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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

In order to help you celebrate the woman who gave you life, we’re showcasing an evolving list of unique, trendy and exciting gifts to give your mom on Mother’s Day. Check back often for new product and gift idea?

Byu-ti Hair CareByu-ti Hair Therapy
Your mom works hard, so treat her to a fabulous day of pampering at Santa Monica’s hottest new hair bar. Specializing in the hair care needs of every customer, the stylists at byu-ti (the Japanese pronunciation of the word ‘beauty’) specialize in hair care as skincare gurus would in the beauty industry.

This Mother’s Day the ladies at byu-ti are offering a complimentary ultra-luxe Mother’s Day byu-ti hair therapy treatment, on them. Byu-ti is asking Santa Monica families to spoil mom with a pampering treatment for her tresses by simply calling into the salon anytime from Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11 to book? a complimentary, ultra-luxe Olive Butter Pak Hair Therapy treatment (including a steam wrap) for the special lady in their lives.

Giving thanks to mothers everywhere, the Byu-ti girls are all about providing their clients with more than just a beautifying experience but an enriching and satisfying one as well. From the wholesome, organic ingredients used to the services provided, Byu-ti’s goal is to “serve” with integrity, excellence and professionalism. Byu-ti is located at 510 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, CA.

ChoclatiqueChoclatique
Rivaling French, Swiss and Belgian offerings, Choclatique is a new brand of American chocolates patterned after classic desserts.? Traveling the world to track down the finest ingredients, the creators of Choclatique have laid the foundation for a new, much-higher standard in American chocolate.

Combining their respective talents, award-winning Hollywood art-director, illustrator and director turned chef and chocolatier Ed Engoron and veteran food marketing executive Joan Vieweger have created 150 varieties of dark, white and milk chocolate treats in their “Chocolate Studios.”? Patterned after American classics, you’ll find all your favorite indulgences in candies such as All-American Apple Pie, Root Beer Float, Hot Fudge Sundae, Wedding Cake, and Country Fair Limeade.

If you’re looking for something special for Mother’s Day, Choclatique has a limited-edition line that includes Amaretto Latte Ganache, Banana Cr?me, Grand Marnier Cr?me, Saigon Cinnamon Caramel and much more. Produced in Southern California and made with natural, preservative-free ingredients, Choclatique treats contain about 20% less sugar than most ordinary chocolates.? Visit www.choclatique.com and give your mother a truly unique and tasty gift this year.

iH19 Sport Case

This year buy your mother a gift that’s fun, useful and socially aware.? With iHome’s iH19 Portable Sport Case, hip moms can take their iPod anywhere, all while supporting the American Breast Cancer Foundation. With a percentage of sales from the pink iH19 going to the ABCF, you can feel good about giving a gift that your mom will enjoy.

The iH19 Portable Sport Case is a sturdy, stylish, and water-resistant case that allows iPod owners with active lifestyles to take their music everywhere – biking, hiking, or even the beach. With brackets for mounting, the iH19 can easily be placed onto bikes, exercise equipment and even strollers.  A headphone jack is also available for private listening, or if it’s preferred, there are two dynamic speakers enabling mom to enjoy her music with friends and family.

For more information go to www.abcf.org or www.ihomeaudio.com.

BodyRocks As Mother’s Day approaches, heart-themed jewelry is the “must-have” gift. BodyRocks Jewelry introduces its new line of heart inspired necklaces. This simple, timeless necklace features a uniquely crafted sterling silver heart pendant accompanied by a rich, faceted gemstone. Adorned on an adjustable 16.5 to 18 inch sterling silver chain, this necklace is appropriately finished with a classic heart-shaped clasp.

Always in style, this necklace features one of the hottest trends displayed by fashion designers during the Spring/Summer 2007 Fashion Week. Jewel tones were among the most prominent trends on the runway. Designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Emilio Pucci incorporated rich and bold colors into their most recent collections. Similarly, this fashion forward necklace is available in a variety of semi-precious gemstones ranging from deep blues to strong reds and every shade in between.

As for the hearts, it seems as if they are the perfect, evocative jewelry trend this time of the year. Hearts symbolize love and they have been spotted all over young Hollywood’s “it” girls this season. Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Mischa Barton have all been spotted wearing this Spring’s newest trend.

Visit www.BodyRocksOnline.com today and be noticed. Body Rocks is now offering a discount of 25% off the sales price from May 4, 2007 through May 18th. The coupon code is: 25off

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PashminaPahsmina  No fashion-forward woman?s wardrobe would be complete without owning a Pashmina luxurious shawl, wrap, or scarf. Such as a designer handbag or sunglasses, it is the perfect fashion accessory. Pashmina is made using the finest cashmere in the world. And your mom deserves no less.?A fashionable pashmina scarf, wrap or shawl is the perfect finishing touch for any outfit. Just a few pashminas will breathe new life into your entire wardrobe. For pure luxury and warmth, wrap yourself in 100% pashmina. For a dramatic accent, simply throw on an elegant pashmina/silk blend. Either way, you’re Pashmina will make you feel and look like a million.

