May is finally here and that means warmer weather, an upcoming long holiday weekend, and (don’t forget) Mother’s Day! So if you’re looking for a last minute present for mom or want something spring-y for yourself, then we have your top ten best bets right here. This is what we love for the month of May, so break out those shopping lists (yes, you too mom) and get ready for springtime shopping!
While we all love sexy heels, sometimes you need a great pair of flats for the work week. We’ve tried lots of brands but none have quite the comfort and support of Ja Vie. They have arch, ball and heel support plus cushioning that absorbs impact of each step (seriously!). They also come in a wide range of colors, from professional shades to bright colors that will fit in perfectly at Mother’s Day brunch.
Another staple is a foundation to get you through these rainy spring days. Thanks to Clinique one product will work double trouble for you in that department. Their new Beyond Perfecting Foundation can also be used as a coverup and works serious wonders on under eye circles. Moms will love the wide range of shades, allowing you both to find your perfect match.
Continuing on in the beauty department, you have to prep your skin for all that new spring makeup! But the change in season can wreak havoc on your skin and lots of treatments can get pricey! Enter Toilet Tree’s Facial Brush, which unclogs pours and clears away dead skin without a spa price-tag. We also love their callus-remover to get your feet sandal ready!
Another addition to your medicine cabinet is Glowology lotions and body washes. This makes the perfect gift for Mom or a bridal shower, but we wouldn’t blame you for keeping some to yourself! All their products are made with all organic, natural ingredients and we love the fresh “Smile. Wish. Believe.” scent for spring. Pick up just the body butter (our fave) or the whole line!
Blair Waldorf might have brought them back into style for the younger generation, but any age lady can rock a headband with class. Gina Made It is a line of luxury hair accessories that cover everything from leather headbands to ready-to-wear silk turbans. These are perfect for spring outings or a Memorial Day trip because they easily add color and a unique twist to any outfit!
It’s no secret that we are Starbucks lovers (and not the Taylor Swift kind) but this brand is a no brainer for sleepy spring Sundays as well as an easy gift Mom will sure to love too. Thankfully it is finally ice coffee season again and we are loving all the brands cold cup tumblers, but especially this Stainless Steel version in purple! If you’re still about those hot drinks, we also love the double wall traveler cups from their Dot Collection.
A great makeup brush is the key to any fresh face, and nude faces were all over the runways for the season. We love the Fresh Face Set from SOHO Naturals that includes foundation, highlighter, eyeshadow and eyeliner brushes in one handy case. Plus you’ll know you’re getting great quality items for your skin because they’re made with super soft, cruelty-free nylon bristles and bamboo wood handles.
If you’re looking for a gift anyone in the family will love, and on a budget, we recommend checking out Gilt City! From salon packages to fancy fashions, there is a deal for everyone that will make you look like an all-star gift giver. For May, our favorite deal is their Tiny Print cards, which can be customized just for you and are available at 50% off starting on May 11th.
There is nothing moms love more than keeping things clean (okay maybe there are some things) but this is a cleaning product even us youngsters will love. Downy Wrinkle Release Plus eliminates the need for irons, steamers or hanging clothes in the bathroom while you shower to get the wrinkles out of your favorite shirt. It even comes in travel size to get those suitcase wrinkles out!
Last but certainly not least is an eco-friendly and celeb endorsed choice from fan favorite Kiehl’s. As part of a partnership with actresses Maggie Q and Elizabeth Olsen, each lady designed limited edition labels for their Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This cream does wonders on your skin, and also wonders for the nation, with 100% of profits going to Recycle Across America.