat Serving Bowl and Utensils
This unique serving dish has major Cape Cod flair!
68.) Reusable Mason Jar Lids
Mason jars are still in, so scoop up these drink lids for some super cool stocking stuffers!
For your shutterbug:
69.)Canon Selphy Printer
How many photos have you taken on your phone and never printed them?
The Selphy printer prints photos through wifi connection on your phone or through an SD card you can insert from your dslr.
70.) Skylight Digital Photo Frame
Or a digital frame you can email photos directly to! Whether the frame is at home or at grandmas, everyone will love to admire your photos!
For the whole family:
71.) Burts Bees Family Jammies
Cozy up together in some family jammies from Burt’s Bees! The perfect Christmas eve gift, so everyone wakes up ready for Christmas morning photos in fresh new jammies! (They even have matching bandanas for your pup!)
72.) Recordable books from Hallmark
These are a great way to keep your loved ones feeling close. I asked for this book to be recorded by my grandfather when my son was only a year old. Now, we have his adorable 93yo voice reading the classic “Night Before Christmas” to cherish for years to come.
For the crafty one:
73&74.) Dot Journaling-A Practical Guide ( journal included with Book)
Bullet (or dot) journaling has become quite popular. Get them started with this book and journal set. And don’t forget these ultra fine tipped markers!
75&76.) Craft Classes from Brit&Co/Tombow Brush Pens
Learn a new skill with online crafty classes from Brit&Co! Take at your own pace! I loved the bounce lettering class and these Tombow brush pens! The classes will give you a list of needed materials before you begin too!
For the one who loves to be outside:
77.) Gardener’ Harvest Basket
The perfect basket for your harvest (or your farmers market haul!) (Local shoppers: find other unique harvest baskets at Coonamesset Farms!)
78.&79.) Glass Confetti Bird Feeder/Glass House Bird Feeder
These feeders bring all the birds to your yard....
80.)Terra-cotta Bird Palace
This bird house is not only beautiful to look at, but makes a cozy home for local feathered friends!
81.) Meditation Wind Chime
Not only is this wind chime lovely to look at, but rings beautifully in the breeze! (Local shoppers: Uncle Bill’s in Falmouth has a great selection of musical wind chimes)
82.) Eco Gardeners Pot Press
This is an environmentally friendly way to start seedlings at home! Press your own pots from recycled newspaper!
For the music buff:
83.) Ukulele DIY Kit
What a great way to get them into music!!(Local Shoppers: If you’re looking for a great place to learn how to play, Steeple Street Music Academy has a wide variety of music classes!)
84.) Pocket DJ Mixer
So they can be the coolest DJ at the next party...
85.&86.) Reclaimed Guitar String Jewelry
For your guitar and jewelry loving friend....
87.) Pick Punch
A great gift for the eco-conscious guitar
Player (who may also always be losing his/her pick)
What's on your gift list this year?
Sarah is a newbie to the Cape, but has a deep love for the ocean. She has recently left her job of 10 years in music education and re-located to Falmouth to support her husbands' business. This "Mom-prenuear" is busy growing her Pure Haven Essentials business by helping families to live toxic free, clicking away behind her camera, chasing after her 2 adorable sons! She enjoys cooking/baking healthy (and guilty!) foods, fitness, boating, singing, and connecting with awesome new people. Sarah also helps manage our free community calendar and events. Feel free to email her information at email@example.com For more insight on Sarah's adventures, or to just connect, follow her on Instagram: @bunz_n_the_oven
This week on Cape Kids Cast with Easter approaching, the kids visit the Hot Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans, a local #CapeCod favorite! They explore all the delectable treats as well as how to become a chocolatier. Check out this very tasty interview with Larasa the candy manager!
With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see! Childcare is available as well for use during speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers or childcare you will earn extra raffle tickets-just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
Cape Cod Bear Factory
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
Cape Cod Bear Factory travels the Cape in our completely renovated Bear Bus stuffing animals and creating memories with children and adults alike. We come to you for Birthday Parties, Fundraisers and Special Events. Operating all year round, we offer a fun Birthday experience for Cape Cod Families.
2. Where is it located?
We are based out of Centerville but with our mobility, we can travel and serve the entire Cape and beyond!
3. What is your favorite thing about our community?
My favorite thing about the Cape Cod community is its passion, excitement and support for local business. We have been blessed to meet some amazing families and fellow business owners all who invest themselves by reaching out, sharing our story and encouraging our dreams and ambitions as we push towards the newest branch of our business.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
The Cape Cod Bear Factory has had the opportunity to partner with some amazing community resources to help raise funds, including the Osterville Village Library and the March of Dimes. We offer fun activities for children at community events and have some BIG announcements coming that will enhance the community in a large way!
5. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
As a homeschooling mom of a 4 and 5 year old, I think the biggest challenge is providing fun/playbased learning experiences for our children on Cape Cod.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
My favorite business memory comes from Pajama Nights at Polar Cave Ice Cream. On one specific Friday night, we showed up early to accommodate a very special, and our very first, wheelchair customer. When we purchased our bus, having a wheelchair lift and being able to offer fun memories to children of all abilities was a top priority. The entire experience with this sweet customer of ours will be with me forever. With the help of her mother and me, she stuffed a new cow as her father, grandmother and home-health-aid watched on, all with the biggest smiles on their faces. Tears of happiness were shed by all and it was by far the most fulfilling experience we have ever had aboard the Bear Bus.
