*Editor’s note: I sifted through over 215 emails sent to Breezy Mama for Mother’s Day gift ideas! After spending countless hours, I narrowed down our favorite picks for presents for mom! Enjoy!
STOP. EVERYTHING. NOW. This is the most important information you will read alll day! It is the oh-so-important Mother’s Day gift guide… because the world’s most critical holiday is approaching…fast! Add these items to your wish list or get them for the favorite moms in your life. And, meanwhile, on behalf of all of us at Breezy Mama, a very Merry Mother’s Day to YOU! Now, let’s get started with the must-have Mother’s Day gift ideas:
Your Child’s Art Made Into Jewelry
Hands down I am LOVING the Kidz Can Design necklaces made from your child’s artwork (as seen above)! Scan in a drawing, painting, etc., then submit it on their site and they will turn it into a charm or pendent that she will wear with pride! A great spin on giving mom keep sake jewelry!
Pricing starts at $49.99 –For more examples and to start creating your own, visit: http://www.kidzcandesign.com/examples
Sugarwish Candy Delivery
How sweet it is! Check out Sugarwish the candy delivery site that allows the gift recipient to choose her favorite yummies and they will then be delivered to her door in an adorable box! Does she love her Hot Tamales? Can’t get enough of those Gummy Bears? Then this is the sweetest (pun always intended) gift she will receive!
Pricing starts at $25. For more information, visit: http://sugarwish.com
Shea Terra Organics
What do moms REALLY want? A little peace and quiet! Add in some Shea Terra organic items to help her achieve it, like the Coconut Water Smoothing Vita-Enzyme Facial Masque (ahhh…) that gives skin a boost or how about the Moroccan Lava & Argan Oil Volcanic Bath Soak… Now THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT!
Prices vary. For more Shea Terra products, visit: http://www.sheaterraorganics.com
iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube in Rubberized Finish
Allow mom to enjoy her tunes as she soaks in the tub or, let’s be honest, while she does the dishes. No matter what she’s up to, she should be able to enjoy her Mr. 305 (you know, Pitbull). Streaming wireless from iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, her inner rock star is sure to emerge with this iBT16 portable speaker. Rock on, Mom!
$49.99 — To purchase visit: http://www.ihomeaudio.com/iBT16UC/
Naturally, after all the rocking out, her feet may be tired. In fact, no matter where she is, while strutting her stuff in her boots or stillettos, she can keep these CitySlips that roll up and fit in her purse on hand and swap out into these comfy shoes! Love these and it’s changing the way I do date night because my husband likes to ride bikes and I like to wear cute shoes… this is our happy solution: Grab my CitySlips then swap out once we arrive or, heck, just wear them – love the styles!
Prices start at $33.95 – To order, visit: http://www.cityslips.com
Peggy Li Personalized Necklaces
Since I’ve been a mom for nine years and STILL have babies (well, fine, the twins are two but they are still babies to me), I was feeling like I’ve seen every type of “mom” jewelry at this point until I came across Peggy Li’s designs! Based in San Francisco, I am head over heels for her camera charm, complete with your personalized photo! Plus, moms like me will love her bird’s nest, runner’s necklace, name in cursive… phew! I could go on! And, if she’s a new(ish) mom, she’ll love being introduced to the hand stamp letters, too.
Pricing starts around $40. To check out all the fun, visit: http://www.peggyli.com
Maddyloo Mini Heart Box
Bring new meaning to having her “tie one on” with the Maddyloo adorable hair ties! Coming in a variety of colors and styles (think: rhinstones!), the mini heart box that comes with 6 is sure to delight her as these are the Cadillac of mane accessories since they don’t leave the famous “dent” in hair. Yes, you may actually find yourself requesting the famous “mom” pony tail!
$15 – To purchase, visit: http://www.maddyloo.com
Cheryl’s Pink Tulip Cookie Flower Pot
Yes, when all else fails, send flowers, but what about doing it with a twist? Check out Cheryl’s “arrangements” that come in the form of delicious cookies! She’s sure to delight in each bite all the while remembering why you are her fav!
Pricing starts at $29 — to see the many gorgeous options, visit: http://www.cheryls.com/mothers-day-cookie-gifts
Check this out! What looks like a stylish necklace is actually headphones! Even better? It also includes a microphone built-in for mobile phone use! Ditch the standard mobile device listening and let her look stylish as she rocks the beat or, well, receives a phone call from the babysitter wondering if she’ll be back soon…
$40 – To learn more visit: http://handcandy.net/
Cake Pops Kit by Bakerella
If she’s a baker, then Breezy Mama has cooked up an idea for her! Check out this cake pop kit that features step by step instructions, cake pop stand, bags, gift tags and more for 48 delicious treats! In fact, she will likely love it so much you may be enjoying one of her delicious home-made desserts in return!
$15.24 — To purchase click here!
PSST… and don’t miss the cupcake kit, too! To check it out, click here!
WANT MORE? Be sure to check out:
- bliss fatgirlslim lean machine
Take ‘charge’ of your firming routine with the first power tool in the Fatgirlslim® family. The Fatgirlslim Lean Machine Body Contouring System delivers effective vacuum-assisted massage action and helps visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite. Along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it’s a seriously ‘thigh’-tech (and spa-tech-approved) way to help you achieve a smoother, sleeker-looking silhouette. Clinically proven to make skin look and feel firmer and smoother. System includes Lean Machine™ vacuum massager, 2oz. jar of Fatgirlslim® and power adapter.
