Whether you are a mother, or have one, these gifts are sure to please
Thanks to changing laws and a society growing more of an open mind, more and more LGBT people are able to start families of their own. That means more and more women are celebrating Mother’s Day! The holiday falls on May 10 this year, and we’ve compiled a few unique gifts to get started.
- Little Figs clothing
For moms-to-be or those with little ones, Little Figs is a line of adorable onesies and t-shirts for children of same-sex couples. Founded by couple Arrin and Mary, the two created the line when they had twin boys and couldn’t find cute clothing for their sons with messages that fit their family. Hand screen-printed and made in the USA, most of the items are 100 percent organic cotton.
$17.50 to $18.50, Little Figs, Etsy.com/shop/LittleFigs
- Alex and Ani bracelets
The popular line of jewelry has always had a “mom” charm bracelet, and for this year’s Mother’s Day, they’ve launched the Pursuit of Persephone line with birth month flower charms and The Guardian Angel Collection. For moms who are spiritual or just love bling, these American-made bracelets are sure to dazzle their wrists.
$28 to $38, Alex and Ani locations throughout South Florida or online at AlexAndAni.com
- Adopt an Animal
For mamas who have a soft spot for the animal kingdom, Zoo Miami has put together a thoughtful package for those who want to symbolically adopt a critter. Moms receive a gift-wrapped charm bracelet, a photo of the adopted animal, a certificate of adoption, and a folder from Zoo Miami. Proceeds go to the care of the animals. Order by May 4 to ensure delivery in time for Mother’s Day.
- Mamas Day E-Cards
Strong Families, lead by the multicultural organization Forward Together, created Mamas Day four years ago to celebrate mothers of all kinds, from working moms to single moms and those raising children with a same-sex partner. On the site, you’ll find beautiful e-cards designed by artists of a variety of backgrounds that’ll fit just right for your unique family.
Free, visit MamasDay.org
- MAC Attack
For the ladies who love playing with makeup, head over to a MAC store for loads of fun products. The VIVA GLAM collection was founded in 1994 with a portion of sales benefiting the company’s HIV/AIDS program, raising more than $250 million for men, women, and children impacted by the disease. Plenty of LGBT-friendly celebrities have been the face of the campaign, including Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Cyndi Lauper, so you know your money is going to a good place.
$15 to $16, MAC Cosmetics locations throughout South Florida or online at maccosmetics.com
- The Spa Splurge
Really to go all out this holiday? The W Fort Lauderdale (a huge supporter of the Human Rights Council, by the way) is offering a Fabulous Four package at their Bliss spa. That includes a facial, 49-minute massage, hot cream manicure, and a pedicure. The 169-minute experience is one that special mom will never forget.
$265, W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, 954- 414-8200, wfortlauderdalehotel.com