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EauMG’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013

Jayne Mansfield

I love to create gift guides. But, I have to admit that I don’t like creating Mother’s Day gift guides. Why? It’s difficult for me to group “moms” all in the same category. Moms are diverse people with differing interests and with a wide age span.  It’s difficult to be like “buy this for someone just because they probably wiped your snot when you were a kid”. So when I create a Mother’s Day gift guide, I have to go be inspired by the mothers in my life and think about what they would want. So, here you go:

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2013

1. L’Artisan Parfumeur Amber Ball – I have been more than pleased with mine. It’s gorgeous and it smells gorgeous. It’s a slightly spicy amber. I’ve had mine for 2 years and it still throws. I always recommend this as a gift because I find people rarely buy this for themselves but are always happy to have it. And it’s a terracotta ball; it looks good as a decoration. The small one retails for $90 at Beautyhabit.

2. NEST Liquid Hand Soap in Blue Garden – NEST Fragrances has added one of their best fragrances to their hand soap line. Blue Garden is a lush, dewy spring floral. You can read my review of the candle here. This hand soap is one of my favorites as the scent does linger. Retails for $22 at NEST. 

3. Soap & Paper Factory Room Diffuser in Lavender – Ahh, breathe in and relax. This is a calming lavender home fragrance for mother’s suite. Retails for $32 at Soap and Paper Factory. 

4. Olfactif Perfume Subscription Program – Mom loves perfume? Want to share your perfume hobby with your mom? Olfactif is niche perfume subscription program that will send 3 samples right to your door. Subscriptions are $18 a month and there’s a discount for longer term commitments (6 month or 1 year) to the program. You can read all about it at Olfactif. And here’s my review.

5. Phoenix Botanicals Sold Perfume Locket in Meadow & Fir – This is a floral printed locket filled with a generous amount of all-natural solid perfume. Meadow & Fir is a honeyed, balsamic fir fragrance. These lockets are refillable. Other fragrances are available but I love the meditative quality of this one. Retails for $58 at Phoenix Botanicals.

6. Opus Oils Mother Perfume – Hello, it’s all in the name! This is a delicious woodsy fig with rose. Here’s my review. There are a few sizes of this perfume but I highly recommend the limited edition 1 oz EDP with the art nouveau medallion that retails for $90 at Opus Oils. 

7. NARS And God Created The Woman Set – This is an all about the eyes gift set that comes with a #3 Eyeshadow Brush, Pro-Prime Shadow Base and a palette featuring 6 wonderfully neutral eyeshadows. This is one of those kits that will get used.  Retails for $59 at Sephora.

8. Molton Brown Saffron & Patchouli Gift Set – Here’s my pick  for the mommas from the rocking 1970’s. Saffron & Patchouli is a rich patchouli with savory saffron and a hint of badass leather. This set includes a full-size body wash and body lotion with a colorful cosmetic bag. Retails for $86 at Molton Brown.

9. Cire Trudon + Arquiste Merida Candle – One of the most luxurious candle lines around has paired with Arquiste perfumes to make a perfume that smells realistically like a guava tree. Overripe fruits with bark and leaves. This candle is on my wishlist. Retails for $90 at Beautyhabit.

10. Houbigant Quelque Fleurs Parfum – A rich, powdery floral…in parfum form. A classic since 1912. Retails for $240 at Nordstrom.

11. Butter London Fashion Week Survival Kit – This is one of those kits that will get mileage. It contains a Nail Foundation, Hardwear, Stiletto Stick and a Nail Laquer in Yummy Mummy, the “universal shade”, a light fawn with silver shimmer. Retails for $58 at

12. Ayala Moriel Hanami Sachet – OK, so I’m on a vintage kimono kick, I admit that openly but I have to say that these are nifty. This is a sachet made from vintage kimonos that contain Japanese cherry blossoms, patchouli and spices. They retail for $15 each at Ayala Moriel.

Need more ideas? Here’s my gift guide from 2012. 

What will you be getting mom this Mother’s Day?

*Beautyhabit, NEST, Sephora, Molton Brown, Nordstrom and contain affiliate links. Thanks! Jayne Mansfield pic from Getty images.

8 thoughts on “EauMG’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013

    1. Oh, Molton Brown has a candle in that scent 🙂 And I actually think the scent does its best in wax.

      I didn’t even realize this scent was in the diffuser too!

  1. My mother doesn’t really like makeup or perfume. How is that possible. If she did, can you imagine what kind of presents she would receive from me? LOL

    1. The women in my family aren’t into it either! They don’t know what they’re missing 😉

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