I realise that panic may not have set in yet, vis-a-vis Mother’s Day (if it were Father’s Day, the presents would already be purchased and wrapped … just saying), so here is a gentle prod along for all those still needing a little, shall we say, *inspiration* in the gift department.
I hereby give you the Styling You Top 5 Mother’s Day gifts* for 2011. This list is an electronic gadget, foot spa and slipper-free zone.
anything. I have a little bit of a crush on everything that jewellery designer Kate Sutton does. Not only is her work stunning but each piece can be personalised. It’s often difficult getting that balance between style and sentiment. Uberkate gets it right. Every time. Loving this Living Circle pendant duo ($480) right now. www.uberkate.com.au
2. Ikatan Balinese Day Spa Mother’s Day package ($180). Well, of course, I’d love trip to Bali itself, but Mr Styling You says we have something called a budget. Quite frankly, this is the next best thing. This 1.5hours of bliss includes a massage with aroma oils, Environ facial, mineral makeup application after facial, complimentary champers and Ikatan gift bag of spa products and chocolates to take home. If you are not coming to Noosa any time soon, then find a spa near your home and drop very big hints about receiving a voucher from there. www.ikatanspa.com
3. MOR Cosmetics Marshmallow Fragrant Candle ($59.95). I pretty much love all things to come out of the MOR Cosmetics stable. Gorgeous packaging; stunning fragrances and products you just want to put on display. This candle appeals to my inner-girlieness. In my mind, with this candle I’d be able to light it in my bedroom, shut the door and have two hours of sleep. In reality, I’d get to light the candle. www.morcosmetics.com
4. When my husband does the dishes … by Kerri Sackville ($32.95, Random House). This uproariously funny book should be handed to every mother the minute they give birth. And not a moment later. Such a selfless act will ensure that precious minutes (that should be devoted to sleeping) are not devoted to guilt. A warning though. Due to the book’s content. Whether you did your kegels or not will be extremely tested. www.randomhouse.com.au
5. kikki.K Mini Memory Book ($14.95). This book/card comes at the budget end of my top 5 but it’s by no means a cheapskate pressie. Well, it would be if the giver gave it with the expectation that the mum would fill it out herself … in which case, you’d better back it up with the addition of one of the other gifts above … or run. Quickly. www.kikki-k.com
Have you put your order in for Mother’s Day? What’s top of your list?
*These gifts were mentioned on Sunshine Coast radio station Hot 91.1 FM with Todd and Sami on May 3. Right click on the link below; open in a new window to listen in.