Lame gifts, we've had a few.
Worst Mother's day gift I ever received? A stone kitty. True story. We had no cats (I'm not a fan) and no place to put the heavy cemented Persian cat that stared like an antiquity with dead open eyes.I hated it, and I promptly re-gifted it to the woman who "helped" my then husband (now ex husband) find that super special gift for me. Helpful cat lady soon wed, and 'lo and behold, stone kitty was passed back to her (she did like real Persian cats) at her wedding shower. I didn't get a thank you card, just the satisfaction that I would never have to speak to her again for any reason.
Why do I tell you this? Because Mother's Day means more than an a half-assed effort! Moms come in all stripes and sizes, tastes and temperaments. Know your momma, and get her something fabulous this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12.
There's plenty of time to order some very cool and useful items that will show her you're thoughtful and clever in your selections. We found two American companies that make amazing products for your eyes and your feet, so take us shopping with you:
Hands down, for reading glasses this is Valhalla. The styles are fabulous and affordable, and come in several collections for both women and men.
Scojo Eyewear is comprised of three main collections: Tribeca, inspired by the popular neighborhood in New York City; Gels, a popular collection of rimless readers; and Sunreaders, magnifying sunglasses.
We tried out the Tribeca Collection: Prince Street; Clinton Street; Walton Street; Carroll Street. Carroll Street being our favorite style for us.
Scojo New York's Tribeca collection was inspired by the legendary downtown district of New York City, the Tribeca collection reflects the hip style of the 'hood, with stunning little touches like the finest Italian acetates and metal components married in form and function with effortless grace. All styles bear the Scojo trademarks of design, quality and affordability..
Bonus Intel: Scojo New York is inspired to make important and necessary contributions to those less fortunate, both at home and abroad. Since their inception in 2001, a portion of their profits have been donated to charitable organizations that provide eye care and eyewear to those in need of assistance at varying levels. From eye exams, to glasses, to optical care requiring more extensive medical treatment, so buy these fashionable peepers, make mom look like the hipster she is and help people in need all in one fell swoop! No stone kitty to unload!
I came across Stance years ago when I did a skate punk fashion piece, and found these California designed socks and fell promptly in love.
Socks are bomb gifts, because they are affordable, can add an edge to an outfit, or just make a great fashion statement when you are home and lounging around. Slippers make your feet sweat but socks are cozy, absorbent and look so much cooler, especially when you are wearing hip socks that no one has ever seen anywhere.
The beaded Kingston sock from the Stance Women's collection. These global glam socks are always at home. $24.00
The Stance Lola Pink sock from the Women's Spring 13 Collection.
The Stance Durango Pink sock from the Women's Spring 13 Collection.
Need to go off the grid for a while? Allow the floral print on Stance’s Aloha socks to add a little Hawaiian flavor to your step. Go ahead, slip them on and feel the tropical punch.
Stance's design philosophy that believes in expression and function. Expression that creates an emotional visual connection and function that also provides comfort and performance.
They are made for men and women too, so check out their website, and you'll have gift giving covered for so many friends and family. People love useful fun gifts, ones that reflect their personality and make them smile. Trust me, Stance socks will never be a re-gift!