Monday, May 1, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide!




Well hello May! With Mother's Day fast approaching, I thought I'd put together my recommendations for lovely presents, in the form of my (hopefully!) helpful Mother's Day Gift Guide! I'm a Mum myself, so I'm well aware some of us have a tendency to put ourselves last. So this Guide will be focussed on gorgeous products that Mums can relax and pamper themselves with. Because if there's any day we should indulge in 'me time' on, it has to be Mother's Day! Read on for some delightful pampering gifts ideas and let me know which is your favourite in the comments!




GUESS 1981 Eau de Toilette Spray*
This fragrance comes in a cute pale pink box and the bottle itself is minimal and stylish, with a round design and a square silver lid. Described as elegant, sophisticated and graceful, the scent is feminine, modern and sexy. Guess 1981 would be perfect for date night, as it's sensual and musky with a strong floral scent. In terms of composition, the top notes are violet and ambrette seed, with a fruity and floral heart of pear, jasmine petals and sandalwood and a base of musk, amber and cedar wood.  Available in 50ml and 100ml eau de toilette bottles, you can either go all out and buy this as Mum's major gift, or get the super-cute smaller size and add it as an extra gift to spoil her!

Available from May. Stockists unavailable at time of posting. Priceline and Chemist Warehouse stock Guess fragrance though, so my best Guess (haha) would be there.




Oh Deer Sugar Ombre Bubblebath Macarons
This three pack of ombre bubblebath macarons are possibly the cutest thing I've ever bought! I fall more in love with Oh Deer Sugar every time I step inside this South Australian non-edible bakery, and I went so far as to treat myself with an online haul the day they released their Mother's Day range! (Look out for that blog post in the future). These smell amazing and are pink, pretty and the perfect Mother's Day gift because everyone loves a fragrant bubblebath, right? The scents are apricot and grapefruit, peaches and cream and peony and nectarine. I talk about Oh Deer Sugar Oh Peachy Keen Shower Moose in my March Favourites and the Oh Passion Rose & Passionfruit Shower Moose in my September Favourites, such is my love for these products.

Available at Oh Deer Sugar in Regent Arcade, Adelaide or at Oh Deer Sugar online.




Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish*
The reason this is 'color therapy' is because the formula contains Argan Oil, so it's supposed to 'care while you wear'. I love multi-tasking products, and this is a nail polish, top coat, cuticle and nail oil in one! I have trialled these polishes and I really love them. I think combining nail colour (which a lot of us enjoy wearing) with a nail treatment is a fantastic idea, because multi-tasking for the win, right guys? I can recommend the shade Pampered in Pink (third from the left in the above photo - check out my Manicure and Review of that here) because it's bright, cheerful, feminine and I love how it looks on my nails. I think a lot of other Mothers would love it, too!

Available at Priceline, Target, Kmart, Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths and Coles.




Urban Rituelle Wellness Cleansing Bars*
If you're looking for something a little bit special this Mother's Day, I can highly recommend these luxurious cleansing bars from Urban Rituelle. They're a bit more expensive than other soaps, but they are high quality, super large in size so they last ages and the fragrances are out of this world! Before I wax lyrical about the scents, these cleansing bars from the new Harvest range are also palm oil free, vegan friendly and Aussie made using 100% naturally derived ingredients. Being a huge citrus lover, I was delighted to trial Grapefruit, Lemon, Pineapple & Celery; Blood Orange, Papaya & Mandarin and lastly Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass & Muddled Mint. The other fragrances are Guava, Cranberry & Goji Berries; Rose Infused Coconut Water, Cucumber and Aloe and lastly Coconut, Honey, Almond & Chia.

Available at Urban Rituelle online or click here for Stockists in your area.




Weleda Tinted Lip Balm in Rose*
I've really been enjoying my Weleda Tinted Lip Balm in the Rose shade lately and think it would make a great addition to any Mother's Day gift. The formula is creamy and slightly moussey, the product feels beautiful on the lips and the finish is a flattering, shimmery light pink colour. It's like wearing a balm that's hydrating and moisturising your lips, nourishing them and making them softer whilst also giving you a soft wash of colour. This range also comes in Nude, but this is too light for my skin tone, and Berry, which I don't have so I can't comment on that one. The balm smells of rose petals and vanilla, which is an added bonus! Click here to read my probably too cheeky Brand Focus on Weleda.

Available at David Jones, selected health food stores, pharmacies, online stores and Weleda online.




Natura Siberica Active Organics Revitalizing Bath Salts*
I highly recommend these Revitalizing Bath Salts from Natura Siberica; I've used them before and seriously didn't want my tub of goodness to end! They provide an incredibly relaxing bath that would be perfect for Pamper Sunday, or Pamper any-day-of-the-week! The fragrance of these herbal salts is freakin' delightful. Even my nine year old son, who turns his nose up at a lot of smells despite producing questionable ones himself (heh), went "ahhh" when he smelt these. The ingredients include Siberian Ginseng, Rose Hip Oil and Calendula Flower Extract. I've reviewed this lovely product here.

