Mother’s Day gifts for the spa at heart.
Scratchin’ your noggin again on what to give on that one day a year we celebrate moms? We’re here to help! Mother’s Day is a day to remember those soulful people in your life who drop everything to make sure you have gossip mags and chicken soup when you’re sick, answer your texts with more emojis than you knew existed, pick up your kids when you get stuck at an emergency hair appointment, or simply make you feel loved. She may be your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, auntie, bonus mom or friend. And she deserves a shower of affection on a day set aside to celebrate all she does.
Seriously, we don’t mean to be sappy but moms really do make the world go around and they (we!) welcome a little something tied with a pretty bow that says you’ve noticed. Here are a few suggestions straight from our hearts to yours, moms.
For Moms on the Run
If she really needs to slow down and smell the roses, a gift from LATHER will bring her to a screeching halt. Truly, you’ll find just about anything here to get her to stop and take a deep breath; it all depends on your budget.
For an inexpensive soother, we love the Hand Therapy Creme. It’s soothing, nourishing and formulated with oat kernel extract as well as a complex blend of olive fatty acids to protect the moisture to renew dry hands. For a little more, the best-selling Bamboo Lemongrass 3-Step Set comes with a full size body wash, foaming body scrub, moisturizer and bamboo washcloth.
Oh and speaking of slowing down, and if she’s a reader, throw in a copy of “10% Happier” by Dan Harris. I’m on the last chapter and have thoroughly enjoyed the author’s explorative journey through meditation. He’s the host of weekend GMA and an entertaining storyteller. Just taking the time out to actually read a book has made me 10% happier.
For Super Moms
We haven’t yet a super mom yet who doesn’t like playing with colors. If she’s in a makeup rut or simply a makeup nut, you can’t go wrong with a new makeup palette from IT Cosmetics.
We love the best-selling Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette because it gives her just enough colors to bring illumination to her eyes without being overwhelming. The bonus is that the shadows are formulated with hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides and antioxidants. Pair it with the Superhero 4-in-1 Eye-Transforming Super Shadow & Liner Brush.
Oh, and since you’re here, we’d recommend picking up a tube or two of Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment for yourself. We can’t live without ours and both the perfect pink and rose shades punctuate your pucker beautifully depending on your mood. Become an IT Girl by subscribing to their newsletter and stay on top of special deals. Have we mentioned we love IT Cosmetics? We do, we really do.
For Your Right Arm
Nannies, babysitters, that friend who doesn’t blink an eyelash when you need a hand with the kiddos—they are undeniably a mom’s right (and left) arm and deserving of a little Mother’s Day thank you.
Here’s an idea: A surprise monthly beauty box! Cratejoy offers a ton of options, from aromatherapy boxes and the coolest collections of trendy makeup finds to boxes created just for women. Fun, right?
Peruse the options at cratejoy.com.
If makeup isn’t a good fit, we’ve got two words for you: Farmhouse Fresh. You could buy any single one thing from this company and elicit a happy holler from your recipient. The Sweeping Softness 3 Step Body Sampler (or any of the sampler sets, $19), Fresh Melon Body Milk ($29) or Whoopie! Deluxe Boxed Gift Set ($54)—you name it. We guarantee, it won’t disappoint.
For the Little Things Fairies
You know that barista who always manages to complement you even on those days when you’re still wearing your pajamas under your sweats and last night’s eye makeup is running down your cheek? Or that school receptionist who gives you that knowing wink when you dash into the school at 11:59 with the kid’s lunchbox you just discovered on the floor of your car? Those are the people who keep our mom status in check.
We have an idea for her too: Facial tonics ($12 each) from TSF Botanicals. We fell in love with TSF when we found out many of the herbs and flowers used in the organic skincare products were from a farm right down the street from us, The Simple Farm, which also happens to make the most delectable fresh goat’s milk caramels (also a great gift!). Tie one of these heavenly bottles with a pretty bow and you’re giving the gift of pure happiness.
See more lovely options at tsfbotanicals.com.
Have favorite mother’s day gifts, ideas or suggestion you think we should ask to the list? Let us know and here’s to a beautiful Mother’s Day!