I love many things, but for me, I’m happy with just about anything that’s given to me from the heart.  Especially when it’s from my children and husband.
I’ve kept and framed beautiful pieces of artwork made from who-knows-what from my littles, I still use plenty of the gifts given to me from my loved ones and I don’t think I will ever be extremely particular about what I want or need. I guess it’s a motherly thing. We are so use to having our needs last to our families’ that when it comes time to spoil and pamper ourselves, it’s not an easy feat.

It’s funny because despite being together for 10 years, my husband still needs my constant hints on what I’d like for Mother’s Day (and my Birthday).  I know it’s only because he just wants what’s perfect and that he knows I will actually love and use in my day-to-day.
I’m the same when it comes to buying something from my mom and especially for my mother-in-law!
It’s certainly not very easy, so I can understand why my husband finds it particularly challenging when it’s time to go gift-shopping for me.

I’ve put together a few of my favourite ideas to help inspire you as you find the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day.

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#1 For the Scent-sational Mom
You know the saying, “You are never fully dressed without perfume!”
For me personally, a lovely scent offers a woman her silent expression. Depending on my mood, I have different scents to match.
One of my all-time favourites that is perfect for all seasons, but just perfect for Spring/Summer, is Chloé Eau de Parfum.
This fresh, smooth floral fragrance evokes sublime powdery rose. The effect is chic, comfortable, and entirely addictive.
A new elegant and glamourous fragrance recently launched from Azzaro is the definition of luxury and femininity – Azzaro Pour Elle.
A floral woody and amber fragrance, it is a powerful scent of seduction just like its counterpart, Azzaro Pour Homme. It works for all seasons and leaves a very pretty scent on you all day!
Plus the bottle is gorgeous.

#2 For the Beauty Queen
Pürminerals Flawless in Bloom Limited Edition
Lest your beauty bloom with this exclusive collection!
Stylishly stowed in a limited-edition clutch, this perfectly portable kit gives you everything you need to create a fun, fresh anytime look. Includes: Mineral Glow/Highlighter Split Pan, Mini Big Look Mascara, Tickled Lip Gloss, Rosebud Blush, Limited-Edition Clutch. And all for only $39, exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

#3 For the Literary Lovely
If mom is looking for some new reads for this Spring/Summer, introduce her to a few of this years hot picks from Penguin/Random House Canada.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Three women, three men, connected through marriage or infidelity. Each is to blame for something. But only one is a killer in this nail-biting, stealthy psychological thriller about human frailty and obsession.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic?

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Set in 1960’s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby’s latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.

#4 For the BEST and DESERVING Mom (which is every mom, of course)
I recently discovered this service last year and was wondering what took me so long. It is one of my favourites and I think just about everybody should take advantage of LifeExperiences.ca.
Whether you want to give mom luxurious and well-deserved pampering with a spa experience or let her kick up her feet for a change and gift her a personal maid cleaning service, you will find the perfect “Life Experience” gift that any mom will love and appreciate.

#5 For the Mom that Squats
I came across the Gaiam Classic Balance Ball® Chair and instantly fell smitten.
I sit in front of the computer quite frequently most days and I am forever trying to lose weight and get into better shape. This will jump-start her fitness efforts and she won’t even know she’s working out!
Okay I hope my husband reads this *hint*hint.
$79.98

#6 For the Interior Design Duchess
My favourite new decor piece in my home which also happens to fragrant my home and PURIFY at the same time, backed by over 100 years of purifying technology power hailing from Paris, France, is Lampe Berger.
You can check out my personal review here. I love this product and I think every mom would love to have this in her home. With lamps of different styles to suit your decor preferences and a plethora of beautiful scents, the prices for lamps range anywhere from $58 to thousands (for the art collection). Wow! It’s no wonder Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, Colette and Picasso each had their own Lampe Berger.

#7 For the Tech and Music-Loving Matron
It may look like perfume, but it’s not. It’s actually the portable speaker system, Stellé Audio Pillar®, in a chic Metallic Bronze.
Stellé is an Italian word that means ‘stars’ and this little piece of hot new tech is just what that music-loving mama in your life will absolutely adore.
The Stellé Audio Pillar® is the perfect union of stunning sound and chic style for the home, office or anywhere life takes you. Designed to bridge the gap between music, design and technology, the unique Audio Pillar complements an array of décor styles and provides unparalleled sound quality. Its features easy-to-use controls, dazzling 360-degree sound, a 15-hour rechargeable battery and a speakerphone for hands-free calls. The Pillar’s reliable Bluetooth technology allows users to instantly connect with any Bluetooth® enabled device, such as smart phones, tablet and computers.
My sources that have their own Stellé Audio Pillar® tell me that this little lovely piece of equipment actually sounds dreamy! (I could use of these too… *cough*)
This is available at Indigo for $349.99.

And just for one of my special readers, I am giving away a 50ml bottle of the new and lovely Azzaro Pour Elle Eau de Parfum (ARV $70).

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To enter, simply leave me a comment below telling me what your plans are for Mother’s Day this year.

Contest ends May 5th, 2015.
Open to Canadian Residents only (excl. QC).

Mother's Day Azzaro Pour Elle Eau de Parfum Giveaway

36 comments on “Mother’s Day Gift Guide + Azzaro Pour Elle Perfume Giveaway”

  1. My plans for Mother’s day is to take my mom out for brunch, and to the spa, and spending the evening with her doing whatever she wants

  2. My kids are going to make me breakfast and then give me the presents that they made me. After that we are just going to relax a home.

  3. Taking my mom out to our favourite hairdresser, and getting our hair done and I’m paying, it’s our girl time together!!

  4. My sibling and myself are taking my mom out to brunch on Mother’s Day. She will also be getting a gift certificate for the place where she gets her hair done.

  5. This year will be the first year that I have become a grandma (twice), that my Mom has become a great-grandma and that my daughter and DIL have become Mommies!! So I think this all calls for one big celebration!! 🙂

  6. I am visiting my mom next month…haven’t seen her for 2 years, so trying to get as many presents as I can to make our meeting special and make her happy. Love her ❤️❤️❤️

  7. My daughter has a dance competition so we will be celebrating with my mom at Blue Mountain. Hopefully, we’ll be able to go to the spa 🙂

  8. we usually go out for lunch with my mom (grandma) but this year it will be mommy, her girls and daddy just relaxing, going to the park and spending quality time together all day. thats all i want

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