Gifts for the Baby Mama

It's baby mama day this Sunday, have you been dropping hints or are you all oh everyday is mothers day around here my baby daddy is perfect and I get flowers for getting out of bed not just for putting out (DW I don't get either). I've dropped hints I've dropped more than one, apparently I've dropped hints so well Jared knows exactly what to get me. This worries me because I hadn't realised I had 'hinted' such a perfect hint at some stage over last few weeks and when I tagged him in my official 'hint' on IG he was all I've already got something you want sorted arghhh what is it?!? Here's my issue I always get Jared the most epic presents because he's such a shopper he's constantly showing me things he wants and talking about new releases at footlocker, with out knowing it he's always discussing his wishlish (yep he's practically a girl) and I have always got something stored away mentally for birthday purchases etc. Sooo when I tagged him in this particular IG post saying #mothersday I was like woohooo I'm totally going to get this but alas no reply, no cute tag back saying #anythingforyoubabe (this would never happen by the way) and then I brought it up in the real world I made it super casual you know "hey, did you see that tag on IG" and then it happened the bomb shell. Jared simply replied with "I did what you always complain I don't do and I actually listened to something you said you want so your getting that" Say what home boy?! What the shit could I have possible said I wanted?? OMG I went into fun panic mode like was it something stupid? Do I really ant it or was it one of those passing comments like "oh look thats cool huh". I'm freaking the fuck out guys, my biggest fear is Warriors tickets and not just because they are playing so shit but it's because I had said to him oh we should go to the Warriors game down here (this was a date night suggestion not a I want to go to the warriors game so bad, I don't really want to go! What if he took that the wrong way and he's over there like win win I get to got to the league and B will be stoked because she ACTUALLY wanted to as well. Kill me now if that his grand plan guys, I honestly can  not think off something cool that I said I wanted over the past few weeks and I am frightened.

Any who I don't want to bring you down with my first world problems so I have asked some of my super stylish baby mama mates what is on their wish list for Mothers day, we have gone with two options a save and splurge. We can all lust over their expensive picks and then secretly buy them on the credit card the hubby doesn't know about or just send him off to get the cheaper option (as well as buying the pricey picks on that secret credit card then its a win win situation), either way make sure you treat yourself to something if your baby daddy is useless as shit.

Wether you are buying for yourself because your partner would buy you a pancake maker (Jared did this one year) or your buying for your self because your doing it solo and theres only a drop beat ex who barely remembers his own kids birthdays let alone mothers day for you or you just need to send this link to an awesome baby daddy who is on the right track but just needs one more gentle little push in the right direction I think I have you all covered (no tacky one hit wonders in sight).

SPLURGE - Status Anxiety wallet- Delilah in snow cheetah $109.00, this is the post I tagged him in and I've followed up twice since once saying Bae you seen the tag and the other saying its this much you can get it here locally lol.

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SAVE - Flowers via Petal Prickle, I'm a sucker for a good bunch of amazing blooms Jared always knows he's safe if he picks a banging bunch of flowers.

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Megan Bedford, super cool mum of Riley and Deputy Editor & Beauty Editor at Fashion Quarterly (On hiatus) @meganbedford (IG handle)

SPLURGE - Jo Malone Nashi Blossom cologne (only available on counters instore) which just came out this week it comes in 30ml $110.00, 100ml $220.00.

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SAVE - Bobbi Brown Art stick lipstick Megan said its foolproof, matte but creamy and easy to wear I have these in my car and handbag, I'm obsessed particularly with the punchy perfect 'Harlow red' $50.00.

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Eden Dellow, Mama to Aspen and co founder of Gypsy Pirate  who make clothing inspired by all things nature and nautical. Plus a mega babe who I'm lucky to call a friend @gypsypirategram (IG handle)

SPLURGE - Eden picked a status anxiety wallet as well but I'd already laid claim to thats hit ha so her second pick was Magnolia Kitchen cake this is a bit of a save or splurge because Bets is doing mini mum cakes for $45.00 or you could go the whole hog and get the baby mama in your life a huge cake to share with the whole family.

