Let’s talk holidays.
For once in my life, I’m 99.9 percent done with my Christmas shopping by December 2. That is unheard of, and freaking awesome. Somehow I’ve managed to spread the spending out in a way that makes my December checking account very, very happy.
But, I realize that I’m in the minority and that most of you are probably still shopping. That just means you’re not addicted to online shopping like I am. Good for you. Since I have been living this SAHM life for over two years now, allow me to help you find the perfect gift for the SAHM in your life (or working mom!).
And if you are the momma in your life, feel free to treat yo’ self. You deserve it.
BlackMilk Clothing Warm Grey Pocket Leggings
My sister, Grace, might actually own stock in this company. As in, 85 percent of her wardrobe is BlackMilk. Since she loves it so much, she has literally gifted something BlackMilk to everyone in the family. Now, typically I would never wear half of the things on this website. I tend to like neutral colors, and not cosmic-printed spandex dresses.
BUT. But, but but.
Last year I received two pairs of these Warm Leggings for my birthday from my sister, and they are TO DIE FOR. These are the absolute BEST fleece leggings I have ever owned. Smooth and spandex on the outside, warm and fuzzy on the inside. These might actually last me the rest of my life, because they’re so well made. They’re a little pricey, but good Lord if there ever was a black legging that was worth it – it’s these.
Anything. You can literally buy me anything from LUSH cosmetics, and I will be happy as a clam. I’m sure the momma in your life will be too.
Everything is handmade, organic, fresh, ethical, green… all the good stuff. And it all smells AMAZING. You can buy beautifully pre-wrapped gift sets online, or you can pick and choose your own. If you want to smell it all for yourself, there is a LUSH store at The Fashion Mall (for you local friends!). Personally, I love the bath bombs (pictured above: Twilight and Sex Bomb).
Extra bonus points if you give the momma time to actually take a relaxing bath as part of the gift! 😉
I found this candle at an antique/unique gifts store on Black Friday. It was in a room full of other soaps, candles and lotions, and for some reason it and its other Thymes friends were speaking to me. Like I went back into the room multiple times, because I just couldn’t leave it all there. Maybe it’s because it was on sale, but somehow I came home with this Rosewood Citron Candle and a handful of Thymes hand soaps.
But, worth it. This candle rocks my world.
I’m also a huge sucker for Candelles and the Capri Blue Jar Candle at Anthropologie. You know, in case you’re a candle junkie like me.
Some people say gift cards aren’t personable.
If you were to give me, and I’m guessing about any other momma on the planet, a gift card to a spa – you’d pretty much be my favorite.
If you’re local, my favorite is most definitely Woodhouse Day Spa in Carmel. Ah-mazing.
You can’t go wrong with a massage. Or a pedicure. Or a facial. Or a full day in the quiet room drinking flavored water and champagne. I’d be happy with that alone, actually.
If you’re still looking, there is nothing wrong with a nice bottle of wine.
Nothing wrong with that at all.
What else would you add to my list? What things would you mommas love to get from Santa this year?
chelsea jacobs says
I might have to try those leggings!