Second City Style’s Mother’s Day 2014 Gift Guide

May 5, 2014 • Bling/Jewelry, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Health & Fitness, Holiday, Luxury, Shopping


Ah, what to get Mom for Mother’s Day. This one usually perplexes me. My mother is not easy to shop for, but thankfully…I am! If you put off buying something until the last minute, Second City Style is here to help!

1. Alex and Ani Because I Love You Charm Bangle, $28

Doesn’t it seem like women ave just gone made for these bracelets? I see them everywhere. I love the sentiment of this bangle “My life has changed for the better Because I Love You.” Perfect for Mom or any other woman who is important in your life.

“Mother’s Day is traditionally thought of as a day to celebrate mothers exclusively. However, when designing this year’s Mother’s Day collection, I couldn’t help but think that there are other women in people’s lives who are equally as special as their mother. I wanted these women to be recognized for the important roles they play.” -Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder and Creative Director

2. By Terry Rose Balm Coffret- 10th Anniversary Limited Edition, $109

In honor of Mother’s Day and the brand’s 10th anniversary, Terry de Gunzburg has designed a new limited-edition jar of the classic Baume de Rose included in a set along with the gloss form. Adorned with silver hearts, this ultra-rich, addictive balm has become a cult classic and must-have favorite. In an instant, lips are smoothed, plumped and protected. With its creamy, rose-scented texture it delivers a shiny yet non-sticky, polished finish.

 3. Citizen Ladies’ Two-Tone Eco-Drive Watch with Diamond Accents, $350

This ultra-elegant Ladies’ Diamond features an 8 diamond dial, 3-hand date element a stainless steel two-tone bracelet. It’s also water resistant to 100 meters. This watches is also eco-friendly because it is powered by light…so you or Mom can count on this watch always working.

4. stella & dot Chelsea Tech Wallet in Black Snake, $89

Does your mom leave her iPhone behind everywhere she goes? Or is that just me? This tech-friendly wallet is the ultimate for everyday use. It will hold Mom’s phone, cash, and cards. Brilliant.

5. Exhale Gift Card

Anyone who knows me, knows I am addicted to exhale’s Core Fusion classes. I’m also addicted to messages. So when my husband (I mean the kids) gave me a gift certificate to exhale, I was one happy mommy! Get Mom a class or two followed by a massage. She will love it. Trust me.

6. Alterna Katie’s Favorites Travel Set, $30

This Mother’s Day, treat her to the ultimate in hair pampering, with the Alterna Haircare: Katie’s Favorites Travel Kit, is a limited-edition kit of four luxurious essentials handpicked by Katie Holmes. Sure, you could give mom the same old flowers for Mother’s Day, but why not switch it up with something she will love and actually use? Free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Color, Paraffins, Gluten, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum. The kit Includes:

  • Caviar Moisture Shampoo (1.35 oz)
  • Caviar Moisture Conditioner (1.35 oz)
  • Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist (.85 oz)
  • Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo (1.25 oz)

7. Thierry Lasry Obsessy Sunglasses, $385

Is your mom unique? As in funky? Then these sunglasses are perfect! Entirely hand-made in France with the best craftsmanship techniques and traditional know-how. If red is too bold, they also come in black.

8. Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Aroma Reed, $65

Bring the scents of a Spanish orange grove to mom’s home. With top notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin and black currant and a base of neroli and musk, dad will like it too. It’s not too feminine, but smells utterly divine.

9. Dana’s Bakery Adult Juice Box Macarons, $30

If your mom has a sweet tooth and loves macarons like yours truly then she will not be able to resist these. The included flavors are inspired by cocktails: Cosmopolitan, Peach Bellini, and Margarita. Skip this idea if mom is on a diet.

10. Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Palette, $48

Give Mom the gift that gives back! 100% of the net profits from this utra-sheer blendable makeup palette donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. This ultra-sheer, blendable palette was inspired Laura Mercier’s my work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would ‘wake-up’ their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow.

Kit includes;

  • One Bronzer Veil
  • Two Cheek Veils
  • Two Glow Veils
  • Instruction cards

11. Prescriptives The Jessica Gift Set, $79

If your mom could use some brightening after this long, hideous winter, then this Prescriptives gift set is ideal. Powerful Vibrant-C duo brightens skin instantly, evens tone & reduces look of dark spots.

  • The kit includes;Vibrant-C for face (1.7 oz)
  • Vibrant-C for eye (0.5 oz)
  • False Eyelashes sample (2.5 ml)
  • Green cosmetic bag

12. Laurel & Bleau Collection Lip Hoop Earrings, $125 – $650

I love the cheeky humor of these hoops! Choose sterling, rose gold or even yellow gold. Even add a little diamond if you wish.

13. Open Table Gift Card

“Mom, for everything you do, dinner is on me!” Who doesn’t love Open Table? Let mom pick any restaurant she desires. I have a feeling Dad will like this one too.

14. Bloxon Sun Gloves, $40

Age spots on your hands? Well they just plain suck. So I have begun using these SPF50+ gloves when driving. They are a perfect way to cover hands from the aging and damaging rays of the sun. Use anywhere, anytime and know that mom’s hands are getting the highest level of sun protection possible.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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