2016 Mother's Day Gift Guide Food and Luxury

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  • April 26, 2016

May 8, 2016. Mother’s Day. The day we show the Mothers (any definition of Mom counts on this day) in our lives how much they mean to us by treating them as special as possible. With the big day just two weeks away, I have curated a list filled with fun, delicious, creative and pretty gift ideas for you to choose from in this 2016 Mother’s Day gift guide.

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Hurom Juicer

Trying to choose healthier options can be challenging in our busy lives which is why Hurom Juicers make such perfect gifts for our Moms. Instead of running out to the health food store to buy an expensive juice, treat Mom (and the family) to this high quality juicer where you can create recipes that suit your personal tastes and lifestyle.

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In a luxurious wine color, the Hurom HK is sure to impress Mom. With a Hurom HK, she can make delicious cold-pressed juices to jump start her health goals, whip up some fresh OJ, or make her own nut milk to put in her morning coffee. The Hurom HK produces gorgeous, smooth, richer-color juice full of water soluble fiber that delivers 4x the absorption rate and up to 60% more nutrients than eating fruits and vegetables. One of the only colorful juicers on the market, the Hurom HK makes any countertop look elegant, a key point for moms who love a well appointed kitchen.

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Cake Boss

If your Mom likes to bake, is always asked to bring her most requested dessert to every event and is a fan of the Cake Boss, then she will love these two gift ideas from the Cake Boss.

Entertaining a crowd is stress-free with this fun and festive 12-piece dessert set that includes 4 mugs, 4 bowls and 4 plates.  Each item in the Cake Boss Porcelain Set features a different cake design, and comes in fun colors such as yellow, pink and light blue.  This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mom who always seems to be throwing dinner parties and loves to highlight her sweet treats. 

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For the mom who is always whipping up delicious desserts, surprise her with this Cake Boss retro-inspired carrier.  This carrier makes transporting cakes and other desserts easier, with its sturdy lid that latches tightly on both sides of the base to protect treats while they’re in transit! Say good-bye to messy spills and mishaps with this durable, sturdy carrier.Inspiring Kitchen Mothers Day Gift Guide

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Choosing jewelry for our Mothers can sometimes be overwhelming. From the style to the color to the choice of metal to the cost, there are many things to take in to consideration. I personally love jewelry like many women, I am sure! I look for pieces that are unique, offering me the design and versatility to my wardrobe. Since this is Mother’s Day, finding pieces that spark a sentimental feeling play an important part when choosing the piece for my Mom. With that philosophy in mind, I am sharing two designers that offer pieces that range in price point, design and color to let you choose the most special piece for you to give to your Mom.

Cheryl Saban from Cheryl Saban Designs

Cheryl Saban, noted author, custom glass blower, and jewelry designer showcases fine product lines that include candles, home décor, custom gemstone accessories, beauty products and glassware. Cheryl Saban Designs was created for the sole purpose of housing and selling her one-of-a-kind handmade creations. After garnering much success through word of mouth as well as her Etsy store online, it was finally time to extend her reach and house all her designs under one roof at The Shop on Nemo in West Hollywood, CA. Her pieces can also be found in her online store as well. 

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Cheryl Saban is also a philanthropist, wife, mother, grandmother, and founder of the Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls to which a portion of store sales’ proceeds are donated. To date, a dedicated $12 million dollars has gone to the empowerment and equality of women and girls in the U.S. and abroad by granting funds to organizations that support education, health, advocacy, and financial independence. Since we are shopping for Mother’s Day, this seemed like a wonderful reason to choose a gift from Cheryl’s collections.

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Miracle Links

This next gift idea can be found at Kay Jewelers. It is called Miracle Links and is really a way to have a piece of jewelry that grows with your family. Miracle Links create jewelry that celebrates the special bond and love between a mother and child.. The designs feature interlinking circles to symbolize and celebrate your miracles. Every time your family grows, you can add a new link.  They are available at Kay jewelers in sterling silver, yellow/white gold, rose gold and with or without diamonds. Visit their stores or online for more information. 

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Eating chocolate shouldn’t be considered a guilty pleasure. It should just be something you enjoy when having a good day, overlooking a bad day or even better, celebrating our Mothers on May 8. Here are three delectable offerings that anyone would be thrilled to receive.

