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Beauty, Self Care, and Well-Being Mother’s Day Gift Guide And A Giveaway

by Ivy B

The 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide is dedicated to those seeking gifts for mothers who are interested in beauty, self-love and a little snark.

I partnered with The Hopping Bloggers for this sponsored Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

Growing up, I don’t remember us making a huge deal out of Mother’s Day.  Although, we did spend the day at my Grandmother’s every year.  When I really think about it, I can’t remember whether the men did the work as the women sat around gabbing.  I’m pretty sure I recall Grandma cooking a big lunch for everyone.

Fast forward to now and I can’t think of a Mother’s Day I haven’t insisted on anything other than not working.  As a stay at home mom, I’ve put a lot of effort into leveling the parenting playing field.  I insist I deserve much needed time off as much as my husband does.  That said, I don’t expect or insist on presents, although I have nothing against them if they promote self-care and self-love.  Mainly, I believe any gift on Mother’s Day should be something that doesn’t scream “do more work”.  The only reason it’s okay to give me an appliance is if it lightens my work-load during the week.

In the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide, I’ve selected a variety of Mother’s Day Gifts that will promote self-care, grace, a sense of beauty and love.  Read through to get special discounts and enter the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

waxing poetic birdsong mom charm and baby ball chain


Waxing Poetic Necklace & Charms

waxing poetic jewelry catalog, box, and cup of coffee

Waxing Poetic offers handcrafted, artisan jewelry and each woman who wears one on of the pieces makes their meaning unique to her!  Their jewelry “represents love, hope, friendship, faith and a devotion to family that we all share.”

Waxing Poetic jewelry recognizes and celebrates our lives and the journey and transformations we make … where we come from and who we become influence our world and transform us into who we are and will be in the future.

Waxing Poetic Birdsong Charm

I received the Birdsong Charm and 20″ baby ball chain.  What I loved about this sterling silver charm was that it was dainty and had the word “mom” engraved on it.  Plus, it feels like a quality, solid piece.

I’m not one to wear flashy jewelry.  I appreciate the simple, yet meaningful statement this charm makes.  Additionally, the price of this handcrafted item is relatively affordable and shipping is free on every order.  I know there’s nothing worse than finding the right item at the right price, and then having to forgo the gift when you realize what you have to pay in shipping.  This, to me, is a huge bonus.

Shop WaxingPoetic.com for all your Mother’s Day needs! This product can be found here. Browse all charms and pendants here.



LushLash 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide item

LushLash Eyelash Growth Serum

MeSkinLabs is revolutionizing eyelashes. Their carefully formulated LushLash serum features a superior balance of growth factors and proteins to help stimulate cell regeneration, collagen, and elastin production, helping give you longer, stronger and fuller eyelashes. LushLash users will see lash lines darken, lashes thicken, and fuller, more lustrous brows with daily use in less than two weeks. The serum is easy to use. Apply once or twice daily to the lash line and brows with the brush-tip applicator. Apply to clean face before applying makeup or after makeup is removed at bedtime.

Moms might love this if they’ve ever purchased false lashes to enhance their look.  Honestly, as I’ve aged, I’ve noticed my brows thinning and my eyes losing their youthful appearance.  Working to have thicker, fuller lashes may help me appear more youthful.  Plus, this would be a great way to promote some mommy self-care before bed!

lushlash from meskinlabs

Help Mom get the lashes she has always wanted with LushLash Eyelash Growth Serum!  Use code MOMSAVE20 to receive 20% off the introductory price AND a FREE age-defying moisturizer with purchase!

Dona Bela Shreds - Ivy in SHREDlite

Dona Bela Shreds

Dona Bela Shreds trio for 2018 Mother's Day gift guide

Dona Bela SHREDS is a fashion accessory line that upcycles textile remnants & designs them into unique, one-of-a-kind creations. They strive to provide quality fashion neckwear that is as unique as their customers. They want their customers to feel beautiful, confident and comfortable in their accessories. This fashion accessory line is a way to appreciate yourself, your environment, and positively impact your community. For Every DB SHREDS neckwear sold, $1 is donated back to charity!

