Sweet or Scented
Hershey’s Bliss Chocolates – Even though we’re avoiding the common gifts of the parental holidays – standard photo frames, coffee mugs, traditional flower arrangements – there’s no way we could pass by chocolate altogether! Many moms – and women in general – are big fans of chocolate! Hershey’s introduced its new line – Bliss. The delightful chocolates are available in three flavors: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate with a Meltaway center. Individually wrapped pieces await inside attractively decorated packaging. Serving size is six pieces at around 200 to 220 calories.
The taste is sweet, succulent, and everything a chocolate indulgence should be. These chocolatey tidbits would make the perfect companion curled up in front of a cozy fire with a good book, or comfortably relaxing amid suds and bubbles in the tub with a glass of wine or champagne. I would expect nothing less from Hershey’s!
Hershey’s Bliss is available nationwide in 9.6 oz packages at grocery stores, mass retailers and drugstores. For more information, visit www.hersheys.com.
Cost: Less than $5.
Cool Factor: The smooth and creamy chocolates are shaped like squares, with a slightly domed shape that fits the mouth comfortably and allows the chocolate to melt evenly.
Rocket Farms Orchids – Rather than fresh-cut flowers this year, why not get Mom a potted orchid that she could care for all year long? Rocket Farms offers beautiful orchids with white, pink, red, yellow, maroon, or multi-colored blossoms. Flowers ship right from the greenhouse to destinations in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit on the Web at http://www.rocketfarms.com.
Cost: $38 to $52
Cool Factor: You know this company is serious…They have roughly seven MILLION square feet of greenhouse and growing space!
Pretty and Pampering
Sophisticated spring tote – Available at CVS, you can score a nice gift set worth $70 for a heck of a lot less. Set includes an adorable canvas bag with faux crocodile trimmings, including a hand cream, body mist, a wallet, makeup bag, and lipstick holder. Each bag or pouch item in the gift set is durable and well crafted, featuring a sturdy zipper and strong handle or straps.
The canvas tote compares to a normal handbag in size, with mock croc trim around the edges and on the straps. The makeup bag is a good size to fit cosmetics of many shapes and sizes, especially those pesky eyeliner pencils! The mini makeup mirror features a secure snap closure and a mirror on either side. The lipstick holder is absolutely adorable – it’s the tiniest bag I’ve ever seen and it has a zipper all the way around to make sure your smoochy cosmetics stay safe inside.
The essence of BEAUTY hand cream and body mist arrive in 2 oz. containers – a perfect fit for those traveling moms who want to stay within the limits imposed for airline travel.
Cool Factor: Sets are available in pink, green, purple, and blue – beautiful colors to pamper your mom with a fashionable, functional, and affordable gift!
ME! Bath Ice Cream – For the ultimate, at-home pampering experience, get Mom some Bath Ice Cream! This adorable product comes sculpted in a ball and shaped just like a scoop of ice cream. The ball of bath salts bursts with aromatherapeutic fragrance and erupts into a fizzy and bubbly spa setting once dropped into the bathtub. The product moisturizes and hydrates the skin, leaving it extra soft and silky.
Bath Ice Cream smells truly divine and features fine oils, minerals, and fragrances. Sinful varieties include Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Coconut Cove, Cosmopolitan, Gotta Have It Pomegranate, Havana Banana, Mint Mojito, Morning Grapefruit, and many, many more. The colors of many of these “flavors” are gorgeous and bold, making them as beautiful as they are fragrant. To learn more about Bath Ice Cream, visit on the Web at http://www.mebath.com.
Cool Factor: Much like traditional ice cream, Bath Ice Cream comes in many – count them – 35 “flavors” – so you can make Mom a nice Mother’s Day “Sundae” gift basket. If you decide the gift basket is the way to go, don’t forget to check out the other products this company offers, like Shower Sherbet, Body Icing, and the Monthly Club.
OPI Beyond Chic Nail Lacquers – For those moms who love the finer things in life, consider OPI nail lacquers. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and the nail potions go on smooth and slick. The hues are soft and delicate, pearly and elegant, to say the least. They are appropriate for business, casual, dates, special events, or just lounging around the house.
Light shades look especially lovely this time of year, and best of all, they will match Mom’s entire wardrobe. You really can’t go wrong with pearly pinks or whites. You can choose from six shades or get Mom the whole set. The polishes feature a patented, long-lasting formula that leaves nails looking beautiful and freshly painted longer.
For more information, check out OPI on the
Web at www.opi.com.
Cool Factor: The nail polish shades are pretty, soft, and subtle. They would work nicely for any mom, and really, isn’t that the benefit we are all looking for!