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While we should celebrate our mothers every day of the year (after all, it was no easy feat nurturing you through your teens), Mother’s Day is that special day when we are reminded to be particularly grateful for their unconditional love and support. Northern Colorado staple and family-owned, Jax Mercantile Co., understands how important moms are to introducing kids and families to the outdoors. So, in partnership with Jax, we’ve put together an awesome Mother’s Day gift guide so that you can celebrate mom with some of the best gear out there. All gear listed in this gift guide can be found at Jax Mercantile Co.

1. Nikon D3400 Two Lens Kit

Nikon D3400. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

If mom is ready to take her photography hobby to the next level, it’s time for a DSLR. From high-speed shots to low light conditions, this Nikon D3400 camera is a great tool to capture her best shots ever. This camera and lens set are made to be portable, so she can bring it on all of your family adventures.

2. Garmin Forerunner 35 Watch

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Garmin Forerunner 35 Watch. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

This easy-to-use GPS running watch has all of features athletes will want to complement their training regimens. Not only will this watch track your steps and calories, it also has live tracking, music controls, a heart rate monitor, and it connects to Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community where mom can join fitness challenges, share progress, and connect with others to stay motivated to reach her goals.

3. Hydro Flask 40 oz. Water Bottle

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Hydro Flask water bottles. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

Hyrdo Flask’s insulation technology will ensure that cold beverages stay cold for up to 24 hours and hot beverages remain toasty for up to 12 hours. This BPA-free, Pro-Grade Stainless steel constructed water bottle also has a lifetime warranty and comes in 12 colors, so you’re sure to find something that matches your mother’s everyday style.

4. Gregory Mountain Products’ Octal 55 Pack

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Gregory Mountain Products Octal Pack. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

Once you go ultralight, you never go back. The intelligent design of this pack helps maintain your desired pack weight while also providing ample storage space for extra layers, food, or other supplies. The pack also features a ventilated dual-density FocusForm shoulder harness and extra supported hip belt as well as specially constructed Leaf-Spring Lumbar support pad.

5. The North Face Women’s Cats Meow Sleeping Bag

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The North Face Cats Meow Sleeping Bag. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

A quality mummy bag is as indispensable for camping as trail snacks and a good set of hiking boots. This synthetic sleeping bag is rated for 20 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal for 3-season camping. It also does a great job of balancing warmth with compressability, so you’ll be able to stuff this one into a packed car or backpack.

6. Pearl Izumi Select Jersey

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Pearl Izumi Select Jersey. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

Pearl Izumi’s best selling women’s jersey is designed for sleek performance and comfort. It features a full length zipper and two rear pockets to hold snacks and other essentials. The jersey also includes reflective materials to help mom be seen in low light conditions and the SELECT Transfer Dry fabric ensures moisture wicking and compression.

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7. Pflueger Lady Trion Spinning Combo

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Pflueger Lady Trion reel. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

If your mom is an angler, this reasonably priced spinner rod and reel combo could be just the thing she needs for an awesome summer on the lake. To help with better casting, the Sure-Click bail makes a noticeable sound when fully open and ready for casting.

8. A Cheerful Giver – Essential Oil Diffusers & Oils

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A Cheerful Giver Oil Diffuser and Essential Oils. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

Essential oil diffusers are ideal for everyday use in lieu of candles. Some choose essential oils for aromatherapy benefits, and others enjoy their low maintenance scents. Find some light summer scents for mom and pair the oils with a tasteful diffuser that will complement any living room, bathroom, or bedroom.

9. Wusthof Stainless 8-piece Steak Knife Set in Rosewood Dust

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Wusthof Knife Set. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

There’s no underestimating a good steak knife. If you’re gearing up for some serious summer BBQs, a new set of steak knives might be in order for this Mother’s Day. The stainless steel handles of these knives are designed to keep out moisture and ward against warping. They are also stored in a beautiful rosewood box.

10. prAna Pristine Dress

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prAna Pristine Dress. Photo courtesy of Jax Mercantile Co.

prAna’s Pristine Dress is constructed with recycled polyester stretch blend jersey, so it will be comfortable for all day adventures. This no-fuss dress comes in five colors, so you’re sure to find one that mom will love. prAna is committed to beautiful, eco-friendly fashion, so you will feel good about this purchase in addition to finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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11. 3.5 quart Le Creuset Chef’s Oven

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3.5 quart Le Creuset Chef’s Oven. Photo courtes of Jax Mercantile.

The Chef’s Oven is ideal for stove top simmering. So whether you’re making a sauce or that soup with the secret recipe, this dish will help make it perfect. Their long-lasting, colorful enamel resists chipping and cracking as well as staining and dulling, so this piece should last a long time. Bonus: the dish is dishwasher safe!

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