Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks (Plus Giveaway)

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you are still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, look no further! This Mother’s Day Gift Guide will help you with all of your shopping needs. Whether she is a fashionista, a homebody, or someone who is the Life of the Party, you will find the perfect gift for her below. Ready for my top picks? Let’s get started!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018:

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Traveler

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

Check out these amazing set from Rockland Luggage Santorini. I travel a TON and I will tell you right here and now that if you don’t like the way your bags look when your luggage comes out on the carousel … it MATTERS. It’s time for an upgrade. The neutral beige colors of this set WORKS.  If you don’t like neutral, you could also check out this marble option. Such a thoughtful gift for someone who is always on the road.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Woman Who Likes To Laugh – Life Of The Party Tickets

I’m someone who loves to go to the movies as often as humanly possible. You will catch me at both a matinee AND at a late-night show. It doesn’t matter… as long as I’m enjoying myself with people I love. Get the mom in your life tickets to see Melissa McCarthy’s new film LIFE OF THE PARTY and guarantee a weekend of laughs and fun memories.  Isn’t that what motherhood is all about anyway?

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

Life of the Party is slated as a comedy, but I have a feeling they snuck in a few life lessons in there as well. So, get ready to cry and feel all the feelings by the closing credits! That’s why I decided to add this title to my Mother’s Day Gift Guide list.  Pass the popcorn and ginormous soda, please! Momma is ready to party! Here’s a synopsis in case you haven’t heard about this movie yet –>

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. She is reborn as the Life of the Party!!! This film is rated PG-13.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

Take a look at the hilarious Life of the Party movie trailer and get your tickets now!!!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Woman Who Likes To Make A StatementMother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

The beautiful thing about this multi-clutch, besides the price, is that it’s Not Basic At All (unlike just about every other clutch out there). This pretty little thing is embellished and gives the rest a serious run from their money.  You can wear it with just about anything. Have I mentioned the pom poms yet? Because… POM POMS!!!! I am obsessed with this style. It is bright and fun and absolutely perfect for summer.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Woman Who Loves Beauty Products

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

I mean… Dry Bar Full-Size Favorites? I will take two. Or three? Or five? Just buy me as many as they have. If your wife/mother is beauty obsessed, they will appreciate this package. I use all of these products on a daily basis and they all smell delicious. Sometimes I spray them on like perfume. Is that weird to say? Because I already said it. I own that and I won’t take it back.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The HostessMother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

I sort of pride myself on my cheese and cracker platter while hosting. It keeps getting more and more elaborate as time goes by. I’m adding dips and honey drips and I’m starting to create little art figurines with salami. I don’t know what is happening… but it’s happening. Are you with me? When I found this board, I fell in love with it. It’s so different. I love how easily you could organize your crackers. But they look SPECIAL. AMMIRIGHT?!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Woman Who Likes To Work OutMother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

These Zella Around The Block High Waist Ankle Leggings are super cute.  Consider grabbing these leggings and a 10 pass to your town’s local cycling/yoga /bar studio. I’m not sure what your wife is into – but figure it out and personalize the gift. She will really appreciate it. You could even add a gift certificate to a local juice bar if you want to take it over the top.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Woman Who Loves The Beach

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

I adore this Stargaze Woven Sea Grass Tote from Nordstrom. Obsessed with it. You can use this bag while at the beach or truly all summer long! It’s very versatile. Fill this basket with your wife’s / mother’s favorite items. Think candles, scarves, bath bombs – etc. It will act as a fun surprise package and then she will be able to use the tote for the rest of the season.  If you don’t think the stars will fly, here is another option without them.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Woman Who Likes To Stay OrganizedMother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

I am someone who loves to stay organized. A brand new planner gives me so much joy! Check out this 2018-19 Academic Daily, Simplified Planner from Happy Stripe and think about how you can create a gift basket for the mom in your life. Colored pencils, stickers, and ribbons would make a wonderful addition to this gift idea.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Woman Who Likes To RedecorateMother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

Um… this is totally me. I redecorate my house almost daily. This is almost a PROBLEM in my marriage. But we aren’t going to get into our therapy points right now. Just talking about gift ideas!! How fun is this doormat? I LOVE IT! Also – I ordered it. Don’t tell Bill.

In case you want more doormat ideas – click here.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Memory MakerMother's Day Gift Guide 2018: Top 10 Picks

This is actually really sweet and specifically made for mothers and daughters to do together. It’s a Letter Book that needs to be worked on as a duo. A nostalgic set of 40 cards are meant to be sent, shared and treasured until the very last envelope is sealed. I’m crying already.

So, what do you think about my Mother’s Day Gift Guide? Did you find something for that special lady in your life? I hope so! Leave a comment below with your favorite find.

