TIME FOR SOME PAMPERING One thing’s certain about mothers, they barely have enough time for themselves. So when they do it’s important they use it wisely. Here’s where your perfect gift comes to play. Spa’s and beauty salons are not only a great escape, but a comforting means to soften life’s tough cookies.
Check out salons and spas in your area, factor in good reviews and pricing, and pull through with a gift certificate that will do the trick. If you’re on a budget, there are products aimed at creating a spa ambiance right at home. Recommendations: Spa Finder • Bliss Spa • Sally Hershberger Salon • DryBar Salons
FIND HER FRAGRANCE Fragrance plays a vital role in psychological health and can brighten even the worst of moods. Perfumes are always great gifts—choose the right one based on Mami’s lifestyle. Certain scents are perfect for formal events; others just play into the body’s natural smells to create a smooth aroma that is perfect for everyday activities or a sexy date with her partner. Recommendations: Valentino Valentina ($110) • Prada Amber ($110) • Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy ($94)
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LONG-LASTING GIFTS: BEAUTY ITEMS Not fixed on one particular idea? No problem, just bundle basic necessities for any woman. Beauty gift sets provide a variety of essentials like the commonly sought-out set that includes shower gels, lotions, or facial creams to name a few. Therefore, shop for these by genre, from skin care sets, to manicure sets. Beauty products are thoughtful, long-lasting and a great way to include an all-in-one assortment of goodies. Recommendations: Dr. Brandt Glow Ruby Laser Technology Kit ($65) • Custom Nail Solutions • Laura Mercier Laura’s Luxe Colour Portfolio ($78)
A PERSONAL TOUCH FOR THE HOME If you’re still unsure, then there’s still hope that should ease concerns. Scratching out items that are worn (perfumes, jewelry), or places (spas and the like) you can also consider home décor pieces. Certain colors or items placed around a person’s home affect their mood. Candles for example, could suppress anxiety through aromatherapy. Recommendations: Tocca Candelina Collection ($20) • Birchbox Limited Edition Home Box ($58)
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TECH MOMS Possibilities are endless of course, but let’s hope that by this point you’ve caught on to some ideas. If you haven’t, then there’s always a bright side and plenty of great ideas that should do Mom some justice. Beauty gadgets such as facial toners, hair removal tools, or cleansing devices are a good investment that sometimes mothers don’t dare buy. So brainstorm any one of those and you should land yourself a great gift! Recommendations: BMR Facial Toner ($395) • Bliss Lean Machine ($145) • Mama Mio Bootcamp for Tummies ($99)