Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For Moms.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For Moms

Mother’s Day is just around the corner!  Are you ready?  It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do for Mom on her special day.  Perhaps she already has everything or maybe you just don’t have a clue where to start.  That’s OK.  I’ve got your back!  Here are 20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Hard to Buy For Mom, Grandma or Special Woman in your life.  Maybe even a gift for yourself because YOU are SO worth it!  The day is quickly approaching so let’s get right to it.

For the Mom who loves fragrance! – Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnival Extravaganza


Mother's Day Gift Guide for the Hard to Buy for Mom!Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Cream is a luxurious all-over body cream that visibly tightens the appearance of skin. Infused with caffeine-rich Guarana extract, Cupuacu Butter, Acai Oil, and Coconut Oil, this cream leaves skin soft & radiant.  But it’s the scent that has earned this cream a cult following.  Trust me when I say, the Pistachio and Salted Caramel fragrance is one of a kind & totally addictive. Guaranteed to earn Mom at least one “Omg you smell SO good” compliment every time she wears it!  P.S. If my hubby, stepson or Shih-Tzu are reading this… I’m just sayin’!! 🙋‍♀️

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For the Mom who thinks a girl can never have too many purses!S-ZONE Women’s Vintage Genuine Leather Bucket Tote Shoulder Bag

S-ZONE Women's Vintage Genuine Leather Bucket Tote Shoulder Bag Hobo Handbag Purse This Genuine Leather Bucket Tote Shoulder Bag Hobo Handbag from S-Zone is both functional & stylish.  The bag is roomy enough to easily fit an 11″ laptop, and there is a removable pouch for holding your iPad, phone, makeup and wallet. The Hobo Bucket style and pretty pastel blue is right on trend for this Spring & Summer!  Also available in Black, Brown, Wine & Gray.

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Peepers Shine On Blue Light Filtering Readers and Polarized Sunglasses

Peepers Shine On Blue Light Filtering Readers and Polarized SunglassesTo quote the fabulous Oprah herself, “These aren’t your grandma’s readers or sunglasses—unless Granny wears subtly glittered finishes that say “sexy librarian”!” Well enough said, right?  Mom needs one of each or maybe one in every color!  The Readers are available in six shades & 5 strength options. These special Blue Light Readers filter 40% of harmful uv rays emitted from phones, computers, and tablets and include a 7 layer anti-reflective coating to minimize glare from digital screens.  The Sunglasses come in six shades and include UV400 protection. If you’re not sure if Mom needs Readers, trust me, if she’s in her 40’s or beyond … she needs them!

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Good Days Start With Gratitude Journal

Good Days Start with Gratitude Journal

The Good Days Start With Gratitude Journal is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys.  Each weekly spread contains an inspirational quote and space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week.  Amazon offers free shipping on this journal if your total purchase is $25 or more so you’ll need to add a little something else with it to get the free shipping.  Hint:  The Readers above would be a perfect complement to this journal and a great gift for Mom!

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For the Mom who loves a great smelling Candle! – Lulu Scented Luxury Soy Jar Candles

Lulu Jasmine, Oud & Sandalwood Soy CandleHandcrafted in the U.S.A., Lulu Scented Luxury Soy Jar Candles are made with eco-friendly soy wax.  They are vegan, paraben free, cruelty-free and have one of the longest burn times on the market.  Available in 24 unique scents, these candles look like the expensive candles you find in high-end department stores and luxury boutiques.  But you can have one sent straight to Mom for just $19.95!

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Ausganica Organic Rose Skincare

Ausganica Rose Skincare

Ausganica Organic Rose Skincare is a 100% Plant Based, Triple Certified Organic, cruelty-free, vegan, chemical free line.  Originally in Australia, the products became available in the US for the first time this year.  Ausganica’s anti-aging line is impressive with good for your skin anti-aging ingredients and packaging that is beautiful enough to leave out all the time.  Treat Mom to one of their fabulous gift sets this Mother’s Day and use my Coupon Code for 15% off your order!  Coupon Code is good site wide!  Use Coupon Code: SUSIT20 for 15% Off!

