So Mother's Day is right around the corner. This post is going to be a little different. I grew up not only celebrating my mother on Mother's Day but my grandmother as well. Same for Father's Day. My church would celebrate all mothers in the church from the youngest to the oldest. I celebrate both of my sister-in-laws they've gave me beautiful nephews and a niece. I celebrate my mother-in-law for raising the man I love and I celebrate his grandmother as well. Now that I'm older, I have many friends who have children now and I thought about them a lot when making this post because I've never seen anyone sacrifice more than a mother does for her kids. I look on my friends kids as my nieces and nephews as well. I'm their Auntie Erin. So this Mother's Day I'm celebrating all the moms in my life and giving you some ideas that would hopefully please any mother whether it's your own, or your friend, your sister, grandmother and so on.
So let's get going.
I really had to think about this a lot and narrow it down when thinking of SO MANY different moms out there and in my own life. So I don't know if it's going to be your typical "gift guide". My favorite thing to do is make gift baskets with a lot of little gifts to put inside that way there's something they will like for sure. I like to include their favorite candy or drinks (maybe a Starbucks gift card), mugs or tumblers or both. I like to add maybe their favorite coffee pods if they're Kurig people or their favorite box of tea packets (I would be in the tea category for sure. Looking at you Celestial Tea). A pocket size planner because they have the 18 month ones that start in June I think. Notebooks and pens but you know I love stationary. Those adult coloring books (my friend J loves those). There are tons of options to add in depending on what you want to spend.
Flowers are what my mom always wants. I let her pick out her own for her flower bed and I pick out the ones in the hanging baskets at our local green houses. I also really love the long lasting roses that last for a year and usually look like they're in a hat box or a beautiful suede box, or acrylic trays. There are so many companies out now that offer them but I have some from Le Bon Bouquet and they've lasted over a year, they're in a beautiful periwinkle color. Not everyone loves this idea though.
Kate Spade has really been doing those surprise sales more often where it's 75% off but they have sales quite often in general and I don't think you can go wrong with their classic shapes and styles. Plus they have a lot of accessories and home decor. They're doing the most.
Next would be good skincare. I won't take you through a ton of recommendations like I just did for the Sephora Sale but I will say that it's a safe bet to get the sets that are simple and not complicated. Like cleanser, toner, moisturizer. Something like that 3 steps tops. Unless they're a skincare freak like me and then get a set that's packed with treatments or a really nice facial oil or balm concentrate. I find that when I get someone something that I know is great products but it's jam packed with steps that people get intimidated and just don't use it. So it's best to ease them into it.
Makeup is kinda tricky but I really like blush palettes as gifts. The market is heavily saturated with everything pretty much, but eye palettes especially. So odds are they have a go to palette for their eyes. Blush is usually a safe bet because people rarely change their blush color. That's where blush palettes come in. For instance, the Natasha Denona duos, Makeup Revolution blush palettes, also Becca has really great cheek palettes as does Benefit Cosmetics (their's is my favorite). Mascara is usually pretty safe too and Sephora usually has mascara sets of their best selling mascaras. Actually the Sephora Favorites value sets are really good to look at for ideas. They always have a nice variety. They have the "Give Me Some Lip" sets as well which usually has a good selection of regular lipstick, liquid lipstick, lip gloss, balm, lip liners or crayons. They're always priced very well too.
I know that it's the warmer months right now but my friends and I have all been super interested in weighted blankets. Which were designed for anxiety actually. There's little weights in the edges of the blanket I think from the one's I've seen. They're all over Amazon. The ones that I am most interested in is the weighted blankets from Bearaby. The weight comes from the layers of fabric in the weave of the blanket also making them very breathable as well. They have such pretty colors and they're eco-friendly. I know some mom's who would LOVE this.
Bath products (meaning bath and shower) is usually a standard recommendation. Some people can't do bath products though due to health reasons but you usually know the ones who love a nice bath. There is shower gels, whipped soaps, scrubs, and now shower steamers for the shower though. LUSH as always is my first choice but there's some really good shops on Etsy as well. I like bath salts and milk baths as well. I'm a bubble bar and bath bomb type of gal for sure though. Indie Lee has some great bath soaks at Beautylish.
Kinda keeping with that there's also body products and I know everyone runs to Bath and Body Works but my mom loves the REN AHA Body Serum. She talks about the difference it's made in her skin all the time. L'Occitane is a little more expensive, so is Fresh, but their products are solid choices for body products.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.