Some moms like flowers and jewelry. Others, like watching the crew of Enterprise explore unknown spaces and make contact with new species. For the latter, I have the best Mother's Day gifts. After all, they deserve some gifts after all the love they've given.
Lwaxana Troi said it best:
"No parent should expect to be paid back for the love they have given their children." - Timicin
"Well, why the hell not?!" - Lwaxana Troi.
I know you love your mom more than anything in the galaxy, but finding a perfect gift can be hard. So, I'm making it easy for you.
These are the ultimate Mother's Day gift ideas for the best mom in the quadrant.
We all want our moms to "live long and prosper," not just Vulcans. This mug is just a reminder of that.
Moms have a lot on their minds and on their plates. So, it makes sense they want to get away every now and then. You might think they're listening to you complain about your coworker, but really they're picturing themselves in the Captain's chair.
If your mom is more of a wine person, these glasses are perfect. After a long day, they'll come home, get some dinner, pour their favorite wine in these iconic glasses, and watch their favorite show in their favorite streaming service.
It sounds like the perfect night.
Future moms deserve gifts too. This maternity shirt is adorable, and lets others know that your kid will be smart and talented.
Although, it does put some pressure on the baby.
Your mom never lets you forget that they were into Star Trek before you could pronounce Kirk.
Now, she doesn't have to say it because her mug does all the talking for her.
If she's always on the go, she needs a good travel mug. She will appreciate this stainless steel insulated travel mug. Plus, it's Federation approved.
Although she's not technically a mom, Captain Janeway is an inspiration for many women. She was like a mother to the whole crew in Voyager.
And, her love for coffee is incredibly relatable. The finest organic suspension deserves the finest cup.
Any mom with teenagers has felt this. She will wear this t-shirt and give you the biggest eye roll, but she still loves you.
You know your mom is the greatest mom. And, just calling her the best mom in the world is not enough.
The alpha quadrant is more accurate.
Moms need to unwind too. And, some are more into cocktails than wine. If that's your mom's case, this flask is a great gift. Just make sure she doesn't sneak it into parent-teacher conferences.
If there is an episode that highlights the importance of family in TNG is "The Inner Light". This beautiful pendant will remind your mom of all the beautiful memories your family has created, and how much you treasure them.
If she likes to wear her heart on her sleeve maybe she can wear the Enterprise around her neck. It's another way for her to keep her favorite series close at all times. And, jewelry is more special coming from family.
Happy Mother's Day!
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Pets are like your kiddos. They help with stress and they're there any time you need them. For all you kitten parents who are also science fiction fans, these are the best sci-fi cat items to spoil your fluffy friend. After all, they deserve it.
Now, I know cats are usually fans of any cardboard box that comes their way. But, sometimes a squeaky mouse or a comfy tee to snuggle in is better than the package they come in.
This stuffed animal will be their new favorite. The mouse is squishy and has a bell inside they'll love to play with. It is also weighted, so it will stand upright on its own.
Cats don't really play fetch, but they might learn with this toy.
If your kitty has the personality of a captain, and let's be honest, all cats do. This is the perfect shirt for them. It's cute and comfy.
Plus they might not be able to join you for comic-com, but they can still cosplay.
A good water bowl is the first thing you should get after adopting your cat. So, either you're a new parent and should definitely get this bowl, or you've lived with your cat for years now, and they need a new one. Either way, this blue uniform one is perfect.
Tribbles are the perfect toy for cats. They're all fuzzy and look like a mouse or something they should chase. This one has a tiger pattern so it'll be fun to chase around.
Cats tend to walk around the building or neighborhood tricking others into giving them food. In no time some even get a second family. They will break your heart. So, this collar will make sure no one thinks they're adopting your already adopted kitten.
Have you ever seen a kitten with a bandana? It's the most adorable thing. Imagine that little cutie all dressed up running around the house with a blue Vulcan bandana.
Plus, who doesn't love a pun?
What better costume for your favorite cat than wise Yoda. We all know cats would give us wise advice we wouldn't follow. I know they cant, but it's still funny to see a cat with Yoda ears.
Glow in the dark collars can help you find your buddy in a dark closet, or in outer space. Personally I prefer the latter, but I think it's worth the buy either way.
We talked about how cute the bandana kitten is, but a "Star Wars" themed kitty bandana? Literally the cutest thing ever. This set has something for Yoda fans, Chewi fans, and everyone in between.
If you were particularly happy when the Empire fell, you will love seeing your kitten bite and toss around a Storm Trooper. If you're a fan of Storm Troopers you'll appreciate how cute this toy is. Either way, it's a win-win situation.
Cat in a tank top? Adorable. Cat in a Princess Leia tank top? Adorable and powerful. Bonus points if your kitten is named after a character from the Star Wars universe.
Have you ever wondered what kind of bar Starfleet officers would hang out in? These are all the items you need to have the coolest "Star Trek" drinks for any party or happy hour.
Just remember to drink responsibly and focus on the company. After all, the point of a good Romulan ale is to enjoy it with all your favorite Trekkies.
Don't be that person who buys the beer but has no idea how to open it. Carry around this Enterprise bottle opener and always be prepared. Like a boy scout who is old enough to drink alcoholic beverages.
It turns out water rings on your nice coffee table are one of the most annoying things in the quadrant. For all alien races, not just humans. So, make sure you have a good set of coasters to avoid having to clean up religiously after everyone is gone.
"You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile." So, you might as well join the Borg collective with this cool ceramic cup.
There is nothing better than binging your favorite show with a chill glass of wine. If that sounds like your ideal Friday night these wine glasses are the way to treat yourself. "Live Long and Prosper" and drink good wine.
