Gift Guide: 10 Mother’s Day Gift Picks

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Mother’s Day honors the lady who kept us clean, fed, and out of trouble growing up. She tolerated us when went through our experimental hair phase, and coached us through our first girlfriend. So we fully recommend spoiling your mom on Mother’s Day, which falls on May 10th this year.

Because we know it’s not the easiest task finding a gift that lives up to her standards, we’ve compiled a list of ten picks that are guaranteed to impress her. Whether she’s active and fashionable or a collector of fine goods, we have a gift that’ll suit her interests splendidly.

Gentlemen, take note – you’ll thank us later.

Daniel Wellington Watch

Daniel Wellington ‘Classic St. Mawes’ Leather Strap Watch, 36mm $199

The ‘Classic St. Mawes’ Leather Strap Watch by Daniel Wellington is one of the most versatile watches out there. With clean lines, a minimalist aesthetic, and a heritage leather strap, this watch transitions easily from her lunch meeting to cocktails with the girls. The strap is removable and replaceable with any Daniel Wellington band so she can customize her look.

My New Roots Cookbook

My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season $20.25

Moms who love to cook will delight in My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season, which entices with beautiful photography and uncomplicated recipes based in whole foods and plants. The recipes are organized into seasons, so mom’s ingredients are the freshest possible.

Cartier Perfume

Cartier La Panthère Eau De Parfum Légère ($100 for 1.6 oz bottle)

With a name like Cartier attached to it, La Panthère Eau De Parfum Légère is bound to be both visually stunning and elegantly fragranced. Cartier La Panthère Eau De Parfum Légère, an update on the French brand’s La Panthère fragrance, is less musky and more floral than the original. Heart notes of gardenia, musk, and tiaré flower make this scent luminous.

And it’s packaged in a faceted feline bottle that is a veritable objet d’art for Cartier collectors.

The Bouqs

The Bouqs Fearless Bouquet $50

Unless she’s allergic to flowers, a bouquet is an excellent standby if you’re still stuck for ideas at the last minute. Los Angeles-based company the Bouqs can deliver next day if you order by 2 PM EST (of course, deliveries are not made on Sundays – ie. Mother’s Day – so try to plan in advance). The Bouqs is a little different from traditional florists, growing its flowers on the side of an active volcano in Ecuador and cutting flowers the day you order.

This Fearless bouquet is a modern take on the classic bouquet, mixing it up with a succulent, wax flowers, and alstroemeria. Or if you really want to make sure mom feels appreciated year-round, sign up for concierge service, which delivers flowers as often as you want.

Majorette Pearl Earrings

Hortense Majorette Pearl Earrings $184

Mom probably already has a set – if not several – of classic pearl earrings. But we’re willing to bet she hasn’t encountered pearls like these before. Two pearls – one white and one gray – sit opposite each other on an unembellished 14k gold bar. Made by French-born jewelry designer Hortense, the earrings are a subtle twist on a classic that’ll broadcast a certain je ne sais quoi.

Fresh Rose Face Mask

Fresh Rose Face Mask $62

You might get in trouble for buying her an anti-aging cream, but she’ll pleasantly surprised if she unwraps the Fresh Rose Face Mask. Not only does it smell like a bed of roses, but it’s also made from them – the mask is infused with 50% pure rosewater and an average of 2.5 roses per jar. Basically it’s luxury in a jar. Just how luxurious? Rose petals were once used by royalty like Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette for beautifying and fragrance purposes.

The formulation of rose petals, rose water, cucumber extract, and aloe vera hydrates, brightens, and tones the skin. We think you’ll hit a home run with this one.

Lululemon Ebb to Street Pant

Lululemon Ebb to Street Pant $92 – $102

Made for the active mom, Lululemon’s Ebb to Street Pant is a figure-flattering, ultra comfortable pant that is equally suited for pilates class as the coffee shop. Moisture-wicking technology keeps her dry throughout the day.

Coach Crossbody Bag

Coach Crosstown Crossbody in Polished Pebble Leather $195

The Coach Crosstown Crossbody in Polished Pebble Leather is for the stylish mom-on-the-go. With room for just the essentials, the bag is lightweight and embellished with a touch of gold hardware. Coach’s iconic turnlock makes transferring things in and out a cinch.

The black is a solid choice, but if mom has a penchant for hot pink or gold, make the right color selection.

Lavender Hand Cream

L’Occitane Hand Cream in Lavender $12

A good hand cream is an essential. L’Occitane hand creams are enriched with 20% shea butter and other natural ingredients like grape seed and coconut oil for intense moisturization. What we like about these hand creams is that they come in a variety of fragrances, so she can carry around her favorite scent wherever she goes.

Cubist Scarf

Nordstrom Cubist Modal Scarf $48 ($32.16 currently on sale)

A soft, stylish scarf that adds an elegant touch to any outfit. Nordstrom’s Cubist Modal Scarf is an affordable way to gift mom a high-quality accessory she’ll use time and time again. The wide cut of this silk-blend scarf allows her to drape it over her shoulders or fold and tie it.

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Best of the Web: 7 Ways to be Eco-Friendly Year-Round

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Happy Earth Day! In honor of the planet we live on, we’ve rounded up the best articles this week on how to easily tweak your daily routine to be more sustainable and budget-friendly. After all, the modern gentleman is the conscientious gentleman.

