Saturday, April 30, 2016

Max The Unicorn Mother's Day Gift Guide!




Mother's Day is fast approaching, Sunday May 8 for those of us who aren't super organised! I normally have a lovely, relaxing day with my family, with lunch out and most important of all, no housework or cooking. Who am I kidding, I never cook on the weekends anyway!

I love helping hubby buy a lovely beauty gift for his Mum, usually taking advantage of a department store Gift With Purchase offer (they are the greatest). I must say, hubby has really stepped up his game, because I've been on the receiving end of some magnificent presents lately!

I've put together a little Gift Guide, in case your struggling for gift ideas. It's quite pamper-heavy, because that's the way I roll. I hope this inspires you and helps you find a Mother's Day present your loved one will cherish. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there, I hope you have a truly beautiful day with your family!




Natura Siberica Oblepikha Shower Gel*
I fell in love with Natura Siberica Oblepikha And Honey Body Scrub and raved about it here, then I was lucky enough to be sent the matching Shower Gel to try as well, and it didn't disappoint! The fragrance of the scrub and gel is so beautiful, kind of like an orange and mango smoothie! There's a ton of beneficial properties in the sea-buckthorn (Altai Oblepikha) ingredient (check out my linked Review of the scrub for more information); suffice to say this gel is energising, uplifting and a real winner. This is a beauty that Mum will want on display because the packaging is just that pretty!

Available in Chemist Warehouse and at Natura Siberica online.


Benefit Cheekathon, photo via Adore Beauty

Benefit Cheekathon
I'm not going to lie. I literally just bought this from Adore Beauty yesterday. They were sold out when I went into Myer, so I thought I better step on it, especially since this is a Limited Edition release! If you're a fan of Benefit, you'll know their Box O Powders normally set you back $51 each. This gorgeous set of five (yes, five) selected Benefit powders only costs $98, so you are basically getting three for free. And they are full size! This is extremely good value for money. Contained within the set, along with a powder brush is Dandelion, Hoola, Dallas, CORALista and Rockateur. Mum can blush, bronze and admire the pretty packaging to her hearts content with Cheekathon. Can't wait for mine to arrive!

Benefit Cheekathon is still available online at Adore Beauty.




Urban Rituelle Soaps*
Even though I received these bars of soap in my Bloggers United goodie bag at the Adelaide event, I'm no stranger to this brand! A while back I went through quite the UR phase, buying their gorgeous vegetable soaps in Guava, Honeysuckle, Grapefruit, Green Tea, Lime Splice and Mango. These Botanical Soaps are huge bars (200g) and come in beautiful packaging. As with all Urban Rituelle soaps, they leave you with lovely soft, clean skin and a smile on your face! The brown one (in the brown packaging) is infused with natural vanilla, lavender and geranium essential oils and the pale yellow soap (in the green packaging) contains natural lemongrass, lemon myrtle, grapefruit and eucalyptus essential oils, so it's very fresh and fruity. Highly recommended for an indulgent addition to Mum's shower routine!

Urban Rituelle soaps can be found here




Pink and Red Nail Polish
There's something so pretty about red and pink nail polishes! Although I love experimenting with colour (God only knows I've had blue, turquoise, orange, gold, black and green nails) if I want to feel amazing, I'll go for a pretty pink or a sexy red and #nailit. There are so many brands to choose from these days when it comes to nail polish. If you want to get Mum a few inexpensive ones to throw in with her gift, Ulta3 have an extensive range of colours available at selected chemists for only $2 - $2.50 each. I've selected a mid-range brand (Rimmel) and a higher end (but still reasonable, especially if you find them on sale!) brand, Essie. Both are great quality! Pictured are Strawberry Fizz and Cranberry Zest from the Rimmel I <3 Fruities range (bonus fruity scent when the product dries!) and Madison Ave-Hue and Jump In My Jumpsuit by Essie.

These nail polish brands are available at Priceline.




Lush Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb*
I was sent some goodies from the Limited Edition Lush Mother's Day range, including the delightful Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb. This bomb is a pure delight from start to finish, breaking away under hot running water to reveal rose petals that float atop the gorgeous pink-hued bath water. This is a floral indulgence that every Mum should experience and I'm definitely going in-store to pick up a few more before May 8! I've reviewed Rose Bombshell in my Lush Mother's Day range post here.

