Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What I Want for Mother’s Day With RedEnvelope #WhatMomWants

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RedEnvelope.
Hi Darlings,

Being a mom is no easy task, but sometimes it can be flat out craziness. I am often asked how I manage to run multiple full time business and still have time to keep house, drive kids around town and not look like I have just rolled out of bed. My answer is always, "I don't!" I am not that super mom that wakes up at 5am, cleans the house, does laundry, runs the kids around to every.single.event. and then rushes home to make dinner and do homework.  I do the very best I can every day and that is what I work towards. I have worked since I was 16 years old and before getting married being a single mom did not afford me the time to be home with my kids because I had to make a living. After getting married I realized that I had lost sight of the most important thing in my life....spending time with my family.

Now that I work for myself I have the opportunity to stop what I am doing and play with my kids when they call for me. I can pause my day to enjoy those little moments when my son wants to show me the bow and arrow he made using a popsicle stick and rubber band, or the origami shirt he made by watching a youtube video.  When my daughters want to go shopping or grab lunch I can stop what I am doing to enjoy them and then I go back to work.

The thing about my schedule is that it would not be possible without the AMAZING support my family gives me. My older kids help with my younger kids. My eldest (20 years old) drives my kids to and from when I need her to, my 16 year old is a great sitter and the hubby is an incredible help with the house, errands, cooking, building, photography, filming and honestly, anything I need he is one step ahead of me.

In between blogging, designing and business meetings, we do groceries, do dishes or fold laundry, and if we don't get it done guess what...who cares? We'll just do it the next day. I used to freak out when everything wasn't exactly as I needed it to be and honestly, I still get bent out of shape if the house is not clean and everything is in it's place, but I have managed to control the anxiety that comes with that for me, and to relax! I don't always succeed, but I do try not to let my craziness spill over onto my family,  LOL!
So, on Mother's Day, while most mommies are looking forward to getting gifts for themselves and having "mommy time", I look forward to spending that time with my family. I work in an industry that fills my days with fashion, shoes, bags, etc. so "gifting" for me can be hard. Instead, I prefer getting gifts that I can share with my family. I love gifts that are thoughtful and personal and when they come in a gorgeous, big red box, it's even better.

What do the mom's in your life deserve for Mother's Day? I know that my mom is pretty easy to shop for, but for many of you, trying to decide on the perfect gift can be trying. So, if you need some help this year, there are many great options on RedEnvelope and with the amazing wrap and ship they offer, it's even easier to send, that special mom in your life, a really great gift.

I am definitely an on-the-go-mom who tries to juggle as much as possible, as best as possible, but am perfectly happy if ticking off one item on the to do list is all I was able to manage that day. What type of mom are you? Do you think your family knows what YOU want for Mother's Day? If you are not sure or maybe need a little help buying for a mom in your life, or  even yourself, take the "What Type of Mom Are You?" quiz on RedEnvelope, or check out the amazing gift ideas being pinned to the RedEnvelope, Mother's Day inspired, Pinterest board.

There is also a GIVEAWAY running right now but you must hurry, it ends soon! You now have a chance to win a $500 RedEnvelope gift card!!

Make sure to enter to win by signing in with Facebook or your email below.

The giveaway ends on May 7, 2014 at 11:59pm PT. Three winners (from all 20 participating giveaways) will be chosen to receive a $500 RedEnvelope gift card. Winners are selected by RedEnvelope.

Want to make sure those in your life know what to get you? Download the image below and email it to your family with links to gifts you would love to receive from RedEnvelope.
Here is a look at my chosen gift! I will be having a lot of great family moments thanks to my RedEnvelope Picnic Backpack. It's the CUTEST, and I promise to share pics of it in use soon.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RedEnvelope.






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126 comments:

  1. I would order the Leather Jewelry Portfolio, which would be perfect for when I'm traveling!

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  2. great post Mimi. my mother is the type that has everything too! Now all she cares about is free time with her kids & grands!

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  3. There's nothing special that I would order for myself unless it was the Bernina 880, lol...For my mom, she loves flowers, gardening, cooking, baking and sewing...That $500 gift card from Red Envelope would be the perfect gift for either or both of us....I do however love that picnic backpack above and it would be great for our Friday night Screen on the Green...

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  4. There's so much awesome stuff on that website. The little elephant ring holder reminded me that I wanted to get a cute ring holder for my best friend, and the picnic bag is perfect.

