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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas–As Seen on 9News!

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Need a few ideas for Mother’s Day? I’ll be on 9News My20 in the 8:30 a.m. block talking about my picks. Get a sneak peak below and be sure to check today’s Denver Post for more details of what Denver moms really want.

Moms love anything handmade by their children— from cards to flower pots, to breakfast and treats. For a keepsake she’ll treasure, make a framed silhouette by printing out a picture of your child’s profile and tracing it onto black cardstock. Cut it out and glue their silhouette onto the center of a mat and frame it.

Jewelry with your children’s names is popular but what about commemorating their artwork? The Vintage Pearl’s Love Notes takes those precious handwritten notes or pictures from your children and hand-stamps them onto charms you may wear as a necklace or bracelet. Charms start at $78.

scoutTo jazz up your picnic, grab some novelties from Swoozie’s in Cherry Creek, including the Tarpestry ($83.95) a Colorado-made outdoor blanket on one side, tarp on the other. A Scout tote (prices start at $37.95) is perfect for transporting your goodies or pool toys. Emi-Jay hair ties and headbands are all the rage in celebrity circles and will only cost you a few dollars with plenty of choices. Make any gift special by getting it monogrammed with Mom’s name for $10 or $5 for vinyl personalization.


The nationwide phenomenon “Listen to Your Mother” features live readings by local writers who will have you laughing and crying as you celebrate Mother’s Day. Performances are May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Elaine Wolf Theatre (350 S Dahlia Street, Denver) and on May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Dairy Center (2590 Walnut Street, Boulder). Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door.

Also in the Denver Post today, don’t miss my story of how I became a mom and the wild ride ahead of you.

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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