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MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

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So many Mothers are notorious for putting others before themselves, enduring many sacrifices over time, and conducting grand acts of unconditional love for their children without expecting anything in return.  That’s why I decided to put together this Mother’s Day gift guide to give those Moms the pampering they truly deserve.   

When it comes to gift giving, I strive to purchase items that will be used and appreciated rather than something that will just get stacked in a closet or buried in a junk drawer.  To me, the more thought you put into a gift, the more valuable it becomes no matter how much you spend.

The items that I’ve listed below are things that I know my Mother would love, but would rarely ever buy for herself.  I’ve put together a few different themes to keep in mind when picking out a gift for Mom.

BEACH: Will she be going on a summer vacation soon?  A new beach bag, hat, and/or Turkish towel would be the perfect gift to get her beach ready and it will be one less thing she has to find before her trip.

SPA:  Oil diffusers, candles, and calming bath soaks are a Godsend at the end of a long day especially to the newer Moms out there. Wanna kick it up a notch? Insert her favorite wine and she will be relaxing in no time!

COZY:  You can never go wrong with a super soft pair of pajamas and beautiful slippers.  These are the last thing on Mom’s lists to buy for themselves.  Add a throw blanket in for extra coziness.

JEWELRY:  A simple piece of jewelry and a pretty trinket box or tray to put them in will always remind them of you.

LEATHER GOODS: Help Mom stay organized in style with a zipper pouch to keep her go-to makeup items and tote needs, a notebook in a pretty hue, and a sleek pen to match.  Wallets, card holders, and key fobs are great too.  Just try to keep them within the same color story.

These are just a few ideas, but feel free to mix and match a candle with a blanket, a straw tote with a leather pouch, slippers with a bath soak…. you get the idea.  The possibilities are endless and she’ll love that it came from you!

 

 

| 1. TASSEL BLANKET | 2. CALM BATH SOAK | 3. CANDLE | 4. MOONLIGHT PJ’S | 5. SLIPPERS |

| 6. JEWELRY BOX | 7. DIFFUSER | 8. INITIAL NECKLACE | 9. STACKABLE RINGS | 10. LEUCADIA STUDS |

| 11. LAGUNA BRACELET | 12. LEATHER POUCH | 13. LEATHER NOTEBOOK + ROSE GOLD PEN |

| 14. BEACH TOTE |  15. TURKISH TOWEL | 16. STRAW HAT |

Mother’s Day is exactly a week away from today! How do you plan to pamper your Mom?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

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