Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mothers Day Gift Guide - Gifts Under $50 Edition




GIFT GUIDE FOR MOTHERS DAY -

GIFTS UNDER $50 EDITION:



Enbacci Brightening and Moisturising Handcreams – RRP $23.00 each 
These hand creams I was lucky enough to learn more about and get to try out at an Enbacci Blogger Event and these are the most divine smelling hand creams ever! I wish I could lather my whole body in this and never have the smell go away ever.
Brightening Hand and Nail Cream instantly brightens the skin for more youthful hands. Formulated with SPF15 for extra protection on hands against harmful UV rays.
Moisturising Hand and Nail Cream is formulated to hydrate the skin and promote youthful looking hands.

Spotify Gift Vouchers – RRP various gift card prices
Spotify gift cards come in $12, $36, and $72 gift cards, for 1, 3, and 6 months. It is the perfect way to give the gift of music for mum, be it her own personal choice to relax to, or finding lullabies easily to sooth a baby, or music to entertain the kids. The gift cards can be used by both existing and new customers of Spotify.


Coming in 3 fabulous scents Babe scrub have you catered for whatever your body needs.
I tried out the Pink Salt one which is great for the active Mummy who has those pains after her workouts or just for being a Mum all day and carrying a tot on the hip and always on her feet.
Babe scrub is the best way to soak in a bath or use in the shower. Your Mum will be thanking you for days and days after Mother's Day and who knows... you could start a usual gift present to Mum for every occasion at an inexpensive price for a luxury item.

Pink Salt - Relax muscles, detoxify and polish your booty with our divine pink Himalayan salt body scrub for über glowing skin and even skin tone. This Himalayan pink salt scrub boosts circulation to remove flaky skin, lines, lumps, and bumps. This little babe also doubles up as a fantastic post workout bath soak to ease your muscles and joints. Perfect after that sporting event or triathlon!
Coffee - Get a babe-licious booty with this divine coffee body scrub. Babe coffee scrub exfoliates and nourishes skin so you can say hello to sexy, smooth, hotness! The ingredients in our coffee scrub are also known for helping reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, lumps and bumps, acne and scars. #BOOM!
Green-Tea - Detox and beautify with our divine green-tea body scrub. This healing scrub includes ingredients known and used in the beauty industry to protect against sun damage and fight to reduce wrinkles, acne, scars and redness, giving your skin an even tone. Say BOOYA to toned, smooth and tight skin.
BodyShaper Essentials Gift Set - RRP $49.95 
This gift set has been specially put together for Mother's Day to cover all Mum's needs in the bathroom for when she is having time to herself. As Mum's we deserve to have nice products to use on ourselves as pampering comes down to feeling good about yourself and we all know how much we love new things to try out or maybe your Mum already uses BioElixia, well BioElixia have something to save pennies and still treat Mum to the best!
This gift set contains:
· BioElixia® Exfoliating Body Polish 200ml (RRP $32.95)
· BioElixia® Radiance Body Cleanser 250ml (RRP $24.95)
· BioElixia® Firming Toning Body Lotion 200ml (RRP $29.95)

BioElixia® Radiance Body Cleanser - leaves skin feeling clean and fresh, not tight and dry from the use of harsh chemicals. This moisturising body wash contains fruit enzymes and minerals to softly exfoliate and cleanse. A gentle, moisture rich, body wash, perfect for silky-soft, radiant skin.
BioElixia® Exfoliating Body Polish - micro crystals gently polish and cleanse the skins surface while moisture retaining Hyadisine™ and soothing Aloe Vera provide the feeling of superior miniaturisation and a visibly smooth glowing complexion.
Lastly, to help give Mum a healthy, radiant body, BioElixia®’s super absorbing Firming Toning Body Lotion, which is moisture rich and contains firming properties of Caffeine to smooth and tone the skin plus Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Passionfruit Seed Oil for daily moisture and radiance.





















