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Giveaway! Our Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

May 6th, 2016 - By Tamika Frye
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Mother’s Day is hours away. If you don’t have a gift for mom yet then this list might be perfect for you. The “go-to” cellophane gift basket with the teddy bear and coffee cup doesn’t need to be an option this year. Even though we celebrate our moms all the time, getting her a Mother’s Day gift she can actually enjoy is important. Pots, pans, vacuums, and a basket of cleaner and sponges isn’t the way to go for Mother’s Day. We put together a list of the great last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t look “last-minute” and can help mom celebrate herself.

MNDFLMeditation.com

MNDFLMeditation.com

Gift certificates are a great gift for any occasion. For Mother’s Day, grab mom a M N D F L gift certificate. M N D F L is a premiere meditation location on the Lower East Side in New York City. They offer meditation classes at a variety of times with themes that focus on a variety of intentions including emotions, mantra, movement, and sleep. A certificate for a week’s worth of classes is a great way to give the special lady in your life some “me” quiet time.

Timex.com

Timex.com

Timex wants to keep your mom stylish and on time at all times. Their Weekender Reversible Florals water resistant watch collection is perfect for the mom that’s channeling her inner Bohemian. The gold-tone brass case is accented by a nylon reversible strap that displays bold color on one side and a whimsical floral design on the other. The Indiglo night-light feature makes this timepiece easy to use at night. These watches are available at Timex.com starting at $50.

GIVEAWAY: In conjunction with Timex, we’re giving away one watch to a super Mommynoire.com reader. Just comment on this story below and head over to Mommynoire on Instagram and/or Twitter to tell us why you love the gift of time that you have with your family. Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends May 17, 2016. The winner will be announced on May 18, 2016.

Olyve

Olyve

Sending mom flowers for Mother’s Day is always a treat. Olyve takes floristry to the next level with their hand-crafted designs with a tech twist. Their floral arrangements are carefully crafted and come with a digital gift messaging service. The digital message  brings a personal touch to each and every bouquet. Aside from the stunning floral arrangement, the video or voice messaging adds a special touch if loved ones are far away.

HHHG Luxe Demi Tie Dye Dress

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Yes, it’s hard to buy clothes as a gift, but this dress is undeniable. Made of olive and black rayon with a hint of spandex, it’s sleek enough to rock with a pair of simple black strappy heeled sandals for a fun night dancing. It’s also comfy enough to wear with a pair of white Converse to run errands and hang with the kids. Perfect gift for your bestie who’s a mom. From High Heels High Goals, $29.

 

iPad Pro, Apple.com

iPad Pro, Apple.com

More and more moms are becoming tech savvy and Apple makes it easy to keep them in the loop. The new iPad Pro is packed with the power of a PC and is the perfect gift for mom. Customize her iPad with her favorite magazine subscriptions, books, music playlists, and even pictures of her children/grandchildren to add a personal touch to the package.

Kohls X REED

Kohls X REED

The REED x Kohl’s collection is available now at Kohl’s nationwide and is perfect for any mom on the hunt for affordable luxury. The collection consists of handbags and American sportswear-inspired apparel that reflect the designer’s distinguished style, craftsmanship and quality all while retailing between $15 and $129. The new line is all about combining luxury and function, allowing fashion to fit into our everyday lives.

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The TodayTix App is a great way to score tickets to Broadway shows in NYC. The app was created by Broadway producers and it is great for last-minute theater ticket deals for shows. Planning a Mother’s Day matinee at the theater is easy with the TodayTix app.   Times Square is a prime spot for dining so Brunch before or dinner after is definitely an option.

While we all love, adore, and take care of our mamas every day, it is okay to spoil her from time to time. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to plan something special on a day designated to celebrate her.

#SpoiledGirlfriendGoals: Celebrity Men Who Give The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 12th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, coupled-up women everywhere are wondering what they’re going to get this weekend. If you haven’t dropped your hints just yet, check out these romantic gifts from celebrity men and get inspired. These husbands, boyfriends (some are now exes) went all out to surprise their significant others with just what they wanted for Valentine’s Day. Or better yet, something fabulous that they never expected.

An $8 million dollar necklace may not be in your boo’s budget. But a girl can dream, right?

