Huckberry Giveaway: A Pie + Poem for Mom

by Brett & Kate McKay on May 4, 2012 · 183 comments

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PSA: Mother’s Day is next Sunday. Have you thought about what you’re going to get the moms in your life for the day we honor motherhood? If not, we’ve got you covered.

Huckberry, the manly membership deal site, has teamed up with two artisans in California–the typewriter-toting poet Zach Houston, recently profiled on NPR and Jaynelle St. Jean, the pie-wizardress behind Pietisserie–to help to create the ultimate Mother’s Day Gift: a pie + a poem.

The idea is simple but brilliant: you tell Huckberry what’s unique about your mom and Zach the poet will use the details to write a custom poem for her on his Swiss-made, green 1968 Hermes Rocket typewriter.

Huckberry will then package the poem in an artisan box that will also include two mini-pies of your choice from Jaynelle the pie lady, a flower, and a hand-stamped package with your name on it.

It’s personal. It’s unique. And your mom will love it.

The pie + poem offer ends this Sunday, and supplies are limited, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to give this great gift for your own mom or the mother of your children. (It’s only $35! Way better than a boring old $75 flower bouquet.) Sign up for Huckberry’s membership site using this link to get an exclusive AoM $5 credit. [Update: Huckberry has now sold out of all available pie + poem sets. The giveaway will still be open until tomorrow though and hopefully we'll do this again next year.]

In the meantime, we’re giving away one Mother’s Day pie + poem package to one lucky AoM reader. To enter, simply share something you love about your mom (or your significant other if she’s a mom) in the comments. We’ll pick one random comment as the winner. The deadline to enter is Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11AM CDT. It’s a short contest, so no dilly dallying!

101 Jake May 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

Even after a long, hard day’s work she always took time to make the best food ever.

102 Cory K May 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

She is a wonderful wife and NEW MOM!

103 Brendan Micik May 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

I love my mom for always being at my basketball games

104 Brendan Micik May 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

I love my mom for always being at my basketball games.

105 Oliver Fine May 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

My mom is the greatest because she always puts me ahead of everything else. She is sweet and never cares about what she wants. She has dedicated everything to giving me the best life possible.

106 Kevin Hall May 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

She has provided me a lifelong example of frugality, determination and selflessness. And now that I’m older, I thank her for making me eat my vegetables when I was young.

107 Kevin V May 5, 2012 at 10:30 am

Young as I may be, I’ve realized the extent to which my mother has sacrificed for me. She does everything that is good for me, no matter the obstacle, but also understands it may not be the best for me. Regardless, she puts a lot of effort and care in my life.

108 Jake May 5, 2012 at 10:30 am

I love how my mom has been raisin’ me right since 1990.

109 Christian May 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

Never once has my mom wanted me to be anything else than what I am.

110 John May 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

My mom never fails to laugh at every joke I tell, even when no one else does.

111 Leo May 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

I love that my mom, no matter the circumstance, would give her last dollar to someone else in need.

112 Scott May 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

My wife is the most amazing mom ever. Not only does she keep our home looking beautiful, she is the mother of 13 beautiful children….with the youngest being only 2 weeks old!

113 Seth Baxter May 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

My wife makes such sacrifices so that our children and myself may be more comfortable.

114 Tom May 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

My wife’s selfless care and love for our two children.

115 Mark Ryan Anderson May 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

What I love best about my mother is her inspiring acceptance of my life choices. She always has been behind me one-hundred percent, and I’m very grateful for that.

116 G May 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

My Mom is always there for me no matter what, and still tries to help me all she can even when I am off at college and do not see her for months at a time.

117 jose naranjo May 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

The one thing i love is that she supports me no matter what. Right now i am a current DEPer for the navy leave in july; she hates to see me leave but at the end of the day shes happy to see me start my own life.

118 Darrin Crow May 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

My wonderful wife has dived with great aplomb into the role of mom to the three boys she gained when she married me. They couldn’t ask for better.

119 Fr. Matthew Hardesty May 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

She always selflessly cared for and loved my three brothers and me

120 Davio May 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

She cares for her kids more than anything and is willing to work as hard as she can to support us. Always there.