Innoxa Gift Packs – RRP $39.95
Innoxa introduces two value skincare offerings These limited edition packs offer 3 easy steps to skincare with each pack containing full size products. Perfect for a gift!

Renew 3 steps to radiant skin offers an anti‐ageing skincare regime for all skin types. Top selling cleanser, Renew Triple Action gel wash 150mL is included in this pack and is the perfect product for everyday cleansing. The Renew Anti‐ageing exfoliator 100mL helps to exfoliate, purify and boost radiance and is ideal to use twice weekly. This is the perfect pack for consumers looking for an ageing preventative.
Super Sensitive 3 steps to nourish & soothe skin pack offers a fragrance free range of skincare for hypersensitive skin. The Super Sensitive Crème cleansing milk 150mL gently cleanses and soothes with chamomile and arnica. The Super Sensitive Oil Free Toner 150mL helps nourish with natural fruit extracts whilst restoring skin ph balance. Cult product, Super Sensitive gentle day and night crème is the perfect moisturiser to help soothe, nourish and protect easily irritated, sensitive skin.

Queen B Tea Packs  – RRP $15 or $26 depending on pack
How many Mummies drink tea?! Hundreds, Thousands... more like millions of us! You could treat Mum to some gorgeous tea that is specifically designed to assist in either weight loss management and wellness that can see results within a week, naturally!
Queen B is an Australian digital company brewing natural teas to help you live a beautiful life through ‘T-tox’. Queen B Teas are available in affordable, easy to drink packs: 7 day, 14 Day and 12 month. After just four months in the market B-Tox Tea drinkers have flooded the site with testimonials and before-and-after shots, with typical results at 2-3kg weight loss from the 7 day program ($15 AUS) and 5-6kg weight loss from the 14 day program ($26 AUS).
Lasting results are visible from drinking one cup of tea per day without any other lifestyle modifications. Queen B is a weight management and wellness revolution, harnessing the power of Mother Nature – a veritable storm in a teacup.


Carmex – RRP various prices

Carmex is a well known brand to all us ladies and I'm saying about nearly a 80% of men. It's really a necessity that everyone should have. You can never have to many Carmex products and with the range now larger and more just the little squeezy tube and pot you can try something new and give Mum a few items from the range.
I love that Carmex have got added flavour in there as well to mix it up with the strawberry and then having lightly tinted sheers - covers for a lip color and lip gloss in one!
Carmex is one of the world's most loved lip balms; using a range of beautiful ingredients including Lanolin, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Beeswax and Menthol, the brand is best know for its much loved Carmex 'tingle'. The Carmex Moisture Plus range is the perfect companion to keep your lips smooth and plump and comes in three gorgeous shades; satin gloss finish, sheer pink and sheer peach.

Large, light weight and extremely soft cotton scarf with oversized pom poms as a point of difference. Wrap several times or wear as a shawl or cape. The possibilities are many.

The affordable options of gifts are endless at Zjoosh.
Zjoosh is a new and unique Australian retail concept for women of all ages. Zjoosh provide a large range of affordable fashion jewelry and accessories that will "Zjoosh" Mum's wardrobe.
At Zjoosh they understand that women, regardless of age or body shape, love to create new looks for themselves all the time. Whilst classic pearls and diamonds are beautiful, they are also "safe". There is something a little more exciting about mixing it up a little by "layering" interesting pieces with confidence.