7. What advice would you give parents and caregivers in our community?
My advice to parents and caregivers is to let your children take the lead, follow their interests and use every day experiences to teach and inspire your children. Focus on making memories and always try to leave one day a week open for them to stay home and play/use their imagination.
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
The Bear Factory has a few events coming that we can’t wait to be a part of. Find all of our events at facebook.com/ccbearfactory
Canvas Factory Turns Photographs Into Great Gifts
By: Sarah R
“Say cheese!” Like many other parents, I am always trying to capture the precious moments with my young son. Where I struggle is finding the best way to display my photographs beyond my smartphone and computer screen. I am often overwhelmed by all the photo gift websites with their near-constant emails, difficult to navigate websites, and sub-par quality products.
Therefore, when I looked at the Canvas Factory web site (http://www.canvasfactory.com/ if you are from USA and http://www.canvasfactory.com/ca if you are from Canada), I was impressed by its clean graphics, the easy to navigate photo tools, and quick check-out process.
My son and I worked together to select a photo memory that he wanted to display on a canvas in his “big boy” bedroom. This very special photo shows us spraying my husband with a fire hose after his last military flight, a once in a lifetime honored tradition in his unit. The site provides a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles to fit the photo you select. I decided to lighten the photo as it appeared a little dark on my computer screen. One of my favorite options was selected what the sides of the canvas would look like – you can wrap the photograph around the sides, you can mirror the boundaries of the photo, or the tool can help you pick the “best match” color based on your photograph. I chose the latter and appreciated that I did not have to “eyeball” the correct shade of sky blue!
A few clicks and we were ready to check out. This process was super easy as well. I do a lot of online shopping and can get frustrated at the seemingly never-ending check out process. One area of improvement is the communication of production and shipping times. It was not apparent to me when I checked out how long it would take until the canvas arrived. I received a confirmation and shipping email which provided this information, but I think users would benefit from a more prominent reminder prior to check out.
When I received the package, my son and I opened excitedly together. The canvas itself is a good quality and nicer than others I have ordered in the past. My husband commented that he liked how they framed the back of it in black instead of leaving it open (and susceptible to damage). The vividness of the colors also stood out and made me regret lightening the photo based on the computer screen image. Lesson learned for the next one I order from the Canvas Factory, which will be soon since my son is now obsessed with decorating his other walls! The pricing does seem a little higher than other sites; however, I am so happy with the quality of the product that I think Canvas Factory will be my new “go to” site for transforming my digital images into great visuals for our home or for gifts.
Sarah grew up on Cape Cod and currently splits her time between Cotuit and Charlestown with her husband and son. Sarah enjoys finding fun new activities for her family to enjoy as well as summers spent on the beach and boat. Sarah went back to school a few years ago earning her M.B.A. from Boston University. She is knowledgeable and savvy regarding family friendly activities and reviews in and around the city of Boston.
Package from Santa Will Have Your Child Believing!
Christmas is my favorite time of year and now that I have children I love it even more. Now that my oldest is 7 I know it is only a matter of time before the magic of Santa is gone. This year we were offered an opportunity via US Family Guide and Package from Santa to have a special package sent to one of the kids in exchange for our honest review.
We were able to check out the Silver Package which consists of a personalized phone call from Santa, a personalized video from Santa, a letter & autograph from Rudolph, a nice list certificate, an autographed picture of Santa, and a personalized letter from Santa Claus. We also decided to add one of the collector pieces of Santa’s suit.
The package upon arrival was festive and even had an official North Pole stamp. My son delightedly tore into his package and his eyes lit up immediately. He just could not believe that Santa had sent him a personal package! He was most excited by the special piece of Santa’s suit that he received and keeps it with him at all times. After reading our personalized letter, which I setup up easily using their website, my son exclaimed: “He really is real,” over and over again! Santa even mentioned his sister and cousin by name in the letter and knew he loved building snow forts and eating Kit-Kats.
We also received a personalized call from Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as a personalized video message from Santa and one of his elves. My son was beyond excited to get these special phone calls on top of his special letter. The calls and video are saved within the website and the app so that they can be played again. You also have other options with all these packages to add on additional things to help make it more magical for your child.
In my opinion the Package from Santa was definitely worth doing and we will be doing it again next year with both kids. It really is a perfect gift to help enhance the holiday and for an affordable price! For our family it helped get us another year of Christmas Santa magic and to me that is priceless!
Order this holiday must-have for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.com and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMS17 at checkout.
Throwdown Edition has already been Awarded Top Holiday Toy of 2017 by Toy Insider & selected for the 2017 Amazon Holiday Toy List.