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  5. I want one of the personalized milestones necklace for me and my mom.

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  6. I'm on the go mom !!

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  7. I would get my Mom the loved ones stamped pendant. Thanks!

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  8. i would buy her the roll over image to zoom in personalized milestones necklace. Working and getting my degree keeps making it hard for me to get her things like that and recently i've been feeing like time is running out...I know i don't have to get her a pricey gift but i'd really like to at some point. I just dontwant time to run out on us as i go after this goal of education. The neckless is beautiful, unique and personal. I bet she'd love it :)

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  9. I'm not a mother yet, but I don't know what I would do without my mother. She's the best!!! Kudos to all the moms out there! It's often a thankless job, but I appreciate you.

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  10. I would love to get her the palm printed scarf. She wears scarves all the time and always looks great!

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  11. I'm not a mom yet so I wouldn't know what to order. However, for my mom.. I would give her the world if I could. I know she has given her last and went without on so many occasions.

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  12. There are so many things that I could name, but I can not narrow it down to just one at this time, I will continue to look and find the perfect gift!

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  13. I would love to have the stamped pendant for myself or my mom.

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  14. I saw a few pieces of jewelry on their site that I would purchase for myself!

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  15. So important to cherish those family moments because time passes, kids grow, and life happens - great to have wonderful memories to reflect on!

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  16. The picnic backpack!!! I live in Chicago and our summers are INCREDIBLE!!! I spend as much time outdoors as I can. The picnic backpack would definitely get some good use :-D

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  17. I would give my mom a new engraved glass! She has had the same one for a long time and I know she would appreciate a new custom glassware

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  18. My Mom doesn't have everything, but she doesn't want everything either. She is the type of Mom who also just wants to spend time with her kids and grandkids! So we make sure to do this year round, but make it even more special on Mother's Day! She likes the jewelry that I wear, so I think I will get her a grab bag full of all kinds of earrings and necklaces this Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers!!!

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  19. I want to get her the Nutri Bullet. She really wants to stay healthy.

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  20. I love personal gifts. Whenever I receive something that I have mentioned or someone has noticed that I like, it just really warms my heart. On the other hand, I also doing the same for others. I like the details.

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  21. Yes, I would definitely love to win this red envelope gift card!! I love Red Envelope picnic basket backpack!!! Would love to have it!

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  22. I would get the Waxed Canvas Messenger bag for myself and some fabulous jewelry for mom! :)

    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/waxed-canvas-messenger-bag-30080530?sk=&ref=REDorganicgglunkwn&prid=rbseogu&q=teacher&tile=RSPDS&viewpos=55&trackingpgroup=RDSSV

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  23. What I want as a mom, is a peaceful day! Knowing my family is well and taken care of, loved and appreciated is the greatest gift of all. So a peaceful day is a great gift.

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  24. You can never have too much jewlery!

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  25. ...my mother-in-love loves to cook, I think some personalized cookware would be so great for her!

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  26. I would get my mom the loved ones stamped pendant that is just beautiful!

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  27. Rushell CameronMay 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    I am a new mother, and reading this really help to shed light on a lot of things for me. Thanks

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  28. I'd love the hall gallery frame set! I love to take photos and it would be nice to give it to my mom with some pictures of her grand kids

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  29. There is no one special gift I'd get for my mother, she deserves the world. She is my life and I'd give her whatever her heart desires. With a $500 gift card, I could give her a few things that would make her heart content.

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  30. I would love to give my Mom the "Loved Ones" pearl necklace...I would love one for myself too! lol! :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!

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  31. I would love to have the watercolor maxi. Me and my 60-something mom would ROCK that! I still want to be like my mom when I grow up and I am raising three very-near-adult young men.

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  32. I just want a quiet day, breakfast in bed...and being lazy with the kiddos for the entire day....=)

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  33. I would get her the pearl pendant necklace! She loves jewelry!

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  34. I really really love the palm print scarf as well I think we both would love it LOL Detra Brand

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  35. I love the personalized stones are casserole dish. My sons would love the mac and cheese or candied yams I would make in it...I think I may need 2!

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  36. I would love to have the wall gallery frame to to put pictures of my daughter who past away 3 years ago at age sixteen and the honor tree and personalized princess wall art she was born on MAY 7th ,1994 and I brought home from the hospital on Mother's day !!!