Available at Natura Siberica online or discounted at Chemist Warehouse.




Harvest Garden French Green Clay Facial Masque*
To add to Mum's 'me time' on Mother's Day, you can't go wrong with a lovely face mask. I'm a big believer in Pamper Sunday, which usually involves a relaxing bath, a face mask and a DIY manicure if I get around to it! This Harvest Garden Facial Masque contains French Green Clay, Olive Green Australian Clay, Matcha Green Tea and Aloe Vera extract. The super-fun part is that you mix it yourself and paint it on with a brush; I love this because it brings out the artist in me! The benefits are refined pores, a reduction in irritation and revitalized skin. Clay draws out impurities, clarifies and detoxes the skin. I love Harvest Garden products and you can read my review of more from their range here.

Available at various pharmacies, health food stores, florists, giftware stores and Harvest Garden online.




Rustic Bliss Lemon And Lime Bath Milk*
Have you guessed yet that I have a penchant for bath products? This lemon and lime milk dissolves leaving you with an amazing, zesty, citrus-smelling bath that is super relaxing! I love the sweet candy-like fragrance of this Blissful bath milk that's invigorating and soothing at the same time. Check out my review of this gorgeous Rustic Bliss product here.

Available at Rustic Bliss online.


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What are your plans for Mother's Day this year? Do any of these gifts take your fancy?

82 comments:

  1. I love the look of every single product you featured and would be happy to receive any of these, or all of them (hehe) for Mother's Day! As long as I don't get a saucepan for Mother's Day like I did one year! My husband is lucky I didn't hit him over the head with the saucepan!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Haha, the saucepan of doom! Bet he never repeated that mistake! LOL

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  2. Oh the macarons!!! My kids would try to consume these if they found them in my house. I would have to bathe in the remnants! Loving these suggestions. Will check out the sugar macarons website though. They look like they have beautiful products.

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    1. They have the most gorgeous products and they look or smell edible but aren't. Tricky!

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  3. So many gorgeous gift ideas here! I know my mum would especially love the Sally Hansen polishes and Guess fragrance :) x

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    1. Thanks Marisa! Yeah I'm loving those two options xx

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  4. oooh I like the look of rustic bliss!

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  5. These are all amazing gift ideas! I am giving my mum some of the Urban Rituelle Cleansing Bars, they are so lovely!!


    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. They are so luxurious and special. Hope she loves them! :)

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  6. I am completely OBSESSED with the Urban Rituelle bars and the Weleda lip balms, they are both gorgeous and in fact I'm sending some up to Mum because I know she'll love them as much as me!

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    1. That's lovely of you, I hope she loves them, they really are beautiful aren't they! :)

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  7. You have a lot of great products to choose from here, I've never tried the Weleda lip balm, but based on their other products I would expect it to be very good! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. Yes if you like other Weleda products you would probably be a fan of these balms, too! xx

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  8. I laughed so much harder than I should have at the Guess pun ;) lovely suggestions! Oh Deer Sugar is one of my favourite places to buy from and I'm just starting to try out Harvest Garden products!

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    1. Hehe thanks! OMG how good is Oh Deer Sugar, the shower mooses are my absolute fave!

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  9. You've got some great gift suggestions! I love Oh Deer Sugar products, their soon creative and I love the packaging for the Guess perfume!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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    1. Me too, it's so pretty! And Oh Deer Sugar are amazing, I'm glad you love them too! :)

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  10. You do a great job of sourcing, presentation and words. I hope that you get spoiled on Mother's Day. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 18/52 Next week: "My Mondays".

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    1. Thanks so much Denyse and thanks once again for the Linky!

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  11. I think nail that nail polishes from Sally Hansen and cleansing bars would be the best gifts for my mom. Thank you for the tips. :)

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. I hope your Mother has a lovely day and thanks for reading Michelle!

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  12. Gorgeous selection hon - crikey there's so many I want for myself lol, but my Mum would just adore that Clay Masque. Thanks a bunch for some awesome suggestions xxx

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    1. Thanks Kats, there was a lot to pick from, but so many gorgeous products perfect for pampering, so hard to choose!

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  13. Love your suggestions. But as I'm looking I'm thinking I want these.. especially the bath salts, clay mask, and nail polish! :D

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  14. I like your ideas ! My favorite is the Guess perfume :)

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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    1. Thanks, I really love that one, too. Such a beautiful scent! :)

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  15. I want everyhting on this list especially the Bubblebath Macarons!

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    1. Aren't they so freakin' cute! They smell amazing, too!

