Mother’s Day Gift Guide by FMR!

Hey loves. Mother’s day is around the corner, nine days away to be exact. On Sunday, May 13, you or someone you know will be expressing their love and adoration for their mama. I hope that mama is you.  If you haven’t thought of the perfect gift for the fabulous mom in your life, feel free to read my top picks below. And if you’re a mom who would like to give someone else a few hints on what you would like, feel free to forward this blog post to anyone who needs a little “hint hint”.

  1. A Blush color tote/shopper bag.

Hey mamas, don’t we love carrying  everything and the kitchen sink with us? LOL. Seriously, I hate when I forget something home or when I don’t have the space in my smaller purse to carry all my everyday essentials like my makeup. Yeah I need a tote bag just for my makeup bag. LOL.   With warmer temps, I opt for spring colors like blush, tans, and light pinks. Let me know what you think about these. I listed more than one with different price points. The Perlina  leather tote is not only stylish but its also inexpensive. Only $59.99  You can purchase it  here.  The other totes below are also fabulous and sell at a higher price point.

Shine Leather Tote

Perlina Shine Leather tote in Mauve

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Ring Handle Aurora Tote $36.99    Purchase here

Coach Market Tote

COACH Market Tote color: Peony/Silver  $295   Purchase here

GG Blooms Medium Reversible Leather Tote Bag, Multicolor/Rose

Gucci GG Blooms Medium Reversible Leather Tote Bag, Multicolor/Rose
$1,290.00   Purchase here

Large Quilted Tote

Large Quilted Tote in Nude
$2,150.00  Purchase here

2. Roses…in a Fancy Box

Mamas, most of us love Roses. They look beautiful and smell divine.  Some may think flowers are nice but I deserve more than a bouquet on Mother’s day!  But wouldn’t we love a fabulous bouquet of flowers gifted in a really fancy vase or box? I know I would. The bouquets in the box are pricey (ranging anywhere from $300), but hey, us mamas deserve it. Check out these below. Let me know which is your fav! My favorite one is the Pink Eternity Rose design $499. Check it out here.

Red & Gold Preserved Roses | Large Round Black Huggy Rose Box - The Only Roses


Blush Suede Heart Box by Venus et Fleur       www.venusetfleur.com

Pink Suede | Large | Square with Pink Suede | Large | Square - Venus ET Fleur - 1 Arrangement from Venus Et Fleur

Large Square Box  $399.00        12″×12″×9″ — 36-42 Roses

Black Classic | Large | Square with Solid Arrangement from Venus Et Fleur

Large Square Box  $399.00        12″×12″×9″ — 36-42 Roses

3. Subscription Box

I love subscription boxes. I’ve subscribed to over 5 different ones so far. I think this would be a cool gift to give a mom who loves to try new products and who loves surprises. You never know what you’re gonna get but you will get some great items. Based on my own experience and all the excitement of getting a new box each month and “unboxing” them (my kids help me with the unboxing by the way), your mom would be a happy mama this Mother’s Day if you ordered the box to be delivered right in time for Mother’s Day.  My favorite subscription box for moms would be the FabFitFun box. Unlike many other subscription boxes, FabFitFun includes more than just makeup and beauty products.  FabFitFun offers beauty, wellness, fitness and fashion products to their boxes. It’s perfect to allow moms to discover products they wouldn’t normally try.  The items in each box are values at $200 but you only pay $49.99 for one box.  The items are Full-size, premium products delivered 4x per year with Free Shipping.  I also love the fact that you can almost always find a coupon code online (google it) so you end up spending like $30 to $40 for one box. Right now, I found a 40% off code here If you end up not liking the box, you can cancel anytime!!  Below are some of the past boxes and the items that were included. Check out the website and see for yourself. www.fabfitfun.com

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 box

Editor's Box - Fall 2017

Editor’s Box Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Editor's Box - Winter 2017

