lovely gift ideas for mom

It’s time to make mom feel extra special for this year’s Mother’s Day, and we’ve got some great ideas for you…and in enough time for you to order. I am a mother and I would LOVE all these gifts {hint, hint…wink, wink}.


Half Oak Barrel Planter {Home Depot}
this would make for a lovely gift filled with all mom’s favorite flowers
Succulent Wreath {VivaTerra}
Vintage Garden Spoons {Wooden Hive}


Anne Taintor, Mom Story Time Tumbler {Tervis Tumbler}
this company creates high-quality products…and you can customize
Custom Tiles {ImageSnap}
create beautiful tiles of all sizes with your favorite images. create magnets, coasters, wall decor for mom – she will love it
Yosi Samra Two-Tone Fold-Over Ballet Flats {Yosi Samra}
thanks to my friend Shannon {she keeps me so hip}, I am in love with my new flats and wear them all the time
White Poppy Vase {Anthropologie}


Simple Abundance {Amazon}
this would make a wonderful gift for anyone – an essay a day about spirituality, joy and gratitude
Duckie Rain Flats {Anthropologie}
um, yes please!
Salsabol {Fleur de Lis }
never spill salsa again with this sleek bowl
Smith & Hawken Round Basket with Chalkboard {Target}
fill this basket with her favorite things

{images via Image Snap, VivaTerra, Home Depot, Wooden Hive, Anthropologie, Tervis Tumbler, Fleur de Lis, Target and Amazon}

{giveaway} i see me personalized children’s books

I love when I discover a new, fabulous and unique product that makes the perfect gift. I get giddy…seriously! I love it even more when I get to share it with all of YOU.

I became familiar with I See Me Personalized Children’s Books because I received My Very Own Name from a good friend {thanks McKenna} when I had my first child. It was one of my favorite gifts I received. Not only because it was personalized {who doesn’t love the added touch of personalization?}, but because it was a beautiful, lasting book that engaged my son with words, letters and animals to teach him his name.

There is something for everyone at I See Me! Whether you’re an uncle or aunt, grandparent, godmother or godfather, brother or sister, friend or neighbor ~ you can make a child smile with the gift of words and pictures beautifully bound in a story they can keep forever.

Your little one can have a magical holiday with A Christmas Bear for Me or A Hanukkah Bear for Me. Your fairy princess will star in her own magical fairy tale in My Very Own Fairy Tale as fairies bring letters one by one to spell out her name in rhyme {my daughter loves this book and actually tries to smell the flowers on every page}. Sea creatures will spell your child’s name in rhyme in My Very Own Pirate Tale. The newest member of the family will feel even more blessed and loved when he or she receives God Love You! Personalized Book for his/her christening. And big brothers and big sisters can feel extra special and rewarded with The Super, Incredible Big Brother/Sister personalized books.

I love these books! In fact, I loved these books even before I knew the hottest Hollywood celebrities coveted I See Me books for their children.

Today, I See Me is offering one lucky Tutto Bella blog reader a FREE personalized My Very Own Name book. This giveaway is worth $29.95 plus shipping. Thank you I See Me!

My Very Own Name is a beautifully illustrated personalized children’s book that helps children to learn to recognize letters and spell their names. In this hardcover, professionally bound book, animals bring letters one by one to create the child’s first and last names in rhyme. A jackal brings a J, an ostrich brings an O, and so on. At the end, the animals celebrate because they’ve created the perfect name.

As an added personal touch, this award-winning book includes the child’s birth date, a printed dedication from the sender, and an illustrated encyclopedia of 61 animals. This storybook is made in the USA and written by Maia Haag.

Click here to order “My Very Own Name”, a personalized children’s book

To enter the giveaway, you must:
{1.} “Like” I See Me on Facebook. Come back and leave a comment telling us you did {you have to leave a comment so we can enter your name in the drawing}.

For additional entries:
{which means you can enter the giveaway up to three times}
{2.} Visit I See Me on Twitter and become a follower. Then tell us you did it.
{3.}Visit I See Me, then come back here and leave a comment telling us which book is your favorite {you have to leave a comment in order to enter your name in the drawing}.

Winner will be chosen via Must enter by Sunday, December 11, 2011. 

{images via I See Me}