MOTHER'S DAY IS 5.14.17
You're welcome. Now that you know when Mother's Day is, you need to focus on the what-to-buy's and what-to-do's.
Birchbox is a monthly beauty box of five samples tailored to your skin, hair and style. Mother's with a love for all-things-beauty will be thrilled to receive a year long subscription. It only costs you $10 a month and you can pay upfront. In addition to the samples, she will receive coupons and other offers from Birchbox to get larger items at a discount. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.
GET HER A SPA DAY
Whether it be a massage, blow out, mani/pedi or a combo of them all, mom deserves the best. Go online and find out which places have availability near you now, so she can be whisked away on Mother's Day, instead of giving her a gift card to use "whenever she finds time." Which we know will be never.....
MAKE HER AN AT-HOME SPA DAY
Sometimes budgets are tight, but you still want to pamper the special woman in your life. Set her up an at-home spa complete with candles, relaxing music and bath bombs. Take the kids out for a movie and ice cream and come home to a Mom who is relaxed; a gift for everyone!
The Feeling Rose Bath Bomb from Crystal Bar Soap is stunning and apparently made from magic... From their website: "This handmade "Feeling Rosey" bath bomb is filled with dried rose petals to create a burst of love and flowers in your tub. Enjoy the lovely aroma of rose and beetroot as this bath bomb fizzes its way down to the Rose Quartz crystal inside. This bath bomb is sure to leave you feeling good about yourself as your pamper your body to this lovely treat. Filled with baking soda, citric acid, epson salts and coconut oil, this bath bomb is sure to leave your skin feeling extra soft."
TREAT HER WITH TEA
Two words: Glitter Tea. I'm a huge fan of gifts that people will actually use. Food & drinks are pretty high up there on my list- enter Coco Love Teas. Sophia is a caffeine-free herbal tisane with a pink liquor (fancy) and Juliet is the perfect blend for any celebration featuring a spicy, shimmering chai. From their website:
Maybe you like to give a gift with a little more sentiment or comedy, great! Mint & Birch has a ton of customizable jewelry for Mom. You could add a coordinate of a special place, children's names, words of affirmation or anything else for that matter. With 10 or so font choices and several different types of jewelry to customize you can really make this gorgeous gift 100% personal for Mom this year.
THE NEW MOM
Whether this is your wife, sister, co-worker or bestie- all new Moms need some special attention on their very first Mother's Day. Custom wine labels from Label with Love are perfect for Mom's who need to Wine-Down after these hilarious milestones. Visit their website or their shop on Etsy to purchase.
A custom wooden calendar from Artifact Uprising is a nice way to showcase the family of this Mama. They have several calendar options available on their website. Side note, Artifact Uprising is also a great place to create photos albums and photo prints. They use recycled materials and papers throughout their product lines. A gift for Mother Nature and the Mother in your life- CHECK!
What is better than creating a one-of-a-kind gift for Mom? Sanity? Free Time? Of course not...
Try your hand at cross stitch and if it fails, purchase a design from Kim Art on Etsy. For those of you who are afraid of needles, fear not, there are other options just for you. Perhaps Mom is through with hanging the drawings on the fridge. Here is a great way to showcase them in a way for everyone to feel proud!
THE RAD MOM
If the woman in your life is tatted like a biker gang and is proud to be a mama bear, take a gander at this enamel pin and t-shirt at the top of this post from Mère Soeur. For the mommy-daughter twinsies, there are some (adorably) tough Mom and Dad tattoos from Happy Tatts on Etsy. These gifts are rocker-chic and scream "You're a bad-ass Mom."
THE BALTIMORE MOM
If you're local to Baltimore, there are tons of places and options for you to spoil Mom.
Treat her to a plant workshop at B.Willow. Its an activity the two of you can to together or something she can do with a few Mom-gal-pals. Take a stroll through Fells Point and buy her a dozen donuts from Diablo Donuts... because who needs a dozen roses when you can have a dozen of these bad boys?
How adorable is this Anchor Point Paper Co. Baltimore print?! This and several other prints are available at Brightside Boutique, you can check them out online or at any of their Baltimore stores. Be sure to visit their Instagram for updates on new arrivals, I have a good feeling their Mother's Day Cards are going to be LIT.
Purchase her a class pass to a local yoga studio, that way she can find zen well after this holiday.
We have a ton of great local nail boutiques and spas. But, look at you stepping your game up and researching some of the best places in Baltimore ;). When you make your appointments, be sure to let them know that I sent you <3