Editor’s box Winter 2017

4. Organic Wax Candles

Instead of taking mom to the spa, bring the spa to her. With a few coconut wax candles, a bottle of her fav wine or champagne, some pink rose petals and lavender bath salts, you can create a relaxing spa like experience in the comfort of your own home. One of my favorite candle brands is Voluspa, an internationally renowned home fragrance label beloved for their signature coconut wax blends and luxurious packaging. Voluspa really does have the yummiest smelling candles I’ve ever smelled. I was introduced to the brand last Thanksgiving when my cousin gifted me with one of the candles for the holiday. OMG it smelled so lovely. Their candles feature: Proprietary coconut wax blend;
Hand-poured in the United States; Sustainable, ecologically-sound, pesticide-free manufacturing; No animal testing; Phthalates, parabens and sulfate free; 100% cotton wicks; Unparalleled fragrance integrity; and Adheres to the highest quality/regulatory standards.  Sounds good to me!

My Mother’s Day candle pick from Voluspa would be the French Cade Lavender. Lavender is naturally a relaxing scent and create the most relaxing mood.

Here’s more info  about this scent from their website:

French Cade Lavender: Notes of French Cade Wood, Verbena, Bulgarian Lavender. Intricate scalloped edges adorn this embossed glass candle – creating a captivating glimmer as our proprietary wax blend burns down.

A jewel within our Japonica collection: inspired by the beauty of Japanese paper making. It’s design is as mesmerizing as the glow each candle emits. The container will live on in your home as a dazzling accent piece.

Burn time is approximately 50 hours.

Scalloped Edge Embossed Glass Candle

Hearth 5 Wick Glass Candle5.  Inspirational Daily Planner & Journal

If your mom is a entrepreneur then this would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for her. Being a boss mom means you have a crazy hectic schedule and it’s a must to have a planner that totally keeps you inspired, organized and on task to crushing them goals.

My pick for a fabulous Daily Planner and Journal for us Boss Moms:

The Girl CEO Professional Daily Planner 2018. The planner is available is two cover designs: Noir + Blanco  & Marble.  $42.  This planner was created by Ronne Brown,  Ronne Brown is a wife, mother, coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and overcomer. She has influenced thousands of entrepreneurs by teaching them to achieve success on their own terms. Hailing from Washington, D.C., Brown inspires others to live and dream big. You can purchase these planners and more here. www.girlceoinc.com

The Girl CEO Professional Daily Planner 2018 - Noir + BlancoThe Girl CEO Professional Daily Planner 2018 - Marble

Check out the details of the GirlCEO planner:

+ Empowering Driven Women – This Jan 2018- Jan 2019 daily planner was created to give ladies the organizational support they need to be CEOs of their business, family, and home.

+ Track, Plan and Organize – A professional portfolio planner, manage your budget, birthdays, holidays, appointments, passwords and schedule to stay one step ahead.
+ Achieve Health and Fitness – Use the day planner for grocery lists, daily workouts or water intake, and stay inspired with affirmations and self-care reminders.
+ Become a Stronger You – These innovative professional appointment planners help women track daily, weekly and monthly life to create strength and independence.
+ True Trust and Support – the Girl CEO 2018 Professional Daily Planner was created by a woman just like you who balances life, family, budgets, business and personal goals.

This is My Year Journal  ($20) & Hustle Manifesto Journal ($20) by Myleik Teele, founder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX, the first monthly subscription service for naturally curly hair. My also has a podcast  called #MyTaughtYou that has millions downloads as she shares her  journey of entrepreneurship and provides guidance for women in business, branding tools, women empowerment and so much more. My will definitely teach you a thing or two!  You can purchase these journals here. www.mytaughtyou.com

In this Journal you will learn how to:
Adjust and Achieve your goals
Determine YOUR season and how to use it to your advantage
Incorporate self-care into your New Year strategy
Create and apply your OWN definitions of success and happiness!

In this Limited Edition Hustle journal, Myleik helps you develop the habits and strategies you need to take advantage of every minute of every day and live out your maximum potential.

  • Size 6″x9″
  • Journaling tips + 150 lined sheets
  • Printed with vegetable based ink on 100% post-consumer recycled paper

6. Aromatherapy Diffuser

If mom doesn’t like to burn candles, this is a great alternative. Aromatherapy is great for relaxation and creating a peaceful mood in your space. I have been researching diffusers for a while now on  Amazon. I came across this one and fell in love.  This one is $69.99 at Nordstrom and you can purchase it here.

