Looking For A Tasty Mother’s Day Gift? Try GourmetGiftBaskets.com

I think food gifts are such a fun way to show the ladies in your life that you care on Mother’s Day!  I know my mom loves receiving treats!
One of the top online gift giving sites, GourmetGiftBaskets.com, has just released several new items to truly delight any mom or grandma — from those who became moms (or grandmas) for the first time over the past year to those who have been mothering kids for more than 75 years!
Here are some of their brand new 2017 Mother’s Day offerings:
Mother’s Day Brownie Cake
NEW! Mother’s Day Brownie Cake, ($49.99 USD) —Looking for a Mother’s Day gift, but you want something that’s not so predictable? Get her this scrumptious Mother’s Day Brownie Cake! This 12-inch delight will arrive to her door just as fresh as if you had picked it up from the bakery. It also has a special Mother’s Day message for Mom on top, reminding her that you’re crazy about her. 
This is delicious!  The frosting is soft and the browning part is good, and sweet.
Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box

NEW! Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box ( $29.99 USD) —Cookie-craving Moms will get a great surprise this year with this gift box. GourmetGiftBaskets.com has created this gorgeous gift showcasing six different varieties of gourmet offerings: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge Brownie Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, Pecan Sandy Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Peanut Butter Cookies. There’s something for almost every Mom here!
I haven’t tried these, but they look amazing and if your mom loves cookies, this would be perfect!
Happy Mother’s Day Gift Basket
NEW! Happy Mother’s Day Gift Basket, ($69.99 USD) –Pampering Mom’s tastebuds has elevated to a new level in 2017 with this basket — a stunning arrangement of tea essentials. This beauty features a keepsake “Awesome Mom” mug, two types of tea, sweet sugar sticks, and gourmet cookies. She’ll think of you as she’s enjoying cup after cup of relaxing tea alone or with her friends. There’s plenty to share.
This is is such a pretty gift basket!  I’m giving one to my mother-in-law because she loves tea and cookies.

To see the full selection of Mother’s Day gift ideas (baskets, towers, cakes and more), click here.

Have you finished your Mother’s Day shopping yet?


Give Mom The Spa Treatment With Mother’s Day Bath and Body Gifts

There are so many amazing beauty gifts that would be perfect for Mother’s Day!  Many mom’s (including myself) would love pampering spa products to treat themselves.

Below are perfect gifts for a at home spa day, including nail treatments, and bath and body products.

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‘ME’ Natural Nail Treatment Kit
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‘ME’ Natural Nail Treatment Kit

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‘ME’ Natural Nail Treatment Kit ($49 USD) — A must for nails that are: hard-to-grow, chipping, peeling, brittle or acrylic damaged. Unlock the true potential to successfully grow your own natural nails longer, stronger, and healthier with the Dermelect Rescue ‘ME’ Natural Nail Treatment Kit. If the elements, acrylics or aging have taken their toll on your nails you can now restore and recover your nails to their natural strength by utilizing this simple step by step program.

1. Cleanse: Brush Immaculate Nail Cleanse Prep onto nail before applying base coat- the formulation will evaporate immediately, leaving nails completely dry.                  2. Base Coat: Apply 1-2 coats of Launchpad Nail Strengthener (for weak, thin nails). Allow to dry.                                                                                                         3. Top Coat Finish: Apply 1-2 coats of High Maintenance Instant Nail Thickener.         4. Moisture / Restore: Dab and massage Rejuvenail Fortifying Nail & Cuticle Treatment over bare or polished nails and cuticles. Continuously reapply up to 3-4 times daily.

Available at http://www.dermelect.com

Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set
Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set

Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set ($25 USD) — A wonderful gift for spoiling yourself or someone else. Contains shower foam, shower oil, body scrub and body cream. Experience the Laughing Buddha ritual at home.

Available at RITUALS store locations, Barneys, www.barneys.com and www.rituals.com

L'Occitane Almond Smooth Collection
L’Occitane Almond Smooth Collection

L’Occitane Almond Smooth Collection ($72 USD) — The exceptional beautifying power of almond makes this Collection both deliciously tempting and wonderfully effective.
Includes 2 smoothing and softening best sellers: Almond Milk Concentrate and Shower Oil.
Perfect to give or keep!

This collection includes:
– Almond Delicious Hands 1 .oz
– Almond Milk Concentrate 3.5 .oz
– Almond Delicious Paste 1.7 .oz
– Almond Shower Oil 16.9 fl.oz
– Exclusive Gift Box

Purchase this and many more great gifts at http://www.usa.loccitane.com

This Mother’s Day, say goodbye to the boring fragrances and introduce mom to her new signature scent! Formulated with fresh hints of gardenia, pineapple leaf, sensuous musk, and palm bark, the Escape bath & body collection from Lifetherapy will transport Mom to a beautiful, peaceful place.

