Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Hi Friends,

Mother's Day is right around the corner and with shipping delays expected, maybe it would behoove us not to procrastinate until the last minute!

I have gathered a list of favorites alongside other great deals for those of you looking for Mother's Day gift ideas. Some are beauty products, some are practical gifts. There is a mix of everything and whenever possible, I have also included coupon codes for further discounts. This is a long post since I inserted a lot of gift ideas, you may want to scroll down all the way to the end first to see what selections I made for Mother's Day 2013.



These are just a few selections, and you can visit the full site for more promotions such as BOGO, 50 and 75% off items.

Every Day coupon:
Free Shipping on orders over $25 and always a free gift. Use coupon code LCS25YR

Expiring soon:

Enjoy $10% OFFat Yves Rocher! EXCLUSIVE WEB OFFER! Use coupon code YVES10OFF at checkout. End date April 30th, 2013.

Enjoy 5% OFF with every order at Yves Rocher! EXCLUSIVE WEB OFFER! Use coupon code YROCHER5 at checkout. End date April 30th.

I love YR products and have reviewed several ones on this site already. They can only be found online and are sure to make a unique gift for those moms (like me) who love to try new pampering products. All YR products are organic, cruelty free and Made in France.

75% off - (orig. $14.00)

Discover the light, luminous scent of orange blossom with this soft body lotion. This silky body lotion perfectly captures the gentle and delicious scent of Orange Blossom. The moisturizing formula caresses your skin, leaving it soft, hydrated and lightly fragranced.6.7 fl.oz. Bottle / 200 ml.

Orange Blossom Body Lotion
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50% off - (orig. $5.00)

Yves Rocher was inspired by the exquisite elegance of fine confections to create this irresistible new sweet floral fragrance!
Deliciousely addictive it has a burst of sweet Almond, a heart of Mallow and Roses as well as a lingering base of White Musk and Tonka Bean.Add a festive touch to your bath, with this pretty pump-bottle that dispenses just the right amount of gentle cleansing and lathering soap!
10.1 fl.oz. Pump-bottle / 300 ml

Candied Mallow Liquid Hand Soap
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A mini ritual care for an intense pleasure.
Discover and enjoy an intense pleasure with this kit of bath and body care treats with organic Moroccan Argan Oil.
Every day, under the shower, use this divinely scented shower oil. Its silky formula transforms into a delicate lotion on your skin, enveloping you in a soft, satiny and fragrant veil.
Then apply the whipped texture of Nourishing Argan Balm all over your body. It combines the lushness of organic argan oil with organic orange blossom essential oil, known for its relaxing properties. Your skin is restored to velvety softness with a lasting delicate scent.
The Plus: Their practical size to carry them everywhere!.

Discovery Ritual Kit includes:
Oriental Shower Oil - Travel-size - 1.7 fl.oz. Bottle / 50 ml,
Nourishing Argan Balm - Travel-size - 1.0 fl.oz. Tube / 30 ml.

I love this scent and currently use the roll on deodorant version of Lotus Flower.
A fragrant delight!
Stroll through a Laotian water garden!

The Lotus Flower of Laos reveals its soothing scent with delicate notes! The botanical cleansing base of this shower gel offers you the treat of a relaxing shower, as it gently cleanses your skin.
Every day, rediscover the fine, light and softly scented lather of our Laotian Lotus Flower Shower Gel to start your day off right!

The Plus: Its pure and relaxing scent!

Neutral pH
Easily biodegradable formula
 Recyclable bottle

8.4 fl.oz. Bottle / 250 ml

Laotian Lotus Shower Gel
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Elixir 7.9 Youth Intensifier - BOGO - $48.00 for two

This is the serum I use every morning and night. I personally have had great results with it and would recommend it to anyone who is in the market for an anti-aging serum.

Boost the effectiveness of your anti-aging skin care
Imagine a treatment capable of boosting the anti-aging effectiveness of your usual skin care*.
Elixir 7.9, with 7 plants and 9 anti-aging patents, delivers all its concentrated power to your skin with one single drop. To be used every day, morning and evening, under your usual day cream to greatly increase its rejuvenating effectiveness or, as a 1-month intensive treatment 2 to 3 times per year, when your skin needs it.

Paraben-free formula, tested under dermatological supervision.
Suitable for all women and all skin types.

Elixir 7.9 has been tested and approved by nearly 200 women during 1-month  period.

They noted visible rejuvenating effects on their skin:

- Smoothed wrinkles,
- Boosted radiance,
- Protected skin,
- Refined skin texture,
- Redensified skin,
- Relaxed skin,
- New skin effect,
- Revitalized skin,
- Firmer skin.

1 fl. oz. Bottle with dropper / 30 ml
* Yves Rocher

45% off (orig. $50.00)

I have tried this as a sample and absolutely love it! It is a very nice fragrance, woodsy mix with a note of floral, but not overpowering at all. Very feminine too.

The most intense interpretation of Ming Shu
If you love classic Ming Shu, try our Flower of the Dawn with its softer scent...

A breath of air, fresh with aquatic and floral notes... the essence of a water flower (Nymphea Stellata) that releases its most intense notes at dawn.                                              
Olfactive Family : Aquatic Floral.
Head Notes : Marine Note, Pepper.
Mid Notes : Nymphea Stellata, Ylang-Ylang.
Base Notes : Sandalwood, Vanilla.
1.7 fl.oz. Spray / 50 ml
Fleur de l'Aube Eau de Parfum
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I am a tea drinker. I drink tea everyday, several times a day. As a result, I would say that I have become a bit of a connoisseur on the subject of tea. If your mother is also a tea drinker, and preferably loose tea like me, I can guarantee you that she will be absolutely amazed by the quality and selection offered by Teavana.
I have a few favorites myself (Tranquil Dream and Samurai Chai Mate) but there are so many more varieties to sample (at the store) or purchase online.