Cleaning voucher and hamper - RRP $35.04
We all know that mum loves to keep the house sparkling clean, but what she really appreciates is when everyone pitches in to make it happen. So why not nominate yourself for her special day and gift her with a personal voucher to clean the house, along with a hamper of great cleaning products:

  • Palmolive Ultra Concentrate Divine Blends (RRP $3.79): give mums favourite dinnerware a superb clean, the Vanilla & Berries and Violet & Apple Blossom fragrances will guarantee they smell great too 
  • Ajax Spray n’ Lavender & Citrus (RRP $4.31): no grease or grime is too tough for this spray and wipe. A range of fresh fragrances ensures that germs are killed and a pleasant scent is left lingering long after 
  • Ajax Spray n’ Wipe Professional Ultra Bathroom (RRP $6.18): bathroom cleaning is made easy with this powerful bathroom cleaner 
  • Ajax Spray n’ Wipe Multipurpose Wipes (RRP $5.36): tackle spills with ease using these antibacterial multipurpose wipes 
  • Cuddly Aromatherapy (RRP $5.41): There’s nothing better end to a day than a hot shower and a soft fresh towel. Available in Relaxing and Energising fragrances, Cuddly Aromatherapy will make your towels almost as good to cuddle as the kids
  • Dynamo (RRP $9.99): complement the softness of Cuddly Aromatherapy with this trusted laundry detergent that will remove the most harsh stains, leaving clothes freshly clean. 
This cleaning pack won't bore you when you're giving Mum the day, week or month off of clothing as you whizz around the house with these amazingly scented products! You'll feel like Mary Poppins running through the field of flowers as these aromas explode on your sense of smell and on everyone else's! It will leave the house smelling fresh and uplifted. 


Give your Mum the luxury of Roses with this value pack from Jurlique with a value of $52.
This pack contains:

  • Rose Hand Cream 40mL  - Rich, protective hand cream to deeply moisturise and restore smoothness. Leaves hands feeling soft and supple. Provides long-lasting hydration and natural antioxidant protection.
  • Rosewater Balancing Mist 30mL - Balancing mist to restore and hydrate. Leaves skin feeling refreshed, balanced and soothed. Provides natural antioxidant protection.


Wine – RRP $10-$13
The staple of a lot of Mummies lives! Here is some afforadble but still very enjoyable wines.

Banrock Station Pink Moscato - RRP: $10 displays fresh, floral aromas with a touch of sherbet. The palate exhibits fresh musky flavours with a delicate fairy floss characteristic to it. This lighter wine is ideal for picnics – perfect for treating mum with this Mother’s Day.
Houghton White Classic - RRP: $13 Pale straw in colour, this wine displays lifted aromas of fresh lemon citrus, mandarin and tropical pineapple. The palate is light and refreshing with tropical fruit flavours of guava, pineapple and passionfruit. Ideal for Mother’s Day lunch, this is the perfect wine for showing mum how much you love her.




Charlies Cookies Mini Melting Moments  RRP - 4pk for $5, 12pk for $12 and 4 x 12 boxes $40
Australian made and owned, Charlie’s Cookies, has just released a new range of award-winning, mouth-watering Mini Melting Moments in perfect timing for Mother’s Day. Small in size but big in flavour! The Mini Melting Moments are delightfully petite and come in seven vibrant colours and tasty flavour combinations:
  • Traditional Lemon 
  • Blackcurrant ‘Cassis’ 
  • Choc Salted Caramel 
  • Raspberry White Chocolate 
  • Raspberry Passionfruit 
  • Orange Espresso 
  • Choc ‘Noir’ Mint 
I tried out the Traditional Lemon, Choc Salted Caramel, Raspberry White Chocolate and Choc 'Noir' Mint. I am a huge fan of chocolate when it comes to the naughty treats but Charlies Cookies Mini Melting Moments have been trying to hide and hoard the Traditional Lemon & Raspberry White Chocolate so they last forever!
These would be great little treaties for Mum if she is watching the waist but likes to have a biccie with her cuppa or a sweetie after dinner.





Demeter Daffodil Cologne Spray - RRP $27.50
Sunny and bright, this beautiful scent is light and playful, with a very feminine and slightly sweet fragrance. Created by world-renowned fragrance house Demeter, this new fragrance has been a worldwide hit due to its beautiful and happy scent.
Sure to brighten up Mum's day, she'll love this gift of sunshine and flowers from her favourite child!