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  37. My mother loves jewelry and I would give her a customized family embraced birthstone necklace from her grand kids and I would get her the white sapphire trio drop earrings.

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  38. My mother and I would most definitely deserve this $500 gift!! I absolutely love this site and look forward to purchase some things! I would love the picnic backpack, the breakfast tray, and the hall gallery set just to name a few!! My mother deserves it more than myself because she is a giver and is always doing for others! Thank you for this opportunity! Happy Mothers Day to all!!!

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  39. Love your page. Look forward every morning to seeing what you made! xoxo

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  40. One of the personalized jewelry pieces. I've been trying to decide on something since my sons birth 3 years ago and havent pulled the trigger yet!!

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  41. I would buy an accessory to wear with my jeans and t-shirts that will at least remind me that im still beautiful even while I look crazy running all the errands that I do as a mom on a daily basis.

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  42. I would love to gift my mother the personalized bath caddy. She loves to relax after a long day with 12 day care children. Love her to pieces : )

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  43. I would love to buy my mom tea gift set and years of wishes candles she loves them!

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  44. My wife is the mother of twins and also finishing school at the same time. I'm trying to do everything in my power to lighten the load for her! Thanks for such an inspirational story. Second only to my faith in God, my family is everything to me.-Thomas Hall

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  45. I would order the picnic basket too!! It would be perfect with my lawn wine glass/bottle holder.

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  46. For my mom I think she would love the personalized enamel purse mirror. She's a sentimental mom.
    I love the pick nice backpack. Lol

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  47. The stoneware baking dish I would love to give to my mom. She loves kitchen items.

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  48. This was a great article! What I would get is the family tree pendant necklace or the picnic backpack. There are so many awesome things on their website but those are the two that stood out to me the most!

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  49. Times have been tough for myself and my 17 year old daughter. If I could have anything, it would be peace of mind for her.

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  50. I would order the birthstone sterling silver bracelets.

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  51. I am not a mom but have been born to an AWESOME one. Her name is Carol and I look to appreciate her all the time not only on man made holidays/events. I would love a personalized piece of jewelry to adorn her so that she can carry another piece of me with her at all times because she already has my heart.

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  52. OMG I love RedEnvelope!! My sisters and I ordered from here the past 2 Christmas'. They have very nice and elegant pieces :) I think my mom would love a new handbag or tote she can take with her when she travels! We joke with her that the one she has now is on its last leg!! LOL

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  53. I would love to get my ma a purse of some kind..she loves purses

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  54. HELLO, jewelry for sure!
    Thank You !

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  55. I would order a simple necklace with a tiny charm on it. Nothing too fancy.
    -Anna B.

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  56. I would love to give my mom one of the personalized jewelry set

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  57. I would love to give my mom a casserole dish set and some jewelry

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  58. Thank you Mimi for the inspiration! I have yet to start sewing, but have done the next best thing and contacted a friend who does to help get me started. And your fashion sense...off the chain! Thanks for all youdo!

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  59. LaKisha DeVoe RiddickMay 6, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    I'd love to receive the picnic backpack. My hubby and I will use it for our date nights at concerts at Chastain Park!

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  60. I'm a mother of 2 beautiful girls, but this Mother's Day is going to be hard because I recently lost my very dear mother in February to Cancer. So, if I could give a gift to myself it would be to just have another moment with her. This will be my first birthday and Mother's Day without her. Every year we would spend both together since my birthday is May 8, and Mother's Day is sometimes the same day or a few days later.

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  61. Being a single mom...of 3 boys, I'm shocked just to get "Happy Mother's Day"....they're at that age where Mom is 2nd to most things.....girls, sports, video games...lol
    To me Mother's Day is every day.....I still have my Mom & my Grandmother and knowing my boys have me and these 2 strong women.....I would say that's as good a gift as any

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  62. Although my mother is thousands of miles away from me (she's in Haiti), I know she'd love the personalized stoneware casserole dish.

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  63. Happy Mother's Day Everyone!!!

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  64. I would order the personalized jewelry for my mother. There's nothing better than a personalized item to cherish this memory.

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  65. I would get my mother something practical because she likes things that she can use.

