Mother’s Day is coming up quickly and its time to make sure you have the perfect gift. Flowers are pretty customary but, let’s face it, over-played. My perfect mother’s day gift would be for someone to hire me a maid and a nanny for the day along with a couple good books and an unlimited supply of coffee. Asking for too much? Maybe. I’ll settle on a few good books and the coffee though.
This year I want to highlight 6 Mother’s Day perfect books for giving this year. Read on to find out more, and find out how to win a set of all 6 books!
Drops of Awesome: The You’re-More-Awesome-Than-You-Think Journal by Kathryn Thompson
If you aren’t rooting for yourself, who will? Drops of Awesome is that unique discovery journal about celebrating the amazingness of you. Based on the viral blog Drops of Awesome, this book helps you become your own biggest cheerleader and tells your inner critic to stick a sock in it.
What did you accomplish today? More than you currently realize or give yourself credit for. As you work through Drops of Awesome, you will start to see just how much goodness you contribute to the world and as you feel that success, you will find that you can accomplish anything. You are awesome!
This is a really cute journal that has quotes from the authors blog interspersed throughout to help inspire and motivate the writer. Sometimes we as moms are our own worst critics and I think this journal would be a great way for any mom to put down their thoughts eventually realize just how awesome they are, in spite of all their flaws, imagined or not. Drops of awesome is a great way to help mom think and feel more positively about themselves.
Perfume Notes: 16 Notecards & Envelopes
Shaped like real perfume bottles, these die-cut notecards evoke the glamour and femininity of the world’s most beloved fragrances. Four distinct designs (repeating for a total of 16 cards) offer four uniquely elegant ways to keep in touch. The cards, envelopes, and lidded box feature decadent embellishments-such as gold accents, luscious pastel hues, and a glossy finish-that will delight beauty enthusiasts, stationery collectors, and lovers of the finer things.
These perfume bottle shaped notecards are simply adorable and the perfect gift for mom. Who wouldn’t love to send off these whimsical notecards rather than the generic typical notecard? I love that you can spray these with your favourite perfume for a greeting that will really impress the recipient.
Icebox Cakes: Recipes for the Coolest Cakes in Town by Jean Sagendorph and Jessie Sheehan
Icebox cakes feature crisp wafers and billowy whipped cream layered together and chilled overnight, where they transform into a heavenly cakelike texture. In this tempting cookbook, eager cooks can start with the Old School, a classic pairing of chocolate wafers and lush whipped cream, before moving on to fantastic combinations such as Luscious Lemon with its lemon curd filling and ladyfingers or the Black Forest’s cherries and mounds of chocolate-kirsch whipped cream. Ideal when made aday or two in advance, these minimum-fuss cakes promise maximum friends-and-family cheer.
O’s Little Book of Happiness edited by The Oprah Magazine O
With a sprightly dose of insightful inspiration, a sprinkling of practical advice, and a bounty of exuberant stories by great writers, O’s Little Book of Happiness features some of the best work ever to have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine. Inside you’ll find Elizabeth Gilbert’s ode to the triumph of asking for what you want, Jane Smiley’s tribute to the animal who taught her about lasting fulfillment, Roxane Gay’s sure-fire cure for complaining, Brené Brown’s celebration of the powers of play, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s take on the joyful participation in the universe, and much more. Revisiting fifteen years of the magazine’s rich archives, O ‘s editors have assembled a collection as stunning as it is spirit-lifting.
The Quotable Mom
It is said that God could not be everywhere so he created mothers. With more than 200 unique quotations, The Quotable Mom shares thoughts, ideas, humor, and advice from the best minds of the ages for the most challenging situations that come with being a mom.
The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” -Jane Sellman
We believe that family life is beautiful and that motherhood is a privilege. But we also believe it is often really hard to see all that beauty when we’re in the midst of mothering. So often, we feel like we’re spread too thin. We feel like we don’t match up. Our hearts want to do more than our hands can manage. And every day, as we cycle through household duties, discipline, errands, conversations, teaching, and hundreds of unexpecteds, we’re often left tired, worried, and in need of some extra inspiration and encouragement. Power of Moms is an online community of deliberate mothers. Since 2007, millions of mothers from all backgrounds who are striving to be the best they can be have gathered to our website to learn and grow together. Time and again, our posts receive comments that say something like, I am going to print this out and put it on my nightstand so I can read it again and again.” We’ve been concerned about those nightstands . . . getting allcluttered up with paper. So we’ve selected dozens of our most popular posts and compiled them neatly into this book just for you.
This book isn’t just a book. It’s a tangible representation of a living, breathing community of mothers. Motherhood is the hardest job we’ll ever love, and it’s so much better when we’re doing it together.
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a Raincoast Books Mother’s Day Prize Pack which includes Drops of Awesome, Icebox Cakes, O’s Little Book of Happiness, The Quotable Mom, Motherhood Realized, and Perfume Notes. Giveaway ends on May 2nd at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!