May 13th is the special day for mothers and it’s just around the corner. We’ve compiled a list of great presents from women-owned businesses, submitted to us on Your Story Exchange.


To celebrate Mother’s Day, you can cook Skinny Dip noodles for lunch or dinner! Skinny Dip noodles are 0 calorie and 0 carbs noodles available in 3 noodle types: angel hair, fettuccini and rice pearls (similar to the texture of tapioca). These noodles are fat free, soy free and gluten free and are made from 100% soluble fiber (the same cholesterol fighting type found in oatmeal). Skinny Dip has generously offered 15% off any order to our readers! Take advantage of this exclusive offer by using the coupon code: STORY15 through May 31st, 2012.

Save room for dessert—Marianberry Cookies uses marionberry, an indigenous Oregon hybrid blackberry, and a family Almond Biscotti recipe to create this unique tasty cookie. This specialty cookie company also offers cookie gift boxes, which has everything from biscottis to marrianberry linzers.

AboutOne is an online family management system that aggregates your family’s information into one location. The idea is to help you organize your family’s health, education, vehicle records, etc. This gift is great for a busy mom who needs a tool to keep track of her family records.

For the stylish mom, Rosso Solini offers a fun way to personalize the soles of high heels. The company, started by teenager Tara Haughton, sells decorative decals – offered in 8 solid colors and 12 patterned designs – which women can stick on the soles of their heels. (Read how Tara got her business off the ground.)

blankThe DIY Mom will love Blue Buddha Boutique, which offers top-quality jewelry supplies and materials to help make beautiful jewelry and other crafts. They have DIY jewelry kits, like the Celtic Spikes Kit (pictured) or you can get her a gift certificate so she can create her own signature piece.

If DIY jewelry is not your mom’s strong suit, Jewels for Hope provides unique handmade jewelry that has the classic style of Audrey Hepburn, the bohemian look of Janice Joplin and the sassy energy of Betsey Johnson. Jewels for Hope donates a portion of their profits to major organizations. (Read more about the founder’s journey to starting Jewels for Hope.)

For the environmentally conscious mother, VidaAire is a great alternative to the name brand cleaners. Deborah Olivo, who was tired of using chemical laden sprays in her home, founded VidaAire, using only pure, natural and organic essential oils. The molecules of essential oils are so fine and pure that they also work as relaxing agents as they are dispersed through your bloodstream. (To learn more about how Deborah’s started VidaAire, click here.)


After a hectic day, everyone loves to lounge around in comfy pajamas. The Pajama Company believes that life is pretty darn good when you’re wearing your favorite pajamas. Treat your mom to a new pair of comfy pajamas to replace her old ones.

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