Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom

Hello my Beauties,

what can i say, i’ve started seriously looking for some holiday gifts.
Obviously i would like to give my parents and friends a nice present, but because i don’t like to shop everything at ones, i decided to split my list into categories, which made me want to share my thought with you. I hope it’s going to help some of you too.

Let’s start with the category {Mom} /Aunt/ Grandma.
Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom
I’m well aware that all of our mom’s and other women in the family are quite different, so i’m going to try to keep that in mind, while sharing with you my gift ideas.

Let me start with Idea no.1 and something you might not be expecting, but i bet you’ve seen the idea all around Pinterest.
Have you heard of Kind Notes and their Jar’s full of nice messages for your loved ones? It doesn’t have to be just for your boyfriend, it can easily make your mom smile in a second.
jar of messages
It’s time to repay mom for all those notes she left in your lunchbox. Her heart will melt each time she opens a note about your love and appreciation for her. Wrap this up and get the box of tissues ready.

“Each note is individually enclosed in specialty linen cardstock envelopes.”
Interested in choosing your own messages or personalizing them? See their Ready-Made designs or Customize.
messages in a jar kind notesGreat thing about being able to customize the gift in this case, is that you get to pick the size & shape of the actual jar, the filling material to make it as festive as you want, the envelope design, the cute little ribbon that goes over the jar and the most important part – the messages. Kind Notes either offers you to hand write your messages or send you blank papers, so you can do it by yourself.

I would seriously think about a sweet personalized gift like that, if i didn’t really have time to sit down and create something with my own hands. But then again you can get already completed sets, which aren’t less great & fun.

Idea no 2:
If your mom is as into tea as mine, she is going to appreciate a nice tea box (obviously filled with her most favorite tea’s).

bamboo-tea-box-gord20r99b“This wonderful bamboo wood box features four compartments to organize and store tea bags of any kind.”
You can even pick the front style and they “will engrave on 1 or 2 lines to appropriately fit engraving area. Approx. 8-16 characters per line based on product area of personalization.”
I think this is a really nice idea and if you’re interested you should find out more about the 
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Tea Gift Box.

You love free worldwide delivery? In this case the next two ideas might be for you.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Set is another great idea for a holiday gift.
The set contains:

  • Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum 60 Pieces
  • Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 30ml
  • Ceramide Purifying Cream Cleanser 50ml
  • Ceramide Purifying Toner 50ml

The set is sold for €67.11 and if you know that usually just the Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules cost about €73.21, you immediately understand why that’s a really good deal. 

“Keep your skin intensely hydrated with the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Set, worth £109.00. The collection of products are specially formulated to nourish your face, neck, eyes and decolletage, instantly treating your skin to a blend of replenishing ceramides and high-performance retinols.”
I’m sure my mom would appreciate the selection of these products, because she already had the chance to try the capsules, when i had them in one of the beauty boxes a while ago and she really liked the feel on her face.
That’s why this anti-aging set goes straight on to my holiday list.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules SetI found an interesting interview with Art Pellegrino, vice president of research and development at
 Elizabeth Arden about {5 unique ways to use them}

Have you tried any Elizabeth Arden products before and if so, what’s you most favorite one & why?

Next great set is the Decleor Relax Intense Madagascar Collection.

The “Travel to Madagascar” Kit Contains:

  • Relax Intense Fruit Seed Scrub 100ml
  • Relax Intense Massage Balm 15ml
  • Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk 200ml
  • Loofah Exfoliating Sponge (complimentary)

Decleor relax intense madagascar collectionA 3 piece relaxing collection to deeply soothe and relieve tension from the body, that retails for €46.37
Since 2008, DECLÉOR has initiated a responsible and sustainable project that has the aim of helping in the preservation of the Madagascar ecosystem and improving the living conditions of local populations. A part of DECLÉOR profits are donated every year to ASMADA, an NGO dedicated to this purpose.

So it’s not only a great home-spa experience with natural beauty products for your mom, but also an act of giving back to the nature. I love that idea. 


If you stopped by my blog before, you know for sure how i tend to rave about Crabtree & Evelyn – simply because it’s one of my most favorite stores and i tend to go there every month.
(There you have it – i’m a Crabtree & Evelyn-holic).
Just the other day i got the Hand Care set. See my TweetI just need to have my Wisteria hand cream in my purse. When i apply it, everyone keeps asking what kind of perfume i’m wearing.

So what i also found for a really nice scent for the living room is their Rosewater Poured Candle that retails for €26.85
Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Poured Candle
Enriched with the scent of captivating rose, violet, florals, and soft musk, the candle is made with natural vegetable waxes and has an approximate burning time of 40 hours.
rosewater-poured-candle_2With its delightfully decorated jar and silver-embossed lid, this Rosewater Poured Candle conjures up a sensory atmosphere in seconds. It’s a decidedly cozy way to deliver hour upon hour of delicate floral aroma and of course, candlelight.
Everyone seems to use more candles when the colder time of the year starts, especially during the holidays. This type of candle comes also in the scent lily & lavender. 

To finish off today’s list i have found a few really great lip products. As my mom tends to wear more brownish reds on her lips, i though she might like the Lipstick Queen Liptropolis Volume 1 that retails for €53.69
lipstick queen
This set contains the following products:

  • Soho: The fashionable red
  • Upper East: The elegant nude
  • Central Park: The refined peach

The packaging is Art-Deco inspired and contains a lipstick for any occasion.

But the bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in “Finish First” also caught my eye. They retail for €14.65
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie LipstickIt’s a super creamy and pigmented lipstick, that has a satin finish and doesn’t bleed throughout the night.
Formulated with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness, Marvelous Moxie Lipstick is sure to become your favourite.
I’m sure my mom would love this one and this color should suit her too. As far as i know bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks come in 16 different shades – so there’s plenty to choose from.

I really hope you got a few new ideas and as for me, i probably am going to make a combination of two different type of gifts. I just need to decide which ones…

If you know already what you’re going to get for the women in your family, don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section.

Until next time – stay beautiful.

Ps: If you want to treat yourself, don’t miss the following posts:

{Mani Monday} or My Purple Treat

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