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Gifts for Mom on Her Special Day - Red Carpet Mother's Day Gift Guide 04/05/2018

By Mary Thompson - 

Shouldn't the most important day be finding something special for that special woman in all our lives?
There's no longer a need to get stuck in the Mother's Day rush forcing so many of us to resort to greeting cards and boxes of candy. Why not give mum something she really wants? Now because of the world's leader in beauty, Sephora you can.

Some of these presents may be more economical in price, after all, it's the thought that counts. Others are going to cost a bit more since let's face it she's worth it. For shoppers who can afford to spend a bit more why not?

Gifts under $$ they may not cost that much, but they're sure to put a smile on mum's face:

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Are you beating yourself up for not getting around to finishing your gift shopping? OR did you forget such a major event in the first place? Or did you just find out an additional guest is showing up at the last minute and now you're stressed for time to get a gift? Well, don't worry! Part of the "Red Carpet Lifestyle" is the power to handle such fast-paced pressure with grace! So, here we go - for all those that are doing their Christmas shopping with no time left to spare:

These gifts can be ordered with Ultra Fast shipping options and some are even available right now walk-in style at major retail.


Cardinal of Canada Coat:
These are some amazing looking coats. Your man will look like James Bond meets Clooney in these. The peacoat is stellar and you can find it at Nordstroms or even more easily, on Amazon right here: 
Handsome Cycles:
Stylish bicycle gear! In addition to bikes, Handsome Cycles has introduced coffee mugs with a wooden base, baskets with a wooden base, pint glasses, leather lock-on grips, coaster sets, hats, basket bags and fenders. http://handsomecycles.com/
The Gator Carry On Bag:
A stylish and useful daily use tote bag. http://redoxx.com
Weight Training Without Injury:
I don't know a single guy that doesn't need this. Even the skinniest among us seems to injure ourselves when workout out from time to time. This is a pretty useful guide of 350 step by step what-not-to-do reminders and instructions. You can get it at: http://amzn.to/2i4UCcy
Extreme Ghost Pepper Sauce:
Of course! Don't say that I didn't warn you! The Extreme Ghost Pepper sauce uses a maximum percentage of Jolokia peppers (ghost pepper) in this sauce to give you the maximum flavor anywhere. But that comes at a price - you probably can't handle it....Or can you? https://www.hotsaucedepot.com/anand-bhatt-extreme-ghost-pepper-sauce-5oz/

Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll!: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business:
I wouldn't normally include most books in a gift guide, but this one is celebrity and entertainment related. It's from Drum icon Kenny Aronoff! This is good Man-Stuff Reading. I can think of half a dozen guys right now that would be glued to this book. Kenny Aronoff has recorded and performed with the biggest stars in every genre of music, including John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Melissa Etheridge, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Legend, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, Willie Nelson, Santana, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, to name a very few. Get your copy here: http://amzn.to/2h1la1Z
Banish Beauty Products for Guys:
Banish has products for everyone, not just for guys but The Pore Smasher and Charcoal Masque are good manly products to help guys maintain awesome skin! https://www.banishacnescars.com


Cult Gaia Turbands, Bags, Chokers:
We've seen Lupita Nyong'o, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall Jenner and Jessica Alba in this brand. They have prompt delivery, and these turbands are super sexy. It's a great look. https://cultgaia.com
Bootights are an ultra stylish crazy cute and sexy line of tights, over the knee, knee high, and other variety of cozy but extremely fashionable tights and socks.  Grab some here: http://amzn.to/2ilSjlu
Flying Buttress Bags:
These are supposed be for tweens, but your fully grown fashionista is going to LOVE this. It's a panel system of multiple bags where creative styles can be mixed and matched and changed easily and quickly! http://www.myflyingbuttress.com/gift-packs/
The Wonder Seed Hemp Oil Beauty Products:
These are actually pretty great on men too, so this is one of those gifts that you can give her and secretly use when she's not looking. Hemp oil counteracts aging skin like a champ! And The Wonder Seed makes a variety of products from washes to lotions to shampoo and more. It's an all natural boutique luxury gift. I recommend getting several of their products and putting them in a basket as a themed gift. Buy them here: http://amzn.to/2hKm7LP
Papyrus Tea Light House with Deer:
An LED tea light illuminates an adorable house as a graceful deer wanders by. It's a pretty and cozy gift idea. https://www.papyrusonline.com/led-illuminated-house-with-deer-set-of-3
Jelt Belt:
Super strechy, eco-friendly (made with recycled materials) and non-metal so she can go through airport security without a hassle. It's casual and pretty versatile - versatile enough to be unisex, so this could go in the "For Men" section too. Check it out: http://amzn.to/2hJVnJ1
KraeO Handmade Scarf/Warmer from Etsy:
These are stunning and versatile. It's a fashion gift that shows that you're in-the-know. They're quite great: http://www.kraeo.com/
MesoLyft MicroNeedling:
This will save her a lot of mesotherapy sessions for her anti-aging and beauty needs, and if she has never tried mesotherapy it'll give her a nice introduction to it. Mesolyft skin will be an appreciated gift if she has been complaining about skin darkening and eye circles. It's a roller system that is easy to use, and can be obtained here: http://amzn.to/2hKjQjS



