ALL MOM WANTS FOR MOTHER'S DAY IS A LITTLE MORE SPACE
Your mother deserves the absolute best. But, since we cannot yet give our mothers a short stay on a resort planet made of diamonds, we've put together a list of other stellar gifts she's sure to love this Mother's Day! Or check out our Mother's Day Gift Center for even more ideas!
1. TWINKLING MILKY WAY SKIRT
She sure knows how to light up a room - now she can, literally. Pairs best with a Milky Way Bar and a stellar smile.
A cute little above-the-knee circle skirt is always a yes (unless you live in Victorian England or in a culture where head-to-toe covering is a must), but what timeless design to put on it? What about our own universe? Well, yes, it's a little different now than it was when Homo sapiens first looked up, but 200,000 years ago they didn't have the awesome tools we have now. This image of the Milky Way was created from data provided by the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and we've chosen to make it sparkle using 60 LED wire lights that appear violet through the fabric. With six different modes, these lights let your mom twinkle however she desires. Or she can turn them off and just enjoy the view. It's a design that's as unique as we are as a species and as unique as that special someone.
2. GALAXY LADIES' VEGAN LEATHER MOTO JACKET - EXCLUSIVE
The vacuum of space is cold, so we know she'll appreciate this jacket to keep her warm on her next EVA.
This jacket will work for your mom, no matter what flavor her "bike" is - even if she doesn't have one. This asymmetrical full-zip hooded jacket features a print of Hubble's image of "Mystic Mountain" in the Carina Nebula. On the outside? A sweet, fitted faux leather jacket with nice lines. On the inside? Epic space geekiness. It comes with a removable hood, also lined with space, and the sleeves feature zippers for a snug fit. We hear it gets cold in space.
3. BETSEY JOHNSON GIMME SOME SPACE CROSSBODY PURSE
This darling bag, styled like a retro spaceship, is for the mother who's not afraid to let her light shine. Your mom is absolutely going to rocket. (Get it? "Rock it" but it's literally a rocket.)
Even certified rocket scientists can appreciate the clever application of black glitter on the fins and pointed nose cone of this purse. It creates a sparkly contrast with the metallic silver surface, which is quilted with tiny metal studs. Instead of jet flames, the bottom of the rocket features dangling chain strands to give the whole bag a sense of motion. On the side, a zipper opens the main compartment, which is lined with custom rosebud fabric. Blast off to adventure with this sweet little ship and show everyone what a badas...tronaut your mom is!
4. TWINKLING STARS SKIRT
Her life is busy. She's always on the go. She doesn't always have time to go home and change between work and play, so let her outfits literally go from day to night.
We guarantee this skirt will put a twinkle in your mom's step. Equipped with over 250 tiny LEDs, this midi-length skirt flatters many body types. Without the lights, she'll have a stellar ombre skirt featuring an actual star chart sure to spark conversation. But the real magic happens when she sets the lights to On or Twinkle. Over 45 feet of LED wire lights sparkle inside the layers, looking like little fairy lights shining through the fabric.
5. SOLAR ORBIT NECKLACE
Show your mom she's the center of your universe, so give her some (big, astronomically large) rocks to wear.
Celebrate our friendly neighborhood star stuff with this Solar Orbit Necklace. Its 21" length features not only the Sun and all the planets (including the one that got voted off the island) but also our Moon and the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. And there's a little star-shaped charm hanging off the 3" extender, like a comet. For those who are about to complain that the beads are not to scale, here's the deal: we wanted your mom to be able to lift her head despite the asteroids in the belt being visible. We think that's a fair trade-off.
6. CONSTELLATION WINDOW PINT GLASS
Remind your mom what a star she is with every sip from this glass. She can look through her telescope (or, rather, the side of her glass) to see the night sky's constellations.
This unusual glass holds a pint of cold liquid. Get a whole set, as it's the perfect glassware for her next star party! Clear drinks will allow her to enjoy the view while she consumes the beverage within, while opaque liquids will reveal the night sky view slowly, one sip at a time. Carbonation may even mimic shooting stars. There goes one now!
7. AURORA BOREALIS HEAT CHANGE MUG
An Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen? It's true. You don't have to travel to the frigid north to see these beauties. If you can't fly your mom to Alaska or Iceland or wherever, get her the next best thing.
Much as caffeine particles pass into our bloodstream and make us bounce off walls, so, too, the particles from solar winds pass through the Earth's magnetosphere near the poles and share energy, causing a spectacular display in the upper atmosphere. When these particles collide with oxygen in particular at lower altitudes (up to 150 miles), the photon released appears green or yellow, giving a similar light show as to the one captured on this mug when she fills it with warm liquid.
8. NEW MOON CHARMED SIMPLICITY NECKLACE
Give her a gift she's sure to moon over.
A darkened blue image of the moon's face, set in silver, to represent the darkened moon that we cannot see from Earth. Like the moon itself, it captures the rays of the sun by day to illuminate the night's darkness... in other words, it glows in the dark! A magnificent moon charm by day or night, hanging from a delicate 18-inch sterling silver link chain.
9. OBSERVER'S NOTEBOOK: ASTRONOMY
Every mom needs a place to keep her big ideas. Whether she's taking notes, adding to that to-do list, or observing the heavens, your mom will have a place for all her grand plans.
Next time she is gazing up at the night sky and pondering the beauty of our galaxy, your mom can take a few moments to write down her thoughts and observations in this well-made Observer's Notebook. This notebook includes ruled pages for all her thoughts and colorful astronomy informational inserts featuring images from Hubble and ESA telescopes to inform and inspire.
10. OUTER SPACE STATIONERY SET - EXCLUSIVE
Surprise your mom with this stellar stationery set to make her cubicle or home office feel a little more space-ious.
Ideas are like shooting stars - they burn bright, but they're hard to catch! This exclusive Outer Space Stationery Set has everything your mother needs to get her ideas down on paper and organized: a journal with constellation hardcover design, binder clips with outta-this-world designs, spacey file folders, a memo cube for jotting down quick notes, and a black ink gel pen. She can use them to capture all of the big ideas she gets while stargazing!
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