121 Sam Wiss May 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I love my mom because she is the only person I know willing to give up of herself in order to help others.

122 Eddie May 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

After 23 wonderful years of marriage, my wife and I were blessed with the birth of our first child this year. And not just in any ordinary manner, but through the wonderful gift of a gestational carrier.

123 I Love Mom May 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I love my Mom because shes always there for me. To listen to my every need and do everything she can to help out.

124 Patrick May 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

She supports me in everything I do. She is my number 1 cheerleader.

125 Will L. May 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

She works really hard to keep things tidy and keep things running smoothly, but is always willing to listen if we want to talk.

126 Joshua May 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I love that my mother instilled in me values and ideals that have made me a kinder and more accepting person than I might otherwise have been. Love you mom.

127 Andrew May 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I love my Mom for spending hours in labor with me and then taking care of a sick child for the next three years.

128 Richard May 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

My mother has the true gift of being able to support both my brother and myself in out life decisions/vocations, always giving her full support.

129 Tom G. May 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

No matter how much I argued at the time… years later, I’m finding out that she was right.

130 Dee Long May 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I love that my mom Helen Long was one of the first women ever to join the Women’s Army Corps (WACS) to serve her country during World War II.

131 Andrew Berenyi May 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

My mother is getting me through school and is always trying to do what is best for me.

132 kevin wenzel May 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

She was always quick to listen and taught the art of listening to me. Hey, love the Swiss typewriter.

133 Caleb Y. May 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

My Mom is always there for me.

134 Rick T May 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Cheers to you mom..for always supporting me in every endeavor I’ve chosen in life and I am grateful for the uncanny ability you possess
to always tell me what I need to hear at that particular moment in life to excel.

135 Christian Say May 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Honestly, the best thing about my mom is that she put up with all the crap I’ve done and still believes in me.

136 Criss May 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

My wife LeAnn is a wonderful mother and grandmother. She is a fabulous cook and she just completed her first 100 Km bike race. She is my heart and soul.

137 David May 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

138 JOSH May 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm


139 Matthew May 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

My wife is an awesome mom to our 8 month old daughter.

140 Micah May 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

My mom is the greatest mom and greatest grandma at the same time!

141 Michael May 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

My mom raised 4 kids by herself and made many sacrifices for us. It’s a debt that I try to repay daily.

142 Sid May 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

She always motivates me and makes sure I live up to my own standards.

143 CaliforniaMountainSnake May 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Unconditional love.

144 Brendan Micik May 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I love my Mom for always being there for me and my brother

145 Carl May 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

She’s a wonderful mother to two great kids, cook, family finance wizard, and wife.

146 Brian May 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

She is a wonderful mother and always seems to have the time to do everything sun and bake you cookies.

147 Bill Dean May 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

We have the greatest most bipolar love hate relationship in the world. We may wanna kill eachother (my brothers and i) most of the time, but theres a special kind of love underlying all the time

148 Bill Dean May 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

We have the greatest most bipolar love hate relationship in the world. We may wanna kill eachother (my brothers and i) most of the time, but theres a special kind of love underlying every crazy day

149 Andrew Sheffield May 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Motherhood looks amazing on my wife of four years. The way she so eagerly sacrifices herself for our daughter’s sake inspires and awes me.

150 Michael May 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

My mom works so hard everyday for her kids and never expects anything in return. That’s love.

151 John Farron May 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

My mother has been with me through some very tough times. Without a father to teach me things, she taught me all she could and she helped me try to learn things on my own as well. I wouldn’t be who I am today without her help.

152 Bill Dean May 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

What i love about my mom is…the fact that me and my brothers can work and annoy her to no end, brawl with her all day, do the stupidest things…and she still loves us and keeps sane…mostly.

153 Bill Dean May 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

also, my apologies for the double posts, it said it didnt go through

154 Charlie May 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

My mother taught everything I know about this world. She is compassionate and overall the most amazing woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I lost my father at an early age, but she never ceased to take time out for me as her only son. Although there are some things she couldn’t teach me, she helped me become the man I am today. I know I wouldn’t be half the man I am now without her.

155 Matthew Waugh May 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Despite battling early stage Parkinson’s my mom still pushes herself to her children, and now grandchildren. She is the epitome of selflessness.