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  16. Oh Di, I LOVE these product ideas for Mothers Day! I'd love to recieve any of these, especially the Guess perfume :D

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    1. Thanks Alicia! Yep the Guess perfume is such a great gift!

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  17. The Oh Deer Sugar Macarons look so good! I want them!

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    1. I am so in love with everything Oh Deer Sugar at the moment!

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  18. I love the look of those polishes! I find Sally Hansen to last quite well on me :)

    Maddie | www.maddiesbeautyspot.com

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    1. Me too and not a lot of polishes last on me for some reason! :)

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  19. All these products look beautiful and very Mother's Day appropriate! Thanks for the inspo x
    Isabella | www.digyhu.com

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  20. Great round up of Mother's Day gift ideas, Di. Love the look of those macaroons! xx

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  21. Some great brands here! and lovely macrons! Love the guide!

    x Helen http://www.seaandstyle.com/blog/

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    1. Thanks Helen! Yes these brands are among my favourites! x

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  22. Too hard to choose! I want them all!

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    1. Yes so many gorgeous products, it makes it hard!

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  23. I am convinced that I need to do a huge Oh Deer haul! Everything looks so cute & fun! I don't know if I'll be able to keep them until Mothers Day!! Hehe

    Elley | http://elleymae.com

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    1. Haha, yes I just did an Oh Deer Sugar haul and everything is so delicious smelling! :)

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  24. Loved the macaroon bath bombs I need them in my life. Your mothers day gift guide post would be so helpful to my husband and daughter it had some great brands definitely going to pass this on to them:)

    Taslyn| www.hiddenbeau-t.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Taslyn! The bath bombs are so cute and smell amazing! :)

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  25. This is such a lovely gift guide! Every mum deserves some good pamper time and those bath macarons omg they're adorable! Great post lovely

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Ellie! I can't wait to get pampered myself on Mother's Day. Bring it on! x

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  26. Great ideas! I've never tried any of these but would be more than happy with any of those on Mother's Day! Loving those nail polish shades though!! Lovely post x

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    1. Aren't the nail polish shades so pretty? Thanks for reading Rachel! x

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  27. I love your suggestions! The Macaron bubblebath looks so cute x

    Billie | http://www.othersummers.com/

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    1. Don't they though? I had to have them as soon as I saw the cuteness! x

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  28. I love reading gift guides but I usually just want all of the products for myself, which totally happened here haha. Great post!
    -Stephanie | www.nudelipdiaries.com

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  29. These gifts sound awesome! I might have to get a couple for myself, especially the bath products. They sound so relaxing!

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    1. I honestly can't wait for another relaxing pampering session with some of these bath products!

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  30. You've showcased some lovely products...I'd be happy to receive any of these! #TeamLovinLife

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  31. Some great products there! Each one I thought uh huh I'd like that one, then the next one - uh huh I'd like that one too. I think I'd like them all! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Aah great feedback, thanks Min! I love pampering products!

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  32. Such a great gift guide! Those macaron bath bombs are too cute! Mums deserve a pamper every day haha! My mum actually wants a vacuum this year haha... bit boring but I tend to hand off a lot of my beauty bits like hand creams and soaps whenever I get them!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Yes I give out beauty products to family throughout the year too, otherwise it gets out of control, haha!

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  33. The macarons look so cute! That's such a great gift idea!

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    1. They really are. They almost look good enough to eat haha :)

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  34. All of these products are stunning Di, I don't know where to start! x the macarons are right up my mum's street so I'm definitely going to have to look further into those! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thanks Marina! I hope your Mum has a lovely Mother's Day! xx

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  35. What a lovely post! So many great ideas for Mother's Day!

    Stacey x
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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    1. I had fun putting it together, so many lovely products for pampering! x

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  36. Great gift guide. Still can't believe I managed to book my first overseas trip with just hubby since having kids to coincide with Mother's Day.

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    1. Oh that's fantastic! I hope you have a fabulous time, Raychael! x

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  37. Lovely Mother's Day gift guide packed with beautiful brands! The Weleda lip balms are a fave of mine ♡

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    1. Aren't they lovely? The Rose one is my fave x

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  38. So beautiful. I just wish I had nice fingernails and toenails. But having my kids with me is the best gift of all!

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    1. Yes you're absolutely right! Our kids are the best gift of all :)

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  39. It all looks delightful but those macarons are my pick! They're just irresistible!

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  40. Wouldn't mind any one of these lovely gifts. I'm partial to a bit of pampering although it hasn't happened in a long while!

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    1. Oh no! Well I hope you receive some long overdue pampering on Mother's Day Amy! :)

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  41. What a beautiful gift list. So much better then any electrical appliance. Thanks for linking up with the Ultimate Rabbit Hole xo

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    1. Thanks Shari! Loving the Ultimate Rabbit Hole xx

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