Mother’s Day is May 8th this year and will be here before we know it! I’ve been thinking about what to send my own mother and thought I’d share my ideas with you.
No matter what the occasion, I always prefer to choose gifts from small businesses that I know and trust. Not only am I giving a lovely gift I know the recipient will love, I am showing my support for the hardworking small business owners whose products have become part of my everyday life.
I am thrilled to introduce a new collection of gifts for Mom, available at The Rich Life Shop. I handpicked items that are $75 and under and included a special splurge gift idea for those of you who really want to go all out for the mom in your life – or yourself – on Mother’s Day.
These items are from small businesses, most of them women-owned, and all from companies I have ongoing relationships with.
I have been sleeping on Savvy Sleepers for a few years. It’s one of the best things I have done for my long hair and aging skin. Gone are the embarrassing morning creases on my face from my cotton pillowcase that, at my age, would last most of the day.
Also a thing of the past is bed head. My husband is still baffled as to why I wake up with the same hair I went to bed with the night before. I tell him it’s all about the Savvy Sleeper!
On top of the beauty benefits, Savvy Sleepers are also lovely to sleep on and they come in the prettiest colors. I love the Vintage Rosé and the new Serenity blue – inspired by Pantone’s color of the year – is gorgeous! I just got mine yesterday and slept on it last night.
Savvy Sleepers also come with a secret pocket great for keeping your jewelry, lip balm or hair ties handy while you sleep.
Needham Lane Ltd.
Needham Lane Ltd. is a New England company owned by husband and wife, Dan and Maura Fickett. They started their company in 2004 selling their popular cotton pajamas and have expanded from there to include slippers, nightgowns and much more. Their pajamas are available in fun colors and patterns.
For the mom in your life who prefers a nightgown, these feminine gowns are lightweight and provide good coverage in the length.
I love the vibrant colors and bold patterns of these slip-on mules. Made with 100% cotton canvas exterior, these slip-ons have a rubber sole and can be worn outdoors or in. I love to wear them around the house in spring and summer months when my heavier slippers are just too warm.
Toss, a San Francisco Bay Area design house, offers a variety of stylish bags for the fashionable woman. From overnight totes – like this gold Elephant Parade bag that my stepdaughter, Tori, uses all the time for sleepovers at her friends, trips to the beach with her boyfriend and even the gym – to darling canvas makeup bags that are ideal for travel or just carrying in your tote or handbag. There is something for every lifestyle. The Milan Foldover clutch is great for a night out, then easily converts to a daytime shoulder or cross-body look with its detachable strap.
Kelley Hollis Jewelry
Kelley Hollis is a Bay Area jewelry designer with a collection of vintage-inspired pieces that include these beautiful and lightweight drop earrings – an original design – available in three colors. They are hand cast with 18 carat gold plating and set with vintage glass stone. May favorite are these white earrings for summer.
Jewels of the Vineyard
My friend and jewelry designer, Cheryl Thompson of Jewels of the Vineyard creates stunning, unique bracelets. Cheryl creates each bracelet herself in her Yountville studio in Napa Valley from fine leather imported from Spain, Italy and Greece and quality silver and gold-plated hardware. The beads are also sourced from Europe or Cheryl will make them herself if she can’t find what she wants. No two bracelets are exactly alike. They truly are wearable works of art.
Cheryl has designed a special bracelet just for Mother’s Day featuring beautiful pastel shades (the bracelet featured in the middle of the collage). This design is only available on The Rich Life Shop.
Kay and Star
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I am a huge fan of the mother and daughter team of Kay and Star. Mom, Julie, and daughter, Jordan, have an eye for design and make stylish necklaces and bracelets that are great quality, on-trend, and priced right!
Or Splurge on an Adora Bag!
These Italian handbags are handcrafted in Tuscany from high quality Italian leather. I have been carrying Adora bags for a couple of years now and love how well made they are. And the classic design means this bag will always never go out of style.
I hope you like the gift ideas I have selected. You can see the full Mother’s Day Collection here.
Now I need to decide which gifts to send my own mom for Mother’s Day!
Make it a rich day!