Mother’s Day is less than a week away and if you’re like me you are extremely unprepared. Each and every year I ask my mom what she might want and without fail her response is always, “Oh honey, don’t spend your money on me. I don’t need anything.” And then you don’t get her anything and she’s upset… Sound familiar? So that response really means, I can’t think of what I want so surprise me with something; anything. I definitely learned my lesson after that one and only time of not giving her a gift!
I’m usually so on top of these things but this year has thrown me off a little. We are both going to be in Italy together for Mother’s Day but figured I still needed to get her something. But what do you get the woman who literally has everything and doesn’t need anything else! I’m literally the one going over to her house and Marie Kondo-ing every single closet and shelf!
I know I’m not the only one in the I don’t know what to get my mom for Mother’s Day boat so I partnered with The Domain in Austin to give y’all the ultimate gift guide with some really fun unique Mother’s Day gift ideas. This gift guide isn’t only about fashion. I handpicked my favorite stores to create a comprehensive gift list filled with fashion, beauty, home, experiences and dining. The Domain is a one-stop shop for all you Austinites!
With all of the amazing retailers and restaurants in Austin it was so hard to narrow my list down to just seven places. My main goal in choosing specific retailers was each store’s price point and if they sold multiple types of products. There is nothing that makes me happier than saving time and not having to drive around to a gazillion different store to get different items. Each of these locations sells a wide variety of goodies so it’s literally a one-stop-shop!
To hear and see more details on what I picked out, head over to my Instagram and click the Mother’s Day Story Highlight.
Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
My first stop was Kendra Scott. I don’t think there is one mom out there that doesn’t know Kendra’s jewelry. She has taken over the costume jewelry arena and has even added a few home goods to her repertoire. From earrings, to necklaces, to even nail polish, Kendra has some great unique Mother’s Day gift ideas.
What I love about Kendra Scott is the majority of her jewelry is affordable and attainable at every budget. There aren’t many jewelry designers that have jewelry for every price range from under $50 to over $1000. You can get the designer look for less or you can splurge on beautiful diamond pieces.
Kendra Scott is even getting the kids involved too. If you go in to create a piece of jewelry from the Color Bar the kids get their own coloring sheet with the exact piece of jewelry they designed for their mom. They can write a little note and create custom art to go with the jewelry they are giving. I share more of that in my Instagram Stories.
They have the perfect gift sets and you can even create your own custom set as well. Whether you want to add 2 earrings to the set or mix and match with a necklace and earrings, you have endless options! Kendra Scott also sells the best jewelry travel cases too if your mom has any upcoming trips planned.
Tell me; who does not enjoy wearing workout wear around 24/7? People love it so much they gave it it’s own title; athleisure-wear. I’m not a mom, but take it from me, anything from Lululemon would be an amazing gift.
I know getting your moms exact sizing and fit is probably a difficult task. Plus, who wants to give away clues on what type of gift she might be getting?! I mainly focused on 2 different types of gifting. The first being the most beautiful cardigan. Head to my Instagram to see me do a quick try-on session with this exact cardigan I’m talking about. Not only would it be perfect to transition into summer but it’s a great travel cardigan. I was actually thinking of getting this for my mom for our Italy trip. It is priced right at $168 and is such a classic.
My next gift idea is an absolutely favorite of mine. So much so I ordered it for myself. 🤣 Lululemon now has memberships. Say what?! Yes, they have a new yearly membership that gets you some great perks. In addition to the perks, you get a custom pair of ATX512 black Wunder Under leggings. I was totally in it just for the leggings. You do get some amazing perks with this membership in addition to the leggings. It is $148 for a full year and you get monthly workout classes, early access to gear, a Lululemon curated sweat event plus free express shipping on every order you place. This promotion ends June 31 and spots are limited. Sign up now here.
Another one of my mom’s absolute favorite retailers that has goodies at all price points. Yes, most of these are more of a splurge but they are classic pieces that are going to be in style season after season. I ended up going a little Tory Burch crazy when picking my gifts from here.
I picked out quite a few beautiful leather bags that would be beautiful classics for Spring and Summer. If a bag really isn’t in your budget, consider a pair of leather sandals. My mom is in love with practically every style of Tory Burch shoe so you really can’t go wrong. They do have stunning jewelry as well that won’t break the bank. A lot of their leather goods right now are very Hermes inspired but at a fraction of the price.