Escape Hand & Body Wash ($24 USD) — Softly fragranced wash specially formulated with an LT Complex, shea butter, coconut oil and vitamins E & D.  This luxurious wash will moisturize while cleansing leaving skin soft and healthy looking. Also makes a lush moisture-rich soothing bubble bath.

Escape Body Lotion ($24 USD) — Our hydrating lotion is rich in skin conditioners, natural oils and vitamins that work in harmony to leave skin silky soft and moisturized. Shea butter, Almond Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil. Care has been taken to source only the highest quality raw material.

Escape Eau de Parfum ($48 USD) — Made with Zemea petroleum free and environmentally sustainable. Formulated with the finest essential oils for subtle yet long lasting fragrance.

Learn more about this collection here: http://www.lifetherapy.com/collections/escape 


Fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is in a week!  Time to grab something fun and different for mom.  Below are some great beauty, home and treat ideas just for mom.  Hopefully you’ll find the perfect gift for her!

Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume
Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume

Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume ($18 USD): Soap & Paper Factory’s beautiful, solid perfumes are a perfect way to keep your favorite scent smelling fresh all day.  Apply to your pulse points, as often as desired, or dig deep and use as a pomade.  Created with pure jojoba, beeswax, Soap & Paper Factory’s Solid Perfumes are available in 12 of their signature fragrances.  This Mother’s Day, I recommend keeping it fresh with choosing a Solid Perfume in Lavender or Jasmine.

Available at www.soapandpaperfactory.com.

Dana's Bakery Adult Juice Box
Dana’s Bakery Adult Juice Box

Searching for the perfect gift to give your mom this Mother’s Day? With May 11th quickly approaching, it’s time to get moving! Luckily, Dana’s Bakery has made it easy with her unique and delicious cocktail inspired Mother’s Day “Adult Juice” box, consisting of Margarita, Cosmopolitan and Peach Bellini (yum!). They are now available for pre-order at http://www.danasbakery.com to ensure they arrive on time for Mother’s Day.

Hen House Linens
Hen House Linens

Hen House Linens — Give Mom the gift of a beautiful table with these spring patterns for table linens.  Add a little fancy to your daily routine. Hen House cloth napkins and placemats always feel elegant even when take-out Thai and a box of wine do not. Keep six napkins of ALL your favorite coordinating colors on hand for daily use. There is nothing easier than adding a beautiful cloth napkin to your table to make your family or guests feel at once fussed over and comfortable. Paperless living never felt so good!

Visit http://www.henhouselinens.com to learn more.

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier
Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier ($20 USD) — Give mom the chance to plump her pout with Mally’s high-shine, ultra-smooth lip color.  Mally Beauty’s Lip Magnifier combines luminous color with a refreshing, multitasking formula which combines the creamy color of a lipstick, with an ultra-fierce shine of a gloss. Available in 15 gorgois shades, but for this Mother’s Day I recommend gifting mom Mally’s Lip Magnifier in Nude Rose!

Available at www.mallybeauty.com

Baby Sebamed
Baby Sebamed

Save busy moms a trip to the store and give them the gift of a relaxing bath with new, gentle bubble baths and creams 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. Baby Sebamed is a top dermatologist-developed skin care brand formulated at pH 5.5, the ideal pH for babies’ skin. Made especially for sensitive, delicate and even problematic skin, Sebamed formulas are hypoallergenic and tear, soap, gluten and alkali free. They are tested and approved by moms and dermatologists, and can be used on newborns through to toddlers. For a complete package, pair these gifts with a soft towel or bathtub toys.

Available at http://www.sebamedusa.com

Whatever you decide to get for that lucky lady in your life — I’m sure she will love it!  Enjoy!



Mother’s Day Bath and Body Gift Set Guide

Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Trio

Looking for a last minute gift for your mom, or other fab lady in your life? Treat her to a fun bath and body gift set! The sets below smell amazing and take care of your skin by cleansing, scrubbing and/or moisturizing it.  So nice!

Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Trio ($45.00 USD) — This limited-edition travel set features a delicious, decadent and well-deserved regimen featuring cleanser, moisturizer and fragrance for body.

To use: begin your routine with Crème Body Wash, a creamy lathering body cleanser that will leave the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. Follow with Soufflé Body Crème, an ultra-whipped scented body crème that provides luxurious all-day moisture protection.  For long lasting fragrance layer with a delicious spritz of Eau Gourmande.  Guilt-free and calorie-free, indulge in Laura Mercier’s Le Petit Patisserie Trio in Fresh Fig or Almond Coconut.  I have Fresh Fig and it is insanely delicious smelling!