Teavana is on the pricey side but I personally think that the quality matches the price and from my experience with their teas, a little goes a long way. I do recommend that you purchase the tin cans in addition to the teas (or a gift set which would include the cans) since they will deliver their teas in sealed pouches. All Teavana teas are loose (not sold in tea bag form) and have amazing fragrance as well as visible ingredients: think full flower buds, huge chunks of dried fruit etc..
Current Offers (as currently seen on the site):
At, all orders over $50 receive free ground shipping to locations in the U.S. and Canada [ ].
For a limited time, receive a free sample of our Youthberry/Wild Orange Tea Blend with every online order. Each sample is designed to create 16oz of our delicious Youthberry Wild Orange tea. [  ].

From Teavana site: Hanami is the Japanese custom of enjoying the beauty of cherry (sakura) or plum (ume) blossoms. From the end of March to early May, Sakura bloom all over Japan. Elegantly cut bamboo is the base of this enchanting green tea blend, enhancing the clean refreshing taste of cherry, pineapple, mango, rose, and hibiscus [  ] .
Each gift set includes a stoneware Sakura tea tumbler with stainless steel infuser basket, an air-tight tea tin and 6oz (170g) of Sakura Allure Green Tea.



These two are my favorite Teavana Teas:
Samourai Chai Mate - $6.20 / 2oz.
The fruits in this tea gives it natural sweetness, no need to add sugar or honey. It is absolutely delightful to drink anytime of day!
From Teavana site: The way of the warrior is strength, skill, fairness, mercy, power, energy, and balance. Our chai embodies this spirit and is mysteriously more delicious with a caffeine-rich green mate & green rooibos blend. Cinnamon, anise, cardamom, and almond are fortified with papaya and pineapple, orange, and lemongrass- all combined to face every new day full of strength and energy. SUPERFRUIT ENHANCED. CONTAINS NUTS.
Sweet and spicy infusion of cinnamon and citrus undertones.

Tranquil Dream - Herbal Tea - $6.20/2oz

This is the perfect herbal tea for bed time routine.

Tranquil Dream

From the Teavana site: Relax as comfort inducing Egyptian chamomile mixes with lemongrass and hibiscus. Curl up in your favorite comfy blanket sipping orange blossoms and pleasant mint that will have you relaxed and ready for a night of the sweetest dreams.
Soothing citrus infusion with light floral undertones.


From the Teavana site:

Our new and improved tea maker brews the perfect cup every time! It is the most efficient, simple and clean way to steep tea. Simply add tea and water at the correct temperature, then put the tea maker on your favorite mug. The patented drain mechanism will strain the tea into your cup and keep the leaves in the tea maker. Four piece construction allows you to remove the filter for cleaning and easily reassemble. Brews 16oz (2 cups) of tea and fits cups with a 3.5 inch diameter [ ] sturdy polycarbonate that is PBA free.                                                                                                                  

You cannot do Mother's Day without thinking Vera Bradley! Their purses and accessories offer such great quality and practicality, they are the perfect add-on for any occasion. I personally own three Vera Bradley purses (Squared away, Mandy and Chain Bag) and love each one. The stitching quality makes them very durable and best of all, most bags are machine washable since the hardware is removable. They make great gifts that will last a long, long time, not to mention the added plus: great allure and femininity!
Current offers (click on links):
Mother's Day GWP! Spend $100 and receive a free Cosmetic Trio ($40 value) Valid through May 12, 2013.

Cosmetic trio example (in Portobello Road)

Weekend Sale! 50% off Mocha Rouge, Ellie Blue and Camellia! Valid April 27-28, 2013

Camelia - 50% off until 4/28 - click link above
Weekend Sale! 50% off Mocha Rouge, Ellie Blue and Camellia! Valid April 27-28, 2013

Mocha rouge - 50 % off until 4/28 - click link above

Weekend Sale! 50% off Mocha Rouge, Ellie Blue and Camellia! Valid April 27-28, 2013

Ellie Blue - 50 % off until 4/28 click link above
Free Shipping on U.S. orders of $100 or more! Valid April 23 - May 3, 2013.



Current offers:

Save up to 80% on the Spring Sale plus 20% off orders of $40+ with promo code 58ECO304 until 04/30/13. Shop personalized gifts, kids outdoor fun, & more. Personalization is always FREE!

Mother's Day Water Bottle - Personalized - $14.99

A special and practical gift she will appreciate all year long – our Mother's Day Water Bottle from for only $14.99.

Rose Gold Heart Bracelet - $21.99

Whatever her style, our Rose Gold Heart Bracelet with Locket is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Only $21.99 at

Bath and Body Works currently offers 20% off an entire purchase - Use Coupon Code TWENTY at check out.
Other offers:
Mix and Match Body Care: Buy 3 get 3 FREE!
buy 3 get 3
Wall Flowers: 4 for $20, 6 for $24!
Wall Flowers 4/$20 or 6/$24
Mother's Day Gift sets - $32.50 (orig. $61.50)
Cherry Blossom  Gift Set $32.50 (org. $61.50)

Beautiful Day Gift Set $32.50 (orig. $61.50)

Happy Mother's Day to all! Hopefully I did help cutting some of the shopping stress a bit!
Sophia, NJ.
*This post contains affiliate advertising. Though I receive a commission from some of the items listed above, I am not affiliated with Teavana or Bed Bath and Body Works. I am not solicited to provide reviews and all opinions are my own.

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