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05. 05. 2007

Popgadget Mother's Day Gift Guide

Who needs to carry a laptop around in a dull, boring bag anymore when there are beautiful Mango Tango ones to chose from? Available in 16 inch and 18 inch versions, you can find almost every color and faux, from faux suede to faux croc, like the one above, which is owned by our publisher Hoyun, who is a fashionista on a blogger's budget. Prices range from $40 to $60.

If money and good taste are no object, you can always buy your mamma a 24 carat gold Limited Edition iPod. While dissenters would say that gold is too soft a metal to protect an iPod, the manufacturer, Amosu, claims they use a unique hardened mirror gold. Available in iPod nano and iPod video, figure it'll cost you a pretty penny (80GB iPod video with black front (410GBP -- about $817USD).

Fractalspin, a Popgadget favorite geek jewelry and accessories store, has 3 pages of Mother's Day gift suggestions for you, including this very nerdy aluminum Credit Card Organizer, which gives you instant access to six credit cards or other cards at the push of a button and protects them from friction. $39.50 or $58.00 for the 12-card version.

If your mom is a commuter -- or blogger -- think about the USB Travel Mug which plugs into an auto adapter or USB port. The double insulated Stainless Steel Mug includes a spill proof top, essential for me, uh, I mean my mom. Available in soft rubberized finish in red or blue, it's on sale at Gifts and Gadgets for $19.95.

Even the gadget-minded mom loves getting jewelry, take it from me. These fresh water pearls are wrapped in sterling silver wire to form a pretty pair of bird's nest earrings.The size of the nest is a little over 1/2 inch, and the length is 1 inch. At $32, they're a steal, from Starry Designs.

Bangles are back in a big way, if celebs are any indication. Jennifer Lopez flaunts them, as do many other divas. How to wear them you ask? SheFinds answers:

Pile them on and be sure to mix and match solid metals and gem-encrusted ones of different sizes to add texture and elegance. Whether you prefer them in silver or gold, there are a number of options for everyone no matter what your budget.

Urban Outfitters has some interesting ones, made of neon metal or bamboo.

To show your mother how much you appreciate the raw materials that form the magnificent being that you are, why not a DNA portrait of yourself? You just have to give up a little bit of yourself on a cottom swab collected from the inside of your cheek . . . and about 415GBP (about $827USD). From DNA Art.

If your mom knows how to cook or like me, can whip up a mean margarita, then she'd love this heavy-duty mixer, but the best part is that a portion of the sale goes to Cook for the Cure®, a program by KitchenAid that donates money to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. To date, the program has raised almost $5 million through donation-with-purchase programs, fundraising events, auctions and grassroots initiatives. KitchenAid will donate $50* from the purchase of this mixer to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For the busy, disorganized mom who can't keep track of all the little things she needs during the day, UncommonGoods has a fashionable alternative to dangling reading glasses or sunglasses on the front of a shirt or on one of those eyeglass chains. No one would guess that the Glasses Holder Necklace was actually made for the purpose of hanging glasses. In silver or gold vermeil and priced at $88-$98.

If a card is more up your alley, say it like it is with this "Damn, you're a good mother!" sentiment. Inside message: “Just look how I turned out! Happy Mother’s Day.” Just be prepared for the lecture on swearing. $3.50 at Knock Knock.

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