  1. If you live in California, you know we’re in a terrible drought. Fix leaks in your home to reduce almost 10 gallons of water per day per person. (USA Today)
  1. Go green with these easy, everyday tips, including adopting a dog and buying recycled. (The Bark)
  1. Can’t live without your Don Draper in place? Here are 5 ways to green your hairstyling routine. (Pomades Blog)
  1. Foodies rejoice – preparing meals in an eco-friendly way means you eat higher-quality food that’s healthier for you, too. (Tulsa World)
  1. Earth Day is a holiday that retailers celebrate by offering you enticing discounts. Get $10 off a $50 LivingSocial purchase and free technology, ink, and toner cartridge recycling at Staples, as well as many more deals. (Times Union Blog)
  1. Start – or continue – wet shaving. Doing so drastically reduces the amount of plastic you’ll be dumping into landfills. (Grooming Artist Blog)
  1. Purchase LED light bulbs that produce the same amount of light using far less wattage. Plus 8 more tips you may have not heard about here. (Huffington Post)

Whether you start with one change or several, it’s all incremental. And to help you along, the team at RoyalShave has curated an exclusive selection of our best natural and organic products. These are items that live up to the quality you’ve come to expect from RoyalShave while making a much smaller impact.

Check them out here.

Wishing you a dashing Earth Day,

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Inspired Style (Earth Day Edition): Paul McCartney

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When you’ve been a rock star for more than half a decade, you become an arbiter of style. Paul McCartney has been dressing sharply since the Beatles first debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show wearing matching collarless gray suits, ties, and stacked short boots that later became known as Beatle boots.

These days, the influential singer makes ample use of Savile Row tailors, often sporting a tailored jacket, trousers, a tailored black or white shirt, and no tie. Put succinctly, it’s rock star dashing – whether he’s wearing oxfords or trainers.

McCartney is today’s Inspired Style man because when he’s not performing onstage or collaborating with the likes of Kanye West and Rihanna, he’s devoting himself to charity work for the environment and animals. McCartney and his entire family are vegetarian, and McCartney supports PETA, the Humane Society of the United States, and Save the Arctic. He’s performed at several charity concerts and champions Meatless Mondays (interested folks can visit his Meatless Mondays website here).

Crowned with a shaggy mop of side-swept hair, Mr. McCartney is proof positive that you can look swank while doing good.

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Looking for more style inspiration to look well appointed at your next affair? Check out our Inspired Style category!

(Images, Top to Bottom):  Paul McCartney black and white 2010” by Oli Gill – originally posted to Flickr as [1]. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons, US Magazine, Style.it, Fox News.

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7 Organic and Eco-Friendly Products You Need for Earth Day

Earth Day reminds us to do something we should really be doing throughout the year – living sustainably and consciously. While there’s much good in planting a tree or attending an Earth Day event, there are also ways to incorporate eco-friendliness into your lifestyle.

We’ve scoured the interwebs to bring you the best in natural men’s goods. These pieces are simply sophisticated and designed to last you a very long time.

Read on for 7 ways to celebrate Earth Day in style.

Sprout watch

 

Sprout Light Grey Corn Resin Strap Multifunction Dial Watch

We can’t resist a good watch, and it just so happens that Sprout’s sleek grey timepiece is made entirely out of sustainable natural resources. A corn resin case houses a mineral crystal cover with bamboo dial, and the watch is water-resistant up to 165 ft.

Keen Slip Ons

Keen Timmons Slip-Ons

A pair of comfortable slip-ons in durable leather is an essential whether you’re at the office or on holiday. These Keen Timmons Slip-Ons are finished in velvety Nubuck leather that’s resistant to wear. But the footbed is where this shoe really excels – layers of recycled polyurethane, cork, and memory foam cushion the foot.

Some Keen wearers have said their shoes last for years with minimal wear and tear.

Patagonia Organic Cotton Shirt

Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeved A/C Steersman Shirt in Glass Blue

The Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeved A/C Steersman Shirt was manufactured to keep you looking dashing in even the harshest conditions. 100% organic, fair trade cotton wicks moisture away from your skin and is ultra light. This shirt can be packed snuggly into luggage without wrinkling, so it’s a favorite of travelers and outdoorsmen.

Tequila shot glasses

 

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses – Set of 4

There are beautiful shot glasses, and then there are beautiful shot glasses that douse your liquor with extra flavor and nuance. Brett Cramer’s Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses add just a touch of salt to your tequila.

Salt is naturally anti-bacterial, so these shot glasses require minimal maintenance.You’ll have one gorgeous tequila presentation with these uniquely grained glasses, which are also 100% organic.

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Edwin Jagger Premium Shaving Cream, Limes & Pomegranate

We are always looking for ways to achieve a smooth shave without harsh chemicals. That’s why we’re thankful for the existence of Edwin Jagger Premium Shaving Cream, which is all natural and paraben free. This rich cream lifts whiskers for a clean shave, and leaves you smelling amazingly fresh.

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Le Kraft Refillable Cognac Leather Notebook, Small with White Paper

Never underestimate the power of the written word – especially your own. Of course, most of us are writing all the time on our computers, phones, and tablets. But there’s something to be said about the age-old art of writing in a notebook.

The folks at La Compagnie du Kraft have crafted an exquisite notebook carefully sourced from the company’s native France. The paper is made exclusively from waste pieces from saw mills, branches, and trimmings in the maritime pinelands of Gascogne. None of the paper is dyed, both to preserve the paper’s rich brown color and to prevent the release of CO2 (which occurs in the process of dying paper white).

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