Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother's Day 2014 Gift Guide

If I had to pick a holiday that I am most excited to shop for each year, it hands down has to be Mother's Day. The process of shopping for little treats to spoil all of the moms in my life is incredibly fun, and for all a mom does, I think they're most deserving of some special attention and appreciation. Maybe you already have your perfect gift ideas in mind. If not, here's a little inspiration!
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Amika Beauty Junkie Kit, $50

Everyone deserves to have a good hair day, especially busy moms who don't often have extra time to spend on themselves. Amika makes beautiful hair incredibly easy to achieve.  Their products are free of parabens, use a lot of all-natural ingredients to nourish and strengthen your locks, and smell abso-freakin-lutely amazing. This travel-friendly set includes some of their most popular products, and would be a perfect way to introduce a mom in your life to the brand.

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I.T. Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Transforming Eyeshadow Palette, $42

This all-matte eyeshadow palette is perfect for moms of all ages. With a variety of beautiful neutral shades, you can create just about any type of look you desire. And don't worry about the lack of shimmer. There's also a transforming pearl powder that will add a little radiance wherever you desire it.

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Ahmad Tea Chest Four, $13.50

Got a tea loving mom in your life? Then she would definitely enjoy this little collection from Ahmad Tea. She'll get 10 packets of each of four different classic English tea flavors. Perfect for entertaining or to keep all to herself, I'm sure she'll appreciate every delicious sip.

Sephora Favorites Rollerball Collection, $85

Thinking about buying mom a new fragrance for Mother's Day? You might want to consider one of these Sephora Favorites fragrance sets first! My personal favorite is this Rollerball Collection (you can check out my indepth review of it here) which includes five different rollerballs of popular fragrances and a hand cream, all packaged in a really gorgeous bag. The best part? There's also a Scent Certificate that mom can redeem for a full-sized version of the scent she loved the most!

Sephora Favorites Meet Your Match, $25

Speaking of Sephora Favorites set, how adorable is this collection of matching mini lip and nail products? If you're gifting for a mom who appreciates a little pop of color, or is a fellow makeup junkie, this will surely make her day.

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Birchbox Bundle of Joy Set, $52

For all of the new mommies or mommies-to-be in your life, this Birchbox Exclusive set would make an excellent gift. She'll get 5 different products for mom and baby all wrapped up in a super adorable to-go bag, each of which is chock full of all-natural, nourishing and gentle ingredients.

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Crate & Barrel Zinnia Engraved Wine Glass, $10.95

If your mom is a fan of the grape-y good stuff, a bottle of her favorite vino and one or two of these gorgeous engraved wine glasses would make an excellent gift. Paired along side a new book and a bottle of her favorite bubble bath you can even create a night-of-relaxation gift basket that any mom could appreciate!

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Chuao Chocolatier Assorted Chocopod, $9.95

For the most part, you can't go wrong with chocolate. If you're looking for something a little bit different than your average candy bar, look no further than Chuao Chocolatier's Assorted Chocopod collection. With adventurous flavors like Maple Bacon and Honeycomb, this set of 8 Chocopods will definitely satisfy a set of adventurous tastebuds. They're also only 50-60 calories a pop, so health conscious moms won't have to feel guilty over indulging in a tasty treat.

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Illume Essential Tin, $16.50

Nothing adds ambiance to a room like a beautifully lit candle. If mom needs a little extra dose of pretty in her daily life, this is one great way to give it to her. With scents like Desert Tulip and Anemone, these Illume Essential Tins offer something a little bit different than your average candle. Each tin burns for up to 45 hours - enough for several days of use.

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L'Occitane L'Amour Shea Butter Travel Kit, $34

L'Occitane is known for its luxurious skincare. If mom hasn't had a chance to try it yet, she may love one of these little travel sets. The Shea Butter collection has 6 products to pamper and moisturize her skin from head to toe. There are also two similar travel sets available in the Verbena ($32) and Almond ($36) scents you may want to check out as well!

 photo s1594597-main-Lhero_zps6804d38f.jpgClarisonic Mia2 Joy with Boscia Tsbuaki Set, $150

Moms are often the first people who teach us to take care of our skin. If she hasn't already jumped on the Clarisonic bandwagon, this limited edition set  would be a wonderful gift for the skin-conscious mom. The Mia2 is a portable version of the original Clarisonic, and in this set it comes in a really fun, vibrant pink. Boscia skincare is one of my all-time favorite natural brands, and would definitely make a perfect pairing with this skin cleansing power house to deliver mom super soft, radiant skin.

Mother's Day shopping already done? I'd love to hear about what you're gifting this year! And if you've tried any of these gift ideas yourself, I'd also love to hear what you think about them. Comment away!

<3 Lauren