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Presents For Mom

Wed, 22 Aug 2012|

-Moms take care of everyone all year long. So, during the holidays, why not show your appreciation for all that they do with a very thoughtful gift? I'm at 92nd Fitness in New York City where wellness expert, Melissa Casera, is gonna show us some healthy gifts for moms so that they can take care of themselves for a change. Let's go meet her. -Good to see you again. -It's good to see you again as well. -So, you know, this is a really appropriate place for us to meet because one of the problems I think moms have, I know I do, is that you're so busy you don't have time for exercise. So, maybe a trial membership to a gym would be a good gift. -Yeah, a trial membership to a gym is a great gift for moms especially because they can come out. They can try it out. Every facility is different. They can really see if this is for them. -And you have some other gift ideas that will help moms get ready to start exercising. -I do. -Show us what you have here. -Okay. Well, the first gift idea that I have is called the wrap trap. -That's very funny. -It's very funny. It's very catchy. When you're out and about, let's say, you know, you have maybe a half hour, 20 minutes in between dropping the kids off at school, picking them up for play dates and you just wanna go out and take a nice jog, what a great place to store your keys, your money, your credit cards and it flips right inside your bra. -You're kidding. -No. -I guess that's why it's called the wrap trap. -Yes. It's water-resistant, sweat proof. It's really great. -Okay. Moving on to the watch. Everybody needs to get a workout watch and this one is very fashionable. -It is. It's a great mix of fashion and function. This is the Casio Baby-G Diamond Face Watch. And so, when you're out, the thing that I really love most about it, it has 5 daily timers. So, you can set it, if you have multiple children doing multiple things. You can set timers- -Yes, we do. -For that as well as a countdown stopwatch so that, if you are out working out, you can set that as well and nothing is gonna interfere with one another. -Okay. Next to the exercise category, we got "The 90-Second Fitness Solution. -Yes. This is a wonderful book for moms. What mom doesn't wanna get fit in 90 seconds for 15 minutes a week, 3 minutes a day, you can do all the exercises featured in this book and get fit. -Another problem for moms is that there isn't always enough time to take care of themselves, their skin, even to put makeup on, but you have got some suggestions that are gonna help out. -Yes, and these are great suggestions for gifts because moms want gifts that are really for them. -Uh-huh. -So, we're gonna go right into the Om Aroma 1-Minute Skin Ritual. -Okay. -This is an organic skin ritual. It feels really great on the skin and you can actually get everything done in 1 minute or less. -Love that idea. It's great. The next thing that we have is, what mom doesn't wanna look like you just got a blowout from the salon? So, Goody actually came out with their Ready, Set, Go brushes. -Uh-huh. -And what it is, is it's actual system where you come out after the shower- -Okay. -And you can curl it with the round brush and then you can flatten it out and straighten it in the end. -Wow, that's fantastic. So, you're gonna look like you came from the salon. -Looks like you came right from the salon. -That's how it's easy. -And then, the last thing is our makeup. We want something very simple and, really, all you need is a nice base of foundation. -Uh-huh. -You need a little bit of blush and you need some light lip gloss. So, Wet 'n Wild has a great set out right now that can get moms in and out of the door in less than 3 minutes. -Something else I like about these products, they're really inexpensive. -Yes. They are. They're all- I believe these are all under $20. -Can't beat that. And some moms are so busy that they don't have time to cook. And if they do get into the kitchen, they don't always know what to make. So, you have a great suggestion in the cooking category. Tell me about these DVDs. -Yeah, these are the new DVDs. It's called Cooking For The Clueless. No, they're not clueless, but you just haven't been reintroduced back into your kitchen. -Right. -These are some really great, healthy, simple recipes, great for busy working moms, stay-at-home moms, any mom, really. -It's wonderful. -Now, for the moms who don't have time for breakfast, they're always worrying about the kids instead of themselves, this is a fantastic idea. -This is a great idea. This is the Me and Goji Cereal Club. So, mom can go online, make an order, whatever they want in their cereal, comes right to your door and then you'll never have to worry about what you're gonna have for breakfast again. -Okay. Moving on in the food category, tell me about this funky-looking thing. This is- it doesn't come with a pan, right? -It doesn't come with the pan. This is, actually, my own personal pan. But this is called the G Spell and the thing I love about this is, when you're cooking, there's always some grains that end up in your pan. -Okay. -And so, how easy is it when you just pop this right on and you can pour it out and the food is not pouring over the top of that, but it easily drains the grease from all of the dishes that you're cooking. -Oh, so it pops right on the sides. -Yeah. -So, your meals are healthier and it's simple to do. Wow! That's fantastic. Love that idea. Okay. And the final category is something that I have a problem with. I'm always taking care of my husband and the kids and they're organized, but I'm not. -Uh-huh. -I always feel a little bit disorganized. So, this is gonna help me and other moms? -Yes. We have 3 gifts here that help you get organized. -Okay. -So, the first one is a backpack. This is called the Eyebar G2. -Uh-huh. -And this is great to transport everything around that you need for your day, even things for the kids and the best part about this pack is that it carries the weight throughout as supposed to all in the bottom. So, you're never gonna have back problems. -Oh, that's good. It'll be comfortable. -It's very comfortable. -Okay. -The second gift that I have, this is called The Five-Minute Mom's Club and this is by an organization called The Organized Parent. It'll teach you how to do something in 5 minutes or less. So, whether that's cleaning out your cabinets or whether it's getting your drawer straightened or whether it's the kids' homework and art projects, they're gonna help you do that in less than 5 minutes. -Could all moms use that really? I know it could help me. Okay. And, finally, this is cute. -This is really cute. This is called the Shemergency Kit. So, we're out and about all day and there's always things that go wrong. We break nails, things split. We may need something to wipe our hands. We may need 2 shoes. This has, seriously, everything that you could possibly need when you're out on the go in 1 little tiny pack that you can take with you. -These are all such good gifts for mom for the holidays, for any time for that matter. You know what? It doesn't have to be the holidays to show your mom how much you appreciate her. -No, it doesn't. -Oh, so thank you so much. -Thank you. -And thanks for watching Parents TV. We'll see you soon. Happy Holidays, everybody.