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  66. diahann treadwayMay 6, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    causal accessories, when I dress down but keep it fierce

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  67. The personalized 'MOM' butterfly items are sweet. I also like the hanging glass bird feeder.
    SO many beautiful items!

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  68. Any item from the household collection

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  69. I love the bracelets!

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  70. I love being a mom and a even more so a grandmother. But as much as I would enjoy keeping the ted envelope for myself, I can't. My mom far more deserves this more than me. I hope to be as good as my mom one day.

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  71. Oooh, so much to choose from! I'd definitely grab a Mophie Juice Pack for my IPhone and the name tags necklace engraved with the names of all three of my pumpkins.

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  72. I would get her some kitchen gadgets and some gardening items, two hobbies she loves!

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  73. The spa and relaxation section. I'd really like that bath caddy.

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  74. My mother is 76 and still sewing. I remember as a little girl, my mother would take me to TG&Y, which was a store in my hometown in Louisiana and she would tell me to find myself a pattern and some material so she could make me something. All of my friends were buying designer jeans and clothes, but I always wanted my momma to make something original for me, she made my senior prom dress, the year after my father passed away for 30 dollars, an off white mermaid dress, with a lace overlay....she paid a bit for the boning and the underskirt and it was a beautiful dress....she made it in three days, too...I would use the gift card to buy her another sewing machine, she's the reason I want to sew today.....

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  75. I would buy anything from the Cashmere apparel group. I saw pjs that I would like to have, scarfs, purses and shoes oh my! I can't decide I liked just about everything so I would have to narrow it down or not and purchase everything that I want.

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  76. Personalized milestone necklace

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  77. Sugar bean love ring, that would be the only ring i'd wear on the hand with my wedding rings. Because that's what my family brings to me and Hope i continually give to them, eternal love!

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  78. Happy Mother's Day to all you rock mom's out there. I would order the photo cube portable printer or the picnic set. Very cute! Thanks Mimi!

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  79. I just want my MOM for Mother's Day. She left this earth 6 months ago, and this will be my first Mother's Day without her......I was her main caregiver for the past 10 years and I MISS her so MUCH....! I just want to feel her spirit and love daily and I know she is with me and especially on this special weekend. :(

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  80. Every year for the past 36 years my father was here to give my mother some beautiful gifts for mothers day. For the past three years, I now carry on that legacy to give my mother something beautiful! Something personalized is always special! #whatmotherswant

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  81. I would get my mom personalized pillows and and throws and stuff to decorate the living room, because she's battling cancer and God has healed her already but until the manifestation comes she may need a hospital bed, so I would get her stuff to decorate it so that she doesn't feel bad having it!!

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  82. A pearl necklace is what I'd be getting!

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  83. Great post. My mother does so much for her family that she deserves it all!

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  84. Danielle K Murray
    I would get my mom year of wishes candles. She enjoys candles and has been struggling with her health. My wish is That God heals her.

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  85. I would get my mom some Coach Sneakers and Wallet I want a new handbag and abox full of footies in all colors and styles

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  86. I would order everything

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  87. My mom absolutely loves jewelry so I would definitely treat my mom to a personalized necklace or pendant. I would want it to be something very unique and special to commemorate the special bond we share. I would select a timeless piece that she could wear forever and one that she will always know how much I love her every time she sees it. She has done so much for me and my family and is always self giving. I can't go into details here but I admire her and love her so much!

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  88. I would let my mom select what she wanted and then order it.

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  89. I've always loved Red Envelope, their products are great. I'm a single mom of 3, and without my mom and the help she's provided, I can't imagine where i would be. My mom is phenomenal & deserves so much more than I can ever give her. If I am blessed enough to be chosen for this gift certificate, The Family Tree necklace, Zodiac Birthstone necklace, Hamsa necklace & for her & her sister (my second mother/aunt) the Braille Sisters necklaces. :) Yes I'm Red Envelope fan. Thank You for such a thoughtful giveaway!!! Lena P.

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  90. I would like it for both of us! I'd love to share with her (:

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  91. My mom passed away 18 years ago right after the birth of her first grand-daughter, and we miss her so much. My dream Mother's Day gift-to-give would be to take a single mom out for a day of pampering and a night on the town--my treat!!!

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  92. I would order anything to help me update my space with a fresh new look for spring. My mom is picky I'd just let her find something that grabs her on the site.

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  93. Personalized jewelry...loungewear(i need rest)...that picnic backpack is really cute....