Since they specialize in only cashmere and Pashmina products, by ordering direct from the company you can get the best values on these quality luxury items.

Order conveniently and securely online or call toll-free 1-888-874-2957. They will provide you with superior customer service.

The Pashmina Store

Puritan?s Pride Spring Cleansing Kit

You’ve heard of spring cleaning for your home, now you can do the same thing for your body.? With Puritan’s Pride Spring Cleansing Kit bundles, you can get a variety of products to clean out your body from the inside out. Containing five different products, these kits target the important areas of the body to make sure you?re in ship shape condition for spring.

With over 4 million customers, Puritan’s Pride is the nation’s largest direct-to-consumer vitamin brand. Puritan’s Pride has a solid 40 year history of serving health-conscious consumers with the finest quality supplements, reliable and convenient service and money-saving direct from the manufacturer prices.

In their attempt to keep consumers healthy, Puritan’s Pride is offering their Spring Cleansing Kit which includes Colon Care to support regularity, Tonalin CLA to support dieting goals, Extra Strength Water Pills with potassium to promote fluid balance, Acidophilus to support digestion and Liv-A-New to aid healthy liver function.? These bundle kits can be purchased at the Puritan website where they are offering special introductory prices and free shipping for new customers who want to try a little Puritan Pride spring cleaning on themselves

Maile Kauai – Nature’s Finest Luxury

Kauai’s all-natural line of products for the home, body and spirit…Read our article on Maile Kauai here…Maile_Gift_Box.jpgLavish your Mom with a variety of the island’s finest. Packaged in a beautiful gold box wrapped with gold ribbon, Malie’s Gift Box is perfect for recreating the experience of paradise in your home. With Malie Kauai’s Soy Candle, Room Spray, Hand Soap and Lotion Bar Soap your gift will enlighten the home with the truest essence of Kauai. Available in Pikake, Plumeria, Coconut Pineapple or Coconut Vanilla.

The Hawaiian Spa Journey is presented in an Artisan hand-woven custom Pandan Box from Kauai, is the perfect gift for people who enjoy the luxury of a Hawaiian Spa experience at home. Malie?s Spa Box is all you need to pamper and treat yourself with the benefit of Kauai?s natural ingredients while enjoying the aromas of paradise. Begin your Spa experience by soaking in the Body Lather, exfoliate with the Sugar Cane Ginger Body Polish, nourish with Malie?s Mango Butter Bun and finish the treatment with Malie?s aromatic Body Cream. Body Cream and Body Lather available in Pikake, Plumeria, Gardenia or Coconut Vanilla

Or, try items individually:

Maile_room_spray.jpgRoom Sprays: Add the Aloha Spirit to your home with Malie Kauai?s Room Sprays. The delicious aromas of these botanical room sprays add a hint of paradise to your environment while entertaining or relaxing. Made with Hawaiian Hydrosols. Choose from Gardenia, Plumeria, Pikake, Coconut Pinapple, or Coconut Vanilla.

Natural Soy Candle: Malie Kauai?s natural soy candle will nourish the soul with the scents of Hawaii. These petroleum-free, soy candles burn from a 100% cotton wick, resulting in a cleaner, longer-lasting burn.

Mango Butter Cup: Malie Kauai?s Mango Butter Cup is an in-shower moisturizer that will revive your skin with the nutrients it needs. Rub directly on skin and feel enriched with moisture. Evangeline Lilly loves the Mango Butter Cup.

http://www.mailekauai.com/

Magellan RoadMateMagellan
With everything you have to deal with on a daily basis the last thing you want to think about is how to get from point A to point B. With the advent of personal GPS Navigation systems, that stress has been lifted. Magellan is the leader this innovative technology with both in-car and outdoor devices. The company is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate? series portable car navigation systems, the Magellan eXplorist? outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz NeverLost? car navigation system and ProMark?, the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market.? With Magellan, you?ll never have to be lost or deal with the headache of paper maps again

They have introduced two great new navigation systems, The Magellan CrossoverGPS and The Magellan RoadMate 2200T. Both are very functional and will get to where you need to go with the greatest of ease, as well as help you find new and interesting restaurants, shops and more along the way. Read our article on these great products.?www.magellangps.com

TsuboTsubo

For the most comfortable shoes ever, Tsubo footwear is the creation of British designer Nick O?Rorke who spent seven years designing for Reebok and brought his comfort driven philosophy to Tsubo.

Footwear generally falls into one of two categories – stylish and painful or comfortable and ugly. Tsubo is the exception. Their trendy styles come in hip colors and have oval bubble lined soles that align with various pressure points along the foot for your ergonomic delight. These bubbles make the shoes distinct from any other brand on the market.

Tsubo is Japanese for pressure point. The brand mixes elements of athletic style and street looks to create a chic and functional line of shoes with both superior design and functionality.

