Mother's Day Gift Guide: $50 and under!

The Annabell Hat from Coal Headwear

This is our second to last Mother's Day gift guide. If you still haven't found something for your mom, it is time to get serious. Mother's Day is less than 4 days away. This is by far the biggest of our Mother's Day gift guides and we think we found some great products. We here at Open Air Life want to thank all the women and moms for all they do and bring to the outdoors. 

The Annabelle by Coal Headwear

Finding the right hat for mom can be tricky. The Annabelle is a new style for Spring 13 for Coal Headwear. This custom short billed cap is made in braided paper straw with two tone color-block and metal label at the side. And if you don’t think this fits her style, they have many more on the site. You have to check them out.

• MSRP: $35.00

salomon sensehydroSalomon Sense Hydro S-Lab Set

Poised to revolutionize how trail runners hydrate, the Sense Hydro S-Lab Set is Salomon’s next innovation in the hydration world. Putting hydration literally in the palm of your hand, the Sense Hydro S-Lab Set is the lightest, simplest solution for hydration while training or for short distance running. This unique system using SensiFit™is designed around the hand with soft, vented fabrics allows any Salomon soft flask from 150 to 1000ml, to fit into the clasp of your hand without water bouncing or sloshing. These are sold by the pair and in offered in small, medium and large.


• Weight – 30 g/10 oz

• Uses Sensifit for specific fit to hand

• Reflective

• Elastic Power Mesh and 3D Mesh

• Fast Wicking Fabrics

• Sold with 250 ml PVC-Free bottle

• MSRP: $40

gerber outrigger miniGerber Outrigger Mini

Being small has its advantages. When others look to brawn to solve a problem, the small tend to use their heads. This is where the Gerber Outrigger Mini comes in. Tiny in stature, but big on ability, this little knife has the DNA of its larger siblings, in a package suited to smaller hands or to those who like a tool that’s virtually weightless. The perfect knife for mom to have stashed in her purse.


• Overall Length: 5.88"

• Blade Length: 2.5"

• Closed Length: 3.38"

• Weight: 2.88 oz.

• Steel Type: 7Cr17

• Handle Material: Aluminum with SoftGrip Overmold

• Fine Edge Drop Point Blade for smooth, accurate cutting

• Dual thumb studs for quick, secure opening Plunge Lock for solid, positive release and blade closure

• Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism opens fast and easily Pocket Clip for carrying

• Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty

• MSRP: $43.00

velobling 5taperedVelo Bling 5 Tapered Link & Roller Necklace

This is necklace is a great conversation piece! Made from recycled bicycle chain links twisted with rollers and finished with silver metal beads that look like wheels. The tapered chains hang from a leather cord with a toggle clasp.


• Available in 16" or 18"

• Recycled bicycle chain links, cleaned with environmentally friendly degreasers.

• Stainless Steel Toggle Clasp

• MSRP $47.00

skullcandy cassetteSkullcandy Cassette Headphones

Packed in a low-profile design, the Cassette delivers big performance with less bulk. Built around removable speakers and a collapsible band, this piece is adaptable to any situation. This modularity allows you to integrate the speakers into Skullcandy hoodies and select Smith or Giro snow helmets. A set of comfortable ear cushions are included for everyday use, but for a mountain ride these can be swapped for the no-slip-grip silicone ear pads. Take control of both your conversation and your tunes with the in-line Mic1.


• Adaptable speakers for headband, hoodies and beanies

• Travel bag

• Mic1: Take/make calls, Play/pause and track control

• Works with most smart phones

• Detachable cable for mobility. Mic1–db collection–lets you manage your device.

• Removable speakers to jam with friends. Designed, engineered and manufactured by Skullcandy.

• Supreme Sound delivers Attacking Bass, Natural Vocals and Precision Highs. Highest-grade materials for unmatched durability, style.

• Two removable ear cushions to accommodate either your active lifestyle or indoor listening habits.

• MSRP: $49.95

ebags packingcubeseBags Packing Cubes - 3pc Set

eBags Packing Cubes - 3pc Set includes: 1-small, 1-medium, and 1-large packing cube. Each set is one-color only. Additional features include a YKK® zippers with corded double zipper pulls make opening/closing simple and fast; Mesh top panel for easy identification of contents, and ventilation; Interior seams fully finished for durability; Soft mesh won't damage delicate fabrics; and webbing handle for convenience when carried by itself.