Check out the fabulous gifts these guys provided for their ladies and get in the Valentine’s Day spirit. And yes, there is such a thing, thank you very much.

Where you wanna go baby!!!? Tickets for 2…Anyplace in the world…You decide.

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Plane Tickets To Anywhere In The World

Right on time for a Valentine’s Day trip around the world, Russell Wilson, who was crowned MVP at the Pro Bowl recently, was given plane tickets to anywhere he wants to go. He said he’s taking Ciara with him, and they will go wherever she chooses!

#GiftGoals: Celebrity Christmas Gifts That Were Way Over The Top

December 17th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Remember the Christmas Lionel Richie reportedly bought himself seven Mercedes-Benzes? These celebrities always have something fabulous under the tree. Get ready to have some serious #GiftGoals this Christmas.

From “The Year of Yes” To “Confessions”: The Best Celebrity Memoirs To Give This Christmas

December 16th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Looking for the perfect gift to give this Christmas? From the trashy to the inspirational, these celebrity memoirs will be sure to put a smile on the face of several of the people on your list.

The Gift List: 15 Mom-To-Be Gifts

December 15th, 2015 - By Kweli Wright
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In all of your running around doing this holiday season don’t forget about those women in your family who are mommies to be. Maybe you yourself are expecting and you may want a little something special on Christmas Day. Here we have a list of everything from special skin care items to sweatshirts from Beyonce that’ll fit a growing tummy. Enjoy this time — and get as many cutesy things as possible while everyone is willing to grab ’em for you. Take a look at MommyNoire’s 15 mom-to-be gifts during the holidays.

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Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator $32 for 1.5 oz. airless pump

As you go through physical changes as a pregnant woman, hormones are raging and your skin may have reverted back to teenage years. Belli Skin Products work on everything from the face to every other part of your body. The Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator is light enough to use everyday after cleansing your face. It contains Vitamin C and grapeseed oil to keep your skin soft and glowing. And there’s chamomile to soothe the irritated spots.

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Capri Clear Spray-On Moisturizer, $11 CVS and Walgreens

So many different things happen during pregnancy that you ought to be mindful of. Not only are you gaining weight but the baby is pulling all of your vitamins and the like. Your hair may be shedding and your skin is drier than ever. For the latter, grab one of these all-natural, paraben-free Capri Spray-On Moisturers created with 100% fractionated coconut oil. It was created by a dermatologist, so you know they thought of everything. It’s sake for those who have eczema and/or really sensitive skin. It even comes in a travel size, in case you were thinking of skipping town for the holidays.

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Isabella Oliver Ruched T-Shirt Maternity Dress

All you may want to do right now is be wrapped in cotton as you lounge around the house. The perfect item to add to your wish list in that case, is this t-shirt dress from Isabella Oliver. It’s ruched so it gives you a little style with comfort. Perfect with tights and rugged riding boots if you want to head outside.

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Zara Two-Tone Wrap Jacket with Pockets and Hood $80

Pregnancy is a glorious thing. To have another human being growing inside of you it’s an experience unlike any other. Still the day-to-day experience isn’t as great sometimes. You might feel more discomfort with the changes your body is making then not. In those moments all you want to do is be cozy. This two-tone wrap jacket from Zara has a hood and pockets should do the trick and it’s pretty stylish too.

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Nook Glow Light $99

It’s been a long day of running from mall to doctor’s appointment and more and all you may want to do right now is catch some shut-eye. But while you were doing all that running, the baby’s been rocking in your tummy, now that you’re settled into bed, he/she wants to play. So, no, you can’t sleep. One of these Nook Glow Lights can serve a pregnant woman well as she reads in bed, hoping that maybe the baby with settle down after a chapter or two.

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 Farmbox Direct Subscription –price varies, minimum order $37

As a mom, you’ve always got to be looking out to ensure that your babies are getting the right nutrients, from the right sources whenever you can. Still, with everything else on your plate, it make be tough to make it out to the farmers’ market. In that case, a direct subscription with the Farmbox Direct delivery service could come in handy. You and the family get organic, fresh produce to your door — that is, if you’re within the delivery perimeter — and you save on time.

