Out With Baby: Mom�s Day for Two

The second Sunday in May is doubly special for kids and families with two moms, so Out With Baby is celebrating Mother’s Day with some special gift ideas for the two-mom household.


Every Kiss Begins with Jewelry


Make a statement with Alisa Michelle jewelry designs.  Proudly declare “Two Moms One Love,” imprinted on a medallion made of a genuine recycled coin, on a sterling chain necklace. 

Available at Alisamichelle.com.  $130.


Share your love with a personalized Mommy Necklace by Sima Gilady, a yellow 14-karat gold-filled hammered disc stamped with each family member’s name, on a 14-karat gold-filled chain. 

Available at Simag.etsy.com.  $36.


Color Her World


Tired of those old Georgia O’Keefe prints?  Spruce up Mom’s surroundings with ShaNickers, repositionable wall decals that are great for decorating homes, apartments, offices and more.  You can apply them to virtually any surface and remove them with no damage to walls. For two moms, check out the Female Gender Signs design. Available at Shanickers.com.  Designs start at $30. 

*Win a Shanickers decal.  See contest rules below.

Pink is the New Pink


The Nokia 6086 in pearly pink (or butch black) is the perfect mobile handset for a mom on the go, or use it as a nanny phone programmed with emergency numbers to give to your babysitter.  Free with AT&T Wireless contract, or get a refurbished handset for $49.99 for use with a GoPhone pay-as-you-go plan. 

Available at Wireless.att.com.


Wine and Women


If Mom’s favorite wine is, “I wanna go to Palm Springs…for the Dinah,” take her to Palm Springs already, but you can also give her a special Mom’s Day two-month membership to the California Wine Club for $95.90 which includes a four-piece sampler box of exquisite artesian chocolates from Choclatique. 

Details at Cawineclub.com.


Break out that special bottle you’ve been saving for Mother’s Day, with the stylish cordless and rechargeable electric Oster Inspire Wine Opener.

Available at Target, Brands Mart, Fry’s and Bed Bath & Beyond.  $19.99.


Earth Mother

Help Mom find that happy place within, starting from the bottom up, with shapely Doce Vida's Paraty Pants.  Perfect for yoga, lounging or running errands, made with a unique moisture-wicking instantly slimming stretch fabric that moves with the body. Black with neon color striping. Sizes XS-XL, $38-$88. 


Available at Docevidafitness.com.  For a 20% discount enter code “outwithbaby.”

Mom can hit a Happy Baby Pose and feel good in body and spirit while making the world a little greener with the bamboo, hemp and natural rubber eco-friendly Natural Fitness Yoga Mat.  Plus, for each product sold the company plants a tree as part of the Zero Impact Program.  Available in regular and extra thick and long. 

Available at Naturalfitnessinc.com  $29.99-$59.99.

Budget Beauty


Maybe an expensive spa treatment isn’t in the budget this year, but just because times are hard doesn’t mean you can’t pamper Mom.  Treat her to a bath with Epsom Salt, the naturally occurring compound that restores vital magnesium levels in the body, reduces stress and leaves skin radiant and glowing.  For more information on the health benefits and a recipe for a facial or exfoliating skin treatment, go to Epsomsaltcouncil.org. 

Available in most drug stores.  $3-$10.


You don’t have to spend department store prices for great skincare products.  Give Mom the secret formula of professional cosmeticians, like my former roomie, who said all her fellow make-up artists use Cetaphil’s line of fragrance-free, non-irritating cleansers and moisturizers, including a new Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 facial lotion. 

Available at Drugstore.com, $13.99.


For affordable luxury for Mom, she can lather up with “bodycology” fragranced liquid hand soaps in florals, crisp fruits, delicious gourmands and refreshing ozonic scents.   

Available at Wal-Mart and other retail stores.  $3 each.


If you can afford to splurge a little on champagne, caviar and truffles, treat Mom to the Luxe FACE Collection for supreme pampering.  The three-piece set includes Elixir de Beauti (Champagne Grapeseed Exfoliating Cleanser), Extrait de Caviar (Caviar Eye Crhme), and Crhme Luxe (Truffle Age-Defy Face Cream) with organic botanical extracts, vitamins, and minerals. 

Om Aroma products are exclusively available online at OmAroma.com and at select spa/salon retailers.  $175.


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Baby Body


Pamper a mommy-to-be with the Mustela 9 Months Pregnancy Program, a sampler set which contains Stretch Marks Double Action, which helps prevent and reduce new stretch marks, Specific Support Bust, which soothes breast tightness during pregnancy, Instant Comfort Legs, which helps prevent and relieve leg discomfort during pregnancy, and Ultimate Hydration, a body lotion for skin dryness and sensitivity during pregnancy. 