Universe2Go Augmented Reality Personal Planetarium:
A very cool VR goggle style viewfinder where kids can learn about the stars! http://universe2go.com
The International Fashionista's Lookbook Diary:
Now you KNEW I was going to favorite this one for prepping little ones to be Ready 4 The Read Carpet!
This gift is meaningful in multiple ways: sparking creativity and expression, encouraging multi-cultural perspectives on fashion and design. For ages 8-13! And I know a couple of fashion major sorority girls that could use this too. I encourage you to get this here: http://amzn.to/2i4KHnd
KazuTime App:
When I first tried out KazuTime with my sobrinitos, I have to admit I was hoping for something more interactive and educational to keep them busy. I said to myself "Is this just an animated timer?" BUT THEN WE TRIED IT OUT! Usually getting the kids to brush their teeth involves a battle of wills, but INSTANTLY they were racing cartoon puppies Kazu and his friend Millie to get their teeth brushed exactly as I told them to before the pups could sled down to their igloo. Trust me, that makes PERFECT SENSE once you see it in action. The concept of this app is a tough sell Verbally for its creators, but in practice the kids are actually happy and excited to do chores as long as they're competing with the app. OK, I realize that if you haven't see this app in action what I'm saying may not make sense, so here's the site to check it out: http://www.kazutime.com

In The Sports Zone Activity Books:
These are really a fun and effective way to bond with kids over your favorite sports teams. They are a series of activity books that are quite engaging. And the team selections are impressively vast. See for yourself: http://amzn.to/2h0nUv6
That's right, Kid Karaoke! Sing-Along-Books that play the song while the kids turn the pages and read the books. There are 3 to choose from so far, get yours here: http://amzn.to/2i4U5ai

Kittens, Hearts, Poo:
Yeah you read that right! It's the Enchanting Emoji Coloring Book! What a super fun idea. Kids love the poo emoji, they really do. They think it's hilarious! And they will recognize their favorite emojis. Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2gUZ5gS
Shape Mags:
Shape Mags are better than Legos. They're magnetic, and stackable, and allow for a wide range of creativity and look like stained glass/crystal. You can get windows and doors and actual little construction materials. They're really impressive, see for yourself: http://amzn.to/2hXE3mQ

Simply Charmed Magnetic Wineglass Charms/Identifiers:
Trust me, these will go over WELL for any wine drinkers. This couples one (the His and Hers) charms are just brilliant. Whoever you give these to will instantly wonder how they ever had a family gathering or dinner party without them. They come in all sorts of fun designs from Holidays, to Emojis, to Crystals, to Napa themed. See for yourself: http://goo.gl/oU08mb

Bellefina Chocolates:
I am all for these high end chocolates that benefit childrens' charities. They are decadent and meaningful. You know how you've always wanted to give that "donation in your name" gift - these are the best way to be able to do that without looking like a Scrooge. They're quite elegant. Select from a variety here: http://amzn.to/2i8ka8F
Love with Food:
A subscription to organic, all-natural or gluten-free snacks! There's a special box curated by Tiffani Theissen! This is a foodie's dream gift, trust me. But here's the best part: % of proceeds help childhood hunger programs! One meal at a time: http://lovewithfood.com
Avido Proton Portable Multi-Color LED Bluetooth Speaker:
Seriously, this little guy is super cool! Connects via bluetooth pretty much any device and blasts out audio and an LED light show - actually works as a speakerphone too. It might even work as a pseudo-alexa with Siri. But it shines when using it with Spotify. You can get one here: http://amzn.to/2i4Dgw7

