Mother’s Day is almost here and if you haven’t bought anything yet for that special lady in your life take a look at the below gift guide for ideas! There are some fabulous items from $15 up to $550!!
Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margarita Bath Kit not only cleans, exfoliates, moisturizes but you’ll love the delicious scent of fresh margaritas! This fun Skinnygirl gift set includes margarita-scented Skinnygirl shower gel, Skinnygirl body scrub and Skinnygirl body lotion all for $15 at Walmart stores nationwide or at www.walmart.com.
Joe Fresh is an exciting new store that recently opened in Manhattan originally from Canada. The store features tons of fresh fashion at a fresh price such as this orange spring Mac Coat for only $29. They also have awesome colored skinny jeans at only $19!! All pieces available at Joe Fresh, 510 5th Avenue, NY, NY.
alice + olivia for Sebastian Professional Gift Set
Stacey Bendet, designer of alice + olivia has worked with Sebastian Professional on a multitude of projects such as lookbooks, campaign shoots, in-store events, and three seasons of New York Fashion Week. They partnered again on a fantastic gift set, which includes Sebastian’s Drench Shampoo and Conditioner, a step-by-step styling trick guide from Lead Stylist Design Team Member Thomas Dunkin as well as a retro, 60s-inspired scarf taken from the alice + olivia spring 2012 presentation. This set retails for $25 and is available at salons and select beauty retailers nationwide. Please visit their website at www.sebastianprofessional.com for the salon locator.
Benefit Cosmetics Cabana Glama
This is the perfect destination makeup kit! It has everything you need for a gorgeous glow all year long. It’s the ultimate brightening & bronzing collection featuring Hoola bronzing powder, Some Kind-a Gorgeous medium foundation faker for medium complexions, Posietint poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain, and an Eyeshadow palette (peach fizz, bronze buzz and cocoa pizzazz). The kit retails for $36 and is available at www.benefitcosmetics.com.
Soap & Glory Do A Bubble Take™ Set
This amazing, travel-friendly gift collection of original-scented Soap & Glory formulas will keep you ravishing, even when you’re on the road. The barrel bag comes stocked with a bubbly shower gel and full-size shower pouf, gloss-enhancing shampoo, an exfoliating body polish, their bestselling body butter, lush hand cream, and a refreshing moisturizing spray, so you can cleanse, shine, hydrate, and mist while out and about. The gift set retails for $36 and is available at Sephora stores or online at www.sephora.com.
Unconditional Love Duo is a limited edition set that includes all of mom’s favorites as well as Vapour’s best-selling lip products such as Siren Lipstick in the popular shade, Hint. Also included is Vapour’s luxurious and non-petroleum Elixir Sheer Lip Gloss in Hush, which will add a warm and sophisticated shade of pink to mom’s pout. This packaged duo will keep lips kissable, soft and healthy. The set retails for $38 and is available at www.vapourbeauty.com.
Mom will love this luxurious and aromatic Lavender & Vanilla 4 piece Gift Set from Carol’s Daughter. It will leave your skin cleansed, hydrated and smelling divine! This four piece set retails for $39.93 and is available at www.hsn.com.
For the mom who just can’t enough sun, help her keep her skin healthy and damage free with the new SPF 30+ City Sunscreen Serum from Supergoop! This lightweight protective serum shields skin against daily sun, environmental and free radical damage while promoting skin cell renewal to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Supergoop! is available at Sephora & Nordstrom stores nationwide as well as Nordstrom.com and Sephora.com for $42 (1.7 Fl. Oz).
Love is Heavenly is their newest fragrance and it is inspired by that exhilarating moment when a crush becomes something so much more. Love is Heavenly evolves that feeling, where every moment is as magical as a first kiss and every glance as electric as love at first sight. The scents top notes include kiwi splashes, dewberry, and orange zest with hints of water lily, freesia, peony, sandalwood, musk, and mahogany wood. The collection includes an Eau de Parfum, 1.0 oz. ($42), Eau de Parfum, 2.5 oz. ($52), Body Mist ($25), Body Lotion ($20) and Rich Moisture Cream ($30). Love is Heavenly is available exclusively at Victoria’s Secret and www.VictoriasSecret.com.
New from Laura Mercier is this limited-edition travel set called La Petite Patisserie Trio, which is just in time for Mother’s Day. The travel set features a delicious trio of products for the body including the Crème Body Wash, Soufflé Body Crème and Eau Gourmande Body spritz in Fresh Fig or Almond Coconut. The set is available now through May for $45 at www.lauramercier.com.
The recently launched Pivoine Délicate is the perfect spring/summer floral fragrance for mom. A special peony grown in Drome, Provence, that is so delicate it stands out from the rest, inspired this scent. As it blooms, its soft pastelpetals resemble a silky fabric trimmed in pink lace. The collection includes Eau de Toilette ($45), Hand Cream ($22), Lipstick ($16) and a glamorous lightly scented Shimmering Powder ($34). The collection is available at L’Occitane stores nationwide as well as online at www.usa.loccitane.com.
