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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Gift Guide: 7 Luxurious Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day to indulge your significant other. If you’re in the giving mood this year, we’ve got a list of 7 unique and luxurious gift ideas to make him feel regally pampered. Whether it’s the perfect champagne glass or a throw made to military specs, all of our picks are finely crafted and built to last.

Check out our list of gift ideas to make this Valentine’s Day one he won’t soon forget.

The Portland Press

The Portland Press by Bucket $159

If your guy is a purveyor of high quality, locally-made goods – and also a coffee addict – he will fall for The Portland Press by Bucket. Made entirely in Portland and sourced from the USA, The Portland Press is a French press for your Mason jar. Why a Mason jar? French presses typically use a thinner glass that breaks easily. Mason jars are thicker and can be replaced inexpensively should they break.

The wool cozy is sourced from Oregon’s Creekside Fiber Mill, and one of the parts in the filter mechanism is made by Custom Stamping & Manufacturing, a family-owned business that has been in Portland over 50 years.

Even better, The Portland Press comes with a Lifetime Warranty.

Merkur Futur Adjustable Razor

Merkur Futur Adjustable Razor, Polished Chrome Finish $89.10

A RoyalShave customer favorite, the Merkur Futur Adjsutable Razor in a Polished Chrome Finish synthesizes beauty, revolutionary craftsmanship, and adjustability. A snap-top head allows your guy to change double-edged blades readily, and the adjustable handle gives him precise control over his shave.

Foot Soldier Military Wool Gray Stripped

Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket – Gray Stripped $210

Originally made according to military specs to accommodate the varying sleeping temperatures of Cadet sleeping quarters, the Faribault Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket is warm yet breathable. Made from 100% pure wool, the blanket features a “double cloth” construction and a stylish striped gray finish.

Monti-Flute Champagne Glasses

Monti-Flute Champagne Glasses, Set of Two $50

A perfect marriage of style and function. The Monti-Flute Champagne Glasses by Sempli feature a unique profile and are designed to elegantly hold your Champagne or sparkling wine. These fluted glasses are made in small batches for that exquisite shape.

Muhle STYLO Thuja Wood Silvertip Badger Hair Shaving Brush

Muhle STYLO Thuja Wood Silvertip Badger Hair Shaving Brush $232

If your guy already owns a double-edged safety razor or straight razor, the Muhle STYLO Thuja Wood Silvertip Badger Hair Shaving Brush will complete his Old World wet shaving experience. Made from carefully selected Thuja Wood, the handle is richly grained and coated with resin for a 100% waterproof finish. Muhle’s STYLO line tends towards modern, clean lines and sophisticated profiles.

Featuring top-of-the-line silvertip badger hair, this brush produces a rich lather and won’t scratch the skin.

Nixon ‘The Sentry’ Leather Strap Watch, 42mm

Nixon ‘The Sentry’ Leather Strap Watch, 42mm $150

Everything about this watch bespeaks quality and class, from the elongated, modern indexes to the rustic leather strap. A stainless steel watch frame and mineral crystal face keep this beautiful design durable and sleek.

Diptyque Feu de Bois “Gris”/”Grey” Wood Fire Candle

Diptyque Feu de Bois “Gris”/”Grey” Wood Fire Candle $90

Diptyque candles instantly fill a room with rich, beautiful scents. The Feu de Bois “Gris” candle presents the Parisian company’s signature Feu de Bois scent in a gray-colored glass. Woodsy and warm, this candle is ideal any time you want to be transported.

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Gift Guide: Staff Gift Picks + Holiday Shipping Deadline!

RoyalShave 2014 Holiday Gift Picks

With Christmas only 10 days away, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. So today the team at RoyalShave will be sharing our favorite things to give the dapper man…enjoy!

Important Reminder: The RoyalShave holiday shipping deadline is December 19th at 12 PM! Please place your order by this date for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

1. Burt’s Bees Foot Lotion, Peppermint

Mindi, Product Development

Who doesn’t like a foot massage?  This is a great stocking stuffer that keeps giving year-round.  As with all Burt’s Bees products, the ingredients are 100% natural (peppermint and coconut oils to name a few), and the lotion is so soothing to tired holiday feet.  When you soothe your feet, you soothe your soul!

 

2. Baxter of California Travel Kit with Dopp Bag

Vivian, E-Commerce

This is a great starter kit for those on the go or who just want to try out the Baxter of California brand. It’s TSA approved, has all the essentials you would need for a trip, and is very well made.

 

3. Proraso Shaving Cream, Menthol and Eucalyptus

Bianca, Social Media

Proraso is a favorite among the men that shop at Royalshave.com. The scent is refreshing and I’ve heard from our customers that it leaves your skin smooth and soft after shaving. This shaving cream foams and frothes very well so you are getting a close shave. The packaging is great, too, and it’s travel ready.

 

4. Spiffy Stuff Original Beard Balm, Black Label

Bryce, E-Commerce

This beard balm conditions the beard almost instantly and works for a few days. I like this one in particular because it will also tames some whiskers without feeling heavy like some beard waxes. I like it a notch better that beard oil because you can apply it carefully without leaving much on the skin itself. Damn good!

 

5. John Allan’s Ocean Shampoo

Linda, Copywriting

One of my favorite places to be is right by the ocean, so this ocean-scented shampoo is perfection. It’s also gentle enough for all hair types and even contains marine plant extracts like spirulina and sea kelp to moisturize while cleansing. I may just steal some from my boyfriend after I give this to him!

 

6. Above The Tie 7-Piece Solid Bar Stainless Steel Safety Razor Set

Chris, Marketing

Above The Tie is one of the few US-based safety razor makers. This set is my personal favorite for the quality stainless steel construction and the ability to change out the level of aggression on the head to suit my current shaving needs. Above The Tie razors offer the best value for the dollar when it comes to stainless steel razors.

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