The easiest and toughest person to shop for is… Mom. She will love anything you give her, but you will still feel like it’s not good enough. Tennis loving Moms may be the exception. Their obsession with tennis opens the door to a variety of thoughtful gift giving options. And, if you’re a Mom yourself, as much you will absolutely adore the handmade cards and “creative” ashtrays from school craft time, why not treat yourself to a little something just for you…
Why isn’t there a Mom Hall of Fame? Until there is one, your Mom will love being an honorary Tennis Hall of Famer in this Lightweight Hoodie $40.
She may not let you chew gum, but she will secretly love the taste of sweet victory with these Sugarpova Gumballs $5.99.
“Don’t forget to wear your hat!” Mom will love being protected from the sun and looking chic in this adjustable white perforated leather visor by L’Etoile Sport $60.
Mom plays all day on and off the court, so she will surely thank you for this lightweight and breathable knit crew neck layering piece… and tell her you got it on sale
$195.00 $97.50 by L’Etoile Sport.
It’s undeniable, Moms don’t like to be chilly. This essential waffle jacket will keep her comfortably chic $150.00 by Yaffa Activewear.
Moms in tights. It’s a common sight all over town and on the court. She will love these Mind Over Miles tights with extra storage $118.00 by lululemon.
Moms are practical. She will think of you every step she takes in these business on the top, play-time on the bottom high performance socks $18.00 by lululemon.
The Moms on the CG editorial team proclaimed, “Babolat Jets are hands down the lightest most comfortable tennis shoes around!” Babolat Jet Team All Court Womens Tennis Shoe, $110.00
Finally a racquet any Mom would love. State-of-art design to improve quality of strokes and it looks amazing! Babolat Pure Strike $199.
Although these are not official stats, 9 out of 10 Moms love little pouches to put stuff into. These are especially cute to throw into a tennis bag, Pink Pouch with Yellow Tennis Ball by LOLO $22.
“A place for everything and everything in its place.” More is better for Moms, when it comes to storage, like in this Brooks Tennis Backpack with plenty of compartments for her tennis necessities, $128 by Ame & Lulu.
Don’t have Mom’s exact size? Treat her like a VIP with this golden ticket…
On August 22 Mom can try on and shop all of the brands in this story in person; watch live world-class tennis from her Box Seat at the Connecticut Open with shopping access to COURTGIRL LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCE; and enjoy a VIP Ladies Luncheon & Cocktails at The Boxholder Restaurant included. RSVP here, details to come…
Gifts are nice, but if you really want to impress Mom, serve her breakfast in bed. Here is a recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis:
Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula
8 egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 cup whipping cream
6 ounces lox, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
1 lemon, zested
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 packed cups (2 ounces) arugula
1 clove garlic, minced
Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy, about 30 seconds. Add the cream, lox, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
In a 10-inch, ovenproof, nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the arugula and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the arugula has wilted, about 1 minute. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and stir to combine the ingredients. Cook, without stirring for 4 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until set, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Slide the frittata onto a platter. Using a serrated knife, cut the frittata into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
(repost from FOOD NETWORK)
Happy Mother’s Day!