Made of some of the most unique fabrics and leathers on the market, Tsubo has cornered comfort and style in one line. This cutting edge brand is a Southern California based company that is exploding into the mainstream in 20 countries worldwide and all over the States. Sold at Fred Segal and Nordstrom?s, this brand has cornered the market on comfortable, stylish shoes for men, women, and kids. Celebrity fans include Teri Hatcher, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ashton Kutcher, and Felicity Huffman and many more.
http://www.tsubo.com/

HiQi Health
HiQi HealthGive you mom the gift of health.?HiQi Health?can corrects our body?s balance and make a life-long dependence on prescription drugs obsolete. That is the goal of Pharm East?s HiQi (pronounced high-chee) Health product line which focuses on Bionology, the science of building lasting health.? These supplements are designed with a long-term perspective in mind.? Using a revolutionary five-pronged approach to address the root of what ails you these products aim to actually heal your body and then get out of your life! Providing you with the amazing difference between temporary relief and lasting health.

Dr. Rulin Xiu, founder of Pharm East, discovered her interest in the healing power of nature at a very young age.? Since receiving her doctorate from University of California, Berkley she has developed several herbal formulas that address prominent health concerns such as blood pressure, digestive health and bowel function, sleep, energy, happiness, and body weight. Dr. Xiu has recently teamed up with Cherie Calbom, author of the revolutionary new book Sleep Away the Pounds, in developing the Sleep the Pounds Away AM/PM nutritional formulas from Pharm East.? Both recently appeared at the Oscars informing celebs about their health. Dr. Xiu?s goal in creating these all natural products is to nurture body systems and help people to heal, providing lasting health benefits and making medicines, and eventually even her own supplements, unnecessary.
www.pharmeast.com? www.hiqihealth.com

BedPals
For Mom’s pet, BedPals is designed for the animal on the go,?and a must have for pet safety.? Combining the comfort of home with the safety of a car seat, BedPals are the perfect accessory for owners who like to travel with their furry friends.
This high-quality plush pet bed will provide luxury, comfort and style for pets while ensuring peace of mind for owners.? By attaching the car?s seatbelt to the pet?s harness with the included adjustable safety strap, BedPals conveniently transforms into a car seat giving pets the advantage of height all while safely securing them in the car.? In addition, BedPals can also be used at home as they provide snuggle-up comfort and long restful naps when not on the open road.
Perfect for small or medium size pets, BedPals are available in seven different designs with lovable animal characters. Other features of this pet car safety tool include protecting animals in sudden stops, providing fewer distractions for the driver, and breathable filling that stays cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.?Right now you can contact the company for wholesale prices on Bedpals. For more information on BedPals go to MyLuckyDog.com.

Mighty Leaf Tea
If your mom is a tea lover, she will really love these teas. Taking the art of tea to a whole new level, the Mighty Leaf Tea Company has set out to restore life to an ancient tradition.? Since 1996, married couple Gary Shinner and Jill Portman have been sharing their passion for handcrafted teas while offering the convenience of precision and pre-portioned whole leaf servings.

By creating exotic tea blends from all over the world, Mighty Leaf Tea scours the globe for the finest ingredients available.? Using a mix of high standards and creative innovation, their specially designed Tea Pouches were created to unleash the essence of quality from the finest teas around the world.? Pioneering the invention, and often imitated, the Mighty Leaf Tea Pouch allows for larger whole leaves to be brewed allowing for the richest flavors to come through.

As these pouches hold leaves, herbs, fruits and spices too big for regular tea bags, the tea connoisseur will fully enjoy the flavors and nuances, intoxicating aromas and infusions of color all while soothing the mind and rejuvenating the spirit.? Aside from their vast selection of hand crafted artisan teas, tea lovers can purchase Teasets and Assortment Tins specially designed for the individual taste.?

In addition to their commitment to tea, Mighty Leaf Tea has implemented a scholarship program helping children and university age students receive the education they so desire.? www.mightyleaf.com.

Kipling
A new handbag is a must for every Spring wardrobe, and Kipling has a host of new styles to fit every lifestyle and budget. From the sophistication of the Club Collection to the fun and functionality of the If? Collection, Kipling has got you covered. For the busy girl-on-the-go, the Travel Collection offers the utmost in stylish luggage, while the Working Life Collection features tote bags large and secure enough to carry around your laptop. And of course, the bags come with the iconic Kipling monkey and logo.

Founded in 1987 with its name inspired by the author of The Jungle Book, Kipling has evolved beyond its original roots of providing high quality backpacks into a distinctive, worldwide brand offering a range of carryalls for a variety of lifestyles. Its bags are effortlessly stylish, colorful and fun as well as practical and durable enough for even the most active individual.

So go get a jump-start on the new season and find yourself a stylish new bag, because you?re never fully dressed without the right handbag. For more on the collections, read our article??

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