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Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s raining here today and rain always makes me want to stay in pjs and organize so I’m kind of bummed that I have a busy list of to-dos that doesn’t include organizing. Or pjs. :) Maybe this evening I’ll get my wish! I’m pausing on our organizing challenge for a few days because I have some other fun things to share, but if you are in the trenches with me and working on your garage this week I have a big post with tips coming! Get started on the purging part.. that’s the biggest hurdle when it comes to garage organization isn’t it!?
Today I’m sharing gift ideas for Mother’s Day and I had so much fun putting together this post! It’s a round up of my favorite things that I would love to receive for a gift. Some of these things you’ve seen and some are more recent. Really my favorite gift for Mother’s Day each year is the homemade cards or slideshows my kids put together and just enjoying a day with no cleaning, cooking, shuttling kids, etc. It’s a rare occurrence isn’t it!? Well deserved moms! :) But if you want to send something special to your mom or your husband needs a few fun ideas, I’ve got you covered! I LOVE everything I’m sharing today staring with this gorgeous new urn that just came in the mail! This was a Christmas present from Kenny. I hinted to him that I loved it in NOVEMBER. He ordered it and it just came last week. Crazy delay time! For Christmas he gave me a print out of a picture of it and told me “it’s coming.” That’s always a fun option if you want to send something for a gift that won’t be delivered on time. It looks like this urn is back in stock (it had sold out for a while) so hopefully if you decide to order one you won’t have to wait 6 months like I did! But I will say.. worth the wait! It’s HUGE and absolutely stunning. Christmas in April! Thanks babe. ;)
I shared these sheets at Christmas and gave them to everyone on my list. Huge hit! They really are the best sheets for such a great price! I have a set of grey or white on every bed in our house at the moment. I wash our sheets often and they have all held up great! They would make a perfect gift for mother’s day.
Ok.. major repeat but I can’t do a gift idea post without shouting my love from the rooftops about my favorite joggers EVER. So soft.. so flattering. Your mom won’t want to take them off! (Neither will you so pick up a pair for both of you and thank me later!)
They are back in stock in most colors and they’ve add a few new colors this year! They also added a “long” version if you are taller or don’t love the cropped fit.
They are hands down the most worn item in my closet.
And if you want to get a jump-start on Father’s Day.. Kenny is obsessed with Vuori clothes too! It’s pretty much all he wears now that he’s working from home. Their banks shorts and their strato tees are his favorite!
These are some products I’ve been using and loving lately. I have heard so many great things about Navy hair care products so I finally decided to give them a try. Wow. I have to admit that I love them too! When I first went to order the shampoo and conditioner to try I was a little bummed that they were pricey for such a small bottle but I quickly learned that a little bit goes a long way with this stuff! You really don’t have to use much to get a nice lather for your hair and I love the way it makes my hair look and feel. The biotin treatment is good but my #1 favorite is their texture spray! Seriously gold! I’ve never used a texture spray before but I’m 100% hooked now. It gives your hair so much volume and that salon look! Just spray a little where you want some volume/height. It’s magic I tell you! My recommendation if you want to try this or give it as a gift is to order this set that includes the shampoo/conditioner and the texture spray. SO GOOD!
Other favorites include the Urban Decay make-up setting spray and the Living Proof dry shampoo. My girls asked for both of these products for Christmas and I tried them out and now I’m hooked too! My make-up looks good ALL DAY thanks to the setting spray (usually it fades half way through the day and I’m reapplying if I have to be somewhere in the evening) and the dry shampoo makes my hair feel and smell so clean! Which is saying a lot because I usually only wash my hair twice a week. I’m also loving this Olaplex bonding oil to put on my hair after I blow-dry it. It calms the frizz and makes it so shiny. The girls who do my hair swear by all of the Olaplex products so I’m going to try more soon. Really happy with the bonding oil and all of the products above! Any of them would make a great Mother’s Day gift.
So would my favorite hair mask that’s finally back in stock! LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I use it once a week instead of conditioner and it makes my hair is so soft and easy to style. This always sells out so don’t wait if you want to try it! I’m buying a few extra to keep on hand for gifts. It’s so good!
Ok.. now that we’ve talked all things hair let’s move on to skin! Addison and I have been on a major skin care kick lately. Well.. me lately.. Addison always! This girl has been obsessed with skin care for years now and is exploring becoming a dermatologist or something similar. I told her to bypass that and look into plastic surgery so she can give her mom a face lift someday. Kidding! Kind of. ;) Who knows what her future career holds but for now.. we talk about skin care a lot at our house. :)
Addison really wanted a facial steamer for Christmas so I ordered her an inexpensive steamer on Amazon and she used it religiously and it was horrible. Sputtered.. only worked well half of the time. Such a disappointment! So when Vanity Planet reached out to me to see if I was interested in trying their Aira steamer I was so excited because I knew Addison would love it. What I didn’t expect was how much I would love it too! This is the BEST steamer! I’m totally hooked now and Addison has sucked me into her skin care world. We get so excited every weekend to have our own little “spa nights” where we paint nails and steam our faces and try out new masks. :)
Here it is in action. Wash your face, pull back your hair and turn it on! Then just let that steam work its magic. It cleans your pores and hydrates your skin and feels amazing. Addison does it 2-3 times a week and we can tell a big difference with her breakouts. I have really dry skin and love how much it hydrates mine! I love Vanity Planet products and reached out to them to see if I could offer you all a discount on my blog like I was able to do for IG stories when I shared this there. They said yes and are offering a discount on all of my favorite products if you purchase them through this link on my blog! YEA! Best deal! :) (Discount is automatically applied when you use my link!)
