Here in New York City, J&R is an institution. For forty years, it’s been the place for electronics, computers and music served up with great prices, customer service, and just a touch of NYC ‘tude. You might think of it as more of a Father’s Day kind of place.
Well, it is good for Father’s Day – electronics – duh. But you’d be surprised what you can find there for Moms, too. Check it out!
For your sentimental mom…(nothing says I love you like a Homemade Craft)
Get these easy, fun craft kits for your kids now and let them create something special for mom on Mother’s Day.
What mom doesn’t need another place for her treasures? And what mom wouldn’t love a heart shaped jewelry box made by the one she loves most…her kids!?
This design-your-own Mosaic Heart Box Kit lets kids transform a plain jewelry box into a beautiful mosaic, where every piece is glued with love. The set includes everything kids need, from the velvet lined papier-mache box itself, to 400 acrylic “stones” (not stickers!), craft glue, and glitter grout, to make sure it all sparkles. (You can add the jewelry inside, hint, hint…)
Alex Toys My Giant Paper Flowers Kit Flowers are a beautiful Mother’s Day gift – but they don’t last. Alex Toys, luckily, has a way for kids to give their moms colorful bouquets that last forever, with the My Giant Paper Flowers Kit. Easy enough for younger kids, but beautiful enough that anyone will love them, these flowers have the sweet smell of “I cared enough to make them myself.”
Alex Toys Collage A Candy Frame – Nothing’s better than a picture for mom, either hand-made or a photographed. But, it’s even sweeter when you child creates a candy filled frame to put their masterpiece in for display.
For Your Super Chic Mom
Skip Hop Jonathan Adler Pronto Changing Station. Diaper Bags have come a long way since the days of big, industrial looking black blocks of nylon. Uber-hip designer Jonathan Adler is just one of the designers making hip looking diaper bags even the coolest mom won’t be embarrassed to carry around. Like this blue chevron Skip Hop Jonathan Adler Pronto Changing Station. It slips into your own bag – or into a diaper bag, and has everything you need to keep baby dry and happy.
Because nothing says “I’m not hip anymore” like carrying around a screaming, wet, baby!
The Dreamgear Ipad 2 Plush Elmo case may seem like it’s not really for mom – but it is. Because this cute little case is also serious protection for her second most valued possession (her kids are her first!): her Ipad. And who’s cooler than Elmo? Nobody.
Roocase Executive Portfolio Leather Case for Amazon Kindle Fire – Red – Moms don’t need an extra thing to carry. This sleek case holds the Kindle Fire, allows you to position it for viewing, and doubles as a wallet with card slots and a loop for a pen. The whole thing zippers shut and fits in practically any bag.
For Your Multi-Tasking Mom
Zigo ChildPod Jogging Stroller It’s a stroller, it’s a jogger, it’s an (optional) bike with stroller attached. Talk about multi-tasking! Mom can exercise, spend time with her kids (up to two can fit in the ChildPod), and make it across town all at once. Plus, it’s super cool looking!
ASUS ZENBOOK UX31E-DH72RG 13.3″ Notebook PC – Rose Gold The new ultrabooks are sleek, sexy and super lightweight. Perfect for the mom who needs to get work done, upload and organize pics and videos, or check her email and facebook while on the go or at home. Plus, this gorgeous rose gold version is the kind of jewelry any tech mom would prefer.
Summer Infant Sleek and Secure Handheld Baby Monitor For the mom who wants to monitor 2 rooms and/or 2 children at the same time there’s the Summer Infant Deluxe Sleek & Secure Handheld Color Video Monitor. The 4-way split screen let’s Mom choose to see the monitored rooms together or to use the scanning feature to scan between each room every 8 seconds. Hi-Tech and hi-functioning! Just like Mom!
Kindle Fire Wi-Fi 7″ Color Multi-touch Display Tablet – Whether it’s 50 Shades of Grey or War and Peace, mom can read whatever she desires on the fabulous Kindle Fire, and play her own games too! This one is not for sharing.
For the Mom on the Go…
Motorola MotaActive Fitness Trainer It’s an MP3 player, it’s a pedometer, it’s a heart monitor! It slices, dices…just kidding! But this is a great all-in-one motivator and monitor for the mom who loves to keep fit…efficiently.
Xbox 360 Kinect - While the baby is napping mom can still get in a rockin’ good workout using her Xbox 360 with Kinect. With Kinect, your body is the controller – so you’re moving and jumping and getting a workout – all from the privacy and comfort of your living room. Add Zumba Rush to get dancing up a storm while she gets fit and burns calories.
Mophie Juice Pack Plus Case and Rechargeable Battery iPhone4 in Purple – Moms always seem to have an extra juice box stashed somewhere, but running out of juice for her iphone can be a true catastrophe. This stylish iphone4 case isn’t just soft and protective, it adds up to 8 hours of talk time and 7 hours of web surfing time thanks to a rechargeable battery concealed inside.
Samsonite 20″ Spinner Winfield – Solar Rose This fabulous suitcase is light, durable and super easy to manage with a 4 wheel spinner system. We suggest tucking a plane ticket or spa certificate inside the bag. Luggage is great – but it’s the promise of travel that makes it really special.
This review is sponsored by J&R Jr.