• YKK® zippers with corded double zipper pulls make opening/closing simple and fast

• Mesh top panel for easy identification of contents, and ventilation

• Interior seams fully finished for durability

• Soft mesh won't damage delicate fabrics

• Webbing handle for convenience when carried by itself

• Small size: 11" x 6.75" x 3"

• Medium size: 13.75" x 9.75" x 3"

• Large size: 17.5" x 12.75" x 3.25"

• MSRP: $29.99

buff cercelesBuff Infinity Lyocell Buff

A scarf for mom that is both functional and looks good. Made with soft, luxurious Tencel® fabric, this breathable scarf dresses up any outfit. Tencel® is a natural textile derived from eucalyptus wood from forests managed according to sustainable principles. And because it's sustainably harvested from eucalyptus trees, it's also eco-friendly.


• One size fits all adults

• Dimensions: 20 inches wide x 30 inches in diameter

• Knitted with Tencel®

• 63% Lyocell

• 33% Cotton

• MSRP: $39.00

isis comoISIS Como Hoody

Style and functionality come together in the Como Hoody. With ¾ length sleeves, 28” body length, and a full-coverage hood, the Como gives extra protection from the sun and cool breezes while remaining light enough for warm weather use. Featuring a 81% polyester / 14% cotton / 5% spandex blend for outstanding comfort, performance, and fast drying, the Como Hoody also comes with DriRelease® finish and FreshGuard™ treatment to keep you dry and smelling fresh.


• Quick dry properties for ultimate dryness

• FreshGuard™ finish prevents odor

• Stylish screen print design

• Long sleeves with convenient self-cuff

• Body length: 28 inches

• MSRP: $49.00

craghoppers amelieCraghoppers Amelie Tunic

Mom is always worrying about something - work, kids, husbands, carpool, etc. This Mother's Day, give her peace of mind with the ultimate summer top - sun protective, versatile and fashionable. The tunic is part of Craghoppers' first line of sun-protective clothing. SolarShield is a sun-protective fabric with zinc oxide treatment with UPF 20 to UPF 40+ protective built into the fabric that will keep Mom safe while soaking up the sun.


• V-neck

• Printed back neck label

• Self-fabric waist tye and sleeve adjustment system

• Chest pocket with rouleau loop fastening

• Centre-Front button fastening

• cotton jersey with zinc oxide finish 175g

• MSRP: $40.00

gramicci gshortsGramicci Red Rocks G Short

If your mom loves Gramicci’s iconic G-short, check out the Red Rocks G. Everything you love about the g-short, now with an added solo cargo pocket. The Red Rocks is made in Gramicci’s high density twill weave for superb durability. Brushed finish provides extraordinary softness. Touch of stretch adds comfort, mobility, and ease of movement.


• Freestyle Comfort Fit: Legendary classic climbing pant fit; high rise; roomy body, straight leg, and "Freedom of Movement" gusset for greater mobility

• 6" Inseam

• Flex fit elastic waistband

• EZ cinch nylon belt with lock and release buckle

• Side cargo pocket with Velcro flap closure

• Rear pocket with Velcro closure

• Deep Never Lost pockets with clean finish pocketing for durability

• Wash separately in cold water before wearing

• 98% Cotton 2% Spandex

• MSRP: $48.00

stonewear shimmyStonewear Design Shimmy Tee

The all-season Shimmy Tee is a lightweight moisture-wicking, space dye fabric. Perfect for your mom’s high performance activities. Short sleeves with natural gathers and a pristine V-neck highlighted by double stitching add a feminine touch.


• 24" length (M)

• Space Dye Fabric: 92% polyester, 8% spandex

• MSRP: $40.00

ingrid ruchedIngrid & Isabel Ruched Tank

If your wife is pregnant fellas, you do have to get her a Mother’s Day gift. Let me rephrase that if you are married you should be getting your wife something. This tank is a great choice of those expecting moms. The Ruched Tank flatters her belly at all stages with heavy pleating to accentuate and camouflage.


