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Being a mom is such an amazing gift! I remember those first flutters in my tummy, the moment her eyes first locked with mine, the first giggle, the first time she crawled so she could come find me, those sweet “mamas”, when her arms wrap around my legs and when she nuzzles into me–my heart just melts! I feel like saying that I’m blessed is such a corny understatement, but I don’t know how else to say it…..
….I’m incredibly blessed.
That’s not to say I’m not exhausted somedays and have times when I just need to get away. I do. I think as mom’s we ALL do and that’s totally NORMAL and healthy to need a break! We need time to recharge, indulge, and relax so we can be better mom’s for our little ones. Even a few hours during naptime can be a much-needed chance for pampering. So if you are wondering what to get a mom in your life for mother’s day (or heck, I don’t think any woman would turn away this gift!) might I suggest a basket of little indulgences.
I went to my local WalMart and picked up all the stuff I wanted to round out this pampering basket so it’s great for those last minute shoppers! It would also be a nice final exam treat basket or a surprise gift for any woman in your life! Everyone loves chocolatey goodness and at-home spa treatments!
The first thing I put in the gift basket was Nestle Skinny Cow® Vanilla Almond Crunch bars! These are a perfectly awesome treat–I love the outer almond crunch and the creamy vanilla inside. So good and the perfect way to have a little indulgence when you need it! There is also a Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bar, which comes in two flavors – Milk and Dark Chocolate that I am dying to try! (An in store demo of Skinny Cow® –yummy samples!!– will be available at various Walmart locations on 5/7-5/10. Please check this list to confirm your store’s date.)
Next, I added a couple Skinny Cow® Mocha Latte Creamy Iced Coffees that I found near the checkout at Walmart and are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up for busy mom’s. I’d love to have my fridge stocked with all the flavors: Vanilla Latte, Mocha Latte & Creamy Cappuccino!
Then once your mom is appropriately chocolated and caffeinated, she can proceed to the next level of pampering: an at-home spa treatment! I put two different facial masks in the basket because I love the way they make my skin feel and pores look. They can also be used to scare kids away so you can get some peace and quiet!
Next dress up your nails with a new fingernail file in a pretty pattern and a light and dark nail polish. Use the bright pop of color (Get Juiced by Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure) on your toes and top off your nails with the whisper pink (Shall We Dance by Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure). Finally, smooth on my favorite pampering hand cream, Aveeno Positively Nourishing Comforting Whipped Souffle. This stuff will make your hands so soft and the cocoa and shea butter smells divine!
For the final touch pop on some Burts Bees lip balm in Pink Grapefruit to nourish and add shine to your lips. I like to have these lip balm’s everywhere–one in the car, my purse, the kitchen, the diaper bag–everywhere! The pink grapefruit is a fun flavor for spring and summer too!
I think that most mom’s don’t want tons of fancy stuff for Mother’s Day: just a little bit of a break to get away and indulge, some soggy cereal in bed, and a fresh spring bouquet delivered by tiny pudgy fingers. They know they already look at the BEST GIFT everyday.
What is your favorite way to indulge? Have you tried Skinny Cow products before?
Do you have your Mother’s Day gifts yet? If you’re a mom what do YOU want?