Presenting the Mother’s Day gifts she really wants.
From the desk of Cassandra Grey
Re: Mothers Day Gift Guide
April 24, 2019
As far as I’m concerned, every day should be Mother’s Day. Mothers have the hardest and most important job on Earth with literally no days off. I was the wife of a studio boss. I was a waitress. I was an event planner, and I co-founded a venture backed start-up where the joke is that you are meant to do extraordinary things in a short period of time without enough time or money. But none of those roles prepared me for motherhood—the most challenging of them all. If it were not for the almighty ipad, I’m not sure I would have survived threenagerhood. The single best piece of advice I have ever received on child rearing: NO does not mean YES eventually. I only have one child; mothers of three and four children deserve an award. Scratch that. Every mother deserves an award. In fact, we should have an entire awards season dedicated to us bad bit&hes. Instead, all we get is one day? And in place of an award, our thanks is usually in the form of...flowers?! A dozen roses, c’mon you’re better than that. Do more this year. To make it easy for you, here is my gift guide, including the gifts money can’t buy and the expensive-but-worth-it gift ideas from the mother of all beauty edits—VIOLET GREY.
TOP EXPENSIVE-BUT-WORTH-IT IDEAS TO SHOW HER SHE’S TRULY YOUR QUEEN
Gift her the ultimate REM session with Slip’s pure mulberry silk sleep mask and Sleep Drops from The Nue Co, which are loaded with natural ingredients that will help her fall (and stay) asleep without residual drowsiness. In other words, the best beauty sleep of her life.
The least you can do is surprise her with some quality solo time. Start by drawing a bath and adding African Botanics’ seaweed infused salt soak. She’ll finally get a chance to detox and relieve any muscle tension. Top it off with Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath for a bit of skin pampering, and while you’re at it, light some candles and pour her some rosé.
A one-of-a-kind mom deserves something as unique as her. Grab a bottle of VIOLET GREY’s exclusive Heretic Melrose Place perfume, and tell her that the citrus fragrance will adapt to her body's chemistry to create a custom scent. I also recommend a hydrating mist from Chanel; the moisturizing spray will give her beauty boost whenever she needs a pick-me-up.
She’ll appreciate a cool handbag accessory like this ultra-moisturizing, egg-shaped hand cream from Chanel or In Fiore’s golden fragrance compact. They’re the kind of gift she’s bound to use and brag about regularly, especially when her friends ask about them.
You’re going to want to deliver here—she gave you your partner after all! Surprise her with a home fragrance she’ll keep enjoying after Mother's Day. Diptyque’s Hourglass Diffuser doubles as an objet d'art while Byredo’s mini candle trio gives her a sampling of the brands most beloved scents. Can’t go wrong with either.
While she’s had time to curate the most impressive vanity, there are still a few items she’s probably missing. A fragrant, hydrating, rinse-free hand wash is likely on that list; treat her to a chic tube from Byredo. Pair it with Le Baum, a velvety foot cream that targets pain, fatigue, and dryness with a soothing, cooling effect.
The woman who stands by you through thick and thin should be pampered with some beauty support. Enter Joanna Czech’s hand-held Facial Massager. The Hollywood skin guru created this instrument to boost circulation and elasticity while draining and sculpting the face. The result: firmer, tighter, better skin and one very blissed out mom.