Some of the items featured in this post were gifted to me for review purposes, all opinions are my own.
It’s no secret how into the holidays I am, while I know holidays signify much more than materialistic things and it’s all about “the thought that counts”, there’s nothing more exciting than being surprised with a wonderful gift. After going through my own battles with gift-giving&recieving some rather interesting gifts for the holidays, I decided to put together a list of fun surprises mom will actually adore this Mother’s Day.
1. A surprise tea/brunch. There’s no doubt about it, ladies love to brunch & we also love a good ol’fashioned excuse to get dolled up which is why a Mother’s Day Tea/Brunch is the perfect combo. Invite a couple of her close friends/family over (after you’ve already made sure she doesn’t have to clean up the house for their arrival), throw some champagne in OJ for them, serve the table with Urban Kitchen rose gold cutlery, and set out a spread of tasty treats & teas for them enjoy, while you take the kids to the park. While a made-from-scratch brunch would be fantastic, if you aren’t so good in the kitchen The East India Company offers a great selection of fancy teas & takeaways you can have delivered right to your door so you can spend extra time setting up a nice table scape for her!
2.A great handbag. Whether she’s “into” fancy expensive purses or not, there’s no woman who would be angry if she received one as a gift. A good bag with great structure made from real leather will last a lifetime and we all love a gift with long-term functionality. If you opt to go the handbag route, look at the bags she currently has for inspiration on how the purse should look (is it a small bag she wears across the body, or a huge tote she can throw everything in?). I also recommend getting a bag in a nice neutral color that will unexpectedly go with everything such as olive, blush, mustard, or cream, that way it’ll be a special color that she can still get a ton of use out of!
3.Adult Coloring Books. Mom needs a stress-relieving hobby more than anyone and trendy adult coloring books are a great gift idea. Grab her some colored pencils & crayons (sometimes we wanna use both), so she can enjoy coloring just as much as the kids! Vogue just released their very first coloring book for adults, Vogue Fashion A-Z, and the pictures are phenomenal. Getting to choose what color that Givenchy dress is going to be will make her feel like Anna Wintour herself!
4.A New Fragrance. While the idea isn’t necessarily original or unique, getting that special woman in your life something that smells just as sweet as she is, is a fabulous idea. Get some help picking out the perfect fragrance from someone at Sephora to ensure you get a scent she’ll enjoy that will also match her lifestyle needs. She’ll also love that you took the extra time to pick something out personally as opposed to a gift card or cash. My personal scent love this year is Viktor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb, a light floral scent for the spring available exclusively at Sephora.
5.A spa day at Home. Not everyone has a limitless budget to get mom exactly what she may deserve this holiday, luckily you can create an expensive spa day at home with an inexpensive trip to your local drugstore & Lush. Grab a face mask, some scented candles, a nourishing hair mask, and a couple bath bombs, to set up your own in-home spa where mom can relax and treat herself for an hour or two without interruption. Not only will she love this idea, she’ll adore that you went the extra mile to set something refreshing up for her to help her get the rest&relaxation she truly deserves without making her stress about balancing the checkbook later on!
While any gift is appreciated, Mother’s Day is a great time to show her that everything she does for the family doesn’t go unnoticed. Turning Mother’s Day into an extraordinary way to show her that you care as opposed to throwing something together at the very last minute is a great way to make her feel as loved as much as she selflessly gives year round.
Show her that you care,