Originally from Brazil, Phebo will make its US debut at Macy’s stores nationwide beginning in May for a three month run. This iconic Brazilian brand began over 80 years by two Portuguese cousins Antonio and Mario Santiago in the heart of the Amazon forest. Phebo’s range of products includes soaps, perfumes, moisturizers, colognes, diffusers, candles, and more. Their soaps are 100% vegetable based, paraben-free, not tested on animals and produced in the Amazon. The collection ranges from $19 (set of 4 bar soaps) to $90 (Isabela Capeto by Phebo perfume). The ceramic Diffuser Set Neroli ($49) features a beautiful design and has its own essential oils lasting up to eight weeks. It smells great with hints of Bergamot, Sicilian lemon, mandarin, citric leaves, green tea, and jasmine. For more information visit www.macys.com.
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
This palette is made with moms in mind! Moms are constantly on the go and this do-it-all palette will take your look from desk to dinner. The palette features 12 taupe-centric, neutral shadows housed in a sleek, and sturdy, taupe tin case complete with a custom double-ended full-size shadow & crease brush, and a mini Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked, topped off with a super-size mirror. The Naked2 Palette retails for $50 and is available at www.UrbanDecay.com.
Give mom the gift of relaxation and pampering in a bottle with the Philip B Calming Collection Gift Set. The Lavender Hair & Body Shampoo’s calming, gentle and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate free formula protects and preserves hair color – and treats mom to a soothing deep clean from head to toe! Moisturize and detangle hair with the Light-Weight Deep-Conditioning Creme Rinse imparting each strand with lightweight conditioning moisture and impeccable detangling action. The set retails for $50 and is available at www.philipb.com.
One of Lancôme’s most treasured fragrances makes the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day. Trésor Midnight Rose is a sexy-sweet blend of raspberry, rose, vanilla and sensual musk for mischievous femininity. The Trésor Midnight Rose in Bloom Collection gift set contains an 1.7 ounce Eau de Parfum, Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara Mini in So Black and a 1.7 ounce Perfumed Body Lotion all for $59. The set is available at www.lancome.com.
Mom will make a splash this summer in her new shades from Converse called Will Call. These pink rocker-style frames will sure to bring up mom’s “cool quotient.” The sunglasses retail for $59 and are available at www.zappos.com.
Neon is a huge trend this summer and while some may shun away from neon (not everyone liked 80’s fashion) there’s no reason mom can’t add a splash of color to her outfit such as Timex’s Original Camper watch. They come in fun, neon colors such as orange, pink, yellow, blue and purple and features include, INDIGLO® Night-Light, Gloss Finish Resin Case, Gloss Finish Polyurethane Strap, and 50 meters water resistance. The Original Camper watch retails for $60 and is available at www.piperlime.com.
The Beloved Mother’s Day Gift Set contains two of Molton Brown’s essential scents and bath products, the Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapie and Ultrasmooth Coco de Mer Body Lotion, as well as the brand’s signature Heavenly Gingerlily Moisture Bath & Shower Gel and Body Cream. Products are all packaged in a beautiful gift box to ensure a special treat for mom. The set retails for $65 and is available at all Molton Brown stores and at www.moltonbrown.com.
For the mom that likes to have products with multi-uses check out this Starfish Pareo from Vineyard Vines. One minute it’s a scarf for a romantic walk along beach on a cool night and next it’s your cover-up for the beach! The Starfish Pareo retails for $65 and is available at www.vineyardvines.com.
Mally Beauty More Perfect Palette
The latest edition of Mally’s favorite colors all delivered in a beautiful palette that comes in a cool pink sequin travel pouch. The collection includes Blossom, one of Mally’s favorite lipcolors, six eye shadows, two blushers, eye shadow base, all over luminizer and three brushes. The palette retails for $65 and is available at www.mallybeauty.com.
For the mom who loves to garden Amazon.com has a wonderful gardening set from Laura Ashley. Her Garden Tool Bag and Tools set contains a cultivator, trowel and fork as well as a strong canvas garden bag with eight pockets to hold the tools and other accessories. The set retails for $65.07 and is available at www.amazon.com.
Yellow Diamond by Versace
Yellow Diamond, named for a rare gem, is the newest fragrance from Versace celebrating timeless beauty, glamour and elegance. The scent has hints of citron, blended with fresh pear sorbet and sparkling notes of bergamot and neroli. The radiant top notes unfold to reveal a crisp heart of orange blossom, freesia, mimosa andnymphea, grounded in sensual dry notes of ambery woods, palo santo wood and refined musk. The 1.7 ounce EDT retails for $67 and is available at Macy’s store nationwide and online at www.macys.com.
OnGossamer’s superfine mesh nighties make great gift for that special woman in your life. They are chic, feminine and sexy especially the one in Quartz with Pink Sapphire, which has soft pleated details with OnGossamer’s signature delicate edge. The nightie retails for $69 and is available online at www.ongossamer.com as well as fine department stores nationwide.
