Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013
One of my favorite things to do for Raging Rouge readers is prepare gift guides that suit all budgets and all recipients. Of the gift guides I write, my Mother’s Day gift guide is my very favorite. I’ve always enjoyed shopping for my Mom, and now that I am a Mother myself I feel my gift ideas for Mom are even better! Enjoy this 2013 edition of the ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide. I’ll be adding items to it as new ideas cross my desk, so check back often!
Luxe Mother’s Day Gift Idea
I’ve always thought great Mother’s Day Gift ideas are items that can make a mundane daily activity seem luxe and special. Le Metier’s Kaleidoscope Lip Kit makes the act of lipgloss application seem special. The colors are intended to be mixed and layered, so Mom can create her own lip looks like a beautiful mad scientist! Retail price is $95.
Retailers include Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
Gift Idea for Moms Who Have Everything
If your Mom is impossible to shop for, then 2013 is a great time to have her shop for herself! The Sephora Favorites Deluxe Fragrance Sampler For Her is a $90 value, with a retail price of only $50! It’s my favorite go-to gift, since it will give Mom a chance to have some fun, and make her own choices, but is more personal than a gift certificate. This set includes trial sizes of best-selling fragrances at Sephora, and an adorable pink atomizer. When Mom samples them all and selects a favorite, she can bring the enclosed gift certificate to her local Sephora, to exchange for a full-sized bottle! Fun!
For The Mom Obsessed With Anti-Aging
Ordinarily, I would steer clear of gifting Mom skincare. However–after sampling some of Kate Somerville’s skincare lineup recently, I must wholeheartedly admit that I would LOVE to receive this kit myself for Mother’s Day! The kit contains three full sized must-have Kate Somerville products: Gentle Daily Wash, Nourish Daily Moisturizer, and ExfoliKate. As a bonus, there’s also a trial size of CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream tucked into this giftable case. Retail price is $115.
Mother’s Day Gift for the Body-Concious
Not sure about Mom’s skin type? It’s not even necessary to know with this divine “Body Try Me Kit” by Liz Earle, with two Botanical beauties that can be used in the bath or shower. With the Summer months quickly approaching, why not treat Mom to this adorable body-care set from Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare! This kit is filled with goodies to cleanse, polish and moisturize Mom from head to toe! The Liz Earle Body Try Me Kit includes: Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash, Nourishing Botanical Body Cream, Energising Body Scrub, and Energising Body Lotion. Those of you familiar with this blog will know I am not easily impressed, but I oohed and ahhhhed most uncontrollably when I caught a whiff of these botanical delights.
Retail is a mere $34.00. Click HERE to check it out at LizEarle.com.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea for the Expectant Mom
Is there any Mom more deserving of a bit of pampering and TLC than a pregnant Mom? I have two sons, and in my humble opinion it was much more difficult when I was pregnant with them, than when they were newborns! During both pregnancies, I found much enjoyment using Mama Mio products, and so I most wholeheartedly can point you in the direction of the Mama Mio Pregnancy Essentials kit! Included in this set are three cult-favorite skincare products from the brand. Tummy Rub and Boob Tube help to prevent stretch marks, and firm and lift the skin. Lucky Legs is a are the double act that will protect against stretch marks and sagging. Lucky Legs is a cooling serum that helps to energise legs tired from carrying that extra weight!
Retail price is $28. Click HERE to buy it from MamaMio.com.
Luxe Mother’s Day Gift Idea
For every holiday, I always point my readers in the direction of a favorite compact from Estee Lauder. A gift of a gleaming golden compact is timeless. Rather than point you to their typical collection, filled with translucent pressed powder, I think this Mother’s Day the limited-edition Creme Rouge Compact is an ideal choice. Filled with a universally flattering “Evening Rose” shade, this compact is part of the Estee Lauder Mad Men collection, and is both luxe and practical, with a reasonable price-tag. Retail price is $40.
Budget Gift Idea For Mom
This L’Occitane Home Diffuser was on my list for the holiday season as well. I can’t say enough great things about this product. First of all–and importantly–it’s an inexpensive $16 for the diffuser and $16 for the scent of your choice. The uses are endless. Mom can display this fragrant diffuser in the kitchen, or stash it in a stuffy area like the garage to sweeten the air. I’m personally a fan of the Fig Tree Leaf. It’s fresh, subtle and somewhat fruity. Retail price is $16 for the Delice des Fruits Home Diffuser, and $16 for a Perfume Refill.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea For The Hard-Working Mom
Moms always have to work with their hands, and the abuse shows! This Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Sampler is the ideal treat for Moms who need a little TLC for the daily wear and tear. This value set contains six popular scents for Mom to sample, and she can scatter them all over, to ensure she remembers to take care of her hands. One in the kitchen, one in the office, one in the car… each time Mom reaches for a tube of this luxe hand cream, she’ll remember the thoughtfulness of your gift. Retail price is $35 for the large Hand Therapy Sampler (with 6 scents).
The author of the Raging Rouge Beauty Blog received some press samples for purposes of this gift guide. For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.