I feel sort of silly writing a Mother's Day gift guide, as I assume that a majority of people reading this blog are women, but it is definitely a fun excuse to make a list of some of my favorite things, both those that I have and would love to have!! If your husband is anything like mine, he needs all the help he can get in the gift department! I plan on casually leaving this somewhere in his line of vision over the next week. He'll take the hint, right? The list includes a range of items from practical to indulgent! Take a look! Maybe you'll find a great gift idea for yourself, or for your own mom!
These candles are not only practical, but also pretty! That's definitely a win win! Who doesn't love candles? They are extremely practical, and these fresh scents will definitely make your house smell like summer!
I love a fun statement earring, and while tassel earrings are hardly a new trend, I love the color combination on this pair from Bauble Bar! The coral, white, and turquoise combo are perfect for summer!
Lulie Wallace, a Charleston based artist, creates beautiful acrylic paintings that make this water bottle not only practical, but absolutely beautiful as well! I love that you can fill the diffuser with fresh cut fruits and vegetables to make drinking water more flavorful and to receive the added health benefits!
I love these gloves! Gardening gloves are a must for any gardener who also desires soft hands and manicured nails! That isn't me, but it is my mom! These are a perfect gift to pair with a gift certificate for a manicure!! Hope you're not reading this mom, you might be getting these!
I am a sucker for stationery! What mom isn't always making a list or note about something or other? I know that I am, and I am always looking for a note pad and never able to find one! This note pad is perfect for notes to school and honey-do lists!
This is one of my obsessions! I have a Big O key ring, and it is one of my favorite things! I bought this when Stella was a baby and I had to try to carry her, her bag, and my keys out of daycare every afternoon! I was always fumbling around trying to get my keys into the right hand to unlock the doors. The Big O is perfect for sliding on your wrist, or up your arm so that you keep your hands free! It's also super easy to find in your handbag or tote because of its big size! This rose gold version is calling my name!!! I LOVE it!
I have been eyeing these totes for a while now! They are so cute!! They would be perfect for the farmer's market, a picnic, or the beach!! I love how many color combinations and options they have available!! This is definitely on my need list!
So this is a shameless plug, but seriously, who wouldn't love a piece of original art for Mother's Day! Ditch the flowers and buy the kind that last forever, those painted on canvas!!
So this doesn't apply to me, but I think this is such a great gift for a new mom, or mom-to-be! I remember searching for new mom recipes for increasing my milk supply, ensuring I was passing on proper nutrition to Stella, and for trying to lose the baby weight! This book hits on all of the postpartum nutrition advice any new mom would love to know more about!
This set from Beauty Counter is full of customer favorites!! Their blush duo and sheer lipstick are two of my absolute favorite products and I am dying to try their new line of mists and face oils!! This set is the perfect refresher kit to have in your bag for a quick pick me up! I also love that Beauty Counter is dedicated to safer skincare and make up! They have "never list" of over 1,400 chemicals that most other beauty products use that are linked to a variety of illnesses including cancer.
I love this apron as both a gardner and an artist! I have ruined so many outfits doing both activities! This apron is both practical and cute! Most aprons have a bold color or print. I love that this one is very rustic and natural! It is definitely on my list of wants this year!
Hopefully there are a few things on this list you would love to have or inspire you for gift ideas for others!! Happy Mother's Day to all of the mamas out there! You do so much for so many others, so here's to hoping that you get to be a little spoiled for one day as well!