What to get for the Superwoman in your life // Mother's Day Gift Ideas

It's that time again-the time we take to truly honor those women in our life that have given us so much; whether it be a mom, stepmom, grandmother, or aunt, I am sure all of us know at least one superwoman that showed us love, guidance and support throughout life. Like Father's Day and Valentine's day, we can all agree that we should honor and love those close to us every day of the year, but why not set aside a day to celebrate that special person?

When thinking of ways to make Mother's Day special for the amazing women in my life, the first thing that comes to mind for me is actually doing something special for them. Cooking or cleaning for them,  going on a day or weekend trip, going out to lunch/dinner, or just simply creating a memory together by crafting, watching a movie, or coming up with a yearly tradition. My stepmom's family makes a craft together every year-this year we are making wreaths for our doors! Everyone gets together for a potluck lunch and makes the craft. They started this tradition a few years ago and it has stuck ever since!

Second, I think of actually telling those women in my life just how much I appreciate, look up to them, and love that I have them in my life. For some, this type of dialogue may be hard; for others, easy. I wouldn't say I am shy with my feelings, but sometimes it is hard to truly tell those that you appreciate most how much you admire and love them. A card is a great way to spill your heart. Again, this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me I take advantage of this special day to open up that dialogue.

Third, you can always gift something to those that you love most. I live about 2.5 hours away from my mom, grandmother, and sister (she has three children of her own). These ladies mean so much to me, and I unfortunately can't be with them on Mother's Day. I put together a gift for each of them (with a sappy card of course) and sent it their way. While it doesn't make up for me not being there, I did have a huge smile on my face when they told me how they appreciated what I had sent. It's always better to give a gift than receive (for me at least-you should see my Christmas shopping list #mywallethatesme). Mom's are so giving;in whatever context you want to take that, I feel like it's nice to finally give back! Below, I am sharing some ideas for last minute Mother's Day gifts!

1: Spa day! I don't know about you, but feeling pampered and rejuvenated never gets old!
2: A photo album of your favorite memories
3: Fruit, food, wine, candy or flower baskets
4: A new book from her favorite author or genre
5: A gift certificate to something/somewhere she loves
6: Concert tickets
7: Beauty/health/hair products

For my mom, anytime there is a gift to be given, I usually include at least one beauty product. I know she likes receiving them, so I feel like I can't go wrong there. For my stepmom, I tend to gift skincare and hair products (for her birthday, I bought her a gift card to her hair salon). I try to be very thoughtful, but also gift something that is useful as well. One of my favorite "small" items to include is usually a face mask or eye mask. Again, it feels sooooo good to feel pampered! Occasionally, I may gift a lotion or perfume if I know exactly what they want, but otherwise, I tend to purchase items like mascaras, blushes, or eyeshadows.

This year, IT Cosmetics had a list of "it girl essentials" to help narrow down your search for a Mother's Day gift. In it, they included a blush, lip treatment, 5 piece getting started airbrush brush set and 5 piece mini face and eye brush set.

Your Beautiful Basics Airbrush 101 5 Piece Face & Eye Getting Started Brush Set

Your Face & Eye Essentials Mini 5 Piece Face & Eye Travel Brush Set

All of these items (in my opinion) are a safe bet for the beauty lover in your life. I love that IT Cosmetics put together these suggestions-while I try to be thoughtful with gift giving, I definitely have had those moments where I am frantically googling gift ideas! I'm hoping that my post will give you a few good suggestions for your last minute shopping!

Keep your eyes out for a full review of a few IT Cosmetics listed in this post, as well as a couple other fun items that IT Cosmetics kindly sent!

Sneak peek!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Kelsey

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