Oops – you’ve waited until the last minute to get your mom (or grandma or yourself) something great for Mother’s Day. Don’t worry, these ideas will make this Mother’s Day very special.
Gift For the Cook and Baker
Perfect Bake is a brand new system that includes a smart scale, oven thermometer, three color-coded bowls, a tablet/phone stand, and a cutting edge app that ties it all into Mom’s every day cooking and baking! Through the app (downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play), she can choose from hundreds of savory and sweet pastry chef-tested recipes available in the Perfect Bake app or add her own family favorites.
To measure ingredients, users simply place one of the included color-coded mixing bowls on the smart scale and pour their ingredients, wet or dry, directly into the bowl, while a virtual bowl fills up in real time on their smart device. No more measuring cups or spoons required. Perfect Bake measures all ingredients by weight—the most accurate way to measure—just like professional pastry chefs.
It can also rescale a recipe to a desired serving size, pan size or shape, or to the least ingredient on hand, automatically adjusting all ingredient amounts. Other app features include: a virtual pantry; in-app timers for mixing, baking and cooling; a portioning meter; plus, more than 60 original how-to videos. With Perfect Bake, baking is more consistent, efficient and less messy. Includes a smart digital scale, three color-coded mixing bowls, an oven thermometer and device stand. Requires three AAA batteries (not included). MSRP: $69.99
Gifts For Mom-to-Be
New moms can appreciate practical and thoughtful gifts that will benefit both themselves and their little one! This is especially true when Mom is buying her own gift. (I know I can’t be the only mom that buys for my kids or family on special occasions that are supposed to be for me!)
Check out these great ideas.
Bath time Pampering for Mommy and Me: Save busy moms a trip to the store and give them the gift of a relaxing bath with new, gentle Baby Bubble Bath + Baby Lotion by Sebamed that are designed for babies’ delicate skin, but use stress reliving natural ingredients like lavender and chamomile, perfect for moms to relax with after a long day. www.sebamedusa.com (Plus save an extra 10% when you join their email list!)
Protect Babies from Day One: Diono’s newest product to-date, the Monterey® Booster defines “backseat brilliance” with its chic design, bright and fun color schemes, and unparalleled safety features. Overprotective in all the right ways, this seat is a full-featured, expandable high-back booster seat designed to fit growing children 30 lb. to 120 lb. Adjustable head rest and deep, aluminum reinforced sides lined with EPS foam for side impact protection. www.us.diono.com
Nourishing Multivitamin Moms Can Trust: The most comprehensive multivitamin powder available, Rainbow Light’s NutriStart Powder provides optimum balance of nutrients and nourishing foods to support optimal growth and development for children 6 mo.- 4 yrs. Convenient single-serving packets are pre-measured with a child’s necessary vitamins and minerals, and make it easy for busy moms to grab and go. NutriStart is 100% natural, easy to digest, and allergen-free. www.rainbowlight.com
Gentle Formula for Sensitive Tummies: Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula is gentle, naturally easy to digest and specially designed to meet your little one’s developing nutritional needs. Non-GMO, does not contain antibiotics, pesticides, or growth hormones. All natural ingredients; no preservatives, artificial flavors or sweeteners. Contains DHA, ARA to support healthy eye and brain development + iron. www.kabritausa.com
Gifts For the Fashionista and Beauty Guru
There are tons of beauty gifts out there. Check out these fun ideas. Many can be picked up at your local store just in time to surprise Mom.
MarulaOil Rare Oil Intensive Masque
Think beyond diamonds this year, and give mom the gift of rare luxury with NEW MarulaOil Rare Oil Intensive Masque that is the ultimate luxury for hair. Allow mom to take the time to indulge in some TLC for her over styled strands this masque is packed with powerful antioxidants, oleic acids, protein and vitamins, and the replenishing, protective formula delivers intense hydration, seals split ends, prevents damage and provides UV protection.
