Today at STYLEanthropy, let’s talk about Mother’s Day gift ideas. Mother’s Day is coming up soon on May 8th and if you haven’t found the perfect gift for Mom yet, I’m here to help. I thought about what Moms (or most women) would love to receive on a special day. And it always, always come down to these: something to make her feel beautiful (makeup), some bling (jewelry), something to help take care of her skin or help her age gracefully (anti-aging skin care), something to make her smell good (fragrance) and something she’s addicted to (ladies, we know that’s either shoes or bags)! So let me round up some of my faves below for you!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
1. Something to Prettify (make-up word, no pun intended) Her – I don’t know about you, but I know women like to feel beautiful. Just a swipe of a pretty lip color or just the act of using a makeup brush that feels so soft and luxurious to the skin, instantly gets me in a good mood.
I have been using It Cosmetics brushes lately because of how silky soft they feel to the skin, not to mention they don’t shed. This limited edition It Cosmetics brush set available only at ULTA comes with a super cute travel pouch that when opened, reveals a heart. I don’t know about you but that’s like telling Mom you love her! And a $92 value for a little less than 40 bucks? Umm, yes, do it!
While you’re at it, I recommend It Cosmetics’ Je Nais Se Quoi shades, either in a blush or lip color. It’s their most popular shade that works with any complexion, giving you just the perfect flush of pink. May I suggest the CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush that’s not only color correcting, but also anti-aging! This blushing veil has hydrolyzed collagen, peptides and drops of light technology. PLUS it’s clinically-proven all day waterproof. Might as well get yourself this too because it’s gonna be the perfect blush for your summer beach trips, pool parties and other outdoor adventures!
The lipstick you see below, is the Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 reviver lipstick stain. Don’t be fooled by the almost milky white color because it comes out as a pretty flush of pink. It’s called a 4-in-1 because it takes the place of your lipstick, anti-aging conditioning lip balm, ultra-hydrating lip gloss, and your lip stain all in one. I will give you a demo soon on my snapchat. So make sure you follow me there, username styleanthropy. I’m telling you, when you apply this to your lips, it really helps moisturize it, and it changes the color into a pretty, natural-looking flush of pink. If you want something deeper in shade, there are other colors too.
Disclosure: Thanks to It Cosmetics for sending these makeup products. I love them so much.
2. Some Bling – Trust me, women love their bling. I know this for a fact because when I post about jewelry, rest assured, people go crazy… women go crazy.
REEDS Jewelers sent me these pieces of jewelry that I picked out for Mom. It was hard to choose because they have a lot of great options, be it earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings, in different metals and stones too. They also carry a variety of popular brands from Pandora to TOUS, Akoya to Roberta Z, even Loren Hope, Mikimoto, Kendra Scott, Ippolita, Swarovski, Gucci and more. Make sure to check my post, sharing a giveaway for Mother’s Day!
3. Some skincare – To help Mom age gracefully, get her some skin care to help with her skin care routine. Go with a skin care line that has anti-aging properties. Get her a complete set, so everything is laid out for her.
The Olay Regenerist skin care line is not only an award winning beauty line but also priced affordably. Get her the cleanser, exfoliating wipes, serum, eye roller, wrinkle and pore vanisher, face cream moisturizer for day, and recovery night cream for night. I’m currently testing out the moisturizer sent to me by Vogue.
4. Something to Make Her Smell Wonderful – who doesn’t love to smell great? I know my Mom loves perfume. My Mother-in-Law also loves fragrances. The other Mothers that I know of all love a great scent. So I think it’s a pretty safe bet to give Mom a new fragrance to love.
I recently got the chance to try the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Fragrance and the latest, Precious Oils, which is a new and exclusive product that right now, only Sephora VIB and VIB Rouge members can get. I’ve heard great things about the Flowerbomb perfume line and so I was pretty excited to get it in the mail. The product that I love the most is the Precious Oils. You can use it on its own but it’s actually great to LAYER with the actual Flowerbomb Fragrance. It’s a subtle floral scent that’s perfect for Moms. I believe the scent caters more to 30s and above age range. So the first time I smelled it, I immediately thought it would be a great fragrance to add to a Mother’s Day Gift Ideas list. I personally love the Precious Oils more than the actual fragrance, but when layered, they smell better together!
5. Something She Loves: Shoes or Bags – You know it. I know it. Women love their shoes and/or their purses. So if your Mom is a shoe lover or bag addict, get her something that fits her style. I know my Mom loves her purses, but she also loves comfy sandals to match her bags!
I recently discovered about the comfy footwear from Israel, Naot. You may recall me posting about a Charity Event hosted by Little’s Shoes and Naot here in Pittsburgh. It was my first time trying them out and I was really impressed by the quality and comfort. I went home with this pair of sandals, courtesy of Naot Footwear and I’m looking forward to hot summer days with them. Imagine wearing this with a simple slim knit maxi dress, or with a pair of cutoffs and an off-shoulder blouse.
For Moms, this would be great with culottes or cropped pants and a blouse. The comfort is perfect for Mothers who need to run after their little ones. For an older Mom like mine, she’d be able to go to the mall or the grocery without any foot aches and pain. They have other cute and colorful styles like the ones I tried on here. So you’re sure to find something that your Mom would like.
Well, I hope I was able to help you out choose something for your Mom with these Mother’s Day Gift Ideas list. By the way, I have a giveaway with KJ Couture for some shopping moolah for you or your Mom. Make sure to enter here. Come back soon on STYLEanthropy. Xo, C.