Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sonoran Living Segment - Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Mother's Day should be full of pampering and relaxation for moms! This selection of gifts provides ideas for every mom and every budget.

Born Free Cups are the perfect baby cup for toddlers on the go. 100% BPA-free, these cups are safe and sturdy for the youngest child.  All products can be found at

To go along with the Born Free cups for the little ones, mom can carry her own customized Sigg bottle! Full color, vinyl wraps can be ordered from It's easy to upload your photographs or custom artwork to make a fully personalized bottle wrap. Skins for 1L bottles are only $12.95.

Jewelry is always a popular gift, and the Isabelle Grace line offers some wonderful pieces for moms to wear. From initials, to customized pendants, and even a sweet "Mom" charm, any woman would love to wear these pieces. They can be found at

Stylish and beautiful "Teething Bling" pendants were designed for babies to handle and chew, but are a wonderful accessory to wear every day. They are made from the same material as many teething toys, and are perfectly safe and non-toxic. They're even dishwasher-safe! More information and products can be found at, including local retailers.

Provide your mom the chance to be pampered at one of our local spas and help a worthwhile cause! Purchase a ticket to the annual Arizona Spa Event. Each ticket includes a gift bag, access to kick-off event, a Summer Spaaah tee, and a spa certificate valid for 30 days after the kick-off event and gratuity! This is truly a luxurious gift. For more information, visit to find locations, dates and ticket prices.

For an at-home pampering session, visit Whole Foods and put together a spa basket with their quality bath and personal products. Choose from calming scrubs, relaxing tea, organic soaps and more! Many products are made in Arizona, and their staff is happy to help you choose the perfect gift. Visit Whole Foods Markets at to find the closest location. There are 8 Arizona locations.

Brand new moms can pamper themselves with products that accelerate healing, lessen scar appearance, alleviate pain and swelling and promote relaxation. Recovery Kits were designed to help new moms recover faster following c-section or natural childbirth. The Recovery Kits can be purchased online at

Baby Daze is the gift for a moms who want to keep track of everything about their new baby. Their products allow easy organization of all the information we need to share with our spouses, doctors and sitters about our young children. The Baby Daze Organizer also makes keeping a baby journal easy in those hectic first months. See the products at

A gourmet food basket full of Arizona products is a welcome gift! Sphinx Ranch in Scottsdale has been creating unique, gourmet baskets from 1951 and would love to help you spoil your mom this Mother's Day. Baskets can be viewed and ordered from

Edible gifts that are fun to share are great for gatherings. Surprise Mom with a "flour" pizza, or a completely edible, chocolate bouquet! Visit for their full collection.

What mom doesn't need a little caffeine? Seattle's Best offers a Toddy cold-brew system, as well as their signature blends to keep mom going! Toddy cold-brew technology makes the smoothest coffee - coffee that's 67% less acidic. The Toddy system and Seattle's Best Coffee whole bean coffees are available for sale in Seattle's Best Coffee cafes or online at

Help Mom meet her fitness goals with Chung Shi shoes. These shoes do more than cover mom’s feet – they make the leg muscles work 57% harder than with a standard training shoe and lower leg muscles are worked over 200% harder to increase caloric burn by more than 25% to 40-percent.  Combine them with specially designed Pink Poles to increase circulation and aerobic fitness!  Find them at Foot Solutions, or by calling -888-FIT-FOOT (348-3668). Foot Solutions has 3 Phoenix stores, and is able to specially fit their products.

Stella & Dot jewelry is offering a brand new little girls' line and a Mommy & Me line that is sure to make those Mother's Day portraits sparkle.  Customize matching sets with unique charms that can be shared. View the entire line at or contact Elisabeth Krakora directly at 602-790-0629. Call Elisabeth for a 10% discount & free shipping for Sonoran Living viewers until May 3, 2010.


  1. Melanie, what a great segment! You were so good. Happy Birthday to your sweet princess. My little Daniel will be 4 tomorrow. I can't believe how big they are! Congrats Mama.

  2. Kraig3:44 PM

    Mel, great job! I laughed when I noticed that you are a "parenting expert and mom". I know you prefer the title "mom"! Just fantastic.


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