Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the moms reading this post!

If your mom is anything like mine, she is impossible to buy for because she never asks for anything! My mom is very low maintenance (where did I come from?!) and never asks for (or expects!) any type of gift. So what I’ve decided is that I am going to get her things that are lovely and frivolous (and NOT practical!) that she would never think to buy for herself. I’ve made a list below of some of the best gift ideas I can find for 2017. What do you get your mom for mother’s day?!


1.) Nest candle or diffuser – I was introduced to this brand when my friends bought me the Christmas edition candle for my birthday 2 years ago and I have been splurging on them ever since. The smells are absolutely amazing, and the scent is very strong so if the candle is lit in one room you can smell it throughout the house. It also lasts for a pretty long time, and even when it isn’t burning you can still smell the candle if you are next to it. My favorite scents are Apricot Tea (the name is confusing because smelling it I would have never come up with Apricot or Tea?! I would douse my entire house in this scent if I could) and Sicilian Tangerine (this is a sweet, citrus smell). Regarding a diffuser vs a candle, it just depends on if you would rather have a stronger fragrance that doesn’t last as long, or a more subtle fragrance that can last for months (mine are going on 4 months!).

** If Nest candles/diffusers are out of the budget, the Voluspa Baltic Amber (love love love!) and Volcano Capri Blue are amazing!! I would take any (and ALL!) of these


2.) Spring Tote – I love the idea of a fun spring tote because it is something my mom would never buy herself (totally frivolous!). A colorful, spring tote is a statement piece and perfect for summer days or beach vacations. They are also fun to give as a gift because they are just so cute and it is fun to watch someone open it and be excited! How could you not love a fun pop of color?! If you want to splurge a little for mom, I love this one!


3.) Serving ware for entertaining or display – This category is one of my favorites, because my mom throws beautiful showers and parties at her house and all of these would be so fun as entertaining pieces for company.

  • These Agate Serving Boards are AMAZING! I’ve never seen anything like it, and they would be stunning as a serving piece.
  • Metallic Lace Dessert Plates (would need to buy a set of 4//6//8). These are gorgeous and very different – I’ve never seen any like these.
  • Set of Marble Coasters are clean and classic (AND practical!). Plus they are a steal at $35 for a set of 4!
  • Set of Serving Trays – these are a little more taste specific so you’ll have to make a judgement call if these match your mom’s taste!


4.) Spring scarf– scarfs are perfect because they aren’t size specific and you can wear a lot of them (even really colorful ones!) into fall. If your mom loves to travel, there is a beautiful Kate Spade scarf with a map of Europe — sounds weird but it’s lovely!! She also has one with a map of New York! Scarves can also be worn as wraps in the winter for warmth, or as an accent piece tied around your neck in the summer.


5.) Classic piece of jewelry – the LUXE collection is perfect for moms because these are classic pieces with a trendy twist. The genuine freshwater pearls and natural stones (THIS dalmatian jasper is stunning) are great quality but there are touches of agate crystal, rose quartz, 14kt gold dipped pendants, and faceted crystal that give a modern flair. Plus, most of these pieces are extremely versatile and are great for work, luncheons, holidays, and just about everyday. Each piece comes fully wrapped and in a velvet jewelry pouch. Get 25% off the entire purchase with code Mom2017!