Roni-Sue’s Chocolates

Good chocolate and a cocktail go hand in hand. We know about the flavor profile benefits of  red wine and dark chocolate. Well, Roni-Sue has crafted far more inventive pairings of spirits and chocolate in her custom chocolate truffle samplers. Now, wouldn’t this be a perfect way to end your day?

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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Cocktail Truffles collection features an assortment of cocktail inspired truffles like Absinthe with direct-trade dark chocolate ganache, pear, fennel, anise and of course Absinthe; the Dark and Stormy with dark Caribbean Rum, fresh and candied ginger and lime zest; the Margarita, Mojito, Old Fashioned with rye whisky, orange and bitters and of course the class Manhattan which has top-shelf bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and cherry.  Roni-Sue’s 16-piece assortment can be purchased by visiting the website or flagship chocolate shoppe at 148 Forsyth Street in NY.

Chocolate Twist

Looking for a sweet treat that will remind Mom each month how special she is to you and your family? Chocolate Twist, a Chicago based confectioner, has recently launched a monthly subscription service that delivers to your recipient a box of delicious treats that may include buttery-rich caramels, hand dipped candy bars and an exclusive sweet just for subscribers. You can choose from 6-month or 12-month plans. How happy would Mom be knowing she was getting a Chocolate Twist box each month?! For more information and to order, please visit here

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Shari’s Berries

Fresh fruit and chocolate artfully presented from Shari’s Berries is a welcoming gift that everyone enjoys. Juicy strawberries drenched in milk, dark or white chocolate and then dipped in almonds, chocolate chips or drizzled with dark chocolate comes in a box with a dozen gourmet berries meant for sharing. This lovely gift offers a few varieties of berries and toppings to choose from on Shari’s Berries website.  

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I love candles and have them burning all the time no matter the season. As I have learned more about how candles are made, I have chosen those that are made with lead-free wicks and are clean burning soy candles. There is a peacefulness that comes from having candles lit, making them a lovely gift.

Mine Design creates personalized, deliciously scented candles that have styles that are perfect for children to give Mom like the Chalkboard candle with a personal message they can write on the candleholder or the pretty Cabochon American made glass or contemporary triptych candles.

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A sampling of scents include:

  • Amber noir
  • Wild Persimmon
  • French Lavender
  • Sweet Thistle
  • Belgian Berry
  • Persian Fig

Each handmade Mine Design candle is made in the U.S. and created with clean-burning soy-based wax blends, that come with lead-free cotton wicks. The candles come in gorgeous vessels of all shapes and sizes that can be reused over and over again so mom can enjoy her Mine Design forever. Mine Design strives to ensure low-environment impact. Candles are blended and poured in an intimate batch-by-batch process and the perfume-grade custom fragrances are never tested on animals. Recyclable packaging is customized per order so there is no over-printing and no-waste. The warm glow of Mine Design’s wonderfully eclectic candles will remind Mom year-round just how special she is. To choose your favorite candle for Mom, please visit Mine Design’s showroom here 

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The final gift idea is one that every woman, mom or not, totally appreciates….a little pampering. Below you will find luxury spa packages at two Chicago hotels that are meant to give those of you not located in Chicago, an idea of what to look for in your or your Mom’s hometown. There is nothing like an escape for the day or even an overnight stay of pampering and rest at a beautiful hotel and spa to rejuvenate you.


spa at dana

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If mom is looking to get pampered this Mother’s Day, look no further than a luxurious retreat at the spa at dana. Located within the impressively chic dana hotel in River North, the spa at dana offers incredible packages, ranging from the “Perfectly Polished,” offering an aromatherapy massage, anti-aging collagen facial and a white tea manicure and pedicure, to “The Ultimate Zen,” including an exfoliating salt scrub, hydrating body wrap, rejuvenating scalp treatment, hot stone massage, customized facial, and a classic manicure and pedicure to top off the experience. Learn more about the spa at dana packages here.


InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

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Between running the kids to practice and running the household, it is time for mom’s only responsibility to be running a hot bath for herself during a weekend of pampering at the InterContinental Chicago. Offering a luxurious Bed and Breakfast Package, a Macy’s Shopping Package that includes a $100 gift card and a Massage Package featuring a lavish one-hour massage, the InterContinental is where mom really wants to be this Mother’s Day! Learn more about the Package offerings here


Happy Mother’s Day everyone! And a big wish to my Mom to have a wonderful day!

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