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For the Mom who Loves to ReadThe Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey

The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey

In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance.  The book’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us.  This is a must read and I can’t think of one Mom I know that wouldn’t love this book!

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Empowered by Maya J Bracelets

Empowered By Maya J BraceletsEmpowered by Maya J Bracelets are meant to be gifted and worn to spread love, strength and positivity.  Each word is intended to inspire, empower and celebrate women.  The bracelets are brass with 1/4″ x 1/4″ letters and plated in white gold. Each bracelet has an adjustable 6”- 8” extender with a lobster claw closure. Available in the words:  Empowered, Strong, Inspired, Grateful, Brave and Fearless.  Which one describes YOUR Mom?

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For the Mom who loves Yoga! – Core 10 ‘Build Your Own’ Yoga 7/8 Crop Legging

Core 10 Women's Yoga Pants

Women rave about the comfort and “staying put” power of the Core 10 Build Your Own Yoga Leggings giving them a near perfect rating on Amazon.  The Build Your Own Yoga 7/8 Crop Legging lets you pick the size and waistband style that best suit your need.   No more adjusting mid-class, stay-put medium, high, or cross waist options.  Available in an extended range of sizes from XS to 3.

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La Chatelaine Deluxe 12 Hand Cream Gift Set

La Chatelaine Deluxe 12 Hand Cream Gift SetThis luxurious hand cream, made in France is blended with 20% organic Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Argan Oil to deeply moisturize, nourish and protect. The creamy texture absorbs quickly for immediate hydration and intense repair, to leave hands soft, smooth and rejuvenated.   All packaged in a beautiful, collectible Tin.

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For the Zen Mom! ArtNaturals Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier with Bluetooth Speaker Clock

ArtNaturals Essential Bluetooth Aromatherapy Diffuser

This sleek, sculptural ArtNaturals Bluetooth Oil Diffuser glows with soft LED light, which can be set to either one fixed color or seven changing colors.  Connect to any bluetooth device to play music and wake up to the alarm clock!  This little gem has everything but the oil!  No worries though, I’ve got you covered!  You can grab an 8-pack of the top-selling Oils Here.

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For the Mom with a Sweet Tooth! Edible Arrangements Fresh Chocolate Covered Strawberries Gift Box

Edible Arrangements Chocolate Strawberries

Ummm……. Chocolate and Strawberries.  Is there really anything else that needs to be said?

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For the Techie Mom! – Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock with Alexa

Echo SpotThe Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in a stylish and compact design that can show you things. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more.

Not sure if Mom would like Alexa?  I received one for Christmas last year and surprisingly, its become one of my favorite things.  I use it ALL the time for everything from reminders & sports scores to looking up recipes and getting answers to my questions.  Alexa even helps me research information for my Blog posts!  Meet your Mom’s new BFF – Alexa!

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For the Mom who Loves 3 Hour Baths!LATHER Bamboo Lemongrass 3 Step Set

LATHER Bamboo Lemongrass 3 Step SetLATHER Bamboo Lemongrass 3 Step Set contains 3 of the brand’s most popular products in their signature scent, Bamboo Lemongrass.  If you’re not familiar with this Brand, they can be found in luxury spas and hotels as well as 4 signature stores in the U.S.  All of their products are free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil & synthetic fragrances and they are cruelty-free. 

I recently had the opportunity to try two of their products which were sent to me complimentary to try and review.  I have to say I loved them both.  These two products together would make a fantastic gift for Mom!   The Honey Moisture Mask with Propolis Extract is a moisturizing mask for environmentally stressed skin.  It’s super easy to use, apply & leave on for 20 minutes, massage the left over into your skin.  Done.  The Australian Plum Night Crème is simply superb.  This cream softens and firms the skin and improves the skin’s radiance.  Mom will be glowing with this duo!

