Be sure to see the Ultimate Gift Guide for Mother’s Day! Every single item is exclusive, and can only be found here! There are great skincare, body care and fragrance gift sets and fun t-shirts, mugs and a TON of jewelry. The packaging is beautiful so many items don’t need gift wrap! And since fragrance is a popular gift at Mother’s Day, be sure to see our fragrance deals. You can find something for all the mothers in your lives.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Our guide to the perfect gift this Mother’s Day makes it easy to spoil Mom.
When is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th 2018. In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
What is the history of Mother’s Day?
The first Mother’s Day was organized in 1908 by Anna Jarvis of West Virginia. Jarvis originally conceived of the holiday to honor her mother, Ann Reese Jarvis, as well as all the mothers around the country who do so much for their children.
Prior to the Civil War, Ann Reese Jarvis started “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” designed to teach local women how to better take care of their children. The organization was a success and remained a beloved touchstone throughout the tumultuous years of war. In 1868, after the end of the war, Ann Reese Jarvis organized a “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” where mothers met with former Union and Confederate soldiers to encourage reconciliation.
Jarvis’ first Mother’s Day celebration was held in 1908 in a Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, with funding from John Wanamaker, a Philadelphia department store owner. That same day, Wanamaker held a Mother’s Day event at his store in Philadelphia that drew thousands of visitors.
After the celebration was such a success, Jarvis organized a letter writing campaign to newspapers and politicians to make the holiday an official one. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a decree designating Mother’s Day as the second Sunday in May.
Gifts for New Moms
With a newborn baby to care for, her precious personal time has taken a back seat. As a special first Mother’s Day gift, encourage your wife, daughter or sister to enjoy some time for herself.
WithTake the baby off her hands and draw her a bath with our Skin So Soft Bath Oil, a fresh-smelling bath oil that inspires instant relaxation. The jojoba-infused oils leave skin feeling healthy and moisturized. For an instant spa-like atmosphere, light our Bergamot and Sandalwood Candle. The scent combines homey sandalwood, zesty bergamot and a soothing blend of tea-inspired spices.
For a post-bath indulgence, our rich Skin So Soft Comforting Body Shea Butter is a perfect second act. Made with shea butter and luxurious oils, this cream delivers long-lasting softness and sweet smells of vanilla, sandalwood and musk. These are first Mother’s Day gifts she’ll always remember.
Unique Gifts for Jewelry Lovers
If she’s known for her personal style, give her a piece that will stand out. Our bold jewelry collection features many unique Mother’s Day gifts. One of our favorites is the Set Sail Tassel Earrings, which are chic and a little quirky with a nautical touch.
Gifts For Glamorous Moms
As for the finishing touch, these sparkling Pop of Red Statement Earrings are just the thing to make her feel fancy. They’re fabulous enough for a big night out or a fun way to jazz up a tee-shirt and a casual jacket, like our Giselle Collarless Jacket that’s perfect for springtime.
Gift Ideas For Hostesses
If Mom was born to entertain, give something to jazz up her tablescape. The Seaside Garden Pitcher in ivory and blue is an elegant serving piece that’s perfect for her homemade iced tea or sangria. The matching Seaside Water Glasses come in a chic cobalt blue that’s ideal for alfresco summer dining.
If purple is more her color, the Purple Peace Ombré Pitcher is a beautiful pitcher for serving drinks or for filling with flowers. Its matching Purple Peace Ombré Glasses decorated with butterflies are unique mother’s day gifts to round out the set.
Gift Ideas For Moms On The Go
Is Mom always on the road? If so, make packing easier with a hand-selected gift box of our travel-sized products. After a long trip, applying our Anew Platinum Night Cream Travel Size before bed will make her skin look fuller, brighter, firmer and smoother in the morning. For daytime use, the Anew Platinum Day Cream Travel Size Broad Spectrum SPF 25 is easy to carry on all her travels.
To go from the airplane to the boardroom to dinner out, our Veronica Tote will keep the compliments coming. This bag is a chic carry-all with a classic shape and eye-catching colors. Better yet, it’s easy to wear and comfortable to carry.
Gift Ideas For Your Wife
Show your wife how much you appreciate all she does for you and the kids. Make her day with the Always Elegant Bangle Bracelet. It’s chic and special, with goldtone and CZ accents for a little extra sparkle.
For a special treat, our Far Away Eau de Parfum Spray brings to mind an island vacation, with jasmine, orange flower and osmanthus. What’s more, the beautiful bottle makes a lovely addition to her dressing table.
Great Gifts For Grandma
If grandma is constantly showering the grandkids with presents, show grandma how much she means to you and get her something special in return. She will appreciate a restorative cream like our Moisture Therapy Derma Restoring Lotion. This fragrance-free lotion doubles skin’s moisture for hours so skin looks healthy. To keep her feeling and looking healthy, go for our Espira Women’s Daily Essentials 40+ vitamins, designed to raise stamina and overall wellbeing.
While health is essential, she deserves something fun, too. Our beautifully-scented Avon Luck for Her Shower Gel and Body Lotion make perfect Mother’s Day gifts for grandma. This elegant set is scented with citrus, flowers and warm sandalwood for a luxurious feel.
Gifts For Your Daughter-In-Law
Treat your daughter-in-law to a gift that’s just as special as she is. To really pamper her, give her all the ingredients for a perfect spa day at home. The Planet Spa Perfectly Purifying 3-Piece Set includes bath salts made from white sea salt, crushed mint leaves and rosemary for a luxurious, relaxing soak. Our gentle body wash is made with the same earthy ingredients. She can hydrate afterward with our rich body butter that leaves skin feeling silky smooth.
If you’re hand-delivering her present, bring along flowers in this gorgeous Seaside Garden Vase. It’s sure to grace her nightstand again and again.
Gifts For Your BFF
If your best friend is a busy mom, show her you’re there for her. You know that lipstick color you always say would look perfect on her? Now’s the time to get it. Our Avon True Color Lipsticks come in a range of shades, and in satin and shimmer finishes. With shea butter and vitamin E, they feel luxurious as well.
Another unique Mother’s Day gift is our Vitamin C Brightening Serum which helps skin look brighter. Our exclusive patented formula has a concentration of 10% pure Vitamin C.
Gifts For Beach Lovers
Is she already looking forward to summer days at the beach? Give her all she needs for a perfect beach day. Our Seas the Day Tote made with cotton canvas is ready to be filled with all the essentials for a fun day at the beach.
Pack it with her favorite magazines and snacks so she’s ready to go. Don’t forget our Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Gentle Breeze® SPF 30 Lotion. Not only does it protect against the sun, but it repels sand flies, mosquitoes and other pests, too.
Gift Ideas For Gardeners
For moms with a green thumb, we love the adorable Seaside Garden Gloves and matching Seaside Garden Hand Pruners. If she’s planting herbs for spring, our Seaside Garden Markers make a beautiful addition to a budding herb garden. Pick up a few packets of seeds to give mom the complete package.
Her health is important, too. To keep her skin safe under the sun, our Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 will help protect her from the sun’s rays while visibly transforming signs of aging. It’s a perfect package.
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