Savvy Gifts for Mom
Mother’s Day is around the corner, so it’s time to find a unique gift for the special woman in your life to thank her for all of her hard work. Show her love with some pampering gifts that are stylish, make life easier, or help her relax and unwind …
The Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset is the stylish way to be hands-free! This colorful, functional and great looking Bluetooth is like no other, and comes with a matching, lipstick-sized charging case. It actually holds a full charge, perfect for powering up when you can’t plug in. The Discovery 925 comes in black, purple, white and gold. Great news: two lucky Savvy Gal readers will have the opportunity to give mom a gift that she’ll love to use — for free! Send an email with the name of Elizabeth Arden’s new fragrance to email@example.com for your chance to win The Discovery 925 (hint: you can find it in last week’s Savvy Style column). Only TheSavvyGal readers are eligible to win. www.plantronics.com/north_america/en_US/products/mobile/bluetooth-headsets/discovery-925-black
Unfortunately, acne is not limited to the teen world. Once you get into the arena of adult acne, there are scary conditions like cystic acne, which leaves nasty scarring. Thankfully, Zeno, the only FDA-approved device of its kind, has released the Zeno Mini. Small enough to fit into any clutch or travel bag, the Zeno Mini uses painless heat to treat blemishes by killing the bacteria that causes them to surface and worsen — so basically, you can zap a blemish before it surfaces. Clinical trials have proven that 90 percent of Zeno users saw their blemishes disappear or fade significantly within 24-48 hours. It’s an absolute must-have for anyone who suffers from breakouts. Safe, natural and “green,” the Zeno Mini is available at www.MyZeno.com.
The Relax Intuit CD — “Your Present: A Half Hour of Peace,” is an awesome way to provide a little respite to the stressed out mom. This soothing, stress-relieving CD is a guided meditation for physical and spiritual wellness by national mind-body Stress Relief Facilitator Susie Mantell. It’s a great escape from a hectic day or a prelude to deep, restful sleep. www.relaxintuit.com
Mighty Leaf Tea’s Abaca Spa Box is an ideal way to provide Mom with a relaxing treat to enjoy in the comfort of her own home. Made from an eco-friendly blend of treeless paper, this handcrafted box contains two Oasia bath pouches filled with Dead Sea Salts, green tea leaves, 22 essential oils and verbena leaves, as well as eight whole leaf tea pouches to help Mom relax and nourish herself. The tea varieties included are Chamomile Citrus, African Nectar, Ginger Twist and Rainforest Mate. It’s a steal at $19.95 and can be purchased at www.Mightyleaf.com.
For the wine aficionado and chocolate lover, how about a membership to the California Wine Club (www.cawineclub.com)? They’ve partnered with Choclatique (www.Choclatique.com) to create an awesome Mother’s Day gift: recipients who place orders for two months or more will receive a four-piece box of fine artisan chocolates that perfectly complement the California Wine Club’s hand-selected, award-winning wines. Another unique gift idea for Mother’s Day is Choclatique’s Bubbly chocolates made with Dom Perignon. Peruse their Web site at www.choclatique.com for more delicious “out of the box” chocolates.
Chocolate lovers will also be absolutely overwhelmed by The Mother’s Day Medley of Fairytale Brownies. I am a chocolate fan like no other, but for some reason never liked brownies — these babies had me at hello. They are the most decadent treats I’ve ever had! Baked by hand using a secret family recipe, Fairytale Brownies are all-natural, made from pure creamery butter and farm fresh eggs. The box includes three sizes of brownies in delicious flavors like caramel, toffee crunch, cream cheese, chocolate chip, walnut, raspberry swirl, pecan, mint chocolate, espresso nib, peanut butter and original. I’m just hoping they need me to sample more in the very near future! www.brownies.com
A new anti-aging product that works with all skincare systems is something mom will truly appreciate: Perlabella PureDose Pearls with Microsponge Technology. The latest in Italian skincare, they are anti-aging serum “pearls” available in four formulas (Retinol Face, Q10 Face, Vitamin C Face and Retinol Eye) and are the highest concentration of anti-aging ingredients available over the counter. Perlabella PureDose Pearls are unique because they are airtight, making it impossible for water, air or preservatives to compromise the integrity of their ingredients, thus ensuring their effectiveness. They’re a great value and a perfect gift to help mom preserve her youthful looks. www.perlabella.com
For the mom with wanderlust, Icy Bag is the ideal way to protect cosmetics and skincare products. It’s a truly innovative cosmetic bag that is fully insulated to prevent beauty products from getting hot, sticky or melted. Icy Bag can also extend the shelf life of many products by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. With a three-ounce freezer gel pack included for extended cooling, it’s airplane-certified and just right for travel, the beach, golf course, outdoor activities and driving in the hot car! It’s a unique, fun and affordable gift — and mom’s favorite lipstick will never melt again! Made of water resistant, rip-stop nylon with a coordinating inside pouch for the gel pack, Icy Bag comes in black, pink/tan and turquoise/black. www.icybag.com
Chaton Anderson is a Writer and the Publicity Director for TheSavvyGal.com. A product and pop culture addict, she is always looking for the coolest, hippest things on the market, as well as the newest health and fitness trends to hit the scene. Email her at Chaton@TheSavvyGal.com with questions or leads on products and services on the cutting edge.