What the GeekMoms Want for Mother’s Day

MothersDayGuide

Each year, as we contemplate gift guides for Mother’s Day, we think about what we want for Mother’s Day. Chances are good your GeekMom will like this stuff, too.

Photo: Penny Arcade
Photo: Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade Match T-Shirts and Onesies: Mom and her Player 2 can team up in these cute matching tees. There are a bunch of different combinations available, including shirts for older kids and for Dad.

 

 

Photo: Oliver Jeffers for Digby & Iona
Photo: Oliver Jeffers for Digby & Iona

 

Oliver Jeffers Jewelry: Children’s author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers has turned his delightful illustrations into equally delightful jewelry, like this Paper Airplane necklace from his book, The Great Paper Caper.

 

Photo Marsbarn Designs
Photo Marsbarn Designs

Marsbarn Designs Dice Bags: Every gaming mom needs a spiffy dice bag. Marsbarn Designs square dice bags are well constructed, come in every geeky fabric imaginable, and since they open to the full width of the base make great gift bags to stick other Mother’s Day trinkets in. If you don’t see something you like, you can go through her purchased bags for inspiration. She also accepts custom orders.

 

 

Photo: Amazon
Photo: Amazon

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled: Nothing says “I love you, Mom” like giving her Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey, Jr. in a box. This 10 disc Blu-Ray set includes Thor, the first two Iron Man films, Captain America, Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers in one large, glowy set.

 

Photo: ScrappinCop on Etsy
Photo: ScrappinCop on Etsy

Lucky 4 Leaf Clover Pendant: If you’re looking for something affordable to give your mother to tell her how lucky you are to have her, take a look at the pendant on ScrappinCop’s Etsy store. You might also find Mom’s favorite flower as a necklace or pendant.

 

 

 

Photo: Atlas Games
Photo: Atlas Games

Gloom: Gloom is an amusingly eccentric card game. The object of the game is to make your characters suffer the greatest tragedies before perishing. Players seek mishaps like “pursued by poodles” while trying to force opponents into happy occasions. The cleverly transparent cards are designed by RPG author Keith Baker. You’ll want expansion packs with names like Unwelcome Guests and Unfortunate Expeditions.

 

Photo: Cards Against Humanity
Photo: Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity: Imagine the game Apples to Apples, redesigned for those with a sick, twisted, frankly despicable sense of humor. Hilarious, at least for those of us who are awful. This is so popular that there are three expansion packs available. This may forever change game night.

 

 

Photo: Roku
Photo: Roku

Roku 2 XD Streaming Player: Uncomplicate the viewing experience with Roku. One handy device streams HD quality movies and TV shows from 750+ channels, plus Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and much more. Built-in wireless and quick set-up. Now watching and relaxing actually is relaxing.

 

Photo: Wild Hibiscus
Photo: Wild Hibiscus

Wild Hibiscus Flowers : These hibiscus flowers are packaged elegance. Pluck out a whole flower and drop it into white wine, champagne, or sparkling water. The flower unfurls, adding a pinkish glow as well as a light, fruity flavor—transforming any drink into a special occasion. Each jar comes with a guide and drink recipes. This is a must try!

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Photo: Artful Sister
Photo: Artful Sister

Artful Sister Handmade, Hand-dyed Clothing: For the ultimate in flattering clothes, give something from Artful Sister. This woman-owned company offers handmade, hand-dyed items created by artisans in their Cleveland-area studio. Each item is made of a softly draping rayon jersey. The designs are nature inspired and come in a full range of sizes, many from small up to 2X or 3X. Plus they offer free delivery and free return shipping. Don’t want to pick out a scarf, top, or bag as a gift? Try a gift certificate.

 

Photo: Stelle Audio
Photo: Stelle Audio

Stellé Audio Clutch: Take speakers anywhere you go, with finesse. Rebecca Minkoff, in partnership with Stellé Audio, has designed an edgy leather clutch. It’s not a purse. It pops open to reveal a Bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker with a range of 50 feet and rechargable battery for 15 hours of continuous play. Stereo input port and universal power supply included. Listen to music, host a conference call, or talk on the phone hands-free. Choose from four styles.

There are also all the usual good things like food, wine, and a massage. A day out with the family is good, too. GeekMom Patricia mentioned that in the past she’s gone strawberry picking and visited the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, and this year she’s asking for a day trip to Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile, Alabama. Maybe a day trip to a garden would do us all good.