Give the gift of beauty, relaxation or home to all the special women on your list. Whether it’s your BFF-turned-matron-of-honor or mom-turned-BFF, we have the gifts that will make them sparkle with bliss.
Emergency Bridal Kit ($15–17)
17 beauty and personal care essentials including lip balm, emery board, hair spray and clear nail polish. A perfect way to avoid those last-minute panic attacks. Sigh of relief. Crisis averted. Bella Bridal Boutique, 10150 City Walk Drive; 651.730.1111.
Pink Champagne Fizzy Bath Cupcake ($3.75)
This blend of sweet strawberries and sparkling champagne is the perfect way to thank your bridesmaids for wearing 3-inch heels and a too-tight dress for 10 hours. Just drop in the tub for a fizzy bath treat! Blissful Bath, 9020 Hudson Road, Suite 415; 651.209.9977.
Tiffany-style Open Link Charm Bracelet ($200 + engraving fees)
From the bridesmaid dress to the little black dress and everything in between, this classic piece will go with any outfit for years to come. Johnson Jewelers, 783 Radio Drive; 651.735.4400.
Bridesmaid Bouquet ($65 and up)
With their large inventory of fresh flowers and high-style arrangements, Sweet Peas works with all budgets to create a personalized and contemporary look that will compliment the entire wedding party. Sweet Peas, 783 Radio Drive, #111; 651.730.9115.
Milkhouse Candles ($4.95–$24)
Made from beeswax and soy, these candles are the perfect treat to add to any bridesmaid gift. With scents like sticky buns and barndance, these yummy-smelling candles can burn for up to 130 hours. The Woods of Woodbury, 3800 Tamarack Village, Suite 110; 651.458.4011.
For Mother’s Day
White Strawberry Peach Balsamic Vinegar ($7–$17.95)
More than 50 olive oils and balsamic vinegars to choose from, including white strawberry peach—a perfect sweet addition for summer grilling, salads and fresh beverages. The Olive Branch Oil and Spice Company, 9000 Hudson Road, #602; 651.653.2207.
80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch Body Oil ($24.95)
This moisturizing elixir blends together olive, jojoba and sweet almond oils and botanical extracts for a daily-use, full-body treatment; available in multiple scents including lavender and blood orange. Olive Branch Oil and Spice Company.
Shower Butter ($6.25)
This little gem of a moisturizer is different from any other. Use it in the shower. Yes, the shower. Your skin will thank you. With a blend of lavender, vanilla and sandalwood, I Dream of Sleeping is a popular one for moms. Blissful Bath, 9020 Hudson Road, Suite 415; 651.209.9977.
Mother’s Ring ($100 for sterling silver, and up)
While mom loves the homemade bird houses and finger paintings, surprise her this year with a mother’s ring from Johnson Jewelers. Using synthetic or genuine stones, gold, platinum or silver, give mom a gift that says, “Thanks for washing my hockey uniform that’s been in my locker for the last month.” Johnson Jewelers, 783 Radio Drive; 651.735.4400.
Loose Leaf Tea (Starting at $2.55/oz with a 2 oz. mimimum)
Give mom the gift of relaxation in a cup with tea from Steepery Tea Bar. This tea bar sells loose leaf teas in bulk in flavors like rainforest mint guayusa, black currant and ginger peach. Steepery Tea Bar, 783 Radio Drive; 651.788.9759.
Spa Select ($202.50 + tax)
A facial, massage and a mani/pedi will have mom singing a new tune. With Salon Ultimo’s Spa Select, this nearly four-hour treat will pamper mom and help her feel her best. Salon Ultimo; 783 Radio Drive #109; 651.738.5904.
Pandora Bracelet (Starting at $65 for bracelet, charms not included)
Dad, bring the kiddies to La Vie Boutique to buy mom the perfect gift: a Pandora bracelet. Moms want reminders of their kiddos (other than the dried oatmeal on the silk sweater, of course). Charms to add to the bracelet start at $25. From baby carriages to “Family Forever” charms, you can be sure to give mom a gift she’ll treasure forever. La Vie Boutique, 8306 Tamarack Village #401; 651.738.8351.