Main Image - SERENE HOUSE Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

Main Image - SERENE HOUSE Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

Details about the Diffuser

A beautifully designed electric aromatherapy diffuser offers a new and sophisticated way to fill your living space with the scents you love—simply add water and the essential oil of your choice, then turn it on. Through a ceramic resonator, the product uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn the fragrant water into mist, dispersing it gracefully into the air. Best of all, it’s designed with a built-in timer and automatic shut-off so you can operate it worry-free.

  • 5″D x 7 1/2″H
  • Timer option with 60, 90 or 120 minutes
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Uses water and 100% natural essential oil (not included)
  • Decorative ceramic cover

8. Meal Prep Subscription for a month

Jimmy’s Famous Meals. This. Right. Here. When I thought about what I really want for Mother’s Day, meal prep came to mind. Who wouldn’t love to be gifted with a month’s worth of meal prep? I mean, c’mon. Three meals a day for a month.. meals that are already cooked and prepped and all you need to do is pull it out the fridge and warm it up?! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Sign me up!

There’s a local company here in Baltimore that sells tasty, healthy meals, and you can have them delivered via FedEx (anywhere in the US) or you can pick them up from a local pick up location. Jimmys Famous Meals is a life changer.  I tried the Jamaican Jerk chicken dinner from Jimmy’s and it was soooo good. They have an assortment of dinners to choose from so you can switch it up daily. They will also make accommodations for special meals based on your diet needs. What I really love about this company is for every 10 meals purchased, they donate one (1) meal to the homeless!!! Awesome way to give back to a person in need.

Check out all their  meals on their website https://www.jimmysfamousmeals.com/

Jamaican Jerk chicken

9.   Weekender bag with “bonus” Expedia gift card

This one is for all my wanderlust mamas who eith would love to travel the world or who travel frequently. I think it would be so dope to receive a cute weekender bag with an Expedia Gift Card tucked inside.  Check out this weekender bag I fell in love with. You’ll see why in a minute.

Meet the Sole Society Mason weekender in Cognac. $79.95 Mason

It has a bottom compartment for shoes ya’ll!!!! How clutch is that! I also love the color of this bag out of the 6 colors options. This cognac brown is my fav! You can purchase it here.


Mason weekender. Color: Camel


Ultra-roomy, soft faux leather travel tote with a bottom shoe compartment, top handles, a removable crossbody strap and gold-toned hardware. Also includes metal feet and leopard-printed lining.

  • Material: Vegan Leather
  • Height: 13″
  • Width: 19.5″
  • Depth: 7″
  • Handle Drop: 9″
  • Strap Drop: 23″

10. Customized jewelry

I love a custom jewelry piece. This Mother’s Day, gift a mom with a customized ring like the one below. You can put the names of her children on it. If she has more than two children, you can opt for a customized necklace where you can add multiple names. Let me know what you think. The ring from Oak & Luna is my fav! You can order it in gold plated, sterling silver and rose gold plated materials. Check it out here.  You can receive 15% off your order using promo code: BEST15

Oak & Luna  Two Is Better Than One Ring, Gold Plated $105

Two is Better Than One Ring, Gold Plated

Another fabulous customized jewelry brand is Melanie Marie. www.melaniemarie.com

These Mini Bar Tags are sooo cute. Perfect for adding all your kids names  and perfect if you have more than two kiddos. Materials come in 14K Gold fill or 14K Rose Gold Fill. The price ranges from $63-$111.  Purchase your custom necklace here.

That’s all folks!  I hope you enjoyed reading my 10 Picks for my Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Comment and let me know which gift ideas you like.

Stay Fabulous.




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    Liz McIver
    May 4, 2018

    Love this post! I would take ALL of those gifts! Especially the tote, or the personalized jewelry.

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      May 5, 2018

      Thanks Liz!! So glad you love the post. And yes I’d take every last one of those gifts as well. 😊

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