Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms with Taste

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Treat Mom to Coffee, Tea or Lunch To-Go with These Tasteful Gifts

KRUPS XP6040 state-of-the-art combination espresso and coffee machine

KRUPS XP6040 state-of-the-art combination espresso and coffee machine

Mo’ Joe for Mom

Let Mom have it her way with the KRUPS XP6040 ($360.00), a state-of-the-art combination espresso and coffee machine.  If her taste is for espresso, she can craft an exquisite cup with the Swiss-designed espresso machine, featuring an Italian-made 19-bar pump that delivers perfect shots that will make her feel like she has a café barista at her service.  The espresso side also comes equipped with electronic controls, 30-minute automatic stop, removable front-access 50-ounce water tank, side frothing wand, and Thermoblock technology for ideal heating and durability.  The coffee maker side of the XP6040 offers a 10-cup carafe, one-button electronic control, pause-and-serve feature, removable cone filter basket, non-stick warming plate and auto shut-off after two hours.  The design not only takes less space than two separate machines, its stainless steel styling will look fabulous on her counter.  Available at Bed, Bath and Beyond or


The Mother's Day Tea Gift by Harry and David

The Mother’s Day Tea Gift by Harry and David

The Cookie Bouquet by Harry and David

The Cookie Bouquet by Harry and David

Tea for One … Great Mom

Mother’s Day is time for some “me time” for Mom, so give her the accoutrement she needs to relax.  The Mother’s Day Tea Gift ($29.95) from Harry & David sets her up with scrumptious lemon shortbread cookies, Earl Gray tea, clover honey sticks and a special stainless steel teaspoon, all wrapped up in an adorable tin.  If Mom likes to unwind with something a bit more fermented, Harry & David also offers Mom’s Day wine themed gift baskets as well as traditional flower gifts with treats, or a combination, like the Cookie Bouquet Gift of rose shaped sugar cookies in a bouquet ($39.99). All available at



Bring on the Cool Mom


Pack a special picnic for Mom in the adorable SoYoung insulated cooler bag ($29.99/small, $36.99/large).  Perfect to take to the beach, the park, work or anywhere she wants to nosh, the cutely designed bags include a detachable carry strap and feature clever retro-inspired designs like Blue Bicycle, Purple Dandelion and Brown Bird on coated linen, and a leak-proof insert for easily cleaning.  All materials are lead-safe, Pthalate-free and PVC-free.  Available at select retailers or at

The Blue Bicycle cooler bag by SoYoung

The Blue Bicycle cooler bag by SoYoung

Pearson’s columns have appeared in more than 40 media outlets in print and online, and she is a contributor to top magazines and publications. Her blog "Out with Mommy" takes a light-hearted look at life as an out-and-about mom living in Los Angeles, and can be found at

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