Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: What kind of Mom is your Mom?

With Mother’s Day just around the corner I am presenting a rundown of Mother’s Day gift ideas according to the type of mom (or moms) on your gift list. As we all know, there are many types of moms out there….reserved moms, diva moms, home-body moms, moms who travel a lot, etc. I hope my gift guide helps to spark inspiration for the moms on your Mothers Day gift list!

Is your mom an over-plucker? Many women of a certain age are! If mom is a bit aggressive with the plucking, swap her tweezers for Laura Geller Brow Marker ($23). The soft tip applicator marker makes for easy application that lasts all day. The temporary brow product will not sweat off or wipe off. The product is ideal for women with sparse or virtually no brows. The one-of-a kind thin marker tip applicator creates a look that is soft and natural.

Is mom a nail biter?…constantly picking at her nails and cuticles?..yeouch! Treat mom to GO NAILS ($24.99), a nail and cuticle treatment product formulated to correct damaged nails and strengthen the skin surrounding the nail. Longer, stronger, healthier-looking nails are possible. Mom can easily add GONAILS to her routine because it works safely and effectively over nail polish. Easy peasy! Mom simply needs to apply 1 to 2 pumps of the cream directly on to fingertips then work the cream into nails and cuticles. Each application takes about a second or two per nail…we know that busy moms do not have a lot of time to waste. And for daughters — don’t steal mom’s stash. Get your own GONAILS!

Is mom a frequent flyer? If so, she’s certain to appreciate the gift of Travertine Luxury Travel Essentials ($39.50). The chic and compact travel kit is TSA approved and chock full of the necessary toiletries to get mom through her trip. Mom will adore the luxurious sensory experience of a spa..while on the road. The kit includes: Lavender Botanical Body Wash (2oz.), Tea Tree Protein Shampoo (2.oz), Tea Tree Protein Conditioner (2oz.), Petal Jojoba Body Cream (2oz.), Shea and Nail Cream (.25oz.), TSA compliant re-usable clear zippered pouch, and a pump.

Is mom is search of fuller lashes? If the idea of a prescription strength lash re-growth product is unsettling, consider RapidLash ($49.95), a paraben free eye lash renewal serum that helps promote healthy, natural, lashes and brows. Finally an affordable, over the counter alternative to Latisse. RapidLash claims to improve lash appearance within 3-4 weeks. The lash boosting formula contains a blend of potent poly peptides, proteins vitamins, and rejuvenating agents. Give mom the gift of lush lashes!

Does mom like her pout to pop? X mark’s the spot with mark. Gloss Gorgeous Stay-On Lip Stain. At $9 a pop, gift mom with the entire collection of mark. Gloss Gorgeous Stay-On Lip Stain. This revolutionary new stain/gloss hybrid adds long-lasting natural shine to mom’s lips….its not goopy and uber shiny (Mom probably wouldn’t like that). A single application of gloss imparts a slight sheen that naturally enhances lips. Mom will appreciate the moisturizing formula and spearmint flavor….Ahhh, a soothing yet cooling experience. And I don’t know about your mom but Momma ThisThatBeauty would be totally blown away by the fancy smancy clickable pen with brush tipped applicator. My mom would find the pen feature to be all kinds of impressive! Again, at $9 each, go on ahead and buy the entire collection for mom. With shades like Bare (nude), Lolli (cherry), Pop (coral), and Bella (plum) — Mom is all set and will have a shade for every possible occasion. I wish I could recommend a ThisThatBeauty fav…but I honestly heart them ALL!

Like Aretha, is mom a natural woman? Give mom a fragrance that celebrates the qualities that make a woman distinctive. From the feminine ritual of bathing, to applying fragrance, to selecting lingerie and a dress, Nanette Lepore designed nanette ($48) to be a meaningful part of a women’s ritual. The fragrance embodies sensuality, sophistication and romance. It is a modern blend of amber, incense, and woods.

If mom’s fragrance palette leans toward an artful blend of woody and citrus scents, I highly recommend the fragrance I’ve been wearing for the past few weeks, Annick Goutal Ninfeo mio ($115). This truly intoxicating perfume richly opens with Italian Lemon and citron. From there, bitter orange and lavender take ever. As the scent dries down, it settles into a delightful balance of lemon and wood.

Is mom outspoken? Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine ($145) isn’t for the reserved mommy type. Oh no! This bold and zesty burst of crushed ripe fruit yearns to dance on the pulse points of a mommy with attitude and spunk. Think: Julia Sugarbaker (God rest her soul) or Kimora Lee Simmons. This fragrance is for the power mom on your Mother’s Day list. The crushed ripe fruit of Orange Sanguine plays off sweet bold orange juice and against bitter orange peel and sensual notes of geranium. The base notes of amber woods, tonka beans, and sandalwood, deliver an easy warmth as the fragrance settles on skin. Overall Orange Sanguine is a fresh, elegant, and classic choice.

Good luck shopping for mom!


Yvonne’s daughter 🙂

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