5 Mother’s Day gifts for the productive lady in your life

Gifts for mom

‘All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother,’ said Abraham Lincoln. All those life lessons and bundles of love deserve to be shown some appreciation.

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, here are some last minute gift ideas for the busy lady in your life.

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mother's day gift, Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

1. Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug ($79.95): Ember is a self-warming coffee cup controlled via an app that maintains set temperature for your tea or coffee. It’ll keep your loved one’s cup warm if they happen to get distracted or have to run off to a meeting.

2. Kindle Paperwhite E-reader – Black, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers ($99.99): This is a Mother’s Day gift staple. I bought my mom one of these last year and she uses it all the time at home and on travels. You can save 17% on this Kindle for Mother’s Day. The Kindle E-reader – Black, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi, Built-In Audible – Includes Special Offers is also on sale for $59.99.

3. Daydreams Coloring Book ($12.51): The true artist never forgets their crayons. This hardbound adult coloring book also makes an excellent coffee table item. Just wait until she buys her friends a copy. 

4. Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger ($49.99): Make it easier for mom to recharge her phone fast and without the hassle of chords.

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5. Get her a WordPress blog at Bluehost ($3.95/month): There’s a lot of moms out there who want to blog but don’t know where to start. Bluehost offers a free domain and one-click WordPress installation at an affordable price.

PS. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with giving the productive mom a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers, or even better, something more personalized.

And if you’re looking for further inspiration, there are more gift recommendations on my Amazon influencer list.

Slow and simple notebooks with BIG TYPEFACES

JSTORY: Slow and simple notebooks with BIG TYPEFACES

I saw this in my Pinterest feed (yeah, I’m on Pinterest) and immediately snatched one up.

In our ever increasingly fast-paced world, it’s nice to slow down every once in a while and plan something out. And these pages look huge! I also just dig the simplicity of the notebook names and huge typefaces: LARGE, MEDIUM, BIG, AND SMALL. If you’re looking for a great pen to accompany your summer planning, try the Pentel Tradio Pulaman, the classic Bullet Space Pen or a pack of Pilot Roller Ball stick pens if you need more than one.

JSTORY: Slow and simple notebooks with BIG TYPEFACES

Jstory is a South Korean brand. If you go to the official website and Google translate the text, you’ll see that the company was launched by an architecture and design student back in 2006.

They also make some awesome creator notebooks that feature Architect, Engineer, Painter, Musician, and Writer in big fonts. You’ll have to order those directly from the site since I can’t seem to find them on Amazon.

JSTORY: Slow and simple notebooks with BIG TYPEFACES

PS. If you’ve seen any other neat notebooks lately, comment below so I can check them out. Thanks!

This hover backpack will make you jump, jump!

My dream of being able to dunk may come to reality thanks to the Lunativity Hoverpack.

Students from the University of Tokyo developed a hover backpack that frees you from gravity’s pull so you can jump and hang in the air like Michael Jordan. The rotors in the device thrust downward, allowing humans to jump 3 times higher than normal.

The team’s goal “is to augment humans’ physical capabilities.”

The Japanese students built the wearable device to “make the world a more interesting place.” While its planned use may be ambiguous, the rest of up to the imagination. The Lunativity will be a slam dunk!

For more information, check out the official website.

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Bill Murray: ‘What’s it like to be me?’

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Bill Murray Art Print | $20.99

“So what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself, What’s it like to be me? You know, the only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is.”

— Bill Murray / Snag the printcoffee mug, iPhone case, or throw pillow) on the Society6 art store.


Creative infographics from Pop Chart Lab including a poster of every emoji

From hand-illustrating every emoji ever to showcasing all varieties of beer, a taxonomy of rap names, and a compendium of basketball jerseys, the artists at Pop Chart Lab turns data into creative infographics.

Not surprisingly, the visuals make perfect posters for the wall. You can order a standalone print, pair it with a handmade frame, or request a print mounted on a panel. Check out the Popchart website for more cool prints.  

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Every Emoji Ever
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The Very Many Varieties of Beer
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Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names
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A Visual Compendium of Basketball Jerseys

Craving wilderness/Out to Live

More ‘inspiration boost’ patches from the Asilda Store.

One of the main benefits of walking in nature is that trees inspire feelings of awe./ Craving Wilderness Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

Craving Wilderness Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch
Craving Wilderness Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

Disconnect and live a little./ Out to Live Glow in the Dark Outdoor Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

Out to Live Glow in the Dark Outdoor Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch
Out to Live Glow in the Dark Outdoor Embroidered Sew or Iron-on Patch

Van Gogh: ‘These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, you can feel it.’

Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai finished his most famous work, The Great Wave, at the age of 71. #ocean #art #waves #doorcurtain #interior #house #apartment
The Great Wave off Kanagawa Door Way Curtain (Amazon)

Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai finished his most famous work, The Great Wave, at the age of 71. Upon seeing the print, Van Gogh remarked: “These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, you can feel it.”

Read about Hokusai’s great wave: a lesson in persistence