Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Mothers Day Gift Guide

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching it can be tough to find the perfect present for your Mom.  It’s kind of a big deal, I mean this is the woman who gave birth to you after all.  But no pressure.  To make the gifting process as easy as possible I put together a rocking gift guide with items that any Mother would love.  May 10th will be here in no time so we better get shopping…   

First is this awesome Window Herb Garden made of reclaimed barn wood.  The kit comes with basil, dill, oregano, cilantro, thyme, and parsley seeds and compressed soil disks.  Any Mom with a green thumb would love this planter.  Next I wanted to feature an awesome book that has been gaining popularity, Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out by Jolene Hart.  The non-fiction text looks at the connection between what we put in our mouth and the condition of our skin and overall health.  Very interesting read.  Now an item for the Mom who loves luxury skincare is the Clarisonic Mia3 White Caudalie Set.  Accompanied by a full range of Caudalie products the Clarisonic is an amazing skincare tool she can use for years and this set is a great value.  And if Mom is in need of a new fragrance why not gift her with the fresh and floral See By Chloe Eau Fraiche parfum. Definitely a favorite scent of mine at the moment.  And speaking of scents what could be more luxurious than a Jo Malone candle?  These candles smell amazing and I love this one in Peony & Blush Suede, the perfect scent for spring.  And while were on the beauty bandwagon I feel like you can never go wrong with gifting someone a LUSH gift set.  Their products are all natural, smell amazing, and do wonders for the skin.  This ‘Love You Mom Gift Set’ includes a Yummy Mummy Shower Gel, Helping Hands Lotion, a Yummy Mummy Body Conditioner, and a Love You Mom Soap. 

My Mom visits the farmer’s market in Syracuse every Sunday and I feel like she would love this Market Tote from J.Crew.  It could also be used as a great beach bag and who doesn't love a versatile tote.  (For 40% off use code SALETHERAPY) And this Kate Spade Dainty Sparklers Bar Pendant gives me all the feels.  I love simplistic jewelry that is timeless and this gorgeous necklace will go with everything.  Now I love to give people gifts they normally wouldn’t buy themselves and I think good quality makeup brushes are a great example of that.  This Teddy Bear Brush Set from Too Faced comes with a multi-task face brush and four eye shadow brushes.  If you have not felt these brushes you need to, they are the softest brushes I have ever used and superb quality.  Have a sporty Mom?  A FitBit would be perfect.  A tool that serves as a watch, heart rate tracker, pedometer, and sleep monitor rolled into one.  What’s not to love.  Last but not least are a comfy pair of pajamas.  I feel like every year my Mom asks for pajamas (how many pajama sets do you need woman?!), but I like to please and this Jersey Pajama Set from Splendid is just dreamy.  I may also be picking up a set for myself, shhh.

Mother and Daughter
Here's a pic of me and my Mom just after I signed the lease on my new apartment in Tampa!

I hope you enjoyed this gift guide for Mother's day and you spot something that would be perfect for your Mom.  I also want to take a moment to acknowledge my own wonderful mother and thank her for everything she has done for me.  Thank you for always being there for me and supporting me in my endeavors.  This day is to celebrate you and I don't know what I would do without you in my life!  Happy early mother's day to all the wonderful mothers out there!!
xoxo Nicole

1 comment:

  1. Nicole, a wonderful post and lovely tribute to your mom. Keep up the great work.