Tired of the usual Mother’s Day gifts, like flowers or brunches? If you’re lucky enough to still have a mother to honor on May 14, you may want to show you are thinking of her with a very special gift. I’ve got some very special ideas: (not sponsored, just things I love) Suggest you take a look at them all and then explore the links I provided.
PRACTICAL AND PRETTY MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR ANY MOM
I love to give older friends the very emollient and high quality L’Occitane shea butter hand creams. In fact, I love to get them as gifts, myself. A beautiful trio of three different delicately scented creams in small, portable tubes is available for only $28. I’ve always got one in my purse, although I prefer the unscented version. You can find them at Sephora as well as any L’Occitane shea butter shops and fine department stores. The packaging changes each season but it’s always beautiful.
Here’s a real find: Glossier Generation G lipstick. And while I’m not usually a matte kind of girl, I was intrigued by its Generation G sheer matte offering and its compact tube. Pigment is dialed down and the color looks different on everyone. Glossier has only six colors, unlike the confusing assortment of dozens many cosmetic companies choose.
I bought Crush, a hot, raspberry tone (above) that gives me enough color but not too much. One swipe and it’s subtle, two or three and it gets a little deeper. Its staying power is pretty good and it’s matte, but not drying.But if you have dry lips, simply use a balm a minute or two before apply, wipe or blot excess and swipe the color on. I love the way it looks on me–diffused and natural. But check out all the colors, you might prefer another. Or several!
It makes a great gift. The skin care line looks great, too, and includes several sets that would make an even bigger gift. Free shipping over $30 and free returns! Use my link and get 20 percent off your entire order. Here’s the link. Oh and I get a store discount, too.
Pretty treasure boxes. I love a pretty cardboard stash box. I use them for treasures like photos, jewelry or other mementoes.
You can find some really beautiful boxes with floral designs or made of wood or even with beading and sequins at Michael’s at reasonable prices. The two pictured are mine.
Mom knows best! You know that moms KNOW they’re right about everything. I LOVE this tea towel that proves it! And actually if you just search for OMG My Mother Was Right you’ll find all sorts of products with that theme. Make mom laugh (ruefully) and let her enjoy being right. Because we all love being right!
Uncommon Goods is one of my most favorite online shops. They offer more than 600 (!) of the most unique gifts ever for Mothers Day: a lavender heat pillow, a tea drop set, birthstone wishing balls, chocolate soaps (!), well-priced jewelry, a hummingbird feeder and so many more. Check out their gifts for women, HERE.
Budget-friendly idea! I’ve got a black thumb. But I love me a cute little grow kit, especially for herbs that I can use when I cook. You know, Trader Joe’s sells potted herbs at very reasonable prices. I found this absolutely adorable DIY herb garden that anyone can put together for their mom, HERE. But you really don’t have to even use craft paper. I love to buy tinned Italian tomatoes, such as San Marzano, Contadina brand or others that have cool, almost vintage labels. Use the tomatoes, wash the tin but keep the labels on–and they make beautiful planters for oregano, basil and other Italian herbs. Budget-friendly Mother’s Day!
Uncommon Goods has a few interesting “grow kits” — just use the search box on their site. I love their vintage-inspired mason jar indoor herb garden for only $20. You can also find herb garden kits at Target, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond and so many other local retailers.
When Mom or Grand-mom isn’t well: Many of us Boomers have mothers who are ailing, or maybe even dealing with grief issues. One of the most appreciated gifts I have ever given someone sick is affirmation cards. It was that gift that inspired my desire to offer products and services and be of loving service to others who are sick. If your mother is ailing, she may well benefit from a compact deck of beautiful, healing affirmations, a guided journal to go along with them or maybe the downloadable audio for those coping with chemo. You can find all those products HERE at my new business, A Healing Spirit. You can read my story about the gift I gave to a beautiful, sick friend a few years ago, HERE. Or maybe you’d like to consider one of my other products and services. They’re all right HERE, waiting for you!
Although my mother passed 18 years ago, I still take time on Mother’s Day to remember her, and my grandmother–and all of the wonderful mothers I know who are working hard on behalf of their families. If you’re a mom, I’ll be including you in my thoughts on that day.