Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sweets and Love Delivered By Mother's Day #GIVEAWAY

One of the top online gift giving sites,, has just released several new items to truly delight any mom or grandma -- from those who became moms (or grandmas) for the first time over the past year to those who have been mothering kids for more than 75 years!
I have been sending Mother's Day goodie gifts to my grandma for years. This year she is in a nursing home and I don't know the staff yet and I don't know what she is allowed so I hope to visit with my Uncle this month and bring one of the yummy gifts from Gourmet Gift Basket.

To see the full selection of Mother's Day gift ideas (baskets, towers, cakes and more), click here

Here are my past Gourmet Gift Basket Reviews: Cheese Cake, Easter Basket, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Popcorn

This year they have some NEW yummy treats: 

NEW! Mother's Day Brownie Cake, $49.99, SKU 8892

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift, but you want something that's not so predictable? Get her this scrumptious Mother’s Day Brownie Cake! This 12-inch delight will arrive to her door just as fresh as if you had picked it up from the bakery. It also has a special Mother’s Day message for Mom on top, reminding her that you're crazy about her. 

Here is how it arrived. It was 85 degrees outside and it was probably sitting on the porch for about three hours. Looks pretty good.  It came in a box surrounded by bubble wrap. It had shrink wrap around it and a plastic cover and bottom. The only thing that had shifted in probably the heat was the "M"on mom and the "V"in love. It came on Saturday and there is only half left. My husband and daughter LOVE it. The brownie is moist and soft and the frostings soft and fresh. Great gift!

 NEW! Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box, $29.99, SKU 1377

Cookie-craving Moms will get a great surprise this year with this gift box. has created this gorgeous gift showcasing six different varieties of gourmet offerings: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge Brownie Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, Pecan Sandy Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Peanut Butter Cookies. There's something for almost every Mom here!

Well...I would order this every day if I could. I loved these cookies. Each flavor is individually wrapped in packages of two and the type of cookie is printed on the wrap. My kids are allergic to peanuts but I love them so it was nice to see they were included but there was no chance of the kids eating them accidentally. They wish they could but I am happy they are all mine. 

There was 2 packets of the Chocolate Chip and the Fudge Brownie Cookies but don't ask me what they taste like because the husband and kids gobbled them up.  I can tell you the Oatmeal Raisin Lemon Sugar and Peanut butter were delicious. The peanut butter were my favorite. My daughter and I shared the Lemon Sugar and thought it was a nice, light, flavorful cookie. They were so nice and buttery! My daughter grabbed the box for her room. She said the box was so pretty and she wanted it for her favorite things. 

NEW! Happy Mother's Day Gift Basket, $69.99, SKU 4447

Pampering Mom's tastebuds has elevated to a new level in 2017 with this basket -- a stunning arrangement of tea essentials. This beauty features a keepsake "Awesome Mom" mug, two types of tea, sweet sugar sticks, and gourmet cookies. She'll think of you as she's enjoying cup after cup of relaxing tea alone or with her friends. There's plenty to share.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion.  My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. I am not employed by any company I review for. No monetary compensation was received.

Mother's Day Book Ideas For Mom's Of All Ages

For moms-to-be…

Jordan Reid & Erin Williams

Part advice, part journal, part activity book, all hilarious. This irreverent, laugh out loud book is a must have for soon-to-be moms. The perfect for baby showers and Mother’s day this spring!

"Funny as hell.”—Amy Morrison, founder of Pregnant Chicken
"Comfort, solidarity, entertainment, and maybe even total life enlightenment.”—Lauren Smith Brody, founder of The Fifth Trimester

This is by far the funniest book I have ever read whether pregnant or not! It is a laugh out loud book I mean the first chapter says it all....

I love the tips for morning sickness like eating a pound of Sour Patch Kids will not be frowned upon.

There are pages of fun games to play while you wait for the honeymoon phase of  the 2nd Trimester. 

 The second trimester is by far the best. Nausea is usually gone and you are not so uncomfortable yet so have some fun.

Be your amazing self!

By the third trimester we really just want to get it out and that is exactly what the chapter is called.  I love this book full of witty pregnancy activities. Like circling the 3 things on your body that are currently making you insane like "pepperoni nipples" and "cankles".  Readers will love the fill in questions where you can list your craziest dreams and qualities you hope the baby gets from you and the father and so much more.  There are 171 pages of fun!

This is the perfect pregnant mommy gift!

For experienced moms…

Kate & David Marshall
TO PURCHASE; hardcover; $15

From the bestselling authors of What I Love About You, a personalized way to say “I love you” to your child. 

The Book of You celebrates your teen or adult child on a milestone birthday or graduation, or as they embark on marriage or the joys of parenthood. 

With writing prompts, checklists, and space for treasured photos, you’ll compile a collection of fond memories and hopes for the future that will be a cherished keepsake for years to come.

This is one of my favorite kind of books.  My mom died when I was 12 and I am always striving to make sure my kids know all about me since knowing my mom as a person is what I missed most. I knew her as a mom but I wanted to know the woman. I wanted to know what she thought about, what she wished for, what she wanted. The Book of You is a keepsake journal where you write in your answers to prompts provided within the pages. 

 I would have loved to have this book filled out by my mom!

For grandma…

Lesley Stahl

**New York Times Bestseller**

From one of the country’s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman’s life. In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl’s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship.

“Award-winning broadcast journalist Stahl [investigates] the importance of the role grandparents can play in the lives of their children and grandchildren…. Through the medium of her own experiences, the author delivers a wise and witty book. A welcome guide for new grandparents and their children looking to savor the joys and navigate the pitfalls of grandparenting.” —Kirkus

This book came a day after a conversation I had with a co-worker. She was explaining to me (very much a hands on mom) and two pregnant co-workers that you love your children YES but the love for a grandchild is 10 times as powerful. I couldn't imagine this because I LOVE MY KIDS! I want to be with them more than anyone else in the whole world and the thought of them leaving the nest in the future breaks my heart. After reading Lesley's book I understand what she was saying.  I am nowhere near being a grandparents but this book was a wonderful read. Grandparents these days are younger in age and at heart than grandparents past. They are very often an extension of a parent and the relationship with their grandbabies goes very deep. All will love this book but what a great gift idea for new grandma's! Give it with your pregnancy news!