My list is pretty insignificant this year. You know, a Roomba, a comforter, and a new car. All very reasonable Mother's Day gifts. Seriously though, I need a new vehicle. I drive a Mazda 6 that is ten years old. It's not a horrible car, it's not in the best shape either. I hit a dog a year ago (I know...) and the headliner has been thumb tacked after Brantley decided to pull on it last summer. Not to mention, it's getting harder and harder to load two kids into a car after adjusting nicely to our SUV. Although it feels like I just purchased this car yesterday, it was actually circa 2008 - pre-Craig and pre-kids - my first big purchase post college. And crazily, I've been driving the ole Mazda for longer than what I drove my previous car (a purple Sunfire) - the car I drove all throughout high school and college! Like I said, it's time for an upgrade. I definitely don't expect one for Mother's Day, but I've been pestering Craig about needed a new vehicle and I know a replacement probably isn't too far into our future.
Anyway, onto some more realistic ideas. Theoretically speaking, use this as a "gift guide" for any modern day mama...however, I know someone who would be more than thrilled to receive any of the following items. Also, Mother's Day is two weekends away, you know. ;)
iRobot Roomba - Leftover from my Christmas list, this thing will be on any and all wishlists from now until the moment I get one. Two kids + a dog + hardwood floors = a serious need for one of these robots.
Patagonia Atom Sling - Aka a fanny pack. It's true, I want a fanny pack. I've wanted one for years. I used to have a North Face Roo on my wishlist and when I finally decided to buy one, it had been discontinued. Recently though, I've learned that Patagonia makes a similar style. So of course, this tops my list. I can already foresee summer adventures with the boys and this thing strapped to my
7-Piece Comforter Set - Like everything else in our house that was purchased 5+ years ago, our current comforter (actually duvet cover) is red. I'm. so. over. red. I'm ready for a comforter/duvet cover that is light and bright. I love this plain white option with the detail in the ruching. If I don't get this for Mother's Day, I may go ahead and purchase it with our Amazon points.......
(Can I also mention that I'd love this headboard?!?!)
Flat Iron - This is the flat iron my hair dresser uses to add wavy curls to my hair. I've tried to add similar curls with my $20 Target flat iron, but $20 just didn't do the trick. I need a straighener that heats higher and has rounded edges. I've never purchased a professional-grade flat iron, which is why it's so hard to pull the trigger and spend $100+.
Lightweight Tripod - There have been multiple occasions when I have wished for a tripod for my DSLR. I have a smaller tripod but my DSLR is just too heavy for it. This one has mixed reviews on Amazon, but it averages 4.5 stars in over 3000 reviews. And since it's less than $25, it's worth a shot for as little as I'd use it!
(Side note: I should probably just purchase this myself. Craig will never buy it for me, as he despises anything having to do with photo shoots.)
Wireless Remote for Canon DSLR - And if I get the tripod, I might as well get a remote control to aide in snapping photos!
What's on your Mother's Day wishlist this year?