Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

Struggling to come up with the perfect Christmas gift for mom? They deserve a nice big treat at the end of the year. She might love some new home accessories or clothing. Or how about taking her out for a day?

Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

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Home & Kitchen Accessories

Most moms spend a considerable amount of time in the home, looking after the house and its residents. Give a gift to thank her for all her efforts. She may well appreciate something that can help her with her daily chores, or brighten up the house.

It’s not just dads who love a clever gadget. There are so many intelligent kitchen aids available to buy nowadays, designed to make cooking much easier. How about getting mom a coffee machine, a waffle pan or a mixer? Some are designed to look so trendy, they’ll instantly brighten up the kitchen!

Alternatively, get her something for herself and no one else. This could be a personalised gift, for example, such as a mug with a print by you, a name-embroidered blanket to wrap up in when it gets chilly, or customised duvet and pillow covers with photos or a unique design.

Gifts for Working Moms

Working moms will be grateful for a little something that can help them keep things on track, from work appointments to when you have an important performance at school. How about a good, old-fashioned calendar? Depending on the size of her favourite handbag, choose a compact style or a big, bulky one to fit all her contacts and notes.

Nowadays, you can choose from a vast range of covers, from classic leather ones to abstract prints.

A Day Out

You could treat your mom to a change of scenery by taking her out somewhere for the day.

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The Future of Home Furnishings

Imagine that 20 years ago someone had told you that you would purchase your music, car insurance, airline and hotel tickets, stocks, books and even shoes on a computer that fit in your hip pocket. That you would not have an agent or broker between you and the stock exchange or the airline or insurance company. And imagine that you could do all the comparative research needed to execute your transaction in  your pajamas! You would have told that person they were dreaming.

The Future of Home Furnishings

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Well, lately I have been dreaming as well. As my generation (the baby boomers) settles into its post-nesting years, less and less of our disposable income will go to durable goods such as home furnishings. Instead, once college for the kids is taken care of, our disposable dollars will go back into bolstering our retirement accounts, and then to travel.

Our absence leaves the future of home furnishing consumption to the next generations: Gen-X, Y and soon, the Millennials. This generation, many of whom grew up with a cell phone as a birthright, will have no qualms about not sitting on a sofa before they buy it. This generation put companies like Zappos the online shoe retailer on the map. They grew eBay into a monolithic clearing house for everything from rare coins and dolls to automobiles and airplanes.

Buy a pair of shoes online without even trying them on? Sure, this generation can reconcile the relatively benign inconvenience of returning something, with the huge convenience of carrying on with their multitasking. Think of this: these “kids” watch T.V., carry on a live chat on the computer, text message friends from their smart phones, reply to Facebook posts AND do their homework at the same time! These power users of all things tech will drive …

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