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For the Mom who takes pictures of everything! – AURA Digital Photo Frame

Aura Digital Photo FrameShare photos in real-time or relive special memories with this Digital Photo Frame from Aura. The Aura app uses advanced software to sort and filter your photos so you don’t have to.  Select a person and Aura will display photos of them.  Capture a moment and instantly display it on someone else’s frame. This photo frame does this and so much more! Unlimited Storage, Motion and Light Sensor, Wi-Fi, & Facial Recognition.  Mom will enjoy this Gift for many years to come.  Grab one for yourself too and you can share pictures instantly to Mom’s Photo Frame and she can share to yours!

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Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

Start Where You Are Interactive Journal

The Start Where You Are Journal is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation.  This uplifting book presents prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more.  Featuring inspiring quotes from writers, artists, and other visionaries paired with open-ended questions and prompts, with plenty of room for writing and reflecting, this full-color book will make the perfect Gift for Mom!  Pair this with a pretty pen to get the $25 Amazon requires for free shipping on this item.  This 7 piece Set of beautiful Diamond Pens from Evneed would be perfect!

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K. Carroll Harper Crossbody Bag with RFID protection

Harper Crossbody Bag with RFID protectionThis cute little Harper bag is on trend with it’s crossbody style and it comes in 34 colors and designs.  It is made from vegan leather and has a belt strap included.  With built-in RFID protected card slots, this bag is both stylish and smart.  At just $19.99 each, why not grab a couple of them for Mom on her special day!

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For the Mom who loves Fitness!Fitbit Versa Smart Watch

Fitbit Versa in Periwinkle & Rose GoldThe Fitbit Versa Smart Watch includes all of the core fitness features to track your all-day activity and 24/7 heart rate.  Plus smart features like sleep, notifications, apps and 4+ day battery life.  The slim, lightweight design is beautiful and it comes in 10 modern, bold color choices.  Shown here is Periwinkle with Rose Gold which may just be the perfect one for Mom!

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For the Mom who Loves GardeningEslibai 9 Piece Garden Tools Set

Eslibai 9 piece Garden Tool SetThis 9 piece Garden Tool Set with six high quality garden tools, 2 soft gloves & beautiful Tote is the perfect gift for the Mom who loves to garden. It’s so pretty, I want one and I don’t even do much gardening!  This set includes a Trowel for digging, a Weeder for weeding, a Rake for loosening soil, a Spade for transplanting and a Cultivator for aerating soil.  It also includes two gloves and a tote bag. Mom’s gonna be the coolest gardener on the block!

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Kim + ONO Women’s Kimono Short Robe

Kim + ONO Women's Kimono Robe Short

This Kimono Short Robe has a gorgeous, flowing drape and is available in 41 patterns including the Coral Chrysanthemum Meadow Blue shown above. With belt loops and inside ties, it’s lightweight and perfect for Spring & Summer.  Mom will love lounging around the house in this Beauty!

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So there you have it.  I hope you found something here for your Mom, Grandma, special woman in your life or for yourself!  Remember, it’s the thought that counts and Mom is going to love whatever you decide on because it’s coming from YOU!  I appreciate you stopping by today and I hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day!  Please leave me a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you!

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    • Thank you so much Jess!🙏 I agree, it’s coming fast, 2019 is going by way too quickly. That diffuser is on my list & the Robe really is lovely!💕💕

    • Right? That garden tool set is awesome! And I love that you can wake up to music & a lovely scent with the diffuser. Thank you so much for stopping by & reading!💕💕

  1. Suzie I love posts like this! It is just so much fun like going on a really fun shopping trip! Those Amazon bags were amazing! I am a bag lover, and real leather at that price is fantastic! I loved the shape of the bag too! I also loved the candle and the little gratefulness journal! Great list!

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