Another Vanity Planet favorite is their Raedia. Many of you probably remember how much I loved my Clarisonic and how sad I was when that company went out of business. I was so happy when I discovered the Raedia! It’s a facial cleansing brush just like the Clarisonic but I love it even more because it’s so gentle and comes with different brush heads. Ad has sensitive skin and the 3rd white brush works so well for her. I love this travel case it comes in too!
This honestly gives your skin such a deep clean that you just can’t get using a washcloth. I’m so excited about it and you can get it for such a good deal! I also have Vanity Planet’s sonic toothbrush and LED travel mirror and love them too. My Vanity Planet favorites with a “sunny” discount are all linked here. Any of them would make a great Mother’s Day gift!
While we’re talking skin care I wrote a post about all of my favorite skin products and my skincare routine here.
I love all Colleen Rothschild products but my top product recommendations for a Mother’s Day gift would be the hair mask I mentioned above, the retinol supreme eye serum (the bottle has a new look!) or the extreme recovery cream. I can’t live without those 3 products now!
Slippers are always a safe gift for most moms. If I’m home I’m wearing a pair! My feet get so sore walking around on my wood floors if I don’t wear house shoes! I’ve reached for these Ugg slippers the most this winter.
But now that the weather is warming up I’m pulling out my summer slippers!
I especially love these memory foam flip flops. So soft and they keep my feet cool in the summer!
My girls each have a pair too. Comfort is big in our house. :)
These are two other pairs I love and wear often. Don’t mock my obsession with slippers. 2020 was a long year and these babies helped get me through it! Ha! #noshame
If I can’t wear slippers my next go-to are my Adidas Swift Run Sneakers. I absolutely love this shoe for light exercise and every day running around! A pair would make a great gift for any mom. So comfy and stylish!
These Cambria dishes are my favorites for every day and a set would make an amazing gift! I got two of this set for my birthday a few years back and we have loved them. Then later I picked up this large footed serving bowl and this oval serving bowl and have loved them too. (Both are on sale!)
We use them every day for dinner, cereal, pasta, etc. and I also display them around my home and layer them with decorative plates for decor and table settings when we are entertaining.
I use the serving bowl a lot to hold fruit too! This was the only pic I could find of it.. ha.
Kenny really spoiled me this past December for Christmas. I told you he ordered me the urn above (that took forever to get here). He bought me this Tory Burch purse and he also got me what I really wanted. A Dyson vacuum! So many of you have messaged me on IG telling me how much you love yours (I have been debating one for years!). I was hesitant to get one because we have central vac in our home and I didn’t really want another vacuum. I love my central vac but always having to plug in the cord when I want to just hit the kitchen floor quick was getting old. Kenny surprised me with the V11 Torque Drive and now I can’t believe I lived without it for so long!
These pics are a little dark. I just snapped them quick today of my cleaning closet where we hung the vacuum. I have loved this vacuum so much! Kenny was like “are you SURE you want a vacuum for a gift? I’m not going to get in trouble for this later.. right?” Ha ha. Not in trouble with me. I love a clean house and anything that makes that easier for me to achieve is a win in my book!
Anyone tired of pjs yet? Never! :) These moonlight pjs are so cute and perfect for summer! They come in lots of fun colors/patterns. My cute El loves them and I bought them for my mom in navy last year and she loves them too!
And last but not least I can’t end a gift guide without mentioning Barefoot Dream blankets! I was so skeptical of these blankets when they first came out. They are definitely pricey! But I finally caved after hearing people rave about them for years and now I get it. Hands down the most coveted blankets in our house and you all know.. I own a lot of throws!
I snapped this of Kenny last night watching baseball. I’m laughing at his smile in this pic because I know him so well. This is his forced “I love you so I’ll do this but make it quick so I can get back to my game” smile. Kenny always has one of my barefoot dream throws draped over him and if he isn’t using it one of my kids are! I often sneak the leopard print throw in my bedroom and hide it so that when it’s time to sit down at night I can pull it out and it’s mine all mine.
After all.. moms are the ones who deserve the best, right?
I hope that by sharing my favorite things it gave you some fun gift ideas for Mother’s Day! Below are a few things I found on-line that would make fun gifts too. Hats off to all of the hard working moms out there! You are truly beyond amazing. :)
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