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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016


“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”


I am proud of many things in my life but nothing tops being a mother. I see who I want to be in my children’s eyes. They have given me the greatest role in being their mother and have guided me through some of the best and most difficult times in my life. My children have shown me that I can achieve greatness and their love is unconditional. They have allowed me to make mistakes and learn from them. Because of them, I know that bravery means being the only one who knows you’re afraid. It means smiling and moving forward because that’s the only direction you’re traveling in. I am the person I am meant to be because I have the privilege of being their Mother… Lucky, lucky me.

Happy early Mother’s Day to all of the mothers who put their children first. It’s a selfless love that only a parent knows. Below is my Mother’s Day 2016 Gift Guide. I have included my top five gifts for Mom that are near and dear to me. May you know and love them as much as I do! xxx Alyson


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Give your mother something that will be closer to her heart this Mother’s Day and always. Helen Ficalora’s signature “Mom” charm is the perfect gift for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, and bridal parties. The “Mom” Disk Charm is available in 14k yellow gold, white gold, pink gold or sterling silver. I style my charm alone and at times on a chain with my children’s initials, my birthstone, and lucky number!


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Go for the gingham! Not just for tablecloths: Mark and Graham have taken classic gingham and updated it with warm, graphic color and a bolder, bigger print size for a preppy-chic take on a versatile cosmetic bag. Stash school or work supplies, cosmetics and personal items or a passport and visa. This is the perfect gift for a mom on the go. I love mine and use it to keep my supplies (from lipsticks to credit cards) organized! Mark & Graham also offers free Monogramming and gift wrapping!







The Monogrammed Bangle is one of my favorite pieces!  Their color combinations look fabulous paired with anything!  These bangles are in demand and there has been an OVERWHELMING response to our bracelets and the fact that each bracelet is hand-painted, our turnaround time is currently 6 weeks so be sure in the future to order well in advance if you would like to order one for Mom or anyone else!






How much do you love your Mama Bird? Show your Mom just how dear she it to you by giving her one of these sweet handmade t-shirts. They are limited edition by the Bee & Fox and are hand made in the USA.













I have one of these beautiful personalized blankets with both of my chidlren’s names are repeated all over it! Anyone that comes over is always oooooo(ing) and aaaahhh(ing) over it! Blankets are made with 100% acrylic yarn and are machine washable. These blankets are a perfect for new mothers, grandparents, teenagers, families, graduates, weddings, and shower gifts. There are so many options available for this blanket that a personal consultation is needed.

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The Unconventional Housewife is a blog about my life as a independent mother, style | food | & DIY lover. My two children are the anchor that keep my feet on the ground. Sometimes it all goes wrong for the right reasons. This is my life! Follow me as I blog about it.

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