With Mother's Day just a few days away, Colleen Burns aka Mom On The Run stopped by to share the must have last minute gift ideas that will not only make mom's day this Mother's Day but her entire year!
Candace Rose: What are some great last minute gifts for mom this Mother's Day?
Colleen Burns: "Well, technology is always a great place to start especially if you're pooling with your siblings or you and your husband are going in together for a gift for your mom or his mom – a Windows PC is a great item, you know she's going to appreciate it because all moms are looking for ways to organize their lives better, save some time, make time a little easier. This ASUS Zenbook is a great gift. It's 2.4 pounds, it's so lightweight. You can keep it in your purse or briefcase- barely know it's there. It has a seven hour battery and it has a 128 gigabytes of memory space- that's for more than 20,000 photos. You can get more information about this or look for a different PC that's a better fit for your mom at a better price point and Microsoft.com/Windows.
Also, if your mom hasn't upgraded to a smartphone, that's something you should consider. Many of them are very affordable. This Windows phone can be purchased for under $100 depending on the plan. And what's great about this it's the NOKIA Lumia 900. It has these great buttons on the front that act like shortcuts so your mom can take a picture and put it on Facebook in four seconds. You can get more information about this phone at WindowsPhone.com. But again that can be very affordable – under $100."
Candace Rose: What else can we do to ensure mom has a great Mother's Day?
Colleen Burns: "Well, if your mom cooks and does it frequently, she might want a break on Mother's Day. If you're looking for a good restaurant to take her to on this Mother's Day you might want to look to Bonefish Grill. Zagat Survey's has found it again the best overall restaurant in the country, so that's a very good choice for your mom. I was just there last night; I love the food and it's really hard to pick just one entree there. I ended up sharing with a friend, but this Bang Bang shrimp is their signature appetizer- wonderful, great wood grilled fish; great burgers; great bar-fresh cocktails. And right now through June 17th if you buy a $50 gift card at BonefishGrill.com, you get a $10 bonus card for yourself. So this is a great no brainer and you've got plenty of time between now and Mother's Day to not only purchase one of these but to personalize it as well with a photo of yourself, your kids, the grandkids. It's also a great gift idea for Father's Day coming up and for those grads, for those grad parties you need to attend."
Candace Rose: Do you have anything else that mom will love?
Colleen Burns: "Well, you know moms like things that make them feel special and pretty, and they might not buy those things for themselves. It's not always something that you go shopping for- jewelry for yourself or a robe, but this Natori robe is wonderful. It's very comfortable but it looks very elegant. Some wonderful jewelry, especially if you know your mom's taste, she'll appreciate a piece of jewelry and every time she puts it on she'll be thinking about your thoughtfulness which is nice. And just letting your mom know you're thinking about her is perhaps the most important, and they do say it's the thought that counts. But be specific about that, really think about what it is your mom does for you on a daily basis. What has she done that makes your life better? Let her know that so she knows she's appreciated and that's something every mom wants to hear this time of the year and any time of the year."
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share?