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SHREDlite: A perfectly light and long neckwear piece.
How to wear it: casual dress, tank or light sweater; layer with necklaces.

In my first image for this section, I’m wearing the SHREDlite in a pink hue.  I think I loved this one because it upgraded my outfit, yet softened the look against my short, funky cut.

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fionaSHRED: A boutique favorite with a perfect tinge of fringe.
How to wear it: dressed up or down, this timeless style will bring any outfit together.

Ivy wearing the fionaSHRED by Dona Bela Shreds

I instantly fell for the fionaSHRED!  With my super short hair, I felt like this one really made my otherwise boring outfit slightly more funky.


Belaband2 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide And A Giveaway

belaBAND: Headwear to neckwear, this versatile style is a grab & go must-have!
How to wear it: in your hair or around your neck.

Ivy wearing belaSHRED by Dona Bela Shreds

I’m contemplating growing my hair out, which for me, means dealing with the hassles of short hair in my eyes.  If you’ve ever had a pixie cut, you know these kinds of struggles when deciding to let it grow.

At the same time, I remember how, when I had long hair, I’d think “I’m just going to let it loose today.”  2 hours into the day, you’re searching your purse for some way to pull back your hair and get it out of your face.

What I love about the belaBAND is that you can wear it around your neck as an accessory, but when you’ve hit that point in your day when you can’t stand your hair any longer, you just pull this back over your face to pull the hair band like a hair band.  I’m pretty sure I love this because it’s a functional accessory!

I don’t normally accessorize!  I’m a stay at home mom, so wearing jewelry isn’t a big thing for me.  I wasn’t certain I was going to enjoy the Dona Bela Shreds selection, but I couldn’t have been more wrong!  Each of the SHREDs helped me to upgrade my normally basic outfits, while still being comfortable and casual.

Browse DonaBelaShreds.com so you can give back and give to Mom!  Plus, use code J20 for 20% off your purchase through 5/16/18.

 My Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box - customized for mom and toddler with ecofriendly products

Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box


This is one of my favorite subscription box services, personally.  Ecocentric Mom offers subscription boxes for moms in various phases of motherhood, from bump to baby to preschool.  Each box features a non-toxic, chemical free item for pampering, bump/baby item, a home care item, and something healthier to eat.

Ecocentric Mom is a wonderful way to discover better-for-you products and is available in a single box or a monthly subscription, custom made for mom according to baby’s due date or birth date.

What I love most is that mom will receive a pampering item in each box, which reminds her to practice self-care each month!  Not ready to invest in a monthly subscription?  Browse Limited-Edition and Gift Boxes from Ecocentric Mom.

5 love languages children mothers day gift guide 2018


I don’t know what mom worries whether or not she’s a good mom.  I can tell you, personally, the thought crosses my mind at least once a day.  On particularly rough days, I’m bound to tell myself I’m a terrible mom several times.

I know what I’m telling myself is wrong, but I’m always up for improving myself and my parenting skills.  Parenting books, however, just seem to confuse things because everyone has a different perspective.  That’s why I love the book [easyazon_link identifier=”0802412858″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”ivsvabasaan0a-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”n” localize=”y” popups=”n”]The 5 Love Languages of Children[/easyazon_link].  Instead of telling you how the author believes you should parent your children, he helps you figure out your child’s personality and love them the way in which will be best received.

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Aside from helping her get a sense that she’s going to be a better mom, reading 6 minutes a day can reduce stress by almost 70%.  So, giving mom a good book, like that mentioned above, will not only help her to improve herself and her relationship with her children, but will also promote some self-care time!  It’s a win-win.

Spa supplies - 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Spa Day


Speaking of self-care and stress reduction, give mom a day out at time at the spa.  Make sure it’s not just for a routine hair cut, but insist she get a massage, facial, or other out-of-the-ordinary service to help her feel relaxed and beautiful.

My best piece of advice is to give her a Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week.  This way, mom can select the spa location and services she most desires!

