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Friday, April 22, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide

My train of thought when it comes to giving gifts is probably a little irrational.  I've been thinking about Mother's Day since the beginning of March, but I didn't order a gift because it's "too early" and "I'll probably lose it before then."  This leads me to buy gifts at the very last minute, typically from Amazon because Amazon Prime saves my life at least once every three weeks.

This year, I will be on top of things.  My momma is awesome.  I am fortunate to have been raised by a mom who is both beautiful and brilliant, balances a career and a family, and always encourages me to have my own beliefs and explore my interests.  When I was 17, I gained a bonus parent, my dad's wife, Monica.  (I hate the term stepmother; it sounds so cold.)  Moni is sassy, intelligent, and determined.  She ran a half marathon last weekend, for goodness' sake!  

This year, I'm ordering gifts early so that the women in my life get the pampering that they deserve.  I've kept all of my picks under $100, with multiple choices for different price points.  Happy shopping!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under $100

Perfume Sampler •  Perfume is a great gift, but sometimes I get a little nervous buying it for people because you don't know if they'll enjoy it.  What I love about this specific sampler is that the perfumes come in mini bottles instead of just little tiny spray vials.  (In college, I kept mine on display on a mint green cake stand because they were so cute!)  After trying all of the perfume to determine which is her favorite, your mom can cash in the included "scent certificate" to receive a full sized bottle of the featured fragrance of her choice.  You're basically making money on this one!  (PS - other sampler options are available here.)

Monogrammed Phone Case •  I love getting my mom things that she would never think to get for herself.  While a cute phone case is just as important to us as having the latest and greatest phone, it's probably something your mom hasn't thought about, but will absolutely love.  The gold lettering on the black pebble leather case is super sleek.

Cookin' Mama Gift Set •  I'm obsessed with Draper James, and this is no exception.  The gift set includes a cute apron, candle, and a couple of fancy mugs!

Wine Trough •  This is a really great gift to help you cement your status as favorite child.  Think of all of the ways your wine-loving, hostess with the mostess momma could use this wine trough!

Cozy Robe •  Sometimes practical gifts are truly the best gifts.  I can only remember my mom owning two robes over the course of my life, and I'm 25.  If you're not sure what to get this year, consider upgrading your momma's robe.

Hand & Foot Cream Duo •  This gift is the perfect blend of practical and luxurious.  L'Occitane products are heavenly, and I'm a big advocate for self-pampering.

Mug •  I know mugs may think about a "cheat" gift, but think about how much you look forward to your morning coffee or tea.  This one is guaranteed to make your mom smile!

Tassel Keychain •  This is $5 and also comes in black and camel!  If you're combining a few small items or going the gift card route, this is a good addition.

Trinket Tray •  I think my trinket tray obsession tracks back to my mom. This is great for putting her jewelry in each night or could even make a chic little key holder.

Faux Leather Tote •  I have one of these thanks to my friend Nicole, and I don't know how I lived without it.  Board meeting? I carry all of the packets in it.  Traveling? I carry my makeup and toiletries in it.  If your mom is always on the go, this is great.  (It's also under $50!)

Birchbox Subscription •  Subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving!  Why should Mother's Day only be one day a year? ;)

Cashmere Wrap •  Is this a mom staple? Not only is this super versatile, but it comes in 18 colors!

Happy Friday!  Have you decided what you're getting your momma this year?!


  1. These are all awesome Mother's Day gift ideas! I can't wait to spoil my mom on Mother's Day.

    xoxo, Jenny

  2. Love that faux leather tote... but that mug is killing me. Such a funny one!

  3. I think I need to get my mom that mug! She'd get a serious laugh out of it!
    -Anna |

  4. That mug is perfect for my mom! Fits her perfectly.

    Alix |

  5. The phone case is such a great idea, I love how personalized it is!
    xo, Syd

  6. So many great ideas! My mom is a huge fan of anything cooking related so I would definitely get her some baking accessories or cookbooks!

  7. Ohh my mom would love the wine trough for entertaining!

  8. These are some great ideas. I'm not quite sure what I'll be getting my mom yet but I'm thinking I might go with a Diptyque candle.

  9. I love gifting housewares, that tray is so cute!

    Laura |

  10. The robe is such a great idea! I'm pretty sure my mom has had her robe since before I was born haha. This year, my brother and I are getting portraits done for my mom for mother's day. I'm hoping she loves them!

    Kayla |

  11. My favorite is the mug! I got my mom a similar one already.

    Class Meets Couture

  12. I think I should get a robe like that for me and my mom! She'd love us to be twins!

  13. These are all such great ideas! I love that mug!

  14. That tassel keychain is too cute! Love these picks

  15. I don't know what to get my Mom for mother's day yet, it really snuck up on me this year. Thanks for all of the fabulous ideas girl!

  16. Such great picks! I love them all!

    xo Kylie

  17. very useful choices :)

  18. I'm planning on buying my mom a crock pot. I know, I know – not the most glamorous gift in the world, but she's been wanting one, so why not? But I have been breaking my head what else to add to the gift – something that isn't kitchen/cleaning/chore-related, and this roundup is perfect!

  19. Nice selections these would all make great gifts.

  20. Great picks! I think I’m going to go with a Teavana gift set for my mom this year, or make my own, guaranteed she’ll love and use it!

    x Debby