Mother's Day is Sunday. Are you ready?

happy-mothers-dayWith Mother’s Day (this Sunday, May 12th) just around the corner, what better way is there to show your love than with some beauty and pampering?

This Mother’s Day, make sure your gift really shows your mom how much you care (even if it’s a last minute gift). We’ve got some alternatives to the usual "flowers" that won’t break the bank. 

Recession Proof Pampering

This year, The Body Shop is putting a big emphasis on custom made gifts in shop. At The Body Shop, this a unique and special opportunity to pick products that give back to different Community Fair Trade Partners which helps to spread the love/make mom proud.

If you are really pressed for time may we suggest:

The Heart Tin ($20) or new fragrances inspired by various scents of the world, created with ingredients sourced from around the globe – (plus, this is the first fragrance collection containing 100% organic alcohol!

Scents include: Amazonian Wild Lily, Atlas Mountain Rose, Indian Night Jasmine, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Madagascan Vanilla Flower

Didn’t make it to the store in time?

A gift from the drugstore can still be one given with love.

spa-at-home-300Check out Duane Reade! They now carry Demeter Fragrances in an assortment of classic and Mother's Day scents.

If you are not familiar with the brand, these scents literally smell like what they say they smell like so can give your mom roses in another form or a scent that reminds her of a tropical getaway, etc. all under $20!…also feel free to check out the website for all offerings to make truly unique –

It’s the wonderful bouquet of smells that remind us most of those cherished memories from years past, and with these fabulous scents, you won’t have to miss them! Demeter’s Fragrance Library includes an array of fun and festive Mother's Day themed scents like Daisy, Honeysuckle, Vanilla Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie, etc.

images (6)They also have classic Demeter has classic scents such as: Pure Soap, Baby Powder, Laundromat, Tomato, Dirt, Salt Air and more sure to be a conversation piece and something mom will always remember.

For a spa-at-home experience continue down the drugstore aisle to check out Yardley of London Skin Indulgence Bath & Shower Gels.

A line of ultra concentrated bath products created for women who care just as much about the environment as they do their skin. Available in three fragrance varieties, the SeaMinerals Exfoliating Shower Gel delivers the benefits of dead sea minerals and nourishing plant extracts to exfoliate, tighten and tone the skin, while the Lavender & Rosemary Bath & Shower Gel combines lavender and rosemary extract to ease away stress & soothe your skin. The Honey Almond Creamy Body Wash - skin softening Creamy Body Wash combines healthy botanical extracts such as Honey & Almond Oil, with powdered Oatmeal to gently cleanse and moisturize.  Skin will feel silky smooth, while the light honey & almond fragrance soothes the senses.

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