Second City Style’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013

May 2, 2013 • Accessories, Beauty, Fashion Blog, Shopping


Every year I swear I am not going to get sucked into doing a Mother’s Day Gift Guide and every year for the past 8, I have given in. Mostly because I start thinking about what I want (when my husband inevitably asks) and what I should get my mom (or Nana as she is now known). So here are a few ideas at all various price points.

1. Baume & Mercier Linea 10115, $2,100

I have this watch and adore it more than words can say. However, this updated version now comes with a braided leather band instead of the wrap band mine came with. Mind you, you can switch the bands to any you like for endless possibilities. Once you (OK, or Mom) own this watch, you can request new bands for every holiday!

2. Scotch Naturals Nail Colors, $14.99

Not only is the name fabulous, this line of polishes is a safe and truly eco-friendly alternative to conventional polish. Scotch Naturals polishes are non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free and Paraben free. These water-based polishes come in 43 of the most amazing colors I have ever seen. Mom will love this scotch. So will her nails. I promise.

3. Henri Bendel Sole Ambition Loafers, $128

Now here is a gift I know my mother would appreciate. As would I. I love a good travel loafer and Henri Bendel makes some of the cutest. They are all leather with a rubber sole and come with the iconic brown and white stripe travel bag for easy packing or toting. Mom’s feet should always be comfortable. Don’t you think?

4. Mother’s Day Boutique: Luxe Collection, Bauble Bar Gold Warrior Cuff, $200

Bauble Bar has curated some amazing collections and options for Mother’s Day. So if you know mom would like some jewelry, but have no idea what to pick, Bauble Bar will take out  the stress! I like this cuff because you can dress it up, or down.

5. BITE Beauty Cuvée Deluxe Lipstick Collection, $72

BITE Beauty makes some of the best lipsticks I have ever tried and now they have gone into their private reserves to toast moms everywhere!  BITE Beauty’s private reserve, Champagne Cuvee is an artisanal limited edition collection of lipsticks derived from French champagne grapes, freshwater Tahitian Black Pearl and Japanese silk powder. Show mom how special she is to you with these four limited edition shades: includes everything from a soft pink to a bold red.

6. Annabelle Ingall Tote Bag, $450

I love my Annabelle Ingall Tote so much I want it in another color for summer! I can’t tell you how many people have stopped me to inquire who makes my khaki green one! Now I would love something a little brighter for summer. Check out the selection. Any color you can imagine is available and this bag is way cooler than a LV Neverfull. Word.

7. Shutterfly Photo Books, from $11.04

I am honestly getting this for Nana. I don’t know if your mother does this or if it’s just mine. She carries loose pictures of the grandkids everywhere she goes to brag, but she needs to get it together. Better than a photo album are these easy-to-create photo books to showcase mom’s favorite photos from over the years. If this doesn’t bring a tear to her eye, I don’t know what will. It’s also a lot of fun putting it together!

8. Crumbs Bake Shop Mother’s Day Signature Collection, $27

To know me is to know I pretty much gave birth to a Crumb’s baby. When I was pregnant with my first I thought I had a license to eat, so I made it my job to try every cupcake Crumbs Bake Shop makes. Um, there are a lot. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I would say the Cannoli, Apple Cobbler and Baba Booey were tops on my list. Who am I kidding? I love them all. If you or Mom have never had these cupcakes before you are in for a treat! The Mother’s Day Signature Collection includes one each of the Vanilla Rose, Chocolate Rose, Vanilla Spring Blooms, Chocolate Spring Blooms and two Red Velvet #1 Mom. If these flavors don’t do it for you, there are other collections or you can create your own. You will totally be her favorite child if you order these online! I promise.

9. SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream, $350

Your mom deserves to be pampered right? SK-II products are insanely good and the SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream is the ultimate indulgence in luxury anti-aging skincare. With its beautiful rose gold packaging and alluring rose scent, this rich cream contains a selection of SK-II’s most exclusive and powerful ingredients.

“The LXP Ultimate Revival Cream is so powerful and concentrated that I noticed the extra boost and difference in my skin within a matter of days, which is quite extraordinary” – Cate Blanchett

10. Henri Bendel Cafe Girl Mug, $25

This is my favorite mug bar none. In fact, my kids and husband know not to touch or even look at it! If it breaks I will loose it! It holds an insane amount of coffee which is imparative to my well-being. It’s made of bone china and features a custom Izak illustration and the signature brown and white striped handle.

11. Citizen Eco-Drive Jolie Gold Tone Stainless Steel Watch, now $243.75

Sometime a woman needs a little gold in her life. When I am not wearing my Baume & Mercier watch you can pretty much find me wearing this one! New for spring, the Citizen Eco-Drive Jolie is a bracelet style watch that is petite, pretty and perfect for the  season’s retro-feminine trend. Great Gatsby anyone? Better yet, they are eco-friendly because they are powered by light! Mom (or you) will never have to worry about battery replacement again! I love loading mine up with a tone of gold bracelets for an insane arm party!

12. Caboodles Gilded Pleasure Nail Valet, $29.99 only available in Target stores

OK, so I picked something you can only get in stores and not online right now. So shoot me. But do you really need an excuse to got to Target? I don’t! Well this new Caboodles Gilded Pleasure Nail Valet is the My polishes reside in a drawer that is scary at best. A total unorganized mess. Now I can have them organized, in this safe and secure organizer. With a removable base tray, mirrored lid and 24-compartment grid divider, this is the ultimate gift for any nail polish lover who wants to organize their ever-growing collection.

13. Lacoste Agour Espadrille, now $49.99

I just did a trend post on the lace-up espadrille earlier today so of course I had to add a pair in this guide! How cute are these Lacoset Agour espadrilles? They are a stylish alternative to sneakers, but still flat and comfortable and they come in 3 great colors for spring – perfect for the Mom on the go!

14. Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod and Heavenly Gingerlily Gift Set For Her, $65

Pamper mom with two delightful collections from one of our favorites here at Second City Style…Molton Brown. This kit includes the award-winning Pink Pepperpod Collection and the best-selling Heavenly Gingerlily Collection in washes and travel-size body lotions. Get one for her and yourself while you’re at it!

–Lauren Dimet Waters

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