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  1. I relax and my husband either cooks for me or we go out to dinner and a movie

  2. Mother’s Day celebrations vary as my sons are all over the country. Should probably go on a hike

  3. We spend it with my daughter’s mother, usually just make a day of it, dinner and activities.

  4. Sometimes I celebrate it with my mom other times I celebrate it with my mother-in-law.

  5. My plans for Mother’s day is to have a girl’s day with my mom and daughter where we go shopping and have lunch.

  6. I like the simplified planner.

    We celebrate by going out to lunch as a family.

  7. We usually don’t do much for Mother’s Day. I call my mom and send her a card. My kids usually go somewhere with me, like hiking and my son treats me to lunch.

  8. we’re having a cookout at my son’s place with his girlfriend’s mom and family

  9. We stay home and my husband and son make a wonderful brunch and dinner. I am hoping my mom will be able to visit this year. She always spend 1-2 weeks here during the spring or summer. I would love to have her here for Mother’ Day.

  10. I celebrate Mother’s Day by running a 5k race for breast cancer with my mom.

  11. I celebrate by going out to dinner with my family and sometimes we go to the zoo.

  12. I celebrate Mother’s Day by getting together with my mom and the rest of my family. We usually grill out and play yard games.

  13. For Mothers Day I usually talk to my son on the phone. It is always nice to hear his voice.

  14. My family usually cooks me a great breakfast and then we eat dinner with all the other mom’s in our family!

  15. We are going to have brunch with my family to celebrate Mother’s Day this year!

  16. We celebrate by taking me out to Lowes to pick out flowers for my front flower bed and then they come me a home cooked meal 🙂

  17. We go out for brunch with family. It is something that I look forward to every single year!

  18. We celebrate Mother’s Day by going to a restaurant or a family member’s house for a meal.

  19. We used to go on a picnic for Mother’s Day.. this year will be hard since I just lost my mom.

  20. We love to bbq on Mothers day and all the family gets together for the day

  21. Usually my husband and daughter wake me up to breakfast. Then we all get dressed and go and see my mom for the day and help her around her yard.

  22. I surprise my mom every mothers day and fly home to see her even though I tell her I’m busy. She always knows I’m coming lol

  23. We usually celebrate Mother’s Day by having lunch with my Mother and dinner with my Mother in law.

  24. My mother passed away a few years ago. This year we’re starting new traditions with MIL, & I’m planning on driving out to Trader Joe’s first thing Sunday to get a couple big bouquets for her! Her kids will do the other planning. 🙂

  25. I usually go out to dinner with my daughter and grandchildren. My husband and sister also go.

  26. It is different each year but this year I am going to be on a mini vacation with my husband on Friday and Saturday and then dinner with my kids on Sunday.

  27. We like to get together as a family and have a cookout (if the weather is nice). We shower each other with gifts for the mothers. Hope it’s a nice day Sunday!

  28. My husband usually invites our kids and grand kids over for a pot luck cook out. I hope to get lots of pics.

  29. Sometimes we celebrate by going out. This year we are going to visit the mausoleum, pick up food, and watch a movie while we eat when we get home.

  30. I’ll be calling my mom and mother in law and also spending some time with my own kids!

  31. Usually I go fishing but the weather is not ideal this year, so we are going to shop for some flowers for the yard.

  32. We celebrate Mother’s Day with a nice dinner followed by presents and a cake.

  33. I celebrate by spending quality time with my mom doing something she enjoys, then we have a nice dinner together and I give her a Mother’s Day present. 🙂

  34. We don’t usually do anything special, but I normally get a card and a call from my daughters.

  35. I’m not sure how I celebrate Mother’s Day. My kids just tell me, “Don’t make any plans” and I wait and see what they will surprise me with.

  36. My husband and kids take me out to dinner and we go somewhere fun as a family.

  37. I don’t like dealing with the crowds on holidays so we stay home and have a big dinner.

  38. My family serves me breakfast in bed, then we go to visit my mom and go to the in laws.

  39. Mama and I will go to Church together then out to each lunch. Of course she’ll have gifts to open. Just a time to remind her how important and special she is to me. But I hope that feels and knows this already!

  40. I celebrate by spending the entire day cooking my favorite dishes and not feeling guilty that I didn’t do other chores or if other members of my family don’t like what I have chosen and they have to fend for themselves or eat leftovers.

  41. I used to love to take my mom out to a nice restaurant on her day. I miss her and wish the clock could be back.

  42. I spend Mother’s Day by remembering her for all she did for me doing her life here on earth for which I am so thankful.

  43. This year my daughter is working and my granddaughter is with her dad, so really nothing this year.

  44. We always stay home and enjoy the day together watching movies and playing outside.

  45. We usually have a family picnic in the backyard. Always nice to enjoy the company and good weather.

  46. I’m spending the day with my mom. We are ordering takeout and I baked her a cake. We are going to spend the day watching her favorite movies.

  47. I celebrate Mother’s Day by calling my mom. My family then takes me out to dinner.

  48. I celebrate Mother’s Day by calling my mom. Then my family takes me out to dinner.

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