Do you have a mom in your life who adores the outdoors? This year, skip breakfast in bed for a truly original day she (or you) won’t forget. From the beach boss to the hiking mama, our Bug Bite Thing team set out to create three Mother’s Day experiences, complete with gift baskets full of goodies – all as seen on “Shark Tank” – curated to complete the day.
A Day Along the Water
Create the perfect beach brunch, boat day or lakeside afternoon perfect for the fun-loving mama who doesn’t mind getting her hands a little sandy or her hair a little salty. Set the stage with a Sand Cloud party blanket, which is not only ultra-absorbent, sand resistant and created with sustainability in mind, but also gives back to organizations that preserve oceans and marine life with each purchase. Your activity will be locked in with the most elaborate sand castles fit for royalty, thanks to Create a Castle sand molds, which kids and adults alike will enjoy. Tuck the Lion Latch into the beach basket to keep mom’s jewelry (or new seashell finds!) safe, and a Bug Bite Thing to keep her skin protected from sand flea bites. The icing on her cake will be the delicious sub packed away in a Subsafe, keeping it waterproof and crushproof. If you’re in Florida like us, we hope it will be one of the iconic Publix subs tucked inside. 🤤
Backyard Pamper Picnic
If this mama needs some R&R, create an at-home spa day with a side of sunshine. Kids will adore pampering mom atop a Sand Cloud XL towel with their hair wrapped in matching mommy-and-me Turbie Twists. Fill the basket with Love & Pebble Beauty Pops, a Spatty and Youth Foria makeup so fresh you can sleep in it for the ultimate mommy makeover, plus a Bug Bite Thing on standby in a travel bag for any surprise insect bites or stings. Top it off with Subsafe Charcuterie Safe Snack Set filled with her favorites, sparkling water and Opu Probiotics, and mom will be ready for that influencer life.
If your always-up-for-exploration mom needs a vacation, a night under the stars – plus a few luxury comfort items – may be exactly what she wants. A Yellow Leaf hammock offers some portable relaxation, but she’ll really want you to pair it with a rose gold Subsafe Winesafe Wine Set (filled with the goods, of course). In true glamping fashion, she does not need to be completely disconnected from the world, as she’ll be able to listen to her favorite music or audio book with charging power through her LuminAid PackLite 2-in-1 Power Lantern. Add a Radiate portable campfire and cozy Rumpl puffy blanket to set the mood for ghost stories and s’mores made with fancy chocolate. Finish it off with a camping-themed Bug Bite Thing combo pack to keep her itchy worries away, because those types of scary stories are not invited.
Bonus: DIY Mother’s Day Card
The sponge side of the 2-in-1 Scrub Mommy – from another fellow brand spotted on “Shark Tank” – gives kids the perfect art tool to make their Mother’s Day cards. Load it up with non-toxic paint and a touch of bio-glitter before having the littles dab it on their canvas of choice, then top it off with a few pressed flowers before adding the card to your gift basket of choice.
Let’s face it. As much as mom would enjoy being pampered this holiday, what she really wants is for her family to find joy in the time they spend together. Take it from our “Mom on a Mission” Bug Bite Thing Founder and CEO, Kelley Higney, who took our brand to where it is today all with the goal of finding comfort for her girls as they play outdoors.