Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Hope everyone is staying safe and strong during these uncertain times. This year’s Mother’s Day will surely be a a little different. Given the current circumstances due to the pandemic. Unless you are living with your Mom or mom-figure. Many of us will be celebrating virtually or from a physical distance, but will surely celebrate! I have compiled a selection of gift ideas that I feel make for the perfect gifts!

*Below you will find links to products pictured in the guide. A handful of links are affiliate links, which means I earn a percentage of sales made via those links. For more information, see my disclosure here.*

1.Cilque

Luxurious silk pillowcases, sleep masks, sheets and more! Available online at cilque.com. I’ve previously talked about the benefits of Cilque, which you can read here.

2. Lancome Idole le Parfum

Available in 25 mL, 50 mL and 75 mL bottles online at Sephora and Hudson’s Bay.

3. Elle R Cosmetqiues Diamond Pearl Roller

This is a high quality tool that takes your skincare routine to another level. Available online at www.ellercosmetiques.com for $24.99 CAD.

4. Mixtiles

Set of 3 for $59. Each additional tile is $12. Shipping is always FREE! Order online at www.mixtiles.com or conveniently through their app!

5. Conair Auto-Curler

Available online at thebay.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, amazon.ca and other retailers where Conair products are sold.

6. Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Steamer

“An ultimate at-home professional facial device delivering micro-steam technology to infuse skin with hydration, clarify the complexion, and detoxify skin, leaving an immediate healthy-looking radiance.” Available online at sephora.ca.

7. Pandora

Pandora Rose, Mother’s Day Collection. Pictured: wrapped open infinity ring $100 CAD. Available online at ca.pandora.net.

8. UGG Pajama Set

Available online at ugg.com, nordstrom.com and various other retailers where UGG products are sold.

9. Shop hali

Beauty and lifestyle boutique hali, has a selection of gift sets to choose from for Mother’s Day. hali has partnered with other Canadian businesses to bring the perfect gift to your Mom! Everything she may need for a spa day at home and more! Order online at shophali.com.

10. Volupsa Mokora Diffuser

While we spend more and more time at home. This luxurious diffuser makes for the perfect addition to your coffee table or vanity. Available online at Sephora for $33 CAD.

11. Artisan Potters

Handmade Modern Cement decor pieces starting at $10. Available online at artisanpotters-107333.square.site/. As well as on etsy.com/ca/shop/ArtisanPotters.

12. Support Local Businesses

This Mother’s Day there are countless way to support local businesses all without leaving the comfort of your home! Support your local restaurants by ordering in your Mom’s favourite meal for Mother’s Day. Gift cards are the best way to support local businesses and many can be purchased online. Many of your favourite restaurants are now offering meal kits or catering services.

I hope you found my Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020 helpful! Please keep in mind shipping delays when placing your orders & a Happy early Mother’s Day to the Mom’s to-be, Moms and Mother figures!

Cilque

Cilque

Today, let’s talk about a skincare product. One that isn’t an anti-aging cream, toner or serum, and doesn’t need to be applied to the face either. Simply slept on! Now that’s a skincare regime, I can stick to lol. I’m talking about the Cilque Pillowcase, a 100% silk case.

Available in 7 luxurious shades.

You might ask, how does a silk pillowcase act as anti-aging product or what benefits does it really have? Well for starters, think of the preventative measures you take on the daily to defy wrinkles, ie. applying skincare in the opposite direction of gravity, not tugging on the eyes, etc.

So for tummy/side sleepers like myself, where your face is buried in your pillow for 6+ hours a night. The soft silk material helps prevent those crease marks from forming on your face. Which, with time can become deeper.

I’ve also found the Cilque Pillowcase to play a part in helping with my acne. As it’s sensitive on the skin and silk keeps a constant cool temperature throughout the night, to avoid further irritation to existing breakouts. As for preventing new breakouts, anything you put in your hair or on your face is likely to end up on your pillow. A silk material case can help prevent that from being absorbed into your case.

As someone who has dry skin, I’ve found that my products soak into my skin better at night when sleeping on a Cilque case vs a cotton pillowcase. As cotton cases often draw moisture from your hair and skin, leaving you in this constant cycle of dehydrated skin.

I have to say the number one reason for me being head over heels for my Cilque Pillowcase. Is the fact that it lengthens my hair styles. Blow outs last almost twice as long and I no longer wake up with tangled hair. The silk material helps reduce friction between your hair and the pillow.

You’ll ideally notice the difference if you have a hairstyle you want to last for a couple days (blowout) or if you have colour treated/bleached hair. As bleached hair can be brittle and the silk material prevents breakage from contact.

Making one small change to your sleep routine can result in better sleep health and in turn better skin!

Cilque Pillowcases retail for $79 CAD for a Queen size and $99 for a King. Available online at cilque.com and in store at thebay.com.

Sample kindly provided. All opinions are my own.