Available at www.lauramercier.com.

L’Occitane Delightful Hands Collection

This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of smooth, nourished and fragrant hands with the L’Occitane Delightful Hands Collection ($28 USD). Pamper Mom with this delightful trio of hydrating and nourishing hand creams and let the senses escape through the delicate fragrance of Peony, the smoothness of Almond and the protection of L’Occitane’s best-selling Shea Butter. The set comes in a beautifully decorated box with a card and ribbon included, making this the perfect gift.

The Collection includes the Pivoine Flora Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Cream and Almond Smooth Hands.

L’Occitane products can be purchased at L’Occitane boutiques nationwide or at usa.loccitane.com.

Yes To Carrots Ultimate Nourishment Kit

This Yes To Carrots Ultimate Nourishment Kit ($19.99 USD $31.99 value) includes rich, nourishing formulas that  soften, moisturize, and reveal oh-so-glowy skin!
Say “Yes” to a kit that indulges your skin with a nourishing, revitalizing treatment that leaves you feeling smooth, soft, and happy.

The kit includes the Super Rich Body Butter, Softening Hand & Elbow Cream, and the Nourishing Shower Gel.

Available at a mass market relaiter near you.

Skinnygirl Margarita Bath Collection

Skinnygirl Margarita Bath Collection ($15 USD) — Cleanse, smooth and moisturize your skin thoroughly with this margarita cocktail-inspired set. Includes body scrub, shower gel and body lotion.

Key Ingredients:

Citric acid – anti-oxidant that promotes the rejuvenation of skin
Flower extract – A soothing, natural ingredient that calms the skin
Honeysuckle – Helps stimulate the removal of toxins to promote vibrant, healthy skin
Mineral Oil – Conditions and hydrates parched skin

You can purchase at www.skinnygirlfaceandbodystore.com

Pacifica Shimmer & Glow Beautiful Body Kit

Dare to go bare!  Whether you are preparing to wear a bikini or a strappy gown, Pacifica Shimmer & Glow Kit ($24 USD, a $30 value) has the beautiful-body essentials to get you radiantly ready in  minutes.  These travel-sized companions are loaded with ultra-nourishing, natural ingredients including coconut oil, tropical extracts, antioxidants, and sea minerals plus the perfect amount of age-defying shimmer and natural, mineral color.  You’ll love your skin’s healthy glow and your lips’ sweet sparkle.

Set contains:

  • Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter 2 oz. (*NOTE: This product contains Pearl Mica and is vegan.)
  • Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Body Butter 2 oz. (*NOTE: This product contains Pearl Mica and is vegan.)
  • Kona Coffee and Sugar Detox Whole Body Scrub 3 oz.
  • Coconut Pearls Luminizing Lip Quench

Available at www.pacificaperfume.com and Sephora stores.


Last Minute Mother’s Day Fragrance Ideas

Thinking of treating mom to a luxury perfume for Mother’s Day? It’s not to late to take a trip to Nordstroms and purchase something fabulous. Like:

Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Mother’s Day Set ($118 –$144 value) — Full-bodied and opulent, Flowerbomb is a floral explosion, a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Set includes eau de parfum, body lotion and shower gel (1.7 oz. each) and a roller ball, (0.34 oz.). Notes include: bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose and patchouli.

Jo Malone Sakura Cherry Blossom Cologne ($105 for 3.4 oz and $55 for 1.0 oz) — Celebrating one of nature’s most dramatic yet delicate displays, Jo Malone introduces the limited-edition Sakura Cherry Blossom Cologne, a scent inspired by those few precious days when the profusion of blooms paints pastel pink clouds onto spring’s bright blue skies. Delight in an exquisite interpretation of the airiness of blossoms fluttering on boughs. Notes include: cherry blossoms, rose, bergamot, musk and woods.

Balenciaga Paris Mother’s Day Set (140 –$169 value) — A lovely paradox. A demure violet with airy blossom and delicate peppery notes. A fragrance that is mysterious and fragile, yet leaves a lasting trail. Set includes eau de parfum (2.5 oz.), body lotion (3.4 oz.) and a deluxe mini eau de parfum (0.25 oz.). Notes include: pepper, violet leaves, violet, cedar wood, patchouli and vetiver.

Available at Nordstrom stores nationwide and online at Nordstrom.com. Enjoy spoiling mom!

