Earlier this week I had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Mayhew, Editor-in-chief of Woman's Day magazine and contributing editor to NBC's Today Show for her take on the best Mother's day gifts for mom! From clothing and accessories to technology and beauty, Elizabeth has everything you need to make your mom smile this Sunday!
Elizabeth Mayhew – ElizabethMayhew.com
Candace Rose: What are some great gift ideas for mom this Mother's Day?
Elizabeth Mayhew: "Well, listen, Candace you can never go wrong with something for her closet. We love the the Lands' End cotton, they're very thing cotton cardigans which are such a nice weight for summer and lets face it when you're going in and out of air conditioning a lot of times mom needs that (I certainly do.) The other thing that's really hot is anything that's nautical inspired, so we love the Lands' End wash canvas tote with the big anchor on it, it's just great to take to the beach or to travel. Also in the fashion line, the scarf I'm wearing is from the Ford Warriors in Pink Collection. There's a whole line of apparel that you can see at Fordcares.com and what's amazing about it is 100% of the net proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen foundation to help prevent breast cancer, fight breast cancer and also to help raise awareness about early detection. So you're giving your mom the gift that also gives back to a greater good which I really love."
CR: What about for tech moms?
EM: "For the tech mom, listen I'm a working mother of two, I can't survive without technology. This is one of the coolest things I've seen, it's the T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG. Basically it's the first 4G Android Power Tablet from those two companies that does everything. You can check your email and watch tv, do all those things but what this also has that's so cool, it has both HD and 3D video so you can film your kids soccer game and watch the whole thing back in 3D and HD, it's incredible. It also has two cameras, two 5 megapixel cameras with an LED flash so you can store, save memory, share memories, your whole family's everything but on the go, so it's pretty incredible."
T-Mobile G-Slate 4G Android Tablet – Amazon
CR: How about gifts that pamper?
EM: "In terms of pampering your mom, we say head to The Body Shop because at The Body Shop whether you're online or in the store you can customize a basket with your mom's favorite scents and favorite creams or what we also love is you can buy their new Dreams Unlimited collection. What's cool about this collection is they really have practiced fair trade, so a lot of the ingredients come from very poor countries, so money is going back to help fund some of the poorest countries in the world. The other thing that's happening at The Body Shop is in honor of Mother's Day you can go onto their facebook account, just click like or friend them and you can participate in their sweepstakes, it's called the Big I.O.U. sweepstakes in honor of Mother's Day and two lucky winners are going to get to go on a pampered, wonderful weekend somewhere. You don't have to be a mom to enter."
Dreams Unlimited Collection – Body Wash – The Body Shop
CR: Where can we go for more information?
EM: "For more information go to LifeMinute.tv and you can learn about everything we showed you today."