The Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is Sunday! Peep The Pretty Domestic’s gift guide for the special Doll, I mean Mom, in your life.

THE BATHER. Sun bather, that is. Like the rest of us, Mom is so over the awful winter that was and can’t wait to hit beach. She also wants to hide in plain sight while sun bathing. Pick her up a pair of these super swanky Prada “Baroque” Sunglasses.

_6524793THE BAUBLE LOVER.  I don’t know a Mom that doesn’t welcome a pretty bauble. Let her know that this modern Choker with Pearls from Zara can be styled high or low.



THE BEAUTY. Treat your Mom to a day at her favorite spa. Both Bliss and Ritz Carlton offer the ultimate pampering services for a day of R & R. Make it the total experience and include a facial, mani/pedi and full body massage. Oh, and make sure the spa serves a little bubbly.


Does your Mom want to stay home and pamper herself? Gift her a basket full of her “go-to” beauty products. Don’t forget to throw in a luxurious robe and wonderfully scented candle.

THE BIBLIOPHILE. Maybe your Mom’s favorite pastime is curling up in her favorite chair under a cozy wrap with a good page turner, sipping a cup of tea, coffee or glass of vino. How about giving her a Kindle Fire?

et_160401-0610f_k01mNot a techie, pick her up a novel or two on the New York Times Best Seller List.

THE BAKER. Is Mom your family’s Martha Stewart, whipping up the most sumptuous goodies without breaking a sweat. How about this fabulous vintage looking Kitchen Aid Mixer from William-Sonoma?! No “I Love Lucy” incidents in her kitchen.

img81oTHE BRIDGE PLAYER. Does Mom enjoy an afternoon with her Dolls playing Bridge? Gift her a Caspari Bridge Setinspired by such museum collections as the Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes, The National Gallery, Williamsburg and The Royal Horticultural Society.


There’s you have it; the 2014 Mother’s Day Gift Guide. And remember, there’s nothing wrong with gifting yourself on Sunday.

Until Then,


The Pretty Domestic

Countdown to Cyber Monday … The Beauty & Style Edition.

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Alice + Olivia. 25% off the entire site.

Ann Taylor. Take 50% off of all purchases. To receive the offer online, code SHOP50 must be entered during checkout.

Anthropologie. Cyber Monday customers will receive 50% off of all red-lined sale items from 6:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m.

AthletaTake 20% off select items in-store and online.

Banana Republic.  40% off of all merchandise. To receive offer online, use code CYBER. Offer ends 12/2.

BaubleBar. BaubleBar invites you to play Cyber Savings Smash. Using the mallet to bop crazy shoppers out of the way, customers can score one of four amazing deals: 20 and 30 perfect off sitewide, $25 off (orders of $50+), or a $100 gift card.

Bliss20% off Elemis and Remede skincare products. (Two of my favs!)

BlueflyFrom December 1 to December 3, take 80% off of original retail prices.

Bobbi BrownGet a duo of deluxe-sized samples, a specially-sized lip gloss, free shipping with every purchase, plus your choice of five samples.

The Body Shop. 50% off site-wide and free shipping with any purchase of $30 or more.

butter LONDONYou know I love this polishes! “Butta” will be gifting customers with 20% off site-wide (excluding product marked at “last-call”) and 50% off “last-call” items. Use the code CYBER13 for online purchases.

Effie’s Paper. 15% off personalized stationery. Use promotional code THX2013.

Gilt. The name itself speaks exuberance and luxury. Cyber Monday started at 9:00 p.m. tonight with free shipping on everything. “Marquee Monday” brings sales, sales, and more sales (including designer shoes) and a sweepstakes with high-end luxury prizes for 12 winners.

GO SMiLE. GO SMiLE Smile Whitening Light System will be $69 (from $129) and comes with a free Jet Set Kit

HunterThe tall original gloss boot in Lagoon for $78, only on December 2.

Intermix20% off sitewide plus free shipping.

Intimacy. Buy two items, get one sale item for free. Deals on lingerie, swim, nightwear and accessories are up to 70%. In stores only.

Miss Jessie’sTake 40% off sitewide through December 31.

Moroccanoil. Ok, I am not one for putting oil in my hair, wet or dry. It weighs it down too much. “Howeva,” I visited Haute Blow Dry Bar on Saturday morning, and the stylist added a drop or two in my hair before styling, and let’s just say, I am sold. So much so, it had to make the Cyber Monday “must have moment” list. Shoppers will receive a complimentary full-sized products with the purchase of e-Gift Cards. Plus, free shipping on all purchases $55 and up.

Shopbop and East Dane. Spend $250, save 15%, spend $500, save 20% and spend $1000, save 25%.

StarbucksGet $25 off purchases of $60 or more. Online only.

Tracy Reese. Use code CYBER30 to take 30% off your entire online purchase.

Trina Turk. Use the code CYBER13 for tiered savings: spend $200, get 20% off, spend $400, get 25% off and spend $600, get 30% off.