ECO. Essence of Paris Trio Gift Box - RRP $25
You may not be able to send Mum to Paris for Mother's Day, but you can give her the next best thing!
Mysterious, intoxicating and all consuming, our hand selected trio of essential oils have been exclusively crafted to evoke the enigmatic atmosphere of the City of Love. This gift box has been carefully designed to help bring a touch of seduction, romance and love to your daily routine. You will definitely feel the love when these seductive oils are used in your home!






Iamnaturalstore.com.au The Seventh Duchess Tea's - RRP $27 each
Helping you make Mother’s Day extra special with their divine selection of custom-made Seventh Duchess Tea’s. Each blend has been meticulously formulated with a balanced combination of therapeutic ingredients to meet specific health and wellbeing needs – The perfect thoughtful gift to help Mum relax and unwind. These 100% certified organic tea’s come in beautiful blends that are perfect for a new Mum in your life or for a refreshing thoughtful gift to your own Mother. They are an infusion of blended herbs, flowers or fruit, therefore naturally caffeine free. These Seventh Duchess scented and blended teas are custom created by a Tea Sommelier, are free from artificial colours and flavours and are blended with the highest quality ingredients. 
Iamnaturalstore.com.au’s top picks for Mum from the tea collection include: 

The Seventh Duchess ‘GODDESS’ Organic New Mother’s Tea: The ‘Goddess’ Tea is ideal for the second and third trimesters of a pregnancy, and the first year following the birth. Rich in iron, manganese and magnesium, this power packed tea aids in strengthening uterine and pelvic muscles, promotes the supply of breast milk, eases morning sickness and soothes digestion for mother and child. It is the perfect tonic for pregnancy and the wonderful life that follows – An essential gift for a new Mother this Mother’s Day.
The Seventh Duchess ‘PEACE’ Organic Relaxation Tea: The ‘Peace’ tea is ideal to unwind from the rigours of the day and to enjoy a moment of repose – A must-have relaxation gift for a busy Mum. Herbal and fragrant, it is a serene, tranquil infusion with the sole purpose of relaxing the body and easing the anxieties of the mind. Providing a release from tension and promoting a restful sleep, this herbal blend offers calm.
The Seventh Duchess ‘SPIRIT’ Organic Energy Tea: The ‘Spirit’ tea is the catalyst to the body's natural routine. Invoking energy and mental clarity, this organic, healthy energy drink, revitalises and uplifts the mind and body. Boosting the metabolism and digestion, ‘Spirit’ offers a warming and rewarding fix at any time of the day, ensuring your Mum feels well and has the energy and natural kick to take on her day!


In Essence Balance & Harmony Gift Set - RRP $29.95 or Tranquility Trio Kit - RRP $39.95
Allow these aroma therapy gifts give Mum a beautiful scented home that is set to calm.
Oils are also a great thing to use by putting a drop or two on a pillow before sleeping.

Balance and Harmony Gift Set includes:
· A Candle Vaporiser
· Geranium Essential Oil – a relaxing oil which relieved daily tension and reduces nervous exhaustion and reduces daily tension and reduces nervous exhaustion. Ideal for mood swinds and during times of change

Tranquillity Trio Kit includes:
· 3 x 100% pure essential oils – it’s a great way to create peace and tranquillity in your home
o Frankincense – helps to still the mind, calm the spirit and comfort the heart
o Lavender – will assist to relieve tension, stress and mind anxiety
o Orange – provides a pleasant, uplifting aroma ideal for promoting optimism




The Cheesecake Shop - RRP various prices
You can never go wrong with something for the belly and what better way then to get a delicious dessert from The Cheesecake Shop. You can even customise your selection by getting a personalised message put on top!


Bring out the inner animal with the multi purpose photo print aprons. Made from durable easy wipe polyester, the aprons are perfect for the kitchen or garden!
Annabel Trends also have a variety of other fabulous gifts and homewares at a great price!