Available instore or online at Lush up until May 8.




Kmart Journals
This one's a bit different, but it may appeal to the stationery-loving Mum. Normally I get all my notebooks from Typo, but there was a Kmart Journal included in my goodie bag at the Bloggers United Event, and it made me realise Kmart are really upping their game! These two featured journals I later bought for myself. Aren't they cute? They have different textured covers and the coloured inner design is really great too. There were lots of different funky designs to choose from and at only $5 each, it's the perfect gift for someone who likes to jot down their thoughts!

Available in-store at Kmart, online has limited stock.

Bockers And Pony Choc-O-Lot Hamper, photo via Bockers And Pony

Bockers And Pony Hampers
What Mum wouldn't love to receive a Hamper on Mother's Day?! Bockers And Pony have a great range of hampers, whether it be for relaxing, pampering or indulging. Hampers range from around $80 to $430, so there's sure to be something suitable for any budget. My personal favourites (hint hint, hubby!) are the Treasure Hamper, Manhattan Hamper and the Choc-O-Lot Hamper. Yum!

Hampers available online at Bockers And Pony.

Glasshouse High Tea Candle, photo via Glasshouse Fragrances

Glasshouse Fragrances High Tea Candle
This Limited Edition candle, with a beautiful black tea, bergamot and cardamom fragrance is part of the Glasshouse Fragrances 'Pink Collection'. When you shop from the Pink Collection between 1 April - 8 May, Glasshouse will will donate 5% of the RRP less GST to the McGrath Foundation. So you'd be supporting a worthy cause with your beautifully packaged candle purchase. Win win!

This triple scented candle is available from Glasshouse Fragrances.

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What's your favourite product from my Gift Guide?

22 comments:

  1. That candle looks amazing!! I have bought my mum some Antipodes skincare.

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    1. I hope she loves the Antipodes! Thanks for reading :)

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  2. I love these picks, the benefit cheekathon looks amazing and I also love Kmart journals :D XX

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    1. Thanks, yeah I can't wait for my Cheekathon to arrive! xx

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  3. great picks!! My mum is loving Lush's bathbombs. I may have given her a small present prior to mother's day oops!

    Lily not Louise

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    1. What a lovely daughter you are! Hope she has a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  4. I love the look of Benefit's Cheekathon!

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    1. Yes, I had to get it! I've been wanting to try Rockateur and Hoola :)

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  5. Urban Rituelle does the most amazing hand creams. I keep one in my car and it's scent remains for days lingering x

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    1. I haven't tried the hand creams but might have to! I love the fragrances in their other products. xx

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  6. Ahh, I can't believe how quickly Mother's Day is sneaking up. I thought I was all organised, but all plans have fallen through and I have been left to start over, no plans, no presents so far, thanks for your gift guide I'll definitely use it to try find something suitable!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. Glad I could help out! Hope things go smoothly for you :)

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  7. I love the Natura Siberica range! Scented candles make such a fantastic gift too.

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    1. I am totally in love with Natura Siberica products too. So beautifully fragranced!

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  8. Love this gathering of goodies Di - it's quite a bit different from some of the collections I've seen on other blogs. Trust you to come up with something interesting and something for all Mums ♥ I've tried both of the UR soaps and love them to bits, and those journals are fun and a beaut idea. Hope you have a wonderful day gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Kat! Yeah I tried to include some cheaper options. Have a wonderful day on Sunday! xx

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  9. Gorge post Di! I think my mum would love the Glashouse candel. it looks so luxurious but girly too. I'd like the Benefit Cheekathon for myself hehehe x

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    1. Thanks Louise! Yeah the Glasshouse Candle looks so beautiful, doesn't it? x

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  10. That Lush bath bomb is on my gift list! ;) *fingers crossed*

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  11. Oh I love all of these but I have to say the candle caught my eye!Smells good and for a good cause - winning!

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  12. So many of these I just want for myself!! My Mum is a bath fan so I'll probably just get her some Lush goodies.

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