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It's that time of year and our Mother's Day Gift Guide is here! Although Mother's Day this year will be different, it will undoubtedly be memorable. Here are some ideas for all the mothers in your life, and also for you to just buy yourself.
Beauty Products are always popular gifts on Mother's Day, and this year there are so many to choose from. We have been hearing amazing things about this Anjou Curling Iron, and it's about time there is a good one on the market at this price point. It is best for Medium to Long hair but can be used for all styles. The heat is adjustable from 176 - 410˚F. While we are at it, we may as well do our makeup too, with this Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette. This palette has 12 different buildable and bendable shades perfect for every look. And for those who want a mini beauty treatment while sleeping, the Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase is the way to go. It is anti-aging, anti-bedhead, and anti-sleep crease! If you want to go all out, you can also purchase the Slip Pure Silk Eye Mask and Slip Pure Silk Hair Ties.
PAYARU is a new guilt-free and non-toxic skin care brand, based in Hoboken. They believe in feeling good about what we put on our skin, in their ingredients, how they impact us, and how they sustain our environment. PAYARU's flagship product is the three-ingredient mung bean face scrub. And as the name suggests, the formula is made with only three ingredients: natural vegetable glycerin, mung beans, and kaolin clay. PAYARU is never tested on animals, entirely vegan, and biodegradable.
The Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Slide's rubber like texture is perfect for the pool or beach, and comes in a variety of fun colors. The footbed is also designed for optimal foot health and comfort. I just purchased a hot pink pair and they are so comfortable that I have been wearing them around the house all quarantine.
Little Hoboken's Mother's Day Gift Box is only $59 (shipping included) and has everything you want right now. Each box contains a coffee mug that says, "Alexa, Feed My Kids," a stemless wine glass that says, "They Whine, I Wine," a shower bomb, a nail file, a scrunchie, one sheet mask, a gold heart necklace, and a DIY art project for your kids to make you a Mother's Day card including supplies and instructions. DM us on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
Clothes and accessories from My Sister's Jewelry Box will brighten anyone's day. Owned by a local mom and her sisters, this store has everything I want to wear to the pier for drinks (or anywhere really) if this global pandemic ever ends. From maxi dresses and cute tops to amazing earrings, they have the extra something you need to pull your outfit together. They also are now selling fashionable face masks, as well as "Thank You" ornaments for healthcare professionals at Hoboken Medical Center.
This newly released game is a great game for mom's night out. It is similar to Cards Against Humanity but only for moms!
A weekend at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch - As you may have read in Melissa's post last year, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch has something for everyone in your family. They are now offering pricing that just can't be beat with $99 per person (per night), you receive lodging, 3 all you can eat meals a day, access to indoor and outdoor pools, lakefront activities, tractor rides, waterslides, and nightly campfires, now with a no risk $200 deposit. Pine Ridge Dude Ranch offers so much outdoor fun, I couldn't imagine wanting to be anywhere else after spending this recent quarantine indoors.
Nespresso Machines are not new to anyone at this point, but social distancing has kept many of us indoors and stuck drinking drip coffee. Every. Single. Day. I recently got a Nespresso machine, and now, each day I have a little more joy. I can make coffee, espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, flat whites...you name it! It is also extremely quick so I can have a cup of coffee the exact minute I want to drink it. While you are at it, you can also purchase the Ember Mug, which is an app controlled heated coffee mug. She/You may never have to microwave her coffee again!
The amount of crumbs this quarantine is producing is outrageous! Three meals a day (plus snacks) for every member of your family, indoors, is forcing us all to vacuum multiple times a day. The iRobot Rumba Robot Vacuum would be an amazing gift this year. Not so coincidentally, it is currently at a great price.
A monthly wine membership with Winc. The membership starts with a 6 question quiz which determines your preferences and then each month you receive four different wines that Winc staff recommends based on your tastes. You have the opportunity to change the wines before shipping if you decide you want to try something else.
For mom's who keep misplacing their keys (and Little Hoboken Hook-Up Card) the Tile Mate is a perfect idea. All she needs to do is attach the little tile onto her keychain and then she will be able to find her keys through an app on her phone.
While we may not currently have a ton of plans, this will all eventually pass and our busy lives will return to normal. Help a mother in your life (or yourself) be prepared for that day with a new planner. (Fun Fact: Every member of Little Hoboken's team uses a paper planner!) There are so many to choose from it's dizzying, but a favorite is Emily Ley's Simplified Planner.
All of us at Little Hoboken, hope you and your loved ones have a happy and safe Mother's Day!