Thursday, May 3, 2012

11 Great Gift Ideas for Mom

Mom is the original beauty icon, first teacher, and the most inspiring role model of all, so why not shower the woman who gave you life with gifts that will keep her smiling this Mother's Day?

From delectable cupcakes to delightfully smelling candles to personalized wall canvases, treat this incredibly special woman to a wonderful day filled with love and adoration.

Although I'd be grateful to receive material items, I'd also be just as happy to get a couple of thoughtful homemade coupons (a day to sleep-in, breakfast in bed, dish-free day, etc.) to cash in at any time.

Check out some of these gift ideas:

Satisfy mom's sweet tooth with this 6-pack batch of mouthwatering Crumbs cupcakes, $27

The word emblazoned on this lovely gift set says it all, Victoria's Secret, $50

Give mom wow brows with this on-the-go grooming Satin Etched Petite Tweeze Set from Tweezerman, $30

Reminiscent of Caribbean summers, this sweet-smelling Aruba candle from Archipelago will surely enliven your mother's senses, $29

Slipping into this luxe, silky kimono-style robe will be a welcomed treat for mom, Victoria's Secret, $49

Mom will be so fresh and so clean with Aveeno's Positively Nourishing Body Wash. Create a gift basket with a variety of scents so she can soak up all the fragrant benefits, Drugstore, $7 

Have mom carry her iPad in style with this chic Michael Kors case available at Nordstrom, $128

Diamonds are definitely mom's best friend and this Victoria Townsend Diamond Bracelet, 18K Gold Over Sterling Silver will be a BFF that stands the test of time, Macy's, $90 

Bring out your mom's beautiful peepers with this pretty palette of complementary shadows, Urban Decay, $50 

For the original Top Chef in your life, this stylish collection of cookbook masterpieces will standout on your mom's countertop, AhaLife, $350

Celebrate your mom's favorite pic with an HP Faux Canvas Print 11x14 or 12x12 (similar to the one I had made of my daughter, Ava), Walmart, $20

**One lucky reader will win a personalized HP Faux Canvas Print (11x14 or 12x12) via an online voucher. The winner will be randomly selected from Twitter by using #BGGMothersDay, Facebook comments under the Mother's Day status post, or by simply leaving a comment below. The winner will be announced on  Tuesday, May 8th. 

What would be your ideal Mother's Day gift? If you aren't a mom, what do you plan on purchasing for your mom this Mother's Day?


Sherita said...

I haven't decided what I'm going to get my mom. Not sure what I would like either.

Steel Heels said...

Well your ideas are all wonderful as usual but what I need is something to wear to work...but what I want is something from the Harley store! It's a sickness..I know!

that guy said...

great post! thanks for the help:)

Bailey said...

I'm treating my mom & mom (in law) to a spa day. Manicures, pedicures, facials & maybe massages.

Alyssa said...

Love the recommendations! I’m not a mother just yet, but I do plan on getting my mom something techie this year, since she’s found a new love for all things gadget. She’s always been a big TV buff, but goes away on business travel a lot, so I figured getting her a Sling Adapter for her Dish services would be ideal. With it hooked up at her house, she’ll be able to view all of her favorite shows on her iPad anywhere she goes in the world, live or recorded, from the Dish Remote Access app. One of my coworkers at Dish told me the price dropped down to only $30 as well, so on top of that I can get her some extra goodies, like one of those robes or iPad cases. I’m pretty excited for this year and I know she’ll just love it all! :)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Sherita - Hopefully some of my recommendations can be a starting point for you!

@Bailey -I personally would love to have a spa day too! I have a gift card for one, but just haven't found the time to use it.

@Steel Heels, I'm sure Harley Davidson has some Mother's Day ideas! LOL

@Alyssa - That's a great idea since your mom is a techie. My mom who's 66 seems to love all things tech too these days. Still not sure what to give her, guess I better hurry up. At least I know what I'm getting my MIL.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Also, the winner of the Faux Canvas print is Bailey! Congrats! Please email me your mailing address:

Thanks to everyone who participated!