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?
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
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
Nowadays, you can
choose from a vast range of covers, from classic leather ones to abstract
A Day Out
You could treat your
mom to a change of scenery by taking her out somewhere for the day.
Keep up to date …
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.
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 …