Mother's Day Gift Guide

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We are less than two weeks away from Mother's Day! Do you know what you're getting for your mom, or the other "moms" in your life yet?

Yes, I always prepare gifts for the amazing women who may not be my mother but also play the role of a mother in my life, like my grandmothers, my aunt, and my mother-in-law. 

Below, I've put together a gift guide for you, in case you need some inspiration!

A Mother-Daughter Matching Watch 

I've always liked to wear matching outfits with my mom as a kid and since I'm a little too old for that (or not?), I think matching accessories work as well, and I guess, is more subtle, too.

This year, I partnered with a brand called Luxemont to gift my mother the rose gold version of my silver watch because I know her fair skin tone would look great with the rose gold rims. My watch was from the men's catalog because I wanted an oversized style (40mm), but I picked out the smaller one (36mm) for my mom since it fit her wrist better!

You can use promo code HAPPILYEVERSTYLE15 to get 15% off your entire order at www.luxemontwatches.com/.

 Use promo code HAPPILYEVERSTYLE15 to get 15% off your purchase at www.luxemontwatches.com.

Use promo code HAPPILYEVERSTYLE15 to get 15% off your purchase at www.luxemontwatches.com.

 Photos by Ashley Gallerani.

Photos by Ashley Gallerani.

#ForeverYoung Skincare Products

Introduce Korean beauty brands like By Wishtrend or Klairs by gifting your mother a selection of products suitable for her skin type! You can check out Cupidrop (#sponsored), where I shop all my #KBeauty goodies for the brands I just mentioned.

Let's say you're looking for a gift for your mother-in-law, or like me, gifting my aunt, and you're unsure of her skin type, then go for products that are suitable for all skin types. The safest bet is to go for a hydrating cream because no one can ever have too many moisturizers!

Cupidrop's Mother's Day special gift set, for example, is a good choice. The gift set contains the lightweight Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream by A-True, which is designed to deeply moisturize your skin an relieve dryness without irritation. The formula contains over 70% Black Tea Water, as well as green tea extract and rose petals, to together provide the skin with vitamins and minerals. Since the texture is gel-like, it is perfect for spring and summer.

And because all moms will appreciate some anti-aging products, they will also love A-True's Real Black Tea True Active Essence and Sheet Masks that are included in the gift set.

P.S. You can use TRICIA15 to get 15% off and free shipping!

 
 Use promo code TRICIA15 to get 15% off and free shipping!

Use promo code TRICIA15 to get 15% off and free shipping!

 

Something Personalized

If you've read my gift guide posts before, then you know I'm a fan of anything personalized. I think it may be safe to say that my hobby is monogramming things. Not only do I like receiving customized products, but I love gifting them as well.

My favorite cashmere brand Naadam, lifestyle brand Cuyana, and jewelry brand Monica Vinader, for instance, offer the choice of monogramming or engraving certain products. (FYI, the promo code MAY15MV offers 15% off your order on www.monicavinader.com from May 1 to 7, 2018).  

If your budget allows, you can also consider monogramming with brands like Coach or Louis Vuitton. I think getting a pair of customized Nike shoes would be awesome, too! Since sneakers are in trend now, and they'll be great for walking!

 Use  MAY15MV  to get 15% off your order on www.monicavinader.com (valid from May 1 to 7).

Use MAY15MV to get 15% off your order on www.monicavinader.com (valid from May 1 to 7).

 My mom has the same initials as me: "TC."&nbsp;

My mom has the same initials as me: "TC." 

Take her on a date

Who says you can only go on dates with your significant other? Take your special woman on a date or treat her to  a nice dinner! 

When Mama Chen visited me in New York City two weeks ago, I took her on a two-hour long, romantic sunset boat tour. Champagnes were served onboard and the city views were amazing!

My mom had a fabulous time! She told me it was the highlight of the trip and I was very, very happy.

 On the Hudson River during the sunset boat tour in New York.

On the Hudson River during the sunset boat tour in New York.

 We happened to go on a day when the sky was clear; the sunset was beautiful!

We happened to go on a day when the sky was clear; the sunset was beautiful!

I hope you find the gift guide helpful! Let me know what gift(s) you went for in the end by leaving a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Love,

 
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Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.

Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.