With Mother’s Day right around the corner, gift guides have popped up everywhere. While some have great ideas (I like this guide in particular), others are lacking. There are guides for “super moms” and “stylish moms” and “gourmet moms” and nearly every other adjective mom you can think up.
But what about mom bloggers? What could you buy the average mommyblogger to make her rub her computer-weary eyes and smile? Here’s a few ideas that I haven’t seen covered on the other Mother’s Day guides out there.
Her own domain & hosting – Nothing says “I respect your blogging” like buying her a shiny new domain of her own and covering the hosting costs.
Blog redesign – Maybe she already has her own domain, or maybe she’s perfectly happy with a blogspot or typepad home. A new blog header and template could be just as nice as a new pair of shoes. Personally, I’m not the type to care that much about my own appearance, but would love the chance to try a new outfit on my blog. There are so many great designers out there who can make sure her blog gets the special treatment it deserves.
Flip video camera – She may already have a camcorder, but do you know how difficult it is to get that video onto a computer? It requires a connection cable, which many manufacturers fail to include, and then once you have the video on the computer you have to convert it so it’s small enough to embed on a blog or upload to YouTube. The Flip video camera takes out all of that hassle. Record your video, plug it into your computer, edit and upload.
Blogging t-shirt – Maybe people around her don’t understand what a blog is. A t-shirt like this can give her weekly playgroup all of the explanation they need.
New laptop bag – Is her computer her additional child? Does she take it everywhere? If she’s trying to shove her computer into her diaper bag, it’s time for a snazzy laptop bag. For something unique that fits her personality, try a search on Etsy to see lots of handmade laptop bags.
Spa gift certificate – OK, I’m cheating – this one is on a lot of lists, but c’mon, what mom doesn’t need a little pampering? After sitting in front of a computer for a long time, a massage or manicure is a welcome treat.
Those are the ones I can think of at the moment. What am I forgetting? What do YOU want for Mother’s Day?
Full Disclosure: No one paid me or gave me anything to mention any of these products. But if Flip wanted to send me a camera, I wouldn’t say no.