Mother’s Day Gift Idea- Live Inspired Compendium Inc. Review


Compendium is a Seattle-based company that creates and distributes a fresh, design-rich line of inspiring gift products. Our ever-growing line of gift books, journals, stationery, desk accessories and home décor are now sold in thousands of specialty retail gift stores worldwide.

We combine our design and writing expertise with a globetrotting procurement team that sources the best low-cost, high-quality manufacturing the world has to offer. This allows us to deliver incredible quality and value in every product we make.

Since 1985, Compendium has had a talent for turning everyday items into extraordinary gifts, and everyday occasions into memorable events. We’ll help show you what it truly means to “live inspired.”


I received a wonderful selection of exquisite Mother’s Day gift items.  Each of them would make a great gift this Mother’s Day.  Click here to find a store near you that sells Compendium products.  Or order online and save 20% now until Mother’s Day (May 8th).  Use code lovemom11 during step 2 of the checkout process;  you will be able to verify the code has been properly entered during step 4.

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You are loved travel photo frame

Make someone’s day. Insert two 4×6 photos into this portable travel frame and give it to someone you love or appreciate. Now they can take their memories with them wherever they go—home, office, on the road or around the world. Designed so pictures can be easily changed. Features magnetic closure, and no glass to break.


My thoughts?

This would make a great gift for a mother who travels for work.  It is a lovely way to transport pictures of her family without worrying about the glass of a normal picture frame breaking.  It folds into a simple book-like shape and can easy be slipped into a suitcase or carry-on bag. 





Victoria Greeting Card Box Set

Warm pink and spice orange tones give your greetings a spirit and style that are sure to brighten anyone’s day.

These everyday blank notecards are a perfect way to brighten someone’s day with a thank you or a simple greeting, and special enough to send for occasions too. So who do you appreciate? What are you grateful for? Reach out. Connect. Make someone’s day.

  • 2 different designs per box.
  • 20 greetings cards and envelopes.
  • Cards measure 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”.
  • Printed with vibrant soy inks on recycled paper.
  • Packaged in a reusable keepsake box with magnetic closure.
  • $18.95

    My thoughts?

    This is a cute notebook set.  I like that fact that it comes in a little box.  This is a great way to keep your notecards all together without being damaged.  I stuff my notecards in my bookcase/desk drawer and they can get crushed.  This cute little box that they come in will keep them from being ruined. 

    Another additional nice touch is the quote on the inside cover of the box.  This is a great way to add a bit of extra charm to the gift and fits the idea of living an inspired life.



    Because of You Window Card Collection

    Family, friends, and neighbors will appreciate these Because of You pop open cards. Hand them to coaches, bosses, teachers, coworkers, healthcare workers and students. They will all appreciate knowing that their actions have made a difference in your life with one or all of these 30 cards in the Because of You Window Greeting Card collection.

  • Cards “pop” open to reveal a message inside
  • Box contains 30 unique cards
  • Cards measure 2 ¼” wide x 1 7/8” high
  • Packed in fold-open pillow box
  • $4.95

    My thoughts?

    These little cards are a great way to show those you love in your life how much you appreciate them.  You can easily slip them into a lunch bag or a folder.  This would be a great gift for a husband to give to his wife.  What a sweet way for a husband to show his love for the mother of his children by slipping these thoughtful quotes in places were she might find them.  Just an idea guys!:)


    My Mom: Her Story. Her Words. by Dan Zadra & Kristel Wills

    The My Mom: Her Story. Her Words. interview journal will be a gift for moms that becomes a
    treasured family heirloom. Inside are questions to spark the memories of her life. Get to know your mom. Laugh with her, hear her stories and memories, honor and celebrate her life. Mothers and children of every age will treasure completing the My Mom: Her Story. Her Words. interview journal together.

  • Hardcover
  • Measures 4 3/8” H x 6” W
  • 80 pages
  • $9.95

    My thoughts?

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.  It is definitely my favorite from the bunch.  As a former history teacher I also have a love for family history (genealogy).  This book is a great way to preserve some family history of your own for your children.  The book is essentially an interview that you can answer in written form.  It will provide information about your early life (something most children will not be familiar with) and much more.  This is also a great book for all the grandmother’s out there.  I consider this book a must have for families.  It is a great way to help preserve family history.


    She by Kobi Yamada

    The She book celebrates all the women in our lives. Mother, daughter, sister or wife. Student, teacher, customer or friend. Who are the special women in your life–the ones who care, laugh, lead and make a difference for everyone around them? Give them the gift of the She book that will inspire, celebrate and thank them.

  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 9 ¼” wide x 6 ¼” high
  • 64 pages
  • $12.95

    My thoughts?

    This book is a great way to show an important woman in your life that she is influential and important.  I recommend this book for those women in your life who you feel are an inspiration and have become a role model.  This doesn’t have to be just your mother, of course.  This book would lend itself well to teachers, community leaders, and any other person who has made a positive impact in the lives of others.


    Oh! to explore and taste and imagine. Anywhere Notebook

    Front: Oh! to explore and taste and imagine.
    Back: Design only

    These little flip-up notebooks are designed to go anywhere and everywhere with you. Bright, flexible, portable and affordable. Pick several and keep them on hand at home and work.

  • Measures 3”W x 5”H
  • 48 unlined pages
  • Soft cover
  • Portable—fits in purse, pocket or the palm of your hand
  • $2.95

    My thoughts?

    This notebook is a cute little gift for a mother who loves wine.  Isn’t that every mother?:)  It can easily slip into a purse to be on hand for those moments when you need to take a quick note. 


    She explained that the part of ourselves with wings…Her Words Comp Book

    She explained that the part of us with wings sometimes battles with our earthbound selves.
    These warm and spirited composition books feature brilliant cover vignettes by poet Monique Duval—inspiring you to explore, imagine and create. Perfect for capturing poetry, stories, novels, music, creative ideas, journaling or music. Great for home, office, studio or out in the world.

  • Soft cover with book tape
  • 7” wide x 10” high
  • 60 lined pages
  • $5.95

    mini book- $3.95

    My thoughts?

    These are cute notebooks.  The little one is similar in size to the wine notebook and can easily fit into a purse.  The larger notebook would be great as a special book for any woman.  I am going to use mine for all of my lists:)  I might have a lot to do in any given day, but at least I can do it with some style and inspiration!


    Because of You by Dan Zadra

    Celebrating the Difference You Make

    Say “Thank you for making a difference” to the everyday people who brighten your life with the Because of You book. We all know special people—friends, family, co-workers or volunteers—who quietly give so much of themselves, and expect so little in return. The Because of You book is the perfect gift for them. Write a personal note on the flyleaf: “Because of you, the world is a better place.”

  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 6” wide x 6” high
  • 128 pages
  • $12.95

    My thoughts?

    This book (like the other book featured) is a great way to say thank you to those women in your life who give so much.  Celebrating the Difference You Make can apply to anyone who helps make this world a better place.  Teachers, pastors, mothers, and others would all be touched by this book full of inspiring quotations. 


    I received the above mentioned products for review purposes, however all opinions are my own!



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