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May 5, 2016

5 Gift Ideas Mom Will Love This Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so today I thought I would share some of my top picks when it comes to showing mom some extra love on her special day. If you are in a rut as to what to get your mom this year, I hope this post gives you some ideas!

1. Uplifting Fragrances

My passion for all things beauty would translate into all things floral for my mom. She loves anything that has to do with gardening and plants, so gifting her a set of floral scents is simply perfect! The Demeter Fragrance Library Orchid Collection* (US$35.00, 3 x 30 mL or 3 x 1.0 fl.) comes with three cologne sprays featuring three different orchids blends: Twilight, To Yo Ran and Aphrodite's Slipper. This limited edition set was created specifically for Mother's Day, however individual scents will still be available for purchase following the occasion.

My favourite from the collection would have to be Twilight Orchid: the scent is light, fresh and floral all-in-one. It has notes of red ginger orchid and midnight orchid as well as warm amber amber, oud wood, yuza, pink grapefruit and jasmine. Since this one has slightly fruity notes, I find it gentler on the nose and think it is the most wearable of the three.

Aphrodite's Slipper Orchid is stronger and is the closest to the orchid scent I have come to know. It reminds me of smelling a real orchid plant which my mom always loves having around the house. Also known as Masdevallia orchid, the scent is described as being more on the spicy side, with notes reminiscent of cinnamon or clove, honey and freshly mowed hay. A much better description then I could have ever come up with!

To Yo Ran Orchid smells a bit more citrusy while still remaining light. This white orchid from China is blended with green undertones, again making it smell closer to the orchid scent we are all familiar with. Despite these three sprays being colognes (aka the most diluted version of a perfume), I find they all last a good 3-4 hours on the skin before being undetectable.

2. Hair Products To Suit Mom's Needs

Giving mom the gift of beauty staples is a no brainer in my opinion. I think moms especially appreciate getting something they would normally go out and purchase themselves. My mom has colour-treated hair, hence the Arbonne Pure Vibrance Collection*, which includes their Lustre Fortifying Shampoo (C$40.00 or US$37.00), Fortifying Crème Conditioner (C$40.00 or US$37.00) and Colorlast Hair Spray (C$35 or US$30.00) will be great to keep her golden blonde locks looking vibrant and feeling oh so soft.

3. Skin Care For A Youthful Glow

If there is one thing my mom goes through like nobody's business, it would be skin care. Sometimes I wonder if she eats it honestly. I often gift my mom with skin care because I have more than I could possibly finish, and she always gets super excited when I do! The Amore Pacific Pure Green Tea Seed Treatment Oil* (US$195.00 or C$220.00) is a concentrated facial treatment that promises to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of vitamin E, linoleic acid and polyphenols. Housed in this beautiful bottle which conveniently comes packaged in a gift box, this luxurious oil really is the perfect gift if your mom also enjoys trying out new beauty products. This facial oil is available in Canada at Sephora and in the US at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman or Spring.

4. Gardening Must-Haves

If your mom grows her own garden, I think gifting her a new set of garden tools or even garden decor is such a fun idea! If your mom already has everything she needs, why not surprise her with seeds of her favourite flower or better yet a plant she has never grown before? My mom has her own vegetable garden and plants tomatoes, bell peppers, beans and lettuce as well as herbs such as dill, basil and parsley every year, so I think I might just go with gifting her favourites since I know she hasn't purchased any yet.

5. Fresh Bouquet and Brunch (I couldn't leave this one out!)

You can never go wrong with fresh flowers and food (either homemade or at a restaurant)! A colourful bouquet or a potted plant is sure to put a smile on mom's face. I always find good deals at my local market or even at the supermarket. If you are looking for a more elaborate and unique arrangement, making your own bouquet at a flower shop is always a great idea too! My sister and I usually end up taking our mom to the restaurant - even though she isn't big on eating out, she is always super happy when we spend the day with her without her worrying about cooking for the family.

Do you know what you will be gifting mom this year?

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  1. Skin Care For A Youthful Glow is awesome,... The packaging is die for,..

  2. Beautiful packaging looks awesome thanks for the review i love it <3

  3. Great selection!
    Lovely gift ideas!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. The best way to have a refresh looks is to take your skin properly and have a proper skin care routine as well as diet routine also. It is important to take care of your skin from outside as well as inside.

  5. This is right gift to give your mother. Because it will helps to recover there skin with these products. This products will also helps you avoid aging problems that are comes are in our mother.


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