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  94. I would be all over that picnic backpack for my mother's day present since my mom is gone :(

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  95. I would love to give mother a personalized necklace.

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  96. I'm not a mom yet but my mom likes big bag so matt & nat schlepp tote would be a nice gift.

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  97. I would give my Mama her health back and my Dad's As they both have many problems
    j63pup@yahoo.com

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  98. I love the picnic backpack! Just lost my job at the beginning of the month so I wont be getting much for Mother's Day. DARN BUDGET!!

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  99. I would bless my good friend with the GC. She's been such a blessing to me and my family during a difficult time.

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  100. My mom has passed on but one of her prized possessions was a Mother's Ring. It was a ring with all of her children's birthstones and she always felt special when she wore it. When I saw the customized family birthstone necklace I immediately knew that it would be a special gift for me.

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  101. The exotic orchid would be perfect, beautiful just like her.

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  102. I would get the picnic backpack for myself, and one of the personalized jewelry pieces for my mom.

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  103. i would definitely order that backpack picnic basket! i love it!!!!

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  104. I would get the gift card. It's too hard to pick one thing in such a short amount of time!

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  105. Hi Mimi, I am hoping to get a massage/pedicure package as my Mom's Day gift from my family. For my mom, there are so many cute things that I saw on the Red Envelope website, but what stood out for me would be the personallized hand-stamped mother + children necklace with all of my siblings names on it. Happy Mom's Day!

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  106. I will please have anything ca$hmere!!

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  107. Spending quiet time with my boys is the best part of Mothers Day, so after getting the Family Birthstone Necklace for myself, I would get the Mens Leather Watch Case for my 18 year old son, who will be going to college next year and the Kids Weekend Bag for my 2 year old so he can have a travel bag for our college tours this summer

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  108. Spending quiet time with my boys is the best part of Mothers Day, so after getting the Family Birthstone Necklace for myself, I would get the Mens Leather Watch Case for my 18 year old son, who will be going to college next year and the Kids Weekend Bag for my 2 year old so he can have a travel bag for our college tours this summer

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  109. Spending quiet time with my boys is the best part of Mothers Day, so after getting the Family Birthstone Necklace for myself, I would get the Mens Leather Watch Case for my 18 year old son, who will be going to college next year and the Kids Weekend Bag for my 2 year old so he can have a travel bag for our college tours this summer

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  110. Love the picnic backpack (I'd get that for my daughter!) but I'd like the slippers!!

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  111. cashmere tank short set <3 it!

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  112. I would order things for my kitchen...

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  113. Picnic basket! So cute and I love that it's put together already

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  114. Guess I've been living under a rock!!! I've never heard of Red Envelope:/ I have been missing out on soooo many beautiful things! I would have to really go through all of the wonderful items again to make my choices;)

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  115. I want to give my mom a new workout outfit, shoes and easy to use at home equipment so she can get her health and shape back in gear and feel energized. She does so much for so many people and has little resources remaining to help and better herself.

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  116. I love the ultimate leather jewelry box!!! I need this in my life.

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  117. I'm moving soon so home accessories for bedroom :) to create my sanctuary

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  118. I am not a mum yet but hopefully someday anyways enough about me, I have the most amazing mum ever and my sister is also a new mum (4 month old gorgeous baby girl) and I know they would both love and appreciate any gift from RedEnvelope

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  119. Hi! My Mom deserves the world and so much more more! She would love the Personalized Family Tree Wall Art, she can show everyone the family she knows no limit of love for. Happy Mother's Day, and thanks RedEnvelope!

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  120. I would order the personalized bath caddy for my mother. My mom, to me is the busiest & giving person I know. She is the 1st Lady at our church & takes on soooo much to do for others and spreading & living Gods word. When I can't find her she's usually in her bath relaxing (as she calls it) but from what I see she is still serving because she has her bible open and giving time to God. I think she would be pleased the bath caddy to better enjoy her "relaxing" time in the tub.

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  121. I want to give my mother the Five Star Terry Robe. She had major surgery on April 28th and is still in the hospital with complications. We pray that she will be home by Mother's Day.

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  122. I absolutely love personalized gifts. I would spend the $500 on personalized wine glasses. The little wine backpack. Jewelry etc.

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  123. I would get my mom some bracelets and some knives!

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xoxo
mimi g.