Salon locations available at raremarula.com ($38)
At-Home Spa Experience: NeriumAD
Mother’s Day Gift Sets Spa ‘day’? No way. With a NeriumAD Mother’s Day gift set mom can get pampered every day, and enjoy real results that last for a glowing, radiant, youthful complexion. Combining the best and most effective ingredients from both science and nature, each product in the sets contain products featuring Nerium’s signature formula of skin brightening and moisturizing ingredients like aloe, Vitamin E and NAE-8, a next-generation antioxidant. Available at MyNerium.com for $165 for the NeriumAD 24-Hour Skincare Gift Set or $275 for the NeriumAD Total Package Gift Set
NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device
What could be better than spa like treatments from the comfort of your own home? Bring the spa home to mom with the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device. The FDA-cleared device delivers soft wave microcurrent to gently stimulate the skin for an improved appearance, and is clinically tested for improved facial contour, skin tone and wrinkle reduction in as little as 5 minutes a day! Also known as the 5 minute facial-lift, this device is fitness for your face so mom can be toned and lifted from head to toe! NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora.com and MyNuFace.com ($325)
Buzzworthy Accessories from Ann Taylor
Make a beeline towards Ann Taylor for gifts that will show the special woman in your life just how much you really care – not to mention, be her go-to accessory. Even better? All under $100. Ann Taylor’s new “Bumble Bee Collection” includes earrings, necklaces and a ring ranging from $29.50 – $69.50 and is guaranteed to make a buzz. Available in-stores and anntaylor.com
Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 Multi-Pack
It’s true what they say- good things come in threes!The Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 Multi-Pack is the perfect gift for moms as it features three of the brand’s award winning portable, SPF powder brushes that provide safe, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. Just in time for summer, these self-dispensing brushes are mess free and don’t leave behind the residue or risk that standard SPF bottles bring, so you can easily reapply sunscreen to yourself and your kids on the go. Available for purchase at Colorescience.com ($128)
WaterColour Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette
Every woman deserves to feel and look their best –especially on Mother’s Day. Blendable, layerable and ultra-wearable, each eye shadow palette includes a combination of matte and satin finish shadows that can be worn wet or dry for subtle to dramatic looks. Each Palette features 8-10 wells of colour. Palettes include Nude & Neutral, Smoky & Smudgy, Marvelous Mattes. The WaterColour Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette is available for purchase at Walgreens, Walgreens.com Drugstore.com ($19)
Weleda Body Oil Starter Kit
Mom can sample every one of Weleda’s luscious body oils with the starter kit. Each formulation is distinguished by its lead plant and holistic approach to stimulating and inspiring the body, mind and soul to achieve inner balance and boost your own natural beauty. Perfect for dry skin, a relaxing or pampering massage or aching muscles – mom will be grateful for this Mother’s Day gift. The best part? These oils are small enough for her to toss into her bag, so she’s never left high and dry. Weleda products are available at Whole Foods Markets, select natural health food stores and at usa.weleda.com ($15.99)
CosMedix Purity Deep Cleaning Duo
Treat mom to beautiful skin with the CosMedix Purity Deep Cleaning Duo! The set features Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleaning Oil and Purity Detox Scrub. Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil removes excess oil, makeup, sunscreen, and environmental impurities while nourishing the skin with argan, olive, and moringa oils. Purity Detox Scrub features a cocktail of gentle physical exfoliators including Poppy, Jojoba, and Date Seeds plus salicylic acid to cleanse the skin and polish away imperfections. CosMedix products are available at CosMedix.com ($75 when purchased together)
Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit.
Bring the salon to mom this Mother’s day with theRed Carpet Manicure Pro Kit. The Kit contains everything you need for a professional salon gel manicure in the comfort of your home. The RCM Professional LED Light is especially designed to efficiently cure RCM Structure, LED Gel Polish, and Brilliance in seconds, leaving mom with a red carpet-worthy manicure that will last for weeks. Available at Ulta and at RedCarpetManicure.com ($80)
Give mom the gift of natural beauty this Mother’sDay with RapidLash and RapidBrow. Featuring propriety formulas that work to condition, enhance and improve the appearance of lashes and brows in as little as 30 days! Achieving fuller, more luscious lashes and brows has never been easier. RapidLash ($49.95) and RapidBrow ($39.99) are available at select drugstores, Ulta and online at RapidLash.com, Walgreens.com and Ulta.com.
Remington T|Studio PROtect Iron
Give mom’s hair styling arsenal the ultimate upgrade with Remington’s T|Studio PROtect Collection. TheT|Studio PROtect Iron features proprietary Vapor Infusion Technology, conditioning and nourishing the hair prior to straightening to deliver sleek style without damaging hair. The advanced technology seals in moisture, reduces frizz and gives a longer-lasting, silky finish. The T|Studio PROtect Iron ($79.99) is available at Target and Target.com.
Vichy LiftActiv Supreme
Help mom’s timeless beauty stand the test of time with Vichy LiftActiv Supreme. A new generation of anti-aging day care specifically created to counteract Daily Aging, for more youthful-looking skin all day. Beyond long-term correction–see better results now, tonight, and tomorrow. LiftActiv Supreme ($42.00) is available on vichyusa.com and select drugstores, Target and Ulta.
Gifts For the Fit Mom
If your mom is totally into fitness, or maybe you are and you’re buying for yourself, give these gift ideas a whirl!
“Mommy & Me” and Fashionable Fitness from Gaiam
Gaiam has a variety of DVDs as well as transitional apparel that can take mom from working out to running errands.
Expecting and new moms – Prenatal Yoga Workout DVD with Desi Bartlett ($14.98) provides a safe way to practice yoga with yoga routines led by celebrity yoga instructor and pre- and postnatal yoga expert, Desi Bartlett.
Mom with young kids – Make yoga and exercise a family affair with two Yoga for Kids DVDs – Outer Space Blastoff and Dino-Mite Adventure ($14.98 each), led by kids yoga expert Jodi Komitor. To view the trailer, please click here.
Fitness Guru (or wannabe) – Have her work out in style with Gaiam’s new line of Spring Apparel ($38 – $78) that she can go from the studio to the street without skipping a beat! Made from SOFTech fabric, an ultra-soft moisture wicking and quick-drying material in fun patterns and pastels, she’ll never want to wear anything else. View the full look book here: Gaiam Spring Apparel
A Gift For the Mom That Has Everything
One last gift idea before I go. I have never seen this product before, but it looks so cool and is definitely unique!
AwoX smart bulbs are a light bulb and speaker in one. They work with the AwoX Stream CONTROL app on iOS and Android smartphones and tablet devices. Through the app, you can control proximity settings and stream music from your phone to the bulbs. This means the bulbs can be programmed to turn on/off as you enter/leave the room by recognizing the signal coming from your phone. You can also play your favorite playlists from Spotify, Internet radio and your music library from anywhere in the vicinity. Find these awesome bulbs on Amazon (affiliate) for a great deal! (Many are on sale right now for under $75!)