- Helps visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Assists in smoothing and toning the skin
- Gives the legs, buttocks and abs a more contoured look
Price: $145, available at Bliss Spas and www.blissworld.com
- AHAVA Color Me Smooth Gift Set
This Mother’s Day insist mom pamper herself – instead of taking care of everyone else. Powered by AHAVA’s exclusive Osmoter™, this set features essential pampering daily products to hydrate and tone the skin, including Firming Body Cream, Mineral Hand Cream, Purifying Mud Soap and a Deluxe Exfoliating Soap Holder.
Price: $30 ($68 value), Available at Norstrom and Macy’s
- CARGO Route 66 Road Trip Kit
A go-to for the adventurous mom looking for a bold, yet minimal makeup look that evokes the playful feel of a cross country road trip. Eyes are lined with thick black liner and topped with shimmering champagne shadow. Lashes are long and thick while lips are seductive, yet understated, in a flamingo pink hue. The Spring Break Kit contains: NEW TexasLiner Liquid Liner, NEW Clarity Lip Gloss in Route 66, NEW limited-edition “Roadtrip” Eye Shadow Single, travel size 3 Triple Action Mascara and a limited-edition road trip wristlet.
Price: $34 (a $65 value), Available at CargoCosmetics.com, Ulta/Ulta.com and Beauty.com while supplies last
- H2O+ Ultimate Spa Escape Collection
If you can’t actually gift mom with a spa retreat, get her the next best thing. This luxurious and giftable collection consists of the brand’s best-selling spa favorites. Mom will feel revived and renewed as these products work together to restore depleted skin with luxurious European sea salts. The set includes:
- Sea Salt Body Wash – Deeply nourishes and invigorates the skin with essential vitamins and minerals
- Sea Salt Skin Smoother – Exfoliates to restore natural glow and renews softness with fast-absorbing almond oil
- Sea Salt Hydrating Body Butter – Deeply penetrates the skin to soothe, soften and hydrate with highly emollient shea butter and coconut oils
- Award-winning Hand and Nail Cream – Intensely moisturizes with silk proteins, vitamin E and moisture-rich marine botanical
- Handheld Body Brush – gently polishes away dryness to prepare skin to receive maximum moisture and a healthy tone
Price: $49.50, Available at Beauty.com and H2Oplus.com
- Urban Decay NAKED Flushed
Great for moms on the go, or moms that just want a beautiful glow. This gorgeous, versatile and convenient 3-in-1 compact features a bronzer, highlighter and blush, and is topped off with a large mirror for easy application. It complements the other NAKED products beautifully and gives all skin tones a fresh, radiant look. Use one or mix them all to achieve just the right effect. Light-diffusing shimmer and pearls enhance the skin’s appearance, while the new micronized, jet-milled formula leaves a flawless finish with a silky texture. Free of parabens, fragrances, alcohol and mineral oil.
Price: $30, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com
- BOND NO.9 CENTRAL PARK SOUTH
An elegant, fresh and floral eau de parfum that will transport mom to one of the world’s most super-elegant city streets with each spritz. Central Park South contains some of the most sumptuous greenery at its doorstep and is the inspiration—and namesake—for this crisp and seductive scent. It starts out with tangy and tonic wakeup top notes that sing of springtime including grapefruit flower, black current buds and green ivy leaves, the kind that thrive on trees dotted around Central Park. This segues into more seductive heart-notes like a bouquet of classic, mesmerizing jasmine and ylangylang, vibrant jonquil, and honeyed lily of the valley, the latter a familiar early spring bloom in Central Park. Superimposed on a pure white background are a scattering of vivid fuchsia blossoms, and gracing the neck of the bottle you’ll find a detachable bracelet (whose blossom medallion converts to a brooch).
Price: 100ml, $260; 50ml, $190; Swarovski, $390; body silk, $130; refillable pocket spray, $95, Available at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, select Nordstrom stores and bondno9.com.
- Ralph Lauren Fragrances The Big Pony Fragrance Collection for Women essie Set
Brighten up mom’s day with this fun and colorful kit by Ralph Lauren Fragrances and essie. Introducing a new way for today’s multi-faceted woman to live every vibrant side of her personality, this fun and colorful kit offers a line-up of four vivid nail polish shades, each designed to perfectly match one of The Big Pony Fragrance bottles and personalities – Sporty (#1), Sensual (#2), Free-Spirited (#3) and Stylish (#4). The kit comes complete with a Big Pony EDT (30 ml) and Perfuming Body Mist (50g) and a corresponding Essie polish, each set conveniently packaged in a color-coordinated drawstring pouch.
Price: $45, Available now – August 2013 at Bloomingdales and Macy’s locations nationwide. (In select markets at Macy’s and Belk, women can receive a special manicure by in-store nail specialists in these new Big Pony colors.)
- Jimmy Choo “Flash” Fragrance
FLASH is about the cool rush of excitement and the sense of power a woman feels when dressed in a pair of sexy shoes. Its character, which is both heady and effervescent, captures this perfectly.
Top notes: pink pepper, strawberry. Heart notes: tuberose, jasmine, white lily. Base notes: heliotrope, white woods.
available at Nordstrom
- Lanvin Me Fragrance
Lanvin and Alber Elbaz bring the new creation designed as the most precious jewelry with gems from the house of Lanvin. The fragrance is envisaged as object of desire to decorate and complete shop windows and offer of the Lanvin brand, as well as floral decoration on wrists and cleavages of many women who respect floral mixture of Lanvin fashion and delicate perfumes. Designer Alber Elbaz collaborated with perfumer Domitille Bertier and created the new, unique fragrance without false modesty, to accentuate strong will, intimacy and sensuality. Its name and composition depict a typical Lanvin woman – spontaneous, elegant and very feminine.
Available at Neiman’s and Nordstrom