Marvelous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so here are some fun, festive, sweet and unique Mom’s Day gift ideas!  Some can be ordered just in time for Mom’s Day and others are available at your local drug store.  Plus there are two hot brands, Tory Burch and philosophy that are now sold in a drug store!  Read on to get the scoop and some gift ideas for Mom.  I showed this stuff in my 3TV morning show segment on the Your Life Arizona show and the hosts and producers loved all of the items!

Take a look.  Here is what I showed with links and all the details…

Vacation Theme Gift Idea

Give Mom a vacation themed gift basket that helps her prepare for the anticipated and upcoming family summer vacation.  Stuff a fun beach bag from Pinkly Perfect that says Take Me To The Beach ($26 at with the very cool sweatshirt from Pinkly Perfect that sports the fun phrase, Peace, Love, Wine, Vacation that also sells at Pinkly Perfect for $48.  Speaking of perfect, this super cute sweatshirt is perfect for the breezy summer nights at the beach.  Other fun vacation themed items that can be added or given alone is the KiKiSol white sleeveless embroidered tunic (sells for $60) that is a beautiful swimsuit cover up or can also be worn as a summer fashion piece paired with shorts or leggings.  This piece is versatile and pretty and works with the summer vacation gift theme idea.   I also love the pink Capitola tank that says Beach Bound and sells for $24 at Pinkly Perfect.

Treasured Jewelry Theme

Give her a necklace that will make her think of you every time she wears it because this pretty piece of jewelry features a reversible and versatile crystal centerpiece that says LOVE on the other side.  Plus, the length on this pretty necklace can be adjusted to wear as a choker to a long rope.

Great gift idea that sells for only $24 at Other mom jewelry that I showed in the 3TV segment from KIS-Jewelry include the pink Rose Quartz Genuine Stone Statement Bracelet that says “LOVED” that sells for $24 and the Expandable Wire Bangle With Mom Charm that is on sale for $13.50 on the site.  Great deal for a pretty bracelet that sports four charms that say; “Mom” “You are loved” “LOVE YOU” “FOREVER” “BEST” and “WORLDS”.

Beauty Themed Gift From Line That Will Touch Her Heart

A fun beauty line that has perfect beauty products for Mom is called Beauty Bakerie. With cleverly named items like Flour Setting Powder ($24), Wake & Bake Hydrating Face Oil ($28) and Cake Mix Demi Matte Face Foundation ($28), this makeup would be fun to give in a basket with baking items.  This line has a touching story about the founder that is perfect for Mother’s Day.  Founder Cashmere Nicole was a single 16-year-old mother on welfare.  She founded this makeup line and has found success that enables her to donate monthly to teen moms in need.  What a special story. In the segment, I showed the Scoops Élysées Blush Palette that sells for $38, the Versailles Lip Whip ($20) and the $12 Sugar Lip Scrub Add Aim Hi Happiness Aromatherapy Face & Body Mist to the beauty basket for a nice and light mist spray for Mom.  This pretty product is infused with bergamot, ylang ylang and grapefruit.  $18 at

Give her a boxed gift set that is already assembled with the Spongelle Bulgarian Rose set that comes with a body wash infused Spongetté, body wash infused boxed flower and a body lotion.   $40 at 

Sentimental Photo Mom Theme

Get her favorite images off the electronic devices and into these smart easy to place frames that create a gallery by MagnaFrameWith these cool frames, one is secured in the wall with a nail and then the others snap into place adjourned to the nailed one to create a gallery. Photos are easily slid into the frames.  Give Mom a set with her favorite family pictures already placed in the frame or let her fill the frames.  I showed the MagnaFrame Classic White 4 x 4 collection that sells for $49.95.

I love how my two kiddos look in this super cool Light Affection frame!

I have heard that Oprah Winfrey owns one, therefore Mom needs one! Light Affection creates a unique, illuminated piece of artwork from a photo. Light Affection transforms any photo through the use of an energy-efficient halogen bulb that illuminates the image from behind giving it a warm, beautiful glow. The result is spectacular and even appears to be three-dimensional.  Price $65 to $250 and I showed the Light Affection personalized photo lamp that sells for $95.

