Monday, May 7, 2012

Change Mother's Day Shopping Guilt to Gilt!

They made you a mom and they likely made you a card...but for all you do for your children and all your own mom did for you, here's a short list of ideas from Gilt Group that say thank you, mom, with style and ease.   Show mom you love her with all your heart.

An important date is rapidly approaching, sending children of every age into a frenzy to find the perfect gift for the most important woman in their lives – mom!  Avoid the stress of last minute shopping for Mother’s Day celebrations by checking out the best gifts for mom available on Gilt Groupe and Gilt City Chicago– your number one destination for finding a list of special sales, sure to please even the pickiest of mothers.   An easy and convenient alternative, Gilt City curates exclusive deals at insider prices on the city’s best fashion, spas, nightlife, dining, fitness and more.  Last minute shopping is made easy with tons of choices and late shipping options.

For the New Mom
Every mother deserves a heartfelt gift, even if their journey into motherhood has just begun.  Put your newborn in an adorable “I Heart Mom” onesie, $48 from Hiho Batik so even the youngest child can show mom just how special she is.  A framed canvas by Image Canvas with a print of your little one for just $29, is a gift to remember for any new mom.

For the Mom that needs to Relax
Is your mom stressed?  Gilt has the perfect gift for the mom that needs a break! This week Gilt City and VALEO, Chicago’s premier wellness destination, have two pampering packages to accommodate your mom. Located in the JW Mariott Hotel, VELEO is the best spot in town to relax and rejuvenate.
Package A: The Perfect [Express] Gift
Retail: $162
Gilt Price: $75
-Includes two 30-minute experiences and one WellSpirit. Member may upgrade to have services downstairs at VALEO for $38 and will have access to steam, sauna, transition, hot lounge, pool, fitness, and whirlpool.
Choose two 30-minute experiences:
* WellSkin Facial
* WellPalms Manicure
* WellSoles Pedicure
* WellLocks Blowout (rinse and blow out)
* WellBody Massage (choice of: Shiatsu, Table Thai, and Chair)
* WellBronze Spray Tan
Choose one WellSpirit:
VALEO Expresso, Red Wine, White Wine, Beer
Package B: 90-Minutes of Wellness
Retail: $237
Gilt Price: $109
-Includes 90-minutes of Wellness at VALEO and one glass of champagne. Choose from services including: massage, waxing, facial, manicure, pedicure, or acupuncture.

For the Fashion Loving Mom
Dealing with a fashion obsessed mom? is featuring the celebrity favorite snakeskin clutch.  In designs from Laura Merkin ($89) and Rebecca Minkoff ($395), brightly colored clutches are perfect for the season.  Wrap Mom in cashmere this spring with a bright, lightweight cashmere sweater from Mai or a White & Warren robe for only $99.  Luxurious and stylish, this gift with be greatly appreciated.  Give mom the gift that can’t go wrong, jewelry with a vintage pearl necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane for $248 or a fashionable Kendra Scott cuff for just $195.
For the Interior Designing Mom
For the mom who loves design, check out Missoni’s amazing home collection, complete with pillows, throws, bath towels and even candles.  Deck out a boring white couch with pillows ($200-$325) in the famous and always trendy zig zags and stripes to create a home worthy of your mom’s good taste.  Splurge on a Missoni chevron candle for $275 to add just the right amount of romance to Mother’s Day.

For the Floral Frenzy Mom
If your mom loves the classic bouquet of flowers, choose from 3 European arrangements that your mother will adore.  This week on Gilt City, Suzanne Cummings Flowers are imaginative, innovative, timeless, and ridiculously fresh. These packages include gorgeous hand-tied bouquets with a glass vase.  With Gilt’s special offers these arrangements range from $39 to $149. WOW your mom this Mothers Day with beautiful bouquets.

For a New Spin on a Classic
When you are sick of sending flowers, take floral gifts in a new direction with Gilt’s spin on the classic Mother’s Day present.  Colorful vases from Middle Kingdom ($25) add pop to any boring bouquet and last longer too.  Give a timeless botanical print from Wendover, framed to perfection for only $139.  For just $62, brighten up any room with a set of Safavieh floral throw pillows, sure to make mom smile.  For the mom who loves to garden, a stylish gardening tote ($175), great for holding supplies and making sure that flowers last through the summer.


For the Fun Photo Mom
Does your mom have a passion for photography? Get your mom a unique and exciting gift of digital photography lessons. This week, the Chicago Photography Center and Gilt City are offering Digital Photography Boot Camp.  Choose from 5 different classes, from basic to advance. The retail price of these classes is $225, but this week on Gilt City Chicago, you can snag this deal for only $98!
Still stumped?
Gilt City is offering books of every variety with affordable prices from $15-$85.  With topics from cooking to design to lifestyle, books are the ultimate personalized gift, perfect for every mom.

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