Mother's Day Gift Guide
It's that time again where you are looking for a gift for the most important woman in your life to express your appreciation for ruining her figure, causing her the worst pain she's ever experienced, and making her exhausted for at least 18 years of her life. We're talking about Mother's Day, of course, and while no gift is as great as that of giving birth, some of these ideas might give her a little bit of joy on her special day and beyond.
For the skin-care enthusiast who needs some TLC, Theragun has a new gizmo on the market that's quickly garnering five-star reviews. The TheraFace Pro has multiple attachments: two massagers, a cleansing brush, a micro current head, LED lights, plus hot and cool rings for a separate fee. So it's both a massager and a home facial tool. Since the original Theragun's vibrations are too intense and not safe for use on the neck and head (rattling the brain around in the skull has led to CTE for football players, MMA fighters, and people who have serious accidents and there is evidence that sometimes the sub-concussive hits can be worse than actual concussions), the company came up with this device for those smaller and more delicate areas such as the collarbone, TMJ tendons, and neck muscles.
As for the skincare regimen itself, check out some sustainable brands that offer vegan products with, as one of them proclaims, "no nasties." CaCaye Beauty's Superfruit Fermented Renewal Cream, uses "a proprietary blend including fermented Kakadu Plum, Baobab Fruit, and Avocado, to restore hydration while helping protect skin against the visible effects of environmental stressors." iYURA's Day and Night Face Oil Duo is an Ayurvedic formulation that uses "Kesaradi Oil pairs wonderfully with Manjish Glow Elixir to complete your day and night skincare regimen." The brand also offers massage oils, cuticle creams, and hair balms for the Kapha, Pitta, or Vatta mom. Carrot & Stick offers a full-spectrum skincare line from moisturizers to cleansers to serums all plant-based with a promise of zero sulfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, coal tar, or synthetic or chemical elements.
For the gardener in the family, PepperPalm is a black and female owned shop on Etsy where you can find hand-painted colorful pots to accessorize a ficus or cactus or mini-fern to brighten up your mothers' home and turn your gift into a literal work of art.
If your mom is into fitness, there are a number of fresh, boutique brands which offer different takes on how to look good while working up a sweat. Venus Williams' brand Eleven offers a wide range of tennis outfits and accessories for all body types. Carbon38 has long been a voice in cultivating high end brands with unique color coordinates, styles, and cuts.
Speaking of fashion, GOOP has an online catalogue that makes anything look fashionable—from their cookware to their vibrators and anything in between. If your mother likes to cook, but lacks great cookware, consider a signature piece from Le Creuset, long touted for their colorful cast iron cookware that heats food quickly and evenly and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Lastly, if whimsy and art is more your mom's cup of tea, consider a Flensted Mobile. a renowned Denmark-based design firm that creates simple but playful mobiles of birds, shapes, elephants, hot air balloons and cats.
PopUP CleanUP wishes moms everywhere a Happy Mother's Day and thanks you for not eating your young.