Keeping your beer cold is a struggle. This beer cozy will absorb all that extra beer sweat and will let people know who the captain is at the same time. I love that my beer has its own tiny phaser.
Everyone's personality fits at least one Star Trek character. Pick your favorite with this glass set. The only rule is once you pick it you have to stick with it. You can't be Kirk one second and Spock the next.
Most drinks require ice. So, make the ice as fun as it can be with this ice tray. Just make sure you use see-through glasses so everyone can better appreciate them.
We all have that friend that collects shot glasses. We also have that friend that can quote the show in almost any circumstance. If both those friends are the same person, they deserve this shot glass.
There's more to a bar than drinks. Sometimes a little ambiance can go a long way. This tin sign is the perfect way to start decorating your personal bar just the way you like it.
Connoisseurs know that every drink requires a different glass. If you're still drinking scotch from a red solo cup it might be time to invest in some quality whiskey glasses. And, make them fun by using this "rock, paper, scissors, Spock" glass.
Is it really Romulan ale if you're drinking it from a regular beer glass? Do all beers that come in Romulan ale glasses immediately turn into Romulan ale? These are the questions I ask myself every day.
Sometimes you need to take that booze to go. In case the party you're going to is BYORA (Bring Your Own Romulan Ale), this is the flask you need. And, you don't need to share with anyone else, although it's encouraged you do.
Passover is more than gefilte fish and sweet potatoes. Pesach is a time to get together and celebrate our ancestors and culture in one of the most important Jewish holidays. That doesn't mean it should be complicated with this year's pandemic. In fact, it might be all the more meaningful—whether you are only celebrating with immediate family or having a virtual Seder.
Focus on the symbolic foods and side dishes, and leave the rest to me. Here you can find everything you need for the best, and easiest Passover Seder.
Cleanup after the delicious roast chicken can be arduous. So, these Seder plates will make all the after-dinner-cleanup easy. They also have allotted spaces for the leavened bread and bitter herbs.
This kit includes everything from paper plates to cups and decorations. It's a complete set for all of us who are spending hours in the kitchen and refuse to do the dishes afterward.
It's important to have quality candles that will last through the celebrations. These candles are made 100% of beeswax and smell a little bit of honey.
It's important to keep the kids entertained while also educating them on the importance of tradition. Plus, this game will keep them from snaking on all the fruit and nuts.
We're all here for the matzo. Whether its matzo ball soup or in the form of a paper napkin. It's a fun twist on the traditional decorations.
These napkins are perfect for those families who have a kids' table. They have fun shapes and drawings that show the plagues and are perfect for the spilled chicken broth and salt water that's meant to be all over the table.
Every Passover dinner needs a matzo cracker holder. This golden one signifies the pyramids and the beginning of the journey. It is perfect for the traditional Passover dinner and Seder table.
This is the ultimate learning tool for kids. It shows the story of the exodus with reusable stickers. This is the best way to show the meaning of the holiday to kids that have a short attention span.
Hosting can be more than just setting a nice table. Use these decorations to make the entire room pop. The "Happy Passover" banners will lighten up the place. While you spend some time with the family.
These socks are the perfect add on to the traditional attire. As I said, I'm a big fan of matzo everything. Even my footwear. Wear them to the Passover meal or to get a cup of wine with friends.
Matzo covers can be fun and colorful. This one is a three layered satin bag perfect for your family Seder.
These items are all you need for a family Easter dinner—whether on Zoom or with family or people you've been socially distancing with the past few weeks. Doing things to make us feel normal at this time can help rejuvenate the soul, which is what Easter is all about.
So set some places for people on computer screens and do a virtual Easter egg hunt if need be. But Easter is here!
Part of the responsibilities that comes with hosting the perfect dinner is making sure all decorations are perfect. These supplies are disposable but eco friendly. They include 120 pieces of everything from dinnerware to paper plates and napkins, so all you have to worry about is the brown sugar glazed ham and the side dish of scalloped potatoes.
Trust me, you need as many napkins as you can get. Easter has a lot of chocolate and chocolate melts. Melted chocolate is messy, especially if there are kids running around. Even if there is no chocolate, an olive oil covered leg of lamb is no easy affair.
If you're hoping to host a fancier affair with deviled eggs or lamb chops, these plates will fit better. I might not know any Easter dinner recipes but anything will look chef made with these fancy plastic plates. Plus, no cleanup!
Give your decorations an extra push and what better way than by decorating the silverware with these adorable flower-shaped holders. Let me tell you, this is one of the classiest Easter dinner ideas.
If you're hoping to use your own silverware and dinner plates then up the ante with a cool table cloth. Or, table runner? I don't know what the difference is. Your family will love the colorful pattern, and if they spill something, it won't be all over your nice table.
Just because you're celebrating Easter, not everything has to be covered in bunnies or chickens. Just some fun prints and pastel colors. Plus, you can use these plaid napkins year-round.
One of the best parts of Easter are the basket fillers. The kids could use some cute trinkets to entertain themselves with. These squishy kawaii unicorns and chicks will also help as scented stress relief. And, they come in cute egg packs.
You can also fill the baskets with Easter-themed candy. These pink and baby blue M&M's taste better than the original. For some reason, all limited edition seasonal candy is better than the original. These also include 3 Musketeers, Twix, Milky Way, and Snickers.
It's all the best chocolate.
Now, for some entertainment. This is a cool game that can be played indoors or outdoors. The idea is that someone gets to wear the inflatable ears and the rest toss rings at them. I think you're going to have to figure out a way to choose who gets to actually wear the ears, but it's fun either way.
The kit includes 3 inflatable bunny ears and 12 rings.
What is Easter without Cadbury eggs? You hope that the Easter bunny itself leaves them for you. They are chocolaty and creamy. It's the best of both worlds.