Our pets deserve nothing less than the best and, to that point, Monthly has compiled a line-up of items we think animals and pet lovers will greatly appreciate. From  enhanced bottled water to durable life jackets, for those long days on the boat, and chiffon collars that will make them the life of the party, your little fur ball is sure to enjoy any and all of these delightful products.

iCool Pet Mats

Keep your four-legged friend cool in the hottest of weather. Simply add water and an absorbing polymer creates a soft gel-like mat that keeps cool despite rising body or room temperatures. Available in blue rectangle/bone or pink/oval heart styles. Visit trixieandpeanut.com for more details.

iCool Pet Mats

Personalized Recipe and Entertaining JournalCheck out these practical and unforgettable presents for mom. From staying organized with a personalized recipe and entertaining journal to basking in a shiatsu massage, mom will love you even more than she already does!

Personalized Recipe and Entertaining Journal

This innovative gift idea will allow moms to be more organized in the kitchen. The kit offers a home for recipe cards and journal pages for recording menus and guest lists. The three-ring binder format allows for even more organization and a kraft-paper envelope for recipes clipped from newspapers and magazines. It’s stain- and water-resistant too! For more information, williams-sonoma.com.

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide.As Mother’s Day approaches, figuring out what to give your mother, grandmother, wife or favorite aunt doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive. The perfect gift could be as simple as a handmade card or as extravagant as a Caribbean cruise.

While no material gift can equal your love for her, the thoughtfulness that goes into the selection can convey what’s in your heart. You can say it with something as traditional as flowers or candy, but what’s most important is that you match the gift to the recipient’s needs and desires. Thinking about her age, interests and lifestyle, use our list to spark your imagination, and let her unique personality be your guide.