• Pleating enhances a budding belly, and minimizes a soft post-baby belly

• Sumptuously soft knit blend

• Fabricated to stretch and recover

• Extra-long length to cover and hug your belly throughout pregnancy

• Colors: White, Black, Midnight, and Grey

• MSRP: $42.00

thyme capriThyme Maternity Comfort Jean Capri

This cute Thyme Maternity Comfort Jean Capri with Button Cuff has a dark blue wash that's versatile and flattering. These capris come with customized comfort panels that support a growing belly. They also use soft, stretchy and easy to care for fabrics that are specially selected to give maximum comfort.


• Soft stretch denim fabric makes it ideal for all trimesters.

• 19 " inseam.

• Fits roomy at the thigh and through the knee.

• 5-pocket styling.

• Features our exclusive 3 in 1 belly panel.

• MSRP: $49.00

llbean fitnesscapriL.L. Bean Fitness Cropped Pants

These fitness pants are so comfortable; you'll want to wear them before, during and after your workout. The stretch fabric – a breathable blend of polyester and spandex – wicks moisture and dries quickly to keep you cool and comfortable. It retains its shape, resists pilling and is rated at UPF 50+ for reliable sun protection.


• Breathable stretch fabric wicks moisture and dries quickly to keep you cool

• Rated at UPF 50+ for reliable sun protection

• Zip pocket for your keys or ID

• Smooth elastic waistband.

• MSRP: $44.95

eddie poloEddie Bauer Utility Roll-Sleeve Polo

Does your mom need a shirt that she can go out on the town with and not just out for a run? This polo by Eddie Bauer is a great looking piece that any outdoor mom will love. Slub jersey gives this best-selling cotton roll-sleeve polo shirt a subtly textured effect, complemented by wo¬ven trim at the collar, yoke, pockets, and tabs on sleeves.


• 100% cotton

• Woven collar, yoke and pockets

• Piece dyed

• Two functional button patch pockets

• Roll-tab sleeves

• Shirt-tail hem

• MSRP: $39.95

alps breaktimeAlp Mountaineering Breaktime Chair

For all the soccer moms out there that are tired of sitting at sporting events on cold bleachers with a sore back because you can't lean back, the Breaktime is a great solution to this problem. It's so lightweight, it can be brought almost anywhere ... and we know you’re always on the go! It has a steel tubular frame for added strength and support, along with armrests, for maximum comfort. There's a half inch of foam thickness to protect against cold bleachers and to provide cushion. There's also a bottom bar underneath the seat to attach to the bleachers to ensure that you don't slide back. The Breaktime also works great if the ground is the only option, keeping you from having to sit directly in the dirt. It folds flat for easy storage and transporting.


• Steel Tubular Frame for Added Strength & Support

• Comfortable Padded Armrest

• Collapsible Design - Folds Flat for Easy Storage & Transportation

• Bottom Bar Underneath Seat to Attach to Bleachers

• 600D Polyester Green Fabric

• Dimensions: 18.5"(w) x 16"(h) x 0.5"(thickness)

• Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz.

• MSRP: $39.99

DRYPAK kindleDRY PAK Tablet Case for Kindle

This dry case is perfect for the mom that loves to read on the beach or near the water. This tablet case will keep her Kindle dry and sand free. One great feature is the ability to listen to music or movies with the built in ear phone jack.


• 6 in. wide x 10 in. long

• Clear heavy gauge vinyl

• Designed to protect Kindles and other tablets from the elements

• View and operate Kindles and tablets through the case with ease!

• White sealing clip for high visibility

• Integrated female jack RF welded at the bottom

• For paddling, boating, camping, hiking

• Holds electronic books, wallets, registrations, maps, cameras, etc.

• Maximum circumference: 11 in.

• MSRP: $26.99

seatosummit phoneSea to Summit TPU Waterproof Case for Smartphones

Help mom keep her gadgets safe from belly-flops and water fights with a TPU Guide Waterproof Case from Sea to Summit. The newest size fits a wide variety of smartphones but there are also some for iPads and eReaders. The large rear camera panel accommodates the different camera locations so she doesn’t have to worry about capturing some memories.


• Meets IPX8 testing standards of being waterproof at 10 meters for 1 hour

• Very low profile soft case —minimal bulk added to your phone.

• RF Welded seams for strength and waterproof construction

• 0.15mm optic grade TPU screen and camera port

• High strength TPU construction is abrasion and UV resistant, will not crack in cold.

• Two die cut anchor points

• Available in black, yellow, blue, green

• MSRP: $28.00