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Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, and I’m still so surprised every year by how big Charlie is and how quickly these past few years have flown by! Though being a mom has its challenges, I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and I can’t imagine our house without our silly, energetic girl running around.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about motherhood over the years is the importance of BALANCE. Prioritizing self-care has definitely made me a better mom, and we need to remind the moms in our lives to take care of themselves as well! Here are some perfect Self-Care Mother’s Day gift ideas to inspire the mom in your life to treat herself!
Self-Care Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
One of my favorite activities to do with Charlie is painting, but I never really thought about taking the time to learn how to paint for myself! This beautiful book by watercolor artist Emma Block is so easy to follow no matter what your skill level is, and the soothing illustrations throughout lend for a calming, meditative activity. This is the perfect gift option for every kind of mom!
GIFT IDEA: Instant Dual Pod Plus Coffee Maker
We all know how much I love my coffee, and this coffee maker may have made my love even stronger if that’s possible! The 3-in-1 Dual Pod Plus is compatible with K-Cup® pods, Nespresso capsules, and even includes a reusable pod to use your own ground coffee. This machine makes the perfect coffee and espresso, brewing at the optimum temperature of 195 degrees Fahrenheit and 19-bar pump pressure. You also have the option to adjust the brew strength, so no more worrying about being up too late after an afternoon pick-me-up!
The Instant Dual Pod Plus Coffee Maker is on sale at Target 4/24-5/7 for $169.95 (originally $199.99)!
GIFT IDEA: BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Line
This entire line makes me feel like I just got my hair done at the most luxurious salon. It is perfect for all hair types (especially dry or dull hair), color-safe, cruelty-free, and is composed of a pH-balancing formula that gently cleanses without stripping away the natural oils in your hair.
The line consists of four amazing products:
-BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Shampoo
-BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Conditioner
-BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Mask
-BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Serum
How to Use:
- Start by applying a nickel to quarter size amount of the BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Shampoo into wet hair. Massage into scalp and work out to the ends of your hair. Leave on for 30 seconds and rinse. Repeat with a smaller amount of shampoo, leave on for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse again.
- Apply a nickel sized amount the BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Conditioner into your palms and work through mid-shaft to ends of hair. Work the rest into the scalp area, especially if you have a dry scalp. Leave on for 30 seconds, rinse, and towel dry.
- Apply a quarter-sized amount of the BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Mask to the ends of your hair and work your way up to the scalp. Leave on for 1 to 10 minutes, depending on how dry or frizzy your hair is. Rinse. (Pro tip: wrap a warm towel around your head to let the mask penetrate even deeper before rinsing)
- Apply a dime-to-nickel sized amount of the BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Serum on towel-dried hair for flawless results after blow drying or air drying. Once hair is dry, apply a bit more serum to smooth frizz and add shine. (Pro tip: Less is more with this product! Using a small amount is key.)
Use code BIOTOPMOM for 20% off your purchase! Runs from April 26th through May 7th.
GIFT IDEA: Strawberry Sparkletini by Verdi
I’ll never say no to anything bubbly, fruity, and refreshing, and the Strawberry Sparkletini by Verdi is the perfect combination of all of these things! 5% ABV and absolutely delicious on its own or in some Mother’s Day mimosas! I especially love the patented resealable cork closure which keeps the Sparkletini bubbly for up to seven days!
GIFT IDEA: Helzberg Diamond Initial Pendant
Every mom deserves a little extra sparkle, and this stunning initial pendant by Helzberg Diamonds does the job! Each pendant is made of 10 karat white gold and contains 37 round single cut diamonds weighing about 1/7 carats total. The 10 karat white gold chain is 16-18 inches long and adjustable. I love how versatile this necklace is–it can be layered with other pieces or worn on its own. I can’t wait to wear it year-round!
Okay, these two products smell heavenly. The Moroccan Rose Sugar Scrub contains sugar, shea butter, and natural oils such as rosehip which is known to visibly brighten and smooth your skin’s texture. I follow up with the Moroccan Rose Whipped Body Butter to deeply moisturize my skin. I highly recommend using these consecutively for the best results (note: neither product are formulated for the face). This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift combo!
Which gift idea is your favorite? No matter what, make sure you take some time to treat yourself this Mother’s Day! You deserve it