How To Win At Your Office Secret Santa

December 8th, 2015 - By Kweli Wright
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How To Avoid Overspending This Christmas

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It’s easy to get caught up in the spending hype during the holidays, but there are probably only a few people you really want to spoil. (To keep things nice and simple in our family, only the kids get the big gifts).

But the majority of the folks you’re shopping for this season are most likely like ours: work buddies, neighbors, gym friends, and PTA parents, with the occasional name you drew from the Secret Santa hat. For that group, you’re probably not going to spend more than $30 on a gift. But, this year, do better than just slapping a tinsel bow on a bottle of wine. Because, now you’ve got this shopping list, and we have a little something for everyone you’re gifting.

And, in all honesty, you’ll like these so much, you might find yourself shopping for some of them in pairs — you know, one for them, one for you.

 

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Mini Spa Package

For the mother of three who could use a little pampering. This kit comes with a hot cleanser, hydrating mask and a luxurious muslin cloth to make her bathroom feel like an oasis.

Walgreens ($15)

 

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Portable Bluetooth iHome Speaker

The perfect gift for the office manager who plans all the birthday parties and has an affinity for Alessia Cara. (We concur. She rules.)

Walgreens ($29.99)

 

micro drone

Micro Drone 

We’ll never understand the obsession, but we’ll bet money that a toy drone will go over well with the kiddos and adult men, alike.

Walgreens ($29.99, available in store)

 

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Cozy Holiday Drinks

This set has you covered with everything from tea and coffee grounds to a double-chocolate hot cocoa mix. So they don’t have to run out…when they, well, run out.

Walgreens ($14.99)

 

hazelnut chocolate

Hazelnut Chocolate Kisses

And on the card: “Happy Holidays. Remember: Calories accumulated in December don’t count. XOXO.”

Walgreens ($8.99)

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

From Push Presents To Period Packages: Gifts For Women That We Didn’t Know We Were Supposed To Get

August 28th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Ice T and Coco, Ice & Coco Show

‘Ice & Coco’ Show

Am I the only one who just discovered “push presents” when Ice-T said he wasn’t down with giving Coco one? Are our friends and family dropping the ball? Or are these gifts for women doing a little too much?

Mother’s Day Gift Shopping Made Easy (Thank You L’OCCITANE!)

May 5th, 2015 - By Rich
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and thanks to one of our fave brands, you can get a little something lux for all of the fabulous mamas in your life– including yourself. L’OCCITANE’s collection of beautiful (and budget friendly!) pre-wrapped gift sets take the guess work out of Mother’s Day gift shopping. So moms, take your pick. And fellas, take note!

Mother’s Day Gift Shopping Made Easy (Thank You L’OCCITANE!)

Won’t He Do It! Anonymous Man Donates $50,000 Towards Walmart Layaway Gifts

December 17th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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In Mechanicsburg, PA a Good Samaritan donated $50,000 to pay off customers’ Walmart layaway gift accounts. Although the Samaritan would like to remain anonymous, the donor would liked to be called Santa B.

“We first thought he said $5,000 — but no, he wanted to make a $50,000 donation. We made him repeat it twice,” store manager Steve Myers told USA Today.

This past Monday was the last day for customers to pick up their items on layaway and Santa B arrived in the nick of time to help pay off the outstanding balances. If he had not donated that day, the pending layaway orders would have been canceled.

The items on layaway included electronics, toys, furniture and other gifts. Most of the orders were over $500; once they found out about the good deed, many customers were ecstatic and others, bewildered. Myers shared the news by  calling customers to inform them of the donation so they would not think it was a joke.

Myers also told the newspaper that many of the customers, freed from the payments on their layaway orders will now be able to spend the saved money on household/family necessities.

The Gift List: 17 Gifts For A Mom To Be

December 8th, 2014 - By Rich
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In all of your running around doing this holiday season don’t forget about those women in your family who are mommies to be. Maybe you yourself are expecting and you may want a little something special on Christmas Day. Here we have a list of everything from special skin care items to sweatshirts from Beyonce that’ll fit a growing tummy. Enjoy this time — and get as many cutesy things as possible while everyone is willing to grab ’em for you. Take a look at MommyNoire 17 ideas for your favorite mommy to be during the holidays.

The Gift List: 17 Gifts For A Mom To Be