Gift Ideas for Mom!

If you’re like me when your hubby asks what you want for Mother’s Day I usually respond with, “Time by myself..”  This year we are doing something different though and going to lunch with my mom and then leaving the kids with her while my husband and I go to a vineyard in Virginia and stay the night there.  Looking forward to some couple time without the little ones!

I talked to some of my friends who are also local business owners and found out that they were offering some great things that I thought might interest you, so I am sharing them here:

1. Victoria O’Neill of Bridal Glow with Victoria O

Victoria O’Neill of Bridal Glow with Victoria O who does makeup for my Glamour Shoots with Julie clients is offering a 2 hour makeup lesson including a product review, step by step instructions and pictures sent over after your lesson of the routine you created. The cost is $100 for the 2 hour session.  If you’d like to add on professional photos of yourself in your full makeup, I can do a glamour mini session for you immediately following your makeup session for $150 including 2 digital images with a print release.  These photos are great for social media profile shots, professional headshots or dating profile shots.  To book the makeup session alone, contact Victoria through her website here.  To book the makeup session with the professional photos, fill out this form here.

Makeup by Bridal Glow with Victoria O /  Photo by Glamour Shoots with Julie
Makeup by Bridal Glow with Victoria O / Photo by Glamour Shoots with Julie

2. My personal trainer, Lindsay Pickett of Active Mom

is offering a grocery trip to Whole Foods with her for a limited time when you book a personal training package with her.  She will guide you through the store and help with what to buy to make healthy, fulfilling recipes.  Plus a Q&A in regards to exercise, working out or anything else lifestyle related!

Lindsay and me after a hard workout with Active Mom!
Lindsay and me after a hard workout with Active Mom!

3. My favorite place to get my nails done, Four One Oh Nail Bar

My favorite place to get my nails done, Four One Oh Nail Bar is offering a special on spray tans at their VersaPro Spray Booth for all mamas and expecting mamas (as long as they’ve consulted with their doctor first.)  The cost is $25 for the spray tan while typically the full price spray tans are $40-$48.  Limit one offer per client. It can be purchased on a gift card as well.

Four One Oh Nail Bar
Four One Oh Nail Bar

4. Who doesn’t want a clean house for Mother’s Day?

I hired Maria from R and N property management to clean our home for us bimonthly and it’s been one of the best investments I’ve made…She does an amazing job and it frees up so much more time for me to get my work done and everything else that I need to do to take care of my kids when they’re home.  Maria is offering a $45 discount for any residential cleaning if you mention “Mother’s Day gift” before May 19th.

Maria from R and N Property Management. Photo by Glamour Shoots with Julie.
Maria from R and N Property Management. Photo by Glamour Shoots with Julie.

5. Finally, my family portrait business

Summer Mint Photography is offering a free 12×18 gallery canvas wrap and home tour to map out your wall space when you book a family portrait session in May.  Your session can be any time this summer, it would just need to be booked by the end of May to receive the special offer.  To book a free consultation fill out this form here. As a bonus you will also receive a $25 gift card for some pampering for mom from Jayshree at Vedic Spa when you book your family’s photo session!

Family Portrait by Summer Mint Photography
Family Portrait by Summer Mint Photography

Let me know which of these offers sounds like something you’d love to be treated with and happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful mamas out there!

XOXO,