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SAVE - "I'd be pretty keen on some of that Haakaa silicone food wrap" this is such a good pick I have it and its so good and only retails for $19.00-$24.50.

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Anna Reeve, Mum of twin boys hunter and Oscar she is a former Model who now runs her blog www.annareeve.co.nz in her spare time seriously how she has any spare time is beyond me she's a total super mum @annareeve_ @thereevenuggets (IG handles)

SPEND - Chirstie Nicolaides Cloe earrings gold and pink, these handcrafted hammered brass earring inlaid with glass and crystal stones are bloody beautiful. I can't stop looking at them and I knew I could count on Anna to bring something different and gorgeous to the table $249.00

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SAVE - Monogrammed leather Dove grey and black iPhone case. This is such practical present, I so desperately need a new phone case but never look at them or actually go shopping for one and how cool is the monogram option. $49.95.

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Lucy Widman, mum to Iggy and Buggy and owner of Little Flock of Horrors or LFOH merino wear. We LOVE Lucy all most s much as we LOVE her product no we totally LOVE Lucy more. You guys need to get at this kids merino nothing but quality and practicality everything is made for terror children so you can imagine the wear is super good @LFOHKIDS (IG handle).

SPLURGE - A self confessed sneaker and backpack kind of gal this is the ultimate bag on her lust list. Ash Domino small backpack from shop bop this beauty retails for NZ$541.16 but it is incredibly beautiful for a backpack I must admit.

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SAVE - DitzAndBobs This is one of the coolest mothers day gifts I have ever seen, you know it has that personal touch  but its so much cooler than the macaroni frame you were going to make. Its a photo of your choice then the lady graffiti's it with embroidery so flipping cool! $37.68.

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Kathleen Nicholls, Mama bear to little wild child Sophia and early childhood teacher. Kathleen is a single mum to gorgeous Sophia and my god is she killing it in this parenting game @SOPHIATHEWILD (IG handle).

SPLURGE - Macpac terra down vest, I love this I hadn't seen it and am on the hunt for something this winter being new to the South Island and this cold weather ha. It's stylish and warm win win right! $289.99 ($199.00 if your a club member)

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SAVE - Country Road daisy necklace, such a beautiful necklace to gift yourself form your kids ha or just add to the collection. A cluster of three delicate daisies that sit just below the collarbone $48.68).

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Alrighty then team thats it done! Well from the cool kids any way but I'll quickly list some other random things I would quite like.

  • A new dressing gown! So like a cute one ok not cute sexy but warm oh god where do you find a sexy but warm winter dressing gown ha. I think maybe a warm fluffy dressing gown but in grey or something so it's a little more stylish? hmm.
  • Adidas superstars I NEED these, but I also dislike how they are on every second persons feet.
  • Winter clothes, I was pregnant last winter so this winter I need to do some updating?shopping. A voucher will be fine or just a wad of cash Jared (your children are hard work ok).
  • Chocolate, enough said right.
  • A hand made card or just one Rocky has scribbled something thoughtful in.
  • The million dollar KowTow knit (its actually like $300.00 but still)
  • A trip to Auckland, I'm desperate to get back to auckland ha take me away Jared.

Ok I'm throwing in a disclaimer because I know more than once I sounded like a spoilt ungrateful demanding bitch and thats ok but I'm actually not, some of the intro was exaggerated for dramatic effect kapesh haha I would seriously be grateful for anything I might get from my lovely (semi) children and my loving (also annoying) partner. I have tried to showcase a huge range of things and thats why I asked the ladies I did don't judge, don't hate and be nice no one likes a party pooper I don't care if you can't afford something on this list and I hope you appreciate just looking at the pictures if its out of your price range shit most of the SPLURGE is out of my price range but I appreciate it and love a good nosey I'm signing off with another Kapesh ok.

Also I'm sick I literally have not re read this or edited it properly (ha when do I ever I hear you sniggering lol) but if theres something seriously wrong please let me know.

B xx