Beessential's Pick Your Own Lip Balm Gift Tin:
Made with Coconut and Olive Oils Gentle, All-Natural Beeswax Lip Balms. All natural, super great!! The Lemon Lavender is a soothing winner! https://www.beessential.com/

The Air Hook:
If you have someone in your life that's like me and travels a lot, then they will definitely appreciate the Air Hook. This device allows you to maximize space by keeping your traytable in locked position. It is adjustable and can hold your tablet/phone, a drink and more. http://theairhook.com
The Holding Cell:
Speaking of things that can hold a phone, the holding cell is a really really really great idea! It keeps you from having to prop your phone on your nightstand by your bed.  I am notorious for watching youtube on my phone before I go to bed and I've even rigged an old tripod with a clamp to accomplish what this simple yet effective device does instantly.  It's pretty great, and you can get it here: http://amzn.to/2i3QzB2 
Sleep Easily:
Now, you can't easily tell someone that they need therapy - but we all know ALL of us can benefit from a little CBT. This device creatively packs in weeks of insomnia therapy into 20 minutes via a little device that allows the user to fall asleep! I'm one of those that tend to wake up at 3:AM, in fact the more I meditate, the more 3:AM wakeups I get. I've had great results with binaural beats playing off my phone, but having a phone itself by my head sometimes wakes me up. I like this little device. It has the potential to solve a lot of problems for those who want better sleep. It's a meaningful gift and YOU CAN GET ONE HERE: http://amzn.to/2i4FyeT
And continuing with our Sleep theme, NodPods are strappable warm/cool microbead eye pillows. Pair this gift with a "Binaural Beats Ultra" album from iTunes/Amazon and you have given the gift of relaxation. Now that's love. Available at http://amzn.to/2h3GbaT
The Master Belt (Also Called The Grocery Belt):
This is one of those belts that can help you make the coveted "just one trip." It's a fun gift that turns out to be quite useful. It's like magically having a bunch of arms. http://grocerybelt.com/
Better Back:
This is great to use alongside the yoga advice in Rock Star Recipes, chances are pretty high that whoever you're buying a gift for can appreciate a supplemental way to get their posture and back to where they want it. This also seems to do a little bonus core work. You saw it on Shark Tank, and can get one here: http://amzn.to/2h1sTgD

Tamba Copper Vessels:
I actually drank out of a Tamba style cup as a kid. It's awesome and an ayurvedic must have. Seriously, this isn't just new age philosophy. These are copper vessels. Copperized water is a natural antioxidant that helps balance the three doshas of our body (kapha, vata and pitta). The lota is perfect size for puja, but you can use it to store and drink water. Copperware is a really cool gift for your ayurveda loving and health conscious friends. https://www.vasantihealth.com/
Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle:
They're pretty rockin' and stylish. They resemble the bottle of my favorite sparkling water brand, and I've reused those because I like the bottle. These are better, they're designer and you can drop them without worrying about it. You can buy them here: http://amzn.to/2hPp9vm

Really useful and interesting content in the form of cards. Road Trips is my favorite one since it has 50 games that can be played on a road trip! There are also mixology decks, happiness decks, travel and adventure decks, foodie decks. A no-brainer decision as a cool gift idea. Here they are on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gQl88h and also on deckopedia.com
Marvelous Map:
I don't know about you, but almost EVERYONE I know would love a map for their wall where they can see the words "Dingleberry Lake" I almost want to give one to my mother to see if she'll even notice. It's a vintage map that looks super academic until you start reading it. There's a Ticklenakedpond, VT! For Real, they're not making this up! https://marvelousmap.com/
Poo Emoji Drink Kooler:
I know I know, it sounds like I've made the poo emoji the official symbol for this gift giving season :D. But it's hilarious! If you're not into poo, BigMouthInc has several other really funny last minute gift options here: http://amzn.to/2i3vFlP

The Exploding Kittens Game:
This is just plain fun. It's like playing russian roullette but with exploding kittens. And goats. There is a respectable bit of strategy involved, and I can assure you if you if this is a Christmas gift - this will be the first to get played with when it is opened. I'd get one for yourself too: http://amzn.to/2i4Qnxm AND the NSWF edition: http://amzn.to/2hJVTXx



