Last-Minute Gifts for 4 Types of Moms

So you’ve waited until the last possible minute to buy a few hots gifts for your equally hot wife? First of all, shame on you. You are an idiot. Second, don’t fret. You have about 3 HOURS LEFT to buy great gifts online and still get them in time for Christmas…


The Rock Star
Rock her world with a pair of Velvet Angels Ferox Slip On Boots. At least when she kicks your butt for procrastinating, she’ll look good doing it! Find them for $365 at Endless.


The Flirt
You can’t go wrong giving her a Python clutch! This is the “Trudy” pleated clutch from LAI and it will go with almost every outfit. Find it at BlueFly for $482.


The Beauty
Perfect shades for every fashionista can be found in the Dior Holiday Express Travel Pack. These must-have items come in a cute little case with silver “D” hardware. Find it at Neiman Marcus for $75!


The Romantic
She holds the key to your heart, right? Why not celebrate your love with this beautiful Tiffany Keys Heart Key Locket. Heart key locket in 14k gold with a 20″ long chain will cost around $775 at Tiffany & Co.

Because Moms Need to Know: Shopping & Dining


MommyQ’s Inbox is always overflowing with information. Sales, grand openings, new products, special events, community giving and more. Seriously, I have 125 unread messages and they ALL pertain to motherhood. I never knew it was such an email-intensive job. Here are some of the highlights so you don’t miss out on something special or as my two-year-old says, “sumpin peshal.”

Kirsten James Handbags Holiday Sale
I LOVE these diaper bags. I have one and use it all of the time. These bags are a great gift idea for any gal on your shopping list. Order your custom bag now and get 10% off your entire purchase. Plus, you’ll receive it just in time for Christmas.  Spend $250 or more and receive 15% off your purchase! (Remember, this company give 5% of the amount you spend to their non-profit too.)

You can receive your discount by using promo code “KJ Holiday Sale” in the message to seller box at time of purchase (your discount will be refunded thru paypal within 24 hours of order). Sale ends on November 30th. Visit Kirsten James today!

Four Days of Feasting in Austin
If you’re going to be spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Austin, you must attend these events. Hosteria Verde, owned by the fabulous foodie Anne Rutt-Enriquez, is teaming up with FLAVORS of Austin to present four consecutive days of unique dining events. You can get all of the details at Hosteria Verde. Buy your tickets today and invite your friends to join you. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this tasty fun.

The Brand New LK Stationery Company
Welcome to the BRAND NEW LK Stationery Company, proudly offering new designs by artist Laura Kelly. Welcome to the bright, fun, and whimsical world of Laura Kelly. We look forward to offering you happy and artistic designs on stationery items. From mini memos to note cards to placemats, if you can write on it – they’ve got it! Shop until your heart’s content at LK Stationary.


I’m not usually a big fan of plush dinosaurs, but this funny guy is oozing personality galore. Meet Sigikid Ankylosaurus Sweety Dinosaur. Standing 10 inches tall, he’s not ferocious at all. He’s really cuddly thanks to his soft microfiber outer fabric.

The TRex is actually my favorite, but he’s currently extinct out of stock. There’s something really funny about his big head, little arms and big feet. He kinda reminds me of an ex-boyfriend. Poor guy.
Shop Maukilo for lots of Sigikid creations.

The Learning Tower is Mommy’s REAL Little Helper

As a child, I remember baking cookies with my mom. Why? It was the only time we had permission to stand on the chairs! We were too little to reach the sink and the counter. It was fun, but one of us usually took an accidental step off the chair, falling to the ground – and worse – spilling something messy. It kinda ruined the moment.

A few weeks ago the Rachel Ray show did a segment about Chef Guy Fieri’s kitchen, which lead to the mention of The Learning Tower. If you haven’t seen this clever step stool yet, check it out!

Whether your little “do it myself” one needs an extra step to wash hands or wants to help you bake a tasty batch of brownies, this tower is the perfect solution. And it can easily hold two children.

I love it because it fits flush against the counter and it has railings on all four sides to prevent falls. It also converts into other fun things like an art easel, playhouse or puppet house.

And best of all, because moms care, those bright pretty paint finishes are all lead-free. Blue, cherry, red, white, pink, green and so on.

If you’re looking for a special gift for the special youngsters in your life, The Learning Tower is a great idea. Retails for $185 at BabyEarth.

Tasty Boon Baby Gifts Under $10

Boon is a brand that puts the “oooooh” in baby products. When it comes to mealtime fun, it’s hard to beat the one-of-a-kind modern design Boon brings to the table. ‘Tis the season to start thinking about gift ideas and we all know shopping for small children can be difficult. If you’re looking for fun and functional goodies under $10, MommyQ thinks Boon will make you swoon.

#1 – The Fluid No-Spill Toddler Cup – This is possibly the coolest sippy cup on the planet. The unique shape makes it easy to grasp, even for little hands and fingers. It’s BPA-free too. $6.00

#2 – The Snack Ball – How can a little orb with treats inside be so darn cute? I don’t know, but it is. Comes in orange and pink. $6.50

#3 – Squirt Food Dispensing Spoon – It may look a bit crazy, but most moms think it works like a charm. Two words come to mind, “less mess!” $8.00

#4 – ModWare Toddler Utensils – Have you ever seen such a funky fork & spoon? Do they make a set that serves 12? Comfort-grip handles, dishwasher safe and PVC free. $5.00

#5 – Catch Bowl – It’s like this bowl has a built-in mommy – a spill catcher. The special piece extends towards the child to make sure potentially runaway spills find their way back into the bowl. $7.00

NOTE: Leafy green goodness! According to the Boon website, all of the above items are BPA-free and PVC-free.

(You can also find lots of other Boon goodies over $10 at BabyEarth. Just for fun, check out this $500 beauty, the Bloom Fresco High Chair. Who buys this anyway? Seriously, if you own this high chair, please let me know. I mean, really?)