With Mother’s Day right around the corner (48 hours people!) we’ve rounded up the best last minute gift options. We put together two different sets of themed gift ideas that are sure to make any mom happy – plus a few bonus options for the makeup-savvy lady. Check out our mom-approved picks below and good luck shopping!
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Summer and pool/beach days are just around the corner. Give mom one of our fave “day in the sun” items. She’s sure to look chic and feel fabulous with any of these key sunshine pieces.

Mothers Day Beach

Where to shop:

1.  Gx by Gwen Stefani Full Rim Cat Eye Sunnies via Nordstrom Rack
2.  Kate Spade Oh Hello Sun Hat via Nordstrom
3.  The Emily & Meritt Palm Leaf Beach Towel via Pottery Barn
4.  Gift Boutique Blue Seashell Float vis Shop Bop
Pineapple pool float via West Elm
5.  BKR Pinup Berry glass water bottle via Saks 5th Avenue
6.   Mar y Sol Ibiza woven tote via Nordstrom
7.  Bag-All wet beach stuff bag via Bloomingdales



When I had my twins in 2014, it was hard to leave the house much less get anything else done. I felt (and I’m sure most new moms are with me) like I was trapped in the house.

For my first Mother’s Day, my husband created a patio/garden oasis – complete with pillows, string lights, plants, a hammock, candles, and a few books. It was my saving grace and gave me the downtime out of the house I needed while my two newborns were asleep inside. This oasis at home is easy to execute and is a sure hit that will be greatly appreciated by any mom.


Mothers Day Oasis

Where to shop:

1.  Be Leaf It palm outdoor pillow via Loom Decor
Texture tassel throw pillow via Nordstrom Rack
2.  Pierced Ball LED string lights in bronze via Bed Bath and Beyond
Diptyque Baies Candle via Nordstrom 
3.  Threshold Earthenware green wood base planter
Threshold Earthenware small footed orange wood base planter both via Target
4.  Micro Greens Kit and planters via Uncommon Goods
*You can get any easy to maintain greens or flowers such as Succulents, cacti variety, and amaryllis from your local    grocery, nursery, or Home Depot/Lowes type store.
5.  Modesta Organic Base Hammock via Gilt



If you’re really in a pinch and don’t have time to leave the house to shop, subscription boxes are your answer. These monthly deliveries are sure to make any beauty lover happy. Moms don’t always have time to take care of themselves so this is a little treat that arrives at her doorstep each month to reminds her that she needs a little time for herself.
Option A: Ipsy
With this glam bag subscription you receive a mix of 1-2 full size products with the other remaining items deluxe samples Ipsy is unique because items in the box are a variety of high rated luxury and  drugstore items including makeup brushes. Bags are  delivered  at the end of each month.
Cost: $10 a month or $120 for the year with a bonus gift.
*I just signed up for this service and so far I am very happy.
Option B: Boxy Charm
You will find no sample sizes here. This subscription contains 4-5 full size products from luxury brands each month.
Cost: $21 a month or 231 for a full year.
Option C: Petit Vour
If you are shopping for the eco-conscious mom this box is perfect for you. Petit Vour offers 4 deluxe samples. Each sample is  vegan, organic, cruelty free, and eco friendly

Cost: $15 a month.
*For this post I decided not to recommend Birchbox. Both Mila and I gave it a full year and both were very disappointed in items received. Most samples were so small that we did not get enough product for even one use. Also, samples did not match up to personal beauty preferences and profile numerous times.