Treat Mom to a New Scent For Mother’s Day

Here is a trio of new fragrances that would be perfect to give mom for Mother’s Day. They are all light and fruity and are gorgeous for warmer weather: 

CLEAN Limited-EditionSummer Escape Eau de Parfum ($49.00 USD): — Enjoy a sensory experience inspired by the relaxed freedom of sun-kissed skin, cloudless sky and endless sea; Summer Escape envelops the body in layers of fresh, citrusy notes (Mandarin Orange, Summer Peony, Orange Flower, Driftwood, Coconut Water) to transport you to the beach in an instant. CLEAN products are available at Sephora stores and www.cleanperfume.com

Beyoncé Heat Rush ($59 for 3.4 fl oz.: Department stores nationwide) — Beyoncé Heat Rush instantly captures attention with sparkling top notes of passion fruit, blood orange and Brazilian cherry. The heart of the fragrance embodies a delicate floral bouquet and is built upon a carefully blended combination of Yellow Tiger Orchid, Mango Blossom and Orange Hibiscus. Subtle and alluring, the unforgettable base engages with hints of teak wood, honey amber and a musk accord that is inspired by the sunsets in Brazil.

Komen for The Cure Promise Me fragrance infuses the essence of Komen’s promise to end breast cancer into a scent that truly benefits and brings hope to those suffering from the disease. Developed by Drom fragrances and famed perfumer Jean Claude Delville, Promise Me speaks to strong, courageous women who live life to the fullest. The sophisticated floriental opens with a fresh burst of mandarin, bergamot, and blood orange. Its feminine heart evokes softness and beauty with pink peony, wild orchid, and rosewood. The scent lingers on white patchouli and musk for a warm, sensual finish. Designed by Chad Lavigne and housed in an elegant glass vessel with interior floral motif, Promise Me is a stunning display item and gift.

Eau de Parfum 100 ml $59.00 (Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Boscov’s, Sephora in JC Penney and HSN.Com) Eau de Toilette 100ml $29.99 (promisemefragrance.com,) Eau de Toilette 30ml $19.99 (promisemefragrance.com.)

Mother’s Day Makeup Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day will be here soon — do you have a pretty present for Mom yet? If not, consider one of these cosmetic ideas below. I give my mom beauty products each year and she loves it! Mom probably won’t buy herself a cool kit or pretty highlighter — so treat her to something new!

LORAC Hot Off The Red Carpet Collection ($36.00 — $105 Value) — This set features two exclusive color-coordinated, mineral-infused, shimmering baked eye shadow duos, an exclusive TANtalizer Baked Bronzer, a full-size Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in 3D (rose bronze glitter), and a gold bag that can double as a blingy evening clutch. It is formulated without parabens and petrochemicals.

This set contains:

– 2 x 0.12 oz Baked Eye Shadow Duo in Tease Me (bronze shimmer/ teal with gold sheen) and Tempt Me (champagne shimmer/ chocolate brown shimmer)

– 0.35 oz TANtalize Me Baked Bronzer (swirled tan, gold and bronze)

– 0.17 oz Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in 3D (rose bronze with 3D glitter)

– Gold Zip Bag

This is a beautiful kit — my favorite items are the eye shadows. They are gorgeous — really shimmery and fresh — great for now and throughout the summer. The bronzer is also pretty, but the lip gloss is extremely sparkly, so I use it only for night-time. The bag is really fun!  Visit www.loraccosmetics.com to purchase.

Make Up For Ever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel ($29.00 USD) — Enriched with precious pearls that catch and reflect light, Uplight creates a radiant complexion. It contains more than 70% water for a fresh, lightweight texture as well as mango butter that creates a moisturizing effect. Formulated for the face and body, this product adds a healthy glow to your skin that will last all day.

This is available in a variety of unique finishes: Dewy, Pearly, and Sparkling. I tried #31 — a sparkling blue pink. Very moisturizing and so pretty — but very sparkly! Your mom may like one of the Dewy or Pearly finishes.  If she likes pink, there is #11 Dewy Pink Beige and #22 Pearly Pink Flesh. There are also white and flesh tones.  Available at www.sephora.com, MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique & Studios at Sephora. 

Laura Geller Bring on the Bronze ($55.00 USD) — This kit is all you need to help you look sunny and rested, with that just-back-from-vacation glow. It is packaged in an adorable bronze clutch, with orange lining, to hold all your bronzing essentials:

– Spackle® Tinted Under Make-up Primer in Bronze

– Split Baked Body Frosting in Sugar Glow and Honey Glow

– Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Candied Bronze

– I-Care Eyeliner in Brown

– Lipshine SPF 15 in Sundrenched

This is a gorgeous kit for days where you want to look natural and not cake on a lot of foundation. Just apply the bronzer on your face and the body frosting can either highlight or bronze you all over. The eyeshadow and eyeliner make a great bronzed eye (just add the mascara of your choice). And the lip color is almost like a sunny balm! 

