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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! I am a firm believer that all moms are super heroes, and 100% worthy of a day dedicated to their fabulousness.  I am heading home to sweet home to be with my amazing mommy for the occasion.  I know my easy to please mama, spending time with her is the best gift I could possibly give her.  However, there’s no gal in the world I would rather spoil with a special gift.  If you are still searching for the perfect gift for your mom or special woman in your life, here are a couple ideas that may spark some inspiration!

A unique piece of jewelry is always a meaningful gift for a loved lady.  Every time she wears it, she is sure to think of you and smile.  I discovered the designer Maryln Schiff via social media, and fell in love with her unique designs.  Marlyn designs fashionable jewelry with distinctive mixes of textures and stones.  Her inspiration is drawn from family, travel, and vintage finds.  I am naturally wild for this XOXO bracelet. I do not often wear bracelets because my wrist is so tiny; it is hard to find a style that fits.  The stretch design of this piece is perfect for all sizes.  There is also a LOVE version and a GRLPOWER version…what a fun gift for a fabulous female! They look great worn stacked or individually.  I adore the feminine vintage vibe of this heart pendant necklace. Maryln also offers a delicate LOVE necklace in both silver and gold that would make a lovely gift.  The quality of her pieces is wonderful, the packaging is super pretty, and the prices are very reasonable.  In honor of Mother’s Day the entire collection is 25% off! Enter code MOM25 at checkout.  If your mom is anything like mine, she will like her gift even more if you inform her it was on sale!

The classic Carrie, (Bradshaw of course), name necklace is the perfect gift to yourself or someone special.  This beauty by Soufeel Jewelry is feminine and delicate, yet makes a statement.  It looks great on it’s own or layered with other pieces.  Use the code Julzev15 for 15% off your order!

A special scent is another great gift idea for Mom.  I can’t remember my mom buying herself a nice perfume since Avon’s 10 dollar Sweet Honesty. No disrespect to Avon, but I am ready to upgrade my gal. I enjoy a great new scent as much as any beauty babe, but it wasn’t until I had the good fortune of meeting Hillary Schneider via the blogging circuit, that I found an absolute favorite scent. A single gal living in New York City, navigating the competitive dating world, Hillary created her own personal “Love Potion Number Nine.”  She was stopped all around town with inquiries about her feminine clean scent.  Outside of a restaurant one evening, a handsome man approached her and said, “I could fall in love with a woman who smells as beautiful as you.”  That man is now her husband.  Two children and a move to Chicago later, Hillary now sells her incredible scent, Ilary.  The only times my husband has ever complimented my perfume, is when I am wearing this scent.  Ilary combines a delicate balance of clean and floral, sweet yet sexy notes. The convenient roller-ball applicator perfectly meshes with a Mama’s on-the-go lifestyle.  This special scent is worth every penny, but Hillary has graciously offered XO readers the code Julz35 at checkout, for 35% off your first bottle of her fabulousness.  If you are interested, but want to try it out first, samples are available for order.

I love treating a special someone to a gift I know they would never treat themselves to.  My mom would never ever buy a handbag without a coupon, possibly a couple coupons, most likely at Kohl’s.  I mean no disrespect to Kohl’s, (my mom actually finds me the cutest workout tops there), but every lady deserves a fabulous handbag.  If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know I am a huge fan of Hammitt handbags.  The designs are functional and beautiful, and every bag comes with a lifetime guarantee. While the bags are luxury, and cost more than my practical Mama would ever be comfortable spending, they really are reasonably priced for the quality.  Each bag includes easy-access credit card slots, super-secure zippers, and multiple compartments that allow efficient organization.  And if there’s one thing most moms can get behind…it’s being organized! You can’t go wrong with any Hammitt handbag, but my pick for a Mom is a tote bag.  Mom’s always travel with far more than a cross body or clutch can handle.  Practical never looked so pretty!

For my Chicago babes looking to scoop up a special gift in a pinch, I have a couple favorite local boutiques you will have no trouble finding a treasure or two at. Mulberry and Me is a beautiful boutique you can shop for classic closet staples, and sparkly special accessories.  Alice&Wonder is a super cutesy spot you can shop graphic tees that say things like, “Mama Love,” as well as fun home goods.  New in town is Lost Girls Vintage, a fabulous spot to shop for all the funky mamas out there.

“If I turn into half the woman my Mother is, I’ll consider my life to be a smash success!”~ME

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms, fur moms, and mom figures!


Julz Chez

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