Thumbthings Fair Trade Finger Puppets:
They are REALLY cute and fun and there are over 200 adorable characters to collect, trade and share! Check them out: http://amzn.to/2i4RIV7
Gloria Jean's Holiday Flavors:
OK, technically you're going to want big stockings for these. But how fun would it be to pull this out of your sticking and brew up cups of multiple flavors for Christmas Coffee Time?? There are Dulce de Leche: There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with these silky, smooth flavors of sweet caramel and condensed milk, Spiced Chocolate: Welcome the warmth of the winter with the flavors of rich chocolate and spices and Mocha Merriment: A seasonal signature sure to liven up your holiday season with the flavors of cool mint and real dark chocolate cocoa. https://gloriajeans.com/coffee/holiday-coffees--2

Clipa Purse Hangers:
Clipa's are stylish round hangars designed for heavy purses and bags. They balance on almost any edge and can holdup to 33 lbs. They make pretty sexy bracelets too. You can get them here: http://amzn.to/2hylZhZ
Sesame Street Ear Thermometer:
I know you're asking, a thermometer? This thermometer will be loved by your little one. It's really a gift for you, but you'll get away with it as a stocking stuffer. The Kinsa Sesame Street Ear Thermometer features actual words of encouragement from Elmo telling a child he's “sorry they aren't feeling well” and to “feel better soon.” . Elmo's comfortable ear probe is gentle on sleeping babies, and his one-button temperature read is gentle on tired parents. Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2j9ZVvO
Robocopp mini SOS alarm:
The Robocopp sound grenade is a portable tiny personal alarm system where you pull the pin like a grenade and it releases an ultra shrill noise that nobody can miss. I'm taking one on my next trip to Nicaragua! It could also be a good gift for college girls, the elderly, and outdoor adventure types.  Get it here:


Triage Lights:
Theses are more than useful lights for outdoorsy types and adventure traverlers. They seem to quite beneficial for the elderly, the disabled, and even kids. Comes with an app that is useful for disaster situations. And I'm going to give one to my publicist for when she gets lost on the Grammy red carpet ;)http://www.triagelights.com/
Haldi Caps! (OK, I call them Haldi caps - they're high end Turmeric Capsules):
As readers of this blog know, I am all about ayurvedic remedies for hair, skin, nails and more. I even mention Turmeric (also called Haldi) in the book Rock Star Recipes. What you don't know is in addition to using turmeric daily to keep my hair and skin in good shape - to keep my vocal chords healthy I frequently make a turmeric and honey shake. It's messy that way. Having it in capsule form makes life a lot easier. This is a great gift for a health conscious friend/loved one. https://www.oobroo.com
Any Bella Sun Luci Product:
I'm not kidding, my mother has put Sun Dried Tomatoes in my stocking before and it rocks. My brother in law just turned some into crispy tomato chips (yeah, you can do that). And now that I'm typing about it I just remembered I have to get her some of the sund dried tomato pesto for Christmas Eve and make sure it gets to her kitchen in time. Good thing for Amazon! I too will be grabbing some last minute from this link: http://amzn.to/2hPhgGs
Holiday Themed Hershey's Kisses:
Who doesn't love these? I will be ordering mine from: http://amzn.to/2hSTpWb
But there are also:
Hershey's Kisses Kissmas Gift Chocolates – Sold exclusively at CVS. Available in 9 oz.
Hershey's KissesSanta Hat Chocolates – Sold exclusively at Target. Available in 11 oz.
Hershey's Kisses Kissmas Sweater Chocolates – Sold exclusively at Walmart. Available in 11 oz.
Hershey's Kisses Kissmas Tree Chocolates – Sold exclusively at Kroger and the Kroger Company family of stores. Available in 11 oz. bag
A Bottle of Hot Sauce of course:
The Mango one I hear is already sold out for the year, you've got to jump on the demand for these quick! But the other flavors are still available (as of now)! https://www.hotsaucedepot.com/brands/Anand-Bhatt.html
Celebrity impersonator rubber duckies! What's not to love! They've pretty much got anyone and everyone. Hmmmm, you could stage your own Oscars Red Carpet with duckies! They're pretty fun and amazing, see for yourself here: http://amzn.to/2i4No8h
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