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EauMG’s Mother’s Day 2012 Gift Guide

Elizabeth Taylor with Son

I admit that I like to make gift guides for people that like buying perfumes and products in pretty packaging. I also like to make glamorous gift guides. This is my Mother’s Day 2012 Gift Guide for the mom’s of people that love to buy perfume.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Guerlain & Emilio Pucci Powder Brush – I couldn’t resist this limited edition summer collection by Guerlain and Pucci, two of my favorite brands. The brush comes in the cutest packaging. Want to make mom really happy? Get her the Meteorites that are in this collection too. Brush retails for $43 at Sephora. Meteorites sold separately 🙂

2. NEST Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle – Hip moms will love this candle collab between NEST Fragrances and designer Jason Wu. This candle’s packaging is stunning. The scent is even better in my opinion. It’s a fresh white floral with a milky, warm coconut. The overall scent is elegant but casual. This limited edition candle retails for $48 at Candles Off Main.

3. Lipstick Queen Liptropolis Set – This Metropolis inspired lipstick trio contains 3 shades that every woman needs – red, nude, and peach. This limited edition set retails for $48 at Barneys. You can make the lipstick loving and silent film loving mom very happy with this set.

4.Aftelier Chef’s Essences Original Set – If your mother loves to cook, this is such a great gift. I bought my husband 3 of the essential oils in the winter and we’ve had so much fun with them. This comprehensive set includes 12 Chef’s Essences in a tin. The set retails for $164 at Aftelier. Here’s a recipe I did with the fir oil.

5. BijaBody Anti-Aging Bath + Body Set – BijaBody is a fairly new-to-me line and I love it. All of the products have done great things for my skin. I love the line and what this line is about. This gift set contains full-size products of the Daily Body Scrub, Daily Body Serum, Anti-Aging Body Treatment, and BedsideManner Lip + Hand Treatment…oh, and samples of the teas. This is the ultimate pampering set. It retails for $95 at BijaBody. Here’s my review.

6.NYX Dark Shadows The Crimson Amulet Collection – I don’t give a hoot about Tim Burton’s remake of one of my favorite shows ever, Dark Shadows. I’m so sick of Hollywood remakes. As a fan, I can’t resist Dark Shadows merchandise. This collection by NYX contains 24 eyeshadows, 5 blushes, a highlighter, 4 glosses, an eyeshadow base and a liquid liner all for $25. This is such a great gift for mamas that grew up watching this dark soap opera. The kit is available at Ulta.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

7. Julep 3 Months of Maven – I didn’t inherit many of my mother’s obsessions, but I did inherit one later in life…her love of nail polish. Julep is a Seattle based nail polish brand that has a great subscription program. Each month you get $40 worth of nail products delivered to your door. Plus, you get a 20% off all purchases. You can give a 3 month gift for $59.97. More info at Julep.

8. L’Artisan Parfumeur Feminine Set – Buying perfume for people is not easy, but I think it’s fun. L’Artisan Parfumeur Feminine Set contains a 15ml bottle of three feminine scents – Mure et Musc (unisex IMO), La Chasse Aux Papillons, and Nuit de Tubereuse (va-va voom mama!). The set retails for $98 at Barneys.

9. Erno Laszlo The Hollywood Collection – I admit that all of the items in this gift guide are things that I want. I want this set because the packaging is gorgeous, very Garbo. This set contains Instant Eye Repair, Intensive Porcelain Veil, Morning Beauty Rescue, Refresh Moisture Infusion, and Velvet Night Cream. The story behind the set is that such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Great Garbo, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and Katherine Hepburn used these. The limited edition set retails for $125 and is available at

10. Kai Gift Set – Can’t get mom a cruise to the tropics? Get her the Kai Git Set. This set contains a travel candle and perfume oil of the new-classic gardenia, Kai. It retails for $68 at B-Glowing.

11. Not Soap Radio Lip Balm in You’re The Best Mom in the World – This lip gloss says it all! It’s a clear balm with high shine. It’s only for the best. It retails for $10 and is available at Not Soap Radio.

12. Ineke Perfumes Deluxe Sample Collection – Like I said before, it’s not easy to purchase perfume for people…even your own mother. This sample collection from Ineke is beautiful in presentation and contains boxed samples of the line’s entire range. It retails for $25 at Beautyhabit.

I think that my gift guide also applies to mothers of fur babies too.

*Here’s my 2011 Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

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16 thoughts on “EauMG’s Mother’s Day 2012 Gift Guide

  1. Oooh, that L’Artisan set sounds nice.

    And I can vouch for the Ineke set, it’s a great deal – if you purchase the sampler, you get $25 off a full bottle, and they’re normally $88 for 75ml. Also, the packaging is exquisite. There are beautiful photos on the sides and backs of those little boxes, and the atomizers inside are wrapped in colored rice paper that matches the box. (After My Own Heart was my Mother’s Day present two years ago.)

    As for my own mother, I found an 8-placesetting of her discontued silver pattern on eBay – can’t wait to see her face when she gets it!

    1. I’m tempted by the L’Artisan set because I’d rather have small bottles any day.

      The Ineke Set is amazing. I’ve given it to non-spoiled, non-perfumista friends and they think it’s the fanciest thing ever and it’s only $25. And then they can buy a FB of whichever one they like.

      I’m sure your mom will love it! It’s such a surprise!

  2. I JUST signed up for Julep – got the intro package for a penny.

    I love your lists – BUT nothing here would work for my nearly 82 year old mom. What I really should do is purchase a nice decant of Kiki for her (the only sample I have that she liked) I MUST get her out of Beautiful! 😉
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    1. How do you like Julep? I love their nail polishes. I hear they’ll be carried in Sephora soon.

      Haha, my grandmother’s would be all over some of these…they have influenced my style wayyy too much.

      Kiki would be an amazing gift! And it’s Vero Profumo’s 5 year anniversary. I think they are running a promo.

      1. I haven’t received my intro package yet – I’m super excited!!!

        You have great family influences! My mom doesn’t even wear much makeup (she will put foundation on for church, and lipstick once in awhile, never wore nail polish, though she always wear ‘fume but ughhh Beautiful has been her signature scent since it launched). Ack! 😉
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        1. Strangely (and probably good for me), the women in my family were not into perfume. One grandmother wears Clinique Aromatics Elixir now which I love.

  3. ahh! Thanks! EauMg fans, enjoy a little discount love. Code: lotsalove. Oh, Ms. Bloody Friday, I bet your 82 year old Mama would LOVE the Bedside Manner Lip+Hand Balm. It’s perfect for fragile skin which is lost a lot of collagen, will help her rock her favorite lipsticks.
    xo, Melissa

  4. Thank you for such an honor Victoria! I love your selection of other gifts, and the chef’s kit is an excellent choice. Your dessert recipe was so creative & delicious, thanks for that too!
    xo Mandy

    1. You’re welcome. I want to get these EOs in more foodie’s hands! They’re too much fun, makes us look at flavors differently.

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