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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Self Care + Smile Brilliant Giveaway

The Smile Brilliant portion of this blog post is a sponsored conversation, and I received complimentary product to facilitate my thoughts.

It’s almost Mother Day, you guys! If there’s one holiday you don’t want to forget, it’s Mother’s Day. There’s nothing worse than sending your mom a card a week late for the one holiday she wants to feel the most special on! Not that I’ve ever been that late, but I do like to plan a bit ahead for this one and really put some thought into my gift(s) selections. I’m really excited about what we picked out for my mom, and Adam’s mom this year, and think both gifts are meaningful.

Since her special day is this weekend, we’re down to the wire! If you haven’t already picked out something special, now is the time to maybe consider that perfect last minute self-care gift. Self-care is something ALL moms need, no matter their age or stage in life. Being given the gift of a little extra pampering can do wonders for one’s mood and spirit. (And I can fully attest to this now that I’m a mom too! Even more so now that I’m pregnant again!) I’ve picked out 6 EASY Mother’s Day gift ideas for self care that are sure to hit the spot, plus, keep reading to enter a huge Smile Brilliant giveaway!

Mani/Pedi Gift Card

Is there anything better than spending an hour by yourself at the spa getting your nails done? I think not. If it made sense to get a weekly pedicure, I’d be all in. It’s relaxing, stress free, and makes me feel like a new woman. So, a simple gift card for a mani/pedi would absolutely be a hit.

Bath Bombs or Favorite Bath Soap

Bath bombs probably fall under my most prized bathroom possessions. Adeline is constantly trying to steal them for her baths, and I don’t blame her! Taking a long hot bath with a fizzy bath bomb is always at the top of my list for ways to unwind after an especially tiring day. There are tons of great options on Amazon.

Favorite Skincare Product(s)

Every woman has her favorite skincare products nailed down by now, so how about scoping out what she uses on the reg, and buy her a fresh bottle or two to keep her vanity in tip top shape.You could easily either stock her back up on what she loves, or mix it up and pick out something new and fun like a delicious lotion or fancy oil.

Comfy New Pajamas

This needs no explanation, as comfy new pajamas are always a no brainer. Who doesn’t love a brand new pair of silky soft pajamas they can cuddle up in after a long day? I love the Gilligan & O’Malley brand from Target, but if my man were to splurge and pick me out an even fancier pair I wouldn’t argue!

Gym Membership, Workout Equipment, or New Tennies

Moms are the worst at taking care of themselves, so if she’s been hinting at wanting a new gym membership, or that cute new yoga mat and dumbbell set, or that fresh pair of sneaks – GET THEM FOR HER! She won’t be offended. Self care is more than just pretty nails and bath bombs – sometimes breaking a sweat is the mental break mom really needs to recharge her batteries! The best thing us moms can do is take the initiative to better our health, so that we can be the best version of ourselves for our kids and family.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

Lastly, a teeth whitening regimen! Whitening your teeth is the perfect way to perk up your smile, freshen up your overall look, and really, boost your confidence! It’s totally something we all want to do, but somehow always manage to put on the back burner. Treat mom to a teeth whitening regimen that’s easy, and high quality, and she will thank you!

easy teeth whitening

I tried out Smile Brilliant back in September, and still have nothing but great things to say about it. They send you everything you need to make custom molds of your teeth which will in turn become your whitening trays. This ensures a perfect fit and whitening experience. Also, the gels included are both whitening, and desensitizing so you don’t have to worry about sensitivity issues after a session. Whitening sessions take no time at all, and can be done when you’re watching TV, picking up the house, or taking a walk outside! It’s so easy, and the results are fantastic.

It’s no secret this pregnancy has been a doozy, and I’ve been craving any and all forms of self care. Teeth whitening is just one small way I can achieve this, and feel like I did something good for myself that will last a long time.

smile brilliant giveaway and review

Flashback to my before/after back in September:

Smile Brilliant GIVEAWAY!

Looking to actually try Smile Brilliant now yourself, or perhaps win it for mom as an extension of her Mother’s Day gift? Now is your chance! Smile Brilliant has offered to giveaway a $149 whitening kit to one of my readers! Simple use THIS LINK to enter.

If you just can’t wait, you can use code sweetmiles20 to get $20 off your order.

What form of self care would the mom in your life love? Did you enter this giveaway? If you entered, who do you hope to gift the kit to?



  • Reply
    May 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Love these ideas! I love how we both wrote on self-care. It is SO important!

    • Reply
      May 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Sooo important! I loved your post!

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