MUM's the Word on MOTHER's Day Gifting!
Ok.. yes, it’s late. You just realized TOMORROW is Mother’s Day. You haven’t bought the card yet or even thought about a gift but that’s what I am here for!! While Lesley Scott has been dropping hints for weeks, I have the last minute (OMG WHAT AM I GOING TO BUY!!) gift guide!
Here are a few ideas for beauty and there is one for LA Story that covers fashion, accessories and some cool gift ideas. Bear with me because we are making tracks fast and so it’s going to be lots of photos, and very little 411 other than where to buy–but then that’s all you really need huh!
Spin Spa–great to take into the shower and have that buffing, spa experience for face and body at home. Check out http://www.spinspa.com for stores near you (and there are tons of them).
If your mom wants whiter teeth–but doesn’t want to spend serious $$ or time doing it, this kit might be the perfect gift. Blush Teeth Whitening Kit has everything she needs for whiter teeth. www.myfirstblush.com
Kama Sutra Massage Oils are a great gift and there are other items in the line that fit perfectly into a bath or shower mode to make the woman in your life feel extra special. http://www.drugstore.com
Give mom a facial — but at home– courtesy of the Olay Microdermabrasion and Peel kit that is available at drugstores everywhere. Easy to use and it lasts a long time, it’s the perfect gift for any woman who wants more beautiful skin (and who doesn’t want that?).
FHI Heat Flatiron is a professional ceramic tourmaline ionic iron that does just about everything oh so easily. This 1" plate makes straightening or curling (yes! CURLING) so easy. It’s PINK –the perfect girly girl color. www.fhiheat.com
Conair’s Infiniti Tourmaline Ionic Hair Dryer makes super fast work of hair drying without damaging hair and it’s available at large drugstores and mass merchants like Target and KMart for lots less $$ than most of the tourmaline dryers on the market! It’s fabulous (I have one and I love it!)
TooFaced’s Box of Pink Chocolates gives her the chocolate on her lips without adding to her hips courtesy a box full of gorge lip glosses complete with lip brush in every color imaginable–all with the scent of chocolate. Sephora stores, Sephora.com
L’Occitane’s The’ Vert Jasmine is a gorgeous softly floral tea scent that’s ideal for the low-key mom who loves luxurious fragrances that don’t overwhelm. Available in a slew of products, we like the Eau de Toilette and it’s less than $50.00 . http://usa.loccitane.com/
Armani Code Pour Femme is a sensual, exhilirating fragrance that’s a perfect gift for any woman that you want to impress. It’s distinctive and unique and sexy as hell. She will love you for it and you will love her wearing it! Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue stores
Chanel’s Sun Illuminator (Bronze Universel de Chanel ) is the perfect way to duplicate that golden glow of a day at the beach in a cream presentation. It slides on like silk and looks absolute gorgeous on.
If it’s a powder bronzer that she prefers (or would use both the cream and the powder), Chanel’s Silky Bronzing Powder is the ideal choice. Silky texture, gorgeous sunny bronzy tone in a limited edition color (#26 Canyon) means buy it now. Don’t think about it– just buy it. It’s a gorgeous product and definitely something that she will wear all summer and into fall whenever she wants that golden glow (even at holiday time). Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Gloss.com.
Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb is done in a super-luxe cream called Bomblicious. Potent and opulent, it’s an explosion of flowers that makes everything seem more beautiful . It’s a very hydrating cream to give oomph to this powerful fragrance. It’s worth buying just for the gorgeous jar. Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom.
Jo Wood Organics collection in Amka is a glorious gift no matter what you choose to give mom or the woman in your life. This completely organic bath and body collection has essential oils that will soothe both her skin and her soul and make her smell heavenly. Select Neiman Marcus stores.
Kenneth Cole’s BLACK is a great gift for that subtle fashionista woman who loves sophisticated scents without being overwhelming. Amazon.com, perfumania.com, and all major department stores.
Marc Jacobs Pretty Blush Gift Set comes in a beautiful gift box containing Eau de Parfum spray, Body Lotion and Mini Deluxe Perfume. There are a variety of different sets at every different chain, all featuring an exquisite assortment of Marc Jacobs Blush products for the woman who loves this sparkling white floral scent. Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Macys and Neiman Marcus.
If she’s truly a Marc Jacobs fragrance fan, then she’s been eyeing the Marc Jacobs SPLASH collection–three singular scents that reflect the fragrance– and feel- of summer that can be worn individually or layered for a unique presentation. Marc Jacobs GRASS is done in a green bottle. Marc Jacobs RAIN is presented in a blue bottle. Marc Jacobs COTTON is available in a clear bottle. These are limited editions with spray and splash options. $65.00 Sephora, Nordstrom, Amazon.com and other fine retailers.
Other things one might buy the "mom" in your life would include a gift certificate for a massage, a pedicure or even a facial at a local spa or a day of beauty at a spa at a hotel. Also a gift card to one of the local beauty or department stores is always a welcome gift because they can choose to buy whatever suits their fancy!
Happy Mothers Day