Available at Babies ‘R Us or Drugstore.com.  $20.


Mama’s House


Bring the scent of nature indoors with Hothouse Botanicals scented candles.  Indulge mom in luxurious pure aromatherapy scents such as bergamot/ylang ylang, bourbon geranium, lavandin/litsea cubeba and vanilla/lime. All products are natural, organic, vegan and cruelty-free in recycled glass and PET containers. 

Available at Hothousebotanicals.com.  $20 each.



If Mom likes being barefoot in the kitchen, then she will love the GelPro Mat, a stylish, ergonomic floor mat that eases fatigue and neck, back and foot pain associated with standing for hours at a time. 

Available at Bed Bath & Beyond. $99.95-$299.95.


Old-School Mom


Mom can whip up favorite homemade desserts with the classic elegant, simple and easy-to-use Sunbeam Heritage Series Dual Motor Stand Mixer with a powerful 450-watt motor with 12 speed control and 3–way beating action.

Available at Sears.  $149.99. 


Hip Hip for Her


The cool and casual mom will love artsy funky T-shirts by 2K by Gingham, with inventive designs and witty sayings to spark interest and conversation wherever she goes.

Available at stores nationwide or at 2ktshirts.com.  $35.  *Win a 2K by Gingham shirt.  See contest rules below.


Flaunt motherhood with Demi Bella totes, tanks, hoodies and tees that tell everyone Mom’s lucky number (of kids), whether she is a “Mommy of 1” or Mommy of 5.”  $36-$50. 

Available at Demibella.com.


Let’s Just Cuddle


Maybe Mommy doesn’t hit Girl Bar every Friday night anymore, but she can still enjoy night life in matching pajamas in fun patterns, such as Hatley Apple Matching Mommy & Me Loungewear.  Infant to adult sizes.  $33-$74. 

This style and more available at Sleepyheads.com.


Travel’n Gal


If Mom likes to get around, loves a power trip and loves Mother Earth, then get her on a Vespa scooter.  Scooters great for zipping around town, they sip fuel, averaging 70 miles per gallon, and have a small carbon footprint.  Vespa has a ride to suit every mom, from the S 50 scooter, $3,199, to the powerful GTS 300 Super, $6,199. 

Find dealers and lots of groovy gift ideas – from retro-inspired gadgets to beach towels, ranging in price from $5 to $215, at VespaUSA.com.


Make it easy for Mom to coast through security at the airport on her travels with the vibrantly colored eco-chic and TSA-friendly Kena Kai Felt notebook sleeve for her laptop computer, made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles and containers. $35-$45. 

Available at Kenakai.com.


Going abroad?  Help Mom learn the native tongue wherever she goes with Rosetta Stone, an immersive language learning program with 31 language options, featuring speech recognition technology, images, and repetition that helps users stay engaged.  The program includes a headset and software and an audio companion for downloading lessons onto an iPod or MP3 player.  $259 for basic levels to $549 for advanced learning. 

Available at RosettaStone.com.



Family First


Give Mom a gift that keeps giving – a membership to COLAGE, a national organization of children, youth and adults with LGBTQ parents.  The group works for social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education and advocacy. Memberships for individuals $35, families $60. 

More information at colage.org.  *Win an “I ‘Heart’ My Family” T-shirt from COLAGE.  See contest rules below.


Mom Loves Her Some Dolly


Every girl-lovin’ gal loves the gracious and lovely first lady of country music.  Give Mom the gift of song with the Collector’s Edition of Dolly Parton’s Backwoods Barbie CD, $11.99, featuring three never-heard-before tracks, available exclusively at Cracker Barrel locations.  While you’re at it, pick up the companion Collector's Edition Photo Book, $24.99. For those who remember the Cracker Barrel boycott some years ago, you’ll be glad to know that in 2002 Cracker Barrel added sexual orientation as a protected class in the company's Equal Employment Opportunity policy.  It’s now okay to go get you some grits, and some Dolly.


Life’s a Picnic


Take Mom on a picnic packed in the stylish Reisenthel Carrybag, a modern twist on the old wicker basket, also great for farmer’s market shopping, made with tear-proof poly with a sturdy collapsible aluminum handle. Available in regular and XS size in a variety of solids and prints. 

Locate retailers at Reisenthel.com.  $29.99-$39.99.


*To enter a random drawing to win a contest item above, send an email to [email protected] with the name of the item in the subject line, i.e., “Shanickers.” All winners will be notified by email.  Winners are responsible for shipping/handling or pick-up of items in Los Angeles within 14 days of notification.