One of the reasons I love Tory Burch is their amazing customer service. If you ever have an issue with any of your products they are more than happy to help fix the issue. Any time I have had problems with my flip flops breaking they would always send me a new pair, no questions asked. All I had to do was send the damaged product back and a new pair was coming my way. One reason I will always be a loyal customer.
MAC is my one and only beauty retailer in the batch. They are a one-stop-shop for anything and everything beauty. If you’re wanting to help your mom get a little glammed up this mother’s day this is a great option. They are running some great Mother’s Day promotions right now if your purchase is over $45. You can get their Prep + Prime Lip and a limited edition lip-shaped canister with your purchase!
One of my absolute favorites had to be the mommy and me lipstick sets they are offering right now. There are 10 different lipstick shades that have a full-sized lipstick for mom and then a mini for daughter. I tried on 2 of my favorite shades over on Stories! Their most popular fragrance, Turquatic comes in a gift set too. If you purchase the full sized bottle you get the roller ball for free!
If you love these unique Mother’s Day gift ideas but are clueless on what your mom might actually like or wear, head into the store at ask for Cara. Their entire staff at The Domain MAC are all so friendly and helpful. They will get your squared away with the perfect gift in no time!
Anthropologie is probably most well-known in the gifting community for their candles! For me, my go-to is always the Blue Volcano scent! It is their signature scent that is always burning in their stores. Every single time I smell that candle I feel like I’m back in an Anthropologie!
Anthropologie has really upped their product diversity over the last few years. They are always an amazing one-stop-shop for everything fashion and jewelry and now extend all the way into kitchenware and home goods. Some of my favorite aprons and coffee mugs are all from Anthropologie. If your mom loves being in the kitchen would find the cutest apron and have it embroidered with her name or a cute saying on it. My mom always loves when my gifts come from the heart!
If you are just looking for a simple, easy gift for your mom Anthropologie has a lot of great items. From cute earrings, to some colorful home goods for the kitchen, they will always have something sentimental to warm your mom’s heart for Mother’s Day!
BLO Dry Bar
I know most of y’all have no idea what BLO even is. I brought my husband in with me and he was completely clueless on what they actually do there. It is super simple. No cuts, no color: Just wash, blo, and go! They essentially style your hair from start to finish so you don’t have to do any of the work! Talk about the ultimate experiential gift! The Domain location even offers makeup services, nails, waxing AND lashes!
I absolutely love the idea of having a mother/daughter pamper session at BLO. They make the experience so much fun! With the classic blow-out around $50 here, you can either treat your mom to the experience, or get one with her and make it a girls trip to the salon! This salon for sure knows how to put a smile on your face as you walk out of the salon!
True Food Kitchen
Last but not least, the ultimate brunch spot. Actually, it’s the ultimate spot for any meal of the day if you ask me! True Food Kitchen recently opened up a couple of month’s ago in The Domain and you better believe we’ve been frequent customers.
If you don’t have time to go-out and get a gift for you mom, take her to the yummiest brunch she’s ever had! I’m not even joking y’all. Grayson and I went to do a brunch tasting with 3 different entrees and drink pairings and holy moly, they were all amazing. I highly recommend trying the Sunrise Bowl, the Kale and Cobb Earth Salad, the Avocado Toast (my personal fave) and for dessert, the Key Lime Mousse. It’s vegan and gluten free! (Head to my Stories to see the yummy spread!)
And if you want to pair some tasty drinks with those meals I highly recommend the Orange Antioxidant which has cava, orange, antioxidant tea and lemon. The Blueberry Mint which has cava, blueberry, mint and lemon. Or try my favorite, the Strawberry Rose that has cava, strawberry, rose and lemon. If you don’t want any alcohol try the Sparkling Lavender Lemonade! It has lemon, honey, lavender and sparkling water.
They are even running a promotion for Mother’s Day and giving a $10 gift card for each mom that comes in.
I hope my Mother’s Day gift picks were helpful and bring all of your moms so much joy.
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This post is sponsored by Simon and The Domain Austin.