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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2012

Moms have all different types of personalities. Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is a collection of gifts dedicated to foodies, fashionitas, fitness, expectant, zen and of course sassy moms! The items presented in our guide we personally own or would love to receive. All of our Mother’s Day picks are selected by our editorial team; no compensation was received in exchange for inclusion or reviews.

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1 – Le Grand Courtage – $25
Celebrate her special day with Le Grande Courtâge, an award-winning French sparkling wine that combines hundreds of years of grape growing experience with today’s progressive blending techniques.

2 – Nogent Expert 3.5″ Paring Knife – $19.95
Surprise the chef in your life with Nogent Expert Knives. Expert range of knives that feature a micro-serrated blade (never needs sharpening.)

3 – Indian as Apple Pie Kit: Cookbook, Spice Tiffin, and Starter Spices – $100 ($110 value)
1 Signed copy of The Indian Slow Cooker, 1 Spice Tiffin, 1 Starter Spice Set


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1 – Zahara Bib Necklace by Stella & Dot – $228
She’ll love you forever! Multiple strands of semi-precious sodalite and dyed jade stones, glass faceted beads, and oversized gold balls cascade from a 12k gold plated brass bar and chain.

2-  Tieks Ballet Flats – $165.00
Fashionable, full-time flats that fold to fit in a small purse.

3  – The Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Satchel – $168.00
Inspired by vintage Oxford and Cambridge school bags, Julie Deane founded The Cambridge Satchel Company to raise funds for her daughters education.

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1 –  Sara Haley’s Daily Sweat™ Pregnancy Program DVD – $39.95
Expecting More is a unique workout program designed for the expecting mom who was fit and healthy prior to her pregnancy and is looking to stay active, motivated, and energized. This two-DVD set features six different workouts, 230 minutes of exercises, and a calendar to guide you through all three trimesters.

2 – TurboFire – $119.70
TurboFire is one of the most intense at home cardio conditioning programs. Includes 14 workouts on 10 DVDs that range from 10 minutes to 55 minutes:

3-  Lululemon Wunder Under Crop – $68
Potentially the most flattering and comfortable workout pants EVER! Perfect for running, kickboxing, yoga or running around the city.

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1 – Dear Daughter: The Best of the Dear Leta Letters – $11.07
You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, but most of all you’ll be inspired to write letters to your children.

2 – Neighborhood Parents Network Annual Membership – $45
Everything a new mom needs to navigate motherhood in the city.  The priceless gift of connections, information, and support.

3 – Isabella Oliver Wrap Dress  $155.00
Adjustable maternity wrap dress, designed in easy care signature jersey for chic style day or night

4 – Stork Stack 3 Month Membership – $84
Serendipity delivered to your doorstep. Stacks of love shipped monthly to your door, filled with 5 of the best products selected by Moms for Mom and baby.

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1 – Spa Week Gift Certificate – $85 ($100 value)
From now thru May 14, pay only $85 for a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card by SpaWeek® with FREE gift box

2 – Mamma Mia Gift Box from Nudo ($38)
Includes One 250ml tin of Nudo’s first cold press extra virgin olive oil, One box of 12 handmade Italian olive oil chocolates, with ganache fillings in three delightful flavors – mandarin, lemon, and chili oil, One bar of delicately-scented Honey & Lavender soap, handmade with organic extra-virgin olive oil to moisturize and soothe

3 – Jo Malone Scent Surround Diffuser in Pomegranate Noir, $75
Deliciously scented with the ruby-rich juices of fruits, spiked with pink pepper and spicy woods. Enigmatic.

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1 – Spring Jewel Orchids  – $69.95
Dendrobiums in stunning shades of deep purple and color-enhanced blue complement yellow, pink, and purple mokaras.

2 – Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System – $225
The Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System features three speeds for the face and a body mode for cleansing areas of the body needing extra care and attention.

3 –  (1) Dozen Swirlz Cupakes – $40
Moist, layered, Italian butter cream, best cupcakes in Chicago; enough said.

4 – Custom Photo Books  by Mixbooks $7- 55
With Mixbook’s powerful design software allows you the freedom to lay out and design your creations to your heart’s content.

About The Author:

Alison Ray
Alison Ray
Alison Ray is President of So Chic Media, Editor of Sassy Moms in the City and Co-Founder of Find me on Twitter @SassyMomChicago and Facebook.

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