Want a hilarious family game to play during the Holidays? Your search is over. 15% off Coupon Code: 15THROWDOWN and purchase it here! Our moms have been offered a chance to review the game so stay tuned for our personal thoughts and tips on how to play Check out how to play below and add it to your holiday shopping list because it will definitely keep the laughter going all day long plus help engage the family in quality together time! Enjoy and remember: Watch Ya' Mouth!
I was recently asked by a family member what are my favorite gifts to give for a first birthday and beyond so here is my list. I love books for all ages.
Angel Dear Pair and a Spare lovey gift set ~$36
One year old:
Pound and Play $18 or Squeaky Eggs $10
Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon ~$65
Two year old:
Duplo Blocks $5-$40
Bitty Baby $60
Three year old:
Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Set $22
Magna Tiles set start at ~$50
Four year old:
Spin art set and stickers
Still Magna Tiles
Five year old:
Six and up:
Art and craft sets like the ones Alex Toys makes
Learn to Draw and Activity books
Fairy Garden sets
Games my favorite is Enchanted Forest by Ravensburger
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Mother’s Day is approaching and it can be hard to find that perfect gift to give to mom. A few weeks ago we reached out to our moms and asked what they would love to receive for Mother’s Day. Since we love shopping local in order to support our community, all the gifts are can be purchased from local businesses on Cape Cod. Enjoy our list and if you stop in and purchase something from our list that local moms recommended be sure to tell them where you saw it!
Moms always appreciate a little something new and sparkly and we have just the suggestion. We are obsessed with some of the gorgeous new jewelry from Hannoush Jewelers of Cape Cod. The new custom Cape Cod Moments line designed by owner, Mustapha Akkawi is just stunning and one of the hottest gifts around right now. The line consists of necklaces and bracelets and the charms are interchangeable so you can wear whichever one you choose. There are a few new charms that were just realized including the Family Tree Charm and it is at the top of our list for Mother’s Day gifts.
If you are down in the lower Cape region, some moms also recommended stopping by Stephen Gallant Jewelers for some pieces that are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face.
Moms love photos and we especially love receiving photos from our kids and family. If you are looking to do a simple gift that will make mom happy, then we recommend taking a photo you love and framing it up for your mom!
If you haven’t had recent photos taken then photo sessions would be a great idea for mom. No one loves sharing and enjoying pictures of the family more than mom. When our local moms were asked they said they would love to receive a gift certificate to Fleeting Moments Photography, Danielle Ryder Photography, or Emily Renaud Photography.
Moms are always on the go and we never really get enough time to just sit back and relax. So it was no surprise when our moms stated overwhelmingly that they would love a massage as a gift for Mother’s Day. Their favorite places and people to get massages from include: Mark at Falmouth Massage, Janice at Waves of Therapeutic Touch, Cape Cod Massage, and a Massage, spray tan and red light therapy at You Are My Sunshine Tanning Salon
There were lots of suggestions from the moms with some fun different types of gifts that mom would appreciate. One gift for mothers of new or young children would be a Tula or LilleBaby baby carrier from Mommy & Me Natural Parenting Boutique. Bonus tip: this business is a participating Cape Cod Moms ShopLocal Club business which means you can enjoy a discount when shopping here if you are a member.
Some other ideas included something fun and nautical from Sativa or Three Buoys, or even a custom sign from On Cape Time or A Piece Of Sandwich by Kelly Clark Poti
It can be hard to find time for mom to have a nice quiet hair cut, style or an beauty services done. That is why gift certificates to some of the places our moms suggested are sure to make mom smile! HAIR Affinity was recommended for their amazing beauty services and a Facial at Eden Day Spa, in Osterville was also highly recommended!
Lastly, experiences and the gift of your time can be a great gift idea for mom too! Our moms suggested renting out electric bikes in Dennis Village at Pedego Cape Cod, enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch at Pickle Jar Kitchen, The Underground Bakery in Dennis Village or Harvest Gallery Wine Bar.
We hope you found our Mother’s Day Gift Guide helpful. All of the suggestions we listed came directly from what local moms stated they would love to get. We hope you enjoy Mother’s Day and we know no matter what you will find something to make mom smile!
3DLightFX Makes Perfect Christmas Gift
We were recently sent a 3DLightFX of our choice in exchange for an honest review and it did not disappoint.
The Tiny One is obsessed with Star Wars and of course had to have the Millennium Falcon one set up in his room so that he could fall asleep imagining riding shotgun in it with Han Solo and Chewbacca each night! These 3DLightFX's make a perfect nightlight for the kids and there are so many to choose from. The install was quite easy with the exception of the sticker part. We wish the sticker was a one piece solid sticker as opposed to multiple pieces. The rest of the install went very easily and the Tiny One was just over the moon once we turned off the lights and turned it on. These 3DLightFX's make a perfect gift for birthday or for Christmas which is soon to arrive. Order yours today and choose from a variety of options which your child is sure to love!
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Paint And Sip
Parent Resource Fair
Pick Your Own
Planning For Baby
PWA Parents With Attitude
PWA - Parents With Attitude
Stewards Of Children
Successful Children Series
Summer Safety Tips
Things To Do
Touch A Truck
What To Expect Wednesday
Whip It Up Wednesday