Shop to Erase MS! For the month of May only, 20% of proceeds from this special kit benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. Visit www.laurageller.com to purchase.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Part 2 — Fragrances

Kenzo Gift Set — Illusion ($72.00 USD) is a cool way to give her the fabulous gift of Kenzo for Mother’s Day. This set is available in Kenzo’s two most popular fragrances, FlowerbyKenzo and KenzoAmour. The kit includes a 1.7oz eau de parfum and 3.4oz Body Milk housed in a graphic gift box. Which one to choose? FlowerbyKenzo has notes of Bulgarian Rose, Parma Violet and White Musk while KenzoAmour has notes of Gentle Rice, Musk and Frangipani Blossom. Both are soft and pretty! Visit www.kenzousa.com to purchase.

Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Sets ($15.99 USD) — These limited-edition kits include a  full-size fragrance, a $20 gift certificate for 1-800-Flowers, a decorative gift bag with tissue paper and a giftable pouch with a personable “From-To” card.  Choose from six different scents: Halle by Halle Berry, Halle Pure Orchid, Faith Hill, Celine Dion Sensational, Jovan Musk and Jovan White Musk. Purchase at www.target.com.

Or make your own kit with the Cherry Blossom fragrance collection from Bodycology. All Bodycology products are just $4.99 at mass market retailers nationwide.  Choose from body wash, body lotion, body sprays and other fabulous products.

So buy Mom something to perk up her spirits — fragrance always makes you feel (and smell) good!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Part 1 — Makeup Kits


Makeup kits are one of my favorite beauty gifts to give — and receive! I find that neutral colors or pinks are great to give to almost anyone! And how about a new mineral foundation. It’s pretty easy to match skin tones with those! Who doesn’t love playing with new colors? 

Lorac always has fantastic new kits for great prices. This makeup is classy and high-quality, just like mom! The limited-edition Hollywood Insider Collection ($39.50 USD) contains these five full-sized products: 

Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight (warm beige)
Baked Matte Satin Blush in Hollywood (bronzed rose)
Bronzed Bombshell Eye Shadow Trio in Sand/Serenity/Bronze
Special Effects Conditioning Primer/Defining & Lengthening Mascara
Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage (light neutral beige)

These colors will look lovely on everyone! I especially love the wow effect of the mascara and the beuatiful luminizing powder. You can pick this up at Sephora or www.sephora.com.

I always love looking at Kohls’ makeup counter. They have fun makeup brands like Flirt! and American Beauty that you can only find at Kohls. A really sweet kit for mom is the American Beauty Spring Look Kit in Pink Gingham ($30.00 USD). This set contains:

Luxury for Lids® Eyeshadow Duo (in Pink Gingham) – Limited Edition – .06 oz. each                                                                                                                                                   Blush Perfect® Cheek Color (in Rosy Cheeks) – .10 oz.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Softly Shaping Mascara® (in Black Velvet) – .16 oz.

These pretty-pink colors are so fresh looking, and the mascara make lashes look lush! Visit a Kohls near you or go to www.kohls.com

This Pür Minerals Starter Kit ($37.00 USD)is a great way to try mineral makeup. Mom can’t be afraid of these travel sizes of Pür Minerals’ most popular mineral makeup products. It includes:

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (.15oz): The cornerstone of Pür Minerals, this one-minute mineral makeup miracle is your mineral foundation, powder, concealer and SPF protection all in one neat makeup compact. Completely free of oil, alcohol, talc, fragrances, preservatives and chemical dyes, this mineral foundation is actually good for your skin!

Mineral Glow (.12oz): A touch of sun in a makeup compact, this mineral powder will impart a natural, sun-kissed glow to your skin.

Universal Marble Powder (.10oz/3g): Give your skin back that rosy glow you were born with. Porcelain through Tan Start Now kits come with Marble Powder in Pink. Medium Dark through Deepest include Marble Powder in Spice. This multi-purpose mineral makeup can be worn on your eyes, lips and cheeks.

The Chisel Makeup Brush: The magic behind the mineral makeup look! The only makeup brush to use for application of your 4-in-1 Mineral Makeup, it provides maximum coverage and an amazingly smooth finish.

First of all, LOVE the brush it’s bristles are compact and perfect to swirl the minerals in the lid for application. This is one mineral makeup that doesn’t accentuate my lines and pores so I love it. The bronzer and blush complete the look. Visit www.purminerals.com  to purchase this great and affordable kit!