Business Insider Writer, Steven John, included Cariloha’s Bamboo Athletic Cropped Leggings in his recent Mother’s Day gift guide.
He highlights how these are “super comfortable and suitable for wear in all sorts of situations.” He also mentions how the pockets are super handy and perfect for your phone or wallet.
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9 Unexpected Mother’s Day Gifts that are Exceptionally Useful
by Steven John
It’s ironic that for the first few years of motherhood, moms can’t really enjoy many of the gifts so commonly associated with Mother’s Day.
The lack of me-time, constant fatigue that comes with 24/7 parenting, and destructive and demanding nature of little kids render many potential gifts poor choices. The open flame of a candle isn’t a wise idea around a preschooler, that vase of thorny roses is almost sure to be upset by a toddler, and no mom wants to wake up with even the mildest hangover when there’s a baby to care for, so that bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne might be more of a tease than a nightcap this year.
So what to give a mom caring for young kids this Mother’s Day? In short, anything that will make her life easier. Anything that provides added comfort, efficiency, or removes a challenge presented by childcare will be a welcome gift. And if you can gift an evening of babysitting and an appointment for a massage, she’ll definitely appreciate that too.
This list was actually inspired by gifts I’ve given my wife in the past six years (we have a five- and one- year-old) that were actual hits. While I’ve used these ideas for a couple of Mother’s Days as well as birthdays, holidays, and so on, every one of them was a hit precisely because it made her life as a parent that much easier and more enjoyable — and because all of them are kid-safe, too.
Also, it goes without saying that chocolate is a requisite for all occasions — or no occasion at all.
Some of the best gifts I’ve given my wife in the past few years have been comfortable, versatile shoes. She’s on the move for most of her waking hours — especially now that our second kid is up on her own two feet and walking faster every day.
For the active mom who jogs or goes for long walks pushing a stroller or with a kid in a carrier, go with trail runners. Columbia’s Caldorado III Trail Running Shoe ($120) is comfortable on concrete sidewalks, and gives plenty of grip and support on grass, gravel, or of course, on actual trails.
The Hush Puppies Cyra Catelyn Chukka Boot ($69.96) is a great option if she wants a more stylish shoe. They’re comfortable from the very first wear with no break-in period and the suede has a coating that helps shed water and resist dirt, so she won’t have to worry about getting them dirty too fast.
And for the mom who wants a casual sneaker that’s a blend of both sporty and stylish, PUMA’s Muse Metallic Sneakers ($80) works with jeans, yoga pants, or shorts alike. They’re just funky enough to catch the eye and comfortable enough for hours of wear.
Whether you call them leggings, yoga pants, or something else, you know what I’m talking about — the super comfortable, widely versatile, lower body apparel option that’s in every woman’s wardrobe. Every mom I know has a pair so they can get out the door fast to exercise, run errands, get the kids from school, meet a friend for coffee, or head to the airport and get out of town.
Cariloha makes clothes with a blend of cotton and sustainable bamboo fibers, resulting in leggings (and tanks, shirts, and more) that are super comfortable and suitable for wear in all sorts of situations. And of course, they have handy pockets at the hips that are perfect for a phone or wallet.
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