for the busy bee | notepad, pencils, mug
for the bookworm | book ends, memory book, bookmark
for the fashionista | scarf, earrings
for the traveler | travel cases, luggage tag

i tend to be relatively on top of my game when it comes to gift-giving and timeliness. this year, in fact, i gave my mom her gift 2 weeks early because i knew i wouldn't see her again until after Mother's Day. i know, i know, that's impressive ;)

i like to give gifts that are themed - things that relate to each other. i can sometimes be overwhelmed by the prospect of picking out something for somebody, so it helps to have an idea or a category to choose from, like travel items, desk accessories, etc. my mom really loves her workspace at home, so i bought her a cute patterned mug and a fun notepad for her to set at her desk.

for those of you that are still trying to come up with an idea for a gift for your mom or the special mom in your life, i hope you find this list inspiring! 

some great online deals:
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a free staple tee with purchase of $200 or more at
extra 30% off sale style at
15%-40% off storewide at (i have this ring that i LOVE)