News Flash!  Two Hot Upscale Brands Now Sold At Drugstores!

Who knew that the line that is all the rage is sold at Walgreens?  I thought this could only be purchased at high end department stores and the exclusive Tory Burch store in Scottsdale Fashion Square! But my blog’s beauty expert, Bianca told me that Walgreens now sells the beautifully packaged Tory Burch perfume for $79.99! 

For philosophy products, I used to go the philosophy store.  Not anymore since Walgreens picked up the brand!  Get Mom the Orange Pineapple philosophy smoothie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath all-in-one cool product.  Sells for $16.99.

Darling Drug Store Stuff

No time to preorder?  Simply head to the drug store to get some great gifts!  These are all sold at Walgreens…

*A Little Something Gold Together Foot Cream & Sock Gift Set – $6.00 

*Champagne Fizz Bath Bomb 10 Count jar of vanilla, champagne & sugar cane bath bombs – $13.99

*Pink & Wood Salad Server Set – $9.99

*Gartner Studios Wine Opener Set – $8.99

*Gartner Studios Pink & White Striped Flask – $10.99

*Soap & Glory Fizz-A-Ball Bath Bomb – $5 at Walgreens – turns bath water a fun pink.  This is also sold at Target for under $5! 

*Tabletop Décor Best Mom Ever sign – $2.99

Did I give you helpful Mother’s Day gift ideas? Do you have any you want to share?  Share here in the comments section.  Wishing all a happy Mom’s Day!



Celeb Loved Jewelry Line, Wonderful Wine Accessory, Personalized Healthy Herbal Tea Line & More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Check this out to see my favorite fitness tool, a wine carafe that keeps wine chilled, a hot jewelry line that is a celeb fave and more in my Mother’s Day gift ideas TV morning show segment.  This is part 2 that follows part 1 that I ran yesterday.  Mother’s Day is coming so get ready with these ideas…

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It is coming!  Mother’s Day happens on Sunday, May 10th so here are some gift ideas that are unique…

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for All

Manic:  Me every December with shopping, wrapping, shipping, cards to address and mail, my daughter’s 10 Christmas Carol performances and more…whew…like so many of us, I do feel manic every December!

Managed:  Getting my stocking stuffers purchased and out of the way so I don’t find myself running to Walgreens on Christmas Eve, although I love knowing that I can visit my local drug store in a pinch!  So I found a bunch of great stocking stuffers for all, including the pets, so take a look at these fun ideas that I showed this week in my KTVK 3TV morning show segment…

Fun & Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Manic:  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, along with graduations and more.  This is a busy time of year for shopping for gifts.

Managed:  I did some shopping for you and I found some terrific and unique Mother’s Day gift ideas and several are made by moms for moms.  Check it out in my Channel 3 segment below…


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (My 3TV Segment this week)

Hard to believe that it is almost Mother’s Day again, but it is, so I did some personal shopping and I found some fun and unique ideas.  Plus several of these lines are made by local moms.  Take a look!

For:  The New Mom & The Green Mom:
Bébé EcoPosh by local Mom, Stephanie Lee — A luxury, environmentally-friendly online boutique for babies, this Chandler mother offers everything green for mommy’s little ones.  Adorable organic and eco-friendly clothing, biodegradable diapers that can be flushed, even green crib mattresses are sold on her site.  For a green and stylish Mother’s Day gift, I recommend the Bébé EcoPosh stylish diaper bags. Watch the segment to see the ultra-modern black and white design called the Fleurville Mothership bag and the chic Swag Bag by JJ Cole.  Both look great and are good for both the new mother and Mother Earth. 

