Catholic Digest gift guide: Mom’s day gifts that please and pamper

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What are you buying your mom for Mother’s Day? If you’re looking for presents that will please and pamper her, then check out these eight elegant or useful gifts chosen especially for moms.

Fran’s Gray & Smoked Salt Caramels

Fran’s fair trade, organic Gray & Smoked Salt Caramels dipped in chocolate are little rectangles of heaven. They have the ideal texture for caramels — soft and smooth — and just the right amount of salt. A decadent, high-end treat that will make mom feel special.

$34 (box: 4.75″L x 5.25″W x 1.125″H with 24-pieces) from

Daily Nourish Journal

Moms will ooh and ahh over this eye-catching embossed journal for recording thoughts or just writing down important numbers or grocery lists. The journal holds 85 pages of refillable-lined paper. It comes in burgundy, red, teal, gray, or camel with a leather tie and metal butterfly charm. Buy two journals and get one free.

$18.76 (Small: 7″ x 5″); $26.54 (Large: 9″ x 6.5″) from



Indian Textiles

Block printed cotton table linens from India will not only brighten Mom’s décor, but it will also help impoverished artisans in India get a fair price for their handmade tablecloths.

$68 (90″L x 60″W) from



Abalone Earrings

For mothers with pierced ears, a pair of earrings will put a smile on her face. Plus, she’ll think good thoughts about you every time she wears them. These lovely almond-shaped abalone shell earrings with sterling silver hooks are handmade in Guerrero, located on Mexico’s Pacific coast. If these are not to your taste, check out to see their selection of fair trade earrings.

$28 from



Looking at a Masterpiece

In this big, beautiful book (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2017), author Madeleine Stebbins masterfully unravels the spiritual meaning and symbolism in 37 masterpieces — both religious and secular — by artists such as Fra Angelico, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Millet.

$89.95 (hardcover; 12″ x 12″) from




Birth Month Flower Necklace

A lovely new take on the birthstone is this Birth Month Flower Necklace made from real dried flowers handmade by jewelry artist, Shari Dixon, from Tennessee. The chain is sterling silver and the pendant is a silver-plated pewter framing-dried flower design.

$48.00 (Pendant: .79″ L x .79″ W, Chain: 18″ L) from



Mom Bombs

This set of six fragrant bath bombs from Mom Bombs will pamper mom, and a portion of the purchase will help mothers in need. “Each time you buy a box of our USA-made, organic bath bombs, our sister organization will receive a $5 donation. This organization helps moms going through a tough time by providing them a choice of four services for which we will pay $500 toward one of the following services: meal delivery service, housekeeping services, laundry services, or child care from a reputable, verified company,” the company says.

$29.99 from

Vegetable Spiralizer Jar

Get mom a gift that will add some pizazz to salads and impact her health. The Vegetable Spiralizer Jar is a metal blade attached to a Mason jar that allows you to turn hard fruits and veggies, such as apples and root vegetables, into curly strips.

$15 (8.39″ x 3.64″ x 9.65″) from


Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gelé

For outdoorsy moms, Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gelé is 80 percent pure organic aloe vera concentrate that is good for soothing minor skin irritations such as sunburns, windburns, chapped hands, and insect bites. The Gelé has a very light, pleasant smell, it makes your skin feel smooth, and it helps ease pain.

$5-$17 (Sizes: 2, 4, or 8 oz.) from



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