So many terrific items at LOFT this season for Mother’s Day especially this dip dyed print tote ($69.50) in summer berry hues, which results in a beautiful ombré effect. The stretch bracelet set ($39.50) in soft silver also makes a great gift. It features five different bracelets tied in a metallic rope bow. All items available at LOFT stores nationwide and online at www.loft.com.
Sweet as Sugar by Teleflora
Surprise her with a beautiful bunch of love – a cute, compact bouquet of lavender flowers in a silver mirrored cube. She’ll be dazzled by this classic, yet contemporary gift – and impressed by your impeccable taste. This bouquet retails for $69.95 and is available at www.Teleflora.com.
This brand new fragrance from Annick Goutal Parfums called Nuit Etoilée would make a fantastic present for the special lady in your life. This fresh, spicy, and woody aromatic fragrance is inspired by wild nature, majestic immensity in the coolness of a starry night. The assortment includes a 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray (SRP $72.00 USD) and a 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray (SRP $51.00 USD), both of which are presented in the traditional ribbed bottle in icy blue glass. A 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray (SRP $72.00 USD) will be presented in a masculine square bottle. The Nuit Etoilée collection is available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and online at www.saksfifthavenue.com.
Aura by Swarovski
Aura is the first fragrance by European luxury house Swarovski for the US market. This exceptional contemporary fragrance is a fruity, floral creation. To celebrate the launch of “Aura”, Swarovski created a sparkling gloss for lips nestled in a spectacular silver case that can be worn as a necklace or put in a clutch. The unscented gloss creates a stunning shine thanks to the powdered, micronized Swarovski crystal iridescent pearls in its formula. The lipgloss retails for $75 and is available exclusively at Swarovski stores.
Simply Vera Vera Wang
This trendy double-zip snakeskin faux-leather hobo from Simply Vera Vera Wang will have your mom looking fabulous! The burnished gold-tone hardware adds a vintage touch to this great looking coral bag. The bag retails for $129 and is sold at Kohl’s locations nationwide or online at www.kohls.com.
Paperwhite is known for well-made, quality shirts both in solids and cool, fun prints such as their ¾ sleeved button down Critters printed blouse, which features small images of ladybugs, bees, dragonflies, butterflies, and grasshoppers. The suggested retail price for the shirt is $138 and it is available at Julian Gold, 512.473.2493.
Monique Lhuillier for Waterford
Fashion designer Monique Lhuillier brings her impeccable design taste to Waterford with a beautiful, luxurious collection of fine dinnerware, flatware, glassware, and giftware. For the mom that loves to entertain she will treasure these pieces especially this crystal chic and contemporary Atelier 10.5” vase ($150), which features opulent cuts inspired by the texture and scales of a lizard. Equally stunning is the Arianne votive/rose bowl ($75), which features dazzling wedge cuts crafted from upright and cross cutting techniques for the utmost sparkle. Both products are available online at www.na.wwrd.com.
Mom will cherish this Diamond Motherly Love Heart Pendant from Kohl’s. This sterling silver and diamond pendant is the ideal gift for a first-time parent. Pendant depicts a mother and her baby for a sentimental look. The necklace retails for $150 and is available at Kohl’s stores nationwide and online at www.kohls.com.
Moms like gadgets too and the newly launched BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 tablet is a great gift for the techie mom. Anyone can use it. You do not need to have a blackberry to utilize this tablet. PlayBook starts at $199 for the 16GB and is available at www.blackberry.com/playbook.
Yves Delorme is a luxury French maker of fine linens and accessories for the home focusing on high quality and meticulous attention to detail such as the case with the Liliblue Robe ($235). This sweet and feminine waffle-weave robe with a blue, tiny bell-shaped flower design would make the perfect gift for mom. For the animal lover, they have these fun decorative Arsene tapestry pillows, which features an animal design such as this Dalmatian pillow in purple ($130). Both items are available at www.YvesDelorme.com or call 800-322-3911 for stores.
For the mom who likes her labels this Sunburst print canvas cosmetics case from Burberry is big enough to hold all her cosmetics and small enough to fit inside her favorite handbag. The cosmetics case features a vibrant print, top zip closure and an oversize detachable leather tab with a polished metal ring. The bag retails for $325 and is available at Burberry stores nationwide as well as online at www.us.burberry.com.
If that special lady in your life is into old Hollywood glamour then Agent Provocateur’s Classic Dressing Gown is the gift for her! Slip it on fresh from bed or before you retire in the manner of a Hollywood film star. The silk feels fabulous against your skin. The gown, which comes in pink and black, falls below the knee and features contrast piping running right down the lapels, around the cuffs and on the self-tie belt. The Classic Dressing Gown retails for $550 and is available at their boutiques nationwide and online at www.AgentProvocateur.com.