Plus all shipping is by flat rate, with no sales tax.  And Stephanie tells me that if products are ordered directly from her website, the customer receives free sample gifts, too.  For more information and to order products, visit

For:  The Social Mom:
Infiniti Tours — Here is a fun idea that my family did for me and I loved it!  Hire a professional driving service to give mom a night out with her gal pals.  I highly recommend the service that I’ve used called Infiniti Tours. Infiniti has been providing first class tour and transportation service to the Phoenix Metro region for over 5 years. I have been impressed with their fleet of town cars, SUVs, and passenger vans.  Plus their experienced professional drivers are always on time, polite, and extremely knowledgeable.  And the rates of $50 each way is reasonable and takes the stress away because no one in the group has to sign up to be the designated driver.  For more information visit or call 480-802-8486.

For:  The Give Back Mom:
beadedbrACElet by local Mom, Lisa in memory of her son, Ace — When Gilbert Mom Lisa Armijo’s son, “Ace” passed away last September from a life-long battle with Spina Bifida, Lisa started making beautiful bracelets to comfort herself, as she grieved the loss of her son.  Friends encouraged her to start a business designing her beautiful jewelry, so she did  and included her son’s initials in the company’s name beadedbrACElet.  Her company donates a portion of the proceeds to a charity called Musicians On Call (, a national nonprofit volunteer organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedside of patients in healthcare facilities.   She chose this particular organization because she says that music was her son’s life.  She has also donated to a local children’s theatre and plans to share proceeds with other charities as well.  To order a special bracelet for a special mom from Lisa’s website, visit  Her many colorful designs range in price from $10 to $20. 

For:  The Active Mom:

Kodak has a new digital camera out that will withstand sand, dirt, dust and will even take photos underwater.  Called the Kodak Easyshare Sport Camera, this baby is lightweight and very durable, making it the perfect companion for active moms and their active kids.  This is also a great gift idea for a mom who travels a lot.  And since the camera sells for $79.95, the price is right, too.  For more information visit

For:  The Bling Mama:
Customized Bling Clothing by local Mom, Teresa’s Creative Gifts– This is one of my favorite finds!  Based in Maricopa, this local mom designs and creates everything bling and I especially love her wine tees.  Watch the segment to see the fun shirts that are blinged out with phrases like “Wine A Little, You’ll Feel Better” as well as several other fun variations.  Her tees range in price from $20 to $22 and she also makes over 300 styles of all types of logos and designs in shirts, jackets, sweatshirts and shorts.  For more information visit her Face book photo gallery page at or call 602-710-9181.

For:  The Spa Mom:
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics — For the spa mom on your list, I highly recommend the Lush product line.  The amazing bath balls, shower gels, body butters and more are made from organic fruits and veggies, with little or no preservatives.  Plus they only buy ingredients from companies that do not test on animals and their products will indulge mom in a luxurious home spa experience.  The Mamma Mia kit comes gift-wrapped in 100% recycled wrapping paper and includes Creamed Almond & Coconut Smoothie Body Butter, Sugar Scrub, Miranda Soap that is made with kiwi fruit, Tiny Hands Hand Serum and Olive Branch Shower Gel.  Sells for $39.95 at the Lush Store in Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall (the only Arizona store) or online at  I love this all-natural and green line!

For:  The Make-It Mom:
Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook called, “My Father’s Daughter”– For the culinary mother on your list, I recommend a celebrity cookbook that just hit store shelves. Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook called, “My Father’s Daughter” not only features healthy and tasty recipes, but several very touching stories about her late father and growing up in a star-studded family.  She also includes great pictures of a lot of the meals and several nice photos of her family.  And for a unique twist, prepare one of her recipes and give the dish along with the cookbook to the mother you are gifting on Mother’s Day.  Watch the segment to see Paltrow’s cookbook along with her healthy brownie recipe that I made and brought to the show.  I bought my copy of the book at Barnes & Noble where I got it for 20% off on the Mother’s Day gift display table.  And with my book store membership, I received an additional discount, so I paid the discounted price of $21.60 instead of the full price of $30. 

So hopefully there a few unique and fun ideas for the mothers on your Mother’s Day shopping list.  And a big Happy Mother’s Day to all of you managed moms all there!

And stay tuned for my next 3TV segment airing next Wednesday, April 27th on the “Your Life A to Z” morning show.  I’m showing what’s hot in summer beauty colors.