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Gifts for All Mom's Moods

 
Howard W. Mast Store circa 1940s

 

It's time to pay special attention to the woman in your life who loves you unconditionally. No, not Mrs. Buttersworth. Mom! It's almost Mother's Day! I know, it's LAST-minute time on gifts, but we have you covered. Read on to see our gift ideas for mom in all her moods. 

 

Binging-Shows-on-the-Couch Mood
Enable mom's latest streaming addiction with cozy comforts she'll love to have with her on the couch. 

Mast Store Sweatshirt Blanket - Is anything quite as comfy and cozy as your favorite sweatshirt? Yes! We married that with a cozy blanket and viola! twice as nice! Mom can wrap up with it on the couch and enjoy next-level comfort with this pretty-much-perfect accessory for binge watching her favorite show.

Handwarmer Mug - The Handwarmer Mugs feature a cozy nook for your hand to warm up and come in a variety of colors-- and in styles for lefties and righties alike. Talk about tailor-made for mom! You can always throw in her favorite coffee (we have some excellent beans in our Mast Store branded varieties) or teas. And some chocolates. If you buy her a Handwarmer Mug before May 12th, we'll fill it full of old-fashioned favorites from our Candy Barrel, in stores and online for FREE. 

Mast Store Socks and Smartwool Socks (in fun prints!)-- Get her a pair or several pairs of warm socks. There are tons to choose from HERE, and we have a special buy 3, get the 4th free running now on selected socks.

Acorn Loafer Slippers - Mom can slip right out of bed into cozy comfort with these Summerweight Moc Slippers from Acorn. Lightweight, breathable, cozy cotton with cushy memory foam will serve mom well all day. Even if she has to go grab the Prime delivery from UPS. 
 

I-Can-Still-Party Mood
Mom likes a good time as much as the rest of the family. And she can still party, even if it's with ginger ale and grape juice, which is how I roll.



Stanley Pints & Tumblers.  
Raise a glass to mom. And let her lift one too with the perfect keep-cold, keep-hot tumbler or pint for whatever her "poison" is. Mine's coffee. She might need some of that too. I LOVE this one, our Appalachian Blend. PS All Stanley products are on sale through the 12th at 25% off!

Blenheim Ginger Ale -- The perfect kick to pair with great food or to enjoy on its own. And, from what we understand, Blenheim is a great mixer. 

Muscadine and Scuppernong Juice -- This stuff is di-vine, off de vine and straight into bottled sunshine and happiness. You think I'm kidding, but no. Taste some of the best grape juice ever when you pour a glass of these.

Try this refreshing beverage that's perfect for a warm spring afternoon on the porch:
- Wash white and red grapes, pat dry, put in a freezer bag, and place in the freezer
- 3 cups white Muscadine Juice, chilled
- 1 cup sparkling water or club soda, chilled
Mix the juice and sparkling water in a beautiful pitcher. Add 4 or so frozen grapes to a wine glass and pour the juice mixture over them. Garnish with a sprig of mint or lemon balm. 

Sunglasses -- Sometimes, it's just too bright... you know those times. And others, sunglasses can really help improve your vision and make a fashion statement, like these Highlines from Native. 

Ice Pack--  Good for headaches and puffy eyes, this pretty ice pack will take care of those times when you just need a cold compress.
 

Let's-Go-Somewhere Mood
When her adventurous spirit hears the call to travel, outfit her in style with the things she'll need to make travel easy and simple so she can have all the fun with none of the fuss. 

Eagle Creek Packing Systems -- They have everything, and I do mean everything, that a traveler might need to pack it and forget it. Choose from an abundance of storage options and travel convenience items to help mom have the best experience possible when she decides to roam. The Pack-It system helps organize your packing to make the best use of space AND to leave space for souvenirs. 

Patagonia Black Hole Duffle-- When mom needs to pack everything, including the kitchen sink, give her the Black Hole Duffle. We know mom has to carry a lot of burdens, and this duffle will help her with her baggage. Psst. You should buy her this-- some of that baggage is yours. 

