Mama's Christmas Wish List

Need to drop a few hints for your hubby? Maybe you could "accidentally" email him this post . . .

Night Owl Papergoods is devoted to creating unique calendars, letterpress cards and other eco-friendly products. We love the Night Owl line because of its one-of-a-kind approach to color, texture and pattern. We think that their sustainably harvested birch wood calendars are fresh, modern and will give your desk instant flair. They manufacture their products using very little power and no water, and all products are made by hand in the good ol' USA.

A fragrance gift idea we love that is a little outside of the box is the Demeter fragrance line. There is nothing like getting a whiff of that something special that will take you right back to a specific time and place. And, with this line, you can actually choose from some of the most random and fun scents (wet garden, play doh, Christmas in New York, birthday cake...) you have ever seen in a perfume line. We love their "clean soap" and "chai tea" scents, but I kind of want to smell them all!

For the mama who is all about her hair staying frizz free - there are two products we love. Mizani gloss spray is great for mamas with coarse, ethnic hair, and L'oreal texture expert perfect shimmer is great for straighter hair types. It is on the practical side, but sleek and shiny hair is always a welcome gift!

We love the unique, funky metal "Life's Best Recipes" measuring spoons from Metal Morphosis. This is the perfect gift for that special mama in your life who loves to bake.

Bare Minerals is one of the few companies making natural makeup that we have tried and love. They have such great products - from their make up sets like the Free to be Naturally Classic kit and its cute bronze carrying case to the lip glosses and mineral powders you can purchase separately. If you are a bit, ahem, challenged in the "girly makeup department", their tutorialsare just fabulous. [Sort of like "Makeup for Dummies".

Taza Organic Stone-Ground Chocolates - Interested in chocolate that is fair-trade, organic, AND delicious? Taza is a true bean-to-bar chocolate maker and is the only maker of 100% stone ground chocolate in the United States. Taza uses cacao beans directly from small farmer cooperatives ensuring those farmers receive more than fair trade prices for their high quality cacao. Taza's chocolate making process is designed to capture the true flavor of the cacao bean by minimally processing the chocolate every step of the way. The result is a minimally-processed chocolate that reatains as many natural flavors of the beans as possible. We love the Chocolate Mexicano Discs, made of just three simple ingredients: roasted cocoa beans, cane sugar, and cinnamon stick.

If vintage is your thing, check out the goods at Ann Taintor. Anne Taintor has a knack for making smart girls smile with quirky, contemporary humor and retro graphics. We love their kitschy flask and fun diaper clutch.

For the foodies out there, Quel Objet is known for discovering beautifully designed French products and bringing them to the U.S. Small manufacturers and local artisans, who often take traditional items and themes and give them a sophisticated contemporary twist, are favorites of Quel Objet. Check out their Chocolate Covered Cherries, Chocolate Truffles in little wicker baskets, and Towers of Tapenades. YUM!

For the foodies who like to cook, consider an apron from Jessie Steele. These aprons have retro style and flair, and are so cute that you will want to wear them to the table as well! We love that some of their most popular designs come in little girls' sizes too, so that you can buy matching "mama & me" aprons.

King Arthur's Flour Scone Gift Box is a great food gift, with dry mix for making their rich, moist scones The scone set includes a simple organic cotton towel to cover your scone basket, and all natural lemon curd or apple butter, packed in a beautiful gift box.

Leonidas Chocolates are the perfect way to indulge a mom. Their ballotin assortment includes a selection of sinfully smooth truffles, butter creams, and pralines in milk, dark and white chocolate coverings, all in a stylishly wrapped floral package. If it is possible to fall madly in love with a box of chocolates, then the assortment is the perfect place to start. These chocolates are soft, fresh, and truly melt in your mouth.

The Body Shop is one of those places that you can wander into and find gifts for anyone on your list. We are especially loving their essential home fragrance oils (Vanilla Spice and Nutmeg Vanilla Oil), the Merry Cranberry Body Butter, and Love etc fragrance. The natural make up line is also the perfect gift for the mamas in your life who want to add a little sparkle (sans the harsh chemicals) to their faces. It is natural, but doesn't look "natural" if you know what we mean.

Looking for something truly unique? Knock Knock Stuff has a great collection of offbeat items. We love their hilarious Dysfunctions Journal, which provides lots of space (and quotes) for your neurotic needs.

ScanDigital is a service that scans and retouches images, preserving them for future generations to enjoy, and a great way to give moms something meaninful and sentimental. A gift card allows you to choose from services like photo scanning and retouching, home movie transfer services, digital photo frames, slideshows, photo canvas prints and many other gifts.

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