156 Sarah May 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm

My mom has raised five of her ten children and is still joyful. She is my friend and my inspiration.

157 Noah May 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I love my mom for homeschooling me!

158 Ash May 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm

She always makes me feel like I’m the most important person in her life. Family comes first!

159 Dan May 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I love her cooking. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g is homemade.

160 Sean Spinks May 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I love that my wife always does everything she possibly can to make sure our son (who has autism) is constantly learning and growing. She is patient and understanding despite the obvious challenges. She has a relentless desire to see him be the best that he can be. She at the same time works as well outside the home, to help provide for our family. She often does not get very much for herself because she always gives all to the rest of us. She is amazing and I am thankful for her.

161 Aubrey Riley May 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

She is always there to listen and support me

162 Jacob Ira May 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

My mother, what are the words that can best describe my mother ? She is one of the strongest person I have in my life. Raising 3 boys and a girl who has down syndrome. Rising above adversities such as an ex husband cheating on her. Staying virtuous at all times and being the greatest example that she is to me and my siblings.
My mother, what are the words that can best describe my mother ? A nurse, and is now a care giver for the elderly. Unconditional love that she gives. Unbreakable will that she possess.
Unwavering spirit that she carry.
The most beautiful, most talented, most caring .and most loving woman and mother in the world.

My mother, what are the words that can best describe my mother ?

163 William LaRue May 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm

She’s one of the most selfless people I know.

164 Hunter May 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm

My mom always comforts me when I have relationship troubles and pretty much any troubles for that matter.

165 Josh Bean May 6, 2012 at 12:17 am

My mom has the largest heart of anyone I have ever meet. In all seriousness.

Also, She invented Elf on a Shelf.

166 Mark May 6, 2012 at 12:29 am

I love that my mom has been an example to me (and many others) of patience, wisdom, and joyfulness in even the most painful times.

167 Ryan G May 6, 2012 at 12:33 am

My Mom spent 3 years working 10 hour workdays and giving the remaining 2-3 by visiting her mother, my grandma, in a private care nursing home for 3 years. She’s the strongest woman I know and I love her very much. Very few women are as deserving as she is.

168 J.E.P. May 6, 2012 at 1:32 am

My mom has eight kids and she homeschools them all!

169 Nick May 6, 2012 at 1:33 am

Sacrifice and support throughout my life. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful mom.

170 J.E.P. May 6, 2012 at 1:35 am

My mom has eight kids and she homeschools them all.

171 J.E.P. May 6, 2012 at 1:41 am

My mom has eight children and she homeschools all of them!

172 David May 6, 2012 at 2:57 am

Just how much she gives up to allow me and my siblings opportunities that we wouldn’t have otherwise.

173 Scott May 6, 2012 at 5:56 am

My mom always told the greatest bedtime stories.

174 Justin Rick May 6, 2012 at 6:53 am

My Mom needs one!

175 jd May 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

my wife is about to have our first child anyday and I don’t know how I could love her any more but I think when he or she arrives I will somehow find a way!

176 Sarah May 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

I love the way my mom tells stories.

177 Gart May 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

She is selfless.

178 Lloyd Sizemore May 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

My wife is the best mom I ever knew. She never had a child herself but through our 30 years together she helped raise my son and when he was grown and on his own we adopted a boy who was 5 years old and raised him. She did this while dealing with me being active duty Army the entire time. Waiting for me to return from training, a mission or long deployments. Also doing the same for our sons one deployed during the first gulf war and the one who is now in Afghanistan. She ran the house took care of the finances and made sure the boys had what they needed. She is the best cook ever, artistic (stained glass) loves the arts and music. She deserves only the best, the boys are gone and she has to put up with me all the time now and that isn’t easy!

179 eric May 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm

her boundless sacrifice in leaving her family to come to america so her children could have a better life.

180 Brent May 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm

She is a strong woman, a hard worker and a great mom!

181 samW May 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

that she loves me no matter what :)

182 Naomi May 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

persistence and undying devotion to her family

183 jesselaramee May 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm

My mother is the best!! I love her with all my heart and cant thank her enough for whipping my ass until I got my act together!

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