Mesoestetic Purifying Cleanser - RRP $47.70 for 200mL
Mesoestetic’s Purifying Cleanser is a face cleansing gel for oily and rosacea-prone skin, free from soap or comedogenic oils. It removes impurities and excess skin oil through its mild tensoactive effect. Its oil-regulating, astringent and moisturising active ingredients provide smoothness and brightness.














Olay Regenerist Complexion 'CC' Corrector Cream – RRP $49.99
Olay Regenerist unveils the latest anti-ageing, all-in-one corrective skincare sensation - Olay Regenerist Complexion Corrector (CC) Cream. Olay Regenerist CC Cream is the first CC to blend three powerful formulas which help to instantly perfect your complexion, fight the look of wrinkles and reduce the appearance of dark spots for dramatically even and younger looking skin.
Olay Regenerist CC Cream’s unique, lightweight and fragrance free formula is the first CC cream to blend three formulas to deliver complexion correction instantly and over time with a three-phase approach:
1. An energizing serum: a cocktail of bioactive ingredients to boost skin’s own ability to protect and renew itself resulting in clinically-proven reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots
2. A sheer foundation: Ultra-Fine Aqua-Pigments correct tone and texture concerns instantly without leaving a greasy feeling
3. An SPF15 moisturiser: hydrates to plump skin cells and quickly reduce the appearance of uneven texture and fine lines and wrinkles










GAIA LAVENDER & FRANKINCENSE BODY GIFT SET – RRP $20
A perfect all over body treat, this pack contains two essential skincare products: soap & sulphate free Body Wash and nourishing Body Moisturiser in Lavender & Frankincense.







GAIA PINK GRAPEFRUIT & JASMINE BODY GIFT SET – RRP $20
A luxurious gift, this pack contains two essential skincare products for the body: Body Wash and nourishing Body Moisturiser in Pink Grapefruit & Jasmine.




Amore Mio Forever Perfume - RRP $19.95
This fruity fragrance is for the bouncy, bubbly girl in you who loves to have fun. With the top notes of lemon, bergamot, rose and black currant this playful fragrance has jasmine, peach, exotic fruits and cinnamon at its heart. The twist of lemon and cinnamon add to its cheerful essence. Sweetly maddening with hints of apple, musk and amber in the base notes, this fragrance is available as Eau de Parfum. Complete with natural aromas for delicate and refined taste this fragrance is an elegant surprise.
Top notes: lemon, bergamot, rose and black currant. Heart: jasmine, peach, exotic fruits and cinnamon. Base: apple, musk and amber.


In celebration of Mother’s Day, Palm Beach Collection introduce ‘The Lust List’. A limited edition violet scented all natural soy wax candle, housed within the uniquely illustrated Sally Spratt box.

A first time collaboration for both Palm Beach Collection and Sally Spratt, ‘The Lust List’ captures sweet top notes of violets, with familiar florals such as jasmine and rose, balanced perfectly against warming base notes of musk and cedar wood. The delicate heart-shaped petals of Sally Spratt’s violet floral illustration are the perfect ode to a Mother’s love on this special day.


Kerrie Hess Phone Covers by The Dairy - RRP prices start at $45 Fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess has produced a range of covetable phone cases featuring six of her most collectable prints.

The premier range of phone cases is a celebration of Paris, Kerrie’s second home, and features illustrations of some of her favourite Parisian destinations including Cafe de Flore, Le Meurice Hotel, Au bon Marché department store, Chanel and of course the Eiffel Tower. The designs are predominately black and white with hints of subtle colour for a soft, dreamy finish. 


Kerrie has collaborated on her first collection of phone cases with Brisbane based Australian company The Dairy. The Dairy produce superior quality phone cases using a high-tech process to embed the images into the case design so there is no possibility of fading or rubbing off. Kerrie’s boutique collection is made to order for both iPhone and Android devices, so you can be sure you will get a case made specifically for your phone and model. All cases are made in Australia using the finest quality materials and processes.




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