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A Funny Mom Shirt

I’m a toddler mom and I get some funny looks when I’m out in public with him.  I can’t think of a more appropriate gift than a snarky or funny mom shirt, especially if she’s a toddler mom.

This is my favorite for toddler moms (but I’m pretty sure I’m biased because I created it).

2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide - coloring books for mom | www.sahmplus.com

Adult Coloring Book

I’m a huge fan of coloring, so when adult coloring books became popular, I was REALLY excited.  This [easyazon_link identifier=”1533270775″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”ivsvabasaan0a-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”n” localize=”y” popups=”n”]Mom Life coloring book[/easyazon_link] is a fantastic (and snarky) addition to a mom’s coloring book collection.  I’ve found these to be useful to help me unwind at the end of a long, emotionally exhausting day with the kids.

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Did you love the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide?

If so, I’d love it if you’d share with your friends!  Plus, enter the giveaway for your own Waxing Poetic Jewelry.  And, don’t forget that some of the participating brands offered special discounts.

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Kelly D April 21, 2018 - 9:00 pm

I would buy the The Sun’s Disc Y Ne.cklace

Jennifer April 24, 2018 - 10:18 am

So many great things!!! I absolutely looooove that Brass Redoutable latch bracelet by Waxing Poetic!

Jennifer Williams April 24, 2018 - 6:18 pm

I think I’d get the Karma double pendant! It’s lovely!

Giant Sis April 25, 2018 - 5:16 am

I really love the Ensemble Necklace – Bright Silver – 28 Inch!

Cynthia C April 25, 2018 - 7:37 am

I might purchase the
Natural Beauties Dragonfly Necklace.

Antoinette M April 25, 2018 - 1:58 pm

I would get the Kristal Verve Earrings – Brass.

Bri Adams April 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm

What fabulous gift ideas! I love the scarves, the toddler mom t-shirt, and love language book. I had no idea that reading for such a short amount of time each day could make such an impact. I must do more reading! I’m an avid reader {was an avid reader} need to get back.

Ivy B April 25, 2018 - 7:44 pm

It’s easy to do more reading when you know it only takes 6 minutes 😀

Christina Almond April 25, 2018 - 6:59 pm

I love the Bright Silver Ensemble Bracelet! <3

Meghan Buchman April 25, 2018 - 11:35 pm

The bird. I love it!

Rosanne April 26, 2018 - 12:25 am

I would like to buy the Claudelle Choker

Ton Sprouse April 27, 2018 - 10:58 am

I love the Hematite necklace!! Beautiful!

Amy May 6, 2018 - 9:37 am

I WOuld pick the free form earring small.

Melissa Storms May 6, 2018 - 4:35 pm

I really like the taupe boho necklace with the Kristal plate pendant.

Richard Hicks May 11, 2018 - 7:12 am

I might get Make Way “For Harmony” Bracelet

Yalanda woods May 12, 2018 - 12:36 pm

The personal vocabulary owl necklace

Robin May 13, 2018 - 9:15 am

I would love to get the Waxy Double Heart Necklace.

Tara Woods May 13, 2018 - 7:56 pm

I would buy the large silver free form earrings.

Vikki Billings May 13, 2018 - 11:34 pm

I might buy the Free Form Earrings – Serling Silver – Large

Trisha McKee May 13, 2018 - 11:56 pm

I would get the Karma Cuff bracelet.

Sarah L May 14, 2018 - 12:03 am

I like earrings and they have some beautiful ones. If you make me choose right now, I like the In Time Earrings.
Thanks for the contest.

Jenn Reed May 14, 2018 - 12:03 am

I think I would get the Personal Vocabulary Puppy Love Necklace if I won.

Sand May 14, 2018 - 12:06 am

I would purchase the Light As a Feather Cuff.

Lyndon October 3, 2018 - 1:39 am

Hi Ivy, I extremely like the beige boho accessory with the Kristal plate pendant. In spite of the fact that every one of them is wonderful. By the path, a debt of gratitude is in order for the challenge.

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