Stackable Circle Necklace // Korres Beauty Shots Ultimate Mask Collection // Manicure/Pedicure // Illume "You Rock" Glass Votive // Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card $50 // Tshirt & Jeans Faux Leather Backpack in Sand // Shutterfly Photo Book // Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Pink
Mother's Day is only a few short weeks away! Crazy to think that two years ago I was in labor on Mother's Day (Ez was born 3 hours later). Since we're usually busy party-planning for Ez, Mother's Day tends to get lost in the birthday shuffle around here (this year Ez's party is the Saturday before, just like last year). I still think it's important to make mom feel special though - hopefully every day - but especially on Mother's Day.
// Indulgent //
The number one most important thing on Mother's Day is to make mom feel loved, indulged, pampered, and relaxed. To start with, you can tell mom how much she rocks with this cute scented candle by Illume. I've bought several of their candles from Anthropologie and they have the best scents, last forever, and make the entire house smell amazing. I'm also a huge fan of face masks, and this set of 4 fruit-infused Korres face masks is perfect for spring & summer. Or you can splurge a little and send mom to the spa for a massage, or out to get her nails done. Even though it is Mother's Day, a little kiddo-free time for relaxing and beautifying is always appreciated!
// Accessorize //
Made with Love by Angie has the cutest hand-stamped jewelry and keychains. Once we settle on a name for baby Craig #2 I definitely want one of these stackable engraved necklaces (so maybe as a birthday present, wink wink!). Also, I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before, and I tell anyone who will listen, but backpacks are so much comfier and more convenient than purses! Especially when you need two hands to wrangle a toddler. Yes, it makes me a little sad to have a closet full of purses that I never use anymore, but if ever there was a time to jump on the backpack bandwagon, it's now. There are so many cute styles in all shapes and sizes at pretty much any store you go to. Personally I'm a fan of the neutral color and medium-sized classic style (and price!) of this Tshirt & Jeans Backpack.
// Fitness //
Unless mom is already into fitness, or has expressed interest, you might want to stay away from this one since you don't want to awkwardly hint at anything. But if she is trying to move more a Fitbit is the perfect gift. I feel like I'm the last person to jump on the Fitbit bandwagon, but I know a ton of people who have them and love them. I use the pedometer app on my phone, but I think a Fitbit would be a lot more accurate and motivating since it's on you at all times.
// Keepsake //
Personalized gifts that take some thought and time are the best kinds of gifts. I'm a huge fan of Shutterfly photo books and have made at least one for pretty much everyone in the family. I've actually made Joe four already! Shutterfly makes a great quality book, and they print them up and send them out super fast. They have a ton of themes, sizes, color schemes, and you can either upload your photos and let them organize it for you (by date), or you can make it more personalized by arranging everything yourself (which is usually the route I go). Also, if you're new to Shutterfly they give you discounts when you sign up, otherwise you can find coupons all over the internet, so this makes a great meaningful yet inexpensive gift.
Do you have any special Mother's Day traditions? What's your idea of the perfect Mother's Day?