Outdoor Tech Mini or Ultra Power Bank - Mom won't have to worry about losing signal when you grab her the perfect device for when there's just no outlet around. Outdoor Tech and Goal Zero have devices that offer hours of life to charge your smartphone, tablet, or other devices, and some double as flashlights! Can't go wrong with these tech gizmos!

ENO Hammock-- Things are about to get in tents!  Help mom start her outdoor adventure off right, no matter what her camping chops are, with this spacious, two-person tent designed for ease of use and comfort. 

Travel Pillow -- Mom can lean back comfortably in her seat and relax with this perfect traveling partner. It provides support and comfort and is just as at home in the passenger seat of the car as it is on the plane. 

Osprey Rolling Luggage -- Mom can carry everything in style and ease with a durable piece of portable luggage. It's the right size to carry on a plane and stow in the overhead bin or for a weekend away. With creative packing, you might even be able to get a full week's clothes in one place for your next adventure.

A Portable Lounger Chair -- The portable chair is non-negotiable for travel - particularly if her bag is festivals. Trust me, mom will want a place to park her keister when she tires of her travels. No better way to be comfortable and feel right at home no matter where she is than with a quality lounger chair. Single or two-seater, she’ll love the convenience and efficiency they offer like cupholders and roll-tote carry that makes transportation easy-peasy. Find mom the perfect on-the-go, comfy seat from ENOBig AgnesGCI Outdoor, and Kelty Pack (pictured).
 

Pamper-Me Mood
Sometimes mom just needs some me time. Give her all the pampering products she'll need to enjoy a spa day at home when you round up some of our favorite spa-quality offerings.

Goat's Milk Soap -- No Kidding brings you spa-quality soaps that are great for the skin with added aromatherapy benefits like calming lavender and other essential oils and herbs. There are several options to choose from. Find the one that speaks best to your mom's tastes and gift her a truly indulgent soap she'll love for pampering her skin. And they are made in NC.

A. I. Root Candles -- Wick-ed cool candles from A. I. Root are great gifts to let Mom indulge in a little self-care with a soothing ambiance and aesthetic that will set the pampering mood. They offer an entire line of scents to help unwind, destress, and center herself. Bottom line, these candles are simply divine. They're earth-friendly too, which means you don't have to worry about what's in the wick or the fragrances mom will be inhaling because they are naturally sourced with essential oils, holistic soy, and a wooden wick. Simply ideal for a gift.

Acorn flip flops -- Grab your mom a pair of these luxury flip flops from a brand known for indulgent quality and comfort.

Clay Masks from Burt’s Bees -- Soothing and beautifying, these masks rival higher priced ones, and mom will love, love, love how her skin feels after using these. 

Savannah Bee Body Butter -- Another indulgent gift for her spa day is the decadent body butter that will have Mom feeling like a million bucks. 
 

Cooking-Up-a-Storm Mood  
When mom is cooking, everyone wins. For the foodie mom with a love of all things culinary, give her the tools and tasty items she needs to make delicious meals that are as gorgeous as they taste.

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware -- Mom is probably one of the best cooks you know. She can whip up a mean meal in two shakes, and it will be delish! So, give her the best cookware for making those gourmet meals, country or otherwise, with Lodge. Pictured are the Mast Store Lodge Skillet and the versatile Dutch Oven.

Cookbooks -- Expand her foodie library and her recipe index with an array of fabulous cookbooks.

Kitchen Gadgets like the amazing Pineapple Cuttermeasuring spoons, and Nordic Ware medium Bundt Pans are kitchen essentials for making mom's culinary adventures easy and fun.

Fiesta Ware -- Offer mom a colorful party for her table with these bright, fun styles and colors from a company you know means quality. It's beautiful, durable, versatile, and Made in the USA! Mom will love all the options for mixing and matching to create her best spread yet.

Gourmet Foods -- Some of the best selections of delicious foods to make amazing meals are found on our pantry shelves. Two other favorites I CANNOT be without: pepper bacon jam and pickled asparagus. Best stuff ever. 

We hope this inspires you to curate an amazing gift for mom this coming weekend! She deserves it. Happy Mother's Day!