Treat Mom To Gifts of Beauty on Mothers Day

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When you don’t know what color or size, a sure-to-please Mother’s Day is a gift of fragrance.
For the ultra-feminine Mom that appreciates florals:

 This Spring, famed Lebanese couturier Elie Saab presents the perfect mother’s day offering, incorporating the most popular selections from his highly successful 2011 debut fragrance collection – ELIE SAAB Le Parfum.  To celebrate Mother’s day, Elie Saab pairs a 3.0 oz eau de parfum spray with a 1.6 oz scented body crème. Both are presented in a luxurious beauty pouch, perfectly sized to capture her most exceptional essentials.

“I like womanly women.  Women who twirl their dresses with desire and pride” Elie Saab says. “Ever since my childhood in Lebanon, I’ve examined the way they dress, I’ve always wanted to please them by flattering their curves.”

Created by world-renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, ELIE SAAB Le Parfum is based on a floral, solar, woody theme. The first soaring notes of orange blossom set the tone, a solar evocation of Mediterranean petals whose light echoes the sun at its height. The jasmine heart is enriched by the gentle shading of pure patchouli. A white flower bouquet is completed by a cedar woody accord, giving the floral notes new density. Finally, the trail unfurls, borrowing its addictive notes from rose honey.

The Elie Saab Le Parfum Mother’s Day Gift Set will be available at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue Stores nationwide in April at a suggested retail price of $120.00.

For the Eco-Friendly Mom:

 Breaking beauty boundaries with the world’s premier healthy fragrance, LAVANILA was the first to fuse luxury fragrance with natural science. Today, their growing line of healthy products continues to brim with everything that’s good for you and absolutely nothing that’s not. LAVANILA delivers a new generation of 100% healthy products formulated with the highest quality of natural and organic ingredients. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals, and completely free of harsh chemicals. Indulge with confidence.

True to their name and number-one ingredient, each collection is built around vanilla as the primary note. I tested LAVANILA Vanilla Lavender. For a feeling of tranquility and serenity, embrace this rich vanilla and lavender mixture. Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf, and Madagascar vanilla combine to create a rich, all-natural fragrance. I was very surprised that I liked this fragrance–so many lavendar scents are plasticy, cloying or overwhelming. This one is a delicate lavendar tempered by the vanilla and it lasts all day!! Woot woot!!

For the Gourmand Mom:

Laura Mercier Limited Edition La Petite Patisserie Trio- $45.00, available April – May 2012

This limited edition set features a delicious and decadent regimen with cleanser, moisturizer and fragrance for body. Begin your routine with Crème Body Wash, a creamy lathering body cleanser that will leave the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. Follow with Soufflé Body Crème, an ultra-whipped scented body crème that provides luxurious all-day moisture protection.  For long lasting fragrance layer with a delicious spritz of Eau Gourmande. In Fresh Fig or Almond Coconut–yummy!

For the Mom that travels:

Revive Limited Edition Renewal Travel Kit- $275.00 (value $406.00), available April – May 2012

This limited-edition travel set features Revive skincare’s six bestsellers in travel-sizes, hand-selected by noted plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Bays Brown.  These anti-aging treatments help visibly retexturize skin to bring back luminosity and radiance.

Products include: Moisturizing Renewal Cream, Sensitif Cellular Repair Cream SPF 15, Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream SPF 15, Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream, Cleanser Gentil Gelee, and Tonique Preparitif in a lovely travel case.

For the Expectant Mommy:

Kiehl’s Baby Gentle Foaming Hair and Body Wash and Nuturing Baby Cream ($19 each)

  • Gentle foaming wash for babies and children that combines mild ingredients for a gentle cleansing of hair, scalp and all over body.
  • Tear-free formula is infused with a very carefully selected blend of vanilla, apples, pears, and sweet berries for a pleasant scent, leaving baby’s (and mom’s) skin smelling fresh.
  • Pediatrician tested to minimize allergy risk.
  • pH-balanced and sensitivity-tested for daily use.


This gentle formulation is a unique blend of natural ingredients to moisturize and soothe baby’s delicate skin. Our massage cream with Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil and Purified Honey nurtures skin, leaving it smooth and soft and is gentle enough for use on baby’s face to help moisturize and even out dry patches. Infused with a very carefully selected blend of vanilla, apples, pears, and sweet berries for a pleasant scent, leaving baby’s (and mom’s) skin smelling fresh. Tested to help minimize allergy risk; pH-balanced; and sensitivity-tested for daily use.
I was in New York City recently and one of the highlights of my trip was a visit to the original Kiehl’s flagship store (more on this in an upcoming post). Kiehl’s loves babies so much they have a whole wall of employee and customer baby pictures! Is your little one on the wall?
Still stumped? How about a gift of pampering or wellness? 
The only gift certificate redeemable at over 7,000 spas and wellness businesses worldwide, the SpaFinder Gift Certificate is the ideal Mother’s Day gift!  From leading vacation resorts like Canyon Ranch and Miraval to your local neighborhood day spa to gyms and boutique fitness studios, including Bliss and Equinox give Mom a day to renew and recharge!
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  1. Great blog, stopped in from SITS

  2. Great guide!