Mother's Day Gift Guide by Rachel Harris, Manic Managed MomPosted:
by: Rachel Harris, Managedmoms.com
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Mother's Day is around the corner and will be here on Sunday, May 10th so I've got some good gift ideas for Mom on her special day.
For The Fitness Mom
*Fitbit Flex ($99.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond & other retailers) -- I am addicted to my Fitbit and I know a lot of moms who love this exercise tracking device. It is a lightweight wrist band that is worn daily to track her steps. The goal is to take 10,000 steps a day and with the Fitbit, I almost always achieve that goal because my wristband reminds me and motivates me to walk those extra steps. It also tracks quality of sleep when worn at night because it keeps track of times awakened and for how along she was awake until she fell asleep again. The Flex comes in all sorts of colors and can be paired with a phone app or desktop app to also keep track of calories, exercise and more. I absolutely love mine.
*Tory Burch Fitbit Bracelets (prices range from $28 to $195 at www.fitbit.com) When I want to dress up and still wear my Fitbit, I place it in my beautiful Tory Burch Metal Hinged Gold Bracelet and it actually compliments my outfit while still tracking my activity. The $28 wristbands are silicone printed in fun and lightweight prints while the $175 styles are double wrapped leather bracelets. The most expensive style is the metal hinged that come in gold, rose gold and silver. If Mom already has a Fitbit, she will love this accessory or pair it with a Fitbit for a really nice gift pack.
*LG Tone ProWireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset ($69.99 at Verizon Wireless stores) - I had my doubts that these wireless Bluetooth headphones would really stay put during exercise since part of the device lays around my neck. I am happy to report that they are lightweight enough that they don't get in the way at all and the sound is terrific. I also like that when I'm exercising I can hear if I get a text and decide for myself if I want to check it on my phone then or later. If the Mom you are shopping for works out, I recommend these headphones.
For The Mom You Want To Pamper
*Red Door Salon Spa Packages (prices vary visit www.reddoorspas.com for locations) - I am a big massage fan so I put Red Door to the test and wow, was I impressed! First of all, the massage table was very comfortable with unique grooves that give extra cushion to your body's curves. The massage therapist was top notch and worked though my trigger points successfully without pain. The Red Door was truly one of my top three picks for spas in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Red Door is offering several Mother's Day packages like the Beautifully Original that includes a 50 minute signature massage or facial, a warm cream manicure, a warm cream pedicure and a makeup refresher. Or choose the Infinitely Wise package which offers a 50 minute massage or facial, an olive oil manicure, an olive oil pedi and a makeup refresher. There is also another package that even includes a spa lunch. Any mother would love this spa day.
*LUSH Mother's Day Gift Sets (Prices vary per set so visit LUSH local stores or visit www.lushusa.com) -- I love LUSH because their bath and body products are hand crafted with fruits and veggies and also because this company is environmentally friendly and uses very little packaging. Even the packaging they use for this year's Mother's Day gift sets are wrapped in material that can be repurposed like the Flowers For Mom gift set. This gift set comes beautifully wrapped in an attractive pink floral knot wrap can than can be used as a pretty picnic blanket. Plus the tag can even be planted because it is embedded with a handful of annual perennial flower seeds! The contents of this gift bag will for sure spoil her since it is packed with 10 lovely LUSH products like the Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie, Dreamtime Bath Melt, Secret Garden Bath Bomb, 9 to 5 Facial Cleanser and more. This gift does sell for $89.95 but it is packed with presents. The other LUSH gift set I like is the MOM gift that goes for $45.95 and houses items like the Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub, Yummy Mummy Shower Gel, Buffy Body Butter and more. This pretty gift comes all wrapped up and ready to give to Mom.
*A Homemade Spa Basket One thing my own Mom enjoys is when I put together a basket for her full of my favorite things and my top picks. For example, I would include a bottle of Josh Cellars wine, Tree Hut Soothing Himalayan Salt Scrub and Moroccanoil Body Buff Orange Peel Exfoliant since those are some of my favorite items. So make Mom a basket of nice spa stuff that you think she would like to try since those are your faves. This is a cool mother/daughter idea.
*Lifetime Tea Private Label (prices vary order at www.lifetimetea.com) -- Personalize healthy and delicious herbal tea to Mom with a selection of the high quality delicious Lifetime Tea that can be ordered in a gift box with a label inside that includes a personalized message to Mom. Plus this local company is not only good, but green as well because their large selection of fine teas are available in environmentally friendly biodegradable pyramid tea sacks or as loose leaf tea. I love that! Some of the tea varieties include Green, White, Matcha, Rooibos, Oolang and more. My own mother loves tea so I will be sending her one of these gift sets.
Origami Owl Unique Custom Jewelry (prices vary and order at www.OrgamiOwl.com) -- You may have heard of this very popular personalized jewelry line as it is loved by many. New to the line is the Inscriptions which enables you to create a necklace for Mom that can include her name, initials, date, favorite quote and more.
A Truly Unique Gift Idea For Mom
*Genesis Photography A Day In The Life Photo Shoot (prices vary based on time blocked so get more info at www.newbornandfamily.com) -- Surprise Mom and tell her that she gets to schedule a truly unique photo shoot that she will treasure for years to come. These sessions with the local Genesis Photography company are documentary and photojournalistic in style, and are meant to provide Mom with lasting memories showing what your life looks like right now. As Genesis's website explains, from the smallest detail of sleepy eyes on a Saturday morning, to that special cuddle on the couch, these moments are the tapestry of life and will be the memories you'll want to remember years from now. I love this truly unique gift idea.
Celeb Favorite Jewelry Line
*Unode50 (pieces and prices at unode50.com and local stores listed below) -- This handcrafted jewelry line consists of original pieces that are worn by celebs. That is fun. The simply and pretty Heartfelt Necklace sells for $109. The Harmonic Bracelet that is made with Swarovski crystal and is hand-cut sells for $165 and if you are big spender the I'm Tangled Necklace goes for $715 and it is a Limited Edition since only 50 of these pieces have been made in the world! That is pretty cool. The line is also sold at local stores that include Diva Divine Boutique, Alixandra Collections, Studio Joy LI and Etc Etc! stores.
For The Traveling Mom
*First Aid Beauty FAB Faves To Go Kit ($28 at Sephora stores) -- I faithfully use the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream so I love this line and I love that they have a travel kit that includes the line's face cleanser, Radiance Pads, Ultra Repair Cream and more.
*Tree Hut Essential Travel Kit ($12.99 at treehutshea.com, Target, Ulta and other stores) -- This vacation themed travel pack includes beneficial products made of certified organic Shea butter and coconut and lime extracts. Items include Moisturizing Body Wash, Sugar Body Scrub, Shea Body Butter and more.
For The Hostess With The Mostess
*Black + Decker XL Blast Drink Machine ($59.99 at Walmart and Amazon) -- She can create party sized favorite cocktail recipes with this 72 oz. drink machine. With an insulated chill sleeve, drinks will stay cold for hours and this cool contraption comes with fun spirit settings that include Margarita, Daiquiris, Shakes and Smoothies. Cheers to this gift.
*Rabbit Wine Chilling Carafe ($50 at www.metrokane.com) -- This pretty jar keeps chilled wine cold for 90 minutes because it includes a stainless steel ice chamber that chills wine without diluting it. It comes in black, red and teal.
What are your Mother's Day gift ideas? Be sure to check my blog at www.managedmoms.com for more gift ideas, recipes, beauty news and more. Happy Mom's Day to all of you out there.