MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 16There’s a great big world out there and not one of us would be here to explore it without our moms, would we?  So let’s make sure to take the time to let your mom know just how much you love and appreciate her.  And while we are at it, why not send a gift to sweeten the deal?  Here are some fun gift ideas for the mom who says she really “Only wants everyone to get along on Mother’s Day,”  from all across the globe.*

Out on the Town 

Whether mom is exploring a new city or just enjoying a night out, she always wants to look and smell her best, right?  These gifts do just the trick!

jewelryBluesLet mom show how proud she is of her children as she traipses around by giving here this special infinity necklace  from Etsy retailer Jewelry Blue.  I absolutely love this sweet sentiment that moms can wear to remember their children by displaying their initials and birthstones. Each necklace is completely customizable and Audrey, the owner of the store, offers exceptional customer service. She  will help you create a one of kind piece that will be adored and remembered for years to come.

clarins.jpgTo be honest, I don’t love lipstick, I have always been more of a chapstick or lip gloss girl. But sometimes, you just need a splash of color.  I’ve found that all lipsticks are not created equal and mom wants a product that is going to look great and last.  Clarins offers a beautiful selection of everyday colors that look great on everyone in their  Joli Rouge lipstick line.  The lip color goes on silky smooth, which I love, since it feels natural, not caked on.  The color lasts and stays put, too, which is a feature that moms love.  Even though in the past, I haven’t been much of a lipstick girl, Clarins has me convinced that this is a must-have project for every woman. Oh, how I love the rose berry shade!

 

 

Spring is in the air and moms everywhere want something fresh to spice up their everyday routine.  No better way to liven things up than to give mom a new fragrance made from scents that can be found all over the world.  I am loving Hugo Woman, an amazing new fragrance from Hugo Boss. This scent features Boysenberry, Himalayan Red Grass, Amber, Aromatic Black Tea and Jasmine.  Give a bottle of this to the special lady in your life and she will smell like a million dollars!  You can’t go wrong with this perfume.

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lacoste-l12-elle-sOr you can try these soft scents from Lacoste.  Eau De Lacoste L. 12.12, Pour Elle,is a new female collection, will celebrate a new chapter for her with the three fragrances—Natural, Sparkling, and Elegant. Each of the three fragrances are united with a white floral heart of jasmine expertly blended with different ingredients to accentuate the different moods within the collection. The ultimate aim is to offer women a fragrance closet that allows them to match their scent to their lifestyle – whether it’s Sparkling for a night out, Elegant for a day at the tennis or Natural for a family gathering. EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 Pour Elle is true to both the LACOSTE brand heritage and its core values of innovation. You can pick up a bottle at Kohls.

 
kyle_wrap_raspberry_wineMoms want to feel and look  good at the same time and a great way to do that is to wear clothes that are flattering and comfortable, without looking frumpy.  Aventura Clothing always has a fantastic selection of clothes that make you feel amazing.  In this spring weather, when the temperatures can swiftly change, this Kyle wrap is the perfect choice of cardigan.  Soft and luxurious fabric feels great against your skin, and the color adds a great pop to any outfit.

 

 

Jet Setting Memories

Have you ever taken a trip with your mom ?  Why not get her a special gift that kindles the memories of your time together?  Recently, we visited London and the memories that were created there were those that I know will last a forever with my family.  So a token to remind me of those memories would be super special.  I love these awesome finds:

 

LexMax815LexMax815 captures some of my favorite sights of the city that we got to explore together as a family.  A fun reminder of all we saw and did makes me smile as I see them perched on my fridge.  Very cute and charming, these heavy duty magnets are a great gift for moms that are both useful and eye catching.  In addition to her London magnets, this super friendly etsy shopkeeper has an extensive selection of patterns and colors to choose from, so there is sure to be a set (or two!) that appeal to the special lady in your life.

DesignHype london cuffDesignHype, another very hip etsy shop has one of my favorite, unique pieces of jewelry.  Cuffs that map out your favorite city’s transportation system.  Totally unusual and creative, these wide silver cuffs have the city lines systems etched into the face of the bracelet.  I love their London cuff as I was able to wear it in London and actually quickly use it as a guide to where I was supposed to go!  But, now that I am back home, I can just reflect on the fabulous memories I made while wearing it.

 

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Upon a return of any trip is the realization that you took a ton of pictures and that you want a great, easily accessible way to view them.  Too often, though, those pictures get lost in the recesses of your phone or your computer, rarely to be seen again.  A great way to make sure that doesn’t happen is to create a high quality photo book to put on display.  I love the beautiful books you can make at Mixbook.  Simply go to their website, follow the simple instructions and you can create your very own masterpiece to remember your trip, family memories, or anything else your heart desires.  A great feature is that you can import your social media pictures simply and quickly to add to your project.  Customize every little detail of the book, backgrounds, text, formatting and you will end up with a luxurious keepsake that mom will love!

There’s no place like home

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We all know women love flowers and that is always a sure bet for a great gift.  Check out PosyBox, a great new floral delivery service that brings gorgeous blooms right to your doorstep. You can create your own bouquet to be delivered, without any hidden fees!  You know what it’s like to try to order a bouquet for a price within your budget, only to find hidden fees galore at checkout.  Not the case with PosyBox, as delivery is included and no other hidden fees! Moms everywhere will love them! The company is now serving select major cities.

 

IMG_6661.JPGOne of my new favorite gift ideas is a beautiful basket made from women in Rwanda.  This colorful and intricate bowl makes a great centerpiece and a great conversation.  It is hand woven from sisal and grass fibers and each bowl is unique.  Each purchase helps the artisans in their homelands send their children to school and put food on their tables.  So you can feel good knowing that you made another mother around the world help her family.  They are stunning!

 

white door studios candlesI love to burn candles in my home, as well as use them in decoration and I know I’m not the only one that likes to do that.  A great gift for mom is a set of candles that allow her to display her favorite city in her own home decor.  My favorite city right now just happens to be London (can you tell?), so I love these handmade antiqued pillar candles featuring London from Etsy shop White Door Studios.  Terri’s creations are absolutely lovely and you will be thrilled to show them off.  If London’s not your favorite, check out her other products, as there are many cities and other decor to choose from.

hello freshI do a ton of cooking, as do most moms, and a great gift would be to take the work out of cooking.  How do you do that?  Get a box from Hello Fresh!  A box from Hello Fresh comes loaded with all the ingredients you need to create a home cooked, healthy, and fresh meal inspired from recipes all over the world.  Easy to follow and assemble, these meals take all the prep work out of cooking, allowing you to assemble a restaurant-worthy meal like you are on a cooking show, everything pre-measured and ready to go.  All you have to do is follow the directions and voila, dinner is served in a very short amount of time!  I was super impressed with the family box my family and I got to try out and definitely recommend this service to you!

 

 

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own.