Have you started your Mother's Day shopping yet? I'm sharing some great gift ideas for all the mom's in your life! For our family, Mother's Day is a time to make all the moms feel a little more loved. We try to be thoughtful with our gifts and spend time together enjoying the day. (ad) I'm giving away (1) $100 gift card to The Shops at Mission Viejo over on Instagram (It will only run for 24 hours so go now) to enjoy however you like! Use it to take mom out to lunch or pick up gifts!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my announcement a few weeks ago. I recently became a style ambassador for The Shops at Mission Viejo! This is a sponsored partnership which is fantastic because with the extra time I've been spending at the mall, I've also made some extra purchases…
With Mother's Day fast approaching, I spent some time at The Shops at Mission Viejo to find some great gift ideas. (I'm also taking over the mall's Instagram account and stories today – May 9th – to share even more ideas! Follow them to see my own Mother's Day wish list, gift ideas from the kids and husbands and what I'm picking up for the moms in my life!) When you are on the account, just click on the profile image (the small circle in the top left of the profile) to start the stories!Mother's Day shopping is my favorite. I love to look for things that the moms in my life might not pick up for themselves. We reserve the more expensive gifts for Christmas and birthdays so Mother's Day, the pressure is off and it's all about fun!
Giver her spring fashion and update!
Pick up a cute hat at Forever 21. They are inexpensive and perfect for summer!
Cute sunnies from the BP department at Nordstrom are totally on trend and most are between $12-24!
Distressed denim is still all the rage and a good black pair will never go out of style. Sometimes when I buy my mom clothes, it takes her about a year before she will actually start wearing them, so she may or may not be exchanging these. :) Or they may end up in my closet. Zara has a great selection of denim and this pair was under $40. Make her sparkle!
Skip the heirloom jewelry and update her accessories for spring at H&M. They have a great selection of statement and simple pieces and the cost doesn't even come close to breaking the bank! This necklace was $4. The ring set was also right around that price. And the cute makeup bag was $4.99. A girl can never have too many makeup bags!Bring out her beauty!
Sometimes I like to try to anticipate my gift recipient's needs and pick up some of their beauty staples for them so they never run out. If you live close by, it's easy to take a peek in their makeup bag to see what they're using, or you can enlist a husband to help you figure out the right color. When you know what brand they wear, it's easy to add-on another item as a surprise. This eyeliner, in a fun purple/brown color is something she may not have picked out for herself but a fun new product to try out. Macy's is where I always head to pick up the best makeup brands! Protect her skin!
With my own experience with skin cancer, I know how important it is to keep yourself protected. And there are so many options available now. Pick up a mineral powder sunscreen from Sephora! This can be used right over her makeup and kept in the purse for easy touch ups. This is my favorite sunscreen and I think every woman should have it! Many moms still think you have to use a cream sunscreen (and Sephora has some great options for those too) but this is a product that will probably be new to your mom's generation. Give her something sweet!
The Shops at Mission Viejo has some amazing treats available. If you haven't been to Lolli and Pops yet you HAVE to go. They have their own line of pre-packaged treats and candies plus a case of gorgeous truffles, etc. that you can choose for a gift box. They also carry speciality candies (like those delish champagne gummy bears), flavored cotton candy and imported candies from around the world.What mom doesn't want a few special chocolates? Why not make it a treat tasting and pick up chocolates from See's Candies and Godiva Chocolatiers, too! Pack it up!
Of course you can always head to Papyrus for cute gift bags and wrapping paper but I think it's fun to present gifts in a tote bag she can use again. Many of the stores carry inexpensive tote bags. Choose one that reminds you of her style. I found this awesome one for $2.99 at H&M!
Don't forget to head to The Shops at Mission Viejo and my own Instagram account today where I'm sharing even more gift ideas! Be sure to check out the stories section where I'll be sharing the majority of my Mother's Day shopping finds! I'm proud to partner with The Shops at Mission Viejo on this fun new adventure! Aside from being a great mall with tons of awesome retailers, they are also involved in the local community. I was invited to hang out with the mall's marketing team last month, and attend the Valiant Women Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event took place at The Monarch Beach Resort and The Shops at Mission Viejo were the presenting sponsor. Valiant Women is a great organization supporting women's health care and nursing education in the local community. They do a lot of work for and with Mission Hospital and each year they put on a big spring event. While the mall provided all the clothes for the fashion show, the hospital provided all the models. Doctors and nurses took a little bit of time out of their busy day to strut their stuff for a great cause. Hair was provided by Carlton Hair International and makeup was provided by M.A.C. Cosmetics, both from The Shops at Mission Viejo. It was an honor to attend and support such a great organization!
I can't wait to share more fun content with you from my partnership with The Shops at Mission Viejo!
If you haven't already, follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on their special events and retailer information! It's the perfect place to get all your Mother's Day shopping done at once!
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